Zutara Week Day 4: WhimsicalWhimsical
With all four nations represented and united,
The celebrations of liberation rising to carnival,
The affairs of the new State of Fire we abandoned
For a few hours of fellowship to the sound of the Flameos.
After we raised teacups to our triumph together,
Ty Lee whisks Mai to a girl's dance circle,
The rest of the group follows suit, leaving me
Sharing a relaxing respite to the sound of Uncle's Sungi horn.
I thought I couldn't be happier watching from the walls,
After all, dancing hadn't happened here in half a century.
Then my mind's eye lost focus to the vision in front of my scar
A smile below Southern eyes and the dark palm outstretched to mine.
But what to do?
Months ago, a day at the beach was a struggle for sanity,
How different my next trip real smiles in the sand.
A whole life of conflict, whether work or at play,
Until, with the world on the line, a group hug set me free.
My smile comes with a flourishing shrugging off of my robe,
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Katara was barely aware that she just walked into her room and sat on the bed, her head spinning and her mind in a war-like state, all her thoughts screaming in her head.
How could everyone trust Zuko so quick? She asked herself over and over again.
They can't possibly have forgotten how he chased us around the world, making our life hell. How could they believe he suddenly changed his mind?
As Katara was still thinking about it, she wandered around her room to calm herself down when she suddenly noticed the vial for spirit water Pakku gave her on a small desk. She couldn't remember how it got there but she was all furious again remembering how she offered to heal Zukos scar and how she had to use it to save Aangs life because of Zukos betrayal. She felt like her feelings could burn her body down. She touched the necklace and suddenly the burning faded and she calmed down.
Is this what firebending feels like? The question suddenly popped into her mind.
She came to
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"But Katara-" Sokka whined as he came to a halt.
"No buts Sokka!"
"You can use me as a training dummy!" Aang said as he stood up with the help of his bending. Sokka looked at me with hopeful eyes like a child. I let out a sigh.
"Fine. But be careful!" I said waving them off. Sokka grinned wildly and he and Aang ran away to start training. Toph chucked at my side. "What's so funny?" I asked.
"Just the fact that you still act like a mother." Toph said with a smirk. I opened my mouth to protest but closed it. She was right of course.
The Day of the Black Sun was coming fast. It had only been a few days since Aang woke up from being shot by Azula. Whenever I think about that day, I can only think of one person. The traitor who played me up until the end. Zuko. Even his name sounded e
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It started three months and five days after Mai left.
On the morning she left, Zuko awoke to an empty bed and a wide open closet that was missing half its contents. A note rested on her pillow. It was neat, articulate, and straight to the point in the harshest possible way without being outright mean.
In short, it was completely Mai.
The contents of the note were lost in the recesses of his memory, but the gist of it was painfully clear.
It wasn’t working out.
She didn’t feel that way about him anymore.
He didn’t either, whether he wanted to admit it or not.
She felt bored and restricted and never liked Nobleman’s life anyway.
Their time together was happy and she didn’t regret it, but it was time to move on.
One hour after Zuko found the note he left his chambers and went out for a walk. He missed three important meetings and one rehearsal for his next state address. Uncle wasn’t happy at all when he finally retur
Unexpectedly- Chapter Two I walked to the back of the room to the bathroom to look in the mirror. My face was completely torn up. There was a massive scratch across my left cheek that had blood dripping down if from when Azula slapped me. I had dirt and dried sweat caked on my face and in my hair. I looked over at the large bathtub against the far wall. I sighed. I don't think it was such a good idea to bathe in his tub. Even if I was only in my under garments. I turned on the sink and bended water to my face, trying my best to scrub off what I could without soap.Unexpectedly- Chapter Two2 years ago in Romance More Like This
"You can use the tub." A voice said, startling me and forcing me to drop the water back into the sink. I turned and looked at the speaker. Zuko was leaning up against the door eyeing me. He still looked mad from our previous conversation but he looked to have calmed down a bit. "This is your room too now. It's probably been a while since you've been able to have a decent bath." I glared at him.
Zutara Month ~ Day 6: DesiredZutara Month 2012 – Day 6: DesiredZutara Month ~ Day 6: Desired3 years ago in Romance More Like This
He didn't understand what was happening to him that moment. Why was he so suddenly interested in her? He never felt like that before and now that Katara and the rest of the Gaang where having a sort of vacations in his palace, he had noticed that every time she wasn't looking at him, he would 'check her out' –that meaning, of course, that he couldn't stop his eyes from staring at her perfect curves, her dark skin, her lips...
'Oh, Agni... This is driving me crazy' he thought when he noticed he was doing it again in the dining table. It was de twentieth time in a week. Aang gave him a jealous look once in a while, when his frustration seemed to be too obvious for everybody.
