Jing gets up and grabs a change of clothing for her and Scot and
walks to the bathroom door and motions for Scot to follow her.Scot
gets up and follows her into the bathroom.Jing sets the clothing
down on the bathroom counter and looks at Scot for a few moments.
"I...I-I'm sorry.I can't do this." Jing says starting to tear up.
Scot walks over to her and puts his arms around her "No it's fine
don't worry about it."."But..." Jing gets cut off "Shhh.There
isn't anything wrong." Scot says."You aren't mad?" Jing asks."No
I'm not." Scot replies.
"Go ahead and take a shower I will take one after you're done."
Scot states.Jing nods and Scot walks out of the bathroom.While
Jing showers Scot sits on the bed and practices channeling his
mana.Some time passes and the bathroom door opens.
Jing quickly skitters out un-clothed to Scot's surprised."Jing?!"
Scot hastily asks."I-I accidently got my clothes wet I needed to
get another set." Jing shyly replies.Scot watches as Jing stumbles
around the drawers collecting her clothing before skittering back
into the bathroom closing the door.
A few moments pass and Jing walks back out fully clothed still
blushing a deep shade of red."Y-you can shower now." Jing says
sitting on the bed next to Scot.Standing up Scot looks back at
Jing before closing the door.As Scot undresses and prepares the
shower he looks over at the counter to see both sets of their
clothing still on the counter.
Once done showering Scot dries off and gets dresssed.Opening the
door and walking back into the bedroom Scot see's Jing sitting on
the bed waiting for him.Jing looks up at him and see's him holding
her dry clothes and turns red again.Scot not saying anything puts
the clothing back in the drawers.
As Scot walks out to the hallway he leans down whispering into
Jing's ear "I told you that you look good in anything.".After Scot
leaves the bedroom Jing gets up and follows him into the hallway.
They walk into the kitchen and Jing says "What should we have for
"Hmmm...Maybe something simple like eggs and sausage?" Scot
replies."Sure." Jing says getting the food.Scot helps Jing cook
breakfast and they sit down to eat.
Once done eating breakfast they clean the dishes and check their
gear.Jing gets up taking her crossbow and quiver "So,you ready?"
she asks.Scot stands up taking his bow and quiver "Yeah let's go."
They both start walking to the Marketplace in the cold morning
air."I'm nervous..." Jing confesses to Scot."I know you are cause
I am too." Scot says."I don't want to do bad in front of you."
Jing says."Don't worry you will be fine." Scot comforts as he puts
his arm around Jing.
As they arrive at the Marketplace they see it's almost completely
empty save for a few immortals and Guan Yu."Well both of you are
early." Guan says as Jing and Scot walk up to him."We didn't want
to risk being late." Scot says."Well just sit up there on the cart
and when it's time you will be sent to Mount Olympus and then to
the hunting grounds." Guan explains.
"Hunting grounds?" Jing asks."They aren't going to hold the
competition at Mount Olympus anymore.They don't want to risk
something going wrong.So they had Terra and Cabrakan help them
make a new island for any competition." Guan replies.Jing nods
"Thank you.".Jing and Scot walk over to the wooden cart that has
a canvas roof and climb into the back of it.
Jing sits down and Scot sits next to her.Leaning on Scot's
shoulder Jing looks up at him.Scot smiles as Jing puts her hand on
Scot's chest "Your heart is racing." she says."I'm just nervous.I
am sure I will be fine." Scot replies looking down at her.Jing
smiles as she closes her eyes and falls asleep.
Time passes and Scot observes Guan watching over the immortals to
make sure they do their job right."So you're the new hunter?" a
voice asks.Scot turns to the voice and see's a man with a bow and
quiver climbing into the cart."Yeah..." Scot replies."Well I'm
Hou Yi.The third Chinese hunter." Hou Yi introduces himself.
"I see you already know Jing Wei." Hou Yi remarks."Yeah me and her
kind of know each other pretty well already." Scot says."Oh?Please
do tell." Hou Yi says curiously."Well me and her live together..."
Scot explains before Hou yi cuts him off "Live together?!"."Um
yes?" Scot replies."You have been here for how long again?" Hou Yi
asks."I never said how long I was here...but it's been about two
weeks or so." Scot replies."Not even a month and both of you live
together?" Hou Yi says surprised.
