Mako grinned in satisfaction as he glanced at his toned muscles in the mirror. He had been doing weights, working out, and eating lots of protein to improve his muscles a little more. He placed a shirt over his head and fixed his hair as the maid walked in. She shook her head at him. The Firebender chuckled before turning round to face her.
"Still don't approve of my 'vanity'?" he sarcastically said.
"You look at yourself so much in the mirror that it's going to suck you in one of these days," Katara simply replied picking up his clothes.
"Didn't ask for your opinion."
"Didn't need you to."
The Firebender rolled his eyes at her. "Is Tarrlok here?"
"You mean, your father?"
"He doesn't deserve that title," Mako said through his teeth. "He doesn't care about anyone but himself," he added grabbing his backpack.
"Reminds me of someone," she muttered shaking her head.
"Hello Avatar Korra," Lin greeted the girl. "Welcome to Republic City High School."
"Thank you," the teenager responded.
"Bolin will be showing you around, you have the same classes together, so you shouldn't get lost," the principle continued.
"Hello, I'm Bolin," the Earthbender introduced himself with a smile.
The Avatar smiled back.
"Well Korra, let's go to class," he said leading the way.
"Avatar?" Lin called. The Waterbender turned around. "There will be elections for the school executive board today, you should watch, you'll be working together with the elected president."
The teenager nodded but inwardly groaned. She hated politics.
Both Benders were walking down the hallway to class when she spotted an older boy bullying what appeared to be a nonbender. The Avatar narrowed her eyes at the bully and walked over to him. Bolin tried to stop her but it was too late. She pushed the teenager back.
"What the-" Mako began.
"Leave him alone," Korra replied through her teeth.
The Firebender raised a brow.
"And you think I'm going to listen to a Water Tribe girl because…?"
"Let me show you," she replied throwing water right at his face. The Firebender was definitely pissed off now and he summoned a flame in his hand before throwing it at the girl. She sidestepped and threw a bigger flame at him which he barely avoided. His eyes widened.
"Damn it," he muttered.
"What was that?"
"You're the Avatar," Mako began. "And I'm an idiot."
"Both are true," she agreed crossing her arms.
He narrowed his eyes at her.
"I don't care if you're the Avatar or not, stay out of my way," the Firebender stated as he bumped her shoulder on purpose. The Waterbender was ready to launch another attack but stopped when she heard a bell. She groaned, it was her first day at school and things were going wrong already.
"Who is that cocky Pretty Boy?" Korra asked as they walked to the stage.
"Most popular kid at school which has an ego the size of the Earth Kingdom," Bolin replied.
"You can say that again."
"Next up running for President, Mako," the Principle announced. The Avatar's mouth dropped when she noticed who it was.
"True or False," Mako began. "Bending is the coolest thing in the world."
Everyone muttered in agreement, even the Nonbenders. The Avatar did too.
"It does suck for those who can't bend. They missed the popular boat. The only thing you losers can do is embrace the suck. Bender's get it better, that's just the way it is."
Korra resisted the urge of knocking the teenager of his platform.
"So," he continued. "What does this have to do with electing me as President? Nothing much except, you aren't going to elect me because I'm going to treat benders and nonbenders equally. I'm not. You're going to elect me because I'm the richest, popular bender, and most good looking guy in school."
Everyone cheered the Firebender on except for Korra, Bolin and a girl who wore gothic like clothes. The Avatar eyed her with curiosity. She had jet black hair and wore a band around her top-knot with a skull. She was definitely not the popular type but there was something special about her, she could sense it.
"You did awesome babe," Asami congratulated her boyfriend with a kiss. He grinned.
"Yeah!" Tahno agreed. He was the Firebenders best friend. "You had them in the palm of your hand."
"Of course I did," he replied. "It's me."
"That's my boy."
"Did you notice the gothic slut?" he asked an obvious distaste in his voice. His two allies nodded.
"Just stay clear from the witch," the Waterbender reminded him.
He thought about doing that until he said all his promotion posters written all over with red marker. They all said, 'Don't embrace the suck'.
"Maybe it's just me," June began. "But shouldn't the President care about bringing benders and nonbenders together?"
"What do you care? Tramp."
"Throw it at someone deserving," she shot back at him glancing at Asami.
"You know it's going to be interesting seeing you work with the Avatar in the executive board," June continued. "Well hopefully your bandwagoners stop fearing for their social lives and make the right choice."
"Go to hell," he shot back. The girl simply smiled and walked away. He turned over to look at Korra.
"Oh and may add? Wow. Looks and bending are important to you."
"They're important to everyone, except you, clearly."
"I'd watch your tone with me," June warned before walking away. The Firebender scoffed before looking at the Avatar.
"Look, I don't know what game you are playing but if you wanted press, I-," he began.
"I didn't ask her to speak for me, I can do that myself," the Avatar replied.
"Doesn't look like it."
She narrowed her eyes at him.
"Don't mess with me."
"I can say the same," he replied before walking way.
"How was school?" Tonraq asked.
"Lame," Korra grumbled throwing her backpack down.
"Did you get into a fight already?" Senna asked a hint of concern in her voice. The Avatar scowled.
"I didn't start it this time."
Her parents shook their head. The key words were 'this time'.
"Please try to keep peace," her father begged.
The Waterbender sighed heavily.
"I'll try," she said. "But I'm not making any promises."
"That's our girl," her mother replied kissing her head. Korra smiled for a minute before remembering the stuck up jerk she met. It was going to be a long school year.
A/N: Hey guys, just changed a couple of things...including the title...lol...this is what happens when you publish at midnight...