Ok, 'member that I had posted something called "Two Family Renunions?? Well, I'm kinda re-posting that. But it's gonna be different, let me tell you.
Here is...FIRST PART. He's my friend.
Chapter One: Secret Revealed
It was six thirty, and Po was hungry.
He trudged lazily towards the kitchen, rubbing his eyes and yawning.
He heard the slight patter of feet and turned around to face Monkey.
"What are you doing?" he asked. Po responded with a loud yawn.
"Just...getting something...to eat." he drawled. Monkey sighed.
"Po, every ten minutes you eat something! I've even seen you sleep-
eating! Every ten minutes each night!"
Po yawned again.
"You need to go back to sleep," Monkey snickered.
"No...Must eat..." Po snored. Monkey half-lead, half-dragged him to
Then suddenly, as Monkey dropped Po on his mattress, a loud BANG!!!
exploded in the air.
Po sat bolt upright. Monkey whistled through his teeth.
"It's happening." he whispered.
"What on earth," Po said nervously "was that?"
"Tigress," responded Monkey "That's what."
Po and Monkey looked out the window. There she was. And now Po could
see what had happened. An ironwood tree had been literally chopped in
half, and it had fallen on top of a gong. Tigress was looking down the
hill, clenching and unclenching her hand. Po spotted a small scarlet
spot the front of her paw.
"Eww." Monkey whispered "She's hurt."
"That was...AWESOME!!!" Po squealed.
"You're happy because she hurt herself?"
"What? No, no! Just what she did with that tree!"
Po stared back, eyes wide. Monkey rolled his eyes.
Tigress was punching another ironwood tree. Peices of bark flew
"Why does she do that?" Po asked, his wondering green eyes on Tigress.
Okay, wow, it took me a while to process these comments.....and I think I can finally answer them....it's just that....wow.
Glad you can't, XD And I will, thanks! Just keep reading & reviewing!
Thank you! And you will get more, soon! ;x Thanks!
Alright, here I go....
Ooookay, so firstly....YOU SPENT YOUR TIME AND WROTE 4 PARAGRAPHS.....ABOUT THIS STORY....(faints)
(two minutes later) Right, I'm good. Kinda. And then you stayed up until 2:30 READING it? I'm gonna faint again. Oh no, don't I dare. I've still gotta respond to this....
I seriously freaked out (in a good way) when I read your comment...I went around the house speechless for about an hour. 'Thank you' seems kinda shallow a response, doncherknow? You seriously think that I'm that good of a writer? WOW. THANK YOU!!!! (sobs from happiness). Hehe, glad you liked that little comment, and really? Huh, strange coincedince. Tell you a secret, most of the time I DON'T know what I'm going to write. I just sit down, look at my fingers and go 'alright, do your part', and then it's done before I know it. That part just came along as a little spark of an idea that I liked. Glad to see you liked it too. :D Yeah, they have some kind of family connection that helps them see that...maybe....and haha, yeah, that was kinda cute
Really? It is hard to keep Tigress IC (in character), but I try my best. Very good point, too, by the way. The show has completely changed her. She's some kind of mushy, grumpy teenager all the sudden. I think the show has twisted her personality since the very beginning. And, I guess you'll just have to wait to see the answers for your questions (COMING VERY SOON )
Okay, she might remember, might not. I can't give away too much. And you'll see, sorry I can't exactly respond. I bet you can guess how Mantis and Monkey will take it, though XD
And don't worry, the longer it is....the more touched I am....(okay, as soon as I finish writing this I'll probably faint again). Again, I can't thank you enough for reviewing....(squeals in a pillow) OMG I CAN'T BELIEVE IT! I REALLY STILL CAN'T BELIEVE IT! I don't feel like I deserve that big a comment! But GRACIAS!!!
And yes, new chapter will come up as soon as the answers to all of your reviews gets through.....
