Warning- Author's Rant (you can skip if you want):

My take on the new development: sorry, Mako, it's totally not cool to continue dating one girl and have feelings for another. Should have broken up with her when you kissed Korra. Obviously the writers want them together- GTFOH. Tahno's sexy but out of his league since he lost his bending. Tarrlock's lost his bending and power so no. Amon's too evil. Bolin is more worthy on the other hand… if only he weren't a goof all the time. I get the feeling he could be so much stronger but he underestimates himself/ doesn't have proper training. In a perfect world, Bolin would be with her because he's the complete package if he would assert himself (Sokka incarnate lol). Here's my story of him asserting himself. Enjoy.

He lay flat on the mat, staring up at the ceiling, silently counting backwards from one hundred. His normally gelled back hair is tousled and unruly but his mint green eyes remained focused.

"Bolin?" she said, mildly shocked from his solitary presence at the gym when she walked in. "What are you doing?"

"Thinking," he said from the floor.

"Don't hurt yourself," Korra joked but was further shocked when he didn't laugh or joke back.

He didn't even crack a smile. Genuinely concerned at this point, she sat down next to him.

"What's wrong?"

"I think I'm going to go to the Earth Kingdom."

"What?" she was taken aback by the alien thought. "Why? And since when have you been thinking about going to the Earth Kingdom?"

"After my parents died, all I've ever known is Republic City and my brother. Then you came along and… there has to be more out there. Maybe I can learn something from the Earth Kingdom about my roots. Maybe I can learn to be a better bender and person."

"You can't be serious! What's gotten into you? You're not yourself right now. Bo, you're already a great bender and you're the best guy I know. I can always count on you. You can't just leave! What about Mako? What about Amon?"

He involuntarily flinched at the accusation in her tone but then his heart sent him another reminder: when she got back from being kidnapped, it was Mako who had his arms around her, not him. Lightly, he said, "You guys are fine without me. You're the Avatar, Korra. You're gonna stop Amon with or without my help. In fact, I think I'm getting in the way."

"That's not true! Avatar Aang had his friends. That was the only way he brought down the Firelord! You're my friend, Bolin. I need you."

The unspoken words, don't be selfish, tugged at his heart but he remained resolute. He sat up and peered into her pleading ocean blue eyes. "If you were my friend, you'd know I can't stay because, Korra, I'm in love with you."

She looked like she was just slapped. Without giving her a chance to respond, he put his hand up. "I get it. You like Mako, not me. That's why I should leave."

"You don't have to go. Besides, Mako has a girlfriend and it's not gunna happen with us or anything."

"But if he didn't have a girlfriend?" and judging by Asami's reaction last they spoke, he won't for long.

She didn't say anything. After a moment of silence, he started to stand. "I'm sure you came in here to train. I'll go find Pabu and pack my stuff. Man, Mako's gonna blow steam out his ears for a week. Wish I could've seen that," he somewhat chuckled, a ghost of his usual good humor.

Following suit, she stood though her eyes were on the spot he formerly occupied on the ground. "How would you get there?" she posed the casual question, too numb to think of anything else.

"I can walk. It might take a few months but I'll get there eventually. Pabu can do a few tricks for money and I'll use it to buy some food. I'll be fine."

A few months… he meant his absence to be permanent. The thought of his leaving and never coming back affected her in a way she didn't think was possible. Her hand struck out and grasped his. A sense of panic overcame her as she stared up at him.

"Wait, Bo, this is crazy. You can't go. I had no idea you felt like this, I mean, yeah, you flirt but love is-"

"But you don't feel the same. I get it, Korra, but I can't stay here and watch you two," he sounded sympathetic, assuring even.

"No, Bolin, you can't do this out of nowhere! I- I-" she gave up on words and crushed her lips to his.

Her heart jumped unexpectedly and his eyes widened. The kiss lasted only a moment before Korra broke away. Bolin had the most comical look on his face and if they were in a different situation, she would have laughed.

"Uh, Korra, what just happened?"

"I don't want you to go."

"Yeah, but do you…" he dared to hope, "like me?"

She seemed torn. "I don't know. I only knew I didn't want you to leave. I love being around you and you always make me happy. I don't know if I like you like that but, don't go."

That made him so happy, he could dance but he forced himself to remember the reality of her words. Straightening himself, he said in a very un-Bolin fashion, "I don't want to be strung along, Korra. You have no idea how much it hurt to see you kiss Mako."

