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  1. Public Bookmark 37

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    It’s with a sudden rush one night that he realizes he’s made a friend and it’s out of fear of being dumb again that he makes a decision.

    “You should come with us,” he says, and the words come so easy so they must be right.

    It probably wasn’t right to blurt out in the middle of her story about her first time sword fighting though because she stops mid sentence and blinks, mouth still formed around half a word.

    “What?”

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    20 Aug 2021

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    awww

  2. Public Bookmark 59

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    Sokka groaned and threw back his head in exasperation. “Yeah, I’m fine,” he said. “Now would you quit bugging me?”
     
    Zuko faced the ocean. “The past couple of days have been rough,” he said. “I thought you might want to talk.”

    He peered over to see Sokka turned toward him, a curious expression on his face.

    “She was your mom, too,” Zuko said quietly.

    Sokka talks about his mother. Zuko listens.

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    20 Aug 2021

  3. Public Bookmark 38

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    “In dark times, there’s no shame in tears.”

    Iroh returns to the capitol, and sees his brother and Zuko for the first time since Ozai's coronation.

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    08 Jul 2021

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    Zuko comes to a stop in front of Ozai, looking down on his kneeling form. A bitter laugh rises in his throat, because it’s so stupid how the roles have been reversed so quickly, but the memory of Azula’s laughter, wild and uncontrolled and unhinged, everything that she never was, makes him swallow it down.
    So he just looks at him. And Ozai looks back.

     

    Takes place right after Aang and Ozai's battle and the final Agni Kai between Azula and Zuko. The Gaang reunites, and Zuko confronts Ozai.

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    01 Jun 2021

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    Zuko reaches out. His right hand cups his father’s face in a gesture bordering on tender, just as his father's had been that day, and it’s almost big enough to stretch over the entirety of that side of his face. He feels something clench in his stomach, because there are only three years between that day and today, but his hand is almost big enough, and Ozai’s hand was so much larger than his whole face on that day.

    He feels his father stiffen beneath his hand.

    Zuko isn’t even shaking.

    He hears someone inhale sharply behind him, hears someone step forward as though to stop him, and he knows that they’re all watching, tensed, ready to pull him back if they have to. But that isn’t his intention.

    “I could do it,” he says quietly. It’s meant just for his father, but everyone hears it. “I could do it now, and you wouldn’t be able to stop me. You’re just as defenseless as I was that day.”

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    Chit Sang had a daughter in the 41st Division. Zuko remembers her.

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    31 May 2021