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Chapter 5: Getting to Know Each Other Part 1
Katara and Jodi walked through the sunny hallways of the Capitol train. The other tributes were out and about like it was any other day. They saw tributes from different Nations talking and laughing together like longtime friends. It certainly wasn't something she'd expected from this, but it was nice to see people making the best of it.
Up ahead she spotted an Earthbender dashing down the hallway towards them, quickly she swerved out of the way, to avoid being rammed down. Unfortunately Jodi noticed too late and was plowed into by the boy.
"Oh my, I'm so sorry," the earth boy said, "I was trying to get away from someone, and I should've been paying more attention to where I was going. I'm so sorry." Katara watched befuddled as the boy stood, quickly helping Jodi up.
"Its fine, I'm fine, no worries," Jodi reassured the boy. The three turned to see a Firebender running mad dash towards them. "Oh no, not this time," Jodi dashed over to the side and pressed against Katara's arm in hopes to avoid be body slammed once more.
The girls watched as the Earthbender began running in fear, but the poor boy reacted too late and was smashed into the floor by the raging Firebender. Directly the two girls began pulling at the Firebender, desperate to get him off the other boy. "Get off of him," Jodi shrieked, punching at the Firebender's arm.
The Firebender boy finally gave in, falling back releasing the boy under him. Jodi rushed over to the Earthbender's side, helping him into a sitting position, whilst Katara held back the Firebender. "What is this all about," Katara demanded.
"This little earth maggot, thought it would be funny to wake everybody up at five in the morning playing some ridiculous music and running up and down the hallway," the Firebender spat angrily.
"I told you it was 9 a.m. and I was told to get the rest of you vicious Firebenders out of bed, so I thought that would be the easiest way," the Earthbender explained, scooting further away from the other male.
Katara held the Firebender back as he tried to lunge at the boy. "Stop it both of you. Jodi take…wait what's your name."
"Loki," the Earthbender answered. "Okay, Jodi take Loki and get him cleaned up. And you-," Katara pointed at the Firebender, "come with me."
Jodi helped Loki up, and led him down the hall. Katara left the opposite way, with the Firebender next to her. They exited out into a small family room, with a few tributes sitting near the windows. One of them, a young Airbender looked up to see them passing through. "Hey Zuko, who's your friend?"
"As if, this water wench is nothing to me," Zuko growled. Katara glowered at the older male, as the Airbender walked towards them.
"Now Zuko, there's no need to be like that. Hi I'm Aang," the boy said turning from Zuko to Katara. The Waterbender turned her glare to the Airbender, though her expression softened considerably at the adorable look on the boy's face. She shook his outstretched hand and gave him a sweet smile. "I'm Katara," she said.
"See Zuko that's how you make friends," Aang stated. Katara looked up at the morose Firebender, shaking his head indifferently at Aang's advice. "Well anyways, what are you guys doing?"
"I just pulled him off a friend of mine, trying to prevent him from beating him to death," Katara explained, while all at the same time Zuko scoffed apathetically. "You're kidding right; you didn't even know the kid's name when I showed up."
"Yeah, so, he seemed nice and you're reasoning was totally unworthy to go and beat up Loki," Katara sneered. Aang looked between the both of them in puzzlement. "Are you guys talking about the Loki you rampaged through the Firebenders' dorm hall this morning?"
"Apparently, yeah that's who," Katara answered.
"That was pretty annoying; I could hear him all the way down in the dining room. But Zuko you didn't have to go and beat him up." Aang said nonaligned in the argument.
"Oh whatever," Zuko said exasperatedly, storming off in the other direction leaving Aang and Katara alone. After a moment's silence, Aang spoke: "So… you're a Waterbender."
A/N: So sorry about the shortness of the chapter, I had a looooong softball tournament yesterday and I am exhausted, I will post Part 2 and Chap. 6 next Saturday, promise:) Your first bits of Zutara in this chapter, which was hard for me to write, I don't like that ship at all, but if you guys want it I will be super happy to write it!:) So I hope you like it, R&R. It's greatly appreciated.