|Legend of the Yin and Yang
Author: xTheNamelessx PM
When the world was made, the gods created the Yin and the Yang to maintain universal peace. But when separated, only chaos and demise may be. A vexing princess, a warmoger tyrrant and the Dragon Warrior will all be pawns in a game that changed the world forever. Contains OC. ShenXOC, Wolf BossXOC, slight PoXTigress. Rated M for being M.Rated: Fiction M - English - Adventure/Romance - Po & Shen - Chapters: 40 - Words: 101,463 - Reviews: 111 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 08-24-12 - Published: 04-16-12 - id: 8030286
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The mythical creature flapped its wings that formed fire rings as it soared higher, then pointed its proud head downwards. Yang's one head noticed her with a vast blue eye, then produced a happy growl. Yin flapped her wings again, getting closer to the floating Dragon. The citizens below watched the two powers -light and darkness, heat and cold, fire and water- climax as they came closer to reunion. Fireballs replaced the drops of rain, the frozen wind was now enriched with an occasional hot breeze and the snow that had begun to fall minutes earlier melted within the blink of an eye. Cheers and applauds followed, when the white peacock was seen mounting the enormous bird, leading it through her crest. Yin produced a loud cry that pierced through the heads of Gogmem's citizens, while Yang replied with a growl that knocked a house whose owner was lucky enough to be away at the current time.
On Yin's back, Shen was desperately holding on for life, since the runway Yin was now shaking and twitching, while her movements were born in desperation. In the palace, servants, staff and even soldiers were left speechless by this sudden display of heroism, something they never expected to see from their former Master. The battle in the throne room would go on and on and few took a break to enjoy the wonderful spectacle as the two forces of life, Yin and Yang were about to reunite. Princess Fei and Po were helping each other down the roof, the panda extremely careful not to damage her sensitive wings. They both knew that this fight had come to an end now and that things would be pretty easy from then on. However, Po had a bad feeling. Yenn's sudden disappearance seemed suspicious to him but he did not share the thought with Fei, who was lost in her own thoughts -particularly how to get rid of Shen when everyone would consider him a hero.
Po's suspicion, however, was brought to life when the crimson monster tore through the night sky and wrapped its infinite body around Yin. It took a while for most people to realize what had just happened and when Po noticed the enlarged version of Yenn wrapping around the Fenghuang, he panicked. It was true and deep panic, the kind that makes your feet numb and your heart race. Princess Fei saw it too and left a low gasp.
"Do something..." was all she managed to breathe out. Po considered the situation but panick prevented him from coming up with a solution. Finally, it was Princess Fei who plotted something quick. "Quick! To the firework factory!" She dashed across the courtyard, followed by a nervous Po. The panda knew it would take a lot of time to get there, though, therefore chose an alternative means of transport -mostly by accident when he stumbled on the firework stance Fei had prepared for the Festival. Po crashed on a cart full of them, the collision lighting the fireworks and sending him off way faster than he could expect. The panda grabbed the Princess by the shoulders and together they blasted on a roof, then begun a crazy ride -with many screams and yells- on rooftops, making their way to the factory.
Meanwhile on air the battle between Yang and Yenn had already begun, with the latter spitting green fires at his rival. On top of the suffocating Fenghuang, Shen was desperately trying to find a way out of Yenn's scales. He estimated that a jump from up there had a good chance of killing him, but even if it didn't, he'd be handicapped for life. What is more, he wanted Gogmem and was too close to having it to be stopped by a ten feet long dragon. Shen drew some daggers out and started stabbing the scales that kept Yin imprisoned. The Fenghuang helped him by flapping its wings forcefully and setting fire to its tail, burning Yenn's abdomen. The Dragon loosened his grip but did not let go. An annoying peacock and the struggling Yin where merely bothering him.
Po and Fei reached the firework balancing on one wheel -all that was left of the cart- with the panda holding the peahen in his arms. The two pushed the large doors open and paced up the stairs to the second floor. That was where some of the canons had been kept to be demonstrated as monuments of Gogmem's power.
