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Katara's epiphany
If Only...
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In Between the Lines



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Chapter 1: If Only...

Aang stared out at the city below him, wondering about him and Katara, if she really meant what she had said up there. It started to make him wonder. What really did happen when Katara and Zuko were in prison together?

He could remember the first thing he saw when he finally broke the last wall separating him, Katara and Zuko with Iroh, how she had her hand delicately resting on his face... No. He wouldn't accept it. Katara liked him, didn't she?

His thoughts were interrupted when he heard the curtain a few meters behind him open quietly. He knew who it was immediately without even looking. Katara. I've gotta tell her how I feel. Maybe, if she knows, she'll realize she feels the same back.

"Aang," Katara came to lean across the balcony, peeking a look at his almost hidden face, "Aang, is everything okay? I was looking-"

"Katara, please, just stop for a minute" he gave her a pleading look, and he could feel his cheeks starting to burn. "Katara, I'm going to tell you something, that I've wanted to tell you for a long time," he took a deep breath and stared up into her beautiful blue eyes, wide with curiosity, Just tell her, tell her! "Katara, I-I, I love you" he could feel the red appear on his cheeks, and for a few seconds they stood there, staring into each other's eyes.

Kiss her! Aang lent in to place his lips on hers, and subconsciously put his hands around her waist. He felt her hands drifting up towards him to briefly hold his face, and then sling around his neck. He could stay like this forever. Katara pulled away, but still kept her hand wrapped around his neck. She lifted her head so her brilliant blue eyes met with his grey ones.

"Aang," Aang could see the pink rise up in her cheeks She feels the same way! "I love you too." She then pressed her lips against his, and his hands found their way back to her waist.

Aang sat up in his bed, and sighed a long, deep sigh. Sadly, that was not what had happened. He had told her how he felt (well, sort of anyways), and he had kissed her. Instead of telling him she felt the same, she had yelled at him saying, "I just said I was confused!" and had stormed out. He dramatically flopped back down on his bed, and turned sideways so he was face down in his pillow. When will she ever like me, And when will I ever get things right!?

Just then, there was a knock at the door.

"Aang?" his heart just about skipped a beat. He knew that voice anywhere. He straightaway dove underneath his blanket, and pretended to be sleeping. Katara walked in, and, realising he was asleep, lowered her voice, "Aang, c'mon, breakfast is ready." She shook him gently with her hand on his shoulders. He heard more footsteps.

"Katara, that's not how you wake him up!" Sokka exclaimed. He felt Sokka's warm breath near his ear, and anticipating what was coming next, squinted before Sokka yelled, "WAKE UP!!!!"

"Aggh!" Aang rolled out of bed, blanket and all.

"Sokka!" Katara exclaimed, glaring at her brother.

"Hey, I was just trying to wake him up! He's up. My job here is done!" He put his hands up defensively and walked out of the room. Katara bent down to face Aang, who was still sprawled out on the floor. She laughed softly.

"Haha... c'mon breakfast is ready. You're gonna need all the energy you can get, Sozin's Comet is only four days away."

"Umm, about that," Aang bit his lip.

He wasn't ready to fight the Fire Lord. "Katara, I'm not ready to fight the Fire Lord." He hung is head in shame. "I'm gonna wait 'till after the Comet." He looked up into her sapphire eyes, wondering what she thought of the idea. She probably thought he was a coward. No wonder she preferred Zuko to him. Next thing he knew, her arms were around him, squeezing him tightly.

"Whatever you think is right, Aang," she said with a worried smile. "I just want you to be safe, and if you think fighting the Fire Lord after the Comet is the right thing to do, then I'm completely supportive of your decision."

He couldn't help but think how amazing she was, and how supporting of him she was. "Thank you, Katara." He nodded.

"We'll tell the others later."

"Actually, could we talk about something, Katara?" This was it. He was going to tell her how he felt. He just hoped he loved her with the deep passion that he had, from the very moment he met her.

To Be Continued...

Author's Note

So this is my first fanon, and although it's not too bad, it's definitely not the best. I promise I'll improve throughout the series, though.

This series is all about what happened in-between the episodes, what we didn't get to see. This series will continue if I get good feedback.

P.S Sorry for the shortness.

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