I stood there, dumbfounded at what had just happened. I still couldn't believe it. She was unfair. But I smiled and followed her again when I regained my grip on reality. I figured it was time to even the battlefield.
As I got closer to her I came up behind her and put my arm around her waist. She wasn't expecting it and I saw a slight blush come to her cheeks.
But this wasn't good enough for me so I took it a step further and said, "Katara, are you okay? You are blushing pretty bad. You aren't sick or anything, are you?" I asked, playing stupid. I was sure she heard it in my voice, but the comment alone caused her cheeks to become even more enflamed.
"No, Im perfectly fine," She said "In fact, I don't know what you are talking about, Aang" She added, trying to convince herself that she was not blushing and that my actions had not affected her in the least.
"Hm, Well that's funny," I said. And as I said those words, I swiftly twirled her and put her into a dip, like at the end of a dance. She was light, so this maneuver was very easy. Once she was in her final position with me hovering over her, with nothing but my arm on her back keeping her up she blushed so deep that I thought her feet would fall off due to lack of blood circulating in the rest of her body. As she looked at me, blushing and shocked as ever, I finished my sentence.
"because now you are blushing even worse. Hm, maybe it's something I'm doing perhaps, that's making the blood rush to your cheeks." I added, again playing stupid, and with a silly smirk on my face.
"I—Impossible, It's just a little warm out here." She said, still not admitting why we both knew she was blushing.
I chuckled at this and just put her back into her vertical stance and walked forward, like she had before when she left me standing there with a cloudy head.
"You coming?" I asked.
"Uh, yeah." She said, still hazy from the closeness of us.
I laughed on the inside, but kept it in so I wouldn't embarrass her. Truth was that she was rather cute when she blushed, but she would probably disagree, so I kept the comment to myself. I'd tell her one day I knew. One day when we both came out with how we felt and didn't just play games to see who could make each other blush more, and it would be great.