this is it i believe. i think this is the end to this story, which will be undergoing a rewrite. anyway, read, review and enjoy. if you're hear for the linumi or Linzin and want more, head to my 'item found story' where you just give me a pairing and an item and i will write a story for you.
Bumi was hard at work in the equipment department of the Republic City Police Force, when an officer dumped his armour on the desk, unsettling the mechanism the non-bender was working on. Bumi suppressed a growl as he looked up to see a rookie standing before him. "Can I help you?"
"Yeah, you can fix this piece of junk."
"That's the fifth time I've had to fix it rookie. What are you even doing with it?"
"The mechanism doesn't retract fast enough. It's so slow my bending breaks the mechaism." The young man spat. "I want you to fix it until it is the fastest."
Bumi puffed out his chest, feeling an argument coming on. "I'm afraid I can't do anything. The mechanisms are to assist in retracting the cables at a safe speed, any faster and the bender looses a fair amount of control. As you get better you will get upgrades but seeing as how you didn't listen to me the four other times I've told you, we're going to take a trip to the Chief's office."
The officer paled at Bumi's words but followed him up the stairs none the less, to the scariest figure in the city, possibly the world. Bumi lightly tapped on the door and frowned when a weak 'come in' came from the opposite side, instead of the usually strong tone set by the Chief. "Hello Chief, I have a rookie here who is abusing his gear."
Lin let out a sigh as she sized up the young officer. "Suspended for a week without pay until you learn to respect the equipment. Dismissed."
The wild man remained behind to talk to his partner. He closed the door to grant them some privacy before taking a seat across from her. "Are you okay Linny?"
"Yeah, just feeling flat lately. I think my body just wants to have a little break. Thankfully the weekend is coming up."
"Maybe we should go away for the weekend. Make it a romantic getaway."
"I don't k-" The shrill ringing of Lin's phone interrupted their conversation. "Beifong. Uh-huh. Right. Well I'll be right there. No no. It's no problem." She hung up the phone and stood up from her chair. "Hakoda threw up at school. I'm going to pick him up."
"You sure you don't want me to pick him up?"
"Thanks but I've finished for the day and you still have a couple hours left." She grabbed her coat and keys off the table, before quickly kissing her partner on the forehead. "I'll see you at home."
"See you then."
Lin pulled up outside of her son's school. Getting out of the car, she felt a wave on nausea hit her. Waiting for it to pass, she made the trek back into her old school, where she found Hakoda sitting in the office foyer, with a bag in hand and his school bag next to him. "Hey kid. How are you feeling?"
"Oh you know mum, just great."
Lin rolled her eyes at her sixteen year old son, before going to the office desk where she signed him out.
They were nearly home, when the Chief of police pulled over. "Uh, mum? What are you doing?"
His question was answered when his mother opened the door and emptied the contents of her stomach.
"'Chief of police throws up on street. Drunk?' Bit of a long headline if you ask me. I'm just amazed someone was able to snap a photo of it. Kinda gross." Bumi looked over the newspaper to see Lin glaring at him from her spot in bed, while Hakoda played with the marbles in bed next to her. "Did I say something wrong?"
"Just go to work."
"Yeah, alright." He gave her a quick kiss and ruffled Hakoda's hair, just to annoy him. "You two feel better soon."
Lin waited until she heard the car leave the driveway before jumping out of bed. "Um, where are you going?"
"I don't want to catch what ever you have."
A confused look crossed the young boy's features. "But you do have what I have."
"Not exactly." Lin let out a sigh and took a seat on the bed, while keeping her distance from Hakoda. "I'm, I'm pregnant."
Hakoda's eyes widened as he quickly sat up in bed to look his mother over. "What? When did this happen? How did this happen?"
"I thought your father talked to you about that."
"Ugh, you know what I meant. I thought you weren't going to have any more kids."
"This wasn't exactly planed." Lin's eyes narrowed at her son and she crossed her arms over her chest. "I was actually hoping you would be a bit more excited. If this is how you react, I wonder how your father is going to react."
Hakoda frowned, now realising his mistake. "You're afraid, aren't you?"
It was late when Bumi finally came home and all he wanted to do was grab a beer and relax. Grabbing his beer, he turned around to see his girlfriend sitting at the dinner table, with her face in her hands, a look of torment on her face. "Hey Linny, are you feeling better?"
"I'm uh, I'm fine. There is actually nothing wrong with me."
Bumi took a seat at the table and rested his hand on top of hers. "Then why do you look so pale? Come on, let's get you back up stairs."
"Please, just stay here for a couple of minutes." Lin took a deep breath as she steeled herself for what she was about to say. "Bumi, you know how we agreed that we wouldn't have anymore kids?"
"Yeah. We said that we wouldn't try for any, unless it was an acc- you mean you're?" A nod from Lin confirmed what was on his mind. "You're pregnant? You're pregnant. I'm going to be a father!" The wild man stood and quickly wrapped the Chief up in a tight hug, before quickly releasing her. "Oh, sorry. Too tight."
"It's fine Bumi. I was actually worried you wouldn't be happy."
"Why wouldn't I be happy?"
"I'm not sure, I must have psyched myself out when I felt their heartbeats a few weeks ago."
"Wait," Bumi looked her dead in the eye, making sure she understood his question fully, "when you say 'their', do you mean more than one?"
Lin nodded her head, a large smile growing on her face. "We're having twins Bumi." Bumi swept her into his arms and quickly headed for the stairs. "What are you doing?"
"Celebrating the way only two loving people about to become parents for a second time can."