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ZKW-SootheShe was miserable. Not only was she pregnant, but it was wicked hot in the Fire Nation, which made it even more uncomfortable. Of course she knew it was always hot in the Fire Nation and of course she had been pregnant before, but the difference was that she was in the Southern Water Tribe during that pregnancy and not in the Fire Nation. During summer time. In the middle of a heat wave.ZKW-Soothe by paintedbluerose
“Ugh, how do these people do it Zuko? How can these women stand this heat?” Katara sighed. She rested in her bed, in the dark, with no clothes on, yet she was still sweating. She was still in the beginning few months of pregnancy and if this was how uncomfortable it was already, how would she be later on when she had more weight with her?
“We’re used to it. We grew up with the heat and that’s all we know. Plus, we’re firebenders. That means more heat to us. Everything is always hot.”
“You might be used to it, but I’m not. Being pregnant doesn’
ZKW-BoundAs hard as she tried, she couldn’t break free. Her arms and legs were tied tight and no matter how she moved, they wouldn’t budge. She couldn’t even bend. She was stuck and she couldn’t call for help since her mouth was gagged. All she could do was wait for him to come back and find out what he would do to her. She didn’t have to wait long as the door opened and her capturer stood in the doorway.ZKW-Bound by paintedbluerose
“Don’t bother trying to break free,” he said as he walked towards her.
She tried to be strong and brave, but the truth was, she was terrified. The important thing was to not show her fear. She held her head high, to show his words didn’t mean a thing to her.
“Trying to be strong won’t work here.” He grabbed her chin. “You’ll break down and give me exactly what I want.”
She was powerless against him as he ripped her clothes off of her. She had to admit it was hard to stay strong when she was exposed and he
ZKW-GravityUnder any other circumstances, she would have been happy to visit the Water Tribe. But this wasn’t one of those times. Even though she had visited not long before – less than a year – things had changed dramatically. Her family was smaller than it was before.ZKW-Gravity by paintedbluerose
She still couldn’t believe it. When she was here last, he seemed so strong, so healthy. If it was as bad as it was, he should have asked for help. She could have helped him. She could have healed him. Instead he was stubborn and didn’t want help.
Though she was a mess, she was glad Zuko was there with her. He kept her calm and levelheaded – as much as possible.
“Katara, I’m sorry for what happened,” he said, wrapping his arms around her.
“It’s not your fault Zuko.” She shook her head. “I still can’t believe he’s gone. It seemed like he would be the last of us to die, not the first.”
“Katara, I understand if you want to stay longer
ZKW-VoicesShe wasn’t sure of many things as of late. One of the things she started to worry about was the decision to visit family without Zuko. He was her family now too, and it was a spur of a moment decision to take the trip to the Southern Water Tribe, and Fire Lords have responsibilities to do, but that didn’t mean she didn’t miss him. It was just supposed to be a short visit, however, things were taking longer than normal. And now, it was getting to the point to where Katara couldn’t travel safely.ZKW-Voices by paintedbluerose
She wished she told him before she left. Then again, she wasn’t entirely sure herself and she was iffy about what he would say. Now, there was no choice in the matter. Besides, he had to expect his line to continue somehow.
She wanted to see his reaction when he heard the news, not saw it.
He couldn’t sleep. He would constantly wake up in the middle of the night, longing for her. He’d reach out, expecting her to be there, but there was nothing. A few
ZKW-EuphoriaThe moment he woke up, he could feel something different. He felt different. Before he opened his eyes, he knew exactly what that difference was. It was the person lying next to him.ZKW-Euphoria by paintedbluerose
Katara. The moon to his sun.
It was times like this, he didn’t mind waking up with the sun if it meant he could watch her. Seeing the way she breathed, the way she slept, the way she smiled. He had to touch her to make sure she was real and not a dream he wished was true.
His hand ran up her body and he noticed she started to smile. “Are you always going to wake up this early like this Zuko?” she asked, her eyes still closed.
“I just can’t believe that you’re here with me. It seems so unreal to me that I have to touch you to make sure that I’m not dreaming.”
“Trust me, you’re not dreaming,” she said, kissing him. “As far as wanting to touch me, I can think of a few ways for you to do that that both of us can enjoy.”
