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Paragon of Korra
Chapter 1: Shipping out and new places
As the ship sailed through the sea and the night, its captain and crew unaware of what was in the cargo hold. They were sailing from the South Pole to Republic City, the capital of the United Republic of Nations. It was an easy job and the ship was a part of a company that sailed the trade route between the two countries. So no one bothered to check the cargo hold for stowaways. This made it easy for said stowaway and her polar bear dog to hide.
Korra knew that she should try and sleep but she was just too excited to do that. She had just left the compound where she had grown up and trained in since she was five and going out to a new place. She was going to Republic City to find a specific person: Tenzin, the only remaining Airbender master left in the world and her predecessor's son. The reason why she was going to him was because she was the new Avatar and she needed to learn Airbending.
She had learned Waterbending, Earthbending, and Firebending from her time in the compound, but when it came time to learn Airbending, Tenzin and his family, who were supposed to move to the compound, only stayed for the night. She had pitched the idea that if he couldn't move to her, she would move to him only to have the Order of the White Lotus shoot it down. So, she snuck out of the compound, said goodbye to her parents, and then snuck aboard this ship.
She was so excited that her stomach was filled with butterflies at the thought of what she was doing. "Calm down, Korra," she told herself as she leaned against Naga's fur. "Republic City won't get to you any faster if you stay this excited."
It had taken her some time but she finally fell asleep. However, it had felt like she had just closed them when she heard noises coming from outside of the ship. She rubbed the grogginess from her eyes and when she recognized the sounds; her energy came back in an instant. "Naga, we're here," she told her polar bear dog.
She leapt up from where she was sitting but hid behind a stack of boxes so she wouldn't be caught right away. As the nearby loading door opened, the light from outside blinded her, causing her to rise up her hand to block it. But once it didn't hurt so much, she turned and went back to Naga. "Come on, girl," she said, urging the polar bear dog to get up.
Once Naga was up and Korra mounted her, they practically flew out of the ship. "Thanks for the ride!" Korra shouted at the workers as she rode pass them, surprising most of them and causing a few to fall on their rears.
As the polar bear dog and her rider rode out of the docks, Naga began to slow down. Korra began to look at the city and was amazed by she had seen. "Wow, look at this place," she said to the polar bear dog. She looked up at the nearby bridge and saw how clogged it was. "I've never seen so many Satomobiles!" Truly, what she was seeing was nothing like she had ever seen before in her life.
She turned her eyes away from the bridge and out over the water. Her eyes locked onto the small island out in the bay or rather, onto the statue that placed on the small island out in the bay. It was a statue of her predecessor, Aang. He held a staff with the symbol of Airbending on its tip and had a serene expression on his face as he looked at the city he had helped create.
Korra knew about Aang. Having been his successor to being the Avatar, she had been curious about him and read everything and anything she could get her hands on about him (it also helped that her Waterbending master was Katara, Aang's wife). He was a legend that helped end the Hundred Year War by defeating Fire Lord Ozai in single combat and helped create the United Republic of Nations. Truth be told, she felt awed and intimidated at the sight of her predecessor and it felt like that he was watching her.
She turned her gaze away from the statue and looked at the larger island to the left of it. "Air Temple Island," she said as she recognized it instantly. "That's where Tenzin lives. You ready for a little swim, girl?" she asked Naga, who sniffed the air and charged down the street instead. "Okay, okay! Food first, then air temple!" said Korra.
Unfortunately, Naga's tracking of the scent of food led the two of them right into the middle of traffic, the opposite way. "Watch it, Naga! Look out!" her rider screamed as she hung a right and rode off the main street.
Korra looked back at the semi-chaos that they had caused before turning her head back to see where they were going. It wasn't any easier since they were currently running through crowds of people. "Whoops, sorry about that. Excuse us. Coming through. Heads up. Eh, sorry, we're new in town," she told the people as they quickly got out of the way of the polar bear dog.
