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
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
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
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
Fate... or SomethingAs he leapt forward, his inner fire building up inside his fist for the final attack, for the win, Mako thought absently how this must have been fate or something. After all, he had been waiting for this moment, and the knowing look of defeat in Tahno's eyes satisfied him immensely.Fate... or Something3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
This is what he'd been waiting for.
Mako had never liked the Wolfbat's waterbender. He was cocky and undeservedly so. But the truth of the matter was that Mako did not like many people, and this was not a new phenomenon, so he had always simply ignored Tahno whenever they passed in the arena or saw each other out. It wasn't that hard to pretend he didn't exist. After Tahno met Korra, however, and spoke to her in that filthy, cocky, condescending way, Mako realized that he didn't just dislike him. He hated him. He truly was disgusted by him and his stupid hair and his smug expression and his weird taunting (flirting?) with Korra and everything.
Korra had handled everything perfectly well of cour
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
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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
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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,
The Jealousy Game"Are you finished with your list yet, Mako?"The Jealousy Game3 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."
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
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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
No Scarf - Makorra"Take the scarf Korra!" Mako said taking his scarf off giving it to her.No Scarf - Makorra4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"NO! I'm fi..i..ne!" She sneezed, she wasn't ok, they were so close to Tenzin, and it was getting colder to his home, but she was so stubborn and refused to take the scarf, Bolin wasn't cold at all to their surprise.
"Hey Korra maybe you should take it," Bolin said walking slightly behind.
"Hey Bolin, maybe you should shut up!" She said turning to him.
"Watch it," Mako said.
"Leave me alone!" She said truging through the snow trying to get ahead, she didn't get far.
"Let's just post camp its starting to become a blizzard out here," Bolin said stopping.
"Probably, Korra! stop being stubborn and just come to camp with us!" Mako said yelling making heat in his hands.
She kept going, he waited for the cold to get the better of her and she would come, she kept going.
"She'll be here in an hour if she sees were not going after her, Bolin, make a tent," He nodded and earthbended a tent.
"What if she keeps
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
Mako Loves Korra"Well? Are you going to Asami's or what?" Bolin asked.Mako Loves Korra3 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
Wow Part 2: Princess of Elements Fire, Earth, Air, and Water. All of the elements in one girl, and in one dress. Korra was speechless when she saw her dress completely transformed into something so stunning. Her dress wasn't the only thing that was gorgeous, her face completely transformed. She was already beautiful without make up, but when she saw her face it just made her a completely different person. The make up made her look different but in a good way.Wow Part 2: Princess of Elements3 years ago in Romance More Like This
"D-did you really need to go this far?" Korra said still stuck looking at herself in the mirror.
"Of course! You're my first client and you're the avatar!" He said sitting in his seat exhausted.
She looked at him making her silk dress flow with her movements, "How'd you know?"
He looked up to the beautifully transformed girl, "I came to the gathering when you announced you were the avatar."
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.War3 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
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 Kiss3 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
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
Admit It"Admit it, you like me."Admit It3 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
An ImpossibilityMako had come to a conclusion about meditation:An Impossibility3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
It was impossible.
He'd been sitting in the pavilion for over five minutes, and he felt even more anxious now than when he started attempting meditation. He opened one eye and peered over at Korra. She didn't seem to be having any problems. Her legs were crossed, her fists lightly touching above her stomach. He closed his eyes again and tried to sit even straighter. How in the world was she clearing her mind? She'd explained it all to him before they sat down, sure, but that didn't help. Not when she was here sitting next to him.
With Korra around, relaxation was impossible.
She was there. Right there. If he stretched out his hand, he'd be touching her. Touching her! And honestly, even if she were further away, even if she wasn't sitting next to him, it would make no difference. He couldn't get her out of his head. Frankly, he hadn't been able to get her out of his head since they met. Ergo, clearing his mind was impossible.
Korra was gor
Frostbitten "Call it!" said Mako satisfactorily. They were all playing poker in his and Bolin's dimly lit tent and he just knew he was gonna win this round.Frostbitten3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Ugh!" Korra groaned and threw her cards into the air. "I g-g-give up." She stuttered. Bolin threw in a couple of Yuans. Mako threw his cards down victoriously. His brother smiled mischievously.
"I d-don't think s-s-so," he chattered. He laid his hand down and watched his firebending brother gawk.
"What?!" he cried. "Not fair!" Bolin's blue lips stretched into a grin.
"Is so," he countered. "You're the only w-warm one here, seeing as the fire can't be any bigger. I deserve s-s-something." Korra stared at them enviously.
"At least you guys have something. I'm stuck here f-f-freezing to death and n-no cash." She muttered under her breath. "I'm gonna have frost bite by dawn." Bolin
How it should feelHow it should feelHow it should feel3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
It wasn't like I had never been alone with Mako, this time just felt different. The day had been so long, and relaxation had been such a foreign thought, I didn't really see what he said coming.
"Do you mind if we sit for a while?"
It didn't really register the first time. He had been gloomy and focused all day. What would we possibly talk about? I mulled over throwing a sarcastic jab at him, and then decided that sitting with Mako might be nice.
"Yeah, that sounds great."
I wouldn't call it a smile, but his expression was happy. It was lighter than it had been all day. Although he didn't deserve it, I smiled at him.
Then, before I knew it, words were flowing out of my mouth like freshwater.
"I actually have this little spot, it's high on the temple roof. You can see the whole city from there. It's a great place to think.
This time, Mako actually granted me a smile, and it made my stomach whirl with butterflies.
"What are we waiting for, then?"
He bowed over, and l
Decision - MakorraDecisionDecision - Makorra3 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
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 Public3 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
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