only the avatar master of all four elements could stop them

WATER

EARTH

Fire

AIR

Long ago, the four nations lived together in harmony. Then everything changed when the Fire Nation attacked. Only the Avacatar, master of all four elements, could stop them. But when the world needed him most, he vanished. A hundred years passed and my brother and I adopted the new Avacatar, a kittybender named Steve. And although his felinebending skills are great, he still has a lot to learn before he’s ready to save anyone. But I believe Steve can save the world.

AVATAR
  • you: the blue people movie
  • me, an intellectual: Water... Earth... Fire... Air. Long ago, the four nations lived together in harmony. Then everything changed when the Fire Nation attacked. Only the Avatar, master of all four elements, could stop them. But when the world needed him most, he vanished. A hundred years passed and my brother and I discovered the new Avatar, an airbender named Aang. And although his airbending skills are great, he still has a lot to learn before he's ready to save anyone. But I believe Aang can save the world.
Mastering The Elements

Professor (Flitwick… probably): “Good afternoon class! Today we will be learning how to manipulate the elements. Before we begin, it is important to understand each element and how it relates to the others. Now who can tell me the 4 basic elements?”

Slytherin: “Water”

Hufflepuff: “Earth”

Gryffindor: “Fire”

Ravenclaw: “Air”

Professor: “Very good. Now…”

Gryffindor: “Long ago, the four nations lived together in harmony. Then, everything changed when the Fire Nation attacked.”

Ravenclaw: “Only the Avatar, master of all four elements, could stop them, but when the world needed him most, he vanished.”

*students: “what is happening?”*

Slytherin: “A hundred years passed and my brother and I discovered the new Avatar, an airbender named Aang.”

Hufflepuff: “And although his airbending skills are great, he has a lot to learn before he’s ready to save anyone.”

The 4 students in unison: “But I believe Aang can save the world.”

*silence…*

Professor: “Well done! You are the first group of students to recite it perfectly. I liked how all of you said the last line together. 10 points to each house. Simply wonderful.”

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“Water. Earth. Fire. Air. Long ago, the four nations lived together in harmony. Then, everything changed when the Fire Nation attacked. Only the Avatar, master of all four elements, could stop them, but when the world needed him most, he vanished. A hundred years passed and my brother and I discovered the new Avatar, an airbender named Jaebum. And although his airbending skills are great, he has a lot to learn before he’s ready to save anyone. But I believe Jaebum can save the world.”

Someone: “Huh, she must think some intellectual things. She’s always so quiet and concentrated.”

My mind: “Long ago, the four nations lived together in harmony. Then, everything changed when the Fire Nation attacked. Only the Avatar, master of all four elements, could stop them, but when the world needed him most, he vanished. A hundred years passed and my brother and I discovered the new Avatar, an airbender named Aang…”

Long ago, the esc fandom lived together in harmony. Then, everything changed when the jury attacked. Only the italians Il Volo, master of all four song elements, could stop them, but when the world needed them the most, they lost. Two years passed and my squad and I discovered the new italian, a songwriter named Francesco Gabbani. And although his songwriting skills are great, he has a lot to learn before he’s ready to save anyone. But I believe Francesco can save the world.

thresticle, throvaries, thritoris, throck.

Long ago, the four nations lived together in harmony. Then, everything changed when the Throck Nation attacked. Only the Avatar, master of all four elements, could stop them, but when the world needed them most, they vanished. A hundred years passed and my brother and I discovered the new Avatar, a thritoris bender named Thrussy. And although his thitoris bending skills are great, he has a lot to learn before he’s ready to save anyone. But I believe Thrussy can save the world.

non english speaker : 

Tell me something in english !

english speaker :

Water… Earth… Fire… Air. Long ago, the four nations lived together in harmony. Then everything changed when the Fire Nation attacked. Only the Avatar, master of all four elements, could stop them. But when the world needed him most, he vanished. A hundred years passed and my brother and I discovered the new Avatar, an airbender named Aang. And although his airbending skills are great, he still has a lot to learn before he’s ready to save anyone. But I believe Aang can save the world.

non spanish speaker :

Tell me something in spanish !

