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21 August 2008 @ 10:33 pm
100 Days, 100 Drabbles (#97: The Boiling Rock)  
Genre: Avatar: The Last Airbender
Title: 100 Days, 100 Drabbles
Chapter Title: The Boiling Rock (097/100)
Author: catalyst283
Word count: 200
Rating: PG
Warnings: more inner ramblings from yet another character—this one with very intriguing thoughts
Notes: Second quote is actually not from the episode—it’s a couple sentences of my own making, from drabble #037: Existence. The funny thing is that I wrote that drabble before this episode and obviously before the finale. I knew Azula too well, I guess—knew (been writing) her long enough to know she’d have a meltdown before she actually did. xD

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The Boiling Rock

I guess you don't know people as well as you think you do. You miscalculated—I love Zuko more than I fear you.

Possessing no longer an expressionless face is a testament to my shock—I truly never saw this coming. Of all the things I predicted for the near future, this was for sure not one of them. It is a first—though as I think this, my mind flings back to that one night on the beach, that one night I reflected on an inconsistency (an imperfection) in my life…

She’s gone—long gone—and Father’s opinion is enough for the both of them…I tell myself this even now, repeating it in my mind over and over again to the point where that little ounce of doubt I have is tiny enough to not be there at all. And yet, it’s still there. Always there, just waiting…waiting for the day when this tangled web of lies I’ve spun finally begins to unravel and fall to pieces…

I concentrate once more on the situation at hand (when has my concentration ever been shaken?) before that little voice in my head (when did I ever have one?) remarks that today is that day—the day I have feared.
 
 
Current Location: in Word
Current Mood: contemplativecontemplative
Current Music: Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
 
 
 
greedyslayer: tragedygreedyslayer on August 22nd, 2008 03:55 am (UTC)
Nicely in character.
Lindsay: elizabeth::potc::colors::photoshootcatalyst283 on August 22nd, 2008 03:17 pm (UTC)
Thank you! :D
Y U no auto-translate?lye_tea on August 22nd, 2008 04:38 am (UTC)
Good characterization. I love your drabbles. You're getting close to the Big Number. Haha.
Lindsay: elizabeth::potc::runningcut::photoshootcatalyst283 on August 22nd, 2008 03:18 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I really try to stick as closely to canon as possible while examining the characters' thoughts--glad it comes out well. :)

The big 100--three more to go!
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Lindsay: elizabeth::potc::ring::photoshootcatalyst283 on August 22nd, 2008 03:20 pm (UTC)
How many do you have to read? xD

Thanks! Yeah, drabble 37 was written quite a few months before it happened--but we all did have that tiny bit of foreshadowing from "The Beach" that Azula could possibly have a breakdown. :3 You just had to squint your eyes and stand on your head to see it. xD
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Lindsay: elizabeth::potc::master::photoshootcatalyst283 on August 23rd, 2008 03:25 am (UTC)
Not too bad---imagine if you were somewhere back near drabble 37 or something. xD

It's alright--we all get lazy sometimes--especially me a lot of the time--just not in my writing. x]
Mary Catherine: Koh is scarytehlobster on August 22nd, 2008 06:48 am (UTC)
Wonderfully in character. :D I have to catch up on these! You are nearly done. ^^ Congrats!
Lindsay: elizabeth::potc::darkcolors::photoshootcatalyst283 on August 22nd, 2008 03:17 pm (UTC)
:D

Yeah, only three more to go!!
arthoniel: Iroh for Presidentarthoniel on August 31st, 2008 05:07 pm (UTC)
Ooh, wonderful! I love how you tied your other drabble into this one... nice! :)
Lindsay: elizabeth::potc::ring::photoshootcatalyst283 on September 1st, 2008 02:00 am (UTC)
I couldn't resist--especially since I'd written what would happen before it did. xD