Don't think too much.
"I could have died...again!" Wending sighed as the princess narrowed her eyes, Asami and the bandit were already gone, and once again everyone was back to their normal routine of doing nothing around the manor.
It was weird, it was like they didn't fight a giant falcon creature of some sorts earlier that day, everything was in a rather uncanny loop of regular life and bizarre instances that someone could only dream of,
"And to think, I was this close of becoming the three-percent never having to work a day in my life, and this happens. Man, why did I even do that stupid thing Tuaq request, I could have been sleeping right now, but nope I'm here almost dying everyday," Wending constant complainants were wearing on Azula, but another thing got the princess attention.
"Three-percent, I knew you were wealthy, but not that wealthy," Azula pointed out as Wending sighed, leaning back in her seat.
"Yeah, I will either inherent my mother estate and assets, or I'll simply be shipped to the Fire Nation, to the rest of my family. Either way, I'll never have to work, and I was so close to, but looks like I actually have to put effort in now," It seemed even the smallest shred of effort was too much for Wending as Azula grumbled.
For some reason, such line of thinking made her irritated. She was a princess, but even then her father made sure she earned being the next successor of the Fire-Nation, and to have someone who is literally given everything complaining about having exert a little effort was disrespectful.
"You really can't be that irresponsible can you?" Azula grumbled as Wending shrugged.
"Hey, I was lucky and I don't feel bad about being lucky. Some people are simply born into wealth and others have to earn it, It's not like the people of this city like to think or do much work either. They are still as ignorant of the gap between benders and non-benders even after the whole Amon thing. Really the one thing I've learn is that living in ignorance and purchasing your happiness is probably the most simple and easy way to live life. Let people like the Avatar and the kings and lords of the nation handle hard things, after all. That is why they were created and such, plus it lets me be as selfish as I want!" Wending really was an odd person, but Azula really couldn't argue against that line of thought.
After all, the very ideal of an Avatar means that there is a person more important than anyone else, so why not let the important person take on the responsibility. After all, there is plenty of people who would do selfless things to make up for them being selfish.
"So...what will you do now?" Azula asked a blunt question as Wending sighed.
"I don't know, things just keep getting stranger and stranger. I really just want to lock myself in the house and do nothing, but I know that's is impossible, Azula...why don't you decide," Wending asked the princess who simply blinked for a moment.
"Well, since you asked, I think we should find the other masters before they find us, after all they are trying to kill you. We need to get to them first, and...take care of them."
Wending didn't like the ideal of taking care of anyone, actually it sounded something her mom said before she...did some rather horrid things to members of a rival gang. Actually it was rather creepy how similar Azula and her mother were.
"Well, we don't need to kill anyone, I mean there are plenty of other things we could do to them. Like, we could...um," Wending was actually having trouble coming up with some non-violent conclusions as the Princess rolled her eyes once again.
"I'll take care of that part if you're...that weak minded, though I shouldn't be surprised since you lack any drive," Azula pointed that obvious fact out as Wending sighed, she already knew that much.
"Well, I can say one good thing about this whole mess, I manage to at least make a few more friends..." That word, friend wasn't one Azula was use to hearing, the amber eyed girl cocked one of her eyes.
"Friend... you actually consider me one of your friends, not that I care," A long pause as Wending simply shrugged.
"Yeah, I really don't care about a lot of things, I couldn't care less about complete strangers or people who hate me. Though, when I met a know someone and we are on a somewhat friendly terms I consider them my friends," Wending wasn't lying, actually Wending was one of the few people that Azula knew that barely lied at all. It was rather disturbing how blunt she was with both her words and emotions.
"W-well, if you're going to be like that, then I expect you to listen to me more...we are friends after all," As Azula said those words, Wending couldn't help, but feel she was going to be used for more than just money and a place to say from here on out. Though, for some reason, Wending sensed a hint of embarrassment coming from the princesses words.
"Yeah, I guess...speaking of friends, I better go check on Panik and the others," As Wending got up from her seat Azula cut her eye towards her master, as Wending said one last unexpected thing.
"You know, things would be a lot easier if you four got along," The water-bender said that as she went up the stairs.
Once again, Panik was in her room, examine her surroundings and what she was going to do for decorations. It seemed that was the only thing the small watertribe girl did as Wending knocked before entering the room.
"Oh, master what are you doing here? We're not training today since I think we've had enough excitement, unless you want to talk about something. Though that would be useless since you have nothing interesting to say..." The small girl giggled as Wending sighed before looking at the blue clothes and water-nation symbols scattered about.
