Title: Summer Dying Fast
Rating: M for suicidal thoughts, violence involving bloodbending, and possible sexual situations.
Summary: AU. When Tarrlok and Noatak escape Republic City, they take the Avatar with them.
Pairings: Tentative Amorralok.
Word count: 7,654
The ff.net version can be found here.
Note: Initially, Korra is very pitiful, but this isn’t a permanent thing. This is not a story where she will be suicidal and frail the entire time, though she starts out roughly.
For a detailed, very artistic interpretation of what happens in this chapter, see here. This is a comprehensive look at the Makorra relationship in this story.
There isn’t pain, only a radio crackling, moving in her head, a pressure like a bad cold where she can’t think can’t move can’t breathe. And with one small breath, she falls.
“I told you I would destroy you.”
She loses almost all consciousness, all sense of the world around her. The last thing she hears is Mako calling her name, and she’s bloodbent into a kneeling position. Her world is the pulsing inbetween her ears, her eyes. Her heart shoots up into her throat and she can’t breathe.
“Finally, you are powerless.”
She barely registers Amon’s lieutenant storming in, crumples as Amon releases her from his bloodbending grip. Learning his past—she figured he’d be more human, more reasonable, a deeply hurt man instead of this untouchable figure.
But he’s worse. A monster. The revolution—it’s not an extreme movement for equality, at least not to their leader. It’s a power grab. In an instant, he’ll abandon it and leave his subordinates to rot. He’ll bend others and torture them, even with his proficiency in nonbending fighting tactics. Even with his speeches about snuffing out fear, of stomping out the bending elite so people can walk the streets peacefully.
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