28 Feb 2020
[It’s born in a cage, in a lab that’s all stark white and generic blandness.
It’s alone, no mother or siblings present, just a face swimming in front of its shaky, infant vision. The face is considering and then ecstatic, and it feels a jerk of happiness, the first feeling it ever has.
It’s hungry but also tired, and wants to know about the world.]
The origin story of Zuko’s fire-breathing Pikachu.
- Part 8 of Carry On For You
21 Feb 2020
[“Dude, it’s like seven am.”
Zuko looks like he doesn’t quite understand why Sokka has a problem with this. He’s way too awake, and Sokka is not awake enough.
Sokka scrubs at his eyes.
“You know it doesn’t open til eleven?”
“Yeah, to the public. Sorry for thinking you’d want to skip out on the line that’s gonna snake through the whole city. Have fun with that—“ Zuko scowls and turns around to leave, and unthinkingly, Sokka nabs the back of his hoodie and tugs.
“No, please do not do that.”]
In which everyone’s a little nerdier than anticipated, Sokka is a public embarrassment, and Zuko gets honest.
- Part 7 of Carry On For You
14 Feb 2020
[Piandao rarely feels anger with this kind of intensity and the cold waves rocking through him are startling to the point that all he can do is mumble his address, throat tight, and hang up. He’s numb with fury as he heads straight to the house and barely manages to not slam the door open.
It startles Zuko anyway, perched on the sofa with Druk and Foxglove bundled up on either side of him.
“Are you...okay?” He asks after a moment of silence, because all Piandao finds that all he can do is stare at him. “Master Piandao?”
“I cannot believe you,” he finally manages to force out, “Two years. Two years here with me, and you let Iroh think you were dead.”]
The reunion chapter.
- Part 6 of Carry On For You
28 Feb 2020
Not the Pokémon AU you asked for but the one you’re getting anyway.
Featuring: full time gym leader and local cryptid Zuko, badge challenger Sokka, and Katara who can only look at so many memes before she flips.
07 Feb 2020
[Zuko wants to cry. He drops his face to the floor and sniffles into the wood and a few tears slip out of him anyway.
“Yes, you’re very fierce, little one,” Piandao tells Druk, very gently, with his hands up. “I will not hurt him.”
Zuko stifles a quiet little sob into the floor.
“Come, now. Off the floor, boy. Up, up.” Large hands grip Zuko by his upper arms and peel him up off of the floor, lifting him bodily and setting him back into his generic blue bed with its generic blue comforter. “Who did that to your face?”]
Zuko finds rescue from an unexpected source, is definitely not accidentally kidnapped on purpose, and beats up his fellow kids.
- Part 5 of Carry On For You