Makorra: Gift of a Lifetime Ch.9 Pt.1Chapter 9: Little Bender
Korra stared up at her ceiling with dull eyes. She wasn’t ready to get up and face the day. Her body felt heavy and her eyelids wanted to close and whisk her back to the land of sleep. But sleep was elusive, and she realized that she was probably up for the day.
Sitting up, the Avatar sighed and relished in the calmness in her stomach. As of late the morning sickness had slowed and she was able to hold down her food. Korra’s relief was quickly staunched when she caught site of the ever-growing mountain of wadded papers engulfing her trash bin. It had been a week since she tried writing the first letter to her parents; since then she had made draft after draft and thrown each and every one of them unceremoniously into the bin.
Korra slouched and rested her elbows on her thighs. She was into her fourth month, and she had known about the child growing inside of her for a little over a month now. It was past due to tell her parents, but she couldn
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A week later, the Avatar found herself perched on her bed with yet another predicament in front of her.
The waterbender sighed and swallowed the dry lump in her throat. Licking her lips, she looked down at the notebook in her lap, then out the window, and then back to the parchment-bound book. She twirled the pen in her dark fingers, but it never made contact with the paper.
Korra beat the end of the pen against her leg and took a deep breath. She supposed she could be blunt in telling her parents; it had worked for her with everyone else. (Well, maybe not.) But she felt that being blunt in the form of a letter would be inappropriate. Not only would it give off the wrong vibe – she imagined one of fear and indifference- but it would leave her parents with so many questions. She wouldn't be there to explain everything to them in person, so they would have to wait days to receive a response from her. She really didn't want her parents to sit on a mound of c
Makorra: Gift of a Lifetime Ch.9 Pt.2"Hey, Pema."Makorra: Gift of a Lifetime Ch.9 Pt.22 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Pema was thrown off her guard when she heard the familiar tinkling of Asami Sato's voice in the kitchen entry way. She hadn't expected to see the Sato heiress ever again, except maybe in the newspapers. From what Korra had told her, Asami hadn't taken the news from Mako very well.
"Asami!" Jinora chirped from the table as she closed her latest favorite book.
"Asami, Asami," Ikki said quickly, as she jumped up from her spot at the table and ran up to Asami. "Did you hear, did you hear?" The airbender bounced up and down excitedly. "Mako and Korra are gonna have a baby!"
"Ikki…" Pema tried to keep the strain and terror out of her voice. She couldn't really scold her for spreading what she thought was 'exciting' news. They didn't want to tell the eight-year old that Mako and Korra's baby was unintentional, because she was still a tad too young to know those details. Besides, Pema hadn't really sat down with the kids and told them to keep the anticipation from Asami. To
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Tenzin enjoyed his mornings. He had a set routine to most of them, and ravished in every second of the organization of his early schedule. But his morning went south when he found that Korra wasn’t in her room.
At first, the older man had assumed the waterbender had gone to the bathroom. When he hadn’t heard her blowing chunks in there, he went to the meditation pavilion- perhaps the Avatar had gotten a head start on her training this morning. But she wasn’t there. He scanned all of her favorite places on the island. He came to the terrible conclusion that she must have run off in the middle of the night.
It would be Tenzin’s luck, however, that he wouldn’t be granted the time to worry about where his pupil went. Instead he was told councilman Tarrlok was at the front of the temple and requested to see Tenzin.
Monkey feathers. That man couldn’t have come at a worse time. Before Tenzin could even walk out the front
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The lightning tore through the sky, leaving roaring thunder in its wake. The dark clouds hid the ongoing fight of nature from the bright city below, but the threat of rain was still among the utopia's dwellers. An easy-going breeze was flitting through the streets and dancing with the ocean, but so far the storm it brought remained dormant, and the city still stayed alive with the droning sounds of cars and idle chatter.
However, at the island, the rustle of thousands of trees and the sound of the water slapping the shores were all that could be heard. Everyone was inside and had retired for the night, completely content with letting nature throw its tantrum.
She should have been sleeping, but instead Korra's thoughts were racing to the night of the match. Each little moment replayed over and over again in her mind, but none of those things fazed her. What did faze her was the panic she'd felt when she woke up in the clinic. The first thought which came to
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He was supposed to be a patient man; a man of understanding and virtue. He was raised to be as such by his father, the last airbender and Avatar, as well as his mother. He took his role quite seriously; taking great pride in being an airbender, as well as the son of the previous Avatar. Tenzin was just as serious and proud of training the new Avatar. However…he couldn’t say he was proud about how he had just treated her. His father, back in the day, would have pulled him back and told him to calm down and try to find a silver lining. His mother would have had a similar reaction to his own, however she would have probably come around. Now if his mother had seen him at her old age, she would have smacked him over the head. Katara had a soft spot for Avatar Korra, and she knew just how tough it could be to be a teenage girl and the Avatar.