"I don't want to hurt you either. I want to try this. Bo, kiss me."

For a second she thought he would continue to stand there with his jaw slack and his eyes unbelieving. But then he pulled her close and brought his lips down to hers. This kiss was slow, their lips moving against each other in soft exploration. His arm wrapped around her waist while his other caressed her face. Pressed against him, she felt every hard muscle in his body and wondered how it escaped her that he was a man. She had her arms loosely around his neck but when his tongue licked her bottom lip, her hands gripped his hair. Her nails scraped his scalp in a way that made him shiver.

His lips hotly trailed down to her neck, eliciting all kinds of feelings she never thought she'd get from Bolin. When he nibbled a particularly sensitive area, a moan escaped her lips. Hearing this, he was relentless on this one spot. Unable to bear it, she jumped up and wrapped her legs around his waist to bring them closer if that was possible. He carried her to the closest wall as he continued to assault her neck. Pushed against a wall, she jerked his face back to kiss her. The kiss was intense, heated, full of tongue and teeth and biting. Her fingers dug into his back, causing a powerful reaction in his pants.

He broke away and gasped, "I think we're going too fast."

She frantically shook her head no. "Not fast enough," and brought his lips back to hers.

Who was he to argue with a pretty girl? Especially the girl he loved. This time, she left his lips to kiss across his strong jaw and down his throat. The action made him buck his hips against her. She threw her head back, hissing in delight before she rocked against the large erection. He shuddered, his eyes closing briefly.

"Korra, are you sure about this?"

"Don't doubt yourself. You're an earth bender- now be forceful and stubborn in what you want!" she cried in frustration.

At that, his eyes twinkled in mischief and his lips curled upward. He looked like his old self again. His hands slid her shirt off. He ripped her bindings down the center as she watched in excitement. Once his mouth reached her dark nipple, she gave a sigh of bliss. He licked and blew lightly. If her legs weren't already wrapped around his waist, she would have collapsed because her knees gave out.

Noticing her reaction, he lifted her off the wall and carefully laid them down to the ground. His lips traveled from her breasts down to her sensitive stomach. He peppered her with kisses all over until he reached her hips. She had her hands on his shoulders and licked her lips in anticipation. He tugged off her pelt and bindings, leaving her bare. His eyes glanced up from between her thighs with a heat in them she's never seen before. He kissed her inner thighs. She gasped as he pressed his lips to her clit. His tongue licked up and down her slit at first but when he thrust it in, she cried out. She pulled at his hair and her thighs tightened around his head. But he enjoyed the pain almost as much as he enjoyed drinking her. The pad of his thumb pushed against her clit and she was suddenly blinded by stars as she clenched against his tongue and shattered.

"Bolin!" she cried.

He emerged with a satisfied smile and placed his chin on her toned stomach. He loved how beautiful she looked with her hair fanned out, eyes closed, body recovering. When her dark blue eyes opened, she met his gaze.

Catching her breath, she ordered, "You should take your clothes off. Now."

He did as commanded without hesitation. She greatly appreciated seeing his heavily muscular chest and quickly felt the need to explore every crevice with her tongue. She categorized the thought for a later time. But when she saw him pull off his pants, she grew worried. The size she vaguely felt before was not exaggerated whatsoever. The man is huge. She had to tell herself that she was the Avatar and that she should be brave. An uncharacteristic nervous chuckle escaped her.

When she looked into his eyes again, she felt reassured though. This is Bolin, the guy she would trust with her life. He crawled up her body and leaned down to sweetly kiss her. His hands parted her thighs even further and held her there. He inched into her very gradually.

"I love you," he whispered onto her lips.

He filled her completely and perfectly. Electricity ran through her womb. She gasped for air but nipped his neck for assurance.

He started to thrust keeping the pace deliberate and solid. She almost vied for a faster pace but instead savored in the slow burning. She wasn't sure how long they kept the constant push and pull until he hit her spot. Like he did to her neck, he was relentless to her most sensitive area here and increased the speed. The orgasm hit her more deeply than the first, sending her body shaking and convulsing around him. As she milked him, he finally came with two last thrusts. He groaned as he fell to the side, pulling her on top of him. She loved feeling engulfed by his large body.

"I think it's safe to say I like you," she panted.

"Win for me," he grinned.

"You'll stay?"

"After that? You better believe it."

They sighed contently and snuggled into each other.