After hours of rest, ムーラン finally started feeling better. She got up to fix Ping something to eat. "We all got alittle worried about you." John said. "I'm fine, though." ムーラン replied. "You didn't seem it this morning." John stated coyly. ムーラン wanted to say "Why do あなた know us too well?!?", but she blew it off like a fly because she knew how concerned everyone was. "I just forgot to eat. It'll never happen again." she 発言しました simply. She went back to chopping up food.
John knew she was hiding a secret. Once he knew someone, he could read 'em like an open book. もっと見る like his お気に入り book actually. He just had THAT good of a mind! "You're hiding something, aren't you?" he speculated. "What do あなた mean によって that?" ムーラン asked. "It's a secret. Only a secret あなた and Shang know about." John profiled. ムーラン felt her ハート, 心 pounding through her chest.
"You don't have to admit it now." John eased. ムーラン slammed the ナイフ she was using and turned angrily. "John, I don't know WHAT あなた heard, but our private lives together are NONE of your business!" she exclaimed. John didn't know what to think. "I didn't mean any harm. I just-" "JOHN, あなた MAY NOT THINK あなた HARM, BUT あなた DID!" ムーラン cut him off expressing her anger like she never had before. She went to the キッチン sink and wiped her eyes. "I'm sorry John." she apologized as she cried. "It's ME who should be apologizing." John comforted.
"I should've known better." he continued. "John, I know you're only looking out for me, but there are some things I like to keep to myself." ムーラン wavered. "Perfectly understandable." John replied. ムーラン clinged
to him like Pocahontas would when SHE was upset like this. "I didn't expect this." John half-joked. "I'm just glad あなた understand!" ムーラン cried. All John did was hug her. She slowly escaped the embrace.
"Ping's probably hungry." she said. John smiled and went outside. He noticed Shang holding back laughs. "This better not be about Merida's jinx again!" he jokingly scolded. "After ALL the turmoil Merida has been through with Rapunzel and The Ice Queen, I can't believe that Anna girl and Kristoff STILL haven't married yet!" Shang busted. "That IS funny. But, I guess time will tell when the time's right." John said. Shang jumped off a 木, ツリー stump and walked up to his unusually troubled friend.
"What's wrong?" he asked. "Mulan was all upset earlier." John answered. "It happens to expectant mothers." Shang humored. "But it seemed to me she was hiding something." John stated. Shang's jaw dropped. *Sometimes, I wish John had a not-so-brilliant mind.* he thought. "It only seemed that way." John altered. Shang was put at ease this time.
"I don't know if I should tell あなた this..." he 発言しました doubtfully. "Shang, whatever it was あなた and ムーラン went through, me, Pocahontas, and Merida are ALL here for you." John stated true to his word. Shang sighed a sad sigh debating または not if he should tell the devastating secret he and ムーラン had been carrying. He held back tears of sorrow as he lowered his head. "Shang, whatever's holding あなた back is obviously troubling you." John altered. Shang wanted to パンチ him. Luckily, he had just enough calmness not to.
He took a breath as he regained himself. "I'd like to tell you, but right now isn't a good time." he answered somberly. "You know あなた don't have to admit it if あなた don't want to." John replied in a comforting tone. Shang put on a broken smile. (A/N: That part is inspired によって the song "She Will Be Loved" によって Maroon 5.) "What do あなた say we get inside?" John suggested. Shang couldn't agree more. The two went in the cottage and called it a day.
At ディナー that night, ムーラン ate pretty good. *I needed some nutritious food.* she thought. "Shang, あなた haven't eaten much." Pocahontas said. "I'm not too hungry." Shang replied. "Shang, あなた need to eat." ムーラン added. Even though Shang was often very protective of her, SHE was kinda on that protective thread with HIM too. "I know. I just can't right now." he replied. "What do ya mean ya can't right now?" Merida asked.
"Merida, I wish I could explain." Shang answered. His mind was still reeling in what went down earlier that afternoon. The memory was still fresh and he wished he had a quart of brain bleach to to cleanse it away. He got up from the 表, テーブル and walked outside. "What's his problem?" Merida asked. "It's not a problem, Merida. It's something traumatizing." John intervened. "I think I know why he's 芝居 that way." ムーラン confessed. Everyone looked at her.
"Doctors have advised me to eat more, because during my first pregnancy, I...I...I almost miscarried Ping." she cracked. She began bawling her eyes out as everyone's jaw dropped. Shang came back inside to comfort her. "That's what I was debating on telling you, John." he confessed. "I see..." John replied speechless. Pocahontas walked over and put a comforting hand on Mulan's shoulder. "Why don't we all go for a night-walk?" she asked. ムーラン wiped her tears and everyone headed out.