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|Welcome to Republic City, Avatar Korra?|
August 10, 2012
Welcome to Republic City, Avatar Korra? is the first chapter ofWritten by chilary.
Aang woke up on a beautiful morning thinking of taking a walk down the beach. It was exactly three weeks until Sozin's Comet and he needed a break from all of his training. He got up from the bed and went to take a shower, he put his Air Nomad robes on and did what ever else he does. He walked toward the living room to see Sokka on the floor hugging his boomerang, snoring, and drooling. Aang slightly chuckled at the sight and started to make his way down to the beach. When he reached the water he took a good glimpse of the beach and spotted a shiny object nearby, and started walking toward it. When he reached it, he looked at it funny. It was nothing like he had ever seen. Curious, he picked it up and made his way to the house. When he got to the house, everyone was awake, and Katara had already made breakfast.
"Hi Aang, come get your breakfast," Katara said as Aang walked in.
"Yeah, Aang. Come eat before Captain Boomerang here eats it all!" Toph said.
"And I'm definitely willing to do that," Sokka replied.
"No thanks. Look what I found!" Aang said cheerfully.
"A box?" Zuko asked.
"I don't know," Aang replied as he set the box on the living room table. But, once he did, the screen suddenly turned on. Surprised, Aang ran behind Zuko, who was already in his fighting stance. After a while, they heard a weird tune coming from it. Everyone, walked toward the 'box looking thing' and stared at it. It said "Nickelodeon".
"What's a Nickelodeon?" Sokka asked.
Toph shrugged. "I dunno, but it sounds stupid."
The box changed to a commercial that was saying "Avatar" so it grabbed everyone's attention. "Long ago, the world was saved by one hero who could control all four elements. Aang saved the world. The real hero is the Avatar. Seventy years later Aang is gone, but his spirit lives on in Korra, the next Avatar.
"Wait, WHAT?!" Aang yelled. Everyone was shocked as the video keep on going. It talked about a new adventure beginning, and there was a teenage girl bending water, earth and fire on the screen. "From the creators of Avatar: The Last Airbender; I'm Korra, your new Avatar; comes a brand new series about a hero destined to save the world. Nickelodeon presents: The Legend of Korra. Next."
"WHAT?! YOU MEAN I-I-I'M DEAD?!" Aang yelled.
"Well, if I heard right, the box did say the NEXT Avatar was born, so yes, Twinkle Toes, you're dead," Toph explained.
"Toph, don't say things like that. We all would be devastated if that happened." Katara was saddened at the explanation.
"Well, unless... let's say there was a possibility that two Avatars could be alive at the same time," Sokka pointed out, rubbing his chin.
"Sokka, stop playing around. There's no such thing," Zuko said sincerely.
"Well, sorry for trying to lighten the mood," Sokka complained, holding two hands up in defense.
"BUT IT SAID SEVENTY YEARS HAVE PASSED! SO THAT MAKES ME SIXTY-SOMETHING WHEN I DIE!" Aang yelled, curling into a ball and in tears.
Katara was shocked at the news, and she couldn't believe that Aang was going to have a premature death. Katara touched her eye and felt tears and went to comfort Aang, saying everything would be alright.
"So if it is real, are we going to go ahead and watch it?" Suki said a few moments later.
"I don't see why not," Aang sniffled. He had gotten back to normal, but was still visibly upset. He couldn't imagine the world without him. "It was going to happen eventually... I guess," he added. Everyone sat down and got comfortable. Sokka began eating a bowl filled with seal jerky when it started.
"SHHH, it's starting," Sokka whispered, sticking a jerky in his mouth.
"Earth. Fire. Air. Water. When I was a boy, my father, Avatar Aang..."
"Father?" Everyone except Toph said in unison looking at Aang.
"I wonder who's the mother?" Toph said, rolling her eyes and making Aang blush from the statement.
"...told me the story of how he and his friends heroically ended the Hundred Year War. Avatar Aang and Fire Lord Zuko..."
