A series of short, non-chronological one-shots that take place at varying points during "Spin the Rails". Mostly cut content and deleted scenes that either messed with the flow of the story, or wouldn't fit anywhere else.
"Bloodbending is far older than most historians would like to believe. It is a technique that has been endlessly discovered and rediscovered over countless centuries. In most cases, development of the skill is an act of true desperation. Active practitioners are driven to madness, and inevitably their own ruin, as they are either struck down by themselves or those around them."
Just a slip, that was all it took. A second too late; she couldn't see his dark blue tunic as he fell from the peak. It was black against black. Too dark. When the clouds shifted, revealing the full moon, Kuvira knew it was over.
The Red Lotus fell, but the Avatar fell further.
Asami Sato can say no. She can refuse to believe that the world is on the edge of something beyond terror and comprehension. She can reject the possibility that grieving for the death of her father is necessary, as he was already dead to her once before. She can close your eyes, cover her ears and convince herself that everything is fine. That she's fine. Through grinding teeth and a belly full of rage, she's fine.
All of these problems, these impossible problems with no solution that involve science humanity was never meant to understand, are manageable. Spirit weapons are a terrifying threat, yes, and the fuel for them literally grows on trees, but she can fix it.
She's Asami Sato, the Engineer. She can fix anything.
It's in her blood.
- Part 7 of Spin the Rails