"Hey, don't you think we should be going back, Bolin?"
The three friends were on Air-temple Island. Bolin and Mako had been invited-Mako more forced than anything-by Korra. She said they should spend more time at the island instead of the arena. The boys had sat around while Korra trained and Pema had them stay for dinner. Now it was almost eleven at night and they were still here. All three were outside on a roffed porch. Bolin was sitting on the ground, back against Naga with Pabu on his head while Mako leaned on a pole and Korra just sitting on a railing. The earthbender waved a hand to dismiss his brother. "Nah. Toza'll leave the door unlocked. He always does," he told his brother with a grin. "Besides," Korra chimed in, "It's going to rain soon." The boys looked over at her and Mako slumped, shoulders dropping. "Great. I hate rain."
"Aw lighten up, Mako!" Korra said. Bolin agreed. "Bolin, you hate the rain too," Mako said. "I don't hate RAIN I hate THUNDER. There's a difference," he pointed out. Korra chuckled, as did Bolin, when Mako huffed and stuck his hands in his pockets. "Either way, we really should get back before-"The firebender was cut off when Korra raised her hand, pointing three fingers. She counted down and as soon as all fingers were down the rain started in a gush of wind. "Guess we're stuck here until it blows over!" Bolin announced, grinning. Mako sighed and Korra laughed.
"All right. Not a problem," Korra told them. Bolin just shrugged and put his hands behind his head, yawning. In a few minutes he was asleep, using Naga as a pillow. "Whelp," the Avatar said, getting off the railing to lean on it instead, "Guess it's just us." "Mm," came the reply. Mako crossed his arms and kept his eyes on the ground. Korra huffed and turned around to watch the rain. She raised a hand and started to freeze the droplets as they fell and made them dance around before letting them fall. She doesn't know why, but it reminded her of a song she heard before. She continued to play with the rain as she tried to remember the lyrics and tune.
"Take my hand, I'll teach you to dance. I'll spin you around won't let you fall down. Would you let me lead? You can step on my feet Give it a try, it'll be alright," she started to sing after a few minutes.
She was quiet at first, but once she got the tune and words in her head she got louder. It also caught Mako's attention. He listened a little longer, keeping his eyes to the ground. He remembers his mother singing this a lot. With a quiet sigh, he waited for the male solo. Then he jumped in, cutting Korra off.
"Suddenly I'm feeling brave. Don't know what's got into me, why I feel this way. Can we dance, real slow? Can I hold you, can I hold you close?" Korra turned her head and looked at him. Mako raised his head to look back at her. He waited in silence before telling her, "Well? Are you going to continue?" She blushed and gave him a look. "I'll start then," he sighed.
"The room's hush hush and now's our moment."
"Take it in, feel it all and hold it."
"Eyes on you."
"Eyes on me."
"We're doing this right," in unison.
Korra slowly walked over to him, blushing with a small smile on her face, as did Mako. He held out his hand, which Korra took after a moment.
"You remember the next part, right?" he asked. She nodded. "Good, because I don't." She laughed and started to sing;
"'Cause lovers dance when they're feeling in love, spotlight's shining it's all about us. It's oh, oh, all, about uh, uh, us. And every heart in the room will melt. This is a feeling I've never felt. But it's all about us."
As she sang that, Mako led her into a dance, and when she was done she just smiled. They stood there for a few minutes before Korra pulled Mako down and kissed him.
Author's note: If you can guess the song I love you