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In the vast, starry universe there rests the Comet Observatory, floating in the space atmosphere. Princess Rosalina is with Polari, her trusted advisor and Mario. He was talking with the head of the observatory. A gigantic detailed map of outer space was there, showing the stars Mario collected so far. 

 

“I’m off to get another Power Star, princess. Hopefully, it will be enough to restore power to this place.” He told her.

 

“I wish you luck, Mario. May the stars shine on you! Be careful out there, the universe can be dangerous sometimes.” Rosalina warned, waving her wand left and right. Magic was emitted from the golden star of the silver rod. “Farewell, Mario.”

 

The red-clad plumber nodded and he ran off, leaving the watcher of the cosmos and the dark brown Luma alone. Moments later, an orange Launch Star catapult the plucky plumber to a distant galaxy.

 

“Yahoo!” He yelled with enthusiasm.

 

The galactic princess caught a glimpse of him in the distance, flying off in a trail of gleaming stardust. He can be seen zooming straight down, past the observatory from the corner of her watchful eyes. Instrumental music starts to play as she took a deep breath, preparing to sing a song.

 

Princess Rosalina:

 

Through wind and rain we got here
Now we're flying babe with no fear

 

Whilst she sung, “Now we're flying babe with no fear”, a flashback shows the Comet Observatory as a spaceship heading towards the centre of the universe, her castle was protected in a force field that she created with her powerful magic coming from her mystical wand.

 

We've been doing pain for so long
When I stare in your eyes it's all gone

 

She closed her eyelids and imagines Mario facing her right now, staring into her azure eyes deeply. She opens her eyes and frowned, realizing that he’s not with her.      


Through wind and rain we burn bright
Learn to fly through flames and hold tight

 

During the lyric, “Learn to fly through flames and hold tight”, Mario is at Melty Molten Galaxy flying through a sea of fire and flames were emitting from the lava both left and right sides, they dive into opposite directions back into the magma. He soars through the heat easily without harm and managed not to get damaged.

 

With so many ways to go wrong
But when I look in your eyes they're all gone

 

In another flashback, Rosalina meets Mario for the first time at the Gateway Galaxy, face to face. She stared into the moustachioed man’s blue eyes and he met her gaze. She was hovering on the spot before the man, closing her eyelids and moving her arms up and down slowly. An enormous sphere of blinding, white light surrounds her as more rays were giving off.  

 

And in my dreams it feels like we are forty storeys tall

 

She and the red-capped hero were way above the clouds, in deep space at her ship. They were obviously further away from Bowser's Galaxy Reactor, where Peach was being held as well as her beloved castle.

 

When you're around ooooh we're untouchable

 

With Mario helping her and the Lumas in their time of need, they’re untouchable as a team. At a certain galaxy, Mario obtained a Rainbow Star and transformed into Rainbow Mario. He uses the power of the star; he becomes a multicoloured colour and leaves a trail of lights that were in each colour of the rainbow whenever he runs. He encounters a Wiggler and dashed into it, harming the creature with immense strength. This incident fades away into yet another flashback that shows Mario attempting to jump on Rosalina just for a joke; a blue force field appears that resembles a bubble, surrounding her with defence. She shuts her eyes as she floats on the spot, puts a left hand to her mouth and giggles whilst her wand was in her right hand. The red-clad plumber hopped higher every time he touches the transparent surface of the barrier when he went up and down while his arms were spread out.

 

And in my dreams it feels like we aren't ever gonna fall

 

Gravity is holding her, Mario and the Lumas to the surface of the observatory. They’ll never descend from her home.

 

We're safe and sound and we're untouchable

 

She and Mario were safe on the Comet Observatory. They were safe as ever and no one can touch or harm them because they were up in space.

 

It's only real when you're not around
I'm walking in the rain the sun goes down (oh, oh)
And only love can save us now


In a flashback whilst “And only love can save us now” was sung, Mario appeared in front of Rosalina, who somehow managed to save him from the gigantic black hole. She loved him as a friend and wanted him to be safe.

 

I need you here again to show me how (oh, oh)

 

She needs Mario at the observatory to show her how. As she sings this, a ghost of the red-capped plumber gradually becomes visible and they were face to face, staring at each other. He was smirking at her fondly and she returned the smile. She bends down to his level and gently pulls his gloved hands with both hands onto her chest. She closes her eyes for a few seconds, savouring the moment. The phantom disappears gradually as soon as she opens her eyes and gasps in her monotone voice to find out Mario’s really not with her.

 

I know that love shouldn't be so hard 

 

She knew that love isn’t difficult to do but she already cared for her mother. Her lighter blue eyes began to fill with tears as she remembers her mum and the unforgettable moments she shared with her such as having picnics on the hill on bright and windy days. She used her finger to clean away the water drops that was falling from her eyelids and blinked many times to stop any more teardrops from sliding down her face. She gently placed a clenched fist on her chest, like if she’s touching, feeling or holding onto her heart.        

                               

And sometimes we're standing in the dark
But you light up everywhere I go
And I know a heart shouldn't beat so hard
And sometimes we're swimming with the sharks
But you light up and keep me out the cold

 

During the line, “But you light up and keep me out the cold”, at Freezeflame Galaxy, Mario is in his Fire Mario form, shooting fireballs from his finger at certain foes on the snowy surface. A brief, ghost-like image of the plumber as Fire Mario, clutching onto a fireball in his palm of his right gloved-hand appears beside Rosalina in the starry sky. He was smiling as the picture slowly fades away and disappears.

