Disclaimer:Mulan, Shang, Chi Fu, and all the other characters I do not own. I want to thank Becky and YunCyn for their support in making this story. Please R&R, Thanks and enjoy!
Chapter 1: Dinner
Mulan's parents were making dinner very special tonight because of their guest, Shang. Mulan and Shang walked around the garden, She gave him the whole tore around her house. They walked along the tiny river that went through her yard, there was a small breeze that made the air fill with springtime scents. There was silence everywhere, only the sound of the breeze filled the air.
"So...Uh, what do you plan to do after this?" Shang said breaking the uncomfortable silence between them.
"I don't know, I'll probably have to go back to the Matchmaker again." Mulan responded leaving a frown on her face.
"What happened the last time you went?"
"Lets just say that I caught her on fire and she humiliated me in front of everyone saying that I was dishonorable." She said lowering her head down with shame. Shang acknowledged this by taking her hand into his and squeezed it. Mulan looked up surprised by his touch. Unmarried men weren't suppose to hold hands like this with an unmarried woman it was improper.
"She doesn't know what she's talking about, I am honored to know you and your family." Mulan smiled and both of them seemed to be getting closer to one an other.
"Thank you." Mulan said, She could feel her cheeks begin to get warm with embarrassment.
"I just want you to know that in the mountains, I was never going to hurt you."
"I know....." She was stopped when she felt Shang's finger on her lips. She stared into his eyes and he did the same. He gasped at the sight of her eyes and how they sparkled with innocents.
"I never in my whole life hurt you."
Mulan nodded with a smile still placed upon her face. "Mulan!......." Called out her grandmother breaking the sweet moment between them.
"Coming!" Mulan called back.
They headed inside, and all began to sit down around the table taking servings of all the sorts of food around them.
"How good was Mulan in the army?" Fa Zhou asked
"Well at first she was having some trouble but then she got the hang of it and became one of my best solders." He said looking back at Mulan who was trying to hold back the blushing.
"What do you plan on doing now that the war is over with?" Asked Fa Zhou. Mulan stopped eating for that second, waiting for his answer.
"Well, I will go home and tell my mother about our loss, then go from there I guess." Shang lowered his head a bit and took another bite of his food.
"I'm sorry, Captain Li."
The rest of the time questions were asked about the war and both Mulan and Shang answered them. As Fa Li, Granny Fa and Fa Zhou cleared the dishes, Mulan and Shang were in under the blossom tree.
"I wish you could stay longer, but I understand that you have to be with your family at this time." Shang lifted her head with his warm soft hand, and stared into her eyes and smiled.
"Thank you for everything, Mulan. I am grateful to have you as a friend."
"I probably should be going I have a long journey ahead of me." Mulan nodded and they headed back inside so that he could thank and say good bye to her family. As he said thanks and good bye they left Mulan and Shang alone as they both headed outside where his white stallion stayed.
"Well I guess this is good bye." Said Mulan as she lowered her head trying to fight back her depression. Shang turned around and took her hands in his once more.
"I will visit you soon I promise I just have to take care of some things." Mulan still had her head down. He lifted her chin up and smiled, He got closer to her, then leaned into her and closed his eyes and brought his lips to hers. Even though it was a quick kiss she still enjoyed that moment of warmth and closeness.
"If you ever need anything, just tell me and I will be there to help you. I promise." He said making Mulan smile and giggle.
She watched as he got onto his white stallion. "Bye." Shang smiled and nodded and pressed his heels against his horse and galloped away. Mulan watched as Shang galloped away in the distance. She sighed heavily, she felt so happy and weightless because of the feeling of love filled throughout her heart.
"Mushu" said the head guardian.
"Yep, what is it?" Said Mushu.
"I want you to watch over Mulan, make sure nothing strange and peculiar happens."
"What do you mean, she just got home." Mushu stopped and looked at the head guardian, with seriousness. "Why, what's going to happen."
"I don't know, and I'm not sure of it yet but something in the wind is telling me, that evil is still around. Just stay around her and make sure nothing happens." He said speaking softly to Mushu. Mushu nodded his head and began to walk out of the temple.
"Oh... Mushu, keep your eye out for anything."
"Ok, but I still think you are taking this too seriously but what ever you say." Said Mushu. The head guardian sighed and shook his head.
"I hope you are right, Mushu."
Sorry that it is so short, Oh by the way You'll find out why the guardian is having these visions, in the next chapter. Please review and tell me what you think, and maybe what I have to work on, Thanks!