Leonato: Hades (Kid Icarus Uprising)
Antonio: Poseidon (Kid Icarus Uprising)
Hero: Jade (My sister's OC)
Claudio: Link (The Legend of Zelda)
Beatrice: Calpurnia (My OC)
Benedick: Pit (Kid Icarus Uprising)
Don Pedro/Prince: Marth (Fire Emblem)
Don John the Bastard: Ike (Fire Emblem)
Borachio: Snake (Metal Gear Solid)
Conrade:Ganon (The Legend of Zelda)
Margaret: Samus (Metriod)
Ursula: Peach (Mario Bros.)
I tried my best to remember all the characters I used. The story may seem a little off and I apologize. I'm still working on my writing skills. The highlighted and underlined words mean either the start of a new scene or act.
Hades, King of Greecia, along with his two daughters Jade and Calpurnia, had just received good news from the royal messenger about the war.
After King Hades read the letter, smile curled across his lips. “What wonderful news. This letter from Commander Prince Marth tells us that the war has been won.” Hades informed his daughters. “He and his warriors are on their way here, and I will happily throw a great party in their honor.”
“Yes my lord, and only few little causalities, but no one of great importance.” The messenger said.
The King nodded. “Ah yes, but still, victory is much sweeter with no deaths. But it can’t be helped, war is war.”
“And I here that Marth has a great hero among his ranks, a young warrior named Link.”
“Indeed, even before the war I saw great potential in him. He certainly is very talented for his age. Strong, smart and a kind heart. A true warrior. And now he has more than proven his worth.”
Hades’ oldest daughter, Calpurnia, a regal, beautiful maiden with silver and black hair, was curious. “And what about Captain Icarus?”
The messenger tilted his head in confusion. “Who?”
The younger daughter, a curvy, energetic maiden with long red hair confirmed, “My sister is talking about Captain Pit of Skyworld.” spoke Jade.
“Oh, he’s returned alive and well too, as optimistic as ever.” The messenger confirmed.
“I don’t understand how he can be so happy after a war. He’s just too happy in general. And why fight for a home that isn’t his?” Calpurnia spat.
Hades chuckled and patted his eldest daughter on the shoulder. “He’s done much good for this army, Calpurnia. You make fun of him too much.”
The messenger backed him up as well. “And he’s of good solider too.”
Calpurnia was sick and tired of hearing how great Captain Icarus was, she wanted this conversation to end NOW. “I know he’s not completely incompetent, but he is a fool. If he were a book in my library, I’d burn the whole thing to the ground and drown the ashes. Anyway, father, we will meet you down stairs to greet our guests. Come sister.” Jade and Calpurnia then left to go get ready. Before Hades left to go greet his guests, he explained to the messenger that Calpurnia and Pit always bicker like children. Ever since they were toddlers.
When Prince Marth and his soliders entered the castle Hades, Calpurnia, and Jade were waiting for them inside the grand hall at the entrance to the front door. At the front of the soldiers with Marth was Captain Pit and Sir Link. Not far from Marth stood his brother Ike and his friends Snake and Ganon. Hades welcomed them with open arms. The King walked up to Marth and gave him firm handshake followed by a bear hug. The King was elated to see his warriors come home. “My young Commander, I’m so grateful you all returned home victorious and in one piece.”
Commander Marth shared the same feelings. “I am too, my lord. It was a rough battle, but we earned a well-deserved break, until we must battle again.”
“Now we will celebrate. I will hold a masquerade ball in honor of this glorious army!” King Hades’ joyous proclamation rang throughout the grand hall. “And to your new ward, Sir Link.” He added, giving the young hero recognition. The King turned to face his daughters, who were standing at the base of the stairs. “Come, my children. Come meet our esteemed guests.” He called to his daughters.
Where Princess Jade walked with grace, Princess Calpurnia walked with presence. They both bowed respectfully. “Greetings.”
Commander Prince Marth bowed in return, gracious for the warm welcome.
Meanwhile, behind the Commander Prince, Link stood in awe at the sight of Princess Jade. He felt the heat rush to his face and his heart beat faster. He couldn’t help but smile at the sight of the beautiful princess. His smile grew even brighter when she greeted him.
“You must be the honorable hero, Sir Link.” Jade addressed Link.
His blush grew a little redder. “I am.” Link bowed to the princess, “It’s an honor to meet you too, Princess.”
“Somebody’s in love~” Captain Pit sing-songed behind Link’s back, which resulted in getting lightly elbowed in the side, and Calpurnia laughing at it. “What’s so funny?” Pit glared at the silver-haired princess.
“That you’re still running your mouth,” Calpurnia smirked, “when it’s clear that no one wants to hear you.”
Pit retorted quick as a whip,“I’m sorry, but I can’t hear you over the sound of all of the fan-girls squealing my name.”
Calpurnia laughed a little more. “Yeah, you sure do have a talent for attracting dumb pigs in heat.”
“At least I don’t repel all my fans with the mere mention of my name alone. You’ll never get a husband if you keep acting like a boy. I for one, don’t need the whole love of one single lady, I can’t be tied down and blinded by love, and never will be.” Pit boasted.
