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    Water Tribe Winter

    Post by Sokka on Wed Mar 25, 2015 3:18 pm

    Date: December 25, 2014
    Time: 10:34 am

    Although Korra and Sokka had been from a world where their own winter festivals and celebrations were rather different from Christmas, they both certainly appreciated the chance to come together with loved ones, exchange gifts, partake of excellent food, and simply have a good time. Having been able to make it through another year was always another plus, and this one had been all right for the two Water Tribe teens. Granted, they were each just a month or two shy of no longer being teenagers, but all the same, they still got to enjoy it no matter how old they were, and they had been more than happy to adopt this holiday in their own way. The previous celebrations of it had been great, and this year was bound to be even better.

    One advantage of not having come from a world where they grew up with any variation of Christmas was that they were not as eager to wake up at the crack of dawn just to open presents. They were certainly very excited about exchanging gifts with each other, but even before that, they were also looking forward to having a hearty breakfast. As such, after the two had woken up and the first riser had moved to eagerly awaken the second, they had made their way downstairs to enjoy the special breakfast that had been prepared. With plenty of bacon, eggs, and all sorts of other tasty food devoured, Korra and Sokka found themselves back in the latter's room, just after Korra had brought Naga up to join them. Now it was time to enjoy the next part of their holiday!

    "Hey Naga!" Sokka greeted as Korra returned with the polar bear dog. Giving her a vigorous scratch behind her ears, he added, "Merry Christmas!" A few good scratches later, he turned to his best friend with a pleased grin before noting, "That was a great breakfast, but I've gotta admit, I'm looking forward to having a nice, relaxing day up here." And just part of that was the impending exchange of presents they'd both left up here! Today was going to be all theirs, and although the holiday was an adopted one, that didn't make it any less special for the two friends.
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    Re: Water Tribe Winter

    Post by Korra on Tue May 05, 2015 7:16 pm

    The very first Christmas they had ever celebrated, they celebrated with Lin and Tenzin here along with them. They had exchanged gifts, created memories, had a very fun time. Last year's Christmas had only been the two of them, and Naga. Their absence had been obvious and glaring, and two years later they still had no idea why their friends, in Sokka's case actual family, had disappeared. This Christmas though, their absence was not so glaring. It hurt, but in the end the Water Tribe teenagers had moved on. They continued to exist. They would miss their friends, just as they missed everyone who had not shown up from their universes. But they could make due by themselves, now. The two had woken up early, and both had gone downstairs to eat the Christmas breakfast. Though breakfast was always great, Korra was really looking forward to the Christmas dinner. Similar to Thanksgiving, it was always rather great and delicious! Not to mention filling! After they had their fill, Sokka went back to their floor while Korra went to grab Naga from the basement. She had also grabbed a few links of sausage to give to the polar bear dog, who gobbled them up quickly and set right to licking Korra's face. The young woman chuckled as the smell of polar bear dog breath and sausage links fill her nose.

    "Naga, down! Down girl!" The Avatar pushed lightly on Naga's chest, and the white creature complied with a slight whine, before her head leaned down to nuzzle the side of Korra's head. Korra wrapped her arms around her neck and leaned into her. "Merry Christmas, Naga." Leading Naga upstairs was easy enough, though they obviously had to take the stairs. A few residents had to shuffle their way through the mass of fur, Korra giving them apologetic grins as they passed, and a quick 'sorry!'. Thankfully, they just had to make their way to the second floor, and the two of them entered Sokka's room. Korra waved to him, though Sokka soon found himself greeted and tackled by an excited Naga, who focused her tongue on licking Sokka's head and wolftail. The scratches made her back down, and she made several happy rumbles deep in her throat. Korra turned to Sokka and grinned.

