Y'know what I've realized? I really don't like Tokka now. I'd much prefer a SokkaxSuki ship. After the final, how could you not? I mean really. Final was the greatest thing my eyes have ever witnessed. I've said that about nine times now and it gets truer every time! Don't ask me how, cus I don't know. But anyway, all in favor of changing this story to Sokka x Suki without tearing up Toph and Sokka's friendship say I. Majority rules, my friends. So vote or don't vote, if I get no votes u all suck. No u don't really I didn't mean that. Well u might suck. It's really none of my business what u do in ur spare time. Anyway, on with the story.
"And don't eat a baby…" Hummed Sokka.
"Shh." Said Toph.
"Because I'm trying to determine how far away the closest town is and it's really hard to concentrate with you humming that stupid song."
"Oh, sorry. Continue on with your… determining."
Toph knelt down and shoved her hand into the ground. Sokka turned and surveyed how far they had walked.
"Y'know what's stupid?" started Sokka. "What's stupid is when Katara moves my things at camp. I mean, I'm all for the stuff Katara does most of the time, Apart from when she moves things. And it takes ten hours to find. And when you find it, it's in a really stupid place and you're just like wtf."
"Y'know what else is stupid?" continued Toph.
"You." She smirked. Sokka was about to say something but she cut him off. "The next town is about three hours walk away from here. If we leave now we should be able to make it by nightfall."
"How do you even know when nightfall is?" asked Sokka. "You can't see the sun."
"It's because I can see more than you, idiot. I can see all the insects and bugs everywhere we walk. I can tell what time of day it is by the way they act. "
"Ooh. Does that mean you can also see when they have sex? they must do it a lot. I mean, if you look at how many there are, you would think they would be at it all the time! It must be weird to watch."
"Hey, I'm just saying."
"Morning Katara!" Aang greeted as Katara woke up. There cozy little rest home had warmed up considerably since the night before, and so had she. Aang was breathing in sync with the fire, trying to make it catch a light on the wood again. She rubbed her eyes.
"Hey Aang. Did you sleep well?"
"Like a baby moose lion."
"Well that's good, considering we were sleeping on the ground."
"I could get to sleep anywhere if you where next to me." Aang uncurled from his meditative position and slumped down next to her.
Katara moved her head to rest on his chest. "That's sweet, but would you be able to get to sleep even if you where in a muddy swamp full of dirty water and things with lips on their legs in the water and eyes that glow like a kangarillo in heat and birds who squawk for an eternity of suffering because they committed an evil dead so evil that hell itself spat them back out, even though hell doesn't really exist, unless you count Sokka's weak old underwear as being hell which is why I have to move them around camp because he leaves them in the middle of it which is disgusting and then he gets angry at me because I moved them back into his tent and he can't even find them and then he says that's a stupid spot to put it which is stupid because it's his own tent and if he really wanted me to put it in a stupid place I could just throw them in the river which would take them wherever it flowed which would hopefully be far away from us so we wouldn't have to smell his smell. And a headless ratmouse?"
The avatar leaned over and kissed his girlfriend softly. "Event then."
"I don't think you would be able to, because there is no way I'm sleeping in a swamp."
Aang grinned. "Whatever you say, Sifu Katara."
"And that's why you should always listen to me." Breave finished.
"Okay." Grunted link, as he limped along next to his sister on his earthen crutch. The boy had twisted his ankle when he fell from the sky. They were both still baffled as to how the event occurred.
"So have you figured out where we are yet?" link queried.
"No, I haven't. now stop asking." Breave snapped.
"Fine. Can I look at your swords now?"
Her face darkened. "If you ask that one more time, I'll give you a real great look."
"Okay!" he shouted. "Can I have a loo- wait a second…?"
Breave turned her head upwards and let out an exasperated sigh. Her attitude suddenly changed.
"Link! Look! Up in the sky! It's the Avatars bison!"
