...brush back to Su and smoothed out her dress. Ting-Ting looked
not forget yourself, Mae." Ting-Ting warned. Mae sighed.
Ting-Ting was so uptight!Su
smiled warmly at Mae, "Yes! Imagine, we are to be married in
just a few days! And to princes!"Mae
frowned and sat down, placing her pillow on her lap."But
what if I don't want to marry a prince?" she asked, "what
if I want to marry someone of my own choosing, like other girls can?""You
are not like other girls, Mae." Ting-Ting said gravely, "You
are a princess, and your duty is to your people. You took an oath to
marry a prince, and you will honor it.""What
do you like about that guy, anyway, Mae?" Su asked gently. "He's
ugly and rough."Mae
smiled dreamily, "He may look like that and act like that, but I
know that inside, he's all soft and cuddly...like a big panda bear!"
She hugged her pillow tightly.Su
giggled, "A panda bear!" He didn't look like any panda bear
she'd ever seen! "Personally, I like the big, gentle one best.
What about you, Ting-Ting?"Ting-Ting
was horrified. This talk totally went against everything she'd been
taught about honor and being a princess! "It doesn't matter! We
shouldn't even be thinking such things so close to our marriages!"
She flipped her fan out and waved it in front of her face. "Quick!
Here comes Fa Mulan!"The
other two princesses also brought out their fans and hid their faces.
Fa Mulan already had doubts about the princess' marriages. They
didn't want her to guess th...