"What is it about her?" I asked myself aloud as I lied in bed, "She's just grown up so much since I last saw her. She so much more mature, inside and out. I never thought I'd see the day that it was a good thing to see Toph everyday."

Toph had been on my mind a lot lately, of course, I had been seeing her everyday. However, she was on my mind not as just being around, but as a girl I was trying to impress, like I had done with Mei. Of course, Toph was a lot more fun to be around than the latter. She was…dare I even think it, beautiful, Toph, that is. But she was three or four years younger than I was. I wasn't supposed to even be thinking about her like this.

I sighed. "I can't believe I'm saying this, and I never thought in a hundred years that I would be thinking this but…I think I'm in love with Toph Bei Fong."

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"Are you ready yet?" I stretched my leg from where I was laying on my bed down so that it touched the hard stone floor of my room. It was Zuko. Two weeks had flown by and it seemed like only yesterday Zuko and I had been sparing…Well, we actually had been sparing the day before but that's beside the point. The point was that I was finally going to the Fire Nation with Zuko and Uncle. Two weeks in the Fire Nation with Zuko! ….and Uncle Iroh. This was going to be fantastic.

"Come along, Miss Blind Bandit," Zuko said jokingly.

Ah, he noticed that I was wearing my Fire Nation Blind Bandit clothes. I had gotten them a month or so after the war, and surprisingly, they still fit…sort of. It was a 'bit' tight on my hips and…um 'higher up'.

"You know what, Zuko? I'm going to have to get another one of these while I'm in the Fire Nation. These are almost too small now," I said walking out into the hallway with my hotheaded friend.

"Well, of course. You got that when you were what? Twelve, thirteen. You were a little kid back then. You're what, like seventeen, eighteen, now?" Zuko said.

"Sixteen," I corrected, smiling as I said it.

"Yeah…Wait! You're only sixteen?!"



"Oh, stop making such a big deal out of it. Just because I'm still three and a half years younger than you doesn't mean that I can't kick your butt," I said crossing my arms. I felt the carriage roll up and began to wonder fleetingly of how I would even be able to get in without breaking my neck in my tight clothes.

"Need some help?" Zuko asked.

"No, of course not," I said, earth bending myself up and walking strait into the side of the caggiage.


I staggered backwards falling into Zuko's arms.

"Of course you don't need any help," he said sarcastically. I could practically feel him smirking…

"Ha ha ha. Just help me in."