Title: The Air Meets the Trees
Word count: 10,615
Read on ao3.
Made as a gift for @f0xfordcomma
A companion piece of The Ocean Meets the Sky.
He was drowning. At least, that was how Aang felt.
Water clogged his nostrils, clamored for purchase in his throat, and threatened to drag his head ever downward. All he could see were splotches of blue and gray, blurred reflections of the bottom of the barrel and from the dappled sunlight. The pressure behind his eyes and neck was pounding, increasing with each second he stayed submerged. He could just barely see the bubbles as they rose from the desperate gasps he took, opening and closing his mouth like a floundering fish on land.
Or, Aang triggers the memories of Avatar Kun. The story of Avatar Kun from The Ocean Meets the Sky that no one asked for, and how he became both the fourth Avatar, and the Avatar that reminded the world that he was still human.
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@kataang-100 week 14: 3am | wc: 100 | ao3
It was late when he finally stumbled home, maybe close to 3am. The room lit up as soon as he opened the door, courtesy of a flame in his father’s hand. His mother sat behind him, arms crossed and eyes ablaze.
“Do you have any idea how worried we’ve been, Bumi?” she demanded.
“Uh… Sorry, Mom,” he stammered, rightful fear rising. “You see, the guys and I...”
“Room. Now.” Katara made no space for arguments.
Aang’s face was hard, in agreement with his wife, but he quirked a sympathetic grin at Bumi when she turned. “We’ll talk tomorrow,” he whispered.
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Week 19 || Prompt: Fireworks || Word Count: 100
Brilliant bursts of gold, red, blue, and green dazzled the night sky. The shouts of the joyous and the thumps of the drums filled the air as thousands of people danced in wild abandonment.
But here on the rooftop, with Aang's warm arms around her, Katara felt like it was just the two of them, wrapped in serene silence.
She laid her head on his shoulder, taking comfort in his rhythmic breathing, his steady pulse. Eyes of gray peered down at her, reflecting the fireworks lighting up the night sky, and she smiled.
There was nowhere else she’d rather be.
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Kataang Week, Day Three: Post-Canon
It is my belief that well after the end of the war, there were many Kataang picnics and much Katara hair-worship by Aang while Cranefish Town was being built into Republic City and Air Temple Island was being shaped into their future home!
Done on commission for Kataang Week by the one and only @hippano! Thank you so much!
[Image Description: Digital fanart of adult Katara and Aang, three-quarters body. They are sitting on a blanket on Air Temple Island in a wooded, grassy area. Katara is dressed in a Southern Water Tribe outfit of fur-trimmed vest, belt, arm wraps and long skirt. Aang is wearing Air Nomad robes of collared blouse, sash and pants. Katara is facing away from Aang with her eyes closed as he brushes her hair. /end ID]
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First time seeing fireflies :)
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On the horizon, the sky and sea always meet.
☁️Aang and Katara🌊 from my twitter
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Tenzin’s throwaway remark that Lin and Aang “got along famously” lives rent free in my head (as does the fact that Lin wrecked air temple island when Tenzin dumped her) so I needed to draw them ~ bonding ~ after Tenzin and Lin’s breakup. He’s the dad she never had ok!!!
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requested by @itsmoonpeaches for her fic The Ghosts That We Knew
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Every time I listen to Born To Be Yours by Imagine Dragons, I see this imagine in my head, so I drew it :)
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Aang and Kya sacrificing themselves to protect Katara and the tribe
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Another commission for the Kataang Valentine’s Bash! This one from @cherloak! A slightly older version of Kataang with the theme of Watering/Blooming. Thank you so much, Charlie!
[Image Description: Digital fanart of Aang and Katara in their mid-20s against a heart-shaped background. They are standing next to each other. Katara has on a traditional Water Tribe outfit and Aang is wearing semi-formal Air Nomad robes. Katara is holding onto Aang’s arm and they are looking at each other and smiling lovingly. They are surrounded by flowers and heart-shaped water bubbles. Momo sits on Aang’s shoulder watching them both. /end ID]
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You were right about what Katara needed.
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underrated and underappreciated atla parallel:
Katara: I’m not saying the Avatar State doesn’t have incredible and helpful power... but you have to understand... for the people who love you, watching you be in that much rage and pain is really scary. [The Avatar State]
Aang: Wait! Stop! I do understand. You’re feeling unbelievable pain and rage. [The Southern Raiders]
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in honour of kataang week approaching soon, have these imbalance panels of kataang being beautiful/soft/badass/in love together, and just generally being a power couple. please credit imbalancekatara if using!
