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Shi's Endgame
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Chapter Ten:

Shi's Endgame

Preparing to Attack

Shi boarded his war ship and started to get ready to attack.

"I can't believe the day is finally here," said Shi, "This is the day where I become the dictator of the world. My dreams are about to become a reality. With the Avatar dead, nobody can stop me!"

"Except for Mako III," said someone behind Shi.

"Helmsman. Why are you here?"

"Because I need to warn you that some citizens in certain parts of the world are starting to rise up against you. If you're not careful, something bad may happen."

"Please. I'm not worried. That stupid teenager couldn't possibly take me down. I'm not worried at all. Now leave me! We will set sail in five minutes."

"Yes, sir," said the helmsman in a sad voice.

Shi went to the bow of the ship.

Shi said: "Do we have enough boulders to launch for the invasion?"

"Yes, we do. We are ready to attack at any time," said a Fire Nation soldier.

"Excellent," said Shi. He looked back at the helmsman. "HELMSMAN! LIFT THE ANCHORS!" he yelled. "It's time to end this!"

The Bitter Cold

The Helmsman lifted the anchors and began to steer the ship towards the North Pole. As Shi and his army got closer to the North Pole, it got colder and colder. Shi started to shiver more and more. It was so cold, not even the air conditioners could make it warm in the ship.

"Why is it so dang cold?" Shi said, "I mean I know it's the North Pole but I didn't expect it to be this cold."

Shi went outside to check the thermometer. It was unbearably cold. Shi probably would have gotten frostbite if he was out there for more than thirty seconds.

"NEGATIVE FIFTY DEGREES!?" Shi shouted, "Helmsman, how far away are we from the north pole?"

"We still have 250 miles to go, sir."

Shi sighed. He knew he couldn't take much more of this.

"Helmsman, if we are not there in one hour, turn back."

"Uh...okay, sir."

Ten minutes passed and it was getting colder still. Twenty minutes went by and it was at least twenty degrees colder than it was last time Shi checked. Forty minutes and Shi started getting frostbite. He wasn't even outside!

"H-h-h-h-helmsman..." said Shi, "T-t-t-t-t-turn b-b-b-back now!"

He didn't respond.

"H-h-h-helmsman! C-c-c-come on!"

No answer.

Shi cursed as he realized the helmsman had froze to death. He took out his cell phone and dialed someone's phone number.

"Come on...pick up..." said Shi. He suddenly heard a voice. "Hello? Zolt? It's S-s-s-s-shi. Listen, my army and me are in HUGE trouble. I need you to gather all the solders you can, put them in fighter jets, and send them to the North Pole. I want you, however, to come rescue me."

"Okay, what are your coordinates?"

" coordinates? W-w-what's that?"

Zolt sighed. "Ask the helmsman"

"He's dead. He froze to death. Me and hundreds of soilders are about to as well."

"Well, I'll try to find you but without your coordinates, it will be almost impossible."

"I don't care. Just try."

"I will, sir. Just hang in there."

Shi hung up the phone and sat there shivering.

"Please get here soon."

The Empty City

In just an hour, the squadron of seven fighter jets reached the North Pole. They landed in a field of snow. The soldiers got out of their planes and got ready to shoot fireballs and lightning at the waterbenders. Nobody was around.

"Hey, where is everyone?" said a soldier.

"I don't know," said another soldier.

"Maybe they're hiding in their homes"

"Maybe, but still, it seems like they would have had people ready to take down our planes."

"Something's not right..."

"Let's go to the town and see if anybody's there."

"Sounds good to me. Let's go, men! Move it, move it, move it!"

After running for three minutes, the soldiers reached the town. Nobody was in the streets. The soldiers thought nothing of it because they figured everyone was hiding in their homes.

"You would think that they would have people to take us down," said a soldier "so that we can't do THIS!"

The soldier broke down a door to someone's house. There was nobody in it.

"This is sooooooo bizarre. You guys, search as many houses as you can! If there are any civilians in them, bring them to me!"

The soldiers then started breaking down door after door after door and searched house after house after house but found nobody. The soldiers returned to the squadron leader with no civilians.

"What are we going to do now, sir?" said one of the soldiers.

"We wait."

Missing in Action

Meanwhile, Zolt was searching the ocean for Shi and his army. Unlike Shi, Zolt did not feel freezing cold despite the fact he was thousands of feet in the air. He searched for hours and hours but could not find one ship. Zolt was determined to find Shi but was also losing hope. After five hours of searching, Zolt gave up hope. Even if he did find Shi, he probably would have been dead anyways because of how cold he was. Zolt didn't understand why Shi was so cold. Zolt searched places that were fifty miles away from the North Pole and Zolt didn't feel very cold at all. In fact, he thought it was kind of warm. If it was warm five thousand feet in the air above the North Pole, it couldn't be much colder at sea level, right? Zolt was very confused. He turned around and started heading back to Republic City to break the news to everyone.

Shi's endgame had failed.

Author's Notes

This chapter went a lot differently than expected. Originally, Shi was going to destroy the whole North Pole and become dictator of the world then end the chapter but I thought it would be better to kill him off and add give a sort of cliffhanger (The Empty City).

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