I ran up the jagged path, pulling Kinny behind me. "Uhhh!", he groaned. "Almost there.", I replied to his noise. "This is taking forever!", he exclaimed. "The ship is almost there.", I said again.
The morning rose over the horizon, balancing on it like a beach ball on the tip of a sea lion's nose. I drew a smile over my face, but it quickly vanished once I saw the massive crowd waiting for the ship. "Looks like we were never late at all.", I mumbled to myself. "Really?", Kinny said in a sarcastic tone, obviously overhearing me. I shot him a look, and he closed his mouth. But I could still sense he was planning something that had malice writing all over it in his head.
I stood in the awkward silence of strangers. Kinny looked up at me with his shining eyes. He's not innocent., I thought.
"When do we get to see daddy, Avaron?", Kinny asked tugging on my arm. "Soon.", I replied, trying not to let Kinny see the tears in my eyes. He hadn't seen our father years, until later today.
Minutes lurked by, draining the early morning's pleasure. We waited silently until a mountainous ship appeared, reading, Exeed printed on the side of it.
We boarded the gangplank and were greeted by a women wearing a red coat. "Hello, welcome to the Exeed. The only boat on the sea's that is faster then all the others. Tickets please.", she said. I stuck my hand deep in my pocket, and pulled out two crinkly papers. "Here you go.", I muttered handing her the tickets. "Thank you. Kayoki! Please show this young lady and her brother to their cabin."
A women came hustling out from behind a door. "Yes, ma'am. Come, children.", she said motioning for us to follow. Her golden hair flowed to her waist, gliding in different directions. She was wearing a baby blue dress and an apron with lilies on it tied behind her.
Kayoki led us down many stairs, letting more and more pressure above us. Soon I was petrified of the though of being under so many levels. "Hello, children. I am Kayoki. Think of me as a guide or counselor or. . . anything really. Even a mother. Speaking of mothers, where are your parents?", she asked lifting an eyebrow.
"My father is in the war. We are meeting him today.", I responded quietly. "And your mother?", Kayoki questioned. "M- my mother passed away y-years ago.", I stumbled. "Oh! You poor dears. I am so sorry." Kinny started silently crying. I pushed him closer to me. "Everything will be alright, okay?", I asked him. Kinny nodded slightly.
Kayoki steered us to a door, which was apparently ours. "Here you go, dearie.", Kayoki said to us unlocking the door. We were halfway through when she caught my shoulder. "Stay strong.", she whispered. I nodded and entered the room.
I stare out the porthole, wondering what is wrong with the sky. "Kinny, does something seems wrong to you?", I asked my brother. "Yeah. You're in my room.", he answered. "No! Not that, The sky. It seems. . . weird." Kinny came to stand by my side. He peaked out the window and shrugged. "Who cares? Just the sky.", he said. "Well, what if a storm is coming?", I questioned him. He shrugged his shoulders again, and went back to unpacking.
Later that day, I occasionally peered out the porthole window. Every time, the water was more rough, and the wind was blowing harder. "A storm is surely brewing. I mean, look at the ocean.", I finally said. "What if the storm delays the ship's arrival to home?", I asked Kinny. "How should I know? I am only twelve. And you heard what the lady said. It is the fastest boat on the sea. We'll make it.", Kinny responded. "Why am I asking a kid for advice?", I asked myself.
By night, you could hear the tides crashing, and the wind was howling through the down pouring of the rain. This worried me as I fell asleep next to Kinny in the small bed of the ship cabin. . .
Just a writey-mood pug in a corner of the universe. . .
Ok so I can change anything in here about the war....I really dont know how far this story takes place in the war so I just made up my own time.....i'm open for change.....heres Kida's POV
I franticlly grasp for anything that will save me from sinking into the icy cold sea. The huge waves shook the lifeboat violently and I lost my footing. I look up at my last glimps of sky as I sink into the water. before I'm totally lost to the world I feel somebody grasp my hand and pull me up. I gasp and sputter out water, then I black out. How long has it been since I lost consciousness.. minutes, hours, days? All time has blurred and my mind wanders to the things of my past as I slowly wake. I suddenly start to remember the day I left home. My parents, who had in the beganing always looked down upon the war with distane, slowly fell into the firelords grasp. They where now investing full blown into the fire nation army. I, of course, had some things to say about that. I really shouldn't have spoken out as I did, (I dont know what came over me), but I just couldn't stand by and watch my parents help take down the other nations. My parents took my sudden rampage very hard and threatened to send me to a far off fire nation school. So I did the only thing I could think of. I took the money I'd saved up, and in the dead of night I left. Three hard weeks later I found myself searching for a ship that would take me to Ba Sing Say. I was short on cash by this time, so Unfortunitly for me, the only people who would let me on there ship was a bunch of pirates. I really hate pirates. My memories fly by me again and I'm taken to a few more important places of my past. such as, the day I got the scar on my arm, the day I fell off a tree and broke my leg, and the day my old firebending master left to see the world. Then my mind goes blank.....again.
