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The Legend of Wan
The Legend of Wan
This Fanon Book will cover Wan's banishment from the Fire Lion Turtle city and his time spent at the Oasis.
Book One: The Beginnings, Fire
Set in the Year 9,832 BG (A.K.A Year 9,997 AHC or 3 BAC)
Chapter 4: Companion
Wan is shocked to hear that the Elder had decided to banish him from the city. The Chou Brothers made a triumph body gesture and the Little Chou the young man forward with a smug look on his face.
Little Chou: "Yeah! And give back the Fire you stole."
The guards pulled the struggling Wan towards the Lion Turtle to allow the beast to strip him of his ability. Wan begun to panic and realised, if he were lose his ability. There was a good chance that he would die, therefore he begun to beg the Lion Turtle to have mercy on him.
Wan: "No! Wait. Great Lion Turtle, I am so sorry for stealing the Fire from you and I accept my punishment. But please, I need to be able to protect myself in the wilds."
The Lion Turtle drew his head towards Wan and slightly narrowed its eyes. After a few minutes the beast began to speak once again.
Lion Turtle: "Very well, in acknowledgement to the humans who sought us for protection from the Spirits, I will acknowledge your request, however... Never again may you return to this city. But..."
Upon hearing the word but. The young man looked up at the Lion Turtle with renewed hope on his face. Wan begun to pray that the beast will allow him to retain the power of the element.
Lion Turtle: "I will allow you to keep the power of the element."
Wan was delighted that he could retain his ability, but before he could thank the Lion Turtle the guards begun to force him out of the City and towards the wilds. He takes one final look at the city before lowering his head in sadness and takes his first steps towards the Spirits Wilds, where he will be serving his exile.
Yao and Jaya are perched upon the walls of the city, watching their dear friend get exiled and disappearing into the forest as the sun begins to set.
Yao: "Bet he doesn't last till morning."
With the sun set and the moon hanging high in the sky. Wan is seen nervously hiking through the forest on a dark lonely path. In his hands is a small flickering flame, providing him with very little light illuminating the dark surroundings.
Upon hearing the rustling of the leaves and seeing shadows of the spirits, the frighten Wan proceeded to throw his Fire at anything that moved scaring away the Spirits. As he backed up towards a tree, Wan hears a shrilled voice call out to him.
Unknown Voice: "Hey, watch where you're stepping human!"
The terrified Wan began to turn left and right, waving the flame in the palm of his hands whilst trying to search for the source of the voice.
Wan: "Who said that?"
Unknown Voice: "Down here!"
Upon hearing the voice call out to him from below. Wan looks down and notices a small blue frog like creature sliding out from beneath his foot.
Frog Spirit: "How would you like it if I started walking all over you?"
Wan breathe a sigh of relieve, as he believed the voice came from a hostile Spirit.
Wan: "Oh, you're just a little frog."
The Frog Spirit, freed itself from underneath Wan's foot and begun to swell up to several times its size and was now towering over Wan. This turn of events shocked the young man and caused him to fall back onto his rear. With a much deeper voice, the spirit called out to Wan and had his foot ready to stomp down on him.
Frog Spirit: "Who's little now?"
Wan barely dodged the stomp and being even more terrified now, he decided to make haste and run away as fast as he could, avoiding the Frog's tongue from whipping him.
As Wan came to stop to catch his breath, a Venus flytrap plant besides him begun to move and swallow the unsuspecting Wan. Panicking to get free, Wan tried to make running movements with his legs but the plant held him off the ground. He also tried punching from the inside but that had very little effect until he generated a burst of flame from within the plant, causing it to spit him back out with a burping sound and large puff of black smoke.
As Wan moved through the forest, many spirits are seen. There were tadpole like spirits floating through the air and a bird legged green puffball like Spirit, landing on the ground nearby. Noticing that these Spirits aren't taking any particular interest in him, Wan decided to lay down on the grass to catch his breath and relax.
Much to his surprise, the grass started to come alive and entangle Wan. The grass was attempting to pull him into the ground upon which he laid. The young fire bender barely managed to escape by using his ability to burn the surrounding patch of grass, upon which he was on and made another run for it.
