The wall of water fell back to it's home in the sea with a loud whoosh, sending the fire navy ships away, back to their home in the fire nation.

Quickly, I climbed up the staircase to the top wall, where I could just barely see Aang's figure.

I stopped at the top. the object of my attention was in the middle of the wall of ice, facing the retreating ships.

"Aang!" I yelled.

He turned to me, and his same old grin break out across his face.

"Katara" He said.

He ran over, and I could tell he was exhausted. He hugged me, and all of a sudden, I felt really safe. Something I hadn't felt in a while.

"Aang" I whispered into his shoulder.

He pulled me closer, and suddenly my face went bright red.

I could feel his hands settle on my waist, and I wrapped my arms around his neck.

He pulled back a little and studied my face.

"You have a bruise"

I blew some hair out of my face and shrugged.

He smiled, but it was a little different this time...More...Caring.

"Are you hurt?" I asked, breaking the silence.

He shook his head, not taking his eyes off of me.

"Are you sure? because I can find a heal-"

He cut me off by pressing his lips to mine.

My eyes widened, then shut.

His lips were so soft, and he tasted just like clouds.

After a few seconds, he pulled away, a tentative expression on his face.

I was speechless.

A blush slowly crept up his neck.

"I-I'm sorry Katara, I-I didn't mean to, I ju-"

I cut him off with my lips.

This time I pulled him as close as I could and kissed him fiercely.

He responded eagerly, trying to keep up with me.

I broke away, the need for air was too great.

"Wow" he said, touching his lips.

"Wow" I agreed.

We stared at each other for a few seconds, then Aang shook his head.

"We should probably get down there"

I nodded, unsure of what to say.

He took a few steps, then wobbled a little.

I took his arm and helped him down the stairs, Sokka joining us at the bottom.

We came to the bottom of the giant wall to see that a huge crowd had gathered.

I blushed. Had they seen it all?

Sokka's smile told me that they did.

The people started to kneel down, and Aang stiffened.

I came to face him.

"They want you to be their Avatar, Aang. We all do"

'So do I' I added in my head.

Aang looked like he was going to run.

Quickly, I got down on my knees and bowed down like everyone else.

'Please Aang'

Aang took a deep breath, then knelt down on one knee.

Yes.

He did it.

The crowd started to cheer.

I stood up, clapping and smiling.

Aang looked right at me and smiled that special smile.

I walked forwards, tears of happiness pricking my eyes.

He had accepted it, he had accepted being the Avatar, even if it meant throwing away his chance for a family.

I couldn't help it.

I kissed him.

He smiled into my lips, and pulled my closer.

Even if we had a long way ahead, we had this...right here and now.

Forever...


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