Don't belong

I have found you

It was a cool and windy day. The sun was up, no clouds in sight. The sea was calm and quit, a prefect day for sailing. Lieutenant Sho walked out to the deck to see his wife Ming leaning against the railing. He smiled as she closed her eyes feeling the wind agenst her face, her short black hair flowing in the wind. She hadn't been that happy since a few months ago. That was a hard time for them. She had just discovered she could not bare children. Ming loved kids and dreamed of having some of her own one day. Now she knew that dream would never come true.

Sho slowly walked up to his wife and gently wrapped his arms around her. She jumped and turned to see who was holding on to her. When she saw it was just her husband she sighed and tilted her head back on his chest.

"I love the ocean."

"Oh you do, do you?" He tightened his grip on her waist. She smiled and looked out toward the sea. It's great deep blue color, the way it hit the side of the fire nation ship. She looked at the sun's reflection in the water and the water tribe boat off in the distance. How…wait... water tribe boat? Ming got out of her husbands grasp to get a closer look.

"Sho, look." She pointed towards the small blue boat. Sho let go of her and stood beside her. There was know one in sight, no one on board. As their ship got closer and closer, Ming could hear a nosie. It sounded like…crying? She took a closer look. Sure enough she saw a little blue bundle in the corner of the boat. She gasped.

"Sho, look! There is someone on the boat."

"What is it?" The ship started to move past it and now it was clear. It was a little girl.

"Sho! Stop the ship! Stop the ship!" But Sho was way ahead of her.

"Captain stop the ship!" He screamed waving his hands in the air, trying to warn him. Suddenly the ship started to slow down and Sho ran back to his wife. They let down a ladder and fell to the water tribe boat.

Ming stepped of of the ladder and began towards the girl, quickly Sho moved in front of her just in case an attacker was hiding in the boat. Then they made their way up to the girl.

She was wrapped up in a small dark blue blanket. She was shivering and sobbing. As Ming went down to touch her, a pair of big blue eyes and chocolate brown hair came out from under the blanket. She pulled back not knowing what the women might do to her.

"It's ok. I'm not going to hurt you." The little girl still looked scared. She didn't trust her.

"Ming, maybe we should-"

"Where's daddy?" The two stopped to look at her.

"I-I don't know little one." Ming felt heart broken. She looked around to see if anyone else was on board.

"Sho, we can't leave her here." Her big golden eyes looked at her husband. Sho knew she wanted to keep this child but what could her do? She belongs to someone, but whom?

"I don't know Ming." Ming frowned at him and looked back down at the girl.

"What's your name?" She took a while but finally gave an answer.

"K-Katara." She said quietly.

"That's a pretty name." Katara smiled. "I'm Ming." She said stretching out her hand. Surprisingly Katara took it and shock the women's hand.

"This is Sho." Ming said pointing to her husband.

"Hello, little one." Sho was actually beginning to warm up to her. He smiled.

"Do you want to come with us? I'm sure you're hungry and cold." Sho said to Katara. Ming was surprised then smiled.

"Uhh-ok." The shy little girl got up from the blanket and took Sho's hand. Ming took her other hand and they helped her up the latter. Katara looked back at the last sight of water tribe. Her father's boat.

The fire nation ship finally arrived to the fire nation. It had been a long month but a well spent time. The crew members grew attached to the little blue girl. She would often play with them during their days on that ship. Ming and Sho also grew on her. Sho loved Katara because she made Ming so happy and because she was a sweet loving little girl. She was rough too. She might have been shy but she was a little tomboy.

Once the ship docked Sho and Ming parted ways. Sho had to go back to the war while Ming had to return to her job in the palace. Ming and Katara walked off of the ship hand in hand.

"Sho be carful out there, ok." She demanded as she kissed her husband good bye.

"I will." He smiled then bent down to Katara. "You take good care of your mom for me ok?" Ming was startled at the new name but loved the sound of it.

"Yes sir." She said saluting to him. Then she ran up to him and hugged him. Then he was off waving good bye to his wife and new daughter.

Ming started walking towards her room in the palace. Here she would put on her uniform and prepare the firelord's meal's along with his family.

"What am I supposed to do mama?" Katara asked sitting at the of the small couch in the room.

"Uhm." Ming thought. Then she pulled out a chef's hat out and placed it on her head. It was too big so it fell over her face and they began to laugh.

On the way to the kitchen Katara observed the elegant hall ways. The paintings, the designs, the beautiful culture. Then out of the corner of her eye she saw something move. She looked back but nothing was there. Then she turned around and there was a little boy standing in front of her. She looked over his shoulder to see that her mama was still walking with out her. Then Ming noticed she was behind and nodded to her. She pushed her hands her way saying 'go play' and was off.

"Who are you?" She forgot about the boy in front of her. He looked curious With his hands behind his back.

"Who are you?" She threw the question right back in his face and crossed her arms in front of her chest.


"Katara." Silence.

"What are you doing here?"

"I'm here with my mom, duh." She stuck her nose in the air. He kept looking into her eyes.

"What?" Katara asked starting to get annoyed.

"Why are your eyes blue?" What a question. How was she supposed to know.

"I don't know…why are your eyes gold?"

"I don't know." They seemed to find their little conversation very interesting examining each other. They had never seen anyone like one another.

"Zuzu." Another little voice called out. The two spun around.

"Who is this." The girl said with a hand on her hip and a finger pointing in her direction.

"I'm Katara."

"Is she another toy Zuzu." The girl said said beging to laugh.

"I'm not a toy I'm a guest so you better treat me with respect." Katara said with a sly look on her face still crossing her arms. Zuko was amazed. No one talks to his sister like that. Azula was the mastermind of the family. She was the sly one. It looked like someone came to take her place and Azula didn't like it.

"That's no way to take to a princess!" Azula said getting red in the face.

"Well I just did." Wow. Zuko was amazed. She had to teach him how to do that. Then Azula stormed off. She actually gave in.

"How did you do that?"

"Hey I'm not letting anyone boss me around." She was tough. Zuko smiled.

"Come on. Let's get out of here and go have some fun!" Zuko grabbed her tiny hand and took off down the hall.