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Raimundo or Rai as his friends called him stood in the moonlit courtyard, broom in hand, not believing how he got in to such trouble over such a trivial joke.
"All I did was put some bugs in Kimiko's bed." He exclaimed to the empty courtyard. "Was it my fault that she set it on fire?"
Rai stood up straight and did his best impression of Master Fong.
"A Xiaolin warrior does not play such childish pranks on their team mates" he had said "We will replace Kimiko's bed tomorrow; she shall have your bed tonight". Rai stared out into the courtyard bitterly, when he had asked Master Fung where he would be sleeping; Master Fong had replied "the courtyard needs sweeping, think of it as a reflective exercise".
Rai looked up at the stars; it was a cloudless night and a full moon. Despite himself, Rai smiled, he didn't mind being out here. He had deserved it and with the moon and stars so beautiful tonight, why would anyone want to stay in bed. Not that he would ever admit that to Master Fung. After giving a big sigh he began to sweep the courtyard. After ten minutes of sweeping, the air around him turned cold for a moment. He ignored it.
"You missed a spot"
Rai spun round. Standing ten feet from him was a person clad in a white robe with a hood over her head. By the voice, Rai had guessed that it was a woman, though with her hood up, he couldn't see her face clearly. Rai stared at her and asked "Can I help you?"
The woman lowered her hood to reveal a beautiful face, flowing brown hair, full lips and blue-green eyes that shone in the moon light.
"No, I'm just having a look around"
"The guided tours are done for the night" Rai replied in attempted sarcasm, still trying to get over the initial shock of her beauty.
She let out achuckle and took a few steps closer to Rai.
"Well in that case, I think I'll move on to the free sample"
She spun into a reverse roundhouse kick.
Raimundo's reflexes kicked in before his head did. He dropped to the ground, barely evading the woman's heel. He hit the ground while at the same time spinning into a leg sweep. The woman leaped in the air, did a flip, and landed a few feet back. Rai leaped at her. She dodged, driving an elbow in to the small of Rai's back, who was still in mid air.
Rai hit the ground hard. He rolled on to his back just in time to have her jump on top of him. Rai looked up in to those determined eyes of her, preparing for what ever she was going to do next.
Her lips met his. He wasn't prepared for that.
When their lips finally separated, she whispered in to his ear "My name in Veata, nice to meet you Raimundo"
She then leapt into the air, landed on one of the court yard walls, before disappearing down the other side.
Rai sat up, stared at the wall that the woman had just jumped over, touching his lips questioningly, unaware that meanwhile, on theother side of the wall, Veata was doing the exact same thing.