This is the first in a series of drabbles I plan to do to expand more on the character of Kun Yong, my OC from my fic The Blind Huntress, Toph's love interest, and former Dai Li cadet. Lamed in a battle with Fire Nation soldiers, he works as a guard and is three years older than Toph, who calls him Granite Feet.
"Are you out of your mind?" Sokka shouted in disbelief as his suddenly wary face shifted from Kun to Toph and then back again. "You've got the hots for a member of the Dai Li, one of the same creepy guys who tried to smash you into a pulp?"
"But Granite Feet was never our enemy," Toph argued back on his behalf, spreading her hands. "He wasn't even old enough to have completed advanced training at the time! And he even kind of helped us by fighting a bunch of Firebender soldiers all by himself when the comet came," she added.
After a long, thoughtful silence, Sokka's eyes met his, hard and blue as sapphires, his head slightly cocked. Pointing at Kun, he droned, "I'm watching you buddy," before turning on his heel and stalking away.
"Sorry you feel that way," Kun replied morosely, in a tone too low for the other man to hear.
More drabbles to come!