Fandoms: Avatar: The Last Airbender
12 Jul 2020
Sometimes it hits him, when he's watching Katara sleep like this - so peaceful in her total vulnerability next to the man whose family is responsible for her motherless childhood, for the pain of so many countless others - that he cannot possibly atone for everything he and his family have done. There's hardly a person alive who hasn't felt the Fire Nation's ruthless hand in some way, who doesn't at least know someone who does; the sins of his forefathers are almost overwhelming in scope. Zuko cannot understand how anyone could forgive him for that no matter how hard he works to change things, to get it right when his family couldn't.
Self-forgiveness is a difficult road for the head of a family that's made a few too many mistakes, but if the newly-crowned Fire Lady has anything to say about it, it's one that Zuko will walk to the end.
Bookmarked by mandersmojo
17 Mar 2021