"Look there's me, Suki, Toph, Katara, Zuko, and Aang, oh yeah, Team Avatar!" Sokka pointed out.
"Wait, I'm FIRELORD?!" Zuko yelled.
"Yup, and we ended the Hundred Year War. Isn't that great!" Suki said.
"... transformed the Fire Nation colonies into the United Republic of Nations, a society where benders and non-benders from all over the world could live and thrive together in peace and harmony. They named the capital of this great land Republic City. Avatar Aang accomplished many remarkable things in his life, but sadly, his time in this world came to an end. And like the cycle of the seasons, the cycle of the Avatar began anew.
"Your son must be really nice, Aang," Katara said.
"Yeah, I guess."
"I'm the Avatar! You gotta deal with it"
"I don't know this girl, but I like her!" Toph stated proudly.
"Woohoo! Hey, why all the doom and gloom, people? We should be celebrating! Three elements down, one to go!"
While they continued to talk, Sokka said, "Hey Katara, doesn't that old lady look like Gran- Gran?"
"Yeah, she does..."
An old man asked, "Do you believe she's ready, Master Katara?"
"Yes. If anyone can teach her what she needs to learn, it's Tenzin."
"Master Katara?" Katara said. "That's me?!"
Sokka laughed hysterically. "Spirits, Katara! You sure changed in seventy years!"
Katara bended water in his bowl, making the seal jerky tasteless and soggy. Sokka winced from the taste.
"AHH, KATARA! YOU MADE MY BLUBBERED SEAL JERKY SOGGY!" Sokka started to cry. Satisfied, Katara continued to watch.
Are we there yet? Are we there yet? Are we there yet?
"Look, it's Appa!" Katara shouted. Happy, Aang jumped out of his spot, looking at the screen closer. "That's not Appa..." Aang said sadly, sitting back down.
"How is that not Appa? It looks the same magical ten-ton flying creature to me," Sokka said.
"The stripes on its back are different. BUT then that means there's more bison in the world!" Aang's expression went from upset to extremely happy, jumping up and down.
"Unless Appa was pregnant," Sokka said suspiciously holding his chin. Everyone looked at him if he was indeed stupid. Toph was the only one laughing.
"What?" Sokka said looking around at the various of faces staring at him.
"Well, Snoozles, as you see, Appa is a male." Toph said still laughing, wiping away a fake tear.
"Oh, yeah. I...uhh...forgot..." Sokka felt like the stupidest person in the world.
"It looks like we're there. I know it, this is very familiar! Are we here yet? Are we here yet? Ooh, please tell me we're here!"
"Yes, Ikki, as I've been telling you for the last fifteen minutes, we are finally here."
"They're airbenders!" Aang exclaimed, almost bursting into tears. "And they know the air scooter!!"
"Hello, mother. I can't tell you how happy I am to see you. Please, help me."
"Good job, Aang. It seems you managed to accomplish bringing back the Air Nomad culture – WAIT. WHAT IN YUE'S SAKE DID HE SAY?!" Sokka said, pointing at the man named Tenzin.
"I think he called Katara his mother," Suki said, looking over at Katara, whose face was red as a tomato.
Sokka was shocked. "WHAT?! How could you, Aang?" Sokka's eyes widened and narrowed, his expression set to kill.
"HAND IT OVER, SCAR BOY!" Toph said with her hand out. Zuko dug in his pockets and he pulled out 10 gold pieces.
"And if people are wondering, I had a bet with Zuko saying that Aang and Katara would marry and have mini sugarqueens and mini twinkletoes. Or in simple terms, HAVE KIDS. TO-GET-HER." Toph made Aang and Katara blush the reddest red that was possible to blush.
