A Day Lost
"Oh, hey Mako ." Korra said sheepishly.
"Have you seen Pabu anywhere?" Mako said making it obvious that he was nervous.
"Nice to see you too." Korra said.
"Why, what happened to him?" Korra asked and tilted her head.
"Um I kind of lost him." Mako said with anxiety.
"What?! How could you lose him? Oh man, Bolin's going to be so angry-wait he'd be sad-but also angry at you He's going to be both sad and angry at you!" Korra exclaimed.
"Well... Bolin told me Pabu and I should make a better bond with each other, so I brought him out to the city and he kept climbing up my body then he kept nibbling on my ears. He wouldn't stop no matter how hard I tried to get him to, so I just threw one simple fireball at him and then he ran off." Mako explained. The way Mako's expression was, made Korra somewhat surprised because she had never seen Mako like this before. He had probably done this when Bolin has run off when they didn't have a home before, but it still surprised
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 Condition2 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
Makorra - AnnoyanceMako was about ready to rip his hair out.Makorra - Annoyance2 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
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.Fear2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
The Jealousy Game"Are you finished with your list yet, Mako?"The Jealousy Game2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"I think so." He said before taking a sip from his bottled water.
Korra's eyes widened as she scanned his list. "This is over a hundred people."
"First of all, how do you know all these people? And secondly, we can't afford all these people."
"Think about it differently." He said. "More people equal more gifts."
Korra and Mako were currently at their home, making guest lists and going over them in anticipation for their wedding day. They had been engaged for just a few months and both were pretty eager about the wedding. To prepare for it, they decided to spend this day going over a few things. They started off with the guest list since they figured that could be done pretty easily. They were mistaken of course
Mako moved closer on the couch to Korra and stretched out his legs. He flashed a smile at her as he drank his water again.
Korra smiled but shook head. "No Mako, that won't work; some of these people have to go."
Trust in Fear - MakorraTrust in FearTrust in Fear - Makorra2 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
Victory Kiss The match was almost over, the other team has one point over us. If I could just get us one more point and we'll tie/win! The earth bender from the other team was targeting me, sending earth plate after earth plate hurdling at my stomach. I am getting fed up, but kept on pressing him with my water. The water from under the field rises with my hands and whip the earth bender toward the edge of the arena. He falls back, but comes at me with a forceful rebound, almost knocking me off the arena. I wish Mako or Bolin would come to my rescue, but their hands were tied with fending off the water and fire bender themselves.Victory Kiss2 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Finally, catching the earth bender off guard, I slap him with my water whip and he flies over the edge. I quickly focus my eyes on the next immediate threat that was ganging up on the fabulous bending brothers. They were taking a brutal beating, but as soon as I chime in, they regain their bearings, leading us to victory. The
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.Trust2 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
TeamworkShe'd never felt more exhausted in her life.Teamwork2 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
Wow. Part 1: The Dress "Really?" Korra said almost blushing.Wow. Part 1: The Dress2 years ago in Romance More Like This
"Yeah! Common Korra!" Bolin said putting his hands together while putting a pout face on!
"Why?" She replied, while she saw Mako, who just arrived from the power plant, from the corner of her eyes.
"Why What?" Mako said putting his bag down and walked towards them.
Bolin turned to him, "I was asking Korra if she wanted to go to Asami's party."
Mako turned to her, "Oh. You shouldn't go."
Bolin's jaw dropped on the floor and Korra placed her hand on her hip again.
"Why!?" Korra and Bolin both said in unison.
"Well, Korra. I don't think you have something fancy to wer to her eighteenth birthday." Mako said tossing his scarf around his neck.
"What's that sup
Mako and Bolin DrabbleMako and Bolin staggered into their apartment, sore and tired from the crazy events of the night; Bolin painfully plopped onto the couch. "Well, that was an uh an interesting night." Bolin said in jest as he rubbed his neck. There was a silence as Mako stared seriously at him; he knew that look and it was obvious just how angry he was, and he knew exactly what was coming.Mako and Bolin Drabble2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Um Mako, I-"
"I can't believe you put yourself in danger like that! Do you have any idea how worried I was?!"
"I...I know." Bolin said, shamefully looking at the ground.
He knew Mako meant well and he was only being his older brother, but he hated when Mako got like this. He rarely ever got to tell his side of the story and normally just had to sit there and listen to him lecture and rant at him for what could be hours at a time.
"I thought you knew better than to get involved with the Triple Threats, you know what they're capable of and what they've done to us in the pas
Protect Me - Part 1 - Makorra~P~Protect Me - Part 1 - Makorra2 years ago in Emotional More Like This
Protect Me - Part 1
Korra peered at herself in the mirror, touching at the area that she knew that there was a fifty-fifty chance would be a bulging mass in just a few months. Swallowing nervously, she turned around and shook her head, trying to convince herself that it was not true.
