Icelin was furious. She was so furious that the room wouldn't keep still and that made her even more mad because she couldn't concentrate when the room was moving. Although, it technically wasn't.
Was Aang out of his mind? Agreeing to spend the night at Zuko's house???? WHAT THE HECK WAS WRONG WITH THAT KID?
And Brit was her best friend and was begging to stay. WHAT HAPPENED TO THE WORLD????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Icelin had been sitting on the couch, steaming when Pire, Irina, Xavier, and Zuko entered the room.
Irina: Hi Icelin.
Icelin: Grr, hi Irina.
She didn't know why, but she was actually friends with Irina and Pire. And why was Zuko following them around like a lost puppy-lamb? But then again, why was Xavier watching Zuko like a hawk?
Zuko:*quietly* Hi Icelin.
Pire: Xavier-- Zuko needs his meds. Go with him.
Xavier stared at her for a monent and then got up and dragged Zuko into the kitchen.
Icelin: So Zuko's on crazy pills, huh?
Icelin: Oh... What's with him anyway?
Irina: He's sick.
Pire: Ill would be a better word.
Icelin: With what?
Irina: We don't really know... all we know is that he won't sleep because he's scared about something and he will not eat. He also refuses to go into a room by himself.
Pire: Something like that. The first three nights he was here, he woke us all up screaming. Ever since, we've taken turns staying up with him.
Icelin: Don't you get tired? Do you ever sleep when he's not looking?
Irina: Trust me... you wouldn't want to...
That night it was Xavier and Pire's turn to stay up with Zuko. After everything Irina and Pire had told her, Icelin wanted to see it for herself.
Zuko: You know you didn't have to come if you didn't want to.
Icelin: Oh no it's fine. You should try to get some sleep you know.
Xavier snarled at her and Pire gulped. Zuko smiled weakly.
Zuko: That's OK, Ice.
Icelin rolled her eyes. She hated it when he tried to act all goodboy and stuff.
Xavier: Icelin, maybe you should lea-
Pire: Stop it
Icelin: That's OK, Xavier... I'm fine.
Xavier: Suit yourself.
Icelin looked at Zuko.
Icelin: So, Zuzu, how are those nightmares of yours getting?
Zuko stared at her in shock. He looked as if he had just watched someone get murdered. Xavier shot up.
Xavier: That's it! Leave now.
Icelin: Make me.
Xavier: Oh I'll make you alright.
Zuko: Xavier, Icelin, stop it.
Xavier immediately sat down. Icelin kept smiling.
Zuko: Please stop fighting. I'm exhausted.
Icelin: Then go to bed.
Zuko was picking at his nails, a habit Icelin had never seen him do before. He looked up at her, a sad look in his eyes. For a moment she felt bad for him.
Icelin: OK, sorry.
Pire: Zuko, maybe you should just lie down.
Zuko lied down on the couch, pulling the covers over him. Every now and then, he'd twitch and his eyelids would droop over his eyes, but open up again. Icelin watched this for twenty minutes straight.
Icelin: OK, I'm bored.
Xavier: Then leave.
Icelin: Make me, crazy-head.
Xavier: Do you wanna piece of me, bi-
Zuko: Guys, please stop. You're my only company. Pire fell asleep.
Xavier: *under his breath* Again.
Zuko: Let's just try to get along, OK?
Zuko: Maybe you should go to bed.
Xavier: And leave you alone with her?
Zuko: Yeah, I guess.
Xavier: I don't trust her.
Icelin: You know I'm right here.
Zuko: I trust her.
Xavier broke out into a hysterical laughing fit which lasted for about five minutes. Icelin and Zuko waited patiently.
Icelin: What's so funny?
Xavier: *serious* It's just that it's very hard to believe that you'd be good at watching him.
Icelin: Oh, I'm sorry, am I taking your precious babysitting job?
Zuko: Xavier, she's my friend. We've been friends for a few years.
Xavier: You said you hated her.
Zuko: :shock: XAVIER!
Out of nowhere, a sudden feeling of pain washed over Icelin. But it wasn't one of those "Oh, they're just mad at me, they'll get over it soon" feelings, it was one of those "I wish that I were dead.... so go on, here's my head, just hit it with a rock!"
Icelin: That's really nice. *stands up and leaves*
Zuko: Icelin, wait!
