The Way Things Are. Chapter 5Cold.
That was the first thing Katara noticed as she began to lightly shiver on the deck of the ship. "How embarrassing." She thought to herself chuckling. "A Water Tribe woman unable to take a little cold." They were nearing the village which had changed so much over time from how Katara had remembered it. The little huts, now replaced with beautiful ice buildings and the people, once scared and timid were now bustling with life. It filled Katara with an almost bittersweet feeling inside. She loved the fact that her home was growing and developing so fruitfully, but was sad at the same time that she had not been there to witness its growth. It had been 6 years since she had returned home, 6 years since she had seen snow, or felt the comforting numbing of her cheeks that only an icy breeze could bring. She and Aang had never needed to travel to the North or South pole that often during their travels due to the water tribes ability to "take care of themselves" as Hakoda once put it. Als
The Way Things Are. Chapter 4"Wow!" Naoko said wide eyes, all signs of earlier tiredness now having disappeared. "I've seen people move the ground before but never the water. It was really pretty. Can you do it again?" she said, her growing excitement causing her parents and Katara to smile.
"Sure, what would you like me to..."
"Wait!" Naoko said "I have to get my sister; she'll want to see this too. KYLAAAAA!" she wailed while running back into the bedroom.
"That brings back memories. I use to call you like that." Katara said giggling.
"I remember." Sokka said grinning slightly.
"Look Kyla," Naoko said while holding her sister's arm. "This is Aunt Katara and she can move water. She did it at the festival remember." Kyla shock her head and began to cling onto Naoko. Even though she wasn't a shy child, it took her a while to warm up to people.
"So girls what shapes would you like me to make?" Katara said drawing the water from her glass.
"A Boomerang!" said Kyla which then caused
The Way Things Are. Chapter 3"Katara, is it really you? What are you doing here?" Sokka said whilst giving her a bear hug.
"Yes Sokka it's me and as much as this hug is really sweet, can I come in?" Katara said patting him on the back hoping that he got the hint.
"Yeah yeah sure Katara." Sokka said pulling her in. It had been a year since he had seen her last and though she looked pretty much the same, something about her was different. "So, where are Aang, Appa and Momo?" Katara stopped midstep, the smile fading from her face and slowly, Sokka began to put the pieces together. "Oh, well we can talk about that later if you want, it's great that you're here Katara. How was your trip? Did you bring me anything?" Sokka said grinning.
"Typical Sokka," Katara thought. "Yeah Sokka, I brought you something but you have to come closer to get it."
"Ooo what is it?"
"Here you go..." Katara said pinching his arm. "That's for being greedy." She said laughing.
"Ouch Katara! That's going to leave a bruise.
The Way Things Are. Chapter 2The short walk to the harbour seemed almost like an eternity to Katara. Lost in her thoughts, each step brought her closer to something that her mind could not pinpoint. Freedom? Relief? Clarity? For the first time in 7 years she was truly alone, and although she knew that this of all things should be something she should have expected, the thought left her feeling uneasy. Eventually, the noise and commotion of the harbour brought her to her senses and any lingering thoughts of confusion soon disappeared.
"Right," she thought to herself. "I need to find someone who knows what's going on." As she looked around, seeing produce being loaded and unloaded and families saying goodbye or welcoming home loved ones, one man seemed to catch her attention. He was a large plump man who voice seemed to carry above the noise of everything else combined and even though he seemed to enjoy shouting orders it was obvious he had a friendly demeanour.
"Excuse me sir" Katara sai
The Way Things Are. Chapter 1Tired.
That was the only way she could describe her current state of mind. As Katara slowly climbed out of bed and walked towards the balcony of the large and extravagantly decorated room in which she stayed, she sighed. Moonlight basked her face giving her an almost ethereal glow whilst illuminating her now dull blue eyes. As she looked out towards the sleeping city which was now shrouded in a blanket darkness her mind wandered and heavy thoughts began to resurface...They seemed to do so more and more often these days she noted. Once again she was staying in the home of a nobleman whom she could not recall even if she tried. Her possessions, the only things she could truly call her own, rested in a travelling bag no bigger that a small cat. She didn't bother to even take them out anymore because she knew that she would not be staying long. She had no need for a suitcase due to her hosts insisting they buy her anything she might require whilst she was in their kee
Zutara Week - PinchPinch
Katara and Suki walked up to the campsite with their arms full of supplies. They had just returned from a nearby town to both replenish their supplies and take note of any important news that might have spread about the Avatar.
So, any news? Sokka asked, pausing only briefly from eating lunch.
