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The Legend of Wei Bei Fong
The Legend of Wei Bei Fong Edit
Hey everyone! This is my first official fanon. Please please please read and tell me what you think in the comments. Tell me anything, anything at all, be it good or bad. I'm always looking for ways to improve my writing. Anyway, thanks, and I hope you enjoy! Next chapter will hopefully be out by next Monday (9/20), and I'm gonna try to improve my writing style cause this one feels a little choppy.
“HAPPY BIRTHDAY WEI!” chorused the Bei Fong family and friends, fawning over the little boy who sat in front of a massive, glowing birthday cake. Wei smiled, took a deep breath, and attempted to blow out all four of his candles. The flames merely fluttered pathetically. Frowning, Wei raised a small slice of earth from the ground and sent it spiraling over the cake, putting the candles out with swift swooshing noise. The crowd cheered and whistled.
“That’s my boy, so clever, a true earthbending prodigy,” chortled Shen, clapping his son on the back proudly.
“Did you make a wish, sweetie?” asked his mother, Jia Li, as she cut and served pieces of the cake for everyone. Wei looked genuinely confused as he answered.
“Why would I need to wish for anything, Mama? I have everything I want right here!” And it was true. Wei loved his family more than anything else in the whole entire world - especially his Grandma Toph. She was the most special, amazing person he knew, and he hadn’t seen her in almost six months- not since the death of one of her closest friends, Avatar Aang. Papa had said that Grandma had needed some time to heal after her loss. Wei understood, Uncle Aang’s death made him sad, too....but he had still missed her terribly.
But now she was here! Looking down the table of chattering people, Wei could also see his “Aunts and Uncles”, people who he wasn’t really related to but still were referred to as family. There was Aunt Katara, widow of Avatar Aang, beautiful even into her old age, sitting next to her son Tenzin. Across from them were Sokka and Suki, doting upon their adorable baby granddaughter, Korra. Firelord Zuko, another family friend, had sent a messenger hawk apologizing for his absence, but he had had important council meetings to attend and could not make the party. Of course, there was still one last empty seat, but no one dared mentioned that. No need to be reminded of such a sad manner on a joyful occasion like this.
As Wei munched on his cake happily, he suddenly felt a voice behind him. “Can I talk to you for a sec, Wei Bei?” Wei felt his heart fill with joy. Only one person called him Wei Bei- and that was Grandma Toph. He hadn’t really gotten a chance to talk to her one on one all day long, everything was so busy with the party and all the people to see and greet.
“Of course, Grandma Toph!” he said excitedly, jumping out of his chair with a loud screech. Shen looked up from his conversation with Sokka.
“I’m just going to borrow him for a minute, Shen,” said Grandma Toph quietly. Shen nodded.
“Sure, Mom. Just have him back for present time!” he joked. Toph gave a wry smile.
“I’ll try. Come on, Wei, over here.” She ushered Wei out of the crowded dining area and into the living room, shutting the door behind them to muffle the loudness of the party.
“Well, that’s much better, don’t you agree? I could hardly hear myself think in there!” she chuckled, smiling at him. “Why don’t we sit down, I have a present for you.” Wei nodded eagerly and plopped down on a rich green velvet sofa, the same color as his grandmother's sharp but sightless eyes. She sat down beside him and Wei felt himself become enveloped in a hug.
"I've missed you, my little Wei Bei," she murmered, ruffling his hair affectionately.
"I missed you too, Grandma," Wei said softly.
She sniffled and drew away from him, wiping her eyes. "Enough of that," she said sternly. "We will have no tears at my favorite grandson's birthday party." Wei furrowed his brow and said crossly, "Grandma, I'm your ONLY grandson! You know that!" Toph chortled and punched his arm lightly.
"Aw, you caught me. Anyway, back to your present." She pulled a small object out from behind her and placed it in Wei's hand. Wei examined the thing in his hand with a sense of disappointment. It was a rather plain looking black rock, nothing special at all. Somehow, he had expected something a little bit...grander. Toph laughed.
"Oh, I wish I could see your expression right now. I know what you're thinking- why has Grandma given me a stupid hunk of earth? Has she gone completely off the deep end?"
"Well, yeah, actually," Wei giggled truthfully.
"That's what I love about you, little Wei Bei. You speak your mind. Anyway, it's not just a plain rock that I just found on the ground, no, it's far more special than that." Toph smiled, a faraway look in her eyes. "This, this right here is space rock."
"Space rock?" asked Wei, puzzled. Toph nodded.
"Uh-huh. I got it when I was just a kid, from a meterorite. I've worn it as a bracelet ever since." She smiled. "It's my most prized possesion. And now, it's time for you to have it." Wei stared at the piece of rock almost reverently. Suddenly, it seemed like the most valuable object in the world.
"Go on, put it on!" urged Toph, elbowing him in the side. Carefully, Wei bent the rock into a smooth bracelet that fit his wrist perfectly. "Looks like a good fit," said Toph, tapping her feet on the ground in a satisfied manner.
"Thanks, Grandma," whispered Wei. Toph simply stared at the wall in front of them in response. She had an intent expression on her face. "What is it, Grandma Toph?" inquired Wei. "Is something wrong?"
"No, no, nothing's wrong. Wei Bei, did I ever tell you the story of you namesake?" Wei shook his head slowly.
"No....namesake? You mean I was named after someone?" Grandma Toph nodded sagely.
"Yes, the great Avatar Wei." Wei looked up excitedly. HE was named after an Avatar!? This day just kept getting better and better!
"Oh Grandma! Was he powerful? Was he strong? Did he save the world?" Toph laughed.
"Slow down, little Wei Bei. Who said Avatar Wei was a man?" Wei wrinkled his nose in confusion.
"You mean......I would named after a WOMAN?!" he exclaimed. Toph looked a little insulted.
"You got a problem with women, mister?" she asked pointedly. Wei's eyes widened.
"No! No, I'm sorry Grandma....it's just that....I'm named after a woman...I've got a girl's name..." He broke off. Toph patted his arm.
"Don't fret, Wei Bei. That is not what matters." She leaned in. "Wanna hear a little secret?" Wei nodded. Toph leaned in conspiratorally. "Wei was the tougher than any man of her time, and a better earthbender. Maybe even tougher than me."
Wei raised his eyebrows. "Really?"
"Really. Now, would you like to hear the story of your namesake, the story of Avatar Wei?" Wei shook his head yes so hard that he was almost bouncing up and down. Toph chuckled. "Good. Well, like any good story, this one starts with once upon a time...."
TO BE CONTINUED..............
I would really like to thankfor letting me use his idea. In case you didn't know, he came up with the character of Avatar Wei. Without him, this story wouldn't exist. So, once again, thanks Courage!
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