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29 November 2007 @ 09:41 pm
Week #3 -- Forget  
Title: Blade
Rating: PG
Pairings/Character: Lee (from Zuko Alone)
Word Count: 273



"What do you think happened to Zuko?" Lee asked his mother one night under the new moon.

"To Zuko?" his mother replied. "Why do you care? You should be thinking about Sen Su, not him."

"I'm just asking..." said Lee.

"He's probably dead. Or so we can hope. Forget about him."

"What if he... what if he wasn't as bad as the rest of them?" he persisted.

His mother shook her head. "Firebenders have probably killed your brother by now, and we'll be lucky if your father ever comes back either. What's wrong with you?"

"But Gow would have put me in his army if it weren't for Zuko. And he gave me that knife."

"That knife only got you into trouble. He probably killed an Earth Kingdom soldier to get it. All he wanted from us was food; he'd have killed us too if he could have gotten away with it."

"I don't believe you," said Lee. "They say he's an outcast; maybe that's because he--"

"Go do your chores, Lee," said his mother firmly. "Don't think of anything that man told you."

"All he ever told me was 'Don't give up without a fight,'" Lee said.

"Prince Zuko is on the wrong side of the fight!"

Lee walked away, trying to do what his mother said and think of Sen Su, and of the tortures of the firebenders. But he could hear Zuko's voice in his head, because the prince had told him one more thing as well, the night he had taught him to fight with dual swords.

"My mother once said to me, 'Never forget who you are.'"
 
 
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Augustus totally pwns Willendorfhellesque on November 30th, 2007 06:07 am (UTC)
You are great with dialogue, really, really great. Your characters are always believable, but enigmatic too.
TeaRoses: Tophrosehiptea on November 30th, 2007 06:10 am (UTC)
*blush* Thank you so much. I'm really glad you see strengths in my fic.
arthoniel: Zuthonielarthoniel on November 30th, 2007 11:06 pm (UTC)
Ooh, this is nice!! I like how you wrote Lee, because you never see any fanfic for him... but it's good! :D
TeaRoses: Cybil by ravenroguerosehiptea on December 1st, 2007 01:21 am (UTC)
Thank you very much!

I really liked Lee... Maybe someday I'll write something about him when he's older.
SC: pic#68769810plushulala on December 8th, 2007 08:46 am (UTC)
I just stumbled upon this story and I'm really glad I did. I just love it when people take the time to write about minor characters.
TeaRoses: Zuko -- Breakfast Clubrosehiptea on December 8th, 2007 04:43 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I really enjoyed writing about Lee. I'd like to write him meeting up again with Zuko someday.
Anne-Elisa: zukoetrangere on January 14th, 2008 04:53 pm (UTC)
nice!
TeaRoses: Books by yummisushitoorosehiptea on January 14th, 2008 04:58 pm (UTC)
Thank you!