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29 June 2008 @ 04:12 am
#1 Time  
Title: Hourglass
Author: the_writer27
Rating: K+
Prompt: # 1: Time
Warning(s): N/A
Word Count: 220
Summary: The desert, he decides, looks like one big hourglass.
Author's Notes: N/A
Disclaimer: Avatar: The Last Airbender, its ideas and characters. belong to Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, who, for some reason, have agreed to let their amazing series be made into a live action movie.
To be directed by M. Night Shyamalan.

Time is a cruel thing, Sokka decides. He feels suspended in a moment, in that ever heat. But at the same time he knows that outside of all of this dry misery there is life, and it goes on steadily without them. The desert, he decides, looks like one big hourglass. He longs to smash it into the blue of the sky.
He knows thirst, and it’s pretty much the only way besides counting his footsteps that he knows the passage of time. He gets thirstier. Sweat clings to him and he comes to realize that he’s bumped into someone.
Toph makes an aggravated sort of noise, but there is no feeling in it. They are stumbling along another few steps, her trying without much heart to shove him away. A long minute passes. The sand at the top of the hourglass slides down in a trickle of seconds to the bottom.
“How long have we been walking?” he finds himself asking.
She shrugs, and they separate at last – there’s an odd feeling in the absence of her sweaty arm pressed to his, the rough scent of earth drenching him in an hour.
“Days?” she suggests, sarcasm slipping like the sand in its slow pour, shifting. The sand blurs her sight.
The desert, he decides, looks like one big hourglass. 
 
 
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