A/N: Hi everyone!

So, here is the second "chapter" of this collection. So, it's somewhere in-between chapter 23, 24 and 25, I can't remember well. So, to make it clear: Isolina is 6, Asami and Korra are her mums. As for what I say each time:

Genre: Hurt/comfort & Family

Summary: Asami and Korra struggled, but Isolina was worth it. They had just forgotten one tiny thing… What about Korra's parents? They had to meet! (This idea wasn't mine, I believe the person who gave it to me will know I'm speaking to them: I hope you'll enjoy my take on this!)

Enjoy!


"Uh... Asami..."

"Yes?"

The young woman turned away from their daughter whom she had just finished explaining a word she had found in a book to. The latter silently returned to her reading.

"I just thought of something..." Korra said again, a little uncomfortable.

"Yes?" her wife pressed again.

"My parents…"

"Oh…"

"Yeah..."

They both looked at Isolina, and Asami crumpled her nose, before turning to the blue-eyed woman.

"Um... what about calling them?"

"You want me to tell them on the phone?"

"No, of course not, we obviously have to make them meet. But just call them and tell them that we'll come to see them soon? Give them a day to meet if you can."

"Okay…"

For Asami, there was nothing to add. She was more interested in how Isolina was going to react, which was always one of her main concerns. She had made enormous progress while hanging out with others but she was not yet solarized and could only be more or less comfortable with the people she met regularly, which was not the case for Tonraq and Senna. In addition, given the life she had led before, she doubted that she had ever had grandparents. How was she going to be able to explain this to her? Would she manage to feel close to them anyway?


Asami looked up from her work when she heard a knock on the door. Then, she saw her wife enter delicately as if she did not want to disturb her.

"What are you doing here? Aren't you supposed to be on Air Temple with Isolina? Something happened?"

Asami was starting to panic despite herself. In an instant, she had almost grabbed her things and was almost out of her office.

"No, no, everything is fine," Korra reassured. "I was just passing by."

"You were just passing by?" the businesswoman repeated, confused.

Was that supposed to be an excuse for bothering her while she was at work as well as worrying her?

"I... uh... I got in touch with my parents..."

"So?"

"Well, we won't go to their place."

"What do you mean?"

"It turns out that my father has a meeting here in Republic City next week. I know you wanted to wait a little bit for Isolina and try to guess what she was going to think about it, but I don't think we have much time for that..."

"Obviously..."

"Well, so I invited them both to come and sleep at home. They can get to know each other better."

"Maybe it'll be too much too much for her... Imagine she is withdrawn with them..."

"She hasn't done that for a while."

"There has been no change for a while. Besides, it's not been that long ago. It's only been a few weeks! I know she's happy with us and that allows her to be more open but..."

"It's just my parents. They're super nice and warm. I know my dad's a little clumsy and awkward at times and my mom can be both sticky and distant, but they're nice and Isolina likes nice people, right? Just tell her that."

"Yes, that's what we're going to do. And I mean it when I say 'we'. They are your parents, so don't leave me alone with this conversation on my hands! She's also your daughter as a reminder!"

"Yeah, yeah, I know. It's just that it's easier for you..."

"Why would that be exactly?"

"Well, she calls you "Mum" more often than me, it obviously means that she recognizes us different qualities, and you're apparently the "responsible and maternal" figure."

"She's just doing this because we talked about what she should call me now. Speak with her and she'll do the same..."

"No it's fine. I like it like that. Well, since we're done, I'm going back. See you tonight!"

Korra went away. Asami frowned. She was convinced that Korra was lying to her and that it bothered her more than she wanted to admit. She wouldn't go as far as to say that she was jealous of her relationship with Isolina—it didn't sound like her—but she gave herself airs of a cool and insensitive Avatar which were questionable.

Isolina was used to certain things. Since she had decided that Asami had to be her mother, she had performed a form of transfer and she called her "Mum" from time to time because of it, but it was not something as automatic as it seemed.

As for Korra, she had not decided that she had to be her mother at first since she was not aware that it was possible to have two mothers in the first place. Therefore, the mechanism was a little less automatic but Asami could see that she tried it from time to time even if she tended to take it back as if she was scared or that the word was not adapted.

Besides, now that she thought about it, Korra was rarely—if ever—around at those times... Ah, this explained that. These two would have to understand each other. But before that, she had to take care of Tonraq and Senna.

