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A Stroll Through the Park

"I know it doesn't seem like it would be an intense topic for debate but let me tell you. Trying to get everyone to agree on the specifics of Republic City Park turned into the longest and most frustrating discussions I have ever been in since Republic City began! I mean it's a park, seems simple enough right? Nature has practically done all the work for you!"

A notable pair of people was walking through the newly built park in Republic City, a city councilman and the chief of police. The influential couple strode at a steady pace, arms locked. One using his free arm to point and snap his fingers every which way, his mouth prattling on about the horrors of administration; the other nodding in vague agreement with a coy smirk on her face.

*snap* "That hill over there? Three days of arguing! Three! How is that even possible or better yet, my problem? Well it gets to be my problem as people argue their way up to me! Should I decide where every single tree is planted as well? Turn the entire thing into a bender practice ground as much as I cared by the end of it!"

"I might have liked that."

"Yea, well if it comes up again I'll do that. You can consider it an early birthday gift."

"Birthday hu? I might consider it another gift by then."

"What?"

"Oh nothing."

The sun shined brightly, claiming victory over the scant clouds. The couple eventually crossed a bridge that was connected to a small island. This island stood in the middle of the park's intersecting streams. Sokka paraded to the water's edge and put both hands on his pelvis as a prideful grin swept across his face.

"Now this place I am glad to have given the go-ahead to. It's in the middle of it all. From here you can see the park's beauty in every direction! Pardon the expression of course!...Something on your mind Toph?"

Sokka turned to see his girlfriend right where he had left her. Still smiling, she had both hands crossed behind her back and was swinging her hips back and forth.

"So it's a pretty romantic site?"

"Er…Yea."

"Guess a lot of pretty memorable moments in people's lives are going to happen here?"

"Uh, Yea sure."

"Well…"

"Well…uuuaahappy anniversary! And here, hoho, I thought you had forgotten and it would be a surprise!"

Toph began to laugh.

"No! No! I have reservations at the city's fanciest restaurant and, uh, its seediest bar! And front row seats to… everything that's happening tonight! And-"

"Little bit girly to be remembering anniversaries don't cha' think?"

"Uh-hey! I'm very masculine, you know that!"

"Ha! Then why am I the one having to do this?"

"Having to do what?"

With a spring in her step, she jaunted down to Sokka's side, keeping her hands behind her back.

"You said this place was beautiful. I guess that means it's also…colorful?"

"Um, yea. It's pretty colorful."

"Well as I hope you know by now I can only "see" one color. "Pardon the expression"!"

"Yea. I mean scientifically speaking it's the lack of color-"

"Sokka."

" Sorry, go on."

"A lot of folks like do this with rare and… "colorful" things but I was thinking we could be a bit different. It might not be colorful but I think it's certainly rare enough!"

"Toph what are you-"

She put one of her fingers over his lip to shush him.

"Shhh. Don't ruin it Snoozles… Ahem!"

Toph cleared her throat and got on one knee.

From behind her back Toph revealed a small jewel box. She lifted the box up with one hand and with the other opened it. Inside was a betrothal necklace made from a part of her meteor bracelet, and on it was carved the flying boar of the Beifong family.

"Sokka…" She led on with quite a bit of confidence.

"Will you marry me?"
Chapter 12. The End.

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eroeheadron Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Excellent job :D
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:iconshula6:
Thank you!
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GeMIkanXIII Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Definitely one of my fave Tokka fics ever!! Incredible job! :clap::la:
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:iconshula6:
I am honored. Thank you.
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SouthernWriter2 Aug 18, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Great story
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ipwnlocks Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
yay! haha ok, im glad i read it...
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:iconshula6:
Thank you for reading. *bow*
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ipwnlocks Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Im surprised u didnt bring back the bullfrog from chapter 1 for the end
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:iconshula6:
Indeed, walking the frog would have fit in rather nicely. Though King Wolly Wog is what brings the bull-frog plot point full circle. Humorously, it's not much of an exaggeration to say the story was written around him or at least that the fight was planned before the first word was even typed! As it was, dare I say, the first idea to come to mind.
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