Here's the final chapter. Now this one part you might recognize from the episode The Last Voyage, but I'm thinking about changing it around a little in one of my future Ninjago fanfics. In the meantime, enjoy.
Ch.11: Forgiveness and Discoveries
"I'm sorry! I'm so sorry! I'm so very sorry!" Pam groaned with annoyance as Kai groveled at her feet, begging for her forgiveness. Kai hadn't stopped apologizing to her since they left Ourobourus. He kept on saying sorry throughout dinner when she was trying to tell the others about her time with the Serpentine. Now he's groveling at her feet as she was making her way through the courtyard to meet up with Malcho.
"Kai, for the hundredth time," she said, "I forgive you. Now will you please stop?" The Red Ninja stood up on his feet quickly.
"Sorry; can't help myself," he explained. Pam just rolled her eyes.
"What's gotten into you today?"
"I just feel bad after what I've heard about your past," he explained with a sigh, "and I wanna let you know I'm nothing like your father. I just don't wanna loose Nya; that's why I was…chauvinistic to you. I shouldn't have let my responsibilities get to my head." Pam's face softened.
"You act like that because you're worried about Nya? Kai, I know she's your sister, but you shouldn't take those responsibilities so seriously. Like you, she's growing up. And the others and I will be more than happy to help; she's a sister to us too. So…try not to overdo it, and don't be afraid to ask for our help, okay?" Kai nodded with a small smile.
"Thanks. I guess I just got some serious letting-go issues to fix."
"It's just something you'll have to work on when you give Nya away at her and Jay's wedding."
"Yeah, you got that ri—Wait! WHAT?" Pam smirked at him.
"Gotcha." Kai then glared at her with a smirk.
"And you called me a goofball," he replied before heading back into the dojo. Pam just laughed before heading over to Malcho and Hydro Dragon's cave.
When she got there, Pam spotted Malcho coiled up, as he was getting ready for bed. She feels pretty reluctant because she knows how angry he is at her for worrying him. But she has to talk to him, so she went up to him anyway.
"Hey, big guy," she said. Malcho turned to her and was surprised to see her.
"Pamela? What are you doing up, chica?" he asked her. "I thought you'd be in bed by now."
"My bedtime won't be for a while, Malcho," she stated before sitting down and resting her back against his coils. "Besides, I came down to tell you that…I'm sorry for worrying you like that." Malcho then gave her a firm look.
"You should be," he stated. "You should've asked me to come with you. Then you wouldn't have gotten kidnapped."
"Yeah, but I don't want to ruin your nap," she explained. "Besides, after what happened to you at the Toxic Bogs, I thought you wanted more time to recuperate." Malcho blinked in reply. He had never thought about that. He was suppose to protect her, and she worried about his ordeal. He then looked down in shame.
"If you keep on doing my job," he said, "I'll be out of it." The two of them then laughed it out before Malcho decided to change the subject. "So…did you have a pleasant stay at Ourobourus?"
"Sure did," she answered. "Turns out the Generals were the nicest to me among the Serpentine. As well as Alura and Pythor. Alura and I chatted like high school friends. Acidicus is really smart and into chemistry and mathematics. Skalidor knows how to crack a good joke. Fangtom is very charming, especially to Alura. And Skales is a good listener."
"What about Pythor?"
"Turns out…he's fun to be around. He showed me around Ourobourus and even showed me the Slither Pit Arena."
"Didn't you say it's under repairs?"
"Yeah, but he showed it to me from a safe distance. Oh, you should see it, Malcho. It's big and proud enough to put a town plaza to shame. Big enough to fit you…or three of you!"
"Now that is what I call a grande exaggeration, chica," he replied with a laugh.
"Really, Malcho, it was extraordinary. I even told Pythor that he and the Generals should have chariot races like in Rome, or acrobats like in China. He agreed that it sounds interesting."
"You sure know your cultural events."
"I had a lot of time in my hands with school and books." Malcho's smiles softened a little as he laid his head down beside her.
"You are becoming closer to him, I see," he stated softly. Pam then looked up a the stars.
"I guess that's what the tealeaf lady wanted me to do," she replied. "I need to get close to him to understand his reason for wanting to marry me. Now I just feel bad for him. He lost everything: his comrades; his friends; his family…And to think I've pushed him away." Malcho sighed softly.
"I understand that feeling. I've been on my own since birth as in the nature of my kind, and I'm not sure if I have any family. So…I knew what if felt like being alone in the world…until you came along." Pam smiled in reply before stroking his dark mane. Her other hand then touched something in her pocket, and she pulled it out. It's the envelope that Pythor gave her. Malcho noticed it as well.
"It came from Pythor," she answered before opening the letter. Inside were a note and a map. Pam then read the letter out loud to Malcho:
"To my beloved Pamela (Malcho made a face at that part),
"This information I give to you involves your White Ninja brother Zane. During the fight with the Skeleton Army in our hidden fortress, I overheard some Skeleton soldiers talking about Zane. They recognized him as the robot built by an inventor name Nikolai Tinkerer, an old man whom they brought back to life with a magic elixir. They then locked the poor man in a lighthouse in a small island off the cost of Ninjago, forcing him unsuccessfully to make them deadly weapons that will help them conquer Ninjago.
"Pamela, if what they say is true, then you and the ninja must go and help him. This map I also give you is what I stole from those boneheads. It shows where Lighthouse Island is located. If you do go there, please be careful. Chances are Lord Garmadon's goons might've left something—or someone—behind to guard Nikolai. Good luck and be careful.
"With all my love, Pythor."
Pam and Malcho couldn't believe what they've read. Zane's creator/father is alive! Pam quickly shot up to her feet, the map clutched tightly in her fist.
"I gotta tell the guys!" she cried, running back to the dojo. Malcho then looked up at the stars, sensing that soon they'll be heading out on another big adventure.
I wonder, he then thought to himself. Will this adventure help unlock Pamela's true potential?
Only tomorrow will reveal the outcome.