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Hopeful Promises. -One Shot. Tahorra

"Pretty boy? Is that you?"

"Huh?...Uh-vtar?"

Tahno lazily opened his eyes as the sun glared at his direction. He winced as sun pierce through the form of Korra, was leaning towards him.

"Why are laying in the park fountain?" Korra asked as she tilted her head in genuine curiosity.  

Tahno instantly shot up and mumbled something intangible while slightly blushing at the fact that Korra discovered him sleeping in what he likes to call one of "his temporary homes."  Apart from  losing his bending, his friends, his fan girls, his fame, and his pride, Tahno was finding himself homeless.

Despite the fact Amon took his bending and cheated his way to first place, he was still awarded the prize winnings. With that money however, Tahno went straight to all the best healers in the city to see if somehow he could get his bending back. He spent all night trying to find a cure but it wasn't a success.

Tahno realized by dawn that he truly lost his ability to bend and that there was nothing he could do about it.

When he thought things couldn't get any worse, later in the end of the week, Tahno could no longer afford to live in his luxurious apartment anymore. His prize money was running low and he needed to save that money for food and other necessities. By morning, he was evacuated from his home and found himself practically living on the streets.

The last thing he needed, was Korra finding out that not only was he a pitiful chump who lost his bending, but now he was a pitiful homeless chump who lost his bending.

Tahno lightly gave her a tired smirk as he sat down. "I guess I was having another one of my beauty naps. In case you haven't noticed, I think I'm in a desperate need of one."

Korra sat next to him laughing. "Well, I can't argue with you there. But still, why here of all places. I was certain the great Tahno would be hanging around a local cave or a urban café shop were tortured artistic souls gather to express their feelings through reciting poetry in public."

Tahno rolled his eyes. "Korra, Do you really think I'm the type to express my feelings publically to complete idiotic strangers?"

"Not really, but I surely see you hanging around with some idiotic people inside some underground shops in Republic City." The young avatar said as she playfully nudged him with her elbow.

He gave out a weary chuckle as he looked away from her.

"So are you going to tell me why you're really here." Korra softly asked as her foot began to twist from side to side as she snuck in a side glance to his direction.

The ex Wolfbat Captain sighed loudly, practically groaning at the fact he was about to once again lose every ounce of his pride. "I think we both know why I'm sleeping in this fountain Korra. Not everyday Republic City's Wolfbat Captain Champion, becomes a pitiful fool who barely has any money to pay for a decent place to live because he had to choose between shelter and food."

For a moment, the two remained silent and looked straight ahead at some of the children who were playing in the grass, laughing together with one another.

Suddenly, Korra shot up while grabbing Tahno's hand.

"What the-What are you doing?" The ex waterbender stated in a mixture of exhaustion and annoyance.

Korra turned to him and cupped his hands. As if things couldn't get more embarrassing for Tahno, he found himself feeling the blood rush into his cheeks as she looked straight into his eyes. She had her determined pouty look she held the day she met him. He didn't want to admit it to himself at the time, but the moment he saw her in Narook's Noodlery with that same look she held now, he thought not only this was practically one of the most adorable looks he has ever received (which says a lot since he loathes to use the word adorable) but it was this look that sparked his interest in her.

Now this look held something deeper.

"Tahno…This is a demand and it's not optional. You have no say in this matter. " Korra announced her eyes dancing playfully at his confused reaction. "You are going to stay at Air Temple Island until I found a way to restore your bending.  But don't think you laze about. You're going to help around in the Island, Babysit the Tenzin's kids with me, and help me learn air bending so we can finally kick some Amon butt. "

Tahno's crystal gray eyes widened as he stared at those hopeful glowing blue ones.

"B-But-"

Before he could finish, her finger was roughly pressed into his lips.

"No ifs, ands, OR BUTS! Listen up pretty boy. I really hate repeating myself so I'm gonna be nice and tell you how this is gonna happen. I'm bringing you home, with me. I will get Amon and make him pay for what he has done to you and everyone else.  Most importantly, I will find a way to get your bending back. "

Tahno's gaze fell from hers and he softly whispered. "Can you really do that? Get my bending back?"

