Nazo met up with Aria and Ash. Eric came a few minutes later. They all started to head to the location the chi-blocker gave them. When they did they found a wall. They knew the wall was a door, since that’s what happened before. Eric found a lock and entered a code. When he did the door opened.
“How did you know the code?” Ash asked.
“I just guessed. I believe this is where they had the project. If it is then you guys need these,” Eric said and gave the three shotguns.
“Why would we need these?” Aria asked.
“I know you guys are earth benders and know metal bending, but the walls down there are unbendable.”
“I’m the Avatar. I can do other bending, so I won’t be needing this,” Nazo said giving the gun back to Eric. The group enters the lair and start looking for Mia. They keep looking, but no ones home.
“I don’t think anyone is here,” Aria said.
“I got a strange feeling this is a…” Ash said before a group of chi-blockers jumped in. They caught the group off guard and before they can move an inch, the chi-blockers knock them out. When the group wakes up, they find themselves in a jail cell.
“I can’t believe we fell for that. They’ve gotten a lot smarter since the last time we saw them,” Aria said.
“How are we going to get out of here?” Ash asked.
“Don’t worry I got something,” Eric said. Eric took out a small torch hidden under his sleeve. He started to cut through the door.
“You always think ahead Eric.”
“Your lucky I do think ahead. I doubt the chi-blockers would give us the location of their base without a fight.”
“It was easy to get the information out of that one guy. We didn’t had to do anything to him.”
“So it was a trap all along. Wait where is Nazo?” Aria asked. Nazo woke up in a room. He looked up and saw the Black Hood. He had his back turned to him.
“It’s good to see you again Avatar,” the Black Hood said.
“Where is Mia?” Nazo asked with an angry voice.
“Don’t worry she is safe. I could have hurt her, but that would be too easy. Why do you fight me Avatar? When you could join me.”
“I would never join a monster like you. You take kids away from their families to fight. That’s not right.”
“I’m doing these things because I want to defeat the Chimera. I had an idea that would destroy the Chimera, but you people wouldn’t listen.”
“What are you talking?”
“I know how to defeat the Chimera. This war would have ended years ago if they had listen. The Chimera are just mindless drones being controlled by the Pure Chimera. If we were to take out the Pure Chimera, the Chimera will fall apart.”
“How are you supposed to do that? You don’t know how many Pure Chimera are out there.”
“I only need to kill one Pure Chimera. Actually you met this Pure Chimera at Omashu. His name is Diablo and he is the Grand Master of the Chimera. If we take him out then the other Pure Chimera will fight each other to take his place. They would be too busy fighting each other to fight us.”
“Do you even know where he is?”
“No, I don’t know where he is, but I’m guessing he’s in one of the hub towers. Now that you heard of my plan, will you join me?” Nazo started to think about the Black Hoods plan. If he was right then humanity might have a chance to defeat the Chimera. The Black Hood meant well, but he went too far with taken children away from their families. Nazo stood up and the Black Hood turned to face him.
“I will not join you. You mean well Black Hood, but what you have done to those kids is unforgivable.”
“I guess I have no choice then.” The Black Hood charged at Nazo, but Nazo jumped out of the way. Nazo tried to fire bend, but couldn’t because his chi has been blocked. Nazo tried to look for something he could use as a weapon, but the Black Hood came at him again and this time hit him in the arm. The Black Hood kept attacking him and he wasn’t slowing down. Nazo tried to hit him, but he was too fast for him. The Black Hood managed to hit Nazo in the leg and Nazo fell to the ground.
Eric managed to break the lock and opens the door. The group leaves the cell and started to look for Mia and Nazo. They walk into a room and find their missing weapons. As they get their gear, two chi-blockers ran into the room. Eric shoots the two with his shotgun before the two could raise the alarm. They walk out of the room and start to search. As they were walking they walk into a room full of chi-blockers.
A battle breaks out and the chi-blockers take out their own guns. The two sides traded shots and the group was able to take some of the chi-blockers out. Then they see a group of chi-blockers coming from behind. Eric turns around to face the new group and fires on them. The chi-blockers quickly take cover from Eric’s shots. As the battle kept getting longer, more chi-blockers came running into the room. The group was getting over whelmed and was running out of ammo. They needed to get out of this situation fast.
As the Black Hood walked up to Nazo, he took out a knife. When he got up to him he raised his head and put the knife up to his neck.
“If you have joined me you would have lived. Don’t worry I’ll take care of your girl. She will join my army and…” the Black Hood said.
