For Rosawyn's Avatar: The Last Airbender (short!)Drabble Challenge
(yeah, it's my own challenge; the link is on my profile in case you're interested in participaing)

The Crush She Never Outgrew
Pairing: Mai/Zuko
Romantic

Fascination:
She never outgrew her childhood crush. Sometimes, she still feels like blushing when she sees him.

Education:
Once, she tries to teach him to throw a knife, but he's a terrible student as he can't focus on anything else but her.

Adoration:
She has never truly felt loved by anyone before him, not even her own parents.

Consternation:
He never expected to see her of all people in the interrogation room; he is entirely unprepared.

Fabrication:
Try as she might, she can never truly believe him a traitor, even while calling him one to his face.

Agitation:
She does her best to ignore his obvious emotional distress; she has years of practice to draw on.

Confrontation:
Hearing his own words from her lips is too painful; he begs her to stop.

Indignation:
She doesn't tell him, but the main reason she is angry is that he never gave her the chance to choose, but instead decided for her.

Speculation:
He often wonders if he could have somehow saved her from imprisonment. He hated feeling so helpless. He hated abandoning her.

Jubilation:
The look of pure joy on his face when he sees her again is enough; she forgives both times he left her.

Medication:
She is only slightly annoyed that he requires the healing attentions of that waterbender girl; she knows there are things only she herself can do for him.

Trepidation:
They are both terrified they might repeat their parents' mistakes, but babies come regardless of how ready they feel.

Meditation:
She doesn't meditate, but she gives him time and space in which to do so. They are both happier for it.