Zuko watched as the figure appeared out of the forest on silent feet. It was dressed in all black, had a pair of dao swords on it's back, and looked to have a red mask on. The mask, though, reminded him of his blue one, that he just so happened to be wearing. Only this one was red with the tusks turned into , the exact opposite of his.
Zuko didn't know what he was doing until it was to late. He was following the mischievous figure, until he stepped on a twig and it broke. The person wearing the red mask swiftly spun around, unsheathing its swords. At that moment Zuko did the same thing. Red face was staring at blue face. Zuko heard it snort.
"You don't expect to beat me, do you?" The voice was a higher pitch, like a girls.
Zuko just growled, and they launched at each other. They met at the middle of the clearing. It was weird for Zuko, considering he was fighting a figure almost exactly like him.
First it swung at him, and deflected one of his hits. It then knocked a sword from his hand, but he dropped on his back and kicked the legs out from under the human. A gasp left the lips of the figure as it hit the ground with a loud thump, and as he suspected, it sounded like a girl. Zuko quickly picked up his other sword and got on top of her with the swords to her neck. That's when, some how, she kicked him of of her and rolled back onto her knees with both of her swords in hand.
"Just let me pass. I'm no threat until you get into my way." she growled, with just a hint of pain in her voice. He was already up on his feet though.
"No." Zuko said
"Why not!" she snapped in a low dangerous voice standing up as well.
"Tell me who you are and i'll let you pass." Zuko thought.
"Im not crazy! There is no way I am telling you who I am. Tell me who you." she was getting irritated, and zuko could tell.
"I asked you first, now answer me!" He was losing his patience. This reminded him of a stubborn friend he had while growing up, the arguing like little kids.
"Fine, let's do this the easy way. I'll take off your mask while you take off mine. Deal?" the girl growled out.
"Deal." he was thinking of what could happen if the girl recognized his face, yet he was curious to see who she was.
They both dropped their weapons to the side. She put her hands right below his chin, as he sis the same.
"On three. One. Two. Three." she said
Zuko and the girl were both utterable shocked. In unison they said each others names.
Her face turned from shock to anger in a heartbeat. She grabbed the swords at her side and lounged forward, knocking him on his back. Pinning him with her body. The swords at his neck, with a glare that sent shivers down his back.
Her words, though, were what caught him by surprise the most. "What do you think your doing? Playing this game? Hunting me down?" she said with venom in her voice.
"What are you talking about? I'm not hunting you."
"Don't play me Zuko," she sneered, "You already have, but I will never fall for it again." she made the last part extra low.
"I don't know what your talking about." Zuko simply said.
"You do to!" she screeched, "Stop messing with me."
"I never meant to." his golden eyes staring back into her hazel ones.
"What?!" she jumped off of him, forgetting the swords on the ground and running he hands through her hair, plain shocked. Hurt rushed into her features as she threw her hands down to her side . "No, no your lying. Your Lying to me!" She sounded like she was trying to convince herself more than him.
The mode changed from venom and hate to disbelief and shock in a matter of seconds. She was giving him a nasty glare that sent more chills downs his back.
"I'm sorry." his voice was barely above a whisper
"No, your just the ex-prince. Banished from the fire nation. Your lying to me Zuko. I trusted you, and look at wear that led me to." she gestured to around her with her hands.
"You know what, how do I even know your the real Rayana?" he growled. "Prove it."
Her facial expression softened and her eyes grew distant as she began remembering something from her past.