Fandom: Avatar: The Legend of Korra
Title: A Guiding Wind
Summary: Korra is delayed in airbending training.
Word Count: 247
Who's overly thrilled? Not me, nope.
Korra grits her teeth and replicates the form again: wrists bent, arms up, left leg forward, keep your elbows wide and…
Sifu Tenzin shakes his head. "Your sweep was terrible. What are you, beating a rug? Do it again, lighter this time."
After three hundred sets of hotsquats, Korra had thought she could manage anything airbending could throw at her. But airbending, with its ridiculous unbalanced stances, rapid shifting, and fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants philosophy, was practically laughing in her face.
After her blast barely ruffles his hair, Sifu Tenzin sighs.
"You could've had this mastered by lunch, if you hadn't been late for training this morning."
"Well I'm sorry," Korra snaps, digging her right foot into the ground. "It's not like I decided, 'Oh hey, why don't I enter the Spirit World this morning?' And your dad would talk for hours if I let him."
Sifu Tenzin pauses. "What does he say?"
Korra lowers her arms and shrugs. "Avatar stuff, I dunno. He says it's important that I honor the balance of the world. Not just peace, but balance between construction and nature, and balance between your mind and your heart. That kind of stuff."
"Hmm." Sifu Tenzin doesn't look at her, but somewhere over her right shoulder.
"And he's always telling me to balance training with relaxation. He keeps saying I need to take a break and go ride hopping llamas more often, or something."
The tiniest hint of a smile appears on Sifu Tenzin's face.
"Again," he barks.
Korra takes a deep breath, and lifts her arms.
- Avatar TLK: A Guiding Wind