Hi! Just read your latest post about Zuko's awakening, yesterday your Zutara twin flame thoughts, & I was wondering if Katara hadn't run away from the tea shop, got the courage to face w him, what would have happened between them? It felt like their destiny led her to there, but she avoided the situation, so fate set another appointment for them, in that crystal cave. Azula still could capture & throw them into that "cell". What do you think?
I think that had she confronted him at the tea shop, it probably would have played out very similarly. She would be angry at first, but she would see that he has changed and they would have probably talked. I still think Azula would have captured them, though. But since she left, destiny intervened. Here is an article that detailed 11 signs of a Twin Flame relationship. It is so interesting because it is so similar to Ehasz’ plans for Zutara.
1. You met each other under unique circumstances, it looked impossible unless it was the universe which decided. It would have been impossible for you to find your twin flame except if there was another power in play, which helped bring you and your partner together. It was decided by the universe for the two souls to reunite again.
Well, since they started off as enemies, this is very true.
2. Another key twin flame sign is you were never searching for a partner to be with. Just what is unusual is that if you were out searching for the twin you would certainly not come across them. In my opinion your twin flame partner is not some one you can search and find. This twin flame relationship happens when your partner is introduced to you as if there was a contract from the universe.
The Crossroads of Destiny was a very significant title. I think that was as much a reference to Zutara as it was Zuko joining the GAAng and choosing a new destiny. Because yes, Twin Flames are destined to meet when the time is right.
3. It may just as well happen your twin might be from another country or culture, most likely to have different childhood and backgrounds. Even though there maybe differences between you both but there will be similarities in a deeper level.
Well, the Fire Prince and the Water Tribe peasant fit this very well.
4. When you do have contact with your twin flame, there will be a immediate recognition of each other, its like you always known them before even though you have not met before. Some misunderstand this as love at first sight. However this experience will be distinct for some, some may feel a intense attraction when they meet for the first time and some sense a deep wonder. Some will feel the desire to sexually merge with their twin flame.
I think it was important for the Oma and Shu story to tie in to the Crystal Catacombs.
5. Another twin flame signs is when your twin flame is in your life, you begin to change, you try to be the best you can be. This can be self improvement, furthering your career, education, or even taking care of your self, to individual growth. Meeting or being with your twin flame sparks the best of you.
That sounds like what Ehasz wanted in Book 4. Zuko is grateful to have met Katara, and vice versa.
6. When ever your twin flames comes in to your life, there maybe situation that may prevent you from being together, it could be that one of you is already with someone. If you met your twin flame, like for example online, there maybe long durations of time where you will be without being with each other. These issues will have to be resolved.
I think it would have been interesting if Zuko was forced to go back home after meeting Katara, his Twin Flame. Then Mai kind of forces herself on him and it all happens so fast. The whole dynamic would have been different if Zuko had not attacked Katara after their scene together. I’m not saying they would have been a couple at that point, but you would be able to see much more clearly that they had a connection of he didn’t betray her.
7. Separating (twin flame separation) from your twin flame can be bittersweet. Once you made the connection with your twin flame you would like to keep that way because if you do separate it can become very difficult. Because of the connection with your twin flame, you would be able to feel and communicate with them emphatically and telepathically, you would probably share the same dreams. If you are separated from your twin flame, you are still connected to them on a spiritual level.
I think that is why Zuko and Katara had their stories run parallel in The Awakening. Like Zuko is facing Ozai at the same exact time Katara was facing Hakoda.
8. During the cycle of separation from your twin flame, you will probably not find your self obsessing about them, you may miss them due to the fact both of you are still connected. There is no sense of clinginess or neediness because you know you have found your twin flame and destiny and fate is working for you to bring the two of you together.
It’s also why I think there was another meaning originally to Zuko hiding the Spirit Water from Azula. Since they are Twin Flames (or they were panned to be) it makes no sense that Ehasz wrote The Awakening with the intention of Zuko hiring an assassin to go after Katara right afterwards. He probably wanted this scene to demonstrate that they had a connection.
9. Another twin flame signs is that there is great level of trust, comfort and openness in a twin flame relationship. You would be able to talk to each other about anything without any judgment. There is a sense of unconditional love and acceptance for each other.
This is EXACTLY what Ehasz was talking about when he said that they were able to communicate and understand each other on a level no one else could. He was describing Twin Flames to a tee.
10. You both seem to live a parallel life to each other. Often twin flames have similar experiences in the same period in their lives, even though you have age difference or you live at different place on the planet.
Katara’s backstory with Kya was made to be intentionally similar to Zuko’s backstory with Ursa.
11. Another very important twin flame sign is that you will be working together to bring something useful to the planet. The twin flame relationship isn’t just for your enjoyment, however these relationships are very enjoyable. The two of you will work together to provide a gift to the world.
And another aspect of a Twin Flame partnership is that it is not just about the two individuals. It is about making the world a better plae. This was going to tie into the way Zuko and Katara were going to become political partners and repair the damage from the war. That is probably another reason why Ehasz wanted to explore the political ramifications of a Zutara marriage in TLOK, if he was able to.