ZKW-CalorKatara hated the Fire Nation – even more in summer. It was too hot and stuffy and there was nothing around to cool the heat. Once in a while she would find a water source, but she had to be careful bending and she usually had to cool it as well. Which made more work and her more hot and tired. What frustrated her more was that the Fire Nation people seemed to enjoy the heat. They wore long, heavy clothes and smiled all the time as if the heat wasn’t there.ZKW-Calor by paintedbluerose
At least Sokka and Zuko managed to find a cool spot to relax that had a relaxing spring nearby. Katara felt that she could spend some time waterbending and cool off. She was so focused, everything else disappeared. She also didn’t hear anyone come up behind her either. It wasn’t until she turned around midmove that she noticed Zuko standing there watching her.
“Did you need something?” Katara asked, dropping the water instead of finishing her move.
“No, I was just looking for a place to pract
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Destiny Altered - Chapter 13Chapter 13: The Princess and the Fire LordDestiny Altered - Chapter 13 by SkyWarrior108
The sound of raindrops hitting against a window pane woke me from my slumber. Cracking my eyes open, I remembered that I hadnt fallen asleep in my room. The sky was still dark but beginning to lighten. It was almost dawn. I felt a chill go up my body as I realized that I was alone in bed.
Sitting up, I looked for Azula. She was seated in the chair I usually occupied, her golden eyes regarding me as a small smile played at her lips.
What are you smiling at? I asked, unable to keep the smile off my own face. She shrugged and said nothing, instead getting up from her chair to sit on the floor.
Meditate with me, she finally said. Stretching as I rose from the bed, I sat cross-legged beside her. I spent several minutes focusing on my breath before going into my main meditation. After about a half hour, I brought myself back to the room.
Azula came out of her meditation at the same time. I noticed that her body t
Destiny Altered - Chapter 12Chapter 12: BreatheDestiny Altered - Chapter 12 by SkyWarrior108
It was early evening and I was alone in the guest house preparing dinner. Ursa was sharing a meal with Azula, so I had the place all to myself. I smiled, thinking back on the past week. Ursa made sure to spend as much time as possible with Azula. Being with her mother had made a world of difference, and the doctors were considering releasing her from the hospital soon. I also had a say in the decision, and my willingness to continue to help Azula upon her release helped push the doctors in the direction of letting her out. Word had been sent earlier today to Zuko about our recommendation.
There was a knock on the front door and I made my way out of the kitchen to answer. Outside stood Ten Xin, the man in charge of the messenger hawks that come and go from the island.
Message for you, Katara. Sent personally from Fire Lord Zuko, he said with a gruff voice, handing me a scroll that was sealed with the Fire Lords emblem. Thanking him, I closed
Destiny Altered - Chapter 11Chapter 11: ReunionDestiny Altered - Chapter 11 by SkyWarrior108
Past and present seemed to meld into a single moment, as we both finally understood what had brought us together, and why I had to be the one to defeat Azula in order to help her find herself again. Gazing into impossibly depthless amber, I knew that our destinies had been entwined for lifetimes.
I was so overcome with emotion that I couldnt stop myself from reaching out to touch her face. She lifted up her own hand and lightly placed it over mine. Everything I had been looking for and everything I needed was right here.
A sharp knock at the door abruptly broke the spell, and we both turned to see Lazu enter the room. I quickly dropped my hand from Azulas face, but she promptly took hold of it, interlacing our fingers, not wanting to sever our connection.
Princess Azula, Ive just received word from your mother, Princess Ursa, he explained, handing her the scroll he was holding while eyeing our clasped hands. I hope I
Destiny Altered - Chapter 10Chapter 10: AlwaysDestiny Altered - Chapter 10 by SkyWarrior108
Standing on a cliff, I overlooked the ocean, watching as the sun set over the horizon. It was a relatively cool evening and the wind whipped against my face. Even though I was a firebender, I felt an affinity with the water and the night. Suddenly, strong hands were on my shoulders, and I turned to see amber eyes. They sparkled with happiness and it was because we were together. I embraced the possessor of those golden orbs then, treasuring one of the increasingly rare moments of time we had alone.
