5 HCs in the AU with Fire Princess Kazara and Water Tribe Suko
1. Katara is just straight up infinitely more emotionally aware than Zuko is, no matter the universe, so the Crossroads of Destiny bonding scene between Suko and Kazara goes differently. Instead of giving Kazara a chance to talk about their mothers, Suko is all teeth gritted wariness, and “What are you doing here?” and “I won’t tell you anything!” But then Kazara looks so worn out, and so lost, and Suko just kind of ends up patting her on the back awkwardly going, “There there.”
2. When Kazara returns to the Fire Nation after helping her sister take Ba Sing Se, she does so with a profound sense of shame. She betrayed her uncle. She let him be locked up and she doesn’t say anything when Azula mocks him. She trusted Azula over him, and then underneath that, there’s that nagging knowledge of the suffering in the Earth Kingdom and Water Tribes that she has witnessed. She wanted to go home so badly, and it’s wonderful seeing her friends again, but none of this feels like having her honor back at all. She talks about this sometimes with Mai, but Mai doesn’t have any answers either.
3. The only thing that does feel right about going home is the way it feels when Mai kisses her, or when she buries her face in Mai’s hair. When it as just the four of them on Ember Island, with the only court politics the ones they make, and the future far away, it’s nice, just lying on the beach together and talking, glaring at Ty Lee’s boys together, and ignoring Azula.
4. The fact that Suko and Kazara don’t really make a connection in Crossroads means that Suko doesn’t really feel the same kind of personal betrayal that Katara does in canon, and so he is less, “Give me one reason to kill you,” and more the same kind of teeth gritted wariness as before.
5. On the way to the Boiling Rock, Sokka asks Kazara if there’s anybody she misses, and she’s like, “My girlfriend, Mai,” and Sokka is like, “It’s good having close friends,” and she’s like “No.” And Sokka’s like, “I think Aang has a thing for my brother,” and Kazara’s like, “Okay?” Where is this going? and then Sokka drops the “My first girlfriend turned into the moon,” line on her, and Kazara is like, “Okay.” That was totally not where she thought that was going. Then Sokka’s like, “So Mai’s the gloomy girl who sighs a lot, right?” and Kazara gets all dreamy eyed, “Yeah.” Then it’s Sokka’s turn to go, “Okay.”