"He looked over at Katara, She had a small smile on her face and her hair was tied back into a braid, reminicianste of how she had once kept it. Though much had changed since then.
If you had told him then what would come of him and the Avatars nuisance of a Waterbending Master, he would never have believed it.
“You shouldn’t be nervous about this, it's not like she’ll rise out of her grave and release her wrath.” Katara said, breaking him out of his worry.
“You don't know that, I've heard water-spirits aren't to be messed with,” Zuko laughed, tension leaving at Katara's quip. Katara joined in on the laughter, remembering when Zuko had presented her with a report from the war time detailing a “water-spirit’s” destruction of a factory."
She stifles a sob, then, and turns her eyes back to him. “It hurts so much, Zuko. It hurts,” And Zuko is heartbroken. “Talk- Talk about something. Anything. I’m out of stories and it hurts too much to breathe,” she murmurs. “Please.”
Zuko swallows thickly, trying hard to blink back his own tears. He doesn’t want her to see him in this state. She’s fine. They’ll get out of here soon. She’s fine.
“I- I don’t know… If I tell you a story, you promise you won’t fall asleep?”
“Tell me something I don’t know, something exciting.”
At this, Katara’s eyes shine. “Tell me why you kissed me last year. That’ll keep me awake.”
Zuko and Katara get stuck in a cave in, Katara is badly injured and it's time for discussions about love.
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13 Dec 2020