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Bending Dancers

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Asami sighed as she woke up, Korra spooned against her back. The alarm was balking at her, she’d forgotten to turn it off last night. The neon red lettering said it was 6:00 am, she didn’t need to be at the airport till 10:00. She was about to roll over and go back to sleep but Korra softly kissing the back of her neck made her shiver and smile.

“Sicne your alarm went off you want to head to the gym and work out with me? I can give you some private lessons.” Korra murmured softly as she laid soft kisses across Asami’s neck and shoulders. Asami sighed and smiled as she snuggled against Korra.

“Fine but I better get some kisses out of this early morning quest.” She said sliding out of the bed and stretching. Korra did the same and they quickly got dressed and ready to head out for some workout time. They didn’t even comment on the fact that they were both naked as the day they were born. It wasn’t that they weren’t excited seeing eachothers bodies, or even that they were use to it. It was simply that their attraction to one another ran so much deeper, it was more than just physical.

Once they were both dressed, Asami grumbling about workout cloths being to cold for winter. Korra comforted her by wrapping her tightly in her arms and murmuring about keeping her warm. Asami sighed and leaned into Korra’s warmth, and somehow Korra convinced her that jogging in the light snow was the perfect warm up.

By the time they got the gym Korra was starting to sweat, while Asami hadn’t even come close. The gym was empty this hour on a snow filled day. Asami sighed as she sipped from a water bottle and stretched to make sure she stayed limber. Korra was doing the same, once she was good she walked up behind Asami and wrapped an arm around her waist and kissed her cheek.

“Want to do a little weight training? We got the cardio in so let’s just compete.” Korra said with a smirk as she kissed down Asami’s neck. Asami gave her a half glare and smiled as she titled her head.

“Okay lets do this.” She said and moved away and got the bench ready. An hour later both girls walked out of the gym panting, and they still had a 2 mile jog home. “First one there gets the shower first?” Asami asked casually as they began the jog. Korra smirked and leaned in.

“Naw lets just shower together. It’s only seven thirty we get home by eight cleaned by eight thirty, get some food, hit the airport.” Korra said a seductive smile twisting her mouth upward. Asami smirked and nodded giving Korra’s cheek a soft peck.

“Sounds like a great plan baby.” She said and they talked softly as they made their way home.

Korra was right, by nine thirty the girls were sitting at the airport terminal. Asami was sitting in Korra’s lap and they were looking through her camera at the pictures and videos form the night before. Korra kept bumping her knees up making Asami move and laugh as she pushed Korra’s shoulder.

They were so lost in their little bubble they almost didn’t notice Senna and Tonraq arriving. Asami saw them and leapt off Korra’s lap and ran over and threw herself into Senna’s arms. Korra followed after her, jumping up on her father her swung her back and forth with a laugh. “Mom!! Dad!!” They both exclaimed happily and then looked at one another with a smile.

Senna sighed and looked between the two girls with a smile. “You both looked so wonderful! Asami your too thin though! And Korra you must have really have been hitting the gym your arms have gotten so big. Oh my beautiful girls!!” Senna cried pulling them both into a hug. Asami and Korra smiled and hugged her back.

Senna and Asami walked out arm in arm as Korra walked with her father, whos arm was over her shoulder. The ride to the house was filled with laughter and stories about the couple of months since they’d last seen one another. Once they got the house Korra and Asami helped them to settle in before they all went back out to go shopping and eat. Over all the day was great, and after getting some lunch they all made their way back to the house to get ready for Asami’s graduation.

The closer they got to her graduation the more nervous Asami got. Once they were back at the house Senna and Tornaq went to take a quick nap, Asami and Korra laid on the bed cuddling and softly talking. “You know I always thought this day would be super happy, but the closer we get the sadder I feel.” Asami said softly as Korra stroked her hair.

“That’s understandable Asami, I mean I think its more than likely because neither of your parents are here. But no need to be sad your family is here beside you.” Korra said and kissed the top of her head. Asami looked up at her with a smile.

