Falling - Makorra~Falling
Korra raced around the rink, twirling and spinning around like the talented ice skater she was. Around her, people of every age and size skated in the spacious rink of Republic City Park. Snow surrounded them all, cold nipping at their cheeks, but no one paid it any mind they were all having too much fun, enraptured in their friends and families.
The Avatar was glad to be back in her natural element though the winters in Republic City were nowhere near as harsh at the ones in the South Pole, they were still pretty cold. And she loved it! Skating up to her Earthbending friend, she did a circle around the leisurely skating Bolin.
"Hey," she said, skating in tow with him then. "Don't you just love skating?"
"Definitely," he nodded at her, "we should do this more often I forgot how much fun it is, considering this is the first time I've gone in years. I'm surprised I still remember how, actually."
She laughed, and took his hand and spun them around then, ca
Won - Makorra fic~P~Won - Makorra fic3 years ago in Emotional More Like This
Korra bent some water into her hands from the vents underneath her and shot it fiercely towards the Pro-Bending competitor in front of her, sending them into the last Zone of the arena. Mako was on her right, sending a ferocious, unrelenting barrage of Firebending attacks at his own foe. Bolin was to her left, blasting earth disks at the competitor she was also trying to knock off. This was the final round of their championship match, and they had already knocked off the other team's Waterbender, and the other members of the team were quickly tiring out. There were only two more members to knock off the platform and the Fire Ferrets would win the championship!
This thought made Korra smile to herself as she collected some more water and continued to shoot it at the panicking team member. He was trying desperately to stay on the platform, to avoid falling into the water below him. It was futile, though her and Bolin's synced attacks were too much for him to handle at
Undercover Interruptions - MakorraUndercover InterruptionsUndercover Interruptions - Makorra3 years ago in Emotional More Like This
Bolin hummed to himself, holding the laundry basket full of clothes. Mako was upstairs reading the newspaper and talking with Korra, and his brother had agreed to do the laundry that week, give his brother a break from it, and so there he was, making his way to the laundry room of the Pro-bending arena.
He went down multiple flights of stairs to get to the thing, which was inconveniently located in the basement. It was a large room filled with a plethora of washers and dryers so that when uniforms needed to be washed, it could be one big, mass cleaning. Toza had allowed the boys access to the room if they didn't make a mess there as Bolin opened the door to the room, he looked around and snorted. He couldn't make a mess of it if he tried it was already a hurricane of cluttered clothes and boxes.
Walking over to the nearest washer, Bolin placed the basket down and started to pick through the laundry. The majority of the clothes on top were his,
Strategies - MakorraStrategiesStrategies - Makorra3 years ago in Emotional More Like This
"So, I hear you're a pretty good bender..."
"I do what I can."
"Would you care to show me?"
Korra glared over at the non-bender and Firebender who were exchanging the words, before Earthbending a few disks into a nearby net furiously. She heard Asami giggle at Mako, which was followed by his deeper chuckle. She growled lowly to herself before bending the disks again. She hated how easily the little rich girl could get along with the moody Firebender they had the same brooding attitudes, and so conversations were simple and often between them. The Avatar also abhorred the fact that since Hiroshi Sato had begun sponsoring the Fire Ferrets, that Asami felt the need to hang around and 'monitor' their practices. It usually led to distraction on both the boys' parts Mako would end up just talking with her the entire time, which was very unlike him, while Bolin gazed at her, a crush evident in his eyes.
Korra didn't like to admit it even to herself
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"Where do you keep the tea bags?" Korra asked the older Firebender, pulling open a cupboard of the small attic kitchen, looking for the items in question.
"Next one over," he instructed her, watching the kettle closely. Korra opened the cupboard next to the one she had been previously searching and saw a few bags sitting in a glass jar, and reached inside for one. Inspecting it, she decided she'd like it well enough before shutting the cupboard door and placing said bag on the counter. Walking over to Mako, she bumped hips with him and gave him a smirk when he looked at her.
