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BEGIN THE CIVIL WAR
Jeriah: “These 74-Z’s Really move. We must have covered half the South Pole by now.”
You: “Something like that. Still can’t sense a damn thing. Anything on your end droid?”
P.R.X.-Y: “Our scanners are not detecting any foreign technology at this time.”
You: “Damn.. keep looking.” The speeder beneath me roared on as I speed across the tundra of the North Pole. The end of my new winter robes fluttering behind me was the wind and snow rushed past.
It had been a few weeks since my unofficial takeover of the Academy. Since then I had been able to wipe the Droid P.R.X.-Y’s memory of any trace of Darth Vane and put it to good use. Currently, it was searching through ping readouts the speeders were sending in an attempt to find something built in the home dimension. More specifically, the Gate Key. In the weeks since, Jeriah and I had traveled most of the Earth Kingdom, though admittedly avoided Ba-Sing-Se and the swamps. The Fire Nation areas surrounding the Capital, and several of the Air Temples. Now currently speeding across the Tundra of the South Pole.
Jeriah: “Still nothing, and we’re getting pretty close to the actual pole. Might be time to turn back.” I pulled on the brake, slowing the speeder to a stop before stepping off. Then pulled the sash I had over my mouth down to let me breathe while pulling my hood back. On the horizon, I could see a beacon of light rising into the sky, surrounded on all sides by what from a distance looked like trees. “What is it?” Jeriah stepped up behind me.
You: “I’m not sure… But I’m checking it out.” I turned back to my speeder, mounting it and engaging the Engine.
Jeriah: “You sure that’s a good idea!?” She called over the sound of the roaring speeder.
You: “You’ll find that when you’re in a position of power, a lot of your ideas are based solely on morbid curiosity!” I pulled away at top speed, rushing towards the light and what turned out to be a fully formed forest. Jeriah was able to catch up quickly, pulling her own speeder close beside mine as the forest came into full view. As we neared, shadows began to dance between the trees, glowing yellow eyes darting in and out of view.
Jeriah: “What are those?”
You: “Lets go find out.” I pulled on the brake once close enough to the forest. Several of the shadows disappearing deeper into the trees. Jeriah pulled up beside me, dismounting her speeder to stand at my shoulder. “Hand on your saber Jeriah, just in case.” She complied, keeping her hand over what was Marek’s Crimson blade, now hers. I stepped in first, maneuvering through the dense trees towards the center. The unnatural light emitting from the beacon enough to light our way.
Jeriah: “Do you hear that?” I listened, and did. The sound of hissing echoed within the trees, along with the whispers of ‘Dark One’ as whatever was in here with us hid from our view.
You: “Seems my reputation precedes me.”
Jeriah: “Think they’re hostile?”
You: “Not sure yet. I can sense them. They feel dark, twisted, yet pure, as if born from the force itself.”
Jeriah: “Could they be spirits?”
You: “I don’t have enough experience with spirits to make that call.” We maneuvered through another thicket of trees, coming to a clearing in the center. “Besides, this is what interests me.”
Jeriah: “Woah.” Before us, in the very center of the forest sat a glowing orb of pure golden light, bright as the sun, and emanating force energy in its purest form. Standing so close it it, I felt stronger, I could breathe more easily, as if this orb WAS the force incarnate. “Don’t touch it!” Before I had even noticed myself doing so, my hand instinctively reached for the orb. Jeriah grabbed my wrist out of the air, throwing it back to my side. “You don’t know what it is.” I shot her a grave look. “Don’t give me that face, I just don't want you blowing up or something.” I rolled my eyes.
You: “Then go stand behind a tree or something. I know what I’m doing.” I turned back to the orb. “It feels like a Nexus, the force flowing from it, neither light or dark. Simply the force. Yet…” I reached closer, my hand engulfed in the light. “I feel something… powerful within...” My hand met with the orb, and it immediately began to burn. “Gahh!”
