The first time
Prompt 4: korrasami - Book 3 AU : Asami kills someone to protect Korra
Yeah I’m a little twisted. The first paragraph sounds like this could be a very different, much lighter fic (hence the intended irony of the title). sniperct thought it’d be really interesting to sort of dig into the “loss of innocence” and the what-if they had to kill someone to protect the other. I had a hard time deciding whether it should be canon universe or AU, but decided that canon would probably be the most interesting and retain the most impact. Hence, the scenario evolved to what it was P'Li who came after Asami and Korra while they were trying to escape in Book 3?
You must have blacked out for a second because when you come to, you’re opening your eyes only to come face to face with this terrifying woman. Like a dragon, lithe and strong and reptilian eyes the colour of dried blood, devoid of warmth. She clutches your jaw, pulls you up by your chin. She’s close enough you can smell the spice and heat in her breath. Close enough you can see the puzzle and the question hidden behind the cold stare.
She starts laughing when she sees the look in your eyes. “How precious,” she says softly, gleefully. Her voice sends shivers crawling down your spine, makes your stomach turn. Her free hand slides its way up your chest, hovers above your heart. “You’ll feel this then, when we take her.”