How's it going guys. First I want to say, I realize that it's been an EXTREMELY long time since I updated, and for that I am very sorry. Truly, I am very very sorry. I just hope you wont find where i live and lynch me. I give my word that next chapter will not take 3 months to get out. Life has just been busy. Though I admit there were times I could have worked on it, but instead I ended up playing smite...or fire emblem... or Pokemon... or Wind Waker HD... or Hearthstone... All in all, I delayed it too long but it's here now. Shorter chapter this time, but I hope you enjoy nonetheless.
Korra was asleep in her room and was awoken by some noises right outside her window. All of a sudden the windows and door were smashed through, and the room swarmed with equalists. Korra tried to defend herself sending bursts of flame at her attackers. She soon had her chi blocked and she fell to the ground.
Amon entered the room and approached Korra slowly. She desperately wanted to cry out for help, but failed to make any sound at all.
"Once I take your bending away, You will be nothing." Amon spoke as he moved his hand towards Korra's face.
"AAAHHHHH!" Korra shot up in bed. "It's ok Naga, just a bad dream."
"YO! Everything alright in here?" Naruto popped into the window.
"Oh... yeah. I just had a bad dream. Sorry for disturbing you.
"I was still awake, you don't have to worry about it. So what was the dream? Or would you rather leave it be?"
"I... don't really want to talk about it." Korra replied.
"Alrighty then! Remember, if you wanna talk, just call out for me." Naruto grinned widely and disappeared from the window.
-Next day, Republic City Council-
"There is a Madman running loose in our city threatening to pull it apart. This is why I am proposing a task force to help get rid of this threat before it gets any worse." Councilman Tarrlok proposed to the entire city council.
"Absolutely not! A move that drastic will only further divide benders and nonbenders!" Tenzin retorted.
"Tarrlok, I am inclined to agree to your proposal, but who would even head up such a task force?" the fire nation councilwoman replied.
"It would be my honor, and my privilege to accept such a duty." Tarrlok stood and bowed before the council.
"This is just another one of your ploys to gain more power isn't it?" Tenzin asked bitterly.
"I'm just trying to help! Think back, 42 years ago, Republic City was threatened by another dangerous man. Yakone. Your father wasn't afraid to deal with him head on."
"This is a completely different matter, and how dare you compare yourself to Avatar Aang!" Tenzin snapped.
"Amon is not going to stop with the bending triads. Eventually he will come for all of us benders. With this task force we can stop Amon before it's too late. All in favor?" Everyone but Tenzin raised their hands. Tarrlok smiled smugly.
-That Evening, Air Temple Island-
The radio was playing some swing while Korra practiced her martial arts with Naruto.
"Put all of your mind and strength into the kick."
"I'm trying! It's not that easy!"
"I know it can be difficult, but keep trying and you'll get it." Naruto gave a reassuring smile.
Before they could continue, the radio went to static and then a voice spoke.
"Good evening fellow equalists. This is your leader, Amon. As you have heard, the republic council has voted to make me public enemy number one. Proving once again that the bending oppressors of this city will stop at nothing to quash our revolution. But we cannot be stopped. Our numbers grow stronger by the day. You no longer have to live in fear. It's time for benders to experience fear." The radio switched off. Korra tried her best to hide her emotions.
"What?" she replied as she came back to reality.
"Pay that attention whore no mind. He talks big, but I doubt he's all that strong."
'I don't know kid, that guy sounds and seems like he means business.'
'I know Kurama, but obviously she's scared, so I'm just trying to calm her and make her feel not as afraid.'
"Yeah. Thanks Naruto." Korra replied. She left Naruto alone.
'Good job kid, you've done well. Nothing says, I'm feeling better about this situation more than moping around with your head hung over.'
'Oi! I didn't see you doing anything to help her with this situation!'
'That's because it's more your problem than mine.'
-Next day, Factory area of Republic City.-
'Hmm... I should probably get moving a bit quicker. Bolin's probably waiting for me at home. Next opening I'm going.'
The cars in front of Mako eventually cleared and he started running across the street. He heard the sound of a motor and turned his head to see a moped at the last second.
"AAAHHH!" The rider tried to turn out of the way, but still hit Mako anyway sending him to the ground. The rider took her helmet off and ran over to Mako.
"I'm so sorry! I didn't see you!"
