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The wind surrounding the Western Air temple was lazy that morning, hardly managing a breeze, and it made the world seem quiet and at peace. The sun also seemed to rise lazily that morning, slowly bringing light over the horizon. Katara stirred in her sleep--she was having a wonderful dream that didn't want to wake up from--but she had a strong feeling that someone was watching her. She resisted opening her eyes. She had this feeling often, and it always turned out the same.
"No one's there," she thought to herself. "No one's ever there. Just stay asleep..." But it was too late for her wonderful dream. It had already ended and been replaced by this nagging feeling, so she sighed and gave in, opening her eyes. There he sat, in the middle of her room, his dark, ruffled hair hung messily in his face and eyes and his gol
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Neither the Waterbender or Firebender bothered donning their helmets at this point. The fact that Azula came to find Katara made it clear that the Firelord and the palace guards were aware that there was an intruder. The Fire-nation prince furrowed his brow and readjusted his paralyzed sister who was slung over his shoulder. Zuko and Katara hurried down the corridors towards the dungeon. They should've tied up the guard outside of the armory earlier—they'd been careless. The only thing that has worked to their advantage was the fact that no one seemed to know that Zuko was with the Waterbender. They overtook the two measly guards that stood out front of the dungeon entrance with ease, which only worried the Fire-nation prince further.
He knew his father would want immediate capture of any intruder, especially one so closely tied to both himself and the Avatar, so where were all the guards?
Zuko locked Azula in the one of the first
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Katara's knees hit hard against the ground as she was thrust into Ozai's secret chamber. She pushed herself up onto her hands, taking notice of her reflection in the polished, gold-tiled floor. Her shoulders and stomach were exposed in the red, one-shouldered garment that she had on underneath her Fire-nation armor. The guards had her remove the stolen armor and confiscated her water pouch when they "captured" her. Her hair was a tangled mess and her wild eyes looked unfamiliar as they gazed back at her. In the reflective gold tile, Katara's eyes narrowed on the Dai Li agents that were perched high above her. The ceiling and walls were made entirely of stone—if they decided to attack, she would be in trouble. She felt the room out, searching for the pull of a water source. She clenched her jaw as not so much as a drop of water could be felt in the small, yet luxurious room.
As a bead of sweat made its way down the side of her face,
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"Ugh!" the Fire-nation guard grunted before slamming into the floor, knocked unconscious.
Katara relaxed from her fighting stance. She looked over her shoulder, grinning behind her helmet. "Told you I could handle it," she said smugly. Zuko stepped out from the shadows, eyeing her.
"Yeah. Great," he said flatly, still a little angry with her. His heart pounded in his chest as the prince noticed just how light the palace's guard duty was. There was only one soldier guarding the weapons room when there was usually three to five. He didn't mention anything about it to the Waterbenderhe didn't want to worry her even more. Zuko opened the door and peeked into the armory, making sure no one was inside. Finding it empty, he waved Katara ahead and slipped in behind her. The prince headed straight for a Fire-nation guard's uniform, lifting a burgundy cuirass from the wall of armor.
"Wow," Katara breathed, looking around at the massive room of Fi
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With a deep sigh, the young, gray-eyed Airbender fell back onto a patch of soft, thick tall grasshe was exhausted. Since they'd arrived at their new cliffside campsite, the days had flown by. Everyday that passed by was full of nothing but sleeping (very little of it), eating, and rigorous training for the Avatar and his bending mastersas the day of Souzen's comet drew closer and closer.
Aang worked mostly on his Firebending as it was the newest element for him to learn. And with all the tiring activity involved with Zuko's methods of training and being around the constant heat of the flamesAang was left feeling sweaty, irritated, and miserableespecially today. The sunlight was bright and warm. Every thing it touched instantly lit up and became more vibrant and beautiful. A cool breeze carried the sweet smell of the sea across the lush, grassy field and the sky above was full of huge, white clouds. As if this weren't enough,
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"Personally, I think she's more trouble than she's worth," Zuko sighed, crossing his arms. Sokka carried the struggling Fire-nation princess over his shoulder, heading toward Appa with the rest of the group.
"Yeah, maybe so. But at this point, I think she might be our only chance at saving Aang," Sokka muttered, shifting her back up onto his shoulder. Azula grunted and bit down on her mouth gag. Zuko grimaced as his sister glared up at him. He felt strange as he stared back at her, not lifting a finger to stop these people from holding her captive. The Firebender broke his gaze with Azula and led his eyes to find Katara.
The Waterbender marched forward, her eyes somber. The prince sighed, feeling guilty. If only he hadn't sent Aang away on that stupid missionnone of this would have happened. He tore his eyes away from the Water-tribe girl.
Katara would never forgive him if the Avatar ended up dead at the end of all of
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The pair of golden eyes stared intensely out into the dark hallway that had swallowed up the Waterbender, eventually leaving behind nothing except the sound of her hasty footsteps. His chest tightened and his skin felt uncomfortably warm--just how he always felt after talking with Katara. His breathing was slow, and his eyes unblinking--and before Zuko realized it, wind was dancing through his hair as his footsteps thudded fast and heavy on the stone ground. Their sound echoed through the Air temple. The Fire-nation prince had no idea what he was doing, but he knew where his feet were taking him. He didn't know what he was going to do once he got to Katara's room, but he didn't really care. Showing no signs of stopping, his legs continued to carry him swiftly down the hallway.
It just didn't feel right, always leaving things this way with her--so awkward and unfinished.
Finally reaching Katara's door, Zuko's legs came to a stop and he was o
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Katara sat up in her sleeping bag, rain thundering against the outside of her tent. She grasped at her throbbing head, her eyes squeezing shut from the pain.