Jeriah: “(L/N)!!” My eyes clouded, the world around me falling away as it was replaced with visions. I was surrounded by Ice and snow, the forest gone save for one massive, gnarled tree. A notch in the center, cut off by a forcefield of some kind. And within sat a massive creature of red and black. One massive, glowing red eye in the center.
???: “I have seen your heart… and it is mine.”
You: “What are you?”
???: “The future.” I was pulled way, the creature and its tree fading away as the forest and the orb returned. Jeriah has pulled me back, and had thrown me to the grassy floor. I panted, looking to my gloved hand to find any damage. But there was none, as if the burning had not happened at all.
Jeriah: “What the hell was that!?”
You: “I don’t know… but… something is coming.” The sound of sirens wailing in the distance reached our ears. “Is that…?”
Jeriah: “It’s coming from the city.”
___ : “Scarlett, Korra.” I jumped from my place on the ground, rushing back through the trees towards the speeders with Jeriah close behind. We each jumped on our own, pulling away from the forest at top speed towards the direction of the sirens. We didn’t travel far before we came to the edge of a cliff, the sirens wailing from the bottom, coming from some sort of prison. From within I felt a mass of Water bending energy, One firebender and..
You: “They’re inside. Something’s happening and I don’t like it.” Jeriah again dismounted her speeder, coming to stand next to mine with a pair of Macrobinoculars in her hands.
Jeriah: “I can only see the one main entrance, unless you want to go in through the sewers.”
You: “Decidedly not. We’ll have to make our own entrance. Come on.” I grabbed her arm, yanking her onto the back of my speeder, then gunned it.
Jeriah: “Wait wait WAAIIIIII…..!!!” We fell down the face of the cliff, Jeriah screaming all the while. Thankfully the 74-Z was designed to handle falls and was able to slow its own decent. The moment we touched down, it zoomed off towards the prison, Jeriah shuddering against my back as it did. “.....wwwwhhhyyyy?”
You: “Cause I thought it’d be funny… and I was right.” She beat her fist against my back, but all I did in response was laugh. “Ok quit it, we’re here.” I pulled the speeder to a stop near the back wall of the prison. We dismounted, Jeriah hanging back while I walked up to the wall, pressing my hand against it to ‘look’ inside. “It’s a maze in there.” The wall I stood in front of led straight through into one of the halls. The cells lining the opposite end. “Jeriah, come on.” She walked up, and we both pulled our sabers. We started by thrusting them into the walls on opposite sides, She dragged hers up while I dragged mine down, cutting our own door into the wall. WHen we each met the beginnings of each others cuts, we stopped, and I pulled the stone free from the wall. Tossing it aside before stepping into the hall.
Jeriah: “Which way.” I looked down both ends, nothing on either side to give away any sort of direction.
You: “You go down this way.” I pointed down one end. “I need to you find the power box and disable it. If we put them in the dark it’ll be easier to get everyone out.” She nodded. “Got your comm link right?” Again she nodded, pulling the finger sized cylinder from her belt. “Go.” She rushed down the hall, turning the corner and disappearing from sight. Meanwhile I rushed down the opposite end in search of Korra and the others. Using her unique energy signature to lead me down the various twists and turns. Surprisingly there seemed to be no guards, at least none that I encountered while rushing down the halls.
Jeriah: “(L/N).” My comm beeped, prompting me to pull it from my own belt.
You: “I’m here. Have you made it to the power box?”
Jeriah: “Not yet, have you run into anyone?”
You: “You neither huh?”
Jeriah: “Yeah. Whatever those friends of yours are doing, its drawing a lot of attention. Op, just found the power.”
You: “Yeah, and I just found the others.” I hid myself behind the corner as Korra, Mako, Asami and a handful of men I didn’t recognize were back into a dead end hallway by a handful of guards. The lead of which was a tall, rather thin framed man that carried himself regally. “Great… another royal…” I mumbled. The lead man turned back to his own group, leading me to only now take notice that the man in the back had my Scarlett writhing in his grip Korra and the others were currently defending themselves from a barrage of water attacks while Scarlett took advantage of an opening they left, moving to attack the lead man with the sword I’d left with Korra to practice with.