Sokka got up and made his way toward Aang. "YOU'RE DEAD." Aang prepared for the worst. Sokka lifted up his hand, prepared to strike with his boomerang, when Katara blocked his way. "Katara, move!" Sokka said very seriously. "No, Sokka! Leave Aang alone... maybe it was meant to be..." Sokka was shocked. "So you WANT this to happen." Katara was afraid but she said, "I don't know... but LEAVE AANG ALONE."
Sokka looked at Aang with a deathly stare, and sighed. "IF IT DOES HAPPEN, I WILL PERSONALLY ASSIST YOU TO THE SPIRIT WORLD. HAVE I MADE MYSELF CLEAR, AVATAR AANG?!" he shouted.
Aang gulped, but relaxed when Sokka returned to his seat. He turned and continued to watch.
Gran Gran, I've been reading all about your old adventures. I've been dying to ask you, what happened to Zuko's mom?
Toph said, "Wow, you guys have grandchildren too. That's a great accomplishment."
Zuko shushed Toph. He was shocked about his mother being mentioned, and he leaned in so far his ear was nearly pressed to the TV box.
Well, Jinora, it's an incredible tale! Zuko leaned in even closer. He was so happy that his smile matched Aang's perfectly. It was weird but mostly scary to look at.
Gran Gran, you look old. How old are you? And why is it so cold in the South Pole? Can we make a campfire, and all huddle around it, and tell scary stories, and make snowmen? And then can you make the snowmen move with waterbending and chase us? Wouldn't that be fuuun? Huh? Wouldn't it?
Zuko's face dropped in anger. "Aang and Katara, why couldn't your dumb grandchild keep her mouth shut for a SECOND?! Zuko was furious. "And I was so happy to learn about my mother until she came in going 'Gran Gran, you look old. How old are you?' he said, imitating Ikki. Then, Zuko yelled pointing at the screen, "I MEAN WHO CARES HOW OLD SHE IS FOR SPIRIT'S SAKES, THANKS LITTLE GIRL FOR RUINING MY DAY! And let me tell you your grandmother is really OLD!" Zuko stomped back to his seat, very visibly upset.
Katara was not sad for Zuko, but she was mad. She walked straight to where Zuko sat and pointed a finger to him. "DON'T YOU DARE CALL MY GRANDCHILD DUMB! AND DON'T YOU DARE CALL ME OLD, CAUSE IF YOU'RE STILL ALIVE YOU'RE GOING TO BE OLDER THAN ME!" Katara stomped back to her seat, leaving Zuko feeling guilty.
"Oooo, you tell him, Katara!" Toph said laughing.
Mommy, look, I'm a snowbender!
Were Tenzin and his siblings this crazy when they were kids?
Kya and Bumi certainly were, but Tenzin has always been... rather serious.
"Kya?" Aang said confused. He leaned toward the TV.
"Bumi?" Katara said, confused as well.
"Wow, three kids. You guys sure got busy," Toph said.
"Shut up!" Aang and Katara said in unison.
"THREE?! Okay. One wasn't that bad but THREE?!" Sokka yelled.
But you also have a responsibility to teach me. Believe me, I'd be happy to find another airbending master, but you're the only one. We're stuck with each other.
I wish there were another way.
Wait, there is! If you can't stay here, then I'll go back to Republic City with you! It's perfect!
Absolutely not! The city is far too dangerous. Avatar Aang tasked us with keeping you safe while you mastered the four elements.
"Yeah, but locking her up in a compound like a prisoner isn't what I had in mind," Aang said.
I get that, but I don't think keeping me locked up in this compound like a prisoner is what he had in mind.
Everyone's eyes widened. "Okay, well...that was weird," Suki said.
"Yeah, it's like you knew what she was going to say. Those are some freaky Avatar powers you have there," Sokka said in shock.
I know this is difficult to accept, but it's not the right time for you to come to the city.
Nice night for an escape, isn't it?
I have to leave. I have to find my own path as the Avatar.
I know you do.
Aang's time has passed. My brother, and many of my friends are gone.
"WAIT?! I'M DEAD!" Sokka shrieked. "I CAN'T BE DEAD, I'M TOO YOUNG TO DIE!"
