How I ship Lin Beifong...

Lin: Help. I slept with my ex boyfriend. And his wife. And his brother…and his sister. His student, his student’s girlfriend, his student’s best friend, the great uniter, my second in command, possibly more, I’m open to suggestions.

generic-name-goes-here  asked:

Just for fun: "Reforged". Pairings optional. Tetsuki is reborn in the LoK era, years after her execution.

This is definitely an Iron Will!AU (or, maybe, I’ll steal the title Reforged as the actual run of Iron Will like how Trailblazers used to be named something else, because this title is SO AMAZING) and because of that I kind of want to do a lot of different reborn!AUs.

Like… in one she’s born to Fire Nation parents which is… okay? She’s okay. Definitely. Hell, she worked alongside the Fire Lord (Zuko, that is) she can handle a pair of normal civilians that just happen to be Fire Nation.

Her parents don’t understand why she shivers in their presence, constantly, even in the summer heat. Why she flinches away from too much red fabric and glances longingly, but not too often, at their kitchen knives.

It’s not entirely fear, though. A lot of it is guilt.

She’s about eight when she stops trying and failing to pretend to be normal and tries to get a meeting with retired Fire Lord Zuko.

Needless to say, the royal guards do not find this child’s requests particularly compelling.

Eventually, though, some guard takes pity on her–or gets fed up–and passes on her bizarre message: Tetsuki wants Jet’s hook-swords back.

And it eventually ends up with Tetsuki as Iroh II’s equally (if not MORE) reckless subordinate in the United Forces (she hates the uniform with a passion).

Every so often, she’ll send a letter watering down her adventures to her parents who–while they still don’t quite understand her–are very proud and love her.

Then there would be her being born to Air parents which means… Tenzin?

Hrm… that’s rather too close, isn’t it? Maybe Bumi, but considering he’s also part of the United Forces that’d be running a little close to the previous, wouldn’t it? Then again, that’s just a small similarity. Perhaps she is biologically Bumi’s daughter but raised by a single mother.

Also, I should clarify, Tetsuki isn’t a bender in any of these–even after the Harmonic Convergence.

And so the story is about Tetsuki as a lost link in the chain that is Aang and Katara’s descendants because Bumi had a ~casual encounter~ several years ago. I’m not sure if Bumi knows about her existence, but she definitely knows about his.

Unsure where I’m going with this particular version of Reforged, but that’s the only thing I can think of for Air.

Water would be… well I have two very different ideas for this. One is the more dramatic and difficult to pull off daughter-and-secret-shame-of-Tarrlok. Secret shame because she isn’t a bender, that is. Because that puts a really weird twist on the “his brother was pretending to be a nonbender but his daughter is actually a nonbender and he created/passed a lot of discriminatory laws against nonbenders”

Like all politicians, Tarrlok is a giant hypocrite.

The second is less dramatic but not entirely devoid of it, because in this Tetsuki would be Tahno’s nonbender sister. Who is largely unimpressed by his arrogance and, later, his lack of arrogance due to his lack of bending.

In either, her name would still be Tetsuki but instead of Iron Will it’d be Hand of the Moon.

And lastly Earth… again.

I guess if I went with the dramatic Tarrlok-daughter for Water I could do a similar thing as the Tahno’s sister except instead use his teammate Ming. And, well, he does have black hair and gray eyes. LIKE TETSUKI.

I’ll be honest, I stopped watching LoK before Kuvira appeared, so while I know of some of the other Earth bending characters later in the series, I don’t know them enough to feel like I’d want to put Tetsuki in their vicinity.

I suppose I could do another sort of dramatic Earth equivalent of the Water ones and have her be the daughter of a Metalbending Police officer. But instead of an evil one, maybe just a highly stressed one–like Saikhan?

The Wrong Place At The Wrong Time

Summary: There’s trouble in Republic City, a bank robbery gone wrong. Usually Lin is able to keep a leveled head with such things but when she is told that Kya is involved, it’s a whole new level of anger and fear for the Chief of Police. (Requested by anon)

Rating: T

Genre: Crime, Angst 

Words: 1,924

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Yeah, I can’t believe somebody’s FAVORITE character IN THE WHOLE SHOW was saikhan either, but I said name your favorite character and I’ll draw it and here we are.

I put this one off for a looong time, but it ended up being pretty fun to draw him looking very serious at a desk. 

I hope you enjoy it, saikhantheloyal.

anonymous asked:

SaiLin being cuties


He can’t help the smile that spreads across his face when she groans into her pillow and doesn’t move an inch.

“Lin, we have to get up now if we want to get to work on time.”

