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    Confused and hurt from the betrayal during the Siege of the North, Zuko and Katara go their separate ways. While Zuko grapples with the consequences of his actions, Katara and the Gaang helps Aang look a nonlethal way to end the war. When destiny bring the ex-friends back together, they each have to decide whether the other can be trusted.

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    Sokka is an excited, loving brother doing his best to hide his damage on the day of his sister's wedding. Zuko is a sad loner reluctantly dragged along to attend by his best and virtually only friend. Add in a glitch in the space-time continuum, and their meeting is about to make this event a hell of a lot more than either of them could have bargained for.

    [this story is VERY HEAVILY influenced by Palm Springs (2020), as the tags suggest, but no knowledge of the film is required and enough is changed that it is still not quite exactly a full on Palm Springs AU]

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    “Fuck off,” Zuko spat out, bringing Sokka back out of his thoughts. Zuko was standing in front of him with a murderous glare and Sokka put his hands up placatingly but before he could apologize, Zuko stormed out of the classroom without another word. Sokka watched him stalk out of the room, still processing everything that just happened. One minute he thinks the guy is a mute and the next he’s being told to fuck off. Sokka tried not to dwell on it too much as he grabbed his bag off the back of his chair and headed off to his next period. He couldn’t let Zuko distract him from his school work, he wasn’t worth the energy.

     

     

    or: sokka agrees to be zuko's tutor but also unknowingly agrees to help the other teen heal from his past (and possibly heal from his own at the same time)

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    One Hundred Years ago Firelord Sozin declared war against the other nations, and when the people looked for the Avatar to fight for order; he vanished. Until now no one knew whether the past Avatar was dead, alive, or surviving through the element cycle, while Crown Prince Zuko may not want to, he’s the Avatar and he’ll have to fight against his family, his nation, and his own being in order to create peace in the world.

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    REPOSTING THIS BC IM A FUCJIHNG IDIOT AND CANT READ STUPID BUTTONS
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    https://archiveofourown.org/works/33750793
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    “It’s okay, Zuko.” Okay...“Okay,” Zuko mumbled. A gentle smile curved Iroh’s lips, pleased with Zuko, proud of him as always. He tugged the hair pin- Lu Ten’s hair pin-- from his gray strands, and placed it in Zuko’s hands with easy trust.

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    “It’s okay, Zuko.” Okay...“Okay,” Zuko mumbled. A gentle smile curved Iroh’s lips, pleased with Zuko, proud of him as always. He tugged the hair pin- Lu Ten’s hair pin-- from his gray strands, and placed it in Zuko’s hands with easy trust.

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    When Zuko was younger, he saw a ghost in the water at the aquarium where his mom works. After being expelled from the basketball team, Zuko braces himself for the longest summer of his life. He’s soon drawn to two mysterious girls raised at sea whose destines become intertwined with his.

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    When the Avatar emerges from an iceberg, Sokka is reluctant to join him on a journey around the world. He finds himself wondering about an old childhood friend.

    Zuko, having been banished at the age of thirteen and separated from his uncle at fourteen, decides to do what any logical teenager would do in his situation: don a mask and become a pirate. Under the name of Lee, Zuko finds himself with friends and a life he (surprisingly) enjoys. But how will he react when he hears the Avatar has returned?

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    Years after her escape from the Fire Nation, Katara discovered the Avatar and travels the world with him and her brother. Zuko, now the banished prince, hunts them down in order to return home. The long lost childhood friends find themselves on opposite sides of the war. Though they still care deeply for each other, tensions are high and neither refuse to back down.

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    zuko was taught at a young age that prince’s don’t stutter. he knows that. of course he does.

    though, in his defense, he’s been banished for three years. excuse him if he stutters mid-breakdown. he is telling the story of his agni-damned scar. for her sake.

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    touchofdust:
    I used to work at FNC back when Zuko was still shadowing his father and all i have to say is it wasn't good? Ozai is good at what he does, he's a businessman, hes not a great father tho at least from what i could see, (mind you I was a secretary for someone on one of the lower levels so i didn't see them often) it wasn't good, you could tell that he favoured Azula over Zuko who was born to take over the business. He would never yell at him on public but you could still see the distaste, he'd also often set Zuko up for failure around the office, the poor kid was humiliated constantly, it honestly made me cringe. I hope Zuko is doing ok now, the last day I saw him at the office he looked heartbroken.

    minieme:

    YIKES

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    It doesn’t matter. Zuko’s not upset, because he doesn’t need to be upset anymore. He doesn’t have to worry about it, because he won’t be around to see that future. It doesn’t matter. He can let go. 

    He feels relieved, almost.

    ...

    (“Do we need to go to the hospital?” Uncle says when he finally looks up.

    Zuko hides his eyes, a feeling of shame washing over him as he nods and mumbles, “Yeah.”)

