island palace

anonymous asked:

Your posts about what Zuko and Katara would gain from Zutara are amazing and so fun to read. I hope there will be more posts made for this "what ___ would gain from Zutara" series. Maybe you could do Sokka next; I'd love to see what Sokka would gain from Zutara! :D

What Sokka would gain from Zutara

 There are definitely some advantages for Sokka! Like being given all the meat he wants:

Aang: Oh, we’re going to a meat place? 
Sokka: Come on, Aαng. Every one here eats meat…even the meat! 

 Instead of having meat taken away.

Sokka: Hey! Who ate all my blubbered seal jerky?
Aαng: Oh, that was food? I used it to start the campfire last night. Sorry.

Being treated to shopping sprees:

Iroh: I always say the only thing better than finding something you were looking for, is finding something you weren’t looking for at a great bargain! 

Instead of the Avatar asceticism.

Roku:  I started packing, but then the fire sages told me I won’t need any worldly possessions anymore. 

He can bond with Zuko over their sword skills:

Instead of feeling left out as a nonbender.

He can spend time in a culture that looks to the future:

Instead of one that is frozen in time.

He can trust Zuko to look out for his father:

Instead of hiding the map to his whereabouts.

He will know that his sister is well cared for:

Zuko: You should get some rest. We’ll be there in a few hours. You’ll need all your strength. 

Instead of knowing that his sister spends all her time caring for somebody else.

Katara: Sokka’s got the right idea Aαng. We’re here, we’re ready…  the best thing we can do now is get plenty of rest. 

Katara: Aαng, it’s the middle of the night. You need to go back to sleep. 

Katara:  Aαng, I know you’re just trying to help. But you really need to get a grip. You’re unraveling. 

Katara: You know what? I’ve got just the thing.  Get ready to be “de-stress-i-fied”. 

Katara: You don’t look so good.  You sure you can’t just lie down for a little nap? 

Katara: Aαng, we’re all starting to get a little worried about you. 

Katara: Listen to me, you’ve been training for this since the day we’ve met. I’ve seen your progress. You’re smart, brave, and strong enough. 

His nieces and nephews won’t be shown favoritism …

Bumi: Well, lookee here. “Vacation Tenzin” has finally decided to join us.
Tenzin: Yes, he has. It’s so nice to get to spend more time with my family. Isn’t that right, my little Rohan? And I’ve really enjoyed having you two around. Reminds me of all those great vacations we took as kids with Dad.
Kya: Uh, I think your memory is a little foggy. Bumi and I weren’t on those great vacations. It was always just you and Dad.
Tenzin: No, that can’t be right. What about the time he took us to Kyoshi Island to ride the elephant-koi?
Kya: Nope. We weren’t there.
Tenzin: Hmm. Oh, remember Ember Island? Those amazing sand palaces we built on the beach?
Bumi: You mean you built. We never saw the place.

Because Zuko knows how damaging that behavior can be.

Zuko: You’re like my sister. Everything always…came easy to her. She’s a firebending prodigy – and everyone adores her.  My father says she was born lucky. He says I was lucky to be born. 

But most of all, Sokka would gain a brother who understands him.

Someone who notices when things are wrong.

Zuko: Not up to anything, huh?

 And who shares his sense of humor.

Sokka: I can take you back to your cell if you’ve learned your lesson.

Zuko: (lifts his head up and sighs a breath of fire) Yes, I have. Completely.

Who knows what it’s like trying to please an absent father …

And being overshadowed by a talented younger sister.

Who has grown up with prejudices …

Sokka:  It’s all right. I mean, normally I’d hold a grudge, but seeing as you guys are a bunch of girls, I’ll make an exception.

Zuko: Shut your mouth, you water tribe peasant!

But has also grown past them. And who learns to adapt when his worldview is challenged …

Sokka: Oh yeah. The Kyoshi warriors are a skilled group of fighters, trust worthy too. They’re good friends of ours.

Zuko: Look, I admit I’ve done some awful things. I was wrong to try to capture you, and I’m sorry that I attacked the Water Tribe.

… instead of being rigid and obstinant.