He awaits her response, amused, and decides to scoot closer so he can kiss her bare shoulder.

“Shut. Up.” She tells him, voice still muffled, her face pressed down in the pillow so she doesn’t have to see the rays of sunshine slowly rising outside the window.

Saikhan chuckles silently, lovingly, at her. Her morning-mood is terrible, and today slightly worse than usual. He sits up, and throws a glance at the clock on her nightstand. It’s past 5:am. They really need to get up.

So he does something he really shouldn’t do, because he knows he’ll regret it later; she can punish him all she wants with desk duties or patrolling the sewers.

He slids a hand under her cover, caressing her waist, up her ribs and he can feel her shiver, when he pulls the cover in one swift motion all the way down to her feet, leaving her stark naked in all her gloriousness.

She shrieks and sits up faster than his mind can register, shooting him a death glare, (he can feel all the color drain from his face, though his amused smirk is still firmly in place), but she stays silent; and rise from the bed, stomping her way to the bathroom and angrily shuts the door behind her with a loud bang that surely awoke their neighbours.

He shakes his head and laughs, his heart resuming to beat and follows her. He doubts she’ll let him after what he did, but he needs to shower too.


I have this headcanon that Lin has a terrible mood in the morning, I hope you enjoy ;)

imyournewavatar  asked:


send me a ship and I’ll tell you who:

  • shops for groceries: Usually Saikhan, since he’s the one who does pretty much all of the cooking, and therefore knows what they need. 
  • kills the spiders: Lin, although she doesn't actually kill them, she puts them in a cup and lets them out outside. She jokes that her Uncle Aang would come back to haunt her if she did any different.
  • comes home drunk at 3am: Both, either, it depends. They both have friends they go out drinking with, Lin more often than Sai. Usually if they’re drunk, though, it’s together.
  • makes breakfast: Sai, since Lin can’t cook. She’ll sometimes run to the bakery on the corner and get them both breakfast.
  • remembers to feed the fish: Sai. Lin would forget and kill them all.
  • decorates the apartment: Lin does. Having a well decorated place is important to her, so Sai lets her have at it. He does insist on decorating the kitchen, though.
  • initiates duets: Sai, since he can sing. Lin’s not terrible, but not great either.
  • falls asleep first: Lin. Sai never sleeps well.

anonymous asked:


Not My Type | Alright | Cute | Adorable | Pretty | Gorgeous | LORD HAVE MERCY

“ Well, I can’t lie and say he’s not attractive, but he’s certainly not my type. I’ve never been into lanky airbending masters, that’s always been Pem’s type.”

“ I wouldn’t kick him out of bed, though.”

themagnificentsquid  asked:

What's Lin's relationship with Saikhan like now? Ya know, after his whole dick move in the first book


Well, we haven’t seen him lately so I imagine he’s off the force. 

I’m sure he was desperate for her to come back to her position as Chief as he had pretty much bungled the whole thing. I think the fact that he had been manipulated/bribed by Tarrlok would have caused her to lose any faith she had in him. 

Which is too bad because it seemed that they might have had a pretty good working relationship to that point. 

So I expect they don’t have any kind of relationship at this point at all. I gather he either left the force of his own accord or was dismissed by Lin on the grounds of conduct unbecoming of an officer of the law. 

anonymous asked:


“Sai, seriously, stay still. I don’t want to cut you.” He did as instructed, and she waited a few seconds to be sure before bringing the razor to his face.

He was usually so much better at not squirming, especially while Lin was helping him shave. But he was restless, and he couldn’t work out why. Maybe it was the case he was working, or the fact that his sister could have her baby at any moment, or just that he’d had a bit too much sugar for breakfast.

As soon as she pressed her hand to his forehead, to pull his head back against her shoulder, he forgot about it all.

Her motions were gentle, and precise, and strangely soothing. He knew she’d be careful, so he didn’t worry one bit about the sharp razor scraping over his skin. He just enjoyed the way her breath washed over his neck, and how she gently hummed in his ear while she worked, the feel of her heart beating through his back.

It was too soon that she finished, and he frowned slightly. She wiped the excess shaving cream from his face and neck, before smoothing her fingers over his skin, admiring her work.

“How does it look?” She murmured, with a light kiss to his ear.

“Absolutely perfect.” He smirked over at her. “And the shaving job isn’t so bad either.”

She blushed, and smacked his arm, and he didn’t regret his cheesiness one bit.

anonymous asked:

SaiLin - a new start

This turned out to be more of a mini-fic than a drabble. And I just want to make it clear that this is not how I think Lin acted after her break-up with Tenzin. I like Sailin, but it’s not really something I ship, truth be told. It’s complicated, my feelings for these two being together, so just enjoy the fic and please don’t think this is a headcanon of mine.