Naga soon found the scent she was tracking coming from a small stand on the corner. She poked her head through the drape on the side of the stand and saw all kinds of meat waiting to be eaten. She opened her jaws to eat, only to stop when her rider said, "Naga, wait." She closed her jaws and lowered her head with a disappointed whine.
Korra hopped off the polar bear dog and went around to the stand proper. "We'll take one of everything, please," she told the stand lady as she took a stick of meat and held it in her hands.
"That'll be twenty yuans," the lady told her.
She froze momentarily. In her haste and excitement to leave the South Pole, she had forgotten about that. "Uh…I don't have any money?"
"Then what good are you to me?" the lady demanded as she took the meat stick back.
Both human and polar bear dog walked away from the stand disappointed and a little hungry. "Don't worry, girl," Korra told Naga. "The city's huge. I bet we could find a place to rustle up something to eat."
As it turned out, the only place that they could do just that was in the park in the middle of the city. Korra found a few thick sticks and speared three fishes from the river while Naga simply waded into the river and looked for fishes on her own. Korra stabbed the sticks into the ground and bent a small fire to roast the fishes. Even as she did that, the smell of the fishes made her mouth water and her stomach grumble.
When she was done roasting the third fish, she quickly blew the smoke off of it and placed it in her mouth, ready to bite down. But she froze when she saw a guy coming out of a bush to her left. She hadn't expected him to be there. "Uh, say, think I can get one of them tasty-smelling fishies?" he asked from where he stood in the bush.
She had been surprised, but she did remember her manners. "Oh, uh, yeah, sure," she told him, prompting him to come out of the bush, take one of the fishes, sit down, and begin to eat. Feeling a little bit awkward, she tried to continue the conversation. "So, do you…live in that bush?" she asked, pointing at said bush.
"Yes, presently that is what I call home. Took me a while to procure a bush that beauteous," he answered, looking up from his fish (and for some reason, the bush sparkled from the light of the sun). "This park is quite popular with all the vagabonds."
"So there are a lot of you out here? I thought everyone in this city was 'living it up.'" She could already feel the excitement of being in the big city disappearing.
It didn't help that the guy started laughing when he heard that. "Hey, you got a lot to learn, newcomer," he told her. "Welcome to Republic City."
She could only stare at him in disbelief. That is until she heard a whistle being blown. She turned her head to see where it was and saw a man in a uniform standing on a nearby bridge. "Hey, you!" he shouted at them. "Stop! You can't fish here!"
He started running towards them and the vagabond leapt to his feet. "You best skedaddle!" he told Korra before leaping back into his bush. Korra got up too and whistled sharply for Naga. The polar bear dog ran out of the river and the two of them fled the man in uniform. Korra leapt up onto the saddle Naga was wearing and they fled over a different bridge, leaving the out-of-shape uniformed man panting behind them.
As they got further away and onto actual pavement, Naga slowed down to a walk. "That was a little close," Korra said quietly. They were trying to get to Tenzin on Air Temple Island but that was proving to be more difficult than originally expected.
They padded down the park street, looking for a way out, when they heard someone speaking over a megaphone to a small crowd of people. "Are you tired of living under the tyranny of benders?" the man holding the megaphone asked the crowd. "Then join the Equalists! For too long, the bending elite of this city have forced nonbenders to live as lower-class citizens. Join Amon and together we will tear down the bending establishment."
"What are you talking about?" Korra asked from the outskirts of the crowd. "Bending is the coolest thing in the world."
"Oh yeah?" asked the man. "Let me guess: you're a bender."
"Yeah, I am."
"Then I bet you'd just love to knock me off this platform with some Waterbending, huh?"
Now he was beginning to irritate her. "I'm seriously thinking about it."
That proved to be the wrong thing to say. "This is what's wrong with this city!" the man suddenly shouted into the megaphone. "Benders like this girl only use their powers to oppress us!"
That turned the crowd against her. "What? I'm not oppressing anyone!" she protested as the crowd shouted at her to get out of there. "You're…you're oppressing yourself!" But even as she spoke, she could see that it was a lost cause. So she left.