    "Yeah, it was pretty great! I'm looking forward to a nice, relaxing Christmas in here too. We could watch one of those holiday specials!" There was also gift giving of course, but even though they were a little too old to believe in a 'Santa Claus', she'd still like to keep the gift giving an unmentioned surprise. They both knew they'd exchange gifts, but they didn't know what the other was going to give, or when, really. It just happened when it happened!
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    Re: Water Tribe Winter

    Post by Sokka on Fri May 15, 2015 12:02 am

    Whilst the first Christmas that the Water Tribe duo had observed had been more of a quartet celebration, that did not mean that Korra nor Sokka had lost any of the appreciation they held for this adopted holiday. The previous year's one had been rather bittersweet, since it had been their first one with just the two of them, but even so, the two of them and Naga had made the most of it, and they were even more determined to do that this year. Time did heal all wounds after all, and even though Sokka knew they would both always bear figurative scars from the holes that had been left in their hearts from the unannounced departure, he knew that they could both carry on and move forward.

    That was just what the two had striven to do today once they had woken up today. After their hearty breakfast, Sokka soon found himself back upstairs as he waited for Korra to return with Naga. He didn't have to wait long, and no sooner had he returned Korra's wave and greeted Naga that did he find himself effectively tackled by the latter. "Gah!" Realizing that he was lucky he had not ended up on the floor, Sokka did his best to steady his footing as the polar bear dog gave his head a vigorous licking. "Ha-ha, easy Naga! It's good to see you too!" The scratches he gave her right behind the ears seemed to do just the trick in getting her to calm down a little, and if her pleasant rumbles were any indication, she was in just a good a mood as the two of them were.

    Giving Korra a strong nod at her suggestion, Sokka noted, "That sounds like a great idea! Maybe we could see what's on while we get situated." Moving through to the main area of his den, Sokka deftly picked up the remote for the television, both still devices that he found to be especially fascinating in this world. Offering the wireless control device to his friend, he added, "The honors are all yours." They could go ahead and get something on the screen to further enjoy their relaxing day in, and no matter when their subsequent gift-giving wound up being, he had a strong feeling that this was only going to become a perfect lead up to it.
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    Re: Water Tribe Winter

    Post by Korra on Thu May 21, 2015 7:36 am

    Korra chuckled to herself as Sokka was taken aback by Naga, crossing her arms in amusement as Sokka found his footing and gave Naga scratchies behind her ears. The licking subsided, Naga instead nuzzled the side of her head against Sokka's head, bumping him lightly several times. She was very happy to be up here with her two favorite humans, and after a good bout of affection, the polar bear dog maneuvered around the room to find a clear patch of floor and settle herself on it. For now, she was content to just be a giant white lump.

    Korra nodded as well, a big grin on her face as she entered the room more. While Sokka searched for the remote, Korra walked over to the front of the couch and plopped herself onto it. One arm resting across the armrest of the couch, she leaned up to grab the remote from her friend. "Thanks! Next choice can be your's." Pressing the bright, red power button, she situated her eyes onto the screen and flicked through the channels. Snowmen coming to life, jolly red Santa Clauses, and happy little elves appeared on the screen as she browsed the channel. Korra couldn't help but smile a crooked, amused little grin. It was almost a shame they didn't grow up with this type of thing, because it seemed to odd. Naturally, they could get the gist of what was going on and what it meant but that was entirely different from growing up with the idea that a chubby man was making toys with elves, ready to climb down the chimney and deliver the gifts. Still, it made for some rather interesting movies and it was definitely a new and surprising experience for them. While for most, these movies may have become tired and predictable, it was still new and fresh for Sokka and Korra. One more switch of the channel, and Korra found one to start their day with. And it was just starting, too! Korra set down the remote and leaned back in the couch, as the story began. The story of a little misfit reindeer. "I really like this one!" She said in a hushed whisper to Sokka. Besides the animation style that made the snow look really neat, the story of Rudolph was one that anyone could empathize with! Not to mention Ernie's troubles on the toy line. Some people just didn't like when someone didn't do exactly what they wanted. Making toys wasn't exactly an Avatar duty, but she could still empathize with him.
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    Re: Water Tribe Winter

    Post by Sokka on Thu May 28, 2015 6:00 pm

    Once he had managed to calm Naga down, Sokka took the chance to return her affectionate nuzzles with a couple of his own. The polar bear dog always had really soft fur, but she was especially fuzzy in the winter. Bumping his head right back against hers before she moved to find an area to settle down in right in the middle of the room, Sokka noted, "That's right, girl, go find yourself a spot and get comfy. Today is our holiday to relax and take it easy."

