1Yay, Zuzu is next! -chuckles evilly-

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Chapter 1: Prologue

Zuko's carriage stopped in front of the Jasmine Dragon. He jumped out and ran towards Sokka, who had a nervous look on his face.

"All right, I'm here. What's the big emergency?" Zuko asked.

Sokka shuffled his foot. "I think you better go inside and have a look for yourself."

Zuko glanced at Sokka, confused, then headed inside. His mouth dropped open and he slowly pointed to a sign that read 'Win A Date With Fire Lord Zuko!'. He slowly turned to Sokka.

"Sokka? How long have you known about this?" Zuko asked, surpressing his anger.

"An hour, actually." Sokka replied. "Well, I better go before people think I'm either gay or single." He patted Zuko on the shoulder, and ran off.

"I-but-you-UNCLE!" Zuko stormed to the back of the shop and found Iroh brewing- what else? -tea. "Uncle! What is the meaning of this?!"

"Mmmm, well, you need an heir..." Iroh replied simply.

"I have a girlfriend already, though!" Zuko threw his arms up in frustration. "You know, Mai? My girlfriend?"

Iroh froze. He had forgotten about Mai. He swallowed and quickly thought up a lie. "Oh...you two are...still...together?"

Zuko sighed. "Yes, we are still together!"

"Oh. Sorry, I forgot." Iroh winced guiltily. "I can't cancel it now, though. Girls are coming from all over the world."

"Well, then I hope they can handle disappointment, because I am not doing this!" Zuko headed out into the shop and cried out in horror. The restaurant was packed with girls of all ages from all three nations. "...Un-freaking-believable..."

Iroh came up from behind Zuko and placed a hand on his shoulder. "Zuko, just at least try to have fun. You might find that you like someone better than Mai!" He walked towards the front. Mai stormed in looking pissed. "Hello, Mai!" Iroh greeted.

"I'll deal with you later." Mai growled at Iroh. He marched up to Zuko.

"Mai, I never agreed to this." Zuko insisted.

Mai sighed./ "Doesn't your uncle know you're dting me?"

"He apparently forgot." Zuko answered. "But my theory is, and if you repeat this, I will not hesitate to banisgh you from the Fire Nation, he doesn't really...approve of you. I meran...he likes you, but...I think he'd want me to choose someone a little more...cheerfdul."

Mai folded her arms. "Do you?"

"No, I love you just the way you are." Zuko assured her.

"All right. So, what are you gonna do?" Mai asked.

Zuko sighed and slumped his shoulders. "I don't know..."

"Well, you better think of something fast, because the show starts in three hours." Mai told him. She walked off.

Zuko sighed and headed outside ignoring the giggles and calls for his name. He sighed, leaned his head back and closed his eyes.

"Zuk,o?"

Zuko's eyes snapped open. Katara was walking towards him looking slightly concerned. Zuko's eyes lit up as he thought of an idea...

"Uh...why don't I like that expression on your fae?" Katara asked.

Zuko smirked. "Did I mention you look really hot today?"

"Oh, my God!" Katara blushed and started to walk away.

Zuko ran after her. "Wait! I'm sorry! I just...I need you to do me a favor."

"Okay...why didn't you just say so?" Katara asked.

"I...wanted to compliment you first..."

"Good call. What do you need?"

"My uncle planned a dating show with me as the bachelor." Zuko explained. ""Whoever wins, gets to go on a date with me. So...I'm gonna choose Mai, and one other girl, plus...well, can you be the third contestant? All you have to do is say the pposite of what Mai says."

Katara sighed. "You know I have a boyfriend."

"I do know." Zuko said simply. "And I already have a girlfriend, which is why I want someone on the game show who doesn't like me that way!"

"Fine, I'll do it." Katara said reluctantly. "But don't expect me to save you if Aang kills you."

Zuko smiled. "Awww, thanks, Katara. I owe you one!"

"Yeah, you do!"

XXX

"All right, ladies! Line up in front of Zuko and flirt with him!" Iroh instructed. "He will then choose three lucky contestants!"

The girls cheered and scrambled into a line. Mai tried to get in front, but was pushed back all the way to the end. She simmered.

Up first was a giggling Fire Nation girl. "Hey, hottie." She giggled.

"Hey...next." Zuko said.

Next was a plump Fire Nation woman. "May man!": She glomped Zuko and planted a wet kiss on his lips.

Zuko's eyes widened in terror. "Next...next!"

Next was... "Azula?!" Zuko and half the girls exclaimed.

Azula smiled seductively. "Hey, Zuko."

"Azula, I am your brother! You are disgusting!" Zuko exclaimed.

"So? We all have our little...fetuses." Azula winked.

"A- it's fetish, and B- you're fugly and evil!" Zuko replied. "NEXT!"

Azula glared at Zuko and stormed out. "I will get your friggin' throne someday!"

Toph was next. Zuko raised his eyebrow. "Uhh, Toph, I'm a little old for you..."

"How old do you think I am?" Toph asked.

"Twelve."

Toph glared at Zuko. "I'm 13, you big idiot!" She stormed off.

Jin was next. She cleared her throat. "I just want you to knpow that I forgive you for not telling me who you relly are. I think you're realy cute and nice and compassionate."

"Thajs." Zuko smiled.

The line kept moving until Mai was the last one. Mai was getting slightly nervous.

"U,m...I love you more than I fear Azula?" Mai sweated.

"Thanks." Zuko replied. "Not bad, really."

"All right, Zuko, choose your bachelorettes!" Iroh instructed.

Zuko smiled. "Katara, Jin, and Mai."

Iroh bereamed. "Excellent. That's the order they'll be in."

"What?!" Zuko squeaked. "But-"

"No 'buts', nephew." Iroh put a finger up. "Be ready in one hour."

Zuko groaned in anticipation. "Dammit."

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