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|The Red Triangle|
September 14, 2016
The new Avatar is the only one capable of bringing peace and balance to the world.
The next day, in Air Temple Island where Bultina and Kosen's parents, who alongside several agents they caught several Red Lotus knights and locked them in jail. There were also the airbenders Leo and Gemini, and Asami Sato and Avatar Korra's grandchildren Iruka and Amala, they were investigating the crime scene of the attack from the Red Lotus to the world's most important people.
–Well, tell me, Detective Takeyon, what can you conclude from this?– Said Gemini.
–From the evidence here, this kunai knife is made from the hard metal they found in that meteorite which fell in central Si Wong Desert fifty years ago.– Said Takeyon
–Which means they're based somewhere in the Si Wong Republic.– Said Kimyona
–What do we know about this metal?– Asked Iruka.
–The first evidence we had about this metal was more than a century ago, during the Hundred Year War's final year: a meteor fell in the Fire Nation village of Shu Jing, the remarkable Sokka from the Southern Water Tribe crafted a "Space Sword," which is known to have cutted thick metal from great Fire Nation airships. That was lost in that final battle during Sozin's Comet and it's still lost as today.– Said Gemini, –I like to spend my time learning about metals.–
–If they have such metal under their power, then they must have advanced weaponry.– Said Amala.
–Gemini, do you know anything else about these meteors?– Asked Takeyon.
–I was about to ask the same.– Said Iruka. Gemini thought for a moment and remembered.
–We'll, there's not much more to tell that you don't know. As you can see it can be metalbended.– He said.
–About the metal, it comes from some meteorites which fall into our atmosphere every four years.– Explained Leo –Normally these disintegrate, only a few times these meteors collide with the surface, and of course, these meteor showers come every four years.–
–Why? Why does that happen?– Asked Iruka.
–I don't want to interrupt guys, but we have case to solve and a damn cursed traitor Air Nomad called Yurei.– said Amala, saying the name of "Yurei" with anger between her teeth.
Iruka knew what happened, but the rest were really strangled. Amala was staying strong, but tears were coming down of her eyes as Kimyona saw her. Kimyona knew there was something she didn't told them.
–Miss Sato, I'm afraid I'm going to ask you a couple of questions. What was the cause of your divorce from your ex-husband Yurei?– Asked Kimyona.
Amala turned back again, she didn't want to talk, Iruka was facepalming himself.
–Cousin is no big deal, just tell them what happened! Yurei was her husband, she discovered he was Red Lotus and they divorced because of that, that's it!– He said. Amala sent her cousin an angry look.
–Is that true?– Said Takeyon. Amala took her a while to assimilate, and she started:
–Four years, we got divorced four years ago, it all started in disagreements on what typed of education should we give our children. When we knew Aria was an airbender like her father, Yurei decided we should take her to the Eastern Air Temple to learn, RIGHT AT THE OTHER SIDE OF THE CONTINENT! Disagreements and full discussions started right then, he said it would be save for the kids, to learn with the Air Nomads, that they should learn how to live in a new type of world, a totalitarian world.– She paused. –Of course I said no, I needed to maintain the company here in the city. He just took them without permission there. When I arrived two months later, I saw there was a ceremony being held I came inside and see what was going on...
FOUR YEARS AGO
–Today, a new master has rose.– Said Yurei –I want to present you, a new master, who mastered one-hundred airbending moves in just two months, the fastest record in history of the Air Nomads.– I didn't knew what was exactly going on, then, a hooded teenager came to the center of the stage, –Air Nomads, may I present you, THE RED NOMAD!– And some Air Nomads took the teenager's robes and showed a bald airbending girl, with red Air Nomad tattoos, and when she leaned her face up and opened her blue eyes, it was Aria.
–What? What?? ARIA!– I cried, the whole crowd, Aria and Yurei turned too
–Oh! Hey mom! Did you liked the ceremony? I just became an airbending master!– She said joyfully.
–Those tattoos...they should be blue! YOU JUST BROKE A TRADITION YUREI!– I yelled to him.
–Antique traditions can be modified, it has passed two centuries since the Air Nomad Genocide, and those traditions have been maintained, yes, but it's a new world Amala, everything changes.– Explained Yurei
–I don't like this, come on Aria, we're leaving. Where are your brothers?– I got her hand and pulled her out of the Temple.
