Setting: Fire Nation Palace bathroom (After Smoke and Shadow)
“AAAAAAAAHHHHH!” Azula shrieked, wearing only a towel. “WHAT ARE YOU DOING IN HERE?!”
Sokka winced. “S-Sorry! I couldn’t find Zuko and – ”
“And you thought you’d just sneak into the bathroom while I was showering?!”
“N-No! I heard someone singing and was drawn in!”
She turned bright red. “NO ONE has heard me sing. Now I’m going to have to kill you.”
“Hey, let’s not be too drastic here!” He took a step backward. “Why are you so ashamed anyway? You sing beautifully.”
“R-really! In fact, you’ve inspired me. Azula, will you teach me how to sing?”
“Hmmm… I’m not sure you’re teachable. Sing me a major scale.”
She sighed. “Okay, just try to match my notes.”
She worked her way up the scale with Sokka following.
“Good news,” she smiled. “You’re completely tone-deaf.”
“How is that good news?”
“Now you know never to sing in public. Ever.”
On his birthday that year, Azula sent him a set of bongo drums along with a note: Dear Sokka, I think I’ve found your instrument. All rhythm and no melody. Play to your heart’s content. Your thoughtful friend, Azula
But to the princess, the greatest gift of all was knowing how much his drumming would infuriate Katara.
my favorite thing is how post-redemption Zuko is so wryly sarcastic ok like omg
Firebending Masters: My great-grandfather Sozin happened. Firebending Masters when Aang makes them dance: This better teach us some really good fire bending. When they’re stuck: Think about our place in the universe?
The Boiling Rock: How are you gonna get there? On Appa? Last time I checked, prisons don’t have Bison Daycares.
The Southern Raiders: If you really want it to feel like old times, I could, uh … chase you around a while and try to capture you.
To Aang when he dismisses Katara’s anger: That’s cute, but this isn’t air temple preschool. It’s the real world.
The best of all:
“I know! We can show him all his baby pictures, and all the happy memories will make him good again!”
And, there’s more omfg– no wonder him and Sokka clicked, once Zuko loosened up he’s just as savagely sarcastic as Sokka, except Zuko’s is a lot more wry and Sokka’s is really jesting, but still. That’s why the two of them are #bros4lyfe on the Old Friends Poster.