"Those wonderful rings are made of pure genimite, also known as creeping crystal. It's crystal that grows remarkably fast. By nightfall, your friends will be completely covered in it. Terrible, really. But I can stop it, only if I have your full cooperation." After he said that, their rings started to grow.
"Ah! It's already creeping!" Sokka said.
"I'll do what you want." A pleased smile grew on his face.
I have completed two out of the three tests. The final one will be held in the arena.
'A fight probably.' There were three men stand in a row underneath the balcony the King was standing on. With Sokka, Katara, and (Name) in a separate balcony on the side of the wall.
"Your final challenge will be to choose someone to engage in battle. Make your choice."
'This must be another trick, I know who I will choose'
"I choose you!" I said as I pointed at him, King Bumi himself. He threw his head back and laughed.
"Wrong choice!" He ripped off his Earth Kingdom colored robes and revealed his strong, muscular chest. And his back straightened from his hunched over position.
'That I was not expecting. But I won't back down. Let's do this.'
It turns out that Bumi was Aang's friend before he was frozen in ice with Appa. And that our rings were made out of completely edible crystal. (It was delicious by the way.) And, Aang may or may not have taken Bumi on a mail cart ride, or destroyed a man's cabbage cart, again.
"Ugh, there's nothing around here Sokka. All we've been finding are nuts and rocks that look like nuts."
Sokka nodded in agreement, he fell to his knees,
"I miss meat, oh I would kill for some fish right now. Caught fresh from the fishing spot at home. Slowly roasted over an open flame." His eyes seemed to water in both sadness and delight of the memory of it.
What a carnivore. I thought as I rolled my eyes playfully at him.
I looked to the sky, the sun was slowly beginning it's descent further into the horizon.
Have to get back before Aang and Katara start worrying about us.
"Might as well head back, no point in looking for nothing." I began to walk back to camp.
I feel uneasy for some reason.
Sokka seemed to break free from his daze as he yelled,
"Hey, (Name), wait up!"
"Look they're back!" Aang jumped off of Appa's back as he excitedly awaited for us to reveal our findings.
Which was not much really, unfortunately.
"Heh, about the scavenging..." I sheepishly scratched the back of my neck.
Sokka kneeled on the ground next to Aang and Katara, pulling out the bag we collected the food, um, nuts in. Sokka displayed our haul to the pair.
Aang and Katara noticeably grimaced.
We've been having nuts for days, of course they're sick of them. I'm sick of them.
"Well, hate to tell you this Sokka but-" Aang's sentence was cut off by a loud collision of what seems to rocks.
"What was that?" Katara looked in the direction of the sound. Sokka looked suspicious.
"Well we should check it out, we are sleeping here. Just in case it presents a danger to us, or that guy again." I said following the sound.
"Hey, what is it with you walking off today?" Sokka said.
I don't know, I just feel weird today.
After walking in the general direction of the disturbance for a few minutes, we found the cause.
"Okay, he doesn't see us, we should-"
"Hello!" Sokka's plan was cut off by Katara running up and greeting the boy outright.
Really Katara? I laughed quietly to myself.
However, the boy ran as soon as he noticed he's been discovered.
"Hey, wait! Why is he running away?" Katara looked confused and disappointed. I walked towards her as I said,
"Oh I don't know maybe some random girl ran out of the bushes and shouted 'Hi!'"
"Nice one, (Name)." Sokka said, with a grin on his face.
"But hey that guy must be running somewhere, maybe a village." He pointed in the direction the boy ran in.
"We could get supplies."
"Which means no more nuts for dinner!" Katara and Aang said in unison.
"Hey!" Sokka's brows furrowed as he crossed his arms.
"Sokka those nuts are terrible." I patted him on the back.
"Well, what are we waiting for?" Aang started walking with a gleeful smile on his face.
Turns out the boy's name is Haru.
His village is under the control of money grubbing Fire Nation soldiers abusing the people who had no way to defend themselves, as all the benders were taken away long ago.
Including Haru's father.
Now Haru was taken too.
"It's all my fault, I talked him into bending to save an old man who was trapped under rocks." Katara looked heavy with guilt.
"Katara you couldn't have known that the old man would sell Haru out." I said, resting my hands on her shoulders.
"But, I got him arrested I have to do something." Katara's looked towards the ground, and then her face lit up.
"I'm going to rescue him."
"What how?" Sokka looked confused and skeptical.
"I'm going to be arrested for Earthbending." Katara smiled smugly.
The plan worked.
Sure it was almost ruined,
but it worked.
Katara was successfully captured.
Can't believe they actually thought Momo was the one Earthbending for a moment...
The Fire Nation seems to breed a special kind of idiocy.
We were following behind on Appa, and eventually caught up. It was the middle of the night.
Aang went to get Katara, and came back with her, her head lowered.
"Katara, come on, where's Haru?" Sokka asked.
"I'm not leaving. These people need help."
"Katara, we have to go, we can't stay, there's Fire Nation guards everywhere."
I took one look at her, and I knew her decision was set in stone.
"I'm staying with her, Sokka." I got off of Appa and onto the metal ship customary to the Fire Nation.
"(Name) you can't be serious!"
"I am, if these people need our help like Katara said, then I am more than happy to stay."
"Me too." Aang beamed. Sokka looked to the sky in disbelief,
"You guys are crazy. If we're going through with this,-"
"We are." I said.
"Then the 5 of us are going to have to find somewhere to hide." Aang, Sokka, Mono, and I would be no problem. But Appa on the other hand...
"Any idea where to hide a flying bison?"
"Appa is smart, he can take care of himself."Aang said with pride, as he went over to Appa, who soon flew away.
"Okay, let's liberate these people." With determination in our hearts, the course was set.
These people are going home, one way or another.