Mama Mako - Legend of Korra Mother's Day!Mama Mako
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,
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
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
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
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
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."
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
Miss Republic City"No way!"Miss Republic City3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Korra shook her head and crossed her arms to emphasize how appalled and against the idea she was that Bolin just suggested. She started to walk away, done with the conversation but her earth bending friend ran to stop her.
He put his hand on her shoulder. "Come on Korra, be open minded about this. We'll make all the money we need for the Championship Match and more. It won't be that bad and how else can we do that?"
"I don't know, but I do know I'd sooner dip myself hot butter and walk on a tightrope over room full of angry Boar-Q-Pine's before I do that." Korra thought about what she said and then frowned. "Hopefully it won't have to come to that "
Bolin smiled but then sighed heavily; his idea wasn't that bad right? Right maybe it was just the way he approached her about it. He replayed the situation in his head quickly.
Bolin ran in the training room and yelled happily, "I got it!"
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
What Could Be-MakorraKorra walked into practice that day to see, yet again, that Mako wasn't there.What Could Be-Makorra3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Hey, Bolin. Umm where's Mako?" Bolin who was chunking rock discs into a net just turned and shook his head at her.
"Do you really have to ask? He's with Miss Sato." He pronounced Sato like he had a funny taste in his mouth.
"This is his second time missing practice!" He tossed his towel down angrily.
Of course, Korra wasn't surprised by this at all. It seemed that every time Asami crooked her finger, Mako came running like a little puppy.
"That's okay, we can still practice, though!" The happy expression had returned to Bolin's face. "You know, we need to work on your defensive skills. You're like a sitting turtleduck out there!"
"Oh, I am, am I?" Korra sent two earth discs volleying towards the earthbender's head. He blocked them easily and returned the gesture. Korra tumbled out of the way and sent a wave of water whipping at her opponent. He fell to the ground with a thud.
"That's good, that's good," he
Stay - MakorraStayStay - Makorra3 years ago in Emotional More Like This
Mako shifted in his bed uncomfortably, kicking his thick blanket off a small portion of his lightly-clothed body, quickly regretting it afterwards as the cold, unforgiving air of the tundra nipped at his pale skin and filtered through the fabric of his clothing. He had been living in the South Pole for two months, and he still hadn't adjusted to the temperature of the place. At night, when the moon was high in the sky, he was usually at his coldest and so easily dressed in his thickest garments and retired to bed with his heavy blanket tucked around him. But as the night progressed into morning and the sun began to rise, his Firebending became more active and he heated up quickly, causing him to periodically dispose of different clothes each hour until he was left wearing virtually nothing, a sheet or something hanging loosely over his frame. But then he would wake in the morning and regret removing his clothes because despite how overheated he was during dawn, it was s
I love you not....wait?"Hey Mako!" said Asami coming in the training room with a bag in her hand.I love you not....wait?3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
"Hi Asami what's in the bag?"
"One for you and another for you Bolin!"
"Wow thanks Asami your the greatest!" said Bolin excitedly.
"Oh yeah thanks." Mako was better keeping his excitement than Bolin.
"So can I still watch your game tonight?" asked Asami
"Yeah sure see ya then!"Bolin said.
Later that evening the game had started and so had the fighting.A break was given and Asami nearly pushed Korra out of her way to get to Mako.
"You were great Mako!" she said grabbing his hand.
"Yeah Asami hold on. Korra get your head in the game!"
"Sorry but those guys are throwing everything they got at me!"
"Oh quit complaining Korra! Asami is a water bender and she could probably do better than you!" said Mako getting in Korra's face tears filled Korra's eyes and Mako quickly felt bad about what he just said.
"Oh so that's how it's gonna be huh? Well now she has her chance I quit! Fair well and goodridness!
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
Just Like DadHow?Just Like Dad3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
How was this happening?
It didn't make any sense.
Was this a sign of some kind?
Was this a jest of the spirits?
Or were his eyes simply playing tricks on him?
A gray hair?
His eyes must've been playing tricks on him.