I wake up feeling groggy, dirty, and grumpy laying on the sand. It?s still night time. How am I ever going to get home now? I never should have left. What if Kapoia and my dad came back home and found that suddenly I was missing! Well, I?m not getting anywhere by just lying around. I?ll go look around. Wow, there are way more trees than I saw last night! Some of them have got to have fruit.
Oh, I have such a bad feeling about this. Which plants were poisonous again? I?ll just have to trust what I recall from my lesson about plants from my dad. Winging it! At the end of my search I had 20 blueberries, 1 coconut, and 3 bananas. Eh, good enough. Right as I start to peel the bananas, I see a figure in the distance. It must be the ship! It?s sinking, isn?t it? All those people!! I?ll have to go back..... And right when I get dry!
I swim back into the freezing water and see a few lifeboats heading in the opposite direction. Well, at least some people are ok. Then, I see about 7 figures trying their best to stay afloat. I reach for 3 holding on to a piece of wood. ?Hold on and trust me, ok?!? I say as I push towards the island with my waterbending while holding on to the piece of wood. As soon as I leave them on the shore I go out to get the others. Man this water is cold!!!! The next people I see are 2 girls and a little boy. They looked like they could keep themselves afloat and swim pretty well so I shouted, ?There?s an island over there! Just head that way!? Finally, I see a girl fall off a lifeboat! Ouch, I better dive in to get her. It takes a little bit of searching, but I find her and pull her up and towards the island.
Ugh, I better lay down again......
"The girl that had helped me up: I forgot to thank her in the excitement of it all. I'll have to find her later if...eh-I mean-when, we get out of this and do so." I thought to myself as the wind and rain continued to crash over my head. My face was very damp from the raindrops but felt oddly warm. I tentatively put my palm onto my cheek, but drew it back immediately. The bruising and battering had turned my face red, and it stung even to touch.
My hand gripped the nearby railing, the only thing I have close by to keep me grounded. This time though, I positioned myself better so another wave wouldn't catch me by surprise. A few small ones battered me, but I managed to peer over the edge and I see a splash below. The person that had leaped into water looked familiar. Another soon accompanied it, and I saw the person much more clearly than the first. I was almost certain it was the two that had saved me.
"They're jumping ship. Why?" I asked myself. But I saw why as I squinted into the storm. The ship was riding much lower in the waves than it had been before. All the water it had been taking in earlier was weighting down and the ship was bound to sink soon. Even if the storm stopped then and there, the ship wasn't going to make it.
"I need to get off now. But to where? I don't know of anything..." Before the thought even completed in my head, a faint shadowy outline appeared in the distance. It looked like an island to me, but whatever it was, it was better than my current situation.
Using the railing, I worked my way to where I'd noticed the splashes at. A large stray piece of wood from the boat bobbled close by. It would be good for keeping us afloat, and it could probably support me and the other two. But they'd both disappeared under the water and I wondered what was happening. After a second of doubt and regret, I jumped in after them, feeling obliged to help after they'd helped me.
Everything became very blurry, very quickly. I spun around in the water, trying to keep track of things and where the people were. I could only see blobs of color moving in the currents. I lost my sense of direction, and swam frantically up to gasp for air and get my bearings.
(Sorry about disappearing on you guys. I hope we can keep this going.)
I've never been called a guy before, no problem with it though. But, rest assured, I am a girl.
My victory was short lived because multiple people began either jumping or being knocked over the sides of the ship. I too found myself being knocked around by the wind towards the railing. I began to debate going over the side.
Cons: I could drown, I could get pulled under along with the boat, I could get lost at sea. Pros: My chance of survival is slightly increased because I can keep myself up with waterbending, not that I'm the greatest waterbender ever, I should end up in the same place as someone else in the water, there's most likely land somewhere around here.
Unfortunately I didn't get to make the final decision because I was washed over the rail by a large wave. It was quite possibly the most terrifying thing that has ever happened to me. I was tossed around in the water for what seemed like ages because I was underwater. As a waterbender I can hold my breath longer underwater than most, but not that long. My lungs burned as I cleared my head from the fear and panic that clung to my every thought.
Think. Think of the stances the benders in the village would do to win swim races. How am I suppose to do that, I'm only a healer! And how am I suppose to do a stance when I'm underwater! There's no solid ground to even try...
I swirled my hands about, mimicking the movements of the waterbenders from my village. To my surprise I flew above the surface and was propelled in the opposite direction of the boat.
"Wait!" I cried to no one in general, "I have to stay near the ship, a rescue will come to the places closest to where it went down!"
I tried to stop moving the water but my arms were locked in place, my brain only thinking of my survival by getting as far from the boat and storm as I could.