“I know, and I wouldn’t change that for the world. I really do love you Korra, you’ve become everything to me. You’ve been here for me every step of the way. Sure there was a little trouble in the middle, but nothing can keep you and me apart; we’re meant for one another.” Asami said looking at Korra with the softest look she’d ever given.

It was true there had been some trouble in their relationship, they weren’t perfect. Asami often got mad at Korra for not taking better care of herself. And Korra would get pissy when Asami would forget about skype dates because of her work. They had ups and downs, like the spring break where Asami forgot that Korra was coming to town and left for a business trip for her fathers company. Korra had spent the entire week, except the last day, laying in Asami’s bed sniffing the pillow and fuming to Mako.

Korra smiled back at Asami, and Asami felt her heart melt. “Asami Sato I love you to the bottom of the sea.” She said softly as her fingers ran through Asami’s thick curly hair. Asami sighed and moved closer, Korra shifting her over top of her so she was lying on top of her girlfriend.

“Korra Avatar I love you to the moon and back.” Asami said and Korra smiled and chuckled.

“Sing it for me?” Korra whispered softly, her breathing lifting Asami slightly. Asami smiled and nodded.

“I could hold out my arms, say "I love you this much"
I could tell you how long I will long for your touch
How much and how far would I go to prove
The depth and the breadth of my love for you?
From here to the moon and back
Who else in this world will love you like that?
Love everlasting, I promise you that
From here to the moon and back
From here to the moon and back”
Asami sang softly and Korra stroked her back as they laid there lost to the world.

Getting ready proved difficult, Senna kepy coming in to try and get snapshots of ‘her girls!’ making it where Asami took longer than normal. Luckily Asami was an amazing driver and they still made it to the school on time. Mako met them outside the auditorium, snow had started falling again. Korra and Mako hugged and stood talking as they waited for the doors to open. Mako was an officer now, and he looked pretty good in is formal dress.

“Asami was upset she couldn’t come to your graduation.” Mako said with a small smile as they waited in the cold evening air. Korra shrugged, she knew Asami had wanted to be there but there really hadn’t been a reason for her to. Korra hadn’t even had her parents come, it really wasn’t that big a deal to her; she didn’t even walk with the class.

“I know but I didn’t want to be a part of the graduation stuff, I’m not big into all that. If Asami wasn’t part of the showcase I don’t think she’d be doing this ceremony either. I’m really looking forward to watching her dance, although I’m a little sad it’s not me up there with her.” Korra said with a soft sigh.

Mako chuckled and gave her a one arm hug. “Hey I’m sure she’ll be pretending it is you up there, plus I hear the guy she’s partnered with is a fairly good dancer. Should be nice to see, I mean you two are amazing together so I either of you can work with anybody.” Mako said and they all smiled as the doors opened and they filled in.

They sat for several hours as different performances happened, Asami’s was the last; and she was beautiful. Her partner, a guy by the name of Amon, was good. Once it was all over Korra stood by the exit door with a bouquet of roses in her arms, shifting from foot to foot in excitement. Asami pushed open the door and waved over her shoulder and then her eyes landed on Korra.

The smile she wore was enough to make Korra’s heart start and stop all at the same time. Asami took a step forward but was grabbed by the arm and her partner Amon forcefully placed his lips over hers. Asami’s eyes went wide and she pushed against him but nothing happened. Korra wasn’t sure when she moved but she was there in a second throwing Amon away from Asami.

The other students who had come out stared in shock, everyone knew Asami was seeing someone, they also knew Amon liked her and didn’t like being rejected. Korra put her hands on either side of Asami’s face, Asami was in shock. “You okay baby?” Korra asked softly as the thumb rubbed against Asami’s cheek.

Asami nodded and then turned to look at the man on the ground. Korra slipped an arm around her waist and turned to glare at the guy. “She’s taken, hands off what’s mine.” Korra growled and then bent down and picked up the flowers, a few of whom had broken. “Here they…….well they were very prett…..” Asami cut Korra off by pushing their lips together in a soft sweet kiss.

