A big huge shout out to the best Co Author ever, BG-13 for her dedication to this story and her revisions and ideas. Without her this story would not had been possible! So here you have it folks, the very last chapter. I hoped you enjoyed this rollercoaster. As always R&R and check out We're friends now, aren't we? by BG-13...Oh and to answer the two questions: the plastic wrapper was a condom, and this is why Korra never got pregnant...


Mako's POV

I watched Korra smile as she lay on the hammock outside, snuggly covered in blankets. We had arrived a week ago and she was resting outside, enjoying the outdoors. It had been a little more than two years since she had been home and she had missed it. Home had been the one place where she had wanted to be since I found her, and she was finally at peace with herself. It was the calmest I had seen her since I found her that night in the alley, and I was happy for her.

"She used to love being outside in this kind of weather," Senna said, snapping me out of my thoughts. I turned to look at her and smiled. Her parents were overjoyed to have their baby home. "She just loves the sun being out and the cold wind against her skin."

"Won't she catch a cold?" I questioned, turning back to look at the teen.

"My little girl was born here," Tonraq said, holding his wife closer to him. "She's used to this kind of weather."

I sighed but smiled, shaking my head. They were right. Korra had longed for the snow and now that she was finally here…it was if she had never left. She just wanted to be outside all day, feeling the occasional wind while sleeping, and always smiling. I walked outside, dragging a chair from inside to be with her.

Her eyes were closed and I could see the smile on her lips. I couldn't help but grin at this as I caressed her cheek, thinking she was asleep. Korra sighed at this and opened her eyes, giving me wider smile and I chuckled, pressing a soft kiss against her temple.

"You worry too much," she breathed when I pulled away.

"Korra, your wounds haven't closed yet," I reminded her. "So of course I'm going to be worried. I don't want you hurting yourself."

She chuckled at that, shaking her head. "I'm fine," Korra insisted. "I'm more than fine actually. I'm home, that's all I ever wanted."

"That's all?" I teased as I played with her hair.

The teen rolled her eyes at me. "And having you here by my side," she added, pulling me close so that we shared a kiss.

"Okay, keep it PG-13 for the rest of us," my brother's voice said.

I groaned and Korra chuckled again before giving me another quick kiss, lying down again. I looked up and found Bo, Katara and Asami coming towards us. I let out a loud sigh. They just had to interrupt.

"Relax, Mako," the Sato heiress said. "Katara just wanted to do a quick checkup. You can go back to your make out session in a minute."

I saw my girlfriend's cheek flush a bright red and I chuckled at this, caressing her cheek. The elder came forward and lowered the blankets enough to lift up her shirt to see the wound. After checking it for a few moments she lowered the shirt and moved to the shoulder blade, where I noticed the cut was already halfway closed.

"You're doing very good, Korra," the elder commented. "I think a few more healing sessions with Senna and I and it should close completely," she added, covering her up. "I'll leave you two alone now, I need to talk to your parents."

The trio went inside and I sat next to her again, running my hand through her thick brown hair. I gently rocked the hammock back and forth, watching as her eyes drooped sleepily. I chuckled at this and she grumbled before smiling.

"Look," Korra said. "The sun is about to set."

I turned around and saw the most beautiful sunset I had ever seen in my life. The sun's rays made the white tundra glitter, the ice fracturing the light. It was stunning.

I smiled and kissed Korra's forehead as she drifted off to sleep. The sunset didn't compare to her.


Korra's POV

A snow storm was brewing outside my home in the South Pole. It had been six months since Amon was finally defeated. After my recovery I went back to the city, not only to help rebuild it but to also restore the bending of those who lost it. Asami had been overjoyed at this, offering me her place to stay and Mako had reluctantly agreed in order to please my parents. It didn't stop us from spending practically the whole day together though.

After the city was almost back to normal, Tenzin insisted that I go back home and rest for a month or so before returning to the city to finish my Avatar training. I had happily agreed and though the Sato heiress seemed a little upset at the fact I would be away for so long, she promised to come visit me. Mako on the other hand quit his job with Bei Fong and trained to become a White Lotus guard to be with me at all times.

We were in my room, lying down on the bed, covered by a single blanket as he held me close to his warm body. I let out a content sigh at this, nuzzling my face against his chest as the wind whistled outside. I loved this weather, but I loved it even more knowing he was here with me to keep me safe, just like always had.

"What are you thinking about?" Mako hummed as he pulled me closer to him.

I sighed. "About you," I admitted, feeling my cheeks flush.

He raised a brow at this. "Oh really?" the Firebender asked playfully before capturing my lips. I sighed at this and he smiled tracing my face with his fingers. "Are you okay?" he added.

I half smiled. "Yeah, I'm fine," I lied.

"Korra," he said. "What's wrong?"

"I just can't believe you're here…with me," I admitted, my eyes watering a bit. "After everything you saw…everything you knew…you're still here."

The Firebender stared into my blue eyes for a moment before speaking.

"When I found you after Tarrlok kidnapped you…I made you a promise," Mako began. "I promised that would be the last night you'd be alone." I lowered my gaze at this, and he lifted my chin. "Korra, look at me," he added forcing me to do just that. "I'll always be here for you. I'll always have you close to me like this; I'll be everything you need me to be."

I looked at his amber eyes, finding nothing but sincerity. "After everything that happened…I just wanted to die," I revealed. "That was all that was in my mind but you snapped me out of that and I realized that there was something worth fighting for in my life."

Mako smiled broadly at this. "There is," he murmured his lips hovering over mine. "And I want you to know that I love you, Korra."

He captured my lips and everything seemed to click in that moment. All the pain I had ever felt was gone…forgotten. There will be no looking back to my past, there was just the present, and the awaiting future that I knew would be wonderful because I had Mako with me. The man that gained my trust and then my heart.

"I love you too," I breathed when we pulled apart before engaging in yet another kiss.

This was the last night I would ever be alone. I knew it.


The Last Night-Skillet

You come to me with scars on your wrist
You tell me this will be the last night
Feeling like this

I just came to say goodbye
Didn't want you to see me cry
I'm fine but I know it's a lie

This is the last night you'll spend alone
Look me in the eyes so I know you know
I'm everywhere you want me to be

The last night you'll spend alone
I'll wrap you in my arms and I won't let go
I'm everything you need me to be

Your parents say everything is your fault
But they don't know you like I know you
They don't know you at all

I'm so sick of when they say
It's just a phase, you'll be okay, you're fine
But I know it's a lie

This is the last night you'll spend alone
Look me in the eyes so I know you know
I'm everywhere you want me to be

The last night you'll spend alone
I'll wrap you in my arms and I won't let go
I'm everything you need me to be
The last night away from me

The night is so long when everything's wrong
If you give me your hand, I will help you hold on
Tonight, tonight

This is the last night you'll spend alone
Look me in the eyes so I know you know
I'm everywhere you want me to be

The last night you'll spend alone
I'll wrap you in my arms and I won't let go
I'm everything you need me to be

I won't let you say goodbye
And I'll be your reason why

The last night away from me, away from me
away from me