spanish speaker :

Agua … Tierra … Fuego … Aire. Hace mucho tiempo, las cuatro naciones vivian juntas en armonia. Entonces, todo cambio cuando la Nacion del Fuego ataco. Solo el Avatar, maestro de los cuatros elementos, podria deternelos, pero cuando el mundo mas le necesitaba, se desvanecio. Cien nos pasaron y mi hermano y yo descubrimos el nuevo Avatar, un maestro aire llamado Aang. Y aunque sus habilidades para controlar el aire eran grandiosas, tenia mucho que aprender antes de estar listo para salvar el mundo. Pero creo que Aang podra salvarlo.

non-french speaker :

Tell me something in french !

french speaker :

Mais, vous savez, moi je ne crois pas qu'il y ait de bonne ou de mauvaise situation. Moi, si je devais résumer ma vie aujourd'hui avec vous, je dirais que c'est d'abord des rencontres, des gens qui m'ont tendu la main, peut-être à un moment où je ne pouvais pas, où j'étais seul chez moi. Et c'est assez curieux de se dire que les hasards, les rencontres forgent une destinée… Parce que quand on a le goût de la chose, quand on a le goût de la chose bien faite, le beau geste, parfois on ne trouve pas l'interlocuteur en face, je dirais, le miroir qui vous aide à avancer. Alors ce n'est pas mon cas, comme je le disais là, puisque moi au contraire, j'ai pu ; et je dis merci à la vie, je lui dis merci, je chante la vie, je danse la vie… Je ne suis qu'amour ! Et finalement, quand beaucoup de gens aujourd'hui me disent “Mais comment fais-tu pour avoir cette humanité ?”, eh ben je leur réponds très simplement, je leur dis que c'est ce goût de l'amour, ce goût donc qui m'a poussé aujourd'hui à entreprendre une construction mécanique, mais demain, qui sait, peut-être seulement à me mettre au service de la communauté, à faire le don, le don de soi.

Avatar - The Last Airbender
Astérix et Obélix - Mission Cléopâtre.

BotW in a nutshell

Sidon: “Water. Earth. Fire. Air. Long ago, the four nations lived together in harmony. Then, everything changed when the Calamity Ganon attacked. Only the Champion, master of all four elements, could stop it, but when the world needed them most, they vanished. A hundred years passed and I discovered the resurrected Champion, a hylian named Link. And although their combat skills are great, they have a lot to learn before they’re ready to save anyone. But I believe Link can save the world!”

  • Friend: can't find me in a crowd
  • Friend: cups hands around mouth "EARTH WATER FIRE AIR"
  • Me: pops out of nowhere "LONG AGO THE FOUR NATIONS LIVED IN HARMONY BUT THEN EVERYTHING CHANGED WHEN THE FIRE NATION ATTACKED ONLY THE AVATAR MASTER OF ALL FOUR ELEMENTS COULD STOP THEM BUT WHEN THE WORLD NEEDED HIM MOST HE VANISHED A HUNDRED YEARS PASSED AND MY BROTHER AND I DISCOVERED THE NEW AVATAR AN AIRBENDER NAMED AANG AND ALTHOUGH HIS AIRBENDING SKILLS ARE GREAT HE STILL HAS A LOT TO LEARN BEFORE HE'S READY TO SAVE ANYONE BUT I BELIEVE AANG CAN SAVE THE WORLD
  • Friend: sigh "there they are"

akelia101  asked:

What would Hakoda gain from Zutara?

What Hakoda would gain from Zutara

 Hakoda would gain a dependable son-in-law:

Zuko: I am your loyal son.

Instead of a flighty one.

Katara: Aαng, stop it. You know Toph did all she could. She saved our lives.
Sokka: Who’s going to save our lives now? We’ll never make it out of here.
Aαng: That’s all any of you guys care about: yourselves! You don’t care whether Appa is okay or not! 
Katara: We’re all concerned, but we can’t afford to be fighting now.
Aαng: I’m going after Appa.
Katara: Aαng, wait!

