My humble offering for Tokka Week Six.


1. Bending the Rules

"Just like old times? This is nothing like old times!"

"Sh! She'll hear you, stupid!"

"What, you really think she won't notice us, Toph? We're in her closet! Where else would we hid-nngh!" Sokka grunted in annoyance as the small girl slapped a hand over his mouth. It was ridiculous. They weren't kids anymore. Katara would kill them. Stealing was wrong. There were a dozen more reasons he could think of to no be in this situation.

Unfortunately the weight of an expensive box of sweet Aang sent from the fire nation was very convincing. It was hard to argue with food.

"If somebody would stay quiet instead of getting all scared like a baby, maybe she won't notice!" Toph hissed through the dark. They could see the waterbender through the crack of the door, rummaging around the room in confusion. Silently Sokka shook off her hand and frowned at her.

"I'm not a baby."

"Yeah, okay."

"I'm serious. Don't call me that."

"Aw! Widdle baby Sokka..."

"Stop it, Toph!" Grinning, she tickled her fingers through the little patch of hair under his chin. "He's so cuuuuuuute!"

"Toph STOP!" He hadn't meant it to come out so loudly. In the muffled quiet of the closet, his voice was deafening and for a moment they were startled into silence. Sokka stared at Toph. Toph stared in Sokka's general direction. Cautiously, he leaned forward and put his eye to the crack of the door. Katara's face nearly sent him running. She was still on the other side of the room, but she was staring straight at them. She was livid, if the veins on her forehead were anything to judge by.

"Oh...oh no."

"You idiot!"

"This is bad."

"Of course it is!"

"She's coming! Toph, she's coming!"

"Don't panic!"

"She's gonna-" Toph suddenly snatched the box from his fingers. Tearing into it, heedlessly of the damage she was doing to the package, she began stuffing the candies into her mouth. "What are you doing!"

"Destroying the evidence!" Sokka shook his head in disbelief. She knew they were there, what was the point? Toph threw a sour look in his direction. "Help me, Sokka!"

With a sigh, Sokka began packing his own mouth. They were in trouble no matter what they did. He figured he might as well enjoy his last moments.


It was pretty funny in my head. Anyway, enjoy!

Also, I'm in the market for a title.