Korra gave his hands a firm squeeze.

"I don't know how but I promise you. If Avatar Aang was the first avatar to take away a person's bending, then you bet I'll be the first Avatar to have the ability to either reverse the effect or grant bending abilities to people. And when I do figure out how to do it, I promise…I will start with you. "

She then did something that surprised the two. She quickly pulled him into a hug and whispered lightly. "I promise you Tahno…Everything will be okay. You'll be okay. Just hang in there a little longer."

If there was ever a moment Tahno wanted to break down and cry it was right now in this moment. Normally he didn't trust others so easily and would often ridicule and scorn someone who promised him anything. People always lie or don't live up to their promises. To him, hopes and promises were nothing but broken and empty words.    

But Korra's words touched him in an entirely different way. The way she looked at him as she promised him everything will be okay.

For the first time in his life, Tahno now understood the meaning and feeling of hope. He now understood why so many people poured their faith into the Avatar. Despite the avatar being born into the world as different people, the overall outcome was the same. The Avatar was someone who never walked out on people who needed him or her.

Avatar Korra was no exception. Sure she was tough, a tomboy, and had a temper worse than ten dragons…But she was also very innocent, kind, and above all a true fierce friend. One who would never turn her back on people no matter who they are or how they treated her.

Tahno now embraced Korra back and lightly answered. "Thank you."

The two remained frozen like this for what seemed to be hours but was barely five minutes. To his chagrin Korra gently pulled away and looked at him, her face now displaying that cocky smirk of hers.

"So? I'm guessing you used to waterbend your hair into that ridiculous curly swirl huh?"

Tahno blinked and then gave a small grin back at her. " If you'd accepted those private lessons earlier, I would have more than gladly have shown you that trick…and many more."

Korra playfully punched his arm. "You're such a sleazebag."

"A sleazebag with alluring lines, no?" Tahno attempted to reason as he flipped his floppy hair to the side. "You can't deny, I was charming."

Korra rolled her eyes. "Believe me when I say I think you look better this way then you did before with that stupid hair. I admit though, I do miss the eyeliner, pretty boy. Better than the sad puppy dog puffy eyed look you have now. "

Tahno's eyes narrowed for a second but then his lips twisted into that annoying smirk she knew too well as he realized what she said. "Ah. So you admit it. You do find me attractive despite my hair."

Her bright blue eyes widened as a faint blush spread through her cheeks. "As if loser. I just mean you look tolerable."

"But that's not what you said." Tahno countered back as he leaned closer to Korra. "Now was it? You still call me pretty boy. "

His face was met with her hand, ruffling his already greasy stringy hair. "You sir, are getting on my last nerve! Now come on, or I'll personally use you as my punching bag right here right now."

Tahno laughed as Korra attempted to remain serious but failed miserably as she joined him into the laughter.

She then grabbed his hand once again and the two walked off towards Yue Bay, both trying to ignore the tingling sensation they felt as their bare hands touched.
:iconfooboo24: I hope you like this Tahorra fanfic.

I love this crack (is it considered crack now since the clip? XD) couple so freakin much. Don't worry I'm hardcore Makorra but this couple is so freakin adorable.

Serisouly Byrke WTF are you doing to my emotions? That episode 7 clip tore my heart out! DX
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MysticPixie Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014
this is amazing
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Girl-In-Disorder Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Aww thank you! :3 
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xShunShin Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I sort like Tahnorra but this was very cute! ^^
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Girl-In-Disorder Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you so much ^^
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JackieStarSister Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This was interesting. Some parts seemed random of OOC, but overall I enjoyed reading it.

I liked this paragraph: "Normally he didn't trust others so easily and would often ridicule and scorn someone who promised him anything. People always lie or don't live up to their promises. To him, hopes and promises were nothing but broken and empty words." I wonder if Tahno himself fit that description.
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Girl-In-Disorder Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Aww thank you!

