5th February 1993
It was a cloudy day
with a mild wind blowing, the scent of the blooms in the park was hangs
in the air. The area near the House of Warriors was abuzz with activities
as people moved about busily. There seem to be some event going on, as
there are chairs placed facing the fountain.
Within the House of Warriors, Cammy in her pastel green bridesmaid’s dress, fuss over ChunLi’s wedding gown making sure that all the details are in order. Wearing a long flowy satin wedding gown with a light blue tint. Her off-shoulders gown revealing her creamy skin.
An elaborately designed
3-tier sapphire choker around her neck, on her head was a sapphire tiara.
She wore her long black with a brown tint in a braid. Walking up to her
is Lord Vega (M Bison) her father, with the wedding veil in his hands,
regardless of occasions he still wears his trademark red military uniform.
There was a sort of a smile on his face as if a part of his dark plans
has come to fruit.
“You are rather delighted
with this assignment. Killing two birds with one stone. Yess?” Vega asked.
There was a slight blush on ChunLi’s face when she knew he was aware of
her true intentions of accepting this particular assignment.
“Yes. Allowing you
to marry Ryu and later bring him into folds of Shadowlaw. I am most impress
that you intend to betray the man you love?” Vega is amazed how his daughter
had taken after him in at least one aspect.
“For the honour and greater glory of Shadowlaw, it is a risk that I have to take. Afterall Daddy, powers like his are not meant to be wasted but to aid the great cause of Shadowlaw.” There was fanaticism in her voice.
“And here I was thinking
you had always love the boy, I am amaze that you have him eating out of
your palm, indeed I was wrong to try and use physical force to try and
recruit him. Now I know why I made you heir to my empire, even if you are
giving it up for the sake of the boy.”
“Daddy, you should
have known that a man like Ryu would never falter against physical force.
His mind is simple, easy to prey on.”
“I don’t want any
of the ‘Dolls’ on this, he’ll be suspisious. No offence Cammy.”
“That is why I want to use her. Besides if this little chip does not work, she could help me take him down by force. Afterall Daddy, she can remind me of my assignment, you don’t really want me to forget about the assignment amidst the marital bliss? Considering the fact that I actually intend to enjoy this assignment before completing it and you do want grandchildren to continue our family line Yessss…?”
“….” Vega was silent
as he weighs the pros and cons.
“Is that a threat?”
Moments later Vega
gave ChunLi over to Ryu
*End of Flashback*
On this really warm
evening, class had being cancelled due to the rising heat wave and the
students have all gone out. Both Ryu and ChunLi were in the backyard behind
their room. While Ryu was napping in the hammock, ChunLi was in the pavilion
enjoying her tea. Glancing at Ryu, she seemed to remember something.
Standing in front
of him, ChunLi gently stroke his hair rousing him from sleep. Ryu smiled
when he open his eyes and sat up.
“What??!! Li this
heat is really getting to you….what the??” there was a sort of a pinprick
feeling to the back of his neck.
“Li! This is…not….funny…AAARRRHHH!!!!” He could see strange reddish electricity coursing through and every move he tries to make. The thought of ChunLi betraying him occurs but he refuse to believe.
“Come we are to go
back now. For the greater honour and glory of Shadowlaw. Oh how long have
I awaited this moment. Iwa!” ChunLi called out.
As Iwa came in, she
took one look and turn to ChunLi.
“How could….. you betray me???… I had always…..thought better of you…” Ryu said. He felt as if ChunLi had just stabbed a knife into his heart and twisted it as well. He would feel better if that was what she intend to do, but this don’t make sense.
“I’m sorry Ryu….I
didn’t mean to….but I had to..” ChunLi said with this sad look on her face.
It seemed to Ryu that she was two minds about this.
“Darling it was a
masquerade to get you comfortable, to throw your guard down.” ChunLi’s
hard will return once again. Now they are in their room. ChunLi opened
the cellar door and they all headed down.
“I am who I am. Though
I do admit there are times that I wanted to give up this silly plan and
tell you everything and hope you will forgive me.”
Reaching the bottom there was another door. ‘Up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A, Start’. She keyed in the combination on the keypad. There was a click, a whirl and a beep and the door slide open.
“What and pretend
all this never happen? It’s too late for that now don’t you think?”
They are now in some kind of a subway platform, there was a sign that says ‘Shoto-Wushu Dojo’. Shadowlaw guards all over the place, seeing ChunLi they saluted her. A special three-car bullet train awaiting them. Boarding the middle one, Iwa dropped Ryu like a sack on the seats and headed out.
“What gonna ride
on the roof again?” ChunLi asked
Moments later the train started moving. There was a short awkward silence. Glancing at the window ChunLi could see Iwa climbing up to the roof, the wind at high speed whipping her mouth like one of those cartoon character, moments later she was up the roof.
“You know I love
you….If I hadn’t I would have done so earlier.” ChunLi said, moving over
The train slowly
stops and Iwa climbed down from the roof and in through the window, and
picked up Ryu again.
The guards on seeing
them saluted ChunLi and escorted them up to the labs, till they were at
this particular lab.
what a surprise. Have you brought back our project that you loan out?”
a small man(you know that guy in the animated movie?) appeared, the look
of a mad scientist.
The legendary Shotoken Master himself!!! Why Elder Missy I am so honoured
to be working with your husband, the young lord himself!!!! I had only
dreamed of exploring his powers!!!” the Doctor danced in delight.
Missy, don’t you want me to get started?”
“Trust me he won’t.
You want your head don’t you?” ChunLi said as she walked over to Ryu.
“See you later Yuyu.” ChunLi said as she planted a kiss on Ryu’s face. With a laugh she left the room.