“Hmph, if being a wimpy, slutty ditz means getting a husband and being his slave, I’ll pass. I’d rather pour molten bronze into my ears then here a man say he loves me. My intelligence and my loyalty are all I need.” Calpurnia hated the emotion love, everyone she ever met who was in love was blinded and wouldn’t face reality. In the end, they suffered for it. She thought true love only existed in fairytales, and that anyone in love was foolish. “You couldn’t understand love, even if it bit your face off.” The princess taunted.
Pit quickly defended himself. “Oh please, my loyalty to Queen Palutena and to Skyworld is all I need. And besides, going on just one date with many girls isn’t-.”
“SILENCE!!!” King Hades and Marth cut off the arguing angels. They immediately stopped, but exchanged one last glare before retreating.
“Anyway,” the King continued, “you are welcome to stay here as long as you need. And while you stay, we shall party!”
Marth gave his thanks, as well as his brother Ike, “I’m not a man of many words, but I thank you.”
“Come, let’s prepare for the party!” King Hades said as he led Marth away with other soldiers while Jade and Calpurnia went back to their room.
As Pit walked to catch up with the others, Link pulled him back to talk to him in private. “Hey, did you see that princess with the red hair?” Link whispered.
“Yeah, the King’s younger daughter?” Pit responded.
“Yeah, what do you think of her? She’s nice isn’t she? I’ve heard she’s so kind to her subjects. And I heard rumors of her beauty, but I didn’t expect this.” The blonde warrior swooned.
Pit shrugged his shoulders. “I guess.”
“I think she’s the most beautiful girl I’ve ever seen. What do you think?” Pit saw the smile on Link’s face grow brighter.
The angel groaned, “Oh goddess, you’re not thinking of marrying her, are you?”
“What’s wrong with that?”
“Well, for one, she’s related to that witch-“
“You mean Calpurnia? That isn’t a good reason.”
“Second of all-”
Just then, Marth entered the hall. “Hey, what’s going on? I’ve been looking for you guys.”
“Loverboy here has a major crush on Princess Jade.” said Pit.
The Prince chuckled. “You were never one for anything serious, were you Pit?”
Pit was hungry, and wanted to get out of this conversation. Even though he was Link’s best friend and wanted to help him, he was just tired of talking about love. “I’m gonna get some floor ice cream.” He said before heading to the kitchen.
Marth turned his attention back to the love-struck Link. “So, you like the princess?”
“Yeah…” Link sighed. “But the thing is, I have the Triforce of Courage, but I can’t talk to girls.” He admitted to the Prince.
“Hmmm, that is a small problem. Do you really like her?”
“Yes I do, and I really want to get to know her more. I think I want to marry her.”
Marth always helped Link out of a jam. He thought of how he could help Link. “Well… AH! I’ve got an idea!”
“What is it?”
“At the masquerade ball no one will know who’s who, right? So I’ll go to Jade and say I’m you. When I’ll woo her over in your name. Then she’ll be like, ‘Oh Link you’re so sweet and charming.’ Then bam, no one will know the difference. Except you and me. Then you and Jade will live happily ever after.” The prince explained.
Link thought the idea was good and that it might work, but he was hesitant. “I don’t know dude.”
Marth patted Link on the back, “Don’t worry, this plan is foolproof. And I swear by Cupid that you’ll be with Jade.”
Link thought it over thoroughly. He really wanted to be with Jade, and Marth had helped him out before. But he was afraid that Marth would take jade for himself. What other choice did he have? If he tried to talk to Jade himself he would just mess it up. Link took a deep breath and made his decision. “Alright, I trust you. But will it really work?”
“Of course it will. Anything for my star solider and best friend.”
Link smiled, “Thanks Marth.”
As King Hades was finishing up on going over the food for the festivities, his brother, Poseidon, walked in. “Brother, I have interesting news.”
Hades quickly finished up and gave his full attention. “What is it?”
“I was walking down the hall when I heard Prince Marth and Sir Link talking. So, out of a bad habit, I eavesdropped. I heard that Link has a crush on your youngest daughter, Jade, and Marth is going to win her over in his name.”
“You mean Marth wants to take Jade?”
“No, at the masquerade ball Marth is going to help win Jade over in Link’s name. Marth is going to say he is Link, and win over Jade. Then Jade and Link will be together. Do you understand?”
“Yeah, I do. Link is a great man, shy, but great. He will be a perfect match for Jade. I’ll have to tell my daughter she is free to choose any man she wishes.” Hades smiled.
Like all gossip, news travels fast.
Ike and Ganon were sitting in the courtyard when their friend Snake came back with the same news.
Ganon pat Ike on the shoulder. “Why so somber, Ike?”
“It’s just the way I am.” He answered plainly.
Snake walked over and sat next to Ike and Ganon. He spoke in a low tone so no one would over hear them. “Guess what I overheard?”
For once, Ike was interested. “What is it?”
“I heard that Marth is going to help Link win over the fair Princess Jade at the masquerade ball.”
“And why doesn’t Marth ever help me with my problems?” Ike hissed under his breath, then he got an idea. A wicked idea. “You know what, my friends?”
Ganon and Snake tilted their heads in confusion. “What?”
“I think just having a masquerade ball would be boring.” Ike hinted.
“What are you saying Commander Ike?”
“I’m saying, why don’t we make things interesting and stir things up? Why don’t we break up the Princess and the Super Solider?” Ike proposed. “Will you two help me?”
“To the very end, Commander Ike.” Ganon and Snake said in unison.
(Tune in for the next chapter! )