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Out Of The Past.
The Avatar has been abducted! After Tarrlok arrested her friends, Korra confronted the councilman in his chambers. But the heated argument quickly turned into an all-out bending battle! Desperate to save himself, Tarrlok revealed his ability to bloodbend and took Korra far from Republic City. Will the Avatar's friends find her before it's too late?
Unknown Location, Night.
A light flickered on showing a basement with a metal box in the center and a staircase. The door at the top of the stairs opens and Tarrlok steps in, using bloodbending to levitate Korra several inches off the ground in front of him. Korra groans as he levitates her down the stairs and into the box.
Korra strains as she turns to look at Tarrlok. What are you doing?" She was then thrown in the box, he releases his bloodbending grip on her, causing her to land, and slams the metal door shut. "Tarrlok!" She yelled as she turned and started pounding on the door. "You can't keep me here forever!"
Tarrlok stays silent as he steps outside, revealing that they're in a remote location in the middle of snowy mountains.
Republic City, Dawn.
Naruto, wearing black pants, boots, and a white hooded vest walked out of the Task Force HQ's door before seeing Tarrlok ride in a truck from the road leading out of the city. "That's strange," Naruto said before walking down the steps to his motorcycle with saddlebags on it.
Turning it on, he turned around and went to the road and saw only one set of tracks leading to the mountains. He followed them and as he got to the trees, Naga ran out of the city and started sniffing the road before running after Naruto.
Air Temple Island Early Morning.
(A/N: This up to Korra's visions will be canon, feel free to skip.)
Tenzin and Pema are asleep in bed with Meelo between them. Meelo sits up, rubs his eyes, and crawls over his father's face to answer the phone, waking him up in the process.
"Who is this? It's six in the morning! This better be important!"
Tenzin sat up and took the phone from his son. "Councilman Tenzin here… What?!"
Tenzin arrives, while reporters take a picture of an electrified glove and several Equalists weapons. Tenzin then looked over to see Tarrlok, who was having his left arm healed by a male healer. "What happened? What was Korra doing at City Hall?"
Tarrlok stood up and fixed his sleeve. "As I told Chief Saikhan. Korra came to my office late last night. She was upset about something… That's when the Equalists attacked. I tried to protect Korra, but we were outnumbered. Then, I was electrocuted. When I came to, the police had arrived. But Korra was gone. I'm so sorry."
Tarrlok then bowed and turned to Saikhan. "Chief Saikhan, mobilize the entire police force. We have to find the Avatar."
In her bedroom, Lin is lying in her bed, listening to the radio before an announcer interrupts her program. "We interrupt your regularly scheduled broadcast to bring you this special report. Late last night, Equalists attacked City Hall." Lin sits up at that, startled, and begins tuning the radio to listen more clearly. "Subduing Councilman Tarrlok and capturing Avatar Korra. Details are still coming in, b-"
Lin switches off the radio, slowly gets out of bed, pausing for a moment to groan and hold her arm. She crosses to a cupboard and opens it, looking at her Metalbending Police uniform arranged inside. She then stands in her underclothes and turns so her back is to the cupboard and metalbends her uniform onto her body.
She glances down at the police insignia on her chest and tears it off, before putting on a long coat.
Korra threw herself against the sides of the box, kicking, and pounding trying to break out.
"Somebody! Help! Please!" She then slumps to the ground, exhausted. "Please." She sighed out before remembering Tenzin's words. 'I urge you to meditate on these visions. I believe Aang's spirit is trying to tell you something.' Korra inhales and assumes a meditative pose.
After a moment, she then saw a vision of Aang in the city.
Aang with a beard is standing in a street before hearing a woman speak up.
What are you doing here, Aang?"
Aang turned to see a woman with fair skin, black hair in a bun, and grey eyes wearing the police uniform.
"I told you, I have this under control."
"Under normal circumstances, I wouldn't get involved, but if what those victims said is true, we're not dealing with a normal criminal."
Toph just smiled. At that. "Fine. Follow me, Twinkle Toes."
Aang gave an annoyed groan at that. "Toph, I'm forty years old. You think you could stop with the nicknames?"
"'Fraid not," Toph replied with a smile and walked away as Aang grimaced in annoyance before following.
They then walk into Kwong's Cuisine, where a man wearing Water Tribe clothes is eating.
Toph pointing at the man at the table. "It's over! You're under arrest, Yakone!"
"What is Republic City coming to? Used to be, a man could enjoy his lunch in peace," Yakone said calmly before Toph bends a cable from a spool at her belt around his wrist and yanks him forward, knocking over his table.
A policeman comes to tie his arms behind him. "What's the big idea?"
Aang then took a step forward. "We have dozens of witnesses, Yakone. We know what you are."
"Take him away," Toph said to her men who pulled Yakone out of the restaurant.