Grandchildren educated with all four nations in mind:

Iroh: It is important to draw wisdom from many different places. If we take it from only one place, it becomes rigid and stale.  Understanding others, the other elements, and the other nations will help you become whole.
Zuko: All this four elements talk is sounding like Avatar stuff.
Iroh: It is the combination of the four elements in one person that makes the Avatar so powerful. But, it can make you more powerful too. 

Rather than just one nation valued above all others.

Ying: How can we abandon hope? It’s all we have.
Aαng: I don’t know. The monks used to say that hope is a distraction. So maybe we need to abandon it. 

Katara: Why do they have all these poor people blocked off in one part of the city?
Aαng: This is why I never came here before. I always heard it was so different from the way the monks taught us to live.

Aαng: As the monks used to say, sometimes the shadows of the past can be felt by the present.

Aαng: The monks used to say that revenge is like a two-headed rat-viper. While you watch your enemy go down, you’re being poisoned yourself.

Aαng: Avatar Yangchen, the monks always taught me that all life is sacred. Even the life of the tiniest spider-fly caught in its own web. 
Yangchen: Yes, all life is sacred. 
Aαng: I know, I’m even a vegetarian. I’ve always tried to solve my problems by being quick or clever, and I’ve only had to use violence for necessary defense, and I’ve certainly never used it to take a life. 
Yangchen: Avatar Aαng, I know that you are a gentle spirit, and the monks have taught you well. But this isn’t about you, this is about the world. 
Aαng: But the monks taught me that I had to detach myself from the world so my spirit could be free.

 Someone who understands his cultural values:

Zuko: War prisoners. It could be your Father. 
Sokka: I know.
Zuko: Well, what should we do? Are we going ahead with the plan or are we waiting another night?
Sokka: I don’t know. Is it right for me to risk Suki’s freedom? All of our freedom on the slim chance that my dad is gonna show up? 
Zuko: It’s your call, Sokka. 

Instead of someone who doesn’t.

Bato: Aαng, put that down, it’s ceremonial and very fragile.

Someone who respects soldiers:

Zuko:  You can’t sacrifice an entire division like that! Those soldiers love and defend our nation! How can you betray them? 

Instead of someone who sees all people who take life as evildoers …

Aαng: Katara, you sound like Jet. 

… while ignoring his own actions in war.

And someone who has risked his life for the sake of his wife:

His daughter:

His son:

And himself.

Instead of someone who thought justice for Kya was the same as revenge:

And tried to push forgiveness for a tragedy he was never involved with:

Or even asked about.

Someone who makes restitution when he does the wrong thing:

Zuko: I’m sorry for what I did to you.  It was an accident. Fire can be dangerous and wild. So as a firebender, I need to be more careful and control my bending so I don’t hurt people unintentionally. 

Suki: A…actually, we met a long time ago. 
Zuko: We did?
Suki: Yeah, you kind of burned down my village.
Zuko: Oh. Sorry about that. Nice to see you again.

Katara: I was the first person to trust you, remember Back in Ba Sing Se. And you turned around and betrayed me. Betrayed all of us. 
Zuko: What can I do to make it up to you? 

Instead of someone who doesn’t acknowledge it.

Toph: So how did it go with the Guru? Did you master the Avatar State?
Sokka: Aαng, are you ok?
Aαng:  I’m great. It went great with the Guru. I completely mastered the Avatar State. Heh heh…heh. Yeah.

In the future, his daughter will be treated like a partner:

Instead of an accessory.

Also, Hakoda would gain someone who meets the standard for a traditional Water Tribe husband–even if he’s not Water Tribe himself.

Someone who can provide for his daughter:

Katara: Doesn’t it seem kinda weird that we’re hiding from the Fire Lord in his own house? 
Zuko: I told you, my Father hasn’t come here since our family was actually happy. And that was a long time ago. This is the last place anyone would think to look for us. 

Keep her warm:

Zuko:  Are you cold? 
Ty Lee: I’m freezing.
Zuko:  I’ll make a fire. 

And protect her:

 Instead of someone who expects Hakoda’s children to provide for him:

Aαng: Great, you’re back! What’s for dinner?
Sokka: We’ve got a few options. First, round nuts and some kind of oval shaped nuts, and some rock shaped nuts that… might just be rocks. Dig in!

