The world is spinning too fast, and this feeling is a feeling I feel too often. I watch as a house goes up in flames, and shield my eyes from the vibrant colors. So much is happening I don’t even notice a little girl holding onto my leg sobbing.
“W-what’s happening? I can’t find m-my family,” the child has to yell through the chaos. I can’t help but pity that boy, who’s in a similar situation as I was a few years back. My mind trails off. But a apoy ball nearly hitting me in the head brings me back to the matter at hand.
“It’s the apoy nation,” I begin, but then another apoy ball comes zooming at me and I have to pato on the ground and do a summersault to keep from becoming toast. I realize if I stand here explaining to the girl who looks like she’s about four, we will be dead in a matter of seconds. I scoop up the little girl and head toward the forest about a mile ahead. I have only been there once or twice, but for now it will be fine. I would rather be Nawawala then dead.
“W-w- what are you doing to me?” the girl began to scream and kick trying to freeing herself, making it a lot harder for me to run with her in my arms.
“I’m-,” but the girl interrupts me.
“You are from the apoy nation right? You are gonna kill me and everyone else and-“
“You want to know the truth kid, I’m saving your life, and if it wasn’t for me, you would be dead right now you would have been. Just look at where we were standing before, I haven’t seen it because I’ve been too busy running you to the forest to SAVE YOUR LIFE!”
The girl looks behind her as I told her to, gasps, and bursts into a whole new set of tears.
“So, what’s it like back there?” I know I’m torturing her but I’m beginning to get a cramp from running, not to mention I think I’m bleeding from one of the places she kicked me. It also didn’t help that she accused me of being apoy nation. Yup, I’m not in the best mood now.
“I-it’s terrible. You were right we would have been dead. Thank you, for saving me.”
She gasps. “Oh, no what is it this time,” I think, “maybe she left her doll behind or something stupid like that! Ugh”
“L-look, t-the apoy Nation, they are following us.”
“Well, duh otherwise I would have put you down a long time ago. They are probably going on a conquering streak or something. They probably are just going to burn down every town in their way. That’s why I’m bringing you to the forest. They are only looks for villages. Now I’m gonna stop talking now ‘coz I’m running out of breath.”
“Ok. We are almost there though,” the girl says.
I finally made it to the forest and I feel like I’m gonna be sick. I’m dizzy and…and….and….
“Are you ok?”
I wake up to the girl I rescued shaking me.
“What happened?” I ask rubbing my head which is throbbing.
“You saved my life when the apoy nation attacked our village, and you brought me here, the forest, and then you blacked out.”
“Oh yeah, I think I remember now. Flippin’ salamanders, how long have I been out for.”
“I don’t know it’s hard to keep track. Anyway I don’t think I introduced myself, I’m Zola.”
“Oh cool. I like your name. I’m Jane.”
“No offense but that’s the weirdest name I’ve ever heard of.”
“Tell me about it I had a sister named Olivia.”
“Oh, did you have to leave her in the fire?”
“No, I had to leave her a long time ago.”
“Wh-“
“I’m sorry but, I don’t like to talk about it.”
“It’s ok I think my whole family is dead now.”
“Join the club. I know this is walang tiyak na layunin but how old are you?”
“Five. You?”
“Sixteen.”
“Cool. Wait, did you hear that?”
“Yes,” I reply.
I look up and see the trees rustling and I can’t help but smile because I think I know what or rather who it is. Suddenly, a girl drops down from the tree. She has long silver hair that hangs down her back and purple eyes much like my own.
“Jane!” the girl exclaimed.
“Joselyn!” I couldn’t help but scream.
Joselyn and I embraced each other.
“Why are you here?” Joselyn asked.
“Fire nation.”
“Oh, holy crackers I’m sorry. Do you need a place to stay, because you can stay with me, Aang, Katara, and Sokka?”
“Flippin’ salamanders you would do that for us? Oh I never introduced you guys. Zola, this is my friend Joselyn. And Joselyn, this is Zola, a girl I rescued from the apoy nation.”
I walked with Joselyn and Zola to the campsite, where the rest of the gang was. Appa greeted me sa pamamagitan ng licking my face. Everyone laughed.
“Are you moving in here?” Katara asked.
“Katara!” I scream, and everyone automatically looks at me in a weird way. I blush and then continue. “It’s just I’ve never meet another waterbender before, and I need to master it. I mean I know how to waterbend but I’m not sure if I’m doing it right.”
“If you want to learn how to are gonna have to stay awhile. How about you stay here so you can learn?”
“I-I would be honored.”