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Aang just stood there, taking in all that Katara had just told him. "You do?! You mean, you really -- you love me?"
Katara nodded her head, as the blush creeped in up to her ears. "I-I just can't see myself with anybody else except you, Aang. I want to be with you, I want to be there by your side." She took his hand, entertwining her fingers with his in a tight hold. "As long as you need me by your side, I'll never leave you."
He felt like someone knocked him over with something heavy. He swore he saw stars circling around Katara like a halo. It made her look so pretty...
"Aang? Aang, are you okay?"
Shaking his head, he leaned forward and gave her a quick kiss on the lips. "Yeah, I am now."
First "Real" Kiss:
She held his hand, as they both looked out from the Fire Nation palace together. The final battle happened only a few days ago, but for them it felt like it happened just one hour ago. He looked at her, and whispered: "I love you". Then she held on to his hand tighter, whispering: "I love you too, Aang".
Aang quickly took the chance to give her a kiss -- but before his lips met with hers, she had leaned in to seize to opportunity first. They felt consumed by all the grief that had taken over them during the last couple of days -- happy to be alive, to live just one more day next to the other, next to the people they loved. Both didn't know when the kiss became more than just a simple kiss. Aang felt like he was flying ten feet into the air, and Katara felt like she was dancing across the clouds with Aang as her guide. She felt her face turn redder by the minute, and she didn't notice when she wrapped her arms around his neck. Aang leaned in, eager to get that piece of her that he hadn't taken in yet, and felt himself one step more closer to her.
When they broke away, they looked at each other and smiled.
Katara and Aang turn to look who spoke, and it was none other than Sokka. Aang was about to defend himself, when Katara stood in.
"You're right. He's a great kisser." She winked, and then took Aang's hand, leading him away from the danger that is Older Brother. While Aang looked back, he watched Sokka mouth: "You're so dead" before he walked away.
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She wanted to tell him how much she loved him, how much she admired and yearned for him from afar. Even though she was young, she knew the feelings she had for Aang were different than the feelings she felt for Jet. Katara never noticed just how much she loved him until she heard the Guru and Aang discussing his "earthly attachments" in private in the Eastern Air Temple.
They could never be together, for the sake of the world...
She felt her heart wrench and then drop to the bottom of her soul. She wished things would've been different, but she knows that there can't be any other way. So she decides to herself that as much as she loves him, she wouldn't allow herself to become his distraction. So when Aang finally confesses his feelings for her the next night, she felt herself die when she replied that she never thought of him as more than a good friend.
He takes her hand into his, and watches her smile with excitement. Soon they're dancing on the clouds, waltzing across the moon, and doing a tango across the path of fate. Aang leans in and gives her a kiss, which she returns until she becomes tiny fragments and disappears. He watches her go, with tears in his eyes and a smile on his face. Aang knows they can't be together now, but looks forward to the day when he can see her again and be back in her arms where he felt he belonged the most.
The one thing Aang fears the most is death. Not because his existence ends, but because he'll never be able to see Katara again, and by the curse of being a reincarnated soul of the Avatar, would never be able to remember her. He'll never be able to remember how she smelled in the morning, her long flowly dark hair, and those eyes that he fell in love with when he first saw her. So he fights on to live, and does his best to make a life for the world, so that when he fullfills his destiny, he'll be able to be by her side for as long as they both lived.
"Are you scared?" she asked him.
"No, I'm not scared." He didn't know why, but the instant he looked at her, he started to feel scared. He wasn't afraid of what his destiny had in store for him, but he was afraid of what his destiny would do to hers. "Are you scared, Jin?"
She smiled, "That's the first time you've said my name." She held on to his hand, and proceeded to plant a small kiss on his cheek. "I'm not afraid." She whispered, "You're strong enough to protect me, I know you won't let me down."
"So, you don't care that I'm Fire Nation?"
"Of course not! What kind of person would I be if I did? Seriously Li-I mean, Zuko. I'm not judgemental."
Squeezing her hand, he gave her a small smile before leaving a small kiss on her lips. It was the first time he's ever instigated a kiss first, a moment that Jin liked very much. "You trust me?" he asked her.
She nodded, "I do. Now go face your destiny. You wouldn't want to keep it waiting now, do you?"
"I'll come back for you."
"And I'll be waiting, Prince Zuko of the Fire Nation."
