Zutara Week 09 Rhythm Day 6
Toph measures life by people's heartbeats. Snoozles' normally is a little faster than the others, but, strangely enough, slows down in moments of crises. Suki's is reliable - always 72 beats every minute, Toph could set a clock by it. But when Sokka and Suki are together, both their heart rates speed up to unusual levels, making it easy for her to detect when one of them enters a room in which the other is already present.
Twinkletoes' used to be quicker than the others, always excited, but it's slowed down recently. His new heart rate is a strange, slowish calming rhythm that is much steadier than before. Somehow, every time Toph hears it, she can feel herself calming down too. But now, sometimes, whenever she feels Twinkletoes' heartbeat, whenever he enters a room in which she is present, his calm heartbeat speeds up. She's not stupid, after sixteen years listening to people's hearts speaking she understands what this means. But she hasn't acted on it yet, though if she were to choos