"Father! Please! AHH!"Fooosh! I cringed as Fire Lord Ozai blasted fire at Zuko. I bit back tears as Iroh patted my back.
Zuko was bent over on the ground he looked up and a hideous scar burned on his left eye. I wanted to scream and comfort Zuko,but if interferred with an Agni-Kai I might be thrown in jail or worse.
That was three years ago when Zuko got banished. I was visiting him the day of his first war meeting. We were so young,thirteen at the most. Zuko asked me out on a date a month before the war meeting. I remember the day of the war meeting like it happened yesterday:
I was standing on the front gates of the palace and a guard was checking my ID when I saw Zuko. I yelled his name and he ran over to me.
"Hey,Zuko! How's it going?"I hugged him.
"I'm getting ready for me first war meeting! I've been dreaming about this day,Emi."Zuko stared into the beautiful blue sky and breathed in the fresh air."This is gonna be a good day,Emiko."
I smiled at him as a guard handed my ID card back."You may pass."I didn't feel right that day... I knew something bad was going to happen.
I took Zuko's hand as we walked over to the pond with the turtle-ducks."So your Mom's new baby?"
We sat down; turtle-ducks swam up to me but kept far away from Zuko."Mom's doing great with Mutoe!"I lived in the uper class of Fire Nation with my Mom and Mutoe; my Dad was fighting in the war. I narrowed me eyes."You seem really jumpy and excited,Zuko,that's nothing like you."
"Well,it's my first war meeting. Every person dreams of it,"Zuko repiled.
"I don't though,"I countered teasing him.
Zuko slipped his hand out of mine and shrugged. There's the old Zuko.
"Prince Zuko?!"A familiar voice called. Iroh was coming toward us.
"Iroh!"I ran over to hug him. Iroh always felt like a real father to me. He's just so nice.
"Emiko,I see you came to see Zuko before the war meeting."He smiled at me.
He turned to Zuko."You need to get dressed,Prince Zuko."
Zuko nodded and hugged me good-bye without a word.
That was when everything changed. Zuko spoke up in the war meeting,he was challenged by his father to an Angi Kai and got banished from his home land. I remember when he was about to go:
I ran to the docks. Zuko and his uncle were watching the crew load up the ship.
"I'm coming,"I demanded walking over to them.
Zuko placed his hand on my shoulder and said quietly."No,Emi,I love you,but you can't come. I'm sorry. I'll write to you every single day."He wrapped me in a hug."I promise."
I began to cry in Zuko's shoulder."I... I love you,too."Out of the corner of my eye I saw Iroh tearing up and backing away.
I looked up at Zuko."Never forget me,Zuko,no matter how long it takes,find the avatar. I know he's out there."
"All aboard!"The captain yelled.
" 'K ,this is goodbye for now,Emi."
I nodded,lips pursed,tears streaming down my cheeks. Zuko lifted my chin and kissed me on the lips. He wrapped his arms around me and hugged me good-bye.
"ALL ABOARD,PRINCE ZUKO!"Iroh yelled from the deck which broke us apart. I blushed embarrassed that Iroh was watching us.
Zuko ran to the ship yelling,"I'll write you tonight,Emi. I LOVE YOU!"He smiled at me and vanished onto the boat. I kept waving until it was out of sight.
"Welllll."A sharp voice said from behind me. I immediately knew who it was and grimaced.
"Yes,Princess Azula?"I turned around maintaning my cool.
"Don't play dumb,Emi. I saw you begging to go with Zuko! Just accept that Zuko isn't coming back! Ever!"Azula snapped. Was she sad that Zuko was coming back...? No,she doesn't have any feelings,she's doesn't care.
I broke; I was sick and tired of Azula making fun of me! That's all she does!"I'm done,Azula! Leave me alone for once!I don't care what you say. Zuko will come back." I shouted.
Azula seemed unaffected."Whatever you say,Emi."With that she shot up in the air leaving a smoky trail.
I walked back home crying the whole way.
That was the day of Zuko's banishment.
Of course Zuko wrote to me everyday as promised,but on the thrid year the were less frequent once a week. Then once a month...
This was the letter when the letters began to slow.
