Author Note: Edited the last few words. Better or worse?

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It was well known (and heard) throughout the royal palace that the Lady and the Lord were meeting unabashedly at night for reasons that the palace staff would only dare whisper about as they exchanged gossip. Earthly pleasures were the Lady's weakness, and carnal cravings ranked high on her list.

Unfortunately, Zuko was returning from his peace treaty mission tomorrow and Mai would once again have to kick Azula out of her bed until her husband went away on his next trip.