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The Elder, Earthbending Teacher
13 March 2011
I woke up the next morning (dream wise), hoping that today would be the day I get back. It wasn’t that fun, re living the past… Even if it is in a dream. But it does give me time to think. Like, I think I was a bit harsh on Katara, She did apologize, but all I did was make things worse! I can’t believe I said that! I can be pretty immature sometimes. But most of the time it’s funny! I wish I could make Katara laugh. For Sokka, easy. His sense of humor is lame. Therefore he will find anything funny. Aang… I guess he just laughs because he doesn’t want to be rude. I mean, he laughs at anything! Even Sokka!
After finishing my breakfast, I walked outside. My earthbending teacher was sitting there, waiting for me. “I know you have a gift” He said. I was confused.
“Excuse me?” I asked.
“You know where I am standing, right?” He stated. He was on to me. But how?
“Oh enough! I know you have a gift! You know where I am! You can tell where everything is!” He yelled to me.
“Yes” I sighed. “Thank you. Now I understand you can only tell on pure earth right?” He asked “Yes”
“Well, I would like to help you to see on anything, like metal or sand or perhaps even water!” “You would?” “Yes. But not today, tomorrow. That is our scheduled lesson”
That’s fantastic! I’m finally going to learn how to see, properly! This dream is starting to fell more, real! I hope I can just stay asleep until I’ve learnt everything! I walked inside,
“Mother!?” I yelled. “Where are you?”
“Toph…” Said my mother from a distance. “Your father and I have been discussing... And well… And we’ve decided to send you off to boarding school, for the handicapable." That shocked me. I’m glad I left with Aang. It not only shocked me, but it made me so mad!
“What do you mean!? You can’t just send me away!” I was so ashamed and disappointed at her, I couldn’t believe it! Why would she want to send me away!? I could feel something coming. Tears poured out of my eyes, so I ran away. All the way to the mountain where (in reality) we had left on Appa. I poked and prodded my skin to wake my self up. I felt blood dripping onto my leg from my arm. That made things even worse. “WAKE UP TOPH!” I screamed. It wouldn’t work. This seemed so unlike me. Why was I acting this way? I decided to go see the elder again. But first I needed to cover up my wounds. I didn’t want to be bleeding anymore. As I arrived at the elders she greeted me again with a cup of tea. I asked her why the future was so different, and why it was turning out so horrible. She said, “I do not think that it is all horrible, I mean you are learning new Earthbending moves. But I guess it is your heart trying to tell you that going away was the right thing.” I guess she was right in a way. In fact she was probably exactly right.
I walked all the way home, ready to face my parents and tell them there was no way on earth that I would ever leave. It was a long walk. I guess it was pretty idiotic to run away I am not the smartest of people and I can’t really see. As I started to wonder if I was lost, I could sense my parents near by. I was home again. I know, I know. I’m getting all serious and this isn’t even real! But I don’t want to wake up from a dream with a bad ending. You know what; I’m starting to think this isn’t a dream. It feels so real! But that would be impossible. Far too impossible… Time travel is impossible. “Toph, you ran off so fast earlier I couldn’t finish. I was trying to explain how great this school is!” Said my Mother.
“I’m not going. I wouldn’t even consider it.”
“Toph, why are you acting so different?”
“Because I’m not the girl you think I am. I am Toph Bei Fong, yes I am. But I am different. I am blind. But I can see. With Earthbending” She looked at me in a really confused way. She then ran, to me! I grabbed her and hugged her. It felt good to come clean about everything, even if it was a dream… I closed my eyes as the hugging continued and then when I opened them… It was gone, everything was gone. I was sitting there, on Appa. I guess this was really me trying to forgive my parents and show them my love. And after the hug, well that had just happened.
“Toph, I’m glad you’re awake. I need to talk to you.” Said Katara. I agreed. We needed to talk. And get this huge mess sorted out. “Toph, I understand that you have certain *problems*. And I am still trying to get used to them. And I bet you are still trying to get used to me” She was right. “You’re a lot different than me. You were raised with two parents who loved you and gave you what you wanted. But only as long as you obeyed their orders. For me though. And Sokka, we were raised by our Grandmother for most of our life. She loved us. And we got what we needed. We live very different lives Toph, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t get along. I’m sorry for being such an idiot and forgetting about your blindness.” My heart was warm… For the first time! Well in a while… “I’m sorry too. I shouldn’t have said the things I did. It was really insensitive. And when you tried to make things better I made it worse.” I felt better. We were finally friends for once.
“So Toph” Said Aang. “What was your dream about? You looked as If you were enjoying yourself."
“Well, let’s just say… It’s a LONG story.”
Authors Notes Edit
Okay, sorry for uploading a little late. I had many internet issues. They are fixed now though. Please leave a review and edit if needed. You know the drill by now ;) TophLover (talk contribs) 21:40, March 12, 2011 (UTC)
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|Toph's Story Chapters|
|Book One: Water|
|My Beginning - Tu Zin - My First Meeting with the Blue Fire Girl - The Strange Journey Part 1 - The Elder - The Strange Journey Part 2- The Misfortunes of Staying - The First Lesson|