We jump off Appa, Toph hanging onto Boulder's back.
I land first, as planned, and throw off the first soldiers off the ship with my fire-breath.
Sokka and Suki are next, taking on two other. I watch her as she goes up against the smaller of the two, making sure she doesn't falter due to her wound.
"On a ship this big, there should be about 30 men, twenty four men now." I call out to my team mates, and Aang and Boulder touch deck next. I race for the door to the underdeck of the boat.
When I realize Aang isn't with me anymore, I pause, waiting for him.
Ten men race onto the deck from the hatch, and Aang cries out to me, "Go get Katara! We need you to get her, none of us know these boats like you do"
I nod, desperate to get to her, but throw one last fire ball at the men coming out of the hole in the floor, scattering them for easier takings.
With one more glance at my friends...friends? Holy crap. They're my friends.
With one more glance at my friend I charge into the door.
Two soldiers charge back at me and I brace myself.
The first slams his fist into my jaw, knocking me into the wall behind me.
I push him away, but the other soldier is already on me.
His sword sings through the air, and I duck, sliding my twin blades from their sheath.
I run him through once, stepping into the blow.
I flinch when his body hits the floor, and the sound of his final breath will haunt me forever.
I pull back the blade, and raise the blades to fend off the other soldier.
He comes forward, aiming for my throat, but my blade comes up. Blocking his blow with one, the other slashes or his arm.
"I don't want to kill you. Please stop and just let me through." I block his next blow and draw a small line into his leg, trying my hardest to not actually hurt him.
"You won't kill me. I'm going to kill you, and that tribe girl is next."
Fury and fear explode in my chest, and both my blades go through his.
I slam my eyes shut as he falls heavily to the floor.
A girl screams from directly below me and panic courses through my body, "KATARA!"