yeah HE’S always on my mind
NOT you 🙄‼️‼️
yeah HE’S always on my mind
NOT you 🙄‼️‼️
I went looking for Gyatso!Lives fanworks, and came up empty-handed. This seems wrong, so I thought I’d share some of my ideas for how a Gyatso Lives AU could work and hopefully spark some interest. Feel free to adopt and modify any of these prompts. Credit isn’t necessary but I would appreciate a link to anything made along these lines.
It should be obvious but there are major spoilers below the cut.
The first way I could see this would be just the slightest canon divergence at the beginning. When Gyatso gets to Aang’s room and figures out that he ran away, he gets some stuff and tries to follow him. This would mean Gyatso isn’t at the temple when the Fire Nation attacked. Some ideas for what happens after that:
Gyatso works to write down Air Nomad philosophy and culture to preserve it for Aang and other avatars in the future
Gyatso helps other Air Nomads who escaped go into hiding
Gyatso becomes a Grand Lotus
The other version I thought of is a little more canon divergence. If Gyatso walked out on the other elder monks early, he might have caught Aang before he left and they could have left together. That could continue to be an AU where Aang doesn’t get frozen and instead fights the war from the beginning, but I like the idea of Gyatso somehow getting frozen for 100 years with Aang and Appa. Some ideas for that AU:
People getting confused and thinking Gyatso is the avatar since he fits what they’re expecting
The Gaang having an actual adult traveling with them
BUT the Gaang still having most of the same adventures because I feel Gyatso likes to teach by experience and throwing pies
Aang avoiding most of his moral crises because there is an adult who will actually listen to him and his concerns
But probably still having a small moral crisis since Gyatso is the kind of person to say you need to figure things out for yourself
In a lot of ways, Gyatso could be the Gaang’s version of Uncle Iroh. Wise old person who cares about them and travels with them but still lets them make mistakes and come to their own conclusions about the world.
life happens wherever you are (zuko x reader, angst and fluff!!!) | sweetie // happy (end) | tw: none
The sun is streaming through the bedroom window, bright and irritating. You try to fight the urge to open your eyes and awake for the day for a few minutes, but the battle is futile. You open your eyes, stretch, and yawn. Normally, you’d dread this moment, and you do for a second. Then, you remember what your day has in store for you. Today was another day where you have plans with your closest friends, and Zuko. Lately, you found yourself lumping Zuko into a separate category than your other friends. Of course, you two weren’t friends; you were more than that. You know that for sure. You two were currently without a label, but you have a feeling that would change soon.
You glance at your phone to see the time: 10:47am. You also notice that there’s a text in the group chat you share with your friends from Katara, instructing everyone to meet at The Jasmine Dragon at 4:30. You decide to start preparing everything you need for what you all have plans for today: the waterpark.
Sure, you enjoy the water, but no one enjoys being in the water like Katara. Usually, she is found river floating and reading by the pool, but her new relationship with Aang has really revealed a more wild and carefree side of her. This waterpark visit is a nice change of pace compared to the usual lakeside gossip sessions you usually have with her.
After you pack your swimsuit, towel, and sunscreen, you decide to get ready for the day. A quick shower is all you need. The other small things don’t matter as much today, as any other aspect of your regular routine will be ruined as soon as you go on your first ride.
The hours went by quickly, and soon it was 4:15 -- time to head to the tea shop. You lock your apartment, Toph trailing behind.
“So, got any plans with Zuko after the waterpark?” she asks slyly.
“Actually, I’m not sure,” you respond.
“I’m sure you will. You guys sure do spend a lot of time together.”
You roll your eyes and guide her to your car. Toph climbs into the passenger seat, and you two head off to meet your friends.
Everyone has already arrived, and to your delight, you see that Sokka has brought his girlfriend, Suki, along with him. You walk into the shop and a chorus of greetings fill your ears. You give everyone a quick wave and take a seat next to Katara.
