Ya know, if they weren’t on opposing sides, I bet Tenzin and Zaheer would be buds like trade guru trading cards or something
I think it’s my bedtime.
//omg I can see it now!
Opal’s going to be the perfect student and Tenzin’s going to love her.
She’s going to be that one glimmer of hope and reason that gets him by in the mornings when teaching feels like a waste of time otherwise. She’s going to be the student!
I’m so excited for Tenzin!
"I’ll be glad to finally meet her."
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Jinora knew he meant well, she did, but the irrational, child part of her brain didn’t want to let her think about that right now. It was frustrating. Why do I deserve less? Why don’t I need it? I’m the same!!! Just because she appeared one way, didn’t mean she was. He of all people should know that, should understand.
"It’s not okay. You spend time with everyone else. I end up helping all the time and sometimes I just wantthis. I’m growing up and soon I’ll have all sorts of other responsibilities and life and you won’t have time for me because Rohan will need you or Meelo or Ikki. But I’ll be the first to leave and grow up…I just want to be a child while I can and I want my daddy.” She could share, she’d had to share almost her whole life, but couldn’t she get a little time with him? A few words? A few moments here and there? Not just tossed aside like she was an adult, like she was another mother herself since she often ended up caring for at least two of her three younger siblings.
"Sweetie." His heart ached seeing the the pain she was in. Without thought he picked her up and held her in his lap, wrapping his arms around her into a tight, protective hug. He didn’t make a move. He didn’t want to move. He was here now and he didn’t want to waste it doing anything other than what she pleaded for. So he held her.
His voice was low and resolved. “You don’t have to be an adult yet. I’m sorry we pushed you too much. I’m sorry I haven’t been around to be your daddy. I promise you won’t be ignored over your brothers and sister. I love you with all my heart, and their needs could never overshadow yours. I’ll be here for you as long as you want me to. I promise. I’m not going anywhere. I’m here now.”
The part where Aang’s theme quietly transitions into Korra’s still breaks me.
He didn’t know the girl very long, so he wasn’t able to tell why she was acting how she was. All he knew was the elder airbender would be watching the two of them very closely. “I know it’s not my place to say, but… if you’re gonna punish Jinora, then do it to me instead. I worried her when I got captured by the Dai Li. I could have easily caused her to react so suddenly.”
He looked at Kai, taken aback by the idea, but also impressed by his readiness to sacrifice himself for her. “I’m not going to punish Jinora.” He took a seat as he talked. “She didn’t do anything wrong; it’s just hard to believe she’s reached this stage in her life. She’s alway been my little girl.”