over what we knew about the first benders and what we saw here

In case you’re wondering why I haven’t told you

It’s because of the look you gave me when you asked what the new soap I’d bought was and I hesitated before replying, “It’s called Gender Bender.” You then passive-aggressively bought me 24 new bars of soap in an assorted package, which I am not yet halfway through.

It’s because of the joke you made about “pretending to be a tranny to get a discount” in the car on the way to get haircuts one Saturday morning.

It’s because of the way I watched your face when I was talking to you in the bathroom this morning when you noticed I, your female child with short hair and a flat chest, was wearing a shirt that said, “#1 Dad” on it as a joke. I saw the look in your eyes like a warning.

It’s because of the way you asked my older sister if I was interested in that boy I brought over to play video games instead of going to prom. “He’s kind of weird,” you told her, “but I just want her to like a boy.” And when my sister, who knows, asked, “What if she doesn’t?” you replied, “I’m her mother, I’m allowed to have a preference, that’s all.”

It’s because of one of the many times I was visiting my dad in New Hampshire when he said, “Oh, when we were together, your mother hated gay people. And your grandmother can’t stand them, either.”

It’s because of the way you opened my sister’s mail and saw that she had registered herself as a democrat. A few weeks later, we were out to dinner with one of your friends, and you said, “And I’ve told Jaimie, if she’s going to register as a democrat, not to say anything. Her sister I’m not sure about, but I have confidence that Jaimie should at least wisen up before long.” And I kept quiet because you told me not to say anything.

It’s because of the day we went school shopping in the summer before ninth grade, and when I asked if I could look to buy boy’s jeans, you said, “Like it or not, you’re a woman, and you have a woman’s curves.” I still wanted boy’s jeans, but I told you I’d changed my mind. I still want boy’s jeans, but you think I changed my mind.

It’s because of the way you scrunched your nose when I told you my character in the school musical had been changed from “Kate,” who had one line, to “Ike,” who appeared in several scenes. Instead of congratulating me, you asked why they made me play a boy every year.

It’s because of the nightmares I used to have wherein my aunt, who figured it out on her own, outed me to you, and I got so scared of your response that I woke up with dust clogging my throat.

It’s because of the time my sister looked at our cat and said, “Sometimes I don’t really think of Oscar as a boy cat, he’s kinda in-between sometimes.” And you said, “Well, he is a boy cat.” And you used that tone. I have grown up with the presence of that tone settled in my gut like a rock.

It’s because of the way I sat in my room having a panic attack, huddled in front of my blasting fan because it was too hot and I couldn’t breathe, the first time I tried on my binder (the binder that I bought secretly with my own money three years ago and you still don’t know I have.) If anyone finds out, I thought, what will happen to me?

It’s because of the way I told you I wanted to try living with Dad for awhile and you broke down, wouldn’t talk to me about it, wouldn’t acknowledge that it was happening until it had, and even though I was happier there, even though I had told my dad and his girlfriend within a month of living with them, even though I was more involved with theater and didn’t hate the thought of going to school every morning because I liked this one, even though I had friends that I loved more than anyone I knew back here, in this godforsaken farm town in rural New York, you still made me feel guilty enough about leaving you that I came back anyway.

It’s because of the way that I’m out at school, that I don’t care if anyone there knows that I’m not a girl or a boy, or that I like both girls and boys, and there I’m loud, and there I’m happy, but as soon as I get home I’m quiet as a mouse because I don’t want you to talk to me because you might say something careless, and think nothing of it, but your throwaway comment, to me, is a dagger in my lungs.

It’s because of the look you gave me when I was thirteen and I told you I wanted to be a prince for Halloween.

It’s because of the way you once prefaced your indignation at something sexist with, “I’m NOT a feminist, but…”

It’s because of the way my heart spiked with panic when we were reviewing my college applications together and I realized I’d marked gender as “prefer not to respond” and quickly scrolled past it.

It’s because of what I imagine you would say if you found out that I have signed up to live in gender-neutral housing for my freshman year on campus, and that I will not let any of my roommates believe I am a girl.

And if you’re wondering why I haven’t let you read anything I’ve written, it’s because my writing is deeply personal to me, and I don’t want you to know any of my secrets. I don’t want you to know what I think about the world because I know you would disagree and tell me so. I don’t want you to know what I think love should be because you would only be cynical and try to tell me about the real world. I don’t want you to read about my queer heroes because these characters and their stories are important to me, and I feel like if I let you touch them, it would ruin them for me.

It’s because I remember all of these things every time I get close to you.

It’s because I break my own heart thinking about how much I want to love you, but can’t.

If you’re wondering why I haven’t told you I’m queer, and why I never will, it’s because I don’t trust you. And when I start my own life, and I live on my own, I will not care who knows, and I will not care if you find out, because once I am out, I will be far away, and I won’t have to see that look on your face ever again.

Hide and Seek

Eek okay, first Avatar story, first story told with almost an entirely one person cast, first story that deals with some nasty child treatment that made me feel a bit ick writing it. But the thought came to me and it just exploded out over a few days. So here it is, please let me know what you think and how I can improve!

Warnings: Child torture/abuse, mild blood and gore, Zuko is very, very unhappy

“You will learn to firebend, Prince Zuko,” Ozai said with a smile. “Your life depends on it.”

Zuko knew today was going to be a good day.

It started with Father asking them if they would play a game with him. Father never spent time with them, never showed any desire to see them unless necessary. Azula saw him more than he did since Father was currently supervising her firebending training while they looked for another teacher. She’d run off the last one and the one before that. Zuko thinks she’s doing it on purpose, because she enjoys hurting people, because it makes their father proud, maybe both. Since Zuko wasn’t firebending yet, Father never wants to see him. It seems every time he does, Father spends all his time glaring at him, as if that would make him any less worthless. Seven was a little late for someone to start bending but it wasn’t impossible because he had to be a bender, Father and Grandfather said so.

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anonymous asked:

How would the companions react to sole dying and then coming back to life?

(For future reference I won’t normally do these because I can’t write for shit but I’ll do this one because I like it– it’s more like a fic than a reaction)

It had been a quiet day in Sanctuary. Soon however, the peaceful suburbs were filled with angry grunts and gunshots as a massive hoard of super mutants overtook the settlement. Soon enough the heavily armored settlers destroyed the hoard, but at a moment too late. Sole had been shot and bled out right there on the pavement. After little deliberation, everyone decided that the Hero of the Commonwealth deserved a proper burial. They buried sole in one of the more scenic areas of the wastes, and took their respective times to grieve and cope over their loss. That was, until several months later, the sole surviver woke up. They crawled up from the brittle ground, with no idea of how this could have happened.

Cait- Unsure of what to do next, Sole wandered aimlessly around the commonwealth for a while. Eventually they became malnourished and irradiated, so much so that they didn’t notice that they had stumbled into a feral ghoul hoard and were being slowly torn apart. Before they had time to fight back, several shots rang out from the wasteland and took out all of the foes. Sole turned to see Cait behind them, gun in hand, “Getting yerself into trouble beyond the grave now I see?” She questioned, but dole could see the slight horror behind her tough exterior, but it faded quickly. Cait was always one to accept things for what they were. “Ah well come on now. You can tell me all about your resurrection or whatever you’re calling it later. Let’s get out of harms way first.”

Curie- When sole found Curie helping with injuries and sicknesses in Sanctuary, they were met with a puppy dog expression of confusion. “Madame/Monsieur… I don’t think I understand…” she began to feverently  measure Sole’s vitals, checking their blood pressure and dilation. Sole insisted that they felt fine and that they were, indeed, alive and well. When Curie still didn’t understand, sole explained that there are some things in the world that can’t be explained by science.

Codsworth- As Sole stumbled back into Sanctuary Hills, the first voice she heard was so fitting. He would always be the reminder of where they come from. “Ma'am/Sir, is it really you? They all said you weren’t coming back” he spoke. Sole explained simply that they were gone but they are back now. “Wonderful!” Codsworth said, “Next time, try not to leave for so long!”

Danse- Unable to find the Paladin as easily as the rest (seeing as he didn’t usually patron cities like Diamond City or Goodneighbor), Sole eventually made it to the Prydwen only to be told that nobody had seen Danse in a long time–not since sole died. Rumor had it that he had left the brotherhood, continuing its mission as a nomadic rogue. When sole eventually found Danse clearing out a synth warehouse, he responded with only silence at the sight. Sole couldn’t tell if he was angry or afraid, but they both stood there for a few minutes with substantial distance between them. All of a sudden to Sole’s surprise, Danse ran over to them and embraced tightly. He said weakly, “I don’t care what happen or how you’re back Soldier–Don’t leave me again.”