Looking back, it does have OOC but I was craving for more Tahnorra XD

Aww Thank you! ^^

About the paragraph, I think you are right. After all, I have this headcanon that Tahno would fit that description because he was let down so many times. Therefore, he decided to do the same to everyone else.
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stillbutterfly2 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012
thiiis waaas soooo cuuuteee <3<3<3 i love it
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Girl-In-Disorder Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!!! ^^ I'm glad you love it :D
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xforevrgonex Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Student General Artist
Love it all the way!!!!! cx
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Girl-In-Disorder Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you so much ^^ huggles
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xforevrgonex Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Student General Artist
lolz you're so welcome :)
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Girl-In-Disorder Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
:D
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steeteepic98 Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Student
aawww' great fic i love tahnorra!
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Girl-In-Disorder Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you so much ^^


This couple is really cute to me XD
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steeteepic98 Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Student
your welcome!
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Girl-In-Disorder Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
^^
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JulietRiversong Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I read this.... A little reluctantly... But I managed to survive. I'm Makorra too and I don't think this was that bad at all. Although I've got mixed feelings about Tahno, I do think he deserves at least a little love.................
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Girl-In-Disorder Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
XD

I dunno... I think Tahno has so much character potential and hopefully he can return to his sassy self (but this time being at least Korra's friend). ^^
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JulietRiversong Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
True. But I still think people are a little too quick to feel bad for him. I mean, that video of him was pretty pathetic, but did people forget that he was mean to Korra and Bolin, and completely cheated in the championship?
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Girl-In-Disorder Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
XD

True. I mean sure he cheated and of course the winnings went to his head, but I felt the clip shown his different side.

Like apart from looking haggard and tired, I mean when he put his faith into Korra "you gotta get him for me", I felt like he truly believes in Korra and that she'll defeat Amon.

To be honest, I thought he would blame Korra for all this (due to his personality before the incident) but the fact he didn't proves Tahno does have some good in him and is capable of empathy. Perhaps he may now understand what it's like to feel like everyone else for once.

I also think the fact he playfully smirked at her and kid despite his condition shows he never hated Korra but saw her as a pro bending rival as well as someone he liked to tease with.


XD I am getting way too into this. I still ship Makorra freakin hard XD
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JulietRiversong Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, yes, but there is some part of me that still doesn't forgive him... or maybe I don't forgive the teammate that hurt Bo.... Idk....

True.....

Good point and he kinda looks worse than everyone XD

True.....

lol and you'd better still ship Makorra! It is da bomb.
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Girl-In-Disorder Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Haha I see. XD For some reason, I would be like "AWWW YOU CHEATER!!!! D<" Then when I find out his bending was taken, I would personally get teary eyed and try to be his friend XD

Lmao XD Tahno!!! He lost his fab! (I kinda dig his hobo look XD)

*high fives* MAKORRA FTW!
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JulietRiversong Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol

(Same XD)

*high fives back* WOOHOO
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Girl-In-Disorder Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
XD
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Peaceful-Child Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Student General Artist
Great fic!
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Girl-In-Disorder Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you so much ^^
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Peaceful-Child Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Student General Artist
Your welcome!:D
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Girl-In-Disorder Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
^^
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Midnight4568 Featured By Owner May 16, 2012
D'awww! Great story! I really hope Korra helps Tahno get his bending back. :)
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Girl-In-Disorder Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! I have two more tahorra fanfics I'm working on! XD

I really hope Korra restores Tahno's honor! ^^ lmao XD It's zuko all over again.
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ZutarakataangSukki Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I miss the eye liner, too! Poor Tahno!
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Girl-In-Disorder Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
TAHNO DX

Hahaha I freakin love Tahno in his old form but this new poor guy form is just as beautiful!

