RWO Chapter 4
Rhymes With Orange
Will wins at DDR, he usually does, and then we make our way over to the air hockey table. This one is my game and I get very competitive with it. Poor Will, I think I hit his fingers a few times. He never learns to keep his hand off the edge.
I laugh while he nurses his crushed fingers.
"Baby," I tease. He sticks his tongue out at me in response.
"So I'm starting to get peckish," he says, dropping his injured act. "How 'bout you?"
"Yeah, I'm getting hungry too. Where do you want to go? Not Booster Juice."
"I dunno, maybe-" he stops mid sentence and freezes.
"What?" I ask, trying to discern what caught his attention. He points and heads over to the claw game.
"They have our favourites," he says pointing once more. Sure enough, there, amongst the dozens of other plushies are two Pokédolls; an Arcanine and a Houndoom. I used to only like the original 151, but when Houndoom was introduced I decided that 250 wasn't a bad number. Will had ha
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"Longshot! Give it back!" Smellerbee cried trying to snatch her sweet bun out of my grasp. She was only seven though, and short for her age, whereas I was nine and more than a head taller. She loved me though, even with all my teasing. I found her, cold and half starved, when she was six, after she had lost her home. I had brought her here, to Jet's forest, and we have lived together ever since. Jet, as the oldest, always took care of food for us and sometimes managed to snag treats like candies or sweet buns.
"Why don't you two just go and get married," Jet teased, making a kissy face while he watched the two of us run through the trees. Smellerbee glared, she was clearly annoyed with both of us. It must be hard being the only girl. Finally giving up on trying to reach the sweet bun, she pounced and did the sweeping kick Jet had shown her, instead; knocking me off my feet.
"Victory is mine!" she cheered as she took the bun from me before I had time to react. With
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Zuko arrived at the Southern Water tribe early the morning of the tournament. Walking through the new city he was awed at how much it had changed. Gone were the tents and poor igloos. Now there were tall buildings made from ice and decorative statues of animals and important people all organized in a large circle. Zuko stopped and looked at the statue of Katara, she was in the middle of an elegant water bending form and the plaque below honoured her as the mother of their culture. She looked so beautiful, the same as he remembered and yet different in ways he couldn't name.
"Amazing, isn't it?" Sokka said coming up next to him. "There was once a time I never would've guessed my baby sister would do all the things she's done." He turned and held out an arm in greeting, smiling as Zuko took it. "Good to see you again," Sokka told him before letting go. "Come on, I'll take you to where the contest is happening."
Zuko followed taking in how much Sokka had changed over the years. He was a f
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Katara sat by Zuko's bedside while he rested from another healing session. They were alone. Zuko watched Katara calmly with his golden eyes, he had taken a direct hit from Azula's lightning to save Katara, he could have easily died but the thought of her dying was far worse. And she had saved him like he had her. Katara sighed and looked out the window, her eyes sad.
"We remind me of Oma and Shu," she said quietly.
"Who?" Zuko asked trying to sit up.
"Oma and Shu, they're sort of the ones who made the city of Omashu," she replied gently pushing him back down onto his pillows. "They met on top of the mountain that divided their two villages. The villages were enemies so they could not be together."
But their love was strong and they found a way. The two lovers learned earth bending from the badger moles. They became the first earth benders. They built elaborate tunnels so they could meet secretly. Anyone who tried to follow them would be lost forever in the labyrinth."
But one day th
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In Southern Water Tribe tradition when the daughter of the Chief was ready to marry a competition was held for all those who were interested in her hand. In the old days the winner was the one who got the right to wed her. In this day and age however the final decision was up to the princess and the contest was just there to prove her suitor earned the right. Often if the princess was unsure of who she wanted to marry the contest was also used to settle the indecision.
"Katara, the competition will be held midwinter eve," Hakoda told his daughter one night at dinner. Katara nodded she was eighteen now and had been eligible to wed two years ago, the midwinter after her sixteenth birthday. For various reasons, however her father had postponed her competition.
