A/N: Thanks to the ones who reviewed the last chapter, I appreciate all of your input:) I hadn't been planning to write a second chapter until AvatarIsMyLife persuaded me to continue. So I did and I hope A.I.M.L likes this, as well as anyone else reading this. Enjoy!:)
Disclaimer: ...awkward moment when Microsoft Word auto corrects "disclaimer" to "disappointment". That just happened. With that being said, I think it's pretty obvious that I don't own Avatar.
"She hasn't wrote back to me," Aang muttered. He tugged at his tunic in frustration before forcefully throwing the ink pen and scroll onto the table in front of him.
"Aang, you're gonna break it!" Suki scolded.
"I really don't care," he replied, his voice hard.
"Lose the attitude kid," Sokka warned. Aang rolled his eyes and leaned his head back against the couch in room.
"Where's Zuko?" he asked, closing his eyes and doing his best to control his annoyance. Aang had been in the Fire Nation for three weeks and while he loved traveling, he was beginning to crumble under the pressure. Sokka and Suki returned to the Fire Nation to assist in stopping the oncoming rebellions. Toph had followed Aang around, not wanting to return home to the wrath of her parents. A certain waterbender, however, remained in the South Pole and hasn't had contact with the Gaang since she left.
"He had an errand to run," Sokka replied.
"An errand? I thought I was pretty much his full time errand," he scoffed.
"Stop being such a prissy Twinkletoes," Toph called, shaking her head in disappointment. Aang knew that he was being moody and unappreciative. He knew that his behavior was less than admirable. But he was homesick and he missed Katara.
"Why don't you try sending hawky again," Sokka suggested.
"I've tried, four times this week. She still hasn't replied." he deadpanned. "I may be in love, but I'm not pathetic," he added plainly.
"Knock, knock…" Zuko called, cracking the door open and poking his head inside.
"Where in the world have you been, Zuko?" Aang wondered.
"I came across a fan. She says she's one of your biggest fans. Do you have a minute to say hello to her?" he asked, raising his eyebrows innocently. Aang swallowed his initial response and sat up, turning to face the door.
"Yeah sure. Tell her to come on in," he agreed.
"Right this way Miss," Zuko announced, opening the door fully and stepping to the side.
"Hey, do you think that I could maybe get an autograph?" A sweet voice cut through the air easily. Aang stood up at the sight of her sparkling eyes and wide smile.
"Katara…" he whispered, his eyes locking with her own intensely. She walked towards him, her dark hair hanging loosely around her shoulders.
"Surprise!" she laughed lightly. Aang walked towards her and pulled her against him hurriedly. He lifted her off of the ground, burying his face in her hair and reveling in her presence.
"You're here," he breathed, his lips moving against her neck. "You're here, you're here…" he repeated quietly, almost as though he couldn't believe it.
"I'm here," she agreed pulling away as he set her back on the ground. She leaned forward, kissing his lips and then his cheek.
"What are you doing here?" he smiled, kissing her forehead and then her nose, and finally her lips once more. Katara giggled as he leaned back slightly, giving her only enough room to speak.
"I really missed Zuko," she teased. Zuko chuckled from his spot on the couch and threw up a fist in mock celebration.
"I'm serious," he chuckled. "I thought you had forgotten about me," he continued, his hands firm against her waist.
"Sweetie, it's only been three weeks. I was spending some time with Gran Gran in the South Pole but then I decided that maybe it would be nice to see my boyfriend," she explained lightly.
"Nice? This is amazing," he moved one of his arms around her shoulders and pulled her into a hug. "This is perfect," he added happily.
"Alright, alright… let the rest of us say hello to her," Suki interrupted, using a hand to pull Aang away slightly. "Hi pretty girl," she greeted Katara, hugging her gently. Aang stepped back, his eyes never leaving the waterbender.
"You're timing could not be more perfect," Sokka announced, squeezing his sister's shoulder lightly.
"Our boy was catching an attitude," Toph explained, as Katara hugged her warmly. "It's good to see you again, Toph," she added.
"I was not catching an attitude," Aang argued.
"You've been a moody little fussy pritch all day Twinkletoes," Toph corrected.
"Well, Katara wasn't replying to my letters and Zuko was MIA and um… the weather here sucks," he stuttered. Katara giggled quietly and moved to step in front of Aang. She took his hand in her own and intertwined their fingers.
"Aang, you gotta stop being a brat. You're gonna get wrinkles from all that frowning," she teased, touching his cheek with her free hand. "You're too cute for that," she added.
"I'm not a brat," he muttered.
"Not even a little?" she asked quietly.
"Maybe just a little," he admitted. "But that's only because I missed you so much," he added sweetly.
"Don't blame it on me!" she laughed, poking him in the shoulder.
"Sorry, that's just how it is sweetie. I'm miserable and moody without you. So for the sake of everyone around me, you should probably just stay. Maybe like… forever?" he quipped.
"For the sake of everyone around you?" she smirked.
"Uh huh," he nodded.
"You're just so thoughtful, aren't you?" she joked.
"You know it," he smiled.
"I don't know, Aang. Forever is a long time," she continued.
"Not long enough…" he told her sweetly, leaning forward and kissing her lips.
A/N: I think I might add another chapter...