"Welcome to my world," Aang said.
"Katara also said her friends are gone, so that means any one of us could be dead," Suki explained.
It's time for you and your generation to take over the responsibility of keeping peace and balance in the world. And I think you're going to be a great Avatar.
"Korra must be important to you, Katara. Cause that hug looked like it meant a great deal," Sokka turned at his sister, showing a sly smile at her.
"I can hug anyone I want, Sokka," Katara said. "It isn't a big deal if I did or didn't hug her. Jeez."
"Awww, Katara can hug Aang in both lifetimes! How cute!" Toph said sarcastically.
"Shut up, Toph," Katara said. She and Aang both blushed.
Wow, look at this place. I've never seen so many satomobiles!
"What are those four wheeled things?" Suki questioned, referring to the Satomobiles.
"WHY DOES AANG GET A STATUE?!" Sokka yelled aloud.
"Calm down, Sokka. It's not a big deal." Aang said.
"You have an enormous statue in an awesome city. How is that not a big deal?" Sokka questioned.
Air Temple Island. That's where Tenzin lives. You ready for a little swim, girl? Okay, okay! Food first, then Air Temple!
"I never knew there was another Air Temple," Katara said.
"I didn't know either. Wow, look at that Temple. It's amazing!" Aang replied.
Are you tired of living under the tyranny of benders?! Then join the Equalists! For too long the bending elite of this city have forced non-benders to live as lower class citizens. Join Amon, and together we will tear down the bending establishment!
"Benders don't do that, do they?" Katara asked.
"Well..." Sokka was going to protest when Suki punched his arm. "No, they don't," Sokka sighed, rubbing his arm.
The Gaang saw Korra beat up a triad and use earthbending to stop their mobile, which crashed into a nearby building. Suddenly, an alarm sounded. Some officers used metalbending to lower themselves down.
"Toph, there are officers that use metalbending! Isn't that great?"
"Wow, that's awesome!" Toph cheered.
What do you mean I'm under arrest? Those are the bad guys over there! They were smashing up the shop!
From the looks of it, you smashed up a lot more than that.
"They sound pretty serious," Suki said.
"Eh, they're just doing their job," Sokka said.
(The Gaang watches as the police headquarters building is shown onscreen. A shot of the Toph statue on the front of the building is visible.)
"WHAT?! EVEN TOPH HAS A STATUE?!" Sokka shouted aloud. He got upset, especially when he heard Toph yell in excitement.
"I do? Sweet!" Toph said raising her fist.
Multiple counts of destruction of private and city property not to mention evading arrest... You're in a whole mess of trouble, young lady.
"Does that lady look familiar, or is it just me?" Zuko said.
"Yeah, she looks very familiar," Suki replied.
But I couldn't just sit by and do nothing. It's my duty to help people. See, I'm the Avatar.
Oh, I am well aware of who you are. And your Avatar title might impress some people, but not me.
"Spirits, she has an attitude," Katara said, unimpressed.
All right, fine. Then I want to talk to whoever's in charge.
You're talking to her. I'm Chief Beifong.
"WAIT?! DID SHE JUST SAY BEIFONG?!" Toph yelled.
Wait, Beifong? Lin Beifong? You're Toph's daughter!
"TOPH HAD A DAUGHTER?!" Everyone yelled in unison; they looked at Toph, her mouth hanging open, cheeks blushed with red, and her eyes wide. She was speechless.
"I didn't know you had it in you, Toph!" Katara said, seeking revenge.
Toph stomped her foot, making Katara fly out of her seat and across the room. Aang went to help her back to her seat. "Ow!" Katara said, rubbing her head.
Well then, why are you treating me like a criminal? Avatar Aang and your mother were friends! They saved the world together!
That's ancient history and it's got diddly-squat to do with the mess you're in right now. You can't just waltz in here and dole out vigilante justice like you own the place.
