Fandom: Avatar the Last Airbender/Legend of Korra
Characters/Parings: No parings yet, characters are all OC's, however expect cameo's by Korra and Aang at some point because well, this is Avatar we are talking about. Asha POV.
Word Count: 412
Summary: The Avatar has always been one person, The Avatar can only be one person, the birth and rise of Soon and Asha: twin sisters who share a soul, changes everything.
A/N: I am posting these in the order that I wrote them. This means that they are NOT IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER. This is a side project and therefore it might never be complete. I don't plan on any of them (the stories) being very long at all. Each story is from the POV of one or both of the sisters.
Asha should have seen it coming, should have understood what was happening. After all it had been her that suggested they creep through the bloodbending camp. The city they had to get too was just beyond it, just a few days travel past the camp, they had to take that chance. The Earth Kingdom couldn’t last like it was without the Avatar. They were immune now Asha said, they could fight back, they wouldn’t get caught. There were two of them, she knew how to airbend now. This was something that they had to do. If they didn’t the Earth Kingdom would crumble, fall just like Republic City, people were at risk. But Roku’s hand on her arm was solid, the howls of the wolves loud, as he pushed her on one and the two of them were forced to flee. Without Soon, without her sister.
She could still see her on the ground, ropes sealing her movements, preventing her bending. A cage of ice surrounding her. They had never been apart, not since… not ever. They had occasionally had to separate for hunts, but each night they would find each other, they would be back together. Never for longer than a few hours. She urges her wolf to go back, but it does not, her companion refuses. And slowly the camp fades, and the sound of the bloodbenders that hunt them tapers off. Eventually her wolf comes to a stop and lets her down. It takes her less than a second to fly at Roku, they trade blows, fire scorching the earth. In this at least, he is better than her. She runs out of steam before he does and she collapses on the ground, “We… we have to go back.”
“We can’t. In battle, if you lose, you must retreat. Come back when you are stronger, we had no other choice Soon knows that.”
She remembers the look in Soon’s eyes as they left her. Defeated but strong. That look had killed her. Soon hadn’t looked like that since their parents had died. Asha screams into the ground, “How.”
“How am I to go on, knowing my other half, the other me, is being hurt like that? How.”
Roku goes down and pulls her into a hug, but she feels nothing, “I don’t know. But we will get her back. Together.”
In that moment his hug is all she has, and in that moment, she wishes it was enough.