Disclaimer: I don't own Avatar or Naruto. Damn that hurts admitting it.
Author's Notes: Welcome to my first story. Hope it doesn't suck. I like how Avatar looks back on episodes and I like how Naruto previews episodes so I'll try to do that in this story. For you people looking for pairings, there will be some, I just don't know which yet. Now onto the story.
Avatar: The Last Airbender and The First Shinobi
Water. Earth. Fire. Air.
My grandmother used to tell me stories about the old days. A time of peace. When the Avatar kept balance between the Water Tribes, Earth Kingdom, Fire Nation, and Air Nomads. But that all changed when the Fire Nation attacked.
Only the Avatar mastered the four elements. Only he could stop the ruthless firebenders. But when the world needed him most, he vanished.
100 years have passed and the Fire Nation is nearing victory in the war. 2 years ago my father and the men of my tribe journeyed to the Earth Kingdom to help fight against the Fire Nation, leaving me and my brother to look after our tribe.
Some people believe that the Avatar was never reborn into the Air Nomads and that the cycle is broken. But I haven't lost hope. I still believe that somehow the Avatar will return to save the world.
Book 1: Water
Chapter 1: The Boy in the Iceberg and The Boy from the Sky
In the arctic waters of the South Pole, a small boat could be seen slowly drifting. In it were two teenagers. One boy with tan skin, blue eyes, shaved head save for a strip of brown hair pulled back in a small ponytail. The other was a girl, also with tan skin, blue eyes, and brown hair. Some of the hair was pulled into a bun; the rest was braided into a ponytail beneath it. Both were wearing thick blue fur clothes.
The boy held a spear as he hungrily watched a fish swim by. "It's not getting away from me this time." he said. "Watch and learn Katara." he said to the girl. "This is how you catch a fish."
Katara threw him a skeptical look. She looked down and spotted another fish. She took her glove off and started waving her hand. A globe of water holding the fish rose out of the sea. "Sokka, look." she called.
"Shh, Katara, you're gonna scare him away." he whispered, not taking his eyes off the fish. He licked his lips. "Mmm. I already smell him cooking."
"But Sokka, I caught one." She continued to move the globe through the air.
Sokka reared the spear back…into the globe. Like a balloon it popped. The fish jumped back into the sea. "Hey!" Katara yelled.
While the water splashed on Sokka. "Aah!" he cried. Sokka glared at Katara. "Why is it," he growled, "that every time you play with magic water I get soaked?"
Katara sighed. "It's not magic. It's waterbending. And it's-"
"Yeah, yeah, an ancient art unique to our culture, blah, blah, blah." Sokka recited. 'You've only told like 1000 times' "Look, I'm just saying that if I had weird powers, I'd keep my weirdness to myself."
Katara raised an eyebrow. "You're calling me weird? I'm not the one who makes muscles at myself every time I see my reflection." To prove her point Sokka was doing it right now. Sokka glared at her.
The boat suddenly shook as it was picked up by a fast current. Sokka started paddling to keep from crashing into ice chunks. "Watch out!" Katara yelled. Two chunks of ice were headed for a collision course ahead of them. If the boat got caught between them, it would be crushed. "Go left. Go left!" she cried. The boat rammed into several ice chunks before ultimately getting crushed by the ice. They were forced out of the boat and onto a chunk of ice. Both looked around and realized they were stranded.
"You call that left?"Katara asked.
"You don't like my steering. Well maybe you should of waterbended us out of the ice." Sokka said, making a waterbending motion.
Katara stood up. "So it's my fault?!"
"I knew I should have left you home. Leave it to a girl to mess things up."
Katara glared at him. "You are the most sexist, immature, nut brained," she yelled flailing her arms, unconsciously bending the water behind her. "I'm embarrassed to be related to you!" The iceberg behind her cracked. Sokka eyes widened. "Ever since mom died I've been doing all the work around camp while you've been off playing soldier!"
"Um, Katara." Sokka said meekly.
"I even wash all the clothes! Have you even smelled your dirty socks? Let me tell you. Not pleasant!" The iceberg cracked further.
"Katara! Settle down!"
"No! That's it! I'm done helping you. From now on you're on your own!" The iceberg broke, finally catching Katara's attention. It collapsed and pushed them back.
