Hi, this is, like, my first avatar fan fic. I'm just going to give the Prologue and please tell me if you like it and want me to continue.
6 year old Kila, of the Southern Water Tribe, threw a snow ball at Tako, her best friend. They both laughed when the ball hit Tako square in the face. Tako was the son of the Southen Water Tribe Leader, Sonta, who watched the two children's careless banter with enjoyment. Suddenly, black flakes began to fall from the sky. Sonta studied it carefully, unsure of its source. Someone pointed as a huge, black ship appreared through the fog. Sonta's eyes widened at the fire nation flag waving from the ship. It had been 10 years since rumor had reached the Southern Water Tribe that the Fire Nation had declared war on all the other nations. It had seemed so sudden and unbelievable, that no one had payed much heed to the rumor.
AH!! I'm running out of space! I'll have finish the rest when I post another entry.
Sorry this chapter took so long! I tried to post it a couple of times, but there was something wrong with my account. Anyway, I hope you like it!!
Chapter 19 Tako's POV
Now that my chains were broken, I easily escaped from my cage. I realized that my prison cell was inside a small igloo. Without hesitation, I ran outside. It was so good to feel the sun on my face! I shuddered as I remembered the dark, lonely days I had spent locked up? I stopped myself and set my mind to buisness. I had spent too much of my life dwelling in the past and not focusing on what needed to be done. It was imperative that I warned Kila and the rest of the village of Emiss's and the Admirals plans to capture all of the waterbenders.
I summed up my surroundings. I was on a small, remote island. There was no land, no icebergs, just water as far as the eye could see. I wouldn't let this discourage me. Suddenly, an idea formed in my mind. I started running towards the water and then jumped as high as I could. I waterbended a board of ice under my feet and landed with a splash on the still, calm ocean. Confidently, I waved my arms in circular motions, forming large, foaming waves. Then I used my waterbending to move my board of ice in the direction of my village. Although I had invented a new way of transportation, I was too focused to even realize it!
Hama and I quickly scrambled through Shalara?s home, gathering all of our things. We were determined to rescue Tako as soon as possible.
"Just a minute!" Shalara cried out as she hobbled over. "While you were getting ready, I was meditating and I know where you can find your friend?"
"Where!" Hama cried.
"Please, tell us!" I begged.
"I'm trying to tell you!" Shalara said impatiently "Now, when you leave here, head east until you see a huge iceberg shaped like a turtle. Then go north until you come to an island. If you follow these instructions, you are sure to find your friend."
"Thanks you!" Hama shouted before we ran out of the door to our canoe. Behind me I heard Shalara shout, "Good luck!"
Hama and I carefully followed Shalara's advice. On several instances, we began to doubt her instructions, but in the end we obeyed. Suddenly, Hama cried, "Look!"
Huge waves, unlike the calm water we had seen before, rushed towards us!
I refused to let myself panic. There was no way we could paddle way from it, so I knew we would have to confront it head on. "Quick!" I barked. "Use your bending to calm it down!"
Immediantly, she raised her hands. In unison, we slowly, but gracefully moved our hands in front of our faces. Although we did the move repeatedly, the water refused to calm down.
"It's almost as if something?s pushing against us," I murmured. Hama nodded in agreement. I could see her becoming nervous. Suddenly she said, "Wait, is that a person STANDING on top of that wave!?"
If anyone has any advice for me, I would love to hear it!
Proud author of Kila of the Southern Water Tribe
Hi, everyone! Thank you for sticking with me for so long. I hope you will enjoy this next chapter. (Oh, and I forgot to mention in previous chapters that Emissa temporarily blocked Tako?s bending.)
Chapter 18 Tako?s POV
I think it had been about 3 or 4 days ever since I had been in this cage. I could sense that my waterbending abilities had finally returned. All of the fear and despair I had felt before was replaced with hope. Then I remembered the starch, crushing truth. I did not have any water to bend. The walls surrounding me were made of ice, but I was afraid that if I tried to turn just some of that into liquid, everything would collapse. I refused to give up. I racked my brain for any technique that would get me out of this situation. Suddenly, I flashed back 10 years, when my father was still here. We had been having a training session. Father had told me, ?You are a waterbender, son; you are never out of weapons. Even the air contains water for you to bend.? He had then demonstrated, and easily extracted water from thin air. Excited, I had begged for him to teach me. He had chuckled and promised to when I was older. Unfortunately, he never had the chance. He was captured the next day.
I realized that to escape, I would have to teach myself. How hard could it be?
I slowly waved my hand and imagined water appearing from the air. Of course, it did not work. I would have to focus. I closed my eyes and erased every distraction from my mind. I breathed in deeply, focusing. Then I lifted both my hands and pulled at an invisible force. It took several tries and a whole lot of concentration, but finally, a little bit water appeared. Overjoyed, I immediately summoned all the water I could and used it to saw off my chains. Finally, I was free!!!!!
It?s good to be back