Spirits, he was grateful neither of them were physically there to see how he had yelled at his pupil
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Never had the arena looked so intimidating. Usually when one looked upon it they were awestruck and filled with excitement. At night it glowed like a heavenly being, while in the day it stood as a golden monument of community. But for the first time Korra had never felt so put off by the building. It seemed as though it were too big and too obnoxiously golden for her eyes to take in. If that wasn’t enough, she couldn’t really hear the all of the buzz around her; she was far too engulfed by the building and what awaited her inside to open her ears.
Korra felt queasy once again, but this time she knew it wasn’t because of the blossoming life inside of her. Her nerves had been a wreck since she found out only yesterday afternoon and they only worsened when she woke up this morning to get dressed. Yesterday she had vowed to herself she would march over to the arena and spill the news to Mako. She didn’t want to put it off and allo
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Five days since Korra learned of the child supposedly taking residence inside of her.
Four days since she told the father of the child. Four days since the father rejected her and the child. Four days of trying to come to terms with everything, but succeeding in nothing close to acceptance. None of it felt real; a nightmare if anything, and she expected to wake up, but she didn’t. Every day she was jolted awake in the mornings by the urge to vomit, but sleep wouldn’t easily come back to her. Two weeks of being as sick as a dog, but no cure, because it wasn’t an actual illness.
Tenzin wasn’t informed of the details of her doctor visit. Instead she lied and told him it was a long-term bug that could easily last up to a month. So now her teacher wouldn’t allow her to train. Her only outlet had been bending, but now even that was taken away from her. Meditation was the only thing she was allow
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Chapter 1: We're All Happy
She could remember the heat between their skins; shivers went up her spine as she recalled the feeling of his hands in her hair. Vague memories of his lips against hers danced across her mind; he tasted like alcohol, but she couldn't really complain- she must have tasted the same. Her hands tingled whenever she remembered how the fabric of his jacket felt knotted between her fingers and his hair soon after.
She was sure she could bring more memories to surface, but the idea of delving any further made her entire body flush; the idea of crawling under a rock sounding like a top-notch plan. More importantly, Korra tried not to think of that night at all. Not because it had been awful; awkward, maybe, but she couldn't remember enough of it to know. But the real reason she kept the memories locked away was because the incident had been unplanned. It hurt her more however, to realize that the act wasn't out of love or passion, but out of
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"No." Tenzin leaned forward at his desk. "No. No-no." He stroked his beard out of habit and shifted to his side a bit. "I'm afraid she's too sick for that." Tenzin stared at his wooden desk as Tarrlok kept jabbering nonsense on the other side of the line. The airbender pulled the phone away from his ear for a moment to let out an audible sigh. "The flu," Tenzin answered back. "It's running longer than expected. She'll be seeing a doctor." The older man tried his best to bite back a piece of his mind. "Today sometime." Not like it was any of Tarrlok's business when the Avatar was going to be visited by a practitioner. "I'm afraid you'll have to do without her until she gets better. And even then she still won't agree to rejoin." After a few more moments of Tarrlok's smooth talk, Tenzin ended the conversation with, "Well good luck to you then," and hung up.
The airbender sighed loudly and rested his head in his hands. He just didn't understand why Tarrlok coul
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Days of practice went by and Mako and Korra fought. Mako would always start off the argument with how she shouldn’t be playing; that it wasn’t safe. And Korra would launch back and glare at him; he swore if those eyes could shoot fire, he would have been dead already. Although they argued, and she always won, Mako couldn’t rid himself of the bothersome feeling he had held within himself for nearly a week. Her decision to play was worrisome, but her decision to abort the baby was far more concerning.
Korra seemed so adamant about playing that he began to second guess his concerns. Maybe Korra really had thought things through and was completely prepared to give up this child to the spirit world. Still, the team captain could see that same forced demeanor in everything his waterbender did. Granted, it was a little bit harder to see when she was bending. However, he could tell by how flatfooted and distracted she was that her head wasn&
Makorra: Gift of a Lifetime- Chapter.10 Pt.1Chapter 10: Men’s TalkMakorra: Gift of a Lifetime- Chapter.10 Pt.12 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Sleep was a precious gift. It was comforting like a blanket, and rejuvenating like the sun that pushed fire through his veins. It allowed him to reset his body, his mind, and his spirit. He would admit that he had been taking it for granted--especially as of late--but once he was in sleep’s tender hold, he remembered just how gracious and loving it truly was.
