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!
Oh, I feel ya, lol. I kinda assumed you were probably pretty busy too, since the only story you have up right now is the Chessboard Battlefield. Usually you have at least one story of your own? Gah, why must school/school-related activities take up so much time?!
Of course I remember you! Thanks for sticking with the story. :D
I am definitely here to stay, so no worries! I just won't be able to post as often as I was over the summer. : (
You'll just have to stick around and find out. XD
Gah, school. . . That's what's been keeping me so busy, along with other stuff as well. On an unrelated note, I've also noticed that ". . ." causes a question mark to appear when you don't put a space in between each period, it wasn't like that before. . . *suspicious* 0_0
Yeah, I feel pretty bad about my time away. I'm gonna make more of an effort to log on and post more often. Thanks for being patient with me and continuing to read, though! :D
So... there's definitely no Toshanie, and if I read right, there isn't a Zutanie either. XD
Of COURSE I understand, I am going to be SO busy the next few months, and even BUSIER because I'm going to be on the boards. I'm gonna have Battle of the Books, book reports, and the like. Ugh, I HATE school. Except for Battle of the Books, of course.. But, WHY DOES SCHOOL HAVE TO EXIST ANYWAYS?!? It's SO boring!
Mika: Nice chapter, Madtay
Me: *facepalm* What did I tell you about interupting me?
Mika: I'm technically not interupting you, but-
Me: WHY ARE YOU A SMART ALECK?!
Mika: 0_0 ........
I am so sorry for the wait? Hopefully I can make up for it!
Breakfast that morning had been pretty uneventful. Aside from the amount of food Sokka managed to eat, nothing too interesting had happened. Now, we were packing up our things and getting ready to depart for Ying on Appa. I was anxious about riding on the flying bison. Flying in the airship was one thing, it had a roof and everything, but with Appa there was nothing to keep you from falling to your doom.
"Do you need any help packing your stuff?" asked Suki as she entered our room.
"No, thanks though," I smiled.
She smiled too and then started to fiddle with one of the bags sitting on her bed. I noticed that all of her belongings had been packed up, so there was no reason for her to stay in here. She definitely had something to say to me. I continued folding the few articles of clothing I had and waited for her to bring whatever it was up. After a few awkward moments, Suki finally spoke.
"I know that this is pretty personal, but? Did you and Zuko used to? be a couple?" she asked sheepishly.
I thought for a moment. We never were actually a "couple", neither of us really made it official. We just acted like a couple.
"Yeah, kind of. It was complicated," I replied. "How did you know, did he mention something?"
"No, he never said anything about you." My face must've dropped or something because she added, "But you know how Zuko is, always acting mysteriously," she laughed.
I nodded and laughed along with her.
"I just guessed you two used to be together because of the way you were acting at dinner and at breakfast this morning. Zuko would get all tense whenever he and Mai's relationship was brought up, and you'd look at each other when the other wasn't looking back. It was really cute, actually." She giggled again.
"Yeah, well it's over now? For good." I said.
"If you say so? But I don't think it is. Keep your hopes up," she smiled. And with that, Suki picked up her bags and exited the room.
I could tell that Suki and I were going to get along famously.
I sat with my eyes shut tight and gripped Appa's saddle as tightly as I could, for we were about to depart and I was terrified.
"It's really not bad," said Sokka
"Yeah, just relax and enjoy the views!" added Ty Lee.
"Nah, it's pretty awful," said Toph, receiving a glare from the rest of the group.
"Alright, everyone ready?" asked Aang.
We all nodded, and waved goodbye to Iroh and the Kyoshi Warriors who decided to remain in Ba Sing Se.
"Yip yip!" said Aang, and the bison began to elevate. I re-shut my eyes and regained my grip on the saddle as we became airborne.
It didn't take me too long to realize that I wasn't going to fall, and that flying on Appa wasn't bad at all. Aside from the wind, it wasn't really that different from riding on Zehla.
The flight was pretty peaceful, no one really talked that much except for Aang with occasional updates on how much longer we had to go; we were currently half an hour away from Ying. I couldn't help but to notice, though, that Mai had fallen asleep leaning against Zuko's shoulder. But I tried not to let that bother me.
"Natanie?" asked Katara.
"Yeah?" I replied.
"I was just wondering? I know you said that your friends went home to the Fire Nation a while ago? Well, why didn't you go with them? What made you decide to stay in the Earth Kingdom?"
There were a multitude of reasons, where did I start? And most of the reasons were things I couldn't say in front of the group, since they pertained to Zuko.
"Well, um? I guess you could say that there are a lot of bad memories for me in the Fire Nation, and I wasn't ready to face them yet?" I trailed off, unintentionally making eye contact with Zuko. I could tell that he knew he was involved in a lot of those memories.
Katara nodded, as if thinking this over.
"I know what you mean," Toph remarked, much to my surprise. I wasn't the only one taken aback by this though, because everyone else was looking at her now.
She could tell that everyone was confused, so she elaborated. "I haven't exactly made up with my parents yet, and I don't think I'll be able to for a while. Going home would just make everything complicated."
"But you told me you were going home," interjected Katara, "you even left for a while. You were gone for a whole day!"
"I tried, but I got to my town and decided I needed more time before I visited my parents. So lay off, Katara!"
"But-" Katara began to argue with her, but Aang cut them off.
"Guys, don't start an argument now. We're here!"
I had a minor heart attack there!! My brain exploded after seeing Madtay's siggy and your NICKname. I was all, "Whaaaa???" And then I'm like, "Hahaha." (Ahem) Alright...
It's absolutely no problem! All of our lives get busy and chaotic, and honestly, what is more important: getting things done, or sitting in front of a computer? Just hang in there, winter break is around the corner. ; )