4 hours ago
Another drawing of my OC, Dahlia, when she's in her dancing days. This is her first time she is performing in front of people by herself, and yes, she is bending fire.
She is a member of the Fire Nation because her father was a d*ckhead and basically raped her mother who was from the Northern Water Tribe, and she had Dahlia. Then her father dumped them both on the outskirts of the Fire Nation and they were sold into slavery. Her mother died, and she and her caretaker brought her to the capital where they worked in the kitchens. She loved music and dancing and singing, and she grew up using water bending techniques and stances for warm ups and routines. No one noticed except for her caretaker who knew her mother was a water bender, and so was she. No one but the two of them knew, and they planned to keep it that way. If anyone found out she was a water bender, she would be dead.
One day, she decided to go to the outskirts of the capital. Unaware of her beauty and terrible place it was, she went the back way back to the palace. She was followed by a group of men, and when she was almost molested, her anger took control and when she yelled "STOP!" She threw her hands out, shoving him away. When she opened her eyes, the man was screaming, and his clothes were burning.
As she ran for safety back home and thought over what just happened, she realized that she could bend fire.
Since no one knew about her waterbending, she asked her partner (and best friend, only a few years older than her) to teach her some fire bending basics. He asked her about it, but she just said she was curious. Within the month, she was as good as anyone.
She was promoted from 'kitchen scum' to 'Palace Servant '. She watched Ursa's children, Zuko (who is two years younger than Dahlia) and Azula. She and zuko became friends.
After a few months of performing, her partner was drafted in the fire nation army.
The sad thing is that he was deployed to take over Ba Sing Se and died on the front lines on this day one year later.
Rest In Peace, old friend.
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