Fan-fiction story by jb
The following story is based on the television series, characters and
situations, created by Jymn Magon & Mark Zaslove, Tale Spin © 1990,
1991 Walt Disney Company/Buena Vista Television. Fan-fiction story and non-Tale
Spin characters are creations by the author and may not be used without
permission. This is a work of fan-fiction, using characters and property of the
Walt Disney Company without consent and for non-profit use.
said Baloo, trying to catch up with the archaeologist, “Katie,
slow down fer goodness sake!”
out of this, Baloo,” she said curtly. “It doesn’t concern you.”
now, yer goin’ up ‘gainst my boss, Red, so it does make it my
concern. An’ y’know yer bigger than her –”
vixen stopped and icily glared at the large pilot.
naw, naw – I mean yer taller
than Becky an’ I don’t wanna see any of yas get hurt.”
course,” relaxing her guard a little, feeling disconcerted over his
misconstrued statement but then continued on her way. “There’s something
Rebecca and I need to settle out and this is the way to resolve it.”
“What?! By tryin’ to kick each other senseless??”
“Look,” she said pointedly and turning her head sharply at him, “I'm used to being envied by other women, but I'm not going to spend the rest of this expedition with her insecurities! If I can't work with the people who aren't comfortable around me, then I can't do my job properly either!!”
Insecurities?? The grey bear thought, surprised.
he knew that Rebecca was a short-tempered reactionary who disliked anything
upsetting her balance – that was the way she ran her world. Even when she’d
deny her own faults while pointing out that of others’, there were times that
sensibility would sink into that stubborn pride of hers.
He hoped that it would work this time out, too.
they could see the ta’i chi
outfit-clad businesswoman, her hair tied up in a ponytail; warming up as they
all entered the ship’s gymnasium executing with a few moves, looking
concentrated and self-assured. Baloo, Kit and Myra exchanged glances at each
go an’ talk Becky outta this,” said the pilot, walking over to his employer.
luck,” muttered the vixen, also braiding her hair into a long ponytail. You’ll
Beckers…” the pilot began his plead as she approached the she-bear, “why
doncha jus’ go ta bed? Yer already in yer PJs.”
nice lookin’ ones, too, he
thought, doing a secret double-take.
just keep out of this,” Rebecca said sternly, not breaking away from her
Becky… the idea of two ladies fightin’ over me is kinda flatterin’, but
this ain’t the way to deal with yer jealousy...”
stopped and incredulously looked at her pilot.
Me…jealous of a brainy,
red-headed, leggy nubile PhD who can turn Pavlov’s theory into fact in a
roomful of men in under two seconds?!! And don’t flatter yourself, you
dumb galoot! As if this had anything to do with you! Hmph!”
asked the confused pilot, “what are ya fightin’ Katie for then?”
personal, buster! Now get out of the way!”
Baloo calmly placed his hand gently on her shoulder. “You an’
Katie are good friends of mine…whatever reason you gals are doin’ this
for…I can’t stand to see da two of ya punch, kick or jab yer lights out. It
ain’t worth it, hon.”
you can’t stand to see it,” she said, jerking her shoulder away, “then don’t
was that cool tone in her voice he knew too well that there was nothing that
would dissuade her from this. The pilot just sighed and silently returned back
to his comrades.
what happened, Papa Bear?” Kit asked anxiously.
stand on the side lines, Li’l Britches an’ let ‘em duke it out.”
navigator just folded his arms in disbelief. “And they say we males are
always looking to pick a fight!”
onto the floor mat, Katie finished braiding her hair and faced her challenger
from a respectful distance, stating: “I thought we should go over some ground
rules before we begin.”
raised an eyebrow. “Rules?”
One; there will be no interference from either side to stop. Two; this will be a
clean and fair fight – no grabbing or pulling of hair or clothing and third;
whomever can be taken down in three moves will complete the match. Agreed?”
the archaeologist had finished talking, they both assumed defensive stances and
momentarily stood like statues.
somethin’ gonna happen…” muttered the pilot, “or what?”
silence was then abruptly shattered as the two combatants charged at each other,
screaming at the top of their lungs that startled the three spectators. Blocking
the first few hand moves, both ladies quickly countered with their feet. Katie,
having the longest legs, gave a roundhouse kick, narrowly missing the she-bear.
the vixen completed her revolution, Rebecca swept-kicked under the back of
Katie’s unguarded ankle, making her buckle under and sending her flat on her
one,” the businesswoman smirked.
luck, sweetheart,” mumbled Katie, narrowing her eyes. Boy, is she ever arrogant!
back on her feet, the vixen and the she-bear circled each other, following with
a few hand and foot blocks. Then Rebecca made a flying leap that Katie managed
to duck out of the way. After she had passed her, the archaeologist elbowed her
hard in the lower back.
businesswoman yelped in pain, causing her to falter on the way down, collapsed
on the floor and fall flat on her face.
for me,” smiled Katie, raising her ring finger in triumph.
don’t want to know what finger I’d like to give you,
if she could read her mind, the vixen quoted: “‘If your opponent is of choleric temper, seek to irritate her.’ –
up, the she-bear briefly rubbed her sore spot and replied: “‘Shut
up and dance.’ – Rebecca Cunningham.”
held up her hands in a defensive position, then teasingly beckoned with her two
forefingers, daring her to come over. Rebecca charged at her with a battle cry,
preparing to aim with a hand move for the vixen’s forehead. She quickly
stopped it with a block, grabbing the businesswoman’s wrist and flung her over
her shoulder. But Rebecca managed to grasp her opponent’s arm in the process,
bending at the elbow that sent Katie tumbling to the mat with her.
