AN: This would not leave me alone after Saturday's episode. I'm sorry for OOC or all around crapiness. I am also sorry to my readers who are waiting for me to update my various other works. I'll get to them. I just had to get some Linorra out of my system.
Lin surveyed the damage with a frown. The arena was in shambles, though not completely destroyed. She and the Avatar…Korra…. had taken care of that. The girl had shown remarkable resilience and bravery. Lin supposed that was what the Avatar was supposed to do. Thinking of the good of others before herself.
"Avatar, I need you to come down to the station with me," Lin said as Korra kept assuring her teammates that she was fine. The taller boy seemed especially concerned. Lin disliked him immediately. Though he had shown some good firebending skills. "I need you to write an incident report."
"Lin, is that really necessary?"
She almost snapped at Tenzin, but then remembered that she was trying to be nicer to him now.
"I would allow her to wait, but it's better to do this while it's all fresh," she said with a sigh. "I've done this enough to know."
Tenzin frowned while Korra looked between them. "I really should be getting back home. Pema will be worried when she hears of what's happened."
Lin just raised an eyebrow, waiting for him to explain.
"I won't be able to wait for Korra," he clarified.
"Is the Avatar incapable of finding her way back?" Lin asked. She turned to address Korra directly, knowing that it was the respectful thing to do. Lin would not act like Korra had no say in her own life. "Do you need Tenzin to help you get back?"
"Of course not!" Korra said, crossing her arms. "I can get back just fine."
"Normally, I would agree with you," Tenzin said, rubbing his temple. "But after the night you've had, I don't think it's wise for you to go alone."
"I'll have Naga with me!" Korra protested. "And Bolin and Mako."
The two boys perked up at the mention of their names. Lin, however, frowned. "Excuse me?"
"Well, you need their statements, too, right?" The girl had a point. They were two of the only witnesses to have stuck around. For some reason, Lin did not want them to come along.
"I suppose so."
"But Korra," Tenzin continued. "They won't be coming all the way back to Air Temple Island with you."
"They need some place to stay," Korra explained. "They lived here. They have nowhere to go."
"Look," the taller of the boys, Mako, said. "We don't need your charity, Korra. We'll be fine."
"Shut up, Mako," the Avatar snapped. Lin thought there was some underlying tension between them. She briefly wondered why, then remembered she did not care. Who the Avatar was dating or not dating was none of her concern. Even if Korra had looked so incredible as she fought.
Lin almost growled at herself. What a ridiculous thing to think. She was much too old to be having those kinds of thoughts. Especially about the Avatar. The very young, very female, Avatar. Not that Lin had never been with a woman. After Tenzin, she had sworn off men. She did not need that in her life, not when she had a city to protect. The prospect of having a family was not one that appealed to her, and she did not want to get into a situation where she was saddled with a child. So no more men. It had really not been all that difficult. She had never been terribly attracted to men, and if she was honest with herself, that was really why she resented Tenzin and Pema so much. They had taken away her one chance to have that kind of life. Tenzin had been the only man she could ever see herself with. As accepting as Republic City was, it would still not do for the very public figure of the Chief of Police, the daughter of Toph Bei Fong, to prefer the company of women.
Not that she cared. And not that her mother had cared. Toph knew her daughter, and she had always been accepting.
"Please, Tenzin," Korra begged, pouting in a way that made her look adorable. "They won't be a problem. It'll just be until they can find a new place."
"I… Well.. that's fine, I suppose." Tenzin stroked his beard in thought, something that Lin used to find endearing but now found irritating.
"I have to take all of you to headquarters first," Lin reminded the teenagers. "I'll make sure they get home safely."
"Thank you, Lin." His expression softened as he looked at her, and she gave him a small nod in return. Her resentment of him was petty and childish, neither things that she wanted to be. She would try her best to let go of it.
"Come along," she instructed the three young people. They followed her, Bolin and Mako at a safe distance, still obviously warry of her. Korra, however, fell in step beside her, apparently pleased with their work together that night.
"So, Chief," Korra began casually. "Did you learn metalbending from Toph?"
"Of course," Lin snipped. "Though I did learn a few things on my own."
"Uh, so I was thinking that….uh…maybe you could like…teach me?"