As the next morning came, the tired and exhausted Wan had become incredibly paranoid of his surrounding environment. He shift his eyes to his right and his left to inspect the wilds for any signs of danger. His stomach began to growl, though this was to be expected as Wan hadn't eaten since trying to steal from the Chous two days ago.
Upon noticing a fruit hanging from a tree branch, Wan stretched out his hands and grabbed it. As he was about to take a bite out of it, the fruit broke up into many hornets that begun to swarm around his head. Realising that the fruit was actually a hornet's nest, Wan began to panic once again.
Wan: "Get off me! Get off me!"
Unable to see where he was going, Wan runs straight towards the edge of cliff where he trips and falls. Rolling down towards the bottom, in a rather painful tumble. As he slides to a stop, Wan gathered himself back up onto his feet whilst groaning in pain.
A peaceful and rather paradise looking Oasis is seen in the distance, with many delicious looking fruits hanging from tree. The hungry Wan made his way towards the Oasis in hopes that he was not deluded by a mirage. As he made his way across the bridge, a Spirit popped out of nowhere and pushed him backwards. Wan falls onto his back and as he picks himself up. He notice that a humanoid hyena looking Spirit standing upon the bridge with its arms crossed.
Aye-Aye: "You are not welcome in my Oasis, human."
Wan: "Please, help me. I'm starving and I hadn't slept all night."
Aye-Aye: "Not my problem."
Getting angry and irritated, Wan got up onto his feet and threw his fist down, sending flames towards the feet of the Spirit.
Wan: "Let me pass."
Aye-Aye looks at Wan with his eyes wide open, shocked that Wan reacted in such a way and became infuriated at the young man and responds with an aggressive tone.
Aye-Aye: "You dare use Fire against me?"
The Spirit disappeared with a blink of an eye and reappeared behind the confused Wan, with a mocking expression on its face. It proceeded to grab the unsuspecting Teenager and threw him to one side.
Aye-Aye: "Now be gone with you."
Aye-Aye turns away and walks towards his Oasis. Having gotten out of the bushes that he was thrown into, Wan accepted his defeat and hung his head in shame. As he walked away, he noticed a horde of Spirits parading towards him. Out of fear, Wan dived into the bushes that he was thrown into and observed the Spirits.
Wan watched as Aye-Aye allowed the Spirits into the Oasis to relax. Noticing that the crowd of Spirits was relatively large, Wan figures that if he were to disguise himself, he would be able to slip in with the Spirits and get some food to eat and place to clean up.
As Wan disguises himself as a bush Spirit, he joins the parade and marches towards the bridge where Aye-Aye stands. Aye-Aye notices Wan and narrows his eyes in suspicion, calling out to the disguised teen and asking him for his identity.
Aye-Aye: "I've never seen you before... And might you be?"
Nervous of the fact that his identity might be exposed, Wan puts on an over dramatic voice and replies.
Wan: "I am Bushy, the bush Spirit. And I would like to enter your Oasis."
Raising an eyebrow in suspicion, Aye-Aye inspects Wan with his eyes. The Spirit decides, that it should be okay for him to enter and motions him towards the Oasis, gesturing him to enter with a slight bow.
Aye-Aye: "Very well. You may pass."
As Wan puff out his chest and proceeds to move pass Aye-Aye. The Spirits catches onto his scent and was surprised by the smell of humans, coming off him. Quickly deducing that Bushy was a human in disguised, he grabbed his head and pulled off the mask thus exposing Wan's identity.
Aye-Aye: "Wait a second! Something Stinks! Aha! I knew I smelled a human."
Wan's face turned slightly blue upon being discovered and responded with a nervous smile. The irritated Spirit proceeds to pick Wan up and throws him into the river under the bridge they stood upon.
As his disguise falls apart and gets washed away by the current, he looks at the Spirit and begs it to allow him in.
Wan: "Come on. Let me in, just for a little while."
Aye-Aye: "No! Go back to your Lion Turtle."
Wan: "Believe me, I'd love to go back home. But I can't, I was kicked out."
The surrounding Spirits then gathered at the edge of the bridge and begins to pity Wan.
Yellow Spirit: "That's too bad"
Green Spirit: "Poor Human."
Aye-Aye gets visibly annoyed at the other Spirits pitying Wan.
Aye-Aye: "Don't pity him. He's just like any other human. Ugly, destructive and lacking any respect for nature."