???: “Kill her.” He stated flatly. The end guard lifted his hand, an Ice pike forming in it.
Jeriah: “Cutting the lights… now.” The lights cut, leaving most of the hall in utter darkness. A beat later they were replaced with low, blue emergency lights. Illuminating only parts of the hall. I had already reached out, taking the guards neck in hand and lifting him into the air. He release Scarlett as he choked, his hands clawing at his own neck in the hopes to clear his airway. She dashed off, only to be snached up by the lead man.
All eyes were on the guard as he writhed in pain, then as he flew back towards me, where I snapped his neck and let him slump into the corner, dead. Everyone stared into the end of the hall. Likely trying to make out what happened in the darkness. Again I reached out, this time aiming to take back the saber crystal I had lent Korra. It flew from her pocket to my hand, where I willed my saber open and set it back inside, allowing both ends to activate once again.
The crimson light filled the hall as my mask fell, revealing my yellowed eyes as rage filled my mind, my vision narrowing in on the man that held my girl in his grip. Everything else fell away. All that mattered was him, her, and anything standing in my way.
You: “Get away from my daughter.”
Nobody moved, nobody dared breathe as Unalaq and his guards began immediately switching to attack their newest enemy. Waves of Ice and water flew down the hall, all aimed towards (F/N) as (he/she) pushed forward. Walking forward with distinct purpose. (His/Her) lightsaber moving fluidly through the air as the dual blades deflected and shattered the liquid projectiles.
Each time one of the guards came within range of one of the blades, (F/N) cut them down. Slashing across chests and necks or even dismembering and beheading some of them. It was a bloodbath like I’d never seen. Two of the guards even simply gave up, turning to run in the opposite direction towards us. Perhaps hoping that being near us would warrant some sort of mercy. They were wrong.
The first of the two was caught in (F/N)’s force grip before even making it a step. Flung backwards and impaled on the end of (F/N)’s crimson saber before falling to the ground dead. The other was then also caught in (his/her) grip. Sent flying into the ceiling and held there until (F/N) walked under him, slashing into the guards belly as (he/she) did. All the while, as (F/N) effortlessly slaughtered the guard, (his/her) burning yellow eyes focused squarely on Unalaq and the child he held in his grip. The rest of us were simply stunned silent by the carnage we were witnessing.
Unalaq: “Cut (him/her) off!” Unalaq roared. In response, three of the guard and himself all summoned a wave of water from their hip pouches, creating a thick wall of ice in an effort to cut off (F/N)’s advance, as well as the remaining surviving guards. One of them began banging against it screaming as the rest continued to try and fight (F/N) off.
Guard: HELP US!!!” But none came. (F/N) continued to advance, and guard after guard was cut down.
In desperation, Unalaq turned back to us and formed a pike in his hand, pressing the end against Scarlett’s neck.
Unalaq: “Open the floor.” He demanded. I just smirked.
Korra: “Scared Uncle?” A bead of sweat formed on his brow. “If you kill her now. I guarantee (He/She) will make your death as painful as (he/she) can.”
Unalaq: “But she will be dead. Open the floor.” The guard that had been screaming for help had been silenced. We turned back to the wall, noticing that (F/N)’s saber had been stabbed through the guards back, cutting straight through him and the wall both. Now that saber was slowly cutting through the ice. Melting it away as the saber hissed from the evaporated water. “Now Korra. If you want to save this child you’ll do it.”
Tonraq: “Do it Korra.” I turned to him, surprised that he was siding with his brother. He simply nodded, understanding that it was the only way to guarantee Scarlett stayed alive long enough for (F/N) to get through.
Korra: “Fine.” I did, opening the floor and exposing the sewer system below.
Unalaq: “Smart. We will meet again Korra.” He jumped down, and rode a wave of the sewage water out of sight. At the same time, (F/N) had managed to burst through the wall and cut down the remaining guards before jumping down after Unalaq and dashing out of view. (He/She) hadn’t even acknowledged us.
Tonraq: “So… that was the Dark One.”