She needs a new start. But then again, it’s something she’s repeatedly told herself the last 5 times she’s slept with/dated a man. And every single time it ended like the one before: she left.

The first after Tenzin she can barely remember. A drunk one nightstand. She’s not very proud of it. She snuck out at 4 am in the morning, emptying her stomach behind a trashcan before heading to HQ and sleeping the alcohol out of her system there. Not one officer dared to say a word. And besides, it wasn’t as if it was her idea, that flirting with some random guy in a filthy bar downtown would help her get over the break-up. Damn Ursa.

The second time actually happened four times. She had to admit the guy did fuck her properly, but he was an asshole so she didn’t bother calling him after their last get-together. Neither he nor she was interested in a relationship anyway.

The third time there were actual dating routines involved, dinner, drinks, dancing. But after a few of quite nice dates, the man lost his patience with her because she didn’t want to have sex just yet. So she told him to fuck off.

The fourth time was a blind date, Kya’s doing. He was nice and tall and they shared a lot of common interests (he was an earthbender too), but she was so swamped at work at the time with Triads and murders she barely managed to stay awake while eating her dumplings. He noticed of course, and had an emotional breakdown screaming in the restaurant that no women ever wanted to date and love him and then he stormed out, and Lin never saw him again.

By the fifth time she’d given up completely and just wanted to spend the night close to someone. Three fire-whiskeys, a satomobile ride and an almost-not-there-orgasm later, she quietly got dressed and left, feeling awful about what she’d just done. Even a few tears managed to slip out on her walk home in the middle of the night, but she continued to angrily brush them away, not even realizing her feet carried her to the station and not her apartment.

She needs a new start, she thinks, chin in her hand, elbows on her desk. She has no idea how she ended up thinking about the few social interactions she’s had with men in the last ten years, seeing as she’s drowning in paperwork a regular Wednesday, but something nagging and irritating in the back of her mind tells her it’s because her Captain have been giving her strange looks she’s been unable to read for the last couple of months.

A knock on the metal door startles Lin out of her uncharacteristic thoughts and she calls out to answer.

“Come in.” she yells, and the door slides open.

Saikhan comes in, shutting the door behind him with a wave of his hand.

“Captain.” She nods, expecting a report or more papers.

“Lin.” He answers, and her eyebrows rise, gaze instantly alert.

A blush color Saikhan’s cheeks and she has to restrain herself from gaping in surprise. Suddenly very self-conscious.

He never ever says Lin, and neither does her officers. She’s Ma’m, Chief and Boss, but never Lin. And she doubts she’s ever seen him blush in the 15 years she’s known him.

She doesn’t know what to say, so she stays silent and waits for him to speak, because if he’s calling her Lin and has been looking at her with that weird interest she can’t seem to understand for months, he has something to tell her.

Several minutes he stands there, in silence, twirling his cap nervously in his hands, the tension so thick in the room she could cut it in half with a cable. Finally she loses her patience.

“What is it?” she asks, tone a little bit sharp on purpose, to make him speak up.

He looks up, straight at her and an inaudible gasp slips out of her mouth. Because his eyes are practically burning and electricity courses through her, the muscles low in her tummy tensing. She feels her heartbeat increase, and warmth flows in her blood. She wants to panic all of a sudden, wants to get up and run and do anything to escape his eyes and the feelings that are there, has been there for years without her realizing it. She swallows, her whole body on edge, yet still unable to move.

“I was wondering if you wanted to have dinner with me, Chief?”

He blushes even more, if that’s even possible, but still sound confident.

Surely she’s hit her head and is hallucinating right now? What on earth brought this on? She hadn’t acted differently, had she? Her mind is blank with shock, except for these thoughts, and she tries to scramble her calm and collected self together.

“Oh… Well, I am… Uh.” She finally stammers.

He’s been staring at his feet during her silence, and looks straight at her again with those eyes.

Dear Spirits how does he do that? She manages to think, feeling the air leave her lungs.

“Chief?” he asks.

“I…” she doesn’t know why, and her next words surprise both her and him equally, but it’s suddenly there. “Yes.”

It’s breathless and weak, almost a whisper, very, very, very unlike her, but he heard, and she can see the smile tugging at his lips.

“Nine o’clock at Kwong’s Cuisine then?”

She manages a nod.

“Wear something nice.” He says, a gleam of happiness lighting up his eyes that Lin instantly wants to see there more often, surprising herself again.

He turns around, smirking but still nervous, she can tell, opens the door and leaves her alone.

A new start, is all she can think.


Find your sign and element by using your birthday!

