Chapter 7

Confessions

Katara arrived back at camp early the next morning and quietly woke Sokka. The two siblings walked far away from the beach and sat down together among the trees. She explained to him all that had transpired, from her suspicions of him to her cruelty towards the boy and finally, to saying goodbye to Seung last night. When she finally had finished talking, emotionally spent, her brother embraced her and held her while she cried.

"Katara, he's right, you know. None of this was your fault. None of it. And, just to clear things up, I'm not a Fire Nation spy. Although, I could see how you thought that."

"Then what's going on with you?"

"That man was Chen Po, an earth bender from Ba Sing Se. He's infiltrating Fire Nation villages for me. Yes I gave him a map of where we're going but just so he can keep me informed. And, no, he wasn't giving me money, he was giving me my money back. I tried to pay him but he wouldn't accept it."

"Pay him for what?"

"Chen Po is looking for somebody for me."

"Who?"

"Lei."

"Lei?"

She began crying again.

"Oh, Sokka!"

Katara wrapped her arms around her brother, hugging him tightly.

"Feel better now, Sis?"

"Yeah. Yeah, I really do."

"Good. Let's head back, I'm starving."

"Me too."

They had just entered camp and met up with Toph when a naked boy streaked by them, screaming loudly and showing off everything he owned.

"Was that Aang?" Katara asked her brother.

"Yeah. He lost a bet."