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A Forgotten Future

closed starter | @honxrable | for the anon who wanted pain and suffering

“Just two more days,” she said, bright blue eyes finding gilded gold. “Can you believe it?” 

Katara reached across the center console, dodging the empty Starbucks cups and discarded food wrappers— the sustenance that’d gotten them through the day— and put her hand on his thigh. It was a familiar gesture, a common one, a move she always made when his fingers gripped the steering wheel and she chatted from the passenger seat. 

Today, however, it felt… intimate… far more binding and surreal than she ever really expected. It had to be the wedding, Katara told herself, their wedding. 

She shot Zuko a shy, happy smile. “I get to marry you,” then, a laugh bubbled up and her excitement burst at the seams. “In two days, Zuko. Two days and I’ll be yours and you’ll be mine. We’ll be—” 

       ‘—a family.’ 

Katara nodded, both amused and warmed. A family. He saw a future with her, with their dog Druk, in their little home they’d just closed on an hour ago. 

How many kids would they have? How many years would they be at the other’s side? How long would she have the privilege of loving him? Calling him her family? 

The questions flicked through her mind, each one making her heart swell and tears rise. Happy tears. She was so excited. 

Katara squeezed his leg tight, beaming at him when he glanced her way. A thousand images flashed before her eyes, her future with him, full of love and tenderness and hope.

Until…

Blinding headlights pulled her gaze to the road. It’d only been a second. Zuko was still on his side of the dotted yellow lines… but the other driver…

“Zuko, look out!!” 

She shrieked and he swerved. 

The rest— just a handful of seconds— played out in slow motion. She heard tires screech, heard Zuko grunt as he yanked the wheel to the right and the car jolted towards the shoulder. Maybe they would’ve been fine… if his fist on the horn had alerted the other driver… if the other car hadn’t clipped the tail end of their old Honda. 

The car flipped. She heard metal creak and crush, glass shattering. She watched the world turn upside, watched the ground come rushing back. 

Her head smashed into the window. 

Blinding pain. Warm blood. 

       ‘Kat? Kat!! Katara, are you okay!?’

Then… nothing. 

back to the future trilogy / starter sentences.

feel free to change the pronouns to make these fit!

  • ❛ if my calculations are correct, when this baby hits 88 miles per hour… you’re gonna see some serious shit. ❜
  • ❛ great scott! ❜
  • ❛ roads? where we’re going, we don’t need roads. ❜
  • ❛ are you telling me that you built a time machine… out of a delorean? ❜
  • ❛ well, that is your name, isn’t it? calvin klein? it’s written all over your underwear. ❜
  • ❛ it was a wonder i was even born. ❜
  • ❛ i finally invent something that works! ❜
  • ❛ ronald reagan? the actor? ❜
  • ❛ tell me, future boy, who’s president of the united states in [ year ]? ❜
  • ❛ what happens to us in the future? do we become assholes or something? ❜
  • ❛ i guess you guys aren’t ready for that yet. but your kids are gonna love it. ❜
  • ❛ since when can weathermen predict the weather, let alone the future? ❜
  • ❛ hey, you! get your damn hands off her! ❜
  • ❛ he’s a very strange young man. ❜
  • ❛ if you put your mind to it, you can accomplish anything. ❜
  • ❛ give me a milk. chocolate. ❜
  • ❛ what the hell is a gigawatt? ❜
  • ❛ i can’t believe you’d loan me your car without telling me it had a blind spot. i could’ve been killed! ❜
  • ❛ the time-traveling is just too dangerous. better that i devote myself to study the other great mystery of the universe: women! ❜
  • ❛ why don’t you make like a tree and get out of here? ❜
  • ❛ the future isn’t written. it can be changed. you know that. anyone can make their future whatever they want it to be. ❜

Back to the Future  {Sentence Starters}

  • “Great Scott!”
  • “Whoa. This is heavy.”
  • “Maybe you were adopted.”
  • “You bet your ass it works.”
  • “Well, they’re bigger than me.”
  • “He’s a very strange young man.”
  • “It was a wonder I was even born.”
  • “I’m gonna make something of myself.”
  • “Hey, you! Get your damn hands off her!”
  • “I thought I told you never to come in here.”
  • “I guess you guys aren’t ready for that, yet.”
  • “You seem so nervous. Is something wrong?”
  • “Very funny. You guys are being real mature.”
  • “You’ve been asleep for almost nine hours, now.”
  • “Roads? Where we’re going, we don’t need roads.”
  • “You look so familiar to me. Do I know your mother?”
  • “If you put your mind to it, you can accomplish anything.”
  • “Whoa. They really cleaned this place up. Looks brand-new.”
  • “I’ve had enough practical jokes for one evening. Good night.”
  • “Say! What do you let those boys push you around like that for?”
  • “You think I’m gonna spend the rest of my life in this slop house?”
  • “What happens to us in the future? Do we become assholes or something?”
  • “He’s an idiot. Comes from upbringing. His parents are probably idiots, too.”
  • “I’m gonna be very sad to see you go. You’ve really made a difference in my life.”
  • “If my calculations are correct, when this baby hits 88 miles per hour… you’re gonna see some serious shit.”
  • “Have some respect for yourself. Don’t you know, if you let people walk over you now, they’ll be walking over you for the rest of your life.”
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