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Book 1: Chaos
July 16, 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.
Hana and Nori set off for their town at sunrise. They had the longest journey and wanted to get there as soon as possible. Hana was all about business but Nori wanted this trio to be a little more laid back. Hana was always so serious and Nori wanted to get to know her when she's having fun. "So why don't you like Rokki? He's kind, funny, and he really likes you," Nori said, trying to start conversation.
"All those are true but Orora is in love with him so it wouldn't be right. And besides, I'm not looking for love," She replied with that same serious tone.
Nori rolled her eyes. "Come on. He obviously doesn't like Orora so it's okAY. And everyone wants love whether or not they'd like to admit it," she said, smiling.
"Let me rephrase it. I can't find love. I'm not good with boys unless it's arresting them," Hana said, hoping the subject will change.
Nori was surprised because she detected a hint of vulnerability. "Well. that's okay, you have me to help. When this is all over, you and Rokki will be practically married," she said enthusiastically.
"But I don't think Rokki is my type," she replied, not enjoying this conversation at all. It's reminded her of the days with the warriors who would try and set her up with boys at school. Hana was never in to all that. She liked fighting and staying focused, a boy would slow her down.
"Well what is your type then?" Nori asked trying to help, but Hana did not want it.
"Can we just focus on the mission?" Hana asked, about to explode from anger.
"Yes. After you answer my question," Nori said with a small smile.
"Fine. I want a guy that is funny but not all the time. A guy who is a good fighter, but can be loving and caring. A guy that doesn't try to hard to get a girl and likes her for her and not her looks," she said, quickly hoping this would end the conversation.
"Is it me or did you just describe Koda?" Nori asked with a sly smile appearing on her face.
"What?! No, of course not. How is he like what I described," Hana replied in shock.
"Well, he can be funny but he is serious a lot. He's an amazing waterbender and all things considered an okay hand to hand combat fighter as well. He is also loving and caring, which he demonstrated by risking everything to save Yue. From what I can tell, he isn't a constant flirt like Rokki and he doesn't seem like the type that would be bother by looks," Nori explained.
"Well, I didn't notice that, but it doesn't matter. I don't like him and he's with Yue," Hana replied, acting as if this never occurred to her. Koda is the kind of guy she would like after she thought about it, but she hardly knew him and he's with Yue now.
"What ever you say," Nori said with that same sly smile.
Hana was just about to snap when they reached the town. Nobody was outside walking the streets except for a few Kyoshi Warriors. "Well, the warriors are the only ones here and I'm not dressed like them today," Hana whispered. She was wearing the outfit but not the makeup. Until the Kyoshi Warriors stopped serving the Shuryo, Hana refused to be a part of them.
"We can fight them easily," Nori said with a smile.
"No, we need the help of the people," Hana said pulling Nori back behind the tree.
"But there aren't any people," Nori insisted.
Then a man came out if a house and showed the warriors a pass and they let him walk the streets to a different house. "That's it. The citizens are all under house arrest. We just have to get in one of those houses," Hana said with delight.
"And how are we going to do that?" Nori asked not understanding Hana's plan.
Hana thought for a moment because she raised a decent point. Then her face lit up with an idea. "We can start a forest fire to distract the warriors," she said enthusiastically.
"I don't feel comfortable killing trees," Nori protested. Hana stomped her foot and gave Nori am angry look. "Fine," she muttered and shot fires at a few trees. A few warriors saw and ran in the direction of the fire. Hana ran off to the city trying to remain out of sight and Nori followed quickly. They ran up to a house and slipped inside and shut the door.
Inside was a man and a woman with a young child. "Get out of our house!" The man shouted to them.
"No no, please just let us explain. We are the escaped prisoners and we are trying to start a rebellion. I know most people don't like the Shuryo," Nori explained to them.
"I've seen you. You're the Shuryo's daughter," the woman said.
"Yes, but I'm pretty sure I've been disowned," she sighed.
"What's going on outside?" The man rushed out the door and saw the huge fire. "Oh my goodness," he said in fright. He and a few other men in the village grabbed buckets of water to put out the fire. After a few hours, the fire was put out and the man came back to the house. "You all need to leave my house. I can't have the warriors coming here and capturing my family," he said, opening the door.
"Chin! How dare you! These people want to overthrow the Shuryo and that means they're friends of ours," the woman said, annoyed at the man.
Chin sighed, "Fine. What is your plan for the rebellion?" he asked them.
"Well, we don't really have one," Nori said then gave a nervous laugh.
"Oh that's great. Just great," Chin said sarcastically with a touch of anger.
"Well, just start another fire, it worked the first time," the woman suggested.
"If the warriors saw another fire, they'd think something was up," Hana said as she still tried to think of a plan.
"Well we could burn something else," Nori offered.
"Burn down our house," the woman said smiling.
"What?! You want to burn down out house?" the man said in rage.
"Chin! We are starving because of the Shuryo. We have to help get her out of power. We will offer our house to burn down. It's a plan," the woman told them as she put the baby in a bed and went to her bedroom. The man angrily stormed into the bedroom leaving Hana and Nori by themselves.
Hana and Nori laid down to go to be and Nori smiled. "So, about boys again," Nori began but Hana interrupted.
"Listen, I appreciate the help but I'm not looking for anyone okay? Let's just stick to the mission," Hana said annoyed.
"Oh I'm sorry," Nori frowned, "You're just always so serious and I just wanted to get to know the real you."
A thought occurred to Hana as Nori spoke. Hana had always been so serious all the time, even more so than the other warriors. She was always worried about being on a mission and never really had time for fun. Nori wanted to get to know the real Hana, but to Hana, being serious is the real her and she hated it. She didn't even know who she really was. "Oh um, well this is the real me. I've never really been social. I've always been like this," she said in a small voice.
Nori smiled. "That's okay. You just don't know the real you. But I'll find her," she said softly as she went to sleep. Hana smiled and fell asleep.
The next day, Hana and Nori woke up when Chin woke them up. "Girls. The warriors are searching the houses for new members today. If they find you you'll be arrested. It's now or never," he whispered quickly.
Nori and Hana nodded and got up quickly. Chin and his family evacuated the house and Nori shot flames all over the house. "It's done, let's get out of here," she shouted and ran out of the burning house.
Once they reached Chin's family his wife screamed. "My house is on fire!" she tried to say loud enough for everyone to hear. Warriors rushed over to them and soon people got the courage to come outside and grabbed buckets of water. Once enough people were outside to watch Hana attacked a warrior and threw her to the ground.
"Everyone! Please! The Shuryo has taken over your nation! Fight back," Nori said as she began to fight the warriors. Soon, the whole town was fighting and they eventually won the battle. "Capture all the warriors, we can't let them warn the Shuyo!" Nori shouted. The people rounded up all of the warriors or at least they thought they caught all of them. One escaped and headed straight towards Amon City.
A few hours later, the warrior reached the Shuryo's castle and was escorted to her office. "Your Excellency, a rebellion broke out in a nearby town," she said quickly.
"Send our defenses to that side of the town. We can't have them marching in on the city which they will try. If our forces are there we can stop them," Lin ordered.
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