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    “There are few things more important in war than Honor,” Iroh said, guiding Zuko away from supply lines, away from civilians. “Do nothing to the enemy you cannot take, yourself.”

    “Isn’t it justified?” Zuko asked, repeating words he’d heard many times from his instructors in the past. “What Honor do they have?”

    Iroh smiled sadly. “It is never justified. Honor comes not from other people, Zuko, but from yourself. A man without honor…” He pats the young man’s shoulder. “Well. A man without honor, without moral, is nothing.”

    What honor is there in war? Zuko had wanted to ask. What purpose do our blood-stained hands have, now, when we are nothing? He crushed the whispers ruthlessly.

    The War is right.

    Father is right.

     

    (“My Loyalty belongs to my Fire Lord,” Ancient voices chanted, “My Loyalty, My Fire, My Life.)

     

    It had to be.

    (Or: How Prince Zuko slowly realized the world was more important than Ozai's approval, and how that revelation changed the war. Before Aang AU)

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    18 Dec 2020

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    In the North, the waters are frozen. Tui's light touches down on glistening waves of frozen white. Frozen, as it has been for eighty years now, eighty out of one hundred years now.

    The Avatar has returned.

    And the waves grow larger, and the tides grow stronger, and the ice will burn as surely as the water will drown.

    They had waited for him, they had waited one hundred years for him.

    Seasons change and—

    The gaang has made it North with Fire trailing in their wake. Red and Black and...Blue.
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    04 Dec 2020

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    There is a ghost on the Wani. But the crew have grown used to - even fond of - Prince Zuko. And no matter how many times General Iroh tries to gently explain the boy’s predicament, tries to suggest that he might attempt to move on, Prince Zuko can always be found watching the sea.

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    There is a prisoner in the palace.

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    03 Dec 2020

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    Inspired by Muffinlance's Salvage, Hakoda not only picks up a surly traumatized teenager but his sarcastic, angry sister as well. Ozai may not want his son back, but his daughter on the other hand... well, Hakoda is ready and willing to fight for custody of the daughter that isn't his, and the son that's safer among enemies than with his own father.

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    25 Nov 2020

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    Ursa was allowed to hold her son one last time, and she kissed his head and whispered a prayer.

    Vaatu answered.

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    Zuko is lucky to be born, and even luckier to live. Vaatu accidentally becomes a single father. Zuko ends up accidentally abducting several members of high society and prepares to take down the Fire Lord, as Raava's incarnation hasn't been seen in a hundred years.
    Aang's sudden presence throws a spanner in the works, and Sokka's blows up the whole damn machine.

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    24 Nov 2020