That evening, the little family was installed: Isolina was on the sofa, cross-legged, Korra was standing in front of her—her index finger beating time on her biceps—and Asami was knelt in front of her: the easiest solution to be accessible in case of need for an immediate hug.

"You know that since Korra is my wife, she's your mum too, right?" Asami began.

"Yes! And I have two mums!"

"Yes. And you know that my parents are no longer there?"

"Yes like mine…"

"Like yours... But... you see, Korra still has her parents."

"She does? But... isn't it just children who have parents?"

Asami chuckled a little. No, definitely, Isolina could never have met her biological grandparents, if she had ever had some.

"No. Most people still have parents when they become adults and they stay with them for a very long time even if they don't see them every day."

"Okay…"

"And when children also have children, then they become their grandchildren and the parents become grandparents."

"Grandparents? Because they are taller?"

"No, because they're older," the young woman laughed. "And that means that Korra's parents are your grandparents now and that you're their granddaughter. It means they're part of your family. Do you think you would like it?"

"But I don't know them…"

"Yes, about that..."

Asami turned to Korra, indicating that it was her turn to speak. Despite herself, the blue-eyed woman was alarmed for a moment, then she recovered and said rather nonchalantly:

"My parents offered to come here next week. Asami and I haven't told them much about you yet, but... that's something that would be important to them... So, I thought you could meet and maybe get to know each other? Well, if you don't mind... too much?"

She was a little feverish in her proposal. She sighed nervously. Asami was doing much better at formulating this kind of things! She didn't need her.

For her part, Isolina remained impassive for a while, seeming to think about the situation.

"But I don't know them... Are they nice?"

"Y-Yes… They are," Korra replied.

"What are their names? How are they?"

In the end, curiosity got the better of the little girl and she tried to get to know her so-called grandparents through Korra. The blue-eyed woman sat with her on the couch and started telling her about Tonraq and Senna, sometimes telling her some funny anecdotes that made her laugh and reassured her. Korra was also reassured and relaxed as the conversation progressed.

Asami let them chat, watching from afar. She was leaving this moment to them, she knew it was important that they bonded without her around. And she was pleased to see them strengthen those links that they had already forged during her absence and that they had almost both forgotten.

And the more she looked at them, the more she knew she didn't have to worry about the mother-daughter relationship that united them. It would never be the same as the one which she and Isolina had, nor would it be the same as the one Isolina had with her biological mother: none of them could be similar, because each of the women who assumed this maternal role was different, but they all had their place in her heart.

Korra still had to be able to realize which was hers and Isolina had to dare to recognize it a little more. The arrival of Tonraq and Senna could only push them further in this direction.


A week later, Korra, Asami and Isolina were at the dock. A large ship was breaking through the waves—which became more and more discreet as it slowed down.

Korra was posted at the very end of the pier, as close as possible to the sea. She had been terribly excited at first, but she had to admit that the closer the ship got, the more nervous she was. It reminded her of Asami's annoying habit of worrying about their daughter and she didn't really like it. However, she knew that this moment was an important moment and she only wanted one thing: that it went well, that the current flowed well.

On the other hand, Isolina and Asami were located a little further back, closer to the mainland than the end of the pier, several feet away. They watched Korra shuffle nervously. The young businesswoman was having fun watching her, while the child was more curious about the next events.

Asami watched her out of the corner of her eye. She saw at the same time as her sparkling eyes ready to discover new things a slight uneasy disturbance that was latent; her hand intermittently grabbed the young woman's skirt, betraying a slight nervousness to meet this curious unknown who had been told to be pleasant.

Finally, the ship docked. Two people got out hugging Korra as soon as they reached her.

"Mummy…" Isolina said softly in a tone so sweet that Asami knew she was asking for reassurance.

"Yes, it's them. Everything will be fine," she soothed with a smile as she ran a hand through her dark hair. "Give me your hand?"

The young child nodded and took her mother's hand. They walked towards the rest of their family. Senna waved largely to Asami and Tonraq seemed to be in the middle of a discussion with Korra who was explaining something to him with great gestures; it looked like it made him more and more perplexed.

When the young businesswoman arrived near them, Tonraq looked up at Asami and gave her a frank and warm smile while Senna started listening to her daughter a little more and asking her questions.

"I'm glad to see you again," Asami said sincerely.

"Same here!" Senna immediately replied with spontaneous enthusiasm.

