Quantum Fire Posted January 25, 2012 Share Posted January 25, 2012 Location: Shen's Valley Time Frame: May to June - After Bombshell's & Danica's Arrival (9 month time period inside the temporal bubble, plenty of time to enter and leave and return if PC's wish too) Open to: Any of Shen's students or Wards, or any nova who knows Qi Meng Cora was going to leave, Maia'd known this. Still, she was saddened to see her go before finishing. She'd been chosen first after all. Still, Maia had committed to this path, and she would see it through."Goodluck sister, I'll join you once I'm ready." "I welcome the opportunity to learn from others. Still Danica isn't that old, is it going to be alright for her in here?" She went silent as she considered the next phase of the training. "The first stage for me focused on mastering my power, my own body. I can only surmise that the next aspect will focus upon mastering my own mind, my heart, and Will. Only as a master of my mind, heart, and body, can i hope to become a true master of my Self, and bring myself into a truly harmonious balance." "It will not hurt her, the time spent will be to her advantage in the long run, besides, she's the youngest student of Qi Meng alive, there may be some merit in teaching her a few things while she is here." Shen reached out and took Maia's hand in his. "On a more important level, Jason can match your basic capabilities, which is why I am pleased she is coming, you are faster and stronger then I am, my dear, Jason will be taking up some of the more physical aspects of your training. Now, if you would both follow me, they will be arriving in the next hour." He lead them to the center pagoda and had each of them standing to either side of him, waiting.. And, Jason arrived with her Daughter just as Shen expected them too, and he was waiting in the center pagoda as they did, with the other two students he had been training with. Justin stood to Shen's left side, he was quite handsome, and there was a calm about him that any Qi Meng master could recognize, he was much more in tune with the balance that Shen taught then he use to be. Handsome as only a nova could be, he drew the eye quite well, but he seemed more of a backdrop to the beauty of the woman to the right of Shen Maia's beauty drew the eye quite well, the woman who was already being spoken of as one of the most beautiful women in the world, one of the few people who's beauty even began to approach that of Jason's. Stark naked, with long flowing silver-white hair that reached down to her ankles, pale skin that was like flawless marble, beautiful eyes and a natural grace that only added to her considerable beauty, there was a deep calm to her now that she had learned the basics of Qi Meng, a sense of the same balance that Shen and Justin had, and she created a contrast to Jason that seemed to only enhance the beauty of both of them. Jason leaned against the frame of the door to her daughter's bedroom, watching Danica pack a rucksack, spinning a glossy, five-inch long bar of black metal around the tip of one slim finger. The metal bar was a device designed specifically for her by an acquaintance, Masterwork, a special effects guru she had worked with on several movies and the set of Barsoom. It could telescope open into a slender staff seventy-five inches long - her exact height - as well as contained a length of monofilament wire that could be extended to hang loose for use as a whip or magnetically charged to form a monomolecular whipsword. It suited her. it simple, elegant weapon that aligned with several of the martial styles she had studied over the years. Jason had a wistful smile on her full lips. Danica was growing so fast - four inches in the last several months, her limbs long and svelte, yet retaining an innate grace; there would be no awkward, coltish years for her daughter it seemed. And the eleven year-old girl had progressed to the point of needing a bra. Precocious and uncommon, if not precisely unusual. A rueful chuckle bubbled in Jason's throat as she remembered a girl in grade five, Liliana, who had been more endowed than their teacher Ms, Frochette. The other girls had been mean - the boys had wavered between teasing and being in awkward awe, herself included. At least she's growing proportionally, Jason thought, with a glance down at herself, rather than certain parts maturing faster than others. Puberty wasn't something she could tell Danica she had experienced as well... At least not in the same way. Still, it wasn't the physical changes Jason found most daunting in her daughter, but the emotional and mental ones. Still high spirited and cheerful, Danica was beginning to test the limits of her independence, seeing what she could get away, and wanting more and more to attempt things on her own. And Jason was trying to give her that slack to experience, without giving her so much she ended up hanging her self with it. Shen's invitation had provided her and Danica with an opportunity. Dead Rising was in the can, its media awareness chugging along under its own momentum, the establishment of the Congo Branch of the Dragon's Den was set in motion. She had a stretch of free time - and Shen's invitation would potentially stretch it even further - but she had left the decision to spend it with Shen and his wards in Danica's hands, after explaining what was going to happen during it. It was a decision that would have some real consequences, especially for Danica at her age - so much could change for her and her peers in one year. Jason was proud that her exuberant and impetuous daughter had given it some real thought - three days - before deciding she wanted to go. Near a year would pass in a few months. It would be easy for someone so young to gloss over that, but Danica seemed to understand it would change things, especially between her and those friends her age she had met at the Dragon's Den and elsewhere. With a snap, Danica closed the rectangular, glass-topped case that held nine of the ten lotus blossoms Sakura had given her, and slipped it into her rucksack. The last blossom was pinned at the base of the silver and gold braid that hung to the small of her back. She shrugged the rucksack onto her shoulder and spun around to face her mother, one delicate hand holding her practice saber. "I'm ready to go, mom," Danica said in her high, clear voice, smoothing her pale-blue, silken outfit with her free hand. The snug, flowing pants, shirt and vest suggested a traditional Asian influence with a more contemporary flair, the style similar to what Jason was wearing, though Jason's was a pure white with thin lines deep indigo embroidery and lacked the pattern of a cat standing on its hind legs wearing a pair of boots and menacing an ogre with a sword. Jason cocked a brow at her daughter, hefting her own rucksack. "You still sure you want to do this, Dani? It's going to feel long in Shen's hidden valley. He won't mind if you decide you want to spend your time elsewhere." Danica's lips pouted in a mulish expression of adolescent stubbornness, finely pointed chin elevated to a determined angle. She had made her decision. "I want to do this, Mom. Besides, Shen and you and Maia are going to be there. I'll be fine and..." Jason watched Danica's eyes grow distant with another thought, one she could well guess at. "I'm doing this, it'll be fun and if it's not... I can still leave, right?" "Of course you can, honey. Well, if you want to this, let's do it." Jason held out a hand as Danica stepped up to her side, and after moment, took it. Together, the two beauties took a step forward even as they felt like they were falling back, the warmth of sunlight washing over them, blinking away from their Whistler home to appear in a valley in the Himalayas, one that Jason hadn't spent much time in since Shen had first taken her there after freeing her from Lady Envy. Reappearing had felt slightly disconcerting as they fell under the influence of the temporal flux that enveloped the valley. Danica looked around, waving her sword, seeing if she could see some physical evidence of the temporal manipulation, but it felt the same to her. Jason smiled, then began gliding towards the pagoda centering the small island resting in the still, freshwater lake. The valley was a peaceful and restful now at it had been for the first time she was here. "Shen, thank-you for inviting us. It's nice to be back, as a student and teacher both this time." "Hi!" Danica chirped. "Can I see one of the time machines?" Only someone with high levels of Mega-Perception would have noticed the moment that Justin had been slightly shaken by the beauty of both Jason and Maia in close proximity to one another, and it would have taken even greater degrees to notice Shen's pleasure at the arrival of his student. The nova teacher turned to Danica and knelt down to look into her eyes. "They arn't doing anything that you can see, dear child, but certainly, I will show you the temporal flux devices. Jason, if you would take charge of Justin and Maia's training for a moment, I'll show Danica around the valley, if that sounds good to you?" Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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