|Not Quite Right
Author: BurningHer0 PM
I never wanted to be the avatar. I never even wanted to be a bender. I was fine living my normal life. The only voices in my head were supposed to be the ones that made sure I knew I was insane.Rated: Fiction T - English - Adventure - OC - Chapters: 3 - Words: 3,367 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 01-18-13 - Published: 01-14-13 - id: 8907806
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We're back to Terra's point of view. I think the last chapter from Mika's view went well so I'll probably switch often.
I'm trying to keep this daily so the chapters are kinda short but not extremely. I should probably just call them scenes, its a more accurate description.
Not Quite Right Chapter 3: On the run.
We ran from the council and now its ten times worst. That sound of lightning. That sound is way to familiar, its just to unnatural to forget.
"Good morning, Avatar." I couldn't even see a face but that voice, under my eyes inside my head that voice paralyzed me. If you didn't know who it was it would seem almost, charming. "Wake them up." I felt a shock go right through my body, through my fingers, arms, legs, my head.
I opened my eyes and there it was I couldn't even pretend it wasn't real, that mask. It wasn't the masked that scared me. I could look at anyone and know exactly what they were thinking but the mask hid his face, that smirk I knew he had seeing me bound, seeing that he had won. There are people who hide their truly bad intentions just like the council, but him we wore it proudly, even after being defeated he dawned that mask again and went right back to it.
"I'm not going to kill to you. We want the same thing now, Avatar."
He keeps calling me that, He knows my name, he gave me name.
"Your gonna die." I threatened him but he had no reason to fear me.
"Calm down. I need something from you and you need something from me." The masked man said.
What could he possibly need from a failed avatar.
"The council are my enemies just as well as yours." He explained.
There is absolutely no possibilty he thinks I can fight the council.
"And you expect me to?" It was a fair question for me to ask. He was stronger than me in every possible respect. "I need you to fight them of course. In times of distress the world rallys behind the avatar and I believe they will continue to do so, despite your current reputation." He hates the avatar, he hates other benders there is no possible way he has no other intention.
We've been sitting here all this time and Mika nor Kairo haven't said a thing. But ofcourse Kairo wouldn't speak against his dear old father. So why Mika?
I turned my head around and saw Mika gagged in the corner. She was crying. She never cries.
"Let her go, now." I demanded. "Well I don't quite think your in the position to be making demands." He was right. I was truly powerless. I tried all I could to free my hands but I couldn't bend. Did he really. No, I'd be useless to him then.
The masked man twirled his finger and the men in their brown suits started to move to Mika. They undertied the knot in her mouth and as soon as they did a storm of fire flew from her mouth.
"Let us go!" Mika screamed. "In due time." The masked man lifted his hand to his mask. He took it off.
He never takes off that mask. He barely took it off when I was a kid. He used to tell me about the scars he got from his brother the traitor. The face he made to achieve his goal. The power he gained from his intelligence and skill. I was never good at bending so the skill part didn't interest me back then, but he was smart. He changed his name and fooled an army into thinking he was the only hope for non-benders. I guess I did something similar. He called himself Amon, I called myself Terra.
"So this is really that important to you huh? What makes you think I'll help." I had no reason to, the only outcomes would be death. "Because this is the other option." Kairo said as he walked into the room. He was calm, he really trusted Amon. He lied to us our entire life. Taught us only what made him look like a hero, tried to mold us into his perfect "Equalist"
"So you brought him here." I questioned. "No you brought us here. A fortunate mistake on your part." Kairo started to smirk. He always enjoyed it when I messed up. This must have been hilarious.
"You betrayed us." Mika looked at Kairo as she spoke for the first time in a while. Learning I'm the avatar. Learning I'm Amon's son. Learning i've been lying to her since the day we met. I can't even begin to imagine what she's thinking.
"The council tried to kill us all. I'm not the traitor here." Kairo said that with sincerity in his voice. Either Amon has taught him well or he truly means that.
We have no choice but to accept. I won't let Mika get hurt.
"Fine, we'll do it." I accepted their offer. We have to fight the council anyway.
A thin woman walked into the room, she wore a tight brown suit just like the other equalist. She stopped next to Amon and looked at me as she took off her helmet. Long blue hair fell past her shoulders.
"This is Jin." Amon introduced her as if this was a casual meeting. After he introduced her he began to return his mask to his face.
"I've been assigned to watch you." She lowered he hand to my chin. "I'm sure I can make the best of this." Her words chilled my spine.
Mika turned her head away from me and said "So we're equalist now?" She didn't look bothered, more embarassed than anything.
Jin moved her hand to untie me. I could feel the blood go back to my hands as the binds loosen. I shook my hands out as she began to untie my feet. I got up and untied Mika as she stood she wrapped her arms around my neck and hugged me, she whispered in my ear "Your explaining this all later."
"We're going to the northern water tribe." Amon proclaimed.
"We?" I asked. He never attacks on his own. He claims a facade of democracy is best.
"The northern water tribe is a powerful nation, and a well defended one. A perfect capitol for an empire." Amon explained. He wanted to take it over. With us as soldiers?
After Amon explained his plan to capture the city he prepared a war balloon, several of them. They bared the council's insignia, a perfect guise to move freely wherever he wanted. Amon gave me a room on the balloon it was nearly empty except for a bed and a desk. Mika walked in but before she said anything she sat on the bed next to me.
"Did you even consider telling me any of this?" she was trying to keep here cool but I could hear the anger in her voice. She wouldn't look at me, she just stared at the floor.
"After lying to everyone you've known your whole life it becomes a habit." I tried my best to laugh it off but she could see right through it all.
"That Amon is your father! That Terra isn't even your name! This is a habit to you!" She stood up and yelled so loudly it hurt my hears.
"My name's Arkana." I hadn't said my real name in so long it felt unreal.
She sat back down and leaned her head on shoulder I put my arm around her neck and on her shoulder and we sat there until it was time to land.
Before I knew it we had both fallen asleep.
Next chapter: The takeover.