Worthy (Toph x Zuko one-shot)Worthy (Toph x Zuko one-shot)3 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes
A/N: While not actually FOR my project, Esteemed, this flash fiction is based on some of the ideas I have in mind for it. This one-shot (and the fan art accompanying it) is a late Christmas present to my good friend, DeviantArt user eevee445.
Toph sniffed the warm vapors, taking in the grassy scent. She clutched her tired fingers around the cup, savoring the heat the seeped through her calloused skin.
"Thanks," she breathed out, her eyelids having slid closed.
"You're welcome," Zuko replied, pouring his own cup. He paused, caught off guard by this brief moment of serenity in Toph's face. Her eyes closed, a peacefully neutral expression about her...Her hair was a complete mess, of course, and her outfit was...somewhat lacking in pizazz, but in that short-lived moment, Zuko found himself acknowledging that despite Toph's best efforts, she was growing into a fine young woman. The dirt, the untamed hair, and the foul, snarky looks held that fact back, and in turn, drove aw
Toph The Best Earthbender: 1Toph The Best Earthbender: 16 years ago in Teen
"We apologize, Toph," the soldier spoke, "but I'm afraid we'll have to delay our undertaking for supplies."
With an impatient breath, Toph nodded and stood at the bow of the ship. Planting her feet on the rail, Toph lifted her own chin and felt the cool breeze against her pale face as the small island drew close.
Her fingers gripped the metal tightly as her stomach churned, swallowing back the heavy residue rising through her throat. Her concentration to keep her mind off the swaying, insensible ship was broken by the soldier, and she is beginning to feel nauseous again.
Toph was able to hinder it until the ship halted abruptly, sending her forward and slamming the rail into her gut. The vomit rose quicker than the ship stopped.
"Guard . . . ," her voice came out groggy.
A passing soldier stopped and stood straight. As Toph rubbed her wet chin, the guard asked, "Yes, milady, Toph?"
Toph swallowed what felt like a rock with a wince and slightly moaned before ordering, "Get me