this is a prologue to an idea i've been toying around with in my head where Kya and Lin adopt Kuvira. I was requested to do this as a one shot for my 'item found' story line, but a human being isn't an item. but alas, i came up with this. cuteness will ensue, but the next chapter will most likely be sad. Anyway, tell me what you think. read, review and enjoy

"Lin, are you sure about this?"

"This isn't about me. It's about both of us moving forward as a couple."

"You're scared."

"Only because I don't know what this momentous moment could bring."

Kya took Lin's hand in her own, as they were lead by Su down a hallway to a nursery. "Well, this is it. I'll leave you two to it."

The two women took a breath before entering the light green room, where a white crib sat in the centre. Peering into the crib, they found a baby smiling up at them. Kya reached down and took the baby into her arms, wagging a finger in front of the child's face to make her giggle. "She's beautiful. Don't you think Lin?"

"Hmm? Yeah I guess. Kinda looks like a potato."

Kya let out a sigh at her girlfriend's tone. "Lin, we don't have to do this if you're not comfortable."

"That's the thing, if I don't cross that barrier now, then I never will."

"Would you like to hold her?"

Lin gave her a small nod and held out her hands to take the baby. "So I jus-"

"That's it, make sure her head is supported." The baby began to stir and fuss in the metalbender's arms. "You need to hold her like you want to. You are her protector and she needs to know that."

"Her protector, right." Channelling everything she had learnt in her time on the police force, where she had to hold a civilian close as she descended a building, where she had to use her body to protect a child from being burned by a roaring fire and the times she's helped children calm down when they were scared, she managed to calm the baby down. She let out a yawn before closing her eyes. "What's her name again?"

"Kuvira. Her parents abandoned her in their home. She's had a rough start to life but you and I are going to fix that. Su already has done a great job nursing her back to health."

"Yeah, she has. You know, this kid is actually pretty good looking, especially considering that she resembles a potato. She has a mole under her eye, just like you."

"Cool coincidence. They think she is going to be an earthbender."

Lin ran a hand lightly across Kuvira's chubby cheek, smiling when she made an effort to nestle closer into the warmth of her chest. "Welcome to our family, Kuvira Beifong. This is your mother, Kya and I am your, your dad, Lin."

Kya cocked an eyebrow and smirked at her girlfriend. "Dad?"

"Why not? Every baby girl deserves one."

The waterbender didn't miss the twitch of the earthbender's lips. "It's okay Lin. You are not your mother. You are giving our child the best chance at having a normal family and Kuvira will one day understand this."

"If you say so."

Kya took Kuvira back and put her into the crib. "I do say so." She pecked Lin on the cheek, and then began to walk towards the door. "Su's invited us to have lunch with her family, are you coming?"

"Of course."