"Oh yeah! Be right back." With that, link launched himself into the air from a jutting pillar of rock. He let his crutch fall to the ground. sailing through the sky like a feather, he landed on Appa with not so much grace.
Appa veered left suddenly from the sudden screaming passenger he just picked up. The boy quickly scrambled to the reigns and guided the bison down to the ground.
"Look there's no one on here." He said as he jumped off.
Breave went around to Appa's head and pet him softly on the nose. "Hey, boy, what are you doing out here all alone?"
"I'll take that as an 'I got separated from everyone else'?"
Appa grunted again and licked her.
"Breave! You know what this means don't you? We have to take Him back to The Avatar!" just then, a small white blur scampered out of a bag on Appa and ran up to Breave's shoulder.
"Whoa, hey there little guy. You must be Momo." He purred happily.
"I'm driving!" yelled link from atop Appa's head.
"How did you get up there so fast?"
"Magic!" he mocked her.
"Funny as." Breave climbed aboard and took the reins from her brother.
"So where are we going?"
"Well," she began, "I figure where just gonna fly around this vicinity for a bit until were sure there not here, then begin to slowly glide over in the general direction of west, and keep looking over the edge before circling back around and trying to find the closest town so we can ask if anyone has seen the avatar."
"O, kay!" link said as he curled up and went to sleep towards the back of Appa's saddle.
Sokka, being Sokka, grew bored of walking and decided to start making up a song. He thought for a few minutes before singing in a merry tune:
" A sailor went to sea sea sea to see what he could see see see
But all that he could see see see
Where the remnants of a girl called le le le
A sailor went to jail jail jail
Because he harpooned a whale whale whale
But all that he could plea plea plea
Was that he was not guilteeee
The judge said look la aa ove
I can do nothing of the above bove bove
You harpooned a whale whale whale
What is it that must ale ale ale?
Your mind cus you seem real messed up
Almost as much as a polar bear pup
A polar bear pup that has been been been
Behind a testing screen screen screen
To have lots of chemicals pumped into him
That all messed up his abdo min.
The people gathered round the pup
All took off at a speed abrupt
Because the little polar bear pup
Grew teeth bigger than your mums Grandfather clock
Your mum who went to sea sea sea
To see what she could see see see
But all that she could see see see
Was the image of little old me me me!"
"Y'know, to be in the presence of someone who is blind it's a little stupid to be singing a song about that."
"Oh, sorry Toph. Remind me not to sing anymore songs about the sea."
"Where you dropped when you were a kid?"
"Yeah Aang?" the pair had emerged from the dense forest to a line of desert. It was a dramatic change in scenery, but at least they were making progress in moving.
"I really love you. A lot." He latched his arm with hers.
Katara smiled at him and kissed his forehead.
"So much that if kisses were water, I would give you the sea. And if hugs were leaves, I would plant you an orchard. If friendship was a planet, I would give you the world. And if love where life, I would give you mine. "
Katara's eyes started to water. "You already have given me your life, Aang. And it's more than I could ever ask for."
She grabbed him by his collar and forced their lips together, trying to release the enormous amount of love she felt for him. The boy felt her tongue jam into his mouth with such ferocity that he was too stunned to join in at all.
Not noticing the roar they heard from above them, they were quite startled when Appa landed with a thud next to them.
"Whoa! Appa? Have you seen any of the others?" asked Aang, who was still a little red from the previous expression of love.
"Nope, but there is us!" said link, as he jumped off. He crumpled to the ground as he remembered his leg was hurt.
"Hey… I remember you! You where at that stall where we brought the perfume from… what are you doing here?" asked Katara. She had already moved over to the injured boy and was healing his leg.
"We were hoping you could tell us." Breave said as she landed with soft grace.
"Why? What's wrong?" asked Aang.
"Well, we don't know exactly. Link was fooling around and then he fell down this dark hole, and I had no choice but to follow him, next thing we know were falling from the sky and landing painfully." Explained Breave. Katara finished the healing session, and link got up and tested his leg. It proved to be fixed. He nodded his thanks.