She knew one of the reasons they were postponed was because Katara was helping to rebuild the village into more of a city like in the North. In the three years since the war had ended the men had come back and many children were bor
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I lay there; my chest filled with more pain than I thought was possible, and watched her leave. There was so much I had wanted to tell her, to explain. Now I wouldn't ever have that chance.
"Smellerbee," I gasped, clutching her arm. "There's a notebook under my bed, please make sure Katara gets it."
"I promise," she said through her tears. I've never seen her cry before. Is it wrong that I'm happy she's crying for me? I know at least two people will miss me. I slowly reached up and brush the tears away, smudging her war paint. I smiled weakly; she's going to hate me for doing that.
"Don't think of me like this, okay? Remember me how I used to be. Be strong," I whispered and closed my eyes for the last time.
"Katara!" Aang cried running towards her. "I've got something for you."
"For me? What is it?" she asked looking up from the dinner she was preparing.
"Well, you know how I was in the Earth Kingdom right? Well I as passing through Taku on my way to-"
"Aang, can to ge
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Chapter one: Origin
In a small village, a few miles North of Kyoshi there lived a husband and wife. Their names were Sentou and Karei. Sentou wasn't an Earthbender, but he still worked hard as part of the watch for the village - doing most of his work in stealth and observation - while Karei looked after their baby daughter. All the Fire Nation soldiers hated Sentou because he wouldn't be bought off and continued to work against them. Finally, unable to buy his silence, the soldiers raided his home and killed his wife - Karei. Sentou escaped with his daughter and went into hiding.
"I'm sorry for your loss, Sentou," the village elder told him as he looked at his wife's grave. "Perhaps it's time you stopped fighting against the Fire Nation, you'll only hurt yourself and your daughter in the end."
"No," Sentou replied. He turned away and picked up a small bag; filled with the few belongs he could salvage from his burnt home. "The Fire Nation will pay for what they did. We will have
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I can't use the Wind Scar without risking hurting the human woman, he realized. With a growl he leapt into the fray and threw the demons away from her. They greatly over estimated their power and chose to attack the Inu no Taisho himself. One managed to rip a chunk from his left arm, but he did not survive long after doing so. Within minutes the surrounding area is littered with the corpses. The Taisho turned to look at the woman, still hiding.
"You may come out now, they're gone." She glanced up at him, the scent of fear still hung in the air, though not as pronounced as before. "Woman, do you wish to remain with the corpse
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Summer faded into fall and though the weather didn't change much Zuko could feel the change in the air. Soon it would be winter and he would be holding the dinner and ball for Aang to get all the nations to formally sign an agreement to help the world.
Zuko sat in his office going over the paperwork, there was so much more of it than he had ever thought. The guest list for the gathering was quite large, all the royal families would be attending as well as any noble families that had wealth they could spare. Hakoda would be sending Sokka in his stead, with Suki and their little girl Satomi. Toph and the Bei Fongs would be attending, as well as Uncle his mother and Azula. From the Northern tribe Zuko wasn't sure who would be attending. Their chief, Arnook, was getting older and not up to the long journey to the Fire Nation, Zuko suspected that he would be sending his second, Hahn, in his place. Zuko didn't know much about Hahn other than his experiences when they had fought. Sokka had to
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In the Northern Tribe Umerk passed back and forth angrily. Their plan had all but failed. Sokka had managed to keep Southern Tribe together with the alliance and Aang's surprising show of forgiveness had taken his hold from most of the Northern Tribe.
"Everything was going how it should have," he muttered in frustration. "The Avatar had seemed so close to killing the stupid Fire Lord, but then he had to go and be the monk he always is and forgive them."
"Well, you have to admit the plan was flawed," Hahn commented from the door way. Umerk turned quickly, he hadn't heard the boy come in.
"Flawed? How was my plan flawed?" Umerk demanded.
