This one is sort-of the flip side to the prior drabble. And instead of a crack pairing, it's more of a crack trio…


Azula's worst moment wasn't in the caverns when Zuko turned on her; when she realized she'd gambled on his need for Father's approval, and lost.

No, the worst moment came later, when she heard the Fire Lord's response to the ransom note: I have no use for failures.



She shattered.

It took a long time for Azula to put herself back together… with, strangely enough, the help of two Earth Kingdom non-benders, Avatar associates.

When asked why, Smellerbee said wryly, "We're used to taking care of someone not-quite-right-in-the-head."

Longshot's Look, wry and warm, was answer enough for him.