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great, Shangs father shook their hands. I cannot thank you
enough for all your hospitality and how you saved my sons life. If
there is anything that you need, do not hesitate to ask for help.
He bowed in respect for them and left to get his horse.
Mulan and Shang slowly
walked out of the house. Shang was not leaning on Mulan, but he was
holding her hand for support, not that she minded anyway. On the way
out, she bowed in respect to the old lady and old man. Thank you
so much for taking care of my she looked to Shang and smiled,
husband. I am glad you found him while he was injured and not
dead. Thank you so much for nursing him back to health. I honestly
cannot thank you enough. And also, thank you for your kindness
towards me. I am actually glad I had to force myself inside your
house. It truly shows your kindness towards any guest or patient
regardless, Mulan bowed again. Thank you so much. I will take
care of this man.
You are welcome here
anytime Heroine of China, the old man smiled.
And good luck taking
care of Shang, the lady laughed, You will need it.
Mulan laughed and
looked at Shang, who was pouting. I know. Luckily you did all the
nursing. All I have to do is take him home. After all, Shang can walk
The old couple laughed
and waved goodbye to Mulan and Shang. Shang got on the horse first
and Mulan got on second. Shang sat in the back while Mulan sat in the
front. He held on tight to her. Im not that picky or difficult
to take care of. Im not high maintenance. I was an army brat. I
can handle myself. Shang muttered.
Im sure you are
Shang, his father turned around as they started on their journey,
says the boy who had to be nursed by an old lady. You also dont
like to eat when you dont like your mothers meals. I know they
are pretty bad, but you would go and starve instead? And even though
you grew up in the army, you were also one of the youngest. Your
mother spoiled you.
Mulan laughed. Its
okay Shang, she held his hand for a moment as if she was giving
support, After all sir, being General isnt easy. Sir you should
know. The only one to spoil Shang now is me. And trust me, I wont.
The former General
laughed, I know. I figured that. Good for Shang.
Well at least Mulan
can cook, Shang replied, even if she doesnt spoil me, shes
not going let me cook because that would mean trash for food. Im a
You learned that
from your mother, Chen replied.
fighting boys, Mulan interrupted them. Lets just ride home
as quickly as possible so we can get home.
Its always the
girl who can quell any fire, Shangs father responded.
Oh but when the
fight is on, its the girl who has the most fire and spirit,
Shang smiled, You should have seen her at camp father. Boys,
you dont deserve the title soldier. You have to earn it,
Shang said trying to imitate Mulan.
You know Shang,
Mulan retorted, You make fun of me about that because you wish
you had the power and influence over those soldiers like I do.
Shangs father tried
to hide his laughter, but was unable to. She just told you off!
Are you going to do anything about that?
Shang smiled. You
may be tough father, but Im the wiser. Anyone knows that when a
woman is controlling the horse or has the most control, you dont
do anything to make her angry. Besides, Im injured. Anything she
hits at me will actually hurt this time.
Coming from you
General, Im going to take that as a compliment, she laughed,
But you have learned your lesson.
It was early nightfall
when they reached Mulans house. They took their horses into the
stables and Shang walked with Mulans support. The former General
was not too far behind, watching how his son was walking and whether
he was improving or not. Once they reached the front door, Mulans
parents ran out to greet them. All together they walked in. But they
were so tired, they all decided to go to sleep early.
By morning, Mulan led
Shang to a chair for him to sit on. She sat nearby on the same seat.
His father sat on a chair nearby, and Mulans parents stood in
front of them, asking how their journey went.
It was fine. And I
plan to leave this morning, Shangs father looked at them, Im
sorry for the early leave.
Oh well you can stay
as long as you wish, Mulans mother responded quickly, Shang
is injured. If you ever need us you can always come back here.
Thats the thing,
he looked down, Shang has to come home with me.
What? Mulan and
Shang asked and turned to look at him.
Shang you need to
come home. Youve been gone for so long. His father replied.
Why dont we let
Mulan take care of me? Shang smiled.
The former General
sighed, You need to take care of yourself. You can come back when
you are all better. Besides, your mother and I need to talk to you.
You have a lot of explaining to do.
Shang nodded. He was
not going to argue with his father, and neither would Mulan. Mulans
mother understood and immediately got their bags out from their room.
Shangs father carried these bags out to the horses, while Mulan
helped Shang walk along.
As they got on their
horses, Shang kissed Mulan goodbye and rode off with his father on
his horse alone. As Mulan waved goodbye, she wondered when she would
see Shang again.