Deacon- He was the only that Sole didn’t go looking for once they got back. They knew that eventually he would find them. On a quiet night as Sole sat down for a drink at the Third Rail, a stranger three seats down cleared their throat. “Goddamn. I didn’t ACTUALLY think that the rumors were true–but I wanted to see for myself,” the man said. Sole knew immediately it was Deacon from his voice. They turned to see his bespectacled figure. “So what–you’re like the new Jesus now? I mean technically you’ve come back to life twice– you’re like Jesus on steroids. Congrats.” Sole chuckled and bought him a drink. He made mildly offensive Jesus jokes the rest of the night and they just picked up where they left off, ignoring the original situation.

Dogmeat- Sole lit up once they heard the familiar jingle of Dogmeat’s collar. They turned around and saw the rugged German Shepard in the distance, foraging for food scraps. They watched as he picked his head up, catching a new scent. Seeing this, sole yelled “Here Boy!” And he came barreling towards them. He nuzzled Sole as he approached, giving them a normal greeting. To him this had been no different than sole going on one of their long trips.

Hancock- Sole could already smell the musty stench of old liquor and smoke–signaling the Mayor’s long winded bender even as they ascended the spiral staircase to his office. As Sole opened the door, they found Hancock slumped too casually over his sofa, eyes barely open and Jet needle in hand. He notices them slowly and begins let’s out a raspy laugh. “Man, this shit IS strong,” he chuckled. Sole explained how they had died and come back and how they are really there and not a hallucination. “Sure kid. You’re the goddamn messiah and I’m one of the founding fathers,” he protested. To this, Sole just gave him a hurt look. How could he not believe them? Seeing this, however, he shot up from his slouch and grabbed them by the shoulders. His casual tone changed to a much more earnest one. “Is…it really you?” He whispered. Sole nodded, and he bowed his head in relief. “This better fucking not be a bad trip… because i don’t think I can do this alone anymore.”

Macready- Sole knew exactly where the mercenary would be–right where they had first found him. Sole approached the back room of the third rail and heard nothing but a distinct clicking noise. They entered to see Macready slumped against the couch, bruised and scarred from what presumably was a bad beating, wistfully revolving the barbell of his gun. Sole said his name, and he looked up with sincere confusion. “You-you’re alive?” He questioned. Sole explained what had happened, and then asked why he was so badly beaten. “I’ve been holding up here since you left. I figured someone like you might come along and I could pretend like nothing had changed. But staying in one place isn’t the best choice for a mercenary–people who want to find me knew where to fine me,” he said pointing to a particularly awful black eye, “But that’s all in the past now. You’re back, and… I guess that’s all there is to it” he finished with a smirk.

Nick- After entering the familiar smoke filled detective agency, sole was surprised to find that Nick was not at all shocked by them. “Well kiddo, I guess now we’re a lot more alike than we ever thought.” Sole paused for a moment, and then realized that he believed they were replaced by a synth. After repeatedly explaining that they couldn’t be, Nick wouldn’t budge. Finally sole pulled out a pocket knife and swiftly sliced open a small cut in their hand. Upon seeing the blood, Nick paused for a moment and then wrapped sole in a tight hug. “Shit kid, don’t do that again”

Piper- “Well this is an interesting turn of events” the writer commented as soon as Sole walked into Publick occurrences. “This… is impossible right? You died–you were dead. How can you be here right now?” Sole explained how the situation happened from their perspective. “So what now, Blue,” she replied, “You’re a god? You’re immortal?” Sole sensed her skepticism through her sarcasm, and told her again as sincerely as possible that they weren’t an imposter of a synth. “I’m still not sure if I buy it, but it sure does make a damn fine story,” Piper settled.

Preston- Going to Sanctuary first after coming back, Preston was one of the first people Sole looked for. It wasn’t until they approached him very closely  that he began to even acknowledge that it could be them. “H-how did you?” Sole explained that they didn’t know what had happened but that they were really back now. Preston then shed his dutiful  exterior and embraced them, grinning and laughing. “General, we can figure it all out later. It’s just great to have you back.”

Strong- Sole was met mostly from confusion when they found Strong. He loosely inspected them and said, “Strong was wrong about humans. Some humans much stronger than others.”

X6-88- The Courser looked noticeably skeptical when he first saw sole. They stood in silence for several moments, and they could tell that he was deliberating something. Finally, he came to a conclusion. “You know what, I don’t care how you got back. You’re here now, that’s what matters. We have work to do,”

More water bending us sans and ht sans. US sans is a normal waterbender HT sans is a blood bender (magic bender)

slight story under the keep reading link :) if you’re curious.

Horrortale Sans @ sour-apple-studios 

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Futuristic Love

Originally posted by magnetosmind

Futuristic Love

Peter Maximoff X Reader

Written by: Hannah

Prompt(s): One where the reader has the ability of time travel to her own decided variation of the future and she has a crush on Peter than accidentally brings him to a future where they are together and have children and she’s super embarrassed thinking that he’ll think she’s a creep and the rest is up to you :)

Notes: This is a little long for some reason, so I’m sorry haha. It’s a cute read though, fluffy! Enjoy c:

Warning(s): Fluff.

To be honest, it was an accident. (y/n) had never meant to accidentally time travel, but then again that’s hard not to when the teenager barely had any control over their power in the few seconds that Peter managed to jump scare them. These few seconds were enough for Peter to hang onto them, laughing, as they spiraled into the future.


The first thing that Peter registered was, ‘Ow, everything hurts. Shit, what’d I do this time?’ It was an easy enough question. Carefully, the speedster went back through the events of the day. He had scared the pants off of (y/n), but they weren’t the type to brutally bruise every bone and cell in his body.

Speaking of (y/n), Peter couldn’t think of a moment after their ear piercing scream. And where the hell was (y/n)? The speedster sat up from his sprawled position of the ground and looked around. It was the backyard of the school, but it was oddly empty. Peter could only think that perhaps classes were in session.

Getting up, Peter stretched his tired limbs and brushed off his leather jacket. He could care less if his pants got dirty; they normally got dirty anyways one way or another. Well, without further ado, Mr. Speedy rushed off into the mansion but tripped over his tired limbs at the sight of an old ass Erik Lehnsherr teaching in the foyer, explaining something about the metal chandelier in there. Everyone had to stop once Peter made a burn almost the width of the hallway.

“What the fUCK??” Peter screeched. And no, his voice definitely did not go up an octave, nope nope. Erik looked him over once or twice before frowning, “Well first off, what the fuck to you as well, Peter. You look like you took a trip back into the 80’s. Don’t you have a class to be teaching?”

“No??? I don’t? It’s my day off, I’ll have you know, and I really can’t remember anything past scaring the shit out of (y/n), so if you could point me to wherever the hell they are I’d appreciate that. I’m pretty sure this is not my timeline, so.” Peter grinned his shit-eating grin and stood promptly, waiting for Erik’s answer. The metal bender scoffed and shook his head.

“I wouldn’t put it past you to scare them so much you both time traveled. Well, I’m not sure where young (y/n) is, but they teach a class up on the third floor, 312. Perhaps you’ll find something there.” Peter grinned his thanks and sped off.


(y/n) woke up with a start. Oddly enough, a very old Charles Xavier loomed over them with a few scared but concerned students. It took (y/n) a second not to scream and punch almost all of them. Charles chuckled at that thought and send a wave of calm their way.

“This is a surprise.” (y/n) mumbled. Charles laughed at this and nodded his head, “A surprise for us too. I hope you don’t mind, but I read your thoughts as you were coming to. I’ll get you to Peter and you both can go home soon, don’t worry (y/n).” Charles assured.

“(y/n)? Peter? That’s weird, my mommy and daddy’s names are (y/n) and Peter..” A little boy said. Charles turned his head and blushed a little bit before nodding in response. “Jace, this is (y/n), your mother. You know how she can go back and forth into the future? This is young them. Your father scared them and they accidentally time skipped.”

The little boy, Jace, that (y/n) instantly recognized from Charles explanation was their child. With Peter. PETER. The Peter that (y/n) had a major crush on?? Devilish, snarky, sarcastic, yet loving Peter Maximoff??…..Holy shit.

Jace giggled and waddled forward. He plopped himself down beside (y/n) and gave them a hug. With his powers revealing themselves at an early state, the six year old was an empath. He recognized the feeling of confusion and immediately decided a hug was in order. He nuzzled himself into (y/n)’s arms, who awkwardly nuzzled back.

“J-Jace, huh?”

“Mhmmm. I’m six, and my sister is ten. Her name is Sophie, and she’s with Mommy. I’m spending an afternoon with Uncle Charles in his classes.” Jace said. (y/n) had to laugh a little bit. Holy shit, they had a six year old and a ten year old together…

Charles’s head perked up and he gently tapped (y/n) on their shoulder. He smiled, “I found Peter. He’s heading towards your classroom- older (y/n)’s classroom. He just had an awkward encounter with Erik.” Nodding with a quiet ‘Ahhhh..’ (y/n) stood up and followed Charles towards Peter’s newest location. Jace followed too, waddling along with his hand in (y/n)’s.


