Are YOU My Mother?

Chapter One

Disclaimer: "He-Man and The Masters of the Universe", their characters, and concepts are the property of Mattel.

A/N: This is a an alternate version of my earlier piece, "Coda."

In this story, Teela doesn't know who her mother is

It was late afternoon in the Evergreen Forest. Five-year-old Prince Adam and six-year-old Teela were playing hide-and-seek among the ruins of Lal. Broken marble columns lay scattered among stone foundations lined with collapsed and partially collapsed walls.

Teela sat crouched behind a partially collapsed wall, hiding from Prince Adam. Unbeknownst to her, a black viper slithered up behind her, to within striking distance of her.

Teela turned around, saw the viper that was poised to strike, and let out a gasp. Before she could scream, an orange blur swooped out of the sky, grabbed the viper, and flew away.

Teela stared at the ground in bewilderment. The viper was nowhere to be found. What happened? she wondered.

Teela - now a grown woman - woke up in a cold sweat. That dream again, she thought as she sat up in bed in her quarters. What could it mean?