Ahh, sorry guys! I'm just gonna post the last chapter now, so…yeah. I have a couple other story ideas in mind and they both take place after Day of Black Sun, so I wanted to get this finished by today.
Chapter 7: Reunions and Stuff
Aang walked a little forward. He noticed some red spots on the ground.
"Guys, look!" Aang's friends surrounded him as he pointed to the ground. "It's a trail. Whoever took Azula must've carried her down the road."
"Great! If we keep moving, we can catch them!" Zuko started walking down the street.
"Zuko, wait!" Mai caught up with him. "Whoever took Azula might have a gun. And we know he probably has a knife, too!"
"I don't care."
The six friends just shrugged and followed Zuko and Mai.0
"You know, I wonder if my father even called the police yet." Azula wondered aloud. "We should've been in Richmond by last night."
"Is he overprotective?" Asked Jet.
"Not protective enough." Azula chuckled. "He thinks my brother and I are old enough to take care of ourselves. Hell, my brother does most of the cooking and cleaning around the house."
"And what do you do?"
"Bitch about my brother's cooking, hang out with my friends, schoolwork…" Azula cracked a smile.
"You let your brother do everything?" Jet raised an eyebrow.
"Yeah. Our mom died when I was eight, he was ten." Azula explained. "He took it really hard. Since my dad works a lot, Zuko has been taking responsibility for everything."
"Do you miss your mom?"
Haru came into the room with clutches. "Hey, I found these in the closet. Thought you might need them." He nodded at Azula.
"Thanks." Azula replied. "And thanks, Jet for your hospitality."
"Hey, I'd do anything for a pretty and smart girl like you." Jet said coyly. Azula smiled and blushed.
After ten minutes of walking, the seven friends came across a cabin. The blood drops lead to the front door.
"There. She's in there." Sokka stated.
Clenching his fist and frowning in determination, Zuko marched toward the door. Sokka's eyes widened.
"Wait, stop! Zuko, we need a plan!" Sokka ran after him.
"Screw planning!" Zuko pounded on the door. "Open up!"
Azula, Jet, and Haru hear\rd Zuko.
"Aw, crap." Azula said. "It's my brother. God's friggin' gift to humanity."
Haru walked to the door and opened it. Zuko immediately grabbed Haru's shirt with both hands.
"Where is she?!" Zuko demanded. "Where is my sister?"
"Relax, Zuzu. I'm right here." Azula said from the entryway. Sokka pushed the door open wider, and the group stepped inside. Azula was standing with the support of the crutches.
"Azula!" Ty Lee and Mai exclaimed. Ty Lee ran to hug Azula. Zuko sighed in relief and let go of Haru's shirt.
"What happened to you?" Katara asked Azula.
"I got robbed of the bike and my stuff." Azula began explaining. "My ankle somehow got broken or sprained. I was attacked by a wolf, and these two here saved me."
The group looked toward Jet and Haru. Azula continued. "Guys, this is Jet and Haru. Jet, Haru; these are my friends Sokka, Mai, Ty Lee, Katara, Toph, and Aang; and my brother Zuko."
"Nice to meet you." Aang said to them.
"Yeah." Zuko turned to Jet and Haru. "Thanks for saving Azula."
"No problem." Jet smiled. "So, if you guys need a lift, I can take you to a nearby hospital and you can call your parents."
"That would be fantastic!" Ty Lee exclaimed. She glanced at Haru and smiled. He's cute… she thought. "Hi."
"Hey." Haru smiled at Ty Lee.
"So, what kind of car are you planning on taking us in?" Asked Sokka.
"I have a truck." Jet replied. "Two of you can sit in the front, but the rest of you will have to sit in the back."
"Hey, whatever gets us out of this place!" Mai responded.
"All right, let's go!" Aang exclaimed. "My uncle's probably really worried about me."
"Yeah. So is my dad." Katara put in.
At Alexandria Memorial, six parents rushed through the doors to meet up with their children. Everyone except Zuko and Azula were waiting in the waiting area outside Azula and Zuko's room.
Mai, Ty Lee, Aang, Katara, and Toph all ran to hug their parents. There was much hugging and crying. Ozai headed to Zuko and Azula's room. A nurse came out.
"Mr. Prince?" She asked. Ozai nodded. "Your children are going to be fine. Your daughter just has a sprained ankle. She should be back up on her feet soon enough. Your son has a burn on his right eye and right ear. He's going to have a scar."
"Thank you." Ozai said. He went into the room.
"Dad!" Azula exclaimed.
"Are you two all right?" Zuko and Azula nodded. "Good. What happened to the car?"
Zuko gulped silently. "Um…it kind of…exploded and burst into flames. I'll-I-I'll work and pay it off."
"You better." Ozai said to him. He turned to Azula. "What happened with you?"
Azula explained everything about the bike and Jet and Haru rescuing her from a wolf. Ozai glared at Zuko at the end of her story.
"You should have kept an eye on her."
"Dad, it wasn't Zuko's fault." Azula defended. "I did all of that. And if it weren't for Haru and Jet, I'd be dead."
"Enough excuses." Ozai said sternly. "I will be back for you two when you are well. Good night." He left the room.
Zuko sighed. "I can't wait to go to college."
Azula looked at Zuko. "I'm sorry. He shouldn't have blamed you. And…I'm sorry for what I did."
Zuko looked at Azula, shocked. "Wow, a near death experience really did a number on you, huh?"
Azyuula chuckled. "I guess it did."
"Ok. Apology accepted." Zuko smiled.
"You know, I don't care about what people say about you. You're okay. Sometimes." Azula chuckled.
"You're okay, too."
"So…what's going on with you and Jet?" Zuko asked.
"Ha. Very nice try." Azula rolled her eyes.
"Oh come on. You like him, don't you?"
"Shut up, Zuzu!"
"Whatever. I'm not taking back what I said!"
"I…don't really expect you to."
Mai walked inside. "Hey, guys."
"Hey." Zuko greeted. Mai kissed him on his good cheek. "Well, I'm officially on Ozai's 'To Kill' list. But hey, it can't be worse than what kids will do at school on Monday."
"Oh, I'm sure they won't say anything." Mai comforted Zuko. "If they do, I'll lock them inside a classroom with me and say a few things."
The tri0o laughed.
The following Monday, the seven friends walked towards their lockers. People gawked at Zuko's scar, but turned away quickly if Zuko glared at them.
As Azula hobbled to her locker, she saw Jet. She stopped and stared in surprise.
"Jet. What are you doing here?" Asked Azula.
"Haru and I were planning on moving here." He replied. "I thought I'd stop by to help you to your classes."
Azula smiled. "That's sweet. Thanks."
"Ty Lee will be excited Haru's moving here. She couldn't stop talking about him all weekend." Azula laughed.
Aang took a deep breath as he approached Katara at her locker. There was a dance coming up and he wanted to ask her before someone else did.
"Yeah, Aang?" Katara shut her locker.
Aang cleared his throat. "D-do you…want to go to the dance with me?"
"Sure! I'd love to!" Katara replied happily.
"Great!" Aang responded. "I'll um…I'll see you later, then."
"I still wish we could've went to the marathon." Sokka complained as he, Zuko, and Mai walked down the hall.
"We know, Sokka.
You've been bitching and moaning about it all weekend!"
"Well, our adventure wasn't totally bad, was it?" Mai piped up. "We got good exercise, we met Haru and Jet…."
"Mai, I love you, but you made crappy points." Zuko replied half-joking "I'm just glad it's over!"
"Me too." Sokka said. Mai just shook her head.
Sorry if it was rushed, but I really wanted to finish this. Thanks for reading! –skitters off-