Doesn’t matter. He wouldn’t have. Perhaps it hasn’t dawned on you yet. He wasn’t a very honest person.
I miss… the stability he gave us. It was easier to follow that person than to think for ourselves.
You should go to bed now. We’re raiding the Monsoons tomorrow, remember? Don’t waste your energy thinking about the past. It’s not efficient.
He didn’t— he could never have…
…Men like that don’t love.
Go to bed, and don’t talk about him in front of me anymore.
And then what?
A good plan completes its objective and deals with the aftermath. The Avatar won’t stay in the South Pole forever. Hell— the second the Moon disappeared, she’d execute that larger group, then hunt the rest of us. She’s not Aang! And even if we survived that— IF— the Moon spirit could still be replaced, just like the last time this happened.
Speaking of last time: the last group to kill the Moon was the Fire Nation Navy under Zhao. People would associate us with Zhao! And Yue herself— think of all the nonbender children that grow up idolizing her. She’s our best propaganda asset. And you want her gone?
In short: we’d be dead, the biggest nonbender hero of the last hundred years would be dead, Equality’s reputation would be even worse— yes that’s possible— and waterbending would come right back anyway.
You’re smart. You obviously know a lot about our enemy. You have a strategist’s mind. But please— please— focus on plans that won’t backfire.
People of the community…
We have noticed how bad things have gotten for non-benders since the Council was re-instated. Remember that many of us do live normal lives during the day. We suffer the same ways you do.
Our first mission is keeping non-benders safe from retaliation by the Triads and Police. We will glady provide free, discreet protection to any non-bender or non-bending business that asks. If you would like weapons or chi-blocking training, we can provide those as well.
We have also been pursuing more proactive anti-Triad measures. You will be informed of any major changes, but I cannot release more specific information at this time. Rest assured— we are taking the Triad threat very seriously.
((The anon/s who sent these asks around the holidays is/are responsible for this blog becoming active again. (Sometimes you need a little push to get going again.) It would be nice to know who sent these— if you did, can you send an ask?))
I’m happy that you’re involved and making suggestions. Good ambition. I don’t want to discourage you.
But have you really thought that plan through?
Great La… I would not have become Zhao. I did not want to cleans only one type of bending— I wanted to remove it all! Is it imbalance if—
Silence! Who are you to define balance? Perhaps you would not have tried to murder me, but you have corrupted our names and used them as your weapons. You were arrogant enough to claim our power as your own, and you must suffer for it.
I’m not picky about my food. If it’s meaty and spicy, I’m happy, but I’ll eat whatever’s in front of me. If you grow up in Republic City, it’s good to be open to lots of different foods, and growing up poor, you can’t afford to turn anything away.
Drinks— now that’s where I get fussy! My favorite has rum and gin, a couple dashes of bitters, some ginger ale for fun, and a solid squeeze of lime. I know it has a name, but I can’t remember it…
…Eh, it’ll come back later.
((Sorry for the inactivity! I had a one-two-three punch of a summer class ending, a trip to see family, and packing for college. I’ll keep updating as much as I can from now on, at least one post a week until my next break comes. Thanks for sticking with this blog!))