i just think this is such a zutara song

anonymous asked:

hey!! do you have any multi-chapter zutara fic recs?

DO I?! 

Originally posted by positivegrunge

Okay before I start, here’s a link to my original masterpost of fanfic recs. A lot of the masterpost is made up of one shots, but I do have some great multi-chapter fics on there as well. 

NOW FOR THE ONES NOT ON THAT LIST 

FINISHED

Once Around the Sun by eleventy7 (RATED K+)

Oh MAN. If you’ve been following me for a little while, you would know that this is my ALL TIME FAVORITE Zutara fanfiction. HOLY. CRAP. It’s so good. Taking place shortly after the end of the show, this post war fic is the slow burn we all deserve. Starts K//at/ang and M/a-i/ko, and it beautifully highlights the flaws of both endgame ships without demonizing either Aang or Mai. AND we get an amazing Ursa and an AMAZING Azula. Sometimes if I need a pick me up I just read the last two chapters and sob at the beauty.  

Fall of the White Lotus by Boo-82 (RATED T)

Do you love soap operas? Do you love sweeping romances? Do you love the idea that the entire Avatar-universe would be DESTROYED if Katara and Zuko didn’t fall in love??? If yes to any or all of those, than this fic is for you. An epic of a post war fic, this story could take the alternate title of ‘Road Trip of LOVE: A Zutara Story’. Has some Taang on the side, so if that’s your thing you’ve got that added bonus. 

Such Selfish Prayers by andromeda3116 (RATED T)

Didn’t you hate how in the comics Katara became a shell of herself who did nothing but wait on Aang hand and foot? Yeah, so did the rest of us. So here’s a story where Katara’s just chilling, watching the acolytes, and is like “Uhm wtf am I doing this isn’t me”, leaves Aang, and goes on to change the world because she’s that awesome. And yeah, Zuko just happens to be a part of her epic world changing. So beautiful. 

Our Fortunes Together by NomDeGuerre (RATED M)

Like arranged marriage tropes? Love slow burn? Well here have both of them in the SAME FIC. Yep, that’s right, a slow burn arranged marriage fic. Really awesome AU where rather than be banished, Zuko has to suffer with Azula and Ozai after the Agni Kai, and the slaughter of the group he tried to save is blamed on him. His final shame is being married off to a member of the Southern Water Tribe, our babe Katara. Excellent story. 

i didn’t know i was lonely (’til i saw your face) by raisindeatre (RATED T)

brb just sobbing over the beauty of this modern AU. I don’t like modern AUs. But I LOVE this one. It’s just… the best thing ever. Honestly. It’s so fluffy and cute and I’m blushing right now writing this summary for it. It’s the "I hit you with my car and was the only one to visit you in hospital" AU none of us knew we needed from Zutara. Also anyone else think of The Raven Cycle when they hear this song? Just me? Alright sorry this is a zutara fic rec I’ll stay in my lane

What Fortunes Lent by lewilder (RATED T)

Even So is one of my all time favorite one shots, but What Fortunes Lent by the same author is also an amazing worthwhile read. In this AU, the Southern Raiders mission comes when Katara is older and they take her prisoner rather than kill Kya. There are so many moments where you’ll clutch your heart and just want to cry but the ending is just beautiful if not horribly ambiguous… absolutely all around lovely fic. 

STILL UPDATING

Southern Lights by colourwhirled (RATED M)

Now, I don’t really like drastic AU’s. They just aren’t what I’m typically interested in reading. But this one, oh man. I’m so in love and invested. It takes place in a universe where there is no Avatar (but there is Aang) and Sozin successfully conquers the world. The worldbuilding is FANTASTIC, characterization is amazing, and at this moment the plot is really picking up and getting interesting. Slow burn is absolutely fantastic in this story, and I’m so excited to see what happens. What I love the most is hints of events that happened in canon are sprinkled throughout, giving this feeling that some events are always meant to be, even in drastically different scenarios. 

Brightest Nights or Darkest Days by Kittenshift17 (RATED M)

I want to give a warning with this one. This Zutara fanfiction will not be for everyone. This author is mainly a Dramione writer, and you can absolutely see that in how she writes the dynamic between Katara and Zuko. If you love Zutara but hate Dramione, you probably will not like this. However, as someone who likes both, I can say that this is a really well written season 2 AU and in the last update we just got an interesting addition to the plot that appears to be here to stay. 

HOPEFULLY these will keep you busy for a while. Happy reading!!! 

