Welcome to my first Zutara Fanfic!! :) So, first off, in my head, there was a Zutara kiss in the finale, not a Maiko and not a Kataang. Ergo, they've been together ever since Ozai was defeated. WHOOOOO!!! As it should have been!!!

Anyway, I still haven't seen all the episodes D: and if you can link me to a website so I can see them...I WILL LOVE YOU FOREVER. Btw, if the characters are ever OOC, well, get over it. :) People change, especially after having a...oh! I guess you'll have to read to find out :)

Oh, Avatar doesn't belong to me :(. It belongs to the geniuses that created it.


Prologue

Tears welded her eyes as she read the letter a third time. No, not her little baby. No. This couldn't be happening. First her mother-in-law, now her baby girl. Would this train of horrors ever end?

"I have to tell Zuko…" she murmured to herself. She slowly stood up from the floor. She called for the guards and they entered the room hesitantly, seeing their Fire Lady's fragile state.

"Milady?" they asked.

"Send for the Fire Lord. I don't care what meeting he's in. Nothing is more important that what I have to tell him now."

"We can't do that…"

"You must!" she yelled. The rain outside turned to ice pellets, hitting the ground with a loud thump.

"Milady, he's in a peace meeting…"

Her hand shot up and the man froze in place. Blood Bending. She hated using it, but Zuko needed to know about their daughter.

"Sir this is a matter about our daughter. Find him and tell him I have news on Ukya. He will come immediately, if not, tell him I'm leaving to find her. Is that understood?"

She made the man nod and released him. He bowed and scrambled off to find his king.

Chapter 1

The evening sun set on the horizon. Sweat dripped down his face as he punched in the air, fire sprouting from his fists. His opponent stepped back, avoiding his throws with difficulty. Finally he swung his foot up and an arc of fire followed it. He brought his right hand into his chest and pushed it out, sending the arc at his opponent. The man had barely enough time to block the arc and he collapsed in exhaustion.

"Goodness! Fire Lord Zuko, it seemed only yesterday I could win a spar against you! Now I consider myself lucky to live through these weekly sessions we have!"

The Fire Lord smirked. "A lot has changed since Ozai was defeated, Chen. You have witnessed my transformation, have you not?"

Chen gave him a wide grin. "You have changed into exactly what your Uncle hoped you would be. A strong young character with the compassion of a waterbender, yet the firmness of and earthbender. You are quite an accomplished young lad, perhaps you should think of finding a Fire Lady. Lady Mai would be a wonderful choice, politically at least." He gaze turned to the doorway of the arena. "However, you and the Master Waterbender seem quite infatuated."

Zuko glanced over to find Katara waiting for him. He blushed when he found it difficult to look away. "I will find us a Fire Lady when I fall in love, Chen," he mused, already thinking of who he wanted his bride to be. "Much like you did with your wife," he added, his eyes still glued to the exotic beauty.

Chen chuckled. "Yes, that is true. But you best be on your way, looks like she's getting impatient." Chen smiled deviously and hurried off.

Katara strode over to Zuko, eying his chest suspiciously. "I thought I told you to give it a rest today." She crossed her arms over her torso, glaring at him all the while.

"Katara please, it's been nearly a year, I'm sure my scar has healed by now," Zuko reasoned, hoping his girlfriend wouldn't be too upset by his sparring.

To prove her point, she jammed her finger over his heart, he winced, stumbling back. She was upset.

He glowered at her. "You didn't have to do that!" he mumbled.

"Would you have listened to me otherwise?" she snapped, leading him back into the tunnel of the arena. She let out a yelp when two strong arms encircled her waist, pushing her against the wall of the darkened tunnel. She squealed as he nuzzled her neck, his strong hands traced up her figure, grazing over her chest and modestly returning to her backside. His lips traced up her neck to find her lips where Katara eagerly accepted his kiss, returning it with the ferocity of her own.

"Does that answer your question?" he whispered, his lips still grazing that of his lover's.

She smiled, nodding slightly. She pulled him down for another kiss, one with more intensity than the first. His arms snaked around her waist, and her hands cupped his face, her thumb gently stroking his scar.

