Chapter 6: The Trials of an AvatarI run. At first, it's easy. But soon the steady earth starts to shift. It melts into unstable, sandy grains beneath me. I sink deeper and deeper with each step I take. Soon, I can't lift my feet at all. I fall and try to pull myself out. I'm not strong enough.Chapter 6: The Trials of an Avatar2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Someone approaches. I don't ask for their help, but they offer it anyway.
I can't see who it is because of the sun's acidic glare. I blindly grab the wrists of my savior; they yank me up with such force, I fall over over forwards. I land in the foamy water I didn't know was there. Amon's masked face stares back at me. His eyes are black and empty. Slowly, his body sinks beneath the waves, his last words floating to the surface as bubbles from his porcelain lips. I reach forward, but he fades away. All that looks back at me is my shocked reflection.
TeaTea2 years ago in Romance More Like This
Day 24 – Zutara Month
Snow fell at a constant, steady pace, a cue to Iroh that the Jasmine Dragon would experience its busiest time of year. It had been just two years since Zuko left the little shop and became the well renowned Fire Lord, and everything seemed quiet. Of course, Zuko rarely talked when he was working with Iroh, but there was still a sense of communication between them. Now, even with a talkative employee, the absence changed the atmosphere. At least he was able to have conversations with his customers, who usually frequented the shop and had developed an acquaintance with him.
A few days ago, Iroh had received a letter from his nephew, stating he would visit. The entire shop had been organized and reorganized again. The excitement Iroh had brightened the entire room with each smile. He even closed the shop early, knowing that, despite his new title, Zuko was still not a very social being.
"Hello?" The bell rang with the person's entrance. Iroh turned
Worst Field Trip Ever -16-Worst Field Trip Ever -16-4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"And there is it," Sokka proclaimed dully, his voice plagued by exhaustion.
The group whimpered out some cheers that were more like sighs of relief. It had been a long, slow, cold day. So slow that at sunset they had dropped altitude to cloud gaze because they were too brain-dead to think of anything more involving to occupy their time with. Cloud-gazing. Yep. Toph had just a ton of fun doing that.
"H-how m-much longer?" Toph cringed through chattering teeth, her body numbed from the frigid air. Sokka had left her alone in the pool of wool to survey the area ahead and ensure they were on their way. Suki remained by her side, rubbing her shoulders through the blankets with padded, mitted hands. It was annoying and Toph didn't understand why Suki was bothering to do so. It didn't feel pleasant at all. Not even a little bit. Maybe just a little. Toph dismissed the pin prick of guilt in her mind, insisting on being completely apathetic toward Suki for the time being.
Worst Field Trip Ever -27-I can't take this. It's too awkward.Worst Field Trip Ever -27-4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Oh, stop being a baby. You're fine.
No, I'm not! This is weird! I'm uncomfortable!
What, are you scared?
That's called denial.
Whatever. I'm not scared. It's just...weird.
And you acting strange doesn't make it any less weird.
What should I do?
This is a battle you've already lost. Admit defeat. Negotiate the terms of your loss.
Gaaahhh...That stinks. I don't wanna.
"Toph. Are you listening to me?"
"Y-yea. I'm listening." What was she just talking about? Where did my head go?
"I'm not trying to be a jerk here, all right?"
"But what you did...That wasn't OK."
"Mm-hm," Toph hummed submissively. It didn't feel pleasant but at this point it was a lot easier and lot less painful than fighting it - especially when she knew the girl was right.
"I understand why you did it. But I'm asking you, Toph: can I trust you?"
"Wh-? Can you...-? What do you mean, Suki?"
"I know you really care about Sokka. And he really cares about yo
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Toph yawned in her stone tent. The dawn caused the local creatures to stir from their slumbers and begin to make their noise. Dawn meant it was time to get airborne again. Sokka wasn't keen on traveling during the night, saying it would be hard to spot a clear landing spot and he didn't want to risk falling asleep while piloting the airship. From what Sokka had told her, this should be the last day of travel before they reached the forest.
She lifted herself up and with a stomp of her foot sunk the stone slab that acted as the tent's entrance back into the ground. The vibrations she felt revealed that Sokka was already up. Disappointing, she had hoped to harass him by giving an appropriate wake up prank.
Sokka had been un-expectantly serious since they left. Sure they joked and told tales on the way to Wulong Forest, but he had been notably less relaxed. He was stern whenever she asked about the status of their trip and the airship. The former goofba
What I Learned at SRU -89- (Part 3)What I Learned at SRU -89- (Part 3)2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
- Thursday, April 28th, 2011 -
"He was trying to help, Katara."
