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10 May 2008 @ 11:12 am
Mixed Metaphor  

Title: Mixed Metaphor
Pairing: Sokka x Katara
Fandom: Avatar the Last Airbender
Genre: General
Rating: G
Word Count: 105


Author's Note: Implied incest

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“It’s hard to explain,” she says.

And he clenches his jaws, makes his fists all tight and furious, and he is restraining the anger too. But it comes out anyway, in waves and gushes and long-riding, rolling thunders. Because he is made incensed. Indignant, even.

“What’s hard to explain?” so he replies, through bitter teeth and a fickle tongue.

She is the shell and he is the clam. Inside. And when she devours him, surrounds her little arms around his neck, he is left hopeless. Wasted. And that is how it always will be.

“Everything. But don’t worry. You’ll always be the first.”

 
 
 
redbrunja: Got Your Back (Katara & Sokka)redbrunja on May 11th, 2008 12:37 am (UTC)
Oh.

Ouch.

This is gorgeous. I love the water imagery, and the shell and clam.

I totally want backstory, like who she's leaving him for and what's going on in his head.

Also, there's a typo in the fourth sentence: I think you mean "mad" not "made".

*memories*
arthoniel: Iroh for Presidentarthoniel on May 11th, 2008 12:52 am (UTC)
Ooh, nice!! I loved it! :D
Mondai Senshi: [AtLA] Pandalily; Romantiquemondaisenshi on May 11th, 2008 05:56 am (UTC)
Oi, thanks so much for sharing with our com. This is why I love drabbles - they're a quick read, but they can take a while to fully process. That, and they can be twisted into so many different meanings.

Truly, the imagery here is just beautiful. Even if the story is a bit of a downer. So much love...! ♥
Catherine Winnersunrunnersioned on July 1st, 2010 09:07 pm (UTC)
LOVED it!! thanks for sharing!