Chapter 1: Meeting The Siblings
Argh! I can't believe I failed again! I had him! Stupid pirates! Stupid Uncle with his stupid Pai Sho piece! I hate this!
"Ahhhhh! Let me go!" someone screamed in the distance.
"What was that?" my uncle and I asked simultaneously. "It came from over there!" I exclaimed, pointing North. We ran towards the noise. I set eyes upon about ten firebenders surrounding two children. The boy looked to be about ten and the girl looked about 5. The eldest had a fresh burn mark twisting up his arm.
"Let us go and we promise not to hurt you!" the boy called out.
"You promise not to hurt us?" One soldier questioned in a mocking tone.
"Ok, you asked for it," the boy said. He looked at the girl and nodded. They took up stances and shot out streams of fire at the soldiers. It was like a whirlwind of fire that managed to knock out all ten soldiers. It seemed, though, that the boy had a hard time producing fire.
"Impressive!" my uncle exclaimed. The two children whirled around, still in their stances.
"Who are you!" the children demanded.
"I am Iroh and this is my nephew, Prince Zuko! Who are you?" asked my uncle.
"I'm Zuron and this is my sister, Keisha (pronounced Kye-Sha)," the boy said.
"Where are your parents?" asked uncle.
"Dead," answered Zuron. "They were wrongfully murdered for treason that they didn't commit."
"Oh, I am sorry," Uncle continued.
"It's alright," Zuron replied. He turned to me. "Prince Zuko, I have heard of you. Please allow me and my sister to join you in your quest to capture the Avatar."
I was about to say that they were only children, but I started to think it over. Yes, they're children, but they're strong as well. They shall be useful. "Very well, you both may join. Now let's get back to the ship!" I ordered.