Hey everyone. This is another story about the gang in high school. It starts off while Katara and her friends are talking. Hope you all enjoy.
"So are you looking forward to this school year?" Toph asked Katara. The first day of school had gone by and Katara wasn't having any luck making friends.
"Of course not! You know that this is a whole new school for me. And I don't even know anybody here except for you and Sokka and Yue." Katara replied.
"Hey don't worry, this isn't a bad school, I mean if you don't include the mean teachers, the mean students, and the evil homework." Toph said smirking
"Thanks Toph. That makes me feel so much better." Katara replied sarcastically.
"No problem!" Toph said punching Katara's shoulder. Katara winced.
"Well, I'm going to head home." She said rubbing her shoulder.
"Tomorrow will probably be a better day." Toph said as she walked in the direction of her house.
Katara lived only two minutes away from her school, so she could walk the distance. When she got home Sokka was already there. He was in the kitchen stuffing his face with "after school snacks".
As Katara went upstairs, she heard the phone ring. "I'll get it." She yelled as she answered.
"Hello." She said.
"Hey Katara." It was Yue. She and Katara had been friends for a long time. "I barely saw you today at school. How was your first day?" she asked
Katara grunted. "I hated it, it's like I'm invisible. And almost everyone there is a jerk."
"Yeah, but that's high school for ya." Yue replied
"But I think the worse out of everyone is that new kid Aang and his friends." Katara said slumping on to her bed.
"I know! I can't believe him. Aang is new just like you, but he was almost instantly popular!" Yue said
"And they're so mean to everybody; It's so unfair." Katara told Yue.
"Well, maybe you'll have better luck tomorrow." Yue said.
"I hope." Katara sighed. "Well I guess I'll see you tomorrow." Katara said.
"Okay, bye." Yue replied.
"Bye." Katara hung up the phone and went back downstairs.
"Who was that?" Sokka asked
"It's not any of your business, but it was Yue." Katara said.
Sokka smiled at the thought of Yue because ever since he had met her he had a huge crush on her. Katara just rolled her eyes.
The next day finally arrived. Katara pulled herself out of bed and got ready. She just wanted to stay home, but she couldn't so she headed off to school.
Katara went to homeroom when she got there. In her class of course were all of the jerks and popular people she hated and nobody she liked. Zuko, Jet, Haru, Azula, Mai, and Ty Lee were all friends with Aang. They're probably just using him. Katara thought.
Just then Jet followed by the rest of his 'friends' walked over to Katara, who was sitting in the corner all by herself.
Aang however wasn't with them. He was on the other side of the room staring at Katara. Wow! She's pretty, but she looks so lonely and sad. Aang thought.
As Jet got up to Katara he spoke. "Would you and that pretty face of yours like to go out with me sometime?"
Katara couldn't believe what she was hearing. She didn't even know the guy and she wanted nothing to do with him. "No" she spoke flatly. Then she got up and started to walk away. Jet's friends started to laugh. And then Jet went up to Katara and pulled her backpack from her. Katara turned around and yelled at him. "Give that back!"
"Oh, so now you want to talk to me." He said. Katara came up to him to grab her bag but he tossed it to Zuko.
"What do we have here?" Zuko asked. He then opened the bag and threw it's contents all across the room. "Stop it you jerks!" Katara said. Why aren't there ever any teachers around? She thought.
"You little smart mouth!" Zuko yelled as he pushed her to the floor. Then they started to go up to Katara because they weren't finished. But Aang quickly jumped in between Katara and his friends. "Stop, this doesn't need to be solved with violence!" Aang said.
The rest of them just laughed and went out into the hall. Aang turned to Katara who was still on the ground. Then he saw small tears in her eyes. He walked up to her reaching his hand out to help her up. Katara was hesitant. "Come on, I don't bite." He said as she grabbed his hand. "I'm sorry that they were so mean to you." Aang said.
Katara answered in a grim tone. "Why would you care, you're just one of them!"
"No, trust me I'm not. They just wanted me to hang with them." he said. Aang helped her picked up her books and handed them to her.
"Thanks." She said.
"No problem. Um…look…I know we don't know each other very well, but do you want to hang out after school?" he asked as he rubbed the back of his head nervously and flashing his goofy grin.
Well he is cute. And he doesn't seem like all of the others…she thought. She answered hesitantly "Okay, maybe for a little while." She said.
"YES!" Aang yelled and then blushed. "I- I mean…"
Katara giggled a little bit. "Meet me at the Jasmine Dragon around five and we can have some tea while we get to know each other. Okay?" she said.
"Okay." Aang said blushing even more.
Aang then left. Katara stayed there thinking how weird this day had gone so far. When the bell rang she snapped back into reality and went to her first class.
The school day had gone by so quick and as soon as school was over, she ran home so she could get ready. She was very excited. She wore a Blue and White tank-top with Jeans and flip-flops. She didn't want to wear anything to fancy.
When she was finally ready she headed out to the Jasmine Dragon. If she weren't thinking about Aang she probably would have noticed that Sokka still wasn't home. Katara looked at the clock. 4:45. So she went to the Jasmine Dragon and she waited and she waited some more. But Aang didn't come. She waited for two hours and he never came.
Katara walked home crying and thinking of how stupid she was to believe him. When she got home Sokka saw her and spoke. "Katara what's wrong?"
Katara did not answer. She just cried harder and went up to her room. He better have a good reason to stand me up. She was NOT looking forward to tomorrow.
So are you curious about why Aang wasn't there? Well he has a good reason, but you'll have to wait until the next chapter. Review if you want to find out quicker. Until we meet again! TTFN!