MAKORRA: This OneDarkness.MAKORRA: This One4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
That's all she saw.
Not even a small spec of life, but her own presence.
Why am I here where is everyone? She asked herself in the darkness.
Suddenly a high pitch cry rang through the darkness, a baby's cry. She turned around to see a crib, light blue in color with a bright, firry red blanket draped over the side. She slowly walked over toward the crib, unsure about what was going on. But, something made her suspicions go away and left her with her maternal instincts taking over her body.
Shh, everything is ok baby. I'm here, I'll protect you. She said as she tried to sooth the baby with her calm toned voice. The cry kept ringing in her ears.
She then lightly placed her hand on the railing of the crib and leaned over to look down at the crying child. What she saw was unforgettable.
The baby's cry still rang through the darkness, but there was no baby to be seen. All that was in the crib was a massive pool of dark red blood.
She stared in horror at
Makorra - SacrificeI can't believe I'm doing this.Makorra - Sacrifice4 years ago in Drama More Like This
Mako lingered at the edge of the tiled walkway, hands shoved deep in his pockets, mind in absolute chaos. Golden light spilled out over the path like a reflection over water, illuminating the figure slouched against a pillar at the far end. Just seeing Korra there sent a tidal wave of emotions cascading over Mako, from anxiety to joy to anger, and most of all, guilt.
Their quarter-finals match had been a disaster. It'd been sheer luck that Bolin had come through for them at the last second, otherwise the Fire Ferrets would've been out of the tournament for good. Mako'd been so focused on his argument with Korra before the match that he'd been a sitting turtleduck, and he could tell the Avatar had been no better off.
The three of them barely had a chance to celebrate their victory afterwards before Korra'd disappeared, making up some halfhearted excuse about needing fresh air. Anyone who'd cared enough to pay attention would've noticed she was stil
Crazy WARNING: SPOILERS FOR THE EPISODE "THE REVELATION"Crazy4 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Bolin and I start climbing down the ladder down to street level. I thank the spirits he's safe and out of the hands of the Equalists. I don't know what I would have done if I'd lost him. I look up for a moment and am surprised to see an Equalist looming over me. Before I can react, he uses his electricity-generating device and sends a current through the metal ladder. Electricity surges through my entire body, making every nerve in my body scream in pain. Unable to control myself, I let go of the rung of the ladder. The electricity has stopped, but my body is still numb as a fall. I feel my back hit the ground with such force that it knocks the wind out of me. Bolin soon drops down beside me with a grunt.
The Equalist drops down, weapon in hand, and Bolin and I immediately snap to attention. I ignore the tingling still plaguing my body and focus more on the oncoming threat. I punch the air, sending flames toward my opponents, b
Roadtrip (Part 4: Fork)Roadtrip (Part 4: Fork)4 years ago in Humor More Like This
Mako slightly opened his eyes to the bright sunlight and a blurred blue figure. He blinked a couple of times and saw Korra drying her hair with a towel and looking at him. He could tell that she was trying to contain her laugh.
"Good Morning, Lover boy." Korra said snickering. Mako furrowed his eyebrows, looked around and saw his arm around his snoring brother. Mako widened his eyes, panicked and fell off the bed.
"Ow." He said as Korra was laughing. He looked up to her and turned his frown of pain into a playful smile. He put his hand up telling her to help him up. She obliged and helped him up.
"Morning." Mako said sitting on her bed.
"Good Morning." She said hanging her towel.
"You're up early." Mako said lifting his right eyebrow.
Enough Time in the WorldNot Enough Time in the WorldEnough Time in the World4 years ago in Romance More Like This
A Korra and Mako One-Shot
The chill on the harbor had nothing to do with the one she felt clawing along her body.
Avatar Korra had to go. There was no other option for her now. Capitol City had held her in its grasp, entranced, for a too little a time, it seemed. The lights, the Pro Bender Arena, the parks, the hundreds of thousands of buildings
Already she could see the effect of her arrival on the city. In the distance, the orange glow of the Air Temple ruins still flickered. Centuries of history lost. The injustice of it all filled her with rage, but there wasn't much she could do now. The strength and numbers of the Equalists was far too great. With Tenzin's family recuperating from the loss of their home, and her own home land being threatened, even from afar, Korra knew that their chances of overcoming these odds so early on were slim at best.
Her throat tightened, and Korra dug her fingers into the thick double coat of Naga, dipping her ch
Under The Same Moon Ch4Chapter 4: The ConfrontationUnder The Same Moon Ch44 years ago in Romance More Like This
Location: Southern Water Tribe-Guest House
Mako paced himself back and forth in the living room while he muttered incoherent words only to scowl after words. Bolin was on the couch, watching how deeply troubled and hurt his big brother was and was trying to think of ways to call him down. Nothing seemed to work. Asami, who was in the kitchen, decided to make some tea and settle everyone's nerves.
