MAKORRA: This OneDarkness.MAKORRA: This One3 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 - Sacrifice3 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
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
Under The Same Moon Ch3Chapter 3: The AnnouncementUnder The Same Moon Ch33 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
Under The Same Moon Ch4Chapter 4: The ConfrontationUnder The Same Moon Ch43 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
Challenge 2: BrothersChallenge 2: Brothers3 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
Even the Stars FallEven the Stars FallEven the Stars Fall3 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
Under The Same Moon-Intro(Read description below for summary)Under The Same Moon-Intro3 years ago in Romance More Like This
"This is it." Korra whispered to herself as she nervously walked up the stairs to Bolin and Mako's place. "There's no turning back. I will let him know how I feel again."
Korra was going to do it. She was going to tell Mako, the handsome and most skilled firebender she's ever known, about how she felt again.
During the uprisings of the Equalists, Korra was planning to leave for battle without Bolin and Mako from ever finding out. Only the plan failed, for Mako tracked her down and found her dressed in her parka about to hop on Naga. She turned to see a very angry Mako who was breathing heavily from the run. Korra didn't understand what on earth his purpose was for being here.
"Mako " She whispered as her wide sapphire blue eyes widened. "What are you-"
"I should be asking you that," Mako started as he regained his breath. "Korra I saw the note you left."
He took out a scrap piece of paper, uncrumble it and read aloud.
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
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
Roadtrip (Part 4: Fork)Roadtrip (Part 4: Fork)3 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.
Kaleidoscope: OrangeA huge, billowing burst of smoke rose up from the center of the ring. Spectators screamed and pushed through one another to escape, clawing to get out. It was chaos, pure and simple. The world was on fire, under fire.Kaleidoscope: Orange3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
And Korra danced above it all.
Mako watched as the flames exploded from her limbs, bright flashes of orange tracking through the night sky. Her fire reflected off the glass, illuminating the scene above. He climbed up the ladder to the upper part of the arena, Bolin behind him. Mako's head hung back as he climbed because he couldn't take his eyes off her. He could barely see a thing; all of the action was blurred through the color of the ceiling's glass, but he had to watch. He followed her colors as they streaked above, flying in so many places at once.
He had to watch.
"Be careful," he had said, knowing that she didn't need protection or luck or even him to help her in this fight. She had her courage and her strength and that was enough. Korra and Chie
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.3 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.
Mama Mako - Legend of Korra Mother's Day!Mama MakoMama Mako - Legend of Korra Mother's Day!3 years ago in Emotional More Like This
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,
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
Center of AttentionThe club pulsed with a vibrant, palpable energy, and this made Mako rather grumpy.Center of Attention3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
After winning their semi-finals match and advancing to the championship game, Korra and Bolin had insisted on going out to celebrate. Sure, Mako was ecstatic that they had dominated the Buzzard Wasps, but he didn't particularly see the need to 'go public' with his emotions regarding the tournament. His teammates disagreed wholeheartedly, and had somehow succeeded in dragging him out to the popular Moon Peach jazz club on the west side of the city.
His idea of a celebration was something a bit more quiet, more relaxing, without all the people, and it certainly was packed tonight. When they'd arrived, there had been a substantial number of people, but once word got out that the Avatar was out at the Moon Peach, people came flooding in. Honestly, Mako just wanted to spend time alone with Korra. But he refused to join in and dance, so he stood on the side of the action, leaning against the
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 story3 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
Safety NetMako woke to the sounds of screaming.Safety Net3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
No, it wasn't really screaming it was more of a horrible, ear-piercing, infantile screeching, the same exact sound that had plagued him every night and every day for the past two months. He groaned.
Reika was crying again. And he was not surprised. He'd been listening to her screeching all night long. She'd finally tuckered out a few hours ago but was back at it again, lungs as powerful as ever.
As his body slowly started waking up, his eyelids trying desperately to open, he felt a body stirring next to him and heard a familiar muffled moan against his back. Korra must have gotten home during one of the two precious hours the baby had granted him sleep. He rolled over to look at his wife, and her eyes opened slowly, their brilliant blue muted by the dark. She looked at him sleepily, expectantly.