She stood beside him, and he knocked against her side, too. Korra smiled at him again, and then the kettle began to scream, signalling that it was ready to be removed. Mako took the contraption off the burner and poured the steaming water into a teapot beside him, and Korra grabbed the tea bag and placed it inside it before they relocated to the small table in the center of the ro
Dates - Makorra and BosamiDatesDates - Makorra and Bosami3 years ago in Emotional More Like This
Mako was trying his damnedest to not pay attention to the perverted leader of the Wolfbats leering at Korra, but he just couldn't. Every few practice punches he threw, he was looking over his shoulder and observing the scene with an obvious glint in his amber irises. Tahno was standing off to the side of the training room with the rest of his group, sending Korra hungry looks as he watched her spar with Bolin, however, she didn't seem to notice, or she was just ignoring him. It was sick, and it was annoying the Firebender to no end for more than one reason than the fact that it was completely inappropriate. He hated that Tahno's mind was racing with such thoughts about his girl or who he considered his girl about Korra.
Though Mako had tried to deny it to himself on several occasions, he felt quite strongly about the Avatar. At first, she had irritated him endlessly, but after they went to rescue him brother together, they began to get along better, and f
Hopeless - Makorra"Korra, what's wrong?"Hopeless - Makorra3 years ago in Emotional More Like This
The Avatar didn't turn from her spot on the dock to look at the Firebender, instead hugging her arms around her tighter. Closing her eyes, she whispered, "Go away, Mako."
Mako stepped forward, signalling that he wasn't going to leave her out there alone. Placing a hand on her shoulder, he repeated himself, "What's wrong? What happened back there?"
Korra bit her lip. Just a few minutes before, she and Mako and Bolin had been sitting up in their attic apartment, going over and finalizing their plans for attack against Amon. They had been planning this ambush for weeks now, and they finally had everything little thing sorted out. It was foolproof nothing could go wrong. They were going to take Amon down, once and for all. But just as they were talking about the final battle with Amon himself, Korra had randomly up and left the brothers, confusing them and prompting Mako to go and confront her.
Biting her lip, Korra shook her head. She whispered something inau
Makorra - AnnoyanceMako was about ready to rip his hair out.Makorra - Annoyance3 years ago in Humor More Like This
He'd just come from a rather taxing session of Pro-Bending training with his teammates, and as usual, his mood had turned sour from the moment he'd walked into the gym. It wasn't the fact they had to practice at the crack of dawn because they were rookies that bothered him, nor was it the pressure of the championships hanging over their heads.
No, it was the newest member of the Fire Ferrets that'd been getting under his skin lately, one Avatar Korra.
Now, there were several things that tweaked Mako's nerves, but this girl trumped them all. He'd never met someone quite like her before, so brash and hotheaded and in-your-face. In less than a month she'd managed to come barreling into his life and destroy nearly every ounce of normalcy she could find.
Today's practice had been one of the worst yet. After the fiasco with the Equalists and Bolin being captured, Mako had stepped up the intensity of their team workouts, both for the tournament
InstinctsIt was so frustrating.Instincts3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
The Rabbiroos' firebender was actually putting up a fight. He was a really good pro-bender. Not as good as Mako, but definitely more of a challenge than his thin, wiry appearance had led Korra to believe.
She was stuck against the railing in Zone Three as he fought against her, hurling blasts of bright fire her way in rapid succession. It was taking nearly all of her energy to draw up water from the grate in front of her to lash away the attacks. He was bending too fast for her to get an attack in herself. She growled in frustration each time. Her instincts begged her to stop being an idiot and just use her firebending to cut through his attacks, whorl the flames down, around, and back at him, Avatar style. She ignored them.
Another attack, barely blocked, and she cried out, snarling. He was very strong, and he didn't seem to be wearing out. All she needed was a gap in his assault, and she'd be fine. He smirked at her from across the ring and shot two quick punch
Makorra BruisesShe hated him. And it took everything in her not to say anything to him. It didn't matter if he was trying to help her or not, she was furious with him. He didn't look that happy either. But it could be because she was bruised up and he wanted to protect her. Like anyone could protect her. She was the Avatar. The Avatar didn't need protection.Makorra Bruises4 years ago in Drama More Like This
Though she refused to talk to him, the silence between them was killing her. The only sound heard was the water dripping from his hands as he tried to clean the scratches up. After hearing that, she wanted to hear his voice, but not enough to open her mouth and speak to him.
"So, what happened this time?"
She refused to look at him as he asked his questions. He knew what happened. He was there. Sort of. Okay, well he came in at the last minute when she did have everything taken care of by then, but that wasn't her fault.
"You are always getting yourself into some sort of trouble." He shook his head.
"I am the Avatar," she said, finally loo
Trust in Fear - MakorraTrust in FearTrust in Fear - Makorra3 years ago in Emotional More Like This
It happened in a split second that was suspended over what felt like a short eternity.