"I've beaten every trumped-up charge you yahoos have brought against me! And I'll beat this one, too."
Korra then opens her eyes with a slight gasp. "Whoa. I finally connected with you, Aang. But, what are you trying to tell me? A way out of this box would be nice."
She inhales, closes her eyes, and begins meditating again. She then saw the courtroom where a man with grey hair was representing Yakone while a woman stood in front of a group of people with a Water Tribe man in the middle, with a goatee, blue eyes, and sides of his head shaved while his hair was pulled back into a ponytail.
The woman looked at the people before speaking. "Yakone has ruled Republic City's criminal empire for years. Yet he has always managed to stay out of the law's reach, until now. You will hear testimony from dozens of his victims, and they will tell you, Yakone has maintained his grip on the underworld by using an ability that has been illegal for decades." She then turns to the council. "Bloodbending." The man in the middle narrows his eyes at that as the defense attorney stood.
"The prosecution's entire case is built upon the make-believe notion that my client is able to bloodbend at will, at any time on any day. I remind the council that bloodbending is an incredibly rare skill and it can only be performed during a full moon. Yet, the witnesses will claim that my client used bloodbending at every other time except during a full moon. It would be a mockery of justice to convict a man of a crime that is impossible to commit."
Korra then saw the end of the tail as the Council walked back into the room before the bailiff spoke.
"Councilman Sokka will now deliver the verdict."
Sokka then stood before speaking. "In my years, I have encountered people born with rare and unique bending abilities. Why I once bested a man with my trusty boomerang who was able to firebend with his mind." He then looks over at Toph. Why even metalbending was considered impossible for all of history until our esteemed Chief of Police."
"Toph Beifong single-handedly developed the skill. The overwhelming amount of testimony and evidence has convinced this council that Yakone is one of these unique benders and he exploited his ability to commit these heinous crimes. We find Yakone guilty of all charges and sentence him to life in prison."
Sokka pounds his gavel to seal the decision. The defense attorney crumples up a paper, throws it, and slams his fist on the table in annoyance. He looks toward his client as Yakone slowly stands up, grinning as his eyes begin to suddenly bulge. Sokka then cries out in pain as his body is contorted and after a moment, the other councilmen cry out as well.
Toph, briefly shocked, tried to stop Yakone by metalbending her cables at him. Yakone rolls his eyes at her, incapacitating her immediately. He laughs as he turns and sees the entire room under his control as Aang struggles, reaching out his hand to Yakone.
Korra gasps and breathes deeply and raggedly with her eyes closed before calming down to continue.
Yakone makes Toph grab a ring of keys from her deputy's belt and float over to him. He forces Toph to unlock his cuffs, which bounce to the ground. He flexes his wrists and raises his hands to bloodbend everyone into unconsciousness. He turns to see that Aang is still awake and levitates him high into the air.
"Yakone…" Yakone bloodbends his arms behind his back. "You won't get away with this!"
Yakone just laughs at that. "Republic City's mine, Avatar. I'll be back one day to claim it."
Yakone bloodbends Aang into the steps of the dais, knocking him out, before running outside. He leaps into a cart pulled by an ostrich horse and dashes off. Meanwhile, Aang regains consciousness as his eyes and tattoos glow briefly. He bursts out of City Hall on a large airball and quickly catches up to Yakone. Aang sends a blade of wind to sever the ostrich horse's harness from the cart, which flips onto its side and slides to a halt.
Aang coasts in front of the cart and waits for a moment. Yakone bursts out of the side door and bloodbends him to the ground. "This time I'm gonna put you to sleep for good!"
Aang groans in pain as Yakone levitates him into the air and begins contorting his body to painful and near-death positions. Suddenly, his eyes and tattoos glow once again and the bloodbending immediately does not affect him. He earthbends a cone of rock around Yakone's body, immobilizing him completely, and places his thumbs on Yakone's forehead and chest as he struggles.
"I'm taking away your bending, for good." Yakone groans as Aang's tattoos and eyes lit up as he energybends Yakone to remove his bending. When Aang's tattoos stop glowing, he steps back and Yakone slumps down."It's over." He finished in a tired tone.
Korra then stops meditating as she opens her eyes. "Aang... this whole time... you were trying to warn me about Tarrlok."
She then rubs her eyes and stands up as she hears the door open. "Hey, anyone here?!"
Naruto then jumped over the railing and landed in a roll as he saw the box. "Tarrlok brought me here, he can bloodbend!"
Naruto opened the door, having Korra lunge at him for a hug. Naruto smiled as he rubbed her back before walking her up and outside in a snowstorm. Walking to his bike, Naruto picked out a coat of his and put it on Korra just as Naga ran up barking before tackling Korra and licking her. "Naga. You came looking for me." Naga continues licking her. "Good girl."
