Dance no more: Zuko's view

D: previous chapter.

A/N: Zuko's view on the events of the night

Zuko shifted against the wall, sighing. At the moment he hated his uncle. His eyes scanned the room and came to rest on the only other person not dancing. Next thing he knew he was at her side.

"Would you like to dance?" He asked her.

The girl turned.


Zuko held out his hand and she took it. Leading her onto the floor he took her waist and led her around the room to an unfamiliar tune.

Would you dance
if I asked you to dance?
Would you run
and never look back?
Would you cry
if you saw me crying?
And would you save my soul, tonight?

Listening to the music he spun the girl out and brought her back. Taking her waist he went back to leading her around the room, never once missing a beat.

Would you tremble
if I touched your lips?
Would you laugh?
Oh please tell me this.
Now would you die
for the one you loved?
Hold me in your arms, tonight.

Zuko looked at the girl only to find her looking at him.

"I'm Katara." She said.

Zuko nodded, trying to remember where he had heard the name before. The rustling of the water goddess costume she was wearing caused him to look down and it clicked. The avatar's friend.

I can be your hero, baby.

I can kiss away the pain.
I will stand by you forever.
You can take my breath away.

Iroh looked around the room for his nephew. Finally he spotted him dancing with someone. He smiled.

Would you swear
that you'll always be mine?
Or would you lie?
would you run and hide?
Am I in too deep?
Have I lost my mind?
I don't care...
You're here tonight.

An unexplainable feeling kept Zuko dancing with Katara. Why he felt like he could care less about the avatar, Zuko didn't know. But he did know this. Katara looked stunning.

I can be your hero, baby.
I can kiss away the pain.
I will stand by you forever.
You can take my breath away.

The dance was interrupted by another of the avatar's friends.

"Katara we have to go. Zuko's ship's been spotted in the harbor.

"I'll be right there. Get Aang."

The boy cast a quick glance at the fire prince before he nodded and left. The girl rounded on him.

"Who are you?" she asked.

Zuko bent so he could whisper in her ear.

"A follower."

Straitening he went to go find his uncle, leaving Katara looking puzzled. He soon found the old man.

"Come on uncle we're leaving."

Turning the two made their way to the back door. Letting his uncle go first Zuko turned to see if he could catch one last glimpse of Katara. He found her walking out the front door just as the song ended.

I can be your Hero
If it just me or was Zuko's chapter shorter than Katara's? Oh well. Now you may review and tell me what you thought of this fic.

Peace out,