Chapter Five- Understanding
The Savage Land
Shego remained seated at the edge of the village for hours, neither speaking nor attempting to move away from that very spot, not even noticing the Sakaarians as they went about rebuilding their village. Most of the village, including many of the huts, was destroyed during the confrontation between Skaar and Shego. Thankfully, nobody was injured and it wouldn't take long to repair the damage that had been inflicted on the village, perhaps a day or two at most before everything was completely back to normal.
However, while the village could be repaired, the same could not be said for Shego, whose heart ached like never before, her emotions and feelings regarding Skaar and her confrontation with him causing unshed tears to linger within her emerald hued eyes. She never felt this way regarding anyone, her only memory of sorrow and hurt that could come close to this being the day she lost the person closest to her, the memory of that painful loss still powerful enough to cause her heart to ache and tears to form in her eyes. She had so many thoughts coursing through her mind, so many questions that she wanted answers to, all of them revolving around or involving Skaar.
Once again, for what seemed like the millionth time, Shego began contemplating all that has happened between her and Skaar ever since she arrived to the Savage Land, her mind recalling every single detail of each second, minute, hour, and day within the past seven days. All the arguments, awkward moments, and verbal fights leading up to their physical confrontation just a few hours ago, which ended with her lips meeting Skaar's own before he bolted off into the Savage Land. She remembered them all, but her mind kept focusing on the moment where Skaar pinned her against the tree, leaning his face close to her own as his forehead rested against hers. When Skaar's lips gently touched her own, Shego felt something that she had never experienced before, an emotion and a feeling that made her heart soar and set her mind in a state of peaceful pleasure.
She didn't want it to end, to lose that feeling that coursed through her very being, for she couldn't remember the last time she felt so alive. Unfortunately, fate once again seemed to take away something precious to her, as she remembered Skaar breaking the kiss and backing away from her, the expression on his face a mixture of fear and confusion. She desperately wanted to reach out to him, to ask if something was wrong or that he was okay, but before she could even accomplish this the Son of Hulk quickly retreated to somewhere in the depths of the Savage Land.
She couldn't help but feel guilty, that this whole thing was entirely her fault, which caused her heart to ache even more with the dull pain. What made matters worse was that she didn't know how to make things right, let alone finding the courage to face Skaar once again. She felt so confused and angry, yet her usual violent temper and urge to lash out wasn't present, for she was hurting more than anything else. All she could do was retreat to her thoughts, allowing her mind to try and attempt to think of something that could undo all that has been done.
Shego was focused on her thoughts, so much so that she didn't even notice massive footsteps that made the ground quake ever so slightly, signaling the approach of a certain saurian. Without the slightest hint of hesitation, Devil Dinosaur lowered his snout down towards the ground before gently nudging his muzzle against Shego, managing to disturb Shego from her thoughts. A sad small smile graced Shego's features as she turned to gaze at Devil Dinosaur, reaching her right hand up to caress the red Tyrannosaur's scaly flesh as she remained seated.
The ape-like Moon-Boy leaps down from Devil Dinosaur's back, resuming to take a seat beside Shego, who continued to caress Devil Dinosaur's muzzle, causing the crimson saurian to let out a low rumbling purr as he rested himself on the ground. Despite herself, Shego couldn't help but feel touched that Devil Dinosaur and Moon-Boy came to check up on her, because she really could need some company right now after all that has happened. After all, Shego always felt a closer connection with animals than she did with people, especially after being betrayed by her friends once she got her powers in high school. It was one of the many reasons why she cared so much for her black cat Mr. Cuddles, who other then her own mother, was her best friend.
"Hi, Big Red.", Shego greeted the saurian with a low sigh, continuing to caress Devil Dinosaur's muzzle, much to the Tyrannosaur's delight.
"Hiya, Furball.", Shego greeted the three foot tall ape-like creature that was seated beside her, the sad small smile still remaining on her features.
"I've really screwed up today, didn't I? The only guy... the only person that I've ever liked since as long as I can even remember comes into my life, and what do I do? I force him to fight me, give him everything I got and then some, lose the fight, I end up kissing him, and ultimately scaring him away.", Shego began in a sorrowful tone, speaking to Devil Dinosaur & Moon-Boy, even though they probably didn't understand a word she was speaking.