Lin narrowed her eyes and regarded the young Avatar. "They didn't teach you that already?"
"Well, no." Korra blushed slightly, and Lin had to keep repeating how much of a problem child she was. Emphasis on child. "It was all traditional earthbending." Lin thought about it for a moment as they piled into one of the police satomobiles. She did not normally take time to teach anyone metalbending. Of course, few people reached her high standards for qualifications.
"I'll think about it."
"Oh, um…Ms. Chief Lady?" Lin turned her gaze to the earthbender of the Fire Ferrets.
"Could I maybe…um when you teach Korra….could I watch?" He seemed like a sweet boy, so Lin did not tear him down like she normally would have.
"I haven't promised the Avatar anything yet," she said coolly. "And if I do agree to this, it would just be for her."
"Oh. Okay." He looked so dejected, but soon his smile was back on his face. "But you were so totally awesome! Both of you! I mean, you almost had them!" He made a few mock punches, eyes alight with excitement. "Bam, zip, boom! I've seen the metalbenders in action before, but those were some awesome moves!"
Lin raised a brow. She was unaccustomed to such….enthusiastic praise. "I was just doing my job," she said gruffly.
"How long is this going to take?" Mako asked, leaning forward. "We have a lot to take care of, what with losing our home and all."
"It will take as long as it takes," Lin replied, barely keeping the venom from her voice. She cut him some slack because of what he had been through that night, but no one talked to her that way.
She gave them all a healthy glare, and even the Avatar kept quiet for the rest of the ride. When they arrived at Headquarters, it was alive and bustling. Lin groaned, knowing that it would be a long night for her. She ushered the teenagers out of the car and inside.
"Lieutenant," she called, motioning one of her men over. "Take these two and get their statements, then escort them back to Air Temple Island. Councilman Tenzin will take them from there."
"Hey, wait a minute!" Mako protested. "We're supposed to wait for Korra."
"Yeah, we promised Tenzin," Korra piped up.
"I have no idea how long it will take for me to get through with the Avatar." Lin folded her arms and cocked her hip. "I need to get a thorough statement from her since she was the only one with me on the roof. Tell Tenzin that if it's too late to get her home, she will stay either here or with me. Now go. No arguments." Bolin gave a wave to Korra as he was carted off while Mako glared sullenly at them.
"Come on, kid," Lin instructed Korra, leading her to her office. "Wait here. I have some damage control to do."
"Is this going to get you in trouble?"
"You told Tarlok that you would ensure the safety of the people at the match," Korra said, her brows contracted in concern. Lin's jaw tightened as she realized Korra was right.
"I don't know," she said honestly. "But Tarlok has another thing coming if he thinks he can bully me into stepping down." Korra nodded. "There's not much here by way of entertainment, but feel free to twiddle your thumbs. And try not to break anything." Korra gave her a sheepish smile, and Lin left quickly before she could return it. What was going on with her tonight? It had to just be the close call they had, or the fact that they had worked so well together against the Equalists. That was it. That had to be it. Because Lin would certainly never be stupid enough to let herself have feelings for a girl over thirty years her junior. Though, that would be a nice kick in the face to Tenzin.
Lin sighed and went about gathering her subordinates, dispatching orders and trying to prepare for the fallout the next day would surely bring. It took her nearly two hours to get it done, by which time Mako and Bolin had already been escorted back to Air Temple Island. She probably should have had someone else take Korra's statement, but she could not bring herself to do it. For some reason, Lin wanted to be the one. And she wanted to finally have a real one on one conversation with the girl. No pretenses, no titles getting in the way. Just two people talking about their near death experiences together. She had saved Korra and Korra had saved her.
"Sorry that took so long," she began as she entered her office, only to stop short as she saw that Korra was curled up in her chair, fast asleep. Lin debated for a moment, then decided that she really did need the girl's statement. So she carefully shook Korra. "Hey kid. Time to get up."
"Five more minutes," Korra mumbled.
"Afraid I can't do that," Lin said. "Up you go." She lifted Korra into a sitting position. The girl blinked a few times.
"Ugh, sorry Chief," she said. "Guess I fell asleep."
"Understandable. You've had a hard day." She guided Korra into the chair across from her before sitting in her own. "I'll try to make this a quick as I can." Together, they went over the events of the night, Korra filling her in on things that she had not seen. It was actually helpful, giving her some insight on Amon's actions. However, she soon saw that Korra was exhausted.