I feel like the two most hilarious things of the ZukoKatara as Rhaegar and Lyanna au is:

  1. Only Katara and Zuko could have a kid as hopeful, angsty, and dramatic as Jon Snow. I keep joking that eventually I’ll discover that “Jon” actually means “Hope,” thus completing the circle. 
  2. The implication that Zuko woed Katara with his singing. I mean, don’t get me wrong, Dante Basco has a nice voice but, realistically speaking, I think it’s more likely that Zuko would fall in love with Katara’s voice (or whomever I feel like shipping him with I guess…although, that implies I’d picture him falling in love with Sokka’s singing…which is even MORE hilarious). 

Sorry, I was just thinking about things, and I always find these two things hilarious.

How can I begin again
How can I try to love someone new
Someone who isn’t you
How can our love be true
When I’m not, ooh, I’m not over you
Time can come and take away the pain
But I just want my memories to remain

i was thinking about what to draw for @zutaraweek when how by regina spektor came on & i heard that line. it’s a beautiful song, i hope i kind of captured some of the feeling of it! 

(if the bold wasn’t obvious enough, this is day 3 - memories.)

Before It’s Too Late

Before It’s Too Late by the Goo Goo Dolls + Zutara for elementalopposites.  I love these two, and this was a really awesome song.

               Katara thinks it’s odd, the way she doesn’t feel victorious, as she’d thought she would.  Azula is defeated, screaming her rage in the form of blue flame, but still defeated.  The war is half over, all they need is for Aang to win as well.  Katara expected to feel elation.

               Instead she just feels sad.

               She looks at Zuko, tall and tired, looking at his sister with something like defeat in his eyes.  This whole time, he’d been teaching Aang how to fight a firebender… and somehow it never occurred to her.  That he wasn’t just teaching the Avatar how to defeat a firebender, but how to defeat his family.  She wonders, if it had been Sokka, would she have been able to do the same?

               She honestly doesn’t know.

               “Zuko?” she asks softly, and he looks down at her.

               “We won,” he says, his smile weak, not reaching his eyes.  Katara feels tears pool in her eyes, and it makes her think of her portrayal by the Ember Island Players, but she decides she doesn’t care.  Maybe she does cry, but someone has to.  Because Zuko’s eyes are sad but dry, and she imagines he doesn’t have any tears left to cry, so she’ll cry them for him.  

               “Katara-” he begins, and then lets out a surprised oomph when she throws herself at him, wrapping her arms around him and holding on tightly.  

               “You almost died,” she whispers, because these tears aren’t just for Azula’s madness.  They’re also for him, and how very close he came to dying for her.  She had said so many awful things to him, and then in the end he had jumped in front of Azula’s attack, knowing his chances of survival were slim.  She hadn’t been able to get to him… and she had been so terrified. She pulls back to slam her fist into his shoulder.  “What were you thinking?”

               “Hey!” Zuko replies, stepping back to avoid her second fist.  “Hey! I was saving you!”

               “And you almost got yourself killed!”

               He catches her fists and pulls her into another hug.  She clutches his shoulders, taking comfort in the warmth of his body – he was always so warm, and she wonders if it’s because he’s a firebender – and he rests his chin on top of her head.

               “I had to,” he says, his voice rumbling in his chest, and it makes her close her eyes, letting him hold her.  “I couldn’t let her hurt you, Katara.  And I was right.  You beat her.  And you saved me.”

               “I owed you,” Katara replies, her fingers tightening slightly against his skin, and he chuckles, more rumbles in his chest.  They both know none of it had anything to do with favors owed.  That they would have saved each other no matter… “I’m glad you’re okay.”

               “I’m glad you’re okay, too.”

               When the guards finally come running, they’re still standing like that, supporting each other’s weight, taking comfort in the fact that the other lives.  The guards go to their knees before Zuko, and it’s only then that the two break apart. But his grip is tight on her hand, taking comfort in her presence, and Katara is just happy she doesn’t have to let him go.

               What that means for them beyond survival… there will be time for that, once the world has settled again.

Being a Fangirl is hard

I really hate it when people tell me “its just a band” or “it’s just a show” or “he’s an actor. how will you meet him?” and “its just a fictional couple” like JES*S CHR*ST I KNOW THE CHANCES! I know the chances of me meeting them and hugging them and saying references to them and THANKING THEM FOR KEEPING ME GOING!
People think its easy to be a full time fangirl… Its not. We have to go through different kinds of emotions in just 43 mins in shows. Even just 3 minutes when it comes to songs.
Like don’t act like you know what I go through cause YOU DON’T HAVE A FUCKING CLUE!