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Title: I threw my life in the air
Fandom: Legend of Korra
Length: 2783 words
Prompt: poetry_fiction: I light a match. / Still the heart won't burn.
Pairing: Mostly gen with canon pairings
Other: Also at AO3.

Summary/Excerpt: Five times when the women of Legend of Korra showed their own strength.

Izumi loved to read from the time she was a little girl. Fiction, non-fiction, whatever she could find, she devoured. The royal library was enormous, but not in the best condition; her father's predecessors hadn't cared much for books. She loved the smell of the old parchment and spent many a happy hour dreaming of far off places and times. For her twelfth birthday her father gave over care of the library to her, including an allowance to buy new books and repair old ones. It was her favorite gift.

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Title: open the door and fly on your heavy feet
Fandom: Legend of Korra
Length: 3113 words
Prompt: Written for [community profile] galentinesday 2015 for [archiveofourown.org profile] Elleth.
Pairing: minor Lin/Tenzin and Suyin/Bataar Sr.; mostly Suyin and Lin gen
Other: Also at AO3.

Summary/Excerpt: Suyin, Lin, and Toph fell apart as a family when Su left for Gaoling. It took a long time for them to come back together.
Tenzin bit his lip. "Your mom isn't very good with feelings," he said. "You know that."

Lin drummed her feet on the ground in frustration. "I know," Lin said. "I know. I'm not -- well, you know. Not great at talking about them either. But she just pretends that nothing ever happened. My sister is halfway across the Earth Kingdom over nothing and I am never going to be able to hide
this after that nothing."

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Title: earthbenders have their faults
Fandom: Legend of Korra
Length: 500 words
Prompt: Christmas cards: Old Toph trolling either Zuko or Izumi or both!
Pairing: Zuko and Toph gen
Other: n/a

Excerpt: Finally, he turned it over and wrote, "I don't know. Where do rocks sleep?"

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Title: where's the man could ease a heart like a satin gown?
Fandom: Legend of Korra
Length: 614 words
Prompt: fandom_stocking for [personal profile] starlit_purple
Pairing: Lin and Suyin gen
Other: Set at the end of S4.

Excerpt: When Suyin walked into the police station, a hush fell over the assembled officers. She had not been inside even once since her exile, but there was no doubting who she was, with the family resemblance. She kept walking, her feet clicking on the tiled floor, until she reached Lin's office, and she opened the door without knocking. She shut it behind her.

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Title: we show off our different scarlet letters
Fandom: Legend of Korra
Length: 664 words
Prompt: fic_promptly: Legend of Korra, Lin /& Pema, "You gonna try to arrest me again or do you want something to eat?"
Pairing: Lin and Pema gen
Other: Set mid S4.

Excerpt: Pema laughed. "I said, are you going to try to arrest me again, or do you want something to eat?"

"Arrest you?" For a moment Lin was confused, and then she flushed with embarrassment. "I'm not -- I'm just here to get the news on Korra and Kuvira."

"And I said, do you want something to eat? I know how you are, you probably didn't take a dinner break."


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Title: nothing's ever left you scarred
Fandom: Legend of Korra
Length: 359 words
Prompt: fic_promptly: Legend of Korra, Lin + Suyin, Hello Daddy, hello Mom / I'm your ch ch ch ch ch / cherry bomb / Hello world, I'm your wild girl / I'm your ch ch ch ch ch cherry bomb
Pairing: Lin and Suyin gen
Other: Set pre-canon.

Excerpt: "It's a cry for help," Lin says, and Suyin scowls at her.

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Title: echoes from the life behind
Fandom: Avatar: The Last Airbender/Legend of Korra
Length: 396 words
Prompt: fic_promptly: A:TLA, Katara, a new generation of waterbenders
Pairing: Katara gen with implied Katara/Aang
Other: Set post ATLA, pre Korra.

Excerpt: Katara collected the kids and they walked down to the beach, where she could put her feet in the water and read the letter again. That always made her feel closer to home, knowing that she was touching the same water that eventually wound its way south.

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Title: we who are left
Fandom: Legend of Korra
Length: 439 words
Prompt: fic_promptly: A:TLA, any, What Did You Do in the War, Daddy?
Pairing: Toph gen
Other: Themes of war.

Excerpt: "Mom?" Lin said over dinner, in that careful tone of voice that meant she was about to ask for something, "you don't ever talk about the war."

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Title: the missionaries of crime
Fandom: Legend of Korra
Length: 569 words
Prompt: comment_fic: Any Crime Fandom, Any, the cops are the criminals
Pairing: Mako and Toph gen
Other: AU as per prompt.

Excerpt: "So," Toph said. She didn't look at him, and she didn't say anything else. Her expression was hidden by her messy bangs.

Mako coughed. "I want to, to join up with you guys," he said.


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Title: as close as hands and feet
Fandom: Legend of Korra
Length: 1669 words
Prompt: Written as a treat for [community profile] trickortreatex for Cora_Morant, who wanted sister-fic with Lin and Su.
Pairing: Lin and Su gen with some mentioned Lin/Tenzin
Other: Also at AO3.

Excerpt: "Punch him in the arm," Mom advises, but people always say ouch when she does that, so Lin doesn't think she's being serious.

