Aftermath Chpt. 5"What!?" Suki yelled, "They're alive?"
"And they're gonna be at Ba Sing Se?" Toph added.
Haru nodded, "It's true, they announced it two days ago and the execution's suppose to take place an hour after sunrise in three days time."
Suki stared in disbelief, subconsciously placing her hand on her growing belly. Her voice cracked, "HHave you heard anything about Sokka? Is he going to be there too?"
Haru looked into her pleading eyes, Toph just sat there waiting for his response. "No," he shook his head. "No, I haven't heard anything about him. Only that Zuko and Katara are being hung for treason I'm sorry."
Wanting to change the subject, Toph looked in Haru's direction, "So, what do you suggest we do? There's only three of us and I bet there's gonna be at least thirty guards, let alone Azula. What's your plan?"
The earthbender looked at the girl, "I'm not really sure. I've been traveling with the Duke and Pipsqueak, and we talked a little before I left to find you guys. They wer
Aftermath Chpt. 4"I swear, I don't know!"
Katara flung her head back as the sharp dagger dug into her flesh. She gasped when it was pulled away, tears running down her face. "Please, I don't know."
"Don't lie to me, peasant!" The Fire Lord spat, holding the dagger to the girl's face. "I know how close you and the Avatar are. You are the one person that must know all of his secrets such as where his hiding place might be?"
Eyes closed, not wanting to see the threat before her, she didn't say a word. She kept her mind busy, trying to ignore the pain. Her thoughts immediately went to Zuko.
It had been about two weeks since she had seen him, and his purpose became clear once the Fire Lord walked in. She didn't take anytime to get to the point. While one was questioned, the other paid for it. She watched in awe as Zuko suffered silently for her refusal.
She only wished that she could've done the same.
Pressing the knife against the girl's check, she leaned closer to her face. "I'll ask yo
Aftermath Chpt. 3"C'mon! Put your backs into it!" Shouted Toph.
All day long, she'd been pushing her students to bend a boulder up in the air, hold it for thirty seconds, and then shoot it out in front of them. So far, no one's completed the task. Across the clearing, away from the struggling earthbenders, Suki was teaching her own students.
Unlike Toph, who taught a mixture of boys and girls, her class was mostly girls, sometimes a boy or two would take her lessons. Usually, the non-bending boys would be in the middle of the clearing, either racing, wrestling, or fighting each other. Sometimes, the boys would be so into it, it had to take Toph to break them up.
Looking in the sky, Suki saw that the sun was an hour or two from setting.
"Toph!" She called, pointing to the sky. "It's almost sunset, that's enough training for today."
Looking in her direction, Toph snorted before agreeing, "Fine."
Her students smiled, but they didn't last long. Turning to her students, the earthbender pointed to the ground
Aftermath Chpt. 2"Sokka, please! Don't do this!"
"I have to, there's no choice. Now go!"
"Suki, c'mon! Let's go!"
"NO! I'm not leaving you Sokka!"
"You have to! I'll only slow you down, and this way at least you can have a head start." Sokka reached over and kissed the Earth Kingdom girl, holding on to her for a few seconds.
"Toph, take her as far away from here." The blind girl nodded, grabbing Suki and led her away. Struggling the whole time.
"Please, don't Sokka! Please!"
"I said GO!" Picking up whatever he could use as a weapon, he stumbled his way towards the oncoming Fire Nation soldiers. He looked back at the two girls and waved his hand at them, "GO!!"
Held back by Toph, Suki shrieked as the earthbender put more distant between them and the battlefield.
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The girl jumped out of her bed with a start. Breathing heavily, she looked around her surroundings only to see that she was in the same place that she has been for the past few weeks.
Calming down, she got out of be
Aftermath Chpt. 1It was dark, the only source of light was from the faint glow of a lamp hidden from view. In the cold cell was a girl, lying still on the stone floor. Must be the guards, she thought. But when she didn't hear any voices, her body relaxed and took a deep breath.
It was one of those rare moments when she could spend some time alonewithout a noisy guard checking in on her or harassing her. Pulling herself up off the floor, her muscles tensed as pain seared through her body. Scars, new and old, were marked all over the girl, including some that she didn't remember getting.
"Must've blacked-out again," she smirked, "I'm sure she loved that."
Slowly twirling her arm in the air, she collected as much of the moisture in the air as she could and placed it gently over the fresh cuts on her arms. Flinching, the cell lit up a brilliant blue as the waterbender quickly healed as many of the wounds as she could.
This was another reason why she liked it when the guards were g