AN: So I'm kind of sorry that it has taken me so long to update! I wrote this chapter three different times. The first two times didn't seem organic enough, and at some points in this version I still think it's not really believable. Oh well. Enjoy!
A few hours had passed since Sokka and Zuko's steamy rendezvous in the stone tent and Zuko was visibly on edge. He was feeling a mixture of anxiety and excitement. Sokka had alluded to an evening that neither one of them would ever forget and he knew he would enjoy every second of it, but at the same time he was uncertain as to whether he should allow for his relationship with the water tribe teen to get intimate. Well, more so than it already had. The gaang was about to embark on a great challenge fighting his father, sister, and the entire Fire Nation. So he believed that any form of serious, or more importantly sexual, relationship would get in the way of the groups goals and jeopardize their already slim chances of attaining victory.
The prince sat on his bedroll and continued to mull over the whole situation he had found himself in when a light tapping on the front of his tent pulled him from his thoughts and called for his attention. The fire nation prince expected Sokka and was preparing himself for what the other teen was going to say or potentially do to him. With this mindset he was more than surprised to find Katara on the other side of the tent flap. The look on her face was none too pleased. Oh crap, she found out about me doing stuff with Sokka. What the heck is she going to do? I'd rather face Azula or even my father than the wrath of a pissed off Katara.
"I don't know why, but my brother wanted me to tell you that he wants to see you in his tent." A stern and irritated look expressed over her otherwise elegant features. "I don't know why he can't do it himself, the lazy bum."
"Oh, um thanks for telling me. I'll be there in a minute." The prince said more than relieved that he was not encased in a block of ice at that moment. The fire nation teen decided that a second opinion on his whole situation with Sokka would help clear his mind and who better to ask than Katara? One of the more level headed members of their group, well when she was not blinded by her anger.
Katara was about to make her exit and head toward her brother's tent when Zuko spoke. "Hey Katara, can I ask you something?" Zuko's voice sounded more timid than he would have liked. "It'll be quick, I promise."
"I guess." Her words laced with malcontent. "What do you want?"
Zuko had to be very cautious and prudent with his next choice of words. Revealing to Katara that he and her brother are romantically involved with one another would not be beneficial to his health, to say the least. With a heavy sigh he attempted to describe the situation that had recently enveloped his thoughts.
"Well? I'm waiting." Katara sounded as if she were about to reach her limit. She was fed up with having to deal with her idiotic brother's shenanigans, and now, on top of all that she had to play the role of therapist for her least favorite members of Team Avatar.
"Heh, do you think that… it would be a good idea to pursue a relationship right now?" Zuko said, hoping his intimidation did not show through in his words.
He looked up to see that Katara had a somewhat amused look on her face. What the hell is so funny?! Zuko was a little irritated that Katara decided that now, of all times, would be a good time to start joking with the Fire nation prince.
Katara composed herself and with a sincere look addressed Zuko's question. "Zuko… I'm flattered, really I am. But you're just not my type. Honestly, if I were to get involved with anyone don't you think it'd be Aang? I'm sorry, but I'm not interested."
Zuko returned Katara's words with an incredulous look of disbelief. He was beyond shocked that Katara would think he was refereeing to her of all people. Who would think they would make a good couple? Although, looking back on his word choice he could understand how Katara might misconstrued his words and think he was making a move on her.
"Uh, I was just saying in general… and what do you mean not your type?"
Katara's face reddened in embarrassment. "Well, I kind of made this really awkward. And I just… prefer shorter guys..? Shorter and uh, bald." Katara was visibly uncomfortable; she did not consider herself to be a vain person. "Anyway to answer your question" Katara said trying to quickly change subjects. "I don't really think now would be the best time to start something serious. With Sozin's Comet coming and all. We need to focus on our main goal."
Zuko knew that what Katara had said was completely logical and he would be lying if he said he did not agree with her but he could not help feeling a little disheartened by what the young woman said. Katara, noticing this, quickly tried to reassert her honest opinion. "But in my mind I think that if two people care for one another enough almost nothing, not even war, can come between them. But I think it would be best to wait until we stopped the Fire Lord to try anything. I mean look at me and Aang."
Zuko was touched by Katara's words. Even though she puts up a façade of disdain toward him, he knew that she truly cared for him and every one in their group. "Thanks Katara. I appreciate you giving me the advice. It really helps."
"No problem, I can't have Aang's fire bending teacher being distracted now can I?" She smiled toward the banished prince for what seemed like the first time to Zuko. "I better go tell Sokka you'll be a minute. I don't want him getting all pissy." And with that Katara exited Zuko's tent and headed toward Sokka's. Zuko now knew what he was going to say to Sokka when the two would meet.
