????by Shaule Sachs =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= What started out as a typical day in the Joketsuzoku village soon became something unusual. Usually, the modern world had left the Joketsuzoku women alone... but not today. Today, the Post Office was coming. The strange truck came into the village at a slow, leizurely pace. The driver, a young girl of eighteen to twenty years of age stepped out of the truck and looked around. The Amazons simply stared at her. The reason for the staring was two-fold. First, the girl was a stranger... and the second, she had red-hair, a rarity in China. Only once before, almost a year ago, did a read-headed girl enter the Village from outside. The Village had been plagued ever since. Seeing that none had approached her, the red-head said in perfect Chinese, "Is there a 'Perfume,' here?" An old woman appeared begore the girl and said, "Yes...?" "Could you sign this, please," the girl asked as she thrusted a clipboard at Perfume. "Sign?" Perfume was confussed. "Please..." the girl begged. Seeing that Perfume has not moving she begin to cry slightly as she said, "Please, please! If you don't sign this... I can't deliver the package.... Then... I have to go back with it.... The *boss* won't like that! I'll miss my date...." As the young girl continued to babble, Perfume decided that there would not be any danger to the Village if she did as the girl asked and a danger of a flood in the girl continued as she was. Once decided, Perfume took both the clipboard and the pen out of the girl's hands and wrote her name where the girl showed her to. All the while thinking of the strange customs of the Outside world. "Thank you! Thank you!" the girl said as she went to the back of the truck. Then she opened the back door, walked in, and came out with a crate almost the same size as the girl. As she settled the crate down, the girl said, "There you go!" "But.... What do we do with //it//?" someone asked. The girl shrugged as she entered the truck. As she drove away, she shouted, "It's your problem now!" After a couple of hours of discussion, the Elders decided that they should open the crate to see what is inside. After several attempts, they managed to open the crate. Inside the crate was Cologne, the oldest and most powerful of the Village Elders, bounded and gagged with an angry expression on her face.