Well, this was supposed to be a one shot, but since it the fic did better than I thought and I’ve had some ideas since then, I decided to make it an episodic series. Let’s see where I can run with it, shall we?Allright girls, from the top. And no groaning this time.
June,what did I say?
JasmineLee frowned discouragingly at the trio before her that was slumpingslightly in exhaustion. One was her granddaughter, Juniper Lee, thete Xuan ze. The others were her best friends, Jody Irwin andOphelia Ramirez. They too were a sort of te Xuan ze…which they weren’t supposed to be. It’d been a few weeks since thatcontroversial transformation had occurred, and the elder Lee wasputting the trio through some drills to help the newbies catch up totheir more seasoned and naturally designated friend. The results hadbeen somewhat mixed.
Ah Mah, it’s like seven in the morning on aSaturday, the small Asian whined. We’re supposed to be asleep.
Seriously, Ophelia coughed, mopping at the sweatin her multicolored hair.
And sweat’s icky, Jody sniffed, shaking one ofher arms.
Tough. You girls need to work together as a team ifyou want to be effective, Ah Mah warned. You may be closefriends, but you must be close warriors as well.
You’re pushing us too hard, June pleaded.
Maybe I am a little bit hasty, the woman nodded,but it’s for your own good. You may be stronger than your otherlittle friends, but you’re certainly not invincible. I believe thatscuffle with the Dark One showed that.
Okay, like, he was like a gazillion feet tall andwe’re only eleven, hello, Ophelia muttered back.
Perhaps. But, you should take this lesson from theexperience: Brute strength alone will not always be enough to win theday. You will need to use your unique strengths to your advantage asone team.
You’re just still a little sore that you’re stuckwith Jody and Ophelia, aren’t you Ah Mah, June sighed. Continue reading