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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 It had already ended and been replaced by this nagging feeling, so she sighed and gave in, opening her eyes.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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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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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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"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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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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Toph sat around the boiling pot of lunch, her mouth watering. She wiggled her toes against the Earth. "Where is Zuko? That loser is taking forever to get back here with Katara and Aang,"Toph thought to herself. She had half a mind to get up, get some food and start without thembut Katara had said once that mealtime was her favorite time to spend with everyone. The Earthbender was sure it would offend her or hurt her in some way. So she folded her arms over her grumbling stomach as she waited, along with Teo, Haru, The Duke, Suki, Sokka, and Sokka's dad. She lowered her head as only Teo sat any where near her. The Duke didn't want anything to do with her since she started calling him "Dukie", Haru always sat as near as he could to Sokka's Dad (probably 'cause he missed his own dad), and, of course, Sokka and Suki always sat together. She wished Zuko was here so she could talk to him. What was taking him so long anywa
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The small group plunged into a state of chaos. Sokka seemed to be everywhere at once, Hakoda had disappeared long ago with Haru and the Duke. Zuko scrambled his way around the perimeter of the clearing, the most worried of them all. "How could I let this happen?" he thought angrily to himself, "I should've kept a closer eye on KataraAzula, too." He coughed, attempting to ease the painful aching in his chest. It accomplished nothing.
Ignoring the tight pain in his chest, the Firebender pinched the bridge of his nose. "I never should've sent Aang away. This is all my fault."
"Damn! I don't know how Azula managed to sneak away in the few minutes I was asleep," Toph griped as she moved around, deciphering the different vibrations of the earth, "It's like she was waiting for me to nod off." She
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Sokka's head pounded loudly against his temples, his stomach turning violently inside of him. Usually he could approach things calmly and logically, but his only sister was gone, kidnapped by a crazy and vicious Fire-nation princess. The Water-tribe warrior thought this was enough to worry him to death, but he'd just discovered that Toph was now missingand so was his ex-enemy, prince Zuko. He massaged his skull, feeling dizzy.
The Water-tribe native despised the fact that his gut was telling him Zuko could have possibly taken the blind Earthbender after weeks of winning over their trust. He swallowed hard. That's rightweeks. Zuko had chased the group around for a good year and had searched the world for the Avatar for years before that, yet it only took a couple weeks for him to gain their trust? Sokka shook his head, shaking away his negative thoughts. There was no way the prince had kidnapped Toph. He knew how close the Earthbender
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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
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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
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.
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My head pounds
Because that's what
the stress does to me.
Breathing gets harder.
I can't think straight.
My thoughts blur to,
colors of red and black.
The tears come making
Everything a little harder
I can't even control myself,
My head races,
Then picks up on phrase
And won't let it go.
It tears me to bits inside
Ripping away all the good
I had started to feel.
I don't want to go back.
Figuratively: My nails dig,
Deeper into the edge of the pit .
I desperately don't want to fall.
But you walk over and slam
Your foot down, hard on my knuckles.
It's a long fall and it's dark
My screams echo back at me.
Flash back to reality: And I
Don't know what to do,
Where to turn. I feel trapped.
My head throbs and the ache
Hits me fast and strong
Square in the chest.
The group of people
Disappear from my view.
I can't take it,
I can't do this.
Then your arms wrap around me,
"Kristin. Kristin, what's wrong?"
I'm wrapped tight to your chest
Your words f
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?
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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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Zutara - The Storm Chapter 3
The storm raged on while Katara and Zuko sat in the dark cave. Without anything to burn, they couldn't really start a fire, but Zuko bent a small flame now and then for light and heat. It was still cold in the cave and it caused Katara to shiver even with Zuko's tunic on.
"Are you still cold?" Zuko asked her with concern on his brow.
"A little, but it can't be helped," Katara replied and looked away, brushing off the matter. She was a little more self-conscious then before. Unpleasant thoughts kept popping in her head. Like the fact that she was alone in a dark cave with Zuko, who was currently shirtless. It was taking some concentration to keep herself from staring at his attractive body, and she hated it.
Zuko watched her face in thought a moment, then insisted, "Come sit by me."
"What? No, I'm fine," Katara crossed her arms over her chest and kept her eyes off Zuko. It's ok, Katara. Just act normal. It will pass.
He rolled his ey
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Note from Author: This is the sequel to "Zutara Scars," but you do not need to have read "Scars" to read this one.
Zutara Secrets Chapter 1
"How was your trip? What happened?" Aang practically jumped on me when Appa had landed.
"It was okay," I said giving a side glance to Zuko who returned the glace as he grabbed his pack. I slipped by Aang and jumped to the ground.
Aang followed and landed next to me, "What about the Southern Raiders?"
I grit my teeth, I had not forgotten, but Zuko had helped take my mind of them. I clenched my fists and looked away from the curious boy in front of me. "We found him," I said darkly, then shoved by the avatar.
"And?" he followed me.
But then Zuko came to my rescue, "Aang!" Aang stopped following me. "Let her have some space," Zuko said.
I heaved a heavy sigh and marched toward the ocean water. I looked out toward the sunset on the horizon, it caused the sky to be a beautiful orange color. I slowed my pace and slowly walked ont
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I ran toward the garden. On my way I was stopped by a servant. "My lord, your guests are wondering where you are," he said, to which I simply responded, "Not now," and continued running. I was concerned about Katara.
