Finally waking up (Aurora)
Phillip was older, so much older, and Stefan had grown into a fine man. There were even grandchildren. Mulan's heart broke for Aurora in that she hadn't been there to share in all of the growing up and experiences. Phillip had found another wife, which broke Mulan's heart a little more for the princess. He'd moved on, and she supposed it would be expected. Phillip couldn't stay single forever, could he?
Phillip told the two women about his adventures and obstacles. He'd shown strange images of Stefan at different ages, doing things that made both women smile and in some cases tear up. Mulan had been there for it all. Or what she thought was appropriate.
Then she'd let Aurora and Phillip have time together, to say good bye in a way. She played with the grandchildren who seemed eager and willing to call her Auntie Mumu. She wasn't sure she liked it, but she wasn't going to say no.
Whatever Phillip had said to Aurora seemed to lift the princess' spirits a little. For that, the warrior was grateful. And as the day ended, Mulan pulled Aurora close in a hug, as much as she was allowed.
Strange that they would wake up in the same bed, Mulan's arms wrapped about the other woman. It felt right, and the comfy sheets urged her to snuggle in a little more, pulling the princess closer.