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|Chapter Five (Spirit Saga)|
July 26, 2012
"Katara, wait," Zuko said. He stepped forward and looked at Katara, then said, "For so long, I was bad. I had bad intentions. I hunted Aang. I attacked you. The more I think about it, the more I regret it. But when I tried to join you guys? I know how Jet feels right now."
"No, you don't, Zuko. You don't know," Katara said angrily.
"I do. Everyone else trusted me, except for you. Having you hate me, I couldn't take it. You've gone through this exact situation. You don't trust someone because of a bad experience you've had with them in the past. But when they try to apologize, when they're sincerely sorry for everything you've done, you still won't forgive them. That feeling of not being accepted, it's horrible."
Katara sighed and looked at Aang and Sokka. Both of them nodded.
"But this isn't the same, Zuko. It's a completely different situation!"
"How different could it possibly be? I can guarantee I've done worse things to you guys than Jet has! That was before I changed, Katara."
"And Jet also changed, but when it came down to it, he stabbed me in the back. "
Aang stepped forward and said, "Katara, you know that's not true. Jet really did change. If it weren't for Long Feng, he wouldn't have attacked us!"
"...Actually," Zuko said.
Jet looked up with interest, still breathing heavily from being bloodbended.
"It's...it's my fault Jet was taken by the Dai Li."
"What?!" Aang and Katara said together.
"Jet saw Uncle firebending his tea. He tried to convince everyone that we were firebenders, but everyone thought he was crazy, so...they took him away."
"Jet," Katara said. "Is that true?" Jet nodded. Tears began to form in Katara's eyes. "Oh my gosh...I...I don't know what to say."
"Don't say anything," Jet responded. She ran over to him and pulled him into a long embrace.
"Wait!" a voice said. Everyone looked out to the bay, where they saw Toph bending a rock across the water. She jumped onto the island in front of Jet. She felt the ground in front of Jet.
"Toph?!" Sokka said.
"...He's lying!" Toph exclaimed.
"What?!" Katara screamed. She shoved Jet onto the ground.
"Oof!" Jet yelled.
Aang ran over to Jet and put his thumb on his forehead, and his other thumb on his heart. Aang's arrows glowed, and Jet gave off a glowing red aura. Once the process was over, the glowing stopped. Aang turned to Katara.
"I knew something was off about your story, Jet..."
"Aang, what's going on?"
"Jet is working for Koh!"
Everyone gasped. Jet's eyes widened.
"What? Koh? Who's Koh? I don't know a Koh! I'm not lying! That's what happened!"
"Maybe he got brainwashed again," Sokka added.
"No, he wasn't. When Jet died, he went to the Spirit World. Koh brought him back to life, in exchange for my life!" Aang exclaimed.
Team Avatar readied their fighting stances. Jet stood up and slowly started backing away. He drew his swords, then jumped off the side of the island, into the ocean.
"I don't think so!" Katara exclaimed. Using waterbending, she threw Jet back onto the ground in front of her. He jumped up and pushed her to the ground.
"Katara!" Sokka screamed. He tossed his boomerang at Jet, who narrowly avoided it. Jet once again dove into the ocean.
"Nope!" Aang screamed. He dove into the water, chasing after Jet, who was an incredibly fast swimmer. However, Aang was just as fast. He shot Jet into the air. He landed on a small pillar of earth a few meters away from the island. Aang created a water spout and lifted himself above Jet.
"Aang, please!" Jet begged. He knew that this time, it would be over. For good. Desperate, Jet got up and punched the air, sending out a powerful hose of fire.
Team Avatar was speechless.
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