22 Jan 2021
"... I don’t know why you worry so much, I’m always fine.” Kyoshi said, Rangi not missing the way her eyes trailed her movements.
“Someone has to worry.” Rangi grumbled ...
10 Feb 2021
"I thought only family and serious partners were supposed to touch your hair,” Kyoshi teases, gently poking her partner in the chest.
Although she’s almost an entire foot shorter, Rangi stares her down. “What do you think you are to me?” she says with a frown before walking away.
A short exploration of the significance of Rangi's hairpin and hair.
14 Feb 2021
Kyoshi nods, silently trying to get her beating heart under control. “Somewhere we can be truly alone.” Her gaze pierces through the hanging branches of the tree, looking at the walls around the garden and the buildings beyond. Somewhere where no one could possibly interrupt them. “How about over there?”
Rangi follows her gaze and groans. “If we get caught, I’m restarting the Avatar cycle myself.”
Rangi and Kyoshi have reunited in the Fire Nation and find a place where they can be truly alone.
Fandoms: Avatar: The Last Airbender, Avatar: Legend of Korra, Avatar: The Rise of Kyoshi, Avatar: The Shadow of Kyoshi
23 Mar 2021
“What happened between you and Rangi?” Yun lay stretched out on his back, arms under his head. “Caught her crying at the table when you left. Did you two fight or something?”
A furrow deepened between Kyoshi’s brows at that, her brush strokes flying in wide, erratic swathes across the page. “We’re not friends anymore,” she said eventually. Yun rolled over onto his stomach to regard her with open surprise.
The tip of her sleeve got caught in the ink-pot, pigment seeping into the threadwork like tar; she turned her face away from him for a closer look, but he caught a glimpse of her tear-stained face all the same. “We aren’t good for each other,” she said softly, and her voice broke. “It took us a while to realize that.”
The one where Kyoshi works herself into a tremendous jealous fit because she thinks she isn’t good enough for Rangi; Rangi suffers through a crippling bout of passive-aggressive, sapphic insecurity because she thinks she isn’t good enough for Kyoshi; and Yun all but flings himself into a screaming, root-pulling paroxysm because they’re both being insufferable.
“It’s the Red String of Fate, Lena. Only certain people have the ability to see it,” he explains calmly. He’s patient, and kind, and his eyes are gentle while he focuses on her. “It links the holder with their soulmate, creating a perfect match in the eyes of the universe. These visionaries can see their own strings, as well as the strings of others. It seems, little sister, that you’ve been granted this gift.”
A soulmate story with a twist. Lena has the ability to see the red string of fate, and the power to change it from one holder to another. She meets her match, after years of pining, but she's left having to make an agonizing decision.
[Canon Universe, Canon Compliant, with my own deviations/added scenes], not a true "AU".
Bookmarked by MeditertaneanHero
14 Mar 2021