Hey there SS!!!
Wow, long reply from you!! hehe, this is going to take some time now. Well before I start, just need to get something clear. Norman Tsui is the one who was good friends with David in the beginning and later is disfigured from a big fire right?
Well I think that both David and Norman were top fighters in the serial, but David was a step or so ahead of him always. Since if I remember correctly, they would usually always fight one on one just for "fun" and David wins always.
Hmmm...now this makes me think even more. Even though Lawrence's skills were taught by David, I remember him(David) saying that Lawrence wasn't bright enough to understand fully it. Lawrence got like only 3 or 4 parts out of 10 so thats why he was instructed to give some individual the cave map. Mimi's skills seemed to be better then Lawrence's since she secretly learned some and Norman also taught her some of his skills. So basically she knew a lot lets say.
So I'm just taking a stab at saying that Kristy had higher martial skills then Alice. Then again with the scene you just mentioned there, Alice does have pretty good skills too though. So confusing, hehe. Hmmm...I don't think that these two ever really fought one on one. The only time I can remember is towards the beginning of the serial. It was when Andrew and his "team" was guarding a certain pot towards someplace. I think Andrew saw a shadow or something and chased after with his si mui. Then we just see that Alice and Kristy exchange a few moves and then they stopped. Nothing much....
I wish that during this serial, Alice could have gotten more fighting scenes. Kristy at least got to learn the snow sword skill with Andrew and all. It would have been nice if Alice got something.. Hmmm..now I remember back to another scene where Andrew and Kristy were picking medicine and ran into Mimi. They start fighting, but are no match and is knocked unconcious. Alice comes flying in though and is able to save them. Shows that her martial skills are pretty high and she is smart too, hehe.
Hmmm...so they are 16. I think ATV should have risen their ages up a bit. They really don't seem 16. Make them at least 18 or so, that would have been fine.
I totally agree with you on Andrew. He really is spinless, useless, and undecisive. Even when he supposedly decides, later on it seems as if he hadn't even decided!!! Can't believe he would actually agree to vow marriage with Kristy just for a certain thing....argh.... now on the flute calling thing, I guess he might have felt guilty for not going since he promised he would. Gosh, this whole triangle mess is all his fault. If he would have just been more decisive and firm on who he wanted to be with...
*hehe, just thought I'ld say what a great name Tian Xiang is!!! I just love the way it sounds, hehehe. Might need to go re-watch for Lawrence now.. *