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
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 the Truth Comes....Out?"Just tell him."Tokka the Truth Comes....Out?6 years ago in Short Stories
"No I've told you, I'm not going to tell him Katara!"
Katara gave a deep sigh. She's not going to tell him willingly. Ever since Katara had found out that Toph had feelings for her brother, she hadn't let her live it down. Then an idea came to her mind...
"If you don't tell him, I'll make you learn how to swim."
Toph, who's expression had completely changed from an angry one to the surprised one she now wore. Katara had been pestering Toph ever since Sozin's Comet had passed that she needed to learn how to swim, but Toph had refused.
"Fine....I'll tell him."
Toph stormed out of the room and headed to the kitchen where, not surprisingly, Sokka was eating a sandwich. She felt as Katara followed slowly. Sokka looked up as the earthbender walked into the kitchen, and asked Toph with his mouth full of food,
"What's up Toph."
Toph stared blankly at him, then answered quietly,
"I have something I want to tell you..."
Toph 'watched' as Sokka nodded at this and sighed qu
Tokka - I Want to See Her "She's beautiful," he whispered in her ear. She sniffled a bit. The physical pain had long subsided, but that wasn't what was causing the crushing sensation in her heart.Tokka - I Want to See Her3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters
"Who does she look like more?" she asked Sokka, trying to keep her voice from wavering. He thought for a moment, scanning his little girl with his eyes.
"Well, I think she looks like both of us," he told her, stroking their newborns cheek gently. "She has my cheek bones and chin, and your face structure and eyes. Your beautiful green eyes." He murmured, turning and kissing her temple softly. Toph couldn't hold it back any longer.
"Sokka," she sobbed. The southern watertribe councilman turned and wrapped his strong arms around her shoulders, making sure to mind the baby. He knew only one thing that could cause the kind of reaction from Toph. "Oh, Sokka," she choked into his shoulder. He rubbed her back
Tokka Week Day 2: ParentsThe idea of having two parents is very foreign to me. It really snuck up on me, but it shouldn't have. A lot of things have happened since last summer.Tokka Week Day 2: Parents3 years ago in Short Stories
It started on a normal day. Mom and I had just been out to practice some metalbending at the Republic City scrap yard. We walked in the house and plopped down on the couch.
"Lin, go get the mail." Mom commanded lazily.
"Moooooooom. I just sat down. Maybe in a little while." I moaned.
"Lin. Now." She flung a rock from our earth covered floor at me.
"Fine!" I said, standing as I blocked the rock and sent it back to the floor. I huffed out of the house, causing the ground to shake a little with my anger. I walked out to the porch and reached into our mailbox. I flipped through the mail as I walked back to the couch. Bills, bills and a letter.
"Anything good?" Mom asked.
"Mostly bills. But there's a handwritten letter here too." I said, studying the envelope.
"Read it to me." Mom said as she adjusted to a more upright position in her
Tokka: A Personal AnalysisA bit of background: Avatar: The Last Airbender was the fandom that really got me into the Internet; it took me from Chamber of Secrets forums to deviantART, so I definitely count it as a catalyst in my nerd evolution. It has a powerful story, compelling characters, and a complex world that stands apart from every cartoon that's come out in recent years. It has drama and humor and tackles serious subjects and the grey areas that come with wartime and life in general, all packaged up and served to a target group of eight-to-twelve-year-old boys. It transcends into EVERY age group, from five to sixty-five (and I would knowmy grandmother is a fan, thanks to her grandkids!). It's brought people from every corner of the world together. I think this is what's known as a "cult following", and I'm proud to be a part.Tokka: A Personal Analysis4 years ago in Editorial
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