Not the Last Airbender Anymore: Appa!
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Amy K. W. Peterson: Thanks! I'm glad you liked it! I'll try to do better with dialogue.
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"I think we just found Appa." Sokka said.
"Aang is going to be so mad when he comes back." Katara said.
Suddenly they looked around and realized that Momo had disappeared. The bottom of the circus tent flap was swinging slightly.
"Momo?" Jasper called.
Jasper, Katara, and Sokka looked at each other. They made an unspoken decision and walked into the tent.
The first thing that they noticed was that it was dark. The sun came down through the canvas, but there wasn't really another source of light. There were, however, unlit torches at even intervals along a set of bleachers. Momo was sitting on the far side of the tent. They walked across a stage-like opening, and noticed that Momo was actually sitting in front of a tent flap. There was no light coming from the other side.
"It probably leads to another tent." Sokka whispered. "How did we not notice this when we were outside?"
"I don't know." Jasper admitted.
"Appa's probably in there." Katara said. "We should look."
"Wait!" Sokka whispered. "We need to be careful how we do this, so we don't get caught."
"It's a little late for that isn't it?" Jasper pointed out.
"Yeah, you're right." Katara said. "Let's just go."
"Wait!" Sokka started, But It was too late. Katara and Jasper had already gone through the tent flap into whatever lay ahead.
"Here it is." Henry said.
"Are you sure?" Aang asked.
He had a good reason to be Lake Laogai was huge. There was a good chance that Henry had made a mistake. But there was a conspicuous round peninsula jutting into the lake…
"Yeah, He's right!" Toph said. "It feels hollow."
Toph opened up a hole in the ground and they started down.
"Why hasn't this place flooded yet?" Maggie asked.
"I don't know," Henry said. "Maybe it has something to do with earthbending?"
Maggie had expected it to be completely dark in the cave, but that wasn't the case. There were torches occasionally, but what made it brighter underground, was the fact that there were crystals hanging down from the ceiling. They were somehow polished (maybe earthbending again?) so they reflected any light in the cave. It wasn't as bright as it was outside, but there was enough light to see easily.
As they walked they looked around quietly, so they wouldn't be caught. There didn't seem to be very many people here now, but if they weren't here, where would they be?
"That's the lake," Henry whispered.
They walked for a few more minutes.
"And this is the place where they…" Henry stopped suddenly.
Toph likewise, had stopped suddenly.
"Someone's coming!" she hissed.
The inside of the new tent was just as dark as the other tent. However, they could tell that it was completely different. The first thing that gave it away was the smell. There was a filthy stench in the air, and Katara wondered just how they didn't smell it from the other tent. It seemed to be a mixture of animal dung and the animals themselves.
They heard a small animal scurry across the tent-Momo. He went over to one of the biggest cages and slipped through the bars. Then Katara heard something- a familiar, low pitched growl.
"It's Appa!" Katara said, grinning.
"Okay…" Sokka said. "Now that we know he's here what do we do?"
"Hey you!" a voice yelled. "YOU'RE NOT SUPPOSED TO BE HERE!"
"Doesn't matter now!" Jasper said quickly. "Run!"
Woo! Chapter ten is done!
Sorry it's a little short. I'm not sure what I want to happen next. I'd be happy to take suggestions though!