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Zutara FTW?

I'm writing an Avatar fanfic, because I don't have enough of those lying around unfinished. *sigh* But! I could not resist the lure of fairytale Zuko, and dragons, and damsels in distress. It's a Zutara, obviously. I'm completely incapable of writing non-shippy fics. And I have a whopping 7k words written already, too.

Not sure yet whether that's a good thing. But I have plot! And an ending! So it's not completely hopeless yet.

Behold the snippets:

Prince Zuko, firstborn son of King Ozai and heir to the Eastern Throne provided his father finally got around to officially declaring him so, was not having a good day.

It was only the last in a whole series of days that ranged from moderately bad to downright abysmal, and it appeared to be fighting for supremacy with that other day, the one where he had eaten the pink-and-green mushrooms and woken up naked in a field of poppies with his undergarments stuck on his head.


Zuko's scalp was itching, sweat was running into his eyes, impairing his vision, and the old geezer was looking up at him with the wide-eyed gaze of a mountain cow. To make matters worse, the prince was dizzy with hunger and seeing the round outlines of the other man's belly beneath the water was evoking images of crispy roast duck while at the same time making him sick with nausea.

Still the man did not answer. Was he dealing with a simpleton?

"Who are you?" Zuko roared again, presumably in the hope that understanding was measured in decibels.

The man cringed and would have sunk deeper into the water if not for the blades at his throat.

"I'm Mushi," he said in a thready voice. "Would you mind removing those swords? I'm afraid have no money to give you and they are really making me nervous."

"I have no need for your money, old man!"

Mushi did not appear comforted by that. "Ah," he said dubiously. "Why were you attacking me then? Surely you are not one of those misfits who delight in killing poor travelers for sport?"

Zuko snatched the swords away as if burnt. "Of course not! I thought you were a dragon!"

He did not need to see the horrible understanding in Mushi's gaze to realize quite how stupid that must have sounded. In the embarrassed silence that followed he felt his cheeks heat and wondered miserably whether he should just kill himself and be done with it. Surely anything was better than being pitied by a fat, hairy peasant.

"Ah well," said the peasant, clearing his throat. "I'm sure that could have happened to anyone. After all, I am amply proportioned." He patted his belly with a booming laugh.


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Feb. 25th, 2007 04:25 am (UTC)
Hey this looks promising. I suppose I shouldn't be surprised that you're not only a wonderful artist, but a great writer as well...but I didn't think anyone could be THAT lucky. XD Loved this:

"Who are you?" Zuko roared again, presumably in the hope that understanding was measured in decibels.

HAHA...Zuko. Hope you post the rest soon.
Feb. 25th, 2007 11:09 am (UTC)
Thank you so much! ♥

this was supposed to be a oneshot but, as is always the case with me, turned into a bit of an epic. Therefore I'm trying to keep myself from posting chapters before I am at least halfway through the story. I tend to lose interest in stories when they become too hard to write, and I don't want yet another unfinished fanfic out there. :(
Feb. 25th, 2007 04:50 am (UTC)
This sounds like ten million shades of awesome, which I shouldnt be suprised at, because its Zuko+Katara+YOU WRITING IT= WIN. It sounds both funny and interesting...I cant wait to see it!
Feb. 25th, 2007 11:11 am (UTC)
I can't wait to get it done! The idea (which I can't give away because it would spoil the suprise) is neat; I only wonder whether my actual writing skills can measure up to it. We'll see. :)
Feb. 25th, 2007 06:56 am (UTC)
I'd read that. Off to a good start already!

Hey, you mentioned before reading good porn with Katara and Zuko... got links?
Feb. 25th, 2007 11:25 am (UTC)
Lovely, thank you! ♥ ♥ ♥

...searching for porn...

Frustration by JimisLittleWing on AFF

Zuko's Geography Lessons by VickySo on AFF (it's not exclusively a Zutara, but it ends with one)

Oasis by VickySo (is also on AFF)

Whose Hearts Are Mountains by Rashaka

That's all the smut I could remember off the top of my head. There are quite a few limey and not so limey Zutaras at The Pit which I liked a lot. If you're interested, I can link you to those as well. ^__^
Feb. 25th, 2007 11:25 am (UTC)
Ooooh, this looks like it's gonna be great.

Is Mushi just some guy, or your AU version of Iroh? Because if he is, then Zuko DID attack a dragon... 8D
Feb. 25th, 2007 11:31 am (UTC)
That's the question that will be cleared up at the end of the first chapter! ^__^ But I can already say that 'Li' will also make an appearance.

Feb. 28th, 2007 02:43 pm (UTC)
wow, that was both hilarious and awesome. You have such a knack for humor and overall, incredible writing. Seriously...I hope you finish this one XD b/c it's already pulled me in. I adore Zuko.
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