To: Yamamoto Emiko
From: Prince Zuko
Southern Water Tribe,December 14,1853
As you can see I'm in the Southern Water Tribe. I miss you dearly my sweet. Today I saw a maginfictent blue sphrere shoot up in the air and guess what...? IT WAS THE AVATAR! We stopped by a pathetic little village and I battled the avatar. This may sound weird,but the avatar was a kid... I captured him,but his little friends saved him. Don't worry we're following them as I write. I love you,Emi,always remember that.
Author's Note: In Asia your last name goes first. Thats's why Emiko's full name is Yamamoto Emiko. Cool huh! Anywho, Give me your feedback! BYEZ!
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|''|Chapter XVII: The Dream|''|
I ran through the fog covered forest. The ground squished under my bare feet and wet my long robe. My breath came out in gasps and my brown hair was plastered to my sweating face. A root coiled around my ankle, twisted it until I heard a sickening crack! and thrust me to the ground. I cried out on pain and clutched my foot. I had a twisted ankle, a literal twisted ankle. I couldn't believe it was possible... How can a tree root twist my ankle?! I ignored the logic and cradled my foot. If only I was a waterbender I could heal my foot!
Suddenly, I left the trees drawing closer. I shifted uncomfortably and pressed a hand to the nearest tree. I left it pushing against my hand. They were getting closer!! I shakily stood up, but the immense pain didn't allow it. I crumpled like a ragdoll to the ground. I took a deep breath and slowly stood again; this time slow and putting all of my weight onto my good foot. I moved forward an inch and a branch shot out and tangled into my hair, lifting me off the ground. I screamed and thrashed around until I heard a familiar voice calling my name softly.
"Emiko... Emiko, come find me... Save me!" Zuko's soft, calm voice whispered in Emiko's ear so quietly and softly like wind whistling through her ear.
I broke into tears from hearing Zuko's voice and from the pain and from the happenings of the past few days. "Zuko! Zuko, where are you!" I sputtered through the tears.
"Don't worry Emiko; I'll always protect you from harm..." Then I saw movement through the fog.
"Oh thank the spirits, you're here, Zuko!"I fiercely wiped my streaming tears.
The person--or should I say persons--emerged from the fog. Kazuo and Princess Azula smirked manically at me. They stood hand in hand in front of me; apparently finding pleasure in seeing me this condition.
"What do you want?? I hissed at me two "favorite" people in the world.
They responded my lunging at me, claws out-stretched. I screamed in terror, cowering, and waiting for the worst. After awhile, I popped open my eyes to see Kazuo, Kena and Misaki looming over me. Kazuo held me tightly in his arms and he stroked my hair gently.
I flinched at his touch. "Wh- What happened?"I asked rubbing the sleep from me eyes.
Misaki moved closer to me. ?You started crying and screaming in your dreams. It woke everyone nearby up." I could see the silent questioning in Misaki's golden eyes.
I just shock my head, telling her I'll explain later. A squeeze from Kazuo drifted my action to him.
"I'm just glad you're alright... Right?" Kazuo's voice seeped consolation and caring. If only I didn't see him on my nightmare I would have taken more comfort in him.
"Of course, Kazuo." He put his forehead to mine and drew in my scent. Then exhaled.
I just returned his caring with a simple smile.
Misaki spoke up, ?Well, on the bright side: I made oatmeal!" I beamed at Misaki; oatmeal is one of my favorite foods. We made a small circle and gobbled up our oatmeal. No one asked about my nightmare or talk in general. All I could think about was what that dream meant... Why were Azula and Kazuo in it? Why were they attacking me? Why was Zuko calling for help? Oh, believe me, I would get my questions answered... The hard way.
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I have some very bad news. I can imagine what's going on through your minds right now: OMG!!! NO! SHE'S ENDING THIS FAN-FIC!! No, I'm that cruel and heartless! I love writing this story and One Person! But... My home computer died (I'm having a funeral for it... Not! That would be weird. O.o) so that means I only have access to my Dad's office computer. And I only come their on certain days. :/ Oh poopsticks... So that means that I can only come on the boards when I'm at my dad's office! (Were I am now.) NOOOO!!! So THAT means that I can only write chappies here!! Now, after this very long speech-y thing, I am going to work on chappies. Bye! ;)
Im working on the new chapter! Gosh, I'm sorry for such the long waits... With dance, school and writing it's hard... Please forgive me. I know I've been abandoning the boards, but I'm just so busy! I really want to keep these fan-fics up, but I need my fans support and help. So, please, help keep my fan-fics alive.
awesome chapter life before lok fanfic board and the first part will sorta be like my life so awesome and how i actually felt is what I put
~i'm radioactive radioactive
~go zukosaki and zutanie
~I will love you for a thousand years.
