He closed the gap between their lips.
Aang had finally kissed Katara, and not to his surprised, she kissed back. When they pulled apart, Aang started to talk,
"Katara, I-" Katara put her finger over his mouth and soon replaced it with her lips. They broke apart for air and they stared into each other's eyes. Aang stood and helped Katara up. She grabbed his arm the way Toph does and they walked back to the palace together.
Shen knew instantly what had happened when he saw Katara holding Aang's arm with a, for once, sincere smile on her face. Before he could even mention to Sokka that they were even in the room, Toph said:
"Finally, what?" Sokka asked, as confused as ever.
"Aang and Katara are together," she said, pointing a finger in their direction.
"Hey, I thought you couldn't see on ice!" Sokka yelled.
"I don't have to see to hear Katara's heart beating fast," Toph said. Katara and Aang walked over to the table. They ate dinner, nobody talking much about them being together. They didn't get much time to talk privately with their friends, everyone from the city was now constantly approaching Aang, thanking him personally. It was starting to get a little annoying. They finally all said their good-byes and good nights and went to bed, Aang sleeping in the guest room next to Katara's.
Katara awoke in the middle of the night, she had had the most amazing dream. Aang had returned to the South Pole and in one kiss, confessed that he still loved her. Her smiled faded into a frown, remembering it was only a dream. It seemed so real, she thought, beginning to cry into her hands. It was all so real! She was so upset. How could her own mind a play a trick on her like this.
Little did she know, it was not a dream, and that Aang awoke to the sound of Katara's gentle sobbing. He crept into her room, her to occupied being sorry for herself to notice. He sat next to her and put an arm around her neck. Katara knew this was not Sokka or Shen's arm, but couldn't think of who's it could be. She finally looked up into the beautiful shining eyes of Aang. A soft smile spread across his face as he realized that Katara had stopped crying. She hugged him tight, and whispered pleadingly,
"Don't ever leave me again."
"I won't," he said, a reassuring tone lingering in his voice. She eventually fell asleep in his strong arms.
Sorry that the chapters are so short, but I am currently failing history class... yeah... not fun...
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