“They are perfect, just like you.” Asami said gently and smiled as she wrapped her arms around Korra. Korra smirked happily and pulled Asami closer and started walking to meet up with her parents and Mako at the restaurant. Asami laid her head on Korra’s shoulder as they walked, smiling sighing as Korra pulled her even closer. “I love you.” Asami whispered and titled her head and kissed the side of Korra’s jaw.

“I love you too Icecube.” Korra said with a playful smirk as she kissed Asami’s head. Asami pouted and looked up at Korra with a frown.

“I still don’t like that nickname you know, which means from now you Korrabear to me.” Asami said giving Korra a squeeze. Korra groaned and then they both laughed. The walk wasn’t that long, and the girls spoke softly and shared sweet kisses as they went along. Once the got the restaurant they slid into the booth with everyone else and everyone congratulated Asami.

Korra quickly told the story involving Amon, Mako and Tornag looked furious, Senna just fussed over Asami for a few minuets. As the meal winded down Asami left to use the loo and Korra get ready for her big moment. She’d already told Senna, Mako, and her father what she was going to do and they were so excited for her. Korra slipped away as Asami reappeared. A few minuets later the song ‘Forever Is a Long Time’ began to play. Asami had always said that this was the best romantic song ever, which meant that Korra and she had two songs that were ‘their songs’.

Asami turned to where the band was playing and her eyes went wide as she spotted Korra at the microphone. Korra smiled lovingly at her. “I would like to dedicate this song to the person I want to spend forever with.” Korra said right as she began to sing

Merrily we fall out of line
Out of line
I'd fall anywhere with you I'm by your side
Swinging in the rain
Humming melodies
Were not going anywhere until we freeze
I'm not afraid anymore
I'm not afraid
Forever is a long time
But I wouldn't mind spending it by your side

Korra pulled the mike off the stand and began to walked off the stage to where Asami was. All the while still singing. Asami had tears in here eyes as the girl she loved sang to her front of all these people.

Carefully were placed for our destiny
You came and you took this heart and set it free
Every word you write or sing is so warm to me
So warm to me I'm torn
I'm torn to be
Right where you are
I'm not afraid anymore
I'm not afraid
Forever is a long time
But I wouldn't mind spending it by your side
Tell me everyday I'd get to wake up to that smile
I wouldnt mind it at all
I wouldnt mind it at all

She sang walking around the various tables, all the while holding eye contact with Asami. Her heart was pounding as she got closer to the dark haired beauty, she was so nervous; but at the same time she was ready fro this step. It was everything she wanted for her future.

You so know me
Pinch me gently
I can hardly breathe
Forever is a long long time
But I wouldn't mind spending it by your side
Tell me everyday I'd get to wake up to that smile
I wouldnt mind it at all
I wouldnt mind it at all

Korra kneeled in front of Asami as the song ended, all eyes were on them. Some people looked upset while others had tears in their eyes. “Asami Sato, will you please marry me? Will you let me spend forever at your side?” Korra asked softly. Tears were trickling from Asami’s eyes as she watched Korra open a box. Inside sat a pennant on a velvet strap. “In my tribe we don’t give rings we give betrothal necklace.” Korra said softly holding it up to Asami.

Asami smiled and placed a hand on Korra’s cheek as happy tears flowed. “Yes, a thousand times yes!” Asami said with a laugh getting down next to Korra and pulling her into a hug. Once she was standing again Korra gently tied the necklace around Asami’s slender neck. The pennant was simple, it was the Otas gear logo with the Korra’s tribe symbol mixed. Asami looked at it for a minuet before grabbing her purse and looking in it. She pulled out a small blue box and blushingly smiled at Korra. “I was going to ask you tonight.” Asami said softly and opened the box to see a silver engagement ring inside.

A pale blue diamond sat in the center with smaller red stone around it, all set on a slim silver band. Korra smiled and took the box as tears came to her own eyes. “Great minds think alike.” She said softly and looked at Asami. “Will you put it on me?” She asked in a whisper. Asami nodded and pulled the ring out and took Korra’s hand and slid it on.
The room erupted into cheers, not everyone joined in; but the people that did more than made up for it. Korra and Asami were pushed onto the dance floor where they wrapped their arms around one another and slowly danced together.

Over all it was the perfect ending….