Heart beats fast
Colors and promises
~7th grade hard to be in 701
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Chapter XVI: Rainstorm
Rain slipped down roofs and poured into the river. Everyone in the town was gathered by the docks ready to take canoes to shore. Dock's told me that they've faced many rainstorms before, but nothing like this. I believed him, too. I was soaked to the bone and a shivering Kazuo was clutching me to his chest for warmth. Misaki and Kazuo's mother, Kena, were huddled together with other townspeople.
"Alright, children first!" Dock bellowed into the sea of people. Parents nudged their children forward and they circled around Dock. Most were young; there weren't many teens here, either. "You love birds over there! Come on over, oh, and bring you friend, too!" I spaced out for a bit until I felt Kazuo's warmth breath.
"He's talking about us." Amusment rose in his voice. He flashed a flirty grin and I returned it... not so flirty.
We trudged forward, blindly; rain and wind whipped at my bare cheeks and stung my open arms. Kazuo's hand on the small of my back and Dock's loud voice guided me. Soon, Dock's friendly, wet face appeared and nodded toward the canoe. Kazuo helped me inside, and then held out hands for Kena and Misaki. Dock paddled away from the... well, dock and we were off.
I hung my head and wiped my face. Though rain instantly replaced it. I couldn't believe I had fallen for some poor boy! I have to stand up to these mixed feelings. Zuko was the reason I ran away from home, I can't throw that away...
I felt someone slide their hand into mine. My eyes shifted to a concerned Kazuo.
"You are ok?!"He shouted over the hissing wind.
I gave a small smile and nodded. Finally, we arrived on the other side safely. Luckily, the canoe didn't rock so much. We set up camp in a small cave with moss giving us some privacy. I threw me burlap sack of extra clothes to the floor and joined it. Leaning my head against the wall, I closed my eyes to rest for a bit.
"Hey, Emi." Ug! Can't people let me sleep in peace! I slowly opened my eyes to a dirt covered Misaki.
"Gosh, you need a bath, girl!" I sputtered.
Misaki playfully punched my arm. "Hah,hah! Yea, I know I need a bath." Then, she got serious; she inched closer to me and whispered,"I know about the kiss, Emiko,"she hissed. Disapproval lined her voice.
I hung my head in shame. "I was drowning and he was saving my life, then..." My voice trailed off.
"Then, it turned into kissing, not a life saving technique."She crossed her arms. "After this storm I suggest we leave... You need to be far away from this trouble maker."
I whipped my head up. "You're not my mother! I'm confused right now! Just please, let me handle this..." My eyes poured into hers silently praying for her to understand.
Her eyes narrowed."Fine, but I will act like you're mother. I will watch every move you make..." My eyes bulged in frustration and my nostrils flared. "I'm sorry, but we..."She paused and looked around the cave. Kazuo and Kena were unpacking and making dinner. Kazuo flashed me a bright grin that made my head feel dizzy and my heart pump faster."We ran away from home, because of Zuko and I will not let you lose your spark in this quest. Otherwise, we went for nothing." Her voice cracked at the end and she stood and trudged out of the cave. Pushing the moss aside, she looked back and gave me a reassuring nod. And believe me, I needed my strong love and faith in Zuko, because it wouldn't be easy wiht Kazuo around...
hey i am here only silently like a ninja woah and um i wanted to know about something..um yeah i am gonna start another fanfic.umm yeah.i posted on the lok ff board or just the regular one it should be named should i do this
I'm still here, but I've been debating with myself wondering if I should still write my fan-fics... You're my only reader on this one and the other one, plus Lali on Meet Me Halfway,but she doesn't post often... My next chapter will be up soon, but except something fantastic...