A year later, the year of 191, a great excitement spread throughout the kingdom of Wu. Sun Jian had found the renowned Imperial Seal. With this, the kingdom of Wu was declared legitimate, giving it such a vast power boost.
The stimulation was ephemeral, however. Later that year, Sun Jian and his men launched an attack on Liu Biao. Jian himself headed the attack, but found himself struck down by Huang Zu's men. The news of his death sent the kingdom of Wu into a black state of trepidation and bereavement. At the age of fifteen, Sun Ce found himself the new monarch of Wu.
Sun Fei stayed by Ce's side through everything. The "cousins" became a dynamic duo, ruling the kingdom alongside their mother. With the Imperial Seal in hand and such astute minds merging to one power, Wu prospered.
Things were calm for the next few years. Few chief battles were fought. Everyone merely seemed to be taking a break and focusing on improving the economy of their kingdoms.
In the year 194, Wu received news that Liu Bei had risen to Prefect of Shu. Shu was rising in influence and the surrounding areas seemed to emerge more hostile. Wu abruptly was taken out of its passive years and launched back into combat.
In the year 196, Sun Ce used the Imperial Seal to scrounge troops from Yuan Shu, whose authority had been growing alongside that of Wu's. Wu was triumphant thanks to this and continued to flourish. Everything was going well. Sun Ce and Sun Fei had even thought of getting married, for they had both matured and discovered a love for each other.
They never did get married. Before they could truly put their plan into motion, Cao Cao suddenly began launching attacks on Wu. It was at this point, in 198, that Sun Fei finally drew her father's steel and went into a major battle when Wu launched a retaliation in Wei territory.
She wore the outfit she had gotten eight years ago into battle. It finally fit her now matured, fifteen year-old body. The skirt was very short and positively would be distracting to the male eyes who would feast upon her. Her entire was abdomen was revealed and her breasts nearly popped out of the meager top.
Ce was certainly pleased with her choice of armor. Women typically did not wear armor into battle. Their key job was to divert and seduce the foe.
At the commencement of battle, Fei without doubt lived up to her nicknames, "The Goddess of Beauty and Strength" and "Heaven's Fiercest Angel". Her sword sliced through the chests and stomachs of men with not a drop of penitence. Battle came too easily for her. She found herself counting the number of sweeps of her blade it took to fall an enemy. One, two, three, that's all it took for the lesser officers.
Even the men around her, fighting by her side, marveled at the sight of the elegant dance she performed. Her feet moved her in a circle as she swung her sword about her body, striking the men in blue about her. She was in complete control.
The first major officer she came into contact with, to her dismay, was Cao Cao himself. Fei shook with a panic. Her initial major battle and she had to lock swords with him. She suddenly found herself skeptical of her abilities. How could she take on the ruler of such a great kingdom? Cao Cao the conqueror, devourer of kingdoms.
"Oh, what a pretty little thing," his grin held pure malevolence. "What's a little beauty like you doing in this big, bad battle? Where is your father?" Spit flew from his lips as he sneered.
A growl rose in Fei's throat. "Dead," drawing her sword, she shouted, "And you shall join him!" Fei swung the blade and it was met by Cao Cao's. He merely laughed and blocked her vain swings.
"Grahhh!" The girl launched herself at him again, but he merely evaded her attacks. "Where the hell are my men?" Fei growled heatedly. They had deserted her at the sight of Cao Cao, forcing them into a one-on-one duel.
"Give it up, girl! Your efforts are futile!" Cao Cao swung his blade. Unable to block, Fei was sliced in the thigh.
"I was trained by my father, Sun Jian, the greatest warrior to ever live! I will never give up. I shall fight to my demise, just as he did." She spat on the ground beside Cao Cao's feet.
The warrior in blue suddenly froze. "So you are the girl. You are quite valuable, you know." Cao Cao grinned. "I have decided I will not kill you. Why don't I just take you prisoner instead?"
Cao Cao whistled. Men in blue swiftly flooded from the forests and circled the dueling warriors. "I've got a prisoner, boys." Before she could fight back, a man bounded out and sent his fists into her legs, knocking her down and temporarily paralyzing her, making her wholly powerless.
"Where is your fighting spirit now?" Cao Cao growled. Fei cried out as loud as she could, screaming every name she could. Cao Cao laughed. "Your king does not come for you now. No one will."
Fei still screamed as tears slid down her cheeks and she was carried away. No one ever came for her. She was taken back to the enemy's main camp devoid of being rescued and the battle was lost by Wu.
Fei awoke from a slumber she did not even remember falling into and discovered that she was unaccompanied, lying on an alien bed in unfamiliar blue clothing. She stood and found her legs were unsteady. She fought to continue standing as she explored the room.
The girl pulled back a blue satin curtain covering a window. She could tell she was in the main city and it was nearing midday. She had slept a long time.
A man strode into the room. He was tall and lean. He wore purple robes that revealed his stomach and he carried himself with a feminine grace. His hair was long and pulled back into a ponytail reaching his lower back.
"Sun Fei. Welcome to Wei." Just before Fei realized the man's name, he said, "I am Zhang He."
"Ah," she grinned, "My male equivalent, the "God of Grace"."
"Yes, when I heard the Goddess of Beauty and Strength was in the castle I had to come meet you! A person of such apparent grace and beauty, so often compared to mine, I just had to see you with my own eyes!"
Fei was taken aback momentarily. He seemed legitimately happy to see her. "Besides," he continued, "We are going to be seeing a lot more of each other from here on out. Our dear Cao Cao has assigned me to train you."
Zhang He sat down adjacent to her and put his chin in his hands. "Apparently he has no need of me in our conquest of Lu Bu, so I get to train you." He let out a long sigh, and then muttered something unintelligible. "Oh well, it shall be fun!"
Fei had a impulsive feeling that things in the kingdom of Wei would not be as atrocious as it had first appeared. She had automatically felt a fastidious kinship towards Zhang He. Though she longed to be home with her brothers and sister, a vacation did not sound bad.