|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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"So we're walking all the way to Republic City?" Kairi questioned.
"We'll take a boat when we reach the shore," Mako replied.
"Oh, so we are walking to Republic City." This response caused the Firebender to scowl as they continued their trek through the forest. As they kept walking, Kairi noticed that Bolin was acting a little…odd. The Water Tribe girl watched in curiosity as he practically glided as he walked and a goofy, daydream of a grin spread across his face.
"What's with him?" she asked, her brow rose inquisitively.
A dreamy sigh escaped the Earthbender before Mako could respond. "I'm coming Asami."
Mako rolled his eyes. Kairi tilted her head to the side, confusion on her face. "Who's Asami?"
The elder brother smacked his brother upside the head, snapping the poor guy back into reality. "What?" he whined.
"Who's Asami?" the girl repeated.
"Oh, she's the Avatar's first cousin," he replied, a content smile gracing his face again. Mako restrained himself from strangling his brother then and there.
Kairi furrowed her brow. "Wait, I thought we were going to see Katara. Why are we going to see Korra's cousin?"
Mako pretended he hadn't heard the question. Kairi grabbed his arm. "Mako?"
The Firebender turned to face her, a sheepish look on his face. He had really hoped to avoid this conversation. He made a mental note to kill Bolin when there were no witnesses. "Well," he began hesitantly. "No one gets near Katara without convincing Asami first."
"What?" Kairi got to her feet, her expression becoming panicked. "Are you kidding me? And you didn't think to tell me this earlier? Nobody told me I had to prove I was the Avatar!"
"I can show up. I can look presentable. But flat out lie?" she interrupted. "I can't even Bend!"
"I told you already, the Avatar lost her Bending," Mako stated. "And plus, you don't know if it's a lie. What if it actually turns out to be true?"
She growled in frustration and stomped away from the brothers. Bolin gave the older boy a look before walking over to the brunette, sitting next to her by a small pond. There was a moment of silence as he watched her reflection, seeing the doubt starting to creep into her deep blue orbs.
"What do you see?" he asked casually.
Kairi scoffed at the question. "Nothing at all." He waited for her to continue. "Just a girl with no past…and no future by the looks of it."
Bolin shook his head, a grin spreading across his face. "Really? Then do you want to know what I see?" He didn't wait for her to reply. "I see a very good-looking Earthbender sitting next to a very beautiful and selfless hothead. I can see that she has stood up for others when no one else dared to. And I can see that she has never wanted anything in return." Kairi smiled slightly at this, glancing over at her companion. "There is nothing left for you back there," he continued, his voice soft. "Everything is in Republic City."
The girl sighed and nodded her head.
"So where was Korra born?" Kairi asked.
"You were born in the White Lotus compound on a December day," Mako answered.
She tilted her head to the side. "Isnt that where you two lived?"They both nodded. "Okay so that's all I need to know right?" she asked.
The brothers snorted. "Nope. There is so much more," Bolin stated. This made Kairi groan. How in Spirit's name was she supposed to remember things about a past she had no clue about.
The boys helped her study for hours on end for the next two days. The brothers told her all about her supposed background and past. She had memorized everything about her family with ease…but the past Avatars proved to be tricky.
"List the Avatar's in order." Mako waited patiently as Kairi pondered the challenge.
"Um, isn't it Aang, Kuruk, Roku, Yangchen and then Kyoshi?"
The Firebender sighed. "No," Bolin answered. "It's Yangchen, Kuruk, Kyoshi, Roku, then Aang."
"Just follow the seasons," Mako supplied. "It's Air, Water, Earth then Fire."
Kairi groaned in annoyance as she slumped back onto her blanket. How was she supposed to get all this down in a matter of days?
"What was the name of Aang's sky bison?"
"No." Mako shook his head. "That was a close friend of his."
"Well at least you only have to remember two animal guides," Bolin stated, trying to see the bright side. Kairi let out a yawn, drifting further toward sleep. "Aang's sky-bison Appa and then Roku's dragon…" Bolin trailed off. "Wait, what was his name again?"
Mako was about to answer but Kairi's sleepy reply cut him off. "Fang," she muttered finally falling asleep. The brother's shared a look, both looking confused.
"I don't think we told her that, Bro," Bolin stated unsurely. Mako shrugged. They had to of told her at some point and just didn't remember. Right?
Finally after a couple more days of travel and extreme studying, Korra knew everything there was to know about her. Now she just had to get used to be called Korra before they actually arrived at the cousin's house. The Firebender of the group watched as the girl slumped forward out of exhaustion, Naga's swaying helping lull her into unconsciousness.
"Did you sleep at all last night?" he asked, knowing the answer. The dark circles under her eyes were testament.
She looked over her shoulder at him, a scowl on her face. "Yeah."
"Then why are you so tired?"
"Because of all this studying," she growled back. She didn't like this interrogation.
He chuckled at her irritable mood. "Well at least you know what you need to know," he replied.
"Right," she muttered in response.
Mako looked past her and saw the boat waiting by the shore. "There's our ride," he stated, hopping off Naga.
Korra sighed. It was about time.