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    When Zuko gets banished, he does not wait for Iroh, not wanting to cause more damage than he has already, and decides to hike it on his own. He manages quite well for the most part. He is on his own, living, doing whatever it was that needs to be done, when he accidentally ends up saving the Avatar. No big deal, or at least, it wasn't, until he gets roped into joining their little gang of misfits, and then actually begins to care for some of them, despite their idiocy. He just...doesn't know what to do with that.

    He does know that they can't know who he really is....

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    An agonizing pain had seared through his skull as he dragged himself forward. His claws were replaced by the helpless pudgy fingers of a human's. His legs didn't move the way his own did as he crawled to his knees.

    Faintly, he could still feel the swishing weight of his tail and the raw exposed nerve in his broken horn to the open air. This lanky form was unfit for anything Zuko was accustomed to as he forced himself to wobble to his feet, searching blindly through the rolling fog that filled the tower.

    Distantly, he heard the screams of startled people as they cried out.

    "It's avatar Roku!"

    Zuko cocked his head, twisting around as his gaze swiveled in search of the Avatar. His right eye widened when he spotted his imposing figure standing in the doorway of the temple tower. A blue light pulsed off of him that radiated immense spirit energy.

    "Roku?" Zuko croaked miserably, this human voice was uncomfortable in his fragile throat. It felt raw and smoky as he breathed the syllables past his lips. Sparks licked off his tongue as he grimaced and hissed his displeasure at the sound of more shrill human screams.

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    Dragon Zuko becomes a human and needs the Avatar's help.

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    Kyojuro Rengoku had given it his all during his fight with Upper Moon 3 demon, Akaza and while he accomplished his goal of keeping everyone on that train safe from harm, he was unable to save himself and was killed in battle entrusting his will and spirit to the three Demon Slayers who were with him. He never expected to wake up speaking to a fire spirit asking for his help.

    Agni believed someone with a kind and courageous spirit was needed in a world plagued by people who wielded fire for their own personal gain. Someone whose heart was pure while retaining a burning sense of justice in their heart may be the only person who could help bring forth a new era of freedom for a nation plunged into darkness for so many years. A person who could stand side by side with the Avatar to help rebuild this broken world. She reached out hoping her request would reach him and well...

    Who was he to deny anyone a request such as this? It seems like his journey hasn't ended in death and instead took a detour into a land of elemental benders.

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    While recovering from his injury on his ship, Zuko overhears Iroh telling Jee about Zuko's banishment and telling him that Ozai had no intention taking him back. Not long after, Zuko abandons his ship in the night, disappearing into the Earth Kingdom. After making his way through the Earth Kingdom for a few weeks, meeting people and acclimating to his new life while trying to make his way to a Fire Nation outpost, he meets the Freedom Fighters before he can sign his life over to the Fire Nation military again under false pretenses.

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    They find Zuko at the North Pole in the middle of a blizzard. Appa thinks it's time somebody socialized the loud semi-feral calf. He is practically a herd member anyway. (Not like Zuko has any choice.)

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    Ozai had two daughters. This statement is false.

    Or, Zuko is trans. I'm actually just projecting at this point.

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    After Ember Island, the Fire Nation teens decide to abandon the Fire Nation. Instead of going home, they start traveling to the Fire Nation in search of the Avatar and his friends.

    The gaang goes through the Fire Nation as normal, but they have an encounter in Fire Fountain City that changes everything.

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    After a year at sea, Zuko becomes depressed, so Iroh decides to bring him on a dragon trip. Things get better, but he's questioning his life in the process. Then the Avatar pops up.

    or, Katara and Sokka get trapped with Zuko on the day of the Winter Solstice, things happen, and they accidentally become friends with their enemy.

    or or, I decided to fuse two AUs into one for maximum madness.

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    After his Agni Kai, Zuko flees the Fire Nation without Iroh or his crew. He finds himself stranded, alone, and injured in the Earth Kingdom when taken in and raised as a healer and farmer by an Earth Kingdom couple. He finds new ways to use his bending and to influence in the changing of the war with new understanding of himself, his bending, and the war. As someone with new perspectives and influence he is able to provide a greater understanding of being a teacher, warrior, and friend when meeting the gaang.
     Where Zuko gets to recover before using anger to protect himself

    Zuko is still in disbelief over what had happened. Sometimes not sure if he had imagined the whole thing. The pain on the left side of his face shooting through his head and down his neck is what brings him to his senses every time. Pain that is so intense that it blurs the vision in his good eye. Sometimes he can’t believe it even as the bandage completely obscures the vision of his left eye. The bandage that his hands still shake horribly from with pain as he removes it at night to clean the wound. All that time, trying to hold back tears that want to fall so badly from the pain, utter betrayal, and humiliation he feels so deep in his soul.

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    Jet was rescued by Zuko after being fatally wounded by Long Feng and now is not sure where he can go or what he can do. He soon develops feelings for the man that saved him as he lays in his bed, ill by the use of a forbidden Fire Bending move and the changes going on with him. Do not own Avatar.

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    Sokka is washed overboard while working on the fisherman's boat during the storm. He wakes on a deserted island.

    Or... mostly deserted.

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    ‘…H-how am I still alive?’ Zuko thinks.

