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Date: 12/30/12 9:25 PM
From: Batskee

Heh, I couldn't help myself! I was originally going to wait on posting this, but like I just said, I just couldn't help it.
Now, back to the story. Here's the prologue:

Prologue: Ruby Xiaolin is a mischievous red fox who's at home with a new babysitter while her parents and brother are away. The babysitter has no idea what Ruby is like, but soon finds out when she arrives.


~*Batskee*~
I'll post the first chapter when this posts!

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Date: 06/17/14 10:05 PM
From: crlefan44

this story took up ONLY 63 pages? i thought for sure it would be more.
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Date: 06/04/14 9:55 PM
From: Batskee

@Bluewire:

Really? You did? Aw, thank you! I was going to plan on highlighting over your story and copying/pasting it onto a document to save myself. I was going to do that with some other stories as well. But, that was the same day I couldn't find it.

Are you going to continue Neo's legacy?

~*Batskee*~

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Date: 06/04/14 3:08 PM
From: bluewire

so i was able to archive this story onto my flashdrive so i would read it later...it took up 63 pages O.o
i think its safe to say i am NOT printing this out
-bluewire
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Date: 05/29/14 9:08 PM
From: crlefan44

yay new chapter
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Date: 05/29/14 4:44 PM
From: Batskee

Sorry guys. I'm almost al caught up to the current chapter.

Chapter 17
Part 2

"So, your family is the same family that came here earlier?" asked the sheep.

Ruby nodded. "Yes, they're my family. I miss them so much."

"They're all the way from Gongmen City. It's a long journey from here to there. A couple of hours it is, I believe," she commented, pouring more tea for herself.

Ruby just continued to sip her tea. Her mother always told them to drink tea when they got angry. She said that it would help them relax a little bit. She especially told Zenghui to drink tea. She probably doesn't want him all hyper like me, she thought with a smile.

The sheep, Carol, then asked, "Do you like to travel?"

Ruby looked at her and nodded. "I like to travel around with my brother, Zenghui. He takes me to different places he wants to explore," said Ruby.

"I know how you could get back to your family," said Carol.

Ruby's green eyes widened slightly, "You do? But I thought the only way back was..."

Carol cut her off. "The boat."

"The boat? What do you mean the boat?" Ruby asked. Then she remembered that there were docks in Gongmen City. There could be docks here in this city as well.

Carol continued on. She gestured down the street from where Ruby had first hid. "Down the hill past a lot of shops. There should still be workers down at the docks. You just tell them about the situation you're in and I'm sure they'll understand and give you one of the boats."

Ruby stood up and gave a bow to the sheep fist-to-palm style. "Thank you so very much, Miss Carol. Words can't express my gratitude," she said smiling.

Carol just placed her white and jade green tea cup on the table as well. "You're welcome dear. Why don't you go and run to the docks before it gets too late?"

She hugged the goat and ended up lifting her up off the floor. "Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!"

The squeezing got tighter and tighter and soon started to hurt. "Please, Miss Ruby. Put me down! I can't breathe."

Ruby immediately placed her down and took a step back. "I'm so sorry, Carol. And thank you once again for the information."

"You're welcome, Ruby."

The fox opened up the door and looked around. Ruby didn't spot Cheren or any other bandits. She tip-toed out of the small and comfortable hotel. She listened for any kind of suspicious sound close by. After awhile, she quickened her pace.

Still no suspicious sounds. She went faster. She soon found herself racing through the streets behind houses. While running on all fours, she glanced up and looked at the black tile pagodas. She hopped on a few crates that were stacked to climb up onto the roofs.

She started to get carried away and began jumping from house top to house top. She approached the shops and saw that they only had tarps on top of their stands. So jumping onto them wasn't an option for her.

She jumped down from the rooftops and stood with her back against the wall. She looked around the corner, realizing what she just did was careless. She waited in the dark for any sounds. Any slight movements that would indicate someone was close by. Nothing.

She began moving slowly, her back still towards the wall and her green eyes looking everywhere. She wanted to be very cautious. The last thing she wanted was to be captured and the slightest mistake would lead to that. Why do I get so caught up in running?, she asked herself in her mind.

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Date: 05/18/14 6:58 PM
From: crlefan44

randomly whistling
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Date: 05/09/14 7:44 PM
From: crlefan44

@Bluewire

yes. that is my actual name. nice to meet you too.

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Date: 05/09/14 3:49 PM
From: Bluewire

@crlefan44
Danielle?
-bluewire
ponders the meaning of life...CHEESE STICKS!!!!!!!!!
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Date: 05/01/14 7:12 PM
From: crlefan44

Me- if anyone and i mean ANYONE starts any kind of riot i will pulverize them. Right Rafiki?
Rafiki- *holding pitchfork* uhhh *puts pitchfork behind back* right crlefan.
Hiei- Rafiki, what's with the pitchfork?
Rafiki- *throws pitchfork out the window* what pitchfork? *hears a scream*
Old Man Jenkins- *pitchfork in his topiary bush* YOU ROTTEN KIDS!
Rafiki- Hide! Old Man Jenkins is on a rampage!