"This wasn't supposed to happen " Mako finally stated as he stopped in front of a wall. "I just don't get it."
Bolin stood up from the couch and rubbed his neck. "Bro, I understand you are beyond confused and angry but please try to calm down.-"
"Calm down?" Mako mocked as he clenched his teeth. "How on earth am I supposed to calm down? I just found out today that not only is Korra the future heir of the Southern Water Tribe but now she is also engaged to another man. She is going to marry another man. Tell me, Bolin. If Asami was in
Under The Same Moon Ch1Chapter 1: The InvitationUnder The Same Moon Ch14 years ago in Romance More Like This
One year later.
"Hey Mako! Hey Bolin!" Asami exclaimed as she went opened the door, without knocking, and went straight to Bolin's arms.
Bolin graced her with his charming huge smile and held Asami in his arms. "Hello my princess."
"Ugh. Cut the mushy stuff guys. I just had breakfast." Mako scowled at the two lovebirds, who were now laughing.
"Oh, come one Mako. Don't be like that." Bolin started but was the caught off by Asami who was giving the moody firebender her infamous sly fox-like smile. "What's wrong Mako? Jealous of our love for one another?"
Mako rolled his eyes as he dryly responded. "Oh yeah. That's exactly it. I really want to act like a pair of fools who can't keep their claws off each other."
Asami snickered. "Aw. That's too bad. Because I know something you don't know."
"Really? What is it?" Bolin asked as he and his brother raised his eyebrows.
Asami pulled out a light blue envelope. " I got this in the mail today. I think you t
Love is a funny storyIsn't it funny how one person, just one insufferable human being, could change your life forever? One moment you were walking down the street, worrying about money and the safety of your little brother. The next thing you know, you're worrying about a girl. A stubborn, selfish girl who doesn't even like you.Love is a funny story4 years ago in Romance More Like This
Wasn't it funny how one person, a woman you used to love, could change your perspective on everything? You walk around the world, thinking that all rich people were the same. But then this person, this beautiful woman, offers you her kindness, even though you're nothing but a street rat while she's practically royalty.
Sometimes it was funny when you look back and realize that family knows you better then you know yourself. Here you were, believing that you were in love with the sweet woman when in reality, it was the stubborn girl you fell for. And although at times you denied it, that family member knew your true feelings.
Funny how one moment can change everything. Or multiple m
Roadtrip (Part 1: INTRO)Roadtrip (Part 1: INTRO)4 years ago in Humor More Like This
Mako was walking to Asami's house. She called him over to tell him something important. Something about their date tonight and how she wanted to give him something. Mako was getting extremely annoyed with her "gifts". She always felt like she owed him. He didn't like it. He felt, like she was buying his love. And he didn't like the thought of it. He arrived at her door and knocked gently. Asami opened the door and went outside with Mako.
"Hey." Asami said closing the door quietly.
"Hi." Mako said smiling, "Why'd you call me?"
"I can't go on our date tonight. Im sorry." Asami said.
"It's fine." Mako said looking at the ground a little disappointed, "Can I ask why?"
"Daddy's going on a trip to the fire nation. He's going to introduce the Sa
Under The Same Moon Ch3Chapter 3: The AnnouncementUnder The Same Moon Ch34 years ago in Romance More Like This
Location: Southern Water Tribe-Korra's Room.
Mako took a deep breath and touched the door for a moment. He knocked three times and waited patiently.
You may come in. " Korra's voice responded almost in a odd gloomy tune.
He stepped inside first, with Bolin and Asami following closely behind.
They were met with Korra, facing away from the door at first. "Can I please come out to the party now!? If you are going to pour make up on me, one more time, I know for a fact my face is going to fall off."
She turned with a look of exhaustion and a hint of annoyance toward their door way. It was in that moment, Korra eyes widen as she let out a tiny gasp. She blinked a few times and shook her head.
"No way." She whispered as she closed her eyes hard and then opened them gently. "It is!"
Her sapphire blue eyes widened in pure shock as they met with the surprised golden yellow ones. The two stared at each other, for what seemed like eternity until Korra t
What happened? Part 3 Mako looked at Korra while she trained. She had a dull determined look on her face. She bended the water towards the dummy, causing it to slightly swing back and forth. Korra didn't look at either at them. This continued for fifteen minutes, then she sat down to wipe her face from the sweat. Mako saw her sitting on the bench and walked towards her to sit down as well. Even when he sat down about a foot away from her she still just focused her eyes on Bolin who was still training.What happened? Part 34 years ago in Drama More Like This
He took a sip of water looked at her and said, "Hey, Kor~"
"So where are we putting the logo." she interrupted. Her eyes still fixated on Bolin.