"And what's worse... I think I hurt him. And I don't know what to do about it! I don't even know if I can face Skaar again, ya know?", Shego continued in her one-sided conversation with Devil Dinosaur and Moon-Boy.
"I didn't mean to hurt him, but he just made me so angry, and now I feel so guilty about what I've done. I don't even understand why I should care about Skaar, but yet I do! I feel so frustrated and confused, my head is thumping with a major headache, and worst of all... there's this pain in my heart that I can't even begin to describe or understand! I would do anything to make things right between me and Skaar, but I don't know how!", Shego shouted as lowly as she possibly could, trying to contain her emotions, but was seemingly unaware of the few tears that fell from her emerald eyes and streamed down her pale cheeks.
Despite the fact that neither of them understood a word that Shego was saying, Devil Dinosaur and Moon-Boy could still sense that she was upset. Devil Dinosaur gently nudged Shego with his snout, hoping to comfort her with his presence, while Moon-Boy gently grasped Shego's right hand within his own two smaller hands in a comforting gesture. It was then that both Moon-Boy and Devil Dinosaur came to the same conclusion: Shego needed to be with Skaar.
"She misses Skaar, Devil. Until he returns or if she decides to find him, we must comfort her for the time being.", Moon-Boy chattered in a low tone to Devil Dinosaur, who merely rumbled lowly in agreement with his ape-like friend.
"And now I'm here talking to a red T-Rex and a monkey... no offense. But at least you two are willing to listen. Too bad that neither of you two can help me with my problems.", Shego remarked, letting out a bitter-sweet chuckle.
"They can't, but I might be able to help.", A feminine voice responded to Shego's remark, much to her surprise.
Shego's eyes briefly widened as she turned her head to gaze towards the voice, discovering none other than Shanna, who was smirking most likely in amusement of Shego's one-sided conversation with Devil Dinosaur and Moon-Boy. Right now, Shego felt really embarrassed about being caught having a unusual conversation with a red T-Rex and ape-like furball, though she clearly didn't show it as her eyes remained focused on Shanna. Without another word, Shanna approached and took a seat on the ground beside Shego, knowing that she was going to have a very important conversation with Shego regarding a certain Son of Hulk.
"Just out of curiosity, how long were you there and what did you hear?", Shego asked, raising a questioning eyebrow as she focused her emerald eyes on Shanna.
"Not long, but long enough to hear some very interesting things.", Shanna answered, a smirk gracing her features as she met Shego's gaze.
"Oh, really? Like what?", Shego asked, adverting her gaze to hide the light blush that colored her pale cheeks.
"Shego, do you care about Skaar?", Shanna asked gently.
"I... I don't... I mean... that is... Yes.", Shego answered uneasily, not daring to make eye contact with Shanna.
"Well, that's more than I thought I would get you to admit, but I'm not done yet.", Shanna remarked, her smirk growing ever so slightly.
"Is there a point to this?", Shego demanded, briefly glaring at Shanna.
"Yes, which leads to my next question. Do you like Skaar as something more than a friend, Shego?", Shanna responded with a question.
Once again, Shego found herself caught off guard as she adverted her gaze away from Shanna's own, for she didn't really know for sure of how to answer the question that was put before her. She cared about Skaar and respected him, that much was certain, but would she be willing to admit that she felt something deeper than just friendship with the Son of Hulk? It was then that she recalled the brief kiss that she shared with Skaar, the thought of it making her heart skip a beat as she remembered the rush of feelings that coursed through her when Skaar's lips met her own. She remembered the gentle touch and the genuine affection that she felt in that brief kiss, which was something that she never experienced with another person throughout her entire life.
Shego managed to shake herself from her thoughts, her emerald green eyes glancing at Shanna, who was eagerly awaiting for her response with a somewhat smug smirk on her face. When Shego adverted her eyes, she noticed that both Moon-Boy and Devil Dinosaur were staring at her as well, as if they too were waiting for her answer to Shanna's question. Releasing a heavy sigh, Shego prepared to give Shanna the answer to her question, though she wasn't really sure how to say it without it being awkward. Still, she knew that she had to tell Shanna something, if only so that she could get some answers to her own questions regarding Skaar.
"Okay, you want the truth, right?", Shego asked, gaining a slight nod of agreement from Shanna.
"Well, the truth is... I don't know.", Shego quickly stated in a lie, which Shanna didn't buy for a moment.
