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Azula slowly opened her door and glanced down both sides of the hallway. Nobody was there. She let out a sigh of relief and shut the door behind her.
"Hi Azula!" Ty Lee jumped in front of her and her body jumped.
"What is it, Ty Lee?"
"Nothing…so…did anything amazing happen last night?" She felt her smile grow wider; if that was possible.
"No." Azula kept her gaze forward as she walked, not even a smirk on her face.
"Here Ty…" Mai's voice trailed off.
"What was it you were going to give her, Mai?" Azula stopped walking.
"Nothing…" She frowned.
"No, I insist." She crossed her arms. And she didn't get an answer.
It had been two long weeks and Sokka still was trying to figure out what he should do.
"So I'm too nice to be on the dark side and…" Sokka let out a sigh of frustration as he practiced what he was going to say to the princess without instant death. The ship rocked and he held the wall to keep his balance. Then he heard a familiar growl. "Appa!" A giant smile appeared on his face as he ran out.
"Took you long enough to find me." She rolled her eyes as the Avatar and his friends jumped down.
"Where is Sokka?"
"Why should I even tell you?" She looked to her nails out of boredom.
"Appa!" He ran out and hugged the bison. "Is Momo here?" He glanced around.
"Sokka!" Katara hugged him and he realized what he had just gotten himself into.
"Hehe…hi Katara." He patted her back.
"Sokka, come back with us! We can overpower her now!" She smiled as she let go.
"Well…that's the thing." He scratched the back of his neck. "Hold on!" He ran to where Azula stood. "If I stay…" He panted as he tried to catch his breath.
"Sokka, it's up to you." She smirked and he frowned. She was saying it was up to him only because she knew that he knew what to say by now.
"I…can't go…with you guys." He faced them.
"Why not?" Aang stepped forward.
"Well…it's hard to explain."
"Sokka, you're heartbeats moving pretty fast." Toph crossed her arms.
"I…she said she'd kill me!" He said as he quickly pointed a finger at her.
"What? Are you stupid? There are all of us and one of her." Zuko rolled his eyes.
"Sokka, if you were brainwashed you wouldn't know it." Katara slapped her forehead.
"She…she…" He went into deep thought.
"Yes, Sokka, what did I do?" Azula taunted from behind.
"You did a lot!" He turned around and pointed a finger at her.
"Sokka?" Aang gave him a confused stare.
"I don't know what to say!" He grabbed his head.
"It's pretty simple, yes or no." Azula felt her smirk grow wider.
"Hi Zuko!" Ty Lee flipped out and Mai followed at her own slow pace.
"Sokka, you can leave right now!"
"Yeah, you can leave right now, Sokka." Azula said smugly.
"What did you do to him, Azula?" Zuko asked coolly.
"That concerns nobody but him and me. Come on, you think you can make me talk, Zuzu?" She dramatically rolled her eyes.
"Yes, I think I can." He bended a stream of fire at her. She sighed and side-stepped to avoid it. She shot lightening at him and he ducked.
"The Avatar, if you can win right now, you get Sokka…if you lose, I get you both."
"Fine." Aang handed his staff to Toph.
"Good, go ahead Sokka."
"What?" He cocked his eyebrow at her.
"I said if you win, I never said if you win against me, I think we both know that's impossible, you need to beat him."
"You can't do that!" Sokka whispered through his teeth as he walked up to her.
"I believe I just did…I guess if you would rather me just kill him." She pouted.
"Just let them go!"
"What's going on?" Toph asked as she looked to Aang.
"I'm not sure…"
"I'm sorry, I can't do that. Now, go get him or allow him to get you, either way I don't care."
"Yes you do!" He angrily whispered as he threw his arms in the air.
"Oh yeah? Prove it." She smirked.
"You tell me, you seem to know everything." She saw his face get red with anger.
"Uh…Sokka?" Katara stepped forward.
"WHAT?" He snapped and took in a deep breath.
"Forget this." Zuko shot fire at Azula and she smirked and returned with her own. Katara went for Ty Lee, Toph did her best with Mai, Iroh watched, and Sokka and Aang stared at each other.
"You aren't on her side now…are you?" The young monk whispered.
"No, Aang, I would never do that to…my ass is on fire!" He ran around in attempt to put it out. Azula stepped in front of Aang.
"If you want to duel with me, we'll do that right now." She took a stance.
