A slice of life fluffy Zukaang fic for proship-aang (for the Zukaang Valentine's Gift Exchange; I know, I kept putting off posting this).
Fandoms: Avatar: The Last Airbender
30 Dec 2020
It’s 2020 and Aang, Zuko, and Katara are quarantining together in their shared apartment. Modern AU where Aang (and Zuko) cuts Katara’s hair which has grown way past her liking.
When Zuko was ten, a random palace servant assassinated Fire Lord Azulon. Three years later, Fire Lord Ozai banished him for speaking out of turn, and his mother scorned Ozai by going with him. Three months later, his mother bled to death in a dark alley while Zuko held her hands. Armed with only a pair of swords and a mask, Zuko struggled to survive on his own. By sixteen, he had seen enough of the Earth Kingdom to have doubts about the war, but it was completely out of his hands. He knew he was never going home.
Now the Avatar has returned, along with a sliver of hope for the banished prince. For the first time in three years, Zuko has a choice to make about what he wants out of the war and what kind of person he wants to be. There's one thing that he knows for sure: one way or another, Avatar Aang is Zuko's only chance to have a family and make a difference in the world.
- Part 1 of Let the Human In
Bookmarked by RK4
26 Apr 2021
This is SUCH a good gen/Zukaang story. It puts the spotlight on Zuko and really explores his trauma and the gentle falling in love that Zuko and Aang does.