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Chapter One: Blue Eyes

Avatar Aang stared out into the large crowd. There must have been five hundred people who had come to watch Firelord Zuko's crowning. As Aang looked, he saw only one person.


Her dark brown wavy hair blew in the wind. She looked up and met Aang's eyes. Her beautiful blue eyes shone with pride.

Blue eyes.

It had been almost a year ago. It seemed like a lifetime.

I didn't know where I was. It was extremely weak. And cold. Very very very very cold. As my senses came back I realized that I was lying on ice. Someone was holding me. I opened my eyes.

The first thing I saw was the bright blue eyes. They were filled with awe and concern.

It was a girl. She looked a few years older than me. She had on a heavy coat, with her hood up. I could see two strands of hair looped around her face. They blew with a soft winter wind. I realized quickly that I must be near the South Pole. I was shivering, but I didn't notice. I kept looking at the girl.

As I stared at her a huge rush of emotion came into my heart. It was as though all of the emotions in the world had come together in a crash and landed right on top of me. The biggest one: love.

I was in love. But I didn't even know who she was. Was she connected to the Spirits? Or the Avatar? Is that why I was so emotional?

"I need to ask you something," I whispered before I could say anything else.

"What is it?" she asked.

"Please come closer," I begged. I was ready. I had to tell her. But I couldn't. I didn't even know who she was or where we were. I knew that I loved her. Was that enough? I didn't think so. I couldn't tell her. But I had already told her that I wanted to ask her something. What was I going to tell her? Had to think of something. Come on brain, defrost. Be charming.

"Will you go penguin sledding with me?" I cried.


½ an hour later everyone was starting to go home. I walked down the stairs to Katara, who had remained.

"I guess it's over," I said quietly.

We stood staring at each other. My heart burst with love. So did hers.

Without saying anything we both hugged tightly.

"I'm so proud of you Aang," Katara said. Her eyes were watery. I felt tears come to my eyes.

"It seems like so long ago, that I was frozen," I said softly.

"But now you're here," Katara said.

"And I wouldn't be without you," I admitted, "You saved me. You saved me from the iceberg, from the fire nation, and in more ways then you'll ever know…"

I saw her blush. Tears ran down her face. We hugged again. We didn't need to say anything else. The hug said it for us.

Her blue eyes sparkled. They were filled with pride, happiness, friendship, and love.

"It's not over," she whispered, "It's beginning."