"That didn't even make any sense!" the man with the megaphone shouted after her with a mocking tone.
"Okay, Naga, I'll admit it. We're lost," Korra said to Naga as they walked down a street. They had tried getting back to the harbor, but everything looked the same to the new Avatar. They probably were going in the wrong direction. Naga looked to her and she raised her hands in small surrender. "Fine, I'll ask."
She walked up to an elderly woman who sitting by her shop talking to a younger man. "Excuse me. I think I'm lost," Korra said to the woman. "How do I get to Air Temple Island from here?"
"Just head down this street," the woman answered, pointing down the street. But at the moment that she pointed, a Satomobile came around the corner and down the street. "You should get going, young lady. It isn't safe," she told Korra while standing up and moving away.
"What's going on?" Korra thought to herself as the Satomobile came to a stop and three men stepped out and walked over to a stall.
"Mr. Chung," the man in the grey clothes and hat said to the shop owner cleaning a phonograph, getting his attention. "Please tell me you have my money or else I can't guarantee I can protect your fine establishment." He turned his body slightly so the smaller man in the red scarf could be seen bending a small fireball in his hand.
"I'm sorry, business has been slow," Mr. Chung told them before picking up the phonograph that he had been cleaning and offering it to them. "Please, take one of my phonographs."
The Firebender lifted his leg and bent a small burst of fire at the phonograph; burning it to pieces and making the owner drop it with a shout. "My friend here is not a music lover," the hat guy told him.
"Guys!" a voice from inside the Satomobile shouted out, making all the attention turn that way. The door opened again and a boy about five years younger than Korra stepped out. What surprised her was not the fact that he was riding with blackmailers but the fact that his hair was yellow (she had thought the only way one could get that color was with dying). "You said that this was a lunch delivery run."
"And we are getting lunch, just after this," the hat guy told him whilst rolling his eyes.
"Come on, Viper, you heard the guy."
"It's possible that he's lying so he wouldn't have to pay. These kinds of people will do that, kid. You have to keep a watchful eye on them so they don't slip up."
"There's an easier way to do this."
"Oh yeah, like what?" asked Viper.
The boy walked past the three adults and went to the shop owner. "How much money do you need to pay?" he asked.
"One thousand yuans," Mr. Chung answered, still feeling very nervous about all of this. "I would have to sell nearly thirty phonographs to get that kind of money."
"Alright, I'll buy them."
He stared at the boy. "What?"
"I'll buy thirty phonographs off of you." He dipped his hand into a pocket on his pants and pulled out a large roll of money as well as a piece of paper. "Just have them sent to this location once you can."
Mr. Chung hesitantly took the paper from him and read it, his eyes going wide once he was done reading. "But…I can't send them there," he protested.
"Of course you can," the boy said. "Trust me; he's not going to complain about it." The shop owner hesitated but when he saw the three men standing behind the boy, he took the cash and then handed it to Viper.
Viper scowled but he took the money. "Thank you for your patronage," he snapped at Mr. Chung. The four of them turned around and started walking back to the Satomobile. "Next time, don't humiliate me like that, brat," he snarled at the boy.
"Next time, don't do it in front of me," the boy said back. "I don't like bullies."
"You used the triad's money."
"No, I used the money my uncle gave me, there's a difference."
"HEY!" a girl's voice shouted at them, making them stop in their tracks. When they turned to see who it was, they saw Korra standing on the other side of the street with her hands on her hips. "I think you owe that guy an apology for breaking his phonograph."
Viper looked at his other two guys and started laughing but the boy just backed off a little. "Since you're obviously fresh off the boat, let me explain a couple things," Viper said to Korra. "You're in Triple Threat Triad territory, and we're about to put you in the hospital."
"You're the only ones who are going to need a hospital and for your sake, I hope there's one nearby," she said back, smashing her right hand into her left.
"Who do you think you are?" he asked with a scowl on his face.