Leaves her in the cold:

And whom she protects from the ills of the world:

Even to his own detriment.

And who would make sure Hakoda’s grandchildren would be by their father’s side:

Instead of forgotten by their father’s spiritual successors.

Bumi: Ugh. Phew. Excuse me, a little help here?
Air Acolyte woman: Sorry, I thought you were the servants.
Bumi: We’re Tenzin’s brother and sister.
Air Acolyte woman: Avatar Aαng had other children? The world is filled with more airbenders?
Kya: We’re not airbenders.
Air Acolyte woman: Oh. I’m so sorry.

Rules and tips for dating a hockey player

1. Water.
2. Earth.
3. Fire.
4. Air.
5. Long ago, the four nations lived together in harmony.
6. Then everything changed when the Fire Nation attacked.
7. Only the Avatar, master of all four elements, could stop them.
8. But when the world needed him most, he vanished.
9. A hundred years passed and my brother and I discovered the new Avatar, an airbender named Aang,
10. and although his airbending skills are great, he still has a lot to learn before he’s ready to save anyone.
11. But I believe Aang can save the world.

Avatar

Requested By Anon


Clint has created a chatroom.

Clint has invited Natasha.

Clint: Hi.

Clint: Natasha.

Clint: Hello.

Clint: It’s me.

Clint: Your favorite Archer.

Clint: Naaaaat.

Clint: NAT NAT NAT NAT NAT NAT NAT NAT NAT NAT NAT NAT NAT!

Clint: Say that really fast and it’s just nanananananananananananana.

Clint: reply pls.

Clint: pls.

Clint: tasha

Natasha: CLINT. WE’RE IN THE MIDDLE OF A MISSION! WHAT DO YOU WANT?!

Clint: Okay so you weren’t ignoring me?

Natasha: No…

Natasha: You’re supposed to be covering Wanda, not chatting!

Clint: I am! Plus Vision is not letting her leave his sight….  OR SHOULD I SAY NOT LEAVE HIS LINE OF VISION! BA DUM TSSSS!

Natasha: I’m blocking you.

Clint: No wait!

Clint: I have a question.

Tony has joined the chat.

Tony: Clint why are you using your phone?! Use the optical head-mounted display I designed for when we’re on missions.

Clint: … the what

Bruce has joined the chat.

Bruce: It’s like Tony’s helmet. You’d be able to see the chat and reply by speaking.

Natasha: Always ready to answer questions…

Clint: … why didn’t anyone tell me about this?

Natasha: I thought you knew about it.

Steve has joined the chat.

Steve: ARE YOU PEOPLE SERIOUSLY CHATTING RIGHT NOW?! WE’RE BEING SHOT AT!

Steve: I don’t see why we can’t use our comms instead of this, Tony.

Tony: EMOJI SUPPORT. 🖕 (middle finger emoji)

Steve: 🖕 (middle finger emoji again)

Tony: 🖕 (and again)

Steve: 🖕 (once more)

Bruce: I’m shocked, Steve.

Natasha: Gasp! I always thought our precious Steve was a saint!

Wanda has joined the chat.

Wanda: Why is Clint sitting in a corner texting? I don’t think that’s very safe.

Clint: If only someone told me about the new invention I wouldn’t be. If only. Back to my question.

Natasha: Shoot.

Clint: WHEN DID WE RECRUIT THE AVATAR? She took out not one, not two, BUT 10 GUYS BY JUST EARTH BENDING OR WHATEVER. She’s got this. We don’t even need to be on this mission.

Wanda: That’s Y/N. She’s probably my favorite Avenger now.

Steve: I thought I was your favorite…

Wanda: Besides Steve.

Tony: And…?

Wanda: And Tony.

Natasha: :(

Wanda: Okay, you’re all my favorite!

Clint: She makes Thor, the mighty Thor, look weak.

Thor has joined the chat.

Thor: TAKE THY VILE WORDS BACK BEFORE I SMITE YOU!

Tony:

Natasha:

Wanda:

Steve: dot dot dot

Steve: How did you guys do that?!

Bruce: LOL shame.

