|Through the Eyes of Another
Author: Luna Venatrix PM
I didn't think I would ever understand why anyone would want to come here. At least, not until I met a Na'vi warrior. First story, no flames please!Rated: Fiction T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 14 - Words: 33,548 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 22 - Updated: 04-14-13 - Published: 04-05-12 - id: 7993520
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Abby: Hooray for updates! Sorry it's been so long guys! I have been soooooo busy with exams, dance recitals, band recitals, choir recitals, and all that crap! Anyways, this chapter is going to be based around my past with Turner and why I hate him so much, and what Ta'kuk thinks about all of this! Won't it be fun?
Salynna: Abby! Help!
Abby: Gah! What?
Salynna: I'm trying to figure something out, but I can't do it!
Abby: Why? What're you thinking about?
Salynna: How do people get eaten by sharks?
Abby: Umm... Isn't it obvious? They open their mouths and go munch, munch, munch.
Salynna: Yea. I understand that! But how do people not hear the music?
Abby: *Face palm* ...Wow... Anyways. Onto the story!
Disclaimer: I own exactly 0% of Avatar. But just you wait! It'll happen one day!
Salynna: And she thinks I'm dumb...
Abby: SHUT UP!
We landed back at the edge of the forest a little while later. I glanced around as I slid off the massive animal, spotting my bag sitting at the bottom of the tree where I'd left it.
"I'll return. Wait here, and..." I turned to look at Ta'kuk, who was now glaring at me, "Don't do anything stupid!"
"Me?" I asked, feigning innocence, "Do something stupid? Never!"
He muttered something, shaking his head. With a snort, the Banshee took off again, leaving me alone on the edge of the cliff. I sighed and looked around.
Now what? I wondered idly, If I can't get into trouble, what can I do?
A rustling sound caught my attention. I tuned to regard the forest behind me, biting my lower lip.
"Hello?" I called lightly, turning to glance over my other shoulder.
Yea, Abby. I thought sarcastically to myself, 'Cause a person that is trying to kill and or maim you is totally going to answer when you ask 'Who's there?' like a freaking eight year old!
I shook my head and pressed my fingers to my temples, trying in vain to fend off the impending headache that was growing there.
The rustling stopped suddenly, making me stiffen. When it started up again, I didn't bother to look over my shoulder. I relaxed my shoulders and arms, but kept my legs strong.
I could hear something approaching me from behind, but I still did nothing. When the thing grasped my shoulder, I reached around and grabbed it's upper arm. Gripping it tightly, I pulled down, throwing my attacker over my shoulder so they landed on the ground with a thud.
"Woah! Calm down Abbs! It's just me!" I recognized the voice, but not the person. It was a Na'vi, but I could tell that something about him was off. I inspected the male as he sat up, rubbing the back of his head as he did so. At first all I could think about was the fact that Ta'kuk was going to kill me for attacking one of his people, but the thoughts soon faded away.
As I looked at him, I realized that he was wearing human attire, meaning he wasn't a true Na'vi. Well, I thought, At least that narrows down the options. Let's see. How many guys do I know that are here on Pandora with me?
As the thought drifted though my mind, I froze.
"Turner?" I asked, jaw dropped. "Please tell me I'm wrong!"
The male on the ground chuckled and said, "Sorry Abbs! Why bother asking? You and I both know that you're never wrong about this sort of thing."
"I can hope can't I?" I said, turned away and muttered, "I should've tossed him harder, maybe caused some brain damage. Or fixed some of the brain damage that was already there."
"I heard that you know!" I flinched at his words, more out of surprise than guilt. Note to self, he now has the same hearing abilities as a regular Na'vi.
"Come on Abby! Why do you hate me so much! What'd I ever do to you?" He asked, throwing his hands up in defeat.
I sighed and said, "It's not you it's... Well it is you but... I mean... Umm..." I sighed again and sat on the ground, pulling my knees up to my chest. "It's complicated."
Turner snorted and shook his head, stating, "I'm pretty sure I can handle it."
"That's the problem!" I growled, shooting him a withering glare, "You think you can handle it, but you can't! I told you several times what the problem was, but you never listened! You just kept ignoring what I said so that you wouldn't have to deal with the harsh reality of what I was telling you!"
"That is completely untrue!" He snarled back, baring his new, sharp teeth at me.
"No! It is true! You just don't want to believe it!"
