The early morning sun, gleamed above Air Temple Island. Two figures were running away from the island and towards the bay.
"Lin.." The boy spoke, breathless, trying to keep up, "Please, slow down.."
"Ya gotta keep up," she yelled, running faster. "Come on!"
Quickly, the boy began to run faster, trying to catch up with his friend, who was running rather fast. He used the wind to push him towards the girl, so that he was next to her.
"That's what I'm talking about, Tenzin," the girl laughed.
As they got next to the bay, they came to a stop, both tired from running and out of breath.
"Why do you like to push my limits, Lin," Tenzin asked, falling to the ground.
"I'm a Beifong," she announced, gazing at Republic City, "That's what I do!"
He got up and joined her gaze at Republic City, "It's a beauty, isn't it?"
"Someday," Lin looked at him with a wide smile, "It'll be ours!"
They continued to look at the sight at the small, but growing, city until the sun began to set.
"We should head back," he stated, beginning to walk back to the island.
"Tenzin," she said, still looking at the city, "Do you love me?"
"Of course I do, Lin," Tenzin answered, looking at the young girl. "You're my best friend."
"Will we always be best friends," she asked, turning towards him.
"Always," he reassured with a smile. "Great weather today in Republic City-"
"-Clear skies this morning. It's a good day to get outside and enjoy yourself," the radio host announced.
Lin opened her eyes and turned to her radio.
"And today is Avatar day," the radio announced. "It was recently announced that Councilman Tenzin's family will arrive this afternoon to celebrate this joyous-" Lin turned the radio off and got up from her bed. She stretched before getting ready for the day of protecting her city.
They watched the sun set in front of them. The sky was a beautiful color this time of day.
"Do you?" He asked nervously.
"Do I what?"
"Do you love me also," Tenzin repeated, looking at his friend.
"Why wouldn't I," she said with a smile. "You're my friend too...and we're practically family!"
"I suppose you're right," the young boy replied. "We've known each other all our life and we tell each other everything, don't we, Lin?"
"..Well not everything," Lin answered, turning away from the boy.
"What is it?"
"If I tell you," Lin looked at her friend, "You gotta keep it a secret, okay."
"I promise," Tenzin reassured, crossing his heart.
"Okay," she looked around to see if anyone was listening to their conversation, "You're brother and I, when we're older, are going to get married."
"I shouldn't of told you," Lin explained, angrily kicking the ground. "Now you're gonna blab to all your family!"
"No I won't," he promised. "I just.. does Bumi know about this?"
"Not yet, no," she replied.
"But Bumi is...well Bumi," Tenzin spoke, trying to understand what she just told him.
"You won't understand until you're in love," she told him.
"Tenzin! Lin! It's time to eat," they heard Tenzin's mother call out.
"We should probably go," Lin said, heading back to the island. "But," she stopped Tenzin, holding out a fist, "If you tell anyone what I told you, you'll be meat!"
"Okay, okay," he said in defeat. He watched as she began to walk towards his home. "What if he doesn't want to marry you back?"
"He won't," Lin announced, turning around.
"..Well if by some chance he doesn't... then maybe I could marry you?"
"..Yeah I guess that's okay," she agreed. "But it won't happen."
"How do you know?"
"I just do," Lin stated. "Now let's go, I'm hungry."
"You have to promise me, Lin," Tenzin announced. "Promise me that you'll marry me if you and Bumi don't work out."
"Okay, I promise," she replied.
"You have to swear," he said, still not believing her.
"Okay, I do! I promise you, I'll marry you," she screamed loud enough for him to hear.
"Linny! Tenzin!" Come on," they heard Lin's mother scream.
"Let's go," Lin commanded, dragging the young boy towards the island.
"Daddy, wake up," Ikki said as her brother jumped on top of Tenzin.
"What is it," Tenzin asked, sitting up on his bed.
"Breakfast is ready and mom wanted us to wake you up," Jinnora announced, standing beside him by the bed.
"Okay, I'll be right there," he replied. "Now go keep your mother company while I get dressed."
They all agreed and flew out of their parents room to go accompany their mother.
He rubbed his face as he got out of his bed, trying to wake himself up. He had a long day ahead of him, protecting his city and all. Looking out his window and viewing the city, Tenzin sighed, "Always, Lin. Always."
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