@Chosen34 - *giggles* I'm glad you like it. Thanks for commenting!
@Avatarwolfmaster - Perhaps...
*shuffles off screen* Thanks!
@Sad Panda - Of course not!
@Tokogawa - Not an old crush, just bestest buddies. And Aang and Katara trust because they did the same thing at the same age. Nothing major happened between them. They know that Oroh is responsible, mature, and would protect Kya. Thanks for reading!
@GollyGosh - I'm glad! Thankies for the comment!
@WaterbendingUSApotterfan - I just had
to throw OLAF in there somewhere
and I thought Destiny would be the perfect name
@Fleur du Feu - Thank you! Here comes more!
And just as a message to all of you, I'm really glad that you're reading my little fanfiction! It means a lot to me!
I luff you all!
I listened to Kya's steady breathing as I flew that night. I had allowed her to go to sleep while I flew since she was my guest and she was here on my behalf. After about two hours of flying, Destiny landed in a forest in the Fire Nation. I put a blanket over Kya, since I knew it would get cold, and took my sleeping bag and lied down on Destiny's long, scaly neck.
When I woke up the next morning, Kya was already awake. I didn't see her, but I heard her singing from the stream. She was probably bathing, but I didn't go over to check. If she was, I didn't really want to go over there.
I took out some of the bread that my mother had given me. I cut a few slices with my knife and toasted it on an open fire. As I was feeding a slice to Destiny, Kya came back from whatever she was doing.
Turns out, I was right. It was a bath, because her hair was really wet. I looked at her neck. On it was the Fire Nation necklace I had gotten her so long ago.
"Good morning, Oroh," she greeted me. She was wearing one of her lighter robes and had her hair down. It was so long now that it went below her waist.
"Good morning. Sleep well last night?" I asked.
She sat down on a rock and started brushing her hair. She smiled at me and responded, "Yeah. What about you?"
"Yeah," I smiled back. I held out a piece of bread. "Would you like a piece, Kya?"
"Yes please." She finished combing through her hair and held out her hand. I tossed it over there and she caught it.
When she finished eating, we spent about ten minutes packing up and then we were in the air again. She sat up next to me in the front and we talked the whole time. She told me all about her friends and her ex-boyfriend and everything that had gone on since I had last seen her. I did a bit more listening than actually talking, but it was fine, I was used to Zuni doing the same thing.
"Where we going?" she asked me. I rolled out the map I had in my bag. I pointed to a small island in the middle of the ocean we were flying over.
"Whale Tail Island," I told her.
"My grandfather said that it was rumored that she was on an Earth Kingdom island. This is the first one we're going to check out," I informed her.
"Oh," she smiled, "How soon do you think until we get there?"
A week later, I could tell she was bored. I was too. We stopped each night and made camp. Then we would go to bed. And when we woke, we would get back on Destiny and fly off again.
She usually sat up front with me. One day when it was exceptionally quiet she went to the back of Destiny's saddle. I kept my eyes focused on the route ahead of me.
I called back to her, "It shouldn't be too long now, Kya!"
After five minutes, I didn't hear a response. I shouted again, "Kya?"
I turned around to see that Kya had vanished. I dropped Destiny's reins and stood up. "KYA!?" I had lost her. I started freaking out. I looked over the side of Destiny. Maybe she had fallen off. I didn't see her anywhere in the water.
Suddenly, from behind my back, I heard a giggle. I stood back up and turned around. There she was, flying in loop-de-loops on her glider.
"What was that for?" I asked, out of breath and seeming a bit harsher than I had meant to.
"I got bored," she responded, laughing slightly, "I can't believe you still fall for that. I've done that to you since I was like seven."
Then she flew off in circles. She landed back on Destiny about a half hour later. She folded up her glider and sat back down next to me. She gave me a big hug; she could probably notice how I was still peeved at her "prank".
"Aww, where's your sense of humor, Oroh?" she giggled, putting her skinny arm around me.
I rolled my eyes. "I guess I left it in the Fire Nation."
She giggled again, "There it is! I knew you brought it!"
"I see the island!" I exclaimed.
Kya's expression changed. She looked at me blankly, "You're killing it."
"I'm not kidding!" I pointed straight ahead. There was a large island in the shape of a whale.
"Finally!" she exclaimed.