Oh, no. Not tonight. He'd already put in his time.
"It's your turn," he mumbled before she could even ask. He'd spent the whole day working at
Crazy WARNING: SPOILERS FOR THE EPISODE "THE REVELATION"Crazy3 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
Out of Control - Part 1"I'm sorry I'm late!" Korra rushed into the gym, strapping the last of her protective gear on her forearm. Her two teammates were currently working on some strength training. Bolin was doing push-ups, counting out in grunts. Mako paused his lunges, stood, and glared. She knew he was going to be mad at her. He was always mad at her these days.Out of Control - Part 13 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"You're beyond late. We only have ten minutes of practice time left," he said, gesturing at the gym's clock. She couldn't dispute this. She was late to practice. Again. At least she had an excuse. It was the usual excuse that she'd been using the past few weeks, but it was an excuse nonetheless. She put a hand on her hip.
"I was with Tenzin, okay? It's not my fault."
Ever since she had challenged Amon (and lost), Tenzin had been working her harder than ever. She spent hours upon hours practicing, training, studying, learning. A lot of these hours were spent alone. It was miserable, but she forced herself to do it. Nobody else had to know th
Under The Same Moon Ch1Chapter 1: The InvitationUnder The Same Moon Ch13 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
InstinctsIt was so frustrating.Instincts3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
The Rabbiroos' firebender was actually putting up a fight. He was a really good pro-bender. Not as good as Mako, but definitely more of a challenge than his thin, wiry appearance had led Korra to believe.
She was stuck against the railing in Zone Three as he fought against her, hurling blasts of bright fire her way in rapid succession. It was taking nearly all of her energy to draw up water from the grate in front of her to lash away the attacks. He was bending too fast for her to get an attack in herself. She growled in frustration each time. Her instincts begged her to stop being an idiot and just use her firebending to cut through his attacks, whorl the flames down, around, and back at him, Avatar style. She ignored them.
Another attack, barely blocked, and she cried out, snarling. He was very strong, and he didn't seem to be wearing out. All she needed was a gap in his assault, and she'd be fine. He smirked at her from across the ring and shot two quick punch
The Jealousy Game (Part 2)"Korra, I still don't see why you had to wear a dress."The Jealousy Game (Part 2)3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"And I still don't see why I shouldn't have." She retorted.
"You're cheating," Mako continued to complain about his fiancée's attire. "That's not fair."
"Cheating?" Korra said as if she never heard the word before. "Bolin, what is he talking about?"
"I don't know," The earth bender chuckled. "but I think he might be jealous already."
Korra, Mako and Bolin were sitting in Bender's Palace, their local restaurant, waiting for Tahno and Asami to arrive. The night before, the engaged couple called their ex's and both happily agreed to get together. The plan was to eat and talk for half an hour or so and then afterwards they'd all go to see a movie.
Korra and Mako both agreed it'd be a good idea to bring Bolin along, that way he wouldn't be lonely and he could keep everything going fine just in case there was any tension. That's the one thing that remained the same with him over the many years; his fun-loving, optimistic and funny
Losing pt.1LosingLosing pt.13 years ago in Romance More Like This
She was losing him. She could tell. She looked over at the boy who had captured her heart and torn it to shreds. She looked at the sobbing girl in his arms. Asami. She didn't want to hate her but it was hard sometimes. All that crossed Korra's mind these days was how, if Asami hadn't come into the picture, she would be the one wrapped in Mako's strong embrace, the one feeling his kiss. But then Asami pulled stunts like the one at the racetrack. Things that showed Korra that she was more than the pretty, rich girlfriend. Asami had been through a lot, and she didn't deserve crap from Korra, especially after the hell she had just gone through. She needed Mako, and they all knew it. But Korra needed him too. She felt like she was crumbling, piece by piece. Being chipped away by people's expectations and threats, and ultimatums. Ultimatums like the one Mako had given her. She still couldn't believe it. He thought she was so stupid and juvenile and jealous that she would actually play