The wheels of a light blue vintage Mustang convertible rolled to a stop in front of a large white apartment building. The driver and passenger both looked up at the building, smiles on their faces.
"It's beautiful Zuko."
"I thought you would like it." The tall muscular fire bender opened the drivers side door to the car, stepping out onto the asphalt parking lot. "Just wait till you see the apartment." He looked over at his passenger, his scarred over eye standing out against his soft pale skin.
Suki stepped out of passenger's side, a purse around her shoulder. "You picked a good one, baby." They both reached back to the collapsible roof of the convertible, pulling it up over the car to cover the cab. They fastened the pleather roof in place, locking the doors when they were done. "How much did you say this was again?"
"Thirteen hundred a month."
She frowned lightly, looking up at the building. "Can we afford that?"
Zuko smiled and took her by the hand, "We can." He pulled her hand and started walking towards the building, "The place is amazing, there is a pool and a work out center."
"That should save money on our gym memberships."
He nodded in agreement, "My thoughts exactly." They walked into the building, pressing the up button on the evaluator. "There is a little store on the third floor, and a spa up on eight."
"Ooo, a spa." She raised her eye brow, looking up at him with a grin, "I may let you pamper me more."
"I think I like pampering you myself." He glanced at her, the one side of his lips curling into a smile.
Suki giggled lightly and leaned up, kissing him quickly. They took the evaluator up to the sixth floor, getting off and going to the door of Apartment 614. "Here we are." He slid his electronic key into the lock, "Do you want me to carry you across the threshold?"
She shook her head, "Perhaps next time."
He smirked a little bit, pushing the door open to the apartment, "Welcome to your new home, Suki Kyser."
Suki's eyes widened, looking around the large apartment. There was so many things to look at that she was not sure ware to start. Between the vaulted ceilings, large kitchen with new appliances and large bay doors that lead out to a sun drenched balcony. "My god Zuko..."
He sat his keys on the counter, glancing over at the closed door that was on the fire side of the living room. He just hoped that she did not notice it too.
"It's so perfect." Suki ran to him, wrapping her arms around his neck as she kissed him happily.
"I'm so happy you like it." Zuko held her around the waist, looking into those big violet blue eyes of her.
"And it is all ours, just us."
He blushed a little bit, "About that..."
"Let's make love in the kitchen." Her hands went to his, holding them tight as she pulled away from them. "Break the place in."
"I'm..." He frowned a little bit.
"It's ok if you are not in the mood." She kissed him again, pulling away from him with a grin. "It's just the one bedroom right?" She asked, walking to the wall covered with windows. Suki could not help but grin as she looked out on the large balcony. It was just big enough for a hammock to be hung, a hammock big enough for two people. Her mind wandered to lazy afternoons and evenings with her love in the space, making her very soul.
"It's actually two."
Her eyes lit up, her head turning back to him, "Really?"
He cursed under his breath, "Yeah."
"Awesome! We can turn the spare bedroom into an office slash craft room." She went to the bedroom door that was open, looking around the master bedroom. "I'm gonna get that bedding from Anthro for in here." She said to herself with a grin.
He walked to the door of the bedroom that she stood in, "The Master bath is nice too." Zuko watched her run to the bathroom door, squealing happily when she opened it.
"We are gonna get so busy in here!" Suki cried out, looking at the large shower and bathtub.
He just laughed softly, going to her with his arms crossed over his chest. "I'm looking forward to it." He leaned on the door frame, looking over at his beloved girlfriend. "About that extra bedroom..."
"I wanna see it!" She walked to him, trying to get past so that she could further explore the apartment.
Zuko stood in the way of her, not letting her pass, his arms on her shoulders. "About the extra bedroom..."
She looked up at him, her eyes shining and a smile on her face, "Yeah?"
He sighed lightly, savoring the happy look on her face and knowing that it was going to be short lived, "It's occupied."
Suki raised her eye brow, "You mean like... a sub leaser?"
He laughed a little bit, brushing some hair out of her face and tucking it behind her ear. "Kinda." His hands went to her jaw, holding here lightly there, "Sokka and Azula are going to be living with us."
She blinked, jerking her head away from his hands, "What?"
"I know this is not preferred but they need a place to stay." Her eyes were wide as she looked at him. "I mean Sokka is not getting a ton of hours at the factory, and Azula just lost her job."
"We can still do all the things that we planned on doing."
"It will be ok!" He gave her a large smile, showing more teeth than necessary.
Her eyes were fixed on his, a frown on her face. They stood there for a little while, their eyes locked. It was her that finally broke the silence: "They are in the other room, arn't they?"
He nodded, "Likely fucking." He cast his eyes to the side, his cheeks flushing over a bit.
"Great." Suki crossed her arms over her chest, looking down. "I wish you would have talked to me about this."
"I know, but I thought you would be upset so I figured that it would be better if it just... you know..."
"Yeah sprung it on me, so much better." She rolled her eyes lightly. "I really just wanted this to be our start, us moving forward with our lives together."
"And it still will be." His hands went to her face, grazing his thumbs over her cheeks, "They will just be doing their weird thing at the same time... in the same place."
Suki's hands went on top of Zuko's, looking at him with a frown, "How long?"
She sighed annoyed, wrapping her arms around his waist and pressing their foreheads together with her eyes closed.
"I love you, Suki." He whispered.
"I love you too." She opened her eyes and looked at him, "I just don't like you right now."
"That is fair." He kissed her on the lips quickly.
Suki was unpacking her books in the living room when she heard a sound from the secondary room. She couldn't help but frown, wondering if her boyfriend's sister had finally had enough beauty rest and felt like being useful now… it wasn't as if Azula didn't have her own unpacking to do. But Suki had the suspicion she'd probably be leaving it to Sokka to undo her boxes, seeing how much of a dominatrix the woman used to be.
The door swung open and Suki's eyebrow twitched as she forced herself to turn towards where Azula stood, staring down on her. To Suki's discomfort, the girl's current outfit was comprised solely by a shirt that probably belonged to Sokka, which didn't cover her body nearly enough for Suki to stare at her without getting flustered at the sight.
"G-good to see you're finally up" muttered Suki, forcing herself to be nice to Zuko's sister "Are you going to start unpacking as well…?"
Azula eyed her with her calculating and cold eyes, making Suki feel even more uncomfortable than before. Azula's glare, despite being the same shade of amber as Zuko's, produced the exact opposite effect on Suki… whenever she locked gazes with her boyfriend she felt a thrill rushing over her body. When it was Azula, though, she felt like putting as much distance between them as possible.
"Hmmm… Sokka had told me how to do this…" muttered Azula, thoughtful, as she rubbed her chin "I can't remember exactly what were the words he used…"
"W-what are you…?" started Suki, scared, but then Azula jumped with a huge smile on her face and interrupted her
"Now I remember!" she said, and she turned to Suki once more, smirking cruelly "Nice moving in with you… Roomie"
Suki's stomach fell when she saw that gin, making her shake a little bit. Azula turned on her heels and left, going back into her bedroom. Suki was trying to be supportive of what was going on, trying to be patient with Zuko's need to help his sister. However as Suki stood there in the living room she felt an intense feeling of foreboding.
"This is not going to end well." Suki mumbled, her attention going back to her books.