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Origin of firebending mural Zuko, something happened to Avatar Retold - "The Boy In The Iceberg" in the last hundred years.

This fanon has been discontinued, but is still available to read for your enjoyment.

This is my first attempt at a written story fanon, and it is something I have been wanting to do for a while. If there is anything you'd like to say about it, feel free to do so in the comments. SorcererSupreme21 Sokka Sprite Season 1Zuko-flord-c1 (Contribs | Editcount)

Update: Due to end-of-the-year hassles, I am halting this fanon until further notice. I am a little unsure if I am going to continue it anyway, but for now, it's discontinued.

"The Boy In The Iceberg"
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Avatar Retold





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May 15, 2016

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My grandmother used to tell me and my brother stories of an older, better time; a time of peace and tranquility; when the Avatar kept balance between the four nations: the Water Tribes, Earth Kingdom, Fire Nation, and the Air Nomads. But that all changed when the Fire Nation attacked, spreading war and chaos throughout the four nations. Only the Avatar, master of all four elements, could stop the ruthless Fire Nation. But when the world needed him most, he vanished.

An entire century has passed, and the Fire Nation is nearing victory in the War. Two years ago, my father, Chief Hakoda of the Southern Water Tribe, and the other men left to aid the Earth Kingdom in the fight against the Fire Nation, leaving my brother and I to look after out tribe. Some people believe the Avatar was never reborn into the Air Nomads before they were wiped out, and that the Avatar Cycle is broken forever. But I still haven't lost hope. I still believe that somehow, someday, the Avatar will return to defeat the Fire Nation, and save the world.


"It's not getting away from me this time."

Katara sat there in the canoe, bored out of her mind. She had been forced to go along with Sokka on these last few fishing trips her brother loves so much. While she didn't mind the peace and quiet, her brother's occasional self-praise and mutterings often broke the silence, bringing her from her thoughts. Sokka had tried to impress Katara with his "awesome" fishing skills, but so far they had yet to catch a single fish, despite each time Sokka saying, "This is gonna be the one. I just know it." Katara had learned to ignore him, though his loud voice made it a little hard.

"Watch and learn, Katara," Sokka said smugly. This was just going to be another failed catch, Katara thought. Katara simply rolled her eyes and was about to turn over and get some rest, but a dark shadow just under the water caught her eye. I can't wait to see the look on Sokka's face when he sees this, she thought. Katara took her glove off and closed her eyes, concentrating. Waving her hand in a familiar motion her mother had taught her years ago, a blob of water rose from the water, in it a small salamander fish, swimming around inside.

Proud of herself, Katara tried to get her brother's attention. "Sokka! Look!"

"Ssh! You're gonna scare it away!"

Typical. Katara, struggling to keep the fish in the water blob, tried again to get Sokka's attention. "But, Sokka, I caught one!" Katara was getting a better grip on the fish, when with a sudden pop, Sokka raised his spear to stab the other fish, but hit Katara's fish instead, sending it back into the water and dousing him with the water. Oh well, Katara thought. He needed a shower anyway.

"Why is it, that every time you play with 'magic water', I get soaked?!" Sokka asked, obviously very exasperated.

For the millionth time, it's not magic water! Katara sighed. "It's not magic, it's waterbending! And it's —"

"Yeah, yeah, 'an ancient unique to our culture', blah, blah blah!" He's like this every time we fish. He catches a fish, I try to show him something, he gets wet, and he blames it on me. Still soaked and annoyed, Sokka continued.

"Look, I'm just saying that if I had weird powers, I'd keep the weirdness to myself."

Oh, really? "You're calling me weird? I'm not the one who makes muscles at myself every time I see my reflection in the water!" Sokka, embarrassed, rolled his sleeves up.

Hearing a crash, Katara and Sokka look up in front of them.

Oh, crap.

While they were arguing, Katara and Sokka didn't notice the rapids and icebergs they had now come across. Katara was trying to help Sokka steer, too scared to use her waterbending in fear of screwing everything up.

"Watch out! Go left, go left!"

