~I own nothing~


"My nephew you don't have to go," Iroh said sadly. Zuko just stared out the window of his room. They had found Iroh not that long after Zuko joined the gang.

I hear a voice say- 'Don't be so blind.'

It's telling me all these things that you would probably hide.

Am I your one and only desire?

Am I the reason you breathe? Or am I the reason you cry?

Iroh sighed "Why?"

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"Because," because I love her, because I can't stand her, because she's Katara, Zuko thought.

I just can't live without you.

I love you,

I hate you,

I can't get around you.

I breathe you,

I taste you,

I can't live without you.

Iroh had a feeling it had something to do with Katara. "You shouldn't run away from your problems,"

"I'm not. I'm doing this for everyone," Zuko intoned

I just can't take anymore of this life of solitude

I guess that I'm out the door

"You know that isn't true," Iroh sighed.

and that I'm done with you.

(I pick myself off the floor and now I'm done with you)

Zuko turned to his Uncle and gave him a hug. "I'm sorry for everything and I thank you for what you have given me,"

Iroh patted him on his back. Zuko pulled away and tried to smile but failed. Iroh blinked back a tear.

"Be safe," Iroh said softly. He walked out and Zuko went back to packing, which wasn't much. Zuko took one more look around the room.

"So you really are leaving," a voice came from behind. Zuko knew that icy voice.

I feel like you don't

Want me around

"Don't worry Aang has a better teacher in my uncle,"

Katara just huffed "You're going back to them aren't you,"

He turned and looked her in the eye "No,"

Guess I'll pack all my things

I guess I'll see you around.

"Then why leave after you begged us to let you in?" Katara glared.

He wanted to shake and yell at her that it was her fault he couldn't sleep, couldn't eat, and couldn't stop thinking about her. That all he wanted was her, her, her, DAMNIT! He wanted to kiss her, show her how much he needed her. Zuko just sighed.

It's all been bottled up until now.

"Well?" Katara raised an eyebrow.

And as I walk out your door

He blinked; he had been cataloging her face into his memory. Why was he leaving again? To get away from her but he couldn't say it. "To find someone long since thought dead,"

"Who?" Katara huffed.

"Do you have to know everything?" Zuko was getting irritated.

"Do you have to be so cryptic?" She shot back. They both glared at each other. Why was he leaving again? Katara thought. Again? Where did that come from? Well maybe it was a good thing he was leaving. He always confused her. She couldn't sleep, couldn't eat and couldn't stop thinking about him.

All I can hear is the sound of…

"Will you come back?" Katara whispered softly. Zuko had to strain to hear what she said. He stepped closer until he was close enough to breathe in her ear.

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"Only if you want me to,"

just can't live without you.

I love you,

I hate you,

I can't get around you.

I breathe you,

I taste you,

I can't live without you.

I just can't take anymore of this life of solitude

I guess that I'm out the door

and that I'm done with you.

Katara shivered from his rich voice.

I wrap my head around your heart.

Why would you tear my world apart.

"Yes," she breathed.

Always, Always, Always, Always, Always, Always, Always


~Enjoy~
Always by Saliva