"Ok. You've gone from weird to freakish Katara."
"You mean I did that?"
"Yep. Congratulations." A blue light from the caught their attention. The water bubbled as it got bigger. The light burst out of the water and turned out to be a glowing iceberg.
Katara looked closely at the iceberg and saw two figures, one big and one small. She raised an eyebrow. 'What the heck?'
The smaller shape opened its glowing eyes, shocking the two teens. "He's alive. We have to help." Katara exclaimed. She snatched Sokka's club and headed toward the iceberg.
"Katara get back here." Sokka ordered. "We don't know what that thing is." He grabbed his spear and chased after his sister.
By the time he got there, Katara was already clubbing the iceberg. With one last mighty swing she broke through, releasing a burst of air that blew them back. It started to crack right through the middle before bursting and a light shot up into the sky. Tigerseals roared but stopped after a big boom. The light shot into what looked like a big hole in the sky where the same colored light circled down around the beam and crashed into the iceberg.
Katara, Sokka, and the Tigerseals weren't the only ones to see the light. On a metal boat not too far away, a teenage boy in red and black armor stared at the light in slight awe before glaring at it. "Finally." he said. His head was mostly shaved, just a small patch of hair where a ponytail grew out of it. His most noticeable feature however was the scar covering his left eye to his ear.
"Uncle, do you realize what this means?" the boy said to an old man wearing red robes and armor.
"I won't get to finish my game." The man responded.
"It means," The boy ignored the remark, "my search is about to come to an end."
The old man sighed. 'Here we go again.' He thought. "That light came from an incredibly powerful source. It has to be him." "Or it's just the celestial lights. We've been down this road before Prince Zuko. I don't want you to get too excited over nothing." Zuko's uncle said continuing playing his game of cards. "Sit. Why don't you have a nice cup of calming Jasmine Tea?"
"I don't need any tea calming tea! I need to capture the Avatar!" Zuko exclaimed. "Helmsman. Head a course to the light."
Uncle sighed and placed an air card over another air card. A breeze swept through the area.
The steam cleared, allowing the siblings to see. They looked at each other then back to the iceberg. Sokka raised his spear as if waiting for something to happen. He didn't have to wait long. Two glowing people rose out the iceberg. One had a glowing arrow on his head, the other had 3 glowing lines on each cheek, both had glowing eyes. Sokka raised his spear higher. "Stop." They stood fully up looking very intimidating.
The glow disappeared and they both collapsed. Luckily Katara was able to catch them both. Sokka poked them with his spear. Katara swatted him away. "Stop it." She gently set them down.
The bald one slowly started to awaken. He opened his storm grey eyes and gasped when he saw Katara. 'Beautiful.' He thought. "I need to ask you something." He said weakly.
"Please come closer."
"What is it?"
"Will you go penguin sledding with me?" he asked excitedly.
Katara raised an eyebrow at his sudden burst of energy. "Uh, sure, I guess."
While they were talking Sokka was studying them. The bald kid with the arrow was wearing yellow clothing. 'Earth Kingdom?' The lack of green clothing told him otherwise. 'Orange and yellow? Why does that sound familiar?'
He then looked at the other kid who was still unconscious. The kid had yellow hair, something Sokka had never heard of before. He also had 3 lines on each cheek and he was wearing orange pants and an orange and blue jacket. He was also wearing blue sandals. 'Sandals? Out here?'
The bald kid floated to his feet. "What's going on here?" the kid asked.
"You tell us." Sokka said, pointing his spear at him. "How'd you get in the ice? Why aren't you frozen?"
"I'm not sure."
A yawn caught their attention. The other boy got up and, still half-asleep, started walking.
"Um, wait, um, what's his name?" Katara asked the arrow boy. He shrugged.
Sokka narrowed his eyes at him. "You don't know you're friend's name."
"I've never met him before."
They watched as he stepped off the ice into the water. Two seconds later he jumped out. "C-c-cold!" He landed on the ice. "Cold ground!" he yelled. He jumped into Sokka's arms. "Um, hello." He said smiling. Sokka dropped him.