It was the night of the Championships, and much to their immense unhappiness, the Fire Ferrets were up against the Wolfbats. Korra wasn't afraid to face their leader hell, she wanted to be the one to knock him clear into the drink but she more than a little concerned for her teammates. She knew they could handle themselves, but even Mako was on an edge. He paced back and forth in the little preparation room, trying to calm and center himself, but he just couldn't seem to relax. The Avatar knew how much this match meant to him how much this victory meant to them all, so he couldn't afford to be a mess of nerves. And yet he had been.
Up until the one match, the team had trained mercilessly, honing their skills and connecting closely, becoming nearly unstoppable. And while the Wolfbats lacked the emotional connection they held, they certainly had the physical aspec
Makorra-Movie NightMovie night. One of Korra's many favorite nights, her, Bolin, and the emotion emptied Mako. The onlyMakorra-Movie Night4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
thing she didn't like about is was the groceries, they always bought at least three bags worth of sna-
cks, Korra always seemed to have a stomach ache at the end, well, here and Bolin, Mako barley ate a
thing. Today they were getting some of there snacks from Albertsons, overpriced jackasses. Bolin
was trying to keep his back straight with all of the groceries, Korra was slouching like The hunchback
of Notre Dame, Mako was at perfect posture, walking as if he was holding nothing.
"What are we watching today?"
"Ohh, Ohh, how about Earth Rumble: Greatest Moments, it has Toph Bei Fong in it!" Bolin said
setting the snacks on the table.
"Sure," Korra said.
"I am not watching an hour of earthbenders hit each other in what the video thinks are the greatest," Mako said putting down the
"How about....hmm... you know, I think we should have though about this before we got here... hmm,
Practice Makes PerfectThe arena was gorgeous at night, and Korra didn't know if she'd ever get used to the sight of it.Practice Makes Perfect3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
She had been tossing and turning in her bed unable to sleep for over an hour and had finally given up. Now she sat in her room, elbows propped up on her windowsill, staring at the arena, trying to relax. She wanted this constant irritation and doubt that had plagued her all day to just go away, but even the beauty of the arena's lights sparkling off the water didn't seem to be helping her forget her troubles.
It had been another rough day of training with Tenzin and the kids.
It was indeed true that something had clicked inside Korra, and after days of frustration, she could finally airbend. It was also quite true that she wasn't very good at it.
No matter what she did, it didn't seem like the rawness, the pureness, the sheer power of airbending was there for her. Tenzin kept trying to tell her that all she needed to do was practice more meditation, but that didn't make any sense. She wasn
Makorra - Scarf"So where'd you get that scarf, anyway?"Makorra - Scarf3 years ago in Romance More Like This
Mako lifted his head wearily, red fabric pooling around his neck again as amber eyes met ocean blue. He could tell she was just trying to change the subject, distract him from the fact that his brother was still out there somewhere, missing and probably terrified.
Never mind that he wouldn't be able to stop thinking about it until Bolin was safe at home, out of the hands of the chi-blockers who'd stolen the last of Mako's family from him.
Spirits, if anything happened to Bolin, innocent, happy-go-lucky Bolin he'd never forgive himself.
"I've had it for a long time," Mako answered Korra's question vaguely, fingers twisting into his scarf, seeking comfort from its familiar material. Just knowing the scarf was there always managed to calm him down, if only for a moment.
"Funny enough I managed to figure that out myself, city boy." Korra's lips curled into a smirk, to which Mako returned the ghost of a smile. "Seriously, where'd you ge
The ThrillThey burst into the attic apartment, soaked and panting.The Thrill3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
When they entered the room, Mako gently let go of Korra's hand and walked to the near wall. She stretched her tingling fingers out.
"Electricity's out," he sighed, flipping the switch to the attic's lighting up and down to no avail.
"That was amazing!" Korra said, spinning around in the dark. Droplets of water flew off her fur-lined pelt as she whirled, spraying all over the brothers' room. Korra decided tonight that she loved rainstorms. She had never experienced anything like it before, and it thrilled her.
The two had spent the evening out in the city, aimlessly meandering through the streets. Korra had been wanting an official tour ('official' meaning the kind that showcased the coolest, hole-in-the-wall places) since she'd learned that the two brothers had lived in Republic City their entire lives. Bolin had organized the whole thing but then "mysteriously" had to meet up with some girl, leaving Mako to show Korra around all
Early Morning Pranks - Makorra~P~Early Morning Pranks - Makorra3 years ago in Emotional More Like This
Early Morning Pranks
Korra flew down the corridors of the Pro-Bending arena frantically, but it was no use she was already late. Arriving at the large, open gym doorway, she stopped abruptly and almost ran into the wood panelling.