–MOM! LET GO!– She said
–WHERE ARE YOUR BROTHERS? WE'RE GOING BACK TO REPUBLIC CITY!–
–NO!!– She screamed, and she airbend me forward to get rid of me, she landed on an airball while I almost crashed. I was astonished. –No mom, dad showed us what real freedom is, and it's limits, he showed us the right path.– She said.
–But...my Aria, what has he done to you?– I said
–Mother.– Said Zeick behind me, who had a bunch of bruises, and next to him was Deyek who still looked like my baby that he is.
–Zeick, Deyek.– I wanted to hug them, but Zeick stopped me.
–Mother, I think it's better for you to leave.– Deyek's words stabbed me deep in my heart...
–Right after seeing what Yurei had turned my babies into, I just had to leave, I couldn't stand it anymore, I started to cry, and in a year half of my hair grayed. You don't know what it is for a mother to not see her children in years?– Finished Amala.
–Why didn't you tell us?– Said Iruka. –That's what happened to Aria?–
–Yes, she changed they're not the happy kids they were in the past anymore. If there was one thing I ever wanted anymore in these years, was to see them again.– She said.
Then Kensi bumped into the conversation:
–ARE YOU TELLING ME THAT YUREI'S KIDS ARE YOUR KIDS TOO?! YOU'RE TELLING ME YOU'RE THE "RED TRIANGLE'S MOTHER?!"– Kensi had his jaw dropped.
Tao's face got without expression, Bultina was so tired of Kensi she was there looking at the hopeless case, and Shaila got angry.
–KENSI! THAT'S A DELICATE ISSUE FOR AMALA!!– Shaila enraged him as her eyes had a fulminant look.
–Sorrysorrysorry...– Said Kensi frightened by his girlfriend's furious look.
–It's okay, just...I need to be alone...keep going on.– And Amala left. Shaila, punched Kensi in him arm, he winced in pain.
–See what you've done?– Said Shaila.
–It's okay, she was already leaving.– Said Iruka
–Hi honey. What are you doing here?– Said Kimyona to her daughter.
–I'm daughter of police officers, Tao belongs to the Tenba family, Shaila is Fire Princess and Kensi, well, he was recognised by the three as our friend and friend of the Avatar.– Explained Bultina. –Of course we have permission to be here.–
–Great, but... where's the Avatar?– Asked Leo
–And your sister.– Asked Takeyon
–They went to get advice from Korra in the Spirit World, they must have already arrived to the Portal.– Said Bultina
Meanwhile, in the Republic City Spirit Portal, there was an armadillo lion, a young redheaded girl and an earth boy right towards the huge vertical light ray.
–Hikar, are you sure about this?– Asked Kosen
–Trust me Kossie, I need to master the Avatar State if I want to defeat Yurei. Remember two days ago? I managed to get in it but I couldn't maintain it because of Korra. I need to contact her to ask her why did she do that, she could have got me killed.– Explained Hikar.
–Oh. But wait, why don't you contact her by meditation?– Asked Kosen.
Hikar hysterically laughed for a moment.
–Oh ho! Sure I tried, during three bloody years! And the result? No contact with Korra at all.– Answered Hikar, with a sarcastic tone.
Kosen was a little bit ashamed for not remembering that.
–Oh, sorry. But do you think you'll find her in the Spirit World? It's huge and limitless!– She said.
–Trust me, and my Avatar instincts.– Said Hikar.
And he turned to the green light, he deeply breathed, and walked towards it. As his arm passed through the portal, he closed his eyes, let all his body through, and once he stopped feeling the energy, he opened his eyes, and saw the most beautiful landscape he had ever seen. It was an aquatic meadow surrounded by shining icebergs, and the ground was covered in colourful oceanic plants, and there was also a forest of dead-looking trees. Furthermore, Hikar could see a dense pink forest, where he felt a strong spiritual presence, Korra, thought Hikar. In that moment Kosen and Nikumi had already crossed the portal.
–Well...we're already in the Spirit World. Now what?– Asked Kosen.
