Surprises

3 months later

Raimundo's POV

I watched as the sunset went down slowly on the beach. I had such a relaxed and clam feeling running through me. I sighed and suddenly felt her head rest on my shoulder. I smiled to her as I reached for her hand. At this moment everything was perfect. I wanted us to stay like this forever. I turned to face her I saw her blush.

"What?" She laughed.

"Did I ever tell you how beautiful you are?" I asked.

"Yes and I like it."

We both laughed and I felt like the happiest person in the world. I'd do anything for her and she knew it. I'd be the friend she needed and the one guy she could always relay on. However, it still pained me inside though. .. because of the truth.

"I miss you . . ." I spoke.

"I'm right here and I'm not going anywhere." She whispered in my ear.

"That's not true . . . You're just a dream and when I wake up you'll be gone."

"What if it wasn't just a dream and I was actually real."

"You're not,"

Suddenly she stood up and grabbed my hands and pulled me up so that we were both standing. I watched as we both stared into each other's eyes. We slowly got closer and closer as our lips were only one inch apart, but then she pulled back and let go of my hands backing away.

"You sound just like me," She said.

She slowly turned around and continued to walk away disappearing leaving her footprints in the sand. Suddenly I began to wake up and felt the sun hit my face. I looked at the clock and noticed that I was late for training. I quickly got dressed and went to the main court yard and saw Clay and Omi practicing already.

"Sorry I'm late!" I said to Master Fung.

"As leader you should be more prepared." He replied.

"I know, but I overslept again. Had another dream . . ."

"A dream date with a certain someone." Clay whispered to Omi and they both laughed making me upset and embarrassed.

"Now let us begin training." Master Fung said.

Soon we began to do our daily training of just practicing our abilities and fighting each other with them. I had to admit a lot have things have changed lately around here and it just all seemed. Well different . . . After training ended Clay and Omi came up to me to talk.

"So partner what was the dream this time," Clay said nudging Omi.

"Nothing you haven't heard before." I said drinking my water.

"So you saw her again?" Omi questioned.

"Yeah and I don't know, but every time I see her I feel like . . . like . . . she's actually there with me. I know it's a dream, but each dream feels more and more realistic every time."

I sighed and decided to head back in my room. I laid on top of my bed and just stared at the ceiling. What am I doing . . . I can't dwell on the past forever, I need to move on. Suddenly an image of her appeared in my mind. I grabbed the pillow and placed it over my face. Suddenly I heard a knock on the door and entered Clay and Omi.

"Don't forget that tonight's the party partner." Clay reminded me.

"I know I'll get ready soon, but for now I kind of want to be alone." I said and I felt a hand on my shoulder.

"Everything will be alright Raimundo." Omi said and I nodded.

About an hour later I was dressed and ready to go out there. I was wearing a basically wearing all white with my medallion. Nice dress shirt and long pants. I walked out to the court yard and saw tons of people. All which were friends and family. I looked and saw that my best friend Carlos was here and went to great him.

"Carlos long times no see." I greeted grabbing his hand and hugging him.

"You too, so this is the place you always talk about. I like it, very . . . cultural." He said and suddenly I felt a tap on my shoulder and saw an Asian looking girl.

"Are you Raimundo Pedrosa?" She asked.

"Yes and you are?" I asked.

"Keiko . . . a friend of Kimiko's."

Suddenly I felt a wave of sadness hit me, but I waved to Carlos and smiled at the girl. I led her to a table where we both sat down. I looked around and could see Clay talking to his part of the family and friends and Omi with Jermaine and talking to Carlos. I glanced and saw Master Fung talking to Kimiko's father. I smiled and was happy that everyone could be here. I turned my attention back to the girl named Keiko.

"So Keiko . . . is there something you wanted to ask me?" I asked nicely.

"No I actually just wanted to meet all of you Xiaolin Warriors for myself. Kimiko used to tell me all about you guys. It was like she thought of all of you as her family."

"Yeah well she was special to all of us."

"I know what you mean. We've been friends forever and now it just seems so . . . unreal that's she's gone. It's weird, but I always had this feeling that she never was really gone, like a part of her is still here." She said placing her hand on her heart.

"I know what you mean."

"Well Raimundo it was nice meeting you and I hope the best for all of you." She said bowing and leaving.

I watched as Keiko left and smiled as she sort of reminded me of Kimiko. The party went on for hours and soon it was getting dark and the party eventually went inside the temple for now as everything outside was getting set up for the dark. I stayed outside and sat next to my buddy Carlos.

"Cool party, but nothing compared to Rio." He stated.

"True, but at least you have parties. Usually we don't have one." I said and then noticed he was staring at something wide eyed.

"Dude look at that girl she looks hot!"

