Zutara Week - Day 2 - Momentous
It was a momentous occasion.
Katara, however, was not enjoying herself as much as she’d hoped.
The Fire Nation’s Spring festival was always a momentous occasion, but this year, the festival somehow felt even more important. Even before Fire Lord Zuko made the announcement, the rumors began circling—rumors that noted how happy the Fire Lord looked.
Rumors that commented on how the royal couple was mysteriously late for the festival.
Rumors that noted the beautiful Fire Lady was eating unusual foods, and perhaps the “weight” she seemed to be gaining wasn’t ‘weight’ at all.
Well, the rumors were true. Fire Lady Mai was pregnant.
Zuko confirmed it, announcing the news proudly to the festival crowd as he introduced his “Beautiful” Fire Lady. And Mai, emotionless Mai, actually blushed when Zuko told her how happy he was to start his new family.
Katara didn’t know why this bothered her so much. Zuko and Mai had been married for two years. Katara didn’t want to marry, and she wasn’t ready for a baby, so why did she feel so jealous of Mai?
She spun around to see Zuko approaching her, dressed in full Fire Lord regalia. He was positively glowing, with light in his eyes and a smile on his lips. His voice had grown deeper since they last met, and he let out a hearty laugh. “I’m so glad you could make it,” he said, touching her shoulder. “How have you been?”
Katara had never seen Zuko so happy. The sight of his handsome face and the smile in his eyes made admiration bloom in her chest, and when he touched her shoulder, butterflies fluttered in her stomach.
Suddenly, Katara realized it, and that moment changed her life forever.
‘I’m in love with Zuko…’ Katara thought quietly to herself.
I am going to Avatar Hell for posting a Maiko during Zutara Week.
Oh well. See the full picture HERE.