Clint: I’m sorry but… I… You’re mighty, Thor. Very mighty.

Thor: I am just jesting! Yes, Lady Y/N is quite powerful indeed.

Steve: She’s been a member of the team for… 3 weeks now?

Natasha: Yeah, I’m honestly very surprised that you didn’t know, Clint.

Clint: DID YOU SEE THAT?

Clint: SHE JUST SLAPPED THAT GUY UNCONSCIOUS WITH WATER

Clint: WATER.

Bruce: Only Clint would describe that as being slapped with water.

Sam has joined the chat.

Sam: Steve ON YOUR LEFT!

Steve: WHAT DID I SAY ABOUT DROPPING BAD GUYS NEXT TO ME LIKE THAT?!

Sam: Revenge is mine.

Bucky has joined the chat.

Bucky: Steve tell Sam to stop saying “Falcon Punch!” every time he punches someone.

Sam: I’m not.

Sam: FALCON PUNCH!

Bucky: The proof is there, Steve. PROOF.

Sam: I DIDN’T SAY IT!

Sam: FALCON KICK!

Bucky: Oh my god.

Y/N has joined the chat.

Y/N: Why does Sam keep shouting that?

Sam: I’m not!

Y/N: Sam honey, you do realize the chat is voice controlled? Whatever you say will show here.

Clint: Water. Earth. Fire. Air.

Bucky: How is he an Avenger?

Sam: FALCON SLAP!

Bucky: HE SLAPPED MY ARM!

Steve: Concentrate on the mission!

Tony: We should have left them at home.

Sam: FALCON SLAP!

Bucky: STOP IT!

Sam: FALCON SLAP!

Bucky: I’M WARNING YOU

Sam: FALCON SLAP!

Clint: Long ago, Bucky and Sam lived together in harmony.  Then everything changed when the Falcon Nation attacked.

Bucky: BUCKY SLAP!

Sam: STEVE HE HIT ME ON MY ARM!

Bucky: ONLY BECAUSE HE HIT ME FIRST!

Steve: Sam stop hitting Bucky! Bucky, don’t hit Sam!

Wanda: … And we call Peter a kid…

Sam: I didn’t do anything!

Bucky: The proof is right there!

Sam: FALCON SLAP!

Sam: NO IT’S NOT!

Bucky: BUCKY SLAP!

Y/N has been disconnected.

Clint: Only the Avatar, master of all four elements, could stop Sam.  But when Bucky needed her most, she vanished.

Bruce: Is Y/N okay?

Tony: It’s time the other guy made an appearance. Y/N needs help near the warehouse.

Bruce has left the chat.

Sam: FALCON SLAP!

Bucky: BUCKY SLAP!

Sam: Stop copying me.

Steve: You two are grounded.

Steve: No more missions for the next 2 months.

Tony: Why can’t they be like Peter? He’s so well behaved.

Y/N has joined the chat.

Y/N: I’M REALLY GLAD THE HULK HELPED ME TAKE ON THE REMAINING HYDRA AGENTS BUT

Y/N: HE’S REALLY SCARY

Y/N: AWESOME BUT SCARY

Clint: Three weeks passed and I discovered the new recruit, an airbender named Y/N, and although her airbending skills are great, she still has a lot to learn before she’s ready to save Bucky.

Sam: FALCON SLAP!

Wanda: I take it the mission is over? Since we’ve defeated everyone. Well, Sam still has to defeat Bucky.

Bucky: BUCKY SLAP!

Natasha: Why can’t we have normal missions anymore?

Tony: What fun would that be? They’re literally just swatting each others hands. No actual slaps. It looks like a fight between two kids.

Y/N: Nope, kids can fight better than that.

Tony: True.

Tony has left the chat.

Steve: Nat, get Bruce and we’ll regroup at the jet.

Natasha has left the chat.

Sam: FALCON SLAP!

Steve: Y/N, get Bucky. I’ll get Sam.

Thor: Is Lady Y/N going to float Sir Barnes in the air while Sir Rogers carries Sir Wilson away like a mother would carry their child?

Y/N: Yes.

Steve: Yes.

Thor: I would like to witness this.

