ONCE TOLD ME
Ever wonder what the GAang would be like on tumblr?
Aang would be the fluffy chicken girl.
Katara would be the one always posting about hope and social justice but ultimately only getting a few notes.
Zuko would be the one who puts everything in tags.
Sokka would copy Zuko’s tags but would put over-exaggerated emphasis on them.
Yeah, Azula would be the-absolute-funniest-posts
And Toph’s having none of that.
__Marauders4EVR 03/17/13 12:22 PM
There was a reason Aang wanted Toph to join them - other than the fact that she was the greatest earthbender he had ever seen.
When they were attacked by Earth Rumble VI members, Toph had grabbed his arm. At first she had tried to run, to no avail. She had then subtly pushed Aang to the side and assumed an attacking position. Aang had recognized the look on Toph’s face. She was fierce and unyielding. Had they not been ambushed by the cages, Toph would have been prepared to fight for Aang’s safety.
When Aang told Zuko this, years later, the Firelord had nodded, “She was willing to sacrifice herself for you. That’s always a good trait to have in a companion.”
Aang had raised a mug of tea to his lips before bringing it down again and saying, “No. She was willing to sacrifice herself for the Avatar. And that was the problem. She thought that her life was worth less than mine. And I was not about to let her think that.”
Aang knew that Toph had grown up in a secluded home, where she was constantly told that she was helpless and weak. He wanted to wipe those notions away. He wanted to show her the world - he wanted her to see the vastness of it. He wanted to show her the widest meadows and the broadest mountains. And then he wanted her to see everything. He wanted her to see every blade of grass and every pebble - every small thing that made up something great.
And then, maybe then, the blind earthbender would be able to see just how important she was. Because Aang’s life was not any more significant than hers. She was just as important as Katara, or Sokka and Zuko, or Suki and Appa.
It didn’t take long for Toph to truly realize this. No, it didn’t take long at all. And when she did, she wasn’t about to forget it.
Neither was anyone else.
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A sharp wail could be heard echoing through the Beifong Estate.
Toph held the baby close to her, but it did little to calm either of their nerves.
She gently placed her hand on daughter’s cheek, saying, “Lin Beifong, you will not cry. Not today.”
And even though Lin was but three months old, she quieted.
Toph, meanwhile, was trying to glean her own advice. The room suddenly felt very small. Then again, it always did.
The door opened and two people entered. They felt familiar, and yet distant.
In her armes, Lin tensed. Toph swallowed, before saying, “Hello, Mother. Hello, Father.”
“Toph, darling,” Poppy said, but her words fell.
Lao said nothing, instead taking his place at the bench. Poppy hesitated, before joining him.
There were no hugs. There were no tears.
“Mother, Father,” Toph sad, slowly, “Meet your granddaughter.”
“Oh my,” Poppy said, “But where’s the father?”
“Her name is Lin,” Toph said, seethingly, “Lin Beifong.”
“Where is the father?” Poppy repeated.
Toph closed her eyes, exasperated. She knew that it would come to this.
“He’s not in the picture,” she finally said.
“It is unbecoming,” Lao finally spoke up.
Poppy, meanwhile, had become quite tearful, “Where did we go wrong?”
“Mother, this is my life,” Toph said, her voice rising, “I would’ve thought that you would be happy for me.”
“How could you do this to us?” Lao said.
“Think of our family, Toph,” Poppy said, silently crying.
After twenty years, however, Toph had heard enough. She summoned something deep inside her; something that rose up as she said, “Lin is my family. I have never needed your approval, and I do not need it now. You are a bully, Father. You, Mother, are nothing less than an elbow leech.”
She hugged Lin close to her, as she said, “This is not my life. I will not be coming back.”
With that, she turned her back to them.
“You cannot do this!” Lao cried, “You cannot raise that baby alone!”
Toph smiled at this, “What makes you think that I’m alone?”
This is the official ‘Old Friends’
It’s just so PERFECT!
And do you know what the best part is?
Look at Suki, standing next to Sokka.
Oh, that’s right.
SHE’S NOT THERE!
SUKI’S NOT THERE!
THAT MAKES ROOM FOR TOKKA!
MY OTP IS MEANT TO BE!
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