"Shego, I might not be the most intelligent person on the planet, but I'm not stupid. Please, tell me the truth, so that I can help you.", Shanna responded in a calm, yet deadly serious tone.
"Yes, I guess I do have an attraction to Skaar. But that doesn't mean that I love him, does it?", Shego replied, looking directly at Shanna.
"I think it does, Shego.", Shanna answered calmly, a gentle smile gracing her features.
"Oh, yeah? What makes you say that?", Shego demanded, raising a questioning eyebrow.
"Why else would you have acted the way you did when he left? Why else would you feel so hurt and concerned about him? You and Skaar might have more in common than what either of you think, so is it any wonder why both of you share such a strong attraction for each other?", Shanna remarked with a light smirk, offering a very strong argument, one which Shego couldn't fight against.
"Then why did Skaar leave after I kissed... I mean, after he kissed me?", Shego asked, wondering if Shanna caught her slip of the tongue.
"Skaar is afraid.", Shanna answered in a low voice.
"Of me? Skaar is afraid of me? I don't believe that! He freakin' fights dinosaurs with his bare hands, for crying out loud! And you're telling me that Skaar is afraid of me?", Shego exclaimed incredulously, narrowing her eyes at Shanna.
"You don't understand. Skaar isn't afraid of you... he's afraid of becoming close to you, Shego.", Shanna stated, her tone becoming deadly serious once again.
"What do you mean?", Shego questioned in confusion.
"All of his life, Skaar has never known love, friendship, or comfort. He's never let himself get close to anyone... until you arrived, Shego.", Shanna answered calmly.
"So that means that...", Shego began before someone beat her to the punch.
"All the verbal agruments that you two had, Skaar avoiding you as much as possible, and Skaar pushing you away whenever you tried to get close to him? It was his way of showing that he cared about you. Skaar is afraid that if he would let you close, you'd get hurt... or that he would fall in love with you, Shego.", Shanna explained, noticing the look on Shego's face and within her emerald green eyes, which appeared to be a combination of understanding and sorrow.
"Oh... I-I didn't know.", Shego replied in a low voice, adverting her gaze.
"So what are you going to do about it?", Shanna questioned.
"What do you mean?", Shego asked, releasing a low sigh as she stared at Shanna in confusion.
"Well, you said that you would do anything to set things right between you and Skaar, did you not?", Shanna questioned with a smile.
"Yes, I did. Should have known that you were listening in on my conversation, Shanna.", Shego responded with a bitter chuckle.
"Then you should go to him, Shego. Go to Skaar and talk to him. Find out the reasons for yourself.", Shanna suggested gently.
"Yeah, but I don't know if I can face him. Besides, I'm probably the last person he wants to see anyways.", Shego remarked in a bitter sorrowful tone of voice.
"You could also be the one that he wants to see the most. You won't know for sure unless you confront him, Shego.", Shanna stated in argument.
"There's just one problem: How am I going to find Skaar? He could be anywhere! So what am I supposed to do now?", Shego demanded, rising to her feet.
"That's a problem that can easily be solved.", Shanna remarked confidently, standing up to her feet to come face-to-face with Shego.
"Oh, yeah? How?", Shego asked, raising a questioning eyebrow.
"Devil Dinosaur, of course. If any creature has a chance of tracking Skaar down, it's him.", Shanna answered as she pointed at the red Tyrannosaur, who along with Moon-Boy continued to watch the conversation that went on between the two women.
"Okay... but how are you going to tell Big Red to take me to Skaar?", Shego asked, glancing from Devil Dinosaur to Shanna.
Before Shanna could even answer, Devil Dinosaur nudged his snout against Shego's back, getting her attention as he temporarily rested himself on the ground. It was then that Moon-Boy began chattering up at storm, his attention solely on Shego as he pointed towards Devil Dinosaur's neck. It was at this moment that Shego really started to wonder if she had been wrong in the fact that Devil Dinosaur and Moon-Boy could understand her language.
"He says that Devil Dinosaur will gladly take you to Skaar.", Shanna informed, much to Shego's surprise.
"What? You mean that you can actually understand them?", Shego asked incredulously.
"Yes.", Shanna answered calmly.
"Why am I not surprised?", Shego muttered to herself.
"There is much that you don't know, Shego. Now it is time for you to leave, for night is almost here.", Shanna replied, escorting Shego over to Devil Dinosaur.