Korra: “Yeah.. that was (him/her).”
Tonraq: “(He/She) seemed… focused.” We both looked up from the floor, taking in the fading light of the saber wounds inflicted on the corpses littering the floor. The stench of burnt flesh filling the small hall.
Korra: “(He/She) was pissed. After all…” I smirked, thinking about the words (F/N) had let tumble out of (his/her) mouth. “Unalaq did threaten (his/her) daughter. Come on.” I jumped down after (him/her). “(He/She) just gave us a way out.”
I had to admit, whoever this man was he was fast. He was a clear master waterbender unlike those goons i’d cut down, speeding his way down the pipe towards the outside world. But my rage was stronger, and pushed me faster. It wasn’t long before I was able to catch up with him just outside the prison.
He stopped and turned on his heel. The pike in his hand still at Scarletts throat. I stopped as well, a good foot or so away.
???: “Drop the weapon.” He demanded.
You: “You are making a grave mistake.” I shot back. “Let her go and I promise I’ll make your death painless.”
???: “You don’t have much room to make demands Dark One. I’m the one holding the girl.” He pressed the pike further into her neck, a drop of blood staining the ice. She winced in pain, but held firm, refusing to show weakness to this lowlife. That’s my girl.
You: “I’m glad you know me. Which means you know EXACTLY what I am capable of. If you were smart, you’d give me the girl.” He took a step back. I took one forward.
???: “Perhaps, but my advantage is you do not know me, or what I am capable of.” Another step back, another forward. “Drop the weapon, and I’ll give you the girl.”
You: “I’m not in the habit of bargaining with those that threaten my family.” Another step back, another forward. “My offer still stands, give me the girl, and your death will be painless. That is all I offer.”
???: “Then I am afraid we are at a stalemate.” I chuckled, taking another two steps forward, this time he did not retreat.
You: “Just who do you think you are?”
???: “The future.” I cocked my head, my brow furrowing in confusion.
You: “What did you just say?”
???: “Catch.” He tossed Scarlett towards me, forcing me to deactivate my saber and catch her in my arms. As I did, several ice spikes formed from the ground, surrounding us. “I am Chief Unalaq of the Northern Water tribe. Remember it.” The snow beneath him opened, allowing him to disappear beneath and rush off. I reactivated my saber and cut the spikes around us down to attempt to follow him, but… I couldn’t sense him, his energy had vanished.
You: “He knows how to hide his energy.” I mumbled.
Scarlett: “(F/N)?” I looked down to the girl in my arms, a look of awe and slight fear in her eyes. It was in that moment I realized my eyes were still yellow. I closed them, shook my head and opened them again, believing the mask had reformed and my eyes had returned to (E/C).
You: “Hey Scarlett. Did you have fun at the festival?” She rolled her eyes, but smirked as she wrapped her arms around me.
Scarlett: “Good to see you.” I hugged her back, chuckling all the while.
You: “Good to see you too sweetheart.”
Korra: “(F/N)!” We looked back towards the prison, finding Korra, Asami, Mako and a handful of men I didn’t recognize running towards us, smiles of relief in… most of their faces. Though… Relief was hardly the emotion I felt in the moment.
Korra: “(F/N)!” (He/She) turned to us. And though (he/she) had been smiling with Scarlett, as (he/she) turned to us, the look on (his/her) face morphed into one of concern. “What’s wrong?”
You: “We have a problem...Near the pole, there’s this…”
Korra: “Portal… yeah, I know.” (His/Her) face fell again, this time in accusation.
You: “What did you do Korra?”
KOrra: “I’ll explain later, we still have to get back to Republic city, It isn’t safe here anymore.”
You: “Clearly.” From (his/her) belt, (he/she) pulled a small thumb sized device. Lifting it to (his/her) lips before speaking. “Jeriah.”
Jeriah: “I’m here.” From the device spoke the voice of a woman.
You: “I’ve got them, meet us near the cliff-face, it’s time to go.”
Jeriah: “I’m on my way.” (He/She) slipped the device back on (his/her) belt before turning back to is, setting Scarlett down on her feet as (he/she) did.