"Quick, help me take it to the top!" Fei said, pointing at one. Po, who was still uneasy, even though the wild ride had helped him relax a bit, wrapped his big arms below the heavy object and started pulling it with the help of Princess Fei -same as to say all by himself. But the mixture of agony, frustration and this weird feeling that something predetermined was about to happen gave him the strength needed to take the cannon to the top floor. Princess Fei then returned to where the projectiles were kept and carried one upstairs, using both wings to support the weight.
"Now, how does it work?" Po asked. The peahen let the heavy chunk of metal drop to the ground, then shrugged.
"I have no idea..."
"You said you had a plan!"
"Yes, that was my plan!" Po rolled his eyes, then turned them to the ongoing sky-battle. Yang was now in a difficult position, since his every blow was likely to traumatize his rival, but also his beloved Yin, still trapped inside Yenn's body. The panda knitted his eyebrows.
"I don't care how you'll do it, Princess. But you will make this thing work!" Po said, then gave the cannon a good kick. Dust and a few spiders crawled out of the muzzle.
"That's it!" Fei exclaimed, noticing the spiders. "You put the projectile inside its throat and it spits it back out!" The panda blinked. "Um...just help me stuff it in there," she continued in a more simple explanation. Po lifted the metal object and let it slip inside the cannon throat. Then the two pushed the cannon towards Yenn's direction, so that it was pointing to the edge of his tail. It was hard to hit a moving target, but Yenn was also very big, giving the bullet more chances to hit him. He then looked for the fuse -he had seen Shen light it billions of times. Using his sharp claws to create a spark, he saw the rope light, then the cannon produced a deep noise and fired.
The cry that followed was deafening, a noise desperate and aggravated at the same time. The panda and peahen looked at each other, then gave a high five and laughed.
"Quick, let's bring another one!" Fei yelled. But Yenn gathered his tail around the Yin, making it impossible for them to hit him without hitting her as well.
"No. We can't injure the Fenghuang!" Po yelled. The peahen shrank and stared at the horrible spectacle. "Fire me."
"I have to go. And there's only one way," Po gave the cannon a look.
"You're crazy," Princess Fei shook her head.
"Maybe, now help me in!" Po started to climb inside the cannon muzzle.
"It might kill you!" Fei came from behind him. But Po was already stuffed inside.
"I'd rather die than live knowing I did nothing to stop this," Po said, a look of ultimate inner peace on his face. Fei could not help but admire the calm and heroism she witnessed. Then, with a serious look, she nodded and went from behind to light the cannon. She used her own claws to scratch the metal surface around the fuse and finally light it. The cannon produced the same deep growl then spit Po forcefully, leaving a trace of smoke behind. The panda blasted off and reached the fighting Dragons at extreme speed, only to land on Yenn's tail. The Dragon ignored him as he was too busy using his claws to chop Yang's second head off. The panda climbed on the scales, using all his power to do so.
Meanwhile back at the palace, the Masters and Furious Five had just finished with the last group of invaders and were now heading to the city to protect citizens from any remaining enemies. As they stormed in the courtyard altogether, Crane yelled;
"Look up there! This thing looks like Po!"
Tigress halted and got on her two feet. On the back of the crimson Dragon, the one they recognized as Yenn, a round, black and white bug was crawling, springing with every movement of Yenn.
"It doesn't look like Po, it is Po!" Monkey pointed at the now clear to be seen arms.
"What's he doing there?" Tigress mumbled. Being too busy with their defending the palace, none of them had seen the outburst of the battle.
Yenn now lost his balance, as the heavy Po started jumping up and down on his head. The Dragon shook its enormous head left and right and knocked the panda off. Fortunately, he landed on Yin's back and started to slip down, when white wings grabbed him. Po looked up and saw Shen pulling him back on the sacred fowl.
"Greetings, panda," the peacock said, then kicked one of Yenn's whiskers out of his way.
"Hi! I mean...you came!" Po said excitedly. Shen rolled his eyes.
"This isn't the time and place," the peacock said, then started stabbing the dragon again. One of the daggers found its way into Yenn's neck, but the thick layers of scales spat it back out. The panda considered an alternative.
