And so it begins…
He was an orphan from the Fire Nation, he was a firebender. His best friend was the daughter of a Fire Nation general, she was a waterbender. He was a servant for her family, though she made sure that he was treated like one of them.
“Keaton, shouldn’t we be going now? It’s getting dark.” she said, as they sat beneath a tree, shadows falling thickly on her face.
He looked up at the sun for a moment, then said, “Yeah, I guess so.” He stood up and stretched with a sigh.
“I’m going to go over to the market real quickly, we’re out of tea.” she said, standing up.
“Let me get it, your parents will yell at me if you do it, Karis.” Keaton said.
“We’ll do it together.” Karis said, sticking her tongue out in a silly way, then laughing.
So they walked to the market, joking along the way.
“This tea smells good.” Keaton said, pointing at some tea a vendor was selling.
“I’d rather this.” Karis said, showing him some lemon-tea. “It has a kick to it, with a little bit of sugar and milk, it’ll be perfect.”
“Go ahead, though your mother might not like it.” he replied.
“Oh, Keaton.” she said, ruffling his brown hair. “You know that I stopped caring what she thinks ages ago.”
“Stop!” he said, fixing his hair. “You know how I feel about my hair.”
Karis rolled her eyes, then said, “Yep, sure do.” Then she turned to the vendor and said, “I’ll take some of the lemon-tea, please.” She handed him some money as he handed her some lemon-tea.”Come on, let’s go!” Karis said, with a wave of her hand.
“Wait up!” Keaton said, running to catch up with her.The sun began to set as they made there way to the general’s house, the walk was three miles long. But it seemed short since they had walked it many times before.
“We’re home!” Karis and Keaton yelled at the same time, as they entered the front door.
“Did you get the tea?” Karis’s mother yelled from another room.”Yep, lemon flavored. And don’t complain, we got the pumpkin stuff you like last time!” Karis yelled back. They heard words grumbled from another room, but couldn’t make them out.
“Keaton, would you please make some melon juice and meet me in the garden? I don’t like it in the house, I always feel closed in, like I’m in a cage.” Karis said, handing him the tea.
“Sure, see you in a minute.” Keaton said, walking off towards the kitchen.
‘I wonder what it’s like outside the Fire Nation…’ Karis thought, walking through a patch of fire lilies. She sat down amongst the flowers, and got lost in thought for a moment. A rustle of bushes brought her mind back to earth.
“Hello? Who’s there? Keaton is that you?” Karis called out, slightly frightened. She then heard a loud rumble, next thing she knew, there was cold, bare earth beneath her, and everything seemed black. she felt a warm trickle of blood go down her head, and heard the laugh of her captors.
“Karis! Karis?” Keaton yelled, walking into the garden with the melon juice. He suddenly stopped and dropped the juice, staring blankly at the ground. There was large block taken out of the ground, where a cage had been formed, and a small puddle of blood, where a rock had been bent at Karis’s head, knocking her out. Keaton bent over on his knees and began to cry. Karis was his bestfriend, his other half, and he had just lost her.
“I will find you, and save you.” Keaton silently promised, tears rushing down his face like a waterfall