"Glad to be able to spend some time with my stepdaughter!" the man from the Water Tribe continued. "We'll have to talk business, by the way! So... um... Isolina, then?"

"Yes."

Asami would have introduced her a little more but she had noticed that the little girl was hiding behind her, grabbing her legs as she knew so well how to do it.

"Isolina, what did we agree on?" she scolded her lightly.

"Sorry, Mum..."

The raven-haired woman crouched down nonetheless, offering to hug her as she always did when the child was not feeling well; the latter did not hesitate a second and accepted the offer. Still, she made an effort and said, her eyes fixed on her mother's hands which held her:

"My name is Isolina and I'm six..."

She was often asked that when she met new people, so it was good, right?

She looked up at the green emeralds and met a smile liquefied by tenderness and pride. The young woman kissed her on the forehead.

"Good," she whispered to her.

Isolina also smiled, delighted to have pleased the young woman. The two adults she had just met introduced themselves and she nodded to confirm that she had heard but couldn't add much. The older couple made no attempt to impose themselves further and spoke with the other adults as they returned to the Sato mansion. Isolina listened carefully. She was gauging the situation. All in all, Korra was surely right: they looked kind and warm. She was fine with them.

They drove to the mansion; adults spoke with enthusiasm, especially Tonraq and Korra who shared their enthusiasm to see each other again and to hear from the other about what had happened in their lives recently. Senna had been more discreet and had walked alongside the businesswoman, glancing at her granddaughter from time to time.

Once at the manor, Tonraq asked to take Asami aside to talk to her about urgent matters.

Isolina was a little disturbed and half-tried to follow the young businesswoman, hesitant.

"Where are you going?" she asked, only thinking that it was just too far from her.

"In my office," Asami said, lowering herself to her level. "Why don't you stay with Korra and Senna during this time? We'll be back soon and I'm sure they'd love to hang out with you."

"Okay…"

"You're doing very well," the young woman comforted all the same. "If you're really not feeling well, you can go to your room, okay? But try to spend time with Korra and her mum first. And then, Korra is your mum too, so she'll notice if you are not well and she'll help you."

"Okay…"

"Come on, go!"

Isolina tugged on her mother's sleeve one last time and she offered her a kiss. Satisfied, the child went to the sofa where Korra and her mother were sitting. She climbed on it and settled on the Avatar's legs. She didn't speak for a while, just listening to the sweet intonations she heard from Senna. Her voice was both fragile and assertive, it twirled, clever and sharp. Eventually, the little girl raised her head—which she had previously kept down—to observe the face that accompanied that voice. She didn't see it betray her and she was delighted.

After a while, Senna met her gaze. Her eyes became compassionate oceans, they closed when a smile worthy of a soft grandmother was addressed to her. Isolina was a little surprised, but she tried to muster all the courage she could to return the fragrance of a smile.

She felt Korra's hand rest on her back, as if to support her and balance the structure of her whole frail body. She liked it. Korra was warm in a different way than Asami. It allowed her to relax, to melt in this heat.

"So, Isolina, have you been here for a long time?"

"Yes… But I don't know how long…"

"Is that so?"

She shook her head.

"I had to leave... And I didn't know before either... Say, how long has it been, Korra?"

"You should ask Asami… She remembers figures better than I do. It's been a few months for sure."

"Why didn't you tell us about this before? It's an important decision you made... You could have at least told us that you intended to adopt..."

"Yes, well, it's just… It's a complicated story…"

"Asami said that before she didn't want to."

"No, little puppy, it's not really that she didn't want to," Korra corrected.

"But that's what she said! At the top of the tree!"

"She didn't want to because we couldn't."

Senna raised an eyebrow and Korra continued:

"As I said: a complicated story. But we'll tell you everything one day, we promise. Maybe not now, as Dad is upstairs with Asami."

The Water Tribe woman nodded.

"So, do you like it here?" she asked the little girl, with such delicacy that the child thought of no other option than to answer her.

"Yes."

"Yes? How is it? Do you go to school? What do you like to do?"

Isolina shook her head and Senna was confused.

"She means she doesn't go to school. But soon, right, Isolina?"

"Yes…" the little girl replied after a few seconds of silence, looking down.

"It'll be fine, you know that, right?"

She wrapped her arms around her and whispered in her ear:

"Don't listen to your mother. She's being bad worrying too much like this."

Isolina smiled brightly.

"I believe in you. You don't have to worry. You'll see, it'll be cool."