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    The year is 87 AG—the scent of spring flowers waft trough the air and the palace is alight with life as servants and nobility alike prepare for Prince Lu Ten's fourteenth birthday. One of many palace guards, Jiro, reflects on the family he is sworn to serve and protect.

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    Sometimes, the most innocently phrased of words are those meant to pierce the deepest. A perfectly crafted sentence, the exact word choice and inflection aimed directly at the softest, most sensitive part of a soul. Pretty and light on the outside, poisonous and destructive in nature. Words meant to deal damage. To hurt.

    “How did your linguistics exam go, Luzia? I’m sure you did well!”

    And boy, did they hurt.

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    In which Zuko has a best friend that is banished with him, and they protect each other from themselves.

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    “I love you.” The words fall out of Zuko’s mouth, artless and perhaps ill-timed. Even after two years, Zuko is unsure how to show his love, does not come naturally to sharing affection the way Sokka, Toph, and now Izumi do. But if the moment is wrong, Sokka does not pass comment. He simply smiles, returns the declaration of love, and lets Zuko bask in the strangeness of being happy.
    Sokka’s hands have trailed up to trace the line of Zuko’s brow, dropping low to follow the line of his scar back to his ear. “We’ll have to get ready for tonight soon.”
    Zuko groans, but he’s laughing. “You can’t make me,” he pouts, just to be petulant, just to reassure himself that he can be disagreeable and loved all the same.
    Sokka makes a commiserating noise, runs a few fingers through Zuko’s loose hair. “I know, Sunshine. They’re awful.”
    Zuko sighs, lets his eyes flutter shut. “It will be pretty awful,” Zuko admits. “But it will be less awful with you.”

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    When Sokka and Toph notice that Zuko has begun to crack under pressure, they resolve to take him on a Team Avatar style vacation. Each person gets to pick a spot, then they'll return back to their normal lives as good as new! Right?

    As for Azula, she's finally being discharged as a patient and is given no choice but to reunite with her brother (and his friends) at Ember Island.

    Set roughly a year after the war ended.

    This fanfic largely explores mental illness and recovering from trauma. There will be many triggers, but each chapter will have its own specific trigger warnings. There are two main ships: Zukka and Tophzula. Zukka will be endgame-- Tophzula will in a future fic.

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    The Last Waterbender of the Southern Water Tribe has been captured. Fire Lord Azulon sees this as the perfect opportunity to test his son’s proposed Assimilation Experiment and brings her to the Fire Nation for training and observation. Katara assumes a false name to preserve her identity and learns how to navigate Fire Nation royalty's many pitfalls. Easier said than done.

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    At the bottom of the overwhelmingly red pile of silk is a single pale golden robe. Embroidered in undyed silk threads is a pond scene: cattail reeds, tall grasses and thorny bushes bearing tiny fruits, and long curving ripples of water tailing… turtleducks.

    “This one,” Sokka says, easing it out of the trunk.

    The Prince’s sharp eyes move from Sokka to the robe.

    “That one was my mother’s,” he says. His voice is throaty and raw, like he isn’t used to speaking.

    Sokka moves closer, holding up the robe to the Prince’s chest. His breath ghosts over Sokka’s hands. From this close it’s clear that the man’s imposing figure comes mostly from the tall crown, although he does have a few inches on him. The Prince’s eyes meet his straight on for a short moment before falling away: one pale and one dark, deep, piercing.

    Sokka swallows and steps back. “If you don’t mind,” he says, clearing his throat, “this one will be perfect.”

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    Portrait of a Lady on Fire AU. Ten years after Fire Lord Iroh takes the throne and ends the war, Crown Prince Zuko travels to Republic City to have his wedding portrait painted by Sokka, a gifted artist struggling to confront his past.

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    uncle iroh moves himself, zuko, and azula to the earth kindom after gaining custody from ozai. he enlists the help of bumi, the principal of the local highschool, and member of the white lotus, the book discussion and pai sho playing club, and his son lu ten to take care of the children while he goes off to fight in court to get ozai put in prison.

    at this new highschool, zuko and azula become friends with the gaang and learn to be themselves.

    basically a highschool AU where i make all the characters work through their trauma.

    also a story where all these children who were forced to grow up too fast learn to just be stupid teenagers who swear and go out and have fun and drink alcohol and skip school and just exist.

    [rated teen and up for swearing, alcohol, talk of child abuse, substance abuse, the death of a parent, some slight internalized ableism and internalized homophobia]

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    "'The fog was where I wanted to be.'" Everything is different. The pitch of his voice, his posture. The auditorium goes silent. No one can take their eyes off of him.

    …He's amazing.

     

    Zuko had to perfect the art of acting as a child to survive the horrors of his homelife. When he got older, it was only natural to take his talent to the stage for entertainment and escape.

    Enter Sokka, a craftsman and set designer with a giant heart who is haunted by plenty of ghosts of his own.

    A tale of trauma, disability, family, creativity, and love.

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