The sun sets without much of any incidents happening to the eleven warriors that day. Haohmaru had started a fire to keep warm. It wasn’t long when everybody gathered round the fire to share a meal and a pouch of wine and converse into the night.
Hours later all yawned
and decided to turn in for the night. ChunLi meanwhile had decided to go
outside to relieve herself. Ryu had decided to accompany her since a thick
fog seems to be rolling inland. Nakaruru pulled her sister aside.
“We need to talk.”
The sisters could
make out the opaque shadows of the couple standing close together. Nakaruru
bade her sister to stay hidden and keep silent and just watch as made her
way towards the couple.
ChunLi narrowed her eyes as Nakaruru intruded upon their moment of privacy. But in a blink of an eye her face turned neutral.
“I like to speak
to you in private. Please.” Nakaruru smiled
“The weather seems
odd these few days. Rain and shine within a single day.” ChunLi commented,
watching the intent gaze that Nakaruru had on her face.
“Don’t you dare harm
him or the others!”
Nakaruru looked around
but couldn’t see her sister’s shape where she thought the younger girl
might be hidden. ChunLi smiled as she took note of the direction that Nakaruru
glanced at. Moments later her smile was gone. She raised her hand again
and Nakaruru yelped in pain. ChunLi wanted to get her attention.
“…..Kill me ……if that’s what….you want!” She was in pain as her heart felt like it was being crushed. Her very life soon to be squeezed out of her. Darkness fades in and out of her eyes.
“And why should I
do that?” She smiled again, she grabbed the younger woman by the chin.
The anger in her eyes was entertaining to ChunLi, who was toying with Nakaruru
like a cat before eating a mouse.
“Indeed it is getting cold. We go now.’ ChunLi spoke to no one in particular. Nakaruru felt a chill behind her, she tried to turn but couldn’t. Silently she screamed unmentionable curses at the older woman.
“Tsk tsk, such a gentle young lady with such a foul mouth. Have you got the other, Dear love.” ChunLi spoke again. A grunt from behind Nakaruru answered her.
Nakaruru’s eyes darted left and right trying to see who ChunLi’s accomplice is. But still that accomplice was out of her line of sight. A large sack appeared by Nakaruru’s left. When open, within laid the unconscious form of Rimururu. Nakaruru screamed and yelled silently.
“Yes yes. Whatever you say. Now just shut up.”
Nakaruru felt a sharp
pain at the back of her neck. Darkness took over her as consciousness fades
away, rough hands bundling her into the sack where her sister is.
“We go?” Ryu asked
as he tied the sack and heft it over his shoulders.
“Him?” he asked again,
not masking the contempt on his face.
“Them heavy?” she
cooed at him.
Moments later ChunLi
broke off their kiss and watches Ryu picked up the sack again. With one
hand holding Ryu’s free hand ChunLi headed east using Gill’s qi signature
to guide her through the fog.
An hour later they
stopped by the shoreline, the waves lapping against the sand. ChunLi and
Ryu eyed each other in silence. ChunLi shrugged and raised her hand, a
platform of water rose and she stepped upon it. With a smile she invited
“May I?” he asked,
pointing at the squirming sack with his free hand.
With the permission he required, Ryu flipped the sack forward, throwing it hard on the ground with a loud thud. The sack still squirmed and Ryu sighed, with his hands still on the sack he turned then flipped the sack forward, throwing it against the ground once more.
This action was repeated
at least twice for that’s when the squirming stops. Ryu looked up to see
the look of approval on ChunLi’s face. She smiled again and invited him
up the watery platform. This time he stepped up without hesitation. From
there the surf carried them forward, ramming through any obstacles that
would lie within their path.
Within two hours
they reached Demon’s Island. The pier guards rushed forward to stop them
but with a wave of her hand, ChunLi struck them with lightning from the
Together they walk
down the path that leads to the castle. Some guys followed them cautiously
from a distance, those she ignored. The guards with bravado in their heads
and attacked them, those she punished with suggestions from Ryu to spice
up an old trick be it lightning, fire, ice, wind or earth.
Arriving at the castle
they were greeted by the raised drawbridge. Ryu glanced at ChunLi, she
raised both hand and the earth beneath the castle shook but not violently.
“I’d knocked. Since
they don’t answer.” ChunLi left it hanging.
“Overkill.” Ryu mumbled,
raising an eyebrow.
Reaching the still empty throne room, ChunLi frowned and headed up the throne with Ryu. Ryu let the sack slip and fall from his fingers. Removing the two young women from the sack and tying them each to the two large candleholders by the throne.
Ryu sat down on the throne. ChunLi sat on his legs, swinging her legs up so she that she drapes across Ryu’s legs. One arm across his shoulders for support and the other rested on his chest while Ryu’s arms encircled her shoulder and waist. She showered Ryu with kisses once more.
“Now we wait.” She
whispered in his ear.
It was around midnight when realization hit Zannah like a sucker punch causing her to jerk up from the makeshift bed. Haohmaru was staring at her blankly from across the room, young Shizumaru and Kyo both had a strange look on their faces. Charlotte and Chizuru were both unclear of what to make of the strange feeling that had just passed. Galford stared blankly at the empty beds of Nakaruru and Rimururu.
“They’re gone again.”
Hoahmaru got up from his makeshift bed.
“Since she was so intent on us going. Who are we to argue?” Zannah mumbled as she headed out. Noticing that the fog had subsided. A clear sign that ChunLi wanted them to go where she had wanted them to be. Zannah shrugged as the others joined her with sleepy eyes. No point going against a set path. With a general shrug they headed out.