Me, thinking about the linzin fic I’m not gonna let myself write until I finish my hannibal WIP: so anyway tenzin carved a water tribe engagement necklace for Lin but she never wore it because it felt too much like a chain, binding her to a way of life she wasn’t prepared to take on. He didn’t carve a necklace for pema. The necklace is a water tribe tradition, a piece of his mother’s culture, a piece of his heart he isn’t allowed to pursue. His marriage to pema was symbolic of his dedication to the air nation. A water tribe necklace simply wouldn’t do.