    As soon as he had given Korra the remote from where she had got set on the couch, Sokka grinned at her thanks and suggestion that he could pick what they watched next. "All right then! Hopefully something good will be on for us to check out after that." There was a pretty impressive number of holiday specials after all, and most of them ranged from just all right to outright great. There were of course some that were just insufferable, as the two had learned the hard way not having grown up with the holiday, but that was yet another reason they were grateful for multiple channels and the ability to quickly jump between them as needed.

    Everything from Santa Clauses, elves (which were admittedly very different from the elf-like humans he'd met in this world!), snowmen, and then some were all part of the programming for Christmas, and whilst many people on the Breach had grown up with these traditional specials, the Water Tribe duo was able to find new life in them. The films and episodes were accessible enough that even their base knowledge of Christmas was enough to help them enjoy them, even if they didn't get some of the more specific references. Even some of those only augmented the movies instead of outright making them, and as Korra settled on a particular classic they had discovered a couple of years prior, Sokka could not help but grin widely.

    "Yeah, so do I! I'm glad we found it right as it's starting!" Although the story of Rudolph had been one they had found various versions of, this particular one was the one the two friends enjoyed the most. The stop-motion film style was great, the songs were surprisingly fun, and it was a great expanded version of the classic story. Being able to find ones place even when they were different was a great message, and certainly one that Sokka, the guy with the boomerang who happened to have benders as his closest friends, could relate to. Using your own talents and abilities in the way you best could though, even if it wasn't something that anyone expected… that was a great message, and one that made the story mean even more.
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    Re: Water Tribe Winter

    Post by Korra on Mon Jun 15, 2015 2:27 pm

    When Sokka returned the nuzzles, the shaved part of his scalp scratching against her pelt, the polar bear dog's chest began to thrum with a deep rumble. Naga approved of this! She rewarded his affection with several long licks across the side of his face, tucking her muzzle underneath his chin in another fond nuzzle before finally resting in her corner. Indeed, today was a day of rest, and Naga was set to do just that! By the time the two young adults found the remote, Naga had rolled over to lay on her back, paws and legs splayed out all over the place with her head cocked to the side. The position would have been uncomfortable for a human, but for an animal? It was heaven. Naga huffed a deep sigh before closing her eyes, a snooze overtaking her.

    "And if not, hey...maybe there's some other holiday stuff we can do!" Korra suggested, with raised eyebrows and sly grin. Hint hint, nudge nudge, gift exchanging~! Or perhaps even some stocking pilfering, if it was too soon. She had no real preference, but at the same time she was beginning to get a little giddy. More then anything, she was eager to see the look on Sokka's face when he saw his gifts. There was nothing too big, but she wanted to see what he thought of them. This year she had floundered a bit, trying to figure out what to buy that wouldn't be too repetitive of last year. Hopefully, she had made the right choices.

    "I know, right?" She gave her friend a lopsided grin before leaning back into the plush of the couch. Her legs were brought up, folding beneath herself, meditation style. Korra was settling in for the long haul! ...Well, more like the hour haul. "It must have just started at 10:30." She added in a hushed whisper, trying not to talk over old Saint Nick as he criticized a newborn deer. The jolly old man was...kind of a jerk in this one. Maybe it was because he was so skinny in this one?
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    Re: Water Tribe Winter

    Post by Sokka on Wed Jun 17, 2015 5:49 pm

    Sokka outright grinned at catching Naga's pleasant rumble. He had learned very well by now just where the polar bear dog's favorite spots to be rubbed were, and hearing her react so positively always made him happy. Laughing a bit more at her affectionate licking, Sokka soon found her broad muzzle underneath his chin before he was met with another sweet nuzzle. That earned her another vigorous scratch behind the ears as she found her spot in her corner. Once Naga took up one of her favorite resting positions, Sokka could not help but think that Korra's companion's current posture was an accurate representation of the type of day they were going to make for themselves.