"Why do you come and find out?" she asked right back.
He took that as an invitation. He dipped his hand into his coat and bent a small body of water at her with a quickness that only came from years of practice. But in spite of that, she grabbed hold of it and bent it right back at him, freezing his head. He tried running forward to punch her but she just kicked him into the grill of the Satomobile, shattering the ice.
"That had to hurt," the boy said from where he was watching.
The third man of the three, wearing a light green jacket, tried to attack but was sent skyward when Korra bent the earth beneath him to shoot up. When he began falling he landed on a wire, bounced into a sign, landed on a pentice, tore a tapestry, and crashed onto a food stand.
The Firebender, despite looking a little more than terrified, bent a stream of fire at Korra, screaming as he did. She leapt through the stream, bending it to part ways with her, and grabbed hold of his hands. Using her own momentum, she spun around and threw him into the window of a nearby store, smashing it to pieces. "Got any idea of who I am now, chump?" she asked the unconscious person in the store. "And that just leaves one," she thought to herself.
But when she turned to find the boy, she saw that he was standing in front of Naga. "This is a polar bear dog," he said as he looked up at her with awe in his voice. "I've read about them."
"Hey, get away from Naga!" Korra shouted at him.
He turned to look at her. "I thought that there were no tamed polar bear dogs. How did you do it?"
Even though the question was innocent, it still tore a small hole in her heart. She could remember that day perfectly and while she was happy that she had Naga, she had to lose someone else to get her. "I said get away! Do you want her to bite you?" The engine of the Satomobile roared to life as Viper started it up and drove down the street. The Firebender climbed out of the store he had crashed into and leapt into the back (with Earthbending help).
"You're not getting away!" Korra shouted at them. She ran after them and bent a stream of earth after the Satomobile. It struck and sent the contraption flying upwards before coming back down. When it landed, it crashed into two stores before stopping.
Both she and the boy, along with Naga went up to the hole where the Satomobile had crashed. "Hah, serves them right," Korra declared as she watched the three triad members stumble out of the Satomobile. A siren began to sound off over their heads (making Naga howl in response) and when she looked up, the girl from the South Pole saw an airship above them.
"Police!" someone shouted over a microphone. "Freeze where you are!" Three people leapt out of the airship and fell down to the ground. It looked like they were about to kill themselves when they stretched out their hands and cables shot out attached themselves to the buildings on the street.
"Cool! Metalbenders!" said Korra as she watched them land. "I caught the bad guys for you, officers," she told them as the triad members stumbled out of the shop.
"Arrest them!" the officer in charge ordered the other two. They stepped forward, bending their metal cables at Viper and the other two triad members. The cables wrapped themselves around their body with a speed and force that made them fall to the ground.
While they were being taken away, the officer in charge walked to Korra. "You're under arrest too!" he told her.
She hadn't expected that news and it surprised her greatly. "What do you mean I'm under arrest? Those are the bad guys over there!" She pointed over at the triad members being taken away. "They were smashing up a shop."
"Everything was perfectly fine until you open your mouth!" the blonde kid told her from where he stood by Naga. "And have you seen the damage you've caused?" He was looking at a street that looked like it would need some serious repairing.
The officer nodded in agreement to what he said and bent his cable at Korra. She instantly dodged it and then grabbed hold of it. "Wait, you, you can't arrest me. Let me explain!"
"You can explain yourself all you like, down at headquarters," he told her, pulling his cables back. He leapt forward and attacked Korra, forcing her to step back away from him. Naga came to her friend's defense and knocked the officer away with her head.
Seeing her chance, Korra went for the saddle on Naga's back. "Come on!" she said to the kid as she passed him, grabbing him by the shirt.
"Wha-hey!" he shouted in surprise as he was thrown onto the back of the polar bear dog without warning. Then she landed in front of him on the saddle and the polar bear dog took off, forcing him to hold on. "I'm not with her!" he shouted to the cops as they chased after them. One of them made a leap for them only to have the girl's boot meet his face and push him away.
