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"All three of your kids?"
Korra groaned to herself, "Okay. I guess just for you Pema."
Pema smiled at her, "Thank you, Korra. And if you feel like you need more help ask one of your Fire Ferret friends."
"Mako and Bolin?" Korra said. Pema nodded. "I mean, I guess..." She trailed off. "Okay sure, that should work." Korra decided.
"Thank you so much, and don't worry. Tenzin and I will be back by ten tomorrow night." Pema assured her.
"No problem," Korra said shrugging it off, "Now I'm going to go see what Bolin and Mako say about this." With that Korra hopped onto Naga and started towards the pro-bending arena. She jumped off Naga once she saw the front doors. Mako and Bolin were hanging out on the steps eating some take-out food.
"Hey Korra." Mako said taking a bite of rice. "What's up?"
"I need to ask you a favor." She began.
"Shoot." Bolin said while Pabu climbed on top of his shoulders.
"Come babysit with me tomorrow night." Korra said.
"Babysitting?" Mako asked. "Why in the world..."
"Tenzin has a counsel meeting in a different city and Pema wanted to keep him company." She cut him off, "She asked me to babysit and I said, 'yes' and then she told me I could ask you guys to help so... Please?" She tried to look as innocent as possible.
"I'm in!" Bolin said standing up.
"Bolin?!" Mako said in surprise.
"I love kids, and I can always make them smile!" Bolin explained. "I'd love to help you out."
"Great!" Korra said with a smile. She looked at Mako with pleading eyes.
"Fine..." Mako muttered. She smiled.
"That's fantastic! It'll be fun I promise!" Korra told them. "Be at air temple island tomorrow at six." She got onto Naga again. "Thanks again guys!" She yelled as she rode away. Mako glared at Bolin.
"What...?" Bolin asked. Mako groaned and threw his head down.
~~~~The Next Night
"Okay Korra," Pema began. "Mako, Bolin," She added smiling at them. "Tenzin and I will be back at ten. I have plenty of food for you to cook the kids dinner." Jinora and Ikki clung onto Pemas legs with sad eyes.
"You'll be back soon, right mommy?" Ikki asked.
"Don't go!" Meelo said hanging from Tenzin's arm.
"We'll be back in no time." Tenzin told Meelo handing him to Korra. Meelo tugged at Korra's ponytails and she winced in pain.
"We have everything under control." Korra assured Tenzin and Pema. "You guys should go before you're late to the meeting." Pema nodded and let Jinora and Ikki go over to Bolin and Mako. They hopped onto the air bisen and flew away. All the kids waved goodbye. "Now what?!" Meelo and Ikki shouted at once. Korra looked at Bolin and Mako.
"Ummm let's play catch." Bolin said. He grabbed a ball and began throwing it up into the air. The kids oooed and awwwed at his fancy tricks.
"My turn!" Jinora said. She shot a gust of air up and threw the ball ten more feet in the air. Now it was Bolin's turn to be impressed. Mako and Korra decided to chill on the side lines watch the kids play fire ferret in the middle with Bolin.
"I gotta admit, this babysitting thing is really easy." Mako said. "At first I was a bit scared about all this..."
"What?" Korra said jokingly, "Mako the pro-bender was afraid of three little kids?!" She chuckled. He laughed along with her.
"I know, I know.." He muttered. "But it's true, I was afraid they'd be a hand full." They continued talking until WACK! Korra whipped her head around to see Meelo face down on the concrete.
"Meelo!" Korra shouted, running over to him. "What's happened?" She asked Bolin while she sat Meelo up.
"I was just throwing the ball around and I hit him in the face on accident!" Bolin said. "I didn't mean too..." Korra sighed and picked up Meelo.
"It's okay Bolin just be more careful..." Korra added walking into the house. Mako followed Korra inside. "Mako can you get a bowl of water and a rag?" Mako nodded and went off to get the things. He came back shortly while Korra examined Meelos forehead. He had a huge cut and it was bleeding badly. Korra took the rag and dipped it in the bowl of water. She dapped at Meelo's forehead and sighed in relief. "It's only a cut, it's nothing too series." Meelo had stopped crying by this time and looked up at Korra.
"Thanks Korra." He said weakly. Korra smiled at him. She wrapped some bandages around his head and gave him a cookie to nibble on outside.
"Well I dealt with my first obstacle of the night..." Korra said relaxing, setting Meelo on her lap. Mako sat next to her.
"First obstacle?" He asked.
Korra nodded, "You have no idea what could happen next..."
(( Thanks for reading hope ya liked it!! Whole thing based off of Melevan's picture (which is the epic picture I posted at the top of this.) Next chapter coming soon!!!))