    "Heh-heh, you know it!" Sokka replied, waggling his eyebrows and returning Korra's grin in kind. Casually gesturing towards the fireplace, he added, "There miiiiiight be some sock-shaped things for us to go through before we tear into some boxes that are trying to be inconspicuous here…" Much like Korra, he too was starting to feel his own excitement mount as he knew they were getting closer and closer to exchanging gifts. As much as Sokka liked receiving things, he was far more excited to see Korra's reaction for the presents he had gotten her. For the two previous holidays, he thought he had fared pretty well, and this year, he hoped that he would follow that trend of his best friend liking what he had surpassed her with. "Whether we start any of that with this special on or wait until it's over, I'm good either way."

    Chuckling a bit at Korra's grin and quick addition about when the special must have started, Sokka crossed one leg over his other as he leaned back a bit more. "Must have." This one movie definitely started off with a more unique feel given the origin that it covered before the main part of the story, but all of that background was one of the things Sokka loved about it so much. It was always neat getting to see what went on behind the scenes while leading up to certain events.
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    Re: Water Tribe Winter

    Post by Korra on Sat Jul 11, 2015 12:46 pm

    Korra followed Sokka's gaze to the fireplace, chuckling to herself. It seems they were thinking the same thing! Dangling over the fire place were a couple of stockings, Korra's was a lighter blue with a couple of Water Tribe symbols adorning it. Throughout the month, she had taken turns putting a few treats and surprises in Sokka's stocking, as well as a few for her own. She couldn't help it, those marshmallow snowmen were delicious! "You think so, huh?" The Avatar turned back to her friend, gazing off to the side as she rubbed her chin in a contemplative manner. "Hm...you know what, I think you might be right!" She finally 'agreed', leaning over to give her friend a joking nudge. Indeed, there was no need to rush the presents. There was so much to do on this holiday, after all!"We can wait until this is over. Could give us something to do during the credits!"

    With a quick agreement that the movie must have started, the two soon grew quiet. Sharing the couch between them, they kept their focus on the television screen, quietly watching as everything transpired. Poor Rudolph...his parents learn when he's young that he can make a light with his nose and they (primarily his father) tried to hide it from everyone. She couldn't even imagine if her own parents had done that when they first found out she was the Avatar. If anything, her parents not only embraced it, but supported her in being the Avatar. In a way, perhaps she had been hidden from the world, but Korra had never been told to hide who she was and what she could do. She smiled to herself, almost beaming as the memories of her parents churned within her mind. And yet, everything became a little blurry as tears built up in her eyes. Korra turned her head to the side and rubbed at her face with the edge of her palm. This was a happy day, and nothing was going to change that at all! Not even thinking about her...great parents that she hadn't seen...in two years...

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    Re: Water Tribe Winter

    Post by Sokka on Thu Jul 30, 2015 9:17 pm

    "Yeah, I think so," quipped Sokka, grinning further at both Korra's contemplative gesture and subsequent playful nudge. The two of them had rather stuffed stockings from both themselves and each other, and both those as well as the presents who's very unwrapping was edging closer by the minute were set to make for an even better holiday than this was starting out as. At his friend's suggestion regrading exchanging gifts during the credits, Sokka blinked and thought for a moment before giving her a strong nod. "That's a great idea! And we'll even have appropriate music to accompany us!" That was never a bad thing!

    Whilst this video special had been one that the two friends had caught before, it had after all been over a year since they had watched it. It was still especially interesting to them regardless of the fact that they had not grown up with the story much less television, and they could both relate to it in their own way. Whilst Sokka's father had never tried to hide anything about him, he himself did have the occasional worry about fitting it. He was the odd man out once the older men of the Southern Water Tribe had left to combat the Fire Nation given his own age… he was too young to fight, but too old to be really dependent. That had been tricky for him, the same way that finding his niche in his group of bending friends had been. Even when he knew he could do plenty to help, there were the occasional doubts, whether they expressed themselves openly or not. Still, he'd managed to grow past that, and he knew that regardless of the fact that he was not a bender, he was still a valuable addition to the team in his own right.

    Sokka was still drawn in by the film, but he soon blinked and perked up once he heard a very soft sniffling sound from Korra. Glancing to his best friend, he raised his eyebrows slightly as he caught a glimpse of her rubbing at her face with the base of her palm. Wait… was she…?

