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The Darkest of Places Part 1: Stone and Steel

“Lin, what-” He stopped, comprehension dawning on his face. His eyes darkened, the hope he had felt at seeing her again fading as he realized what it meant. “They got you too.”

“Sai-” She started. Then she closed her eyes, swallowing hard. “Yes. Yes, they did. They…I had to get the airbenders to safety. I couldn’t let Amon get them.”

She finally met his eyes, gaze firm, when she spoke, “I did what I had to do.”

Against her own will, her voice cracked.

He sighed, his shoulders slumping, and he moved to pull her into his arms. “I’m glad you’re safe."He He murmured, pressing a kiss to her forehead.

She deflated, leaning into him. She suddenly felt very tired. She buried her face in his shoulder. “I’m glad you are, too. I’m so glad.”

"I almost got away… Tenzin tried to save me, but…"He He scowled. ,"They used damned magnets, Lin. We didnt have a chance.”

“There was nothing else you could have done. I…he pulled this all off…so fast. None of us stood a chance. I only hope Korra made it out safely.”

“ Last I heard, she was still at large."He He sighed again , pulling back from her to step over towards the metal bars of their cell. "He made a show of it- waited until he had most of the city, and then… Took my mens bending. Saved me for last, as a… statement, i suppose. To the people.” Saikhan pressed a hand against his forehead, his eyes flickering shut. “I couldn’t save them.”

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