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    Re: Return to Earth

    Post by Korra on Wed Jan 14, 2015 2:43 pm

    Sometimes the best offense you could have was a good defense! And they were definitely building up their defense here. Whether by physical dodging blows or by blocking them, they were honing skills that would be especially useful in real battles later on. Ah, just the idea of getting to use her earthbending in a real fight made her grin. Hurling chunks of dirt at the next fella that got too big for his britches and decided to destroy the place? Count her in! She knew Sokka would be right there beside her, with his sword and boomerang.

    Korra couldn't help but smile when Sokka said she was making him feel like he was in the ring. No lie, that made her feel pretty good! Especially given her thoughts about how Sokka wouldn't have been able to take part in pro-bending. "Maybe we ought to make our own ring, sometime! Maybe without the giant fall into the water, though...just a small moat should be fine!" Falling into that giant moat and getting electrocuted at the bottom kinda soured it for her. They might not have had any pro-bending uniforms, but that was fine! They didn't need them.

    Into the ground she went, springing back out of it, and she couldn't help but smirk a bit at Sokka's surprise. He'd stopped right where she'd sinked down! Must have really caught him off guard. She shrugged to herself and crossed her arms. "What can I say? I've been bending earth since I was 4~!" She bragged lightly. She was plenty surprised at herself, however. The Avatar had put a lot of faith in her own reappearing moves to assume that would work, and it had worked! Hopefully fire would come to her as easily.

    Sokka charged his way towards her, expertly dodging the discs as he came, swinging his club. The first strike caught her in the shoulder, eliciting a yell that was mostly out of surprise, though it did sting! When the club aimed for her other shoulder, she rolled to the opposite side and righted herself, also avoiding the hit to her thigh. Sokka crouched into a defensive stance as she skidded to a crouch, one hand on her shoulder for a moment. "Nice charge and swing, there!" He'd finally landed a hit on her again, too! Now it was her turn. She lifted herself into a standing position and swung her leg out into the air, bringing it down hard onto the ground and moving three more discs into the air at the motion. Again she punched forwards, putting a bit more of a spin into it as she bent the discs to Sokka's defensive position.

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    Re: Return to Earth

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    Re: Return to Earth

    Post by Sokka on Thu Jan 15, 2015 11:38 pm

    The dodging and blocking practice was definitely paying off so far, both for the spar itself as well as future utilization in actual combat in the future. The fact that he was holding his own this well against a powerful bender was definitely a galvanizing one, and regardless as to how much of their true strength either of them had regained by now, Sokka was just excited to see how far the two of them would continue to go. They had a lot of potential for growth on top of the skills they already possessed, and between recovering those and building new ones, both he and Korra would become even more of an unstoppable duo than they already were.

    Sokka did not fail to catch Korra's distinct smile, and he soon met it with a broad one of his own at her suggestion about making their own pro-bending ring sometime. "That sounds like a plan to me! You've definitely got the earthbending to get the base set for one!" No matter when or where they set it up, that idea definitely had the potential to turn into something special for the two friends. A chance to better experience part of her time and a perfect sparring ground that they could use in multiple ways… he was getting excited just thinking about the prospect of it!

    Although he'd been caught unawares by the quick disappearing act Korra executed, more than anything, Sokka was happy to see her techniques coming back to her as though she'd never had a forced break from the element. At her playful boast, he simply chuckled before musing, "Yeah, and I'd say you're quite the master. Luckily for you though… I've been training since I was 4 as well!" Their abilities might have been different, but at the very least, the two could trade blows and help better their own techniques. Sokka might not have had all the skills and finesse that he would have liked from an early age, but his initial training coupled with his drive and what he got to learn during his journey with Aang helped forge him from a warrior-to-be to a true fighter.