"How could you not see me? I was jus-juuuu... Um hrm... uh, wow..." Mako began to speak but quickly lost the ability to when he saw who had hit him.
She helped get him to his feet, "Are you ok? Did I hurt you? I am such an idiot!"
"Don't worry, I'm fine. My brother hits me harder than that everyday during practice."
"Wait. I recognize you. You're Mako right? You play for the fire ferrets."
"Yep. That's me."
"I am so embarrased. My name's Asami." She held her hand out. Mako shook. "Let me make this up to some how. What about... I treat you to dinner. Tomorrow night, Eight o' clock Quang's Cuisine."
"Wait. Quang's? I don't have any clothes nice enough for a restaurant that classy.
"Let me take care of that. All you need to do is show up. Soo... It's a date?"
"Uhh... Yeah.. I guess so. I'll see you tomorrow night."
Asami smiled and drove away. When she was out of sight, Mako grinned a goofy looking grin.
-Air Temple Island-
Tenzin's family, Naruto and Korra all sat down to eat dinner. Tenzin began the prayer.
"We are thankful for this food, for family, for compassion, for-"
"I'm not interrupting, Am I?" Tarrlok said in the doorway.
"Oh no... walking in uninvited sure isn't interrupting." Naruto said under his breath.
"This is my home Tarrlok! We're about to eat dinner."
"Good, because I am absolutely famished."
'Oi. Kurama take a look at this guy. Walks in uninvited and tries to eat our food.'
'You're not paying attention are you?'
'Not really. I'm trying to sleep.'
'You just woke up from a nap 15 minutes ago...'
'Your point being?'
'Never mind. You win.'
"Air benders never turn away a hungry guest. Am I right?" Tarrlok continued.
Tenzin let out a sigh, "I guess." He sat back down and Pema looked at him sourly. Tenzin just shrugged. Tarrlok walked over and sat down in between Korra and Naruto.
"Ah. You must be the famous Avatar Korra. I am councilman Tarrlok. Representative of the Northern Water Tribe."
"Nice to meet you." She said as she bowed to him.
Ikki butt in before any further conversation ensued, " Why do you have three ponytails, and how come you smell like a lady? You're weird."
"Well aren't you...Precocious. So, I've been reading about you in the paper. Infiltration Amon's rally, that must have taken some real initiative."
"Thanks, you seem to be the only authority figure that's glad I'm here." She replied.
"Nonsense! Republic City is much safer now that you've arrived."
"Alright Council guy, that's enough with the flattery. Why not cut to the chase and tell us why you're actually here." Naruto Interrupted.
"Very well... As you may have heard, I am constructing a task force to help fight the revolution. And I want you to join me."
"Really?" Korra was surprised.
"I need someone to help fight Amon directly, someone who is fearless in the face of danger. And that someone is you."
"Join your task force?" Korra questioned him. "I... I can't."
Both Tenzin and Tarrlok were shocked. "I must admit. I'm rather surprised. I thought you'd jump at the chance to fight Amon."
"Me too..." Tenzin said.
"I came to Republic City to focus on my Avatar training with Tenzin and Naruto. Right now, I just need to focus on that."
"Which is why this is such a good opportunity. You'd get on the job experience while performing your Avatar duty to the city."
"She said no old man. Now are you going to leave or am I going to push you out?" Naruto snapped.
"Very well... But I haven't given up on you just yet. You'll be hearing from me soon."
"Bye Bye Ponytail man!" Ikki called out to him as he was leaving.
-Next Morning, Fire Ferret Practice.-
"OOF!" Mako took a earth disc to the gut while he was daydreaming about his date that evening.
"Oi! Mako, we can't win the tournament if you don't pay attention!" Naruto told him.
"Well unless we get the money, we wont be in the tournament." Bolin stated.
"Still, lets act like we're in and train anyway. Have you guys forgotten that this is doubling as training for Korra?"
"No." the Brothers replied in unison.
"Then get yourself situated and run the drill again. Until you get it perfect."
the Brothers groaned.
'You don't think you're being too hard do you?' Kurama asked.
'Kakashi sensei and Pervy Sage were harder than this, so no I don't.'
-5 hours later-
"Finally we're done!" Korra exclaimed as she fell down onto one of the couches in the break room.
"I don't recommend getting used to it. We got much more to do tomorrow." Naruto said.
