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Fanon:Chapter Three: Awakening
"Where are they? Do they know how important this is?" Zuko raged, as the others watched him.
"Calm down Zuko! It's not like they had a hot air ballon to fly them here you know," Aang said.
"Yeah, Suki and the others can't exactly grow wings and fly over here," Sokka argued.
"But still, they should at least try..."
"Zuko," Iroh said and Zuko became very quiet.
"You must have patience. I know you want all of us to be here on time, but not everyone can just come here on your time. Toph and I were even late."
"But that was only a day, uncle! These warriors haven't shown for two days now!"
"Then we shall wait two more days if we have too. I thought you knew patience by now, nephew, seeing that you are constantly pestered by requests and questions as the Firelord."
Zuko knew his uncle was right, but this matter was important! It needed to be handled soon.
"Fine uncle. I'll wait. But if they take too long... We might have to start without them."
"Okay, but if you do, you know Suki and especially Ty Lee will kick your butt." Mai commented, appearing behind Zuko and resting her head on his shoulder.
"I know that." Zuko answered "Anyway, Aang, how the heck did you and Katara find Sokka? I thought he was 'adventuring'."
"Oh, it was easy! All we had to do was send a message using his hawk, and we followed it with Appa." Katara replied.
"Yeah, because Hawky loves me so much," Sokka happily said, patting the hawk on the head.
"More like because it can smell your body odor half way across the region." Toph snickered.
"Take that back!" Sokka snapped
"Make me, boomerang boy!" Toph snapped back, while everyone laughed.
Ty Lee had been at his bedside for hours, trying to treat the burn that ran down Jason's arm. Suki had retired to her tent long ago, but she continued to pour water over Jason, placing wet cloths under the bandages every time the old ones got dry. Finally, one of the warriors came to Ty Lee.
"Ty Lee, Suki wants to see you."
"Can't you tell her I'm busy, Eli?"
"She says that I'll take over for you while you go talk to her."
"Ty Lee, she wants to see you right now," Eli replied sternly.
Ty Lee simply sighed, flung the wet cloth at Eli, and stomped toward Suki's tent.
"What do you want?" Ty Lee snapped as she sat on the mat opposite of Suki.
"Ty Lee, I'm just worried about you. You've been over by that tent now for hours. Don't you think it's time to have a rest?" Suki asked.
"You shouldn't be worried about me. You should be worried about the boy who is on the verge of life and death over by his tent."
"I told you, he might be seriously hurt, but there's only a small chance he'll die." Then Suki saw it in Ty Lee's eyes.
"Ty Lee, there's something else, isn't there? What's bothering you?" Suki asked.
Ty Lee sighed, and started to shudder "I am afraid that if he dies, I might never forgive myself."
"Because it was because of me that he got shot with lightning in the first place! If I had been quicker, or seen it sooner, I mean he helped us out with the log, and helping us fight them. If he dies, it'll be my fault." Ty Lee started to cry.
"Oh, Ty Lee," Suki said, holding Ty Lee's hand. "None of this is your fault."
"Really?" Ty Lee sniffled
"It was his choice to help us, and even when he could've left us, he didn't. He knew the risk. Besides, no one could've dodged that bolt. Jason somehow knew how to redirect it, Ty Lee, which saved both you and him, as well as the rest of us. If he hadn't, I wouldn't be talking to you right now. The only person who is at fault is those Burning Bandits and their leader."
"But still..." Ty Lee began.
"Ty Lee, don't worry. He'll be fine. I know it."
Ty Lee looked one last time at Suki before saying "I know."
Jason woke up to find himself in his tent. Had the whole thing been a dream, he wondered. However, as he tried to get up, a sharp pain ran up his left arm, and looking down, saw that it was bandaged from his two fingers down to the shoulder.
"Dang, that lighning bolt really got me good." Jason thought, as he struggled, and finally got up.
Getting out of his tent, he was surprised to see a camp placed right outside of his tent. A Kyoshi Warrior had apparently been at the front of the tent, and seeing Jason awake, helped him out.