Jing wakes up from the conversation looks at Hou Yi."Huh?Oh hi
Hou Yi." Jing says sleepily."Hi Jing." Hou Yi replies."What was
you two talking about?" Jing asks."I was surprised that in the
small amount of time that...I never asked your name." Hou Yi says.
"Scot." Scot tells Hou Yi.With a nod Hou Yi continues "Scot has
been here that both of you live together."."Oh...we kind of...may
have fell in love with each other." Jing explains grabbing onto
Hou Yi nods "I understand.It's nice to see you found someone
Jing.".Hou Yi looks at Scot "It's nice that two are together.She
has always been very shy and quiet.Rarely speaking me to or
anyone else.I also don't know if anyone has told you but for us
Chinese gods we are just one big family.It may take a little while
to see it but we care for each other...Well except for Ao Kuang."
Hou Yi explains."Ao Kuang?" Scot asks."Ao is the god of the East
Sea.Don't waste your time with him.He is just a hot head with a
attitude." Hou Yi answers.
"Good to see all of you getting along." Guan says walking to the
back of the cart."Did you know that Jing and Scot are living
together?" Hou Yi asks Guan."I have known for a while now." Guan
says."I remember when I was escorting Scot across the bridge to
the Chinese island and Jing was flying over and I guess she caught
his eye cause he watched her until she flew away." Guan chuckles.
Jing looks at Scot and smiles.
"Well you three ready for today?" Guan asks the hunters."Nervous
but ready." Scot replies."Yup!" Jing says excited.Hou yi simply
nods."Alright well everything is set up we are gonna let people in
just sit here and it won't be long till you guys are off." Guan
explains."Scot,Since this is your first competition what is gonna
happen is people are gonna come in here the vendors at the
storefronts are gonna sell their stuff some other festivities will
occur and at the end before you leave here there will be a Q & A
for the three of you then you will be off." Guan says to Scot.
Scot nods and Guan nods back and walks away."Don't be too nervous
everything will be fine." Hou Yi assures Scot.As immortals start
to enter the marketplace again and the three hunters sit in the
cart patiently.Time passes and Guan steps onto on a wooden
platform and speaks into a microphone "Alright the time has come
for the Q & A session.Anyone who has questions for the hunters
come up and ask them anything."
While Guan is speaking 3 festival officials in white uniforms
step over the ropes separating the crowd of immortals from the
cart and hand each of the hunters a wireless microphone.One of
the officials steps onto the wheel of the cart and whispers to
Scot "You're the new hunter so a lot of the questions might be
to you just be calm and give clear answers." the official quietly
explains.Scot nods and the officials step back over the rope.
A few moments pass and the first immortal steps onto the platform.
"This is to uh Scot.Being the new hunter do you think you will do
good against the other hunters?".Scot takes a very brief moment to
collect himself and think of a answer."I have practiced something
that I am sure will stand out from the other hunters." Scot says.
The next immortal steps onto the platform."This is for...Jing and
Scot.I noticed how close you two are.Are both of you together or
something?"."Me and him are together...we even live together as
well." Jing happily replies.Jing looks over at Scot and smiles and
nudges his arm.
"Since you two are together could you...um kiss?" the third
immortal asks.Scot looks at Jing and Jing looks back.Scot glances
over at Hou Yi who is watching both of them.Returning his gaze to
Jing,Scot leans in and kisses Jing.A loud "Aw" erupts from the
crowd as Scot pulls away and looks at Jing who is blushing red.
Several more immortals step up and ask various questions to the
hunters.After a couple mroe minutes and questions pass Guan steps
onto the platform and speaks into the mic "Well I am sure this was
a interesting Q & A.Lot's of good questions and jokes and even a
kiss.".Guan gets cut off by the crowd cheering.Once the crowd
calms down Guan speaks again "But the time has come for the
hunters to head off.Once they arrive at the competition grounds
they will be shown up on the screen." Guan motions to the giant
"So farewell to the hunters for now and may their aim be true."
Guan finishes as the the crowd is parted by the officials and the
cart is driven out of the marketplace.The hunters sit in silence
as they leave the city and head to the bridge.They begin crossing
the bridge and Jing nudges Scot saying "Look there is Mount
Olympus.".Looking to the ahead there towers the pure marble
structure known as Mount Olympus.