Before Peter had even taken his first breath after stopping his run he heard, “Hey, Dad.” Confused, Peter’s head whipped in the direction of a student, younger than most of the teenagers seated in the class. He saw older (y/n), staring in confusion and then realization. He shifted and waved awkwardly. The girl who said hi squinted then poked him, “You aren’t dad, are you?”

“N-No?? Um, sorry, but who are you? Look, I’m just looking for (y/n). We came here by mistake. Uh…I was wondering if you knew were younger (y/n) was, by chance?” Peter asked to the older version of his slight crush. They laughed softly and shook their head.

“No, sorry Peter. I don’t know- but Professor Xavier just told me that he’s on his way. He has (y/n). They’ll be here in five minutes.” Peter nodded and clucked his tongue. He leaned against the doorway and rolled his wrist for Older (y/n) to continue teaching.

“I’m Sophie, you’re daughter in the future, I guess.” Sophie said, scootching closer to him and smiling. Peter smiled back and nodded before frowning, “Wait, with who? Who’s your mom?”

Sophie pointed to the front of the classroom. Peter’s jaw dropped as he realized that he had married then had children with (y/n). Holy shit, cute little (y/n) who was slowly stealing his heart since the moment he had met them married him, a total ass, then decided to have kids with him, again, the total ass. Sophie just laughed at his reaction.

“So….do you like them? Back from your time?” Peter blushed a deep red and looked away. “I don’t know, maybe. I mean, this is only one future out of many. I doubt they like me back.”

“Well, mom’s power is to choose from a variety of their futures. Maybe they do like you.” Peter paled considerably then before blushing another deep red.

“Okay yeah I like them, ok? But I have no idea how I would even tell them that I love them, like no way. It’s not like I’ll just go back up to them once we get back and say ‘Oh (y/n), I’m utterly in love with you-”


“What- OH SHIT (Y/N)-” Peter screeched. The class turned their heads at this point and older (y/n) winked at Charles, then at Peter. Once smirked and the other wanted to die. (y/n) caught his attention again with, “You love me, Peter?”

“S-so what if I do? I mean-”

“You idiot! Jesus everyone probably knows except for you, how are you so oblivious?!” (y/n) said. Peter registered this and they stared at each other. They burst into laughter and Jace giggled, hugging (y/n)’s leg. Sophie pried him off and (y/n) silently admitted that they would miss the little scamp.

“See? She does like you.” Sophie grinned, her multi-colored braces showing. Older (y/n) walked over and gave Peter a hug, then their younger self.

“Sorry I couldn’t talk with you, Peter, but I do have a class to teach. Be careful when scaring me next time, alright?” They joked. Peter laughed too and looked away with the slightest wish to curl up in a hole and die. Charles pushed him towards (y/n) and they said their goodbyes as they returned home.


Charles was practically having a heart attack because his gym teacher and health teacher had both mysteriously vanished. One moment he was going to ask them to come and help prepare lunch and BAM they’re gone. Erik was having a hard time calming him down, since a nervous Charles is worse than a calm Charles.

Erik, despite being nervous, was also anxious about the disappearence of his son. Charles was uncharactaristically scared about them being whisked away.

“I’m sure (y/n) took them to the future Charles, why are you freaking out? They’re probably fine.”

“Well yes Erik, I know, but they never got to tell each other!”

“Tell each other what?”
“That they loved each other!! God, (y/n) was going to confess to him this Friday-”

“Oh my god Charles you drama queen.” Erik groaned. Charles whined an apology. He wasn’t sorry, though.

A bright flash of white caught everyone’s attention. Standing together was Peter and (y/n) and Charles practically cried in relief. Erik rolled his eyes and wheeled Charles out of the room, who began screaming bloody murder at Erik telepathically once he realized that the two were definitely about to kiss.

They did. Peter took (y/n)’s chin and pressed a chaste yet passionate kiss to their lovable lips. (y/n) kissed back, leaning into Peter’s arms. Scott wolf-whistled, Jean hit him upside the head, and Jubilee and Kurt clapped and cheered happily. Ororo gave Peter a thumbs up as Peter grinned into (y/n)’s lips. He couldn’t wait to start their future together. Charles couldn’t wait to murder Erik for making him miss the adorably cute scene.

Professor X - Part 4 (Final chapter)
  • +18 Content. Part 4 of 4. Reader´s perspective.
  • Author: me, so-easy-to-love-me
  • Character: Professor Charles Xavier / James McAvoy, Erik Lehnsherr / Michael Fassbender
  • Genre: Oh, the FEELS. But it was the only way. And yes, SMUT. Yay!
  • Summary: Just after being reunited with her beloved Charles, an enemy much closer than expected compels the young mutant woman to act against her will and forsake all she has ever believed in…

Read Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3

Days of voluntary avoiding and an overall concerning silence followed the events that had shaken all the three of us, Charles, Erik and me. Each of us was in a different wing of the mansion, occupying ourselves with anything that would take our minds off things, still trying to process what had happened and how naïve we had been to let it come thus far. Seeking solitude and remaining in it for a while seemed like a suitable way of dealing; and I felt, or better read, that both men preferred to keep to themselves for some time. I myself however had the urge to clear things, to discuss how we would proceed, if we would proceed with whatever we had at all that was. On top of that, I missed Charles. Too long did I have to do without him that the felt split second we had spent together was not enough, by far not. If I was so generously given this second chance and was here, in this very place with him, I wanted to be closest possible. Just to spend time around him, only being in the same room, feeling his presence would be enough. However, pushing either of the two men with confrontation or forcing statements or half-hearted promises from them wasn´t my nature and not my intention either. After what had happened, I needed to be patient and give them time until they were ready to face all of it and its consequences. Incessantly, my mind whirred with ideas and fantasies of how our situation would affect our future relationship and collaboration. Both Charles and Erik were talking about another war coming and having to work together while I still was ignorant about any details. As before, many years back, I had been left unknowing to be safe. But this wasn´t a choice anymore. I was more than involved already and the love for Charles would forbid me to stay away and not fight by his side.

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daretobeyourselftoday  asked:

Hi! Happy Monday! Maybe some Percabeth with the whole the world is black and white until you meet your soulmate thing.

Happy Thursday! This is a terribly long drabble, but it is full of so much fluff, and I hope you like it :)


Annabeth doesn’t mind seeing the world in monochrome. It’s comforting, really. She has her job, and her goals, and her routine. Black and white. She wakes up early and goes to the gym, showers before work, sits at her desk with her precise lines and measurements and formulas; she eats a salad for lunch, take-out for dinner, and makes herself comfortable at the end of the day on her ridiculously expensive and comfortable couch with a bottle of ridiculously cheap wine.

She’s a woman of good taste with a small budget. What can she say? It takes her back to college.

And, speaking of college, Annabeth can just now see her old roommate and best friend jumping up and down at the front of the waiting crowd outside airport security. Piper, dressed in shorts and high tops and a loose tank, holds up a huge, glittering sign that reads ‘ANNABETH!’ It’s decorated with flowers and stickers and paint in differing shades of gray.

It’s most likely the most obnoxiously colorful sign in existence, which makes Annabeth more than grateful that she is only seeing it so muted.

“So that is terrible,” Annabeth says when she gets close enough, dropping her bag and purse to wrap her arms around Piper. “Please don’t tell me how much you wasted on that thing.”

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Nothing Is Ever Lost

It was a clear day in Republic City; Sokka had decided to take a trip out to Air Temple Island to see Aang, Katara and the kids. As soon as he headed up the front steps he saw Bumi running out to greet him.

  “Uncle Sokka! Uncle Sokka!” he rushed toward the other non bender in the family.

  “Hey Boom,” Sokka caught him in his arms and the two began to walk inside. “How are things?”

 “Dad’s all excited because Tenzin showed his first signs of airbending today,” Bumi told his uncle.

  “That’s wonderful,” Sokka told him knowing how much Aang had hoped for an airbender.

   “I guess,” Bumi shrugged. “I was just hoping that maybe Kya would be the only bender so I would have some company.”

  Sokka looked down at the eight year old. “You’ll always have me Bumi, but now the world has more hope for saving Airbenders.”

 The young boy nodded and jumped down from his Uncle’s arms the two of them walking inside the house. They found Katara and Aang eating lunch with Kya and Tenzin. Kya was about four and was playing with her water instead of drinking it and Tenzin at only one year old, was being fed by his father.

  “Sokka,” Katara’s face lit up a little when she saw her brother, getting to her feet to give him a hug.

  “How is my baby sister?” he asked kissing her on the cheek before greeting Aang and Kya.

  “Busy,” she laughed a little. “These two keep us on our toes.”

  “Thankfully Tenzin is much more low maintenance than his brother and sister,” Aang laughed, handing his youngest to his brother-in-law to hold.