 

And in my dreams it feels like we are forty storeys tall
When you're around ooooh we're untouchable
And in my dreams it feels like we aren't ever gonna fall
We're safe and sound and we're untouchable


It's only real when you're not around
The candle in my head is burning out (oh, oh)
I know that love shouldn't be so hard


And sometimes we're standing in the dark

But you light up everywhere I go

 

The star princess pictures she and Mario at the Ghostly Galaxy in a haunted mansion where he saved his younger brother in her mind. She was beside the protagonist being afloat and clutching her wand in her right hand. Mario in his Boo form was glowing in the gloominess on her right side. He appeared to be a Boo with his cap on top of him, white eyebrows, an oval nose, his recognizable moustache under it and a pink tongue sticking out. He shined when they were exploring the eerie building. A painting of a Boo was hanging on the dim wall, a purple ceiling lamp was dangling down and is swaying left and right. The room was shrouded in darkness so a lot of furniture and household objects were difficult to see.


And I know a heart shouldn't beat so hard
And sometimes we're swimming with the sharks
But you light up and keep me out the cold

 

And in my dreams it feels like we are forty storeys tall
When you're around ooooh we're untouchable
And in my dreams it feels like we aren't ever gonna fall
We're safe and sound and we're untouchable

 

Whenever you're gone, gone
They wait at the door

 

And everything's hurting like a bore

 

Yet another flashback shows everything in the universe starts to fall in the massive black hole. The Lumas, including the one who accompanied Mario on his quest, sacrificed themselves to rescue the galaxies by trying to neutralize it. They teamed up to attack the singularity and it’s falling apart in a huge explosion.

 

Without any meaning
We're just skin and bone

 

In the Dusty Dunes Galaxy, Mario hopped on a Dry Bones; he landed the moment it made a sound before it collapsed into a pile of skeleton bones. The body parts were scattered across the very dusty sand the plumber was standing on.   


Like beautiful robots dancing alone

 

Certain Gearmos in the Buoy Base Galaxy, the Battlerock Galaxy, the Dreadnought Galaxy, Grand Finale Galaxy and the Engine Room stopped their duties, put down their magnets that were attached to metal sticks and practically dancing alone in a futuristic robot dance.

 

Whenever you're gone, gone
They wait at the door
And everything's hurting like a bore
Without any meaning
We're just skin and bone
Like beautiful robots dancing alone

 

And in my dreams it feels like we are forty storeys tall
When you're around ooooh we're untouchable
And in my dreams it feels like we aren't ever gonna fall
We're safe and sound and we're untouchable

 

The music ends and fades away as Rosalina finished singing the song, then a white, shimmering star gleamed in the space atmosphere. Within moments, Mario flew down in a trail of shades of blue and glittering stardust along with the gold Power Star next to him. He was above the floor for a while and watched the star soared upwards.

 

“Oh!” He softly said, once he safely landed on the surface of the observatory with his arms stretched wide.

 

“Yeah…” He sighed calmly; pleased for the fact he got hold of another star. Afterwards, he removed his red trademark cap and a cream-coloured Luma popping out of it letting out a high-pitched squeal.

 

He wiped his forehead with reliefjust as it hovered above his head for a small number of seconds before the man in red immediately placed his cap back on as his trusty friend vanishes. He notices the princess waiting for his return and she perked up, seeing him running towards her in the horizon. He finally reached her and Polari; he took off his hat from his head and held it in front of his tummy that was concealed by his overalls.

 

“Here’s another star for you and your observatory, princess. Is there any chance of a reward perhaps?” He inquires with a big smile.

 

Rosalina bends down and simply kisses Mario on both cheeks as a thank you gift. He smiled humbly; a slight blush was plastered onto them that showed he respectfully liked the smooch that was given to him. Shortly, a brief silence occurred, they were looking into each other’s eyes intently if they were having a staring contest. Princess Rosalina is whirling her wand whilst powerful magic were giving off as the golden star of her rod was glistening with vibrant brightness and Mario was tapping on his hat with his gloved hands in an uneasily fashion. He spoke again to break the awkward quietness.             

 

“I-I-I guess I take it as a ‘yes’.” He sheepishly replied, not expecting a tender present from the stellarfemale, still blushing.

 

He placed a clenched fist to his lips and coughed to clear his throat in an uncomfortable but gentleman-like manner, he afterwards moved the fist away from his mouth. 

 

Soon, the redness was gone straight away and he immediately had on a determined expression. “I’ll head off to obtain one more star for you, farewell Rosalina.”

 

He put his cap back on, waved goodbye with his right hand to her and instantly left. Several minutes later, he was shot from the Launch Star to a different galaxy in the vast universe.

 

“Yippee!” He exclaimed with excitement.

 

He soared downwards past the unmoving spacecraft; a trail of tints of blue, white stardust and glitter was travelling behind him. Rosalina didn’t notice his departure; she was occupied with thinking about the Italian plumber.

 

“There he goes again, obtaining another star. Hmm… it would be nice if we get to know each other more as friends. It’s not like if we’re going to be a couple one day.” Rosalina muttered, lightly laughing to herself as she places a hand to her lips. She knew she couldn’t be with Mario because he’s already has Princess Peach as his own ‘special one’. “But still it would be lovely…”

 

She cheerfully hums the chorus of the song, quietly. Her Luma children were blissfully drifting along the air or having a conversation. They can be spotted all over the observatory in their regular places, squealing in a high-pitched tone with glee, swaying left and right whilst they were glowing with light around them and millions of teeny, white glistening stars were released from their bodies in numerous ways or simply dancing in the air. Polari looks to his right at Rosalina; he doesn’t know why she’s in a happy mood. Using his dark brown, miniature arms, he did a shrugging gesture and gazed in the other direction, avoiding eye contact with her. Little did Mario know that Rosalina might be interested in him but he never realized this. Who knows, maybe there’s something going on between them and they could be more than just a pair of friends.