I'm MadTay, and I used to post on here with my sister a few years ago but we got busy with school and all that, but I'm back! Haha, and this story is about a character I made up named Natanie, but it will include the Avatar characters we all know and love too.
I'll post the first chapters soon, the very first one is just Natanie's back story so the second chapter will be when the story itself starts. I hope I get some readers and that you all enjoy it!
It's a great show, but it causes a lot of anxiety, lol. And, yes, things often do get pretty tough in Realityland, that's why I love coming here and writing/reading/chatting.
Thank you! When I first started writing this, I honestly thought it would be deleted after about 50 posts. It's funny how things work out sometimes.
Yeah, Part Four is the last part of this story. However, I'm not sure how long it'll take me to finish. I've been working for a while on this and I've added a lot to it that I wasn't going to originally include, so who knows when I'll actually finish, haha.
Awkward. That was the best word I could find to describe the situation I was currently in: sitting with Tosh's mother in her living room, drinking tea. Tosh's mom was a nice woman with gentle features, you could tell she was aging, though, with her slightly wrinkled face and graying brown hair. But, instead of being angry with me, like I thought she would be, she welcomed me into her home with open arms.
"Thank you," I said, "for not being angry with me. You have every right to be."
"Natanie, honey," Tosh's mother replied kindly, "there is no need for me to be angry with you. Tosh is old enough to make his own choices, and I had no right to stop him from leaving."
"That's actually why I came here today. . . I know where Tosh is, well sort of."
"What do you mean?"
"He is working as a part of Princess Azula's rebellion, but I believe that he is not working willfully. I promise you, though, I will find Tosh and bring him home. I want to make this right."
Basically, Tosh's mother thanked me a lot and told me to stay safe, and then I left. About fifteen minutes later, I was with Miyako again and we were on our way to get Hazen and Athena. I'd been waiting for months to see them, and I still didn't know what I would say to them. But, as it turns out, I didn't have to say anything. When Miyako and I reached the door and knocked, Athena barreled us over with a hug.
"I missed both of you so much!" exclaimed Athena.
"Me too," Miyako and I replied at the same time.
"Hazen, get out here!" shouted Athena, still hugging us.
"What now? I was really comfortable where I was and-" when he saw us Hazen let out some kind of screech, and the next thing I knew the four of us were on the ground in some kind of odd embrace.
After all of the catching up was over and after Miyako helped me explain our newest mission with Aang and his friends (which Hazen and Athena gladly jumped on board with), I decided to tell the three of them my own personal plans.
"Like I told you," I explained, "Tosh is working with Azula, and we're pretty sure he's been brainwashed by the Dai Lee agents. So obviously, we need to get him out of there."
The others nodded in agreement.
"I think it'll be a mission just for the four of us, though. I haven't told Aang or Zuko or anyone about this."
"Do you know where he's staying at?" asked Hazen.
"No clue. He's probably on the move."
"Then how do we find him?" Athena questioned.
"We go looking. It shouldn't be hard, seeing as though his group is tracking us- well, Aang." Miyako suggested.
"So it's settled. When we all regroup, we find Tosh's hideout and rescue him." I stated, and my friends agreed with me.
I smiled inwardly. I was finally going to see Tosh again and make things right one last time. My redemption was coming.
A/N: Hehehe, it's the beginning of a new route. XD
I stared at my former front door for what felt like hours. I had spent a lot of my time thinking of what I would say to my mother, but I couldn't seem to recall anything I'd thought of. Was I ready for this? Of course you're not, I thought to myself.
I wasn't ready to face my father when I did, either, but that didn't turn out too badly, did it? Automatically, my hand reached up and touched the area of my shoulder which was now scarred. "Just do it." I said to myself, and I knocked on the door.
"Someone's at the door!" I heard my mother call out from somewhere within the house, and I felt chills go up my spine as my body suddenly stiffened.
A few moments later the door opened and I saw my brother, Lee, standing in the doorway, dumbstruck.
"Nat? You're home?" he nearly whispered.
I nodded and forced a few tears away. My now twelve-year-old brother had grown so much since I'd last seen him, and it really struck me that I'd missed out on a lot of his life. I was so wrapped up in my own scores I hadn't even thought about what I could be missing out on. But in all honesty, I wouldn't have changed any of it.
Finally, I pulled my little brother into a tight hug and he hugged me back. I was afraid that Lee, too, would be upset with me, but he wasn't.
"Lee, who is at the door?" my mother asked, her voice seemed to be coming closer and I heard footsteps. "Lee, why aren't you answering me?-"
Lee and I let go of each other, and I saw that my mother had stopped in her tracks, seemingly unable to speak.
"Hello, mother," I said nonchalantly.
"Natanie, I. . ." she trailed off, at a loss for words.
"I'll give you two some privacy," stated Lee, and he left the entryway.
"Natanie, I just want you to know how sorry I am. I don't know why I thought what I did was okay. . . I guess I thought that if I could stop you from leaving, you'd come home and we'd remain a happy family."
"But, Mom, if I'd been caught I wouldn't have come home. I would've been sent to Ozai, and who knows what he would've done with me?"
At this point, my mother began to cry, which really surprised me. "I don't know what I was thinking! I just thought that I was losing you and I wanted to get you back. But all I did was push you away completely, and I don't think I can ever forgive myself for that."
I took a deep breath. "Mom, I came here today to tell you that I've forgiven you. It's okay."
Before I knew what was happening, my had wrapped her arms around me and pulled me into a tight embrace. She kept saying how sorry she was and that she was happy I'd been able to forgive her. After she finally let me go, she said, "I'm just so happy you're home. What would you like for dinner tonight?" What? I thought. There was definitely a misunderstanding here.
"Mom, I'm not staying, I just came here to talk. I'm actually traveling with the Avatar right now."
She looked crestfallen. "Oh. Well, of course. It was silly of me to think that you'd want to come back here since you're all grown up now. . ."
For a little while there was just awkward silence, and then Lee sauntered back in. After a few more casual words, we shared an awkward, yet emotional goodbye. Once I left, I was glad I stopped by. Although things would never be completely okay between my mother and I, we were at least on the same page now, and I'd gotten to see my brother as well. I smiled inwardly, and then caught a glimpse of Tosh's house. It turned out there was one more thing I needed to do before seeing Hazel and Athena.
I'm so sorry that I've been gone for so long! I had to finish out the school year and track season, and then I was in Florida with my family and we just got back last night. . . But, I'm back and I plan on getting back to writing very soon, hopefully tonight! : )