Disclaimer: I do not Own Any Kung Fu Panda Characters
My What If Story
Chapter 1: A Friend
All the kids at the Bau Yu Orphanage waited anxiously for Mr. Ping to arrive. He was a kindly gray goose who did puppet shows for them. His son Po was a black and white panda with jade eyes. Normally he was too nervous to be around the other kids for most people made fun of him because of his weight and being clumsy. But his dad wanted him to come so here he was surrounded by kids that didn't have any moms or dads. Po was saddened by this so he thought it would be nice to have the kids be cheered up and who knows he might make some friends here. But the second he set his paws through the door the other children looked at him and snickered at his weight and when he went up to them to say hi he tripped over his own two feet. "Nice work fatty maybe you should watch where you're going," snickered a duck boy. They all went over to Mr. Ping to watch the puppet show and Po decided to go somewhere quiet. He slipped passed the caregiver and walked down the halls and saw room after room of kids drawing happy pictures and toys everywhere. Then his attention was taken to an iron door at the end of the darkened hall. Po glanced at it and felt drawn to it and pressed his ear to the door. He swore on a stack of dumplings that he heard crying and gently opened the door. The room was pitch black and looked tore up.
"He-hello is anyone in here?" Po asked as he looked around the darkened room. He heard a rustling sound but didn't see anything. Just then two golden eyes stared at him from the darkness.
"Who are you? What are you doing here?" asked a cold voice.
"I am sorry to have bothered you. My name is Po I just thought I would come in here to see if everything was okay. I thought I heard crying," Po said calmly trying to hide his fear.
"Are you afraid?" the voice asked.
"In all honesty a little but maybe if you would come out to the light and I saw you," Po said trying to see who the eyes belonged to.
"Good because you should be afraid," the voice said and out stepped a young female orange and black striped tiger cub. She wore a red vest and had golden eyes and was glaring at Po. "I am Tigress, Tigress the monster," she snarled. When Po saw Tigress he was transfixed on her as she glared at him.
"You have pretty eyes," Po said gently. This took Tigress by surprise no one ever said anything nice about her especially not her eyes. "Can I tell you a secret?" he asked her.
"I guess," Tigress said unsure of what to make of this panda boy.
"I am a monster too watch," Po said with a smile. Maybe if he made the tiger girl laugh then she would feel better. She looked so sad and judging by the room she was in. She had every reason to be for her room was very depressing. Po made his ears all pointed and he stood on his tiptoes and hunched his back and held up his paws and started making fake growling noises and stalking towards Tigress. Tigress looked at him like he lost his mind but couldn't help but smile for he did look sort of funny. Yet, the room was dark and Po tripped over a sheet and landed on his back and in front of Tigress. "Now you can be the monster and chase me around," Po said grinning trying to get Tigress to play with him. Tigress's smiled faded and she looked away from him holding herself.
"You don't understand, I am not a pretend monster I am a real one," she said shedding a tear.
"What do you mean you are a real one?" Po asked getting up and facing her. Tigress showed Po a piece of wood and crushed it too dust.
"That was so cool can you teach me how to do that?" Po asked as his eyes widened with excitement.
"Aren't you afraid of that?" Tigress asked in confusion.
"Why would I be afraid of you breaking a piece of wood?" Po asked her with a raised eyebrow.
"I am really strong for my age doesn't that scare you?" she asked him.
"Uh if I say no will you get mad?" Po asked her cautiously. Tigress looked at him with disbelief. Every time she broke something due to her strength the other kids ran in fear.
"What about these, do these scare you?" Tigress asked showing Po her claws.
"Um why would your nails be scary?" Po wondered thinking she was a bit weird. Cool but a little weird.
"No I have claws aren't you afraid and I have sharp teeth don't they scare you?" Tigress wondered as Po looked at her with a kind face.
"Um you are a tiger you are supposed to have those things. Why should I be afraid of that?" Po asked.
"Because everyone else is that is why they call me a monster," Tigress explained.
"I don't think you are a monster. I think you are nice a little weird but nice. And don't feel bad if I call you weird I am the King of Weird," Po said bowing to her. Tigress couldn't help but smile for something about this panda made her want to smile.
"You don't think I am a monster?" Tigress asked him.
"No I don't think you are a monster," Po told her. "Could we start over?" he asked. "My name is Po," Po said holding out his paw for Tigress to shake.
"I am Tigress," Tigress said shaking his paw but she squeezed too tight.
"Ow, man that is some grip," Po said rubbing his now sore paw.
"Sorry told you I was strong," Tigress said feeling bad and thinking Po would now see her as a monster.
"It is okay I just won't challenge you to any arm wrestling competitions," Po said chuckling and Tigress laughed back.
"So, what brings you here? Are you an orphan too?" Tigress asked him.
"Uh no, me and my dad came here to do a puppet show for the kids but the other kids didn't want to play with me because I am fat and clumsy," Po said frowning.
"I don't care if you are clumsy and you are a panda so you are supposed to be a bit heavy," Tigress said gently as she was trying to get a smile back on Po's face.
"Thanks hey want to play together?" Po asked with a smile.
"Um sure," Tigress said returning the smile.
Po tapped her on the shoulder and said ", Tag you are it." Then scampered around the room laughing happily and Tigress began to chase him. The caregiver went looking for Po and found Tigress's door open. Fear overtook her as she rushed into the room but stopped suddenly when she saw Po and Tigress playing. Tigress was actually smiling and Po was laughing as he chased Tigress around the room. The caregiver stood in disbelief and didn't know what to think. All the other children were afraid of Tigress even the adults but this little panda boy was happily playing with her. Shaking her head the caregiver left the children alone and went to watch the other kids. Po was so happy that he made a new friend and Tigress was happy because she now had a friend.
Author's Note: I might make this story a chapter story but let me know if I should continue. Hope you enjoyed this chapter and please review.