"Ugh," she grumbled to herself as she thought about each cup of juice she downed last night, "I'm going to kill Sokka."
Zuko's face flashed in her mind and her eyes flew open.
"That's rightI was with Zuko last night," she thought to herself as she glanced around her tent, "How did I end up here?"
She looked down at herself and saw that she was wearing the prince's red, long-sleeved tunic. Her breath caught in her throat and her whole body suddenly felt hot. Her head started swirling with a few vague recollections of the previous night.
"You and I can be friends. I want to be your friend, Katara."
Katara's heart stopped in her chest.
"Knock knock, sugar queen," Toph called through the tent door. The Waterbender's heart jump started and her eyes
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Sokka crouched down in the shadows at the end of the main square, his heart still aching. He struggled to keep his concentration off of Suki, off of all the things they'd been through together. A group of Fire-nation citizens passed by and he tugged down on his hood, covering his face. Taking a quick glance around, there was already a large crowd gathering. Fire-nation soldiers have been here well before dawn, surrounding the center stage. The Water-tribe warrior's eyes shot around at the men, women, childrenfamiliesthat stood around, ready to watch the Avatar's execution. Sokka frowned at the disturbed, corrupt nation. It raised a massive, negative question inside of him.
Even if they managed to defeat the Firelord, how would peace ever be gained with people like this who are so willing to follow their leader's hate? It's been 100 years of propagandagenerations have grown up on the idea that the Avatar is the real enemy
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The day was drawing towards its end as the sun fell lower into the horizon. The group of refugees sat scattered about the campsite, some relaxing with a game of charades, while others trained. As Sokka bellowed with laughter in the distance, Katara's heart was skipping nervously in her chest. "Seriously, Duke, that has got to be the worst impersonation of a moose-lion I've ever seen!" the Water-tribe native laughed, slapping his knee. The Duke's face flushed as everyone joined in with Sokka's laughing. Katara forced a chuckle and glanced up at the dim moon that rose higher into the sky, knowing that soon enough, she and Zuko would be together again under their willow tree. The butterflies in her stomach danced around wildly.
The Waterbender absent-mindedly tossed some dry ingredients together in one of Sokka's hand-made bowls, mixing them gently with her fingers. She rolled some seasoned chunks of tofu
Slip AwayI could slip away now.Slip Away in Free Verse More Like This
No one would notice
As if I'm the only one
Here in this moment.
It would be hours
Before I was missed
Imagine what I could do.
A few dollars,
Notebook(s), (ones almost full)
A few books,
I'm all set.
Of course I'd have messages
Within a few hours
But those can be ignored.
I'll get back,
Hell I'll be back later
Kristin's not here
She had to take a break.
A break from reality.
Only my feet to carry me.
Or I could get on a bus.
Explore the big city
Find inspiration and a cozy
Place to write or,
A Sunny place to read.
Wander for hours.
Only leave when the
Darkness descends and
Night overtakes the city.
Go home then
And continue this life.
Depressed, boring, no excitement.
Everything would only be more dull
I can't risk that
One day, a few hours escaping
And I'll want to really run away.
There slips my adventure
Crushed by reality again.
One day, I promise
I'll follow through.
RealIt feels weirdReal in Free Verse More Like This
My face breaking
Into a fragmented smile
I'm out of practice
But this is Real
My burden has been lifted
(at least temporarily)
I can breath now
I'll try on
An out-of-tune laugh
May sound rusty
But it will be Real
I'm finally starting
TrustIt would seemTrust in Free Verse More Like This
I have a problem.
I can't trust anyone.
Or actually I don't want to.
"Friends" they only know so much.
But no one could know
What happens in my head.
More than most but still..
Maybe not everything
I don't think
I even know everything I'm thinking.
I can't trust
Because I've learned
To only rely on myself.
A nice person offers a hand,
"If you ever need to talk
I smile and nod
Agree that if I ever need to talk
I will find you and spill my guts.
But the minute the smile
Leaves my lips
I know I will never talk to you.
I'll make you think
Everything's okay here.
All I know is
Everything seems wrong
But I couldn't tell you why
Or even what it is.
It would seem
I can't even trust myself
To tell me, whats going on.
I WonderOften I wonderI Wonder in Free Verse More Like This
When I'm "better"
What will I write about?
My pain drapes my life
With a dark inspiration
One that never runs dry.
When I'm happy
Will I find inspiration
In other places?
What will I do
When I'm actually happy?
Will anybody enjoy
My happy works of art?
Will everyone still think
I'm have at least a little talent?
Or do they only enjoy
The poison I drip out of my veins
Onto the paper?
Sister Of MineI should have knownSister Of Mine in Free Verse More Like This
When I needed you, you'd turn
A lifelong best friend, no more.
You used to be a cutter
But I stumble into it too
And now I'm pathetic
I have to be worse
For you to take me seriously.
(Is that what you really want?)
I can't talk to you
Because I know I have
No reason for this but
Shouldn't needing support
Be enough for you to give it?
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It's not tearing us apart.
We're already torn.
I can feel it in everything.
We are broken
My issues finally broke
Our beautiful relationship
I wore us down
We don't even look forward
to seeing each other
Being alone together is painful
And when we're with people
I feel myself being pushed away
I understand all of this
Me and my problems
They've destroyed me
Now they're working on you
I used to be the empty one
Now it seems we've been drained too
You're never cheery or lovey with me anymore
The things about you
That made my happiness return
For the short time I was in your light
They're gone, this took those away.
We are just,
Empty vessels now.
I've offered the knife
For you to cut me free from you
But you always refuse.
I've even tried to end this
For your sake.
But of course, you'll have none of that.
Please don't take it to mean
I don't love you or want you anymore.
All of this is,
Just to save you.