The Boy from BabelA/N: This was written for the 50th round of the Avatar Spirit forum's DrabbleDrabbleDrabble contest. It was a response to the "Language Barrier" prompt. The requirements were as follows:The Boy from Babel4 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Write a piece based on the premise that all four nations speak different languages from each other, perhaps even more than one for the bigger and/or more spread out nations. This can be either an AU, a distant past, or distant future fic. Naturally, you're allowed to have certain people adept in more than one language.
THE BOY FROM BABEL
"Ask them where they're hiding the Avatar. He should be about her age." Zuko pointed to an elderly woman with a weatherworn face. The savages, unable to understand his civilized manner of speech, flinched collectively at the cutting gesture. They chittered and clicked nervously amongst themselves while Lt. Jee translated Zuko's question for them. Like most career navy men of his generation, Jee had picked up a working knowledge of the Winter Folk's