|Challenge #146 : Bad Reputation - A Different Battle
||[Jan. 16th, 2011|12:35 am]
Title: A Different Battle
Author: <lj user=lunatipp>
Word Count: 186
Challenge: #146 Bad Reputation
A/N: Hi. New.
When they whispered she could see little plumes of steam go up from their breathing. She thanked La she wasn’t an airbender, couldn’t bring their words to her on the wind. If she knew what they were saying, she would fight them too. Here in this insular northern city the gossips were everywhere, were everyone. At first she had been interesting, a visitor traveling with the avatar. Now she was just a brat who didn’t know her place.
She longed to tell them all that she knew her place quite well, thank you very much. Her place was beside the Avatar, defending him. She wanted to explain how her necklace didn’t mean she was scandalously betrothed at fifteen, but was a memory of her dead mother.
These people talked about everything she did, every move she made, without knowing anything.
Yes, fighting Master Pakku hadn’t been good for her image with most of the tribe, but she would hold her head high when little girls were pulled out of her way by their mothers. For herself, she challenged Pakku. For Aang, she wouldn’t challenge them all.