While one of the other cops checked on the guy who got kicked, the other went for the cables overheard and began sliding on it after the polar bear dog, bending his cables at them and missing by a few scant inches.
When they came to another street, Korra had Naga turn right and head for the nearby bridge. For a moment, it felt like they were safe. But just as they were crossing the bridge, she felt the hair of her topknot being pulled back sharply, making her grunt in pain. She reacted on instinct and bent the water beneath the water up and froze it into an iceberg. The pain and tightness on her topknot disappeared and when she looked back, she saw the officer had crashed into the iceberg.
"That's probably going to hurt," she remarked.
"Ya think?" the boy asked her as he held on tightly. She didn't reply, she just had Naga run up some stairs onto a bridge that was also a street, which was weird to her. As Naga tried to avoid the oncoming Satomobiles, two more police officers appeared on the cables alongside her so she turned Naga toward the edge. "What are you doing?" the kid shouted at her, confusing coloring his voice. Then he saw a train passing underneath them and realized what she was planning to do. "Oh no, oh no, oh no!" he began screaming.
With a few steps, Naga leapt over the side of the street and onto the train. She slid forward and almost off the side but recovered and got her hind legs back on the train. She kept her body pressed to the roof and Korra was right there with her. But the Tribeswoman sat back when she saw Air Temple Island pass by. She had been trying to get there this entire time and now, it was right there in front of her. "Well, at least I know where to go now," she thought to herself. Once she lost the police, getting there should be easy.
Then she realized that something was pressing against her chest and when she looked down, she saw that it was a pair of hands groping her breasts. Her cheeks went red instantly as she realized what that meant. "Hey, let go!" she shouted at the kid behind her, also figuring out that his head was pressed against her back.
"I'm not falling to my death from a polar bear dog ridden by a very crazy but very pretty lady on top of a moving train!" he shouted back, pressing his head harder against her back. For some reason, his words just made her blush harder.
The sound of an airship began ringing again in their ears and they saw that another one had appeared right over their heads. Korra urged Naga forward and jump off the train onto a nearby building. But just as she landed, cables shot out of the airship and grabbed hold of her, lifting her up into the air. Before Korra or her passenger could do anything to help her, they were caught by cables as well. She tried to struggle free but it was pointless. They had been caught.
(Location: Republic City Police Headquarters)
"Let's see," said the woman with hair the color of iron and wearing black metal armor showing she was police as she walked behind Korra and the boy with a clipboard in a room of metal. "Multiple counts of destruction of private and city property, not to mention resisting arrest…" Suddenly, she slammed the clipboard down on the table next to Korra, whose hands (and the kid's) were cuffed to. "The two of you are in a whole mess of trouble."
"I am not with her, I am an innocent bystander," the kid said in protest.
"Then what were you doing with a group of Triple Threat Triad members?" she asked him.
"They said it was a lunch run!"
"Yeah, and then you decided to stop and bully an innocent shopkeeper!" Korra snapped at him.
"Everything was perfectly fine until you opened your mouth and started a fight!"
"Can it!" the woman barked at the both of them. "You should have called the police and stayed out of the way."
"But I couldn't just sit by and do nothing. It's my duty to help people," Korra told her. "See, I'm the Avatar." The kid looked at her like he was in shock but she didn't pay attention to that. Her attention was on the officer.
"Oh, I am well aware of who you are," she told the Tribeswoman. "And your Avatar title might impress some people. But not me," she declared with a hard tone.
Korra just stared at her for a moment before acknowledging that tactic wasn't going to work. "Alright, fine. Then I want to talk to whoever's in charge." For some weird reason, the kid lost his shocked expression and began to snicker.
"You're talking to her. I'm Chief Beifong," she introduced herself.
"Wait, Beifong? Lin Beifong?" Korra asked, knowing the name. It was one Tenzin had mentioned during some of his trips down to the South Pole. "You're Toph's daughter!"