That there wasn't the possibility that she was pregnant.
The idea had only just recently struck the Avatar after a month and a half of sudden, debilitating illness bouts. One second she would be fine, training away with the boys, and the next, she'd be rushing out of the gym to the bathroom. Mako and Bolin had been worried, but she had assured them that it was just a simple, passing sickness she'd be fine soon. And, sure, she got better - it just took too long for her comfort.
The week before, was when Korra really began to accept the possibility of it, dread flooding her veins. At one point, about three weeks ago, Asami and her had been hanging out when the non-bender had speculated if mayb
You're Not AloneShe was dead?You're Not Alone2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
How could it be?
How could she die?
No, it couldn't be.
All these questions and more formed in Korra's head as she analyzed the old woman's still body lying on the bed. When she came home from practicing with Mako and Bolin, this was not the news she expected see. She walked in expecting to hear Tenzin nag and/or explain to her how she was neglecting to meditate. Not see him hovered over his mother's body with red eyes and tear stains on his cheeks. It didn't make sense and Korra refused to believe the water bending legend had passed on.
"No, Tenzin you're making a mistake. She's just sleeping."
Tenzin closed his eyes. "She was Korra, she was."
"She still is!"
The 17 year old was quickly getting upset with Tenzin for acting the way he was when all Katara was doing was resting.
"Korra, calm down." Mako, who stood on the left side of her next to his brother, ordered.
Her teammates had come back to the island with her this time, upon Korra's request
Decision - MakorraDecisionDecision - Makorra2 years ago in Emotional More Like This
Asami inhaled deeply upon exiting the Police Headquarters, grateful for the sun's warmth on her cheeks. It felt as though she hadn't been outside forever, when in fact it had just been two days. That night that she and Mako and Bolin had all been arrested had been absolutely miserable. They were forced to sit in a painfully small, windowless room for hours and hours without any information, forbidden to leave or even speak.
Asami wasn't one for feeling claustrophobic or getting easily panicky, but she couldn't help it as she sat in the too quiet space for those long hours. Where was Korra? Was she okay? Would they be okay? When were they going to get out of there? What if Tenzin didn't come for them? What if he couldn't convince Tarrlok or Saikhan to release them? Answerless question after answerless question plagued her mind, but she kept her mouth shut, feeling as though everything was collapsing in on itself. Babbling frantically as a means of venting wouldn't have help
Admit It"Admit it, you like me."Admit It2 years ago in Romance More Like This
He knew he wasn't going to like this conversation the moment he stepped into the hall. She was alone, looking into the waters of the bay below. Waiting. Unease had crept into the pit of his stomach as he approached her, asking if everything was alright. Something different shone in her eyes, something he could not identify. He was wracking his mind for a label when it was replaced with overconfidencethe kind one summons when they are nervous. The kind she summons when she's nervous. That's when her words rang through the arena's majestic hall.
And he did. He liked her a lot. When Bolin had been taken, she had been there to help him more than she could ever realize. Not only had she helped rescue Bolin from Amon's mysterious clutches, but she had saved him from himself. What he would do without Bolin he didn't want to think about it. Growing up, his worst nightmares were those of being separated from his brother. The firebende
ExhaustedTitle: ExhaustedExhausted2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Disclaimer: I own it, okay? Well, just the plot. Thanks everybody for making me feel welcomed on DA!
Summary: Korra was giving 110% of her effort to everything, but sometimes she just needs a break.
Training was going to be the death of her.
She was up at sunrise to train with Tenzin, well more or less get knocked around by the spinning gates, until both of them lost their patience. They would meditate for what seemed like days under the gazebo looking at the ocean and she would day dream.
By lunch time Pema would order them to each lunch and the children would ask her a million and one questions about everything before she would leave to Probending practice. Practice would consist of dodging, diving and dishing out things thrown at her. She would throw water around and get told how to control her element by a fire bender, setting her off on a ra
WarThe night was silent, just as Korra liked it. She leaned over the railing on a balcony on Air Temple Island, looking on the the sea around Republic City. She water bended a bit from the body of liquid and played with it nonchalantly. It gave her time to think about what had happened about two hours ago, at the arena. Amon stealing Tahno and the Wolf Bats' bending...him getting away. Stressed, Korra sighed. Thuds of paw pads sounded behind her. Korra whipped around, seeing Naga padding up to her worriedly. Korra outstretched a hand, and her polar bear dog walked forward, nuzzling her. Relief and comfort flowed through her as she petted her most loyal friend. Turning back to the water, Korra scanned the Pro-Bending arena in all it's crushed, broken, shattered glory. Amon had destroyed it. She sighed again to hold back small hints of tears.War2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"Korra?" a familiar voice asked.