"Oh, so you're awake. I'm Eli" the girl said, shaking his good hand.
"What happened after I was hit?" Jason asked.
"We've been trying to heal that burn of yours. I'm surprised you're awake so quickly. We only treated you yesterday."
"Well, I heal fast. So where is everyone? I thought there were more of you." Jason asked.
"Suki and some others went to go hunt for some food." Eli answered.
Jason simply shrugged and walked around. Like Eli said, many of the warriors had gone hunting, so the camp was nearly empty. The warriors that were there kept looking at him with surprise, but he just walked on. Trotting out of the camp, he soon came across a little creek. He decided that some fish in his stomach would make him feel better. Finding a sharp branch, he waded into the creek with it, and with a quick jab, he stabbed a good sized fish onto the stick. Satisfied with his catch, he headed back for camp. Once there, Eli went up to him.
"Where have you been?" Eli asked.
"Exploring." Jason said with a smirk.
"Seriously?" she said, and Jason knew that she was about to kick him if he didn't tell her.
"I went fishing. Can't a guy get some food when he's hungry?"
"In your state, not really. And if you waited a few more minutes, you would've gotten food."
"Hey, I don't need help catching my food. See?" Jason said, holding the fish up in her face.
"Nice fish, but wait untill the rest of the warriors come back to eat. Suki gets mad if we eat before anyone else, and you're no exception!"
Jason mumbled about how stuffy girls were before walking away.
A few minutes later, Suki and the rest of the warriors came back to camp. Suki and Ty Lee walked up to Eli, who was at the front of Jason's tent.
"So how's our friend doing?"
"Ehh, he's okay. A little annoying, but okay."
"Eli, what are you talking about?" Suki asked.
"Oh sorry, I forgot you weren't here. He woke up while you were gone. He caught a fish, and now I think he's sitting on the cliff over there."
"He woke up?" Ty Lee asked.
"I was surprised too, but I'm glad he's okay. I thought we were going to carry him all the way to the Fire Nation Capital." Eli said.
"Lets head up there and see how our 'guest' is doing." Suki snickered.
Jason was sitting down on the edge of the now empty rock basin, just thinking, when he heard someone walking in the underbrush. He stood up, but before he could react, he heard a scream.
"You're alive!" Ty Lee cried, before hug-tackling him from behind.
"Yes, I'm alive. Now can you let go before you cut off my breathing." Jason said, trying not to laugh.
Ty Lee immedietly got off, clearly embarrassed, while Suki chuckled to herself.
"Sorry. Well, anyway, we have a few questions for you-" Suki began
"Suki, the kid just woke up after being badly zapped. Stop being a fuddy-duddy and let him eat." Ty Lee said.
"Fine, but right after dinner bring him to my tent, okay Ty Lee?"
"Fine, Suki." Ty Lee said before walking away. Jason hung back and asked Suki, "Why did she do that?"
"Do what?" Suki asked.
Suki rolled her eyes, "Don't tell her I told you, but she was really worried about you. She was afraid that it was going to be her fault if you died. I'm sure you're awake because she worked so hard on healing your burn."
"Why would she-" Jason began.
"Jason, think about it. If the roles had been reversed, wouldn't you feel at least a little bad?" Suki asked.
"I guess, but I know what you're saying."
"Well, let's not make the warriors wait anymore to eat." Suki said, and she and Jason walked down to the campfire.
After the meal, which was rather fun for Jason, he, Ty Lee, and Suki went to Suki's tent. He and Ty Lee were laughing, while Suki had a stern look etched on her face.
"It's not funny! This is not acceptable behavoir for a Kyoshi Warrior, Ty Lee!"
"Hey, Jason was the one who chucked your fan in the puddle. I'm just laughing." Ty Lee chuckled.
"Yeah, I didn't know you'd trip and fall in. I ain't psychic, you know." Jason said in between laughs.
