White Lotus High
Welcome to my new fanfic, White Lotus High! Hope you enjoy it and don't forget to review! I'd love to hear what you think so far! Thanks and now I give you...
Chapter One- New Tides
Dear Miss Katara Kuruk,
You have been accepted to White Lotus Academy, a prestigious high school for gifted students. Your file lists that you are very advanced in English and that you rank number one on your school's swim team. You were recommended by various teachers and even your school nurse. It seems you have planned to major in physical therapy. Another one of the reasons why we want you in our school, you are thinking of your future. No need to worry about tuition. You will be receiving a full scholarship as long as your grades are high and there are no complaints from your professors. Everyone at White Lotus Academy stays on campus at our housing facilities. Don't be alarmed, you will be allowed visitation and you are allowed to leave whenever you please. Information is listed in the rest of the packet. We hope you really consider coming to White Lotus Academy. We expect your arrival with open arms.
Guidance Counselor Iroh Sozin
Dear Mr. Sokka Kuruk,
You have been accepted to White Lotus Academy, a prestigious high school for gifted students. Your file lists that you are very advanced in Mathematics and Science. It also states that you are an excellent planner and are planning on majoring in Engineering. You have a bright future planned, which is another reason that you would fit right into WLA. No need to worry about tuition. You will be receiving a full scholarship as long as your grades are high and there are no complaints from your professors. Everyone at White Lotus Academy stays on campus at our housing facilities. Don't be alarmed, you will be allowed visitation and you are allowed to leave whenever you please. Information is listed in the rest of the packet. We hope you really consider coming to White Lotus Academy. We expect your arrival with open arms.
Guidance Counselor, Iroh Sozin
"Sokka, you got a letter in the mail!" I wonder what my brother ordered this time.
"Hey it says it's from White Lotus Academy. Isn't it that rich kid school up in Ba Sing Se?"
"Yeah, why would they send us letters? They seem pretty thick too." White Lotus Academy was a big three story academy. It was called an academy because of its impressive size and high quality education but everyone just called it White Lotus High or WLH, unless you were bragging to one of the underprivileged kids, then it was White Lotus Academy. The students there were usually the kids of rich businessmen. They even had on campus housing. Sure, I had looked into the school, but I knew I would never be able to afford to go to a place like that. They had a really good curriculum though and an amazing swim team that went to state nearly every year.
"Katara, have you seen what they sent us! Hurry open yours up!" Wow, I've never seen Sokka this happy since Gran-Gran came home with a coupon for a free pack of jerky.
I scan through the letter.
"We've been accepted to attend White Lotus High. It even says they'll give us a scholarship to cover tuition."
"We should talk to Gran-Gran. Katara, this is big."
"Are you considering going?"
"Yeah, I mean aren't you?"
"I am too. It's a really great opportunity and it says we're allowed to leave when we please. We could come and visit Gran-Gran when we get break. The new school year doesn't start until three weeks, which means we have around a week to get ready and travel to Ba Sing Se."
"And why would you be going to Ba Sing Se?"
"Gran, we got accepted into White Lotus High! And it is tuition paid and we get to live in the housing complex! What do you say Gran?"
"Whoa there Sokka, calm down, so Gran-Gran, what do you say?" I actually did want to go to this school. Our school, Southern Waters High, only had like fifteen students, us included.
"I think it's a great idea, kids. Did they send you any information, such as which hall you'll be living in or when to register?"
"Yes, it's all in this packet, this really big packet."
"Do I have to read all of this? Can't Katara read it for me?"
"Sokka read it yourself! Look, it says registration for classes begins four days prior to the beginning of classes. Orientation will take place immediately afterwards. There we will meet with our professors, view our living quarters, and explore the campus and see all it has to offer. I feel like we're heading to college and not a high school."
"Ah, but you forget, this is a much esteemed high school. I am so glad you two are being given the chance to make a future for yourselves!"
"What are we wasting time here for? Let's get to packing sis!"
This was going to be a long week.
"Oh Zuzu, are you getting ready to go back to White Lotus?"
"Azula, I've told you not to call me that! And what's it to you?"
"Sheesh, big brother, I just thought you'd want to know Dad wants us to be there at the soonest time possible. I think he donated another wing to the school."
"Ok, fine, I'll be ready in a bit. Anything else you need?"
"Oh, Mai will be over soon. Try to at least act nice. I know you two had a falling out."
"We never even went out! People just thought we did! I never even liked her that way. We never even went on a date!"
"Zuzu, not only are you in denial but, you really need to work on your anger management issues. Well, see you downstairs!"
This was definitely was going to be a long year.