Korra turned to see Mako, a teammate and close friend. Because that was all she needed; someone to remind
Miss Republic City (Part 3)"Hey, Korra!"Miss Republic City (Part 3)2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Korra looked at smiling earth bender that was jogging over to her as she entered the training room. It was 6 in the morning; Korra couldn't understand why or how he was so happy and lively. She was too sleepy to feel anything beside distress that she to be there. Now Mako on the other hand, he seemed to be feeling the same way as Korra. He was sitting on the same bench he was yesterday, with tired eyes and his usual frown on.
"Good morning, Bolin." The Avatar said in a low voice, barely audible.
"Are you excited about day 2 of your Miss Republic City girly training?" He asked once he reached her.
"Ecstatic. Can't you tell by the look on my face?"
"Well to be honest you look sleepy but today's activities are going to wake you right up."
"I don't know if that's a good thing or bad thing."
"A good thing, trust me." Bolin explained with an innocent face. "Today's agenda consists of your girly lesion, finding your talent and a few sample questions. Then it's over, nothing
Mako Loves Korra"Well? Are you going to Asami's or what?" Bolin asked.Mako Loves Korra2 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Mako knew he couldn't answer. He was too choked up-right in front of his brother.
"Mako?" asked Bolin. He never saw him like this. Bolin took this as a bad sign. Mako was still silent, lost in thought. Bolin sat down next to him. Slowly, Bo put his arm around him.
"You can tell me anything," said Bolin. Silence filled the room. "Bo... I... I don't know what to do," Mako admitted. "I... I don't know. Asami is beautiful and amazing but I just... something's not right," he added.
This added to Bolin's confusion and frustration. He knew Mako loved Korra, but he wouldn't admit it. Why was his brother so butt-headed? Even though Asami was everything Mako said she was, it still didn't feel right that she was with him.
Bolin put both his hands on Mako's shoulders. He turned Mako around to face him. Mako's hazel eyes shone in the moonlight, only to be filled with worry, sadness-and even love.
"I can see right through you. Tell
Mama Mako - Legend of Korra Mother's Day!Mama MakoMama Mako - Legend of Korra Mother's Day!2 years ago in Emotional More Like This
The light of morning sun fluttered through Mako's loosely drawn blinds, hitting him directly in the eyes, causing him to groan and turn over. He didn't *want* to get up yet. Curling into a ball and throwing his pillow over his head, he mumbled his annoyance into it. It was just one of those days for the Firebender he had come home rather late the night before from his job at the factory, sore as could be. It had been a gruelling day of work and it was still affecting him into the early morning hours he hadn't gotten more than three or four hours asleep from the never ending ache in his back. Though Mako was usually one to work his way through the pain, he just couldn't find it in himself to jump up and go like normal that morning. He was sore and tired, and all he wanted to do was sleep. And besides it was his day off... but even then, he usually got up early. But not today.
Bolin had other ideas, however this was his first day of his new job,
Falling - Makorra~FallingFalling - Makorra~2 years ago in Emotional More Like This
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
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
The ThrillThey burst into the attic apartment, soaked and panting.The Thrill2 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
Out of Control - Part 1"I'm sorry I'm late!" Korra rushed into the gym, strapping the last of her protective gear on her forearm. Her two teammates were currently working on some strength training. Bolin was doing push-ups, counting out in grunts. Mako paused his lunges, stood, and glared. She knew he was going to be mad at her. He was always mad at her these days.Out of Control - Part 12 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"You're beyond late. We only have ten minutes of practice time left," he said, gesturing at the gym's clock. She couldn't dispute this. She was late to practice. Again. At least she had an excuse. It was the usual excuse that she'd been using the past few weeks, but it was an excuse nonetheless. She put a hand on her hip.
"I was with Tenzin, okay? It's not my fault."
Ever since she had challenged Amon (and lost), Tenzin had been working her harder than ever. She spent hours upon hours practicing, training, studying, learning. A lot of these hours were spent alone. It was miserable, but she forced herself to do it. Nobody else had to know th
Just Not In PublicThe first time Mako kissed her in public she thought it was kind of cute. They'd been dating for only a few weeks and really couldn't stop kissing each other so kissing her before she boarded the ferry to Air Temple Island seemed natural. They even blew kisses to each other as the ferry left.Just Not In Public2 years ago in Romance More Like This
The second time was at Republic City's annual Founder's Day ball. He'd done it twice then: he kissed her forehead and her lips. She wasn't entirely sure she wanted everyone important to see her kissing her boyfriend. Jinora and Ikki singing about how in love the two of them were didn't help the situation.
The third time, well, they both got caught up in the moment. The Fire Ferrets just won the match that clinched a spot in the Championship for them so kissing Mako in the middle of the arena felt like the right thing to do. She hated seeing the picture of them on the front page of the newspaper the next day. Sh