"Thank you, Korra "

As a thank-you, the little girl kissed the young woman's cheek. Senna was moved by this scene. She noted a few things which she kept for later. Instead, the conversation resumed around what Isolina liked. She praised without moderation the merits of Naga who, lying at the foot of the sofa, came to rest her head on the little girl's lap to be caressed.

When Asami and Tonraq returned, it was time to eat, then sleep, at least for Isolina. The young businesswoman slipped away while putting her to bed, then the adults chatted among themselves, which led them to explain the situation with Isolina, or rather how they got there. However, they avoided diving into too meticulous and oppressive details.

It was on this that their first day spent together ended.

"You see, it went really well in the end," Korra remarked, diving deep in their bed.

"Oh, but I've never said otherwise... Besides, you were more worried than I was about that one."

"They are my parents... Family is sacred. I should have talked about all this before. But it was a delicate situation and we were barely able figure it out ourselves... I didn't want to give them false hope."

"I know."

Asami slipped into the bed next to her wife and kissed her.

"Say... Do you think we could... Mmm..."

"Honestly, I'm exhausted... Between your father and the conversations tonight, I've known better days..."

"Does it affect you that much to talk about her past? Even so briefly?"

"I can't help but think about what I saw with my own eyes and all the horrible images I have in my head..."

"Mmmm... I can help you with that..."

In the end, the two women exchanged a few kisses and a few caresses without going any further since Korra preferred to respect her wife's tiredness. It was only a postponement...


A few days later, in the late afternoon, Korra got Isolina back home. The latter had spent the day on Air Temple, mostly alone since Korra had been running all over the place. It was a bit the same for Asami who had not taken Isolina to work with her because of the too many meetings that would interrupt her day.

Ultimately, only Tonraq and Senna had stayed at the Sato Mansion during the day. Tonraq had a canceled meeting so he spent the day going round in circles like a caged lion, unlike Senna who had been out for half the day.

She had visited Kya to talk about the latest news and Katara's increasingly precarious health as they had planned. Then she had come back. Once she was back to the mansion, she watched her husband wait impatiently for her granddaughter. No need to wonder from whom Korra got her impulsive and rash character…

"Tonraq, stop going round in circles, they'll be back soon."

"I have no idea what you're talking about."

"You love this little girl. A real softie, Grandpa."

"Not at all!"

"Oh you are. But it's so lovely."

"I'm not lovely," he retorted in an even lower voice than usual.

Senna shook her head frivolously but couldn't add anything since Korra arrived leading Naga inside the mansion. Isolina was on the big white beast and jumped to the ground as soon as the threshold was crossed. The woman from the Southern Water Tribe smiled imperceptibly when she saw her husband quiver slightly but made no comment.

Korra barely paid attention to them, blurting a tired "Dad... Mom..." to them before collapsing into the couch. Isolina walked past them, offered them a smile and a slight wave, then climbed onto the blue-eyed woman claiming that she hadn't had enough attention today and that she wanted to practice bending.

"Not this evening, little puppy... I'm exhausted... Don't you want to play with Naga instead?"

"But I already played with Naga yesterday! And the day before yesterday! It's been a while since we last waterbent…"

"Ugh..." the young woman only managed to say knowing that she had no argument to fight the little girl's stubbornness.

"I can train with you!" Tonraq offered imposingly, a brilliant smile on his lips complimenting his build of bull-deer. "What should we do? A little fight? Not seriously of course!"

"Mmmm... Try to go easy," Korra ended up saying, nonchalantly.

Senna was confused by this response. Did she care so little about her daughter?

"Are you crazy or what? I'm not going to hurt my granddaughter!"

"I was talking to Isolina," Korra corrected.

The other two adults looked at her with wide eyes. The little girl was uncomfortable and preferred to alter her wishes.

"But Korra..."

"Yeah?"

"I don't want to…"

"It'll be fine, little puppy. You'll see, grandpa is strong, even if you are stronger than him."

"Hey!" he protested, believing that she had no right to demean him in this way even if it was to enhance the little girl.

"You don't use the forbidden bending, you know that, huh?"

"Yes."

"Okay, so there's no problem. And I'm there if there is one. Just call me and I'll be right there. Come on, have fun!"

Even if she was a little reluctant, when Isolina saw Tonraq smiling at her and holding the door leading to the garden, she gave in. She blew once and went out. As they walked away, Senna continued the conversation with Korra.

"Forbidden bending? You're not talking about..."