  “I heard that you are going to be an airbender,” Sokka cooed to his youngest nephew. “There is almost one of each of us now. Your mommy has her waterbender, your daddy has you, Zuko has his daughter, and I have Bumi. All we need is an earthbender and we can have Team Avatar: The Second Generation.”

  Katara cleared her throat. “Sokka, when was the last time you spoke to Toph?”

  The whole room seemed to go silent before Aang got to his feet. “Kya, Bumi, why don’t we go take Tenzin for a nice walk outside.”

  Aang gave Katara a gentle kiss before he and the kids left the two siblings alone.

  “I haven’t talked to her for awhile,” Sokka finally answered her. “Not since Suki and I broke up, why?”

   “It’s been almost a year since you and Suki broke up, why haven’t you talked to her?” Katara asked.

   “We’re both busy, I don’t know,” Sokka gave a frustrated sigh.  “Besides the last thing I heard was she was going with you and Aang out on a double date.”

  Katara looked at her brother. “That was back when you and Suki broke up as well. What is keeping you from-”

  “Katara can we just drop the subject please?” he asked cutting her off. “I realized how I felt about Toph too late and I’ve lost my chance. I spent all those years trying to make my relationship with Suki work and while I did I lost my chance to be with the one person who understands me, who appreciates me.”

  “My family doesn’t?” Katara asked him teasingly.

  He sighed again. “You know that’s not what I meant Katara.”

  She walked over to him and pulled him into a hug.  “I know Sokka, and I also know that there is always hope. We lived through a war, and lost people we loved, but we’re here and starting to have families of our own. Nothing is ever lost….go see Toph.”

  Sokka just nodded and hugged his sister one last time before leaving air temple island and heading back into Republic City. On his way home, if only to tell his sister he had tried, Sokka decided to swing by the police station. He stopped at the front desk, everyone around the station looked busier than usual, Sokka went up to Toph’s office and stopped at her secretary’s desk.

  “Can I see Chief Bei Fong for a moment?” he asked.

  “I’m sorry Councilmen,” she looked at him sadly. “The Chief isn’t here; we don’t expect her back in the office for another week or so.”

  “Why?” Sokka was worried all of a sudden. “Is something wrong?”

  “No one knows,” she told him sadly. “She has been acting very odd and secretive lately and no one knows why.”

  Sokka was surprised to hear that, the Toph he knew was always very open and up front.

“Thank you,” Sokka said before turning and leaving.

  He was going to get to the bottom of this and if he couldn’t find Toph at her office then he would just have to go to her house. He tried to prepare himself as he got closer but Sokka had never been this nervous in his life, he had no idea how Toph would react to him coming to see her, or if she would even want to see him.  He took a deep breath in and raised his hand to knock but before he could the door opened and Toph was standing there in front of him.

  “It’s good to see you Snoozels,” she said smiling up at him. “It’s been a long time.”

  “Too long,” Sokka replied.

  The two hesitated for a moment or two before Sokka pulled Toph in for a hug. Even now that they were grown up, both of them in their 30’s, Sokka still laughed at how much talker he was than Toph.

  “I stopped by the station to see you,” he told her as she ushered him inside. “They said you weren’t going to be back for at least a week. I was a little worried that you were ill or something bad might have happened.”

  Toph sat down. “It’s been a rough year.”

  “I know what you mean,” Sokka laughed a little as he sat as well.

  Silence passed between the two for another moment or two before Toph finally spoke again.

  “How’s Suki?” she asked.

   Sokka was surprised she didn’t know. “We broke up, almost a year ago.”

  “I’m sorry,” Toph added hurriedly. “I didn’t know, Aang and Katara stopped telling me things about you and Suki because they knew how much it-“

  Toph stopped.

  “How much it what?” Sokka pressed her.

  “They knew how much it hurt me,” she sighed. “I even started dating someone to try and get you out of my system.”

  This was what Sokka had been afraid of.

  “I know; Katara told me that she and Aang were going on a double date with you and him.” Sokka explained. “After Suki and I broke up I asked about you and I knew I was too late.”

  He could see tears in Toph’s eyes and almost wanted to go, he hadn’t come here to cause her more pain.

  “I want you to meet someone Sokka,” she said, wiping away the tears and getting to her feet. “Please?”

  “Of course Toph,” he answered.

   The earthbender got to her feet and walked back down a hallway to where Sokka assumed her bedroom was. He tried to steal himself for whoever came out of the room with Toph, he was ready to look the man she had fallen in love with in the eye, shake his hand and tell him he had better never hurt Toph or he would be sorry. Just the thought of that made his heart ache but Sokka knew that for Toph’s happiness he would do anything. When Toph came back into the room however there was no man with her, she was just cradling something in her arms. She walked back into the living room and Sokka got to his feet.

  “Sokka this is my daughter,” Toph whispered. “Her name is Lin.”

  Sokka leaned over and saw the small baby girl with a tuft of dark hair and her mother’s green eyes looking up at him.

  “She’s beautiful,” Sokka breathed.

  “I know,” Toph smiled a little, still looking with wonder at her child.

 “Who’s the father?” Sokka finally asked the question he was afraid to ask.

Toph didn’t speak for a moment or two. “He’s…not around.”

  “Oh Toph,” Sokka sighed pulling her gently into a hug, Lin still in her arms. “He’s an idiot.”

  Toph began to sob quietly into Sokka’s shoulder, she had been putting on a brave face for a long time and now she was going to be able to tell him everything. The only other people who knew were Aang and Katara, after all Toph wouldn’t trust anyone else to deliver her baby. Finally after a few moments she was able to stop her tears and broke away from Sokka a little.

  “Let me go put Lin back in her crib,” she turned and left again, leaving the usually fearless man to think about what he was actually going to say now.

  Toph came back and she and Sokka both sat down on her couch, more nervous now than they had been before.

  “So, how old is Lin?” Sokka finally asked.

  “Just a week old,” Toph told him. “Katara had been staying with me until a few days ago.”

  He smiled. “So that’s why my sister wanted me to come see you.”

  Toph blushed a little. “Everyone always knew how I felt about you; I didn’t try to hide it. At first I thought my feelings might change or go away but the older I got the stronger they got. I never told you because first of all I thought you already knew and just didn’t say anything to spare my feelings and second of all because of Suki. I only wanted you to be happy Sokka and when I thought you and Suki were happy so I tried to move on. My parents had been trying to arrange a match between me and an old friend of the Bei Fong family. He came to Republic City and the two of us started to date for a few months, I kept trying to make myself feel something for him but it never happened and when I found out I was pregnant he didn’t take it very well but he stayed for the sake of the baby. Then when Katara was able to tell me it was a girl, he left. He said he didn’t want the child if it wasn’t a son to pass on his name to and he didn’t want to have more than one child anyway. I was so ashamed that I tried to keep it a secret from everyone, for a long time only Katara and Aang knew I was pregnant then when I couldn’t hide it I took a sick leave from work and figured I wouldn’t go back until I had figured things out.”

  Toph had tears running in steady streams down both her cheeks now. Sokka reached forward and gripped her hand in his, letting her know he was still there.

  “I made a mistake using him to try and forget my feelings for you, but without him I wouldn’t have Lin. Lin is the most perfect thing in my life; I never thought I would love someone so much especially when I thought I couldn’t have you.”

  “I made a mistake too,” Sokka told her sadly. “My mistake was trying for too long to fix a broken relationship. Suki and I were so young when everything started and I think the older we got, the more we grew apart but I stayed trying to rekindle what we once had. I took her on trips to places that meant something to us but in so many of them all I ended up seeing were memories of you and at the end of the last trip we realized that we weren’t kids anymore and we weren’t in love. I wanted to go to you and tell you how I felt for you but that was the night you went on a double date with her and Aang.”

  Sokka took a deep breath. “I thought I had lost my chance that’s why I haven’t seen you in so long. I was afraid to see you with someone else when it was my own fault that I realized so late that I love you.”

  Those words only made Toph cry harder.

 “I don’t know why I didn’t figure it out sooner,” Sokka laughed sadly, tears in his own eyes. “I guess I couldn’t put the pieces together fast enough. You know I’m not the brightest.”

  “What pieces Meathead?” Toph asked.

  “You used to grip my arm when you couldn’t see,” Sokka began to explain. “If we were ever somewhere that didn’t have a lot of earth or metal you would hold onto me. Until a few years ago I never understood how much faith you were putting in me, how much trust, how much love you were putting in me letting me be your eyes. Then I thought about how the best earthbender the world has ever known, the inventor of metalbending, would lean on me, a non bender for support when she needed someone. You are one of the most powerful benders ever and yet for some reason you turn to me when you can’t see. That’s what love is, trusting someone else to take care of you, to watch out for you, to save you. You’ve saved me quite a few times over the years and I don’t know if I’ve ever thanked you for that.”