"Fire Lord?" someone called from the courtyard.

Zuko groaned loudly, stepping away from Katara.

"Don't go," she whispered as he leaned his forehead against hers. "As your healer, I advise you take this day off."

"And as my lover?" He grinned deviously.

"I advise you to take me to your room and dismiss your guards. After all, these healing sessions can be very...loud," her voice rose barely above a whisper.

"Fire Lord," the voice was at the end of the tunnel. He bowed slightly to the two and turned to his lord. "Sire, the Avatar has arrived at the port."

Katara's eyes widened in shock. The Avatar? He had not paid a visit to the Fire Nation ever since the relationship between the Southern Water Tribe Princess and the Fire Lord had been made public! What in La's name could he possibly want?

"Send out a greeting party for him. Katara and I will meet him at the palace," Zuko ordered calmly as the messenger nodded and retreated.

Katara sighed, her day of planned naughty-ness would have to be put on hold. Yet again.

"I'm sorry, Tara, I promise I'll make it up to you tonight." He kissed just under her ear, making her moan, wishing that Aang had chosen another day to arrive.


Zuko's arm was wrapped around her waist as they waited for the carriage to arrive with the Avatar. Katara's head rested on his shoulder, she was shaking, suddenly terrified of seeing Aang again. Seeing as their last meeting had ended with him running off even more pissed off at the Fire Lord than the resistance was, this current meeting would not abode well for them.

"It'll be okay, Tara," Zuko said, kissing her brow. "Aang isn't going to pull anymore stunts like last time, I won't let him."

She nodded against his chest. "I hope you're right, Zuko." Her arms encircled his waist, looking for the only comfort she could find.

The public display of her affection made his heart jump. Typically they were very discreet, holding hands in public, and only stealing kisses when no one was looking. He looked down at the girl who had stolen his heart in the caverns of Ba Sing Se. A little over a year ago they had stopped and imprisoned his sister. Six months after that, Ozai had died in prison. Katara had been by his side each time, as well as many other times after that. She helped to end the war, in doing so she proved herself to be a great hero. He smiled and kissed her hair. He loved her more than anything. When Chen had mentioned finding a Fire Lady, Zuko had only one person on his mind.

"Katara," he whispered.

"Hm?"

"I love you."

She lifted her eyes up to meet his. A smile spread across her lips and she leaned in to kiss him. "I love you, too," she whispered back. Her heart was racing, that was the first time those words had escaped his lips and met her ears.

The two straightened as the carriage came into view. Behind it, was luggage a whole slew of luggage.

Katara glanced up at her love as the carriage came to a stop. "Zuko, since when did Aang travel with that much stuff?"

"SUGAR QUEEN! SPARKY!" Came the booming yell of an earth bender the two knew so well.

"Toph!" Katara gasped, turning to see the whole Gaang--well most of it--piling out of the carriage. She ran to her friends "Oh La! I've missed you all! Why didn't you tell me you were coming?!" She squealed as she gave her friends a whole round of hugs.

"Wait, Zuko didn't tell you?" Sokka asked as he helped a very pregnant Suki out of the carriage.

Two strong arms encircled her waist yet again and she nearly melted. "No, I wanted it to be a surprise. My gift to her, for staying here at the palace with me." He kissed her temple and Sokka frowned.

"Stop it! I don't want to see my sister ad her lover at work!" He whined, closing the carriage door, draping his arm around his wife.

"Oh Sokka, grow up! She had to see us be all lovey dovey!" Suki scolded, winking at Katara.

"But boy did you two look cute!" Toph chimed in, a small grin playing on her lips.

"Tha--hey!" Sokka snapped, shooting her a dark glare.

Toph only smiled at her win. "You're too easy, Snoozles." She turned to the Fire Lord and his companion. "So are we going to get to go inside or what?"


Hmm i think this was a weak starter chapter. But whatever, I just want to get it up!

Now, I'm still deciding on whether or not I should bump this up to M and include Lemons, review and tell me if i should! Actually, review anyways :P