No not really. There seem to be some sort of fuss over a play thats coming soon but other than that, no new news to report. Suki replied setting down her replies. She walked over and cuddled beside Sokka. They seemed to complement each other in everyway. It was obvious that Sokka would do any thing for her. He put down his bowl and wrapped his arm around her. Katara sat in-between Zuko and Aang.
Wheres Toph? Katara asked after everyone had settled.
Here I am said Toph waving from not to far away. She came and sat between Aang and Katara causing Katara to scoot closer towards Zuko, much to Aangs disappointment.
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Katara stared at the fluid movements of the campfire. She seemed to be lost in her own thoughts and enjoyed the rare peacefulness of the evening. The light breeze blew through her hair causing it to ripple in similar way to the flames. Her eyes were intense.
Why are you staring at me? Zuko asked slightly afraid. Coincidentally he was sitting directly opposite her on the other side of the campfire and they were the only ones there. the rest of the gang were surprisingly tired after todays events. What have I done now? Zuko rolled his eyes.
Huh What Kataras mind came back to the present. Im not staring at you Zuko. Katara said flatly.
Oh. Zuko replied. An odd silence broke between them.
Katara mind seemed to be working out something. She sat up abruptly, finally coming to a decision. Slowly, she stood up and walked over to Zuko and sat down. Although she was now no further than a hands w
Zutara Week - MythologyMythology
It was early evening, the sun shone weakly through the heavy clouds causing a faint rainbow to form. The warm humid air provided a warm blanket of heat over the camp creating a snug effect. The group sat around the campfire listening to the myths and legends of each nations culture.
Wow Aang that was amazing. Katara said captured by the magic of his words.
Yeah Aang, amazing. Toph said grinning to herself. She knew what was coming next; the predictability of Sokka was something you could set your watch by.
Urm Aang you told three stories now.
Actually Ive told Four Sokka. Aang grumbled.
Yeah Aang four, I kinda fell asleep during the first but anyway, why is it that in most of them the fire bender always ends up with the water bender? Did things like that happen a lot when you were a kid? Katara and Zuko blushed simultaneously hoping that the rest of the gang put it down to the heat radiating from the campfire.
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Katara sat by the edge of the river and mumbled to herself incoherently. She knew that each person did their bit within the group but she hated the fact that it was her turn to do the laundry. Give me breakfast duty any day. She thought to herself. Suddenly the bushes surrounding her started to rustle. She stood up and took up her ready position; no one was going to catch her unawares. Seconds later, Zuko emerged from the bushes battling tree branches whilst trying to keep hold of a large clay container. Oh its you. Katara said returning to her washing.
Yeah, Im on water duty. replied Zuko nervously. He cautiously walked up to the river making sure to keep a large enough distance between himself and Katara. Although he had managed to gain the trust of the majority of the group (Momo still didnt like him) Katara had always remained slightly hostile towards him.
The uncomfortable silence
Zutara Week - SmugSmug
Zuko looked out towards the training ground where Aang and Katara were sparring. They had decided that they would practise with the same amount of water they would have during a fight in the palace. Zuko couldnt seem to take his eyes of them. After a few minutes it was no longer them but her. The way she seemed to flow like the water she was bending. She was so in tune with her element she was as much a part it as it was a part of her. Zuko sighed, There arent any girls like THAT in the Fire Nation. He thought to himself.
Hey Zuko what you doing? Toph asked cheerfully. Zuko was so lost in his own thought that he didnt even notice her walking up towards him.
Err nothing. Zuko replied shakily.
Doesnt feel like nothing, youre heart is doing flips, what are you looking at? She asked suspiciously.
Nothing!! Jeez why are you here anyway? Zuko said defensively.
Last time I checked t
ZKM-SerenityHe woke up earlier than normal, but didn't bother trying to go back to sleep. Why would he when he could watch the beauty lying next to him? She was still sleeping and he loved the way her body felt against his. If he could enjoy that a bit longer, he would do whatever he could.
He started to hum a song as he ran his hand through her hair. He knew she would still be sleeping for a while after last night. Not to mention, she rose with the moon and he with the sun. Since the sun had already begun to rise, she would no doubt be sleeping for a long time.
"Zuko?" she asked, her eyes still closed.
"Don't you have a long day ahead of you? Shouldn't you start getting ready?"
He sighed. Yes, he had meetings to deal with all day today, like every other day, but he wanted to enjoy the peace he had. "I have time. I'm the Fire Lord. Nothing is going to happen without me there." He kissed her forehead. "I thought you were still sleeping. Did I wake you?"
"No. I was awake for a while, I just d
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