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Kataang Week Day 1: Height difference
He’s just checking :)
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Kataang Week Day 1: Height difference
I decided to participate in kataang week in honor of @blueclaw7′s birthday! Happy birthday!! I love all the posts you dedicated to me so it’s only fair I dedicate a post to you too!
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Bumi comic to round off my Aang with kids series!! You can view the rest here: Tenzin Kya Lin Jinora
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Special thanks to Mod Atarah ( @penguinsledder ) for the lovely gif!
What is Kataang Week?
Kataang Week is when we, as a corner of the fandom, celebrate the ship Kataang! The prompts for Kataang Week 2021 were selected through four rounds of voting over the last few weeks and all prompts were submitted by Tumblr users.
Cool, when is it?
Summer Kataang Week 2021 starts on Monday, July 26th - a little over six weeks from today - and ends on Monday, August 2nd.
How do I participate?
The most common ways to participate are by creating art or writing a fic and posting it online. Some people try and create something for every day while others only fill one or two prompts.
As always, we want to reassure you that it’s perfectly okay not to do every prompt! We just hope to have lovely pieces to share on each day.
But I can’t draw or write!
That’s totally fine - there are more ways to participate! You can sing a song, create a graphic, write a poem - just about anything really. You can also show your support by reblogging and liking other people’s contributions.
What are the prompts?
The following will be the running order for Kataang Week 2021:
Height Difference - Monday July 26th
Blending Cultures - Tuesday July 27th
Missing Scenes/Post-Canon - Wednesday July 28th
Role Swap - Thursday July 29th
Healing - Friday July 30th
Tease - Saturday July 31st
The Sea & The Sky/Soulmate AU - Sunday August 1st
Free Day - Monday August 2nd
*Missing Scenes and Post-Canon, as well as The Sea & The Sky and Soulmate AU were tied with votes, so instead of flipping a coin/deciding on my own, I am including both tied prompts as options. You can incorporate one or both prompts for each day. And I am also doing this because I see no advantage to any additional rounds of voting and further delays.
**And as always, there is a Free Day at the end of the week. You can use this day to post anything you’d like! It can be a prompt that didn’t receive enough votes or something you’ve been wanting to work on, anything goes!
How should I tag my work?
The easiest way for us to find your work so we can reblog it to this blog is by using the tag “kataang week”. Using “kataang” and “kataangtag” also help. You must tag one of the three in your first five tags otherwise it doesn’t appear in the search.
Sometimes even properly tagged posts may not appear when we search the tags, so if you do not see your content reblogged, please let us know.
Once we’ve reblogged it to this blog we add our own tags (a prompt tag and a user tag) for easy organization. This means we can find all the work for one prompt or all the work from one user in one easy click (this also means that if you have changed your username since participating last year you need to let us know so we can update your tag!).
Can I post my stuff other places online too?
Of course you can!
Why six weeks? Is that enough time?
Traditionally, we like to provide our content creators seven weeks (for the seven prompts) to create quality content. Kataang Week is also traditionally held in the last week of July.
Delays in voting and preparations were caused by a myriad of reasons this year, but ultimately falls entirely on me (Mod Dan) and I apologize for not having everything ready for the seven week mark.
If you are unable to complete a prompt in time, please do not fret. You can alert this blog by mentioning it in your post (ex. @kataang-week ) or messaging one of the mods and your content will still be shared even if it is a week (or a month - or sometimes more!) late.
We also like to post WIP for Kataang Week and encourage everyone else to do so as well - we reblog it here for motivation!
As always, if you have any questions, comments, or concerns, don’t hesitate to send an ask. Don’t forget to reblog this as well to help spread the word!
Good luck, Kataangers, and happy content creating! :)
- The Mods
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Originally they were visiting Kya’s grave, but I couldn’t fit it in right. Enjoy!
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So I just realized some stuff about Aang's iconic "will you go penguin sledding with me?" line
Even before the iceberg, Aang had been separated from kids his age for a while. They didn't want to play with him anymore because he was the Avatar, and it made him feel lonely and excluded. But when Katara found him, for the first time in so long, here was someone his age (and very pretty too!) who didn't know who he was. It's not surprising at all that the first thing he does is ask if she wants to hang out and play with him.
So when they went penguin sledding, it wasn't only Katara who was having fun for the first time in so long. Aang was having fun with someone his age for the first time in quite a while, too.
And maybe that's part of why he didn't tell Katara and Sokka about his identity at first ... he thought they'd push him away because of it, too 😞
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