“You’re welcome,” she whispered.

  “But more than anything love is about wanting the other person to be happy,” Sokka explained. “I love you so much that if you had brought a boyfriend or a husband out here to meet me I would have been able to shake his hand and wish you both the best because I will never be happy unless you are happy too….that is love.”

  Toph moved closer to Sokka, taking his face between her hands and making him look at her. She knew that she couldn’t see him but she wanted him to see the feelings in her face.

  “Do you remember the air ship?” she asked, knowing that he did. “I dream about that moment all the time. When we both fell and you grabbed me all I could feel was your hand. I was dangling above the water and you were all I could feel; in that moment you were my whole world and when I started to slip you caught me again.”

  “I was so scared of losing my grip,” Sokka confessed. “If you had fallen I would have dove after you, I would never have stopped trying to save you.”

  “Then,” she kept going. “When we got off the airship, it was me you leaned on and not Suki and I guess I read too much into that moment.”

  “You didn’t,” he tried to assure her. “It just took me longer to get there. I told Katara earlier that you were the only one who ever understood me, ever appreciated me. You’ve never wanted to change me, but you aren’t afraid to tell me when I’m wrong, you make me laugh, you keep my on my toes, you give me everything I’ve ever wanted.”

  Toph was at a loss for words this time so Sokka leaned in and kissed Toph as he laced his fingers though hers. Toph melted into Sokka’s touch and as they kissed it was almost as if she could see a whole other world where the two of them would make their lives together. After a few moments they broke away from each other and Sokka touched his forehead to Toph’s, their hands still joined.

  “The spaces between my fingers are right where yours fit perfectly,” she told him. “I love you Sokka.”

  “I love you too Toph, I’m sorry it took me so long to figure that out.”

  “I’ll forgive you this time Meathead,” she laughed.

  The two leaned back on the couch wrapped in each other’s arms and just began to talk, to catch each other up on their lives. As the sun set Toph fell asleep in Sokka’s arms, clinging to him just like she always had. Sokka leaned down and kissed her forehead when he heard crying coming from the back. Without waking her Sokka got off the couch and went to Lin’s bedroom, he leaned over her crib and as careful as he could lifted her up into his arms. He sat down in the rocking chair that was next to her crib and began to rock back and forth. He looked down at the tiny little girl, his eyes filled with wonder and lovingly kissed her tiny nose.

  “I love your mother so much, I thought I had lost my chance to be with her but your Aunt Katara was right….nothing is ever lost. I might not be your father Lin,” he told her as the baby began to drift back to sleep. “But if you would like I will be more than happy to be your Dad.”

  Lin yawned and one of her tiny hands gripped Sokka’s finger.

He softly began to sing “Leaves from the vine, falling so slow, like fragile tiny shells, drifting in the foam

  What he didn’t notice was Toph standing in the doorway, tears once again in her eyes. She didn’t need sight to recognize that this was her family and it was perfect no matter how long it had taken to get there.

    So this is my first Tokka fic and my first AtLA fic so be gentle. I had to get my Tokka feels out in the open and how I think my OTP could become canon. I was also inspired by this picture http://www.deviantart.com/art/Tokka-Here-for-you-303869625. I also looked into ages and Tenzin during Legend of Korra is 51 and Lin is 50 which means Katara was 34 when she had Tenzin so that is where I got the ages. I guessed at Bumi’s age so don’t hurt me. If you liked this at all please give me a review or let me know what I can do to improve it. Thanks for taking the time to read.




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Paring: That will depend on the Reader and the Characters she’ll meet throughout the story.

Prompt: You knew the truth or a part of it, but none of that will mean a thing unless you help stop Raven

Warnings: Some cursing

Length: 3,451 words

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You spent the rest of the flight thinking over what Erik had said and Charles noticed your silence, because, well, you were silent. Charles didn’t know that Logan had told you, because he was in the cockpit with Hank when you found out about the Sentinels and what the government did to you.

You tucked your legs underneath you and leaned a shoulder on the wall beside the window. Not the exact position you should be as the plane was landing, but then again, you had more important things to worry about. For example, you really wanted a shower and a change of clothes.

As the plane touched down, you turned your head and took a moment to examine Charles. He was thinking about three people: Raven, Erik, and you. He was very apprehensive about the coming events and you decided to condole with him, until you happened upon something that made your blood boil.

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Percy is the Avatar AUPercy was born into the Southern Water TribeJason is his Airbending Teacher from the Western Air TempleLeo is his Firebending TeacherHazel is his Earthbending (She is also a metal bender) Teacher The Hunters of Artemis are the Kyoshi WarriorsAnnabeth is the bright creative excellent fighter (Annabeth is also Grovers cousin and Percy’s childhood crush, which is reciprocated)Grover is his best friend from childhood.