"Bloodbending? I am. Isolina can bloodbend. All the time."

"But that's…"

"Scary? Yeah, I know."

"I was going to say "particular"."

"She's my daughter, what do you think!" the Avatar joked.

"First time I heard you call her that."

"Well, it's still a bit weird..."

"Don't tell me…"

"You still blame me for not telling you about her earlier?"

"No, of course not. I understood that it was a complicated situation. But if you gave us news more often that is..."

"I give you news! I did give you news even while Isolina was our... housemate? I just haven't talked about her much because with Asami, she was a... sensitive topic."

"Mmmm... You look happy anyway."

"We are."

There was a silence. It was a neutral silence. A simple silence.

"I must admit that it's a little strange for us too... Besides the fact that it's very sudden to have a granddaughter who comes out of nowhere and who is already 6 years old, it's strange to see you with her."

"How so?"

"Well, I don't know... I've never seen neither Asami nor you as a mother. You two have always been so busy with your responsibilities and you have the annoying tendency to interfere in world affairs..."

"That's my job…"

"And what's Asami's excuse for that?"

"The world influences her business."

"Right... In any case, I had long since given up on the idea that you could have children. And yet, there she is and you seem to get along so well as if she had been with you from the start, as if you were made to be mothers for her."

"Like all parents, right?"

"Not all... And I'm not telling this to upset you, honey, but I would have rather imagined you as a funny big sister rather than a mother."

Korra hummed.

"Me too... at first. But I didn't take her with us to please Asami or Isolina. I really wanted us to be a family and for Isolina to be able to count on both of us to take care of her and protect her."

"So... why doesn't she call you "Mum" like Asami?"

"Oh... She... Um... She's not really used to it. It doesn't matter anyway. She's still my little puppy."

"You sure about that?"

"Yes! I mean, it's just a title... It doesn't change the fact that she's important to me and that I'm important to her."

Senna hummed.

"What?" Korra asked.

"Nothing. I'm going to watch how your dad is doing."

"All right... Call me if you need help."

In the meantime, she opted for a nap even if she was listening in case Isolina panicked. No doubt she would rush over in this case. She was her mother, after all.

Senna went out and watched Tonraq pretending to be in a fighting position as he had used to do with Korra when she was even younger than Isolina and wanted to practice waterbending at all costs. It brought her so many years back.

She realized how much her daughter had grown and how far they had gone to, all the hardships they had overcome. And now there was Isolina. She was a new step she hadn't expected. That said, she hadn't expected Asami either...

Which didn't mean it was bad! It just meant that Korra still surprised her, that she was still evolving and changing, and now a new extension of her life had been added. And it was beautiful to see. Strange, but beautiful. That was why she wanted to understand. She wanted to understand absolutely everything about the relationships and people who made up this family which her daughter was a part of.

She knew it could only be good and open them up to new perspectives. Korra and Asami looked happy and they had always seen them as a solid couple. After all, they had gone through a lot of hardships together and they had also gone through some with Isolina. Also, she knew that the three of them could only be good together.

Maybe she was too curious, too intrusive. Everyone seemed happy. Maybe she should be happy with that. Isolina had already gone through difficult things, it seemed normal that she needed time to be fully adjusted to this situation.

She tried not to think about it too much and instead looked at the "fight". In fact, she was surprised. Isolina's eyes took on a strange shade as she fought... All of a sudden, everything looked more serious, heavier, even more brutal. However, they did nothing more than hand back and forth balls of water.

Tonraq wanted to play a bit and tamed the water bubble to make it look like a snake that flew to the girl. Isolina was surprised. She was upset.

"No!"

She closed her eyes, suddenly raising her arms and making them fall just as quickly. Thousands of sharp ice peaks plunged onto Tonraq. Knowing that he would not have time to counter them, he dodged them by rolling to the side.

The young child remained frozen for a moment, then she waved her hand and the peaks disintegrated.

"I'm sorry," she said.

She fled to her room.

"What just happened?" Tonraq asked.

Senna shook her head for any response. She hadn't understood everything but she had seen the child's eyes. It was the same look as Korra's after Zaheer, after nightmares or hallucinations. It was incredibly terrifying.

In just a few seconds, Korra was out after seeing Isolina eagerly leaving for her room.

"What happened?" she asked urgently.

"I don't know," her father replied.

"Did you do something special?"

"N-No! I just, you know, waterbent."

"How exactly? Be specific!"

