|Perfect? I don't think so!
Author: anime-lovin'-freak PM
People always say Katara has a perfect life, but she disagrees. Then, when a new guy moves into town, she finds herself making desions she would never make. And she is forced to make the biggest desion of her life... Zutara, Sukka and Taang at the endRated: Fiction K+ - English - Romance - Katara & Zuko - Chapters: 6 - Words: 9,522 - Reviews: 29 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 09-07-09 - Published: 03-14-09 - Status: Complete - id: 4922462
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There was silence.
"What?" I asked slowly.
"I love you Katara. And I know you love me back. But I feel that Zuko has feelings for you, and I want to make it clear that you are mine."
"So you are asking me to marry you, because you are scared Zuko's going to do something to make me leave you? You are asking me to spend the rest of my life with you because you are jealous?"
"No!" Aang sounded shocked. "I love Katara. And Zuko is only one of the reasons I'm asking you this question. He isn't important enough to even be considered a reason!"
"What's your other reasons then?"
"Well, I'm moving away. I know long distance relationships never work, and I want to see your face every possible second I can."
Wow. Didn't really see that coming.
"Think of it this way, if you choose me over Zuko you'll marry me. If you choose Zuko over me, I leave."
Okay, I saw that coming.
"So you're asking me not to just marry you, but to choose between you and Zuko?"
I just stared at him. I really need Toph to kiss him soon. Really soon.
"Aang," I said, trying to figure out how to break this to him easily.
"It's fine Katara."
"Yes. Take all the time you need to think about this. Though I know you will chose."
Sure you do. Hey, I do sound like Sokka when I say that.
Aang got up and walked towards the door.
"See you later, soon-to-be-soon-to-be wife."
He winked and left.
Wait a minute, no ring? What kind of proposal was that?
The next day it seemed like everyone knew I was maybe going to marry Aang. Except they didn't know the maybe part.
Everyone except Zuko, Toph and Stacy thought that the marriage was final.
Stacy seemed thrilled that Aang had proposed, Zuko tried to seem happy and Toph didn't try hiding her distain.
It was after school on the second day after Aang proposed to me that I got the happy (to me) news.
Toph, Stacy, Zuko and I were sitting under a tree when his phone started buzzing.
He opened it to see that he had gotten a message from Mai.
"Damn this woman," he said, causing all of us to look at him. "She won't leave me alone after I broke up with her."
My heart started beating really, really fast with joy when I heard this news. It caused Toph to smile and say:
"Is it just me or is there a mini earthquake going on?"
Stacy, who also knew how I felt about Zuko, replied:
"Yeah, I feel that too."
Zuko just stared at them like, well, like they were feeling things.
"Right," Zuko said. "So what are you going to do, Katara?"
"About the marriage situation."
"Are you going to say yes?"
Toph smiled while Zuko was looking down.
"He likes you," she mouthed.
"Um, excuse me?"
I looked to where the voice had come from to see a girl about Aang's age standing there.
"This is all embarrassing, but me and my friend over there want to know why your boyfriend has a tattoo of an arrow on his head."
"Her theory was that he was smoking weed at the time."
Zuko tried really hard not to laugh, but he didn't succeed. His laughter filled the silence. The sound sent little shivers of happiness through me, even though at the time I didn't realize it was him making the sound. Before I knew who was laughing, everyone except the girl and I were laughing.
"Ya, I'm going to go now."
She walked away, leaving me there with laughing inhabitants of the earth.
"So are you going to say yes?" Suki asked me.
"I don't know," I replied dully.
"Katara, it's been a week. Usually we girls just say yes right then and there."
"I'm not going to say yes."
"What? Katara, that's great news! Why didn't you tell me earlier?"
"Um… Excuse me?"
"I've been waiting for you and Zuko to get together ever since I first saw him!"
"So when you going to break Aang's little heart?"
"When I see him again."
Then the doorbell rang and as Suki opened the door she squealed:
"Katara! Now's your chance!"
Which totally gave Aang the wrong idea.
He talked about weddings and rings the whole way through till 9 pm.
"Um… Aang?" I said when I had worked up the courage to tell him.
"You're right Katara, it is late. I better go. Bye!" he said and kissed me on the cheek.
I watched him leave.
Well, it could have been worst. Not.
The next day was a Saturday, so Aang and I arranged to meet at the park.
As I was walking down the stairs (the elevator was broken) I passed Zuko.
"Hey Katara," he said to me.
"Hey Zuko," I said, smiling as a plan came into my head. "Do you want to come to the park with me?"
We walked down there in silence. I was plotting my evil plan and Zuko was being hot.
We arrived there and I spotted Aang under a tree almost immediately. Probably because he was waving franticly.
Zuko and I walked over to him.
"Aang, I have something I need to tell you," I said.
"No, me first," he said, and took a deep breath. "Toph kissed me. And I… I kissed her back. And I liked it. I'm so sorry Katara."
"That's okay. You and Toph can get together, because I have a confession of my own. I don't know how to say it, so I'll show you."
I walked over to Zuko and pulled him by the front of his shirt towards me. Then we kissed.
The fire was unbelievable.
It started out as a point of warmth where his lips touched mine. Then it began to spread all along my body until I could feel the kiss right down to my toes. When he deepened the kiss, the fuzzy warmth turned to pure fire. It grew hotter and hotter inside of me, until I was sure I was going to burst into flames. Every nerve of my body could feel him and his heat, and although I was caught up in an inferno I wanted more heat. I craved for him and his fire more then I have ever craved anything in my whole life. I was burning, and I loved it. As the blaze boiled in my blood I realized that I had never kissed Aang; our lips had met, yes, but we had never kissed. He had never made me feel like this. At that moment I never wanted coolness to come again. I didn't care who saw us or what they thought and said. He was mine.
Thanks to all of you for reading this all the way to the end! My first completed fanfic which is not a one shot. I'm so proud of myself. Oh, and also, a small thanks to my older sister, Written Parody who wrote the last paragraph for me. She changed it about six or seven times, so be glad I managed to get her to stop worrying that there was 'something missing' so you could read it. And then there's one more thing, if you were wondering why Sokka gave Katara Katy Perry's CD, then I should tell you. The song, 'Thinking of You' is such a Zutara song and it totally fits this story. If you have never listened to it then go listen to now! Why are you still here? Go listen to it! And also Love Story by Taylor Swift. It's the cutest song ever!s
Anyway, can I ask you to review one last time? Please? Thank you! I hope you enjoyed the fanfic as much as I have enjoyed reading it. See you again, hopefully!
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