Spirits, he loved sleep. Sometimes he felt like he could just sleep for days--especially lately, with how busy he had been. Probending, working, going to the island every night to visit Korra, and then finally returning to his cozy bed to settle in for a short night’s sleep, before the cycle started all over again.
Speaking of resting in his cozy bed, his bed didn’t feel quite right. It felt a bit firmer. Now that he thought about it, he felt like he could see less light through his eyelids than he usually did in the mornings; the scaling windows of the attic often let in the entirety
Makorra: Gift of a Lifetime Ch.10 Pt.2It was just after dinner when Tenzin was finally able to take time away from his council work and the Avatar-in-training to address the paper work that had, against all odds, doubled in size on his desk since yesterday. He sighed and trudged over to his chair and sat down, ready to take each packet, file, and article of mail one at a time.Makorra: Gift of a Lifetime Ch.10 Pt.22 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
He took the first document off of the top of the pile and then looked at the clock on the wall to his left. Seven forty-five. Mako had missed dinner, and still hadn’t arrived back to the island. He had nonchalantly asked his student where the firebender was and she somberly replied that he was either at work or probending practice. Bolin, who was a common face at the dinner table these days, had piped in and said that he was probably either practicing for their match next week or lifting weights. “And then he has to turn right back around and go to work at five tomorrow.”
“You’re kidding?” Pema asked incredulously.
Waiting“What does the test say?” Mako asked, “Positive or negative?”Waiting2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
“I…” Korra said, squinting at the thin plastic stick, “I don’t know. It’s too light.”
“What? Let me see.”
Korra handed her pregnancy test over to him, but he had no more luck figuring it out than she did. The box said that a pink plus or minus sign would appear after ten minutes, but unlike the image on the box, the pink was barely visible against the white background.
“I… think it’s a plus? Oh, no wait, it’s…” He squinted some more at the test. “I don’t know either.”
Mako set the test down on the bathroom counter. They hadn’t been trying to have a baby, but they hadn’t exactly tried to prevent it either. It was only an hour ago that Korra told him her period was late, and he went and got the test for her right away. He wanted to believe h
Captured - Chapter Two"I know you've all be secretly whispering and doing whatever it is your little team does when you think you're being sneaky. But don't think whatever plan you have is going to work, you're surrounded, and there is no way out." Asami walked down the line of cells.Captured - Chapter Two4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Why are you doing this Asami?" Bolin asked standing at the bars of his cell and trying to make his tear filled eyes un-noticeable. "How could you do this? We trusted you." Bolin said, on the very edge of officially screaming at the non-bender.
Asami turned quickly and strode up to his cell, face so close to his that their noses touched through the bars.
"Because Bolin, what we had was great and all, but sadly you weren't the one I had my eyes on in the first place. I thought this was all obvious to all of you, I had no idea you'd be so dumbfounded," Asami laughed and walked along the line of Korra and Mako's cells, running his equalist glove against the rusted metal. "You see Korra, you knew I was with Mako, and yet you still
Captured"Hey Asami, have you seen Korra?" Mako asked.Captured4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
The waterbender hadn't shown up for practice and was nowhere to be found. Mako had sent Bolin to check air-temple island, and Mako had checked the attic apartment. Both brothers came back empty handed, which only made the firebender worry even more.
"No, I haven't seen her at all today, why?" Asami answered with an attitude, placing her arms across her chest and giving an annoyed look to Mako.
"Because she hasn't shown up for practice and we cant find her anywhere!" Mako exclaimed. "I know you don't like her, but she's my team mate and I need to find her." Mako yelled.
"Yea we all know that's not the only reason you need to find her." Asami muttered.
"What's that supposed to mean?" Mako said.
