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MAIKO MONTH 2014
DEATH OF A THOUSAND CUTS: THE FINAL DAY
26 - Bonds
Zuko had wanted to press on to the palace, but Mai insisted on taking a bath, instead. His reply to that demand had been a very assertive, "What?!" but it failed to make any impression on Mai whatsoever.
She had just looked at him with those sharp eyes of hers and said, "Zuko, you're not the captain of a ship anymore, or a fugitive living in ditches or whatever fugitives do. You're a Prince, and even if you choose to remain in exile, you have a certain standard to meet. Have a bath, air your clothes, take a nap in something other than a barrel, and then we'll take a long carriage ride to the palace."
"We can't wait a few hours to do all that?"
"Zuko, I stink like Lower Ring. If we're going to be friends you're going to have to learn to tolerate my desire to not smell like a hobo."
Zuko had been tempted to think accusatory thoughts about women and bossy natures, but Uncle had behaved exactly
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DEATH OF A THOUSAND CUTS BONUS
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Maiko Month 20 - AU
"Just think, Prince Zuko. If the timing of the surprise attack on Omashu had been pushed up by a single day, the Avatar might have been captured before we got here, and we would have missed out on our grand opportunity." Uncle smiled and exuded both a calming presence and a tea-scented funk.
Zuko, however, was not mollified. "That just means that the Avatar could be anywhere by now! And now everyone who might have been able to tell us where he was headed has disappeared and joined some kind of rebel resistance!"
Uncle's eyes narrowed. "Don't rebels resist by definition?"
"I don't care, Uncle!" A servant chose that unfortunate moment to appear in the waiting room, catching Zuko in mid-snarl. "What is it?"
"Er... the governor will see you now... Prince Zuko." The servant gave a hasty bow and led the way into the throne room.
Zuko had to admit, it was