Mako was too grumpy to make much of a first impression on Korra.
His second impression wasn't much better.
With Mako showing little interest, Korra began spending time with his brother.
She wasn't exactly flirty...
But Bolin fell head over heels in love anyway.
Meanwhile, Mako was busy getting swept up in a love of his own.
And Asami fell right along with him.
Eventually Korra had to admit that she was jealous of Asami.
Fire Ferret Fiasco
But when it started affecting her pro-bending career, she confronted Mako.
A surprise kiss sent Mako over the edge.
But it also broke poor Bolin's heart.
But there was too much trouble in Republic City to bother with broken hearts, and soon Korra and Mako were inseparable.
Korra and Mako watch as Amon runs from them in fear.
The L Word
After all this time, Mako finally says it. "I love you."
At first Korra turns him down, distraught over losing her bending.
Love Conquers All
But Mako persists and Korra just can't resist.