Disclaimer: I do not own Avatar: The Last Airbender
Disclaimer: I do not own Avatar: The Last Airbender.
And we've arrived to the ending – finally. Lots of 'thank you's to make! Thank you all you readers, and I hoped you enjoyed my story, however crummy it gets most of the time. Thanks to a lot of you who stuck with this story from the beginning to the end – it's your reviews that kept me going!
I'm so happy that I could finish my second story! Heehee.
Look out for my future stories, for I am sure to write more…
Chapter 29: Bliss Forever
Katara was taken slightly aback at the manly lure Zuko was emanating. She was given a full view of his wiry chest, with the scar still there. There was barely any trace of fat all over his body. He'd also acquired a beautiful golden tan, even on his graceful legs. Actually, she wasn't slightly taken aback. She was speechless.
Sokka disrupted the strange reunion. "What's with the pheromones, Zuko? Even I can feel them, and I am a straight guy."
Zuko never stopped grinning or looking into Katara's eyes. "Well, I was here to see how a certain girl would respond to them, but it seems that she wants to be a man in the men's bath. Or is she just here to peek?"
Katara shook her head frantically at the lewd comment, and got up. She hurried past Zuko, her mind still reeling.
His arm shot out, latching onto her waist that seemed to fit perfectly into his arms. He pressed her close to his chest, and sighed deeply, resting his chin on her head. "Are you going to run off to the infirmary again?"
"I-I don't know."
Sokka was watching with amusement, but he knew what his friend and sister needed. "Ahh, stop it with the soppy act. Go somewhere else to do it, you two. Leave an old bachelor alone for a while." As Katara turned away, Sokka winked at Zuko and waved. Zuko grinned back.
Zuko emerged from the changing rooms to see Katara leaning over a railing, with the wind in her hair. He joined her, leaning on a spot close enough to ensure a nice warm contact between their upper arms.
"Hmm?" He concentrated on the blissful contact between them.
"Do you like me?"
He was surprised by how bold she was. Blushing, he nodded. "Yeah."
Katara turned to face him with her whole body. He looked at her. A radiant smile was resting on her lips, but she looked shy.
"Well, I love you. I think it's high time I was honest with you."
Zuko's face automatically smiled. It was a real smile, not like the quirky smirks he usually had when some form of amusement was present. It wasn't just with his lips, but his entire face. His golden eyes burned fiercely. Then another thought occurred to him.
"Then why didn't you come to see me earlier?"
Immediately, she looked away. Zuko was too happy to care with the strange body language.
"Well, I was scared. That you were, ah, with another girl. You weren't really, were you?"
Zuko laughed. "Of course not! Were you?"
She shook her head. "So. Are we officially a couple?"
"I would say so."
"Then…well, there's this thing couples do, you know."
Zuko frowned. "Like wha - "
Katara's lips magically appeared on his, and soon they were engrossed in their ecstatic kiss.
There is nothing that can quite compare to True Love's Kiss, you must understand. In fact, according to Giselle in 'Enchanted', "It's the most powerful thing in the world." But of course, that won't come until much later, when you and I are born, and the entire concept of movie technology is understood.
And that time would also bring with it the world of cars, electric appliances, World Wars, computers, pens and pencils, credit cards and shopping malls.
And by that time, all trace of bending will have been hidden. The ancient art of bending would be known to very few people all over the world. Even now, the Blayders still exist, with their deadly blades. However, that's another story to tell.
Actually, a lot of us are probably benders, but we've long lost the ability to control it.
In fact, you might be a bender.
Ohmylordd. my second complete fanfic, ever!
This A/N prolly came out a bit too late, but I'm just so proud!
- Sum Sze Tam