"Alright, I think that's enough for tonight," she said as Korra yawned for the fifth time.
"Okay. Yeah, I'm actually pretty beat." She stretched, arching her chest in a way that made Lin's mouth go dry. "Um so…..am I staying here?"
"No. There's nowhere comfortable to sleep." Of course, Lin did sleep there often, and she could attest to the veracity of that statement. She should have made a place for sleep by now. "We'll go back to my place. It's not far." Korra looked surprised, but she did not question. Too tired to argue, she followed Lin out onto the street, then down the street as they walked to Lin's apartment.
"So you live near here?"
"I find it's good to be close," Lin explained. She felt her guard slipping around the young Avatar. Maybe it was the connection to Aang or maybe it was something else, but she did not feel like Korra had any expectations from her, so unlike everyone else in her life.
"Yeah, that makes sense." Korra looked at her seriously. "Um, I uh…Well what I mean to say is…. Thanks. You know…. For saving me tonight."
"I already told you not to mention it," Lin said with a small shrug. "Besides, I do believe you returned the favor."
"Well, I mean only that one time," Korra persisted. "You saved me twice. I owe you."
"No you don't," Lin said. "You don't owe me anything. It was because of my insistence that you were in that situation in the first place. I should have let the Council do what they wanted."
"Oh, come on! You can't really believe that!" Korra shook her head. "We would have found a way to do it anyway. I would have done it." Lin believed her.
"Still. I am the Chief of police. Tonight's debacle is on me." She sighed heavily. "I'm getting too old for this."
"You're not old," Korra said. "I mean, I saw those moves. That was pretty stellar stuff."
"And I'll pay for it in the morning," Lin assured her. She could already tell there would be aches and pains. And bruises. She was going to be sore for days. "Used to be I bounced back from a night like tonight with no problems. Not so anymore." She gave a wry smile, one that had Korra's eyes light up in appreciation. "But I will say, we did make a pretty good team."
"Heck yes!" Korra grinned and pumped her fists. "We kicked some serious butt! Bolin was right. You were so awesome. That's why I want you to teach me metalbending. I want to be like that."
Lin was secretly flattered. She knew that Korra would not give her admiration lightly. "I will think about it. It's probably something you should learn, and there's no one better at it than me." Not now that her mother could no longer teach. Korra seemed to follow her train of thought and looked down at her feet. They stayed in that awkward silence until Lin directed them into her building. They took the lift up to the top floor, where she had her modest apartment. It was neat and clean, mostly because she spent so little time there.
"I have some clothes you can borrow," Lin said, realizing that Korra was still in her pro-bending uniform. "And something to sleep in. Let me get them for you." Lin dug around in her drawers for some of her old clothes that were just a little tight around the middle these days. She was still in great shape, but time was a harsh mistress. "Here." She thrust the clothes into Korra's hands. "Bathroom's that way." The young Avatar expressed her thanks before leaving to change. When she was alone Lin carefully stripped off her uniform, relaxing when its rigidity left her body. She was still standing in her bedroom in just her breast bindings and undergarments when Korra's voice startled her.
"Chief, I was wondering-Oh." She turned to see Korra looking at her, blushing. "Sorry. I'll just wait out here."
"It's fine, Korra," she said gently. "Nothing you haven't seen before." Casually, Lin pulled her night shirt over her head. It only hung to her mid-thigh, leaving most of her legs showing. Korra seemed to be having a problem trying not to stare. "What were you saying?"
"Oh. Uh, yeah." The Avatar swallowed hard, her face flushed. "I was wondering if you had anything to eat. Normally, I have something after a match because you know, it takes a lot out of you. But…yeah, no time for that today."
"Of course." Lin led the way to her small kitchen. "I don't have much, but here are some rice cakes." Korra frowned at the offering.
"That's seriously all you have?"
"I don't spend much time here," Lin said in defense. "Too busy trying to keep the city safe." Korra took the rice cakes.
"I guess this will do." While the girl ate, Lin pulled out a bottle of wine, pouring herself a glass.
"Do you want some?" she asked.