We landed in one of the forests on the island. I stroked Destiny's long neck and told her that we'd be back in a little while. It was about midday, so it was sweltering on this island. Kya took off her larger robes and was wearing just a sleeveless white shirt and a white skort. I took my robe off as well and wore just long shorts. She carried her staff with her.
We walked into the village. When we reached the center of the small town, we saw some of the army men sitting around a small table. When we passed them, they seemed to whisper amongst themselves and pointed at me.
Irritated, I walked over to them. I kindly asked, "Can I help you?"
"Yeah," one of them grunted. He was fairly obese. "You can get out of here, Fire Prince."
Kya walked up to where I was standing. She seemed as confused as I was. She challenged, "What?"
"Yeah," another one spoke up. He was much thinner and looked like he hadn't shaved in quite a long time. "Minko is right. We don't want none o' your kind here."
"What are you talking about?" I asked them. What was wrong with them?
"Listen, kid," Minko pushed at me, "There are no Fire Nation scum allowed here, so I recommend you get yourself out o' here before we have to remove you."
I just looked at him. Kya could probably tell how angered I had become; she spoke for me, "Oroh is the sweetest guy I've ever met. What's your problem?"
A different one pointed at a burnt statue of some person. He was scary looking and very tall. He growled, "That's our problem. You guys have five seconds to get out of here, or we'll attack."
"Then attack," I shouted at him, very aggitated, "we can take you!"
"Oroh," Kya started, pulling me back a little, but it was too late. I had fire coming out of my hands and the tall one had stood up to face me. I was up to his shoulders, but I wasn't intimidated. The others stood up around him. They were five of them and two of us. I saw Kya out of the corner of my eye. She looked very nervous.
Minko had the first attack. He sent a big rock flying towards me. I wasn't expecting it and it thrust me backwards. When I moved it off of me, I saw Kya had joined the fight. She had moved Minko at least twenty feet away with her airbending. I was amazed. That must have been hard. Minko probably weighed about three hundred pounds.
I realized that I had been sitting and watching when I was hit with another rock, sent by the skinny guy. With fire in my hands, I came at him at full speed. I sent a huge blast of fire at him. Kya was still handling Minko, which left four for me. While the skinny one was down, I sent some fire towards the tall one. It slithered out of my hand like a snake. But it missed, for I was knocked off my feet by one of the other Earthbenders. Kya quickly covered for me by sending a tornado towards two of their men.
"Oroh?" she yelled to me.
"Yeah?" I asked, mid-battle.
"I - I don't think we can take them," she yelled disappointedly.
"Me either," I replied solemnly.
As I was saying that, Kya sunk into the ground. It was me against five of them. But for some reason, that didn't bother me. I was only concerned about one thing: Kya. Suddenly, my rage got the better of me. I was sending fire everywhere. One of the five men fled. It was great, but he was wimpy anyway. He wasn't really impacting the fight either way.
I was doing great until Minko sent some rocks at my hands and feet, sending my flying backwards. I got stuck to the ground. I struggled to get free. I looked up and saw Minko and three others.
Minko was the one who spoke, "If you leave now, we'll return your friend perfectly safe. We didn't want to hurt her. Just you."
"Fine," I hissed at him. He released me and I stood up. I could have attacked him when he was off-guard, but I didn't. I couldn't take all four of them. He took Kya out of the ground and she was coughing and tearing. I ran over to where she was. I hugged her tighter than ever.
"Are you alright?" I asked, still holding her close to myself.
"Yeah. Well, better now," she looked up at me. In the darkest of situations, she somehow managed to make a joke. I helped her stand up, she was still in shock, slightly. I realized that she wasn't going to be walking quickly enough to avoid a fight, so I picked her up. Surprisingly, she weighed almost nothing.
I walked her back to the forest where we found Destiny fighting off some forest animals. I put Kya down for a moment, sent some fire to scare off the animals, picked Kya back up, and put her on the saddle. I hopped on Destiny's back and took off.
I sat in the back with Kya who was now completely back to normal now. She looked up at me.
"I forgot to ask," she whispered, "are you okay, Oroh?"
"Yeah. A few scrapes, but I'm fine."
"What now? We couldn't even take on five Earthbenders. We don't have a chance if we have to face more people. Plus, you didn't get a chance to look for your grandmother at all."
I looked away. I thought about this for a moment. Only one idea came to my mind. I looked back at her.