Reviews for Mending
Rishtalak chapter 1 . 12/20/2007
Stretch marks!

But wait, don't all the women in the Fire Nation Army wear uniforms that bear their midriffs? What's up with that?

Either way, I hope that the series chooses to follow a reconciliation like this.
Irrel chapter 1 . 12/20/2007
I need to draw Zuko and Toph now, you write them so cute together! I love how in character this is, and I hope that you make it a series.
EmbraceDiversity chapter 1 . 12/20/2007
What an absolutely outstanding fic! Everyone in character. You're very talented, please write more when you can!
Shadow Wasserson chapter 1 . 12/20/2007
Ah, this is lovely. I really like the way you write the characters, how Zuko is trying so hard to fit in and be lighthearted, but still has all this agnst inside that pops out when you least expect it. And Katara with all her responcibilities and imperfections. And the 'Aang look.' And Sokka is perfect.

You also have a gift for describing body language. It really brings the story to life.
FireChildSlytherin5 chapter 1 . 12/20/2007
hahahaha! Can't-breath! lol! Love this long one-shot!

Can't wait for the next one!
janedoe401 chapter 1 . 12/20/2007
Priceless! Totally priceless! I can't wait for the next installment. Just utterly love your work!
Dee Lee chapter 1 . 12/20/2007
LOL! Ahahahahaha! I loved it! Zuko was just a bit out of character, and just a bit too... perfect. But then again, if Katara was trying to find his flaws, she'll only find his perfections. :P

Sokka held up one finger. "He's everywhere and he's nowhere. Like a ninja."

She turned to face him and he grabbed her wrists, a strange echo of that night - was it really only seven months ago? - and she felt the strength in his fingers like before, the way he could probably break her bones just by squeezing if he really wanted. He could probably feel her pulse. He could probably feel her breathing. Her eyes fixed on his chapped lips and the single shaking line they made. She swallowed. He turned her around but kept his grip. He leaned down and it was too much, it was too similar, his voice in her left ear and his breath on her neck: "Port," he said. He moved to her right ear. "Starboard."

Katara almost asked him what was so wrong with ice, but Sokka said: "What, like Aang is gonna get arthritis anytime soon?" He instantly bent double and mimed a walking-stick. "In my day," said Sokka in an old man voice, "we had to fight the Fire Lord uphill both ways!"

"In the snow," Aang said.

Toph lifted a foot. "With no shoes on!"

"That is so awesome!" Sokka said, clapping. "Do your sister!"

Zuko's eyes popped. "I mean, do an impression of your sister," Sokka added.

LMAO! Sokka's awesome.
Lalaith Yamainu chapter 1 . 12/20/2007
Oh, oh wow. Best, EVER!

I like how, for once, Zuko clearly has feelings for Katara (and even seems to admit it to himself!) long before Katara has non-murderous feelings towards him.

Perfect. Absolutley perfect. And Kudos to your Toph characterization.
Lucrezia6565 chapter 1 . 12/20/2007
Oh my God, this was the best, most amusing, brilliant story I've read in a long time.

I would do anything to see some of this actually happening in the show.

I really like how you made Zuko stand up to Katara, regardless of her initial scary little speech in 312, and I also like how protective of Aang he is in this story, very much more like a mentor to him than a simple firebending teacher.

I loved the dialogues and the interaction among all characters.

This story, from Zuko playing Toph's ostrich horse, to all his hilarious impressions (and the chilling one of Ozai), to the stitching of Katara's dress, and so much more... was pure genius.

I can't wait for the next one in the trilogy :)
Psycotaco chapter 1 . 12/19/2007
best ten minutes i've had all week. keep up this awesome writing!
taffy0823 chapter 1 . 12/19/2007
That is sheer genius! What's funny is when Zuko mentioned his apron, I made a sound like a giggle/snort. And then the next sentence was Katara making that sound. I started rolling and didn't stop. Several giggle/snorts later I reached the end. Thank you. I'll have to remember not to read your work and eat at the same time.
Jecir chapter 1 . 12/19/2007
That was funny!
gauchadeutsche chapter 1 . 12/19/2007
ROFL! This was too funny for words, especially how Toph gives away all of Zuko's secrets without a second thought. Zuko's evil moment (sewing up Katara's clothes) was hilarious as well, and I love Sokka in this piece. Well done!
Timeless Traveler chapter 1 . 12/19/2007
That was so funny. I love how brotherly Zuko was to Toph.
sev7n chapter 1 . 12/19/2007
Wow, this was really great. Seriously. Your "3 drinks" series was also awesome, as is Ozai's Vengeance. Your works really are some of the best. I really can't think of much to say about them, simply because they were so good that there wasn't much to critique. It was a brilliant idea for Ozai's Vengeance though: you paid perfect tribute to the canonical relationship between Aang and Katara and yet still turned it into a romance of Katara and Zuko.

Your character development is very good. Looking at it, it seems like it SHOULD be a but OOC to have Katara having such simple conversations with Zuko so quickly, but you pull it off so well that it actually does flow very well. You pulled it off very well.

However, in spite of that, there are a couple small things I noticed. Nothing very large, just a few small details. For instance, Katara is the one who saw Zuko and Iroh in the tea shop of the upper ring of Ba Sing Se, so wouldn't she have known about his apron? Beyond that though, I couldn't find anything else wrong (and thats hardly an issue: just me being unnecessarily critical, like always) with this fiction, and it was so well written! I truly can't wait for the next installment.
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