"It wasn't his business to do that."
"And it's your business to try hooking me up with Toph?"
"That's not...a personal issue. That's just dating."
"Just dating. Because that hasn't caused any of us drama this year."
Katara's hands ran up through her hair with a huff. She paused, trying to contain herself.
"Can we drop this?"
"Can you drop this?" Sokka countered. "That's the entire point. You won't let things go."
"And you're so good at that."
"Well, I try. Yea."
"Mm. Like how you kept going back and forth with Suki."
"Come on, Sis. Let's not do this."
"No! No, you want to keep talking," Katara pressed in her expectedly snippy fashion. "So let's talk. You moved on when Mom died, but you can't let go of Ulrika."
"Katara, I didn't-...It's not that simple, I think about Mom all the time, but...-"
"But it doesn't bother y
[Zutara] Betrayal of the Heart* PART 4[Zutara] Betrayal of the Heart* PART 42 years ago in Drama More Like This
The kiss before they invaded the fire nation.
She had entirely forgotten about it.
Her first kiss.
With her best friend, who was also like a little brother to her.
The feeling in her stomach grew worse.
Is this what people are talking about when they say you get 'butterflies in your belly'? She had always imagined it totally different, more like happiness and joy instead of guilt and sickness.
Was it wrong to kiss him? Does he have a crush on me? Am I having a crush on him? Am I raising his hopes for something more than friendship?
So many questions and no answers.
Everyone was tugging into their dinner greedily since Katara entirely forgot to fix lunch for them. The mood was lightly and happy and Katara let herself get swept with the mood, trying to forget her worries.
She noticed Zuko looking at her sometimes during the meal in what looked like agony. She got annoyed and gave him a dirty look so he would look away.
If she only knew Zuko could feel her pain himself because
Bromotions: Scars Part 1Bromotions: Scars Part 12 years ago in Drama More Like This
Seeing his parents killed right in front of him had left him feeling empty. He longed for his mother's lullabies and his father's piggy back rides. He longed for the comfort of being loved. Everyday it became harder and harder to provide for himself and Bolin. They were running out of yuans they got for their allowances, and Mako had to start working in any store that would take someone his age. It was hard to leave Bolin in alleys by himself. Everyday at Narook's Seeweed Noodlery where he cleaned floors, he thought about his brother alone, getting hurt, and it killed him. He couldn't lose him, too.
He was always relieved when he came back and saw Bolin eagerly waiting for dinner. He sat down and handed whatever food he managed to scrape up that day to Bolin and his brother ate as quickly as possible. Mako relaxed and closed his eyes, tired from the days work. He felt a cool breeze and heard his brother's teeth chatter. Mako took off the scarf he always wore, the last object his father
Book Four: Air - Chapter OneBook Four: Air - Chapter One6 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
"Water, Earth, Fire, Air. We believed we'd saved the world by defeating Ozai and ending the war. But as the dust settled, new conflicts arose. And that was just the beginning...
"One hundred years of war had left the nations torn and divided. It was in Ba Sing Se, the great Earth Kingdom capital, that representatives from the Three Nations gathered to talk of Peace.
"My friends and I were hailed as heroes and we worked tirelessly to help bridge the gaps between our nations. A few weeks had passed since the end of the war but it was impossible to say if our efforts were making a difference
"And although Aang never talked about it, I could tell he was worried about the future; not just of the nations, but of the Avatar as well. Once he was gone, how would the next Avatar learn airbending? Was the cycle broken?
"As summer drew to a close, we faced the changing winds of fall; the Season of Air,
BolinxReader On this Side (Songfic)BolinxReader On this Side (Songfic)10 months ago in Romance More Like This
Bolin was walking down the sunny streets of Republic City, Pabu resting on his shoulders, looking at all the people. Korra and Mako were out on a date and made it very clear that they didn’t want Bolin tagging along. So Bolin decided to walk around a bit, maybe get some water tribe noodles.
Pabu saw something he liked and jumped off Bolin’s shoulders, running away.
“Pabu! Where are you going?” Bolin called out after the fire ferret, chasing him through the streets. “Excuse me, pardon me, coming through!” Finally Pabu stopped and Bolin was able to catch up, a little out of breath. “What was that for Pabu?” he asked then looked up. That’s when he saw her.
On day you’ll see her
And you’ll know what I mean.
Take her or leave her
She will still be the same.
“Oh, hello, is this your fire ferret?” she asked. Pabu had snuggled himself up in her arms as she patted him gently. Bolin was struck dumb by her bea