PS: In case any of you have noticed, it has passed the one-year Anniversary for this fanfic...possibly for Legend of Crescent too....So, I want to thank EVERY SINGLE PERSON WHO reviews and reads this story, whether silently or not. You guys are amazing. :D Now I'm gonna allow myself to faint.
Next chapter will be up soon!
PPS: Legend of Crescent might not continue because no one seems to be reading it....
@rtfacts- Okay, so I started reading this fanfic this summer. At first, I was just scanning it to see if there was any Pogress/Tipo (whatever you want to call it) in the story, but as soon as I got halfway into the first chapter, I was hooked. I had a very busy summer and start of the school year, so I had to stop at chapter 8. Yesterday I decided to catch up on the story from where I was. I stayed up until 2:30 a.m. reading, and I still wasn't done. I just finished catching up this morning, and I have to say that YOU ARE THE BEST FANFIC WRITER ON THE PLANET!!! Chapter 4's "like an angel" comment was great! And what's really funny is that at chapter 12 I stopped and started thinking "That would be so cute if Po and Tigress had actually met each other when they were younger and didn't even realize it! Maybe Tigress was even the one who gave him that little panda doll! They became great friends, and were sad when separated, and weren't even aware that they knew each other BEFORE Po became the Dragon Warrior. But I know that would never happen." I didn't even realize that's what you were going to write!
I love how both Dhani and Rooper could tell that Po and Tigress liked each other before. And when Po forgot his name after Tigress kissed him- priceless!
By the way, it's true what they said before. You've got Tigress's character spot-on. It's easier to write a fanfic and get Tigress's personality right now than it would have been at the beginning of the series or during the movies. She's getting a lot more- how do I put this- mushy. (Personally, I think it started with the episode "Kung Fu Day Care" and was really topped off by "Enter the Dragon: Part 2", but that's beside the point.) Speaking of Tigress and feelings, did she ever figure out what that feeling was? (like we don't know) Or why she was jealous?
Is Tigress going to remember meeting Po years ago? And what ever happened to the Tiger doll?
One last question: how are Shifu and the rest of the Furious Five going to react when they find out about Po and Tigress's, um, relationship?
Sorry. SUPER long post. I talk a lot.
New chapter, please! .
@BAmeliaVee (did I get that right?) Masterluna and Crlefan:
Thank you all for your awesome comments! ^-^ They make me so happy! Mil disculpas for the super super long delay, my Internet cut off....and I've been busy with exams and homeschool and normal school, so yeah. Well, here's your next part or whatever it is.....
Rooper peeked in, and saw that, though spotless inside, there was nothing in it.
"Strange." He rumbled.
Po felt crushed. "I was so sure...wait a minute, hold it, I got an idea."
He closed his eyes tight and concentrated hard. Nothing seem to happen, but then when hope began to vanish, the locket began to flicker strongly, a golden light emanating from it's edges. The room began to shake slightly, and dust shifted through the cracks like gritty rain. Po coughed, waving away the hazy clouds of sand out of his face, and looked at the surface of his circlet. There was a reflection on it, of barren mountains with jagged teeth glimmering in the late night's moon.
Rooper inhaled sharply. "The Mountains of the Lost."
Po scrunched up his face, then nodded. "Yeah, I remember." He drew in a shaky breath at the fang-like peaks piercing through the wispy mist. "I guess that's were Tigress is, then."
Rooper gave an involuntary shudder. "How do you know?"
Po shrugged. "I used this locket sometimes as a kid. It showed where whatever I wanted was."
"Food, mainly, or my mom." Po grinned sheepishly. "So I'm guessing this is where Tigress is being kept hostage. Somewhere on those mountains."
Rooper glared at the teeth of rock jutting out, pale in the starlight but shadowed at the bottom, and shook his head vehemently. "No, I can't go there. Not again. I promised myself--"
"What's so wrong with them?" Po asked, bewildered at the usually calm king's behavior.
