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whitelotusmods ([personal profile] whitelotusmods) wrote in [community profile] white_lotus2013-02-18 09:59 pm

LNYE FIC: Treat for eruthros

Title: Sink like a Stone
By: [personal profile] attackfish
For: [personal profile] eruthros
Rating: G
Spoilers: For assorted reveals about the time between the end of Airbender and beginning of Korra
Characters/Pairings:Toph, Katara
Size: 250 words
Content Notes: None
Other Notes: None
Summary: Toph's in charge. Have fun.



Sink like a Stone

"So, law and order," Katara says, letting it hang.

"Shut up." Toph stands with her arms and legs spread wide, looking as large and imposing as she can. She isn't fooling anybody, though, least of all Katara.

"You're going to have to lead by example, you know," she tells her, trying hard not to gloat, and harder still not to lecture. "You're going to have to follow the law perfectly. No more rule breaking for Toph Bei Fong."

Toph's mouth twists, baring her teeth. "I figured that out already."

Katara gives up and starts smiling. "You don't get to make the laws either," she drawls. "You just have to enforce them."

"Yeah, I get that, Sweetness, I'm not stupid."

"I know you're not." Katara leans back against the flimsy wooden wall of the hastily constructed Republic City Police Provisional Headquarters. "I'm sorry."

Toph strides forward to shove her away from the wall. "Don't lean there, you'll knock the wall over."

After Katara springs away, she stares at Republic City's only law enforcement officer. "What are you going to do when you have to arrest somebody?"

Toph shrugs. "I'll figure out something when I get there."

It hits Katara then that she hasn't seen Toph bend since she landed in the someday city last night. "Are you okay?" she asks.

"Yeah," Toph says too quickly.

"You will be," Katara tells her. "You'll be fine. You're going to do a great job." Katara knows Toph can feel that she's telling the truth.
unjapanologist: (terribleteacher)

[personal profile] unjapanologist 2013-02-19 05:14 am (UTC)(link)
For some reason this makes me want to sweep the both of them into a big hug and never let go. They grew up so much *single tear*

Toph's apprehensiveness is adorable.
attackfish: Yshre girl wearing a kippah, text "Attackfish" (Default)

[personal profile] attackfish 2013-03-04 03:33 pm (UTC)(link)
Me too! The Gaang's all grown up and running countries! And Toph's all uncertain, and totally capable of pulling it off, and going, "okay, I guess this Mommy Katara stuff isn't so bad. I could use some of it right now." Ad Katara knows and gives it to her. I love them both so much.

Thank you
opusculasedfera: Avatar Korra throws her head back and laughs (korra)

[personal profile] opusculasedfera 2013-02-19 02:58 pm (UTC)(link)
I love this! Their bickering and underlying affection is wonderful. After the real establishment feeling of Republic City, it's great to have this counterpoint of Toph uncertain in a shack, suddenly in charge of things.
attackfish: Yshre girl wearing a kippah, text "Attackfish" (Default)

[personal profile] attackfish 2013-03-04 03:30 pm (UTC)(link)
Well, we know that Republic city had to start somewhere! This was so much fun to write.
cosmic_llin: (Default)

[personal profile] cosmic_llin 2013-02-19 06:59 pm (UTC)(link)
Awww, this is lovely!
attackfish: Yshre girl wearing a kippah, text "Attackfish" (Default)

[personal profile] attackfish 2013-03-04 03:16 pm (UTC)(link)
Thank you!
eruthros: Toph from Avatar: TLA preparing for battle (Avatar - toph getting ready)

[personal profile] eruthros 2013-02-19 07:39 pm (UTC)(link)
This is so lovely! I love Toph's understated apprehension and Katara's faith in her.
attackfish: Yshre girl wearing a kippah, text "Attackfish" (Default)

[personal profile] attackfish 2013-03-04 03:16 pm (UTC)(link)
They're just... *smishes them* I'm glad you like.