Katara entered Sokka's tent and surprised the water tribe warrior with her appearance. "Hey Katara, so what did he say?" Sokka said, trying not to sound too excited.
"His royal highness said he'd need a couple minutes." Katara said. Sokka mentally noted that she seemed less agitated than the last time he had spoken with her. "You know, I don't like you and him getting along so well. He is fire nation after all." She continued. "You can't completely trust him, you know."
"Katara, don't forget that he helped me save our dad and Suki from the Boiling Rock. I get that you're looking out for me and you're concerned, but I think he's really changed."
"Look Sokka, maybe he is being genuine about changing and wanting to do what's right, but at the end of the day he's still Fire Nation. I'm just not sure about it." Katara had a worried look etched into her features as she spoke to her brother. "What are you going to be talking about with him anyway?"
"Oh nothing too exciting, just making some plans to go hunting. I need to get some more meat and I could use the help." Sokka knew Katara had fallen for the partial lie. They do not call him the plan guy for nothing.
"Alright, just be careful Sokka. Don't get Zuko killed or anything, Aang needs all the fire-bending training he can get." Katara was once again playing the role of mother and trying to look out for the best of Team Avatar.
Zuko entered into the tent as Katara was about to continue sharing her concerns with her brother. "Hey Sokka, you wanted – oh, hi Katara."
"Hi." Katara said, her body language screaming annoyance, "It's a little crowded in here. I think I'll let you boys go ahead and plan your little hunting trip without me acting as a distraction." Katara made her exit from the tent, carrying herself with grace as she did.
"Hunting trip?" Zuko asked, giving Sokka an inquisitive look.
"Yeah, I think it would be a good idea to get some more meat for our stockpile." Sokka said as if he were stating the obvious. "I also think it would be a good cover for any other plans that may have popped into my head." Sokka's words were accompanied by a mischievous wink causing the fire nation prince to blush profusely in response.
"Okay, but I'm not really too sure if I would be that much help to you with hunting." Zuko all but mumbled his words, not wanting to vocalize a weakness to the other teen.
"Don't worry, I'll teach you!" Sokka was exuberant. He would love the opportunity to teach something to the older boy. "We should be heading out soon so I'd pack lightly. We'll probably be back in the late afternoon."
"Got it. I don't think I'll need to pack anything, though." Zuko responded.
"Alright, then do you mind helping me pack some of these traps and supplies? We'll leave after everything is in order."
Zuko and Sokka were making their way from the latter's tent to the forest that was located on the eastern perimeter of the camp grounds. Zuko was being entertained by the spectacle that Sokka was presenting. The teen had with him two satchels, a large rucksack tied to his back, and what looked like a water skin strapped to his waist that was giving off a strange stench. "I thought you said we should pack lightly?" Zuko said letting out a few chuckles. "You look kind of ridiculous."
"Listen here jerkbender all these things are essential to the hunting process. I am a water tribe warrior. I have to do the title justice." Pride was shining through Sokka's words. "You wouldn't understand anyway. And don't act like you don't think I'm cute when I'm being 'ridiculous.'"
Zuko was about to respond to the other's remarks when the two teens were confronted by a familiar voice. "Hey love birds, where are you both off to in such a hurry?" Toph had once again snuck up on the two young boys. "More jerkbending? Huh?"
"Ha. Ha. You're so funny Toph." Sokka was not the least bit amused by the blind girl's attempt at a joke. "And for your information we are actually going on a hunting trip. We're going to get some meat for the group."
"Ah, sounds like it'll be a blast there Snoozles." The earthbender idly picking her nose as she turned her attention to Zuko. "And just a little bit of advice hot pants, open your mouth real wide when Sokka feeds you his 'meat' later tonight."
Both teens' faces reddened in response to the earthbender's lewd comment. Sensing this, Toph burst into a fit of laughter. "You pansies are too easy!" After a few moments the blind girl attempted to compose herself. "You two dorks be careful. Okay? And I'm not just talking about the hunting." Her last few words were spoken with a stern and serious tone.
The two teens ventured into the woods grateful to no longer be subjected to Toph's teasing. As they were walking Sokka was prattling on about the different ways he was going to prepare the game that he was intent on catching. Zuko was in deep thought, trying to figure out the best course of action to take when Sokka would attempt to get intimate with him.
"Zuko?" The Fire nation prince was brought out of his thoughts with the mention of his name. "You're not even listening to me! You know, if you want to help me you'll have to listen to what I have to say. I am the expert after all." Zuko ignored the condescending tone to Sokka's words. "Sorry, uh what were you saying?" As they continued walking the prince noticed that after every few paces Sokka would break a low hanging branch on one of the nearby trees.
