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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.

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