The moon beams over him, and he thinks that he can see her in the soft light. But then he blinks…
Sokka swayed drunkenly in the desert.
"Ooh, city in the clooouds!"
No one else looked up.
The war was over. Yu Yan stared at each other blankly.
Ty Lee had thought since the circus moved around so much that she'd be hard to find. She told Mai that, when Azula found her, and her friend rolled her eyes and said she hadn't gone far enough.
"Well, if it isn't my favorite niece," the captain grinned.
June held out her hand. "You know the drill."
Oza touched her husband's cheek, eyes cold.
"Darling. Our daughter is in danger."
"Why is the sake always gone?" June pouted.
"You may save only one, Avatar. The rest of your friends die."
"You're lying. You'll kill them all anyway."
Amon shrugged. "Maybe."
Sokka viewed his disguise in a mirror.
"Wow, this is such a good color on me."
Piandao rode the surge Pakku created, cut down the three men below, and flowed onward to the next set.
Blindfolded and hands tied, Sokka hit a wall.
"Ow. How do normal blind people survive?"
The grit stung Piandao's eyes, disorienting him. He was so proud of Sokka.
"Are we there yet?"
It really was a long, long road to Ba Sing Se.
"Hey, that's ours!"
"Not anymore," June snorted and continued to paw through the bandits' bags.
Tom Tom was crying.
"Mai, take care of your brother!"
She looked. Patted him on the head.
June frowned at her tavern. Something was off.
A body came flying through the window.
A smile flipped her lips. "That's what I'm talking about."
"Uncle, what is this?"
"This is the Jasmine Dragon's new karaoke night!" he beamed.
"Perhaps you could apologize…"
Ozai gave her a look. "I could what?"
"Sokka, I'm so sorry!"
He licked custard off of his face happily. "I think I can forgive you."
"You're the Earth King."
"But you don't earthbend."
"But you're the Earth King!"
"Do you think Katara still has a grudge against Zuko?"
"I DON'T NEED YOUR HELP!"
GURGLE, GLUB, GLUB…
"Eh, it's possible."
"You can either tell me what I wanna know now," June smiled sweetly, "or I can feed your fingers and toes to Nyla until you talk."
The Fire Nation delegate wouldn't stop talking. His speech droned on and on and on…He had a hypnotic, monotone voice.
"Are you sure I can't just pop him with a little rock? Barely a pebble."
"We just stopped the war, Toph. Please wait more than a year before you start another."
"Well, since you said please…"
"Please, this is a mistake! I've done nothing wrong, let me g-"
"Joo Dee, the Earth King would like to invite you to Lake Laogai."
Terror faded into a wide smile and placid eyes.
"It is my pleasure to serve."
When Zuko walked through the palace for the first time in three years, something didn't seem to fit.