"What are you doing?" Zuko asked as Sokka snapped another branch. "I'm leaving a trail so we can find our way back easier." Sokka said in an amiable tone. "Ah." Zuko was somewhat impressed by the other's tact. "You know Sokka you're a lot smarter than I thought you would be." "Gee, thanks." Sokka sounded a little offended. Zuko quickly tried to reword his back handed compliment. "I mean, you're really smart and I find that kind of admirable. I wish I could think the way you did sometimes." Zuko accompanied his words with a faint smile. The water tribe teen blushed slightly at the other's compliment. "Thanks Zuko. But don't sell yourself short. You're pretty smart yourself." Zuko scoffed "Yeah, so smart that I got myself banished from my own country and people. I'm nothing but a path-" Sokka grasped the other boy's shoulder and brought him face to face with him. "Zuko stop that. You are a valuable part of team Avatar. And if it weren't for you, I'd be locked up in the Boiling rock right now. Getting the crap knocked out of me." The two teens had only a few centimeters of distance between them, Zuko could feel the heat radiating from Sokka's breathing.
"Uh, I think here would be a good place to set up camp. What do you think?" As Zuko said this he broke from Sokka's grasp. "Uh… sure, this places works." Sokka was fairly confused at what had just happened and tried to collect his thoughts. "We need to set a couple of traps while we still have some daylight to work with."
Sokka was leading Zuko even further into the woods. The sun was already partially hidden by the horizon and they were about fifteen hundred feet from their makeshift camp site. "Okay, the first thing we need to do is set a couple of snare traps. Real easy to do." Zuko was crouching next to Sokka, with a solemn look. Taking in everything the other was saying. "You tie this end of the fish line to the tree and then place some bits of cabbage as bait. The jackalope or fox-antelope will be attracted to the lovely greenery and while they try to eat the stuff they get the noose end of the trap wrapped around there neck. Ripe for the taking! Understand?" Zuko noted that Sokka was unbelievably sexy with the way he was talking. "Alright. I got it."
"Good. I want you to use this fish line and set up a couple traps like this one about one thousand feet from one another. There should be enough for three or four traps." Sokka handed the line to Zuko. "Are you sure I can do it the right way?" Sokka brought his hand up to his chin and mulled over what Zuko had said. "I'll watch you set up a trap on your own, how about that?" Zuko still did not think he was capable of setting up a trap, but agreed.
The two headed east for a couple of minutes until Sokka suggested a little grove next to a sapling would be a good place for a trap. "Show me what you got hot stuff." Zuko blushed again at the others flirtatious words. Zuko tied the fish line to the base of the sapling and then tried forming a noose with the rest of the line he had cut off. "Zuko the noose it way too small, you'll only catch a slug-snail with that." Sokka crouched behind the other, his tanned hands contrasting greatly with Zuko's pail ones. "Like this." The hot breath sending shivers down Zuko's back.
"See, you're a natural." Sokka said giving Zuko a pat on the back. "Set up three more in this area and head back to our campsite. Good luck!" Zuko watched as Sokka headed back toward the campsite.
Zuko was left with his thoughts. He was confused. They had been out hunting for over three hours but Sokka had not yet made a move. Was he even going to try anything? Zuko was afraid he might have to be the one to bring the subject up.
Sokka had finished setting up a few snare traps and even a spring snare. He made it back to the camp and was happy to see that Zuko had already started a fire for the two of them. "Hey, I caught us some fish to eat." Sokka noticed that the brooding boy seemed to be lost in his thoughts. "Zuko are you okay?" Sokka's face conveying a sense of alarm. "Sokka, what are we? Are we friends, or something more?" Sokka was taken aback by the fire nation teen's question. "And what about you and Suki?"
"Zuko, I like you. A lot. I want you to know that what I feel for you I think I've only felt once before but I'm not really sure what we are. Hehe. And as for Suki, it's complicated but basically she and I both agreed that a break up would be best." Sokka sat down on the ground next to Zuko, resting his head on his shoulder. "And I know I promised you we'd have some fun tonight but we don't have to if you don't want to."
Sokka lifted his head quickly. The sound appeared to have come from the bushes. "Did you hear that?" Zuko looked at the teen incredulously. "No."
"I thought I heard someone curse or something." Sokka rested his head back on Zuko's shoulder. "I think you're hearing things." Zuko said lightly laughing. "Heh, you're probably right." The two enjoyed each other's company for a few minutes before Zuko broke the silence.
"So are we going to do it, or what?" Sokka looked at the boy in disbelief. For once he was at a loss for words. "Sokka?"
"Huh, yeah. Sure if you want." Sokka sounded a bit frazzled.
"Okay. I have one question though. Who's going to be the bottom? I'd prefer it be me just so you know."
Sokka had a nervous smile plastered on his face. "Well, that's good. I was having a really hard time coming up with a good argument for me being on top. Since, you know, you're more muscular and taller than me."