"What of it?" she said.
"Well then, why are you treating me like a criminal? Avatar Aang and your mother were friends. They saved this side of the planet together."
"That's ancient history. And it's got diddly-squat to do with the mess you're in right now. You can't just waltz in here and dole out vigilante justice like you own the place!"
"I'd say it was more of a showing-off beat down," the kid remarked.
"And you, you've been told to stay away from the Triple Threat Triad," Lin said, swinging her head to look at him.
But he just rolled his eyes. "You've told me that but the last time I checked, you're not in charge of my life. And it's not like he's going to do anything about it. Honestly, what is wrong with hanging out at my uncle's place?"
"You mean besides the trouble you're in right now?"
"How many times do I have to say it? I was an innocent bystander."
One of the panels on the wall slid open to reveal a cop's face. "Chief, Councilman Tenzin is here," he announced.
Lin looked over at him and then looked away with a sigh. "Let him in," she ordered before getting up from her chair.
A part of the wall slid away and Tenzin walked in with a stern expression on his face. That, along with his pointed beard, bald head, grey eyes, and Airbending master tattoos made look rather intimidating. "Tenzin, sorry," Korra said to him. "I got a little sidetracked on my way to see you."
"A little sidetracked?" the kid said, making her scowl at him.
Tenzin just took a deep breath and looked at the only other adult in the room. "Lin, you are looking radiant as usual," he began.
"Cut the garbage, Tenzin," she told him, cutting him off. "Why is the Avatar in Republic City? I thought you were supposed to be moving down to the South Pole to train her."
"My relocation has been delayed," he answered before turning his gaze on Korra. "The Avatar, on the other hand, will be heading back to the South Pole immediately, where she will stay put."
"But—" Korra tried to protest.
"If you will be so kind as to drop the charges against Korra, I will take full responsibility for today's regrettable events and cover all the damages," he finished.
Lin looked back at Korra once and heaved a resigned sigh. "Fine," she agreed, bending the cuffs Korra wore open. "Get her out of my city."
"Hey, what about me?" the kid demanded, lifting his hands to make the cuffs jingle.
She turned to scowl at him. "You are going to stay right there until your grandfather comes in to get you."
He paled slightly at those words, only for Tenzin to speak again. "Actually, Lin, he will be coming with me."
The chief of Republic City's police snapped her head around to look at him, searching for something. When she found it, she rolled her eyes. "He's left the city again, hasn't he?"
Korra was at a loss but it sounded like the boy knew what they were talking about. "Oh great, another extended stay at Air Temple Island. Why can't he ever trust me to stay in the apartment by myself for once? Or even with my uncle?"
Both of the adults shot him a look that made him fall silent. "Fine, he can go with you too," Lin said, opening his cuffs as well.
"Always a pleasure, Lin," Tenzin said to her. "Let's go, you two," he told the kid and Korra, who got out of their chairs and followed him out of the room. As she passed the chief, Korra got an "I'm watching you" gesture from her. Feeling a bit insulted and snotty, she returned it mockingly before walking out of the room, leaving a slightly bewildered Lin behind.
"Tenzin, please," Korra begged as the three of them stood in the reception room of the police pound (whose other occupants were a little old lady and a large platypus-bear). "Don't send me back home."
"You blatantly disobeyed my wishes and the orders of the White Lotus," he reminded her sternly.
"Katara agreed with me that I should come! She said that my destiny is in Republic City."
"Don't bring my mother into this!" he said, the top of his head going red as he tried not to shout.
"Tenzin, your head's gone red," the kid remarked from where he leaned against the wall, earning him a scowl from the Airbending master.
"Look, I can't wait any longer to finish my training," Korra told him. "Being cooped up and hidden away from the world isn't helping me be a better Avatar. I saw a lot of the city today, and it's totally out of whack. I can understand now why you need to stay." Before she had just assumed that it was for a pointless reason. "Republic City does need you. But it needs me, too."
