Somewhere deep in the Himalayas, a small, blue, lizard-like creature trudged through the snow, a larger beast of a purply-grey and yellow colored scales beside her and a small something on her shoulder.

"So...how much further?"

"Not far now. We'll be quicker in the air."

The two dragons took to the skies, en route for China.

...

"Rise and shine, Sleeping Beauty!"

Mulan turned over in her sleep with a sound like a sleepy puppy. Mushu tried another approach.

"MORNING! MORNING! THE SUN IS SHINING AND THE BIRDS ARE SINGING!" he yelled into her ear.

The girl slept on as if she were dead. Cri-Kee shook his head sadly, but a smile was on his face.

Mushu sighed wearily. "...Must I?..."

Then he shrieked as loudly as he could:

"THE HUNS ARE ATTACKING! WE'RE UNDER ATTACK! IF YOU DON'T WAKE UP, MULAN, YOU'LL BE KILLED IN YOUR SLEEP!"

With a shout, Mulan fell off her bed. "Much better." Mushu smiled. Mulan sat up and rubbed her head. "Ow..."

Mushu jumped out of nowhere and landed in her lap, dumping a bowl of water over her head. "I can't believe you slept all afternoon." he muttered. Mulan sat bolt upright, a look of terror on her face. "All afternoon?"

Cri-Kee nodded.

Mulan jumped to her feet and ran. "I'm gonna be late!" She dressed quickly and ran out the door. Why did I ever stay up all night watching the New Year's fireworks? She moaned in frustration. She was gone before the blink of an eye.

Cri-Kee looked up at Mushu with a questioning squeak. Mushu grinned back at him.

"Her date with Shang."