Why don't you ride Naga, I had a hell of a time coming up with this on the bike." Naruto said as he helped Korra up on Naga. "They seriously need to make tires for snow."
Earlier, Tenzin's Office.
Tenzin's talking on the phone before Lin, Mako, Bolin, and Asami walked in. "I have to go. Call me back the minute you hear anything." He hangs up the phone and stands up; very surprised... "Lin? Wh-wh-what is y- What are y- You should be in the hospital!"
"I figured you could use our help finding Korra."
"Do you have any leads?" Mako asked as Tenzin sighed.
"I've been on the phone all morning, but nothing yet."
"We need Naga! She can track Korra." Mako exclaimed, punching his palm.
"I think Naruto's doing that. Both him and Naga are missing as well."
Bolin then took a step forward at that. "Then where do we start?"
"My guess is the Equalists are hiding underground in the maze of tunnels beneath the city," Lin spoke up as Asami sighed.
"Underground... just like my father's secret factory. Figures."
Bolin then punched his palm as he remembered his kidnapping. "Yeah! Yeah, that makes sense! When those chi blockers had me in their truck, it sounded like we drove into a tunnel!"
"I know where to start looking! Come on!" Mako said as he, Bolin, and Asami rushed out, and past Zira.
"Wherever Amon is keeping Korra, I bet that's where my officers are too," Lin said before they walked out with Zira following.
"Let's bring them all home, Lin."
Downtown Republic City.
The group flies in on Oogi. They landed in a deserted street and got off.
"The truck with Bolin took off down this alley," Mako explained, pointing forward.
The group jogs to the next intersection before Zira speaks. "Which way?"
Bolin closed his eyes and sniffed. "This way kinda… Smells familiar."
Lin metalbends the sole of her shoe back and uses seismic sense to test the ground. "There's a tunnel nearby." Sets off as the rest of the group follows and slides down an embankment.
They then see a large tunnel entrance with a metal gate. "There!"
Zira then looks down to see tracks on the muddy ground. "Motorcycle tracks."
Lin metalbends the gate open and walks into an intersection of tunnels. Zira then held her hand out and created a fireball to light the way with Mako. "Let's try this way," Zira said, walking down one way, having the others follow.
Suddenly, they heard a motorcycle engine before both firebenders extinguished their flames. "Hide!"
The six duck behind a pillar as the Equalist motorcycles approach. One Equalist flips a switch on his motorcycle dash that in turn opens a secret door in the opposite wall of the tunnel. The two motorcycles race inside and the door promptly closes. Lin crosses the tunnel, followed by the others as she runs her hand across the door. She then uses metalbending to trigger the opening mechanism and force the door up.
The group rushes in and the door closes behind them. They approach a large open space, where Equalists are loading supplies onto tram carts on tracks that lead into various tunnels. One Equalist with a clipboard is directing loading and traffic. "That tram goes to the training camp."
The tram disappears down a tunnel and he walks to another one that has just arrived with a female Equalist who climbs down. "Everything was delivered to the prison, sir." They both leave as Tenzin whispers to the others.
"That's where they must be keeping Korra."
"We need to get down that tunnel."
Lin signals the group with her hand and they all run toward the tram and jump in. The tram starts to move down the tunnel. At the tunnel's exit, two Equalists are waiting for the tram. A light flashes and an alarm sounds to signal the team's arrival. It coasts to a stop with nothing inside. "It's empty!"
"Yeah, I can see that."
From inside the tunnel, Lin uses her metalbending cables to grab the two Equalists and drag them inside. Zira then knocked them out and tied them up as Lin looked to Bolin and Asami. "You two, keep an eye on them." Lin then uses her seismic sense to search the prison. "My officers are inside."
"Korra?" Mako asked the woman who shook her head.
"I haven't seen her yet."
Mako, Lin, Zira, and Tenzin head off down the corridor. They turn the corner and see two Equalists, who prepare to attack them. Tenzin uses his airbending to knock them against a wall. Lin and Zira peered into a prison cell, where her metalbending officers are being kept. She metalbends the bars apart and walks in. "Chief Beifong?"
"I'm too late. That monster already took your bending, didn't he?" The officer nods his head. Lin looks down sadly. "I'm so sorry… Come on, let's get you out of here." All the officers get up and follow Lin out of the cell.
Zira picked up one of the Equalists and made a fire blade before speaking. "Where is Avatar Korra?"
"We don't have the Avatar, and the Equalists didn't attack City Hall. Tarrlok's lying."
"What?" Zira asks as Lin walks up.
"I scanned the entire prison. Korra's not here."
"Why would Tarrlok make up a story about getting attacked?" Zira asked before slamming the man against the wall and knocking him out.
Tenzin, looking down in thought, looked up. "Because he has Korra. He fooled us all!"
A siren starts and the group runs back to where Bolin and Asami are standing guard. "Let's go, people!"
