|Things Arent Always As They Seem
Author: breathlesslove PM
While Zuko is out looking for the Avatar he stumbles across an interesting surprise, can he keep his focus on capturing the avatar or has someone captured his heart? And were do Aang &Co and Jet and his band of rebels come in ZUKOXOC first FF please R&R!Rated: Fiction T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 11 - Words: 44,585 - Reviews: 69 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 21 - Updated: 04-17-10 - Published: 02-17-06 - id: 2806195
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Hey! this is my first fan fic,im alittle unsure about it. I've read many and thought it would be enjoyable to write one myself. I apologize if some of the characters are OOC but this is my first so please forgive me. Anyway I would appreciate it if you would Read and Review and let me know how you like it!
hope you enjoy
with love: breathlesslove
disclaimer: I do not own the Avatar the last air bender nor do I own any of the characters in the amazing show
an interesting surprise
"Aang I really think we should let appa rest, he has been flying for two days straight now, plus it will do us good to stretch our legs." Katara spoke with concern in her small voice.
" Lets try and find a earth kingdom village, im hungry." Sokka groaned.
" Sokka you're always hungry" Katara said rolling her eyes.
Aang just giggled at the two bickering siblings "Hey I think I see a nice place to land!" Aang said steering appa towards the small earth kingdom village.
"Im going to explore the forest a little." Aang whirled around, air bending himself off appa and onto the ground.
"I'll go too." Katara said jogging to Aang's side.
"Hey, wait for me!" Sokka yelled after the two.
"You just don't want to be here all by yourself incase a wild animal comes and attacks." katara teased
Sokka 'hmphed' and turned on his heel and turned his nose up at Katara" Im a warrior Katara I know how to defeat a wild animal"
This only made Katara and Aang giggle, the forest was a beautiful deep emerald green and the forest floor seemed to mirror the same color as the tree tops.
The earth kingdom village was a enjoyable warmth compared to the bitter cold air that they experienced riding appa. Katara being lost in thought hadn't noticed the small group ahead of the trio. She quickly snapped out of her dazed state when she realized sokka and Aang exchanging hellos with the familiar teenage.
"Jet" Katara thought allowed.
"Hello katara" Jets deep voice spoke.
Katara blushed lightly remembering the crush she had on the rebel. Despite how much she loathed him for betraying her and her friends. Her mood quickly shifted however to jealousy as her eyes fallowed Jets arm around a young lady's waist. The young lady looked to be Kataras age, long deep black hair cascading over her shoulders, her eyes were the same startling green as the soft glow of the forest, put seemed to be pained. She had gentle features. Her face seemed to be the picture of perfection, The ravenous beauty wore and outfit much like Katara's only in earth kingdom colors.
Katara turned to see Aang and Sokka gaping at the young beauty, this only increased kataras jealousy , no one had ever looked at her like her two companions were looking at this young lady.
" So what brings you to Kawon?" It was Jets voice that snapped Aang and Sokka out of their trances.
It was Katara who spoke next "we've come for supplies and some much needed rest"
" Why don't you stay with us, at out camp?" Jet offered
"That would be great!" Aang said jumping up and down with excitement.
Katara shot a death glare at Aang, its just like Aang not to hold a grudge against someone I never wanted to see jets face again let alone stay at the same camp with him! katara thought warily to herself, that little tart will probably be at their . katara thought her eyes tarting to the milky skinned beauty.
" You remember the gang, Pipsqueak, Smellerbee, The Duke,Long Shot, Sneers, and this is Mae, she's new to our band of rebels" Jet said with a mischievous smirk on his face, while pulling Mae closer to him. Katara found the look on her face confusing, she looked as though she wanted to take off running but yet did not resist when he pulled her closer. But katara shrugged it off and headed towards the town.
The town of Kawon was small but filled with people busy with their daily routines. Katara walked around admiring the luscious colors of the fruits and vegetables, her mouth watering at the site of the delicious foods. Something caught her attention, it was the smell of fire and smoke. She turned around only to see a group of fire nation soldiers, no doubt Zukos.
Katara ran as fast as her legs would carry her back to the camp, were the band of rebels and her to traveling companions lay relaxing.
