This concludes this. I'm wrapping this up since I have no motivation and no inspiration to keep this going any longer. Check out my new story Into the Darkness. It's not a copy of Twilight and it's not a dark story at all. It's fluffy and mysterious and romantic and friendly and you'll like it I bet! Anyway, thanks to all of the people who supported me throughout this whole story and kept pushing me to finish it. Thanks to you I will keep writing Modern Avatar stories. I love you all and enjoy!
Katara walked up to the door and knocked. She took a deep breath to steady herself as she waited for someone to answer the door. It had been a couple days since she had gotten over her sickness and she felt so much better. The cold had gone away and all that was left were the sniffles. She just couldn't wait to see what Aang had planned for their date. Suddenly, the door opened to reveal Aang adorning blue jeans and a grey hoodie.
"Hey, Katara," Aang greeted her. "Right on time. Bye, Gyatso!"
Gyatso waved from the kitchen as he saw Katara standing in the doorway.
"Have fun," he called back from the kitchen. "And be safe you two!"
"We will!" Aang said as he closed the door behind him and started walking with Katara down the street.
Once they were out on the sidewalk, Aang chanced a look at Katara. She was wearing a simple blue tank top with a blue knit sweater and skinny jeans with blue flats. Her hair was in its usual French braid with some tuffs of hair sticking out. In all, she was beautiful.
"So where are you taking me?" Katara asked, breaking the silence between them as they walked down the street.
"This little diner that I found when I was out one day looking for a shoe shop when I broke the sole of one of my pairs of shoes once," Aang answered. "It's really nice and the food is great there. I like their vegie cheeseburgers because they hide the cheese inside the burger. And their sweet potato fries are to die for."
"Sounds awesome," Katara commented as she took Aang's hand in hers. "What about dessert?"
"Well," Aang began, "there's this place that makes homemade ice cream that's really good. Or we could just have some coffee cake and ice cream at the diner."
Katara ponded the choices as they came close to the center of town. Ice cream and coffee cake sounded great, but then again, homemade ice cream sounded even better.
"I like both," she finally decided. "Maybe we could have coffee cake at the diner and homemade ice cream at the ice cream place you suggested."
"That sounds good to me," Aang agreed.
They kept talking the whole time until they reached the restaurant, and by then it was close to seven o'clock.
"Do you want to get a booth near a window?" Aang asked as they got into the restaurant.
"Alright," Katara said as she dragged her boyfriend over to a window seat and sat down in the opposite booth from him.
A waitress came over to their tables and asked to take their orders.
"I'll have a vegie cheeseburger with the sweet potato fries and a coke," Aang ordered as he handed the lady his menu. She nodded and wrote down the order quickly, her pen rushing over the pad of paper.
"I'll have the same as him," Katara told the waitress who nodded again and wrote the number two beside the order.
"Alright," she said as she tucked the pen behind her ear, "you drinks will be out soon and I'll get these orders to the kitchen."
Katara and Aang both nodded as they watched the girl walk away.
Yue was definitely not pleased with the turnabout of the dance. She thought Sokka loved her. But that could have only been for a short period of time when they were best friends. She sighed heavily and sat down on her bed, a bottle of blue nail polish in her hand. Her hair was done up in a high ponytail and her make-up could not be smudged for the life of her. Recently, her father had been setting her up on blind dates with strangers that she didn't know. The one she had tonight was with this guy named Haun. He was arrogant and full of himself and got whatever he wanted. Her dad certainly liked him enough to go out with his daughter. And these dates were mandatory and she had to look her best.
"Yue," her father called from the kitchen of their house, "Haun will be here any second."
"Alright," Yue yelled back as she slipped on her blue strapless dress and heals and walked down the stairs to wait for her date.
She would just have to accept that Sokka was happy with Suki. And if Sokka was happy, she was happy. That made everything good.
Toph solved everything with her parents that evening. Finding out that they were just trying to protect her since she was blind. Toph never liked being blind, and it did have its disadvantages, but she learned to live with it.
"We just wanted you to be safe, Toph," Lao explained as they sat at the dinner table. "It's just because we love you and we don't want anything to happen to you."
Poppy nodded her assent as she looked at her husband and then her daughter.
"I love you guys, too," Toph admitted, "but you can't keep treating me like I'm helpless. You have to accept that I need to go to school and just be normal for once."
"We know," Lao said, "and we're willing to accept that you can do stuff without help. So, your tutor will not be present in the house anymore."
Toph smiled widely as she ran up and hugged her father, then her mother.
"I'm glad we worked things out," Suki sighed as she rested her head on Sokka's shoulder. "I could have never lived without you."
"I know," Sokka answered, "and I can't believe I let that happen. I should've seen it coming. It was just too obvious.
Suki giggled and flipped to another channel.
"Just promise me it won't ever happen again and that you'll never leave my side," Suki warned teasingly.
"I don't know," Sokka said at length only to get hit in the head by his girlfriend. "Hey, I was just teasing. I promise I won't let that happen and I will always be with you."
Suki sighed again and resumed resting her head on her boyfriend's shoulder.
Katara and Aang had fun on their date that night. The food was excellent and they had no trouble talking at all. There was much to talk about; the food, the décor, school, Katara's brother and much more. Before they knew it, the food was all gone and it was time to head back to their respectful houses.
Katara walked alongside Aang with her fingers laced with his. Her head was resting in the crook of his neck as she peacefully breathed in his scent. The night air was warm as it could get and it was a beautiful night with a full moon and no clouds in sight.
"Tonight was great, Aang," Katara sighed as they walked up their street. "It was absolutely perfect and I loved every minute of it. You're a great boyfriend and I couldn't ask for someone as caring and loving as you."
Aang blushed at the compliment and just squeezed her hand as they continued walking. It was a while before he actually answered.
"I loved being with you tonight," he admonished with a content smile spread across his face. "I now feel grateful for finding you at that dance. If I hadn't moved and all and actually went, we wouldn't be where we are now. I love the position we're in."
"I know how you feel," Katara answered with another content sigh. "I just can't believe a few months ago I thought dances were horrible. A lot can change in that time and I'm glad for it. Now, dances are what I'm looking forward to every year from now, even if I do move to the High School. Will you still ask me to their dances?"
As she asked this, she picked her head off of Aang shoulder to look at him. He gave her a quick kiss and smiled his goofy smile that she never got tired of.
"I will," he promised. "I love you."
Katara laughed and kissed him again, making him blush. "I love you, too."
Awe! Cute and happy endings for all! I love you guys so so so so so so much with all my heart and I still appreciate the support you gave me!
Love to all,
~AvatarIsMyLife (aka: Audrey!)