Tahno is beautiful! XD
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ZutarakataangSukki Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
His new form is just so sweet. Makes me want to cuddle him!
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Girl-In-Disorder Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
IT is! <3 omg This pairing...Lmao I love it so much XD

(Of course Makorra all the way but Tahorra is cute xD)
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TheGrayWarden Featured By Owner May 15, 2012
This is a fic for both me and fooboo, perhaps... Good job!
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Girl-In-Disorder Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
XD This is dedicated to all the Tahorrians! ;D

huggles

Thank you so much :3
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TheGrayWarden Featured By Owner May 15, 2012
Yup! Lately, Tahorra has become oddly appealing... But I'm still MAKORRA 5EVAR :D
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Girl-In-Disorder Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Lmao Hop on the "We are hardcore Makorrians yet we love Tahorra" ship XD
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TheGrayWarden Featured By Owner May 15, 2012
I'm hopping so hard this ship is sinking.
O_O Le gasp!! STOP HOPPING!!!
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Girl-In-Disorder Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
LMAO XD

It's okay. I mean I still love Makorra to death but Tahorra is pretty adorable XD
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TheGrayWarden Featured By Owner May 16, 2012
True dat. When fooboo first presented the idea I was like wtf? But now it kinda doesn't creep me out anymore. Cuz now it's cute :3
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Girl-In-Disorder Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Hahaha I feel bad how Tahno looks but I feel this side of Tahno is really sweet and cute XD
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fooboo24 Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
FFFFFF-- SO SO SO CUTE. WHY IS THIS SO CUTE? *drowns in the cuteness*
I LOVE THIS. LIKE, A RIDICULOUS AMOUNT.
WE ARE FOREVER-MAKORRIANS, BUT THIS IS JUST TOO GLORIOUS A CRACK SHIP NOT TO ADORE!
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Girl-In-Disorder Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
LMAO XD I wanted some Tahorra fluff (There are so many naughty ones out there! XD)

Thank you so much ^^ I'm so glad you like it ^^

*high fives* YOU KNOW IT! HARDCORE MAKORRIANS WHO ARE HARDCORE TAHORRIANS XD

This is a beautiful fandom and friendship! XD
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fooboo24 Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I just got the cheesiest Tahorra fic idea and, of course, me being me, I have to write it like, immediately. And it shall be dedicated to you, of course! I think it's safe to say all my Tahorras will be written out to you~
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Girl-In-Disorder Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
OMG WHAT IS IT PLEASE TELL MES! DX


LMAO *grabs hands* THE SAME GOES FOR ME TO YOU! ALL TAHORRA FICS ARE DEDICATED TO EACHOTHER! *cries into the sunset* This pairing is too adorable XD Tahorra!

I bet Byrke didn't expect fans to ship Tahorra huh? XD
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fooboo24 Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I just randomly thought of these few lines of dialogue, and I'm going to find a way to base a fic around it ;D:


“I wonder how Avatar Aang’s wife felt when she first experienced this moment.”
“What moment?”
“The moment when one realizes that they are utterly in love with the Avatar.”
“Pfft – you don’t love me. We barely know each other.”
“Ah, perhaps, not yet. But I really like you, Korra. And I know I could easily learn to fall for you if we were to continue this.”
“W-whatever. This isn’t even a real date.”

~

I think Bryke is looking at people like us and saying, "Um, WTF? You guys aren't supposed to ship Tahno and Korra...!" :XD:
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Girl-In-Disorder Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
......

WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO ME!!?! XD *fan girl squeels* This is BEYOND CUTE!!! omg...lmao omg what if Mako heard this? XD

Mako: .... What the FUUU******* D< *censored*


Hahaha omg I know right? I bet Byrke is like "Let's show that Tahno isn't all that bad and perhaps Korra and him have a sweet bromance moment with this clip.


15 seconds later


Byrke: OH SHI LOOK AT ALL THIS TAHORRA FANFICTION AND FANART! XD
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fooboo24 Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
In the fic, Mako DOES hear it :XD: And he flips shit!
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Girl-In-Disorder Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
OH MY ROKU! XD


Oh dear gawd, I'm going to die reading this! XD Bring it Mako! Tahno fights for his woman! XD
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