Chapter Five: The Theater and the Thugs
After what felt like forever as the broadway musical 'The Phantom of the Opera' The animals, Yu-pa, Al-ho and the two little kids were amazed by everything they were seeing. The words the preformers spoke sounded so realistic they could've sworn that they weren't acting at all and the music they were hearing, a mix between the old wind instraments they knew and new ones they had never heard before in all their lifes.
While the second part of 'All I Ask of You' played on stage Monkey, or Mack as he was going as, Looked at Kimberly, or Kim or Kimmy as she told him to call her, and how she was dressed. She had her light brown hair in long pig tails held up by a pink and a blue pair of ribbons and she wore a red and white blouse that almost esposed her chest but not by too much. Her long pink skirt covered her knees as her bright blue shoes tapped together with glee with the music. Her beautiful sea green eyes sparkled in the light and that pretty pink smile was really eye catching.
"You know," Kim said "I've never seen you around before... Where are you from?" "China, the Valley of Peace." Monkey replied "It's really out of reach where no one could find... well, no map you've recorded before anyway." "I come from Eureka, Nevada." Kim said "I was born and raised there, it's a desert where there is no sign of water for miles so we get out water underground."
"Underground?" Monkey asked "Really? You mean you can find water beneith your feet?" Kim laughed and said "Boy are you primative." "You have no idea." Monkey said. "So anyway, i'm a kung fu master. I'm really good with the Monkey Style." "I like Kung Fu too," Kim said "I have black belts from all diffrent styles." "Even Mantis?" Monkey asked "Yeah, i'll be glad to show you later." Kim said.
Kim and Monkey kept looking eye to eye and then Kim said "So, this Valley of Peace. Is it beautiful?" "Very." Monkey said "I could tell you but i'd just make you sleep. Tell me more about you."
"Well, after i got my deploma i went on a flight to New York to start my carrer as a weather girl as soon as i got the news from the city." Kim said "It had always been a dream of mine to work as a weather girl just like my mother be and my grandmother. Fortune Telling is also what my mother does for fun, i've picked up a lot of tricks thanks to her. I also stand up for rights like woman rights and children rights."
Woman Rights? Monkey thought. As Kim went off talking about weather and stuff Monkey only remanined focused on the Woman rights part. Where he was from most woman, other then those at the Jade palace by her age after becoming a woman is matched by a matchmaker or their fathers to be house keepers and take care of houses and their children, along with being taught to bite their tounges and agree with their husbands. However Viper and Tigress were Kung Fu warriors and that was compleatly another story. Still...
"What do you think Mack?" Kim asked. "Uh," Monkey started "What were we talking about?" Kim got angry and turned her head as Monkey lowered his head. I messed up He said in his head with a look of guilt on his face. "Sorry," he said out loud "This is just my first time with a girl, the last few times i... messed up. With mostly like with pranks.
"Did you say pranks?" Kim asked with a sudden smile "I LOVE pranks! I happen to be queen of pranks, i would annoy my family so much you wouldn't believe." "Me too!" Monkey said with a smile "Finally i've found someone who really understands me." Kim said with sparkles in her eyes "Hey, maybe after wards i could show you some of my tricks and you can show me yours." "I would like that very much." Monkey said with a beaming smile. Suddenly this whole thing wasn't a total loss after all.
Around the time the chandelier almost fell on the audeance Arizona clutched to Crane by surprise and shock. The moment she did Crane's human face turned bright red. No girl had ever just suddenly lunged herself around him before. Even for a human he was starting to feel something strange forming inside him. Her long sandy blonde hair blushed his neck and chest and her dazzling rustic honey brown eyes glisined in the light the show had and her smooth Tan skin rubbed his warm human skin.
"Uh, Arizona?" Crane asked "Oh, sorry!" Arizona said quickly as she let go of him with a blush. "You know i... i... i don't normally do this... And... I really hate Kimmy's date right now. Now that she found out he loves pranks as much as she does."
"He's just not use to talking to girls." Crane said "And i think they're getting along just fine. Last time a girl shoved his head in a pot and his head rang like a gong when Tigr- I mean, Tina got it out. The hard way."
"It's not just that Chris." Ari said, trying not to giggle but she was clearly laughing at the funny joke Crane had said. "It's just that... She's usually the one to... to... well..."
"Pick a random guy off the streets and set yourself up?" Crane asked. Even he found that little fact a little akward. "I kinda feel the same way. A little. I'm not so great with girls either."