"You can't blame me for everything that happened!"
"Yes I can! It was completely and totally your fault!"
"Everything was fine until you began freaking out over nothing in particular!"
"It wasn't fine!" I was almost shrieking now, the pent up anger I felt getting the better of me. "You kept pushing for something that wasn't, and would never be, there! Everything was perfect, until you decided that it wasn't enough anymore!"
"How can you blame me? You and I both knew that there was something more between us, but you were too scared to admit it to yourself or give me a chance!"
"I wasn't ready for more! I was fine with our friendship just the way it was!"
"If you weren't ready then, when were you going to be ready?"
"My dad had just died a few days before you asked me! What was I supposed to say?"
"You were supposed to give me a chance to prove that I could be a good man for you!"
I opened my mouth to respond, but couldn't find the words I needed.
"You know," Turner said suddenly, "You could still give me that chance."
"No! Absolutely not!" I cried, standing suddenly and walking away.
"Oh come on, Abbs! You can't run from people forever!" He said, getting up and following me.
"I'm not running from people, I'm running from you!"
He gripped my wrist and spun me around, asking, "Why? Why run from me?"
I shook my head in answer, trying to pull my wrist free even as I felt tears prickling the back of my eyes.
"Abby. An explanation is the least you can give me, you know."
I looked up at him, inspecting his new features. He reminded me of every other Na'vi, save for his eyes. I suddenly found myself comparing his eyes to Ta'kuk's.
Turners eyes were a beautiful dark hazel colour, filled with confidence and human arrogance. And yet, that somehow made me feel comforted, made me feel that everything was okay and that, even though he no longer looked human, he still was. He wouldn't judge me for having human weaknesses, seeing as though he had them as well.
Ta'kuk's eyes, however, were a brilliant gold colour. They captured and held my attention whenever he looked at me. They held an air of intelligence and authority, making him seem every bit the hunter and leader he was. He was stern and wasn't afraid to tell me exactly what was on his mind. I knew it was hard for him to accept me, but I felt as if we were becoming closer.
I shook my head. Thinking about both of my Na'vi boys was giving me an even worse headache. Well, I thought biting my lip again, My one Na'vi friend and my Avatar friend that wants to be so much more than just a friend... Wait a second!
"Turner!" I said, my jaw dropping again, "How in the hell did you get an Avatar?"
He chuckled and bend down, making sure we were eye level. "When I heard that a certain someone was going to travel to Pandora, I decided that purchasing an Avatar might be a good way to get back into her good book. I figured that, instead of you trying to convince an actual Na'vi to let you study them, you could just study me."
"Are you for real?" I asked, feeling a cheshire grin spreading across my face.
"Of course. I would do anything to make you happy, even if it is a tad expensive. So," He said, drawing himself up to his full height, "Would you now give me an explanation?"
"I don't know. It's hard to explain."
He glared at me and said, "It can't possibly be that difficult! Was it because of my appearance?"
"No! I'm not shallow you know! I don't care about that sort of thing!" I said, feeling extremely offended.
"Well then, if that's not the case, what is it then?"
I sighed and looked around, trying to find the words I had so desperately tried to hide. "You were my best friend." I began, not daring to look up at him, "I didn't want things to become awkward between us if it didn't work. But when you just kept pushing me for more, I didn't know what to do! My dad had just died and I didn't want to do something that either you or I would regret later. When you still didn't give up, I had to avoid you. I couldn't bare to tell you that I wasn't interested."
"That was back then though!" He protested suddenly, "You and I are both different people now, and you didn't give me a fair shot back then. All I'm asking you for is a chance to prove that I can be a good match for you. I want to show you that I can protect and provide for you, that you can trust me and I can be whatever you need. Just give me this one chance."
I pushed my Ikran to go faster. I knew that Abby would probably be fine on her own, but I couldn't help but worry.
Eywa only knows what she's gotten herself into by now. I thought sullenly as the air whistled past.
Glancing behind me I could see Kin'ta following close behind along with Keeana, who had her arms wrapped around his torso.
I looked back at the ground, watching carefully for the redhead I had left just a little while ago. I finally spotted her standing right where I'd left her, which surprised me greatly.
The Ikran landed gracefully on the ground, shaking its head lightly as it did so.
