The handsom snow leopard turned as the small tigress jumped in front of him.
TAI LUNG: Ahh Tigress. What brings you here?
TIGRESS: Can you help me train?
TAI LUNG: Not today Tigress. I need to train so I can recieve the dragon scroll. Master Shifu believes today is the day.
Tai Lung glanced at the sun in pride. It was everything he had been working for. All his training had led up to this day. Tigress stared up at her Sempai in ammiration. She had always looked up to him. That was until that night...
Tigress sat up turning off the alarm. She quickly dressed and glanced to the mirror.
TIGRESS: TAI LUNG!!! WHY DID YOU DO THIS!?!
She looked around to the rubble and destruction he had caused. Even in the rain the valley was lit in flames. She stared up as the snow leopard turned to meet her gaze.
TAI LUNG: Why? Because I wasn't chosen. They denied me my right, my destiny...
PO: TIGRESS!!! TIGRESS!!!
Tigress turned as the over sized panda opened the door to her room. He must of been running because he was panting hard.
PO: M-master *gasp* Shifu *heavy breathing* wants to see you.
Tigress had grown to respect Po. Even with his size he was able to defeat Tai Lung and had become the Dragon Warrior. She followed Po to the meditation gardens to find Master Shifu. She bowed to him.
SHIFU: Po, please leave us.
PO: Uh sure. I need some noodles anyway.
Tigress sat down cross-legged and nothing was said until Po was gone.
SHIFU: You are aware it is that time.
TIGRESS: Yes master.
Everyone knew what time it was, Tigress had been dreading it. Every year one of the five would travel to Chor Ghom Prison to check up on Tai Lung. It had been a year since Po had put him back in there and this year it was Tigress' turn.
SHIFU: You will be leaving tonight. Pack your things.
Tigress nodded and turned to leave.
SHIFU: And Tigress, stay strong. Don't let him taint your mind or your heart.
She looked back to her Master before running off. She didn't need to pack or wait till night. It would be a short visit. She would go in, make sure he wasn't getting free, then leave like she always did. If only it had been that simple.
Tigress stepped into the prison as the thunder cracked loud. One of the prison guards came over to her.
PG (Prison Guard): That's one mighty storm. I guess you'll be spending the night.
TIGRESS: No, I'm fine. This weather is fine.
She turned to see the ground behind her had been struck by lightning.
PG: Are you sure about that?
Tigress' eyes narrowed as her tail flicked back and forth in anger.
TIGRESS: Fine, I'll stay the night.
PG: This way to Tai Lung.
She was lead down the halls. Every guard watched her as she passed. The prison was dark and depressing and staying the night was going to be torture.
PG: Here we are! Tai Lung.
She looked past the rhino so see Tai Lung. He was held down with a large shell and needles sticking out of him.
PG: TAI LUNG! YOU HAVE A VISITOR! IT'S THE TIGER THIS TIME!!!
Tai Lung's eyes opened and she looked down to them. She stopped in her tracks not wanting to take a step forward.
PG: He can't move. Don't be scared.
TIGRESS: I'm not.
She narrowed her eyes down to the Snow leopard.
TIGRESS: I will never be scared of him.
She steppe daround him so she couldn't see his eyes. Tai Lung watched as she walked around him with interest. It had been a year since their fight on the bridge and she hadn't been a match for him then. He could tell she was uncomfortible around him and deside he would push it. He reached his tail up and touched the side of her top. A pin fell out and he swiftly flicked the pin to his mouth to hide it. Tigress turned to the felling of something touching her clothes to see his tail wasn't tied down.
TIGRESS: WHY ISN'T HIS TAIL IMMOBILIZED!?!
PG: Why? Does it matter?
TIGRESS: OF COARSE IT DOES!!! HOW DO YOU THINK HE ESCAPED LAST TIME!?!
More guards joined and tied his tail down. She moved so she could look him in the eye.
TIGRESS: You're not escaping this time.
Tai Lung just winked and she narrowed her eyes.
TIGRESS: I'VE SEEN ENOUGH!!!
The guards lead her out and Tai Lung smirked to himself. He moved the pin out of his mouth and used his lips to move it and tamper with the locks.
Tigress looked at herself in the mirror
OOGWAY: You seem tense today Tigress. Relax.
TIGRESS: Forgive me Master Oogway.
Master Oogway turned to the troubled tiger.
OOGWAY: You are still having dreams of him aren't you?
Tigress twitched but said nothing. She would never amit to thinking about that traitor.
TIGRESS: He is a traitor and deserves to rot in that cell.
OOGWAY: The way to peace has no anger. Remember this young master: evil is strong but love is stronger.
Tigress narrowed her eyes at the memories. She had no love for the leopard. She hated him and everything he stold for.... so why did she still think of him? Tigress rubbed her head and stepped out of her room to head for the bath room. She was walking down the halls when she realised it was very quiet. She stopped to listen. There was nothing. She walked towards Tai Lung's cell serching for the guards. She was looking around when her foot hit something. She looked down to see a knocked out rhino.
TAI LUNG: Hello Kitten.
Tigress was thrown back as she was hit in the side. She flipped and landed into fighting position. He just stold smugly leaning against the wall.
TAI LUNG: Sooner or later you're going to have to realise no prison can hold me.
Tigress growled and lept at him. He ducked but she landed and swiped his feet. He simply jumped seeing it more like a game then a real fight. Tai Lung hit her in the stomach hitting a presure point and she colapsed. Tai Lung gave her one last glance before running off.
Tigress pushed herself up and made her way to the messenger goose. She gained back her strength and ran to him. She found him and picked him up.
TIGRESS: QUICK!!! GO TO MASTER SHIFU AND TELL HIM TAI LUNG HAS ESCAPED!!!
TIGRESS: I will serch for him but I can not beat him so get me backup now!
The goose flew away and Tigress ran into the nearby forest.
???: DAMN IT!!!
Tai Lung stopped to the scream. He looked around a tree to see Tigress punching her reflection in a pond.
TIGRESS: THAT STUPID LEOPARD!!! HOW DARE HE ESCAPE ME!!! HOW DARE HE TAUNT ME!!! I'm going to find that cat and KILL him.
She got up and started punching the cliff behind her. Tai Lung shrugged and turned to leave when her heard a loud crack. he looked back to see the cliff was breaking. Tigress was to mad to realise. Tai Lung growled and jumped from behind the tree knocking the tiger out of the way only to get hit himself. Tigress turned to see Tai Lung trapped under a rock. His eyes were closed and he must of been knocked out. She kicked the rock smashing it and pulled Tai Lung out of the rubble. She stopped to look down at her enemies face. Why did he save her? What was he planning? She poked him in the side of the head and he didn't move. She looked around not sure which way lead back to Chor Ghom Prison. She pulled him to the waterside and cupped some water in her hands. She poured it over him but he didn't move. She sighed and moved over to a tree leaning against it. She stared at his unmoving body before falling asleep herself.
Tai Lung felt water being poured over him but he didn't react. He listened as he heard her move around and after a minute of silence he creaked open an eye. She was asleep against a tree. He sat up looking at her. She seemed almost peacful in her sleep. Almost beautiful. Tai Lung shock his head trying to lose the thoughts as he stold up. He turned to leave only to hear her talk.
TIGRESS: Tai... Tai Lung...
He looked back at the sleeping tigress. Was she dreaming of him? He looked back to the forest then to the tiger. He slowly moved towards her.
TAI LUNG: Tigress?
He stepped back as she shifted.
TIGRESS: Why Tai Lung?
He looked back and forth