After rescuing the princess,
Luigi took a flight across the Mushroom Kingdom in a Lakitu cloud
to reminisce on his recent adventure with Mario.
In each world he noticed footprints in the ground.
Sometimes there were two sets of footprints,
other times there were one set of footprints.
This bothered Luigi because he noticed
that during the low periods of their adventure,
when he was suffering from
anguish, sorrow or defeat,
he could see only one set of footprints.
So he said to Mario,
“You promised me Mario,
that if I followed you and helped you rescue the princess,
you would walk with me always.
But I have noticed that during
the most trying periods of our adventure.
such as world 8-4,
there have only been one
set of footprints in the ground.
Why, when I needed you most,
you have not been there for me?”
Mario then replied with a smirk in his moustache,
“The times when you have
seen only one set of footprints,
is when I carried you.”
– ‘Footprints in the Sand‘ adapted by Dan 🙂