"Leave him out of this Azula!" Sokka extinguished the flame.
"And who's going to make me?" She shot lightening at Aang's foot. He used his airbending against the ground so he went in the air and missed the attack. He blew wind at her and she hit the railing across the deck.
"Just let us have Sokka!"
"Don't you think if he wanted to go back he would?" She shouted as they went back and forth. "He could've gone back more than once!" Everyone around them stopped fighting. "We saw your little girlfriend and Zuko! They were trying so hard to find him that they decided to stop and take a break!" She smirked as Zuko, Katara, and Sokka's jaws dropped. "Sokka chose to stay with me!"
"He would never stay with you!" Aang said in a challenging tone.
"Oh yeah? Then why isn't he helping you right now? Why didn't he just leave with you? Why isn't he attacking me?" She glared and Aang's eyes got wide. "Why don't you ask Zuzu and that peasant what they were doing in there time alone." Katara bended a wave of water at her and she fell on her back. She coughed up the water. "Sorry, did I strike a nerve, peasant?" She got to her feet.
"She's barely attacking; she's toying with our minds!" Zuko yelled.
"Perhaps…only if it gets fun, though." She smiled at him. He formed flame daggers behind his fists and went to face her. She ducked and moved to avoid the attacks with ease. "You know, I thought it was kind of sweet the way you were on top of her, imagine if the Avatar hadn't called for you." She taunted and saw him grow angrier. That was only good for her. She knew well enough that when he got angry, he got sloppy.
"Shut up!" He shouted and she gasped. Just as she went to step t the left, his flame got larger…she felt something push her then land on top of her. She opened her eyes and saw Sokka. He took the flame and had a burn mark on his back.
"Sokka?" She whispered as she sat up. When he didn't move she snarled and looked at Zuko.
"It's ok." Sokka attempted to smile. She stood up and stared her brother down. He felt himself take a few steps back.
"He is on my side now. He is not leaving and I am not forcing him to stay." She said through her teeth as her fists unsteadily shook.
"We aren't leaving him!" Katara went to run to his side but was stopped when she shot blue fire halfway through her path. "Stay away from him!" She shouted with tears in the backs of her eyes.
"Why do you care, Azula?" Zuko heard himself say. She responded with lightening, he redirected it.
"Guys you should get out of here!" Ty Lee whispered in Aang's ear.
"We can't leave Sokka here."
"But she takes care of him." She giggled as the Avatar and the others stared at her in disbelief. "She cares about him…just…please?" She pleaded.
"I don't want you to get hurt." She shot lightening at him…and it missed. She felt so…dizzy. She fell to her knees and clutched her stomach.
"Azula?" Sokka managed to crawl over to her.
"I'm…" She put her hand over her mouth to stop her from vomiting.
"Guys, get out of here." Sokka looked up and met Katara's gaze. "Please." His eyes held a sympathetic look. They nodded and slowly went to the bison.
"I'll be ok, it would be better for you guys right now…" He watched them fly off and he sighed. He cradled Azula in his arms. "You can't do that to me. You cant make me choose."
"You're going to need to sooner or later, I'm just making it sooner." She coughed and leaned over the railing. He pulled himself to his feet and patted her back.
"I already said I don't know why I'm so sick!" Azula shouted as she sat up on her bed. There were two nurses, Mai, and Ty Lee in the large room and Sokka was being healed.
"Princess, would you mind if we asked you a few…personal questions?"
"Yes, I would." She glared. "You're both dismissed, get out of my sight immediately." They nodded and practically ran for the door.
"Azula, do you think you might be…" Ty Lee frowned from the foot of the bed she sat on.
"What?" She snapped. She knew very well what she was about to say, but she wouldn't believe it.
"You know…" She looked to her lap.
"Pregnant?" Mai finished for her.
"No, I couldn't be."
"Why not?" The girl shrugged from where she was standing. "I mean, you did…"
"Shut up Mai, I know what I did." She held her head. "That bastard."
"You know what they say, it takes two to…tango." Ty Lee's voice trailed off as she met her friend's death glare.
"Can the nurses find out?"
"Yeah. Do you want me to get them now?" Mai offered.
"No, in the morning, I have something I need to take care of tonight." She crossed her arms.
"But isn't that why you're pregnant?" Ty Lee asked naively and Mai slapped her forehead.
