Category: Avatar: Last Airbender and Legend of Korra

Author: Mrs Pettyfer

Title: Rubik's Cube

Genre: Adventure/Angst/Romance/Comedy - little bit of everything

Rating: T

A/N: Hi guys! This is basically a series drabbles exploring various ships and characters. Random ideas/scenes/prompts that come to me. They won't be written in chronological order like you see with most of my stories. I take prompt recommendations as well, so if you ever have any, do let me know! I can't say how many "chapters" this will be, or how often I will update, but I hope you enjoy them. :)

Disclaimer: The Avatar world and characters belong to Mike Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko.


"Oh I'm like a kid who just won't let it go
Twisting and turning the colors in rows
I'm so intent to find out what it is
This is my Rubik's cube
I know I will figure it out." - Rubik's Cube, Athlete

01 Legend

Korra closed the book and set it on the night side table. Smiling, she leaned forward and pulled Jinora's blanket up to her chin. Ikki had fallen asleep curled up next to her sister, and Korra didn't have the heart to move her to her own bed. Instead she took a wooly blanket off Ikki's bed and draped it over her; the two girls would fight over it if they had to share just one.

Korra was an only child, but the girls were as close to sisters as she'd ever have. She didn't have the patience for reading, but when Ikki begged her to read to them before bed, she finally agreed. When Ikki wanted something very badly, sometimes it was easier just to give in; otherwise her mouth wouldn't stop talking.

Korra yawned and glanced back at the book. It was blood red with gold lettering, a thick, leather-bound book with gold leaf pages. It wasn't exactly old, but it had been tossed around and read enough times that it appeared to be. Certain pages were marked out, corrected with mistakes, some contained pictures and maps, not just words.

The book was special. Avatar: The Last Airbender, it was called. A collaboration of stories, written by Avatar Aang himself, along with his friends: Katara, Sokka, Toph Bei Fong, Fire Lord Zuko, Suki, Ty Lee, and Mai. There were other additions, too, like excerpts from Katara's father and Zuko's uncle.

It was more than a book—it was their journey. From the moment Avatar Aang awoke in the ice till the end of Sozin's Comet when he defeated Fire Lord Ozai.

Korra didn't know how they did it. How could six kids save the entire world, when she can barely save one city? How could they overthrow a hundred years of tyranny? How was she supposed to live up to this legacy?

Tenzin said she would, but Korra didn't think so.

She was just a young Avatar trying to find her way. Avatar Aang and his friends were legends.