I recently had a sudden brainstorm while thinking up another fanfic plot for Katara. while moulding it over in my mind, a thought occured: "Hey, why not do Toph?"
So I thought about it, and came up with a brief summary of what this fanon would be about. instead of telling us what we already know and repeating the rigmarole, I decided to tell the tale of Toph before she met the Avatar and friends(I know at this piont it's not sounding too original, but bare with me!)
so here's what I've thought up so far. If I ever suceed in completing the fanon, think of this as some kind of spoiler/teaser.
Mom always spoke of how she had always longed for a daughter, her own little girl who she could make up and coo over. No doubt she was delighted when I came around then! Mom wanted to give me the childhood she never had, a childhood of pampering and luxury. I know I should've been grateful, but I hated this lifestyle. for most girls it would have been heaven:for me it was a living nightmare.
Katara didnt' understand. I can see why. she loved her Mom, and she loves girly things. I love my mom too, but I hate her for what she did to me. If she loved me so much, why would she imprison me and hold me back? It's not just mom's fault. I blame dad even more. I know he didn't want to protect me. He's seen me at earthbending training. he knew how powerful I am. he pretended Im weak and frail to protect his personal status.
but I still missed them everyday. what was wrong with me? these people had taken away my childhood, why should I care about them? Katara answered that question for me. the night after we had that big fight, Katara said to me "I can't believe how ungrateful you are! you're lucky you have parents to love and care for you.....I would do anything to have what you have."
That's when I realised that I couldn't unlove them.
pardon the ameture writing! Im going to have a go at this, Im really enthusiastic about this! If you have suggestions, please let me know.