Chapter 23

A Moment Of Love

I was lying on the ground and my whole body was sore. When I opened my eyes, I saw nothing but darkness that slowly turned to light and then-

White shores and ocean all around me. It felt like ocean, but it wasn't. All I knew was that it was beautiful. I looked above me and saw things that looked like little jellyfish, furthering my idea that it was the ocean I was currently breathing under, but then I saw shadows…


No. Not people.

"Na'Vians." I whispered. All around me where the shadows of the Na'Vians. Some were kids, some adults. Some were warriors, some were not. And among those Na'Vians.

Two humans.

Both were walking toward me, I couldn't see who they were. And then, the second shadow stopped and the first one kept walking. A burst of blue light appeared and Grace was standing in front of me, grinning.

"Grace!" I jumped forward and hugged her. She laughed.

"Welcome to Eywa kid." I gasped.

"I'm dead, aren't I?"

"Yup." I sighed.


"I know, sucks doesn't it?" She sighed. I shrugged.

"If I get to stay with you, I don't mind…much." I grinned. She punched my shoulder.

"I am awesome, thank you very much, people would love to be in my presence."

"But of course." I said, bowing. She smacked the top of my head.

"I think I'll hand you over to someone else now."

"What?" She gave me a massive hug.

"I'll miss ya kid."

"But I thought I was dead, doesn't that mean I stay with you?" She backed away and I went to follow her but she held up her hands.


"Why?" She disappeared and the second shadow moved forward. A burst of blue light, and a gasp.

"TOM!" I ran forward and hugged him as tightly as I could. He laughed quietly and hugged me back. I kissed him and god, it felt so good. It was kind of like kissing Jake, but to me it felt so much more better. We broke apart and he laughed.

"I've missed that."

"Oh god, I've missed you so much." I whispered. I hugged him again and he sighed.

"Trudy, it breaks my heart to say this, but you can't stay." I pulled away from him and looked into his eyes. They were sad.


"You can't stay." A tear fell down my cheek and he wiped it away.

"Why?" I whispered.

"Because you're not dead. Not yet. Eywa has seen how much you've been hurting over me and Grace, Trudy. She wanted to give you a chance to say goodbye."


"Yes. I love you so much, and I will never stop loving you. But there are two men down on Pandora who love you so much, Trudy. One more than the other, but they still both love you. And you will have a great life with one of them."

"Who though?"

"You know who, Trudy. You know…"

"But…the other one, I don't want to hurt him."

"He does not love you as much as he thinks he does…He's just jealous. He will get over it. There is another who loves him. He will have a great life with her as well."


"Really." He kissed me passionately, then started walking back.

"I love you."

"NO!" I jumped forward and kissed him one last time.

"I'll never forget you." He smiled.

"That's what I want to hear." And he disappeared and everything went black again.

I opened my eyes slightly and everything was blurry. I coughed and I heard someone sigh in relief. Then, pain waves ran through my body and I whimpered. Then, I felt a rush of something weird and everything went fuzzy and the pain disappeared.

"Oh…" I smiled, and my vision cleared a bit. A blue creature was looming over me. I realised it must've been Jake.


"Jake is not here." It was a female. My vision cleared a lot and I saw it was a woman Na'Vian.
"I am Neytiri. I am glad you are okay, Trudy. Jake has been worried very much about you, as well as Norm. They did not know where you were, so I helped them try to find you." I tried sitting up, but she put her hand on my shoulder.

"You should stay down. You are hurt." I looked around me and saw I was in a bed and what looked like a hospital.
"What happened?"

"You've have been unconscious for 3 days. We won, thanks to you. Jake killed Quaritch, and ordered all the humans off Pandora. Except for Norm and Max. The humans are on their way back to Earth now."

"But, Jake…" She smiled.

"You have chosen him." I looked at her, confused.

"How do you know about my situation?"

"Eywa told me of your love for Jake, Trudy. I do not mind that you have chosen him. I have fallen in love with Norm."


"Yes. When he visited the children at the school, we talked. He was so nice. I found myself clinging to every word he said. He visited me a couple of times after that. We fell in love with each other."


"I still love Jake, but his love is with you. I cannot stop that." She smiled and touched my forehead with her hand.

"I will leave you now, Trudy Chacon." She walked away.

"Bye, Neytiri." I slept again and woke up to find Jake rubbing my forehead with his hand. He smiled.



"How you doing?"

"Good, surprisingly. Did you know Neytiri-."
"And Norm are in love? I found that out after Neytiri went running to see if Norm was okay after the battle instead of me." His face was grim, but happy at the same time.

"I saw Tom. And Grace." He stared at me like I was delusional.

"I was with Eywa. And I saw them." His eyes grew sad. He bent down and kissed me.

"You don't know the torture you put me through when I saw your Samson crash." He whispered. I sighed.

"I'm sorry."

"It's okay. The good news is, I killed Quaritch. He's dead."



"I love you, Jake. Truly I do, and I don't want us to ever be apart. I thought it would be weird, dating Tom's twin brother, but the truth is, it's not."

"That's what I wanted to hear." And he kissed me. And no memories of Tom came rushing to my head. All I thought was Jake. Jake Sully.

"Now what?" I said, laughing. He grinned.

"Now…we make you an Avatar." He said. I grinned with him.

"Sure, why not?"

7 years later

I lay down in front of the Tree of Souls as the Na'Vians chanted. Jake's avatar was standing with me. I was scared, but I looked into his eyes, and the fear was removed. He kissed my cheek and everything went black. Then. I opened my eyes, and everything was more clearer. I looked down and saw an Na'Vian body below me, instead of a human body. I looked and Jake and he smiled.

"I love you."

"I love you, too."