" F... fi... fire nation soldiers" katara huffed out between gasping for air, she was winded from running so hard
" We best all stay at the camp, no one will go into town for the next few days, hopefully they will clear out" authority ringing on Jets every word as he issued the command.
Night had fallen and they group of teenagers made a large fire and sat around it, keeping warm as the chill of night passed over them, all but Mae were huddled close to the fire. Katara found Mae's behavior quiet odd.
Finally it was getting late and every one had went to there tents, all except Katara, she stayed by the fire analyzing Mae's actions, she remembered the look on her face when jet had pulled her deeper into his embrace, and how she wasn't huddle by the fire like the rest of the teens, she wasn't wearing heavy clothing. Perhaps she just wasn't cold, but how could she not be cold, it has to be at least 30 degrees out plus the chilling wind. Katara argued with herself. Finally she gave up trying to decipher Mae's odd behavior and turned in for the night.
As Katara was walking to her tent she could her two voices arguing, and then a small yelp, the next thing she saw Mae was running furiously from her tent, Katara had never seen anyone with such speed. Then Jet came sprinting from the tent chasing after Mae, although he was not nearly as fast as she was the distance between them was closing fast.
Mae's tent a few moments earlier
"Don't touch me!" Mae yelled tears glazing her eyes over making them look like polished emerald stones.
" Shut up wench!" Jet barked back at Mae as he planted a sharp slap on her check.
A tiny yelp escaped her lips as the tears she had tried to hold back betrayed her pouring from her emerald orbs. she turned and bolted out of the tent and into the forest. She ran with everything she had, knowing that Jet would soon be on her heels.
The forest was dark making it hard to see the winding roots and branches off the tall trees. she could hear Jet behind her which only made her push herself harder. But Mae couldn't keep up the pace she had when she started out, her feet soon began to drag, and she began breathing heavy, gasping for air, her speed soon began to slow. she could vaguely see a glow ahead of her, she turned to see how far behind Jet was, she saw nothing but that doesn't mean he has not close she thought to herself. Her foot hit something solid on the ground and her body flung forward, expecting to hit the hard unforgiving forest floor she braced herself, but the forest floor never came, instead she felt two strong warm hands on her waist steadying her. She looked up into the face of the person who had saved her from smacking the ground, her eyes widened in awe and fear as she realized who it was who had caught her...
the prince of the fire nation! Mae screamed to herself, she quickly stood stealing a quick glance behind her to see if the teenager she was running from had gained on her. he hadn't. A sudden dizziness swept over her and she had to lean against a tree to steady herself and try to catch her breath which was still raged from running such a long time.
The prince gazed at the young beauty, and couldn't help but notice her glossy pitch black hair, stunning features, soft curves, and those startling green eyes. She cant be much older then fifteen. It was still dark out but Zuko's hands were engulfed in flames so he could see his surroundings. Who or what was she running from? she's looks exhausted Zuko thought as he continued to gaze at the breathless beauty.
"Who are you running from?" Zuko Finally asked, puzzlement clear in his voice.
"J...Jet" Mae managed to stammer out between raged intakes of breath.
who's Jet, no doubt a boys name, but whys was she running? Zuko thought looking at the young lady once more.
Im so tiered, and I..I cant catch my breath Mae thought to herself sending a new wave of panic through her. Just then her knees gave way beneath her and she collapsed once again expecting to hit the forest floor and once again there were the strong warm hands saving her from the ground. That's all Mae remembered before everything went completely black.
The prince hooked his an arm under her arms and another under her knees. He began to panic slightly. what now? the thought bounced around in the exiled princes mind. I cant leave her here, not in the state she's in, and what if who ever she was running from finds her, by look in her green eyes that was the last thing she wanted. Zuko pondered what to do with the young lady in his arms. I guess ill just take her back to the ship, Uncle will know what to do.Zuko decided, and strode of towards his steal fire navy ship.
ok, so how did u like the first chapter!
if any one is interested I need a proof reader to go over my story and help fix any mistakes I've made, so if you know a good one or if you interested feel free to e-mail me if you'd like.
chapter 2 should have more action in it.