Tokka Week Day 1: Bending the RulesToph and I sat at her kitchen table. It was a warm and breezy day just at the start of fall. The windows were open and I was enjoying the gentle wind on my face as she and I debated what the most ridiculous criminal trial of the year had been.Tokka Week Day 1: Bending the Rules3 years ago in Short Stories
"It's gotta be that guy oh, what was his name? The one that robbed the bank but dropped his wallet on the way out." I laughed.
"Oh, he's got nothing on Fao Dung. As if his name weren't enough, he tried to stand up a weapons store with a wooden sword!" Toph snorted. She propped her bare feet up onto the table. "So many idiots, so little time."
"Tell me about it." I smiled.
"I was talking about you, Snoozles." She smirked, teasing me.
"I'm glad you have so much respect for me." I replied back sarcastically.
"Where would this city be if we citizens didn't respect our Councilman Meathead?" Toph said melodramatically before breaking into laughter and punching my arm.
"In utter chaos, I'm sure." I laughed too.
The front door opened. I looked up t
Tokka - My LullabyThe never ending rainstorm pounded endlessly on the four helpless tents in the clearing. The patter of rain on the tarp of his tent was somewhat soothing to Sokka. For some odd reason, it was the closest thing to being home as he ever felt. He listened tentatively to the melody of monotone drops just outside, and was beginning to drift into sleep.Tokka - My Lullaby5 years ago in Short Stories
A tremendous crack shattered the silence as Sokka bolted up, unnerved by the sudden thunder.
He lay down once more, and began to close his eyes when a new sound entered the air.
It sounded soft and almost unnoticeable, but it was there. Silent, muffled sobs wisped through the air as Sokka pulled on his tunic, and peeked out of his tent to find out what was going on.
To his surprise, the sight that greeted him was the same sight he left when he went to bed: Nothing but his companions' tents and a terrible storm awaited him outside. He was just about to return to sleep when thunder rolled through the valley once more, and the sobbing started ag
Tokka Week Day 3: Bedtime"It's bedtime. Now." Toph said sternly. Every night was a battle with Lin lately.Tokka Week Day 3: Bedtime3 years ago in Short Stories
"Mom. Seriously. Do you know how old I am? I don't need a bedtime, I'm fourteen." Lin huffed.
"It's past eleven and you have training tomorrow. Go to sleep." Toph reiterated.
"Uncle Sokka gets to stay up. And he has the council in the morning." Lin tried to argue.
"Yes, but you see, he's an adult. You're not. And as long as you're my daughter living in my house, you'll go to bed when I say so." Toph made the earthen floor of their house rumble. Lin stomped off to her room.
"FINE!" Lin shouted as she slammed her door.
"She's almost as stubborn as you are." Sokka commented, smiling.
"Yeah," Toph grinned, "I love that little punk."
"She was right, though. I do have to be at the council pretty early tomorrow. I should head home and get some sleep." He got up from his seat on the couch and stretched a little.
"Boo." Toph moaned from her spot on the couch. "Can't you stay a while longer?"
"And do what? We can t