I had this awesome idea for a story, and it sort of stuck in my head. I hope it works out. Right now, I'm going to force myself to write at least 3 chapters, so I won't have to keep you guys waiting. Which is a bad habit I'm getting into. Haha. For those of you that have read any of my other stories, you would know. For the people I promised a one-shot. I need you to email me again. And not through fan-fiction please!! My stupido brother erased most of my e-mails.

I have realized that I haven't wrote a disclaimer for any for any of my stories, so this would be the first one.

Disclaimer: If I owned Avatar, or Nickelodeon, I would make sure there was an episode every Friday. Haha.

Before I begin with the story I just want everyone to know. I changed some things in the avatar world. The Southern Water Tribe, isn't all snow or ice, it's like the earth kingdom, except with much colder weather and a lot a lot of water. I'm also going to change up the characters life's a bit. So it might seem a little bit weird.

Chapter 1

.: Caught :.

"Katara? The princes and high nobleman from the Earth Kingdom are here. Are you ready?"

"Oh crap, I forgot they were coming today!" Katara threw the covers off of her and rushed across the vast room to her oversized closet.

"You have five minutes." Sokka, The prince of the Southern Water Tribe, and Katara's older brother left the room.

Katara threw outfit after outfit on the ground. They were either to formal, or not formal enough. Finally, she came across one of her mothers old dresses, and she slipped it on. She ran across the room to the bathroom and quickly brushed her teeth. She decided on light make-up, considering that it was only breakfast, not a dinner party. She picked up the last two items that she absolutely had to wear, her mothers necklace, and her everyday tiara.

"Oh shit," she muttered under her breath, "I'm late."

King Hakoda tapped his foot and looked towards the door for the fourth time that morning. Him, Sokka, and 15 men were all seated at the breakfast table, waiting for Katara to show up.

He leaned over and whispered to Sokka, "Where is she?"

He shrugged, "I don't know. I told her five minutes."

As if on cue Katara burst into the room. At first she looked disheveled, but she quickly straightened her posture and took her place at the head of the table, "Sorry to keep everyone waiting."

A guy sitting right next to her flashed her a toothy grin, "It's fine. We don't mind."

Katara rolled her eyes and slumped back in her chair, it was going to be a looonnnngggg morning.

"So, Katara. What a beautiful name."

Katara turned her attention to another guy, who had the same exact grin on his face. She forced a smile on hers, "Thanks."

Throughout the whole breakfast, she kept her forced smile, and took all of the compliments being thrown at her. I don't care anyway, they don't even mean it. They all want the same thing, to rule the southern water tribe when my dad and my brother are gone. Not one of these guys are interested in me.

As soon as all the plates were cleared and all the suitors were gone, Katara excused herself and headed out to the courtyard in the middle of the palace. Hakoda and Sokka exchanged glances and got up to follow her. They found her sitting down at the edge of the pond, her shoes off and her feet in the water.

"So, did you have a favorite?" Hakoda asked, sitting down next to her. Sokka scoffed and sat down on the other side of her. He knew Katara didn't like any of the men that were thrown to her, and he didn't like them either.

"No. I hate them all equally."

Hakoda sighed and rolled his eyes, "Katara, you can't keep this up. You need a husband to support you. Me and Sokka won't be able to help you forever."

"Actually dad," Sokka smirked, "I'm only one year older than her, so I might live long enough to support her."

Katara smiled gratefully, "See dad. I will be perfectly fine."

Hakoda frowned at the pair and stood up, "That's not the point. You don't want to grow up without companionship do you?"

"That's it dad. Companionship. I want to be with someone I love, a companion. Not some random guy that only wants to marry me for power." Katara stood up along with her father, as if she was sizing him up.

"You need to get married to somebody worthy. A prince or a nobleman. That. Is. Final. Not another word. Got it." Hakoda glared at her.

Sokka, sensing what would happen, quickly stood up and put a hand on Katara's shoulder. She looked over at him, and just by seeing the pleading look on his face, she knew fighting back would be a lost cause.

"Yes dad."

Hakoda smiled, "Good. Now come on, apparently we have some prisoners to deal with."

He started walking formally back to the palace, Sokka and Katara were not far behind.

"Shit Toph, there following us." Aang whispered in her ear.

"It's ok Twinkle toes, just keep your cool" Toph smirked and turned the corner.

Aang, Zuko, Mai, and Ty Lee quickly followed. They had just barely gotten past security at the market, and this time, security was following them. It's not like they hadn't done this before. It was routine for them.

"Shit you guys, run."

Toph broke out into a run, and the rest of them weren't far behind. They heard a guy shout out Hey! And Toph felt him break out into a run to.

"Stop them! Thieves! Thieves!"

Aang started running faster, using his airbending to give him a boost. Mai, Zuko and Toph fell into the same rhythm, running next to each other. Ty Lee flipped over the many carts and people in her way.

"Toph! What's happening?" Zuko called over the wind.

"They figured us out!" she managed to say between breaths.

Just as they were about to get away with it, but Mai tripped over a rock, causing Zuko to go down with her. This caused Toph, Aang and Ty Lee to stop and turn back to them. If one person went down, all of them did.

"Well, I guess were going to jail." Ty Lee sighed and helped up Mai.

"It's them!"

Before any of them could react chains were snapped over their wrists. "It's been a long time, but we have finally got you guys." A guard smirked and yanked on Mai's chains, pulling her towards the palace.

"Took you long enough" Zuko scoffed and let the guards lead him after Mai.

"Well see what the king wants to do with you."

"Well, at least we get to meet the king!" Ty Lee chirped.

"Ty Lee." Mai looked at her.


"Shut Up."