With a slight hint of hesitation, Shego easily seated herself atop Devil Dinosaur's neck, allowing herself to adjust and get comfortable. With a light chattering command from Moon-Boy, Devil Dinosaur rose from the ground, causing Shego to let out a low gasp of surprise. Shego had done many things, but she never dreamed that she would be transported atop a red Tyrannosaurus Rex much in the same manner that a cowboy would ride a horse. But then again, she never expected such a place as the Savage Land to exist, nor would she had ever thought of falling for the Son of Hulk. It just goes to show that life is just full of mystery and surprises.
"Don't worry, Shego. Devil Dinosaur will keep you safe. All you need to do is hang on tight, because he's faster than he looks.", Shanna informed, offering a comforting smile as she looked up at Shego.
"Thanks. Anything else you would like to add?", Shego replied in a sarcastic tone of voice.
"Yes, please inform us when you and Skaar intend to marry, for many are in anticipation of that event.", Shanna responded in a sarcastic tone of voice of her own.
"Hmp! Very funny!", Shego scowled, briefly narrowing her eyes at Shanna, though she wasn't able to suppress the smirk of amusement that crossed her features.
Before anything else could be said, Devil Dinosaur quickly took off running into the jungle, much to Shego's shock as she held on for dear life. The red Tyrannosaur was definitely much faster than Shego anticipated, for she imagined that the saurian was moving at least forty miles an hour, gracefully moving through the dense jungles of the Savage Land with relative ease. Every now and then, Devil Dinosaur would stop and inhale air through his nostrils, attempting to pick up Skaar's unique scent.
Even as night fell, Devil Dinosaur continued traveling through the dense jungle, while Shego looked to the stars as her only source of light in this land. An hour passed by until Devil Dinosaur came to a stop, which meant that Skaar wasn't too far away, as the red saurian lowered himself down to the ground in order for Shego to dismount. Just as Shego dismounted from Devil Dinosaur, a brilliant flash of azure energy exploded high into the air, which she knew could only be Skaar's Old Power.
It was then that Shego began advancing towards the direction that the flash of Old Power energy originated from, her hands pushing aside any foliage that stood in her way. Finally, she came to the edge of the jungle, her emerald eyes falling upon Skaar's form that stood less than two hundred meters away. The Son of Hulk stood on the edge of a cliff that faced out towards another section of jungle below, his body coursing with the azure energies of the Old Power.
Shego watched as Skaar began slowly imitating movements that were not unlike those done by martial artists, her emerald eyes watching in awe as Skaar quickly lashed out with a barrage of blows, which were powered by his Old Power energies. Without warning, Skaar dropped down to one knee before smashing his right Old Power encased fist into the earth, its force making the surrounding jungles tremble. Then, within a few seconds, Skaar stopped summoning the Old Power, rising to his feet as he let out a heavy sigh.
Shego continued to watch on, her emerald eyes never breaking contact with Skaar's form, her mind wondering if she should confront Skaar at this point of time. Shego could swear that she had seen sorrow in Skaar's jungle green eyes before he turned away, adverting his gaze out over the jungles of the Savage Land, as the moon and stars provided the only source of light. Whether it was guilt or uncertainty, Shego couldn't help but feel the urge to turning and running away or rushing forward and embracing Skaar in hope that he would forgive her, but she thankfully managed to keep herself from doing either one of those.
"Come on, Shego! You can do this! You have to face Skaar!", Shego whispered to herself, unaware of Devil Dinosaur's silent approach.
With a gentle nudge of his muzzle, Devil Dinosaur gently pushed Shego forward, causing her to stumble several feet. Regaining her stance, Shego turned and faced Devil Dinosaur, offering the crimson saurian a warm appreciative smile. She gently reached up and caressed Devil Dinosaur's muzzle, causing the Tyrannosaur to rumble lowly in pleasure, enjoying Shego's gently caresses of her gloved hands.
"Thanks, Big Red.", Shego whispered to Devil Dinosaur before turning away and walking out into the opening towards Skaar's towering form.
Summoning all of her courage, Shego continued to slowly advance towards Skaar, who seemed unaware of her presence. She didn't know how Skaar would react to her intrusion, but she knew that she was the only one who could set things right between the Son of Hulk and herself, and possibly learn more about Skaar and get some answers to her own questions. Regardless of the danger, Shego continued to march forward, determined to have a heart-to-heart conversation with Skaar, secretly hoping that the Son of Hulk would consider making peace and allowing them both to further develop their unique relationship.