Rooper seemed to he having the hardest time controlling himself. "Po, I just can't..." The tiger, to Po's shock, let out an infuriated roar which echoed for miles, drew back his fist, and slammed it into a still standing pillar of rock. The column groaned and cracked, a cobweb of black cracks racing through it. Rooper's fist had gone straight through stone.
The tiger's fur bristled, and his muscles were tense and bunched, as if ready to spring away at any moment. His amber eyes were dangerously narrowed.
"Wow...you and Tigress are a lot alike in some ways..." Po gasped. "How on earth...?"
"Ironwoods. Since I was five." Came the short reply.
"How long then...?"
"Whoa Even longer than Ti."
Rooper leaned in on the pillar, still shaking, his paw jammed into the pillar. "The Mountains of the Lost, Po, is the path we had to take to get over to the safe valley, because Morgul had sent some dangerous allies of his after us. If my father would have known, we would of stayed to fight instead of running."
"Known? Known what?"
"How close we would all come to death." Rooper continued with downcast eyes. "We lost so many. The Morgulins, they followed us, taking advantage of the peril. There was barely any water, and less food. Tigers turned against each other. So many gone." His voice was a whisper, now, and Po had to strain to hear him. "Luca's sister and father both...my aunt, my best friend...My father, Rasket, was badly injured, and yet he still maintained control. To this day I still don't see how."
Po's eyes widened. "Gosh...I'm so sorry..."
Rooper shook his head. The King looked somewhat smaller, as if fear had shrunken him. "Never again. It's....madness."
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@Masterluna and Crlefan44
Thanks for your comments; here's the next part!
It was comfortably dark, with the rain drumming on the roof and leaking through onto Po's fur, and it smelled of damp earth and rotting wood. Ferns crawling lazily through the floor's cracks brushed against Po's legs. His heavy footsteps made the wood groan.
He tiptoed past a couple of humps that turned out to be broken planks of wood, shadowed by the sagging sides of moldy walls. Po could swear he still smelt smoke, even though it had been over two decades ago since the massacre of Lord Shen against his kin. He cringed as the name entered his mind, but pushed it aside and stumbled in further, into a room. The roof seemed to have been ripped off by massive claws, leaving shreds of dilapidated wood in its wake. A window's glass was reduced to spikes, the shards looking singed at the ends. Roots stretched out of the ground and wrapped their tentacles over the dirt floor. Rain shattered onto the ground, falling freely from the cloudy sky.
Rooper came in with a grim look on his face. "Well?"
"Ti--Mei-Li...your sister...whatever, you get the point--when we were barely a year old, we meet each other, and she gave me this."
At the last word, he fished an old cloth doll, a panda, with untidy stitches running down it's fat spine. Rooper grinned. "So you two go a while back, hm?"
Po blushed a dark rose but nodded. "Well...we've known each other since I became Dragon Warrior, and even then I was a huge fanboy. She hated me at first, for taking her obvious place as Dragon Warrior, but then she kinda warmed up to me, especially during the attack of Lord Shen--" He paused, staring out into space and thinking of the day the tigress Master had hugged him. Rooper raised an eyebrow, but questioned no more. "And now we've been sent to Tigrispart on a mission. A mission for a warrior of black-and-white, and--"
"A hero with a heart of flame." Rooper finished, eyes wide. "That means you and Tigress, right?"
Po was happy Monkey wasn't here, or he'd never hear the end of it, "Yeah." he mumbled, flushing even redder.
"Binjo gave me that same prophecy, you know. He said to welcome the hero with a heart of flame and a warrior of black-and-white." Rooper confessed.
"Well, you did, so now I guess that's a good thing," Po said. "But about the doll, there was something in it she gave me, something I kept in here, my room."
"This is your room?" Rooper muttered as as picture frame clattered to the muddy floor and broke into dusty shambles. "Nice."
"Uh-huh," Po grunted absentmindedly, overturning a soggy green-from-mildew pillow, crinkling his nose in disgust.