  • Percy was practicing his water bending with his best friend, Grover. Well, it was more like Percy was practicing and Grover was helping. 
  • Percy was pretty mad, his whole life he thought he was normal. He thought he would find his place in the Water Tribe Navy and make some money for his mother. 
  • But no, he had to be the Avatar. His mother knew and didn’t even say anything to him. 
  • He threw the water he was practicing with down onto the ice. 
  • “Hey man!” Grover exclaimed. “Watch it.”
  • “I can’t believe everyone kept this secret from me. And now I got to learn three more elements!” 
  • “You can do it. And the Avatar is an important person.”
  • “But why does it have to be me?” He whined. “I just wanted to be in the Navy, provide for my mom, marry some girl-”
  • “Annabeth.” Grover supplied.
  • “And have a family.” Percy slightly glared at him.  “That’s all I want. I don’t want to protect and save the world.”
  • “Everyone knew it was going to be a water bender.” Grover told him. “It was either going to be someone from the Southern or Northern tribe.”
  • “But why me?” He sighed. “Why am I the unlucky one?!” 
  • “Percy, maybe it won’t be that bad. You got three more elements to learn. It might be fun. Hey, I’ll go with you on your journey!” Grover smiled. “It’ll be fun.”
  • Percy took a deep breath. “Alright. Might as well take this head on. We need to plan our journey before leaving.”
  • “You know who would help? Annabeth, she’s great at all of this stuff.” Grover told him. “And you can see her.”
  • “Shut up.” Percy blushed. “Let’s just go talk to her.”
  • The two of them went to Annabeth’s house. She was tending to the fire she was using to dry clothes. 
  • “Oh, hey Percy, Grover.” She smiled. “What brings you two here?” 
  • “I found out that I’m the Avatar.” Percy told her. “And I need to find teachers to help me learn the other four element. Can you help us figure out our path for our journey?” 
  • “Sure.” She smiled. “So we can try all the closest tribes first then go north.” She said as she went into the house. 
  • “We?” Percy asked.
  • “I want to come with you.” She told him. “And I’m the only one who can read these maps, unless the two of you can read coordinates.” 
  • Grover looked at Percy as if he was saying, “She has a point.” He went over to his cousin and looked at the maps she brought out. 
  • Annabeth made a plan for them and they agreed to leave tomorrow on Annabeth’s dad’s ship. 
  • They headed to Kyoshi Island first. Annabeth’s only request on this journey. She wanted to see the Warriors in action.
  • So when they got to Kyoshi Island, Percy felt a swell of energy when he saw Kyoshi’s statue. One of his past lives were standing right in front of him.
  • They were greeted by their leader, Thalia. She was ready to fight the intruders until Percy stated that he was the Avatar. Then he was greeted with open arms. 
  • “So the Warriors, they follow the fighting and beliefs of Kyoshi?” Percy asked.
  • “Yes. We honor her in everything we do.” Thalia replied.
  • “Do you think you can teach me how to Earth bend?” Percy asked, hopefully. 
  • “No, none of us are Earth benders. We are just warriors.” She replied. “But the Earth Kingdom will have a lot of people who will be willing to help you.”
  • “Thank you.” Percy smiled.
  • Annabeth was learning from the Kyoshi Warriors the couple of days they spent there. Percy was amazed how agile and swift she was. 
  • “Would you like to join us? We could use a great warrior like you.” Thalia offered on their last day there.
  • “Uh, I’ll think about it.” Annabeth replied. “Right now, I need help Percy on his journey.” 
  • Thalia smiled and nodded. 
  • They next headed to the Fire Nation. There they met Leo, the son of the blacksmith. They found him while he was working on a project and he lit up the metal he was working on.
  • “T-The Avatar?” Leo was shocked when he heard the trio’s story. “Yeah, I’ll help you. Nothing exciting ever happens to me.”
  • “Thanks Leo.” Percy smiled. 
  • “Fire bending might the hardest element for you.” Annabeth warned him. “It’s the opposite of water.” 
  • “I can do it.” Percy smiled. “I’ll work hard at it.”
  •  After a day, Percy was ready to give up. He couldn’t even get a spark out of him. 
  • “Fire is too hard.” Percy complained. “I thought this would be easy for the Avatar.”
  • “Percy, it took years for you past lives to master the four elements. You just started.” Annabeth told him. “You’re going to do fine once get started.” 
  • “It’s so hard though. Maybe I should have started with air or earth.” He sighed as he looked at the roof of Leo’s house. 
  • “Man, relax. I bet you’ll do fine.” Grover told him. “All the elements are hard to learn.”
  • Percy sighed and stared at the ceiling until he passed out.
  • Him and Leo worked on his fire bending for a week before a spark came out of Percy. After that, it became easier to bend fire. 
  • Leo was proud, he actually taught the Avatar how to fire bend. All his teaching came from his dad. 
  • As the trio was about to leave, Leo ran to catch them. 
  • “I want to come with you.” Leo smiled. “It would be great to see the rest of the world.” 
  • They agreed and headed to the Western Air Temple where they met a teen named Jason who was willing to teach Percy.
  • The two of them butted heads at first. Both of them had strong personalities that clashed.
  • “He’s so strong headed.” Percy complained to Annabeth.
  • “Sounds like someone I know.” She replied. “Percy, he’s your teacher and you should listen to him.”
  • “I’m trying.” He sighed. “But he’s just so difficult. I thought air nomads were suppose to be friendly.” 
  • “You need to be open minded like they are, maybe that’ll help.” She suggested.
  • He nodded and tried to do that the following day. Leo decided to join them so he could learn some new moves. 
  • Air bending seemed easier that day, once Percy learned how to control his breathing. He was able to get a little gust out of him. 
  • While Percy was learning how to control the four elements, Annabeth and Grover were walking around the temple to learn about the air nomads. 
  • They were there for three weeks so Percy could master the element. Him and Jason got closer since then. Percy didn’t want to leave him but Jason insisted on staying in the western air temple.  
  • “We’ll see each other again.” Jason promised. “I’m needed here right now and I wish to go on your journey.”
  • Percy nodded as the four of them said their goodbyes before heading off to the Earth Kingdom.
  • “So, you’re almost done mastering the four elements.” Annabeth smiled. “How do you feel about that?”
  • “I don’t know. That this whole Avatar thing is way too real.” He replied. “Just to think that my life was normal over two months ago.” 
  • “Why would you want to be normal? You were destined for great things. Always knew that.” She told him.
  • “You knew I was destined to be the avatar?” He asked.
  • “No, I knew you were going to do great things, whether it was following your dad’s footsteps in the navy or being the avatar.” She told him.
  • “But being normal sounds so great right now. Being back in the southern water tribe, making dinner with my mom and hunting for fish to eat. Grover trying to convince me to…uh…do something crazy.”
  • “Crazy?” She asked. “Like what?”
  • “Uh, pulling pranks and stuff.”
  • “Ah, I see.” She said. 
  • Percy looked at the ocean in front of him. He was trying to get the courage to as Annabeth out for years. Right before they started this journey, Grover was telling him that Annabeth liked him back. But it was still nerve wrecking to ask a girl out.
  • They arrived at a small town near the ocean. Percy was hoping to find a teacher there so they wouldn’t have to travel too far into the Earth Kingdom. And if they did, well they couldn’t go too far by boat and by foot would take too long.
  • The four of them walked around and asked multiple people if they knew anyone who could teach Percy how to Earth bend.
  • That night they heard some alarms go off at a jewelry store and Percy was ready to jump into action. He could capture a robber.
  • He saw someone run pass him and he used his air bending to wrap around them and pull them back to him. 
  • The person raised a wall of dirt to cut off the supply and started to run. Percy ran after them. They ran through the center of town, where a water fountain was and Percy used his water bending to wrap a vine of water around the person’s wrist and froze it. 
  • He ran to the person to realize it was a girl, a couple of years younger than him. 
  • Her eyes were begging him to let her go. “Please, let me go.” 
  • “Why would I let you go? You stole from a jewelry store.” He asked her. 
  • “Cause…cause…please don’t let me go to jail. My sister and brother are waiting for me and we needed some money.” Her gold eyes were tearing up. 
  • Percy took her arm and let the water unfreeze before pulling her into an abandon ally way. 
  • “Why do you need the money?” Percy asked. 
  • “Cause we’re orphans. We don’t want to go to the home, they aren’t nice people and we need food and clothes.” Tears were running down her face. “I was only trying to help my family. Please don’t send me to jail.”
  • Percy let out a breath. How could he send her to jail? She was just a kid who wanted to help her family.
  • “Alright. You’re going to leave the jewels in a bag and I’ll make sure the police finds it. Then you’re going to show me to your family.” He told her.
  • The girl handed over all the jewels she hand and Percy wrapped them up in a bag. He brought the girl to the edge of the ally way and blew the bag towards the police before hiding back in the shadows. 
  • The girl showed Percy to a huge boulder. She pushed the boulder away before walking inside with Percy. There was a small fire going with two other kids inside. 
  • The boulder door closed behind them.
  • “Hazel, where were you?” The boy demanded. 
  • “I was trying to find us food and better clothes.” She replied. “But I got caught.” 
  • Percy looked at her. “You were stealing jewels.”
  • “Hazel!” The older girl was in shock. “You can’t do that!” 
  • “But Bianca, my metal bending-”
  • “Metal bending? You can metal bend?” Percy asked.
  • “Yeah. Sometimes my metal bending gets me into trouble.” Hazel blushed. “I taught myself.”
  • “That’s so cool.” Percy smiled. “Think you can teach me?”
  • “Teach you? You’re a water bender.” She replied.
  • “Actually, I’m the avatar.” Percy told her. “I still need to learn Earth bending. I can help you out with food and clothes as payment.”
  • Hazel looked at his siblings and they didn’t know what to say. “Okay. I’ll do it.”
  • The next day, Percy started his lessons from Hazel. She was a pretty good teacher in his opinion. She was patient, kind, and always trying to help him improve. 
  • Leo watched him as he practiced with Hazel. Annabeth and Grover were talking to her siblings. 
  • He was there for two weeks before he mastered earth bending. Metal bending was something that he was still struggling with, but the four elements were mastered. 
  • “Alright, Avatar.” Annabeth said as they were looking at the ocean where their boat was docked. “Now what?” 
  • “I don’t know. Head home and lay low until the world needs me.” He told her. “But it’s our last day in the Earth kingdom and I saw a nice little cafe. Do you…uh…do you want to get dinner with me tonight? Just you and me?”
  • Annabeth smiled. “I thought you would never ask.”

MIND TRICKS PART THREE:http://imaginingbucky.tumblr.com/post/147467659464/mind-tricks-part-three



You turned around hesitantly and saw that Bucky was now sitting up in his bed.

“What’s going on?” He asked. His voice was thick with sleep and a little hoarse because of his screaming from his nightmare.

“I heard you having a nightmare and I came to see if you were okay.”

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Chapter Two (newly added chapter)



One thing I could say I definitely missed about California was the beaming sun that always seemed to leave me looking a few shades darker. I had been back in LA for three weeks now and the entire time had been spent day and night with my girls.  It no longer felt like I was the outsider and instead feelings of how our lives use to be was now taking over my fears and shyness.

Mijo and Ty had also been present figures within the past few weeks and it felt beyond amazing to be around two male figures who I knew loved and would protect me from anything or anyone.

“I feel like death”, I heard someone groan as I lifted up my head from the pool lounge chair I had been lying on for the past few hours. Looking up my gaze fell onto Ally’s as she walked over and sat on the end of the lounge chair that Bella was currently occupying, “Well how else did you expect to feel after downing a whole bottle of Jack on your own?”, Bella mumbled what I had just been thinking.

Of course, my arrival back to town also meant weekend benders and as always Ally decided to go all out as soon as she saw a female all up on Ty. When Bella first told me about their little relationship, I thought shit was cute as hell but only after 3 weeks I realized why everyone gets so annoyed with their banter.

“Why didn’t you stop me?”, She groaned out as I winced at her matted hair that stuck to her skin while her make up ran down her face, “Because there is not stopping your aggressive ass once you’ve started”, I chuckled as I turned around in my seat and picked up my bikini top so I could put it back on.

“Oh come on girl I am not that bad” She laughed as Bella and I side eyed her at the same time. Laughing as I shook my head, I stood up from the lounge chair and stretched out my tight limbs as my gaze fell onto the view that was Hollywood. Though the apartment was beyond amazing, I think my absolute favorite thing about it would be the breath taking view.

“So Breezy was asking about you AGAIN”, Bella suddenly blurted out causing me to break out in a blush while I tried to hide my grin, “So?”, I managed to get out casually as I didn’t want them to know that the very mention name of his name gave me butterflies, “Bitch what you mean so? You blushing so hard right now that you are as red as a lobster”, She laughed which only seemed to make me blush harder.