"I don't think I should…"
"It'll help you sleep," Lin said. "And I'm not going to get you drunk, so don't worry about that." She poured Korra a glass. "Take it." Korra obeyed. They sat down at the low table in Lin's living room, sipping on the wine.
"So uh, what did you think of the match?" It seemed as though Korra wanted to make small talk.
"Tenzin seemed to think that you were cheated out of a victory," Lin replied smoothly, not revealing how much she actually knew about the sport. Her mother, of course, had been an avid fan, so Lin knew all the ins and outs.
"Ugh, I swear, the refs had to have been paid off," Korra bemoaned. "Those were blatant fouls."
"Yes, incredibly unsportsmanlike." Lin felt bad for the man who had his bending taken away, but she also had little sympathy for cheaters. "Your team was much better." She eyed Korra suspiciously. "Do you have a thing with that Mako boy?"
"What? No!" Korra looked away sharply. "He's dating Asami Sato."
"Oh. I see. So you're jealous."
"I-No...I mean-maybe….I mean…ugh! It's just that she's so pretty and nice and he's just a big jerk and I don't know why she chose him and not me!" Then her eyes widened, and she clamped her hand over her mouth. "I mean…I…oh, crap." Lin stared at her for a moment.
"You….You're interested in the girl?"
"Oh spirits." Korra jumped up and started pacing. "I…I didn't mean to say that! It must be the wine talking. I'm sorry! I'll….I'll go now."
"Korra, wait." Lin stood, too, placing a hand on Korra's arm to still her. "It's alright. The Sato girl is very pretty. You have good taste." Korra looked up at her.
"You don't think it's weird or….or gross or anything?"
Lin snorted. "It would be very hypocritical if I did."
"Hypocritical?" Korra furrowed her brows, thinking it over for a moment before those same brows shot up almost to her hairline. "Oh! But…..I thought you and Tenzin had a thing."
"How did you know that?" Lin demanded. "Did he tell you?"
"No! I guess." Korra bit her lip. "Pema said some things and then I put two and two together." Lin's expression darkened at the mention of Pema.
"Well, not like it's a secret or anything," she finally said, sitting back down. Korra hesitantly followed, keeping a tight grasp on her wine. "He was really the only man I ever had any interest in. But I guess it was never enough." She took a swig of wine.
"Does Tenzin know?"
"Oh, yes. He never held it against me. He really did try."
Korra opened her mouth but then hesitated. "Um… Can I ask a personal question?"
"Depends on what it is."
"What… what's it like….you know….with a woman?" The girl blushed furiously and Lin decided to answer truthfully if only to see more of that blush.
"Depends on the woman. Just like with men." She smiled. "Well….not just like with men. Of course, I've only been with the one man, and I'm not sure how much of that I should share with you seeing as he's your teacher."
"I won't say anything. I promise!"
"From what I've heard, men sometimes think only of themselves in bed." Lin did not think about how this conversation was probably incredibly inappropriate to be having, but her head was a little fuzzy with the wine and her fatigue. "Tenzin was caring and attentive. Not his fault that the thing I didn't like about him was hi male anatomy." Korra giggled. "The women I've been with all knew exactly what to do, so I guess you could say that it was better with them. Though I really don't have much to compare it to."
"Well, I don't have anything."
"Have you ever been with anyone?" Lin only thought it was fair to ask considering all that she had told Korra.
"I tried….There was a guard at the Southern Water tribe." She looked down into her lap. "We messed around, but never went all the way. I guess I was trying to convince myself that I could do it with a guy."
"But you couldn't," Lin supplied knowingly.
"No. He was sweet, but I felt nothing with him." Korra looked a little sad for a moment, and Lin wanted so badly to comfort her. Alarm bells went off in her head, but she ignored them. It had been so long. "I've never even kissed a girl."
"You'll find someone. Republic City is a big place." Lin knew of a few places to go to find other women like them.
"I guess." Korra regarded her. "Do you ….have anyone?"
"No. Not for some time."
"But you're so beautiful and amazing!"
Lin started at the statement. It had been a long time since someone looked at her that way, or said such things to her, or made her heart flutter so pleasantly. "Well… I…. I suppose it takes more than that," she managed to stutter. "I'm very dedicated to my job, and that tends to get in the way."
