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    Despite what Jiang Wanyin and his Sect had done, despite everything, baba never once cursed them as they did the Yiling Patriarch's name. Mourn as baba did for Sizhui's family, for the family that had become baba's own in all but name, never once did he look upon the cultivation world in vengeance. Instead, every breath, every shred of life in baba's failing body had been dedicated to keeping Sizhui safe, fed and loved, as if the slightest speck of grudge towards the world would have tainted his own boundless love towards Sizhui.

    But Sizhui is alone in the world now, and he is not his baba - No one else is like baba, and Sizhui supposes that was what had sealed his father's fate, in a world where one is demanded to serve mere ideas of righteousness and honor rather than the people.

    And so upon seeing the purple robes amidst the crowd, Wei Sizhui decides that perhaps it would not hurt to start his path of vengeance a little closer to home.

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    09 Sep 2021

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    “They say you tried to kill the Firelord,” Hakoda says. "Why?"

    Zuko doesn’t know how to answer. Because I hate him. Because I love him. Because he wants to see the world burn. Because he knotted one hand in my hair and cupped flames against my face with the other.

    Because my mother is dead.

    Because my uncle is dead.

    Instead, he shrugs tiredly and says: “Someone has to.”

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    05 Sep 2021

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    His father is a monster, Zuko realizes. But by the time he's come to that epiphany, it was too late.

    But maybe Zuko is a monster, too. After all, he's hunted down a mere twelve-year-old boy across the globe, nearly burned an innocent Water Tribe village in the inferno of his rage, stole an ostrich-horse from a family that had only ever shown him and Uncle kindness. Remained complicit when Azula shot the Avatar with lightning, shot fire at the waterbender when she had offered to heal the mark of his banishment.

    Turned his back on Uncle.

    AU: Zuko doesn't join the Gaang

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    05 Sep 2021

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    Zuko botches his escape on the day of the eclipse and sits out the war in prison. What will the Gaang do with a new Fire Lord they can't trust? Season Four "Zuko never joined the Gaang, and he's really bad at being good" AU.

    Podfic and German translation now available, see chapter one notes!

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    05 Sep 2021

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    He wonders what Wei Ying would say, were he to see Lan Wangji now. Wonders if it's his memory of Wei Ying that brought him here, where the Yin iron had dwelled for hundreds of years, where Lan Yi, whose power was such that she felt she could master it, had also dwelled in her self-imposed exile, with only her guqin for company.

    Resentful energy is still energy, Wei Ying had said. But here, in the depths of Lan Yi's loneliness, Lan Wangji finds that one could go deeper. There is no resentful energy in the carefully warded Cloud Recesses, but even after resentment burns away, there is grief and loss. There is pain. And Lan Wangji has plenty to spare.

    (In which Lan Wangji walks the single-log bridge)

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    04 Sep 2021