The Serpent's Pass

1.6K 56 2

Zuko, Iroh and I were on a ferry, on our way to Bo Sing Se.

"Who would have thought after all these years, I'd return to the scene of my greatest military disgrace..." Iroh said

He turns around and when he turns back to Zuko and I he has a floral hat on his head.

"...as a tourist1" Iroh said

"Look around. We're not tourists, we're refugees." Zuko said

Zuko sips on the soup we were all given only to spit it out.

"Ugh! I'm sick of eating rotten food, sleeping in the dirt. I'm tired of living like this!" Zuko said

"Zuko you need to calm down, we can't draw unwanted attention." I said

Zuko went to say something but someone else spoke up first.

"Aren't we all?" some asked

I felt someone's arm wrap around my shoulders.

"How have you been Kida?" Jet asked

I could see Zuko glaring at Jet.

"My name's Jet and these are my Freedom Fighters, Smellerbee and Longshot." Jet said

I pull myself from Jet and step over to Zuko and Iroh.

"Hey." Smellerbee said

"Hello." Iroh said

"Here's the deal. I hear the captain's eating like a king while the refugees have to feed off his scraps. Doesn't seem fair, does it?" Jet asked

"What sort of king is he eating like?" Iroh asked

"The fat, happy kind. You want to help us "liberate" some food?" Jet asked

Zuko tosses the bowl of rotten food into the water.

"I'm in." Zuko said

"What about you Kida? You want to help as well?" Jet asked

"We both know the answer to that question." I said

"Fine have it your way." Jet said

With that Jet, Smellerbee, Longshot, and Zuko leave.

"Do you know them?" Iroh asked

"Yeah, I meet them while I was with team Aang. Jet is not a good guy, he was going to wipe out an entire village to get rid of a few firebenders." I said

Iroh nodded. A few minutes pass before the freedom fighters and Zuko come back. Jet passes out the food to other travelers. The freedom fighters sit with Zuko, Iroh and I.

"So, Smellerbee. That's an unusual name for a young man." Iroh said

"Maybe it's because I'm not a man...I'm a girl." Smellerbee said

She gets up and storms off.

"Oh, now I see. It's a beautiful name of a lovely girl!" Iroh yells

Longshot got up and walked over to Smellerbee. Jet turns to talk to us.

"From what I heard, people eat like this every night Ba Sing Se. I can't wait to set my eyes on that giant wall." Jet said

"It is a magnificent site." Iroh said

"So you've been before?" Jet asked

"Once. When I was a...different man." Iroh said

"I've done some things in my past I'm not proud of, but that's why I'm going to Ba Sing Se for a new beginning. A second chance." Jet said

Fire Burns and Ice FreezeRead this story for FREE!