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This is how I would imagine the scene before they leave Lake Laogai. This may be the only entry. Not quite sure. If you're not a Zutara fan, don't read. I don't need any flaming.


Katara sat in the clearing beside Lake Laogai and contemplated their next move. Although there was good reason to leave Bah Sing Se, she was reluctant to leave for some reason she didn't even know. She was so lost in her thoughts that she didn't hear Zuko come up behind her.

"Aang wants to know if you're ready to leave." he sat beside her and laced his callused fingers through her soft ones. "Hey, what's wrong?"

"Just thinking. There was so much going in here that no one knew anything about. It's so horrible." She leaned into his chest, and thought of everything that was wrong with the world.

He rested his chin on her soft brown hair, and just inhaled deeply. She shot up suddenly, causing him to bite his tongue, and walked to the water's edge. She bended the water to surround her hand and pressed it to Zuko's eye, where it glowed a bright turquoise. The scar on his eye flashed an angry red, then diappeared. A wary hand reached up to the new skin and shot back down quickly.

He relaced his fingers through Katara's and pulled her close, sealing his lips over hers. She seemed surprised at first, then began to kiss him back Steam surrounded them, blocking them from view.

"Katara?" Toph's voice cut through the steam, which dissapated almost instantly.

"Yeah?" Katara called out, not moving away from Zuko. (A/n for obvious reasons)

"What are you doing?" Toph sounded skeptical.

"Nothing!" Katara said quickly.

Toph tapped her bare, filthy feet. "You do know that I can tell when you're lying, right?"

"I wasn't doing anything that I haven't done before." Katara winked at Zuko, who laughed silently.

"Since that was the truth...I'll leave you two here to make out." She walked away and Katara rolled her eyes.

"How can a blind girl see so much?"

"I don't know." He stopped any further questions with a heated kiss, wrapping his arms around her waist.


OHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!! Secret Romance!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! lol