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"Earth to Katara!" Toph yelled in her friend's ear.
Katara jumped, snapping back to reality. "What?" she asked, annoyed that she had pulled out of her daydream.
"I asked you if you were going to the school dance this Friday."
"I don't know. No one asked me." Toph looked at her strangely. They both knew that Katara was one of the prettiest girls in school, and always had tons of invitations to dances and such. She usually went with Haru, (as a friend, much to his disappointment) and they would go in a group with a few other friends of theirs. Suddenly, it dawned on Toph.
"You are such a liar. I heard you turn down Jet. It isn't that you haven't gotten any invitations, you just haven't gotten the right invitation," Toph pushed, wanting to know the mystery boy who had stolen Katara's heart.
"I-I don't know what you're talking about," Katara was trying to keep up this charade as long as she could, but it was difficult. Toph always knew when she was lying. She paused. "Well, okay, maybe I do know what you're talking about. But it doesn't matter; I'll just go with Haru again."
"Oh, come on. You're not gonna tell me who it is?" Toph complained.
"Nah, I think I'll keep it to myself for just a little longer."
"Please?" Toph begged.
"No." After a few moments, Toph figured out that begging and pouting were not going to work this time, so she tried another method.
"Does Suki know?" she asked, referring to Katara's best friend.
"Nope." Well, that didn't work, Toph thought. Suki always knew everything about Katara. If Katara was keeping a secret so big, she didn't even tell Suki, it had to be good. Toph tried one final approach.
"Fine, don't tell me."
"Just keep in mind-if I knew who you were crushing on, I'd know if he was crushing back." With those final few words, Toph turned and walked out of her neighbor's room, leaving a shocked Katara behind.
Toph, noticing this, smiled slyly. "Perfect."