I turned down a corridor that opened up to the garden. The early evening sun was low, its light shone orange on the railing that I walked along trying to see the whole garden. I searched it for the figure that I found sitting on the grass under my favorite tree. She was indeed feeding the turtleducks.
I was hesitant to approach, as if I was going to scare a fox-antelope fawn away. I didn't want to disturb the beautiful scene. Katara sat with her legs stretched out to the side. She was wearing a long blue dress I saw her wear once before at one of the many feasts after the war ended. Her hair was mostly down draped over her shoulders, but over this free hair, some locks were pulled back into four watertribe hairpieces in a simple yet beautiful de
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The next few weeks seemed so much easier, now that the tension was gone. Sokka had announced the engagement, he apparently couldn't wait until Suki's birthday and proposed a week early. The wedding was set for sometime in the spring, though they didn't have a date yet.
My mother could sit up now and talk a lot. Katara said she may even be able to feed herself within a month, and then another month and maybe she could stand. Katara had also agreed she would stay as long as she was needed, which I knew would be a long time, and that made me happy.
One morning I woke with the sun, as I did every morning, and went to my mother's room. She may have lived without sun for a long time, but she was still firenation, and she was awake sitting up in bed. When I came in she was humming, this caused me to smile, because the tune she was humming was one she used to sing with me when I was young.
"Good morning, Mom," I said happily.
"Good morning," I loved to hear her full
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Zutara Healing Chapter 2
I rolled my eyes; this had to be the 10th feast this week. Who knew the hardest part about my first week as firelord would be holding down all the food? I had never imagined this many people in the firenation were against the war, and they all insisted on giving food and other gifts to thank the avatar and his friends, which included me, for the victory. Aang and the others were still staying here at the palace, partaking in the celebrations.
Tonight was a special party though, for it was the last that the whole gang would be together in. It was a farewell feast and dance, for tomorrow they would go their separate ways. Sokka and Suki were to return to Kyoshi island, Katara planned to return to the south pole, and Aang and Toph (who was rumored as being closer than friends) were heading to the Earth Kingdom to help with the rebuilding and healing. But for tonight, they were here.
My eyes ventured to Katara again. She wasn't smiling and she barely joined
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Zutara - Secrets Chapter 14
At dinner that night I sat next to Toph. Zuko didn't even join us and I was asked over and over where he was. When I was also asked why I was so quiet, I simply replied it was a long day and was happy when the other's left me alone. Other than that, I was mostly silent, only speaking when spoken to. After the meal, I helped clean the dishes, then snuck off quietly.
I found my way to the beach. It was dark and the moon was low in the sky as its light reflected over the waves. I breathed the air off the ocean and allowed my many thoughts access to my mind. What did I do now? I needed to concentrate on the war, but Zuko could always take my mind off important things, even now when he wasn't with me. I didn't want to believe there was a war, I just wanted Zuko right now.
What had happened? Why did he all of a sudden act so strange? I understood that we need to worry about the war but what caused such a dramatic turn? One moment we were complete captivated
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I didn't know how long this trip could be. I didn't think the trip here was so long. Granted they did stop to send the messenger hawk to Katara, but I tried to keep her off my mind. After my last encounter with Katara, I didn't know what to think.
The sun had set and it had to be midnight before we were back in the firenation. When we landed outside the palace, I was sure all my maids and servants were asleep. The guards stood at ready.
"Go get some servants!" I barked at a guard before we had even gotten off of Appa. But they had been ready and as soon as Aang and I got my mother down, servants were there to take her.
I was about to follow when on of the two guards that had come with us called, "Firelord Zuko, shall we take this man to the dungeon?" I looked back and saw them holding the man from the Dragon's Mouth.
"Yes," I said barely paying attention, and chased after the servants that carried my mother.
They set her down on the bed in the royal bedroom
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Zutara - Healing Chapter 3
I refused to dance when I returned to the hall. Instead I sat at the head of the table again, though it was practically empty. Only one person sat at this end of the table, and I was electrically aware of her presence. She sat there silently in her red dress. This dress reminded me a lot of a dress my mother used to wear during the summer, especially when we went to Ember Island.
Once again Katara would not dance or even interact with the others. I looked back at the dance floor; Aang was swinging a giggling Toph around the room. Did this new relationship between the avatar and the earthbender discourage Katara? Was she wishing to be with him again? What else could trouble her so much?
My curiosity was killing me, I had to know what was bothering her. And now after what happened with Mai, I wanted to talk to Katara about us. I stood up and approached her seat. I could tell she saw me coming for she shifted her weight in the chair. She almost acted like
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The days and weeks began to run together. It was incredible lonely, for I had no companions at all, other than my officials and guards. But no one truly spoke to me, no one took interest in who I was and not just my position. A lot of my attention was spent on keeping peace within the city, for not all of the firenation disapproved the war, and negotiating with Earth Kingdom ambassadors over funds to rebuild the villages destroyed in the war.
One afternoon I sat at in my study and sipped some tea. I didn't really want the tea, but it made me feel a little warmer, less lonely. The taste of the jasmine reminded me of my uncle. I looked down at the paper in my hand. The words rain together and I didn't even understand what the letter was about. My head throbbed in a headache that had been bugging me for hours.
I sighed I put the cup of tea down on my desk along with the letter. "I wish you were hear, Uncle. This is when I need your proverbs and advice the most."