AN: Yet another avatar drabble since I have time to write one; I am really loving our characters from our Legend of Korra RP and they needed to be seen. I actually wrote this one a little differently but then after the replies to the RP last night, I had to tweak it so it fit in with the story better 😛
These characters are purely mine; they have no relation to the Avatar franchise besides in roleplays and fanfiction. I do not own the Avatar franchise; I’m just borrowing it for storytelling purposes. Also, Tahna, Koji and Kilik are Jamie Canyon’s character! Hope you guys enjoy!
Marcol was aware of more things than any other four year old he ever had the pleasure of meeting; in reality that wasn’t much but he still felt rather mature for his age. His father, Routen, was a skilled Earth Bender who traveled the world and ended up losing his life to the unnecessary risks he took; leaving his wife and son in the care of his only brother Nier. At first life was able to continue on as normal, Lonia struggling with the lonesome life of living on without her husband while Nier took up the role of ‘father figure’ to the young Earth Bender that was his nephew.
Normality was soon a figment of the imagination as Lonia became associated with a man named Wayes; the two of them meeting within the wooded area around their home. The two of them would meet often and soon developed feelings for one-another, Lonia accepting his proposal and allowing Wayes to try and form a bond with Marcol while Nier ventured away for business opportunities he kept to himself.
At first, Marcol was distrusting of the man; knowing he was some sort of bender but unable to figure out just what type he was. He viewed the man as someone who withheld information and was trying to assume the role of father; a role that Marcol never believed should be taken by anyone other than his actual father. However, as time went on, Marcol began to open up to the man and allowed him to take his mother’s hand in marriage.
Not soon after the wedding, Lonia and Wayes explained to the boy that they were expecting another child; Marcol would finally understand what it would mean to be an older brother. However, with that news came another piece of information that had been expected since the first moment Lonia and Wayes had met.
Wayes was an Air Bender; a race that was thought to be nearly extinct except for the late avatar’s family and the one who would soon be announced as the avatar. He explained that the race had gathered what people were left and hid away from the world with little hope of returning to the surface world and the sky temples where they once lived; even after Aang’s heroic adventures, they still feared what would happen if they made their stand once more amongst the other benders.
As a boy, Wayes had studied the world beyond his home in the shadows and wished more than anything to live amongst the world beneath the clouds. He would often sneak out and venture closer and closer to the edge of his homeland until one day he managed to flee the confines and make his way into a wooded area where he would then meet Lonia.
The two of them shared stories, Wayes trusting her with his secret while Lonia shared her life and her dreams since the loss of her husband. As feelings began to bloom between them, Wayes promised his people that he would do everything in his power to protect them from the world; however, he wished to be with the woman he came to love.
At first the break-away was difficult, the Air Benders wanting nothing more to do with Wayes since his supposed betrayal to their kind. However, as time went on, they came to understand his wishes and knew he would do nothing to harm them. And when he sent them news of his future child, they announced that they must be involved in his child’s life since it would most likely be an Air Bender like him.
Marcol was unsure of what to think about all of the news brought forth before him; unable to truly know what to do for the nine months he watched his mother’s tummy grow. Not only was he going to be a big brother to that little one waiting to be born; but he also knew his future would be hectic as he did everything in his power to protect the little Air Bender from the world outside their walls. Would he really be able to do it? He was so young and already full of responsibility.
The questions still plagued his mind, even when he waited outside his mother’s room as she gave birth; Wayes at her side to bring their new daughter into the world. They called the young boy in after the trial of such a child birth was over; Lonia resting calmly in the bed as she held the little bundle of joy tightly in her arms. Wayes greeted Marcol happily before ushering him to his mother’s side, lifting him up so that his dark chocolate eyes could gaze into the sky blue eyes of his sister.
“We’d like you to meet your sister, Marcol; she is an Air Bender,” Wayes explained with a proud smile, Lonia smiled up at her son happily.
“I’m still thinking up a good name for her; what do you think, Marcol?” Lonia asked, amazed to see her son’s eyes locked with the newborn’s.
There was a moment’s pause over the room, Marcol lifting up a hand to grace the baby’s cheek. The little being released a giggle as she smiled, reaching out a tiny hand and touching the boy’s happily. “I-I like the name Ariana; can we name her Ariana?”
“Ariana?” Lonia repeated, amazed at the connection her two children were having right before her eyes. “I think that’s a fine name for our Air Bending daughter.”
“I agree,” Wayes said with a grin, the man bringing himself and Marcol closer to hug the woman and her baby. “This is a new adventure for our family; are you excited, Marcol?”
“I-I am,” Marcol answered, his forehead touching his sister’s as he let a smile form on his lips. “It’s good to meet you Ariana; I’m your brother Marcol. We might only be half-related but that doesn’t make you any less important. I love you and I’ll do everything I can to protect you; I promise.”