    Sokka was glad to have landed one hit against his friend, and although he was briefly concerned at catching her yelp, her subsequent action proved that she was just fine. It sounded like she'd be a bit caught off guard than in pain at least, and he couldn't help but smirk a bit at her compliment. Before he could respond though, Korra was set to counter him, quickly forming three more discs that she punched his way again. He deftly dodged the first one before knocking the second one off its path with his bone club, but that maneuver cost him missing the third one as it struck him squarely in the shoulder. "Hrgh! Gah-ha! Nice swing and punch yourself!" Not about to waste the chance he had to strike back, Sokka steadied himself and sprang forward, swinging his bone club at both of Korra's thighs before strafing around her and throwing a final hit to her left side.

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    Re: Return to Earth

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    Re: Return to Earth

    Post by Korra on Sat Feb 07, 2015 4:30 pm

    Sokka's suggestion only made her smile larger. It had been years since Korra had used her earthbending to try and sculpt something! Of course, when she did it before, it was usually small things. A few little shapes, maybe a minature statue, but to actually build a Probending ring? She could take care of the moat as well! Aah, it was an amazing idea! Earthbending was more than just hurling giant rocks, after all. "That is an amazing idea, Sokka! The best idea! I bet we could make it somewhere on this mountain too!" Couldn't exactly make the ring in the city, after all. Republic City had taught her not to earthbend willy nilly in the city.

    Quite the master...definitely true for her waterbending, earthbending and firebending skills. Airbending? Eh...she had only just started bending it before she was brought to Portal Breach. She couldn't really admit to being a master of it at all. Of course, Sokka was a master in his own ways! "Explains why we're equally matched, then!" She retorted back with a playful grin. The two of them were all smiles and smirks throughout this match, a playful spar between friends to help build up their skills. Sokka easily dodged the first disc, and the second he struck with his club to send it smashing to the ground with a rumble. The third managed to get him in the shoulder while he was busy with the second, Sokka grunting in slight pain, though still well off enough to compliment her back. "Thanks!" She tossed back before bending down into a defensive position. Sokka charged forward, swinging his bone club down to strike her right in the thigh, the Avatar letting out a groan. Yep, that might bruise! Undeterred, she spun on the leg he had just struck, easily avoiding his attempt to strike her other thigh. Sokka moved around her for a moment before moving to strike her in the side, though as soon as she saw him beginning to move to do so, she made a little move of her own. Korra thrust a fist upwards, and a chunk of rock followed her motion. A chunky spire of rock grew from the ground, separating the two of them like a shield and the bone club stuck it instead of her. Korra smirked for a moment before taking a stance and slicing her arms in the air, in an 'x' shape, the spire crumbling. She thrust her fists out and sent the rock flying right towards Sokka!

    She wasn't done, however. Korra stomped the ground twice, a couple of earth discs levitating from the top of their piles, and she did a spin kick, sending each disc for Sokka's sides.

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    Re: Return to Earth

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    Re: Return to Earth

    Post by Sokka on Sun Mar 08, 2015 12:03 am

    Sokka raised an eyebrow ever so slightly as he saw Korra's smile broaden. He had a feeling that she might like that idea, but apparently, she liked it even more than he could have anticipated! Laughing in spite of himself at his friend's happy exclamation, he soon gave her a firm nod before adding, "Ha-ha, I'm glad you like it!" Glancing about the mountain for a moment, Sokka quickly turned back to Korra, noting, "I'd say we could! We'll find a spot and make it all ours!" Sure, the two friends had their own rooms at the inn, plenty of places they enjoyed in the city, and the entirety of the wilderness to explore, but even with the places that had long since become special to them, it was never a bad thing to have another place that was expressly theirs.

    Korra might not have been an airbending master yet given her limited time wielding the element, but between her own determined nature and the training she had already undergone with Tenzin, Sokka was positive that she would be able to get there before too long. As far as their respective skills and practices went… "Quite possibly! I'd say that bodes well for our continued teamwork in future battles!" The two might have had two different sets of abilities and fighting styles, but one thing was for certain: their training together ever since they had both arrived here had only honed their skills further and added to them in new, useful ways. Whether it was a fun spar such as this or the two of them fighting side by side against the next threat that met them, they were set to tackle it.

