"What's going on with Korra?"
Kya burst into the small hut at the South Pole where many of her family members were huddled, not sure what to do next. She looked briefly around the room, acknowledging the people she had not seen for months. Her eyes, however, locked onto Katara.
Kya ran to her mother, her mind racing with the news she had just received from Tenzin. Hoping, praying, wishing that the short message he had sent her ("Korra in trouble. Amon got to her. Please come soon.") wasn't true.
"I got the message from Tenzin. He said Amon got to Korra. Tell me he didn't take her bending!"
She heard her brother stand up somewhere behind her. It was funny, after all the time of not seeing him, she could still recognize him just by his movement. It was just like their father. Moving as quietly as the air he was so skilled at bending, he walked behind her and placed a hand on his older sister's shoulder.
"It's true," said Katara, a single tear running down her face. "Amon… he took Korra's bending. It did unlock her airbending somehow, but for some reason, she can no longer bend the other three elements."
Kya was stunned. What did this mean for the world? The Avatar was still alive, but if she could only bend one element…
"Can she relearn-"
"We don't know yet," answered Katara, shaking her head.
"Where is she now?" asked Kya, looking around the room.
Tenzin's hand tightened on her shoulder. "She left," he answered. "She didn't say much; she just walked out."
"I don't really blame her," Kya turned around to face her youngest brother.
"Tenzin… it's good to see you, kiddo." Kya suddenly grabbed him and pulled him into a hug. Tenzin, slightly stunned and wincing at the nickname he so longed to forget, hugged his sister back.
"Tenzin, I'm sorry," she began. "I'm sorry I wasn't there, and I'm sorry I've been so absent lately. I feel like I could have done something. I could have been there for Korra, for you, for Republic City…"
"Kya, don't," answered Tenzin. "Don't do this. You always do this; you blame yourself for things that can't be helped or that aren't your fault at all. Even if you were here, Amon would have probably found his way to Korra eventually."
Kya's eyes glistened with tears. The look on Tenzin's face was pure pain. She hadn't seen that look on his face since their father had died.
"You really think of Korra like another daughter, don't you?"
Tenzin paused, then nodded.
"I'm going after her," said Kya, grabbing her coat and heading towards the door. Tenzin caught her arm.
"Don't," he said solemnly. "Mako went after her, and if too many people come sweeping in, she will just get more distant than she already is."
Kya nodded. "You're the expert, bro. I don't know her as well as you do."
She sat down next to her mother, putting her head in her hands.
All they could do now was wait.