they’re teen royalty, if high school was Us Weekly they’d always be on the cover
zuko hanging out with katara aang sokka and toph
think about him bringing them tea and mumbling “boy, it sure smells like updog over here” as he hands it to them
aang says “what’s that”
he responds quickly with “i dunno, what’s up with you”
nobody laughs and its very quiet. he pours his drink down his chin
Please allow me a little moment of Water Tribe nostalgia and rambling (that, and I had no time to draw a new Zhao today).
Years ago, what started almost as joke, a little idea between friends of “what if Zhao had survived and lived among the water tribe” turned into a 447 pages monster. When an idea brick hits hard, it leaves a dent.
It was a learning experience. A great exercise. I look back at it, and there are so many things I’d love to tweak-fix, but I won’t Georges Lucas it. It is what it is, with its moments and its flaws. It was a blast to do.
It was only after 3 “chapters” that the idea of why the spirits would even spare Zhao’s life started to solidify. I never quite paid it off properly. Live and learn! As I said, it was done for fun and never properly planned.
In case anyone is curious about the Water Tribe AU, everything is archived here: http://noselfcontrol.deviantart.com/art/Water-Tribe-001-69837313
(thanks Mike and Bryan for having created this sandbox of fun characters to play around with)
Old inside joke- Zhao loves cake
Ah, cake Zhao *nostalgia feelings*