~Hey I got another idea for a story and I hope that you like it. As you all know I do not own any of the Disney characters only the ones that I make up. Enjoy!

Chapter 1: Years ago

The long years pasted by, days turned into months and months turned into years. It had been three years since Mulan ever saw, or talked to Shang. There was no letters no tiny notes, nothing. Mulan waited ever since, hoping and praying that he would come back. In hopes that what she felt and what she thought as well he did, would bring them together once again. But time moved by fast and her family wanted her to move on. She got engaged not long after that to a handsome man named Bao. He was tall and had very handsome, he had a small go-t going and he was muscular, from being in the army. Mulan soon fell in love with him and before she knew it her feelings for the young Captain began to fade.

It was morning, the sun was rising and the birds began to chirp. It was beautiful, Mulan sighed as she leaned by the window staring off into the distance were the ponds and tress and even the wild flowers were. "Mulan?" Said Bao. Mulan turned and faced Bao. She smiled, "What are you doing?" he asked as he came up to her and placed his arms around her.

"I'm just thinking.." She answered returning her gaze back to outside the window.

Bao looked at her then outside then back to her, he began to smile and think to himself out load. "Mhm, and I'm sure that your little mind is still curious about that single captain that left?" Bao smiled knowingly.

Mulan sighed, he got her. "I don't understand that all, I mean I never knew what happened to him."

"I know." Bao paused, "Mulan, I know as much as you do, I don't know what happened to him that night..none of us do." Bao brought her close to him; Mulan wrapped her arms around his waist and held him close.

"Now come on the Emperor is coming very soon to talk to us." Announced Bao. Mulan nodded and followed him out of the room.

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The Emperor arrived and was greeted by Mulan and Bao. They all talked as if like a family about the current and recent events that have happened. The Emperor was having problems with the government and he knew why. The Emperor was getting old and he had a hard time trying to even think straight even when he had to take a rest because he felt weak. And he knew that he would have to tell them the news soon. The Emperor sat in his chair uncomfortable about that whole thing but he knew it had to be done. "I have something to tell you and you probably won't like it." Announced the Emperor in disappointment.

"What is it sir?" Asked Bao. Both Mulan and Bao sat close, waiting for the news that they could feel would not be good.

"I have to leave, my time is almost up and I have to leave Tin Zao in charge, he will be your new Emperor." He exclaimed in sadness, lowering his head in Shame for he knew that many did not like him and did not like his rules but he knew that this was the only way for his country to survive.

Bao's eyes were wide and had a look as if he had just been shot. Mulan looked at Bao worried, "What is it?" She looked back and forth at Bao and the Emperor. "I'm sure that the Emperor will be fine and it's just a faze.

"Mulan..."Mulan looked at Bao, when he called out her name.

"This is the only way, I'm old and someone has to take care of the empire." The Emperor explained.

"I know sir but leaving Tin Zao in charge will be almost suicidal."

"Bao, I can't do anything about it, this is the only way." He said in almost a sick and old way. He suddenly began coughing.

"Would you like some tea?" Mulan asked.

"Yes, please." He answered.

"I'll go get it" Said Bao placing his hand on Mulan's shoulder, stopping her from getting up to go get the tea.

"Your majesty..I." Mulan began to state.

"You still think about him don't you?" Asked the Emperor.

Mulan looked at him confused, "Sir?"

"You know..Shang"

Mulan felt herself get a little red, how could he of known. "Why do you ask?"

"Because I can see it, but you have a great man with you, a man that cares almost as much as Shang did or more." The Emperor paused to take a breather. "I have heard rumors that he is still alive but he goes as someone else hiding himself with a group of men around his age." The Emperor stared at Mulan straight in the eye. "Walking as a changed man, they say." Mulan listened closely, watching him and kept watching his eyes, as if he was trying to tell her something. She felt her heart race; she seemed as if it had to all be true. Everything that he had said went through her and hit her.

"But.." Mulan froze, and stared for what he was going to say next. "It's probably not true, it has been 3 years since he left, and you are now going to marry a fine man. You should be very happy about that." Mulan swallowed and nodded as if it did nothing to her, and nothing of what he said meant something to her.

"Here you go your majesty, your tea." Bao came in the room and handed his tea to the Emperor. The Emperor thanked him and looked at Mulan to see if she still was in shock to what he had told her. Mulan looked back confused but then made nothing of it and looked up at Bao and smiled, as he put his arm around her with love and much affection.

The Emperor smiled at the two of them he could see that there was much love between the two of them. "I better get going, I wish you the best of luck in your lives together, and I hope that you will know what to do when the time comes for me to leave."

Mulan almost felt herself cry, it was a sad time, The Emperor knew that his time to die was soon and there was nothing that they could do. As they Emperor got out of their house they watched and waved goodbye as the Emperor and his men left to go back to the palace.

As Bao closed the door behind him and Mulan he watched as Mulan continued to walk with her head down low. He sighed then said, "Mulan, I..."

"I really wish this wasn't happening, I mean what will China do without him, he's like all China has."

Bao put his hands on Mulan's shoulders and looked at her big, beautiful eyes, "China has their heroine, and with that there is still hope." Mulan smiled, and hugged him close; he always knew what to say when she was feeling down. Bao raised her head with his hand and stoked her chin, then brought her closer to him so he could touch her lips with his. Mulan closed her eyes then after separating she placed her head on Bao's shoulder and held him close to her.

"Why were you so in shock when the Emperor said that the other guy was going to take care of China?" Mulan asked, knowing nothing of the royal family history.

"He's a bad man, he likes to watch death and pain, but he only does it when he feels the need unless he totally changed but the Emperor didn't seem very happy with his decision but that's the only way."

"Well I hope his time doesn't end anytime soon."

"So do I." Bao kissed her head and repeated himself. "So do I"

~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~* So what do you think? Next it will get very interesting. It's sad, I know, tear, tear, but I swear that you will soon know more of what's happening and what's going to happen hehe but you have to wait that's all, so tell me what you thought! Thanks!