Katara laughed at something Suki had said about Sokka, her melodic voice caressing his ears. He didn't have time to hear what it was, though. He had been too distracted in her mouth, hands, neck and shoulders in that so-Fire-nation-styled outfit that made he look more
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He loved the way she smiled and the way her laugh sounded – even if it was at him. He loved how passionate she became about everything. It was almost as if she should have been born in the Fire Nation as fiery as she became, but then maybe he wouldn't want her as much as he did.
And when they fought… oh he loved it when they fought. It was when her spark burned the brightest. The fire and water dancing around the two of them, creating their own personal space.
He had to admit it, he desired the Water Tribe girl and he would do whatever it took to win her.
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Zutara Month: Prejudice
"You promised you'd tell them." Hakoda said quietly. "You've been seeing Zuko for four years now." He and his daughter Katara were standing at the edge of the Southern Water Tribe. The icy ocean stretched for miles before them. Katara dug her feet into the snow.
"I know. I just got… scared." She sighed in response. Hakoda looked at her.
"Why would you be scared Katara?" Katara gave her father a disdainful look.
"Do you even need to ask that Dad?" She cried, frustrated. "Everyone in the whole Water Tribe hates Zuko." The Water Tribe woman buried her head in her hands.
"Katara, you have to understand their prejudice." Hakoda advised.
"I love him." Katara said softly. "And he loves me. Wouldn't that be that enough?" Katara knew she was being naïve about the situation but she'd honestly thought her people would be happy for her. She hadn't told any of them, except for her brother and father about her relationship with Zuko, and her father had been the fir
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Katara shook her head to get rid of the confusion. She still couldn't believe what Zuko had suggested. All her anger, pain and sadness had built up inside her. Revenge was the only thing she could think of.
Of course Aang didn't understand. She didn't expect it anyway. He never had parents himself, he was brought up by monks. Even if Monk Gyatsu was a fatherly friend to him, it wasn't the same.
She packed up her things regardless and threw them onto Appas saddle in this very moment.
Her hair was into a braid again and she wore an entirely unusual outfit.
It was a skinny fitting leggings, a knee-long dress with long sleeves and slits on both sides which reached till her upper thighs, a hooded cloak, fingerless gloves and some fabric over her face, everything pitch black like the starless night she would be disappearing in soon. Really quiet footsteps approached her and she didn't need to look up to know it was Zuk
Magical World: Zutara Month Day 15The world is sailing on a tide of hope.Magical World: Zutara Month Day 153 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Gone are the days of dark terrors from far,
Now are the times of peace where we are,
A magical land under a magical star.
The star is the unity of two men I love.
One was a boy that saved the whole world,
The other, a lord with his banners unfurled,
As I viewed their triumph, my heart was quite twirled.
We never gave up on making more right.
Remaking the wrongs was like aging a wine,
You can’t force change with the world on the line,
It takes a steady, ageless will to replant and refine.
Now it is that our children inherit the earth.
May the skies never turn dark, as when I was their age,
May they never know the cold chains in the cell of cage,
I smile, take a bow, then let them take the stage.
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Takes place after Third Time Lucky.
"How are you doing Katara?" Zuko asked stupidly to his wife, who was currently in labour. She was sweating immensely and her hair was plastered to her face. Her eyes appeared wild and raw.
"How am I doing!?" Katara screeched. "Why don't you try squeezing a human out of your body, before you ask me how I'm doing!" Zuko winced, the hormones were at their peak.
"You're right Katara, I'm sorry. I-"
"Shut up!" She bellowed, cutting him off. "Shut up you ignorant pig or I'll come over there when I'm done and-!"
"Calm down Katara!" Zuko retorted.
"Fire Lady Katara, I implore you to keep your voice down. Fire Lord Zuko, I advise you never to tell a pregnant woman to calm down." The healer delivering their baby counselled. Katara, who was breathing heavily at this point, looked at the woman, smiled and nodded. Zuko raised his eyebrows. Apparently she only wanted to slaughter men.
Zuko tried a more supportive approach and grasped Katara's h
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But they can't go with empty stomachs. The eatables was going out.
"I'm going to the village to buy some food" says Katara, whenever she makes sure, she has enough money to buy something.
"We're going with you!" call Aang, jumping off Appa'a sadle. Sokka wasn't rush to move his ass.
"No, you'll stay here" says Katara firmly, based her hand on her hip. "Alone I'll take less notice than with group. Moreover you have to practice your waterbending."
"No buts, you have to stay here."
Katara turned, leaving to the village, in which she'll buy some eatables for their next journey.
Zuko looked above his arm.
He didn't know, how much fate was favor him, that puts so close to each other the exiled prince and Avatar.
Because Aang should be somewhere around her, if he saw Ka
The Descent :: Prologue“Death twitches my ear;The Descent :: Prologue3 years ago in Drama More Like This
‘Live,’ he says. ‘For I am coming.’”