~*Danielle*~
meet Mr. Jenkins. the nasty, creepy, old elephant who lives down the street.

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Date: 04/08/14 11:10 PM
From: Batskee

Sorry guys. Wayyyy behind. I know. I'm not good yet with organizing when I should do things so I can get around to everything without having a riot on my hands.

I'll work it out soon.

~*Batskee*~

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Date: 04/08/14 3:16 PM
From: Bluewire

@Crlefan44
it was your birthday??!! HAPPY YEAR CLOSER TO EXTINCTION!!!!
/\^/\/\^^HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!^^/\/\^/\
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Date: 03/30/14 9:06 PM
From: crlefan44

please continue : )
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Date: 03/27/14 11:01 PM
From: turtleian

me whoa

lolz

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Date: 03/27/14 7:52 PM
From: crlefan44

@Batskee

Me- thanks. i thought you would like that little bit i did. oh and if you want to know want happened to Hiei *turns computer to show Hiei hogtied on the table with an apple in his mouth then Rafiki shooting the apple with her bow and arrow*
Me- after that she will lock him in his cage for about a week and in between do all these other tortures i don't know about. poor Hiei
Rafiki- he deserves it. setting his tail on fire and this is just the beginning of his punishment.
Hiei- *can't speak because of silent spell**mouths* help me!

~*Crlefan*~

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Date: 03/27/14 3:13 PM
From: Batskee

@Crlefan44:

Hahaha! Hiei: I did want revenge but not by burning 'the girl on fire'.

Silvermist: Ooh! Good choice. Especially in that position.
Ruby: What position? A running position? Sprinting position?
Zenghui: I don't really see a difference with those two.
Ruby: Running is what we do! Sprinting is for what older people do. Like Silvermist!
Silvermist: Hey!
Ruby: She's an adult. I'm not an adult yet and neither are you. But you are pushing the limit to the sprinting zone, Zengy-boy!
Zenghui: *rolls eyes* You're insane.
Ruby: What was your first clue?

~*Batskee*~

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Date: 03/24/14 9:06 PM
From: crlefan44

@Batskee
Me- *takes present* oh thank you Silvermist. anything i wish for huh. hmm let's see...
Hiei- CRLEFAN!!!!!!!!!!!
Me- *sigh* what?
Hiei-*runs into the room and his tail is on fire* GET ME A BUCKET OF WATER!!!!
Rafiki- *runs in* he burned all my Huger Games posters
Hiei- it was an accident!
Rafiki- right you just wanted revenge on me for dying your fur hot pink.
Hiei- i did want revenge but not by burning "the girl on fire'.
Rafiki- and you expect me to believe that...
*both stop talking because something just sprayed them with water*
Me- *holding a hose* that solve your problem?
Rafiki- why you little..*chases me*
Me- *grabs present* ok i wish for a cloak that would make me invisible. *opens box, put cloak on, turns invisible*
Rafiki- HEY NO FAIR!!!

~*Crlefan*~
Hiei- *sneaks into Rafiki's room, looks at one unburned poster* oops i missed one *burns last poster* heheh that for hot pink Hiei. *turns to leave*
Rafiki- *in the doorway* >:( >:( >:(
Hiei- 0_0 oh no

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Date: 03/23/14 3:00 PM
From: Batskee

@Crlefan44:

Thank you. I'm relieved your not mad, but still. I'm so sorry.

Silvermist: Ooh, Jared and June did that 'couples arguing' act before!
Travis: That wasn't an act...
Silvermist: Oh....but it was funny to watch!
Travis: *sighs* Don't you have something to say?
Silvermist: Oh yes! *takes present and hands it to you* Happy Birthday!
Travis: It's one of those mystery presents. Just wish for whatever you'd like, and its yours.
Silvermist: Set her tail on fire? *rubs tail* Ouch...
Ruby: Have I ever had my tail lit on fire, Zeng?
Zenghui: No, but I have. *glares at her*
Ruby: Hey! That was an accident and you know it.
Zenghui: I told you not to shoot fire arrows during practice, but you wouldn't listen.
Ruby: You never know if someone will challenge me with a wooden shield! All I have to do is use a fire arrow and then use some of my Kung Fu moves!
Zenghui: Yes, Ruby, because all the bandits are carrying wooden shields instead of metal ones. They're 'all the rage'.
Ruby: Don't knock'em until ya try'em!

-Later that evening-

Me: Um, guys? Do you know why a bunch of wooden shields are in a box outside with a sign that says: For Bandits and Evil-doers?
Zenghui: RUBY!!!
Ruby: *in her room, carving more shields* 0_0 *thinking* Busted.

