|Shotoken Dojo, Japan
Spring of 1974
Young Ryu had finally
finish chopping the pile of wood that Gouken Sensei had instructed him
to. He headed across the courtyard for the well. Watching the hill path
as he draws water from the well.
Curiosity fills him
as he saw a crown of silver-white hair bobbing up and down. Almost at once
he recognised that head of silver hair. His favourite storyteller had come
around again. His thirst had already being forgotten as young Ryu rushes
towards the visitor.
he called out.
"Ah Baby dragon,
good to see you too." Zannah called back. Suddenly Ryu stopped when he
saw the tall warrior woman. He had noticed a small figure curled up within
the tall Warrior lady's arms. By now Gouken had left the hut to see what
had attracted Ryu's attention.
"Ah Zannah, you have
return." Gouken greeted her.
"This is afterall
my little retreat. Gouken-san."
Ryu tugged her shirt.
"Who's that?" he
asked pointing at the figure in her arms
"Oh how forgetful
of me." she said
"Xiu gong ju. hei
seng ge lah. Ngo dey dou lah.(Wake up Little Princess. We have arrive.)"
A little voice said. A girl about six years of age slid out of Zannah's
arms. The young girl remain close to Zannah even though her eyes betray
her wish to explore the surrounding woods.
"ChunLi... this is
ChunLi pronnounced carefully.
"I see you thought
her Japanese as well."
"I had to. considering
who she is. Little one this here is Ryu."
As the children look
into each others' eyes. there was a hint of recognition.
"The little dragon
boy/girl!" the children said at the same time.
Gouken had a slightly
puzzled look on his face.
"Young Ones. How
could you be so sure? That was only a story I've created for the both of
description matched!" ChunLi said, refusing to believe the story was fictional.
"Okay okay. You win.
Now Ryu take ChunLi to explore the woods and take care of her okay." Zannah
said with mock resignation
"Yes! I will take
care of ChunLi mei mei(little sister) with my life!" Ryu answered with
seriousness that seems beyond his age. With that the two ran off in with
ChunLi deciding where she wants to go.
"I see. Soon she
will run his life." Gouken commented
"I hope so."
"So what really
brings you here?"
"Vega(M Bison) wants
Chunli out of Shadowlaw for a while. It's the whole Regicide thing. You
know how Shadowlaw is nearing the turnover of a new ruler." Zannah said
with a shrug.
"Ah I see. Then how
are Sho and Miyuki doing?"
"Better than I had
hope. Sho had only came out of his coma. The two ShadowWarriors who replaced
Geotao are taking care of them."
"Not too good. The
Seiryoku zapped most of her strength. she will recover but not so soon.
Sho would not be in this mess if he had not listen to Gouki. So did Ryu
asked about his parents?"
"Not yet. But seeing
him now, I believe he would not be that curious so soon."
"Well at least the
present Ten Grand Masters knew nothing of Sho's present condition. Let's
hope he can get out of it soon."
"Well I'll be leaving
now. Vega would send somebody to pick ChunLi up. When the time is right."
"Won't the children
"I doubt they'll
noticed I'm gone."
"Well they seem
to be getting along fine."
"It's a good sign
is it not? Sayonara Gouken. I have my own wars to fight. I will return
again. Thank you for taking care of the children." Zannah bowed, she turned
to leave after leaving ChunLi's bag to Gouken.
"May luck be with
you. I hope you find the one you seek." Gouken called to Zannah as she
descended the hill.