IT BEGAN WITH a tug at his navel, and suddenly he was being thrown up into the air. The icy wind sung in his ears as he sailed, like ephemeral music curling around his thoughts. When he finally reached the pinnacle, he exhaled, watching as his breath clouded and crystallised in the air.
There was an annoying pulse beating at the back of his eyes, like the percussion of war drums, and his vision blurred. Then there was a sharp, hot pain in his throat. Drops of blood burst before his eyes and fanned out like delicate red tendrils. He gasped for air, but all he could do was gargle. Tiny red bubbles surfaced and stained his lips.
It felt as though he was being pulled in another direction—out onto the edge of something terrifying, over a cliff he couldn’t climb out of. The music in his ears changed, its final notes becoming shrill and tinny. The beating of the war drums
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Zuko wrapped his arms around her and buried his face near her wild, delicious smelling hair, resting his head on her shoulder.
He felt his insides clenching like never they never had before, not with anger but with happiness.
He could feel his whole body burning with desire.
He never knew a hug could feel like this. A firework in his heart, a festival in his head.
Katara loosened her arms around him, but he just held her tighter.
"Just a little more." he whispered softly.
He felt something wet on his shoulder.
Quickly he released her from his arms to hold her shoulders and look at her face.
Tears were running down Kataras beautiful brown cheeks.
"Katara what's wrong? Did I hurt you?" Zuko asked confused and worried.
She sniffed "No you Jerk"
Did she just smile a little behind that fabric covering her face?
"You are confusing me, I don't know what to feel any more." she said.
Zuko wiped off her tears with his thumbs, cupping her face with his hands.
"Don't cry, silly." he smiled at her
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He hated it. Absolutely hated it. It was disgusting. More so than water itself. Zuko sneered and looked away from the window in disgust. He sat back at his desk and continued his work.
He concentrated on the papers in front of him as he tried to ignore the snow that dropped from the dark sky. Picking up his pen, he began to sign the documents when he heard a giggle outside the window behind his desk.
Swiveling around, he pulled the curtains back to peer through the glass and saw a brown haired woman dancing around in the vile white stuff. What an idiot. Didn't she know she would catch a cold if she continued with this childish behavior?
He rolled his eyes and let the curtain drop back in place, but when the laughter wafted up to his ears again, he looked out the window, curious. She was dressed head to toe in blue and white snow gear. She was beautiful if he was honest, and for a second he wondered why she loved the snow so much...
But only for a second.
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She continued to bend the water. She concentrated hard with sweat beading up at her brow.
"Hey, Katara?" Zuko asked breaking her concentration and forcing her to drop the water.
"What?!" She snapped. His face turned red and he looked down at his feet.
"Sorry, I, uh, I didn't mean to interrupt you." He said softly. "But, uh, Sokka said that he needs to run into town to get food and he asked me to get the money from you." Katara sighed and walked over to her bag.
"Sorry Zuko. I didn't mean to snap at you like that." She said as
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Turning his head in the direction of his girl, Zuko saw his blue eyed princess smiling at him. "As you wish, my love." He chuckled and instead of taking the star, he grabbed her up by her waist and lifted her in the air, toward the top of the tree.
A small giggle tumbled from her luscious lips as she topped the tree with the star- their star- that had brought them together in the first place…
Bringing her down, he kept his arms around his waist as he hugged her tightly from behind. He buried his nose in her wayward chocolate hair and breathed in her scent. Murmuring huskily in her ear, "I love you," he squeezed her and spun her out of his arms.
She giggled again and started to hand him more ornaments to put away. As he reached for a small round golden orb, the light radiating from it, bounced to Katara's blue eyes and in that instant, Zuko was fla
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One night after a battle against many less powerful youkai and a few of mid-powerful youkai, Kagome was in mourning. Sango and Kaede stayed in Kaede's hut, where Kagome and Inuyasha also stayed in. They were there to console their friend and also mourn for...yes...for Inuyasha. He died while fighting to protect Kagome, their village, and its people. It seemed like he would have been find because he was always so strong and came out of battle with hardly any major injuries, but something unexpected happened...
Kagome recalling the events of what happened earlier that day in her mind. She still couldn't fathomed it. It was a slap in the face. It reminded her that life was short especially in the Feudal Era. It happened so fast that it was still blurry within her mind. All she could remember was...
A FLASHBACK BEGINS...
"Inuyasha, we must evacuate the women and children before the demons reach us!"
"I know! I k
The Set Up“This is just weird,” Zuko complained as Katara began to pace his office.The Set Up2 years ago in Humor More Like This
“What’s so weird? Your best friend is concerned about your love life and wants to help you find someone new,” Katara quipped as she began to stroke her chin while she paced. “Now tell me your type.”