The blond boy started to look around. "What the hell! Why is it so cold? Why is there ice everywhere? Is this the ocean? Where's the forest? Do you have any ramen?" The three blinked.
A deep growl startled them all. The tattooed boy scampered up the hill of ice and jumped down on a big furry animal. "Appa! Are you alright? Wake up boy." He tried to nudge it awake. The other three walked around and gasped at the sight of Appa, who licked arrow boy. "You're okay!"
"What the hell is that?!" Sokka yelled.
"This is Appa, my flying bison."
"Right and this is Katara, my flying sister."
Appa sneezed, shooting snot out of his nose. Aang ducked in time, leaving Sokka to get covered in snot. "Eww! Ugh!" he rolled on the ground to get it off.
"Don't worry. It'll wash out."
The blond kid grimaced. "Gross."
"So do you guys live around here?" the bald boy asked.
"Don't answer that! Did you see that crazy light beam? They were probably trying to signal the Fire Navy."
The blond tilted his head. 'Fire Navy?'
Katara rolled her eyes. "Oh yeah. They're Fire Navy spies. You can tell by the evil looks in their eyes." baldy grinned innocently while the blond tilted his head, eyes squinted.
"The paranoid one is my brother, Sokka. You never told us your names."
"I'm A-ah-ACHOO!!" the bald kid sneezed and flew into the sky. He landed softly and sniffed. "I'm Aang."
"You just sneezed and flew 10 ft. in the air." Sokka stated incredulously.
"Really? It felt higher than that."
"Yeah. It was more like 17 ft." The blond jumped up as high as Aang previously had and landed in Appa's saddle. "Yep. 17 dattebayo."
Katara gasped. "You're airbenders!"
"What's an airbender?" They looked at the blond with incredulous looks.
"Who doesn't know about airbenders?" Aang asked.
"Me. Naruto Uzumaki! The next Hokage! Dattebayo!" Naruto exclaimed.
They blinked. "What's a Hokage?" they asked at the same time.
Naruto gasped loudly. "What's a Hokage?!" The Hokage is the strongest ninja in the village where I come from!" he exclaimed.
"What's a ninja?" they asked.
Naruto face faulted. "Well," he scratched his head, "I guess you can call us specially trained fighters or warriors."
Sokka laughed. Naruto glared at him. "What's so funny?"
"You expect us to believe you're a warrior?"
"I'm a ninja…in-training. And I can kick your ass! Dattebayo!"
"Oh yeah?" Sokka challenged.
Naruto jumped off Appa and in Sokka's face. "Yeah."
"Okay, break it up you two." Katara said wedging herself between the two.
The two separated, still glaring at each other. "Giant light beams…big holes in the sky…flying bison…airbenders…annoying ninjas…I think I've got Midnight Sun Madness. I'm going home where things make sense." He turned around and realized that there was no way off the iceberg.
"Well if you guys are stuck, Appa and I can give you a lift." Aang airbent himself onto Appa's head.
"Cool." Naruto hopped into the back saddle.
"We'd love a ride thanks." Katara bowed.
"Oh no. I am not getting on that fluffy snot monster." Sokka protested.
"Are you hoping some other kind of monster will come along and give you a ride? You know…before you freeze to death." Sokka started to say something but stopped and gave up.
Naruto laughed. "I like you." he said to Katara.
Sokka crossed his arms in annoyance while Katara and Naruto seemed excited. "Okay. First time flyers hold on tight!" Aang called. "Appa, yip yip!" Appa flapped his tail and jumped into the air…and fell into the water, starting to swim.
"Wow. That was truly amazing." Sokka says full of sarcasm.
"Appa's just tired. A little rest and he'll be soaring through the sky." Aang made a soaring motion with his head. "You'll see." He smiled back at them, particularly at Katara. He stared at her brown hair, tanned skin, and ocean blue eyes.
"Why are you smiling at me like that?" she asked, noticing his stare.
"Oh. I was smiling?" Sokka groaned. Naruto laughed.
Zuko, now in bed robes, looked towards the setting sun. Iroh came up to announce he was going to bed. Iroh yawned. "A man needs his rest. Prince Zuko, you need some sleep. Even if you're right and the Avatar is alive, you won't find him. Your father, grandfather, and great-grandfather all tried and failed."
