Sonya sat in her cell, alone. The harsh humid wind from outside blew her hair into her face, but she was too exhausted to be bothered putting it back into place. It had been too long since she had had the time to spoil herself to a real facial, or have her hair done. But then Sonya had never been the type of girl to do that anyway. She didn't care though. She was far more interested in protecting the innocent, and such. She took a deep breath and was about to lie down when a man in beggar’s clothing walked by her cell.
"Hey girlie girl." The beggar said staring at her through the bars.
"Go to hell." Sonya replied ignoring him.
"I'd say we were already here, wouldn't you?" The beggar chuckled as he pulled his hood off. The face staring back at her was all to familiar.
"Rayden!?" Sonya couldn't believe it. "Oh god am I glad to see you? Well don't just stand there, blast the lock or whatever."
"I can't. I'm Sorry." Rayden apologized. "I have no powers in Outworld. And Shao Kahn has the only key."
"Well if your not here to save me, then why?"
"I'm here to check up on you. How you holding up?"
"Oh, I'm just great. You know? I don't know why I didn't come here for my vacation last year. Oh! Yes I do. It SUX!" Sonya snapped back.
"Keep your voice down, or I'll be discovered."
"Sorry. You sure you can't get me out of here?"
Rayden shook his head as Sonya sat on her bed. Rayden looked around the cell with a nostalgic look on his face.
"You know, I once inhabited this very cell." He remembered.
"You? What for?" Sonya asked curiously.
"It was about five hundred years ago. The time of the original Kung Lao." Rayden began, as he sat, leaning against the wall. "Shao Kahn was being betrayed by someone that remained anonymous to him. It was driving him mad. A mysterious woman named Kreeya had arrived in Outworld. It turned out that she was in the same business as Shao Kahn. Conquering realms, and inhabiting them with her own race of super warriors. All women. They would mate with the men from the realm and their children would be born in days, with the traits of Kreeya's warriors only, leaving the original species to be overrun in a matter of months. Anyway, she quickly moved through Outworld, laying her nests over the land right under Kahn's nose. By the time he found out, they had already reached maturity, and were waging a war against him. His traitor, Reptile, had allied himself with Kreeya, so that his land of Zaterra would be freed. Of course Kreeya had no intention of keeping their arrangement. Kreeya was, however betrayed and killed by her daughter, Vorpax. Once an ally of Shang Tsung. Meanwhile Shao Kahn was being driven to insanity searching Outworld for his traitor. Until he finally snapped and had his shadow priests go out and murder all of his enemies. First Reptile and his general Kiri. Then a powerful sorcerer, Quan Chi. And then his very step daughter. Princess Kitana."
"His step daughter?"
"When Kahn invaded Outworld, then known as Edenia, he murdered their king, married their queen and adopted their daughter to lay claim to the throne. And for this she despised him. After she was dead, he moved on to Shang Tsung and Vorpax. And then, Kung Lao, Siro and Taja.
Sonya was incredibly confused at this. But kept quiet to find out what happened.
"We fought, he won, I was thrown in here." Rayden fell silent.
"Um...Hello?" Sonya asked. Rayden was confused.
"What happened next?"
"The elder gods intervened. Even though they believe humans are in charge of their own fate, they couldn't let this treachery continue. They undid everything that Kahn had done. Returned everyone back to normal. Reptile to Zaterra. Quan Chi to the Netherrealm, Shang Tsung and Vorpax to the Cobalt mines. Kitana, to Outworld and Kung Lao, Siro, Taja and myself to Earth Realm. Shao Kahn was then banished from competing in Mortal Kombat for five hundred years."
"But if he was banished then..."
"His banishment ended last week."
They both turned at the sound of footsteps coming from down the hall.
"I must go. Take care of yourself Sonya."
Rayden vanished in a portal just as the person making the footsteps appeared around the corner. She was identical to Mileena, only wearing blue instead of purple. Sonya still thought it to be Mileena.
"Back for more beatings?" Sonya asked in a cocky tone. The blue clad ninja removed her mask. She was extremely beautiful.
"My name is Kitana. I am here to help." She informed a surprised Sonya.