...leaving the pair. Fa Zhou put a hand on his wife's. She looked at
him, fear and worry in her eyes. He knew how hard it was for her. It was
hard for him too, to know that their only daughter was out there; facing
danger she should never know.Granny Fa came back in. "Come on, dear. You need to get warm." Fa Li shook
her head. "It's all right." "Go on, Li. We wouldn't want you to get sick."
She looked at her husband. Fa Li knew that tone of voice. It was quiet but
firm. She got up and walked away quietly. Granny Fa and her son looked at
each other. "Don't worry, Zhou. Mulan's a brave girl. She'll be all right."
"The battle field is no place for a young woman. Mulan is only sixteen."
"You forget that there have been women who lead troops to battle in ancient
times. I have great faith in my granddaughter. The question is, do you?"
Her words hit home. The only man of the family turned to Granny Fa's quiet
expression."I do have faith in her." "Good. Don't ever lose hope that she's alive.
Now, go and dry yourself. Even you are shivering." Fa Zhou nodded and went
into his bedroom. Granny Fa sighed as she looked out the rain outside.
Although it had abated for a little while, it had returned when they'd
gotten into the house. She had no doubt Mulan had the means to survive but
could the Fa's retain their dignity? There wouldn't be any question why Fa
Zhou and Mulan didn't show their fa...