Author: Jewel Song
Word Count: 200
Comments: Written for the LJ theavatar100 community. Challenge #37 -Second Chance.
It is evening, and brilliant colors such as orange and pink spread across the sky to create something like a huge painted canvas. Both the moon and sun are in the sky, creating a sort of balance.
She kneels by the river, bending water into canteens for their journey. He approaches her, and she turns to face him.
"I want a rematch."
She looks at him, her head tilted to one side, "A rematch? You make it sound like we're still enemies, Zuko."
"I want an even match between us. When neither one of us is at an advantage because of the moon or sun. Both of them reside in the sky now. So, I want a rematch."
Katara stands up; her braid slipping behind her back and a smirk appearing on her face.
"Alright. I won't call it a rematch, though. This is just a sparring session. We aren't enemies anymore."
Both of them get into fighting stances, and begin their duel.
Later, as he hovers above her, both of them breathing in short gasps of air, her wrists pinned by his hands and his eyes trained on her lips, he thinks this is his second chance at victory.
: What is defeat? Nothing but education; nothing but the first step to something better. -Wendell Phillips :