|Being a Teenager
Author: Mei Ju PM
Being a Teenager is a story itself. In a different universe in which the 100 year war never happened Avatar Roku created a school. It's goal is to keep the balance of nations by educating the nest generation. Watch as they learn through heartbreak, love, drama, sports and crazy peers on how they're going to change their world. Writing through several POVs, no defined pairs yet.Rated: Fiction T - English - Friendship/Romance - Aang & Katara - Chapters: 3 - Words: 3,408 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 07-05-12 - Published: 07-01-12 - id: 8276205
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AN: In this world of mine Avatar Roku ended the War and balance was put back. In his life time his biggest fear was that another thread would take the peace away. His solution to this was to create a school for all of the Nation's children to learn together. He hoped this would create the much needed tolerance. His school Avatar Roku Academy was a large school on the edge of the Earth and Fire nations. He made it on Ember Island where his bride once lived. The school now houses all benders of the four nations along with nonbenders.
The time and dates will be off, since it takes place around when Aang would have been 111? But without him frozen in ice or aged.
Also not all the Air Temples were destroyed. All the Air Nomads reside at the Eastern Air Temple.
When the Ambassador of Avatar Roku's Academy came to us it was a surprise. The Roku Academy was very hard to get into if you're an Air Nomad. For a start Air Nomads don't often attend. The last one I remember was a young girl who started at age 16 to become an Ambassador of our people. We are educated here in the way of Monks and Nuns.
That afternoon after taking care of Appa I was told to meet her. Her name is Ambassador Mei from the Earth Kingdom and that I was to be the 1st Air Nomad to go to such a school in 10 years. Considering you get about 25 new students from the Northern Water Tribe each year it's apparently a big deal. I remember my first question.
"Would I leave Appa?"
I thought it was a perfect questions but she looked surprise.
"Yes, but you'll see him plenty during vacations."
"I will tell you the details inside Aang." Monk Gyasto said in his calm manner, but it didn't help the butterflies I feel.
After we get inside the quarters he begins telling me. That I was the avatar and that it would only be right for me to be with others to learn how to coexist and balance with others. The school was practically made for me according to Monk Gyasto, and that my former self made it.
It sounds good. It has a great reputation, I would be around kids my own age and older. I would be a 1st Former housed with boys my age. The uniform was modest and easy to work with. It was a loose fitting tunic with a collar much like the Earth Kingdom wears with silver fastenings. It falls above my knees with slits to move easily. The dark blue pants to go under. There were white socks and black shoes. As a 1st former I had 5 classes, Language Skills, Mathematics, World History, Literature, and Applied Sciences. Plus we picked 2 electives, one for extra studies and one more or less lenient one. As a 1st Former I do not have a study hall, but I only have 2-3 a day for 1 hour. Most of time is studying and sports. We also have to pick an afternoon elective which is school wide. The only class we have with other students.
I already saw the choices but nothing really peaks my interest besides Kuia Ball. There isn't anything that really caters for an airbender, since I'm the only one enrolled at the moment.
There aren't a lot of us to begin with, before I was born one of the Fire Lords destroyed air temples. Avatar Roku killed that Fire Lord before all airbending was lost.
It's a scary thought. At first I remember I didn't want to go. There are plenty of other children who wanted to go. The Monks promised that in a couple of years that the school will start enrolling regularly.
But I'm already here riding on Monk Gyasto's flying bison. My air nomad clothes are packed away until vacation times and all I have is the uniforms, a set of clothes I'm wearing now and my flying bison whistle. It's the first time I've been out of the Temple and everything is new.
Ember Island our destination is a beautiful island with a tropical light feel too it. However it can be cool and breezy. It's not a terribly big island, but it houses the facility that the entire students stay in.
The houses were typical fire bender style; they were large, square in style with a balcony looking over the view. They would house about 8 boys or girls and they were in clusters. Boys and Girls living areas were on opposite ends, which wasn't very far away but you would have to go through the main school grounds. The houses were named after Avatars or other important figures of the past. I was in the Avatar Anil; he was from the Northern Air Temple and created peace a few thousand years ago. I suppose it would be important to learn about him, me being his future self. But he didn't do too much but be the 1st to arrive on Fire Soil of the Air Nomads.
Monk Gyasto and I just stand at the door of my new home. Avatar Anil, I was the 1st one to sign up besides the prefect. Who was staring at us intently?
"Avatar Aang?" He sounds a bit perplexed. "It's a pleasure to meet you. I'm Loki from the Earth Kingdom…I'm a 5th former, last year hear and in charge of our home, I'll tell you more later."
He continues to stand here.
"Could I have a moment alone?"
I lookup, Monk Gyasto is looking down at me with his gentle eyes. I hear shuffling indicating that Loki has move.
"Aang, I want you to be strong. This is a wonderful opportunity for you, but a completely new experience. Act the way you are, don't hind it, don't worry too hard but do well in your studies. Remember if you ever need comfort, I'm sure Appa can visit once in a while." He smiles down at me.
"Monk Gyasto I will do what I can and will try my hardest."
"I know you will."
He airbends himself up on to the back of his flying bison, he waves back down at me before me he starts leaving. I wave back and the home sickness gets worst and he continues to leave.
Loki comes back and gives a small smile. He starts to talk quickly as he leads me to my room.
"You're going to love it here; it's a home away from home. You have your class time table and everything you need, but if you have any questions I'll be at the door greeting others. When you're done you can wait in the main room until other arrive and make them at home. If you have any decorations or anything feel free to tack them up. I don't care too much about the rules concerning that." He gives a broad smile like he's remembering something then leaves.
The small room when you first come in is where you clean your shoes if you need too or hang wet clothing or towels. Then there is a huge main room that sinks down a bit that has a huge low table and pillows everywhere.
The rooms are long; there are 8 beds each with a desk next to it. Chests of draws that are low to the ground allowing you to see the view are pushes to be across from the bed. It was a plain, but it was something Aang was used to. It was quiet too.
AN: The universe is a bit off. I'm still trying to figure it out. It's been awhile since I got use to Aang time period. So if they're mistakes (I hope there isn't) I will fix them.