"Spirits, Korra, like I waterbend all the time!"

"Describe the attack you used, Dad!"

"A kind of water snake..."

"Great..." she growled. "I should never have let you take my place…"

Then she left following Isolina.

"But what did I do?" Tonraq asked his wife, completely lost.

"I have no idea…"

Really sheepish, they returned in the living room and waited for Asami to come home or for Korra to come down with Isolina.

"Isolina, can I come in?" "

As she had no answer, Korra decided to enter anyway. She saw the young child on her bed playing with her purple plush. She looked at her face and she was sad to see the look on it.

She sat next to her and took her in her arms.

"You okay?" she asked her.

"I'm sorry…"

"You didn't do anything wrong."

"I couldn't control it…"

"You were scared."

"Yes."

"I'm sorry. I should have come with you instead of leaving you with my father. I should have anticipated that it might make you think of things you don't want to think about."

"But he's nice, right?"

"Yes, he's very nice."

"And he's my grandfather... I shouldn't be afraid."

"It doesn't work like that."

"I don't want to hurt him."

"You didn't hurt him. I told you he was strong! And you didn't use your bloodbending, so that's good."

"Okay…"

Isolina stayed in Korra's arms for a while longer, her head resting against her chest and her purple bear in her hands. Then the blue-eyed woman decided it was time to go back downstairs to her parents. She asked Isolina if she wanted to come but since she wanted to be alone she told her that she would send Asami to her as soon as she could. The little girl seemed a little sad that she was leaving her but she said nothing and Korra left.

"How is she?" Senna asked as soon as she saw her daughter coming back.

"She's fine. She'll probably have a nightmare tonight... So don't be surprised if you hear someone screaming..."

"I... I'm sorry..." Tonraq stammered.

"No it's my fault. I should have told you there were things you shouldn't do with her."

There was a strange silence which was interrupted by Asami's arrival. The latter quickly gauged the atmosphere and concluded just as quickly that something had happened.

"What's going on?" she asked, confused and a little worried when she saw that Isolina was not with them.

"Hmm... Isolina wanted to have a waterbending training with my father and it didn't go very well... Something between the fact that he's a man and the type of technique he used, I guess... I told her you'd go see her when you got home."

"I see... I'll go check on her then..."

In the end, Isolina did not want to leave her room for the evening. The adults were a little uncomfortable but continued their conversation as if nothing had happened or almost. They all knew it was an unfortunate accident anyway. And Asami and Korra knew that the night was going to be long...


After a few days during which Isolina avoided Senna and Tonraq a little, it was time for them to leave. But before that, Senna hoped to have a little conversation with her granddaughter…

So, while Asami was negotiating for an air transportation—she wanted them to travel quickly and comfortably with the new model of airship she had just released—while Tonraq was pilling up their stuff with Korra—but they ended up fighting with loose clothing, they were hopeless—the newly grandmother approached the child. She got closer to her but noticing that she would not have her attention, she started the conversation.

"I'm sorry for the other time with Tonraq... I hope you don't blame us too much."

The girl was a little uncomfortable. She shook her head, unable to face her interlocutor.

"In any case, I was delighted to meet you. Do you think we can come back?"

She shrugged. She wasn't the one who decided this stuff, why ask her?

"Would you like us to come back?" Senna reformulated.

"Why not…"

Apparently, that was all she was going to get out of her... To start a conversation, there was better. She took an inspiration: she could as well attack in the heart of the matter.

"Hey, Mom, I think Dad broke one of your things!"

"Not at all! Honey, our daughter's talking nonsense."

Senna sighed. Definitely, everything was getting in her way! Well, maybe it was better that way... She already had to take care of two grown children and little Isolina was in good hands.

"Tonraq, what have you broken again?" she said, approaching her husband and daughter.

"But I'm telling you that Korra's talking nonsense!"

The aforesaid Korra took advantage of this bickering to slip away and go to her daughter.

"Hi."

She was given a look and a smile and considered it a victory.

"You aren't very talkative today."

Effortlessly, she lifted her from the ground and took her in her arms.

"What's the matter? Are you sad?"

She shook her head.

"You're lying?"

Isolina didn't really have a reaction. Korra concluded that she had hit the nail on the head.

"A little puppy lying is no good. But the little puppy must have her reasons. Do you want to tell me about them?"

The little girl did not answer, she looked elsewhere.

"Are you sad that my parents are leaving?"