Zuko leaned back in his chair and crossed his arms. “I’m not telling my ex-girlfriend my type.”
“No but maybe I can guess. Let’s see what do Mai and I have in common, besides breaking up with you-”
“Very funny Katara.”
“Don’t interrupt me,” she chided. “Let’s see we can both whip your ass in a sparring match. We both stood up to Azula at one point. We’re both pretty. We, uh, both dated you.”
“I opened up to both of you,” Zuko mumbled.
“Oh that’s good. Now let’s see do I know anyone else like this
Zutara Month day 8: PrejudiceHumming softly to her-self and staring intently at the vast array of flowers sprawled across her majestically large bed Katara almost didn't hear the sound of a light knocking coming from behind her. Slightly annoyed at the idea of being disturbed at the moment the master water bender turned around quickly, fully intending to give which ever servant who dared to disrupt her at this time a horrible rest of their night when blue clothing and a familiar warrior's stance leaning against her doorway had caught her eye.Zutara Month day 8: Prejudice3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Sokka!" she exclaimed as joy had filled her blue eyes and with that the water bender picked up the front end of her long red gown and ran across the length of her bedroom and sitting area straight into her brothers awaiting arms.
As his arms wrapped around his baby sister she had almost burst into tears. It had been almost 6 years since the end of the war and since then her brother had taken on many tribal responsibilities both in the north and south poles and found it hard
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It's been two years since Aang died.
He waits for word from the Water Tribes, and Foggy Swap now that they know it's full of waterbenders, about the new Avatar but he knows he has years until they are certain. He wonders about the new Avatar and if he (or she) will be anything like Aang. He sometimes shares these worries with Katara.
He's going to visit her on the anniversary of Aang's death. Losing a loved one is something he is far too familiar with.
Air Temple Island is just as he remembered it. It's still strange to see so many skybison. Tenzin meets him at the dock and he notes Lin's absence. She's usually with him and he wonders why this time is different. One of the acolytes - a pretty young brunette - is following Tenzin as his shadow and now he realizes
ZM12: LuminousZuko rolled over and wrapped his arm around his wife's waist. Katara barely opened her eyes and looked back at him.ZM12: Luminous3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Hi." She whispered.
"Hi." Zuko purred.
"Hi." A voice sounded from the end of the bed. Katara sat up and saw Toph and Aang standing there. Toph's belly was about four and a half months along, and she was showing.
"Can we help you?" Zuko asked.
"Yeah, the power's out on the whole street." Aang said.
"So we thought we could hang out here with you guys." Toph shrugged. Katara grasped for the clock on her bedside table.
"Guys, it's four in the morning." She sighed.
"I know. But coming here beats sitting at home and puking." Toph said.
"Alright, I'll go light some candles." Zuko grumbled and got up.
"W-what?" Katara shook her head and watched as Zuko walked out to the hall. "Stay here." She hopped out of bed and followed Zuko. "Hey, are nuts?" She asked, trying to keep up with his quick pace.
"What? I'm going to get the candles." Zuko said as they jogged down the stairs.
ZKM-PrejudiceThe first time she saw him, he marched into her home and grabbed her Gran-Gran. She found him an arrogant, selfish brut – a perfect example of how the enemy was. His scar only showed how horrible and cruel the Fire Nation could be, even if she didn't know where it came from or how he got it. That didn't matter. What mattered was he was the enemy here to destroy everything she loved and held dear.ZKM-Prejudice3 years ago in Romance More Like This
The next few times she saw him, she saw his incompetence. She might not have been that skilled, but even she was better than his failed attempt at capturing the Avatar. And this was their Prince? No wonder the Avatar "eluded" the Fire Nation for so long.
There were a few times over the next few months that she felt a little pity towards him and tried to help him. But that could have been because of his Uncle, who was a sweet old man, or maybe she was just emotional. Then in the caves under Ba Sing Se, she found she was being too harsh towards him. That she didn't know him as she once thought.
Zutara Week 2012- Day 7: SeasonsKatara pulled the steaming teapot off the stove top. She filled two cups to the brim and balanced them on a small tray.Zutara Week 2012- Day 7: Seasons3 years ago in Romance More Like This
Her guest waited in the living room, resting his tired legs after a long journey. Katara was still amazed that he could travel here all the way from the Earth Kingdom all on his own at such an advanced age. But Zuko had always been full of surprises, hadn't he?
It was nice that he still thought of her after all these years. With Sokka, Toph and Aang all long dead, the two of them had been slowly growing apart. The letter Zuko had sent just a week ago was his first contact in almost six months. Katara would be lying if she said that getting it hadn't made her day. Often times, she'd find herself sitting up at night, alone in her bed with memories of her friends, both before and after the war.
Being alone wasn't pleasant. Her children were all grown, her husband was gone, and she did