–I'm going to find Korra, you two stay here, we don't know what kind of dangers await deep in the forest.– Answered Hikar as he saw Nikumi playing like a cat with a pair of flying Spirit Butter-dragonflies. –And of course, please take an eye over my buddy.–
–You got officer Kosen in command! Sir, yes sir!– Kosen mischievously imitated her parents on their duty with a move of her arm to her forehead. Hikar laughed.
–Alright officer Kosen, take care and wait for me here.– Said jokingly Hikar before he left to the forest. Kosen kept an eye on Nikumi as he kept playing with the little Spirits Butter-dragonflies, Nikumi was upside down with his four furry paws high trying to catch the little Spirits. Kosen enjoyed the view for a couple seconds, and then she was interrupted by a cute digital voice.
–Is that weird big cat yours?– She asked the voice. Kosen turned and saw a cute little cubic-like spirit.
–Who're you? By the way it's not really mine, it's my friend's.– Said Kosen.
–You mean the Avatar? I thought he was your boyfriend.– Said the digital Light Spirit.
–What? No! I don't... Hik and I... we're just friends!– Said Kosen. –Wait. Who're you and how did you know Hikar's the Avatar?–
–I'm Pixel, a Sensor Spirit, I sensed Raava's light in the boy you were talking to before.– Said Pixel, the spirit.
–Well, okay Pixel, that's amazing. Can you sense Korra here in the Spirit Wilds too?– Asked her.
–Actually her soul is connected to Raava, so basically she's within him right now. I can't say where.– Said Pixel in her digital voice. Kosen sighed.
–So, I guess then it's a waste of time this thing. I'll get Hikar and tell him he'll have to meditate any way to connect with Korra.– Said Kosen.
–But what about your cat? Where is he?– Said Pixel.
–He's not a cat, he's an armadillo lion, and he's right there.– Kosen pointed to the place where Nikumi was previously playing with the spirits. –What...? Where...?– Kosen got frightened until she saw Nikumi ride towards the forest. –Hey you crazy crusty cat! COME BACK!– And Kosen started to run to Nikumi, who got into the forest chasing the Butter-dragonflies he was playing with before.
–Wait! Let me help you!– Said Pixel, but she was shoved away by Kosen.
–Thanks for distracting me! Now if Hikar knows I lost Nikumi I'll never get the chance to date him!– Said Kosen angrily, running to the deep purple forest.
Meanwhile, Hikar was still walking through the vast pink bamboo forest, wandering around, bored and tired of not having found anything in a while.
–Korraa? Kooorraaaaa!– Called Hikar out loud through the pink bamboos. Still nothing but more little bug spirits. –Uuuh, come on! Where's this damn woman? I knew Korra was a complicated woman, but not a difficult-to-find one. HELLOOOO KORRAAA! I'M YOUR AVATAR SUCCESSOR AND I NEED YOUR ADVICE TO ENTER THE AVATAR STATE AND DEFEAT MY EVIL AIRBENDING INSTRUCTOR!– He shouted, mad.
After a looong wait and many wandering around, Hikar was getting more mad each time as he got more impatient, that the spirits were hiding and getting darker.
–FOR THE LAST TIME, KORRA! COME HERE!– Hikar screamed. Suddenly, he heard a smooth kind laugh of an elder woman from the shadow under the bamboos. Hikar turned with his still angry face. –At least Korra! Didn't you heard me calling you out there?–
–Oh Hikar, if you were calling for me, I would have gone earlier. But you weren't calling for me precisely.– Said the woman. Hikar's angry expression turned into confusion, he turned up an eyebrow in misunderstood.
–What? You mean you're not Korra?– Hikar asked, and meanwhile the hidden spirits turned bright again.
–Oh no, no I'm not. But I was a really close friend of her, and if you approve it, a friend to you.– And the elder woman showed herself from the shadow.
She was an Air Nomad with her red and orange robes, and under a silver bob hairstyle she showed a pale wrinkled face with dark brown eyes. Hikar's expression turned to amaze when she saw her, and then to kindness.
–Jinora.– Said Hikar.
–NIKUMIII! COME ON STOP CHASING THOSE DRAGONFLIES!!– Shouted angrily Kosen as she kept running and cutting branches and leaves in front of her with a blade she metalbended from her bracelets. She had already left behind the pink bamboo forest, and now she was running in a vast blue jungle.