Zuko is behind the counter making everyone their drinks of choice. He seems hard at work, and you find yourself staring. Your mother always told you that staring is rude, but you can’t help but stare at this beautiful man. He has always been handsome, but recently he has gotten even more so day after day. The way his amber eyes sparkle in the sun is intoxicating. His dark hair frames his face in the most perfect way, even with bedhead as you recently found out. The way that he bites his lip while concentrating on making your friends’ drinks makes you melt.
“Earth to Y/N, anyone home?” Sokka teases.
“Oh, uh, sorry… you were saying?” you respond
“You should probably order your drink so we can get to the waterpark soon.”
The waterpark is packed full of all sorts of people from all over Ba Sing Se. The familiar summer smells fill the air: sunscreen, chlorine, and fried food. You’re excited to be here, no doubt about that. But the thing you are most excited for is spending time with Zuko. You wonder to yourself if he feels the same way. Your back starts to tingle with the sensation that someone is looking at you, so you turn around. You find Zuko quickly shifting his eyes from you to the ground.
You recall what Sokka told you once about Zuko’s relationship with Mai; he would always look at her when she was otherwise occupied. A small smile forms on your lips upon remembering this, knowing that this gesture must mean something.
“Which ride should we start with? I definitely want to ride the Tornado!” Aang shouts.
He goes on rambling about the various rides he wants to try out for at least five minutes. The group finally decides to ride an attraction called “The Roaring Hurricane” first. You all start the trek across the park to the line. You find yourself falling back from the huddle your friends formed. Zuko matches your stride, and you wonder if he did this on purpose or not.
“I’m not sure if anyone has been more excited to go to this waterpark than Aang is,” Zuko says in a whisper.
You chuckle at this.
“He’s just a really excitable guy,” you respond.
You both walk in a comfortable silence for a while. You occasionally brush knuckles with your walking partner, and it sends a small jolt of electricity up your arm every single time.
Finally, you and your friends reach the line for your first ride. The line is very long, but it seems to be moving rather quickly.
“I imagine we’ll probably be waiting in this line for half an hour, tops,” Sokka remarks.
Everyone nods in agreement and starts making conversation with each other. Katara gently touches your elbow as a signal that she would like to speak with you.
As you step away from your friends, Katara says in a hushed tone, “I technically shouldn’t say this, but I know you don’t deal with surprises very well.”
“Who said that?” You retort.
“On your nineteenth birthday, we threw a very small surprise party--”
“I know, I cried when everyone yelled ‘surprise’. I was just very shocked to find people in my home!”
“Right,” Katara says sarcastically, “Do you want the tea or not?”
You mull it over for a moment.
“Yes, I would.”
“Alright. Now, don’t freak out,” Katara drawls.
“Just tell me already!” you nearly shout.
Katara shushes you and points to your friends, who have all turned to look at you. You smile and dismiss them, earning a menagerie of shrugs as they turn back to their conversations.
Katara leans over and whispers in your ear, “Sokka told me that Zuko is planning on asking you to be his girlfriend today.”
You can’t help but gasp. Once again, everyone turns to look at you.
“Everything okay, Y/N?” Zuko asks.
“Yep! Perfectly fine!” you return awkwardly.
You turn back at Katara, who is visibly cringing.
“I told you not to freak out!” she whisper-shouts.
You give her an apologetic look.
“Look guys, we’re almost at the front of the line!” Sokka exclaims, “That took way less time than I thought.”
“I call riding with Sokka and Suki!” Toph shouts.
Zuko shoots you a quick look that says please pick me.
“I want to ride with Zuko!” you declare.
He smiles at you and squeezes past your other friends to stand next to you.
Sokka, Suki, and Toph are the first to reach the entrance of the slide, which is manned by a gangly, sunburnt teenage boy. You can hear Toph and Suki’s laughter, along with Sokka’s high pitched screaming. Katara and Aang go next, laughing the whole way. Finally, it’s your turn to go with Zuko down the waterslide. The teenaged ride operator lists off the instructions in a monotone manner, and then leaves your side to wait for the signal to send you two off.