    "Korra?" Sokka asked, leaning forward a little. "Are you okay?"
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    Re: Water Tribe Winter

    Post by Korra on Fri Aug 14, 2015 4:21 am

    "Well, if you're so sure, it must be the truth!" Digging into those stockings at some point sounded pretty great to her, and they could even give Naga a little something to gnaw on. It'd be a great buffer before opening their gifts, like a zesty appetizer before a filling meal! Korra settled back into the couch and smiled to herself as Sokka considered her own idea. The plush couch cushions provided a comfy seat, and getting herself comfy provided a good distraction while Sokka thought it over. It didn't take him too long, though! "Ha, I didn't even think about it that way, but you're right! It's settled, we'll exchange our gifts during the end credits." The plan might have just been a simple one, but it was great to sit down and decide what to do. It made for a small amount of relief to know what to look forward to.

    There was no doubt that Korra was enjoying the movie, it had been a while since they had seen it so some details were like new to her again. It didn't feel like she was seeing the movie again for the 50th time. And yet, as she watched Rudolph struggle with his peers and his father, she couldn't help but think about her own parents. The slightest thought about her parents seemed to be a nail to her resolve, bringing her to tears that she tried to hide from her friend. Of course, Sokka was observant...the young Water Tribe warrior had heard her sniffling, and when she heard him call her name, it only made her sniffle even more. Her hand clasped around her chin, tears dripping down her cheeks as she sucked in a deep breath of air. "I'm sor-I'm sorry Sokka..." This was supposed to be a happy day! Happy, fun, good times! And yet...

    The Avatar turned to her friend with a shaky smile and teary eyes. "I was th-thinking about...my parents. A-and...I really m-miss them." From what Korra understood about this holiday, it was to be spent with loved ones. Sokka and Naga were her loved ones, there was no doubt about that! But Korra had other loved ones, and so did Sokka...and two years with no sign of her parents... "It's been so long...!" Her arm swept the side of her cheek to wipe away her tears again, and suddenly she found a furry muzzle nuzzle against her arm. Naga had come over while she was crying and now had settled her head down between Sokka and Korra on the couch. The polar bear dog whined as she nuzzled Korra's elbow again, and Korra reached out to embrace the side of Naga's neck. "I'll be fine, I just had to cry for a moment. I'm okay now." She lied, even as she sniffled yet again and tightened her jaw stubbornly.
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    Re: Water Tribe Winter

    Post by Sokka on Thu Sep 03, 2015 6:21 pm

    Unable to suppress a chuckle at Korra's insistence that his assessment was the truth, Sokka soon grinned and nodded as she announced that their plan was set. She'd already had a great idea, and with the additional point he had made regarding it, they had definitely found just the right plan to follow. The two friends were very skilled at being flexible where needed, but many times, it was good to plan things out.

    Although Korra had attempted to hide her tears, Sokka had still noticed that something was amiss, and her added sniffling only confirmed it. His face fell as she turned to him, tears starting to flow more freely as she apologized. "No… no, Korra, it's okay…" If something had caused such a sudden surge of emotions in her, then it was fine to let it out, especially since they were in a space and company that they could do so. Before he could ask her if she was okay again, she met him with a trembling smile, tears still held in her eyes as she explained just what had happened to bring about these sudden tears. Sokka's expression softened instantly at that, and no sooner had Naga moved to rest her head between the two of them than had he himself leaned forward to catch his friend in a strong hug.

    Sokka did not say anything just yet, instead making sure to hold onto her as she cried it out, however brief that might have appeared to have been. It still felt as though there was something off to him, even as Korra insisted that she was fine now. In response, Sokka tightened his hug slightly, waiting for a moment before stating, "Korra… it's okay if you're not okay yet. If you still need a moment, then you can take that moment. I know it's been a long time… and believe me, I miss my dad and my sister. I miss them everyday…" Truthfully, he still missed his mom as well, even though those memories were further from him now, but for everyone he missed, whether they had passed way or simply not been pulled to the Breach yet, he knew that they were still out there, somewhere in some time.