"We put too much faith in the Avatar's rage, and now with Prince Sheng Li there's no hope. Zuko will undoubtedly live a long life and his son will inherit the throne. Not that it matters," Hahn added with a shrug. "I never truly wanted the Fire Nation throne, I spoke to Azula asking what would happen if she were to inherit it. I'd never be Fir
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Aang took Katara by the hand and led her to Appa. "You have no idea how happy I am to have you with me again," he whispered to her. "I wish I had been able to do the honour myself." Katara smiled and nodded. She was distracted, thinking of how, in a week's time, her father and friends from around the world were going to be arriving in Ba Sing Se to be at her wedding, for once she hated the advancements in speedy travel, the airships made the dreaded date approach too quickly.
Appa flew swiftly to Jasmine Dragon where Toph and Iroh waited for them.
"Here they come," Iroh told his young friend, looking down at her. She had grown so much over the years, not in height, she still barely reached his shoulder, but in personality. Toph had become a wonderful young woman, yet she remained oblivious to the young men who were interested in her. He could tell by the smile on her face that she still had feeling for Sokka of the Water Tribe even though he was married and expecting their first ch
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Chapter Four: Jet
"Jet, the Avatar is in our forest," Sneers said one morning after breakfast. Sneers and his spies had been doing a great job keeping track of everywhere the Avatar had been spotted and trying to figure out a way to 'bump into' him.
"That's great news, is he staying long? We had plans to raid that Fire Nation camp today."
"They're leaving, but are walking instead of flying - heading north." Jet nodded absently before turning towards the rest of his elite team of fighters.
"Where was it that the Fire Nation camp was again?"
"A few miles south of here, they'll be heading to Gaipan soon," Smellerbee told him while wondering what his plan was.
"Alright, the path the Avatar and his group are most likely to take will probably lead them to the soldiers. This is an incredible stroke of luck for us. If the Avatar's group runs into ours while we're fighting, I want to leave a good impression. Don't seriously harm anyone unless you have to. Freedom Fighters, let's move out
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Chapter Five: Longshot's Day
I watched the waves crash over Gaipan, my heart heavy with guilt. I was just as bad as the soldiers we were trying to fight against. I jumped down from my perch on the branch, the Duke and Sneers had gone back to the hideout, Jet was supposed to meet me here. I decided to head off in the direction I had heard his bird call from.
Jet? I looked at him curiously; he was frozen to a tree and from the thickness of the ice it looked like it would be a while before it melted away.
"Longshot! I need you to find Pipsqueak, he's the only one who'll be strong enough to make a dent in this ice before nightfall."
"Aang and Katara found out about the plan, Katara; she didn't understand, so she froze me here. Plan didn't work anyway, Sokka managed to shake Smellerbee and Pipsqueak somehow. He went to the village and got everyone out before the dam was blown. It was all for nothing." While I wanted to tell him it was for the best, that they were ri
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'After there was Oma and Shu, there was Zuko and Katara
Book 1, chapter 6 "Imprisoned"
Zuko reached down and picked up the water bender's necklace. He would use it to find her he told himself and his men, but that night once he was alone in his room he carefully held the necklace in his hands and unbidden images of the girl floated in his mind.
Book 1, chapter 9 "The Waterbending Scroll"
As they rode away on Appa Katara couldn't help but look back and watch the landscape change. While being tied to a tree and held a hostage was hardly ideal in any circumstances she couldn't help but think about how she had seen a small glimpse of Zuko's true nature. Perhaps there was some good in him, buried deep. She didn't voice the thought aloud though; she knew the reactions it would receive.
Book 2, chapter 20 "The Crossroads of Destiny"
Katara watched Zuko, his inner struggle obvious even to her. Showing him her healing water from the North Pole she touched his scar w
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Chapter Three: Social Networking
[Zuko Ahi'haku has sent you a friend request]
Katara stared at her laptop, unsure what to do. She liked Zuko well enough and she enjoyed working with him now that he didn't seem so grumpy all the time. But Zuko was her manager, her boss when Iroh wasn't around. Was it alright to have him as a friend?