"Well... I uh have to go, uh do stuff..." Mako said. He tried to leave, but Naruto appeared in the doorway, wrapped his arm around Mako and led him around the corner.
"Yeah, yeah... it can wait. Let's you and me have a small chat, kay?"
"Umm look... I'd love too, but I really cant put this thing off."
"Nonsense! Come, come. Lets have this chat!" Naruto led Mako to the changing room.
"Ok... so what's this about?"
"Look, I think you know that, if we are going to successfully train Korra, you need to be giving 100% and you were most definitely giving at most, 57.2% effort."
"Wow... you're that accurate with these things?"
"Never mind that, what's this thing that kept you from giving it your all?"
Mako looked around the room nervously, "Well it's just... you know... a thing that I have, that involves me and..."
"and a what?"
"Look at the time! I really must be going!" Mako attempted to make a dash for the exit. Naruto formed the familiar cross and two shadow clones caught Mako and dragged him back.
"Alright. Look, I don't really care what it is, so long as you don't lower your ability to do work here. Long story short, tomorrow at practice, give it 120%."
"Uh... sure thing."
"What was that?"
"Yes! Coach! Uh.. Sir!"
"There we go... now run along," Mako started walking to the exit relieved, "Oh and Mako, remember if you don't, you'll be running laps." Mako's face went from relief to terror. He knew that laps for Naruto meant around the track he designed on the first day, with legweights. Heavy ones.
-That night, Quangs cuisine.-
'Here I am, now to make sure I don't screw it up.' He breathed deeply and approached the door. He was greeted by a gentleman that was expecting him.
"Ah! Welcome to Quang's Cuisine Master Mako." The man said with a deep bow.
Mako was led inside where the man quickly fixed him up, getting him ready for the evening by giving him a suit, and fixing his hair. When the man was done, Mako started to put his scarf back on, when the man tried to stop him.
"The scarf. Stays."
"As you wish sir, this way please." Mako was led to a table where Asami was waiting for him.
-30 minutes later-
"I am such a big probending fan, I've seen all of your matches."
"Wow all of them? Honestly there were a few that I wish you hadn't seen."
"Don't be ridiculous, you guys always do great. How do you always prepare so well?
"Oh. Well actually we have a coach that actually knows what the hell he's doing."
"Really? It must be rough."
"Oh boy, is it ever."
"Care to explain?"
"Well... first day of practice he had us doing some kind of test to check our strength. He deemed us pitiful..." Mako continued to explain how rough training was.
"That sounds really strange. I'll have to ask him about the bells if I ever meet him. Anyway, I am really looking forward to seeing you guys in the tournament."
"Yeah... well... maybe next year."
"What? What's wrong? You got in didn't you."
"It just isn't in the cards for us this year."
Asami put her hand on Mako's, "Tell me."
"We don't have the money to ante up for the championship pot."
"That's not fair." Before she could continue, the waiter arrived.
"Pardon me Ms. Sato, your main course."
"Ms. Sato? You wouldn't happen to be related to Hiroshi Sato, creater of the Satomobile, would you?"
"Yeah. He's my dad."
"Get outta town!"
"I'm serious. You wanna meet him?"
"Meet one of the most successful businessmen in all of republic city? Yeah, I'll take you up on that."
"Cool. How's tomorrow afternoon sound?"
"That works. It has to be after 4 though. I have practice."
"You still practice even if you wont be in the tournament?"
"Yeah, Naruto has a weird thing about him, and he insists that we keep practicing anyway."
"Tell me about it."
-Same time, Air temple island.-
"HELLO FELLOW TEAMMATE!" Bolin called. Korra looked up.
"Oh. Hey Bolin."
"What about me?" Naruto jumped off of the pole he was standing on and landed right in front of Bolin.
"AH! Oh... hey Naruto. Can you please stop scaring me like that?"
"Oh well... it was worth a shot... anyway. I just came by to give you this, "Bolin said as he walked to Korra. "Ta da"
"Oh, thanks. What's this for?" Naruto facepalmed.
"Oh, I don't remember, Oh I remember now. You saved me from Amon."
"We!" Naruto cut in, to tease Bolin.
"Fine, You guys then. But still."
"That? It was no big deal." Korra said. Naruto could sense that she was hiding something.
"No big deal, are you serious. I was totally freaking out when he was coming at me like, 'I will take away your bending forever.' That is some scary stuff, I still can't sleep well. I mean-"
"I... think she gets it Bolin."
