[ There’s an intake of breath, like Zuko is going to say something, but it stays quiet between them. He's gathering the courage to say something, and Sokka is going to try and be patient, even though he doesn’t have a lot of practice in it.
"I think my father is abusive."
And Sokka almost laughs at that, just out of sheer misery.]
Things aren't the same after their little fieldtrip to the Boiling Rock. Sokka tries to navigate.
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28 Feb 2021
Fandoms: Avatar: The Last Airbender
08 Aug 2020
"The Fire Prince had nightmares. This was something the whole crew had been aware for some time; he’d had a nightmare around the same night he’d started sleeping in the crew cabin. At the time, Panuk hadn’t found it strange, not when the kid had almost drowned and was surrounded by enemies.
It didn’t take him long to start questioning just what it was that caused the prince night terrors, though. He didn’t speak often while it was happening; sometimes he grunted, like he was in pain, but that was about it. But there were the nights… The ones everyone tried to ignore, where he mumbled “please” and “don’t.”"
AU after ch8 of MuffinLance's Salvage.
An unexpected visit from the Avatar leads to Hakoda realizing that Zuko is, in fact, his soul-son.
Hakoda had been a social worker for over fifteen years now, and he worked mainly with kids of abuse as they went through hearings and custody battles. So when the Sozin family moves in next door, and he sees the boy with a large wound over his left eye, he knew what had happened.
Ursa and Hakoda’s kids get along famously, the four of them went on so many adventures, and they were the best of friends. However, as the kids got older and started high school, making more friends along the way, they were convinced that two of them were dating. Hakoda suspected it was Katara and Zuko, Ursa was sure it was Azula and Sokka.
They were both wrong.
After Boiling Rock, Hakoda attempts to understand what caused Zuko's change of heart. With every conversation that Hakoda has with the Fire Prince, he becomes more and more concerned.
- Part 1 of share your burdens