The Closed Door

Toph is the Blind Bandit; the best at Earth-Bending! Even King Bumi had been impressed with her.

But reminding herself of that didn't help stop her shaking. Just beyond that door….

Aang touched her shoulder and said gently, "I could go in with you…"

She half-laughed, half-sobbed. "Th-thanks, Twinkletoes, but no thanks. And the same goes for all of you," she said without turning to the friends gathered behind her. "I have to do this alone."

She didn't have to break down the door; a servant opened it for her.

"H-hello, Father. Hello, Mother. I'm ho-"

"I'm back…"