|The Joys of Teaching
Author: Shotokan PM
Master Bo' Rai Cho retires and one of his best pupils, Liu Kang, decides to take on the challenge of teaching the new Wu Shi academy students the shaolin martial arts. Can he survive between untalented students and a pregnant wife? Completed!Rated: Fiction K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 17 - Words: 22,707 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 01-13-07 - Published: 06-19-06 - Status: Complete - id: 3000138
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The Joys of Teaching
Okay, this is my first time shot at a humour story so I'm trying to make it funny though I don't know how well it'll turn out. I hope some of you will find some humour in this story. Well here goes! My second fan fiction I hope you enjoy!
The sun shone brightly through the clear afternoon sky. Although there was a mild breeze, it was still quite hot outside. This however, did not stop the students and the monks from their daily training. Over near the front gates master Bo' Rai Cho, Liu Kang, and Kung Lao were saying their final goodbyes.
"Now are you sure you want to do this, Liu Kang? Teaching takes a lot of dedication and patience." Bo' Rai Cho said.
"Yes, master, I know. Don't worry, I'll be fine. I've always wanted to give teaching a try, and it's the perfect time now that you're retiring. And as for patience, putting up with Kitana and having a child on the way ought to be proof enough." Liu Kang said.
Bo' Rai Cho laughed heartedly. "Ha-ha! Indeed, you are quite right, Liu Kang. By the way, how is Kitana doing?"
"Oh she's doing fine. She's become aggravated more than ever now." He said thinking back. Kitana was nine months pregnant and in her final stage of pregnancy. He winced at the thought of the last time he accidentally upset Kitana by leaving the cap off the toothpaste. Not only did she spend fifteen minutes screaming at him, she showed him how to twist the cap on, which felt pretty degrading to him being talked to like a six year old, after she apologized.
"That's good to hear. Don't worry it's almost over." Bo' Rai Cho said putting a reassuring hand on Liu's shoulder.
"Yeah don't worry Liu; she'll be back to normal. She's a girl, she'll forgive you for your mistakes-eventually". Kung Lao said laughing at himself.
"Ha, you try having a pregnant wife while trying to do the right things. I'm afraid to do anything in case I get another lecture."
"Yeah but at least she apologizes, so it works out." Kung Lao said.
"Well I shall be on my way now. It saddens me to leave all my students but I must move on." Bo' Rai Cho said.
"You will be missed greatly master." Liu Kang said.
Bo' Rai Cho waved goodbye as Liu Kang, Kung Lao and the others bid a final farewell to their long time sensei.
"Well it's time to get started, don't you agree?" Liu Kang asked.
"Yes. I'll even help you out to make it easier." Kung Lao said.
"Thank you." Liu Kang said as they walked over to the training grounds.
At the training grounds the students had all gathered around and waited.
"So what are we waiting for anyway?" The student named Markus asked.
"A teacher I guess. Not that I'll need one." Kealen said.
"Ha! That's a good one! You couldn't even hit a target with a shuriken if it was five inches from your face! Ha-ha! Ugh!" Markus was immediately tackled to he ground by Kealen.
"You take that back! I'll show you!"
Kealen was kicked back hard on the ground. He got up painfully as he was knocked back again, bumping onto the student who bumped into another.
"Hey!" One of the students said pushing the poor student into someone else. Soon a fight broke out between the large groups. Students were fighting everywhere with the exception of one child who stood laughing at the humorous site before him.
"Ha-ha! Chaos! Chaos! Ha-ha! What fun! Let's see them break up this one!"
Liu Kang and Kung Lao almost reached the training grounds, unaware of the turmoil that stood before them.
"So do you think the new students will be co-operative?" Kung Lao asked.
"Yeah I think so. I mean, the others before them were well behaved, so it shouldn't be too much of a problem. Honestly, how bad can a bunch of twelve year olds be?" Liu Kang asked before he and Kung Lao entered the training grounds. They both gaped at fifteen of the students who were fighting.
"Apparently, the words discipline and refrain from violence don't apply here." Kung Lao said astonished.
"I don't believe this. I've never seen anything like this before."
"Yes but that was with Master Bo' Rai Cho. Look, there's a child laughing. What could be so funny?" Kung Lao asked.
"I don't know, but let's find out." Liu Kang said walking over to the boy who was now laughing hysterically. Kung Lao followed behind.
"Excuse me, what happened here?" Liu Kang asked.
"Isn't it great? It's total chaos! They're practically destroying the grounds!"
Kung Lao gasped as he ducked just as a small boulder soared over his head. He looked over to see a student holding a priceless sculpture and threw it at a student who ducked. He dove in time and caught it before it could hit the ground.
"That was too close." He said shaking his head.
"Are you from Earthrealm?" Liu Kang asked the young boy.
"No. I'm from the realm of Chaos!" The boy said continuing to laugh.
"Then what are you doing here?" Kung Lao asked.
"The same reason everyone else has; to become apart of this academy and learn to fight."
Liu Kang sighed. "Let's break them up." Liu Kang said pulling two students apart.
Kung Lao nodded and did the same. It wasn't easy. Some were clawing and biting while others were using objects as weapons. Twice Kung Lao had to catch three stone statues, pry more than five children apart at a time, take away two swords from students, and use his hat as a shield to protect himself from flying debris.
"Enough! Everybody stop!" Liu Kang yelled as loud as he could. Still students continued to fight until he shot a fire ball at the ground that caused a huge explosion and everyone, including Kung Lao, to freeze.
"ALRIGHT EVERYBODY SIT!" He bellowed.
The class obeyed, not wanting to anger the warrior further.
"Now, I don't care who started this fight. I don't want to see another one. So how many of you have been trained in martial arts?" Liu Kang asked.
Only five students put up their hands. "Ok. First we'll start off with the basics with the style of Shaolin Fist."
"Kung Lao, you take this half, and I'll take the other."
Kung Lao nodded. "Alright, this half watches me."
Both Kung Lao and Liu Kang got into a Shaolin Fist stance.
"Now you try." Kung Lao said.
The students tried to copy the two warriors. Some of them managed to get into the stance while others fell. Liu Kang and Kung Lao demonstrated some of the basic high attacks. It was a disaster. Some students tripped either on their own two feet or over others, while some accidentally hit each other.
Liu Kang looked at his students skeptically. "Unbelievable. I've seen such clumsy students. Okay, let's try a high spin kick."
Liu Kang and Kung Lao demonstrated and waited. The students tried and managed to complete it before falling. Next they demonstrated a pop-up attack. Kealen ended up hitting Markus behind the head.
"Ow! That's it!" He turned around and began chasing Kealen.
"It was an accident I swear! Forgive me!" Kealen pleaded.
"Not on your life!" Markus grabbed a stick in attempt to knock Kealen out. "I'll send you to the moon!"
Kung Lao looked at Liu Kang with a slight smile. "Day one."
Liu Kang gave him an annoyed look before chasing after the two.
"You'll never catch them. You have to do it like this!" Kung Lao threw his hat which flew in between the boys, slicing the stick in half. Markus stood in shock as Kung Lao's hat came back.
"Now that's teaching." Kung Lao said.