Kuja sat in one of the chairs surrounding a round table,7 other chairs were placed around it. All empty sima ye moved to the other side of the table, a blue light glowed in the direction sima ye faced, Kuja figured he was activating another contraption, Ye quickly turned around launching the blue ball of energy towards Kuja’s chest, Kuja shot up from his chair and launched a larger ball of energy blasting Ye’s ball right back to him, Ye quickly took the fan from his waist and sliced the two energy balls in half, shooting back and blasting the wall behind him.
Sima ye smirked.
Sima ye: “relax, I just had to make sure you were the real deal.”
Kuja: “I responded when you said my name, didn’t I, fool?”
Sima Ye “yes, but you can never be certain what you’re dealing with when working for our employer.”
Kuja: “and just who is our employer?”
Sima Ye: you will find out all in good time.
Kuja scoffed impatiently,
Sima ye: you are to help me create an army of mages just like you did unto queen brahn.
Kuja: who informed you of my work with that lethargic woman?
Sima ye: our employer kept me well informed on your accomplishments.
Sima ye turned around again, Kuja was ready to deflect another ball of energy.
Sima ye: don’t worry; I don’t have to test you twice.
Sima ye turned back around with a pot of tea, and two cups, he poured one for Kuja and himself,
Kuja nodded and sat down, taking a cup and drinking it slowly. Yet only after je watched Ye do the same.
Sima ye: we have gathered all the ingredients to make the black mages but one, our employer tells me that the ingredient can be found inside mount Qi. Tomorrow you and another whom I have assigned as your apprentice will go to mount Qi and retrieve for me some of that ingredient for experiments. Until then I suggest you sleep and prepare for your trip
The door opened up behind Kuja. Kuja turned and looked, and when he turned back to sima you, he was gone. Kuja got up and walked out of the room a young man was standing outside the door waiting for him, he was slightly taller than Kuja, blonde hair and brown eyes with an innocent face and a smirk like smile. Hi I’m Shunli Shuo and ill be your guide to Qi Mountain tomorrow.
Shunli bowed towards Kuja.
Kuja: how,,, exciting…
Shunli’s smile turned south.
Shunli: well our room is this way.
Kuja: oh great,, were sharing rooms.
Shunli: I know I haven’t had a roommate since… well that’s in the past,, any who. It will be great having someone to talk to at night, and don’t worry I’ve been forbidden to practice magic inside the building anymore.
Kuja sighed heavily
They walked down the hall way and turned the corner, 3 rooms down to the right was their room.
Shunli: well, here we are. Home sweet home…ish
Kuja walked into the room and lie down on the bead
Shunli: so where you from?
Kuja: far away..
Shunli: oh yeah like how far?
Shunli: oh… I lived in a village not far from mount Qi. That’s probably why the master sent me with you, but it beats sitting around cleaning things.
Kuja: great,, you’re a maid…..
Shunli: aren’t maids usually women?
Kuja was silent.
Shunli: well if you don’t mind, I’d like to visit my home, it’s been a long time since I saw my mom and brother.
Kuja: we’ll see.
Shunli: do you think,,, you could teach me magic?.. The master won’t let me learn anymore,, he says I’m,,, I’m an embarrassment to his institution.
Kuja: oh really?
Shunli: yeah I know right!? You’d figure a few explosions and library fires would be expected,, but no,, I think someone here is out to get me..
Kuja: it will be me if you don’t let me sleep….
Exhausted Kuja drifted to sleep,
Shunli: I’m just saying they should have kept teaching me, I mean I’m great full they didn’t kill me like I’ve seen them do recently but…
Shunli kept talking for a while then drifted to sleep.
Shunli: wake up! It’s time to head out
Kuja launched an energy ball at Shunli knocking him back onto his bed.
Kuja:oh my,, would you look at that…
Kuja got up and looked around, on the table there was a meal set out… half eaten
Shunli got up of his bed rubbing his chest.
Shunli: sorry, I got hungry.
Kuja ate what was left of the meal and headed out of the room, Shunli grabbed his bags and followed him out the door.
Shunli: wait up!.. I’m supposed to be leading you!
Kuja slowed down
Kuja: how are we supposed to get out of here anyways?
Shunli: well there’s an area over here to our right,
They walked to the right and into a large room.
Shunli: if we stand in this circle it will take us right outside the city gates.
Kuja walked into the circle and vanished.
Shunli: hey wait up!!
Shunli walked into the circle…
Shunli: oh great,, it broke,,,
Shunli sat down and put his hands on his head. The portal glowed blue again and teleported him outside.
Kuja waited impatiently for the straggler to show up, in the blink of an eye Shunli appeared in mid air and fell to the ground landing on his rear end. Kuja covered his face with his hand and slid it down.
Shunli: stupid circle….
Kuja : are you sure it’s the circle?
Kuja turned around
Kuja: so where this mountain at?
Shunli: it should be…..
Shunli looked around in every direction for a while muttering to himself…
Shunli: ok so if that’s there then this is,,,, no that’s not right…
Kuja sighed heavily.
Shunli well the sun raises in the east so,,,,
Shunli: or was it west…..
Kuja: didn’t you bring a map?
Shunli: oh yeah!
Shunli took out his map
Shunli: it looks like we go this way,,,
Shunli headed north towards a large forest. Kuja followed, half expecting to have to turn around after walking a few miles.