She took another bite at the skewered meat, watching the Avatar battle.
Several days had passed since she last saw her master, time she had wished been more interesting. To say the journey here was uneventful would be understating it; her journey was mostly been around chattering old men, and a fisherman who keeps singing fondly of his navel. Hardly the kind of 'events' she would like to be around. The last boat was particularly clear in her memories however, not only because she had disembarked a mere hour ago, but because it was full of wine. The captain had decided to celebrate the lack of Fire nation ships bombarding their hull by giving the crew a full five kegs of wine. In this case, keg meant a huge barrel. The sheer amount of chaos and dancing men, some lacking in clothing in spite of the snow around them, was rather...frightening in a sort of way. She had her eyes covered most of the time. There was that one moment she had considered jumping off the prow to escape the madness, but thankfully the captain, as inebriated as the rest of his crew, managed to land his ship on shore. Or more accurately rammed it straight into a shelf of ice.
From then on, it was just a ride away from where the Avatar was, where apparently the Avatar was fighting two men. She had joined the crowd watching her, beside a man with green clothes, one of the Earth Kingdom, and another woman of... unknown origin, though her clothes certainly looked interesting.
The Avatar... The Avatar certainly looked very skilled in waterbending already, able to overpower two men easily. However, it was a mere contest of power, as the men knew nothing of tactics, and faced her head on using brute force alone. At least she is able to fight those small fries, the firebender thought, biting off another chunk of the meat off the stick.
With her red clothes, Kyoshu Haku certainly stood out in this land of white and blue. She looked rather nonchalant, bordering on disinterest, but her left hand remained on the hilt of the sword, a ceremonial sword with a wooden hilt and scabbard. Her eyes remained focused on the Avatar, but her body was tense, ready to move at a moment's notice. Being one of the Fire nation often brings with is distrust and hostility wherever you go nowadays, so the uneventful and boring trip here was as much a boon as it was a curse to her. She could still feel some of the people here glaring at her, her hearing could make out some of them whispering behind her back, as well as the faint clinking of metal as some of them prepared their weapon.
“Your teachers are over there."
That woman pointing at her. Haku realized she was not only pointing to her, but to the Earth Kingdom man and the unknown girl. Now that she thought about it, those two looked vaguely familiar. It would be interesting to have a duel with them, and see how far their skills go.
The Avatar however, did not greet them when the woman pointed their way, instead calling over a leopard bear and riding away. For a moment, she thought the Avatar was running away from her duties, and would have pursued her, if not for the woman that had pointed at them earlier looking rather unconcerned. Her decision appeared to be correct, as the Avatar returned with five guards escorting her.
“I am Avatar Kya Ukata of the Northern Water Tribe. I am honored that you have traveled so far to teach me. I will not disappoint you.”
Haku returned the bow as the Avatar did. There was something strange about the Avatar though, something in her movements. After some private exchange with her mother, the Avatar turned to them once again.
“I suppose its time to go. My people have provided us with a ship – It is a ship that works only with Waterbending, though we can follow the currents when I rest. I will need someone to help with navigation; I can't see. The ship is already stocked with two months of supplies for food. So...”
As if in haste, the Avatar spoke quickly, and rode away on the white leopard bear just as quickly to the ship that was to be theirs. Lacking in any sort of transportation, Haku gave a small sigh, finished the rest of the meat on the stick, and moved towards the ship.