"Skaar? Can we talk, please?", Shego asked in a voice that was loud enough for him to hear, her form coming to a stop less than six feet away from the towering Oldstrong.
"Why are you here, Shego?", Skaar demanded as he turned to face the female mercenary, the expression on his face remaining indifferent, despite the look of surprise and uncertainty that Shego could see within his two jungle green eyes.
"I want to talk to you, Skaar. You're hiding something from me... something important... and I'm not leaving here until I get some answers!", Shego stated with a fierce determination.
"I'm not hiding anything.", Skaar denied, adverting his gaze away from Shego's own.
"Yes, you are! You're lying to me, Skaar!", Shego nearly shouted, taking a few steps closer to the Son of Hulk.
"There's nothing to talk about! It's nothing important!", Skaar snarled, narrowing his eyes at the woman that stood before him.
"Yes, it is! If it wasn't important you wouldn't have run away from me! What are you hiding from me? Why do you keep pushing me away, Skaar?", Shego retorted, demanding a straight answer from the Son of Hulk.
"My reasons are of my own.", Skaar answered after a brief silence, once again adverting his gaze away from Shego's own.
"Ya know, I honestly thought that for the first time in my life someone actually cared about me. I thought that person was you, Skaar. But I guess that I was wrong.", Shego remarked in a bitter tone, fighting back the tears that she felt coming to her eyes.
Shego turned and slowly began walking away, not even glancing back at Skaar, who continued to stare at her as she proceeded to walk away. Shego did not get far as a large green hand gently grasped her shoulder, causing her to stop dead in her tracks as she glanced back over her shoulder. Much to her surprise, Skaar was standing directly behind her, his jungle green eyes locking onto her own as they stood silently in each others presence for what seemed like an eternity.
"Wait! Don't go.", Skaar said in a low voice that was loud enough for Shego to hear.
"Why shouldn't I? Why do you care if I stay or go?", Shego demanded, trying to walk away only for Skaar to force her to turn and face him.
"Because I don't want you to leave, Shego!", Skaar exclaimed, grasping her by the shoulders with his massive hands, his eyes staring deeply into her own.
It was then that both Shego and Skaar noticed that their faces were once again just mere inches away, which made them both recall the kiss that they both briefly shared, causing an awkward yet amused smile to grace Shego's features. Releasing his grip on Shego's shoulders, Skaar quickly took a couple of steps backward, adverting his gaze away from Shego's own as he bit his bottom lip. Shego had to admit that she was surprised by Skaar's outburst, while also feeling touched by it as well, finding herself becoming more curious about his actions and wondering if Shanna was right about Skaar's feeling towards her. Now that she was here, she was going to find out for herself, and she wasn't going to stop until she got to the bottom of this.
"Skaar, will you please tell me what you're not telling me? What are you hiding from me?", Shego asked, walking up to and stoping directly in front of the Son of Hulk, leaving only a diminutive gap of space between them.
"You want to know why I saved you? Why I protected you? Why I treated you the way I have been? Don't you, Shego?", Skaar questioned, looking deeply into Shego's emerald irises.
"Yes, I want to know the truth.", Shego responded, resting her hands on her hips.
"All that I can tell you is that everything or anyone that I've ever cared about has suffered because of me. It's why I didn't want you getting close... it was why I kept pushing you away... to keep you safe, Shego. I like you, Shego... and I don't want anything to happen to you.", Skaar answered after releasing a heavy sigh, his voice sincere and containing no lies or deceit.
"So... you do care about me, don't you?", Shego asked, not daring to break eye contact with the Son of Hulk.
"Yes.", Skaar answered in a low voice.
"So... that's why you... why you kissed me?", Shego asked in a low voice as a blush colored her pale cheeks, causing her to briefly advert her gaze.
"Yes.", Skaar responded, adverting his gaze so that Shego couldn't see his expression.
A silence fell upon the two individuals, who continued to share brief glances at one another, as if awaiting to see who would be the first to respond. Shego had to admit, she never expected to get this far nor did she expect to get as much answers from Skaar, and not to mention the fact that Shanna was mostly right about Skaar's actions towards her since her arrival to the Savage Land. Despite all that had been revealed to her, Shego couldn't help but feel that there was more that Skaar hasn't told her yet, which only seemed to intrigue her curiosity even further.