Korra inwardly thanked Naruto. All this talk of Amon, and seeing what he could do made her scared about him, and Bolin definitely wasn't helping. Suddenly a rather scrawny man came into view over the stairs.
"Delivery for Avatar Korra." The man put a crate next to Korra. "Councilman Tarrlok sends his compliments and urges you to reconsider his offer."
"Yeah yeah, we don't care, her answer hasn't changed." Naruto told the man. He looked to Korra for confirmation and she nodded. The Man bowed and left.
"Who's this Tarrlok guy? Is he messing with you? Cause I could have a word with him." Bolin said.
"Thanks Bo, but no, he's just some old attention whore that works on the council. Which pretty much means that he's mostly harmless." Naruto said. He chose his words carefully.
'Mostly... why do you say that.'
'I have my suspicions Kurama. There's something about that guy I don't like, yet I can't put my finger on it.'
'Other than him being a right asshole?'
-Next Afternoon, Future industries Factory-
Mako was being given a tour of the facility by Hiroshi Sato. CEO of Future industries. He was shown everything from the machines that built the cars, to the parts that built the machines. When the tour was nearing a finish, Mr. Sato spoke.
"What do you think of my little operation I've got going?"
"It's very impressive sir." Mako replied, awestruck by the factory. His imagination was interrupted soon with Mr. Sato's next question.
"So I understand you're dirt poor."
"Son it is nothing to be ashamed of, my when I was your age, I was a shoeshiner, and I had to my name was an idea, the Satomobile. I was lucky enough to meet someone who belived in me and my work ethic. He gave me the money I needed to start getting my idea off the ground, and I built the entire Future Industries Company from that one selfless loan."
"Dad, stop bragging, just tell Mako the good news!"
"What good news?" Mako inquired.
"Well my daughter has told me that you have quite the reputation out there on the pro bending arena, and about your team's financial stumbling block. Now I'd hate to have you miss out on the tournament just because you're short a few yuans. So I've decided to sponsor the fire ferrets." Mako's face lit up, and a huge smile began to form.
"What?! Are you serious!"
"He's completely serious, My dad is going to cover your ante for the championship pot."
"That is good news."
"There is one condition."
"You all have to wear the future industries logo on your uniforms."
"I'll tattoo it to my chest if you want sir! I can't thank you enough. I promise you, The Fire Ferrets will make the most of this opportunity! We wont let you down!"
-Same time, Air temple Island-
Tenzin was walking up the steps, when he saw a mountain of gifts and behind it was a brand new car. Ikki and Meelo were inside it playing.
"Outta the way daddy! We're driving here!" Ikki shouted. Tenzin simply huffed and continued walking. He came around the side of the building and saw Korra and Naruto sparring.
"I see Tarrlok's gifts keep getting more and more extravagant." He said as he approached the two.
"Yep. That guy just keeps bringing them and bringing them, quite the nuisance really." Naruto replied.
"He just doesn't know how to take no for an answer." Korra said calmly.
"Korra, are you...doing alright?" Tenzin asked.
"Yeah. I'm doing fine."
"Hmm. Korra, why don't we take a break." Naruto beckoned her to sit.
"That would be a good idea, come sit." She did. "I'm glad you turned down Tarrlok, but I want to make sure it was for the right reason."
"I'm just really focused on my airbending right now is all." Korra said as she turned away.
"Right... that's what you said." He looked up and saw Naruto slowly shaking his head.
"You know, it's ok to be scared. The whole city has been frightened by what's going on. The important thing is to talk about our fears, because if we don't it could throw us out of balance." Tenzin got up and began to walk away, "I'm always here for you if you want to talk."
After Tenzin had walked away, Naruto decided that it was best to call it quits for the day. As he went to tell her his decision, a voice sounded out.
"Avatar Korra! I have something for you." The same man that had delivered all of the gifts was standing next to the building. Korra got tense.
"I don't care how many gifts Tarrlok sends, I'm not joining his task force!" Korra turned him around with earthbending and shoved him away.
"It's not a gift! It's an invitation. Councilman Tarrlok is throwing a Gala in your honor. All of Republic City's movers and shakers will be there. He humbly requests your presence."
Korra looked over the invitation and waved the delivery man out.
