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Chapter 6-The Search
Kajie Upon arrival at the beach, we noticed shrapnel from the boat. Lee looked troubled by this, as for no one-not even a skilled waterbender-could escape this. Korata was dead. A feeling of sickness spread across us like wildfire. Korata was a great leader, and we had just lost her. My only family left, gone. Tears streamed down my face, and Lilian held me while I cried. It felt good to have someone there while my world crumbled, but I needed my sister.
"Kajie?" Leori asked me. I turned to him, an expression of deep care covered his face. He opened his arms wide, and I took to his embrace. He whispered in my ear, "It's all right." Then he released me from his embrace.
"Kajie! Lee! Leori! Lilian!" I kept shouting, but nothing. No one was around. The man from the ship-Kenan-told me it was time for me to give in, and get some sleep. I nodded and walked over the fire he had lit. Apparently, Kenan was a pyrotechnic, and somewhat of a technical genius. He was the mastermind behind the explosion plan, and knew exactly what to expect. He was generally nice, and said he's look after me until I found my friends. I lay my head back against a tree, and fell deeply asleep.
"Korata, you must Bloodbend to take revenge on him," Karoa hissed at me. I felt my entire body go numb, and I stood in surrender. "Or I will allow them to kill little Kajie." I saw Kajie suddenly stop squirming to get free from the men, and Karoa's grip on me loosened.
Having no choice, I gulped back all of my fear and kindness, and bloodbent Drato to the ground. He screamed as I manipulated him to a tree, and was about to deliver his death blow, when I angrily began controlling Karoa. "You are a sick traitor!" I shouted at her, before quickly disappearing with Kajie.
"Korata, time to get moving," Kenan told me. I groaned groggily, and stood up. That nightmare again. I didn't kill anyone, but it still scared me.
Kenan handed me a piece of bread, and accepted it saying, "Thank you."
"No problem, Korata."
I ate the bread quickly, and we began searching. Finding the others was our top priority.
"Korata," Kenan said soothingly. " Something's wrong, isn't it?"
"It's nothing," I lie blankly.
"C'mon, tell me. It's not like I can use it against you."
"Well, it happened a year ago. My sister and I were stuck in a forest on the Full Moon. This old lady was being held up by some Airbenders, and I rescued her. Later, she-she forced me to bloodbend the same soldiers, and I just c-couldn't. Controlling someone isn't right, and I still feel insane from the moment."
"It doesn't sound pleasant, but if you were forced, it wasn't your fault."
We quickly moved on, and heard a noise behind us. Kenan pushed me behind him, and got in a fighting stance.
"KORATA!" I heard Kajie scream, pushing Kenan out of the way to hug me, much too tightly.
"Owwww," I moaned after the hug. Lee, Leori, and Lilian were there as well, and all hugged me the same.
"We thought you were dead!" Leori shouted.
Lee looked at Kenan, obviously wondering who he was.
"This is Kenan. He helped me escape from the boat."
"Nice to meet you, sir," Lilian says, smiling.
"Now, just what happened??"
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