Avatar: The Last Airbender Book 4: Air

DISCLAMER: I do not own Avatar: The Last Airbender. I wish I did though…

Chapter 1: Sweet Dreams

Water, Earth, Fire, Air. Long ago, the four nations lived together in harmony. Then, everything changed when the Fire Nation attacked. Only the Avatar, master of all four elements, could stop them. But when the world needed him most, he vanished.

A hundred years have passed and the long-lost Avatar, an Airbender named Aang, defeated the Fire Nation. He has saved the world with the help of his friends and companions; Katara, a Waterbender and her warrior brother Sokka from the Southern Water Tribe, Toph, an Earthbender from the Earth Kingdom and Zuko, the new Fire Lord. His other companions include a Sky Bison named Appa and a Flying Lemur named Momo. A year has passed and the group have split up to endure their own quests and missions…

'Thank goodness the war is over' thought Aang as he played with Momo inside the Jasmine Dragon, Iroh's teashop in Ba Sing Se. He had spent months and months travelling, learning and training trying to get himself ready to face Fire Lord Ozai and just a couple of weeks earlier, had defeated Ozai by taking away his Firebending which had made him helpless and exhausted.

Now he was in a world of peace once again, with his friends; Katara, whom he had a massive crush on since the day they met, Sokka, Katara's warrior brother and his Kyoshi warrior girlfriend Suki, Toph, the blind Earthbending master who taught him Earthbending, Zuko, the brand new Fire Lord and his girlfriend Mai. There were also Iroh, Zuko's uncle who was the best tea maker in the whole of Ba Sing Se and there were his two animal companions; Appa, his giant flying bison who had six legs and a huge arrow on his head and back and Momo, his flying lemur, who he had found at the Southern Air Temple.

"Zuko stop moving! I'm trying to capture the moment. I want to do a painting, so we wouldn't forget the good times together" Aang heard Sokka yell suddenly. He was painting a picture of the group, but Aang knew otherwise that the painting wouldn't be that good.

"That's very thoughtful of you Sokka. Wait, why did you give me Momo's ears?" Aang saw Katara looking over Sokka's shoulder and pointing to something on a piece of parchment.

"They're your hair loopies!" replied Sokka as Zuko, Mai, Suki and Iroh went over to see how Sokka had drawn them. Aang got up and walked outside to look at the sunset as Toph made everyone laugh with one of her jokes about her blindness.

'The sunset is so calming' thought Aang to himself; 'it's beautiful… like Katara'. As if just been called, Katara came up behind Aang to look at the sunset with him. They at first just looked at each other, then Katara leaned in with her arms outstretched for a hug. Aang accepted the hug happily, for every time he was near Katara, his heart skipped a beat and his stomach filled with nerves. They soon leaned out of the hug and Aang looked at the sunset once again. Aang soon noticed that Katara hadn't stopped staring at him. He turned to her, and she started leaning towards him and they kissed. Aang's heart was beating so fast that he could feel it in his ears. He was so happy, he'd been waiting for this ever since she found him in an iceberg a year ago. He loved her so much. He wrapped his arms around her waist and leaned into the kiss. She wrapped her arms around his neck –

"Wake up Aang… Wake up sleepy head".

"Wha?" said Aang sleepily. When he opened his eyes, he realised that he was in one of the rooms above the Jasmine Dragon, a famous teashop in Ba Sing Se owned by Iroh. He rubbed his eyes and looked around, there was a blurry figure standing over him. He rubbed his eyes some more and the blurry figure changed into Katara. 'She's so beautiful' thought Aang to himself as she leant in and kissed him on the mouth.

"Hey Katara, what's happening?" Aang asked after they leant out of the kiss.

"Sokka and Suki are leaving for the South Pole soon, we need to say goodbye".

"Okay, just give me a minute and I'll be right out," said Aang stretching.

"Sure, I'll just wait outside," replied Katara as she leaned in and pecked Aang a kiss on the cheek and she left the room to give Aang some privacy.

'That was a good dream, wish all my dreams were like that' Aang thought to himself while he got dressed and walked outside to say goodbye to Sokka and Suki.