Okay, this was one of the first stories I wanted to update after passing a personal test. But my life has been so busy lately it's been nuts! Start the fic
"Me? !" objected Sokka. "You're the ones who blindsided me with lasers for no reason!"
"Shut it you poozer! Now why don't you tell me why you're wearing Ezjarad's ring?!"
"Ezj…I'm not even sure how to pronounce that! Do you mean the bug guy?!"
The big guy must not have appreciated calling Ezjarad a 'bug guy' because soon Sokka was starting to feel the full weight of his boot crushing him.
"That's our scout you're talking about, and one of my oldest friends! He's more than just some 'bug guy'! So I suggest you show respect when talking about him! "
"I can't do anything with you crushing my skull!"
If the large alien heard him, he didn't show it. "What happened to him?! Talk!"
"What?" the alien said barely louder than a whisper. The gravity of this information, eased the pressure he was putting on Sokka's head. "What did you do?!" And just like that the pressure was back.
"He was wounded! Bleeding out, there was nothing I could do to help, he gave me this ring and…"
"LIAR! A Green Lantern ring can't just be given! It…"
Sokka gritted his teeth, tried as he might he didn't see a way out of this, but he had certainly had enough of this pushy alien trying to crush his head like an egg. Sokka wished he would just get off.
"GET! OFF!" a beam of light shot out of Sokka's ring blasting the alien off of him and across the ground.
Sokka stared at the ring on his hand, he didn't even try to make that happen. He slowly stood up, stumbling slightly as he regained his balance.
But just as he was on his feet the others had him pinned on his back with the same green energy from before, this time in the form of chains.
"Oh come on!" Sokka complained. "It's not like I asked for this ring, it just happened."
The alien had gotten up now and was starting to make his way over to him again.
"Listen, I'm sorry your friend died..." the alien's pace seemed to slow for a moment. "But all of this is happening so fast that I still don't know what's going on!"
It was a big surprise to Sokka not to see another alien in a green uniform show up, but that this one was a human like him.
"Jordan!" apparently the alien that had been smacking Sokka around was named 'Kilowog' as said alien had given 'Jordan' his undivided attention.
"Does that ring on his finger belong to who I think it does?"
"Not for long!" Kilowog snapped. "No way how a poozer like that could be worthy of Ezjarad's ring! Has to be some kind of trick!"
"...there is one way to find out."
Kilowog's eyes shot open. "Hal, you can't be serious!"
"I'm completely serious!" he walked over to the other aliens. "Let him up."
They looked at him like he was crazy but he only responded by rolling his eyes at them. "Just trust me on this." slowly the green energy chains receded back in to their rings. "Arasia go get the lantern battery while I make nice with our new 'friend'."
Sokka got himself up to his feet and dusted himself off as Hal made his way over to him. He held out his hand to Sokka who, for only a moment, stared at him with a raised eyebrow. "My name is Hal Jordan of the Green Lantern Corps., and while I am a human like you I am from another planet called Earth."
It was a bit of a surprise to Hal for Sokka to grab his wrist instead of his hand for a shake, firm though it was. "Sokka, of the Southern Water Tribe. I can't say I'm exactly thrilled about meeting you guys!" he said a little bitterly.
"Yes, well things have been rather crazy lately. But I'm afraid we can't let you keep the ring..."
"Why not?!" Sokka all but snapped.
"Listen, I'm sorry but your planet's civil war..."
"Excuse me, 'civil' war? The only war that has been going on around here was the one with the Fire Nation."
"I know it may not seem like it from your point of view, but from a galactic point of view it's just the planet having war with itself. And I'm sorry, but that ring is too powerful of a weapon for you to keep, it's a complete game changer."
Sokka responded only by crossing his arms and giving a confident smirk. "I guess you guys aren't very up to date then. Because guess what? War's over."
"That's a load of bull!" Kilowog cut in. "Planet Elementia has been at war with itself for the past one hundred years!"
"Because the Avatar disappeared, but..."
Hal held up his hand. "Hold up. This is the second time we've heard about an 'Avatar'..."
"It is? Who told you the first time?"
"A woman from your planet. You know her as, Azula."
"Hal!" Arasia called.
She walked over carrying a large green lantern.
"Ah good. Normally we wouldn't ask this of a new member but thanks to Azula things have gotten so crazy we're gonna need you to recite the oath."
"Oath? What oath?"
"The Green Lantern Oath. Every ring slinger knows the oath." explained Kilowog.
Sokka bit his lower lip, his grip tightened as he stared at it as Arasia held it in front of him. He didn't know any oath! And even if he tried to fake it there was too much that could go wrong. What if something went wrong and they had to take the ring from him anyways? Or what if it rejected him somehow and they started attacking him again?
A firm hand landed on Sokka's shoulder snapping him out of his stupor, it belonged to Hal. "Just relax. Even if it doesn't work, we won't hurt you."
"Sure, that makes me feel so much better." Sokka said bitterly.
"Hold your ring up to the lantern and recite the oath." instructed Arasia.
Sokka did as he was instructed, at first nothing happened, but when the ring started to glow the words seemed to stream straight from his heart.
"In Brightest Day, In Blackest Night, No Evil Shall Escape My Sight. Let Those Who Worship Evil's Might, Beware My Power, Green Lantern's Light!"
The lantern shined a bright green light which seemed to get absorbed in to Sokka's ring.
"There's no denying it now, Sokka's one of us." Hal grinned.
Kilowog's shoulders slumped down. "Then...that means..."
"I didn't know him long, but he seemed like a really nice guy."
Kilowog offered a small smile, a sad one, but it was there. "He was..."
"Hate to interrupt..." chimed the alien that looked like a cross between a fish and a bird. "But I don't think we have time for this."
Kilowog sighed. "You're right, Tomar-Re. We wasted too much time already, we need to find Azula!"
"You guys go ahead," Hal said before turning to Sokka. "I'm going to try and bring the new guy up to speed."
Azula yawned as she inspected her nails in a bored manner. "You know I thought torturing you would give me pleasure for hours but it's barely been fifteen minutes and I'm already bored."
Zuko wasn't doing so hot, nothing he did worked against this new Azula. That gem was a total game changer, it blocked all of Zuko's attacks and added power to her own. He had some brand new burn marks thanks to her which were so bad he couldn't even manage to stand.
"I suppose it's time to end this." she sighed.
Her gem started to glow brightly but suddenly a dagger flew out of nowhere striking it causing the gem to flicker back to the normal glow it had before.
"Mai!" sneered Azula.
Sorry for the long wait but I have revised the HELL out of this thing, you don't even know. I've even had to scrap entire chapters!