Aries: (The Firebending Master)

  • Aries people in the Avatar universe can be driven and are very ambitious. Often making them over-achievers in anything they set their mind to. Aries are fire signs, and so too is their personality. They can be impatient and willing to break the rules to get what they want. Aries are action people, born to initiate and lead. This makes for an exciting and dynamic personality. Their main strength is their courage to face life’s challenges head on, and ability to inspire others. In a life devoted to friends and family, they will never forget their roots. They are loyal until the end and will fight for their causes. 
  • Personality Traits: Energetic, Adventurous, Assertive, Athletic, Hot-Headed, Restless, Brave, Original, Competitive, Fearless, Honorable. 
  • Notable Aries in Avatar: Zuko, Jeong-Jeong, Zhao, Wan

Taurus: (The Metalbender)

  • Taurus people in the Avatar universe is just as what their element represents. All about strength, stamina, extreme determination, and strength of will. Stubborn by nature, the Taurus will stand his or her ground to the bitter end. Taurians are excellent in matters of diplomacy and also wonderful mentors because they listen to the earth before striking. Although they may have their own interest at heart, they are ultimately generous with their time, possessions and love.
  • Personality Traits: Stable, Strong, Patient, Listener, Reliable, Persistent, Down-To-Earth, Focused, Dedicated, Attractive 
  • Notable Taurus in Avatar: Toph, Kuvira, Lin, Suyin, Wing, Wei, Huan, Saikhan

Gemini: (The Astral Projector)

  • Gemini people in the Avatar universe are flexibility, balanced and adaptable. They are quick to grasp the meaning of a situation and act on it, often with positive effects. They tend to have a duality to their nature, and can sometimes be tough to predict how they will react. They can turn from hot to cold and may be prone to noticeable mood swings. However, they are generous signs with tendencies of being affectionate, and imaginative. They also inspire others easily as they seem to naturally motivate themselves - their charisma and accomplishments are infectious.
  • Personality Traits: Adaptable, Versatile, Communicative, Witty, Intellectual, Spiritual, Eloquent, Youthful, Lively 
  • Notable Gemini in Avatar: Jinora

Cancer: (The Waterbending Master)

  • Cancer people in the Avatar universe are traditionalists and enjoy operating on a fundamental level. They love history and are fascinated with the beginnings of things such as ancestry or heraldry. They can be changeable and sometimes moody. However, they possess psychic abilities and influences than the average bender. So they’ll be able to adapt to their surroundings based on their sharp survival instincts. Cancer people can feel the flow of action in battle and are able to turn an opponent’s own strength against them. Their personality can be quite complicated, but deep inside they are conservative and home-loving people. They love to be in a familiar surroundings and nurture their relationships. 
  • Personality Traits: Intuitive, Versatile, Shrewd, Cautious, Protective, Moody, Changeable, Energetic, Tenacious, Sensitive
  • Notable Cancer in Avatar: Tonraq, Desna, Eska, Ming-Hua, Pakku, Tahno, Katara, Kya 

Leo: (The Lightningbender)

  • Leo people in the Avatar universe are about expanse, power and exuberance. Leo people are natural born leaders, and they will let you know it as they have a tendency to be high-minded and vocal about their opinions. They have a savvy way of analyzing a situation and executing swift judgment with a beneficial outcome. It is amazing how precise and deadly they can be. Just as lightning, the cold-blooded fire, it comes from being a leader. They are at their most effective when in a position of command. Beneath their dynamic persona lies a generous, loving, sensitive nature that they do not easily share with others. Those close knows very well and understands this. 
  • Personality Traits: Creative, Enthusiastic, Self-Controlled, Expansive, Precise, Powerful, Dominant, Faithful, Leader, Brave
  • Notable Leo in Avatar: Mako, Iroh, Iroh II, Ozai, Azula, Lightning Bolt Zolt

Virgo: (The Earthbending Master)

  • Virgo people in the Avatar universe have keen minds, and are delightful to chat with, often convincing others of outlandish tales with ease and charm. Virgo’s are intellectual and are very skilled at methodically drawing information from people. This trait also makes them naturally independent. Virgo’s have a good understanding of human nature and can effectively help people solve their problems. Individuals born under this sign, conceal a lot of emotion, to which they are afraid of giving way because they do not trust others. Because they are straight thinkers and solve problems logically, they are not afraid to deal with their issues head on like a rock!
  • Personality Traits: Modest, Meticulous, Reliable, Practical, Diligent, Intelligent, Analytical, Perfectionist, Independant, Patient 
  • Notable Virgo in Avatar: King Bumi, Haru, General Fong, The Boulder, Long Feng

