Author: L.O.A.D PM
The GAang needs some practice fighting firebenders. Luckily, there happens to be one handy.Rated: Fiction K+ - English - Humor - & Zuko - Chapters: 4 - Words: 1,567 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 02-27-11 - Published: 02-24-11 - id: 6775082
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They day after he had trained with Toph, Zuko was approached by the other Earthbender in the group. He looked at him, struggling to put a name to the face.
"Teo?" He asked. The other teen shook his head.
"I'm Haru," he said. Zuko nodded.
"Right," he said. "Sorry. I don't think we've formally met." The Earthbender, Haru, nodded.
"Right," he said. "You're Prince Zuko, right?"
"Former," Zuko replied. "I can't imagine my father thinks of me as a son anymore." He sighed and looked at Haru. "Why are you here?" Haru swallowed and rubbed the back of his neck awkwardly.
"Well, you see," he began, "we're going to have to fight the Fire Nation, and I wanted to..."
"...get some practice in fighting a Firebender," Zuko finished. Haru nodded.
"How did you know?" He asked.
"Sokka and Toph came to me with the same problem," he said. "And to be honest I'm not looking forward to sparring with an Earthbender again." Haru held his hands up in defence.
"I just want to practice some defensive moves," he said. "But if you're busy we don't have to." Zuko shook his head.
"Aang is down by the river training with Katara," he said. "We can train until they get back." Haru nodded and the both got into a fighting stance. With a grunt, Zuko punched in Haru's direction, sending a fireball in the Earthbender's direction. Haru bent down and lifted up a wall off earth to stop the attack. He puched the wall and sent a small boulder in Zuko's direction. He let out a startled yelp and dove out of the way.
"I thought you were practicing defensive moves?" Zuko snapped. He stood up and aimed for the hole in the rock wall. Haru fell backwards just in time to not be hit.
"Sorry," he said. "I got carried away." Zuko growled and lunged at him, knocking him to the ground.
"Sorry," Zuko mocked. "I got carried away." He stood over Haru for a moment before helping the other teen to his feet.
"If this was a real fight I could have killed you," Zuko said. "A soldier won't show mercy. Don't let yourself get knocked down." Zuko laughed. "I can't believe I'm telling an Earthbender he needs to keed his ground." Haru nodded and looked around.
"Maybe some other time," he said. Zuko nodded.
"Yeah," he said. "Maybe."