“What he say?”, I muttered as I took a seat on the edge of her lounge chair that she was currently stretched out on, “Same thing he’s been asking for the past 3 weeks, your number”, She smirked as I playfully rolled my eyes although from the inside I was beaming that he was still even trying to get to know me, “So why don’t you just let me give it to him? Judging by the giddy face you got on, you like him”, Ally teased as I once again playfully rolled my eyes.

“I do not like him, I don’t even know him”, I shrugged as I stood up and grabbed my phone before making my inside so we didn’t have to have this conversation for the 10th time, “Oh no you don’t, bring you tiny ass back here”, I heard Bella yell from behind me, though I was already halfway to the kitchen and I was beyond starving.

Heading straight to the fridge, I started to gather all the ingredients to make myself a sandwich while letting out a sigh at the sound of the girls coming in. I knew the conversation was far from over; it was something they insisted we’d talk about every chance they got. It wasn’t that I didn’t think Chris was charming and absolutely handsome, it was more the fact that he was known as not only the biggest drug dealer down the west coast but he was also a notorious playboy.

“Can we please not?”, I signed before anyone of them could start, “Why not KiKi?”, Bella groaned as I mentally rolled my eyes, “Bells he has a different woman in his bed every night, he’s a drug lord and not to mention, he’s most likely a killer. Getting with him is just setting myself up with heartbreak and failure and right now I don’t need that”, I stressed in a pleading tone so they could just drop it.

“Okay fine, we wont bring it up anymore but let me say one more thing. Chris has never and I mean never showed interest in girls, other than fucking and dumping them. With you though, Ive never seen him chase after a girl the way his doing. He really, really likes you KiKi and of all the people in the world I thought you would be the least judgmental about a person and give them a chance”, Bella sighed before heading out the kitchen with Ally following behind her.

Instantly feeling bad, I leaned back against the counter and let out a frustrated sigh, was I being too harsh and judging him from what I had heard? What Bella didn’t understand though was that I had been through something that changed my view on not only the world but on people too. I couldn’t set myself up for any more disappointment or hurt, especially after I had finally found a little courage to start living again.

Eyeing out the half made sandwich, I pushed off the counter and proceeded to finish it off as my mind replayed the events of that night I met Chris. The chemistry was most definitely there and that was a huge deal for me because I was usually so quiet, shy and awkward.  So the very fact that he got me to open up and loosen up with a few minutes, spoke volumes.

Biting into my sandwich, I couldn’t help but let out a little grin at the memory of Chris being so kind to me. Maybe it wouldn’t be such a bad idea to get to know him a little? I mean I did come back to LA to start fresh, right?


“Don’t you think your pushing whole Chris thing on her a little too hard?”, Ally mumbled as she followed me into my bedroom and proceeded to collapse back on my bed, “Maybe, but I really think they are perfect for each other. Ki needs someone to bring her out of her shell and protect her and who better than Chris? And Chris needs a good girl who will show him how to love and settle down in life and who better than KiKi?”, I explained as I grabbed my phone and texted back Mijo that I was coming over tonight.

“I just think she needs to chill, I mean she JUST got back to LA”, Ally argued causing me to roll my eyes as I headed for the bathroom, only for her to be hot on my trails, “What’s with you? You’ve been trying to make sure they don’t link up, why?”, I frowned as memories of the past week filled my head. Ally had literally been on a mission to separate Chris and Kiara from seeing each other and ole girl thought no one noticed but I sure as hell had.

“I just think she could do better?”, She shrugged as I slipped out of my bikini and proceeded to step into the shower, “What someone like Tyga?”, I blurted out before I could stop myself. Ally was literally the last person on this earth that should be giving out advice. I mean not only are her and Ty on and off every other week but she seriously had the worse track record of men, “Low blow bitch”, I heard her huff as I let out a chuckle while shampooing my hair, “And that’s the point, I date Ty who is just like Chris so if anything I know what she’s setting herself up for and in reality im just protecting her”,  Ally argued as I mentally shot myself for not locking her out of the bathroom with her stupid ass logic.

“Maybe you just don’t know how to handle a man”, I mumbled under my breathe and judging by the fact that she didn’t respond I knew she didn’t hear. Not even tryna argue about this anymore, I blocked out her continued rant and quickly finished up my shower so I could get out of there. Turning the water off, I grabbed two towels and wrapped one around my body and the other for my hair, “Where you off too anyways?”, Ally suddenly asked causing me to jump back as I had forgotten she was even still in here, “Going to Mijo’s for some quality time”, I quickly added the last part so she wouldn’t insist on tagging along.

“Is Tyga gonna be there”, She asked as I mouthed it in sinc, due to her being so damn predictable, “I don’t think so, call and ask?”, I shrugged as I headed for my wardrobe and pulled out some sweats and a midriff, “We aren’t talking right now, can you call and ask”, She pleaded as I bit down on my tongue so I wouldn’t say some foul shit.

“I’on how many times I gotta tell you Ally, Im not getting in between you guys”, I said as calmly as possible while increasing my speed to get dressed and out of there.”Bellllll come on, pleaseeeeeeeeeee”, She continued to plead in a baby tone as I ran some leave in treatment through my wet hair. Stuffing my feet in my jordans, I ignored her pleaded and grabbed my keys before rushing out of the room.

Jogging down the stairs, with her hot on my heels, I headed to the kitchen when Kiara was still stuffing her face with food. Kiara was a petite girl but boyyyy could that girl eat and what sucked was she could eat the greasiest of foods and never put on any weight, “You heading out?”, She mumbled with a mouth filled with food causing me to giggle at how adorable she looked, “Just gonna go spend a few hours with Mijo and Ill be back”, I informed her as I gave her side hug as she eyed out Ally who was still nagging behind me, “Whats up with her?”, She whispered as I let out a sigh, “Shes being annoying, enjoy the afternoon with her”, I chuckled as I rushed towards the door before either one of them could protest.

Don’t get me wrong, I loved Ally but she was the type of girl that you could only take small doses. Especially over this last year with Kiara gone and her hooking up with Tyga , she had been become someone I had to frequently refrain myself from strangling. Shaking my head at the thoughts, I headed towards the underground car back and jumped into my range rover which was a birthday present from my baby Mijo.

Pulling out, I headed straight to in and out and got the boys and me some greasy burgers, as I knew they would all be there. Yes, I know I told Ally I didn’t know if Tyga would be there but truth be told, Ty and the boys asked me not to tell her as they couldn’t be bothered for her loud mouth.

Once I had the food, it took me another 10 minutes before I pulled up to the house Mijo owned. Hundred thousand dollar cars sat parked in the driveway of the multi million-dollar house that Mijo had brought a year ago. I originally moved in with him when he brought it but after I heard the news of Kiara coming back and her wanting us to move in with her I made the decision to do so. Mijo being the understanding male he was, never questioned it and understood that I needed to make up for lost time with her.

Parking my car next to Chris’ black Lambo, I grabbed the box that contained all our food and drinks and headed to the front door. Pulling out my keys, I headed straight for the den where the boys usually hung out when they came here. The sound of their laughter and video games could be heard and as soon as I opened the door I was hit with a face full of smoke, “Ayeeee Bellaaaa”, I heard someone holler as I swatted the smoke from the front of my face and headed towards the table, “How have you guys not suffocated yet?”, I muttered as I placed the food down and headed straight to the windows so I could open them up and get some fresh air in here.

“You get us grub?”, Tygas rude ass asked as I headed back to the table and started handing everyone their food, “Here fatty”, I muttered as I handed Tyga his food and proceeded to give Wiz, Bow, Chris theirs. “Hey baby”, I mumbled as I pecked Mijo’s lips a few times before handing him his own burger, “Wassup baby”, He muttered as patted the side beside him and proceeded to munch into his food.

“Why you aint bring Kiara?”, I heard Chris mumble with a mouth full of food. The boys all looked over at each other before chuckling at the question Chris has been asking every time I see him, “She wanted to have a quiet night in, she officially starts college tomorrow”, I beamed with excitement at the thought of attending college with my best friend.

“Oh word? You gonna give me her number to wish her luck?”, He asked slyly causing me to laugh at how cute it was that he was trying so hard to get at her, “No to the number but I was thinking we could all hit the club this Friday, you know to celebrate her first week at college”, I shrugged as I came up with a lame excuse to get them together, “Word? Yea we down for that”, Chris said almost instantly as I grinned at his eagerness, “ Whose WE? Cause you aint even wait and see if niggas aint got other plans?”, Tyga’s smart ass had to add in causing Chris to mug him as the grin washed off his face.

“I’on care if it yo moms birthday, we going”, Chris grumbled sternly causing me and Mijo to laugh under our breathe, “Nigga whatever”, Ty chuckled as he waved him off and turned his attention back towards me, “Ally try to come through?”, He asked as I once again mentally rolled my eyes at these two, “Yea and that’s the last time I lie to my friend for y’all next time y’all on your own”, I warned as I used a napkin to wipe my lips.

