A/N: Here's my story for Tokka Week's first prompt. Tokka Week being pretty much the same as Zutara Week. Just with Tokka. ;) I posted this on deviantART and decided to post it here too. I've never written an Avatar fic before so some critique would be nice. :)
Disclaimer: I don't own anything to do with Avatar. If I did, Tokka would probably be canon.
It was only a joke. It had to be a joke. No one could have been mean enough to actually do this to him. He knew that the person in charge of the whole karma thing didn't seem to like his that much, but this was just ridiculous.
"You're getting married?" Sokka looked incredulous. Thankfully he had gotten over the whole shouting about age and that it was his little sister thank you very much Mr. Avatar.
Katara and Aang were looking very uncomfortable. Holding hands, which Sokka glared upon nastily, and nervously looking at each other.
Toph, on the other hand, took the news so calmly and rationally, that Sokka assumed she had known about it before hand.
Because 'congratulations' is not something you can say when your 20 year old sister is going to marry the 18-almost-19 year old Avatar.
This made Sokka's reaction something between fainting and yelling.
Sure he knew that his sister and Aang had been dating since they were 14 and 13 respectively, everyone knew that, but come on. Marriage? Big step.
"Come on, Sokka, you can't say you didn't see it coming," Toph said loftily, lounging lazily on the ground.
The warrior just looked blank.
"I would have thought that you'd have heard the sounds from their tent," Toph said, grinning, as she heard Sokka's heart beat speed up angrily. She was thoroughly enjoying the whole ordeal.
"Toph!" Katara blushed madly. "You are not helping."
The earth bender grinned and shrugged.
Aang stood up while clearing his throat. "I think we should leave him alone, so he doesn't hurt us-I mean to let it all sink in."
Katara smiled, stood up, and left behind Aang. "Coming, Toph?"
"Nah, I'll make sure Snoozles doesn't do something drastic."
Katara nodded and left, casting one last concerned look at her brother, who was frozen in place with a stony expression.
Toph rolled onto her front, looking in Sokka's direction. "You're just angry because you're the last to know, right?" she asked, grinning.
The warrior snorted.
"Just because they told everyone before you, doesn't mean they care about you less. I mean, just because I found out first, doesn't mean they like me best. It just means that they feel that I'm less likely to go crazy-protective-older-brother on Aang's butt."
"Is this supposed to make me feel better?" Sokka asked testily, finally abandoning his stony expression.
"No. I just wanted to make sure you knew all this." Toph grinned as Sokka flopped onto his back, groaning. "Now, you want to tell me what's really bothering you? Don't expect me to believe the whole not-expecting-this-at-all routine. You're not an idiot, I don't think, and you had to know this was coming."
Sokka muttered something incomprehensible to even Toph's ears.
"Huh? Speak up, Snoozles."
"I said," Sokka sat up, looking directly at the earthbender, "I just never thought my sister would get married before I did."
Toph raised an eyebrow at him.
"Well, I'm 21. I thought that by now I'd be married."
"Let me guess. To Suki, right?" Toph asked, voice gaining a hint of steel.
"Well, yeah. I did think that we'd get married," Sokka shrugged, "but that just didn't work out."
"No duh. Running off with no good reason kind of breaks up a relationship." Toph muttered sarcastically.
"She had a reason." Sokka snapped.
Toph groaned. "You really are all bent out of shape about this whole Katara getting married before you, aren't you? Why? It's not a big deal. So you take a few more years to tie the knot. Big whoop."
"It is a big deal! Katara's younger than me by a whole year." Toph rolled her eyes. "And Aang's not even 19!"
"Look," Toph stood up, annoyed now, "If it bugs you so much, how about you propose to someone really fast, have a tiny wedding that only you and her know about, and get married months before Katara's huge, 200+ people wedding? I'd even do it with you, just to get you to stop annoying me with your whines of your sister getting married first!"
Sokka looked up at her. "You'd really do that for me?"
Toph paused. "Sokka…I was being sarcastic."
Sokka's face flushed, something he was grateful Toph couldn't see.
She smirked. "You knew that, didn't you?"
"Of course I did. I wouldn't want to marry you anyway," Sokka said hastily. "I was…making a joke!"
"Right, of course," Toph said, laughing as she left the tent. "I'll just go talk to Katara about getting a wedding dress."
Sokka groaned, face even redder, as he flopped back down on his back. The crazy thing was, she'd probably look great in a long white dress.
A/N: Well, I don't know if anyone will like it. I enjoyed writing it. Until tomorrow!