You: “We have an airship about 3 miles south of here, I think we can all fit.”
Korra: “Bolin and Varrick have a boat ready for us at the docks. It’s closer and a ship is far faster then any airship would be.” (He/She) frowned.
You: “Fine. We’ll barrel through the city and meet with Bolin and… wait, who’s Varrick?”
Korra: “It’s a long story, I’ll explain on the way. Now my turn.” I folded my arms over my chest. “Who’s Jeriah?” (He/She) nudged (his/her) head, directing our attention behind us.
You: “That would be her.” We turned, finding a young woman emerging from the sewage line. Her hair was cropped short, her skin nearly as pale as Asami’s was, and a lightsaber swang freely from her own belt. She wore a frown of disgust on her face.
Jeriah: “Now I understand why you didn’t want to go through the pipes in the first place.” SHe walked over, (F/N) brushing past us to stand with her.
You: “Korra, Scarlett, Mako, Asami…. People I don’t know. This is Jeriah. Jeriah, everyone.”
Jeriah: “Hi.” We all waved.
You: “Seems we have reason to head back into the city. Jeriah I want you to take your speeder back to the airship and head back to the academy.” Academy? This girl was an assassin? “Pick up the droid and meet me back at the Air Temple.”
Jeriah: “On it.” She walked past (him/her). Nodding at each of us as she passed. Once at the cliff-face, she began scaling it herself. Climbing the ice as easily as she could walk.
Korra: “Don’t tell me she was one of the assassins that attacked you?” (He/She) turned back to me, a small smirk on (his/her) face.
You: “It’s a long story, I’ll explain on the way.” (He/She) clapped (his/her) hands together. “Now. We were headed back to the city right?
Tonraq: “Actually Korra, we won’t be headed back with you.”
Korra: “What?” We all turned back to my dad and the group of his followers.
Tonraq: “So long as the tribe believes I’m imprisoned on Unalaq’s charges they will follow him without question. We need to show the south exactly the kind of man my brother is. I have to stay here, and take back the Southern tribe.” The others nodded, all agreeing with my dads logic. I sighed, relenting to his words. He walked over to me, resting his hand on my shoulder. “It’ll be alright Korra. We can handle ourselves for a while. Go back to Republic City and tell them what’s happening, maybe you can scrounge up some support.” I nodded.
Korra: “I’ll see if President Raiko would be willing to send in the Republic Forces.” He smiled, taking me in his arms and squeezing lightly.
Tonraq: “I’m so proud of you Korra.” I wrapped my arms around his middle, returning the hug.
Korra: “Thanks Dad.” We released, and he immediately turned his attention to the (man/woman) behind me.
Tonraq: “The Dark One, I presume?” (F/N) chuckled, offering (his/her) hand to my dad to shake. He took it, shaking it rather rigidly. Seems dad was still a bit on edge from the display in the hall.
You: “The one and only.”
Tonraq: “Chief Tonraq of the south.. Master Katara has told me quite a bit about you.”
You: “As your daughter has told me a bit about you.” The released hands, both staring directly into the others eyes.
Tonraq: “Take care of my daughter.” (F./N) smiled, walking over to stand shoulder to shoulder with me.
You: “Without question. Sir.” Dad smiled lightly, brushed his eyes back over me then turned back to his men, signaling to them it was time to go. The all nodded, then turned to follow him into the tundra, all riding off on waves of snow. I followed them until they vanished over the horizon.
You: “He’ll be fine.” (F/N) rested a hand on my shoulder. “Besides, it won't be long before we’re right back here helping in the fight.”
Korra: “I know.” I turned back to (him/her). “Come on, we have to get out of here.” (He/She) nodded in agreement, taking Scarlett back into (his/her) arms before motioning for me to lead the way. I did, whistling into the wind as I lead them all round the side of the prison. Naga came bounding out of the snow, nearly tackling us in the process. “I’m not sure Naga can handle all of us.”