Well, it's not like I have anything bad on my Facebook... she rationalized hovering over the accept button. She never swore on Facebook, didn't have any inappropriate pictures and her friends never wrote anything she wouldn't want others to read. With a sigh she glanced over at the side thingy that showed her what she and Zuko had in common.
[You and Zuko]
[1 Mutual Friend]
"Aang!" she called, looking over the back of the couch. "You're friends with Zuko on Facebook?"
"Yeah," he said as he came to look over her shoulder at her open page. "Why not?"
"Well, he's kinda our boss."
"So? Zuko's a decent guy. Besides, you
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Chapter One: Mask
Katara watched the scarred boy as he quietly worked on his latte art. Her boss and the owner of the Jasmine Dragon, Iroh, insisted that his nephew master the latte art his shop was famous for. She handed her customer their change with a smile before turning to Aang.
"I'm going to go on break, you'll be okay on your own for a bit?"
"I'll be fine, Katara. Have a good break," he told her with a smile. Katara nodded and gave the boy, who was almost a brother to her, a smile in return as she made her way to the back room. She paused on her way past Zuko, watching him carefully pour the design onto the latte.
"What are you making?" she asked softly, entranced by his work and the careful, gentle way he poured. It was so different from the perpetually angry state he had they had first met.
"A lotus," he replied with a glance up at her. Their eyes met and Zuko gave her a small smile. "Here, you can take this one with you on break. I'm done
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Chapter Two: Revenge
She ran, swiftly and silently through the trees, watching the black smoke get closer. Once she reached her home she dropped behind one of the many bushes that surrounded the yard. The smoke was coming from the burning hives, but she could see the beginnings of a fire inside the house too. She looked around carefully, watching to see what the soldiers were doing. They're leaving, she thought incredulously as she did a quick count, about twenty of them in total and their insignia was a black boarcupine on a red background. Once they were far enough away Hachi ran into her burning house, fearing the worst.
"Dad! Dad! No," she had found her father, beaten and tied to a chair with fire starting to build high around him. "Dad, Dad come on we gotta go," she cried, trying to get to him. Even before she made it through the flames she knew it was no use. Her father wasn't there anymore. "I love you, Daddy." She kissed his forehead and looked around her home quickly, t
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Chapter Three: Changes
During the day they would walk through the forest, off the path, and keep a wary eye out for any Fire Nation soldiers; ambushing them if they thought they stood a chance and picking them off one by one if they didn't. At night they would rest, sometimes build a fire, and take turns watching and sleeping. Each day that went by Smellerbee got better at reading Longshot's facial expressions and she talked more. Never about the past or about the lives they took, but about favourite foods or if that cloud kinda looked like an ostrich horse or more like an elephant koi.
All things must come to an end however, as the pair discovered they were not invincible. Longshot and Smellerbee had run out of food and needed to either steal from the village they were heading towards or raid a camp. They didn't like to steal from their own people, so opted to wait to find a Fire Nation camp. They were lucky; a supply caravan had taken a break for lunch a few miles away from th
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Chapter Seven: Caught
"Funny how your job is cleaning here when you don't even clean at home," Katara said with a laugh as Sokka wiped the empty tables and straightened magazines.
"I'm saving my energy for here," Sokka calmly retorted.
"Whatever, anyway I'm off in about fifteen, want me to hang around and study till you're done?" Sokka asked leaning against the counter.
"No, it's okay," Katara shook her head and handed him the napkin dispenser she finished filling. "No sense in you waiting for me for four hours. Just leave Appa here, he can walk home with me."
"Alright, I guess nine's not that late. I'll save you some pizza." Sokka placed the dispenser on one of the tables as he headed to the back to do one last load of dishes before heading home.
"Your brother worries about you?" Katara jumped, she hadn't even heard Zuko come up behind her. "Scare you?" he laughed.
"You surprised me," she said haughtily. "Yeah, he does. Ever since Mom