Ambrose, Hikari, May-Ling, Kamiko, Raven, Teresa Private Jet en route to Wuhan "So....How many of you guys found this little jaunt as a bit of a surprise?" May-Ling asked everyone on the plane. It was a general enough question which invited anyone to join in the conversation already in progress. Master Lu Chan smiled and simply nodded to himself, enjoying the moment. He'd also acknowledge Hikari with a welcoming smile and a solid nod, which was meant to put the young man at ease. "Oh, it's been a great surprise if you ask me." Dean put in quickly and enthusiastically as he took the opening as an opportunity to come over and join in with Hikari and May-Ling. Of course, he did not forget his manners, though he almost did, and gave Master Lu Chan a respectful bow. "Master..." he intoned respectfully as he waited to be acknowledged before turning back to his friends. Thankfully, Master Lu Chan did not make him wait too long as he nodded back. "Man, I just can't wait to see what the Tournament is going to be like, my mind is going crazy with speculation." Dean said to Hikari and May-Ling. "I'll admit I feel a bit out of place since I'm not competing, but you can bet I'm gonna ramp-up my training once we get back!" Dean could not contain his unabashed enthusiasm as he smiled at his friends, then took a quick look back to see if anyone else felt the same. Saito took the new tone in the passangers cabin as a good sign and moved out of sight for the moment. There were a few things he needed to take care of before they landed. Generally speaking, the flight proceeded without incident and in good spirits. Time seemed to go faster as a few more folks interacted with each other. Less than an hour later, Saito returned to the passengers cabin. "We are now cruising above Wuhan City in central china, which is the capital of Hubei province and quite a modern metropolis. The large river you see below us is the famous Yangtze river, which is the world's third longest river." Saito paused and gave a small smile before continuing. "We will be making our landing approach in a few minutes, so please return to your seats and fasten your belts. It is my hope that you've enjoyed your time with us and that you've had a pleasant trip. Once we land, your rides will be waiting for you. Any questions?" No doubt there would be a few and Saito would do his very best to answer them. As previously noted, the skies were clear and the landing was a smooth one. The Jet plane taxied towards three grey SUVs on the field where drivers and baggage handlers awaited. Movement was allowed on board once again and Saito came over to Dean and Hikari to inform them that Grand Master Hibiki was well and said that they should not worry and wished them good luck. To the rest of the passengers he said: "Due to an unforeseen delay, a contestant is running about forty minutes behind schedule. We are instructed to wait before proceeding to our next destination.We apologize if this causes any inconvenience and will endeavor to make your waiting-time as painless as possible." Judy suddenly appears beside Saito just as he finishes speaking and walks out with a tray of refreshments and treats. "If there's anything you would like, do not hesitate to ask for it." Wearing her smile like a badge of honor, Judy begins to make her way to the guests. Tag: Ameteth, Ktala, Mitth, Spacey, Teeg, Xany. (almost there, just a lil' bit further) OOG: Post #250!! Woo hoo! thank you everyone! Let's keep it going!