"Because their honor didn't hinge on the Avatar's capture." Zuko's eyes hardened. "Mine does. This coward's hundred years of hiding are over."
Aang lay on Appa's head staring at the sky. Appa's head was always so comfy. Naruto was staring at the ocean. Sokka was asleep. Katara, bored and tired, turned to Aang. "Hey."
"Whatcha thinking about?"
"Well, you're an airbender; I was wondering if you knew what happened to the Avatar?"
"Uh, no. I didn't know him. I knew people who knew him, but I didn't. Sorry."
"Okay. Just curious. Goodnight."
"Sleep tight." Aang turned away and grimaced.
Katara turned to Naruto who was staring at his reflection. 'The fox demon that killed Iruka's parents and nearly destroyed our village has taken over your body. You are the Kyuubi no Yoko.'
Cut out of his musings, Naruto looked at Katara. "Something the matter?" she asked.
He gave her a foxy grin. "Nope! Why do ya ask?"
"No reason. Goodnight."
"It's an honorific. It means older sister." Naruto explained. Katara smiled.
"Goodnight Aang. Goodnight Appa." Naruto called.
Appa growled. "Goodnight Naruto." Aang called back. He closed his eyes and fell asleep.
Aang woke up alone in the saddle during the middle of a storm. He struggled to control Appa's reign but failed. He screamed as they crashed into the water. They made it back to the surface but were pushed down by a wave. They both slowly sink as Aang slowly lost consciousness. Suddenly his eyes and tattoos glowed and he slams his hand together. The water around him and Appa starts to freeze. "Aang! Aang, wake up!" Katara's voice sounds.
Aang's eyes shot open. He sat up gasping.
"Man and people say I'm a heavy sleeper." Naruto chuckled.
"Come on, get ready. We're in the village and everyone wants to meet you two." While pulling on his clothes Katara looked at his tattoos.
Katara pulled them outside. There to meet them were a group of women and young children. "Aang, Naruto, this is the village. Entire village, Aang and Naruto." Aang bowed while Naruto waved. The villagers backed away a bit.
"Why are they looking at us like that?" Aang asked Katara.
Naruto recognized the look in their eyes. "They're afraid of us." Naruto answered for her.
An old woman steeped up. "Not so much afraid as surprised. No one has seen an airbender in a hundred years. We thought they were extinct until my granddaughter and grandson found you."
"Extinct?" 'What's she talking about?' Aang thought.
"Well you've seen ninja before, right?" Naruto asked, puffing out his chest for effect.
"Nope. Never heard of them." The old lady responded. Naruto deflated.
"This is my grandmother." Katara introduced the old woman.
"Call me Gran Gran." she simply said.
Sokka snatched Aang's staff. "What is this, a weapon? You can't stab anything with this."
Aang used airbending to suck the staff back to him. "It's not stabbing. It's for airbending." he explained. Orange fan-like wings popped out.
"Magic trick! Do it again!' a little girl clapped.
"Not magic, airbending." Aang corrected. "It lets me control the air currents around my glider and fly."
Sokka snorted. "Last time I checked, humans can't fly."
Aang smirked "Check again." He shot up into the sky. He sailed through the air doing twists and turns, loops, and spins, much to the awe of the villagers. Distracted from all the attention he was getting, Aang didn't see the snow tower he crashed into seconds later. He fell out and collapsed to the ground.
"My watchtower!" Sokka cried.
Katara helped Aang up. "That was amazing."
The children turned to Naruto. "Can you do that?" one boy asked.
Naruto shook his head. "I can't fly." The children groaned. "But I can use jutsu."
Naruto made a hand seal. "Here's my Henge no jutsu." He was engulfed in smoke. When it cleared, there was a second Sokka. Everyone's eyes widened and jaws dropped. "Hello." He said in Sokka's voice.
"That's so cool!" Aang exclaimed.
Naruto strutted around the villagers. "I'm Sokka, a moody, stuck up, jerk of a warrior." 'Sokka' said. Everyone snickered.
Sokka threw a snowball at him. "I don't sound or act like that."
"Yes you do." Katara countered, still laughing.
When the snowball hit Naruto, he turned into a log. "Why did you change into wood?" Aang asked.
