ReunionFanfiction - Avatar: The Last AirbenderReunion2 years ago in General Fiction
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“Leaves from the vine, falling so slow...”
Every year, he visited the tree in Ba Sing Se. His uncle, and the cousin he'd never known, were buried there. He would carry on his uncle's tradition, no matter what others said. He had promised.
On this day, it didn't matter that he was the Fire Lord. On this day, everything, everything, was put on hold. He never told anyone where he was going. He didn't want their pity, or their sympathy. This duty, this pain, was his. On this day, he was not Fire Lord Zuko, he was Prince Zuko, General Iroh's errant nephew, lost without his uncle's guidance.
He prepared the tea as his uncle had taught him, borrowing the Jasmine Dragon's prized cups and tea pot. Zuko had never quite managed to make it as well as Iroh, despite his uncle's insistence that it was just as good. Iroh made tea. Zuko, he smiled to himself, Zuko made hot leaf juice. Nothing could compare to Un