"We all know you love the girl, so just admit it already. You want to find her cause you feel like it's your duty or whatever. Take a look around Mako, you're the only one whose going crazy looking for her. Don't you ever stop to think about how that m
Captured - Chapter FourMako opened his eyes to the darkness of Korra's bedroom; she was stirring in her sleep as she lay snuggled to his side. He smoothed over her hair and waited until she calmed before yawning and drifting back to sleep.Captured - Chapter Four4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Mako never left the avatar's side since her close call with a non-bender named Asami Sato. Just thinking of the name made Mako grind his teeth in anger, he had trusted that girl, given her heart to her; only for her to turn it away and ruin everything, including his friendship with Korra. However, much to his surprise, the avatar seemed to forgive him easily for his mistake known as Asami, they were back to talking about everything together and being a team of best friends. Mako had noticed however that once Korra first woke up after the attack, and seeing Mako at her side; something about the way she smiled at him and held his hand made him think that things would be 'different' in a good way, and they were. They no longer had a team mate 'friendship', they were inseparab
Captured - Chapter ThreeBolin looked on in terror as the Avatar and the non-bender circled each other in the middle of the field. Korra and Asami had run at each other, throwing themselves into the other and bruising each other's body at the impact sight. Mako was thinking of anything that might help his team escape, any way to get them out of there safely.Captured - Chapter Three4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Korra was the first one to attack, whipping her hands towards the pond she drew small amounts of water and began slicing them towards the non-bender; using the same tactic she'd used to break away her jail bars. The non-bender ducked every one of the oncoming hits and Korra knew she was going to be just as hard to knock down as Amon.
Asami pulled her hands up to chest and pushed them toward Korra, A bolt of lightning shooting out of her equalist glove. Korra wasn't expecting the shot and took its entire damage on her abdomen. She fell over onto the grass, quickly getting back up; the adrenaline pumping through he
Hero Part 1 ~A Makorra Fanfic~'Damn, I'm still short on yuans, and we only have two more days to pay to get into the championships. I still need 13,000 yuans! Great. This is just great. It's always been Bo and my dream to win the pro-bending championships. We are so close, and we've gotten so lucky, getting the avatar and all. And all this might just fall apart because we are short a couple yuans.' This is what Mako thought as he exited his job at the power plant.Hero Part 1 ~A Makorra Fanfic~4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Even though he was sweating from head-to-toe and his muscles were aching from all the work he had done, Mako quickly rushed to his work locker. Within laid his red scarf. It was the last that he had to connect himself with his parents. He was pretty much wearing it wherever he went.
'*Phew*, my scarf is still here. It's probably the most important thing in the world to me, aside from Bolin and K-'
His thoughts were interrupted when his co-worker, Iroh, said, "Hey Mako, you workin' over time AGAIN?? Hahahaha!"
"Uhmm, I'm actually no-," Mako tried to say.
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It has been two months since Korra had defeated Amon. He was arrested along with the majority of his equalist followers. Korra had mastered airbending, and she had found a way to give back the bending abilities back to benders who had lost their abilities at Amon's hands. Sure they had to train to re-master their element, but it was way better to start from zero again than to have no bending at all. Asami had taken over Future Industries since her father was arrested when Amon fell. Her and Mako were still going strong. Korra, Mako and Bolin were training for the upcoming championship tournament. The team had never been as good as they were now. Mako was positive that this year the Fire Ferrets were going to be champions.
Even though everything was at peace in Republic City, Korra's love life was a wreck. She was in love with a certain handsome firebender boy, who was currently dating one her best friends. Just before her final battle with Amon they had shared a passionate kis
Admit it, You like me Part 6: RegretsAdmit it, You like me Part 6: Regrets3 years ago in Romance More Like This
Admit it, you like me part 6: Regrets
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Summary: they find out the truth about Hiroshi Sato. What will Mako do now when he has to tell Korra that she was right and he was wrong? Will he be able to mend the torn friendship? Or is it too late?
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"Why do you care? We're not friends anymore." After she said those words, she walked away; she didn't know what else to do. As the Avatar she had never had time to like a boy. Korra always thought that her purpose in life was to be the Avatar and that alone. Always focused on perfecting her bending, being sent from one master to another, never being in one place long enough to become attached. But the day she met Mako something happened. She felt like a true teenage girl, not like the Avatar. She remembered the first day she had ever met Mako, stumbling into Bolin at the pro-bending stadium, and then meeting Mako seemed
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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
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Mako flamed into the council room with his usual annoyed expression on his face. He couldn't believe his brother anymore; Bolin was getting on the young god's last nerves.
Mako was sporting his usual Fire God attire: a red cloth wrapped around his waist about knee length being held together by a simple knot, two gold bands with red flame insignias on the sides on each of his upper arms, a thinner gold band on his right ankle, and a red scarf wrapped around his neck.
He could feel his body heat up from anger.
"You're starting to steam." A strong famine voice said in a sing-song voice. Mako turned to see a watery silhouette of a female sitting on one of the arms of one of the stone chairs in the council room. "Even though I do find it cute sometimes, I hate it that it makes me evaporate whenever I touch you." The water had soon darkened to reveal the Water Goddess, Korra. She was wearing a draping blue dress that showed off her strong, mocha colored back. Her