The sun rose up into the sky like a glimmering ray of hope. Many princesses react to a beautiful morning by skipping through the woods, picking flowers and berries, while singing a love song. Princess Pea was not one of those princesses.
"DAMN IT!" she screamed. "Morning already and I'm still in these stupid woods! I must be in freaking China
by now." Finally, she saw a narrow path that ended outside the woods. She ran through it and saw a huge, grassy field. There were several white tents. It looked to be some sort of training camp.
Princess Pea walked over to one of the tents, it was tied to a tree and separated from the big group.
"Hello? Can I come in? I've been walking all night and I need some sleep...LIKE IMMEDIATELY, if that's okay with you."
"W-Who's there?" replied a voice from inside the tent. "Just let, me, um, get dressed..." The voice sounded nervous but Pea was too tired to make fun of it. A young Chinese man stepped out of the tent. "Hi..."
"No time for chit-chat. Can I take a nap in your tent?"
"Oh, uh, well, I guess," he answered. "But who are you exactly?"
"I am Princess Peanalita, I'm famous as the bitchy princess who is so spoiled that even if I'm sleeping on a thousand mattresses, I'll feel something uncomfortable under them and complain the next day."
"Oh, I see..." replied the boy. "I'm Ping. Well, I'd better head out. You see, I'm training to defend my country from some invaders called the Huns."
"Yeah...I don't care." Pea rudely pushed Ping aside and lay down in the tent. "Finally, somewhere to sleep...even if it some peasant tent."
"Who you callin' a peasant?" said a voice, that sounded suspiciously similar to a talking donkey Pea had met once.
"The name's Mushu and I am Mul-I mean, Ping's
guardian dragon," said a tiny red lizard-like creature that hopped out from under the pillow. "If you just gonna be rude, you might as well pack up and leave."
"Sorry, I don't talk to lizards," Pea rolled her eyes.
"Dragon, not lizard. I don't do that tongue thing. Now where's Ping?"
"He just left..."
"Woopsie Daisy, I musta overslept." Mushu ran out of the tent following Ping. Princess Pea shut her eyes and dozed off. About eight hours later, she was woken up by Ping.
"Excuse me, I sort of need my tent back because we're leaving in the morning and I've been training all day."
"Ugh! Fine! You are the rudest so-called "soldier" I've ever met!" Pea stormed out angrily. "And by the way, you have a girly voice. Stop trying to sound all macho!"
Pea was angered by Ping's "lack of manners" and couldn't believe how abruptly he'd kicked her out. She had only gotten an eight hour nap! Suddenly, she realized her tiara was missing. She scurried back to the tent and walked in without asking. Ping was under the sheets, looking up horrified at her.
"Y-Y-You're a...a...girl!" cried Pea.
"I can explain," replied the woman worriedly.
(End Of Part 2)