You: “It’s not an issue, I’ve got my own ride.” (He/She) walked farther along the wall of the prison, headed towards an odd motorcycle like thing parked at the far end. (He/She) set Scarlett on the seat before flinging (himself/herself) in front, flipping a few switches and revving the engine of the thing. It began to float, hovering just a few inches of the the snow.
Asami: “Where’s you get that thing?” (He/She) smirked, revving the engine again and pulling up alongside Naga and us.
You: “Seems I have more then a few things to explain back home. Come on.” (He/SHe) took off, the flying motorcycle blasting off faster then anything I’d seen. I could feel my jaw go slack at the sight.
Mako: “Showoff..” I heard Mako mumble under his breath. And after shooting him a quick nasty look, I snapped Naga’s reigns and headed off after (F/N).
We were able to catch up relatively easy, (F/N) likely having slown down (his/her) beast of a bike to allow us to do so. It was here I was able to take a good look at (him/her) for the first time since we parted ways.
(He/She) wore new robes, ones far more suited for the extreme could of the poles. Per (his/her) style they were obviously all black, but hung lower on (his/her) body then (his/her) normal ones. A hood flapped lightly behind (his?her) head along with the tail ends of the new robes. I had to admit, (He/She) looked pretty good.
Mako: “Hey. Eyes on the road Korra.” Mako nudged me in the shoulder, causing me to jump slightly. Only to immediately turn to him to shoot another nast look.
Korra: “I don’t have to cause Naga is.” I shot back. He huffed, and fell quiet. All the while, Asami sat uncomfortably behind him.
You: “Now isn’t the time to argue amongst ourselves. We need to focus on what’s ahead.” We all turned back, seeing we were nearing a cliff overlooking the southern city dock. Blockading the mouth, were several northern military ships. We slowed at the edge, (F/N) pulling an odd pair of binoculars from a pouch on (his/her) belt. “Which one is ours?”
Korra: “It’s the overly fancy one in the middle.” (He/She) hummed, then set the binoculars back in their pouch. As (He/She) did, I noticed something odd clipped near (his/her) back. It looked like a lightsaber hilt but… it was, odd.
You: “There’s no guard on the dock, so that only leaves the blockade.” Again, (he/she) revved the engine of the cycle, turning it around. “Let’s get to it.”
You: “Do I even want to know?” Making it down to the dock was easy. Getting Naga, my speeder and the team on the boat without being seen was no problem. BUT. What REALLY confused me was the sight of my earthbending student, wearing the ODDEST robes I’d ever seen, ON TOP of wearing a betrothal necklace, standing next to a platypus bear. He and the bear turned to me as the rest of the group followed close behind. When Bolin’s eyes met mine, they immediately widened in frustration.
Bolin: “No, you don’t.” I sighed
You: “And.. the bear?” The bears bill opened wide, and from the throat popped a well groomed man with a pencil thin moustache.
Varrick: “Iknik Blackstone Varrick, but everybody calls me Varrick. Pleased to meet you!” He threw his hand out for me to shake. A gesutre I mirrored tentitvely.
You: “Likewise. (F/N) (L/N).”
Varrick: “Oh I know all about ya! That little girl of yours was telling me all kinds of stories!”
You: “Of that I have no doubt.” I turned to the aforementioned girl, who which wore a sheepish smile. I cocked my brow and smirked, then turned back to the helm and my oddly dressed friend. “Go change out of that ridiculous thing Bolin, We’re leaving.” Tears welled in his eyes, A shaky smile growing across his lips before he tackled me, wrapping his overly sleeved arms around my middle.
Bolin: “Thank you.” He moaned. I patted him on the head, then turned him away from me to go change.
YOu: “Now then, who knows how to sail this thing?” Varrick raised his paw.
Varrick: “I can sail us out of here but we need to move those northern war ships out of the way.” I hummed.
Korra: “I can do it.” We all turned back to her. “I can Waterbend us a clear shot out of the harbor, but I need to be closer then this.”
Asami: “If we had a plane I could fly you out there.”
