Author: MuchTooOld PM
A collection of one shots of various characters saying good night. Super cuteness.Rated: Fiction K - English - Family - Chapters: 3 - Words: 2,783 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 05-15-12 - Published: 04-25-12 - id: 8060149
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"Daddy!" she screeched. Tonraq quickly turned around, a slight panic taking hold as various scenarios of his little girl hurt played through his head. His panic turned to amusement as he saw his daughter was just playing with the flames from the fire and the water from her cup. The three year old giggled as she made the water collide with the flickering flame she had managed to bend together.
"Wonderful, Korra," he said as he swooped down and lifted his daughter up into the air. She squealed with laughter and clapped her hand as he spun her. "Faster, Daddy!" He obliged his daughter's request. She laughed all the more when he tossed her in the air and caught her in his arms. She clapped her small chubby hands together in sheer delight over being tossed around like a doll. He cradled his daughter while she started to babble in the language that was all her own and started walking her over to her room. His daughter had not noticed where they were going. The only way to get her into her room at night was to make her think she wasn't actually going to bed.
It had been some months since he and Senna had realized who their daughter was. It still amazed him that his baby was going to become the greatest bender on the planet. She still fit so perfectly in his arms; he couldn't begin to imagine her as an adult, much less one who was responsible for the world. He shook his head as they neared her little bed. He never dwelled any image of her in the future for long. It was a bit heartbreaking, and not something he liked to think about.
She was slowly settling down, or rather, she was slowly reaching the state where she wasn't so hyper and was willing to lie down in her bed. He placed her carefully on the small mattress and pulled her blankets over her. She was quieter now, although still she was still incoherently babbling in a sweet way. He made sure to tuck the blankets around her very tight, the way she had proclaimed she didn't like but complained loudly when he neglected to do it.
He sat down beside her bed so she had someone to babble herself to sleep. He thought he could hear snippets of real words in her garbled language, but they were overshadowed by the nonsense. Soon she began to grow quiet. He looked over at his daughter, her eyes closed. She wasn't all the way asleep yet, she'd be snoring when that happened. But she was almost there. He leaned over to kiss the little girl's head.
"Daddy," she groggily asked. He flinched. He didn't want her up and around again. It was a three hour process getting her to bed.
"Yes, love?" he quietly responded softly.
Tonraq bit his lip. His wife was currently at their old Sifu's house, asking her to contact the White Lotus, but Korra couldn't know that. She would only jump up and loudly proclaim her status as the Avatar and then he would have to slowly coax her back to sleep. But at the same time, he couldn't lie to his baby. He finally settled on, "She went to talk to Master Katara about you."
"Why?" she yawned.
"Because you are a very important young lady," he said, trying to keep his tone low and even so she wouldn't have a sudden surge in energy.
"Yeah," she groggily said. He stayed by her side for a little longer. She wasn't snoring yet, so she wasn't asleep and he couldn't leave her alone.
"Daddy?" He merely grunted in response, he was so close to falling asleep. "Will you always be here when I go to sleep?"
He jerked awake. He couldn't keep that promise; no parent could keep it, but especially not him. His little girl would be taken away from him soon, because she had to learn to protect the world. He understood this. But he couldn't tell her that she wasn't going to be with them most of the time in a year or so. So, for the first time in his life, he lied to his daughter. "Of course."
She let out a subdued cheer and was quiet. He soon fell asleep leaning against the wall. The little girl looked over at her father and noticed that he was asleep. She crept out of her bed and dragged her blanket over to him. She curled up on one side of him and promptly fell asleep.
When Senna came home later that night, having cried a bit at her old Sifu's home and finally sending word to the White Lotus that her daughter was the Avatar, she found her daughter curled up by her husband, a blanket covering them both.
She kicked off her shoes and slowly tiptoed over to them. She lifted the blanket up and slid next to her child. Korra stirred when she noticed the new presence, but she didn't wake. Senna put her hand by her daughter's and Korra grasped it tightly. She thought her heart would break. Katara had assured her that it would be at least a year before the White Lotus came to check her claim. But as hers was real, she couldn't help but feel like it would only seem like a month before Korra had to leave to begin her training.
She shook off such thoughts as she slowly drifted off to sleep. She leaned down before she fell asleep and gave her daughter a small peck on the forehead, "Good night, my little Avatar." With that she leaned up against the wall, blanket protecting the three, and fell asleep.