She immediately smiled at the friendly voice that greeted her. Bolin the kind Earthbender that was always a great, invaluable friend to the Avatar. And the only thing that made those early morning practice bearable besides teasing the irritable Firebender along with his own younger brother. That also helped.
"Hey!" she looked up at him, regaining her breath and walking over to him, hiking her bag higher up on her shoulder. "Running a little late again... sorry."
"What else is new?" she heard the snarky, grumpy voice of Mako a few feet to her right and her face immediately fell at this quip.
"Nice to see you, too, Mister Hat Trick," she countered, dropping her bag beside Bolin. "Still grumpy, the usual, like me being
WhiteSummer had hit Republic City with a vengeance.White3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Mako wasn't one to complain, though. After all the time he and Bolin had spent on the streets, he'd come to cherish the heat. A lot of his memory of those years had faded away, but some impressions were sharp. Smells, feelings. He remembered those hard winters they had spent, the two of them cuddling together at night underneath their bridge in the park to get out of the wind as much as they could. Countless nights Bolin would doze off with his head on Mako's shoulder, his teeth chattering so loudly that Mako couldn't sleep.
Awake and on edge, he would stoke the fire with his bending, eyes wary of any shadows.
He spent his time thinking of summer. Of not feeling cold, not feeling scared. Of the food carts rolling around in the streets that he could steal from. Of the bright green leaves and hot sun blazing overhead. Of the warm river that he and Bolin would swim in, the fish nipping at their toes. Of the flowers blooming all through the pa
TeamworkShe'd never felt more exhausted in her life.Teamwork3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Her entire life had been devoted to bending, working on techniques and training and pushing her body to its limits. She'd felt fatigued before, of course, but right now she just felt tired.
So very tired.
Korra's knees were nearly buckling under Bolin's weight as she and Mako carried him up the stairs together to the brothers' home. Each step she took made her legs shake with the extra burden. Bolin's arms were wrapped around each of their shoulders, but he, too, was miserably drained of energy, and was still pretty out of it. He couldn't support his own body, and after the night he'd experienced, Korra couldn't blame him. He slipped in and out of consciousness easily, but she wished he would just stay asleep.
Bolin screamed every time he awoke from his dreams. It made Korra cringe, unwilling to imagine the torture that he had been through.
She didn't want to think about it.
Bolin's boots banged against each step as they cl
Warm Me With Your Touch MakorraKorra had always been cold. Growing up in the Southern Water Tribe, the wind seeped through her bones and settled there permanently. Maybe that's why her heart was hard? No matter how anyone tried to crack it, they would end up getting hurt (sometimes physically). Korra could handle anything. Or so she thought. She could handle an ambush of Equalists or intense air bending training with Tenzin. She could handle leaving her home to become a fully realized Avatar. She could even handle the weight of the world's problems on her shoulders. But why had he walked into her life? This pain was more than she could bear. Her icy heart threatened to break and shatter. Why you, stupid, stupid boy did I ever have to lay eyes on you?Warm Me With Your Touch Makorra3 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Mako took Korra's hand and laid it on his broad chest. She breathed in and out slowly to calm her nerves. "Relax," she told herself, "this is just training." She couldn't help but notice how warm his body was. Were all fire benders that way? He seemed to radiate heat an
FearKorra sat meditating in the front of her temporary home, trying her hardest to ease the stress out of her mind. It seemed nearly impossible. Amon's solid mask and deep, intimidating voice was replaying over and over in her head. She closed her eyelids even tighter, ignoring the sweat that dripped down the side of her face. Breathe, just breathe, she reminded herself constantly, parting her lips and inhaling large amounts of cool oxygen into her lungs. For a moment she was at peace, staring into complete darkness, feeling her body go weightless and relaxed. Her head wasn't pounding anymore and her heart was no longer beating in her ears. They were both rather calm and forgetful. Her head tilted back the slightest bit, allowing the sun's warming rays to tickle her cheeks with warmth, allowing the very edges of her walls to begin to break down. Then footsteps. Fast, light footsteps. Sneaky ones. Stealthy ones. She tried to ignore them but they kept coming. They were getting closer.Fear3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Makorra - SelflessnessEverything was so out of control.Makorra - Selflessness3 years ago in Drama More Like This
Korra'd confessed her feelings towards him after their last match, and he'd shot her down flat without giving himself a chance to really think about the situation. Now he was sure he'd never forget the way her face had fallen, the heartbreak that she'd tried to hide swimming in her ocean eyes not for as long as he lived.