    Only the first of Sokka's hits connected, the other two being evaded with a dodge and a clever placement of a rock spike, but he was no less enthused. In fact, he was even more galvanized when he saw what Korra had in mind next! That same spire was soon slashed and crumbled, but not before a rock from its middle came flying right towards him. Quickly jumping to the side to evade it, Sokka soon caught sight of the familiar stomping motion from Korra, and he'd seen it just in time to dash forward and duck underneath the trajectory of both stone discs. Keeping his forward momentum going, Sokka sprang upward, throwing a pair of blows with his bone cub at Korra's upper arms, just before he spun around and attempted to land a third attack against her opposite side.

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    Re: Return to Earth

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    Re: Return to Earth

    Post by Korra on Sat Apr 04, 2015 3:58 am

    Korra was glad to see that they were in agreement on such an amazing idea! Sokka even seemed assured that they'd be able to find a spot on the mountain to turn into their own little ring. "Great!" It'd be a good way to test her earthbending and give her powers a good stretch as well! You can't be a good earthbender just by tossing a bunch of rocks around at people. "Definitely!" She had no doubt about their ability to work together as a team, they had done it enough on Portal Breach for her to have complete faith in him. The better they could understand each other and their powers and skills, the better work they could do together. It was a simple fact! It worked like that in probending too, it was hard to work as a team if you didn't know each other's strength and weaknesses.

    After generating the spire to block Sokka's attack, she sent a chunk of the rock towards Sokka, only for him to evade it with a quick jump to the side. He followed it up by running towards Korra while she stomped the earth discs, ducking underneath the trajectory of them as they came his way too. She only had a few moments to react before Sokka began his own attack, but she still managed a slight grin before she turned on one heel and circled around to avoid one of his attempts to his her in the arm with the side of his club. As she came to a brief stop though, the second hit nipped her other arm and he followed it up with another jab at her side, one that stung a lot more then the hit to her arm. Korra grabbed at her side and let out a brief hiss of air. "Your moves would make an airbender proud!" She still managed to compliment, before she began to retaliate.

    She threw out a punch, aiming for the side of Sokka's torso before she did a tuck and roll to create some space between the two of them. Boots skidding slightly in the dirt, once she righted herself, she jabbed both of her fist outward. Two chunks of earth lifted themselves out of the ground and flew for Sokka yet again, Korra grinning widely. She had no idea how much longer they could keep this up, but she was still having a good time.

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    Re: Return to Earth

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    Re: Return to Earth

    Post by Sokka on Thu Apr 09, 2015 9:07 pm

    The idea of making their own pro bending ring was great on its own, but being able to see the sheer excitement Korra had over the prospect made it even better. It might take the pair a while to find just the right spot, but Sokka had full confidence that they'd be able to find a place that could be all theirs. It would be the ultimate test of their combined navigation and earthbending abilities, and given the topography of the mountain range, they certainly had the advantage of terrain being on their side, just like they had the distinct advantage of having each other. They had become a powerful team of two, and as they continued to spar, their ability to work together only grew.

    Korra spun in a perfect dodge to evade his first strike, but his next two blows to her upper arm and side landed just as planned. Sokka perked up slightly at his friend's quick hiss, but between her compliment and the way her stance shifted, she appeared to be just fine and ready for more. "I guess all that training with Aang paid off then! And that might help once you get airbending back!" Sokka might not have been an expert on the circular martial art, but he had already sworn to himself that once Korra regained her final element, he was going to do everything he can to help her properly train in it.

    At reading Korra's subtle tell, Sokka managed to dodge the punch she threw. He quickly spun on his heels to follow her where she had rolled out of the way, making sure to take a defensive stance to meet whatever she threw at him next. That only seemed to help him lessen the impact of the first rock she sent flying his way though, but something was better than nothing! Grunting as the second rock nailed him, Sokka called, "Oh yeah, you're back all right!" The Avatar might have still had two elements to unlock, but as far as her earthbending was concerned, Sokka was convinced she was back and back in style. Returning her grin in full, he dashed forward, sliding to the side as he swung his bone club at both of her legs and her side once more.

