Thank you, friend! :) What you’ll see next is fluff, and little baby fluff at that <3 (Requests are open!)
“I want a purple… Platypus bear.” Azula’s face was steadily reddening with each sharply punctuated word as she tried to keep a straight face. Ty Lee couldn’t help but giggle, her peals echoing around the garden. “With p-pink horns,” Azula continued, crossing her arms and fighting very hard not to smile. “And… And silver wings!”
“Those only come at a height of four hundred feet, you know,” Mai deadpanned, and Ty Lee began rolling around on the grass from laughing so hard.
Azula stuck her nose up haughtily in the air, now grinning despite herself. “Well, then!” She smirked, but passed it off as a cough. “That is what I shall have!”
“As you wish, Princess,” Mai said with a bow. Ty Lee wiped tears from her eyes, and all three of them looked at each other for a moment before bursting out laughing.
“How was that?” Azula asked excitedly in between giggles, flopping down beside Ty Lee on the ground.
“Perfect!” Ty Lee answered, doing a somersault onto her in appreciation. “Very princess-like!”
“You’ll be scary in no time,” Mai agreed, sitting down beside the two of them and smoothing her skirts. “Just learn how to keep a straight face, is all.” Azula stuck out her tongue playfully, and Mai smiled.
Ty Lee grabbed Mai’s wrist and quickly pulled her down atop them, so that they soon became a tangled heap of limbs and breathlessly laughing faces.
“This is the best party ever!” Azula exclaimed happily, and her friends let out noises of agreement.
“I can’t believe you’re four, Azula! Now you’re finally my age!” Ty Lee exclaimed happily.
“Not as old as me, though,” Mai said, a bit proudly.
Ty Lee poked her. “Well, you’re only five, Mai, we’ll get there soon. Besides,” she leaned in conspiratorially. “Four is a very important number.”
Azula had wormed her way out of the tangle, and now lay peacefully, staring up at the sky with her arms crossed under her head like a pillow. “Really? Why’s that?”
“There’s four elements, silly!” Ty Lee giggled, mimicking Azula’s position beside her.
“Three,” Mai corrected, opting to remain sitting upright. “There’s only three now, Ty Lee, remember?”
Ty Lee huffed, closing her eyes. “Whatever, Mai! It’s still a super important number anyway!”
“I suppose you’re right,” Mai acquiesced, sighing slightly.
The sky was a bright blue, with only a few flimsy clouds dotting its expanse. It was Azula’s favourite weather, not too hot like the summer but not too rainy like the winter. A turtle duck honked for her children in the pond beside them, but she sounded lands away. “That one kinda looks like a dragon, huh?” Azula asked, pointing to a particularly long cloud. The girls nodded, staring lazily at its white scales.
“Happy birthday, Azula.” Mai said some time later, when the dragon cloud had flown away. She eased down beside them, stretching out as they lay contentedly.
“Yeah, hope it’s been awesome!” Ty Lee added, yawning hugely.
“It has,” Azula mumbled softly, taking hold of a hand each. The three were found like that later, napping under the sun, still holding hands.