Tenzin could see the logic behind those words but he still tried to come up with a defense, only to find that there wasn't any. The sound of a prison door opening allowed him to stop thinking about it and look to see a police officer standing before them with Naga on the leash. "Is this your polar bear dog, miss?" he asked Korra.
His hair was already a complete and utter mess, but Naga just made it worse by licking it upwards. The kid started giggling at the sight of it. "You look ridiculous," he told the officer.
(Location: Air Temple Island)
Night had fallen over the city by the time Tenzin brought his charges back to the island. He had been quiet throughout the ride, letting Korra watch as the city lights grew distant. When they passed the statue of Aang, he looked up at his father and wondered if he was doing the right thing.
When the boat docked at the island, a larger ship was waiting for them along with three members of the White Lotus. Korra gave a defeated sigh and started walking towards them. She stopped when she saw two gliders flying down towards her. As they got closer, she saw that they held Jinora, Ikki, and Meelo (who piggybacking on Jinora), Tenzin's three kids. "Korra!" they all shouted happily together as they landed, running towards her into a hug.
"Are you coming to live with us on the island?" Ikki asked her as she lifted her head up to look at her.
"No, I'm sorry, Ikki," she replied, bending down so that she was at face-level with them all. "I have to go home now."
Tenzin frowned slightly as his children gathered by his side and watched as the girl from the South Pole, along with her polar bear dog, walked towards the ship while the members of the White Lotus members came to her. "Wait," he said, breaking the silence that hung over them all. Korra turned back to look at him coming towards her with a little bit of surprise in her eyes. "I have done my best to guide Republic City toward the dream my father had for it, but you're right. It has fallen out of balance since he passed. I thought I should put off your training to uphold his legacy." He placed a hand on her shoulder. "But you are his legacy. You may stay here and train Airbending with me," he declared, removing his hand. "Republic City needs its Avatar once more."
Joy and happiness washed over her when she heard those words. It seemed like her efforts to come here wouldn't be in vain. "Yes! Thank you! You're the best," she told him. She then picked up his children and him into big platypus-bear hug and she could feel Naga rubbing her back with her head.
"Oh great, the crazy Avatar is staying," the blonde kid remarked loudly from where he stood behind them all. A single pack was slung across his back and he didn't look too happy to be there. When he looked at the younger kids there, a small smile appeared on his face. "Hey there, runts," he said to them, making Ikki and Meelo smile back at him.
Korra put Tenzin and his family back down and Jinora turned to look at him. "Could you please stop calling me that?" she asked him with an annoyed expression on her face. "You're only two years older than me."
"And I'm taller, so I can still call you runt." He turned around to face the island. "If you guys still need some time alone, I'll just head on up to my room." He walked off the dock and began climbing the stairs that led to the island proper.
"He has a room here?" Korra asked as she watched him disappear from sight.
"He's been here enough times to have one," Jinora told her.
"Who is he? I never got his name." That fact hadn't really hit her until just now and she felt a little embarrassed about it (but in her defense, there was a lot going on).
"His name is Arashi Uzumaki," Tenzin told her.
She went still at that piece of information. She had heard that last name before in her lessons at the compound and from the stories she heard Katara tell her. "You don't mean…as in…?" she tried asking.
Thankfully, he knew what she was trying to say and nodded. "Yes. He is the grandson of Naruto Uzumaki, the Paragon of the Fire Nation."
Author's note: Thank you for all the reviews you've sent me.
You've been waiting patiently and now, I finally present to you, the sequel to Bodyguard of Azula. But I should let you know that Naruto isn't going to be a main character, not at first at least. I've got a whole new cast of characters along with some of the old ones and I intend to use them.
And don't worry about Arashi, his backstory and history will be revealed during the story. But I'm not going to dump it all into one chapter. That's boring and quite frankly, overused. I plan to spread it out a little.
If you want to read Bodyguard of Azula to catch up on this story, go right ahead. I did my reediting awhile back and hopefully, I got everything.
I'll see you all next chapter!