Mako stared, wide eyed into the mirror in front of him, thoughts like the ones above flying through his head. There, right in the front of his head, stood a single strand of gray hair. He couldn't believe it; he was 18, not 72. He stared at his reflection, hoping that it was just an illusion...that he was still tired from the previous day at the Air Temple and that he wasn't seeing things right. That's what he hoped...but each time he rubbed his eyes, instead of going away, the gray hair looked more noticable to him.
"Wow, you're still looking in the mirror?" Bolin said, as he passed by the bathroom. "I never realized how self absorbed you were."
When Bolin didn't hear a response from his brother, he stopped and backed up slowly to the door. He looked at M
Out of Control - Part 2"C'mon, girl," Korra urged in a low voice. "Faster."Out of Control - Part 23 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Naga raced through the dirty streets of Republic City, skidding as she turned the corners. Korra leaned over her, bouncing in the saddle, the reins tight in her grip. The air rushed against her face, sending her hair flying back behind her and filling her lungs with the city's polluted air.
How could she let this happen? She had to get there now. She had to go faster. She had to.
She pushed Naga into a sprint.
She'd never been on this side of the city, and she could see why. It was an old industrial center, back from when the city first took root, and most of the buildings were now abandoned. Their companies followed Future Industries when they planted their new home in another district. Glass windows had been broken in. Doors were boarded up. She didn't want to think about how many orphans were curled up inside some of these buildings, huddling together, willing themselves warm.
Korra pressed Naga on, and her eyes
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
Burnt Kisses - Makorra versionBurnt Kisses (Makorra version)Burnt Kisses - Makorra version3 years ago in Emotional More Like This
"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
ExhaustedTitle: ExhaustedExhausted3 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
Sick Mako was running through the air temple walls making every step echo back to him. Bolin and Asami were far behind him. Mako could hear them saying 'wait' 'slow down' he didn't listen he ran faster. He went up stairs and stopped in front of a door. He balled his hand into a fist and rigorously knocked on the door, he opened the door. He saw Tenzin kneeling down towards a bed. Pema and Tenzin both looked at him as he slowly walked towards the bed. He looked down at the girl laying in the bed.Sick3 years ago in Drama More Like This
"Hey cool guy."
Korra weakly chuckled then cringed in pain, putting her useful arm on her stomach and clutching.
"Korra, please. Don't stress yourself." Tenzin said standing up and turning to Mako, "Please take care of her for a while. Bolin, Asami and I will go out to get some medicine." Mako nodded and watched him shut the door. He looked back to Korra on
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,
Gradual Family ~A Makorra Fic~Gradual Family3 years ago in Romance More Like This
Mako realizes that he must reach far back into the recesses of his mind to remember a time when he wasn't perpetually hungry, wasn't constantly exhausted, wasn't responsible for another life. He's spent years and years trying to play the role of mother, father, and big brother all at once.
He doesn't sleep well. Even in the attic of the probending arena where he and Bolin are safe, cold thoughts of death still creep along bold memories. They won't go away, and no matter what he does, he can always see his mother and fatherlifeless eyes and charred clothes and bloodied skinbehind closed eyelids. On the worst nights, he can sometimes see Bolin imagined into the mix, and for those increasingly common nightmares, he will allow himself a tear or two, because without Bolin, he is nothing.
He knows that his brother has the same problem. Bolin doesn't quite remember the details of their parents' murder; most would deem that a blessing, but those empty thoug
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
The Jealousy Game (Part 4)"I don't even remember why I left you in the first place, Tahno."The Jealousy Game (Part 4)3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"I love the smell of your hair, Asami."
"Apparently, Mako likes the smell of dirt."
"And apparently, Korra forgot he was a manwhore."
"Ignore him Tahno; only jealous guys use insults like that."
"And ignore Korra, Asami; only jealous females throw popcorn at their husbands for no apparent reason."
Mako and Korra went back and forth with each other like that the whole movie, leaving Tahno and Asami caught in the crossfire...but they weren't complaining about it. In fact, they enjoyed the crossfire because in meant they'd be a little closer to their ex's, physically and verbally.
By the time the movie was over, Mako was covered in random snacks that Korra had thrown at him and denied. Korra was frustrated because Asami seemed to be touching Mako more than necessary. Asami was giggling because a jealous Korra was a funny Korra and because Mako seemed to be even closer to her. Tahno had his usual smirk on his face and you co
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."