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    “Good fight,” the brother says, not looking at her. His hand is right behind her, and if he were someone kinder, he’d reach out and place it on her shoulder. If she were someone kinder, she’d let him. 

    “Good fight,” she murmurs instead, and leaves it at that.

    The brother doesn’t say he loves her out loud. But she hears it all the same.

    It is the last time.

     

    Or, a study in siblings. Featuring growing closer, growing apart, things that were said, and things that were not.

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  2. Public Bookmark 59

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    He thought he was so much, Zuko thinks, his eyes never leaving the tapestry. He thought he would be remembered for something great.

    “When Fire Lord Sozin started the war,” Zuko says, voice surprisingly firm, “he destroyed every piece of history that came before him. He rebuilt the Fire Nation under his image, and by doing that, he rebuilt what qualified as truth. He erased everything he considered weak, everything that could be interpreted as a wrongdoing or a failure. It didn’t fit with his narrative of our country. He thought that by destroying the shame of the past, he’d guarantee the glory of the future. And he was wrong.” Zuko takes a deep breath. “I don’t want to make the same mistake as him.”

     

    Or, what it means to make history. Featuring Toph's enthusiasm for destroying property, Aang being allowed to have negative emotions, and Zuko figuring out life.

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    10 Aug 2020

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    (“You’re not sleeping,” Mai says softly.
    “How’d you know?” Zuko asks.

    To be honest, he’s kind of gotten to the point where he’s surprised that anyone can perceive him outside of his necessary functions- he exists solely to sit in council meetings and shoulder the blame for genocides and famines and the suffering of one-hundred years. Doesn’t he?)

    The war is over, but the fallout is just beginning. And where lightning strikes, thunder is bound to follow.

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  4. Public Bookmark 46

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    "Not for the first time, Suki desperately wished she had Aang’s ability to talk to the past Avatars. What would Kyoshi think of her? Would she see the weariness that settled deep into her bones, the static that crested over her brain, and scoff? Think she was weak, childish?

    Or would she understand the guilt that settled like a rock in her stomach and remained there; the way sleeping on a soft mattress, eating a homecooked meal, laughing, feeling safe, felt like betrayal?"

     

    An Ember Island interlude, featuring the beach, a bottle of sake, and three teenagers with the world on their shoulders and terrible decision-making skills.

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    09 Aug 2020

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    “Yeah, he is my dad, and he tried to kill me. That should tell you all you need.”

    Aang doesn’t laugh. He’s exhausted and angry and nothing about this situation is funny. But he looks at Zuko and finally deciphers his apathy. The prince who used to care so much about returning home that he would go from one end of the globe to the other and back around more times than Aang would like to estimate, now cares nothing for the man who sent him away. The kid in the oversized helmet with the silly ponytail telling Aang he would take his staff and gift it to his father? That kid is gone. He grew up.

    (or, Aang figures out how Zuko got his scar)

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