Proud Tenzin
Korra Improved Ending
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Literature of the Duchy of Skibbington

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Korra Improved Ending is a one-shot transcript-style fanfiction that modifies the final ending of The Legend of Korra.

A bit of it is just copied and pasted from the transcript page, as I didn't want to change too much of the already very brilliant ending. Some of it is rephrased, some changed completely and a lot has been added.


Zuko stumbles into his bed, his old bones cracking with the effort. He pulls his sheets over himself and closes his eyes.
Zuko [Confused.] Uncle?
Scene cuts to Varrick's wedding.
Mako I got to admit, I'm impressed with your performance in the evacuation. I look forward to working for you in Ba Sing Se. [In a berating tone.] But that doesn't mean I'm gonna set you up with Korra, so don't ask.
Wu That's okay, Mako. Sometimes, a good evacuation is its own reward. [Korra joins them.]
Korra Good to see you, Prince Wu. Or should I say, King Wu? What is the first thing you will do when you get to Ba Sing Se?
Wu Raiko has appointed ministers to run the country for me. [Turns to Mako.] Mako, I want you to be the first minister, the highest of the ministers. The Prime Minister.
Mako Are ... you joking?
Wu For once, I'm not. If the evacuation taught us one thing, it is that I am great at talking to people, but terrible at running things. You are terrible at talking to people, but great at running things. We shall do well together.
Mako [Still surprised.] That's ... actually pretty wise and mature of you.
Korra I think it's a great idea. Mako, I believe you should consider the offer.
Wu Looking forward to working with you. But for now, the dance floor calls. [He scoots off.]
Korra [To Mako, after a brief pause.] How's the arm?
Mako Much better.
Korra The words "thank you" don't feel big enough for what you did. But I honestly don't know what else to say.
Mako You don't need to say anything. I want you to know, no matter how crazy things get, I've got your back. I'll always follow you into battle. [Salutes Korra.]
Cut to the decorated gate at the entrance to the island, where Korra is leaning against it alone, looking at the city across the water as the portal rises into the sky beyond. Tenzin walks up to Korra.
Tenzin I spoke to President Raiko. Tomorrow, he's announcing a plan to expand the city, rather than rebuild downtown.
Korra I bet Aang never could have imagined there'd be a spirit portal right in the heart of Republic City.
Tenzin Korra, you've transformed the world more in a few years than most Avatars did during their lifetimes.
Korra But I feel like I've only just begun. There's so much more I want to learn and do.
Tenzin You don't know how happy I am to hear you so full of hope again.
Korra It's been a bit of a bumpy ride, huh?
Tenzin I've come to realize life is one, big, bumpy ride.
Korra I know I was in a pretty dark place after I was poisoned. But I finally understand why I had to go through all that. I needed to understand what true suffering was so I could be more compassionate to others, even to people like Kuvira.
Tenzin puts a reassuring hand on Korra's shoulder. Korra puts her hand on his and comes to peace.
Asami [Interrupts them.] Excuse me Tenzin, an old man is looking for you, something about losing his son.
Tenzin [Runs off.] This sounds important.
Korra [To Asami.] Wanna sit with me for a minute? I'm not ready to get back to the party just yet. [Asami smiles and they sit down side by side on the steps.] I don't think I ever really apologized.
Asami For what?
Korra For being gone all that time. For not coming back sooner.
Asami You don't need to apologize for anything. I'm just so happy you're here now. I don't think I could have handled losing you and my father in the same day. [Tears well up in Asami's eyes.]
Korra I am so sorry for what happened. [Hugs Asami.]
Asami [Wipes away the tears.] Thank you. I'm just glad I was able to forgive him.
Korra [As they let go.] So, what now? Back to the dance floor?
Asami I'm kind of all danced out. Honestly, after everything that's happened the past few months, I could use a vacation.
Korra [Smiles.] Let's do it! Let's go on a vacation, just the two of us. Anywhere you want.
Asami Really? Okay ... I've always wanted to see what the Spirit World's like.
Korra Sounds perfect.
Asami [Stands up.] Great, we'll meet there in two hours, I just need to get ready and pack supplies.
Korra is left alone to think to herself.
Korra [Talking to herself in a sad tone.] Aang, I know you can't hear me and you probably don't know what I have done. I did my best and I think everything turned out very well. I just hope you are proud. I wonder if I could do it. I'm sure I can. I'm going to search the depths of the Spirit World if I must, but I shall reconnect with my past lives.
Voice [Speaking with an old, gravelly tone.] You know, I really think you might.
Korra [Turning to see old man in monk robes.] Do you mean it is still possible?
Voice [Mysteriously.] Maybe.
Korra [Hopeful.] So they are still out there? Where are they?
Voice Where are they, indeed? Lost. Shh. Things do get lost, you know.
Korra So, is that what I must do? Search the Spirit World for them?
Voice I cannot say. I can only tell you what I would do, if I were you. Perhaps I was you, of course. Maybe you are me. [Takes off his hood, revealing a blue tattoo on the wrinkled head. Figure walks off.]
Korra and Asami hold hands and walk into the spirit portal, staring lovingly into each other's eyes. The human world falls apart around them and the Spirit World takes its place. The world races past them and they arrive at Iroh's house. Korra hears a laugh that is strangely familiar. A teenaged boy with a pony tail crashes to the ground, chasing an airbender.
Sokka [Complaining.] No fair! You're bending?
Aang It's a natural advantage. [Aang said in a goofy, youthful voice.] Isn't that right, Zuko?
Zuko [Jumping through a tree and firebending.] Yes, it is! [Zuko appears as a teenager, as he was at age 16.]
Suki [Drinking tea with Iroh, Mai and Katara.] Some people never change, not even after death.
Katara Now we just need to wait for Toph. [Looking out.] Wait, who's that?
Aang I think that's... me?
Korra Aang! I've finally found you!
Aang Hello, Korra. Welcome home!
The scene fades to white. Aang is joined by Roku, Kyoshi, Kuruk, Yangchen and all the other Avatars forming behind him. Avatar Wan appears behind all the rest and smiles.

The end.





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