|The Lost Avatar
Author: maila08 PM
When Amon begins his hunt against benders, Korra, the avatar barely manages to escape. 10 yrs later, Kairi, as she is known due to having lost her memory along with her bending, travels to Republic City to find out more about her past. On her way there she meets Mako & Bolin, 2 brothers wanting to collect the reward money for the lost Avatar, not knowing they have found her.Rated: Fiction K - English - Romance - & Korra - Chapters: 21 - Words: 23,128 - Reviews: 112 - Favs: 47 - Follows: 44 - Updated: 11-10-12 - Published: 07-17-12 - Status: Complete - id: 8331491
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'I remember the day Korra was born as if it were yesterday. A powerful snow storm raged that night, but as we would later find out, the circumstances had fit the child perfectly. Senna had refused to go into labor without my presence and I arrived as quickly as I could to find my son, Tonraq, waiting for my arrival and that of his daughter.'
"Mother!" Tonraq called, making his way to a middle aged woman.
"Not now, dear. I have a grandchild to deliver," Katara said, hurrying past him.
"I'll let you know when you can come in," the woman reassured, closing the door.
Senna was lying on a bed in the middle of the room, sweaty and clutching her stomach as another contraction hit her. The woman hurried over to her and held her hand while wiping some of the sweat from her forehead.
"Master Katara, you're here," she managed to say between breaths.
"Yes, now I need you to take deep breaths and push ok," Katara instructed.
The Waterbender nodded and let out a scream as she began to push. The older woman soothed her as much as she could; telling her to repeat the process.
"I can't anymore!" Senna said as the pain became too much for the young mother. Her body ached and she was just so tired. Katara shook her head.
"Just a little more. The baby is almost out. Now push!" Katara countered.
Senna gathered all the strength she had and gave one final push; in between her screams and Katara's words a baby's wail was heard. The young Waterbender stopped for a moment and smiled as the woman held a squirming new born. She cleaned the baby before wrapping her up in a blanket and handing it over to its mother.
"Congratulations, it's a girl," Katara whispered with a smile.
The new mother took the infant in her arms and kissed her forehead softly before looking at the elder woman.
"Thank you," she said sincerity in her blue eyes. The baby opened her eyes, revealing electrifying blue and smiled at her mother.
"Hello, I'm your mommy." Senna, tired and exhausted, had never seen something so beautiful. This living, breathing little girl was hers.
"I'll go get Tonraq," Katara informed her as she walked out the door.
Tonraq was pacing outside a room, stealing glances a door as waiting for his mother to come out. He heard a scream and stopped making his way to the door but not daring to open it. The Waterbender sighed heavily and continued to pace. A loud scream broke through the air and he slightly cringed until a baby's wail was heard. He stopped dead in his tracks and slowly smiled. The door opened and he quickly walked over to his mother.
"Mother, how's Senna?" he asked.
"She's fine, Tonraq," Katara replied.
"And the baby?"
"Both are fine. Do you want to see them?"
His wife lay in the bed he had left her in, an infant in her arms, a tired expression across her face. She cooed at the baby and smiled at her husband.
"It's a girl," she whispered, handing her over to him.
He grinned broadly as he gently took the baby into his arms before landing a soft kiss on his wife's lips. The man looked at the infant who was wide awake and smiling at him. She had her mother's face but his smile and by the looks of it his strength by the way she held onto his finger.
"She's beautiful," he managed to say.
"And she's ours," Senna replied with a smile.
The Waterbender returned the child to his wife and glanced over to his mother. "Mother, how can I ever repay you?"
The elder chuckled. "Making me a grandmother is enough," Katara replied. "Have you decided on her name?"
The couple shared a look and smiled. They had discussed this subject at length during the nine months. They'd come to an agreement. "Korra," they said together. The baby in their arms let out a giggle at the sound of the name.
Katara grinned. "Looks like the little tyke likes it," she commented.
Tonraq nodded. Senna and the baby yawned as she snuggled closer to her husband, closing her eyes. He smiled and kissed both their foreheads. He was the most content man in the world right now. He held his family in his arms, and couldn't stop the smile on his face.
"I'll leave you alone," Katara said, caressing the infant's cheek one last time.
'That night not only was my granddaughter born, but the next Avatar as well. When Senna had found out she was pregnant, Avatar Aang had informed her that she carried within her his successor. Though at first my son and his wife were nervous, they grew to accept that their child would one day be the world's protector. Not long after, I took the pair to the White Lotus Compound at the South Pole, which was located by the sea. And there the next avatar was born. Korra.'