I wish I hadda bowl o’ popcorn fer this!”
said Baloo in total amazement.
continued to roll over each other, then managed to roll off and clamber back
onto their feet. Leaping into the air again, Rebecca went for a kick that went
directly at Katie’s stomach. She went whoomp and staggered, causing a wicked smile to set on the she-bear’s
But the victory was short-lived, as Katie just managed to maintain her sense of balance. She’s good…but why is she toying with me?...
didn’t think it was going to be that easy, did you?” the archaeologist
smirked with satisfaction.
know…for a second there,” the businesswoman derisively laughed briefly, “I
is she toying with me? She’s good!
rabbit…” Katie began with a contemptuous sneer.
are for kids.” Rebecca completed with equal panache.
gleam in their eyes didn’t diminish in either one. All right! they
thought, with snarls fixed on their faces. In
this round, she’s going down!!
another charge, a few hand moves and blocks that both parties ended in a lock of
arms, they suddenly realized…it was identical!
both women thought in surprise at once and then both backed off.
they gave it another go. A foot maneuver repeated their defense methods again,
ending up in pressing their stretched thighs closely together and standing
balanced on one leg each, practically face-to-face. Again, the two of them were
both balanced, Katie tentatively asked her rival: “Who was your master?”
Master Yuen Wo-Ping in Xanadu?!”
Katie smiled, a new heralding of respect dawning upon her. “The younger
mischievously grinning in turn by finding a reverenced similitude with her
opponent’s abilities; responded: “From what I heard, they were always
who’s talkin’!” said Baloo out loud.
and Myra shushed him.
then…let’s see whose method is the
superior one, eh, Becky?”
broke their lock with battle cries, followed by a flurry of blocks, strikes and
defences that looked like they were trying to pound one another yet neither one
succeeding in the process.
these two ever get tired?” Kit said
in a freak moment; Rebecca and Katie managed somehow to exact swift upper kicks
to each others’ chins, causing both of them to knock each other off their feet
and landing on the mat with heavy thuds.
onlookers on the side winced at the sight of the sprawled combatants who had
just injured one another after such a frenzied exhibition of skill.
man!” cringed the huge pilot. “Now that’s gotta
makes it two for both of them!”
both prostrate on the floor; splotches and spots dotting before their eyes,
tousled hair and panting heavier than ever, the two martial arts mistresses then
crawled towards each other, still determined to finish the match.
Baloo commented. “Talk ‘bout obsession!”
we…um, help them out?” the navigator wondered.
like they’re runnin’ outta steam, Kit.” I hope.
each other and propping themselves on their elbows, but still lying on their
stomachs and panting; the she-bear reached out with one hand, the vixen with the
other. They clasped each other’s hands together and began to…
the…?” the grey bear murmured, not
believing what he saw along with the others.
you red-haired succubus!!!...
brother!” said Kit, rolling his eyes. “Now they’re arm-wrestling!”
you green-eyed monster!!!...
and groaning, beads of perspiration descended down the competitors’ faces,
both fists remained locked in battle. They glowered at each other gruesomely
until suddenly, their grim demeanours broke into grins, snickers followed, and
then they loosened their grips, rolling around the mat in peals of hysterical
great,” bemoaned Baloo. “They’ve both flipped their cookies!”
Baloo. I think these two have finally come to an understanding.”
laughing and holding their sides, the two ladies managed to gather their senses.
know…” Rebecca madly giggled, “…the Yuen Brothers would find this very
agree,” chortled the vixen. “I’d say…we’d came out even. Draw?”
up on her feet, the she-bear groaned, reacting to a sore spot on her left side.
I didn’t hurt you too much, Rebecca,” grinned Katie.
– ahh! M-maybe a little…”
hobbled over to the archaeologist and extended a hand to help her up. Taking her
offer, Katie pulled herself up, reacting to her own sore body as they both
leaned on each other.
like I tenderized you too, Doctor,” Rebecca chuckled, wincing at her own pain
“And you look like I put you
through a duck press yourself, sister.”
unspoken, it was understood that they could be friends now.
spectators went over to the two former antagonists, hoping to offer their
two alright?” said Baloo with a concerned look.
fine, Bal – oomph!…well, a little sore than most,” grunted his
employer, then turned to the vixens. “What do you say we ladies have a little soirée
in my cabin?”
somethin’ like a fondue?” questioned Baloo.
just elbowed him in response to remain silent.
not? We can bind wounds and swap stories…so tell me, Rebecca,” Katie
inquired with interest as the three ladies walked – albeit the two who mostly
limped – out of the gym room, “how did you master the ‘Hidden Dragon’?
It took me two years to get it right
from Master Wo-Ping.”
It took me only two months from Master Cheung-Yan...”
alpine vixen raised a quizzical eyebrow at the diminutive she-bear.
it was two of the hardest months I
ever had,” grinned the businesswoman. “I still have much to learn, Katie.”
hope it doesn’t take either long to patch up you two sillies,” said
Foxworthy – we’re doctors, remember?” said Katie.
that case,” she quipped, “I’ll charge double
for my services.”
you than me, pal. I’m way too
women broke into laughter, with a few groans mixed in from Rebecca and Katie.
meanwhile, all the two male bears left behind at the gym could do was just stand
there, looking perplexed as the trio walked down the Prowler’s corridor.
don’t get it, Papa Bear,” said a puzzled Kit, scratching his head. “One
minute those two look like they were going to tear each other apart, now
they’re laughing about it??”
“Women…” Baloo sighed with a shrug. “Who can figger ‘em out, Ace?”
of Part Eleven
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