Sokka lay on his stomach on his bed. He stared at the wall in front of him. His torso was bandaged and he couldn't move too much without pain. He wished Katara would've healed him.
Dinner had ended about an hour ago and to his surprise, Azula didn't say anything too him. That was good. He wanted to leave her and her manipulation, but at the same time he wanted to stay by her side. It was so confusing. Maybe he could convince her to be good. He laughed at the thought. His door swung open and he looked over his shoulder. There she was, eyes filled with hate but expression calm as ever. She quietly shut the door behind her.
"What's up?" He smiled. She smiled back but her eyebrows furrowed and he gulped. "Azula?" She walked closer to him.
"Sokka." She whispered. He slowly rolled himself to his back.
"Uh, you are really, really freaking me out right now…"
"Good." She smirked, and then she lunged at him. She sat on his waist and wrapped her hands around his neck as she shook it. "Do you know what might just be wrong with me, Sokka?" She asked through her teeth. He shook his head no to the best of his ability. "Well, Sokka, because of you…" She loosened her grip on his neck but kept her hands there and inched her face forward.
"Y-Yeah?" He asked nervously and bit his bottom lip to try and reduce the pain on his back.
"I might be pregnant." She whispered in his ear.
"Are you…serious?" He whispered.
"Dead." She looked down to him.
"H-H-Have you found out for…sure yet?" Never had he been so scared in his life.
"No." She glared down at him.
"Well...congratulations?" He plastered a smile on his face and she slapped him across it.
"Do you know what this will do to me? How much pressure this is for me? I mean, I'm not even married and when I do become it won't be to you!" She shouted as tears started to stream down her face.
"Do you want me to get you angry again? Will that help?" He sat up as she crawled to his side and growled at him.
"You already got me angry."
"Sorry." He put his hands up in defense. "It's just…I don't really know how to react…"
"Don't say anything until after I find out tomorrow, understood?" He nodded.
"Do you…want to stay in here tonight?" She sighed and lay down next to him. "Can I…touch you?"
"No you sick pervert!" She shouted.
"No I mean…without you getting mad?"
"Oh…I guess." She rolled her eyes. He wrapped his arms around her waist.
Sokka opened his eyes, she was gone. He looked out the window; the sun had been up for a few hours. He slowly sat himself up and walked into the hallway. Nobody was around. Out of nowhere, she ran at him. She ran to him and jumped into his embrace. She wrapped her legs around his waist and her arms around his neck. He took a few steps back until his back hit the wall. He put his hands on her hips for support.
"Did you find out?" He asked as she kissed his neck. She had never seemed so happy before. She was almost able to be classified as…affectionate.
"I'm not!" She squeezed his neck and rested her head on his shoulder. "We're not!"
"Yeah?" She looked at him.
"I'm about to collapse."
"Right." She got to her feet. "Sokka, we need to talk about something." She grabbed his hand and led him to her room. He sat on the side of her on the bed. "Ok, do you really have any idea how bad that one night was?"
"Was I that bad?" He frowned.
"Not that night, stupid, last night, when I thought I was…you know."
"Yeah…so I was good?" She rolled her eyes and ignored the comment.
"Sokka, I think you really need to leave…for good." She frowned. "It's just."
"You're a whore?"
"What? I am not a fucking whore!" She stood up. "I want you to leave because it's easier on you're sorry ass! I want you to go with you're family and go try to be the 'heroes' of this war so we don't need to worry about this! I am attached to you and it is so hard to let you go like you have no idea, but I need to. We need to stay separate, we are nothing alike. From social class to personality! I love you more than I've ever loved anybody, but you need to leave." She was almost in tears when she finished.
"You really are better with expressing yourself when you're angry." He smiled and stood up.
"So you don't think I'm a…?"
"Never." He wrapped his arms around her waist and kissed her forehead. "But I don't want to leave you."
"Sokka, I gave you everything I could, even affection, now you need to leave…for me." She looked up to him and he looked into those amber eyes. Those cold, emotionless eyes that said so much. He just continued to embrace her. What could he say?
Ok, so I was thinking we could have him leave her and skip ahead to the Day of the Black Sun invasion where they meet again or he could stay and I could somehow pull it off. This way it could go with the episodes and I just loved it when Sokka fought with her in that tunnel! Anyways, let me know what you think! Please review! XD