AN: It’s been a long time since I’ve written anything for the Legend of Korra RP I have with Taji. I love the characters and I hope we can soon continue the story 🙂 Prill and Brady are Taji’s characters and Myra and Cree are mine. Hope you all enjoy!
Branches curved and canvased the path towards the lake, the snow began to descend once more upon the land about the careful steps of the small party. Leading the charge was Prill, the energetic earthbender holding in her excitement for their outing thanks to her cousin Brady’s constant glares. Coming along the rear was Myra, the frustrated firebender dragging along the worried waterbender Cree as they came upon the shoreline of the waters.
“Yay! I’m so excited! We get to skate on the ice today!” Prill cheered happily as she thought of all the fun they’d have together that afternoon, her makeshift skates tight in hand while she seemed to dance in place. “Everyone together gets to skate, yay!”
“D-Do you really think that’s a good idea?” Cree stuttered, the first word she’d uttered since being pulled along on the small venture with her friends. Leaving the careful watch of the adults was still worrisome to the poor lass, her constant questions becoming the norm of their travels. “W-We should head back and just hang out in town huh?”
“Aw don’t be such a worrywart Cree! You’ll have fun, I promise!” The earthbender chimed with a grin and a halt in her step, her excitement fading quickly as she noticed the still waters before her were liquid and not shielded with a layer of ice. “Wh-What? Are you serious? I thought for sure the temperatures were low enough for the water to be ice.”
“Did you seriously not check the waters to see if they were ice before dragging us all out here?” Myra huffed as she paused beside the others, Cree shifting uncomfortably at her side. “Way to go Earthquake; failed yet again.”
“What was that?!” The earthbender shouted as she stomped towards the firebender, her glare fierce as a flame as she expected a fight. A hand snatched her back however and dragged her away, Prill turning her gaze to notice her cousin’s frowning face. “Brady, Don’t-!”
“I’d prefer to not hear you two bicker every five seconds, especially when we have ventured out here for a bit of relaxation. Honestly if this is how things are going to be, I’d rather just come out here alone from now on,” he hissed in retort, his furious gaze softening for only a moment when he caught Cree’s shivering form in his gaze. “J-Just calm down alright.”
The group fell silent for a long while as Prill lowered onto her haunches and brushed her fingertips along the chilled waters before her. She couldn’t help but feel discouraged for their outing; she was so excited to skate along the ice with everyone and now everything she hoped for was ruined. Beside her, Cree crept up and slumped down to her level; her wide blue orbs staring out upon the lake.
“A-Are you ok?” Cree asked, her quivering figure an improvement from how she was with the entire village full of practical strangers. “Y-You seem sad.”
“I’m fine Cree, don’t worry about it,” the earthbender reassured her friend with a soft grin, placing a hand on her shoulder for added measure. “How about you? Are you ok?”
“I-I manage,” the waterbender retorted, her eyes strangely confident as she looked out upon the water. Without warning, she raised her hand and let it motion, her powers suddenly chilling the water along the shoreline and frosting it over easily. Prill’s eyes were wide at the action, the earthbender always impressed to see Cree waterbend with such ease; she loved to see her at work and while she was still under the careful watch of her father Bruttis it was quite the rare sight.
“C-Cree, you-!” Prill began but was silenced by Brady suddenly coming between them with a frown.
“You forced her to bend again?” He snipped at his cousin, the girl quickly shaking her head at the accusation.
“N-No, I didn’t force her to do anything!” Prill answered with a gulp, noticing the waterbender suddenly clam up once more at their shouts. It seemed the girl did her bending unconsciously, probably to cheer up her saddened friend. Knowing now what she had done, the guilt came in like a tidal wave sending her into a fit of depression. “C-Cree, don’t worry; we won’t tell your father. It was really nice what you did! I feel a million times better!”
Prill’s words were met with silence at first, Cree’s face buried into her knees as she sat there beside the cousins. Behind them, Myra stood with her arms crossing her chest; her eyes focused on the waterbender with a slight smirk teasing her lips. Though not as energetic as Prill, the firebender always seemed to enjoy Cree’s moments of power as well. Prill managed a glare up at her interest before a small peep broke her thoughts.
“Y-You really feel better?” Cree asked, almost whispering.
Blinking at such a question, Prill responding with a knowing smile, “sure am! I feel so much better thanks to you.”
Peeking up from her knees, Cree had a hopeful glance which brightened at the sight of Prill’s smile. Even Brady managed a small grin which really excited her. “Y-Yay!” The waterbender cheered, Prill shoving Brady out of the way and throwing her arms around Cree.
“Thanks Cree!” The earthbender mused aloud as she embraced the girl, holding her tight while Brady picked himself up from the dusty snow and brushed himself off.
“So what are we going to do now?” Brady asked after the girls separated, smiles all-around. “We can’t ice skate without ice. Maybe we should just head back.”
“We could go hunting; a tough guy like you can hunt right?” Myra joked, receiving a fierce glare from the human boy. “Surely you can just look at the creatures and send them to the firepit.”
“Not funny,” he muttered, almost growling.
With the softest chuckle ever made, Cree spoke up, “w-we don’t have to give up on the ice skating.”
Before Prill and the others could question the girl, Cree was on her feet and motioning once more. Her waterbending talents were quick and effective, the surface of the lake frosting over with ease; the strength of the ice evident as the soft-spoken girl suddenly stepped onto it and stood proud. Prill’s jaw dropped at the display, trying to hold in her excitement and failing miserably at the task. Brady was in more disbelief than anyone as he came to her side and studied her stance carefully, silently impressed by just how confident she seemed. A hint of guilt still formed in her eyes but for the most part, she wasn’t ashamed of what she’d done.
“D-Do you guys like it?” She asked, the girl soon met with Prill’s arms once again engulfing her in an embrace.
“Cree, it’s so awesome! Thank you!” The earthbender shouted happily, the other two both nodding along with her shrill of delight. “We get to ice skate together!”
“Y-Yes,” Cree said with a nod, her cheeks burning red at everyone’s notice. Despite everything, her smile remained; brighter than the sun high above the clouds. “Together.”