Working In The Tea Shop:
The first day Jin entered the Tea Shop, she couldn't help but notice the new guy working behind the counter. He was cute, nice cut hair, and was terribly broody most of the time. His uncle however, was different. They looked like a real odd pair, but Jin found it amusing. She glances a smile towards the guy, hoping he catches it, and then waves when he finally does. The look on his face when he saw her was priceless.
The next day Jin entered the Tea Shop, she couldn't help but notice the looks he kept giving her. It was almost like he didn't expect her to come back, either that or that she was a very suspicious person. She giggled, and asked for a cup of Jasmine tea, to which his Uncle replied: "You really should try Ginseng, it's my favorite!". The boy behind the counter couldn't help but scoff, and give occassional glares here and there at her.
For the past week, Jin would visit the Tea Shop to see more of the guy. She heard his Uncle say his name, Li, which she thought didn't suit him at all. Li looked very suspicious of her now, especially since she kept coming in day after day. She smiled, and kept saying his name in her head as if not to forget.
She told herself that the next time she came into the shop, she was going to ask him out on a date.
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Aang and Katara always found ways to get to each other. He thought to himself that not even death could overcome them. There was always a line, or something else, that led him directly to her. A star could shine, and all he would have to do is follow, only to find the star was actually her eyes, gleaming knowing that he was on his way to her.
He believed distance would do nothing to them, it would only be a mere obstacle to crash. But when Katara left, he found himself with no guide or no way to find her -- and for the first time in his life, he felt himself lost without her.
Katara could've called herself the destroyer of hope if it wasn't for Aang's intervention. She almost used up the Spirit Oasis water on Zuko -- the person who then turned their backs on them by joining Azula. Spirits know what would've happened if she didn't have the water. Aang would've been dead, and it would've been all her fault. Guilt and dread filled her heart, and swallowed her soul as she used the very same water she was about to use on their enemy to heal Aang.
For a moment, all faith seemed lost as he stayed limp and frail. His body cold and unmoving. A few tears begin to spill from her eyes, and then she feels a sudden heat coming from him.
She opens her eyes, and holds him so that she can take a good look at him. His eyes begin to open, and then he looks at her and smiles. Katara smiles back, with tears flowing down faster than before, and hugs him as tightly as she can without hurting him.
"Oh Aang, Aang I'm so--"
"Shh", he whispers in her ear. "I'll never leave your side, Katara."
He plays back the moment he first met her in his mind, and then looks at the woman standing before him. Katara's older now, and he could tell by her figure. So many things have happened to them throughout the years. The final battle, the civil wars, the awkward moments, and the passionate ones. He likes to think of Katara best as a dancer floating in his mind. She dances with a rhythm beating like no other -- the colors as clear as day: Blue, yellow, orange and white dancing back and forth like scarves against the wind.
Her eyes lure him closer, deeper to what he wants to have with her the most. He wants a life with her, to spend as many moments as he can with her, to live side by side. She takes his hand, whispering a few delicate things against his ear, before planting a soft and chaste kiss on his lips. When she leaves the room, he still feels awed with her, just like the way he felt when he first saw her. He doubts this would ever change.
"Umm, Aang, what exactly are you doing?"
"I'm capturing you!" he smirks, typing her up with rope on one of the many chairs that belonged in Fire Lord Zuko's study room.
Arching her brow, she glanced at her best friend and now lover for the past couple of years with interest. "Capturing me? Oh, I'm terribly frightened."
"Is that sarcasm I detect? You don't sound like my girlfriend. Are you sure you're not Sokka in disguise?"
"What if I was?" she asked him teasingly.
He leans in and kisses her on the lips. "Then this would've been pretty weird."
"My brother would've killed you."
"Then you would've backed me up."
They looked at each other for awhile, before Katara broke the silence. "Seriously though, Aang. Are you going to get me out of here?"
He gave her a pity look, "Awwh I had something really interesting planned out for you too!".
She crossed her legs, and then smirked. "If you get me out of here, I know a place where we can have some privacy for a long while...you know, without my brother or Toph or Zuko walking in on us..."
He released her from the ropes faster than she could've said "metalbender".
"So," he looked at her and she noticed how cute he looked blushing even now as he's older. "Where is...this place?"
"Oh, I'm sorry Aang. I have something really important to do. Let's take a rain check." She walked past him, blew him a kiss, and walked out of the room closing the door behind her.
Aang stayed there, stuck to the ground, but with a smile on his face because now she owes him and he wasn't going to let her get away with it.
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