On top of that, Bolin was practically head-over-heels for the girl when she'd already proved she didn't return his affections, at least not to the same degree. The earthbender was just setting himself up for a letdown, and it killed his brother knowing that nothing he said would change Bolin's mind.
And as for Mako well, he wasn't really sure how to feel about everything. He'd gotten out of his fair share of messes before, but never anything like this. So many different thoughts and emotions were spiraling through his mind that it gave him a migraine whenever he tried to unravel them.
There were very few things Mako could
One Condition"Can you believe him?" the Avatar says as she walks with her best friend, Bolin. She stuffs another dumpling in her mouth, still fuming about the hot headed firebender. Bolin just laughs it off.One Condition3 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
"He's like that. You knew when you decided to go out with him." He states matter-of-factly which only causes the Avatar more annoyance.
"Whose side are you on Bolin?"
"How could I ever pick between my best friend and my brother, Korra?" Bolin says feigning shock at the suggestion. Korra just rolls her eyes at him.
"I just don't understand him Bo. First he's all happy that I got us into the finals and next thing you know, he's yelling at me to pick up some slack." The earthbender shakes his head and hands her another dumpling.
"You know he's just nervous. I mean, if we win this, we won't have to rely on Toza anymore. We'd be able to support ourselves and most importantly, he'd be able to support you." Korra blushes at the truth of the last part. She and Mako have had a complicated relationship t
Out of Control - Part 3She was falling.Out of Control - Part 33 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
She whizzed past blurs of light, reaching out for somebody, something, nobody at all. Stars. Darkness seeped everywhere, into everything. She cried out but her voice was smothered by the cosmos as she tumbled down, through, into.
Her descent slowed, and her body righted itself, toes making contact with some kind of surface. It was invisible. All was stars and all was dark. She breathed in the colors, heard the shine, tasted home. She looked up and saw herself, huge and beautiful and terrifying, eyes glowing white, brighter than any sun.
"Korra. We finally meet."
She knew that voice. It felt like she was speaking to herself in her own voice, but it was definitely male. Recognizable and unfamiliar all at once. She turned to the speaker. They'd never met, but she knew him. A man stood far from her, his features hazy, but she could make out one thing. A tattooed arrow, brilliantly white.
Korra jolted awake with a soft gasp.
Her heart raced, and her lungs sucke
Umbrella-Makorra#23Umbrella-Makorra3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Mako watched Korra skulk along beside him in the rain. He held out the red umbrella for her to take cover but she waved it away. Boy was she stubborn.
"Come on, I said I was sorry." Korra cast those sapphire orbs at him which could cut air into thin slices.
"You're soaked to the bone. Please come back under." She ignored him and kept walking. Her hair stuck to her face, her ponytails falling from their ceremonial water beads. Her shirt was soaked clean through but Mako didn't necessarily mind that part.
"Ok Korra I give up; stay out there for as long as you want."
"I'm not coming back under until you apologize." Mako grits his teeth and clenched at the handle of the umbrella.
"Fine I'm sorry you're right. You are a tremendous fighter and you put all other Avatars to shame. May everybody bow in your presence. Are you happy now? Come on and get out of the rain stupid." Korra flashed him a cheeky smile.
"Stop trying to pacify me." Mako sighed and before he kn
Trust"Korra!!" Mako screamed. She heard him fade into silence as she fell into the water below. Everything went quiet as she submerged in the drink. She used her good arm and a bit of her bending to get her to the surface. She came up gulped for air.Trust3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Mmm, ow," she wheezed as she bobbed over to the preparation platform. She pulled herself up with her right arm painfully and flopped on the stone floor. She clenched her teeth as pain shot through her body. "Dang, those benders are good," she huffed under her breath. She gasped for air thanks to the blow of earth to her stomach.
She jumped as the buzzer go off. I hope they didn't do anything rash, she thought distractedly. She heard a splash from behind her and turned her head to see Mako swimming towards the platform.
"Korra!" he called. He praying she was okay. Three elements all at once is a hard thing to take, even for the avatar. "Korra! Are you alright?" he asked her as he jumped out of the pool onto the platform.
"Yea," she said as she