I turned into his direction and saw a girl with her back facing us. She was in a red fiery short dress with her hair down and straight. Carlos nudged me to go talk to her and at first I refused, but then he pushed me closer to her and he gave a grin. Going with the flow I tapped on her shoulder.

"The party is inside the temple for now, so you can go in a join them if you want." I said casually.

"Thanks, but I'm waiting for someone to realize me." She said in a familiar voice.

"Oh well good luck with that." I was about to leave until she said something.

"Believing is seeing right? I wonder if he saw me now, he would finally believe me." She said and I turned around.

I couldn't really see her, but something about her was just too familiar. Suddenly memories of my dreams appeared in my head. My eyes widen and realization hit me. Could it be . . . Suddenly as she turned around all the lights came on outside and I saw her face and I was completely shocked. My knees felt weak, but I stood my ground. So many things ran through my head, but all I could think of was . . . how?

"Kimiko . . ." I spoke and she smiled.

"I told you I was real." She grinned.

Without thinking I quickly ran to her and picked her up and swung her around like they do in the movies. I saw everyone come outside and I saw Clay and Omi surprised and yet thrilled. We were both laughing as she was still in my arms being picked up. I watched as she stared into my eyes and I felt her warm hands on my cheek and she smiled.

"You're actually here . . ." I said.

"I'm right here and I'm not going anywhere." Kimiko replied.

"Well I'll be a two headed Texas rattler," Clay said coming toward us.

"It is good to see you again Kimiko." Omi said.

Suddenly Clay gave us a one big happy family hug nearly squeezing us to death. Soon Kimiko began to explain everything that had happen to her after the battle. Turns out she was in a coma and that Jack had helped her recover, which was a shock to hear, but it didn't matter. What mattered is that she's right here with us again. Tons of people were greeting her again like her father and Keiko. I watched from a distance how everyone was just so happy to see her. I watched as her beautiful smile somehow made the place a little more lighten. Without any thought I walked to her in the crowd of people and offered a hand.

"Would you like to dance?" I asked and she grinned.

"I'd love to," She replied.

We walked to the dance floor where I already saw my buddy Carlos dancing with another girl and I watched as he gave me a thumps up. Soon a lot of people were on the dance floor like Omi with Keiko and Clay with someone who looked like maybe one of his friends that were a girl. I smiled and then turned my attention back to Kimiko as she smiled at me.

"I'm really glad you're back because you just saved me the trouble of finding your replacement." I joked.

"Glad to hear you don't have to do work, but of course you never had to do work in the first place." Kimiko joked and we both laughed.

"It's really good to see you again Kimiko . . . you have no idea how much I've missed you . . ."

"Same here, the whole time I wondered if I'd ever wake up from the dream world and actually see the real world. Although being in the dream world wasn't all that bad when you came to visit."

"So it was actually real . . . I'm glad . . ."

"Me too,"

I felt her gaze at me as I stared into her beautiful icy blue eyes. We were still dancing, but it just felt like we were in our own world right now. I twirled her and we both had an amazing time. I didn't want to let this moment pass at all. I knew then and there that she was all I needed. That she was the one . . .

"You know in our dreams we kind of almost had a moment." I grinned and she grinned back.

"I don't think I really remember, so I guess you'll have to remind me." She replied.

Without a second I pulled her closer to me and our lips were about 1 inch away and when they met, it just felt unreal. I was kissing my best friend, my teammate, and my everything. As we pulled apart I saw her blushing and I ginned.

"This isn't a dream right?" I questioned and she laughed.

"No this is reality and I'm glad it is." She said.

We kissed again and I could feel so many emotions running through me right now that it was hard to explain. The kiss was sweet and passionate. Everything was alright in the world. I was here with the one girl who made me happy and that's all that mattered.

"BAD NEWS VERY BAD NEWS!" Dojo shouted coming out of the temple as Kimiko and I pulled apart.

"What's going on?" I questioned as Clay and Omi stood beside Kimiko and me.

"Listen for yourself!" Dojo said holding a radio.

Suddenly Dojo pulled out a crystal ball and we began to see images of the shadows invading different parts of our world. I watched as Kimiko saw Tokyo being infiltrated by the shadows along with Clay and my homeland as well. Suddenly the image vanished.

"What does this mean?" Omi asked.

"It means our journey is long from over." I replied and I felt someone hold my hand and turned to see it was Kimiko.

"I'm sure we'll manage some how, it's not like it's the first time we've fought evil." She said and I smiled.

"So what do we do now partner?" Clay asked.

"We save the world," I replied.

To be continued . . .


Wasn't expecting that for an ending were yeah? Anyway like the story said the journey is long from over and I'm happy to say that I will create a squeal to this story called Dragon's Unite Pt. 2 which isn't the best title however it will make since later for my story. Anyway this part of the story closes, but another begins so look forward to the squeal and thanks for reading and for reviewing! If you haven't reviewed please do and tell me what you think and thanks again!