She turned to glance over her shoulder when she heard me land, smiling as she did so. "There you are. I was beginning to wonder if you were ever going to come back." She said, nodding towards Keeana and Kin'ta as they landed.
"Abby!" A Na'vi suddenly leapt down from the tree she was standing in front of, making her turn and raise an eyebrow in their direction. I crouched into a defensive position, hissing at the unknown male. Out of the corner of my eye, I noticed Kin'ta blocking Keeana from the stranger, teeth bared in an aggression.
"What?" Her tone was clipped and dismissive.
The stranger narrowed his eyes in my direction, then turned to face the woman in front of him. He handed her a small orange and yellow flower that opened up at her touch, making her smile again.
"Now will you give me an answer?" He asked her huffily, crossing his arms over his chest.
She laughed lightly, turning the flower over in her hands gently before saying, "I don't know. I suppose it depends on how much I can convince you to do before I give you my answer."
"You, my dear," he said, shaking his head, "Are an extortionist."
"No way!" Keeana suddenly said, stepping around Kin'ta. She walked forward to stand next to Abby, mouth agape. "It can't possibly be you! Please tell me I'm wrong!"
The healer laughed, tucking a lock of her hair behind her ear before saying, "That's what I said when I first saw him to!"
"Explain." I commanded, narrowing my eyes towards the unknown male.
Abby grinned and looked back at me before saying, "You remember Turner, right?"
I raised an eyebrow at her. The person she was referring to was scrawny and, overall, not a very good ambassador for the human race. Dreamwalker. I thought sullenly, glowering at the human-turned-Na'vi.
She turned back and began talking to him again, but I had completely tuned out. It seemed obvious to me that they had been talking for a while, but what had they talked about? He'd mentioned something about waiting for an answer. What had he asked her?
I felt a sudden swell of rage as he placed an arm around the redhead's waist, which increased when she did nothing to dissuade him. It was becoming more and more clear to me that she was attracted to the fake.
I probably should've taken it as a compliment that she was more attracted to the Na'vi than her own kind, but just knowing that the one she was falling for wasn't a true Na'vi made my blood boil.
Not that it matters. I told myself, Why should the opinion of a human female matter? I desperately wanted to believe what I was telling myself, but it wasn't working.
Turning to Kin'ta, I said, "We need to leave. Abby," I called out to the girl, making her turn to face me, "Come. We will take you back to Home Tree."
"Don't worry about it!" Turner said, tugging the taller girl closer to him. "I'll take both of them back with me."
I didn't want to say yes, but I really had no choice. I couldn't let Kin'ta believe I was becoming weak towards the girl and we really needed to look into the deaths in the area, but I still didn't want the dreamwalker anywhere near her.
With a sharp nod, I mounted my Ikran, waiting for Kin'ta to do the same. When he followed suit, we both took off without a word, leaving the humans behind.
Aaaaaaaand, that's it! Yay!
Abby: Hopefully the next chapter will be more entertaining!
Alayna: You are so lucky! Did you see the way Ta'kuk was looking at you? He likes you! I'm sure of it!
Alayna: What? What'd I say?
Abby: I thought that it was kind of obvious, but if you just found that out now, that's okay to. Anyways, if you don't like Turner now, you are gonna absolutely hate him in the future!
Ta'kuk: I don't think it's possible for me to hate him more than I already do. What could either of you do to make this worse?
Abby: Well, I'm kinda stuck between you and Turner now. I'm not fully sure which way I want this story to swing, but I'll figure it out sooner or later.
Ta'kuk: *Eye twitch*
Alayna: Abby, you liar! I know who you're gonna pick! You are definitely going to surprise some people when you pick T-
Abby: *Slaps hand over Alayna's mouth* Shhhh! It's a surprise! You can't tell! Ever!
Alayna: Fine! I still think everyone will be really surprised by the person you pick.
Abby: No hints either!
Ta'kuk: What was that?
Abby: NOTHING! Well, that's it for now, I'll update again soon! Oh my gosh!
Alayna: What? What is it?
Abby: There's a button!
Abby: At the bottom of the screen! It's a big blue button!
Alayna: Yea, I see it. What about it?
Abby: It says 'Review' on it. My readers should click it!
Abby: Cause it might open a magic portal that leads to Pandora! No promises though.
Alayna: Well, I guess you're right. Everyone shoud click the pretty button. It is a very nice blue colour after all!
Abby: See you guys soon! Thanks!