Upon being insulted, Wan retorts and insults Aye-Aye.
Wan: "Who are you calling ugly, Ugly?"
Aye-Aye responds to Wan's comeback with a surprised look. The other Spirits turn towards Aye-Aye, expecting him to have a comeback. Aye-Aye replies with an annoyed huff, whilst the Yellow Spirit besides him suggest an idea to Wan.
Yellow Spirit: "If you can't go back to your city, you should go live in another one."
Wan was a little shocked at the fact that there were other cities and begins to question the Spirit for more detail.
Wan: "What? There are other Lion Turtles?"
Irritated by Wan's question, Aye-Aye responds with a mocking and angry reply whilst making aggressive body gestures.
Aye-Aye: "There are other Lion Turtles? Of course there are! Dozens of them! Boy, you humans are stupid too."
Ignoring the aggressive insults, Wan proceeds to question the Spirits further.
Wan: "So which way to the nearest Lion Turtle City?"
Aye-Aye places his hand to his chin, making an impression that looks as if he was seriously thinking about Wan's question.
Aye-Aye: "Hmm, I think it's on the other side of none of your business valley."
Aye-Aye then burst into laughter over his own terrible joke and looked to the spirits around him for approval.
Wan and the other Spirits look at Aye-Aye with disapproval. Understanding that he wouldn't be able to get help from the Spirits, Wan decided to head off and find the other cities himself.
Wan: "Real funny. You know what? I don't need your help. I'll find it myself."
As Wan turned away from the Spirits and begun walking down the River, he falls into a deep part and disappears under the water. The Spirits on the bridge wishes him the best and waves him goodbye.
Green Spirit: "Good luck!"
Hours have passed since Wan has left the Oasis and is seen staggering through the forest, dragging his feet due to hunger. As he continues on, he soon comes across a Cat Deer hanging helplessly from a tree branch.
Generating two balls of flames in his palms, Wan approached the Deer whilst licking his lips, intent on having it for dinner. But as the sad and helpless creature looked Wan in the eyes, Wan could not help but sympathise with the creature.
Unable to betray his emotions, Wan extinguishes the flame in his hands and decides to save it instead.
Wan: "It's okay. I'm gonna get you out of there."
As Wan climbs the tree to cut the net, the hunting party that Wan was originally apart of appeared out of the bushes and was pleased that they finally caught something.
Huntsman: "Finally, we've caught something."
He motions towards the Deer and orders his men.
Huntsman: "Get it down."
Having managed to climb onto the branch, the young man stepped out and shouted at the approaching Hunters.
Wan: "Back off!"
The leader of the Hunters was shocked at Wan's sudden appearance and begins to question the young man.
Huntsman: "Wan? What are you doing here?"
Wan: "I'm saving this animal."
Huntsman: "That animal is our dinner. Now, get out of the way."
Wan leaps from the tree and generates a burst of flame from his palms, slowing his fall and causing the hunters to jump out of the way. As he darts into the forest the Hunting party chases after him. Using his knowledge of the wilds, Wan decided to trick the Hunters, in order for them to fall victim to the wilds one by one.
As Wan dodges the flames being thrown at him, he arrives at a patch of Spirit Grass. Wan leaps and grabs a vine and swings to safety. One of the Hunters following him enters the patch of grass and is immediately entangled. The entangled hunter begins to call for help.
Entangled Hunter: "Ahh! Help... Help!"
The other hunters, watch as one of their own is dragged into the ground. The grass begins to rise and attempt to capture them, but they burn the grass and resume their chase after Wan.
Wan checks to see how many of his pursuers are left. He grabs two hornet nests and throws them towards his pursuers. The hornets are scattered from their nest and one of the Hunters is carried off.
Swarmed Hunter: "Get 'em off! Get 'em off! Ahh!"
The other hunters are now irritated at Wan and proceed to throw Fire at him, in an attempt to hit the traitor. The young man succeeds in evading several shots, but eventually he is hit. The blast of the flame caused him to be catapulted through the air, crashing into the branch and collapsing onto the floor.
Huntsmen: "Well, looks like you're out of tricks Wan."
