It was the next morning, the sun was rising on the east horizon it was looking like a great day. The gong was about to be rung but Master Shifu was going to do his daily bedroom check. Every morning he would check every room, before anyone woke up, to make sure they were all in their bedrooms sleeping peacefully. First he would go down the side of Crane, Monkey and Mantis' bedrooms.
First he opened Monkey's door. The Primate knew of his morning room check because he was an early riser, surprisingly. Monkey noticed his Master standing at the door and nodded to him in acknowledgement. Shifu returned the nod, closed the door and continued down the hall to the next room. Opening the door to Crane's room, the Master expected to see Crane with his head still under his wing but he was immensely surprised when Crane was staring back at him, wide awake. "Good morning Master," Crane said. "And to you," he replied. Now Crane knew of the morning check as well. Of course it wouldn't be that bad. Crane was always responsible and probably the most mature of the six Master's. Closing the door, Shifu took one step to the left and opened Mantis' door. The soft snore of the small insect drifted towards him. At least someone was still asleep. Shifu closed the door smiling at the way Mantis was sleeping. The insect hadn't even managed to get into his bed properly. He was sprawled across the sheets and had his feet on the pillow.
Shifu turned to the other side of the dorm. Viper's room was first. He opened the door and was greeted with a loud snore from the snake. Shaking his head, Shifu left the room and moved on to Tigress' room but when he opened the door he was greeted by emptiness. No-one was in the room. Frowning, Shifu closed the door and moved onto the Dragon Warrior's room. Little did he know the anger he was about to feel. As he opened the last door he heard two people breathing. When the door was wide open Shifu was silent for a moment before he screamed, "TIGRESS!"
Monkey and Crane heard and instantly came to see what was happening with Mantis, still half asleep, at their heels but Viper was in such a deep sleep, she didn't even murmur with the commotion. The three males stood crowded in the doorway with shocked expressions on their faces. Who would've thought they'd walk in to see Tigress and Po sleeping together.
Shifu was furious but apparently Tigress hadn't heard Shifu scream, and apparently neither had Po. Shifu was so angry though that he walked over to the bed and kicked them onto the floor, waking both instantaneously. Tigress had a look of horror on her face when she saw Shifu, Crane, Monkey and Mantis looking at them. "EXPLAIN THIS!" Shifu roared.
For the first time in her life, Tigress was terrified of her father and she couldn't speak. Everyone stared at her expectantly but she just stared at the ground. Po was now fully awake and had just figured out what was going on. "Um… Uh… We were just… Talking," He said trying to convince Shifu. "Talking? Well then… Wouldn't you have been in separate rooms this morning?" Shifu said trying to calm himself but failing. Po knew that was true but he hadn't really thought of that. "We were talking this morning and fell asleep," Tigress said trying to cover up her mistake of not leaving the previous night. "Um, no you weren't," Crane said. "How would you know?" Tigress replied angrily. "Monkey and Crane have both been awake for a while," Shifu said in that same angry tone.
At that moment the gong rung and Viper woke. Coming out of her room she said, "Good morning Master," Like she would every other day, just not today. Monkey looked at the snake and laughed. Viper was blushing pink and stared at him moodily, unhappy with the other Master's for not waking her. Coming to join them at the door, Viper said, "What is going on?" Looking from Tigress to Po sitting on the floor she was confused. "They slept together last night," Monkey whispered. Viper gasped and stared at the pair along with everyone else.
No-one had said anything for a while. "Well, are either of you going to explain?" Shifu said. When no-one spoke Shifu assumed they had no reason other than that they were talking, which he knew wasn't true. "Okay then. Since you have no TRUE reason, Tigress you shall be sleeping in the other dorm," he said. "But.. But…" Tigress stammered unhappily with tears in her eye's. "No buts," Shifu said. "You were caught. I don't want this happening again. You will not be sleeping in the same dorm as this… This thing," He continued, "Not only that but you will not eat with, train with or even see… It," He finished, pointing at the Panda.
Tigress stood up with tears in her eye's. "Fine. If that's how you want it," She said walking out of the room. "Just keep in mind that you just ruined your daughters life within minutes."