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30 June 2008 @ 12:09 am
#51 Hair  
Title: Unlike the Earth
Author: the_writer27
Rating: K+
Prompt: # 51: Hair
Warning(s): N/A
Word Count: 367
Summary: Toph, however, wielded a rough wooden comb, a thick mass of raven locks tumbling over her shoulders.
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.

“I think we should stop somewhere Toph and I can get a bath.”
The silence that followed Katara’s statement was only punctuated by a dry sort of rock crack of what could be called laughter, courtesy of Toph.
“Oh, come on!” Katara whined, fingering the end of her braid. “You’re a girl, Toph! Doesn’t it bother you when your hair gets filthy?”
Sokka tilted his head, letting his chin fall into his hand. “Yeah, Toph. You have a lot of hair. Doesn’t it bother you?”
Exasperated, the Earthbender crossed her arms. “No,” she practically growled. “But I guess if Sugar Queen thinks I need a bath, then let’s land somewhere where I can get a bath, already.”
Aang laughed from his perch on Appa’s head. “Appa needs a bath, too, Toph. I think we should all have one.”
They found a clear watered river with the water flowing beautifully. Aang and Sokka elected to move downstream so as not to disturb the girls with wet clumps of bison hair. It was warm out, and the cool water made a refreshing bath.
“I think we can probably get some dinner in that village over there,” Aang commented from Appa’s back. Not too far to the east the trees opened up a little and thin trails of smoke were visible.
“I’ll go see if Katara and Toph are ready,” Sokka returned, shaking out his short hair, running his fingers through the tangles and tying it back into a knot.
The girls were washed and dressed already, and when Sokka walked up to them, he found his sister in a familiar position, bent over slightly, brushing out a waterfall of chocolate brown hair.
Toph, however, wielded a rough wooden comb, a thick mass of raven locks tumbling over her shoulders. Up until now, Sokka has associated most things about her with the rouch and earthy qualities of the earth. But her hair... it was so unlike the earth that when he found himself again – she’d brushed one last stroke and tucked it up into a heavy pile – looking into her pale jade eyes, he nearly forgot who she was.
“What is it?” she snapped, voice quartz and metal tough. Toph. 
Current Location: Earth Rumble 6
Current Mood: peacefulpeaceful
Current Music: "Everywhere" Michelle Branch
vinoconvino on July 1st, 2008 12:07 am (UTC)
Your Tokka drabbles are so awesome- keep up the good work! :)
Divina was Thursday: WTF Azula uses Dying Will flamesnuvolaluz on July 2nd, 2008 08:52 am (UTC)
Thank you!

Gourd, I check the atla_press every other day or so for fic recs, and the het section is about 97% Zutara, 2% anything else, and then my drabbles. It's kinda cool to know I'm pushing for Tokka still, but that leaves me nothing to read!