Toph is not blind in this story.
I do not own(but we all wish we did) any part of ATLA. However, I do own this story idea. So don't even try to steal it you people!
Chapter 1: The Newbie
"Hey Sweetness," Toph whispered to me,"I heard that a really hot guy just got hired to work here."
I stopped folding the "Adventure Time" t-shirts and turned to my friend who was behind me. "Really? When do you think he starts?"
Toph smiled, probably due to the fact that she caught my interest. "Maybe tomorrow, why? You know Ty Lee's gonna be all over him. Remember the last hot guy who worked here, Jet I believe his name was. He dated you for a week and then next thing you knew, Ty Lee had been in bed with the guy. She had practically thrown herself at the him all week!" Toph threw her hands up in the air at the last part.
I frowned at the mention of my ex but quickly got over the bit of anger and sadness it had left behind. "Toph, keep it down! We don't want Ty Lee hearing us!" I whisper shouted.
"Relax, she's all the way on the other side of the store." She was indeed. Ty Lee was flirting with a male shopper who was looking at the Cd's they had.
"She only works here at Hot Topic because some really hot guy's shop here. I can't believe our manager doesn't notice it."
Toph rolled her eyes at me."What did you expect? Our manager is a dude and who does Air Head flirt best with? That's right, dudes!"
"Hey, Katara!" Ty lee shouted to me as she got closer to us. Apparently she was done flirting for once. "Did you hear about the new guy? I did! I'm so excited to meet him! I hope he's cute!" she squealed in delight.
"Yeah, I did. I just hope he's nice." I looked my wrist watch hoping to see that it was 7:00 p.m. because that's when me and Toph's shift ended. I wanted so badly to get away from Ty Lee.
I smiled. It was 7:01, our shifts just ended. "Sorry Ty Lee, our shifts just ended and we have to go meet my brother down in the food court before we leave the mall." Toph smiled at me and mouthed a thank you that Ty Lee didn't seem to notice.
"Oh! Okay, say hi to him for me. He's such a cutie!"
"Kay, see ya tomorrow," Toph said as we left Hot Topic.
The very next morning, me and Toph walked into Hot Topic to start our shifts. This is our first official day of Thanksgiving break.
Ty Lee was already here with Mai who also works here but only for a couple of hours a week. Ty Lee ran over to us squealing excitedly with Mai following at her heels. "The new guy's here and he's smoken' hot!" she told us.
Mai nodded and glared at all of us."He's also going to be mine," Mai said with more emotion in her voice than we'd ever heard before.
"Looks like some ones already in love," Toph teased. Mai just glared at her.
"Anyways," Ty Lee said trying to release the awkwardness of the moment, "I'll introduce you to him!" She ran off into the store to go and fine this guy. We could do nothing but follow and go to the counter and wait there for Ty Lee to bring out the new guy.
Ty Lee finally came out of the back room with the best looking guy Katara had ever seen. He was wearing a black hoodie with the sleeves rolled up to just below the elbows, camouflage pants, black sneakers, a black beanie hat with a letter Z in red on it on his head, and a black bracelet that had the red fire nation symbol on it on his wrist. His skin was just about the same skin color as Mai, his hair was black and a bit shaggy, he had a big red scar covering almost all of one side of his face but it only added to his looks because it gave him this sort of air of mystery that was and really was kind of sexy. His eyes though, they where the best part. Those golden orbs that looked like they where made from the sun, like they actually did contain the hottest fire ever. Then he caught my gaze. I felt light headed and dizzy. His gaze was just to powerful for me to bear, I had to look away but not without a blush rising to my cheeks.
"Guys, this is Zuko," Ty Lee said while gesturing to the guy. 'That's an interesting name. I've never heard of it before,' I thought. 'It suits him rather well. Interesting name for an interesting dude. Wait. Scratch that, an interestingly, hot, mysterious, and kind of sexy dude.'
"Um, hi," he said. His voice was husky and beautifully wonderful to hear.
Now I know why Mai wanted him all to herself. 'But she's not the only one.'