"Really? The same thing happened to us! Except we were flying on Appa and we got sucked into a big black hole."
"So, were are we, exactly?" Momo ran off her shoulder and jumped up onto Aang.
"I don't know, but if we find Sokka I'm sure he'll have an explanation. Common, we better get going now or else we won't make it to the next settling before its dark." Urged Katara. They all climbed aboard the trusty steed and headed in vaguely the direction of the desert.
"Toph look!" shouted Sokka. She stared at him blankly. "Oh, sorry. Appa's up there!" he pointed to the sky.
"Are you sure it's not just a cloud?"
"It can't be a cloud! He's coming towards us and I think I see someone steering! That means all of us couldn't have been separated too far." Sokka started running over to the descending bison and waved him down. Toph followed when she realized he wasn't coming back to get her.
"Sokka!" Katara greeted. "Your okay!" She jumped down and hugged him before turning to Toph. "You to, Toph."
"Thanks… So where are we?" She questioned.
Aang Landed next to Katara, "We, don't know exactly. I was hoping Sokka had figured that out." He turned to Sokka. "Sokka, have you figured that out?"
He moved in closer and said in a whispery voice: "This may sound crazy, but I think were in an alternate dimension!"
"What? We got sucked into a black hole and spat out in the middle of the sky. What other explanation could there be!?"
"Well," Breave grabbed link and climbed off Appa. "Being in a different dimension means there might not be any bending here, so don't bend in front of any people until they do it first."
Sokka studied her intently. "Who is she?"
"She's the merchant we brought perfume from.
"I was thinking we could be in the spirit world, but I can still bend here. Maybe Iroh will know. He knows a lot."
"And that's why you should never buy cheap quality sandals." Iroh finished.
Zuko nodded slowly. "That's great… Now can we please go and rent a hotel room? This tavern smells like feet."
"Of course. I'll ask around to see if there is any available rooms."
A waitress giving out jugs of ale stopped next to their table. "If you're looking for rooms, there's an inn down the road. They aren't the best quality, but they are cheap, and there's always a room available."
"I thank you for your kindness." Said Iroh. The waitress smiled and walked off. "What a nice young lady."
"Right. So can we go now?" Zuko stood up, his chair scraping along the ground with a creek. Iroh followed suit.
They stepped outside into the crisp nice air and Iroh inhaled deeply. "Ahhh, I love the night air."
Aang jumped down in front of the Firebender. "That's the spirit!" Iroh screamed.
"Aang! Never do that to me again! You'll give an old man a heart attack."
"Oh, sorry." Appa landed behind him. "I brought the others! And some extras."
"Extras?" Zuko questioned.
Breave jumped down "That would be me." She glanced up, waiting for link to appear. "And me!"
"Well, if it isn't the nice merchant who we brought the perfume from. Good to have you onboard."
Sokka turned to Iroh. "So Iroh, we were hoping you could tell us where we are."
"Well, I've been doing some thinking and I think we're in an alternate dimension." He said.
"Ha!" Sokka cried triumphantly and pumped his fist into the air. "I knew I was right!"
"How is this possible?" asked Katara.
"I, Don't know exactly. But what I do know is that we might meet ourselves here. Not meet ourselves as in see what we really are, but as in another person who is us. It will be like looking into a mirror. The scenery and landscape will be mostly the same as back home, but the names might be changed slightly."
"So that mean's there's still bending here?" asked Aang.
"Yes, there is."
"Okay. What else do we need to know?" Just then, a skeleton of a man hobbled up next to the group and started peaking.
"You! I knew you would be here soon. You're from another universe, correct?"
The group was silent, all looking at Iroh for confirmation on what to say to the strange man.
"Yes," Stated Iroh. "We are from a different universe. How did you know?"
"My son, Hung Sing told me you where coming."
"Hung sing is your son?" asked Breave. "That must mean you're Well-Hung!"