"You...have a lot of pride in your nation don't you..." Wending stated as Panik nodded.
"Yeah, I was born there, and even though my life was short...it was really fun, why do you ask?" Panik asked as Wending crossed her arms.
"Well, if mother allows it, we might be able to visit there. Which tribe were you born in, the North, or the South?" Wending sat next to the blue eyed girl as she simply blinked, it was rare for Wending to talk about anything like this.
"...I was actually born in the Southern water-tribe," Wending gave a deep frown when that was reveled, that was the one place that Wending didn't want to go back to.
"Really, jeez I really don't want to go back there..." Panik simply tilted her head at Wending's comment before responding.
"You...were born there as well, right? I mean your mother kidnapped you, shouldn't you want to learn more about how water-bending works, and the origins of your culture. I know I would want to learn more if I was in the same position as you,"
Wending thought about it for a moment, I all honesty she knew plenty about the Fire-Nation and Earth-Kingdom cultures, but barely anything about the Water-Tribe. Though what Panik was saying was true, on the other hand it would be a lot of trouble for a place that probably wasn't that entertaining.
"I don't know, if we do go there it will be more for you and not for me, it's not even my culture. I was mostly raised here and in the Fire-Nation. This place is my home, just because I was born somewhere else doesn't mean I'll have a connection to that place," Wending made a rather good point, a point that she had stated before as Panik said something rather odd.
"That is true, but you're still a water-bender, and no matter how hard you deny that it's still apart of you, whether you remain ignorant of it or not,"
"Yeah, but if I really wanted to know more I would just ask you, but since I usually don't ask you those questions it's obvious I don't care, plus finding out more about a place I'm not planing on ever living seems kind of pointless," Panik couldn't help but sigh at her masters lack of drive, most girls her age would want to go out and see the world.
"Well, if you're never going there, I might as well bring some cultural diversity here...I'll be making dinner tonight master, think of it as a gift from me to you..." That was a rather shocking turn of events, ever since Azula and the others were summoned Wending was always the one making dinner.
"Y-you would actually do something like that?" Mixture of happiness and shock flew Wending's mouth as Panik simply nodded.
"Yep, I don't mind this time, plus it'll be a good chance to show you some of the Water-Tribe culture," Wending didn't know how to feel about the last remark, but the only thing that she was focusing on was the fact she wasn't making dinner.
"I might have almost died again today, but who knows. Maybe it won't be as horrible of a night as a thought!"
"I'm trying not to think about it...but this whole thing makes me uneasy..." Asami sat across from the brown haired bandit before he started to speak.
"Don't you have a meeting tomorrow or something?" He asked as Asami eyes twitched, she had completely forgot about the investors, mostly due to all the odd things happening lately.
"I-It completely skipped my mind, but I can't leave something like this a mystery, something else might happen..." Sato pointed this out as the brown haired freedom fighter closed one of his eyes.
"Really, let the other guys take care of it, from the looks of it they don't have anything better to do, plus stress like this isn't good for a pretty girl," Asami was pretty sure he was trying to flirt with her as Asami smiled.
"I guess you're right, I'm sure Ránshāoshe can take care of it for now, plus I'm sure Korra and the others are looking into it as things get more complicated, even so..."
"Well, I have some rather good news Muqin..." The woman known as Wammei entered her chamber as the queen continued to lay on the bed, not moving an inch.
"Unless you've have located the bracelet, I have no interest," It seemed royalty had trouble with waiting as the dark skinned woman simply sighed before sitting in the one of the many rows of seats looking towards the queen.
"No, but I've gained something that shall make it easier, I've been elected for city consul, isn't that not great..." Little to no emotion escaped Wammei's voice as the golden queen cocked an eye before speaking.
"You get to lead a worthless city filled with worthless people, how is that of any use..." Despite Muqin's power, her intelligence was rather low as Wammei simply sighed.
"Well, after the death of the last...member, the spot was open, this will allow us to keep an eye on the cities current status as well as Avatar Korra," Muqin simply scoffed at the name before she crossed her legs.
"Please, someone like her is an insult to the name Avatar, I could kill her whenever I please. The only thing holding me back are these worthless rules you wish to restrict me to," Wammei actually had a good reason to keep the queen on a short leash, no doubt she would crush the city if given free range.
"Just wait, you'll get to have your fun soon, actually I found some playmates for you..."
You can punish me if you want for this pathetic short chapter, but I just didn't have enough to write without a large amount of