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    Prelude to a Power Up

    Post by Sokka on Tue Jan 21, 2014 8:29 am

    Date: August 9, 2013
    Time: 7:07 am

    All right… this was it… the day had finally arrived.

    They were both rested, they were both prepared, and they were both set...

    It was time for Korra and Sokka's Grand Training Adventure to the Mountains!

    Around their normal routine, the two friends had spent a good part of the past week making sure that they were ready with both supplies and a good plan to tackle the Boolean Mountains. Between their own previous short trips through the area and what they had learned about the empty caves that were hidden throughout the mountains, the two had decided to try some of their more intensive training there. After all, the caves were largely unexplored, so that gave them the chance to quench their thirsts for both adventure and training at once. More than that, even though Korra had not yet unlocked her earthbending, Sokka knew full well that they both had plenty of skills to handle whatever the mountains and caves might throw at them. That went for training grounds as much as it did for adventuring, sparring, random monster encounters, freak weather occurrences, or anything else they might run into along the way.

    After all, with the Avatar and a Southern Water Tribe warrior/strategist working together, nothing was impossible.

    Whether this trip wound up in Korra outright regaining her ability to earthbend or simply getting one step closer to it, Sokka knew that it was going to be great for both of them, and not just for the power they could hopefully build back.

    With a final check of his items in his backpack, Sokka made certain that he had his boomerang on his back, his bone club strapped to his leg, and his space sword sheathed at his side. Check, check, and check. Time to go meet Korra to get breakfast and set out!

    As soon as he made sure that everything was all right in his room for however long he was going to be gone for, Sokka headed next door, opting to knock instead of using the doorbell. He could hardly get to sleep for his excitement last night, but he had still managed to sleep a proper number of hours, and he hoped that Korra had been able to get the same. At least it wasn't as early as the two of them had had to wake up for things before!
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    Re: Prelude to a Power Up

    Post by Korra on Mon Jan 27, 2014 9:23 pm

    Today was the day. Today was the day! Normally, Korra was not one for waking up so early in the day. It was pretty astounding how anyone could ever get up this early anyway, what was so important for them to get up so very, very early? Well, today, she and Sokka most definitely had a good reason for getting up so early! After some time to come to grips with their new situation, the two finally figured out something they could do. Something to keep them from being too idle! What better way to do that then to journey on out to the mountains for a little bit? She was feeling a little cooped up anyway. It was time to stretch their legs and get a workout going! Without probending or Equalists to fight, she felt like she was getting rusty!

    Fueled more by adrenaline and excitement than anything that would keep an early bird awake this early, she dashed around the rooms, trying to make sure she had everything she needed. "Parka, check! Waterskins, check!" Said skins were already attached to Naga's saddle, yet another check. "Matches, check!" A begrudging check because if she were up to her usual abilities, she could make the fire herself! "Rope, check!" Because you never knew when you might need some rope on hand. She skidded to a stop in front of a mirror. "Boots for long walks and adventurous terrain, check! Pants for extra protection, check! Pelt wrap for a little something extra, check! Shirt because otherwise I'd be arrested, check! Armbands, check, check, aaaand a-check~!" She 'helpfully' situated every armband with each check as well. It seemed everything checked out!

    G-g-g-ruuuuumble-e-e-e...

    She placed a hand on her stomach as it gurgled and churned. "Food...not-check." She rubbed it gently. As soon as Sokka was ready, they would get some breakfast to go before rounding up Naga and heading out early! The earlier they left, the more sunlight they would have to travel with. There was a knock on her door and she grinned widely, looping an arm through the strap of her bag and grabbing Naga's saddle beneath her other arm. "Coming!" In a mere few seconds she opened the door and flung herself at Sokka, hugging him tightly. "I am so ready for this, how about you?" It was time to say goodbye to the pain of the past.
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    Re: Prelude to a Power Up

    Post by Sokka on Wed Jan 29, 2014 7:56 am

    Sokka perked up slightly when he heard Korra's response to his knocking, and mere moments later, she had appeared to greet him with one of her trademark tackle-hugs. Unable to suppress a laugh at the enthusiastic greeting, Sokka moved to hug her back just as tightly, soon grinning as she noted just how excited she was, which seemed to be just as thrilled as he was! Pulling back from the hug a little as she asked about just how ready he was, he nodded strongly to her as he exclaimed, "Definitely! I'm so ready I'm surprised I was even able to sleep last night!"

    Normally, the warrior didn't have much difficulty getting to sleep, but whenever he was troubled about something or really excited about what the next day might hold, it usually took him quite a bit of extra time to finally wind down and slumber. Thankfully, he'd tried to head to bed relatively early last night, and that had most certainly paid off very well for him. There was one disadvantage to having done so, though, one that Sokka soon realized as he and Korra let each other go…

    Grrrrrrrmm…

    Yeah… that disadvantage. Going to bed earlier meant more time without food…

    "Eh-heh-heh… sorry," said Sokka, grinning a little sheepishly. Even with the mildly embarrassing moment of his stomach growling amid their excitement, he still couldn't help the follow-up to his apology though, as their own lack of breakfast yet had given him the perfect opening. Taking a deep breath, his sheepish grin shifted to more of a playful one as he noted, "I'm starving." Take THAT Ember Island Players! THAT was how you properly executed a joke about being hungry!

    In any event, chances were, if he was starving, then so was Korra. The duo's appetites tended to be right on par with each other's, so regardless of the rations and snacks they had packed for the trip, Sokka had a strong feeling that they would each be getting a very hearty breakfast to enjoy as they started their trek towards the mountains.

    Chuckling a little as he adjusted the pack he'd had slung across his back, Sokka jabbed a thumb towards the end of the hallway that led towards the stairs, stating, "Come on. Let's go ahead and get our breakfast squared away so we can meet Naga."
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    Re: Prelude to a Power Up

    Post by Korra on Fri Feb 07, 2014 9:30 pm

    Korra was quite pleased to see that Sokka was as excited for this journey as she was. Tight hugs were matched and wide grins were mirrored, she pulled away from the hug as well and nodded. "Yeah! At least having a hard time sleeping meant that it was easy to wake up so early, though!" Though she had the sneaking suspicion that they'd be very sleepy soon. Good thing they weren't walking the whole way! Besides, surely they could make camp whenever they get to the mountains and at least sleep for a little to catch up, right? "No matter what, I'm sure we're going to make up for any lack of sleep!" They separated from the hug, at which point Sokka's stomach decided to make itself known.

    She couldn't help a slight smirk at the sound, shaking her head slightly. It seems the two were not just similar in mind, but also in stomach. When he apologized, she waved a hand at him dismissively. "Pffft, you're fiiine! My stomach was growling just a moment ago. I'd say its breakfast time!" She laughed at his more playful grin and his joke. Oh yes, she had been told about that silly play and all of the mistakes it had had. "We oughta go get some food before we get so starved we start tearbending." She adjusted her own bag and saddle, nodding in the direction of his pointing. "Ready when you are! Lets go get some roughage." She started down the stairs first, smiling.

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