Gong Hai Fat Choy is the eighth story written by Poetheather focusing on Bladedancer. It covers February 12, 2007 through February 18, 2007. The phrase "Gong Hai Fat Choy" is one of the many ways to transliterate a traditional Chinese new-year greeting that loosely translates to "Congratulations and be prosperous"
Chou muses a bit about who she is and where she’s going, the horrible doom looming in her future, and then talks to Ayla about the party. Ayla thinks all the melodrama is uncalled for.
Chou has a session with Dr. Bellows, who helps her sort a couple of things out.
Dyffud starts teaching Chou zanshin, a Japanese technique that takes situational awareness to totally unreal heights.
Someone unidentified begins checking out the history of the Handmaid to see if she has to be stopped.
Chou has another Dark Man nightmare.
Chou has a bit of a sick spell after the nightmare. At breakfast, Team Kimba discusses how to make their illusion a bit more realistic.
Chou takes the swimming test. She probably passes easily, but does something that makes a lot of the girls very uneasy.
Dorjee gives a dinner for Chou and Molly featuring Tibetan food, mostly prepared by the Whateley chefs. He pleads an absolute inability to cook - the monastery had taken him off cooking duties after the second attempt.
The unknown menace is getting more and more upset over what he’s able to find about the Handmaid from the library.
Chou discusses how to stay hidden with Daffyd. She also discusses the nightmares about the Dark Man. He suggests talking it over with some of the school authorities, finally settling on Chief Delarose.
The crazy avenger does more research, getting Tennyo to look up books for him.
Chou has a long and quite serious discussion with the Monkey King about the nature of the Tao and the nature of various Handmaidens, with emphasis on the sense of duty in China, and the need for her to get a life.
Chou has a long talk with the rest of Team Kimba. She tells them about the Dark Man and her decision to apparently leave the team.
Chou tells Zhong Lao off about making the Dragons his private fiefdom. The crazy avenger is present, but still not identified.
Chou talks with Chief Delarose about the Dark Man. Delarose is puzzled.
Afterwards, Chou reflects on things and comes to a decision.
The crazy avenger tries to figure out a safe and stealthy way of killing the Handmaid.