"Can't hurt to go." Naruto said.
"True, but... then again, my training."
"Ah, about that. I've decided that we call it for today. I can tell you have something going on in your head, so I'm giving you the rest of tonight off. It's the perfect opportunity to go."
"Alright. Might as well."
"Cool. Have fun Korra." Naruto Grinned.
"No no mister. You're coming too."
"Ok then. I'd argue, but even an idiot can tell that if I got into an argument over this, I'd most certainly lose."
"That you would." Korra smiled smugly.
-Later That Night at The Gala-
Korra, Naruto, and Tenzin's family walked into the Gala. Korra was gazing at all Avatar Korra Memorabilia, Tenzin stood next to her, and Naruto was currently sulking inwardly at the suit he was forced to wear.
"I can't believe this is all for me." Korra said quietly.
"I don't know what Tarrlok is plotting, but be careful Korra. It isn't like him to throw parties at random." Tenzin replied.
"AH! Avatar Korra! So glad you could make it," He turned to Tenzin and Naruto, "Now, if you'll excuse us. The city awaits its hero."
As they walked off, Naruto decided to follow because he had nothing better to do. Tenzin caught sight of Meelo.
"Meelo! That is not a Toilet! Oh dear..."
Tarrlok led Korra and Naruto around to meet some of Republic City's Big Wigs.
"Korra, it is my pleasure to introduce to you, Hiroshi Sato."
"Hello Avatar. We're all expecting great things from you."
Korra tried her best to be upbeat, "Right, Greatness."
"Hey Korra! Hey Naruto!" Mako called out.
"Hey Makooowoah..." Naruto turned to see his friend walking up with his brother and Asami.
Mr. Sato Spoke up again, "this is my daughter Asami.
"You're Avatar Korra? Mako's told me all about you."
"Really... because he hasn't mentioned you at all! How did you two meet?"
Bolin cut in. "Asami crashed into him on her moped."
"Ow. Are you ok?"
"Fine, More than fine! Mr. Sato agreed to sponsor the Fire Ferrets for the championship tournament."
"Oh... Terrific..." Korra said half depressed. Naruto on the other hand...
"NO WAY! THIS IS AMAZING! THANKS SO MUCH MISTER! THIS MEANS A LOT!" Naruto grasped Mr. Sato's hand and started shaking it furiously and let go after a few seconds.
"Sorry, I don't mean to sound rude, but... who are you young man?"
"Oh, he's our overly pushy, hard working, rough, yet incredibly effective coach." Mako answered before Naruto could say anything.
"What he said." Naruto said with a massive grin.
Tarrlok, tried to turn the attention away from pro bending and motioned over Chief Beifong.
"Chief Beifong! I believe you and Avatar Korra have already met."
"Just because the city is throwing you this big party, don't think you're anything special. You've done absolutely nothing to deserve it." As she walked away, she and Naruto made eye contact for a brief moment, both individuals glaring daggers at one another.
"Now Korra, the city awaits." Tarrlok said as he led her towards a staircase.
"Something about that guy puts me on edge." Naruto said just loud enough for Mako, Bolin and Asami to hear.
"How?" Asami asked.
"Dunno, there's just something. I feel like he's going to pull something and force Korra into something. I know its not very descriptive, but that's what I'm feeling."
All of a sudden an uproar of press people came from the staircase, all of them asking questions as to why Amon hadn't been dealt with yet.
"Shit!" Naruto growled.
"What?" The other three asked.
"This is it. I know exactly what the son of a bitch is doing. He's getting the press to ask questions which might put Korra on edge and she'll agree to his task force. I just have to hope that what I've told her about keeping a cool head remains in her thoughts."
All of a sudden Naruto heard, "Are you afraid of Amon?"
"I'm not afraid of anybody! If the city needs me, then I'll join Tarrlok's task force and help fight Amon!"
Tarrlok butt in, "There's your Headline folks!"
Naruto was furious with her response. "GOD DAMN IT! Am I going to give her a talking to." his eyes flashed red.
As all the press were leaving Korra stood alone. Naruto approached her.
"Korra! Come with me for a second."
"Um... OK?" She followed him to a secluded area. "What did you need?"
"What do I need? I need to know, what in the hell you were thinking."
"What do you mean. I joined his task force to help fight Amon."
