Asami and I left the gym and went straight back to my room. She looked questionably at me the entire time, wondering what I was going to do. I went inside and noticed that no damage had been done since that morning. I frowned. That was weird.
I went inside my room and found who I was looking for, curled up in a ball on the bed. I gave her a loud whistle and the white fur ball raised its head, wagging her tail at me before jumping off. Asami's eyes grew wide as the polar bear dog went right past me and toward her. She took a step back and fell on her rear while my pet stood over her, wagging her tail.
"Naga! Get off her!" I said, tugging her away by the collar. Once she was off her I helped Asami up and turned towards the fluff of white. "Bad Naga! I told you, you shouldn't do that to anyone but me." She whined at this and I sighed and scratched behind her floppy ears.
"So that's Naga," Asami said looking as terrified as ever. I smiled proudly and nodded. "How did you get her?"
"I found her when I was about seven," I began, petting her head. "I had wondered off and then I heard whining and saw a small cub curled up in the snow. She was cold and shaking and I took off my parka and wrapped her up in it, she was smaller then. Then I took her home." I stopped there and let a smile appear. "You should have seen my parents' faces."
The raven haired girl giggled at that and shook her head. "You really are weird," she said.
"Weird?" I asked, furrowing my brow. "What do you mean weird?"
"In a good way," she answered. I snorted; I didn't know there was a good kind of weird. "I've never met anyone like you before. You're funny, hardheaded and a great Bender. I think you'll be a great Avatar."
I blinked at this, standing a little straighter. "You think so?" I asked, a slightly hesitant. One thing that I'd always been worried about was whether I'd be a good Avatar or not. I mean…I was just one in a chain of a thousands; I didn't want to be the one to screw things up.
"I know so," she answered, throwing her arm around my shoulder.
I grinned at this before looking over at Naga. "Wanna go on a walk, girl?" I asked. The ball of white barked contentedly and ran into the room, probably to get her leash.
"So, she's not going to grow anymore, right?" the Sato girl asked.
"Are you kidding?" I replied. "She's still a puppy! Once she's full grown, she won't fit through the door."
I nodded just as Naga came back, leash in her mouth. I took it from her and put the clip on her collar before heading outside, making sure she was secured. She had sort of gotten off the leash a few times and well…it hadn't ended very well. For me.
"So where are we going?" my new friend asked.
"There's a fair nearby," I replied. "We can go there for a while."
She smiled at this and nodded. We walked over to the fair that was only a few blocks away, talking the while time. Mostly it was questions about Naga and how I had gotten the hotel manager to allow her in. I told her it was one of those Avatar things and the fact that Katara had a long talk with them.
When we arrived we grabbed some cotton candy before I noticed a photo booth. I grinned at this and grabbed her by her hand and pointing towards it. Asami smiled as well and we went over to the booth. I told Naga to sit outside, still holding onto the leash before the machine began to work.
Two flashes later Naga came inside, or half of her body anyway and though Asami and I were surprised, we both grabbed the polar bear dog by the neck and took the last two pictures with her.
It was the best day of my life.
I'd finally gotten out of that meeting. Ever since I'd arrived in Republic City all I'd been doing is attending one meeting after the other. I knew I had promised Asami to take her to the nearby fair but by the looks of it I would have to go back on that promise, just like all the other ones.
It pained me to have to go back on my word with my daughter but not when concerning a business deal. I was a horrible father, I knew it. But I hoped that one day she realized that everything I was doing was to give her a better future, to protect her from everything around her. That was the best I could do.
I was surprised, however, when I did not find her in her room like I usually did. I frowned at this, checking every room in our suite before beginning to panic. Asami was never one to wonder off and I quickly ran down to the lobby to ask if anyone had seen her.
"Hello, Mr. Sato," the receptionist greeted. "How may I help you?"
"My daughter, Asami, have you seen her?" I asked quickly.
"Dad!" I heard a familiar voice cry.
I turned around and found my daughter running towards me, ice cream in hand. I let out a sigh of relief before kneeling down and hugging her tightly against me, almost making her drop the cone. I had been scared for her. If I lost Asami…I would go mad all over again.
"Asami, I've told you not to wander off," I gently scolded.
She smiled at me before looking over at someone else with that same smile. My attention shifted to a girl in Water Tribe clothes, around the age of Asami. She had dark skin, chocolate colored hair and blue eyes. Next to her was a polarbear dog. I slightly stiffened at that. What on earth was that animal doing here? This was a first class hotel! Not to mention that girl...she was clearly from somewhere off the streets. Probably a little thief.
"Dad, this is my new friend, Korra," my daughter began with a bright smile. A smile I hadn't seen in a long time. "She's the Avatar."
"The Avatar?" I asked, raising a brow while once again studying the girl.
The child crossed her arms in front of her, a smirk across her face. I barely hid my disgust for her. She was a Bender. A Bender who controlled all four elements, making her lethal. As if reading my mind she made a small flame appear in her hand. My jaw clenched at this. Already a Firebender.
"Hello, Mr. Sato," the Water Tribe girl greeted. She extinguished the flame and held out her hand.
I forced myself to smile but didn't shake the girl's hand. "Hello, Avatar Korra," I replied before looking over at my daughter. "Asami, say goodbye to your friend. She probably has to go home."
"Dad, she lives here in the hotel," she exclaimed with a smile, barely combating her excitement. "Isn't that great? I finally have someone to play with while you're at your meetings."
I let a fake smile appear at this. I didn't like the idea of my little girl being friends with a Bender, even less if that Bender happened to be the Avatar. But for the time being I had to comply to their friendship. It could prove useful to keep a close eye on the girl.
"That's great," I lied. "But I want us to have lunch together today, alright? Maybe next time you can invite your friend." Asami sighed and nodded her head. I gave her a small smile before looking up at the Bender. "I'm expecting great things from you, young Avatar."
"You got it, Mr. Sato," she answered with a smirk before returning her cobalt gaze to my daughter. "See you later, Asami!"
"See ya!" my daughter answered.
I held out my hand and she happily took it as we made our way up to our room. As we walked there I couldn't help but think that this situation was going to come in handy. I was sure Amon would want to keep tabs on the only obstacle standing in his way.
And thus we've introduced Hiroshi as a evil, douche of a father. Loves Asami but... Even I can't stand him. I mean c'mon, how can you not find this cocky kid Korra adorable? *sigh* I digress.
Anyway, you guys no one what to do. R and R
We out! Peace!