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Two Steps: Converge
That’s something we don’t have in common anymore.
Korra sighed heavily. A week had passed since that incident. It had been a week of full of tension and awkwardness. Tenzin and his family—Bolin, too—had had to sit through moments of Mako and she ignoring the crap out of each other. She had felt bad about that, but it hadn’t been enough to take back her decision. Impulsive as it had been, she had ended her relationship with the firebender. Okay, so maybe she had refused to come out of her room and had cried her eyes out… for several days. But, according to Pema, that had been normal. Mako had been her first boyfriend. It had been an accurate emotional response. Besides, even now, she didn’t regret it. Still, now that her emotions were no longer explosive—and didn’t get in the way of her airbending training—everything was supposed to be better. Things were supposed to become balanced again. That hadn’t been the cas
Ch. 10: Trigger
Fourteen years ago
She had to wonder. Did that girl feel better somehow, being the cause of pain? Slowly, Kelly Holloway, a young girl of age thirteen—and a half, she would tell people—crouched down to get a better look at her reflection. The small puddle from the morning’s rain made a horrible mirror, but it had been enough to see the rapidly developing bruise on her cheek. This was the fourth time this month she had been cornered. However, it had been the first time her face had been targeted. What was she going to tell her mother? The woman would be beside herself with rage, threatening to show up to the school. She had always gotten easily irritated around this time—the anniversary of the official divorce.
Kelly gently touched her bottom lip, causing blood to ooze out at a faster rate. She had, of course, gone to her teachers about this predicament between herself and another student. They did not think much it, though. They claimed
Two Steps: Rise and Fall
It was the same.
Tahno stared. Korra remained blissfully unaware, perfectly content with her sleeping position. Korra… These last few nights, it had become easier to refer to her by name and not her title. He had been awake for about four minutes now. He had always awoken before the Avatar, wondering how she had come into his arms. It was the same every morning. It was the same every night. They would meet here, talk, argue, bend, and sleep not having to anticipate nightmares. Aang Memorial Island had become their sanctuary. It would end, though. One day, she wouldn't need to cling to him like this. One day, they would both move on. Until that day came, they would always have this. Tahno wasn't necessarily opposed to this.
Over the course of these nights, this tomboy had become pretty in his eyes. Initially, he had questioned himself, wondering if he had gone mad. After all, their first encounter hadn't been exactly pleasant. He had seen her from across the room. Immediat
Two Steps: Step Two
I owe you one, Avatar Korra.
Once again, Korra found herself pacing in her room. More than once, she crossed and uncrossed her arms as she moved back and forth. A frustrated sigh came from her mouth. The young Avatar practically threw herself on her bed. Why was this happening? It had already been a full three days, and yet she couldn't forget. Not without lack of trying, mind you. Meditation hadn't cut it for her this time around. Ever since she had achieved the Avatar state, clearing her mind had been easier, but now meditation felt impossible. This was his entire fault. If he had only shown up with the rest of the people, whom had had their bending taken away, she wouldn't have felt the need to seek him out instead. Really, she couldn't help it. Somewhere in between restoring bending, she had thought of him. You've gotta get him for me, his words like a whisper had echoed in her mind as she had watched a firebender demonstrate that his abilities had retur
Two Steps: Step One
"Get on your knees."
At the sudden demand, Tahno could only stare, jaw becoming slack. That was not the first thing he had expected upon being called out by the Avatar. Honestly, with after hearing news of Amon's defeat, he thought the Avatar only wanted to personally tell him that she didn't go back on her promise. In the little time that he had known her, he realized that the Avatar was just as adamant about revealing her exploits as she was actually doing them. But here she was, ordering him to get on his knees. His brow furrowed and his eyes narrowed as if waiting for the punch line. It would never come. Those sea-foam blue eyes, although fiercely determined, were still naïve. The former bender mentally shook his head. "I assure you, Uh-vatar, this is no place for such an activity," his sardonic voice drawled as his hand motioned to their surroundings. The two were currently standing in a public park near a fountain. Sure, it was night and no one seemed to be around, but the
Ch. 9: Unsub
His mother was going to maim him. After, of course, she killed his best friend for bringing him out in the first place. A friendship of eight years would come to an end due to an overprotective mother. Scott had known sneaking out of the house, on a Tuesday night, had been a bad decision on his part. However, once again, his best friend had proved to be most persuasive. Rusty had always been good with his words. Many times in the past, he had made him trade studying for fun. But what Rusty had dragged him to this time had been a little much. His mother had threatened their premature deaths plenty of times before, but perhaps this time she would make good on them. After all, what they had witnessed tonight would most likely cause unwanted stress. Scott loved his mother, and did respect her, but he realized that she was a simple-minded woman. If she felt stress, her first thought would be to get rid of it what was causing the stress. Loud, annoying toys from his childh
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