I had to doodle something from the latest chapter of Serendipitous Fate by @skaylanphear cos it gave me so many goddamn feels and if you aren’t reading that fic then you are missing the hell out like you don’t even know ok
I decided Asami needed her own animal companion, and I figured it should be something small and handy that could help her out while she worked. So she gets a tiger monkey! The wiki only described it as a “monkey with tiger features” so that sounded pretty rad.
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While on Avatar assignment in the Fire Nation with Korra, Asami comes across a small injured tiger monkey. She takes it home to nurse it back to health
Normally a solitary and aloof creature, it takes immediately to Asami and sticks close by her as much as possible
It can be v territorial and protective of Asami and sometimes growls at Korra if she gets too touchy-feely
It has v sharp claws that are retractable, but Asami has to keep them carefully trimmed or risk getting gouged on the shoulders
One day in the workshop Asami absentmindedly says the name of the tool she needs out loud and is shocked when the tiger monkey brings it to her unbidden
She then teaches it all the names of the tools and their different sizes, and it always brings her the correct one
V much like a cat in disposition, it sleeps a lot, usually curled up somewhere within reach of Asami
I know this is a beautifully done touching and surprisingly mature scene about the complexity of relationships and the importance of mutual respect and communication and all but I just want to appreciate the glory of these frames of Rose Quartz completely losing it, genuinely some of my favourites in the entire show.