Thor has left the chat.

Steve has left the chat.

Y/N has left the chat.

Sam has left the chat.

Bucky has left the chat.

Clint: But I believe Y/N can save Bucky.

Wanda: Clint Vision says stop being weird.

Clint: Tell Vision he’s grounded with Bucky and Sam.

Wanda: He says sorry.

Wanda has left the chat.

Wade has joined the chat.

Wade: Hi there.

Clint: Hello, Wade.

Wade: How embarrassing. He thinks I’m talking to him.

Clint: We’re the only ones in the chat!

Wade: I just want to let you know that the Author will be on hiatus for a short while.

Wade: But once she’s back, there shall be the DC/Marvel crossover AND the new recruits chat.

Wade: Which I’ll be in both, of course.

Clint: What crossover?

Wade: So stay tuned for that!

Wade: Do you think Clint would get along with the Green Arrow?

Wade: Hahahahaha probably not.

Clint: Who?

Wade: I’m looking forward to seeing Clark.

Clint: Who?

Wade: What about you? Maybe batsy?

Clint: Who?

Wade: I know some of you are looking forward to uh

Wade: Barney Alan.

Wade: Berry Alien.

Wade: Betty Aladdin.

Wade: Whatever, he’s fast okay.

Clint: WHO?

Wade: Are you an owl now, Clint? Don’t be rude. Can’t you see I’m having a conversation over here!

Clint has left the chat.

Wade: Remember short hiatus. Till then, beautiful reader!

Wade has left the chat.

anonymous asked:

"Henrik. Henke. Henrique. Honk. Long ago, the four nations lived together in harmony. Then, everything changed when the Fire Nation attacked. Only the Avatar, master of all four elements, could stop them, but when the world needed him most, he vanished. A hundred years passed and my brother and I discovered the new Avatar, a meme named Honkrique. And although his meme skills are great, he has a lot to learn before he's ready to save anyone. But I believe Honkrique can save the world."

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Long ago, the four nations lived together in harmony. Then, everything changed when the Fire Nation attacked. Only the Avatar, master of all four elements, could stop them, but when the world needed him most, he vanished.

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get to know me meme [1/10] favourite television shows avatar: the last airbender

water, earth, fire, air. long ago, the four nations lived together in harmony. then everything changed when the fire nation attacked. only the avatar, master of all four elements, could stop them. but when the world needed him most, he vanished. a hundred years passed and my brother and i discovered the new avatar, an airbender named aang. and although his airbending skills are great, he still has a lot to learn before he’s ready to save anyone. but i believe aang can save the world.

of broken mirrors and haunted rooms (i'm empty inside but so are you)

Avatar: The Last Airbender was one of my first fandoms, and still is to this day, so I dug up a half-written fic from a few years ago and cobbled together a little something.

Bear in mind, this was one of my first attempts at fiction of any kind.

Read it here or on Ao3 at:

http://archiveofourown.org/works/10998975

Summary:

After nearly half a decade in a cell, the decision to take Azula’s bending away has finally been made.

Someone has to break the news to her, and who better than the Avatar, who has spent the past three years trying to show the princess the kindness he realized she’d never known.


Note: Assuming Aang was 12 coming out of the ice and 14 at the series finale, this takes place roughly 5 years after that. We don’t ever really get to find out the ages of the other characters, so this fic is going by my rules.

This makes Aang, Azula, Katara, Sokka, Mai, Ty Lee, and Suki all about 19 years old. Zuko, canonically one year older than Azula, so he’s 20. Toph, as the youngest, is only 18. You only see Azula and Aang here, but I just wanted to let you know where everyone else stands in my little fanfiction universe, just in case this ever expands.


The Avatar doesn’t take away her bending.

Doesn’t need to, because that’s what the drugs are for. It takes the doctors years to figure it out, how to make something that will block her chi and nothing else.

She’s told that the Fire Lord was adamant that the medicine only bind her powers, not her mind.

She’s heard the stories of what drugs like this do to people. How it takes away their bending. How it takes away everything else, too. Hollows them out until nothing remains but a practically catatonic shell that once used to be a functioning person.

