Oh hey look at Sokka in the background. Wait…
Sokka you’re looking kinda sexy
Sokka you’re looking kinda sexy
This is my first ever attempt to write fanfiction. :X I just wanted to contribute to a week dedicated to one of my favorite OTPs and inspiration has been kicking in with the prompts. Sorry if this sucks, but I hope you enjoy! :)
"And we’ll call it pro-bending!" Toph yelled.
Sokka gave Toph a look that - if Toph could see - would get him earthbended back to the South Pole. Oh jeez, he thought, how do I say this without getting hurt…
"For once, I actually don’t understand this idea" he blurted out, turning away in a grimace, waiting for the coming onslaught of rocks to the head. To his surprise, there was an uncomfortable silence instead. He looked back at Toph, who wore no expression at all. Her sightless eyes looked like they were pondering something, but he couldn’t really tell.
For being only 21, Toph was becoming quite a force in metalbending and perfecting it. Zuko and Aang had become so impressed over her skills that they ditched their old ideas for the police force and approached her over the thought of turning the metalbending academy into a police academy. Not only was she becoming one of the youngest earthbending masters ever, but she was still growing into a lovely woman. No more was the short and loud girl, but a confident and (still) loud young woman. Sokka had been finding himself wanting to spend more time with her and enjoying talking to her until the wee hours of the morning. Sadly, this long talk was turning into something that seemed disastrous.
"I’m sorry, Toph. I didn’t mean to hurt your feelings…" Sokka started explaining, trying to understand what was going on in Toph’s head. He would never know. "Toph, come on, say something!" he yelled, getting frustrated and feeling oddly guilty. All of a sudden, Toph crumpled up on the grass, tucking herself in and putting her head down.
"I knew it, it was a stupid idea" she whispered, hugging her knees closer to her chest. "What was I thinking? I can’t even come up with any good ideas for the metalbending police force. Zuko and Aang don’t like anything I say, even though it’s something I invented. I should’ve known that I would be a failure at coming up with this, too. I’m so stupid. I wish I was as smart as you, Snoozles.”
Sokka was dumbfounded. Was Toph really having this vulnerable moment, right in front of him? Spirits, he thought, how did she come to trust me this much?
Sokka knelt down beside her and placed a callous hand on her shoulder. Toph didn’t look up, so instead he placed a hand under her chin and lifted her face until her eyes were level with his. Taking the plunge, he placed one chaste kiss on her lips. Why the hell not, he thought.
"I think it’s a great idea, Toph, it just needs some tweaking of the rules and set-up. I could help you if you want," Sokka offered, grinning smuggly from surprising the earthbender, something no one had done before.
All of a sudden, Toph’s left fist connected harshly with his right shoulder, sending him onto the ground wincing in pain.
"Hmmm… I guess I’ll take you up on that offer," Toph said, rubbing her chin in thought. "You’re not always filled with bad ideas."
With both of them laughing, Toph laid down beside him in the dirt, excited to create the rules for her new bending game and maybe start a new & different game with Sokka.