Chief, Councilman Tenzin is here.
Let him in.
Tenzin, sorry... I got a little sidetracked on my way to see you.
Lin, you are looking radiant as usual.
Cut the garbage, Tenzin. Why is the Avatar in Republic City? I thought you were supposed to be moving down to the South Pole to train her.
My relocation has been delayed. The Avatar, on the other hand, will be heading back to the South Pole immediately, where she will stay put.
If you would be so kind as to drop the charges against Korra, I will take full responsibility for today's regrettable events and cover all the damages.
Fine. Get her out of my city.
Let's go, Korra.
"Wow, your kids look like they have a bad relationship," Suki said worryingly.
"No kidding," Katara said, glaring at Toph, who simply stuck her tongue out.
Tenzin, please. Don't send me back home.
You blatantly disobeyed my wishes and the Order of the White Lotus.
Katara agreed with me that I should come! She said my destiny is in Republic City!
Don't bring my mother into this!
"Wow, Katara, you must be a bad mother," Toph said.
"At least I'm not the one who raised her daughter to be so serious and rude," Katara replied.
"ARE YOU KIDDING! Your son is all about serious!" Toph yelled back.
"Guys, calm down," Aang said, raising his hands in defense.
"No, Twinkle Toes. Sugar Queen needs to know that her son is an airhead!" Toph yelled.
"What?! Our son is not an airhead, he has a calm demeanor, unlike your daughter!" Aang stated. They paused for a moment, and all of a sudden everyone burst into laughter.
"I can't believe we're fighting about the future," Katara said, still laughing.
"Yeah, and when Twinkle Toes said our son. Priceless," Toph replied, making Aang and Katara blush.
"So, everything's okay now... you know, between us?" Aang asked.
"Yeah, but my daughter would beat your son any day," Toph stated, making Aang cross his arms and grunt softly.
Wait. I have done my best to guide Republic City toward the dream my father had for it, but you're right. It has fallen out of balance since he passed. I thought I should put off your training in order to uphold his legacy. But you are his legacy. You may stay and train in airbending here with me. Republic City needs its Avatar once again.
Yes! Thank you! You're the best!
Hello? I'm Korra, your new Avatar.
Does this mean you've moved to Republic City?'
Were you trying to send a message to the Triads yesterday?
Will you be fighting crime or the anti-bending revolution, or both?
Will you be working with Chief Beifong and the police?
Uh... yes, I am definitely here to stay, but honestly I-I don't exactly have a plan yet. See, I'm still in training, but look. All I know is Avatar Aang meant for this city to be the center of peace and balance in the world, and I believe we can make history a reality. I look forward to serving you! I'm so happy to be here. Thank you, Republic City!
All right, that's all the questions for the Av–
Amon, how do you wanna handle this?
So, the Avatar has arrived early. It looks like we'll have to accelerate our plans.
"WAIT?! THAT'S IT! BUT I HAVE SO MANY QUESTIONS!" Sokka yelled. Then the TV said tune in tomorrow for another new episode of The Legend of Korra only on Nick.
"All I know is that she is in a world of trouble," Zuko said.
"Yeah, no kidding. With all the Equalists and stuff, she's in a mess," Suki stated.
"Who's Amon?" Katara wondered.
"I don't know, but he seems dangerous," Aang replied.
"I still can't believe that I have a daughter," Toph said.
"Hmmm? I wonder who's the father?" Katara said sarcastically. Toph stomped again, making Katara fly back farther.
"I CAN'T WAIT UNTIL TOMORROW. I NEED MY ANSWERS NOW!" Sokka screamed at the box that had turned off.
"Sokka, calm down. Wait until tomorrow, okay?" Suki said, kissing his cheek.
"Okay..." Sokka mumbled, starting to calm down.
I hope I'm mentioned in the next episode Suki thought. But what she didn't know is that her wish would never come true.
When night came, everyone went to sleep except Aang. He sat on his bed, happy about his future to come.
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