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"Come on, Katara! This is going to be fun!", Tenten told her. Katara, Tenten, Sakura, Mai, Karin, Hinata and Ty Lee were out shopping for outfits in the plaza near the palace.
"No it's not. I hate Zuko. He's just doing this to torture me.", she sighed.
"How does this dress look?", Sakura asked coming out of the dressing room wearing a beautiful white dress with pink sakura blossoms.
"You look great Sakura! What about me?", Ty Lee asked. She was wearing a pink blouse with a dark pink layered skirt.
"I guess you look ok, if you like pink.", Mai replied. She, Tenten, Hinata and Karin had already picked out their outfits.
"I think you would look good in this dress.", Karin said to Katara, holding up a dress.
"It's perfect! Thanks, Karin!", Katara replied. The dress was white with a blue maple tree design that matched her eyes perfectly.
"You and Sakura are so lucky you get to go on a date with hotties like Sasuke and Zuko, even if it's a fake one.", Karin told her.
"Believe me, I wish you could take my place. I hate Zuko. He's a jerk once you get to know him.", Katara told Karin.
"Do you and Zuko have a history together or something?", Tenten asked. Katara laughed.
"Not a romantic history, but I guess tying me to a tree, betraying me and trying to kill my best friend is sort of a history." Everyone gasped.
"But Zuko seems nice. He helped introduce me to Mai and Ty Lee and told Suigetsu to stop laughing at me.", Hinata said.
"He might seem nice at first, but he's not.", Katara told him.
"He doesn't hate you, Katara. After the Firelord put him in prison and Azula was dating Itachi, Ty Lee and I visited him often. He used to talk about you all the time and how sorry he was he betrayed you. He cares about you, even though he tries not to show it.", Mai told her. Zuko cares about me, Katara thought. Then she remembered her new boyfriend, Tobi.
"It doesn't matter. I hate him. Besides, I have a boyfriend, remember?", Katara told her. Mai nodded understandingly.
"Even though you don't like Zuko, you should still try to enjoy yourself. I mean, I don't like Sasuke that way anymore but I'll just try to have a good time.", Sakura told Katara. The other girls nodded in agreement.
Zuko stepped out wearing a red and black suit. Sasuke shrugged.
"Why are you so nervous anyway, Zuko?", Sai asked. Zuko sighed.
"I don't want her to get a worse impression of the Fire Nation then she already has by thinking we're uncivilized slobs. Sasuke feels the same way about the Uchiha clan.", he explained. Aang and Naruto laughed.
"Really, Zuko. You can stop lying. We know it's because you're crazy about this Catarah girl or whatever her name is..." Naruto said loudly.
"Her name is Katara!", Zuko and Aang shouted at the same time. Naruto nodded.
"I hate Katara. Have any of you seen the way she treats me? That's no way to treat a prince!", Zuko told them. Tobi smirked behind his mask.
"Are you really that blind? Katara is madly in love with you.", Tobi told him.
"What are you talking about? She's your girlfriend!", Zuko shouted.
"She asked me to pretend to be her boyfriend to make you jealous, but seeing as it's not working I figured I'd tell you anyway. But you can't mention this to her.", he told them.
"Then why was she acting like she hated me?", Zuko asked. But before Tobi could reply, Naruto had already started talking.
"Girls do that all the time. They act like they hate you, but they're just doing it to hide their emotions.", Naruto told him. Tobi nodded in agreement.
"Zuko and I had better go meet them in the main hallway.", Sasuke told them. Aang looked at Zuko.
"Don't worry. We'll be right behind you.", Aang told him. Zuko smiled. He had never really worked in a team before, but he found he was beginning to like it. Zuko and Sasuke both walked to the main hall.
"Do you think what Tobi was saying was true?", Zuko asked Sasuke. He shrugged.
"I don't know. I just met the guy. Itachi's friend Kisame told me Tobi likes to joke around a lot, but I don't know if I should trust him or not.", Sasuke said.
"Well, I hope we can gather at least some information on what Azula and Itachi are up to. Then we can show Sai, Sakura and Katara that our plan worked.", Sasuke nodded in agreement with Zuko. They heard laughing coming from the opposite hall and saw Sakura and Katara. The four glared at each other for what felt like hours before Sakura broke the silence.
"Azula and Itachi are late.", she said. Sasuke smirked.
"What's so funny?", Sakura asked.
"I was just thinking of when Naruto, you and I used to have to wait for Kakashi.", he told her.
"Sasuke, what are you going to do after you kill Itachi? Are you going to come back to the Leaf Village with Naruto and me?", she asked suddenly with tears beginning to well up in her green eyes. Sasuke could tell she had been waiting to ask the question since he had arrived. I've never really thought about that, he thought.
"I don't know.", he replied. Just then, Itachi and Azula came walking down the hallway.
"So, are you ready?", Itachi asked.