"Propose!" Suyin says, clutching at her sister's arm. "We can all dress up and have a wedding! Oooh, yeah, let's go put on pretty dresses and have a wedding!"


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Title: possible's slow fuse
Fandom: Star Trek: The Next Generation/Legend of Korra
Length: 560 words
Prompt: fic_promptly: Star Trek: The Next Gen, Geordi La Forge/Data, Avatar (Tla/Korra) AU
Pairing: slight Geordi/Data
Other: Fusion fic, Geordi and Data in the Korra universe.

Excerpt: It makes Geordi want to laugh, when he thinks about it. When he thought he'd move to Republic City and get away from his small village and all the people who only knew him as that blind earthbender, he never anticipated making even stranger friends here. He didn't know there were any spirits who wanted to be human but he met Data after having been here a week, primarily because, as Data told him, he hadn't run away immediately.

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Title: nobody can give you wiser advice than yourself
Fandom: Legend of Korra
Length: 826 words
Prompt: fic_promptly: Legend of Korra, Korra, sometimes she wonders what advice she could possibly give the next Avatar
Pairing: Korra gen
Other: Set directly post S3; written before the start of S4.

Excerpt: Korra has a lot of time now for thinking, since her body isn't listening to her. Her thoughts fill up her skull until she can almost feel actual pressure in her temples. The headaches are nearly blinding and she has them all the time. It's a side-effect of the poison, Katara tells her, but she is a little more thorough the next time she checks on Korra.

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Title: what her heart sounds like
Fandom: Avatar: The Last Airbender/Legend of Korra
Length: 361 words
Prompt: fic_promptly: Avatar: The Last Airbender. Toph Bei Fong, "That looks more like a potato."
Pairing: Toph gen with Katara/Aang
Other: n/a

Excerpt: "A potato, though?" Aang is saying in that wheedling voice he uses when Toph isn't appreciating something as much as he thinks she should be. Fortunately Zuko interrupts the probable lecture on the beauty of human life.

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Title: a better fate than wisdom
Fandom: A:TLA/Legend of Korra
Length: 1991 words
Prompt: Let's Make Out: atla, zuko/everyone. five times someone in the gaang kissed zuko
Pairing: Zuko/everyone + canon pairings
Other: This got waaaay more serious than I expected. (But some of it is still fun.) Warnings for mentioned character death and violence. Various Korra spoilers as well.

Excerpt: Five times that someone in Zuko's found family kissed him -- or he kissed one of them. Zuko was Toph's first kiss, not that he had much of a say in the matter. They were sitting around one day on a rare break from Zuko's official duties and Toph's rigorous training sessions when she leaned over and kissed him, mouth hard as a punch.

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Title: your heart goes walking around
Fandom: Legend of Korra
Length: 771 words
Prompt: Written for reverseremix 2013 for [personal profile] talibusorabat as a remix of her fic, When They Asked
Pairing: Lin gen
Other: n/a

Excerpt: The ground had cupped Lin easily; she never got hurt when she fell on good earth. But she stayed down there for a few moments anyway, in bewilderment. She'd never felt like she was missing anything because she didn't have a dad.

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Title: the true and simple
Fandom: Legend of Korra
Length: 802 words
Prompt: n/a
Pairing: Jinora gen
Other: Happy (late) birthday, Veda!

Excerpt: Jinora had done enough research to understand that Air Nomad culture was really gone forever. All they had left are scraps - a few books that escaped burning, and the memories of a twelve-year-old boy.

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Title: relatives you make for yourself
Fandom: Legend of Korra
Length: 207 words
Prompt: three sentence ficathon: Avatar:The Legend of Korra, retired!Zuko & Any, "I leave for just a few months and this is what happens?"
Pairing: Katara and Zuko gen
Other: Spoilers for S1 finale.

Excerpt: "What in the world is going on in Republic City?" Zuko snaps without preamble, and Katara knows that he isn't mad at her; the fact is, he called her first because he knew she'd have the best intelligence on the matter.

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Title: affects eternity
Fandom: Legend of Korra
Length: 147 words
Prompt: three sentence ficathon: Avatar:The Legend of Korra: Aang, trying to get through Korra's spiritual block
Pairing: Aang gen
Other:

Excerpt: He hadn't expected her to realize her spiritual side so late, but then again, it had been so easy for him -- he realizes this now, that he struggled with the physical in the same way she fights with the metaphysical.

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Title: a friend of mind
Fandom: Legend of Korra/Community fusion
Length: 823 words
Prompt: Troy gets jealous of Bolin when he and Abed become friends, for Chi
Pairing: Troy gen
Other: n/a

Excerpt: By the second week, though, Troy was pretty sure that Bolin was trying to poach his friend, and he didn't like it. Bolin brought many of the same assets to the table that Troy did: idealism, humor, an obsession with bending... Where was the room for Troy in this? The veneer wore off fast.

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Title: she is someone today
Fandom: Legend of Korra
Length: 425 words
Prompt: Toph and Zuko meet bb Korra, for Katie
Pairing: Toph and Zuko gen
Other: n/a

Excerpt: She's so small. So light. She holds herself differently, she breathes differently, and Toph wants to brush the child's face, as if touch could reveal the part of Aang that is within her.

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