Avatar Book 3: End of a Saga

Chapter 4: Confrontation

We walked to the bunker and arrived at a metal door. Zuko opened it and we walked inside. "Prince Zuko, what are you doing here? Why have Zuron and Keisha come with you?" Firelord Ozai asked.

"I'm here to tell the truth," Zuko answered.

"This should be interesting," Firelord Ozai remarked. The guards left the room.

"Azula took down the Avatar, not me. The Avatar survived. I'm not taking your orders anymore," Zuko stated.

"Get out, or this defiant breath will be your last!" Firelord Ozai threatened. Zuko took his Duo swords out and started to speak his mind. "I know now that you have always been wrong in how you challenged me, a thirteen year old, to an Agni Kai. It was cruel and wrong. I've learned everything alone. We were taught that the war was a way to share our greatness with the world. That was an amazing lie. The rest of the world hate us and we deserve it. We've created an era of fear in the world. We need to create an era of peace and kindness. After we leave, we're going to free Uncle from his prison. I'll beg for his forgiveness. He's the one who's been a real father to me. We'll join the Avatar and help him defeat you," Zuko finished.

"So, now that you're a traitor and want me gone, why wait? Why don't you do it now?" Firelord Ozai questioned.

"I know my destiny. Defeating you is the Avatar's destiny. Goodbye," Zuko turned around.

"Coward! If you have real courage, you'd stick around until the sun comes out. Don't you want to know what happened to your mother?" Firelord Ozai asked.

Zuko turned around, "What happened that night?"

"My father, Firelord Azulon, told me to do the unthinkable to you, my first born, and I was going to do it. Your mother found out and swore she would protect you. She gave me a plan in which I would be Firelord and you would live. She committed treason and for that, she was banished. Now I know that banishment is far too merciful a punishment for treason. Your punishment will be far steeper," Firelord Ozai closed his eyes. When he opened then, he shot a lightning bolt straight for Zuko. Zuko was hit! Tears rolled down my cheeks. I looked at the Firelord. My eyes started to glow red and I knocked the Firelord unconscious. Keisha and I lifted Zuko up and carried him outside.

We brought Zuko to the War Balloon that we had stolen beforehand. We hid the War Balloon behind some bushes near the prison. Keisha and I ran inside and got to Iroh's cell. We fought the guard and unlocked the cell. "Iroh, come on! We have to get out of here! Zuko's been badly injured as well and I unlocked my true power!" I told Iroh.

"What! My nephew is injured? How serious is it?" Iroh asked.

"It's very serious. Ozai shot him with lightning and he's in a lot of pain," I informed.

We ran to the War Balloon and checked on Zuko. "Aggg!" Zuko moaned as he slowly came to. "What happened?"

"You were badly injured, my nephew. I was told that it's your fathers doing," Iroh answered.

"Uncle? I…I'm so sorry. I…" Zuko started to apologize with tears in his eyes.

"There is no need to apologize, nephew. I was never angry with you," Iroh said as Zuko lost consciousness again. "Where are we going, exactly?" Iroh asked me.

"We're headed to the Western Air Temple!" I exclaimed as I set our course west. Off to the Western Air Temple!

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