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    Re: Return to Earth

    Post by Korra on Sat May 09, 2015 12:14 am

    "Yeah, I guess it has!" Sometimes when she was younger, she'd wonder what it'd have been like to train with everyone from Aang's group. Katara was a given, as she was her waterbending teacher. Though Katara was pretty up there in age, she still remembered a few times where she'd step in to show Korra how it was done. Her chance to train with Sokka was in the here and now, and it was pretty great! Suki would have been interesting to spar with, she imagined it'd be a lot like how sparring with Asami was! Toph seemed like she'd be interesting to train with too, though if the stories were true...well, Toph's earthbending would be very different from Bolin's. Not to disregard Bolin's skills of course! Toph was just...well...from everything she had heard, Korra figured that Toph was basically a more cranky version of Lin. She would probably be a very challenging person to train with. Zuko would be interesting as well, though she'd prefer to spar him when she got her firebending, if he ever came back that is. "I hope it does, that'd be helpful!" It sucked, to not have Tenzin and Lin here, but look! She had Sokka. She didn't really need those two, did she?

    Sokka dodged the punch she threw easily, moving like a real probending pro. He spun in place to keep her in his line of sight, and used his arms to block the chunks of Earth she threw his way, though his grunt told her that he hadn't managed to deflect all of the hit. Korra smiled back at him, getting a little smug. "You better believe it!" And the sooner she could get fire and air back, the better! Sokka charged in again, sliding as he held out his club and swung it to strike her legs. The first leg was hit, but she was quick to move the other leg, kicking it up and over his strike, turning about in a circle as she did so, though that left her open for the last swing that got her in the side. Korra dropped down to her knees for a moment, breathing heavily as the two strikes throbbed painfully. "Well...maybe not all back yet..." Shaking slightly, she picked herself up and brought her hands up to face Sokka. "Not down yet, though!" But she might be down soon...

    In any case, she stomped her foot forward and lifted her hands up to bend a big pillar of earth out of the ground. She made a few slicing gestures that were followed up quickly by punches in the air, the pillar turned into three smaller chunks of earth that flew towards Sokka's chest, and his sides.

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    Re: Return to Earth

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    Re: Return to Earth

    Post by Sokka on Mon May 18, 2015 10:39 pm

    Outright grinning at Korra's agreement that his previous training with Aang had wound up paying off in yet another way, Sokka soon gave his friend a strong nod at her voiced hope that his own experience might help once she finally got her air bending back. He imagined that he might be able to find some texts or scrolls to read up on at the library, as even though he was not about to try to perfect the forms the way Tenzin or any of the acolytes had, much less adopt Air Nomad philosophy, he knew that there was a strong chance that having someone to work with her would really help Korra out in mastering the final bending art. And if Sokka could help his best friend be the Avatar he knew she could be, then he was set to do anything he could.

    "I'll be sure to do my best," promised Sokka, shortly before he countered Korra's attack with a pair of hits of his own. He paused his motion as his friend fell to her knees; the two were used to carrying through with any spar of any nature, but even so, he was still in the practice of checking on his friend whenever they got to a certain point in any combat exercise. Thankfully, Korra was quick to jump back in, and Sokka barely had any time to brace himself. From where Korra stomped the ground, she pulled up another pillar of earth, just before flinging three slabs of rock right at his chest and sides. The warrior reeled as all three hits connected, but even as he steadied himself to try and catch his breath from the perfect counter, he couldn't help but cough out a laugh. "I'd say you're more back than you might realize!"

    The two of them might find themselves a bit bruised after this spar, but sweet sabertooth moose lion was it worth it. Set to meet Korra in kind, Sokka dashed forward, quickly trading his bone club for his space sword mid run. As soon as he had his grip on the hilt with both hands, he strafed around Korra, aiming for the backs of both her legs and her left side with the blunt edge of the sword.

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