This came to my mind since Christmas Day 2009 and I had to let it release my cranium. Hope ya like it!
A Bully's Return
by: Terrell James
Chapter 1: Bitter Reunion
One day, Musaki was walking towards the town in China, just taking a little walk to sort of get some air and such. After a full week of rigorous training, he felt that now's the time to get some air and maybe take a little walk to sort of clear his thoughts.
He walked past Mr. Ping's Noodle Shop and waved at him. Mr. Ping saw him and waved back at him. Musaki sighed softly, knowing that he's hoping that nothing could screw up his moment.
He saw someone in the shadows and didn't know who it was, but he heard someone scream and it was a little kid being beaten up. Musaki's jaw dropped in shock to see someone get messed up. The person just laughed hysterically and shouted, "What, you gonna cry? Go ahead, crybaby!"
Musaki had heard that voice before and it was familiar to him and he knew for a sec that this was going to be the worst thing that he witnessed. He stepped in and said, "Leave the kid alone."
"Who's gonna make me?"
Soon, the kid looked at him and when he saw those blue eyes and gasped softly and asked, "Do I know you from somewhere?"
"Yeah, unfortunately. Musaki."
He looked at his face and noticed that it is Musaki. Then, he asked, "Ugly Panda?"
"That's the same. I see you haven't changed, Eli."
He recognized the snow leopard, 142 pounds, a little taller than Musaki, grey and silver fur, orange eyes, wears green and black jeans with a belt buckle and 18 years of age, because of the traumatic memories of being tormented at Bao Gu Orphanage.
"Of course I haven't! And I see you've grown a little taller. Not much for what you used to be when you were an orphan."
"What does that supposed to mean?" Musaki asked.
"You're still the puny panda I've known to mess with."
Eli looked at the kid he held and said, "Beat it, kid."
He dropped him as he ran off, then looked at Musaki and asked, "Came to fight me?"
"Dude, I'm not here to fight you."
"Too bad, I'm still gonna mess you up."
Musaki gulped nervously and backed away slowly and Eli couldn't wait to get his hands on him. He growled and leaped towards him and beats him up in the shoulder, mouth, legs, hands and lands a punch on the face. Musaki screamed in terror and tries to escape, but Eli caught him by the ankle and he swung him around and then he threw him in the air as he leaped up in the sky and kicked him in the stomach and fell down on the pavement and rolled across town.
Eli quickly ran towards him and saw Musaki scratched and messed up. He shook his head and said, "Same old Musaki. Doesn't want to fight back. That's cool with me."
Then, Eli punched him in the nose and scratched him in the eye, which made Musaki scream loudly in pain. Eli laughed at him hardly and Musaki felt completely hurt by that. Tears almost filled his eyes and then, ran back to the Jade Palace, crying. As he got to the stairs, he didn't want anyone to know that he was bullied....again.
He went to the bunkhouse and stormed off into his room, away from everyone. As he closed the door, he felt completely angry and sad all at the same time. Then, he felt some blood coming out of his face, which pains him a lot. He curled himself up in a little ball and started crying.
A knock came at his door and he said, "Go away."
"Lil' Saki? It's me."
Musaki sniffled and asked, "What do you want, Po?"
Po could tell that Musaki is upset and didn't know what it is. He asked, "Are you okay?"
"Yeah. Can you just leave me alone, please?"
"But Musaki, I just---"
"GO AWAY!!!!!" he screamed.
It was a long pause for a sec and Musaki continued crying softly. Po stood there, looking a little taken aback by this huge problem that Musaki won't tell him about. Musaki sighed heavily, wiped his eyes, sniffled a few and told him softly, "Just leave me alone."
It didn't take long before Po sighed heavily and he didn't respond, he just nodded his head and walked away. Musaki heard Po's footsteps depart and just wanted some alone time to cool off and such.
As Po was walking, he stopped and saw Shifu standing there. He came out of the shadows and said, "I heard someone scream."
"Yeah, I know." Po said.
"Is something wrong, Master Po?"
"It's Musaki. He's got a problem, but he's not telling me."