"What?" Not knowing what she meant.
"You talked to Asami. right?" She said with a slight of annoyance in her voice, "Where are we putting the logo?"
Makorra Week - Day 3: Genderbender~P~Makorra Week - Day 3: Genderbender4 years ago in Emotional More Like This
"Hey, Makoto, what do you think about going on a blind date?"
Makoto rolled her eyes at her sister's inquiry Bolan was always trying to set her up, get her "out into the dating world" so that she wasn't always hanging around their attic apartment. She usually brushed off her attempts, as she had more important things to focus on, but this was the last straw Makoto was irritated, and something needed to be said so that the Earthbender would learn to leave her sister's non-existent love life alone.
"Bolan," she started in a lecturing tone, "how many times to do I have to tell you that I'm not interested in a boyfriend? I don't care if you want one, go for it but I need to stay focussed on helping us win this Pro-Bending tournament."
Bolan crossed her arms at Makoto and smirked. "If you aren't interested in one, then why do I always catch you checking out Korro?" Upon seeing her sister's face redden, Bolan's smirk grew she knew she had back
PinpricksMako watched her quietly. His head was cocked in one direction, his eyebrow in another. A look of incredible confusion was plastered across his typically stoic features.Pinpricks4 years ago in Romance More Like This
She had a strong affinity for rendering him speechless, but usually that was when she was speaking. Once, just once, when she nervously rammed her lips to his for a split second. But never like this. Never as silently and motionless as she was now.
He swallowed several times, trying to find his voice, which he'd seemed to have lost somewhere deep down in his soul. His throat felt dry and sticky, his palms cold and sweaty.
And she was quiet. So quiet.
Her knees were pulled up underneath her chin, and toned arms wrapped around bent legs. Her shoulders were hunched over in a defeated position that was very unlike the prideful, perfect posture she usually held as she went about her business. Strands of dark hair that had fallen from her ponytail whipped about lightly in the breeze.
Mako stood and watched her for a long tim
Even the Stars FallEven the Stars FallEven the Stars Fall4 years ago in Drama More Like This
Korra sauntered into the gym with bag in hand ready to begin another dreadfully early morning full of training. It had taken her a fifteen minutes to force herself out of bed and to the gym, but she was here at last. She stopped and dropped her bag to find Mako furiously hitting the punching bag in front of him like he had a personal grudge against it. He would strike with one fist and then the other, dancing lightly on the balls of his feet the entire time. He grunted as he threw a particularly heavy punch and ended in a round house kick that made the bag sway dangerously back and forth.
Sweat glistened on his forehead and the back of his neck, and she could see it had soaked into his undershirt. He must have gotten there pretty early, Korra reasoned, and he looked like he hadn't slept at all from the dark circles beneath his eyes. He was panting now and going at the bag again.
"Hey, need me to hold that for you?" she offered as she took walked forward and dodged a
What Could Be-MakorraKorra walked into practice that day to see, yet again, that Mako wasn't there.What Could Be-Makorra4 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
Makorra Week - Day 2: Noir~P~Makorra Week - Day 2: Noir4 years ago in Emotional More Like This
Mako sighed raggedly, heavily as he sauntered down the dark, dank alleyway and down the path of sidewalks with flickering lights. His arms and hands were still burning with the after effects of his Firebending just a few moments before, his mind racked with guilt.
It was just another assignment, Mako, he forcefully told himself, get used to it already. But he couldn't get the image of the man's face that man he had just burned out of his head, begging for just a little bit more time, that he could pay back Lightning Bolt Zolt if onlybut no. That's not how the Triple Threat Triad worked you either paid on time, or you suffered the ultimate consequence, and Zolt would see to it that you were taken out.
Despite trying to trick himself both emotionally and mentally, the Firebender knew he would probably never get used to it, hurting, killing people just for a profit, just so that he and his brother could survive yet another day. He put on a convincin
What happened? Part 4 FINAL "WHY WOULD YOU YELL AT HER?!" Bolin shouted at his brother while in their gear, "HOW ARE WE GOING TO COMPETE WITHOUT HER?!"What happened? Part 4 FINAL4 years ago in Romance More Like This
Mako put his elbow's on his knees to carry his head up. He couldn't blame Korra for not showing up for the championship match, in fact, he deserved this.