“What she doing tonight?”, He asked, completely ignoring what I had just said, “She going out with some nigga”, I muttered under my breath although he seemed to have heard it as his head snapped up while clenching his jaw, “Calm down I was playing”, I quickly said as Mijo chuckled beside me and shook his head, “Hell naaa”, Ty muttered as he stood up and pulled his phone out of his pocket before storming out the room.

“Opps?”, I shrugged with a frown while the boys all let out a laugh they had been holding in, “You know you just started a fight right?”, Mijo chuckled as he tossed his rubbish on the table and sat back on the couch. Wrapping his arm around my shoulders, I leant my head on his chest, “They needa stop playing with each other and just make that shit official already”, I muttered with annoyance while the boys just nodded with agreement.

“This is why a nigga is single, no girl means no stress”, Bow hollered as he dapped Wiz and than Chris, “Nigga why you dapping him when yo ass is thirsty for Kiara”, Mijo laughed as he called Chris out. Sucking his teeth, he pulled out a cigarette as he waved him off, “Aint no one thirsty nigga”, He huffed before placing the smoke in his mouth and lighting it up.

“Keep telling yourself that. We’ll see on Friday night”, I smirked as he looked over and lowly grinned as he shook his head. I was determined to get Kiara and Chris together, I didn’t know what it was but I could feel it in my gut that they were meant for each other.

Korra doesn't need to be humbled, she needs to love herself, and I hope that's the direction the show takes

So I’ve seen that people made some bullshit posts that Korra is “humbled” now or whatever, and jhenne-bean and others have also made good points about how there are really bad implications to having a woc constantly kicked around and “broken”. Obviously, I believe the idea Korra needs to be humbled is completely ridiculous.

What exactly did she do that was so arrogant this season? She was brash as usual, but that’s a character trait a lot of people can find charming. She was bit presumptious at times, but no more than say, Tenzin. Korra actually showed a lot of her character growth sticking this season, and came off as a far more mature girl than we’d previously seen. She calmly talked a panicking man down from the ledge. She was mature enough to realize she didn’t have to stay in Republic City if she wasn’t wanted. I was proud of her. I believe the idea of characters getting humbled through torture is toxic to begin with, especially women and characters of color (see my reaction to certain scenes in Samurai Flamenco) but even by that logic, Korra does not require humbling.

Obviously, fans who think she does should be blasted and certainly I think it’s perfectly valid to find toxic implications in what’s happened to Korra in the finale. 

But here is why I was excited about the possiblities here, and here is the reason I hope the show really took Korra to this place.

At the end of the first season, Korra lost her bending. She immediately went into intense despair and deemed herself worthless because she couldn’t be the Avatar. I honestly found it really sad that Korra had wrapped up so much of her self-worth in her bending abilities and being the Avatar. Korra clearly did not love herself as a person enough to see that she had worth without her bending. I, and many others, thought this was a really important thing for Korra to confront. Unlike Aang, Korra knew she was the Avatar from an incredibly young age, so that’s what she considers her identity and she clearly thinks people won’t value her if she can’t perform her duties, because she doesn’t value herself if she can’t. Korra is an awesome and valuable person whether she can bend elements or not, and I wanted her to realize this!

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Title: Sunrise 

Notes: makorraweek prompt for Dec 27.  Quicky fic about Mako and Korra watching the sunrise and sharing an early morning kiss. 


They are almost delirious with exhaustion as they continue their grueling hike.  The incline is steep and they’ve been walking for so long, Korra is ready to drop.  She is too tired to bend, too tired to do anything, but she continues to walk.

“Almost there, I think I can see the top,” calls Mako, but the tone of his voice sounds like he doesn’t believe it.

Korra just groans, focusing on putting one foot in front of the other.  It’s not as dark as it was earlier–it must be close to morning, she estimates, and she’s not sure if this knowledge makes her journey or worse or better.

Suddenly, a ray of light peeks over the horizon above them and Korra’s heart skips a beat.  "Mako, did you see that?“ she exclaims, suddenly hopeful.

"Yeah, I did…I did–” he replies and before she knows it, they’re both running, full-tilt, possessed with energy that neither of them knew they had.  The light gets brighter and brighter, filling in the darkness until they’re finally at the top of the hill.  The sun is just starting it’s morning ascent, painting the sky shades of orange and Korra is absolutely sure that this is the most beautiful thing that she’s seen in weeks.

They turn to each other, their eyes wide and their mouths gaping open–the fatigue has made them rather incoherent and they suddenly embrace, laughing and squawking like idiots. 

“We made it, it’s over,” Korra sobs happily, “We don’t have to walk anymore!”  

Between hiccups, Mako manages to make out, “I can’t feel my toes.”

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anonymous asked:

I don't get the appeal of kuvira? I like the character and I think she's a great villian, but I don't understand why everyone seems to be madly in love with her and are all "OH KUVIRA THE BEST THING TO EVER HAPPEN" so as an uneducated soul in the ways of Kuvira can a Kuvira lover like yourself explain why you love her so much?

ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh son take a seat

I love her for a lot of reasons. I have always been drawn to female villains, (Azula in Avatar before this, even) but Kuvira completely did me in. I will be the first to admit I am attracted to her, so that doesn’t help my case. Seeing her with her hair down did me in. 

But I think what a lot of others saw in her (myself included) is that up until the finale, she seemed unbreakable. She was constantly 5 steps ahead of anything the Krew planned, or anyone, really. She was incredibly strategic, always having a back up plan, and amazingly intelligent. Besides that, she was shown to be a master metal bender - especially in battle. Zhu Li betrayed her, and she knew she had information - so she attacked early. 

But we all knew she had her weakness. There was no way she as impenetrable as she appeared to be. Korra tried to use Baatar Jr as leverage against her, but clearly, that wasn’t enough. 

And it was her abandonment issues. 

Who would have ever thought, that, this master metal bender, who conquered an entire nation, was hurting so badly over something that happened to her so long ago? Her parents abandoned her when she was but 8 years old - and her relationship with Su is up for interpretation, but I personally don’t think it was the mother/daughter one that Su seemingly implied, because if it had been, Kuvira wouldn’t have been so obviously affected by this. That she did what she did because she wanted to help her people in the best way she knew how to, because she felt she had to do something, in the way that no one ever helped her? Even if it meant sacrificing her fiance? She did what she had to do, for what she felt best, for her nation. I’m not saying all of her choices were the correct ones, or that her actions are entirely forgivable, but in her mind, she was doing what was best. Being in control was incredibly important to her, because her life and decisions were the only thing she felt she had control over, she obviously couldn’t rely on others no matter how much trust she seemingly put in them - going all the way back to her parents when she was young. 

I think we all can relate to that bit, in wanting to help others in the way no one ever helped us. I, personally, can relate to her abandonment issues as well - not that my parents left me, but with friends when I was a kid, but I’m not going to make this about me. 

She only broke because she had no other options. She said herself, “I’ll never give up,” and I think that’s something so many admire about her character. She was obviously injured, and so close to being defeated, but she kept trying to fight for her cause. Korra was able to get through to her when she was at her lowest point, in Korra’s element (the Spirit World), and Kuvira thought they were dead for a moment. She knew she had nowhere to go, nowhere to run, and had to rely on Korra to have an understanding of anything.

Korra didn’t have to save her life, but she did - and Kuvira acknowledged that. It takes a strong person to admit their wrong doings and apologize, which she did. 

But, even with what what we saw of her in the finale, she was a strong, fearless leader. And not only that, she was a woman - I don’t want to get all SJW here but I think that’s equally as important. LoK had so many awesome strong female characters, Kuvira included. 

I feel like I am forgetting so many things, but that is why I love Kuvira. She seemed perfect at first, really - but she wasn’t, and she knows that.  She wanted everyone to think she was. She knows she has flaws, and there is some self loathing in there, but she protects it with her exterior that so many of us can relate to. 

I fucking love Kuvira. 

27. - You Think Your Happiness is Real.

This ain’t how it was supposed to be,
You and me supposed to be,
Remember when it be just you and me in your crib smoking trees
Like it’s in control of me,
You had a hold on me,
Had me so gone baby,
Yeah, you had me giving me all of me
Now it’s all over, it’s all done
Shouldn’t have told ya, you’re the one
I’ll be all right,
I will be just fine
I’ll be OK,
Once you get out my mind


In an effort to bring Malakai, Raheem and Dominic together, the crew agreed to a small outing for some bonding time. Being that it was snowing outside and we didnt have many options we decided to head over to the community centre.

The centre was mostly occupied by the neighbourhood locals and so pretty much everyone knew everyone and it was like a huge hang out. Being that the boys were well known and the biggest, not to mention oldest, we had first dibs on the indoor basketball court.

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