Varrick: “Well why didn’t you say so!?” Varrick slammed his paw down on one of the buttons at the helm, an alarm blaring in response as the forward deck opened before us. From below, a biplane lifted on deck.
Mako: “Why do you have a plane?”
Varrick: “Incase the boat sinks of course.”
Asami: “But…. there’s no runway.” Varricks manic smile morphed into a deep frown, sighing heavily at his major oversight.
Varrick: “Zhu-Li! Take a note, BUILD RAMP!”
???: “Yes sir.” From the belly of the Bear suit came the muffled voice of a woman. Zhu-Li I could only assume.
Mako: “So how do we get Korra over the water then?”
You: “I may have an Idea.”
You: “Are you both ready?” Asami shot (F/N) a thumbs up before slipping on her goggles. I nodded to (him/her) tentatively before wrapping a fist around the wings support beam. (F/N) took in a deep breath before reaching (his/her) hand out toward the plane. The metal frame began to creak as it was lifted into the air, hovering just slightly over the boat. “Start the engine Asami!” The planes engines were switched on, the propellers beginning to spin rapidly. The plane jolted, the force of wind beginning to struggle against (F/N)’s grip. “Brace yourselves!” (His/Her) hand flung forward, the plane lurching into the sky with the combined force of the engines and (F/N)’s power. We speed through the wind, flying faster then the plane alone could ever go.
It was a short trip to the outskirts of the blockade. Once there, and within range of my own power, I was able to jump into the Avatar state and begin bending the ocean to my will. Waves as high as the tallest of the fleet formed in my wake, pushing the boats into one another as a path was created for our own. Asami pulled us around, and as the plane flew over head of Varricks boat, we both jumped free, caught in (F/N)’s grip and gently let down to the deck. As we landed, Mako was quick to push (F/N) out of his way to come to my aid.
Mako: “Good job out there.” I shot him another look from my place on my knees. “Need help up?”
Korra: “I can handle it myself thanks.” I shoved his offered hand out of my face, standing on my own and walking towards the bow. I could hear Mako huff in annoyance before stomping off back towards the helm with Varrick. Asami followed, likely to ensure Scarlett was still alright. (F/N) however did not leave, instead opting to stay behind and join me on the bow. Coming to stand shoulder to shoulder with me.
You: “Something I should know about?” I remained silent, refusing to even acknowledge the problem. “Korra I can tell you’re frustrated. Maybe it would be best to talk about it.”
Korra: “You sound like you’re daughter.” I shot back.
You: “So… you figured out how to open the Holocron.”
KOrra: “I did… No thanks to you.”
You: “Hey.” (F/N) turned on (his/her) heel, forcing (himself/herself) infront of me. “I understand if you’re stressed out, I get if Mako is being a pain in the ass and ticking you off, I even get if you’re frustrated with whatever has happened here these past few weeks. But, that doesn’t mean you take it all out on me.” I dodged (his/her) gaze, my eyes meeting (his/her) boots instead. “I’m trying to help you Korra, let me.” I sighed, my folded arms falling to my sides.
Korra: “I’m tired.. The weeks here have been a whirlwind of insanity. My uncle manipulated me into doing things, nearly put my dad in jail, forced me to focus more on my ‘training’ with him rather then anyone else's. He separated me from Tenzin, and all the while Mako has been this selfish, needy….”
Korra: “I was gonna say brat, but your word works too.” (He/She) chuckled, draping (his/her) arm over my shoulder.
You: “Believe me. I know.” I turned to (him/her). Meeting (his/her) eyes finally. “There’s a lot of stress that comes with the responsibility of someone in your position. And it isn't fair sometimes that you have to make the choices you do. All you can do is make the choice, and hope it was the right one.” (He/She) released me, turning back to the ocean before us. “Today, we all made a choice Korra. And I know it was the right one.”
Korra: “But now the tribes are at war, it’s going to be chaos.”
You: “True, but sometimes you have to fight for what is right. Or you risk letting yourself become forgotten history. I fought on the wrong side of war before, and I paid for it. It’s time I fought on the right side, your side.”