Everyone gets into the tram, which takes off. Equalists in another tram starts to catch up from behind. Bolin uses his earthbending to collapse the tunnel sides, causing the tram to crash in the rubble. "Try to chi block that, fools!"
Lin, at the front of the tram, notices an army of Equalists waiting up ahead. Among them are the Lieutenant and several mecha tanks. "We've got more company!" Lin then metalbends a rail from the ceiling onto the track. "Hang on!"
The tram climbs the rail as Lin earthbends a hole in the ceiling. The tram flies through the gap and lands on the ground of the tunnel above. Everyone groans as Lin makes another hole in the ceiling and daylight streams in.
Naruto walked down the street towards the City Hall before seeing Tarrlok walking in front of him. He pulled his hood up as Tarrlok turned around before he continued walking. Naruto followed Tarrlok before coming to City Hall. Naruto then glanced up to a broken window before he ran, and jumped up on an Airball, scaring several people. He dashed to the wall and lost balance for a second as the ball shrank before coming back to size.
Going up the wall the ball bursts halfway before Naruto grabs a brick that was jutted out slightly before he climbed up and into the window. Inside, he saw Tenzin talking to the council and Saikhan. "Thank you all for meeting us on such short notice."
Lin looked at Saikhan before speaking coldly. "Chief."
Tarrlok then walks up as Naruto leaned against the wall at the top. "Have you heard of Avatar Korra?"
Tenzin nodded before pointing at Tarrlok. "We do. You kidnapped her, Tarrlok!"
"I am shocked you would accuse me of such an evil act! I already explained: Equalists attacked us and took her!"
"But there were no chi blockers here last night. You planted the evidence, didn't you?" Tenzin yelled as Tarrlok glared.
"That is a ridiculous accusation!"
They then heard a voice having Naruto look to his right to see Page hiding behind a pillar. "It's true! He took her! I was here when Avatar Korra arrived last night, but Councilman Tarrlok ordered me to leave. I was on my way out when I saw Tarrlok bring her down to the garage.
"That is nonsense!" Tarrlok yells up as Page cowers behind the pillar. "Everyone knows you're nothing but a squeaky-voiced liar!"
Lin folds her arms and looks at the page. "Why did you wait until now to 'fess up?"
"I was terrified to tell because... Because Tarrlok is a bloodbender! He bloodbent Avatar Korra!"
Tenzin looked over at Tarrlok as Naruto got on the railing. "Don't make this worse for yourself. He then takes his airbending stance. "Tell us where you have Korra."
Lin also takes her stance and both prepare to attack. Tarrlok's eyes bulge as Tenzin and Lin bend at him, but he has control of their bodies before they can hit him. Everyone in the room cries out in pain as Tarrlok bloodbends them to their knees.
Hearing a whistle, Tarrlok turned and saw Naruto's forearm as he jumped down and slammed into Tarrlok. Naruto tumbled into a bench before getting up and saw Tarrlok getting up on his hands and knees before running over, jumped up, placed a foot on the back of his head then slammed it down. Naruto then earthbends a cone of earth around Tarrlok leaving only his head visible.
"I got Korra at Task Force HQ," Naruto said, taking his hood off. "I saw this piece of shit at dawn and saw he was coming in from the mountains. Followed the tracks to a cabin on top of the mountain."
Task Force HQ, Night.
Amon and a group of Equalists knocked out the guards before walking to a cell where the knocked-out Tarrlok was in. Tarrlok suddenly woke and looked around as Amon opened the cell with his Lieutenant. "Amon!"
"It is time for you to be equalized," Amon said as the Lieutenant and other Equalists behind him all took fighting stances.
"You fool! You've never faced bending like mine." Tarrlok begins bloodbending the group. The other Equalists all crumple and fall to the ground, but Amon seems unaffected and with minor struggle, begins walking forward. Tarrlok gasps and redoubles his efforts. Amon is halted for a moment, but with a very great effort, he moves one foot forward and continues walking normally. Tarrlok begins backing up in horror. "What? What are you?"
Amon reaches for him before saying "I am the solution."
Amon reaches out and grabs Tarrlok's arm, twisting him around until he is standing behind him. He jabs his right hand at the base of Tarrlok's neck, who groans at that, and moves his left hand toward his forehead as Tarrlok watches in horror. "AAH!"
He screamed before he collapsed to the ground with wide-open eyes. The Equalists all groan and stand up as Amon lifts Tarrlok's limp body onto his shoulders. "Should we take the others?"
Amon shook his head at that. "No, that'll get both Avatars to come after us. Unlike Tarrlok, Naruto cares for his underlings. Their time will come."
They then leave and put Tarrlok in the back of a truck before driving out on the empty street before a Task Force van drives around the corner, missing the truck.
To Be Continued.
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