"BULLSHIT! You joined his goddamn task force, because you don't want to admit that you are scared of Amon! This is literally the WORST decision I have seen you make since I've known you!"
Korra was starting to get angry, "OH? Then why don't you tell me the proper answer then?"
"SAY NO! This task force, is a suicide mission! We don't know the limit's of Amon's strength, and Tarrlok is going to send a select few of you to try and stop him. You are going to get yourself killed!"
"No I won't. I'm prepared. I know whats coming."
"No you aren't. You haven't mastered airbending for one, and two, you're hand to hand combat is still less than acceptable. And no you damn well don't know what the hell is coming. The city has effectively declared war on Amon. Have you ever been a part of a war? I thought I drilled into your brain, to have a cool head. Apparently not. We can resume training, when you've gotten your priorities straight." Naruto stood abruptly and walked away. Mako saw him walk past and asked,
"Where are you going Naruto?"
"To be with the only person around here that's got any sense."
Mako, Bolin, and Asami all approached Korra who was sitting in the corner a little afraid.
"Korra, whats wrong?" Asami asked.
"I just got yelled at by Naruto for joining the Task Force."
"Did you want to join it?" Bolin asked.
"No. I just didn't like how many questions were directed at me."
"Did you tell him it was an anger impulse?"
"No. It wouldn't have mattered. He was going on and on about how it's a suicide mission, and I have no experience with anything this dangerous, and I'm poorly prepared. What does he know? I know he's seen combat, but how much really?"
"Korra, I wouldn't say he doesn't know anything." Mako interrupted.
"Why? Do you know something I don't?"
"Kinda. It was a few days ago. The day, after we saved Bolin. He told me something which counters your argument. I don't know why, but he just called me over after practice and told me that he didn't want you two to know just yet, but the reason that he wants you to finish training and be as prepared as possible, in case this Amon thing gets out of hand."
"What do you mean?"
"He's been involved in a war. I won't say anything else, but just know that he has room to talk."
Korra went pale. "War?"
"Yes. Now that's all I will say. If you want to know more, ask him yourself."
"I'm still confused. What does him being involved in a war have to do with my training?"
"Ask him yourself. Come on Asami. I'll walk you home, it's late. See you at home Bo."
"Sure thing Mako."
-Next Day, Task Force Meeting-
"My Fellow Task Force Deputies, Tonight we are executing a raid on a chi blocker training camp located in the dragon flats borough. It is rumored to be located underneath this bookstore." Tarrlok explained to the group.
During the ride to the bookstore, Korra got more and more nervous about running into big danger. When they arrived at the site, the team began preparing. There were multiple rooms being used for the training, and the team planned on hitting the left one first.
Meanwhile, Naruto had been preparing his own solution to the problem.
'I know that this seems a bit unnecessary, but I need to vent my anger.
'Whatever you say kid, Just make sure that no one knows it was you.'
'They wont' Naruto said as he disappeared into a puff of smoke and reappeared in the middle of the room on the right. The lights went off and Naruto knocked out all of the Chi blockers and left a note in the middle of the room that said, the Task force will bring ruin to republic city. Expect a lot of death and destruction if things get out of hand.
The task force had just finished "cleaning up" in the left room, when two task force members entered the room on the right, and called in Tarrlok.
"Uh... sir, the room has already been cleared."
Tarrlok looked into the room. "That's awfully convenient."
-A Week and a Half Later-
"No Korra for practice again?" Bolin asked
"Nope! Let's get going." Naruto said
"You seem a bit on edge lately."
"Oh, do I. Sorry about that. I think I'd be better if a certain female Avatar would show up and not let this task force stuff go to her head."
All of a sudden the radio switched to a news broadcast.
"Question for Avatar Korra! Amon remains at large, why have you failed to locate him?"
"You wanna know why? Because Amon is hiding in the shadows like a coward. Amon! I challenge you to a duel! No task force! No chi blockers! Just you and me, tonight at midnight, on Avatar Aang memorial island. Let's cut to the chase, and settle this thing. IF, you're man enough to face me."
Naruto was dumbstruck by what he had just heard.
"What in the living hell is wrong with that girl?!"
"Sorry, I'm canceling practice today."
"Because your teammate is apparently a complete and total moron, and is going to get herself killed!" Naruto said furiously as he slammed the door on the way out.
-That night, carriage ride-
"I know it sounds weird to say this, but I'm really glad I hit you with my moped." Asami said.