"If we can get him off the Fenghuang, Fei will shoot him with one of your cannons!"
"YOU LET A PEAHEN FIRE MY CANNONS!" came the stunned answer and Shen stood wide-eyed as the Yin continued to rock back and forth in its attempt to release herself. Of course its back was like a meadow to the tiny Po and Shen, still the movement affected them both.
"That's not the point," Po continued, "Help me drive him off!"
The two tried pushing the dragon, but his scales were stingy and clutched themselves on the fowl. Then they tried cutting some scales away, but they would grow back and even multiply. They concluded the only way to drive him off, was to aim for directly his head. Shen and Po started crawling on the Fenghuang's back, using her feathers for support. When they reached her shoulders, Yenn's lower jaw appeared in front of them. Shen clutched it with his iron claws, then extended his wings, while hanging upside down. Po caught them and the peacock threw him on top of Yenn. Once the Dragon realized what was going on, he started to shake his head again, almost knocking Po off. But Yang exploited the turmoil to fire a ball of ice now that Yenn had his head in a great distance from Yin. Yenn lost his balance as the sudden blow hit him on the head, and the two invaders were lucky enough to manage a jump back to Yin's back. Yenn fell to the side, where a deafening "BANG!" was heard, as Princess Fei shot him directly on the head. A crimson cloud was formed.
"IT'S NOT OVER PANDA!"
Yenn shrank inside the mist, which shattered into raindrops and wrapped through the open portal. Right then Yin performed a loop -twisting around herself on air- knocking the cheering Po and Shen off. They twirled around themselves a couple of times, then Shen opened his tail and caught Po by the arms. In this way they glided together to the closest roof.
"Now that's," said a breathless Po when they reached a more stable ground, "what I call being awesome!"
Shen closed his tail, then inspected his injured wing. Suddenly, it occurred to him; the stone he had found back in Tiger Mountain. Shen had decided to keep it, not because he wanted any souvenirs, but because the fowl wearing it, Feng, seemed to have drawn power from it. Shen reached inside his robe and relaxed when he felt it in place.
As the Furious Five and the Masters reached one of the city's many squares, they were halted by a crowd watching the beautiful sky as Yin and Yang were reunited. The Dragon and Phoenix danced in circles and their bodies created the characteristic symbol of black and white. The two then produced a loud cry, almost as if they said goodbye, and disappeared inside the dark portal that shrank and faded itself, revealing the clean night sky. Pigs cheered, gooses and ducks produced a standing ovation, sheep started dancing around and wolves howled with all the strength their lungs had. Po jumped off the roof he'd been hiding on and neared his friends.
"Po!" Tigress was the first to see him. The panda laughed and opened his arms, almost giving her a hug when the other four Masters interrupted him.
"You did great, Po," was all Tigress said, a smile proud that filled his stomach with butterflies. He nodded and smiled back. Mantis, Viper, Crane and Monkey all jumped on him, giving hugs and congratulations. But the joyful atmosphere was interrupted when the clanging of iron against the pavement was heard, Shen jumping off the roof as well. The three Masters, Croc Ox and Rhino, neared him cautiously.
"Yes I know you're not glad to see me. But neither am..."
"You do understand this does not give you power, only your place back in the palace, don't you?" Master Croc stated. Shen opened his beak but shut it again. Better not challenge them now...
"If it weren't for your notorious and unforgivable past," Master Ox begun, "We would all be very proud of you, Master Shen."
The peacock nodded silently. Their appraisal was of trivial value to him. When the Princess kept her promise and he became...wait a minute...where is this lying, treacherous imbe...
"Bravo, Master." Princess Fei neared him from behind. Shen had to focus really hard to keep his tail closed, his natural instincts threatening to embarrass him. He turned around coldly.
"You owe me more than that," he whispered only loud enough for her to hear.
"I owe you nothing," she dismissively said as she walked past him. "Attention, please," she announced to everyone present -ignoring the frustrated Shen behind her, "Tomorrow night the palace will organize a fest to honor the Dragon Warrior who saved our city a second time. You're all, of course, invited!" She smiled to her people and was regarded with cheers and applaud.