...appearance, they scoffed at the
idea that she ever could pull off masquerading herself as a boy.
Legend, they laughed. Rumors, the other s grinned.Li Shang, many guests were surprised to note, did not even look nervous.
Remarkable, theyagreed, for such a groom. But hes a captain, a generals
son, most argued, he has faceddeath, life will never hold fear for him. They thought
him also rather strange especially given the fact that he had broken
with convention and appeared at the Fas home to seek an audience with
Fa Zhou before the go-between had actually formalized the engagement.But as Li Shang took the hand of his wife to be, they could not dispute
the genuine affection and respect the two had for one another.
And Li Shang and Fa Mulan could not care what the crowd thought only
that they knew they had struck upon tremendous fortune.Shang especially marveled that life had chosen to save each
of them , for a purpose even he could not fully divine. His
life and hers were intertwined already in such a way that nothing other
than the heavens could separate them now. Mulan, who laughed
freely at the antics of Little Brother Chi, and the silly puppy, Little
Brother wondered how sh...