    "I know you'll be okay… but even so, Naga and I are here for you."
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    Re: Water Tribe Winter

    Post by Korra on Tue Sep 22, 2015 7:00 pm

    The sight of her friend's face falling made Korra wince, a hard pit growing in her throat that she couldn't shake even when she swallowed. Although the two of them had other friends to rely on, sometimes she couldn't help but feel as if it was just the two of them. Especially after the disappearances of Tenzin, Lin and Zuko. Sokka hadn't left yet, and neither did Korra, and so they had one another. They were good friends, and Sokka had become something of a 'support', and so did she for him. Seeing how her feelings affected him sent a small pang of guilt through her chest. This was Christmas...they were supposed to be happy! At the same time, knowing that Sokka felt bad for her and didn't just shrug off her feelings made her feel supported. It made her feel like she wasn't just overreacting or ruining their good time. Naga had already moved closer to the two of them, and now Sokka had leaned forward too. Both of his arms wrapped around her body in a hug, and Korra looped her own arms around him in turn. Though she let a few tears fall, the Avatar insisted that she was fine now. She was ready to get back to the movie and have a good time now!

    Of course, Sokka had not been fooled at all. The hug only tightened, and Korra nestled her head against his shoulder in response. The warrior reassured her, letting her know that she could let go and cry for a few more moments if she had to. It reminded her of when Amon had managed to get the drop on her...and the way Tenzin had comforted her. He held her close, just like this, and let her cry it all out. The memory made her grip clench for a moment, and she sobbed to herself softly as a few more tears rolled down her face. It helped to know that she wasn't alone, as Sokka admitted to missing his dad and sister. Korra missed her parents, she missed her friends...she even missed her miserable cousins! Korra took in a shaky breath. She felt a bit drained now, but she also felt a lot better...

    Korra pulled away from Sokka, wiping her face as a few stray tears trickled out, and managed a more sincere smile at Sokka this time. "Thank you..." A warm, wet tongue suddenly began to lick at Korra's cheeks. She pushed Naga's face away with a light chuckle. "Thank you too, Naga..." She turned back to Sokka and smiled at him again. "We're here for you too, Sokka. We're not going anywhere."
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    Post by Sokka on Wed Oct 07, 2015 2:11 pm

    As Korra leaned her head against his shoulder, Sokka made sure to keep his hug extra strong and secure around her.  He knew full well that she would be all right even if she wasn’t completely okay at the moment. It was completely normal for everyone, even the Avatar, to have times where they weren’t at their best… and it had been a hard lesson for Sokka himself to learn that it was good to take the time to take care of yourself when that happened. As far as this particular instance went, no matter how much time passed, it was fine for both of them to miss the loved ones that they had been separated from when they had been whisked away to the Breach. Sure, they had found each other and made fast friends here, but that did not mean that their other bonds were ever to be forgotten. From time to time, either or both of them had these moments where they missed their family and friends more than usual, and it was best to get such feelings out of their systems with a positive outlet. This was one such case, and whilst Sokka had not been reminded of his family the same way that Korra had here, he was still set to support an help her through this.

    A little later, once Korra had let her emotions out, Sokka could not help but smile softly at seeing the genuine smile she met him with. There might have been a few lingering tears across her features, but overall, he could tell that she was feeling much better. That lifted his own spirits, and at catching her thanks, he patted her shoulder slightly. “Of course,” said Sokka, nodding to Korra before he grinned at seeing Naga lick his friend’s cheek. As the Avatar nudged her companion’s face away, Sokka joined her in chuckling, just before moving to rub the polar bear dog’s head. With his silent thanks given to their furry friend, Sokka glanced back to Korra at her words, his own smile growing even more.