“You will leave her alone,” Nazo said with an angry voice. His eyes started to glow and he went into the Avatar State. When he did his chi became unblocked and air bend the Black Hood to wall. Nazo created huge tornado that destroyed the room and send the Black Hood flying. The Black Hood dropped his knife when he landed and Nazo flew to him.
Nazo shot two powerful blast of fire at the Black Hood, but only managed to burn his cloak. The Black Hood took off his burning cloak and realized he was not going to take down Nazo while he was in the Avatar state. He needs to do something to get him out of the state. As Nazo kept attacking him, he took out a walkie-talkie ordered his men to get Mia and bring her to him. Nazo didn’t hear the conversation and kept attacking him.
Nazo then shot lighting at the Black Hood and hit the ground near his feet. The Black Hood fell to the ground and before Nazo could finish him off, two chi-blockers walked in with Mia. Mia called out to Nazo and he turned around. When he did, the Black Hood grabbed his knife and stabbed Nazo in the back. Nazo went out of the Avatar State and fell to the ground.
“I’m always one step ahead of you Avatar. I know your weakness and it caused you your life,” the Black Hood said. He started to slash and stab Nazo and took great pleasure while doing it. Mia kept yelling at the Black Hood and tried to get him to stop. Then she felt her fire bending coming back and set the two chi-blockers on fire.
She saw a pipe and grabbed it. She ran up to the Black Hood and hit him in the head with it. She kept hitting him in till he fell to the ground. She wanted to hit him again, but Nazo stopped her.
“Are you alright Nazo?” Mia asked with a worried voice.
“I think I’ll live,” Nazo said.
“Don’t say that. You only make me worry more. I have to get you out of here.”
“We have to find the others.”
“I don’t think you’ll last long Nazo.” Mia grabbed Nazo and started to carry him away. As they tried to leave they hear gunshots and knew that’s where the other were. Nazo needed to go to the hospital fast, but couldn’t live with herself if she didn’t get the others out as well. Against her better judgment, they started to head towards the firefight. When they get there, they saw the three surrounded by chi-blockers. The chi-blockers in front of them didn’t see them and she set them all on fire. She yelled at the other that the path was clear and the three reunited with Mia and Nazo.
The group now finally together, started to leave the place. When they get to the entrance, the Black Hood was there waiting.
“I can’t believe your doing this again,” Aria said.
“You will not leave this place. At least not alive,” the Black Hood said. Mia looked at Nazo and he was losing a lot of blood. She can tell that he was going to pass out and he will die from the blood lost. She gave Nazo to Ash and went up to the Black Hood.
“We will be leaving this place alive. I will kill you if I have to,” Mia said.
“Then what are you waiting for? Show me what you’re made of.” Mia and the Black Hood started to fight and the group can hear more chi-blockers coming. Mia kept shooting fire at the Black Hood, but he was too fast for her. She tried looking for a week spot and noticed that he wasn’t as fast as he was before. She believed that he got injured during his fight with Nazo and knew that his weakness was his feet and legs. If his feet or legs were injured he would not be able to fight.
She started to aim at the Black Hoods legs. Just as the Black Hood figured out what she was doing, he got hit in the leg. He fell to the ground and looked up at her.
“What are you going to do?” the Black Hood asked.
“Your going to the police,” Mia said.
“Are you sure about that?” He removed his shirt and revealed he strapped explosives to his chest. “I’m going to hell and I’m bringing you with me.” He was going to set off the explosives, but Nazo air blasted him and knocked him out. The group gets out just as the police arrive. As the police was about to walk in, an explosion occurred. The entrance was blocked off and the group left the scene.
They went to the hospital to get Nazo’s wounds treated. Due to blood loss, Nazo fell into a coma. The group waited in the hospital for days, waiting for him to wake up. One day when everyone went to get lunch, Mia stayed. She was sitting next to him and held his hand.
“Nazo you have to wake up. The world needs you, I need you. I was always alone when my mother died. My father was always too busy and all my friends went to fight the Chimera. I was alone in till you came into my life. You, Ash and Aria, all three of you made me feel happy. I wanted to tell you something, but I could never tell you, I love you,” Mia said. As she started to get up, Nazo’s hand held her hand tight. She turned around and saw Nazo’s eyes opening.
“I love you too,” Nazo said. Mia started to cry and hugged him. Outside the room, Ash, Aria and Eric watched.
“I think we should leave them alone,” Aria said.
“I think so as well,” Ash said. As the three looked at the new couple, someone in the distance was watching.