"Hurry we're going to be late!" Sokka and I had just finished stuffing our suitcases into our Gran-Gran's car. It was a long train ride from the South Pole to the Earth Kingdom.
Our family had been moved to the South Pole when our dad, who's in the Marines, was told to come here, along with his childhood friend Bato (who's also a Marine) and begin training recruits. Everything had been peaceful, but then a large group of the Fire Nation military attacked our town. During the raid, my mother was killed when someone set fire to our house and she couldn't get out. All that was left of her was, by some miracle, her betrothal necklace that was given to her by my dad. The doctor assured us that she had died of smoke inhalation and not of the actual flames. No matter how she died, the pain was still there. I had to grow up fast and help my Gran-Gran care for my brother and many of the children in the town. Since many of their family members had died during the raid and my dad and the Marines had to leave and protect the waters, many of the children were left alone. Gran takes good care of Sokka and me, but sometimes I wish I could go to my mom for advice or go swimming with my dad.
Since we're going to White Lotus now, it'll be a while before we can come and visit Gran, especially since our funds are low. But, as always, I'll have my brother and he's all I need to keep me going strong.
"Katara, I can't find my train ticket! Or my extra supply of jerky!" Like I said, he keeps me going.
"Sokka, I have your ticket and your jerky's in the front pocket of your…..man purse." I don't know why he had bought that thing, but he said it matched his shoes that day (it didn't and still doesn't) and they were having a sale.
"So, Gran, what are you going to be up to while we're gone?"
"I'll just be here helping out at the Center. I will probably take Yugoda up on her offer and go on a mini-vacation. Maybe I'll visit Pakku."
"Oh, tell Gramp-Gramps I said hi!" Pakku was my grandma's high school sweetheart. My Gran was pregnant with my dad before they lost touch. Something about unfair rules and what not, but last year they found each other again. It was really sweet and touching. Ever since then Sokka had insisted on calling Pakku Gramp-Gramps, much to Pakku's dislike.
"Sounds great, you really should get out for a well-deserved vacation. Send my love to Pakku too."
"Will do kiddos, it looks like we're here." We got off and carried our luggage to the first car. I could feel the tears threatening to spill in my eyes.
"Sokka, Katara, I'm going to really miss you both! You take good care of each other. I love you. Call me or write to me when you can. I'll see you soon. I've already signed all of the necessary papers in your packets, so y'all should be fine. Ok, have fun and learn a lot!" She hugged us both and we boarded the train. Sokka allowed me the window seat, even though I know how much he loves the window seats. I could see Gran waving at us and I waved and smiled back.
"Sokka, can you believe it? We're going to be sophomores and juniors at White Lotus!" I'm fifteen and Sokka is sixteen. Most people think we're twins because of our looks, but Sokka's actually only a few months older than me.
"I know. I'm actually thinking of joining their ice hockey team. What about you?"
"Ice hockey sounds nice. You know me! I'm going to try out for the swim team. Did you know they go to state nearly every year!"
"Yeah, I heard the sports there are the deal."
"I wonder if we'll have roommates. It'll give us the chance to meet new people and make more friends. Hey, maybe we'll have a class together!"
"I really hope my roommate isn't one of those crazy people. It would be nice to have a class together."
"Well, I'm going to read through the rest of the packets."
We see you've been accepted to White Lotus Academy, an excellent opportunity indeed. You will enjoy your time at White Lotus and go on to succeed in life.
Student Name: Katara Kuruk
Student ID: 45012
Student Resident Hall: Dorm 5C
Upon registration expect to receive the following: Student ID card, dorm entry card, class schedule, books, and a bulletin listing meal times and various activities and rec times.
I looked through Sokka's packet too (he was asleep). I had to admit I was happy that his dorm room number was 5E. We would be close enough to go over to each other's room and talk just like we would at home.
I felt my eyes starting to close. Before I knew it, the train stopped and we arrived at our new school and home for the year.
I'm really excited about this story. This is my first AU fic, so review and tell me what you think. Also go check out my other story, And So Destiny and Fate, Clash, virtual cookies will be involved if you do. :)
So in this chapter, Katara and Sokka get accepted into a 'rich kid school' in Ba Sing Se, because all the cool schools are in Ba Sing Se! Anyways, we also get to see a small part of Zuko and of course Azula and her teasing had to make an appearance. And of course, I just had to make Iroh the guidance couselor! He was fit for the role.
Don't forget to review and tell me what you think! Also, I'm a little setback as to what sport Zuko should play, I was thinking along the lines of soccer player, but I would love to hear what you think reader, so review! As always thanks!