"Yeah, I can understand that." Lin wondered if Korra felt that way because of her Avatar title. If she felt as much of a burden to put her duties first as Lin did. "Bolin and Mako don't really understand what it's like. And Tenzin is always going on about patience and spirituality and all that. I just… You know, Chief, you were the first person to just treat me like… like a normal person. To you I'm just Korra. Thank you."
"You're a good kid, Korra. You just need some guidance." Somehow, they had moved closer to each other, and Korra was looking up at her with such longing that Lin felt her chest tighten. She wanted it so badly, even though she knew she should not. Korra leaned forward, and even though Lin could see what was about to happen, she did nothing to stop the Avatar as their lips met. For a few moments, Lin returned the kiss, forgetting about who they both were and just enjoying the sensations. However, when Korra's hand snaked around her waist, Lin was brought back to reality and pulled away.
"I'm sorry!" Korra exclaimed. "I'm so sorry! I don't know what came over me."
"It's alright." Lin was proud that her voice did not shake, though she was fairly certain that her hands were trembling.
"I…was it any good?"
"Yes," Lin answered before she could catch herself. It had been. And she had wanted to take it further. Korra looked so damn good sitting there on her floor in nothing but a night shirt. Lin could clearly see that she had removed her breast bindings, and the result was very distracting. "Not bad at all. But… we really shouldn't do that again. I'm….I'm too old for you."
"So what? Tenzin is like way older than Pema."
"Sixteen years older. Not thirty-three," Lin clarified, trying so hard to remind herself of that. She could not take advantage of a tipsy seventeen year old girl.
"I'm the legal age of consent," Korra persisted. "If you wanted to, I… I would…I would want to."
"That's rubbish, Korra," Lin told her. "There are plenty of girls your age who you should …I can't do this with you. I can't….It wouldn't be right."
"So you do want to."
"What I want doesn't matter."
"Well, then what about what I want?"
"You don't want me."
"I do!" Korra leaned forward again, and Lin was struck by how pretty she was. How fierce and powerful she was. How young and innocent. "Please, Lin." The use of her given name made Lin shiver. Before she could react, Korra stripped of her shirt, leaving herself naked before Lin. The Chief of Police stared at the younger woman's bare breasts, unable to look away.
"Spirits, Korra. Put your clothes back on!" She tore her eyes away, but the image was burned into her memory. Korra's body was so very perfect. Muscular and strong while still being feminine. It made Lin throb between her legs. "This is ridiculous."
"Tell me you don't want it," Korra said, making no move to clothe herself. "Tell me that truthfully, and I'll get dressed." Lin opened her mouth to reply, but when she turned her head back to Korra, all denial died on her lips. "Please. I want this."
"You're not…you're in no position to consent." Lin feebly protested. "I can't take advantage of you."
Korra scooted closer to her, taking Lin's hand in her own and placing it right on her left breast. Lin groaned deep in her throat as she felt the peak pebble against her palm. "You're not taking advantage. I know what I'm doing. I want you. I want you to be my first." Lin knew she had lost the battle as she let Korra kiss her again, this time with even more intensity and passion. Soon, their tongues were dancing over each other, and Lin's hand gently kneaded Korra's breast. The girl moaned into her mouth, sliding her hands up to tangle in Lin's hair, pulling it loose from its confines, letting it spill around her shoulders.
"Bed. Now," Lin growled, hoisting Korra up, hitching the girl's legs around her waist.
"Yes, please!" Korra gasped, tilting her head back so that Lin could access her neck. The older woman stumbled into her bedroom, gently depositing Korra on the bed before pulling off her own night shirt, leaving her in her undergarments. "Let me take care of those, officer." Korra waggled her eye brows and Lin rolled her eyes at her suggestive tone. Soon, though, she was closing her eyes in pleasure as Korra's hands danced over her skin, releasing her bindings. Then, the Avatar hesitated.
"May I?" Korra asked, on hand on Lin's hip, the other hovering above her breast.
"I….I don't know what to do."
"That's alright." Lin placed her hand over Korra's, guiding it to where it should be. They both moaned as Korra touched Lin's breast for the first time. "Just…unnnggg….. Do what feels….right." She closed her eyes, and let herself go, completely forgetting the fact that she really should not be doing this. Korra's hand just felt so good. She arched her back into the touches, remembering to bring her own hands up to return the favor. Korra gasped as Lin expertly flicked her nipple.
