part of my, i dont know if this has been done before but fuck it, series
okay, you know the headcanon or maybe the canon canon that sokka’s memory of his mom is hazy?
so i think its because of a couple things–
1: its been known sokka feels like he needs to be a warrior and the protector, and so he feels super guilty about not being there to protect his mom, so he blocks it out, moves on, puts distance between the memory because he feels such such guilt for failing her
2. he also didnt get much time to mourn because after she was gone, his need to be a warrior was reinforced and so he tried harder and harder, and put more space between him and his mother which resulted in a hazy memory of her
3. Its easier to mourn for someone if you dont have many memories of them than if you have a bunch of sweet memories attached to said person
and it breaks my heart because sokka didnt deserve any of this
and then katara goes ahead and tells him he didnt love her as much as she did, when in fact, sokka did, sokka loved her so so much that he had to block her out for his own benefit and for the benefit of others.
what do you wanna bet that after katara said that his guilt tripled?
what do you wanna bet?
my take on katara–link