–I think it's not a good idea to break these trees, they are spirit's.– Said Pixel.
–I don't care! I need to find Nikumi!– She said. Suddenly she heard a lion's growl from somewhere in front of her, and she became happy to hear that. –Nikumi! At least!– She started to continue running again –Stay there I'm coming for...you?– And she didn't like what she discovered in the place.
There was Nikumi, in the middle of the jungle's glade in front of a huge Dark Spirit. It was bigger than Nikumi, black, tiger-like, with some dark spikes all over his body. Both felines were facing each other, growling angrily.
–Nikumi? Don't move and now let's try to escape.– Whispered Kosen, still.
–It's Heinu, the Dark Tiger, I'm leaving!– Frightened Pixel as she quickly blasted away like a lightning.
Suddenly the two feline-like rivals started to fight, roaring to eack other.
–Well, I guess it's battle time.– Said a serious Kosen as she prepared for battle her metalbended bracelets.
Meanwhile, in Air Temple Island, Shaila, Bultina, and Tao were inside the vigilance room, alongside Leo and Gemini, looking in the vigilance videos for some hints about where they might have gone.
–Look there! In the bison stable!– Tao pointed to the screen where it showed the bison stable.
–Those are Wookie and Hahti, our Flying Bisons.– Said Gemini
–But look!– Shaila pointed the screen.
The recording showed the two bisons be suddenly tense and then they fainted. Deyek appeared pointing to somewhere in the opposite side he came from, he looked like he was saying something, but then Yurei bursted inside and looked like he was denying Deyek's proposal, and they immediately came out of the place.
–I think he wanted to escape that way, but there's no exit.– Said Tao. Bultina suddenly popped out.
–Yes, of course, I know what happened!– Said Bultina, she turned to Leo. –Airbenders have their right to have their Air Bisons, right?– Asked Bultina
–Yes that is correct.– Said Leo
–I think that Deyek suggested to escape with Yurei's Air Bison, but he denied it for a reason, I think he knew they were going to search for him in the air, given he's got an Air Bison.– Said Bultina. –So it mean they escaped where he knew they wouldn't look for him.– Iruka, who was there, clicked his fingers realising where he went.
–The boats!– Said Iruka
–What? But he doesn't have any motorboats, and from the guests who had one there has not been a robbery demanded.– Said Gemini
–Hey, but wait, maybe Yurei had some sidekick or something.– Said Shaila. Iruka suddenly remembered.
–Zhasha.– Said Iruka. –Yurei's twin waterbending sister.
–Quick, put the recording of the docks right after the time Yurei pulled Deyek out of the stable.– Said Shaila, and Leo placed the recording of the dock in the main screen.
It showed how a boat docked a little further from the deck, and there was a middle aged woman piloting it. She waterbended an ice bridge from the boat to the wooden plates, with Deyek's help, and Yurei and the Red Triangle crossed to the boat as Deyek and the woman waterbended the bridge back to be water again.
–Pause it!– Said Bultina. –Zoom the woman's face.– And Leo zoomed the screen to show the woman's pixelated face, and after he made the image look better, it showed a middle aged Water Tribe woman.
–It's her,– Said Iruka –It's Zhasha.–
–YAHHH! TAKE THAT!– Shouted a furious Kosen as she rode Nikumi on top, metalbending a frisbee trying again and again to hit the Dark Spirit, without success.
The Dark Spirit jumped over but Nikumi managed to be faster. Suddenly, the spirit turned into a black spiky ball.
–Alright Nikumi, time for your move.– Said Kosen seriously as she jumped from the running armadillo lion, before he turned over himself transforming in a crusty spinning ball. The two balls were about to collide right one in front of the other.
–If you want to archive the Avatar State, first you have to connect with your deep spiritual self,– explained Jinora –and once you make there the connection, you can enter the Avatar State, and meditate into the Spirit World, and of course, you will finally contact Korra.– Hikar kept listening as they were walking down the forest.
–That's great. And how can I do that?– Asked Hikar.
–You'll have to look deep inside of you, find the light and peace.– Said Jinora. –Another friend of mine told me, Korra, and even Aang a very useful advice, specially for meditating and the Spirit World: If you look for the light you can often find it,...–
–But if you look for the dark it is all you will ever see.– Said an elder man who appeared from the trees behind Jinora.
