QuietQuiet night. Closed doors. Silent screams.
BreakupI looked back, but he didn't.
BetrayalMother never told Him to stop.
Junkie"I'll pay you!""With what?""... her."
SecretsMy dogs uncovered our daughter's bones.
Twilight years"So there I was, surrounded by rebels, deep in the catacombs of Ba Sing Se." A pop as the campfire finally consumed a young branch. "No way out in sight. It seemed hopeless, but your Gramp-Gramp wasn't about to go down without a fight."Quiet reigned in the campfire-illuminated clearing. Some distance within the Earth Kingdom woods, the grey-bearded storyteller wove his tale for his rapt audience."So I pulled my trusty boomerang from its sheath, hurled it at their leader- ""And somehow," a familiar voice intruded, "he not only managed to miss, but got hit with his own weapon when it finally returned." Snickers and giggles broke out. The usurped storyteller glared at the blurred vision of his wife as she approached. The firelight danced and snapped, throwing light and shadow in ever-changing patterns."No interrupting the storyteller!"She snorted. "It's a good thing I did, or these kids would go home thinking you were some kind of hero or something." Outright laughter met
MTIS 1- KataraBoredom and annoyance.The former was really nothing new to her, Mai thought as a voice droned on. Helping Zuko through the political minefield that followed the war had lost what little entertainment value it once had. And ever since that incident with those would-be assassins, she didn't trust the palace guards farther than she could throw a dirk at them.Of course, this led to her current position. Lounging on the chaise in her private apartments deep within the Fire nation palace. Forced by her own sense of coming upheaval to stay close to home to keep an eye on her clueless boyfriend with nothing much to do but watch and wait. Thus, the annoyance.An annoyance that seemed to be escalating with every moment the irate waterbender who had invaded her sanctuary continued her tirade. What was she even complaining about?"What are you talking about?"Katara stopped wearing the rich carpeting thin, her arms pausing mid-gesture to glare at her. Really? Was that the best she could do? The