Shifu sighed heavily, shook his head and said, "I see."
He then walked towards his room, knocked on his door, which made Musaki a little agitated and said, "Po, I said go away. Which part of 'go away' does your fat brain does not get?"
"I beg your pardon?"
All of a sudden, he can tell that it's Shifu, because of his stern voice. He got up and opened the door.
"Sorry about that."
Shifu was shocked when he saw a beaten up, bloodied Musaki standing in his room. He asked, "What happened?"
"Who did this to you?"
He didn't want anyone to know that it was his old bully that did this, because he knew that they would ask him so many questions about him, so he tried to make excuses for it.
"While I was out, I....tried to get back up the stairs and then, I slipped and fell down the stairs and I bumped myself into a tree. It was crazy."
Shifu looked at him sternly and asked, "Are you sure?"
"Yeah, very sure, very."
Shifu didn't say anything and had this stern look on his face, knowing that there was something else there that he didn't want to get anything out of Musaki. He nodded his head and asked, "Even if there was something wrong, you'd tell me, right?"
"Absoultely." Musaki said.
Shifu got out of his room and closed the door, and still had this suspicious look on his face that somebody might be threatening him or beating him up. The half bloodied face show proof that someone was messing with Musaki.
He looked up and there was Po standing there. He asked, "Did you get anything from Musaki?"
"Not quite, but his face is messed up."
"Somebody did this to him, but he won't tell me what it is."
"Well, how do you know if someone did?"
"I can tell from his expression on his face that he's covering something up and that someone might have messed him up?"
"You mean someone bullied him?"
"I don't know, panda. But I'll find out one of these days. Get a rag, put some water in it and put it in Musaki's face."
"Should I see it first?"
"Be my guest."
Po went into Musaki's room, opened the door silently, then all of a sudden, Musaki turns around and sees the scratch and the bloodied face and nose, which frightened Po. He looked in horror and asked, "Who did this to you?"
"None of your business."
Then, Po got out of his way, closed the door, looked at Shifu and asked, "It's that bad, huh?"
Shifu looked at him with his arms crossed and asked, "What do you think?"
"So, I should get the rag?"
Po got out of his way and went to find a rag, while Shifu was curious to know what's going on with Musaki. He sighs and walks off without another word, but he's thinking, 'Someday, I will find out what this is all about. Someday.'
Moments later, Po came back to Musaki's room and knocked on the door and said, "I got something to sort of help you stop the bleeding."
Musaki opened the door and looks at him and sees the rag. He picks up the rag and says, "Thanks."
He sighed and said, "Look, I'm sorry for blowing up at you. I didn't mean to be so mad at you."
"It's fine. I just want to know if you're okay."
"I think I'll be fine. It's my problem."
Musaki puts the rag on his face and it soothes the blood a little. Po asked, "You want another rag?"
Then, Po came back with a rag and some blocks of ice. Musaki asked, "What's all this?"
"The ice is supposed to stop the swelling, but I figured it'll help stop the bleeding."
Musaki got the ice pack and put it on his head and sighed in relief to see the ice cooling down. He said, "Thanks, this is just what I need."
"Don't mention it. So, is there something going on with you that I should know about?"
Musaki looked at Po and asked, "Why do you ask?"
"I don't know. With your face messed up, just wanted to find out what's up."
"I told Shifu that I fell down the stairs and it messed up my face and a tree scratched me. It's just a way to hide my real problem."
"What is the real problem, though?"
"I can't tell you."
"Are you sure? You always tell me everything."
"Not this time. With a situation like this, I don't think I'll tell anybody about it."
"If you say so. But if you do have a problem, you'd tell me, right?"
"Well, okay. Just checking. If you need to talk to me, just find me, okay?"
Po walked off and Musaki remained in his room with the ice pack. He sighed heavily and said, "He knows something. Why do I have the feeling one of them already know? Eli's gonna kick my butt....again."
Musaki's hidden problem. Poor Musaki. Hopefully, this story will be interesting for you guys! Stay tuned for more!