“He seems super excited to be here,” Zuko says sarcastically.
You giggle at this in agreement.
“Alright, go ahead,” the teenager states dully.
Zuko uses his hands to push you both towards the mouth of the slide. Immediately, you both drop down into a sharp right turn. You find yourself laughing loudly. Suddenly, you’re shocked to hear Zuko laughing with you. In the short amount of time that you’ve known Zuko, you have never heard him utter more than a chuckle. His laugh is musical, just as amazing as every other part of him. You know that the butterflies in your stomach are not just from the ride; they’re also from the strong feelings you have for the boy in front of you.
Your train of thought is interrupted by a wave of water hitting you as you exit the slide. Zuko is already starting to get up by the time you rub the water away from your eyes. He offers you his hand. As you take it, the familiar jolt of electricity runs throughout your body. Both of you blushing, you make your way back to your friends.
“Bad news guys,” Sokka groans, “Rain clouds are moving in.”
You look up and see that Sokka was definitely right. Grey, ominous clouds were quickly moving to cover the bright sun.
“I want to try to ride the Tornado before we leave!” Aang blurts.
Everyone agrees, except for Zuko.
“I think I’m gonna grab some ice cream instead. Would you like to come with me?” Zuko asks you.
You nod in agreement, earning a small smile from Zuko. You two separate from the group and make your way to the food court.
“I’m glad you invited me to get ice cream with you… that tornado ride scares me,” you admit.
He chuckles at this, then lets out a long sigh.
“Listen, I have to say something. I didn’t really want ice cream. I just wanted to be alone with you for a minute,” he says quietly.
“Oh, what’s going on?” you respond.
You’re trying desperately to play it cool, but your heart is pounding in your chest. You know exactly what’s coming, thanks to Katara’s warning.
“I really like you, Y/N. I know that’s not exactly a surprise to you,” he murmurs. “I know we’ve talked about a lot recently, a lot of intimate… activities. Before we do anything like that though, I want to make a commitment to you. I wanted to ask you… will you be mine?”
Even though you knew this was coming, your heart still soars with excitement. You feel the urge to laugh and cry all at the same time. You’ve never felt happiness like this before in your life. You know exactly what answer to give. You’ve known for a while.
“Yes, a thousand times yes!” you exclaim.
A broad smile washes over Zuko’s face. His amber eyes shimmer with joy. His strong arms wrap around your waist as he engulfs you in a hug.
“I’m so happy, Y/N,” he whispers in your ear.
As he pulls away, he looks deeply into your eyes. The rest of the world fades away as you inch closer to him. He closes the gap between you by resting his forehead on yours.
“Kiss me,” you murmur.
His lips crash against yours. He kisses you hungrily, passionately. His hands are tangled in your hair. You can feel his heart beating quickly in his chest; you can feel fireworks going off in your own chest. You have never been kissed like this before in your life. You feel raindrops on your head, but you don’t make any effort to move away. Neither does Zuko.
“Get a room!” you hear Sokka shout.
Reluctantly, you pull away. You feel your cheeks turn red. You notice that Zuko’s face has turned red as well.
“Sorry, Sokka,” Zuko mumbles.
“I bet you two were so busy giving each other mouth to mouth that you didn’t notice it was raining. We have to go!” Sokka scolds.
You and Zuko look at each other and smile. He offers his hand as everyone makes their way towards the exit.
As you reach the car, you both knew you had to let go for now. He kisses the top of your hand softly as if to say until next time. You hope that next time isn’t too far away.
(a/n): the end :) the spam is finally over lmao,,, i'm working on getting some actual new content out soon, i just have to work out a few kinks. maybe later today, but probably in the new few days if i'm being honest. thanks for reading!!!!
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