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29 June 2008 @ 02:36 pm
#20 Ceasefire  
Title: All Quiet on the Western Front
Author: the_writer27
Rating: T
Prompt: #20: Ceasefire
Word Count: 268
Summary: She feels, through the earth, a score of hearts beating. Some too fast, some slowing to a stop.
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.

It’s ground to a halt. Toph isn’t sure why, but they’ve reached the battlefield after completing their operation, she and Sokka, and when they reach the main troop, the fighting has slowed and even come to a standstill. She feels, through the earth, a score of hearts beating. Some too fast, some slowing to a stop. Sokka’s, like hers, falls into the first category.
He’s holding her hand still, and she’s grateful that he doesn’t drop it. She feels so small, even dressed in her military garb, smeared with earth and adrenaline pumping live through her. She’s a warrior. But she feels small in the eye of the storm that is the battle that she squeezes his hand, letting her heart beat wild for the innocent crush turning into something more mature, all for the purpose of forgetting what’s around them. He squeezes back, crosses their linked hands over her chest and stands firm behind her.
“Where’s Aang?” he whispers, and she feels that he’s anxious, too. They can’t help but be anxious when all the world has stopped.
“He’ll be fine,” she hears herself saying, squeezing his hand again. “Katara, Zuko and I would never forgive him if he didn’t use what we taught him well.”
She feels him nod and relax. Her doing.
“Come on,” he says, pulling them both into the small crowd of Earth Kingdom soldiers. She puts up a wall of earth for him to lean against, and they sit, holding and being held. Breathe. The fighting has only stopped for a moment. Soon the battle field will explode with life again. Breathe. 
Current Location: Western Air Temple
Current Mood: determineddetermined
Current Music: "Maps" Yeah Yeah Yeahs
April: Lovecom kissapie77 on June 30th, 2008 12:54 am (UTC)
short but lovely and emotional...well done :)
Divina was Thursday: Kataang = OTPnuvolaluz on June 30th, 2008 07:37 am (UTC)
Thank you!