She was raging with anger and hurt at the same time.
Zuko: Icelin! *grabs her wrist*
Icelin: I'll give you three seconds to let go of my wrist before I hit you in the gut. One...
Zuko: Would you just let me explain?
Zuko: You're acting ridiculous.
Icelin: THREE! *punches him in the gut*
Zuko: Holy crow!
Icelin pulled her arm free and ran into the bathroom, locking the door. Zuko was soon outside, knocking furiously.
Zuko: Icelin, let me in! Let me talk to you!
Icelin: Leave me alone!
Zuko: Icelin, please.
She was going to scream. Icelin looked around the bathroom for something to scream in. She grabbed a towel off the rack and jumped into the shower, closing the door behind her.
As she screamed, she felt something forming in her chest. Something painful, dark, sad, lonely, black. It was a feeling she'd only felt once before: when she thought she had lost Zuko. She knew something and she hated to admit it: she was in love with him again. Not just teen love-- true love.
Zuko: Icelin, please let me in.
But how could she love him when she was in love with Kivo. Who did she want? Who would she ditch?
Icelin: 'Just go away, please.'
After about an hour of begging, Zuko gave up. Icelin remained in the shower, her eyes full of tears. The thing in her chest hurt so badly, she could barely breathe. When she couldn't keep her eyes opened any longer, she folded the towel up and used it as a pillow. Slowly, she fell asleep, having nightmares for the rest of the night.
Icelin woke up early the next morning. She quietly opened the bathroom door and peaked out. Zuko wasn't there. She tip-toed down the hall and went to the kitchen.
Icelin found Brit in there, eating a muffin the size of her head.
Brit: Are you all ready?
Icelin: What do you mean?
Brit: We're leaving at noon. Aang wants to be able to make it to the Earth Kingdom by sunset.
Icelin: Oh yeah, I'm ready.
Brit: So how was last night? ;)
Icelin: I don't want to talk about it.
Icelin trudged up the stairs to her room. Everything was already in her suitcase, ready to get a move on it. She could still feel the hole in her chest; it felt bigger.
Icelin: *to herself* Don't worry-- you'll be out of here soon enough. Soon you'll be with Kivo and have a happy ending.
But a happy ending didn't sound too good right now.
Sokka handed Aang a bag. The two were loading up Appa with the help of Alexianna. Sokka looked over at Icelin.
Sokka: Is it just me, or does Icelin seem strangely depressed this morning?
Aang: Aren't all teenagers supposed to be depressed?
Sokka: Only the ones who have been dumped. I'll be right back.
Sokka walked over to Icelin and sat down next to her.
Sokka: What's up?
Sokka: Interesting... you had a fight with Zuko didn't you?
Icelin: Yeah. I'm so tired. *rests head on Sokka's shoulder*
Zuko: Hey, Sokka, here's some beef jer- *sees Icelin and Sokka* - ky........ Sorry. Didn't mean to interupt you two.
Sokka: :o *Jumps up*
Icelin: *falls over* WOAH! *thud*
Sokka: It's not like that!!!!!!!!!!!
Zuko: OK, sorry. :? *walks away*
Aang: SOKKA! ICELIN! Time to go!
Icelin: WHY ARE YOU YELLING??????!!!!!!!!!
Aang: :| Sorry.
Iroh: Well, you kids stay safe, OK?
Katara: Got it.
Alexianna: Bye Irina! Bye Pire! Bye Alec! Bye Zuko! Bye Iroh! *flirty voice* Bye Xavier ;)
Xavier: :| *blushes*
OK, here's my fanfic cast:
Icelin: Sara Paxton http://www.national-holidays.org/Return_to_Halloween_Town_Marnie.jpg
Brit and Alexianna: Still Brit and Alex http://www.mtv.com/shared/promoimages/bands/b/Brit_and_Alex/281x211.jpg
Irina: Jessica Stroup http://www.topnews.in/files/images/Jessica-Stroup1.jpg
Alec: Kellan Lutz http://i28.tinypic.com/15zmkhj.png
Pire: Annalynne McCord http://www.thelustandenvy.com/photos/uncategorized/2208/08/21/annalynn_mccord.j
Silver: Annaleigh Ashford http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u282/Fiyero3305/Broadway%20Stars/Headshots-AnnaleighAshford