The man in my arms was a Fire Nation noble of high rank, the commander of the Southern Fire Nation Naval Fleet, and one of the greatest firebenders in the world. I was his second in command, and tomorrow we would be heading to the Southern Water Tribe to lead an invasion targeted at the waterbenders who lived there.
Neither of us were comfortable with the task, but he was always bound by his sense of duty to the Fire Nation and Fire Lord Azulon. And I was bound t
Destiny Altered - Chapter 9Chapter 9: She BurnsDestiny Altered - Chapter 9 by SkyWarrior108
That evening, Aang and I enjoyed a quiet vegetarian dinner at the guesthouse. We talked about the peace negotiations, and it sounded like things were moving along in the right direction. There were some in the Fire Nation that werent pleased that the war had ended, and there was some dispute over whether or not to dissolve the Fire Nation colonies. But there at least was a willingness to find a compromise, which made Aang and Zukos jobs much easier.
How is Zuko holding up?
Hes doing really well, actually. The negotiations havent been as grueling as he thought they would be.
Good, Im glad to hear that. Things are going well with Mai?
Things with Mai are good. They both seem to be enjoying themselves. But something else recently happened that has made Zuko very happy, Aang said excitedly.
What? I asked.
After searching through the records in the Dragonbone Catacombs
Destiny Altered - Chapter 8Chapter 8: The Rider and the Ostrich HorseDestiny Altered - Chapter 8 by SkyWarrior108
The familiar sound of a sky bisons yawn brought my attention away from my bending, and I was surprised to see Appa heading toward the shore. I could make out a waving Aang sitting on his head. Waving back, I ran to greet them both as they made landing. Aang nimbly jumped from Appa and into my hug.
Aang, its so good to see you. Ive missed you, I said before pulling away.
Ive missed you too, Katara. When all these peace negotiations are settled, we have got to take a trip back down to the South Pole for some penguin sledding, he said with a toothy grin, and I laughed.
Definitely, I replied with a smile of my own. So what brings you here?
I have a little downtime before the next meeting, so I thought I would come by to see how you were doing. How are you doing?
Pretty good. Youll never believe thiswell, actually, you probably will, I
Destiny Altered - Chapter 7Chapter 7: The Sun SpiritDestiny Altered - Chapter 7 by SkyWarrior108
In the morning I awoke on the beach, feeling renewed and revitalized. As I began to waterbend, I lost myself in the rhythm of the ocean, almost willing the spirits to infuse me with their wisdom and their qualities. Looking up at the sky, I took note of the position of the sun. It was roughly an hour away from being at its highest point of the day. I figured if I was going to start to gain Azulas trust, I should do as Yue suggested and head over to the hospital at noon.
While walking along the trail leading back to the house, I began to feel that sensation of warmth on my wrists again. I hadnt felt it since the night I was burned by Azula. I slowed my steps, wondering what it was about.
I could sense the presence of something behind me, and suddenly it felt like my whole body was wrapped in warmth. I spun on my heels to face whatever was there, and what I saw made my jaw drop.
Floating a foot above the ground stood a woman with pale skin and
Destiny Altered - Chapter 6Chapter 6: Push and PullDestiny Altered - Chapter 6 by SkyWarrior108
The next morning was filled with my usual waterbending routine. When I finished up, I decided not to go to the hospital just yet. I preferred to wait until after dusk. After what happened yesterday, I wanted to give myself some advantage. It was interesting how part of me still approached this like a battle. I wanted to rise with the moon. I always did feel my strongest at night.
I spent the day hiking a trail up the side of the volcano that formed this small island. It had laid dormant for hundreds of years, and many considered it to be inactive. But as with all of these volcanic islands, the soil was rich and the plant life spectacular. The Fire Nation was a truly beautiful place when I stopped to think about it.
Just as the sun made its descent over the horizon, I arrived at the hospital. Aside from the guards, Zee was the only one around. Lazu and Chan had gone home for the night. Zee gave me a quick report on Azulas status.
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For RoseHer gaze pierced through him like a knife, and he couldnt help but look away.
RoseWho knew I would find such a good friend in a random person I had never met in person?
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