As the Huntsman approached the collapsed Wan to finish him off, the Spirit Aye-Aye warps out of nowhere and possesses the skinnier hunter. As the Hunter begins to transform into Aye-Ayes likeness, the Spirit struggles to gain control of the body and swipes wildly at the burly Huntsman Leader.
Possessed Hunter: "I... Really... Hate... Humans!"
Huntsman: "No... No!"
The sole surviving Huntsman turns and runs away as fast as he can. Aye-Aye leaves his host and the disoriented hunter noticed his deformed handed. Beginning to scream, the Hunter feels his face and realising that he is a hideous monster. The Hunter runs off screaming with tears in his eyes.
Aye-Aye: "I don't know what he's screaming about. He looks better now."
The Spirits picks Wan up and carries him to the Oasis, placing him in the pool of water to recover. The rejuvenated Wan questions Aye-Aye about the water.
Wan: "I feel great! What's in this water?"
Aye-Aye: "It has special healing properties."
As he sits up in the pool of water, Wan is handed a fruit by the Green Spirit.
Wan: "Thanks. So what did you to that hunter?"
Aye-Aye: "Spirits are able to take over a human body for a short period of time. If I stayed in any longer, I would've killed him, which I did consider."
Wan: "Thanks for saving my neck, but why did you do it?"
Aye-Aye: "I saw you save that Cat Deer from those Hunters. I've never seen such act of selfishness from a human before."
Wan: "I told you I wasn't like the others."
The Cat Deer approaches Wan and snuggles him as he pets its head.
Aye-Aye: "Guess I underestimated you, human."
Green Spirit: "Are you off to find another Lion Turtle City?"
Wan: "I was. But I think I've had enough of humans for a while. I've decided to stay here and learn the ways of the Spirits."
Yellow Spirit: "What a great idea."
Green Spirit: "That'll be fun!"
As the Spirits happily welcomed Wan into their group, Aye-Aye interrupts and questions the idea of a Human living among them.
Aye-Aye: "Oh, now, now, hold on. A Human living among the Spirits? It's never been done."
Wan: "First time for everything, right?"
Aye-Aye holds his chin in his hands and thinks about the idea, before coming to a conclusion.
Aye-Aye: "Hmm. I guess we can try it. I've never had a human as a pet before. I think I'll call you Stinky."
Wan gives an awkward look before correcting the Spirit and giving it his name.
Wan: "The name is Wan."
Aye-Aye: "Stinky is more accurate."
The Cat Deer begins to nudge Wan in the side and purrs for attention. Wan strokes the Cat Deer's head and wonders what it wants from him.
Wan: "Hey there buddy. What's wrong?"
Aye-Aye: "Hmm, since you saved it from the Hunters. The Cat Deer must have taken a liking to you. Its life is in your debt. Perhaps you should give it a name and take her as your companion."
Wan: "A companion huh? I wonder about that... No other human has an animal as a friend before and I wouldn't even know what to name her."
Aye-Aye: "Well you are the first Human to befriend the Spirits and to live amongst us. You are also the first Human to show genuine care for the well being of others and you would be the first Human to form a friendship with an animal."
Wan: "Then how about a name that is related to beginnings and first? That should be a nice name right?"
Aye-Aye: "Then how about, we name her Mula? The two of you will signify a new beginning and perhaps your friendship will inspire others to care for Animals and to be their companion."
Wan: "Mula, huh? Sounds like a nice name. You like that girl? Perhaps this isn't such a bad idea, maybe we can inspire others or start a new trend."
For generations to come, the Avatar would always form a bond and friendship with an animal due to the strong bond, Wan had with Mula. It was like a promise to protect and help others regardless of whether they were Humans, Spirits or Animals and that the He would always be there to help his Friend.
Another big chapter and it should be noted that not a lot has been altered from the original scenario.
The only original scenes would be around the beginning and ending of the chapter. In all honesty, I struggled a bit with the ending of this chapter. Also when going through the chapter, I noticed a number of mistakes and a number of sentences not making sense.
Though this could be due to the bad habits of writing at night and rarely double checking from time to time.
The next chapter will be an original story, but it may take time before it is release as my studies are starting up again. As per usual I hope you enjoy this chapter and feel free to leave some comments, review or feedback.
Ideally I wish I had an editor, but considering this is a Fanon, I will most likely never get one, so... I guess i'll make do with what I have.
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