The two teens stood up and began stripping. Sokka was more careless with his disrobing while Zuko placed his tunic and other pieces of clothing in a nice neat pile. Zuko turned around and his jaw dropped. "Woah… I guess you're heavy meat diet is good for something." Sokka looked down and noticed that, when compared, his cock was longer than Zuko's. Although, only by a few centimeters.
"Thanks, uh so you want to lay down on my bedroll?" Sokka was trying not to look too obvious with his wandering eyes. "Oh can you hand me that sack?"
Zuko looked to see the water skin that was emanating that strange smell. "I knew this had something to do with your plans for tonight." Zuko tossed the water skin at Sokka. "Zuko, gross! That has fox-antelope urine in it!" Sokka had an entertained look on his face. "It's for setting traps. I meant that other sack. What did you think I had planned?"
Zuko ignored the question and grabbed the other sack at his feet. "Here." His embarrassment was still evident in his voice. Zuko kneeled down beside Sokka. "What's in there?"
Sokka opened the sack and pulled out a couple of containers from it. "It's some salve. It's to, you know, make the whole process easier." Sokka was a bit embarrassed having to say those words out loud.
Zuko seemed to understand what the other teen was trying to say. "I see." The air was tense, and the silence seemed to drag on.
Sokka spoke up. "You sure you want to do this?" Zuko nodded. "Okay, we'll take things slow." With that being said Sokka wrapped his right arm around Zuko's neck and brought him in for a deep kiss. Zuko pressed one of his hands into Sokka's chest and slid his tongue over Sokka's lips asking for entrance into his mouth. The other took no time in allowing Zuko to dance with his tongue. Zuko broke the kiss, both of them panting in unison. Slowly Sokka ran his hands down the pale body hovering over him. Enjoying every little bum or dip his hands ran over. "Sokka…" Zuko could not help but utter his name.
Sokka's cock was throbbing and his breath hitched every time it would make contact with the other's body. With a grunt he grabbed Zuko and placed him onto his back. "You ready?" Zuko nodded in response. Sokka grabbed one of the containers and placed a glob of salve into his palm and slowly coated his engorged cock. Once Sokka sufficiently covered himself he brought his member to Zuko's entrance. "Tell me if it hurts and I'll stop, okay." "Alright." With a slow thrust Sokka began pushing into Zuko. The fire nation teen clenched his teeth in surprise. "I thought this was supposed to feel good!"
"Do you want me to stop?" Sokka's voice was uncertain and filled with concern.
"No." Zuko's response was absolute. "Keep going." Sokka obliged Zuko's request. Sokka once again thrust into Zuko. The tight and warm sensation driving him wild. Zuko on the other hand was not feeling the same pleasure. He felt as if he had a hot searing rod stuck in between his legs.
Zuko was about to ask Sokka to stop when out of nowhere his body was hit by a warm wave of pleasure. "Oh. Fuck. Sokka do that again!" Sokka threw his head back and slammed into the other again. Both moaning. Sokka's mind was a blur; he could make out Zuko moaning his name and obscenities between breaths.
Sokka pulled out of the pale fire bender, who in turn groaned in frustration. "What… are you doing?" Sokka's mind was seized by lust and as he lay down on his back. Instructing Zuko to slowly sit on his cock. Zuko moaned loudly in pleasure and tried to get as much of the other teen in him as possible. Sokka firmly grasping onto Zuko's hips, moaning each time Zuko fell down onto his member.
Sokka grabbed onto Zuko cock and began pumping. Zuko's mind was overcome with pleasure and climaxed after a couple of pumps from Sokka. Sokka was starting to feel a tingling sensation between his legs and cried Zuko's name as his seed went deep in the other teen.
"Gods Sokka, that was good." Sokka could only nod in agreement.
The two teens lay with one another, attempting to snuggle when a ruckus coming from some bushes located near their campsite got their attention.
"Move over Toph, I can't see!" "Don't worry Suki, they're just cuddling and being pansies. You ain't missing anything." The two teens, startled, quickly got up and attempted to get dressed. "Crap, they know we're watching them." Toph had a perplexed look on her face. "I think we should get out of here." Suki scoffed. "Why? They're dumb boys. They don't know we're here."
"Run!" Toph was able to get out of the way of Sokka boomerang just in time. The two young women running and laughing as they made their way back to the main camp. "Thanks for the show boys!"
Sokka went after the two women. Boomerang in hand. Zuko watched as the three ran off.
"I hope they don't tell Katara."
AN: And so ends my first story. I hope you enjoyed it! I might continue this story if enough people show interest. And as always, constructive criticism is more than welcome! OH! Before I forget, I have three other Zukka stories in the works. The first of which I hope to start posting before the end of January.