"Okay, I believe you. Still, I can't help but feel that you're not telling me the whole story. You're still hiding something from me, aren't you, Skaar?", Shego questioned, knowing that Skaar was keeping something very personal hidden from her.
"I can't tell you, Shego. I don't know you... and you don't know me.", Skaar stated, adverting his gaze away from her own, attempting to hide the pain that was his past.
"You're right. I don't know much about you, but I want to. I want to get the chance to know you. I want to be your friend, if you let me, Skaar.", Shego stated, her tone completely sincere as she made her offer of a relationship with the Son of Hulk.
Once again, silence fell upon the surroundings as Skaar stared down at Shego, who awaited for his response to her offer of friendship. Slowly, Skaar lowered his head closer to Shego's own until their faces were just mere inches apart, his long dark hair waving ever so slightly from the gentle night air. In the closeness that they shared, Skaar couldn't help but notice the faint red blush that colored Shego's pale cheeks, which amused him to some degree as he considered her offer.
He would have known if Shego was lying to him, because even without the Old Power, Skaar had a uncanny natural sense that could detect a lie as soon as it would pass a person's lips. However, everything that Shego said to him, including the offer of friendship, held no deceit that Skaar could sense, which was all the confirmation that he needed. Still, he kept his serious expression on his face, if only to amuse himself in hopes of keeping Shego on edge.
"I can smell lies, you know.", Skaar reminded as he stared deeply into Shego's emerald green irises.
"Yeah, I know.", Shego replied, a small smile forming on her features.
Much to Shego's surprise, she watched as a small smile slowly formed across Skaar's features, which seemed to defuse any tension that had formed since she confronted him face-to-face. She would never admit it, but there was a part of her that feared that Skaar would reject her offer of friendship, for she knew all too well the feeling of rejection and betrayal. However, that was not the case in this situation, because she accomplished what she set out to do. She not only set things right between her and Skaar, but she also formed a newly created bond of friendship with the Son of Hulk, which was more than enough to lift the burden that weighed on her heart.
"If that's what you want, Shego, then so be it.", Skaar responded, the amused smirk remaining on his face.
"So... Friends?", Shego asked hopefully, extending her right hand to the towering Oldstrong.
"Friends.", Skaar replied, grasping Shego's right hand with his own massive right paw.
"Just don't think this means I've gone soft, because I haven't.", Shego reminded in a playful tone.
"The thought never crossed my mind.", Skaar replied with a light chuckle, releasing Shego's hand from his grasp.
"So... shouldn't we get back to the village? I mean, the others might begin to worry or start talking, ya know?", Shego suggested, noticing that Skaar was staring intently at her.
"Yeah, I suppose we should get back.", Skaar remarked, briefly looking off towards the star filled heavens.
Shego looked off into the direction that Skaar seemed to focus on, seemingly unaware of the wicked smirk of amusment that appeared on the Son of Hulk's face. Before Shego could even react, Skaar quickly scooped her up within his massive arms, much to her surprise as her eyes became wide with shock as she felt her pale cheeks become heated with a blush. She wasn't sure if she should be outraged or amused by Skaar's actions, though she couldn't deny that she enjoyed the feeling of his muscular body against her own, his gigantic arms gently holding her in a protective embrace.
"Skaar! What are you doing?", Shego demanded, her emerald green eyes staring into Skaar's own jungle green irises.
"I can get us to the village in one jump. It's the fastest way to get there.", Skaar informed with a smirk.
"O-Okay, but just this once.", Shego obliged, slowly wrapping her arms around Skaar's neck.
Without further hesitation, Skaar leaped off into the distance, while Shego held on tightly as they soared above the jungles of the Savage Land. Shego glanced up into Skaar's face, allowing a warm smile of comfort to come across her own features as she relaxed in his protective arms. For the first time in her life, Shego felt safe and accepted by all, and most importantly she felt accepted by the man who unknowningly captured her heart... Skaar, Son of Hulk.
It would appear that Skaar and Shego have come to an understanding, which is essential when two people become friends. However, sooner or later, they're both going to have to tell one another of their pasts and what they experienced, for only then will they truly achieve something greater than friendship. Until then, all is peaceful and right between Skaar and Shego.