"I didn't." The tribe turned around to find Naruto smiling at them.
"How did you-"
"Kawarimi no Jutsu. Let's me switch places with things."
The children cheered while Sokka grumbled. 'That's actually not a useless technique, if used right.' he thought to himself, although he wouldn't admit it out loud.
"Can you do any other joosu?" another kid asked, mispronouncing jutsu.
Naruto scratched his head. "Well there is the bunshin no jutsu, but I totally suck at it."
"Bunshin? Henge? Kawa-whatever? What kind of names are those?" asked Sokka.
"Bunshin-Clone. Henge-Transformation. And Kawarimi-Substitution." Naruto explained like it was obvious.
Sokka looked at Katara and rolled his eyes at her obvious interest.
Naruto snapped his fingers. "But I can do this!" Naruto made a cross shaped hand seal. "Kage Bunshin no jutsu!" In puffs of smokes, seven more Naruto's appeared. Everyone's jaws dropped again. The children started poking the clones to see if they were real.
"Kage Bunshin?" questioned Aang as he poked a clone.
Aang raised an eyebrow but didn't question further.
Sokka grumbled. 'Oh goody. There's more of him.' "Great. You're a ninja, he's an airbender, Katara's a waterbender, together you can just waste time all day long."
"You're a waterbender!" Aang exclaimed.
Katara shrugged. "Well…sort of. Not yet."
Naruto squinted. "A water-what-now?"
"All right. No more playing. Katara has chores." Gran-Gran interjected. Katara sighed and walked away with her grandmother.
"I can't believe it Gran Gran. I finally found a bender to teach me."
"Katara don't put all of your hopes in that boy."
"But Aang's special, I can tell. I can sense he's full of wisdom."
They looked over at Aang. He had his tongue stuck to his staff. "Sthee? Now my tongue ith thuck to my sthaff." The children and the Narutos laughed.
The Fire Nation ship continued on its way deeper into Southern Water Tribe waters. On its deck, Zuko faced off against two of his firebending crew members. Iroh sat nearby, observing. "Again." He says. Zuko shot blasts of fire at them which they ducked under. One retaliated with his own blast that Zuko ducked under then backflipped over a blast from the other soldier. While in mid-air Zuko punched and kicked blasts of fire at both of them, but they blocked it. He landed facing his opponents.
Iroh sighed. "No! Power in firebending comes from the breath, not the muscles. The breath becomes energy in the body; the energy extends past your limbs and becomes fire." He shot a fire blast that stopped short of Zuko's face. "Get it right this time."
"Enough. I've been drilling this set all day. Teach me the next set, I'm more than ready."
"No. You are impatient. You haven't mastered the basics yet. Drill it again!"
Zuko growled and blasted a guard down with fire. "The sages tell us that the Avatar is the last airbender. He must be over a hundred years old. He's had a century to master the elements. I'll need more than basic firebending to defeat him." Iroh frowned. "You WILL teach me the advanced set!"
Iroh relented. "Fine, but first I must finish my roast duck."
Zuko grimaced at his uncle pigging out. 'How did he go from strict master to disgusting slob?'
"Now men, it's important to show no fear when facing a firebender. In the Water Tribe, we fight till the last man standing. For without courage, how can we call ourselves men?" Sokka turned to his soldiers…his 6-year-old soldiers.
"I gotta go pee." One boy announced.
"Listen! Until your fathers return from the war, they're counting on you to be the men of the tribe, so no potty breaks."
"But I really have to go." The boy protested.
Sokka sighed. "Okay. Who else has to go?" All the kids raised their hands. Sokka slapped his forehead. 'We're doomed.'
"Have you seen Aang?" Katara asked. "Gran-Gran said he disappeared over an hour ago."
Aang crawled out a small igloo. "Wow. You were right Naruto, everything freezes in there."
Naruto chuckled. "See how I wrote my name?" The children laughed.
Sokka groaned. "Katara get them out of here. This lesson is for warriors only."
"Whee!" The children were using Appa's tail as a slide and landed on in a pile of snow.
"Stop! Stop it now!" Sokka glared at the two outsiders. "What's wrong with you two? We don't have time for fun and games with a war going on."
