Hey guys. Sorry I didn't get this out yesterday, but what can you do? I'm sad Zutara week is over, it's always a lot of fun to write out the one-shots. I hope you guys like this and review!

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Zutara Week 2009

Prompt: Lick

Zuko was looking for his wife. No one had seen her so he was getting worried, probably more than he needed to, but she was four months pregnant and he couldn't help being overprotective. The only place he hadn't checked in the palace yet was the kitchens so that's where he was headed off towards.

"Katara? Are you in here?" He called out as he entered the main cooking area of the kitchen.

"Hi Zuko. I'm by the ovens," Katara called out. Zuko smiled as he heard his wife's reply. He had been worried there for a second, worried he wouldn't find her. Worried that some how the rebels who hated her because she wasn't Fire Nation had found her, that they had done something to her or their baby. Zuko rounded the corner and saw Katara pouring a brown batter into a pan.

"What's that?" He asked as he wrapped his arms around her looking over her shoulder at the batter in the pan.

"Brownies, they're an Earth Kingdom dessert. Suki just send me the recipe. She said they were all she craved during her pregnancy with the twins." Katara answered as she put the pan in the oven.

"That was nice of her. What's in them?"

"It's all baked chocolate. I'm thinking I'm going to put strawberries on top of them when they come out. It sounds really good together don't you think so?"

"Sure what ever you say," Zuko said in a distracted tone of voice.

"Are you listening to me?"

"Of course I am. I am just a little bit distracted by the batter on the side of your cheek," Zuko answered.

"Oh. Well why don't you lick it off for me?" Katara asked her husband.

"I will," he replied a sly smirk on his face as he leaned down and licked the batter off of her cheek.

"Thank you. Now what do you want to do?"

"Lick the rest of the batter out of that bowl. That was really good!"

"I know right?" Katara said as both she and Zuko grabbed spatulas and proceeded to lick the bowl clean of any remaining batter. A new tradition in the palace was born that day. Now anytime brownies were made the Fire Lord and Lady would get to lick the bowl clean.

I hope you guys enjoyed it. I don't know if there are brownies or ovens in the Avatar world, but there are in my Avatar world. XD I'll see you guys next year for Zutara Week 2010! Please review and tell me what I can improve on!