Libra: (The Airbending Master)

  • Libra people in the Avatar universe are kind, gentle and lovers of beauty, harmony and peace. In their effort to keep everyone happy, they find it difficult to say ‘NO’ to anyone, and as a result, they end up getting stressed. However they are the most diplomatic out of all the signs in the Avatar world. They are able to put themselves in other’s shoes and see things through another person’s point of view. They are the ones that always want to make things right by keeping balance and harmony to the world, their surroundings and the lives of the people close to them.  They express their intelligence through creativity, most are involved in some sort of artistic or creative pursuit. Libras work hard to please others and this is why others find them incredibly captivating. 
  • Personality Traits: Diplomatic, Romantic, Charming, Easygoing, Sociable, Idealistic, Peaceable, Flirtatious, Gentle, Sharing
  • Notable Libra in Avatar: Opal, Tenzin, Kai, Bumi, Daw, Ryu, Ikki, Meelo

Scorpio: (The Bloodbender)

  • Scorpio people in the Avatar universe are often misunderstood. These personalities are bold and are capable of executing massive enterprises with cool control and confidence. They can surmount seemingly all obstacles when they put their mind to the task, and they have unshakable focus when the situation calls for it. Regardless of their bold nature, they are often secretive, but they are always observing behind their withdrawn manner. It is true that bloodbenders can assert dominance and pack a powerful sting. But that’s what happens when you intrude into their personal life without consent.
  • Personality Traits: Intense, Penetrating, Quiet, Private, Passionate, Complex, Determined, Powerful, Precise 
  • Notable Scorpio in Avatar: Amon/Noatak, Tarrlok, Hama, Yakone

Sagittarius: (The Combustionbender)

  • Sagittarius people in the Avatar universe are much like the Scorpio but with a more explosive bang! They have a great ability for focus and can be very intense. However, they must channel their energy through their mind. Or else they will waste time and wear themselves out going in too many directions at once. They are not very patient and expect quick results. However, when encountered with failure they make extreme comebacks often against incredible odds. They make loyal friends and lovers while chasing philosophical pursuits or dangerous missions. The mind can be a powerful ally, or their worst enemy!
  • Personality Traits: Gregarious, Intelligent, Extroverted, Philosophical, Witty, Sarcastic, Adventurous, Romantic, Vindictive
  • Notable Sagittarius in Avatar: P'Li, Combustion Man

Capricorn: (The Lavabender)

  • Capricorn people in the Avatar universe are one of the most practical and playful people ever. But can be wise and disciplined at the same time. They do not take impulsive decisions but will act aggressively to get what they want. Capricorns apply their intelligence and logic to take into account all the facts before making any decisions. They can be strong and stubborn as earth, yet can be as fluid and pugnacious as molten lava. They are very good organizers and can achieve their goals by purposeful systematic means. Lavabenders can accomplish any task as long as they follow their plan step-by-step. Having them as an ally can definitely be a plus!
  • Personality Traits: Responsible, Patient, Self-disciplined, Focused, Practical, Independent, Humorous, Self-competent.
  • Notable Capricorn in Avatar: Bolin, Ghazan

Aquarius: (The Master of Flight)

  • Aquarius people in the Avatar universe goes about accomplishing goals in a quiet, and often unorthodox ways. Although their methods may be unconventional and contradicting, the results for achievement are surprisingly effective. Aquarians will take up any cause, and are humanitarians of the Avatar world. They are honest, loyal and highly intelligent. However, they can be extremely cold and aloof to the point of no earthly attachment. Thus can live a life no longer bound to this world, if they wish. They are also prone to philosophical thoughts, and are often quite artistic and poetic.
  • Personality Traits: Unconventional, Judgmental, Friendly, Gregarious, Inventive, Future-minded, Curious, Unbiased, Spontaneous.
  • Notable Aquarius in Avatar: Zaheer, Guru Laghima

Pisces: (Spiritual Healer) 

  • Pisces people in the Avatar universe possess vast amounts of knowledge along with plenty of experience in life. They often have quiet and mysterious dispositions. They become passionately devoted to a cause - particularly if they are championing for friends, family, or maybe even the spirits. Pisces is the sign of mysticism and the spiritual unknown. They live in two worlds: the real world and the spiritual world where they interpret what they see into what they want. In fact they have strength of character and will stand up for what they believe in. They have the ability to change the world!
  • Personality Traits: Imaginative, Sensitive, Idealistic, Friendly, Spiritual, Inspirational, Open-minded, Healer 
  • Notable Pisces in Avatar: Unalaq, Princess Yue 

(P.S. Don’t take it too seriously. This is just for fun!)