~*Batskee*~

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Date: 03/22/14 8:50 PM
From: crlefan44

@Batskee

Me- oh you don't have to apologize. not everyone could've be online yesterday. not to mention i posted that at 8:45 at night. anyway great chapter. and i had a fun birthday. it was normal at my real house but as soon as a walked through the door of my characters' house it got crazy. there was a mountain of presents, a HUGE cake, a Po pinnate, etc. then Hiei and Azora did a skit of a couple having a argument (which Rafiki tricked them into doing)
Rafiki- >:)
Me- but got cut short when Azora electrocuted Hiei.
Azora- it made sense if we were having a argument.
Hiei- says who
Azora- says me
Me- WILL YOU LET ME FINISH!! so after we got Hiei walking without falling again we had cake, opened presents and finished the night with watching Azora's tantrum after Rafiki "accidentally" burned her tail. which i think was the best part.
Rafiki-
Azora- >:(

~*Crlefan*~
Me- at least me and Rafiki had fun

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Date: 03/22/14 4:20 PM
From: Batskee

Chapter 17: The Boat
Part 1

Ruby waited silently around the corner of a small home. The only light she had was the setting sun and the people's lanterns. Her ears straight up, waiting for a sound. Earlier, she had been banging on the doors to the council's building.

Now, her green eyes watched as the residents in this town passed by as they usually did. They were completely unaware of her. That's exactly how I want it, she thought to herself.

The two reasons she stopped is because she was getting tired of banging on the doors and that she thought she had heard Cheren coming her way. She just hoped Cheren was far from her.

Her left ear twitched. She quickly looked to her left with a cold glare on her face. She relaxed once she saw it was a goose with a little one on his back. She took a small step back, continuing to hide in the shadows.

Ruby needed to figure out a way to get to the place Zenghui and their parents stayed in. She tried to remember the name of the building. She didn't recall the name, but she did remember that it was close to the council's building.

She had a small picture of the little hotel she had dashed past earlier. Maybe they stayed there, she thought to herself.

Ruby began to come out of the shadows. She needed to act casual. She kept in mind that she shouldn't be noticed very much. Ruby walked towards the area and saw the little building up ahead.

She looked around. Drawing attention was the last thing she wanted. Ruby tried to keep looking nonchalant when going through the crowds. It was just a small glance and then they continued on their way. She continued to go down the sidewalks and approached the hotel. She heard something. It sounded like growling.

She quickly glanced over her shoulder and saw that it was Cheren. He was storming through the streets, tipping over carts, and pushing people out of his way. She quickly went inside the small building and closed the door behind her.

A female sheep swept the floors and stopped once she spotted the red fox. "Oh hello," she said in a sweet voice.

"Hello, is my family here? They go under the name Mr. and Mrs. Xiaolin. They even have a son named Zenghui," Ruby explained.

The sheep placed the small broom against the wall and said, "I'm sorry, sweetie. But they left awhile ago. They left in such a rush too."

Ruby moaned in frustration. She had come so close to finding her brother and parents. She looked around and found the sign-in desk. She slammed her fist on it and growled, "I can't believe it!"

The sheep saw that her desk now had a crack in it. "Please, ma'am. Calm down," she said, still in a sweet and calm voice.

Ruby began to have a meltdown. "I don't want to calm down! I shouldn't calm down! I deserve to lose my temper for once," she yelled.

The sheep saw the crocodile, continuing down the streets, pushing everyone and everything in his path. He had stopped after hearing someone yelling. He looked over by the hotel.

She covered Ruby's mouth and pulled her aside. She ducked down behind the desk and waited. Ruby started to calm down as they both hoped the crocodile would, for some reason, pass by the hotel.

Cheren stomped across the street, his fists as tight they could be. Bunnies, pigs, and geese ran away from the bandit as he walked by them. Cheren stared at the bamboo door and raised his fist. He was about to punch down the door when he heard someone move in the alley. He smirked. "Come out young one," he said walking towards the alley.

Ruby and the sheep sighed in relief. "I'm sorry," Ruby apologized. "It's been a long day."

"It's alright young one," the sheep replied, getting up and beginning to sweep the floors again. "But why are you here?"

"I'm looking for my brother and parents. That croc bandit out there, Cheren, is looking for me. He's trying to hold me ransom so he can get his claws on my family," Ruby explained.

The sheep was surprised by this. "Oh my. You have had a rough time. How long has this been going on?"

Ruby looked down for a moment, trying to think of the entire amount of days she had been at this. Minus the days where she was with Valerie, Josie, and Peter. She just shook her head and said, "I don't know."

"Why don't you rest here?" the sheep suggested, gesturing to the dark hallway behind her. "This is a hotel after all."

Ruby bowed to the sheep palm-to-fist style and thanked her. "I deeply appreciate this. But I have to leave quickly. I can't stay in one place very long," she explained.

The sheep nodded. "I suppose I understand."

Ruby watched the sheep as she went out into the hall and came back out with a piping cup of tea. "Relax yourself, child. You need it," she told her.

Ruby thanked her again. She sat down on a small and wobbly chair and drank her tea, taking little sips at a time.

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Date: 03/22/14 3:35 PM
From: Batskee

@Crlefan44:

I am SO sorry!

:::~+/*Happy (Belated) Birthday!*\+~:::

....I sincerely apologize for not saying Happy Birthday to you yesterday. I hope you can forgive me...

I'll load the chapter up in a few seconds.

How was your birthday?

~*Batskee*~

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