The entire castle rumbled like a low thunder, then the roof was torn off in an instant! Tornado-like winds whipped the girls about, and they had to hold on to the castle walls to keep from being sucked away.
"What the hell is going on?!" Daisy screamed over the sound of the gusts tearing the castle down.
"I don't know, but I don't like it!" Peach shrieked, equally as loud.
"Look, over there!" Rosalina said with superhuman composure, pointing toward an area of the castle garden where a group of toads and toadettes had gathered to look at the royal flowers. As the other princesses looked, they saw Bowser in the garden, inhaling deeply and pulling crying toads and toadettes into his gaping maw.
"It's his vacuum breath!" Daisy shouted. "We need to stop him!"
Hearing this, Bowser finished swallowing the toads and toadettes in his mouth and gave Daisy a death glare like no other. The monster grinned a toothy grin, and flames poured from his mouth as he began to speak.
"Sorry to burst your flimsy bubbles, Tulip, but there won't be any stopping me this time! I've said that before of course, but this time is different, I swear it! I don't know what happened, but all of a sudden me and my army got super hungry. Like... we could eat an entire kingdom or something! Which is exactly what we plan to do, starting with these worthless peasants I've just made my appetizers."
Peach gasped, Daisy growled and Rosalina stared into Bowser's evil eyes, trying to get a read on what he was planning exactly. As it turned out, Bowser was plenty happy to just tell her flat out.
"I've given each area of Peach's lame-ass kingdom to one of my awesome kids, and they're gonna make sure that every citizen that refuses to be enslaved by the Koopa Army is gobbled up, pronto! Before long, the whole place will be mine, and everybody in it will either be food for me and my people or our personal servants! Now, I'd love to stay and chat, ladies, but I really have some super cool king stuff to attend to, so I'll be going now.
Oh, and by the way, I have your little friend, Paula or whatever. Don't worry... she's safe with me. For now. I've told my soldiers that whoever eats you three up gets to keep her as a reward. Totally evil, am I right? Of course I am! Now burn!"
With that, Bowser fired a massive, smoldering ball from deep within his belly at what remained of Peach's castle and stomped away. The whole castle collapsed like a flimsy stack of cards, sending the princesses tumbling down with it.
"Oh, oh gosh! P-princess Peach! D-daisy! Rosalina! Are you o-okay?" A small voice squeaked from behind the rubble, praying for an answer.