"Shush, quiet, I think I hear something interestIIIING!"
— Sokka in Surveillance
Alarmed Sokka
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Sokka's Days



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"Surveillance" is the second chapter of the FanFiction story Sokka's Days. Sokka and Toph "study" the Fire Nation, but get spotted and are forced to run.

Author's Note

This chapter takes place in beginning season 3 (Before "The Day of Black Sun" but after "The Runaway").


Sokka hid in the bushes, watching two Fire Nation men through a pair of binoculars talk about who-knows-what. He was hoping to learn things about the Fire Nation by "studying" them. Toph, who was lying next to him, her legs crossed and a piece of hay gritted between her teeth, was very annoyed and tired of this "surveillance".

"Sokka, we've been at this for hours," complained Toph. "This whole thing has just been a waste. I mean, all they're saying is 'new meat in' this and 'great weather' that. Let's head back to camp and end this pointless parade."

"Oh, Toph," started Sokka, shaking his head smiling," poor, naïve, Toph. These men are the enemies. And we must stay closer to the enemies then to our own selves."

"That doesn't even make sense!" screamed Toph, unfolding her arms to spread them out.

"Shush, quiet, I think I hear something interestIIIING!"

A large man with a bald head picked up Sokka by his collar with one, muscular arm. The man snarled at Sokka, making him laugh sheepishly.

"What are you doin' spyin' on these citizens?" asked the man angrily. "Huh?"

He looked at Toph. "And you. Is this guy botherin' ya?"

Toph stood up, fists clenched and blind eyes squinting in anger. She stomped on the ground in an Earthbending move pose and said, "Well, yeah, on a regular bases," before striking the ground with her foot making the giant man jump in the air by a huge pillar. Sokka landed on the ground with a thud, groaning. "But he's still my friend."

At the moment Sokka got up, the two men he was "studying" noticed the ruckus and yelled at them, "Hey!"

"Let's get outta her!" screamed Toph grabbing Sokka's arm.

They started running through the Fire Nation town, dodging over obstacles with Toph's Earthbending. The two were almost safe when two men carrying a huge box of smelly fish walked right in front of them.

"Aaaaah!" screamed the two in unison before Toph bended a huge pillar to propel him and her up in the air over the huge box, the men chasing them colliding into the box making it crash to the ground.

Landing on the ground, Toph formed a roving boulder to move her and Sokka around.

"Not that I'm ungrateful, Toph, but you just TOTALLY BLEW OUR COVER!" Sokka screamed on the boulder.

"Oh, would you shut your trap and stop whining?!" she hollered.

"Most likely not," said Sokka. Just then, the boulder stopped short, making Sokka scream, as he was propelled forward and slammed into a tree.



He groaned as he got up. "Why did we stop?" Toph pointed to a group of rugged thugs riding on giant komodo-frogs.

"Well, well, well, if it isn't The Runaway," said the leader of the group that had a patched scar under his eye. "And one of her oddly dressed accomplices."

"Oddly dressed?"

"Look, fella, I don't think you know who you're dealing with!"

"Oh, I know exactly who I'm dealing with," the leader said. "A no good, scammin', loud mouth RUNT!"

"Hey! No one talks to my friend that way!" he protested, pulling out his black meteor sword.

Toph struck the ground, making a boulder hover above the air. The men gasped, and Toph remarked, "Like I said, you don't know who you're dealing with."

"L-let's get outta here," the leader ordered. With that, the man rode off cowardly away from the two kids. "But we'll be back!"

Sokka then kicked a pebble at the man's head, making him fall off his animal.

"I guess not!"

The two laughed, Toph punching Sokka in the arm playfully.

"Ow!" The two laughed again, and Toph said,

"Let's head back to the others." She pushed him forward and the two walked off.

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Sokka's Days chapters
I: "An Unlucky Event in Ba Sing Se"II: "Surveillance"III: "When OctoWorms Attack!"IV: "Kuno Chaos"
V: "Sokka, Interrupted" — VI: "Dr. Cagelove: Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Violent Show Theater" — VII: "C*A*S*H" — VIII: "No Country for Cold Men" — IX: "Caveheart" — X: "My Sokka Will Go On" — XX: "Bad Bromance"

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