"Uhmm... me too."
"I forgot to ask, why didn't you accept the new silk scarf I bought for you the other day? You didn't like it?"
"No, it's not that. This scarf was my fathers, and its all I have left of him. I just feel like, it keeps me safe."
"I'm sorry. I lost my mother when I was young." She got closer to Mako, "I Feel so safe with you."
Mako didn't respond. He just looked outside the window. Much to his surprise, he saw Naruto sitting on a bench. Staring into the distance, and from where Mako was sitting, he could tell that Naruto was pissed.
"Hey, driver, can we pull over for a second?" Mako asked.
"It's Naruto. Ever since Korra joined that task force he hasn't been himself. He's just been angry. As his friend, I want to see what I can do for him." The Carriage pulled to a stop in front of Naruto. He looked into the window and saw Mako.
"Listen, I was just checking on you. You've been seeming really angry lately."
"Yeah... sorry. I guess I'm just mad that, Korra is inexperienced with a real battle, and yet she is letting this task force stuff get to her head and she's gotten extremely cocky. I know that Amon will be there tonight, and I know that he will bring chi blockers. Korra wont stand a chance. I don't know what caused her to challenge Amon like that out of the blue."
"You should tell her that. Also I would recommend going and helping her out so she doesn't get killed."
"Alright. I'll be off then. Thanks Mako." Naruto disappeared into a puff of smoke.
Asami's jaw dropped. "What just happened?"
"Oh, that? Yeah, I still don't know, but you get used to it after a while."
-Avatar Aang Memorial Island-
"You can't stop me Tenzin. This is something I need to do."
"No it's not. This is ridiculous. You can't take Amon on alone."
"Don't try to stop me and don't follow me."
"This is all your fault!" Tenzin glared at Tarrlok.
"I tried to talk her out of it too, but she's made up her mind."
Korra used waterbending to speed her boat towards the island.
"The island is being watched closely. If anything goes wrong I have a fleet of police airships ready to swoop down at any moment."
"At least that's one thing you can do captain incompetent." Naruto said.
Tenzin and Tarrlok jumped as they heard him.
"Don't DO that! You scared the life out of me Naruto." Tenzin said.
"Has Korra already head over there?"
Before Tenzin could finish saying yes, Naruto was already running along the water after Korra.
Meanwhile, Korra had decided that Amon was a no show and decided to leave, when a bolo shot out of nowhere, wrapped around her legs, and she was dragged inside the memorial. She kicked up flames to see she was surrounded by 15 equalists. She tried to fight back but instantly her hand were bolo'd and she was then chi blocked. Then she heard the sinister voice.
"I received your invitation young Avatar." Amon stepped into the light. Korra was scared for her life. She was worried her bending days were now over. Amon instead grabbed her chin and forced her to look at him.
"Our showdown, while inevitable, is premature. While it would be the simplest thing to take your bending right now, I won't. You'll only become a Martyr. Benders of every nation would rally behind your...untimely demise. I'm saving you for last. Once I purge the world of all benders, you'll get your duel. And I will destroy you." Amon delivered one quick jab to a pressure point leaving Korra out cold.
While she was out, She began to see visions of the past, yet couldn't figure any of them out.
She awoke to hear footsteps coming toward her.
"KORRA!" Naruto shouted. "There you are!"
"You are a MASSIVE idiot for doing this! Was Amon here?"
"Yeah... h-he ambushed me."
"Did he take your bending?"
Korra produced a small flame, "No, I'm ok."
"Thank the Spirits!"
Korra then broke down in tears and buried her face into Naruto's chest. He held her close.
"I was so terrified."
"I know. But it's OK. It's over now, you're bending is still here. You... are still here.
"Naruto, I-I don't know what to do."
"We'll figure it out. Just know that you don't have to do anything alone. I'll be right there with you.
Naruto continued holding her for another half hour until she fell asleep. He silently took her back to Air Temple Island and laid her in bed. He stepped outside the window, and looked back in.
"Goodnight Korra." he said warmly, wearing a smile. And in a puff of smoke, he vanished.
Well. There you have it guys. Chapter 3. I promise ill have chapter 4 out before long. I dont want to give an exact date because, I'm worried i wont make the deadline i set for myself. Hope you guys liked it, and I'll catch you guys next time!...Please don't send me angry letters...