That’s why it’s taken them so long to cook up a recipe that wouldn’t leave her virtually brain-dead, all at little Zu-Zu’s behest. She didn’t realize he still cared so much.

Maybe he just wanted her awake enough to be able to gloat.

If only they knew that their work was wasted on her.

Ozai had taken great care to strip out her insides and replace everything warm and living with cold, dead things a long time ago.

There was nothing left for the Fire Lord to preserve, but his misplaced affection for the little sister he wished she could have been blinds him to the fact that Azula has been scraped empty long ago.

She sees it in his eyes every time he comes to visit- the little boy he used to be. The big brother, responsible for his baby sister.

She’s neither a baby nor his sister anymore.

Would that they could, Azula knows they would have preferred to slip it into her food without her noticing at all.

But the taste is too bitter for them to mask, to crush pills into powder and stir it into her tea, so they are forced tell her up front that she will be medicated.

Rather, they send in the Avatar to do it, terrified of her reaction to the news.

She hasn’t actually burned anyone in years, merely sent out flashy displays of sapphire flames as a warning to anyone who draws her ire. But her scare tactics have worked well over the past few years, and work well even now.

“I’m sorry, but it’s the only way.” He looks at her with wide, apologetic eyes, brimming with a mixture of hope and compassion that turns her stomach at the sight.

“Why?” She snorts, rolling her eyes, “Isn’t being in this glorified prison misery enough?”

The corners of his lips twitch downwards as he averts his gaze.

His reaction to her words elicits a harsh bark of laughter from her throat.

“I see. The rest of the world isn’t content to have me simply locked up for the rest of my days. They want me to suffer.” Just like I made them suffer, she thinks, pursing her lips to keep the wayward thought from escaping her mouth.

In typical Airbender fashion, he redirects her barb with fluid ease. “And you consider being here punishment enough for your crimes?”

Ah.

Punishment.

Azula’s least favorite word after Ozai and Father and dutiful.

“It doesn’t matter what I think or who I am.” She nods towards the evenly spaced steel bars stretched out across her window. “What matters is what everyone else beyond these walls wants.”

It’s never mattered, none of it. None of her hopes and dreams and desires and fears. None of it has ever mattered to anyone. At least Ozai had the decency to be up front about what he wanted from her. About how he saw her, what she was.

The Avatar narrows his eyes at her, and she can almost see the gears turning in his head as she stares back, unflinching in the face of his unwavering gaze.

The past few years have changed him just as much as they’ve changed her.

He’s older now, leaner.

If she’s correct in assuming that they’re both around the same age, he’s nearly twenty now, like her.

Age has stripped them both of the baby fat that once softened their features half a decade ago when they first met, children fighting a war started by people who didn’t fully understand that the price to pay for power was blood.

Or perhaps they did understand, and chose to spill it anyway, painting the world crimson and leaving stains that would likely never wash away.

Thinking about either option for too long always makes something in Azula’s gut twist.

He’s grown into himself, no longer looking like someone far beyond their years trapped in a childish form.

But his eyes remain the same, youthful and ancient all at once, and still gleaming with the unmistakable spark of hope.

Azula hasn’t looked into a mirror since the day she shattered her mother’s reflection, but she knows that her own eyes carry no such emotion.

Hope was something that Ozai had taken pains to ensure would never blossom in Azula’s heart. He’d stolen it from her as soon as he was able, extinguished from her childish eyes to be replaced with the cold steel of blades forged in angry flames.

They sit like that for several moments, neither one moving. Neither one looking away.

Then he speaks, and it strikes at the wobbly foundations of sanity she’s struggled to build ever since the day she shattered her mind along with that mirror.

“So who are you, Princess Azula?” She’s long-since lost any right to the title, but that never stopped him from using it, not three years ago when these visits first began and certainly not now. “And what do you want?”

She turns away from his piercing stare, the hand buried in the folds of her skirt curling into a fist as her nails bite deep enough to draw blood.

For the first time, she is the one who looks away.

The significance of the gesture is not lost on him- she can tell as much by the way he stiffens in surprise. But she cuts him off before he has a chance to speak again.

After all, her fragile tether on sanity could only take so much in a single day.

