"Mushu!" Mulan said as her friend nearly scared Shang to death. "Why are you creeping around in here anyway?"
"Cri-Kee saw you two sneaking off, and I had to come see if he is worth you," the small dragon said.
"Mulan?" Shang asked, recovering. "There's a dragon. Talking to us."
"Talking to her, thank you!" Mushu protested.
Mulan sighed. "Yes, he is." She tucked her hair behind her ear. "Is that going to be a problem?"
Shang shook his head quickly. "He's part of the family."
"I take the dishonor back," Mushu said, wibbling a little at that pronouncement.