I pulled back and smiled at her, "I love you Katara." She was crying, I frowned. "Katara?" I backed away a little. "Aang…you don't know how long I have waited to hear you say that to me…" she trailed off. I blushed, though I doubt you could see it in the dark, even though there was light from the moon. She wiped her eyes and smiled at me. "I love you too, Aang!" she said aloud and tackle hugged me. I fell to the floor with her on top of me and yelled. Their was soaring pain throughout my body from the lightning strike. Katara got off instantly and helped me sit up, "Oh my god Aang, I am so sorry…" I groaned as I sat up, "Ouch."
"Aang, I am so sorry, are you alright?" Katara asked. "Ye-Yeah," I whispered. My eyes were stinging from the water in them. I groaned again and started to get up, "No, Aang, sit for a little while before getting back up." I smiled a little, "Katara, I'm fine!" I tried to get up, and when I did, I fell to my knees. "Aang!" Katara caught me before I fell on my face. She pulled my arm over her neck and helped me up, "Come on, time to get you back to your room." I nodded and started walking with Katara holding me by my arm and waist.
When we got to my room, she laid me down on the bed and sat on the floor next to me. It was an awkward silence between us. I guess neither of us knew what to say about what happened on the deck of the ship. I looked over at her. "Katara, thanks." I looked at me and cocked her head to the side, "For what Aang?" I smiled and chuckled then I yelped. Katara was at my side on the bed instantly. "Remind me never to laugh again…ever." I mumbled as the pain subsided. She giggled and smiled at me, "But I love your laugh!" I smiled at her, "And I love you." She blushed. First time I've seen her blush in…how long? I don't know, I haven't even asked how long I had been unconscious. "Katara, how long was I…you know…?" She looked down. "Aang…" I looked at her with fear in my eyes that I might have missed the eclipse already.
"Two months." I sat up, Katara helped me, supporting my back. How much longer till the eclipse, I wondered. I clutched my lower abdomen and looked down at my stomach. "Katara," I looked at her. "Thank you…for everything you have ever done to help me…and, thank you for finding me, without you, I would still be in that iceberg and floating around in the ocean." We both laughed a little at that, and I got another soaring pain in my back. "Ouch!" I yelped. Katara frowned and kissed my cheek, "Aang, I loved you ever since I met eyes with you, and your welcome for finding you, and I must thank you too, if it wasn't for you, I would still be stuck in that hell hole of the southern water tribe." she smiled at me.
We talked for hours on end about how we meet and how much our lives have changed because of each other. I smiled at her and chuckled. "Wow…I've waited so long to be with you, now that I finally have you…I'm just…I don't know, so happy!" I chuckled at her as I pulled her to lay down with me on the bed. I held her in my arms and kissed her neck. "I love you Katara." she giggled. "I love you too Aang." she smiled and we both fell asleep a few minutes later.