"Yeah, well..." Ari blushes as she scratched the back of her head "Sorta... she's my main girl, my BFF since i came here from Oregan. We met while we were looking around for a place to crash and a job. We both landed a job as partners in a Gym. I teach Kung Fu and she just works out. We don't mind much but what i would really want is to fly."
"Fly?" Crane asked with a smile. This was even better then he had thought after she had mentioned Kung Fu. At least the humans had something he reconized deeply.
"Yeah, fly." Arizona said "I've always wanted to fly high in the sky. But my parents didn't want me in any school like that so i had to wait until i was on my own but... no matter how close have been it's always like i'm just a hundred miles farther. Like i'll never get off the ground." Crane smiled and said "You know, i just so happen to be quite a flier. So to speak."
"You own a plane?" Arizona asked "Well... let's just say i own quite a pair of powerful wings, wings you would never believe." Crane said with a wink.
After the show the entire gang walked down the streets while the afternoon sun burned bright. "See you two later." Arizona said as she gave Crane her adress. "Here's our appartment number. In case your lost check your map or GPS. See you later!" As Kim and Arizona walked off to their car Monkey and Crane smiled as Monkey turned to Dylan, saying "Best first date ever."
"Man, who knew that one show could last so long." Po said as he rubbed his stomach "I'm already hungry."
"HELP!" A cry from a nearby alley shouted. The animals, Al-ho and Yu-pa responded quickly.
In the alley a young woman was pushed agisnt a wall by a man in a black mask while another one scerched her purse "Let me go!" the woman cried helplessly "Just relax and keep quiet," the man holding her to the wall said "We won't hurt ya, much anyway. Just keep quiet or i'll make you look like a Picaso painting, the nasty modern way."
"I've got her wallet!" the man with the purse said
"And we've got you!" Yu-pa said as she and her friends stood beside her "Oh man," the man with the purse said "We're trapped." "So what?" the man holding the woman to the wall said "What can these push overs do?" "Your about to find out." Al-ho said. Then the wind spun around the transformed animals and turned them back into animals, starting the two crooks and the woman "What the-"
The animals, Yu-pa and Al-ho lunged at the robbers and attacked, a fight that lasted mere seconds as the robers quickly got their butts kicked and the woman took a lot of pictures with her camera but didn't stay to thank her heroes.
After the robbers were beaten to a pulp the animals and the humans turned to Dylan, Sophie, Garu and Pucca before they smiled "Talk about a real let down." Al-ho said "I was hoping they'd put up more then that. I guess people in New York aren't really so tough as you always say they are." "That was before you guys came in town." Sophie said with a smile.
Unknown to them Martha and Emily were watching "Did you see that?" Emily asked in shock "Two of our toughest men whiped in just ten seconds! Take about power!" "Yes, such power." Martha said as they watched the animals and their human friends walk away "Maybe my children's marrage to those two weren't a total loss after all... if we can manage to put their power to good use."
"How?" Emily said "Just waltz over and ask them to help us rob banks and such?" "Win them over with some sweet talk." Martha said "And if that dosn't work?" the boxer asked "Well, everyone has a plan B don't they?" The woman asked with a wicked smile on her face.
Later on they returned to Molly's hotel and entered the lobby where they saw an old couple and a young man standing at the desk when they turned and saw Al-ho and Yu-pa. The couple gasped as they rushed towards Al-ho and Yu-pa while hugging them. Confused Al-ho and Yu-pa pushed the two away lightly and ask "Who are you?" "We're... we're your grandparents." Abigail said as Chuck teared up "We've been so deeply worried about you ever sence you disapeared over the jungle in China."
Al-ho and Yu-pa remembered that all so well. Once their temporary daze was quickly done they shook their heads and Yu-pa said "Grandma? Grandpa?" "Oh, Ash, Oh, Dawn, Our beloved babies have returned!" Abigail cried cheerfully as she and her husband hugged their long lost grandchildren. "Hey, don't forget me." the young man said "I'm a reletive too, name's Johnny, i was adopted by your grand parents after my own parents died. Don't ask why. Anyway. I'm your cousin!"
"I didn't know we had a cousin." Al-ho said "And we had no idea we would see our beloved grandchildren ever again after such a long time." Chuck said "Where were you two, all this time... where were you?" "In the Valley of Peace." Al-ho said "Back there we were named Al-ho and Yu-pa. It's a long story."
"But we want to hear every word of it." Chuck said with a smile. The animals smile and knew this would be a very interisting tale to tell.