Not hearing her, Sokka tried steering the canoe right, but could hardly keep the canoe in a straight line as it was. Quickly looking around, Katara saw that they were trapped. Well, shit, looks like it's up to me. Grabbing Sokka's parka hood, Katara jumped out of the canoe, carrying Sokka along with her just as two icebergs crushed the canoe they were in seconds before. Well, worse has happened. Dazed and confused, Katara looked up at her surroundings. Nothing. Crap, now we're really screwed.

"You call that left?!" Katara asked, irritated. She had promised Gran-Gran they would be home by sundown. Clearly this was not the case.

"You don't like my steering?" Sokka said, annoyed as well. "Well, maybe you should've waterbended us out of the ice."

Now Katara was pissed. "So you think it's my fault?" I can't believe he's really pinning this on me.

"I knew I should've left you home." Sokka said, not remembering that he practically forced Katara to come along with him. "Leave it to a girl to screw things up." Oh, he's blaming this on me just because I'm a girl?! Now Katara was pissed.


Sokka knew it was his fault they were now stranded in the middle of nowhere, but was too stubborn to admit it. Katara could have used her waterbending to get them out of that mess, even if she sucked at it. Sokka, deep down, was envious of her sister's abilities, and that was part of the reason he was sometimes a dick to her. But this time, he felt, he had probably gone too far.

"You are the most sexist, immature, nut brained..." Knowing how powerful Katara gets when she's emotional, Sokka decided it was best to just sit there and wait it out until her temper tantrum was over. "I'm embarrassed to be related to you!"

Amidst Katara's nagging, Sokka heard a loud crack, which got his attention. Well, shit. She's this mad. Not again...

"Ever since Mom died, I've been doing all the work around here while you've been off playing soldier!" Sokka partially wanted to correct her and say that he was training the future Southern Water Tribe warriors, but decided against it. Instead, he tried to get Katara to calm down. Worried and noticing more cracks forming in the iceberg behind them as Katara was yelling at him, he desperately tried to get her attention to it. "Uh, Katara... ?"

Apparently ignoring his plea, Katara continued. "I even wash all the clothes! Have you even smelled your dirty socks?! Well, yeah, that's why you clean them, the sarcasm bit of Sokka's brain thought. "Let me tell you, NOT PLEASANT!" As she yelled that, Katara had unintentionally made two large cracks in the large berg of ice, making it further unstable.

Again, Sokka tried to make Katara notice the effects of her outburst. "Katara, settle down!"

However, this only made Katara even more upset. "No, that's it." With a wave of her arms, Katara finished her outburst with, "From now on, you're on your own!", causing the iceberg to finally crack. Surprised, Katara turned as a large divide was quickly spreading through the middle of the enormous iceberg behind her. They were caught off guard as the iceberg collapsed, the force of which created a tidal wave that knocked the siblings on their stomachs as they gripped onto the iceberg they were on to stay on it.

Shit, Sokka thought after the water finally calmed down. I might have fucked it up big time now. "Alright, you've gone from weird, to freakish, Katara."

"You mean I did that?!" Katara asked, dumbfounded.

"Yep. Congratulations." Before Sokka could get another sarcastic word in, a large, light bluish light started growing and slowly expanding in the water below. Oh, no not again...

As the glow started getting bigger and brighter, the water started bubbling, until a large iceberg rose up from the water, spraying Sokka and Katara as it settled above the surface. Looking closer inside, the two siblings could see a large mass, now easily visible against the bright light within. And underneath it was... a person.

Sokka noticed Katara staring intently into the iceberg. About to say something to keep her away from it, Sokka noticed that the person inside the iceberg's eyes had open, glowing, startling the both of them. Katara grabbed Sokka's club started running towards the mysterious iceberg.

She's gonna get herself hurt this time. "Katara, stop! Get back here! We don't know what that thing is!" Sokka followed Katara across several small icebergs that, strangely, weren't there before, Sokka watched as Katara started hitting the iceberg with the club. Sokka was initially going to stop her, but was secretly curious about what, or, who was inside.

After the third or fourth hit, the ice

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