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[December 9] [Avatar] Sincerity

Title: Sincerity
Day/Theme: 9. In love on Fridays
Series: Avatar
Character/Pairing: Mai (Mai/Zuko)
Rating: G

With Zuko back in favour, Mai’s future seems assured once more. She knows of the court’s fickle nature, and she is not deceived by it. She does, however, trade in on her rising status to send for the court painter.

She makes her wants plain: a small, simple ink-painting. No colour and no embellishments. It is for her.

The court painter insists on making Zuko taller.

Mai, having spent too much time bullying the man into painting Zuko with his scar, knows when to retreat. And so she lets the man rearrange their heights to his satisfaction.

She sighs.


( 9 comments — Leave a comment )
Dec. 9th, 2007 05:49 pm (UTC)
Oh that's nice, and says a lot about Mai in a very understated way.
Dec. 12th, 2007 03:07 pm (UTC)
Thanks! ♥
Dec. 9th, 2007 07:32 pm (UTC)
Very nice! I wondered about the picture of them... I had thought maybe she had painted it herself, but I think your idea is better!
Dec. 12th, 2007 03:05 pm (UTC)
I confess, I too think she might have painted it herself. Because part of me wants Mai to be an artist. ♥
Dec. 9th, 2007 09:27 pm (UTC)
That's lovely, and feels just right.
Dec. 12th, 2007 03:04 pm (UTC)
Thanks! ♥
Jan. 26th, 2008 03:51 am (UTC)
Oooooh, adamant on the scar....brilliant.
Jan. 26th, 2008 04:06 am (UTC)

May. 25th, 2008 06:05 pm (UTC)
I read this a long time ago and have been looking everywhere for it! I am so glad Flaming Knives' podcast helped me find it again, it is so sweet and beautiful.
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