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|Raising a Rebellion|
Book 1: Chaos
July 14, 2014
Long ago my predecessor, Avatar Korra, stopped Amon and the Equalists. Amon may have died but his cause did not. A large exodus of nonbenders fled to the new country of the People's Democracy. Eventually, the days where benders and nonbenders lived together was nothing but a memory.
The people's democracy thrived and isolated themselves from the bending world. Many citizens believe the old tales of bending and the Avatar to be just that, stories.
Meanwhile, in the bending world, Avatar Korra ruled with an iron fist and kept the peace in the nations until she died peacefully at 115. Then I, Avatar Suki, was born, and I was a failure.
Due to my favoritism to my own nation, the world plunged into chaos. Because of this, the spirits split the Avatar into four people, one from each element, and all of them were born in the People's Democracy. Avatar Korra gave me a world of peace which I made a world of chaos. Now I give these four new Avatars a world of chaos which I hope they will turn into a world of peace.
Koda and Yue had the quickest journey to the city they were stationed. They woke up that morning and set off for the town. They didn't know what to expect, but they did know that their waterbending together was very powerful. The Moon Spirit and the water Avatar, who could beat them? There still was a sense of uneasiness as they walked holding hands to the city. Once they got there, they saw Kyoshi Warriors patrolling the street, which made them even more nervous. As they looked around they didn't see anyone their age excerpt the occasional Kyoshi Warrior, and they were about to find out why. "Hey you, two why aren't you with the others?" A warrior asked them.
Yue was about to waterbend, but Koda shook his head slightly and she stopped. "I'm sorry, what are you talking about. We are a part of a traveling circus and we seem to have lost our group," Koda said, trying to explain their confusion and odd clothes.
"Any citizen within the ages of ten and twenty are being locked up in the hopes to find those escaped prisoners. Now come with me," the warrior replied nicely, not suspecting a thing.
Yue smiled. "Of course, anything to catch those rotten traitors," she said as she and Koda followed. As they followed the warriors, they had gotten into a small camp with tents set up and there were boys and girls around their age. She looked around horrified on this camp of children who were being held up against their will.
"Here. Once we find those prisoners you all will be set free," the warrior said and walked away.
Yue and Koda walked to the group of boys and girls from the town and one boy smiled. "Hey everyone, looks like we have new friends. Get used to it. Until those prisoners turn themselves in, we are stuck," he said, taking a bite of food.
Koda frowned at these kids who were locked up because of them. "I'm Koda and this is Yue," he told the kids, then they all gasped and whispered among themselves. Koda and Yue knew these kids knew who they were, but they didn't know if they would turn them in.
"You're two of the prisoners aren't you? We could turn you in and get out of here," the boy said enthusiastically.
"No no, please don't. We are raising a rebellion. Against the Shuryo. We were hoping to find rebels here," Yue said, trying to convince the boy to change his mind.
"If we work together, we can free all of you, then free the nation from the Shuryo's control. If you're up for it," Koda shouted to all of the kids. Then it was silent as the kids looked back and forth deciding what to do. Then one girl steps up, then a boy, and soon almost all of the kids were chanting, getting ready to fight. "Okay everyone, we will storm the town and fight the Kyoshi Warriors. Hopefully everyone else will join in after they see us," Koda planned after the kids volunteered.
"There is just one problem," the one boy said. "We aren't warrior,,s and if we are unarmed we don't stand a chance against the Kyoshi Warriors."
Koda realized he made a point. Even them as benders faced a big challenge when facing the Kyoshi Warriors. Koda thought for a moment then Yue spoke, "Well there has to be weapons in storage somewhere right?"
The boy thought for a moment. "Well, a doctor named doctor Chang has some weapons because his ancestor was a general, but the only way to get there is to be sick," he replied with a hopeless tone.
Then a boy ran screaming, "Get it off! Get it off!"
"What is wrong?" A girl asked worried about the boy.
"A purple pentapus!" He shouted in complete fear. The girl rolled her eyes and took the creature off the boy's arm. Then Koda got an idea as he saw the spots left on the boy's arm.
"I have an idea. Those marks will make us look sick as long as we act like it. There is going to be a break out of Pentapox," he said smiling. Then they ran to where the boy found his and began sticking them on their bodies. Once they were done, everyone in camp was covered in spots and Koda smiled. "Great, now they'll see us and escort us to Doctor Chang," he said happily.
Two warriors came to check on the kids and gasped in horror. "What is wrong?" One asked, terrified of this unknown disease.
"We have Pentapox," Yue said in a weak voice and did a fake cough just to convince them.
The warriors backed up in horror. "I'm pretty sure I've heard of that," one said and waved her hand and began walking away. "Follow me to doctor Chang's."
Once they reached Doctor Chang's estate he gave a worried expression. "Everyone come in, I'll find you a room and take care of you right away. Warriors you may go," he said, holding the door open for the kids as they lazily walked into the house. The Kyoshi Warriors bowed and left the estate. "Now what is it that you said you have?" He asked the children who dropped their act immediately. "What is going on?" He asked shocked.
"Doctor Chang, I'm Yue and we need your help. We are trying to revolt against he Shuryo, but first we'd like to free this city," Yue said, smiling sweetly, hoping he'd say yes.
"And you need my weapons don't you? Well, I've never liked that Lin so I'll help you," he said and began walking outside to a small building. "Follow me."
Once they reached the shed, the kids and Chang picked the weapons they preferred to use and Yue smiled, having faith in their rebel group. "You all march straight towards the city while Yue and I go by the river so we can use our bending," Koda announced as he began to walk to the river.
"Let's show them we believe in our beliefs as much as they believe in theirs," Yue said to them then followed Koda.
"They all seem nice," Yue said simply as they reached the river. She was very hopeful, but Koda wasn't very sure about it. These kids weren't fighters and they were after all just kids.
"I know but I don't know if they can do it," Koda said softly, to Yue's surprise. She was annoyed with him and his negative attitude.
"Koda! Those kids have the heart of warriors. You'd be surprised on what people do when they really want something. When people have something to rally behind nothing can stop them," Yue said to him with a hint of anger at him. How dare he criticize these kids who were risking everything for them. She was determined to prove him wrong and win this battle, but saying she wasn't nervous was a lie too. She believed in them, but there still was a small part of her that was afraid.
By the time they got to the city, the kids had just gotten there and were hiding in the bushes. Yue and Koda were by the river and Yue shouted as loud as she could, "For freedom!" Then the kids stormed the city and fought off the warriors. Koda and Yue bended the water so it froze into ice under the warriors' feet. Yue used the water whip the smack the fans out of their hands. Koda raised himself up with water so he could get the attention of the people in the city.
"Citizens! These warriors took your kids and dictate your country! Please join us in our fight!" He shouted. The citizens began to stand by their kids and fight the warriors. Soon the citizens gained the upper hand and eventually won the fight and tied all of the warriors up. "Great job! Now if you'd like to join us on our fight against the Shuryo, step forward!" Koda shouted and all of the people cheered.
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