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The story starts with Bowser kidnapping Peach (nobody saw that coming, huh?). However, instead of putting her in a cage over a pool of lava, he keeps her in the castle, and she's allowed to move freely through it, much to the princess' confusion.
Soon Peach meets the Koopalings, and quickly becomes interested in them. She becomes their caretaker and playmate, and little by little begins to bond with them, as showing interest in their dreams and hobbies. She also notices that Bowser's kids aren't too happy. On the other hand, the Koopalings start to see Peach as the mother they lack.
However, this event turns out to be part of Bowser's sinister plan...
This fic contains examples of:
- Abusive Dad: Bowser seems to be this.
- Daddy's Girl: Subverted with Wendy, since Bowser treats her the worst because she is a girl.
- Distressed Damsel: Peach, of course, although less than in the games.
- The Dutiful Son: Ludwig
- Everything's Better with Princesses: Wendy insists in being called princess.
- Follow in My Footsteps: Bowser doesn't take too well when Ludwig says that he wants to be a musician instead of an Evil Overlord.
- Manipulative Bastard: Bowser's plans to win Peach involved deliberately letting her develop a bond with the Koopalings, so that he would emotionally blackmail her into having a child with him. However, the child was just a mere excuse so she would never leave his side. Of course, Peach was disgusted when she found this out.
- Parental Favoritism: It is glaringly obvious that Bowser favors his youngest son over the seven others.
- Parental Substitute: Peach to the Koopalings
- Promotion to Parent: Although Bowser is alive, Ludwig, being the oldest, feels responsible for properly taking care of his siblings.
- "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Peach delivers an epic one to Bowser...when he was trying to RAPE HER.
- Spoiled Brat: Subverted with Wendy, since she isn't so bratty as she seems to be, but played straight with Bowser Jr.
- The Unfavorite: All the Koopalings to Bowser Jr.