From Zuko, With Love.Zuko's face flushed with uncertainty. Sokka's uncontrollable laughter was the last thing the golden eyed teenager needed right now. It was difficult enough for Zuko to finally talk himself into asking his ever-intimidating dream girl on a date without his obnoxious best friend chuckling up a storm over the idea.More Like This
"C'mon, Zuko, don't be such a pussy." Sokka's teasing held a hint of encouragement. "I mean, you've already got the tickets, so it's not like you can back out; everyone knows that Linkin Park is her favourite band; and what freshman wouldn't be thrilled to get asked out by a senior?" There was definitely a lot of truth to Sokka's reasoning, but Zuko still let out a dismal sigh. Toph didn't exactly follow reason or logic. The Inuit boy's face turned serious. "She'll say yes, Zuko."
"I hope so." Was all Zuko could say before the bell that symbolized their weekend-long freedom buzzed loudly.
Sokka leaped up and grabbed his backpack, grinning hugely. "Yes! Time for a
Worthy (Toph x Zuko one-shot)More Like This
A/N: While not actually FOR my project, Esteemed, this flash fiction is based on some of the ideas I have in mind for it. This one-shot (and the fan art accompanying it) is a late Christmas present to my good friend, DeviantArt user eevee445.
Toph sniffed the warm vapors, taking in the grassy scent. She clutched her tired fingers around the cup, savoring the heat the seeped through her calloused skin.
"Thanks," she breathed out, her eyelids having slid closed.
"You're welcome," Zuko replied, pouring his own cup. He paused, caught off guard by this brief moment of serenity in Toph's face. Her eyes closed, a peacefully neutral expression about her...Her hair was a complete mess, of course, and her outfit was...somewhat lacking in pizazz, but in that short-lived moment, Zuko found himself acknowledging that despite Toph's best efforts, she was growing into a fine young woman. The dirt, the untamed hair, and the foul, snarky looks held that fact back, and in turn, drove aw