"Oh, gods, Lin." Her hands stilled as she shut her eyes tightly. "So good." Lin gently pushed her back until Korra was lying down completely. If she was going to be the Avatar's first, then she would make sure that it was the best experience it could possibly be for Korra. She settled gently between Korra's legs, admiring the contrast between the Avatar's dark skin and the paleness of her own. Wanting to take things slowly and thoroughly, she ignored how close their cores were. It would not do to just jump into things like that. Korra deserved better. She deserved the best Lin could offer her.
"Tell me if you like something, or if you don't like something," she instructed softly. "And you can tell me to stop at any time. I won't take this any farther than you want. Do you understand?"
"I do. Just please, touch me."
"As you wish." Lin leaned down to trail kisses along Korra's chest, moving slowly down to the peak of her breast before taking it completely in her mouth. Korra groaned and arched her back, her fingers digging into Lin's scalp. While her mouth worked, she used her hand to give Korra's other breast its due attention. After a few moments, she switched it up, giving them equal treatment.
"Lin." Korra had her head thrown back and her eyes closed still. Lin smirked, proud that she still had the skills to do this to someone, before trailing her kissed lower down the Avatar's stomach.
"Tell me to stop if you feel the need," she repeated.
"Lin, if you don't hurry up and do it, I'm afraid you'll have to arrest me for attempted murder."
"If you insist." She spread Korra's legs farther, taking a moment to admire what they revealed. "You really are beautiful, Korra," she said quietly.
"I'm sure you say that to all the girls," Korra said, though Lin could hear the nervousness behind her words.
"I don't." Lin brought her hand up to press against Korra's center.
"Oh! Oh spirits!" Korra's hips bucked into Lin's hand, and the older woman let her thumb rub against the little bundle of nerves at the top of Korra's sex. "Oh my spirits!... Lin!"
"This next part may hurt a bit, Korra. Do you still want me to continue?"
"Alright." Gently and slowly, Lin slipped a finger inside, surprised when she found no barrier. "I thought you said you'd never done this before?"
"Your body tells another story."
"Oh. That." It was odd to be having this conversation as Lin's finger was still buried inside the Avatar. "You should know. Bending took that away a long time ago. And well….riding Naga all the time." Lin relaxed. For some reason, she had tensed when she thought that Korra had been with someone before.
"I see. Yes, that could very well do it." She moved her finger, making a stroking motion, not the thrusting one that men seemed to be so fond of. Korra gasped and held her shoulder tightly with one hand, while the other was still tangled in Lin's hair. When she though Korra was ready, Lin added another finger, lowering her head to take Korra's bundle of nerves in her mouth.
"Don't stop!" Korra bucked her hips into Lin's face, so much that Lin had to bring her free arm up to hold her still. She kept working her fingers and her tongue, knowing that the Avatar was already close to her release. As a virgin, she would not last long. True to her predictions, Korra's body soon tensed, and the Avatar cried out Lin's name before relaxing into a boneless puddle against the pillows. Satisfied with herself, Lin sat back up, wiping her hand off on the bead spread.
"That was incredible," Korra panted. "Thank you."
"I'm glad you enjoyed yourself." Lin settled back next to her. Korra turned her big blue eyes on the Chief.
"I want….I want to do the same for you, but I don't think I'll be as good at it."
"You don't have to, Korra." Lin did not want the girl to feel obligated. She was obviously so tired.
"I want to. I really want to touch you."
"Alright." Lin allowed the Avatar to lean over her and place a tentative kiss on her breast. "I'm sorry they're not as nice as yours." She still looked good for her age, she knew. But time had taken its toll, and her body, despite how hard she trained, was not quite as tight as Korra's, and her breasts did not sit as high anymore.
"What are you talking about?" Korra looked at her with confusion. "They're fantastic!" To emphasize her point, she took one in her mouth and let her tongue flick around the nipple. Lin groaned, all thoughts of inadequacy forgotten. Korra was obviously new to this, but she was enthusiastic and tried her hardest to emulate what Lin had done. She handled the Chief's breasts with care and affection, not manhandling them as Tenzin had done before Lin taught him the proper way to touch them.