    “I appreciate that more than I can say,” stated Sokka. “We’re all here for each other, and we always will be.”
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    Re: Water Tribe Winter

    Post by Korra on Sat Oct 17, 2015 10:37 am

    As Sokka's arms continued to be wrapped around Korra, drawing her into a very secure position, she settled against him. She was reminded of the time she had broken down into Tenzin's arms, and he had held her like this too... Maybe Tenzin had learned how to comfort a crying person from his Uncle Sokka. The thought drew a slight smile, even as she cried against him. Though similar, Sokka's hug was different from Tenzin's...it may have been size, or perhaps age. Admittedly, Korra had never really had friends her own age before. Not until she left for Republic City... The Avatar had been friendly with the White Lotus guards, befriended a few, and of course there was Katara! ...But they were all older than her, by either a little or a lot. Tenzin's children were always a joy to see, but they were younger. Republic City had been the first time she'd gotten to spend time with people her age; and the city seemed to be exploding with people her age. Bolin, Mako, Asami, other Probenders like Tahno... Portal Breach had also had a lot of people near her age when she had first arrived, though some of them seemed to have disappeared since then.

    However, Sokka was and still remains the single best thing about this world. Sokka was close to her age, and from her world. In another lifetime, they had been great friends, and now they got to befriend each other again. He had Mako's smarts, Bolin's heart, and Asami's spirit. The water tribe warrior reminded her of all of her old friends, in the best way. Remembering that helped her to calm down, breath no longer hitching and now slowing to an even breathing. Her body felt drained, and yet she felt lighter than air. The two smiled at each other before being briefly interrupted by Naga, who's thick white tail thumped with hearty approval that the two were feeling better. Naga nudged her large muzzle against Sokka's hands, rumbling contently at the rubbing. Korra joined him and scratched behind one of her floppy ears, and the polar bear dog's head turned to suddenly cock to the side, the ear Korra was rubbing aimed for the ceiling. "Okay, girl...I can take a hint." She moved her hand to rub the underside of the ear, and the thick furry chest of Naga rumbled loudly. That's the spot...

    "I appreciate you too, Sokka." She returned the smile. "We've been here this long, nothing's going to tear us apart now!" How could it, when nothing so far had been able to? Not even being wiped of any memory that Sokka even existed, could come between the two of them. Korra pulled away from Sokka, and glanced off to the kitchen. As nice as it felt to cry, now she was feeling a little thirsty... "I'm in the mood for some hot chocolate...do you want one too, Sokka?"
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    Re: Water Tribe Winter

    Post by Sokka on Thu Nov 26, 2015 6:04 am

    Sokka was happy to hold Korra for as long as she needed him to. After all, they were best friends, and he had long since sworn that he was always going to be there for her no matter what. Whether it was sadness over anything major or minor, sudden or drawn out, something that she needed to get out of her system, something that she just needed support and a tether for… anything. He was there for her, and he always would be. He smiled softly as he felt her settle against him, glad to feel at least that simple indication that this seemed to be helping her. He continued to hold her close and secure, content to let her cry for as long as she needed.

    Much as it was for Korra thinking about him, to Sokka, the Avatar was definitely the best thing about this different world. Regardless of the fact that they were from the same original universe, different points in time notwithstanding, she was quite honestly one of the best friends he could have ever asked for. By no means did she replace any of the original gang, but she was a very ready addition to his closest circle. Before he had even realized it himself, if he really though about it, with Katara’s caring, Aang’s heart, Toph’s toughness, Zuko’s determination, and Suki’s spirit, Korra really was a fantastic and familiar person even before they had become fast friends. The friendship they shared had started off almost instantly, but even so, their bond was already unbreakable, and something he would not trade for anything.

    As he felt Korra start to breathe a little easier, Sokka’s smile grew before they met each other with their smiles, and as Naga added herself to this heartfelt moment, the warrior readily responded to her nudging of her muzzle. Rubbing her head even more as Korra moved to rub one of the polar bear dog’s favorite spots, Sokka simply grinned at his best friend’s exclamation. Nodding strongly to her, he simply noted, “Yeah.” He could no have said that better himself. No matter the world they were in, they were together, and their friendship was set to last forever.

    Korra started to pull away a short bit later, prompting Sokka to lean back slightly and follow her gaze. Unable to suppress a pleased chuckle at her mention of hot chocolate, he stated, “Yeah… that sounds great. I can make us a couple of mugs.” After all, he had plenty of the mix for them! Giving Korra one more quick squeeze, Sokka moved to stand as he added, “I’ll go take care of that for us, and I'll be right back.” And with that, he headed off into the kitchen, set to whip up two of the biggest mugs he had.

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