She never imagined she could love someone she’d never met, a girl spun out of stories like golden thread, a princess crowned with words.

Stranger things have happened though, and maybe she should have suspected that years of searching would have made the glittering, breathing prize all the more beautiful.

She has to prepare herself, she thinks, because the real girl— well, her lips cannot be so like petals, her skin cannot be so soft, nor her laugh so easy as Mulan imagines.  There are very few flowers that grow in briar patches without being pierced themselves.

She never imagined she could love someone she’d never met, a girl spun out of stories like golden thread, a princess crowned with words.

Stranger things have happened though, and maybe she should have suspected that years of searching would have made the glittering, breathing prize all the more beautiful.

She has to prepare herself, she thinks, because the real girl— well, her lips cannot be so like petals, her skin cannot be so soft, nor her laugh so easy as Mulan imagines. There are very few flowers that grow in briar patches without being pierced themselves.

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  2. todaywestumble said: Oo I never would have thought of that (though I don’t watch the show) I think I could totally see myself shipping them too with that sort of background story :)
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