I DO NOT OWN A:TLA NOR THESE CHARACTERS!
I woke up the morning of my wedding day feeling very nerves but exited at the same time. I remember saying to myself: Today you are getting married to the one and only woman you have ever, or will ever, love. I got dressed and walked down the halls of the old air temple where I had grown up. It took a long time but with the help of everyone we made more than half of the temple livable again. As I made my way down to the kitchen of the boy's dormitory and found Sokka making breakfast for the wedding party. I looked at him and smiled. He was covered from head to waist in flower and what looked like eggs.
"Hi soon-to-be married man." Sokka stopped his stirring for a second and had a grin across his face.
I smiled, "Yeah, married…"
Sokka had a serious expression on his face. "Aang, I want to say something before Zuko and Iroh come down and ruin our moment," Sokka sighed and smiled at me putting his flowery hands on my shoulders. "I couldn't have chosen anyone else better for my sister. You two are made for each other. Even if you two are mushy sometimes." He smiled and hugged me. I couldn't help but feel emotion overpower me.
Zuko cleared his throat as he walked into the kitchen. "I'm not interrupting a sentimental moment, am I?"
"No! Just a brother giving a brother some much needed enragement the day of his wedding. You know that Aang has been pure and good and needs all the help he can get! He's never seen a slut before!"
Zuko laughed, "Something that you have to remember is not to get done too fast."
I couldn't help it I felt myself turn several shades of red. "Katara and I have done some err- stuff."
Zuko asked: "Anything below the belt?" I shook my head. "Don't count. There is something about being with a woman for the first time that I'll never forget. The first night I saw Mai after all that time was amazing." Zuko's face seemed off.
"Trust me; there is nothing like the first time buddy. Suki and I did it when we thought the world was going to end!" Sokka smiled. "Good times, good times."
"Is that when I-uhh walked in to talk to you about Katara?" Zuko said, hesitantly.
"Yes Zuko that was when you walked into my love nest." Sokka said upsettingly
"Ahh guys, as much as this talk is inspiring and all," I cleared my throat, "But what does this conversation have to do with me by now?"
They both looked at me scratching their heads. "Nothing now." Zuko said. I looked at them not knowing if I was confused or just grossed out. I decided not to ask any more questions.
Sokka had made biscuits, eggs and blubbered seal jerky for breakfast. I skipped the jerky but ate the rest sparingly. My stomach felt like a thousand butterfly-wasps were having a party inside.
"Do I smell food?" The old raspy voice of Iroh came in through the door. We all turned around and laughed at the old fire bender. He was scratching his belly, yawning.
"Just in time, Uncle; the tea is ready," Zuko handed each of us a cup of tea. I sipped it pondering what I was going to say to Katara in just a few hours.
"You look like I did when I got married;" Iroh smiled at me. "You are stuck between losing your noodles, and wanting to run. Don't worry my young friend; it will all be over fast." Iroh always knew what to say to make me feel better about everything. He's been through a lot of the same things I have, so it's easy to relate.
I finished my tea and excused myself. I walked around the temple letting my feet take me. I stopped in front of the statue of Monk Gyatso and placed my hand the side of the statue. "I wish you could have been here." I looked up into the old monk's face.
"We're all here for you, Aang."
I turned around and saw Avatar Yangchen standing in the middle of the clearing, surrounded by the shimmering images of all of my people, Monk Gyatso next to her. I stared as I saw everyone that I knew: my parents, my friends, and all of my people; standing in front of me, smiling.
"I am so proud of you, Aang. You have come so far." Monk Gyatso smiled at me. "We are always with you."
The images of everyone that I knew shimmered and then disappeared.