"War?" they asked. Aang hopped down from Appa. "What are you talking about?"
"You're kidding, right?"
Aang looked behind Sokka and exclaimed. "PENGUIN!" Said penguin waddled away. Using airbending Aang zoomed after it.
"Did you see that thing?!" Naruto exclaimed. "It had FOUR flippers." Using his ninja speed he chased after Aang and the penguin.
The siblings stared at where they ran off to. "They're kidding right?"
Katara walked into the penguin field looking for her targets. She spotted them, Aang chasing penguins. "Come on little guy. Wanna go sledding?" and Naruto getting pecked by a lot of penguins. "Ow! Ooh! Get off me! Ow!"
Katara cleared away the penguins. "Thanks."
Katara giggled. "No problem."
They looked at Aang face down in the snow. He turned to them and smiled. "I have a way with animals." Aang started walking and talking like a penguin, amusing the other two.
Katara giggled. "Aang, I'll help you catch a penguin if you teach me waterbending."
"Deal! But, I'm an airbender not a waterbender. Isn't there someone who can teach you?"
Katara shook her head. "No. You're looking at the only waterbender in the whole South Pole."
"Waterbender? Airbender? What are you guys talking about?" Naruto asked.
"You honestly don't know about bending, do you?" Katara asked him.
"Bending," Aang explained, "is a way of controlling the elements. It combines martial arts and the use of spiritual energy, called chi." Naruto nodded, only understanding half of what Aang said.
"There are four elements: Air, Water, Earth, and Fire." Unnoticed by the boys, Katara flinched at the mention of firebending. "For each element there is a bending art; Airbending, Waterbending, Earthbending, and Firebending."
Naruto raised his hand to ask a question. "Can anyone bend?"
Katara shook her head. "No. It's an ability you're born with."
"Oh man. If I could bend I'd be a firebender." Katara gasped. "O-or a waterbender." Naruto said, misinterpreting her shock.
"What about airbending?" Aang asked
"Airbending's okay but it doesn't sound cool and dangerous. No offense."
"Airbending isn't supposed to be dangerous."
Noticing tension building and thinking he's offended them somehow, Naruto said, "You know, I think I'd bend all three." Things got even tenser.
"A person can't bend more than one element. No one except for the Avatar."
"The Avatar is the strongest bender in the world. The Avatar has the ability to bend all the elements."
"Wow. He sounds cool."
"Yeah. But the Avatar disappeared 100 years ago."
Aang looked up in confusion. 'What?'
Naruto looked at Aang. "What's up?"
"What? Nothing." He changed the subject. "Katara, you were going to teach me how to catch a penguin."
"Ooh! I want to learn too."
"Okay listen closely my young pupils. Catching penguins in an ancient and sacred art. Observe." She pulled out two fish and tossed them at the boys. They were instantly surrounded by penguins.
Aang, Katara, and Naruto shot off into a snow bank riding on penguins. They sped downhill laughing and whooping. Aang jumped off an ice ramp gaining the lead over the other two. Katara and Naruto jumped off their own ramp catching up to him.
"This is awesome!"
"I know! I haven't done this since I was a kid!"
"You still are a kid!"
They entered an ice tunnel. Light shined in from various holes creating a number of blue hues that made the experience surreal. They slid out the tunnel and stopped in front of a ship frozen in ice.
"Whoa. What is that?" Aang asked.
"A Fire Navy ship and a very bad memory for my people. Naruto, what are you doing?!"
Naruto, who was halfway in a hole in the ship, looked at her. "Seeing if they have any shoes. Snow and sandals do not mix." With that said he went inside.
Aang headed towards the ship too. "Wait. We're not allowed to go in there. The ship may be booby trapped."
Aang turned to her. "If you want to be a bender you have to let go of fear."
Katara gulped but followed Aang into the ship. The hallways of the ship spooked Katara, but Aang didn't seem affected at all. Katara gasped when someone cursed. "Dammit. There aren't any shoes." Naruto emerged out of a room pouting.
"Why are you so scared Katara?" Aang asked, noticing her discomfort.
"This ship has haunted my tribe since Gran Gran was young. It was part of the Fire Nation's first attacks."
"Okay, back up, I have friends all over the world, even in the Fire Nation. I've never seen any wars."