    Sokka flinches back. Whoaaa, how in Spirits name did Zuko project his voice like that? Sokka didn’t even see him move his lips.

    As if he can hear Sokka’s thoughts, Zuko turns his head to look directly at him, eyes bewildered.

    And this is where Sokka realises something is very, very wrong.

    Two minutes later: “No way!” Sokka shakes his head wildly, just as prince jerkbender across him curses. “I’m soul bonded- To him?! No way! That’s just spirit mumbo-jumbo!!!”

    -or, through some freak Spirit accident involving Zhao, the Avatar, and the continuous joke that is both their existence, Sokka and Zuko have been soul-bonded and mentally linked. Neither of them are particularly happy with this.

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    General Fong has a special prisoner that he uses to train his men to fight firebenders. He hopes that this prisoner will help him to help Aang to reach the avatar state when nothing else works. In the end he doesn't care who has to get hurt to achieve his goals.

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    What if when Zuko was burned and banished he was left alone in the Earth Kingdom and General Fong took him prisoner.

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    Each step was unsteady as Zuko picked his way through the darkness, finding his footing uneven as if everything around him was shifting and moving. As if it were breathing beneath him. But it didn’t feel like he was inside a living thing. Not that he had any experience in being swallowed whole by giant fish monsters, but he expected it to probably be more….squishy. Foul smelling? Warmer? It felt ridiculously cold in his opinion.

    “You didn’t touch the white glowy ball, did you?” A voice that was far too familiar spoke up in the dark. He reared back with a grimace as the blue glow grew stronger like a spark igniting into a grand pyre. He recoiled and held his hands up, expecting an attack as if from Azula’s flame but when nothing came, he squinted at it and noticed it was vaguely human shaped.

    “The glowy ball?” His voice echoed. “You mean that orb of light?”

    “Zuko?!” The sound of shock was far too loud causing him to flinch as he recognized that voice for certain.

    “Water tribe.” Zuko grimaced. “What are you doing here?”

    “I went fishing.” The water tribe boy gave a dry laugh. “Normally I’m a master at catching fish but this time the fish caught me when the boat capsized in the storm.”

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    To make the students more involved with history, the school board decided to host a family tree event. Every student must participate in sharing their families roots and culture, but most important is to write an essay on one ancestor who they see as a hero. Rather they have made a big impact to the world or to their families.

    Jake struggles to search for anyone in his family that doesn’t exposes his mother’s family secret, but when a fight with Eli lead Jake, Haley, and Fu-dog to travel back in time. Back to the time where, hybrid animals excited, to where humans can bend four elements in four different forms of Chinese martial arts. Back to where Jake’s family were once firebenders and were once of royalty of an entire Nation.

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    Ursa had known from even before Azula was born that she would possess great power. She also knew the danger of letting a child with those gifts grow up near Ozai. She knew what he would do to wield that power for his own use. Ursa had to protect her children from Ozai's wrath. She flees to the one place she know they'll be safe... home.
    Zuko and Azula get to grow up in a loving and caring environment, away from the cruelty of the Fire Nation, along side Sokka and Katara. These kids get to be just that, kids with all the love and support they need. That is until the war causes for their parents to have to leave home in order to keep them safe.
    They were on their own, protecting the village for two-and-a-half years, then everything changed when the Avatar returned.

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    Mai's world burns around her as she watches the Agni Kai. No one is doing anything. Not Azula, who is watching on with a smile. Not the Fire Lord, who has a satisfied look on his face. Not Prince Iroh, who isn't even there.

    Mai's world is burning, and she knows she is the only one who can douse the flames.

    Or: What happens if Iroh isn't present for the Agni Kai? What happens when someone else steps up to take his place?

    Featuring: baby BAMFs, Mai and Zuko being chaotic goth BFFs, the Yuyan adopting not one but two (2) feral children, and June making excuses to visit the Pohuai Stronghold in order to check in on her apprentices (*cough, cough* little siblings *cough, cough*)

    Officially updating every other Monday!

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     “What about their baby?  They had a son, didn't they? "

     The smile faded from the princess's face, “Yeah, they had a baby.  Chi You, the dragon warrior.  "

     

     “He unified the Fire Nation!  He was the first Fire Lord! "

     "It was a pitiful life."

     Zuko tilted his head.  What did that have to do with it?  Seeing his confusion, she hugged him, “He wasn't human enough to be with humans, but not divine enough to be with him, his father.  "

     "But he was a hero!"

     “Heroes don't always live happily.   - she told him sadly - They burn quickly. "
     
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    [In which Zuko is not the son of Ozai and the Ancient Gods have not disappeared as the world believes]

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    After Agni Kai, Zuko disappears and no one knows where he is, nor did I know.

    Three years later, Team Avatar arrived at the castle as a soldier, after which they found Zuko in prison.

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    Not knowing that Zuko is a prince.

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    Jet asks Zuko to join the Freedom Fighters a different way, surprising Zuko. It starts a drastic change for Zuko and eventually for Jet. It changes how things unfold in Ba Sing Se. It changes what happens as they enter the Fire Nation-the very place where existing as a couple could mean death for Zuko and Jet.

    Or: Jet lives, Zuko joins gaang early, more Jet, Zuko, and Jetko from Ba Sing Se on.

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