"Well, anyway, we have a few questions for you." Suki said, clearly flustered.
"First- " Suki started.
"How did you learn how to chi-block?" Ty Lee interrupted.
"Ty Lee!" Suki said, exasperated.
"Sorry! I was just curious."
"What do you mean by chi-blocking?" Jason asked, clearly perplexed.
"You know, hitting people so that they can't move."
"You mean pressure points?" Jason asked.
"If you call it that, then yes." Ty Lee answered, confused. As far as she knew, chi-blocking never had an alternate name, but she wouldn't put it past herself if she just never heard of it.
"Anyway, I have a few more questions," Suki continued. "First of all, how did you find us?"
"I was about to set up camp when I saw smoke. When I followed it, I found your camp. I searched around untill I found one of your warrior's fans, and then I found footprints, so I could kind of guess what had happened."
"Why did you help us then?" Suki asked
"Because I saw that you were in trouble, and the bandit leader was a pervert. Why, you didn't appreciate my help?"
"Of course we did. I was just questioning your motives."
"Alright, last question."
"Shoot," Jason said. He had been pretty calm about the questions so far. He had thought the questions would be more personal. However, they had been bearable so far.
"Where are you from, Jason? It can't be a coincidence that you just showed up to help us."
Jason was quiet for a long time. How could he tell them where he came from? How could they believe it? Sometimes, he didn't even believe it himself.
"You wouldn't believe me," Jason said at last.
"Try me." Suki said.
"You won't-" Jason began.
"I'll decide whether I'll believe it or not when I hear it. Now tell me." Suki said sternly.
Jason sighed. "Fine. If you want to hear the truth, here it is. I'm from another world. The spirit of the past Avatar Roku told me I had to come to save myself, and possibly my world. So I did, and a old couple found me. After I spent some time there, I had to go." Jason paused before continuing. "So when I was about to set up camp, I saw the smoke, and you know the rest."
Suki was quiet, then said, "You were right. That is one of the most ridiculous stories I have ever heard! Right, Ty Lee? Ty Lee?"
Ty Lee was in deep thought, unaware that Suki was talking to her. Finally, after the fifth 'Ty Lee', she responded.
"Sorry, I was thinking-"
"We could see that," Jason said sarcastically.
Ty Lee rolled her eyes before answering Suki.
"I think he's telling the truth Suki."
"What? How can you believe such a idiotic story!"
"Well, think about it, Suki! You can't deny that there's a Spirit World, right?"
"Yeah, but there's enough proof of the exsistence of the Spirit World. The Avatar is the biggest proof. What proof does he have?"
"Common sense," Ty Lee replied.
"What common sense is there in a wild claim that there is another world?"
"If there can be another world for spirits, why can't there be another one? I think even your boyfriend would agree to that."
"Sokka would never!"
"Would he? Even Sokka knows there's another world. He visited it. I wouldn't be surprised if he believed Jason's story."
"Hey, can I say something?" Jason asked, making the two look over at him.
"I don't care if you believe me or not. However, I want to go back to my home. No offense, but I miss my iPod."
"What's an iPod?" Suki asked.
"As soon as this dumb burn heals, I'm going to try to find a way home."
"How? Do you have a plan?"
"Not yet, but I'm sure I'll get a lead somewhere if I look hard enough."
"Why don't you come with us then?" Ty Lee asked.
"Ty Lee!" Suki said.
"Why would I come with you?" Jason asked.
"We're going to see the Avatar, and he's the bridge between our world and the Spirit World. Maybe he can help you. Suki, can you please let him come? He needs to find a way home."
Suki thought about it for a long time. "Huh, fine! He can come, but only for your sake, Ty Lee, and the fact that the sooner he finds a way home, the sooner I get rid of him."
"Thanks, Suki!" Ty Lee said.
"Well," Ty Lee said, turning to Jason. "It looks like you just got a lead. You want to follow it?"
Jason thought just as long as Suki before saying, "Yeah, I will."
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