"Do I need to?"

"Uh… no?"

"I love you," the young child replied, throwing herself at her neck.

"Isolina... I love you too... What's wrong?"

"I don't like it when there are other people at home... I'm fine with you and Asami... But you said it was important..."

"Isolina, sweetheart, nothing's more important than you, okay? And you know, even if you weren't very comfortable with my parents, they still love you."

"Really?"

"When did I start lying again?"

"Okay... Thank you... Are you still my mum then?"

"Of course! I'm not going to leave you anytime soon!"

Isolina ignored her vague joke and kissed her on the cheek. Korra was very moved.

"Okay. Well… do you think you can at least give them a hug to say goodbye? That way, they'll be happy and that would make me very happy. Do you mind?"

"I'll do it."

Korra put her back on the ground.

"Come on, let's go."

Isolina went to her grandparents and waited a little hesitantly for them to notice her. Once it was done, they smiled at her and she was reassured. She smiled at them too and started hugging them as a goodbye like Korra suggested.

Asami arrived during this time. She joined her wife.

"I managed to plan a flight for them. It should arrive in about ten minutes. Did I miss something? I thought she didn't really like them?"

"Mmmm... No, it's true that she struggles with it. Apparently, she likes being only with the two of us. But I told her they would be happy to have a hug. You were right, maybe it was a little too soon."

"She manages very well. It's not perfect but we can't expect from her to completely erase her past. Maybe it wasn't too soon but she just needs a little more time."

"And she will have some. She doesn't hate them either... I think. So they'll see each other again and I plan to take her to the South Pole!"

"Why doesn't it surprise me..."

"And you'll come with us."

"I can already imagine all the efforts you are going to make to convince me..."

"And I won't give up."

"Oh, but I'm counting on it. You know that I love our "preparations for a trip to the South Pole"."

"Huh huh…"

"Well, I guess we're ready to go!" Tonraq announced.

"The airship should arrive soon," Asami let them know. "Have you looked everywhere, haven't you forgotten anything?"

Not trusting her husband and Korra for having gathered all their belongings, Senna went back around the rooms in which they had stayed. She was assisted by Asami. Isolina snuggled up against Naga, who was snoring in a corner, and Tonraq and Korra watched the arrival of the airship.

It landed when the two women returned. They were quick to load everything, to say their last goodbyes outside with their last hugs. When Senna took her daughter in her arms she whispered in her ear, "I'm so proud of you..." Korra replied with a smile, then they were gone.

"Okay, there you go, only the three of us!" Korra exclaimed when she returned to the mansion.

"And Naga!" Isolina added, immediately more comfortable.

"And Naga," the Avatar confirmed, coming to stroke her pet's muzzle.

"Mom, can we go practice waterbending now?"

"Yes, if you... Wait, did you just call me "Mom"?"

"I'm definitely not going to help her with waterbending anyway," Asami allowed herself to point out, secretly enjoying this moment that she had been waiting for so long.

"You don't like it?" Isolina asked, worried.

"No… I mean, yes! Yes, I... I like it... well, I don't mind... I'm just not used to it..."

"You called your mom, mom, so... can I do the same? You said you were my mum too!"

"Yes! Yes, yes, there's no problem with that! You just surprised me, little puppy."

Isolina smiled brightly at her and Korra melted. She felt like she was promoted up the ladder of naked tenderness, and it was beautiful and delicate.

"I'll take care of dinner tonight, you should spend some time with her," Asami whispered in her ear.

She kissed her on the forehead and left quickly. Korra followed her advice and spent the rest of the afternoon with their daughter. There was no doubt that Isolina would hesitate a little more and that she would still call her a little by her first name but she also did that with Asami. It was just a question of adaptation and balance, since even if they were not united by blood ties, they were united by even more noble and powerful ties: love ties, and it was more than enough to grow and evolve together.


A/N: So, what about leaving a review? These little stories are mainly for you, so I'd love to know what you think about them. I'll certainly publish the next one next week and the one after that the week after, and then we'll be done, unless I have something new to give you!

See you another time!


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no name guest: Hi!

Thank you for your reviews! I'm glad you liked the last chapter! I hesitated to make it finish the same way it started but… yeah, that didn't fit. I might make a bonus with Reena and Isolina having kids, but it'll be a slice-of-life or it'll be too complicated.

And sorry for breaking your heart ;-)

Thanks again! I hope you'll like this one too! :)

See you then!

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