“Don’t ask questions you aren’t ready to have answered, Avatar.” She says it quietly, voice low and tight with an emotion she knows he can’t quite place, because neither can she.

Don’t ask questions I’m not ready to answer, she thinks, but the words go unsaid.

She doesn’t know if she can trust her voice to carry them.

She doesn’t know if she can trust the Avatar to understand.


For the first time since he started visiting, her voice shakes.

Azula looks brittle, as if the next wrong move could shatter her and every single bit of progress he’s spent the past three years trying to make.

As much as he wants to push, to finally solve a piece of the puzzle that is the deposed princess, he knows he can’t. Not if he wants there to be anything left for him to solve.

He bows his head in acquiescence. “I apologize, Princess.”

She nods silently in response, now peering carefully at the embroidery of the silken scarf resting in her lap despite the fact that they both know she could care less about its craftsmanship.

The piece is exquisite, its stitching flawless- he knows this, because he’s the one who bought it for her. It’s become something of a tradition- giving her a tiny token of appreciation for allowing these visits, for speaking to him when they both know she could simply treat him like everyone else who tried to arrange a meeting- with the stiff, regal silence befitting her former station.

He’s still not really sure why she tolerates him in the first place.

Zuko tells it’s because he’s the Avatar, and if there’s anything Azula respects, it’s power.

Aang thinks it might be something else.

He can wield the four elements, but the princess is a prodigy in her own right.

He may be the Avatar, but she is Azula.

Azula, who possesses sapphire flames and a mastery over the most difficult of all firebending skills- manipulating lightning.

Three years ago, when he’d first dared to enter her room, Azula had no need to respect his power. Not when she was already so sure of her own.

She was still the same girl who had struck him down with a bolt of lightning, the same girl who had shown no fear at the prospect of confronting the Avatar.

The same girl who had left a scar on his back that not even Katara’s considerable skills as a Master Waterbender and healer could dissolve.

But for some reason, she tolerated him.

And over three years of regular visits and carefully worded exchanges over tea, he’s never asked why.

One day, he hopes she’ll feel comfortable enough to tell him.

But the dismissal is evident as she skims a hand along the silk of his latest gift to her, firmly ignoring his presence.

“Until tomorrow, Princess.”

For a single second, her eyes dart back up to meet his, golden irises flashing bright in the light spilling through the bars of her windows.

“Until tomorrow,” she echoes, casting her gaze back down to the fabric in her lap, the expression etched across her features still unreadable.

He’s nearly out the door when he hears her call out behind him, hesitant and unsure.

“Avatar?”

He stops and turns back instantly- uncertain isn’t a word he’s ever associated with Princess Azula, but it’s how she sounds now.

“Yes?”

“Tomorrow, you said they’ll begin giving me medication during tea.” Again, the flicker of her aureate eyes looking up to meet his lasts only a moment, too fast for him to read the emotions glimmering within. “Will you join me?”

I don’t want to be alone.

It goes unspoken, but they both hear it just the same.

He realizes it then, how much this must scare her.

From the little she’s shared and the information he’s managed to pry out of Zuko, Mai, and Ty Lee, her firebending has been the one constant in her life.

And now, like everything else, it’s being taken away.

All this time, he’s waited for her to open up, to show the vulnerability he’s never doubted she possessed, not since the day he watched her lose her mind as well as her crown. It had struck him then, that she must have lost as much, if not more, than he and his friends. The cost of the war had been paid by both sides of it.

But this is not the way he’d wanted to get her to open up.

He bows, not deep enough to appear subservient, but deep enough that his feelings are made clear.

“I would be honored.”


Good? Bad? Absolute trash?

Should it end here or should I pick it up after all these years and turn it into something longer?

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Water, Earth, Fire, Air. Long ago the four nations lived together in harmony, but then everything changed when the fire nation attacked.  Only the avatar, master of all four elements could stop them, but when the world needed him the most, he vanished.  A hundred years passed and my brother and I discovered the new avatar, an airbender named Aang.  And although his airbending skills are great, he’s got a lot to learn before he’s ready to save anyone, but I believe Aang can save the world.