Esmeraldas_Dream



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    [There’s a child underneath Fire Lord Zuko’s desk.

    He doesn’t realize this until he sits down and tiny hands wrap themselves around his ankles, and Fire Lord Zuko definitely does not shriek and backpedal away at the unexpected touch.

    He definitely does do that but Gou, the single guard he’s agreed to let shadow him, is kind enough not to mention it.]

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    In which Fire Lord Zuko is a total mess and somehow people manage to love him for it anyway.

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    28 Oct 2020

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    Hakoda never expected to be broken out of prison, let alone by his son and his son’s ex arch enemy. Said arch enemy is somehow the most awkward person he’s ever met and every time Hakoda tries to talk to him, he disappears.
    Literally.

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    27 Oct 2020

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    [ He drinks the tea and tries not to look uncomfortable as Zhao moves closer and closer. He doesn't know how, but somehow every time he blinks the man is closer. He should say something, but what? He’s not actually doing anything wrong. (He should move closer; Zuko is his prince, and he should be hanging on his every word. It was perfectly reasonable.)
    If Uncle were here, objecting would earn a stern look and a proverb on the nature of politeness and being receptive to your conversation partners.
    Zuko says nothing.
    Zhao is next to him now. He rests a hand on Zuko's thigh.
    He wants to say something, but his head feels like it’s stuffed with cotton and his tongue won't work properly. ]

    Wherever Zuko goes, Zhao always seems to be there, smirking & offering him tea. He doesn't want the tea-that-is-not-just-tea. But he can't explain why to his uncle, or tell him that the very thought of tea makes him want to scream (in rage, not fear, because princes don't feel fear).

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    27 Oct 2020

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    Zuko could feel a cough starting to build in his chest, but braced himself against the sharp stabs of pain and determinedly kept it down until they were halfway down the corridor, a good distance from the sleeping others. Then he let it come, tugging Toph to a stop and bracing one shoulder against the wall. By the time he hacked up another clot of phlegm into the (really disgusting) old shirt, he had slid down the wall to a sitting position. His temples throbbed and everything between his collarbone and the top of his hips ached.

    Toph stood where she’d stopped, her brow furrowed but otherwise not showing any concern or attempts to help. Zuko found himself absurdly grateful.

    “Well,” she said when he had finished. “That didn’t help the half-drowned thing.”

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    26 Oct 2020

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    An AU take on Zuko’s banishment.

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    Thirteen years old and alone in the Earth Kingdom, thrown out of his life and family and destiny with the burn on his face still raw and new, Zuko does not want to go on.

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    26 Oct 2020