"Yeah, we're not at war with anybody. And why do you keep calling us the Fire Nation. We're the Land of Fire, Hi no Kuni."
"You're from the Fire Nation?!" Katara yelled.
"Land of Fi-Re. And what war are you talking about. Hi no Kuni hasn't even had a military for a hundred years, I don't think. We're its military dattebayo."
"What are you talking about?! Land of Fire?! Hi no Kuni?! Not a hundred years old?! No war! Who have we been fighting for a hundred years?!"
"I don't know but it certainly wasn't us! I may not be sharpest kunai in the pouch but I would notice if we were at war!" Naruto pulled out a scroll and opened it. "See! Right here! We're only 60 years old!"
"That's impossible! This-"
"Enough!" Aang yelled. "Katara. I've never heard of any war."
"And Naruto. I've never heard the Fire Nation called The Land of Fire and it's definitely over 100 years old."
Aang turned to Katara. "What war are you talking about?"
Katara looked at the two boys. 'These two honestly don't know.' "How long were you two in that iceberg?"
"I don't know…a few days maybe?"
"I wasn't even near water! Last thing I remember was being in a forest with Iruka-sensei and Mizuki…teme."
"I think you guys were in there for a hundred years!"
"What?!" they yelled. "That's impossible. Do I look like a hundred-twelve year old man to you?" Aang questioned.
"Well think about it. The war is a century old. You guys don't know about it because, somehow you were in there that whole time. It's the only explanation."
Aang stumbled backwards into the wall and sunk to the floor. Naruto dropped to his knees. "So we're in the 22nd century?!"
Aang shot up. "What?! 22nd century! That's six hundred years!"
"Um, Naruto, your math is off. This is the 16th century." Aang relaxed a little.
Naruto shot up. "What?! Yesterday I was in the 21st century!"
"What?!" they yelled. "N-no you weren't." Katara said.
"I'm most definitely lived in the 21st century, dattebayo! If what you say is true, I'm not a hundred years forward. I'm five hundred years back!"
"But if what you say is true, how did you go back in time?" Katara asked.
Naruto's eye's widened. "I must have used…but how did I get enough…when did I even…?" he clutched his head.
"It's unbelievable." Aang said, "We're so far away from home."
Katara kneeled next to them. "I'm sorry but maybe somehow there's a bright side to this."
"Well, I did get to meet the two of you."
Naruto laughed. "Yeah. I haven't had this much fun in a long time."
Katara smiled. "See. Let's get out of here."
They walked into a dark room. "Guys let's head back. This place is creepy."
"What are you talking about Katara? There's nothing to worry about along as I'm here." As soon as Naruto said that he tripped over a wire. A grate door dropped down, closing them in.
"What was that you said about booby traps?" Aang asked.
Naruto rubbed his head in embarrassment. "My bad."
Equipment started to go off around them. Aang gulped. Naruto, despite the cold, started to sweat. 'I got a bad feeling about this.' Katara thought. A flare shot up into the sky. The three stared at it.
"Holy crap." Naruto muttered.
Aang lifted Katara bridal style. "Hold on." he jumped through a hole in the ceiling. Naruto jumped after him.
"Wait for me."
They hoped down, unaware they were being watched.
Zuko looked at the two hopping figures. 'Two airbenders? Did another one survive? Or is it that he found an apprentice?' Zuko's eyes narrowed. 'No matter.' "Whichever one he is, he's quite agile for his age." He mused out loud. "Wake my uncle! Tell him I found the Avatar…" he looked back through the telescope and looked to where they were headed, the village. "…as well as his hiding place." Zuko glared at the village. 'You're mine now.'
Naruto: Woah. Who's the guy with the scar?
Aang: I don't know but I can't let him hurt the villagers
Naruto: Wait. Why is he taking you captive?
Aang: Well you see…
Katara: It doesn't matter. We're going to rescue you.
Sokka: (groans) Do we have to?
Katara & Naruto: Yes!
Next time: Return of the Avatars
Author's Note: Well I hope you guys liked it. It'll probably be a while before I update. Not only do I write long chapters, but I write slow, and I'm so behind in school. But I do plan on continuing this story. Review, please.