–IROH!– Said Hikar amazed.
–We've been waiting for you.– Said Iroh.
–We know you can be the best Avatar that has ever existed.– Said Jinora
–Really? I was defeated by a bunch of kids.– Said Hikar.
–Of course, you tried to master something you're not able to control yet. You need to travel the world for learning everything and get to control your fears.– Said Iroh –You must look for the light in you.–
–And then, you'll be able to make the world a better place, and the Earth and the Spirit World will become one.– As she said that, she touched the frightened Butter-dragonfly spirit, and set to fly, as it was followed by more spirits of the same kind. Creating a whirlwind of colourful spirit butterflies. Hikar was completely amazed by the spectacular view for a couple moments.
–Now you must leave, and find your friends to help them.– Said Iroh as he and Jinora vanished.
Hikar suddenly heard from far away crashes and explosions. He turned to see, and he realised.
–Oh god, Kosen, what are you doing now?– And Hikar propelled himself to get to the place he heard the blast.
–Huf, huf, this creature is really tough to defeat.– Said a really tired Kosen.
Nikumi kept roaring out loud trying to intimidate the creature. But the Dark Spirit kept fighting him.
–Nikumi! Stop! We have to retreat!– But Nikumi didn't listened to Kosen, who was hopeless.
Suddenly, a huge fire blast hitted the Dark Spirit and propelled him far from Nikumi, and it was then hitted by a couple more rocks to weaken him more. Kosen turned surprised and saw Hikar bending the elements stronger than ever. Until the creature couldn't continue more.
–Leave my friends alone. RAH!– And he stomped the foot on the ground, earthbending a huge earth pillar that propelled the Dark Spirit far away, as he kept growling. Hikar turned to Kosen and Nikumi, who were laying on the floor exhausted. –I guess I came in the best moment.– Said jokingly as he tended his hand to Kosen.
–Thank you Hikar.– Kosen got Hikar's hand to get up. Suddenly she jumped over him and passionately kissed him in the lips. She separated for a moment and said: –You're my hero.–
Hikar waved her down as the little spirits and Pixel made a heart shape.
–Of course baby, you're mine, I always loved you.– Said Hikar holding Kosen, as she looked deep in his green eyes, in which she saw a brown ring around the pupil, as their lips got closer each time more.
–Kosen? Hello?– Said Hikar as he watched Kosen be kissing the air over her with her eyes closed, laid down on the floor still. Suddenly, she opened her eyes, and realised it was just a dream. She quickly got up.
–Nothing! Nothing my her...FRIEND!– She said ashamed.
–Okay, come on Nikumi, let's go.– Said Hikar, strangled in the beginning, then he heard Nikumi gracefully roar.
As the three were walking back to the green Spirit Portal, Hikar's mobile started to sound.
–Continue, gimme a second.– Said Hikar
–You didn't made your mobile public, right? Because then maybe lots of girls...– Said Kosen jokingly as she took Nikumi.
–No, it's Kensi. I'll get another mobile for that.– He said as he picked the phone. –What's up bro?–
–Hey Hik, guess what I managed to get from a Red Lotus knight I've been interrogating.– Said Kensi from the phone.
–Really? What?– Said Hikar. Kensi made a dramatic pause.
–Nothing, this guys won't talk even if I froze their underwear.– Said Kensi
–Then why do you call me? Wait you did the frozen underpants technique again?– Laughed Hikar, as he heard a groan from a man on the mobile. –The thing is our friends got something in Air Temple Island.– Said Kensi
–Alright then, tell me everything you got.– Said Hikar.
–Well, there are this kunais that apparently and...– Explained Kensi as Hikar, Kosen and Nikumi crossed the portal.
Investigating the crime scene []
Hikar talking to Jinora and Iroh []
Kosen & Nikumi vs the Dark Spirit []
- This is the first time the story goes to the Spirit World.
- This chapter was explicitly written for Jinora and Iroh's guest appearance.
- This is the first chapter to feature exclusive modern day technology: mobile phone, security cameras and screens.
- combustionbending training is really dangerous, as said. 's reason to be damaged, it's because
- This is the first time we see in his "attack sphere" form.
- This is the first chapter to feature a flashback.
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