"Would you like to stay for dinner?" Mulan asked Shang.
Then grandma Fa shouted from the other side, "Would d'ya like to stay forever?"
"Dinner would be great." Shang said with a smile that made Mulan's heart flutter. Shang thought to himself "Forever(with Mulan) doesn't sound to bad either!"
"Is Little Brother here papa?" Mulan asked.
Fa Zhou answered "He should be here, call for him."
Shang thought to himself again "Crap. Crap. Crap. Another family member!".
"Little Brother! Little Brother!" Mulan called loudly. Shang was relieved to find that this "Little Brother" was just a dog.
"Come here," Mulan said in a childish voice, Little Brother ran to Mulan and she scooped him up in her arms "Naaaawwww, who's the smartest doggy in the whole world? You are, yes you are!!!"
"Would you like to hold him?" Mulan asked but gave it to Shang anyway. Little Brother licked Shang's cheek and left some slobber on his clothes
"Naaww, he likes you!" Mulan said as she smiled at Shang. Shang and Mulan laughed in unison. Just seeing Mulan smile made his heart melt. He never felt this way about anyone before.
"Dinner's ready!" Fa Li called out. Mulan, Shang and Fa Zhou walked into the dining room.
During dinner, Mulan tripped and dropped the teapot; the tea splashed onto Mulan's feet.
"Ai yah!!! Ouch that burns! Hot, hot, hot!" Mulan shouted and thought to herself "Shang's HOT, HOT, HOT!!!". Everyone just laughed and shook their heads gratefully because Mulan was back.
"Sorry about that, I'll get another one!" said Mulan.
She came back and managed not to spill the tea (and not make her look like a fool in front of Shang). She poured tea for everyone but when she got to Shang, her hands became wobbly and unsteady. She couldn't focus, Mulan was daydreaming about her and Shang- it was suddenly interrupted with the cup overflowing and burning Shang's hands.
"Yoooooooooowww!!!" Shang screamed.
"Oh my goodness, I am so sorry,here have mine!" Mulan said as she traded cups with Shang, she got a napkin and dried his hands.
"Okaaaay. Can we eat now Mulan?" Fa Li asked grinning.
"Sorry ma-ma, yeah, let's eat!" Mulan said. Mulan thought to herself "OMG. KILL ME NOW! I just made a complete fool out of myself AGAIN!!!"
Fa Li and Fa Zhou asked Shang many questions like "what are your plans?" and other stuff. Shang answered politely to every single suffocating question Mulan's parents shoved up his throat except for one.
Grandma Fa interrupted and loudly asked, "So when are you two getting married, ehh?"
Shang almost choked on his dumpling while Mulan dropped her tea on her dress and spit out the tea that was in her mouth. Their faces were both turning bright red.
"Mulan!" Fa Li shouted.
"Any kids?" grandma Fa asked.
"Ma-ma please make her stop! I'm dying inside!" Mulan pleaded whilst Shang actually choked on his dumpling.
"Grandma was only kidding, Mulan." Fa Li reassured her. Before grandma Fa could say any more embarrassing things, Fa Li put her hand over grandma Fa's mouth. Shang cleared his throat. "Me and Mulan are just friends, colleagues- nothing more." Mulan secretly wanted to say "Yes we're getting married!" but she felt that it wouldn't happen with a clumsy girl like her and a sweet, polite, sensitive, HOT guy like him.
After dinner, Mulan and Shang took a stroll in the garden amongst the cherry blossoms.
"Sorry about that, back there." Mulan said.
"About what?" Shang said grinning with a little laugh.
"You know what I mean! My family can be so embarrassing sometimes and I'm so sorry for spilling the tea!" Mulan giggled then smiled at Shang. Shang was bedazzled at Mulan's smile and the way her eyes lit up in the moonlight.
"Nah, it's okay, I found that quite cute actually!" he confessed.
"Really?" Mulan said in a high confused voice "It was NOT cute when I spilt the tea on the matchmaker then set her big ass on fire."
Shang laughed- this was the first time he really laughed at anything.
"I'm guessing you didn't get a good reply?" Shang asked still in stitches from Mulan's story.
"Nahh, I knew I wouldn't get in anyway." Mulan replied.
"What? A beautiful, smart and funny girl like you?" Shang confessed blushing. Mulan started to blush too.
"You think I'm beautiful?" she stammered.
"And smart and funny" Shang added.
"Wow thank you, you know no one's ever said that to me before." Mulan smiled.
"I think you're the only girl who I've had the longest conversation with. All the other girls are boring and traditional, but you, you're different." Shang said.
"Considering I dressed up like a man and joined the army, yeah, I would say I'm different." Mulan said still blushing. The two were about to kiss but was interrupted by Mushu who started to sing "Mulan and Shang, sitting in a tree, K-I-S-S-I-N-G!"
"Mushu!" Mulan said in an annoyed voice.
"I gotta go! I'll see you some other time." Shang said. Before he left, he gently left a kiss on Mulan's cheek. He set off on his horse and went back to the Emperor's castle. The whole Fa family bid goodbye to the General and all went to bed.
Mulan couldn't sleep; she tossed and turned all through the night. She couldn't stop thinking of Shang, her heart was racing, she felt things she never ever felt before. Little did she know that Shang felt the same about her too.