"Five minutes left, or you're out." the announcer said.
He looked at the ground, holding his head up with his hands. The shouts from his brother were blurred. He just thought of Korra, he thought of how he would ever make up with her. His brother stopped shouting, he looked at Bolin and saw him looking at the door. Mako followed where he was looking and saw Korra standing at the door with her gear on.
"Hey guys!" she said in her normal attitude, "What are you guys doing here, let's go to the arena!" and she
Stay - MakorraStayStay - Makorra4 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
Miss Republic City"No way!"Miss Republic City4 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!"
Challenge 2: BrothersChallenge 2: Brothers4 years ago in Romance More Like This
"And the Avatar's out of the round! Can the bending brothers hold their ground against The Buzzard Wasps?"
Mako and Bolin were already in Zone 2. Mako fired, sending one of the opponents back into Zone 3. He looked at Bolin through his peripheral and regretted it immediately.
Bolin wasn't looking good at all. Mako had just noticed the purple circles under his eyes, and he was already out of breath, dodging more than what he was firing. Mako turned and kept firing, trying to make up for Bolin and keep him on the platform. He focused on the firebender, who seemed to enjoy trying to knock Bolin off. He maneuvered around Bolin and sent three shots toward the firebender, who was only hit by one of them. He wasn't paying any attention to Bolin, and didn't notice his absence until he had knocked the firebender into the water.
"Bolin?" A disc collided with Mako's ribs and threw him into Zone 3. "Dammit."
He dodged the earthbender, the only Buzzard Wasp left. In a minute
Under The Same Moon Ch2Chapter 2: The ArrivalUnder The Same Moon Ch24 years ago in Romance More Like This
Location: Southern Water Tribe.
"WE'RE FINALLY HERE!" Bolin announced as he danced around the platform as Asami shook her head biting her lip, trying to not laugh.
"Honestly," Asami started as she stretched her arms. "I was beginning to think we would never get here. I know we left yesterday in the morning but still, felt like forever to get here."
Bolin smiled. "Really? I thought it was pretty fast. Then again I was just talking to a bunch of the Water Tribe shipmates and goofing with them. They are just so outgoing, humble, and funny folks, huh?"
Asami nodded. "Indeed. I was always fascinated with Water Tribe culture ever since I was a little girl. I love their customs, beliefs, and traditions. It's refreshing to be surrounded by entirely different world than the one we live in the city. "
Mako finally was walking down toward the couple a trembling a little. He told himself it was because, like his previous encounter of going to the Southern Wate
I Guess I Win. "Can I ask what happened to your parents?" Korra asked with her hands in between her crossed feet so she could hold herself up.I Guess I Win.4 years ago in Romance More Like This
"They where mugged, by a firebender. He cut them down right in front of me." Mako paused sadly looking at the ground, "I was eight."
"Mako~" Unable to complete her apology for him, "Bolin's the only family I have left, if anything happened to him..." knowing he wouldn't be able to continue his sentence without crying, he put his face in his scarf. Mako looked up in the trees watching the sunlight just before its sunset. Korra did the same. She lit up and jumped like she had an idea. Korra took both of Mako's hands so he would stand up. Feeling his warm soft hands made her heart jump a little, but she knew that what they were about to do would make their hearts beat faster.
This momentThis is the moment when her life changes forever.This moment4 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
This moment as she's walking down the aisle and staring into the eyes of her soon-to-be husband.
This moment as he reaches his hand out to her and pulls her close.
This moment as they each say I do, as he puts the engagement necklace on her.
This moment when he kisses her and warmth spreads all through her body and lands on her heart.
This moment as people shout their congratulations and praises.
This moment when their lives change forever.
Protect Me - Part 4 - Makorra~P~Protect Me - Part 4 - Makorra4 years ago in Emotional More Like This
Protect Me - Part 4
Mako was reluctant to leave Korra and Saki's sides at all, but had to after a while to return home, which was inevitable, and while Saki was able to leave after two more days at the clinic, healthy as could be, Korra was still considerably weak and needed more time to regain her lost strength.
The Firebender didn't want to separate Korra from the one comfort in her life then and couldn't bear to be away from Saki for any longer than a few hours, and so stayed there at the hospital (despite Tenzin's urging and Saiyu's annoyance), looking after the fussy baby while Korra slept, and joining in on admiring her when Korra was awake.
After two weeks passed, Korra was deemed strong enough to leave, but was ordered to refrain from participating in any strenuous physical activity. She may have gotten stronger, but she was not fully healed, and wouldn't be for a while.
Livings arrangements had to be sorted out. Tenzin was not willingly to allow Korra to move in with M