Rooper leaned over to inspect the picture; it was three pandas, a cub, a younger replica of Leader Dhani, and a female of the species, standing there and smiling happily, holding the cub who had a lopsided pot over his head and was gnawing on some kind of vegetable, a radish perhaps. Rooper frowned, the picture in his mind turning to him and Luca holding Night, their own son, as a little cub. He closed his eyes and exhaled, letting the image drop, then looked down in surprise as something hard and metallic brushed against his paw. It was a little golden locket in the shape of a circle, with green swirls etched on it, probably jade.
"Po? Is this...?"
The panda tripped over to him and snatched up the locket hurriedly, wiping of moss and dirt from the surface with his thumb.
"What's it do?" The tiger asked excitedly.
"I dunno if it'll still work." He flicked open the top with some difficulty, and stared at it in confusion. "It's blank."
Morgul says he awaits you on Tigrispart with an army of Morgulins and the Shadow Ring of Power. But I'd be terrefied if I was him. Go get 'im!
Ok, finally, I think I can post this next part!!!!
Chapter Twenty-Nine: Mountain of the Lost
(Meanwhile, ten minutes earlier...)
"Alright...but where do we go?"
Po stopped in his tracks. "Ah, good question," he murmured. "I don't know."
He paced over to the run-down house, tracing his finger on the railing of the porch and leaving a small clean trail as it picked up the dust. Rain splattered at his feet slowly, and the panda was suddenly tossed into a whirlpool of memories.
The sky looked like someone had spilled blue dye over a white sheet and covered it all. The wind's hands brushed against the peach tree's blossoms and blew the fur of Po's forehead sideways. He giggled and stroked the little tiger doll by his side, wriggling his toes in the soft carpet of lush grass.
Suddenly, two pairs of feet walked up to him. He looked up and saw his mother's familiar face, and then a tiger's face he'd seen but didn't really recognize. Both smiled at him and exchanged words, only a few which he could understand.
He cocked his head to one side in confusion as the striped arms set down something it was carrying...a--tiger cub?
"Po," The panda's mom began. "This is Mei-Li." She pointed at the foreign cub. The two toddlers exchanged suspicious glances. Both had their own dolls, the tigress cub a panda and Po his tiger toy. Both immediately hated their toys and wanted the others', and a rapid switch was made. The adults laughed then walked away, talking in whispers, suddenly sober.
The pair played for quite a while, swapping toys every now and then, and a friendship quickly grew between the them. Two hours of fun tired them out and they were later found cuddled up together, with Mei-Li purring happily as she dozed. They were sorry when they had to part, but before they did the striped cub hugged him quickly. Her father raised his eyebrows in surprise and chuckled.
"Common, my girl," he whispered, ruffling the top of Po's head and hefting his daughter up. "Time to go home." He said goodbye to the panda family and left.
Po watched them from his porch and watched as Mei-Li turned to wave, and he waved back, laughing.
"You've had a good time, it seems." His father smirked. Po, not understanding his words, all the same nodded slightly, and watched as his friend disappeared into the woods separating the Panda Village from the Tigers'.
Not until that night did he realize he'd kept the panda toy and his friend the stuffed tiger.
"Po?" Rooper's confused voice speared the panda back to life. "Po, are you okay?"
"Uh, fine," he mumbled. His whole body was tingling, actually. "But...just wait a second."
And before Rooper could stop him, the panda had lumbered up the creaking stairs and raced into the house.
Rafiki- where are you Morgul. are you such a chicken that you don't want to face me. heheheh how pathetic. if i were you i would know what is coming and let Tigress, Scarlet, and ALL OF THE OTHER PEOPLE YOU STOLEN LIVES FROM GO. AND IF YOU DON'T YOU WILL FACE MY WRATH. I WILL MAKE YOU BEG FOR MERCY AND BOW AT MY FEET. AND I WARN YOU DO NOT UNDERESTIMATE ME.