"Why thank you." He smirked.
"Ha. Ha. So how did Hung Sing talk to you?"
"An ancient artifact I picked up on my travels. It is a mirror that lets you communicate over enormous amounts of distance. I took it with me through the portal, to see if it would work from here to there. It did."
"Wow. Magic." Sokka looked unimpressed. "So what do you want with us anyway? No wait, let me guess. Your world is in danger and you need the Avatar to save it for you?"
"Well, yes, actually. You see, a Tyrant named MelonLord mustered together huge armies and is sacking the world, one city at a time. But the strange thing is, he isn't even a bender."
"So, why doesn't someone stop him?" pointed out Toph.
"Because, he can't be stopped. You see, when he was a child, a witch put a curse upon him. He can't be scathed by a sword, or pierced by an arrow. They just bounce off. There is, a flaw to the curse, though. He can hurt himself. There is a story, it may be a made up one, but I don't think so. He was playing with a new dagger when he was a boy, and he cut his arm. It was his first own blood he had ever seen, and he cried out at the sight."
"Wow. So what do you want Aang to do about it?" asked Sokka.
"Whatever he can."
Aang sighed. "Great, another duty to weigh down on my shoulders. Katara gave his hand a reassuring squeeze. He smiled at her.
"Thank-you, Avatar. You can come and stay at my house tonight, free of charge. It's not much, but it will do. Oh, and you should know, all the nations are still at peace. Firebenders aren't wrecking havoc among the other nations." He turned to Aang and looked him in the eye. The boy thought he knew what was coming. "That also means ,that there are Airbenders in this world."
Aang's expression didn't change. It was impossible to tell what he was thinking.
Well-Hung continued, "That also means, the Avatar of this world is from the Water tribes. She too, is only a teenager."
Depending on the circumstances, everyone was taking things pretty well.
Sokka flexed his shoulders. "Well, I don't know about you guys, but I'm freezing. How about we get going to this house of yours?"
Aang turned to Appa and gestured for him to follow. They began walking, and Aang fell into step with Well-Hung. "So, not to be disrespectful or anything, but how long will it take to defeat this person? I have my own world to save, after all."
"Do not fret, young Avatar. Time is different in this universe. One day back at your world is one week here."
"Oh, okay. Thank you."
After a time, they reached a small hut and Hung-sing stopped them. "Here we are!" he clapped his hands.
"Um, that's a little small." Stated Katara.
"Oh, don't worry, it goes underground. This is only the top level." He assured them. Aang told Appa to stay outside. The beast lumbered over to a nearby tree and slumped down. They clambered through the small door to be greeted with a fireplace, a small bed and a table. There was a staircase in the corner which was presumably to the bottom level. Sokka went down first, followed by the rest.
The underground level was a lot roomier. It had ten beds; So There was no trouble in that Area. Everyone picked a mattress and threw themselves onto it. Katara and Aang slept in the same bed, not taking into account the size. It didn't really matter; all it meant is that they had to get closer to each other.
"So," Sokka began, "Here starts another adventure for Team Avatar! Good luck everyone!"
"Thanks, Sokka." Said Katara.
Aang looked at the ceiling. "Thanks, guys. For everything."
"Hey, someone has to make sure you don't get yourself killed!" Toph joked.
"And who better to do it than your best friends?" Added Sokka.
"And teachers." Added Iroh.
Katara smiled. "Don't forget lover!"
"I wouldn't forget you for the world." He kissed her deeply, before saying in a lighthearted voice, "And that's all from us here at team Avatar! Until next time, Goodnight everybody!"
"I leave you for one week and this is what happens?" Azula asked as she entered the throne room at Ba Sing Sai.
Ty lee looked up from whatever acrobatics she was doing in surprise. "Azula! Your back!" she ran over and hugged her.
"Yes, I am. Where's Mai?"
"Here" She said drearily as she returned from the bathroom. "Why do you ask?"
"Because," she smiled evilly, "Where going on a mission."