With less hesitation and apprehension than Lin would have expected, Korra slipped her hand between Lin's legs, pressing against her center, causing the older woman to moan. It had been much too long since someone had touched her that way. After things ended with Tenzin, she had tried to go out and find a woman to keep her company, but that soon tapered off for one reason or another. Well, really only for one reason. Work. It always seemed to be getting in the way. It was what had finally driven Tenzin into Pema's arms. She worked too much, she knew that. Even her mother had thought so. Lin shook her head, refusing to think about her mother as Korra's fingers moved inside her. The girl was a little clumsy, but still not the worst Lin had ever had.
"Is this okay?" Korra asked. "Should I do something else?"
"Just…unng… A little slower and harder," Lin said. "And…spirits yes, right there." Korra had accidentally found that spot inside her that drive her insane. Lin thrust her hips, careful not to hurt or startle Korra, riding the girl's fingers, and she felt her release approaching quickly. "Just like that, Korra." She moaned once more as her back arched up all her muscles clenched, sighing out Korra's name before relaxing. Korra kept up her motions until Lin was too sensitive.
"You can stop now, Korra," she said, chest heaving. "That's enough." Korra withdrew her fingers, and Lin groaned at the loss.
"How…..How was it?" the girl asked nervously.
"Rather well done for you first time," Lin said. It, of course, had not been the best she had ever experienced, but it had been good.
"Mhm." Lin Leaned up to kiss Korra again, slow and gentle. "And now I think we both need to sleep. We've had a long day, and there's so much to do still. I have to get up early tomorrow and try to do some damage control. And I'm sure the Council will have a lot to say about the security."
"Don't worry about that," Korra said, lying down next to her. "Tenzin and I will make sure they don't fire you or anything."
"I don't know how much power you have, Avatar, but I don't need your protection. I can take care of myself."
"I know. I just…I don't want to see you get hurt." There was an innocent admiration in Korra's eyes that suddenly reminded Lin of how young the girl was, and her stomach tightened into knots. This had been a mistake. She should never have let herself lose control like that. Korra seemed to sense her tension. "Lin? What's wrong?"
"This…This is going to cause problems," she said. "I…I don't know what we're going to do about this."
"I….Oh. This was just…a….a one-time thing." Korra pulled back from her, looking ill. "I guess I should have realized that."
"Korra…You can't think that we could have any kind of relationship." Lin hated how dejected the girl looked, but she knew it was for the best. "If I were younger or you were older, then I would not hesitate, but you can't waste your life on me."
"I don't see it that way," Korra said. "I really like you, Lin. I don't care how old you are, or what people would think about it. And I know you don't care about that, either!"
"I don't. But I do….I do care about you." It was true. It had always been true. From the moment she hauled the girl into that interrogation room at Headquarters, Lin had always wanted to help and protect Korra. Because she did see so much of herself in the girl. "And I don't think you realize just how hard it would be."
"That doesn't mean we can't try." Korra was starting to sound desperate, and Lin was afraid she would cry. That would not be good. Lin did not know how she would handle that. "Please. We don't…we don't even have to tell anyone, not yet at least. Not if you don't want to."
"Lin, I've never… No one gets me like you do. No one sees me as just Korra. Well, I mean, Bolin might, but he kind of has a hero worship thing going on and I'm not attracted to him anyway, and I know that Mako likes me, but he's with Asami and he's a guy and a big jerkface most of the time and I think Asami's cute, but she's into guys and she's not….she's not you." Korra looked at her with pleading eyes. "Lin, please."
"I…. How about we get some sleep and talk about this more in the morning when we're not dead tired?" she suggested. It was a coward's way out, she knew, but she thought that maybe if she had some sleep and let the wine work out of her system, she would be better prepared to handle Korra's sad little face.
"Okay. I can handle that." Korra wrung her hands. "Can I at least sleep here with you?"
"Fine." Lin let Korra snuggle up to her, letting her hands stroke the girl's hair. She knew she was making a mistake. The whole night had been a mistake, but she could not stop herself from making it. She wished there was someone she could talk to, someone who would help her sift through the confusing thoughts in her head. She wanted to lay out her problems and have someone who would not judge her for the way she was feeling.
Sometimes, Lin Bei Fong really missed her mother.