Kya played with her pet polar bear dog while Sokka, Suki, Katara, and Aang sat in front Aang and Katara's tent watched. She and her pet rolled around in the snow laughing and growling playfully until her pet pinned her to the ground and licked her face. She laughed and pushed the polar bear dog off of her.
"Ah, gross. Get off Avalanche!" Kya laughed as she gave Avalanche a big bear hug.
"Good idea letting Kya keep that polar bear dog as a pet, Sokka" said Katara.
"Well I figured that since there aren't any other kids here her age she could use a pet." said Sokka.
"Hopefully that will change when Haruki and Toshiro get older." said Katara, holding a sleeping Haruki.
"Look at that!" said Aang suddenly, pointing ahead.
Suki, Sokka, and Katara looked up and saw a ship approaching the village.
"Is that a Fire Nation ship?" asked Katara, standing up and keeping Haruki close to her chest.
"Hey it is!" said Sokka, taking a couple steps forward. "That means..."
"Uncle Zuko's here!" squeeled Kya.
After the ship reached the entrance to the Southern Water Tribe village, Zuko and Mai walked down the ship's ramp and into the village. They both wore their winter coats. Mai held a bundle in her arms. Kya ran over and hugged Zuko's legs.
"Hi Uncle Zuko! Hi Aunt Mai!" she squeeled happily. Avalanche sniffed around the Fire Lord and the Fire Lady and wagged his tail.
"Hello, Kya." said Zuko, patting the little girl on the head. "Are your parents here?"
"Yes! I'll take you to them!" Kya took Zuko's hand and led him and mai over to Sokka, Suki, Aang, and Katara. "Here they are!"
"Zuko! How ya doing, buddy?" asked Sokka, shaking Zuko's hand.
"We actually have some exciting news." said Zuko, putting his arm around Mai. Mai arranged the bundle in her arms and showed the group the new baby.
"This is Jin." said Mai, "The new member of the royal family."
"Oh, congratulations!" said Katara.
"So, how does it feel to be parents?" asked Aang.
"It's a pretty big change." said Zuko, "We're starting to get used to it though.
"This is Toshiro." said Suki, showing the new parents her newborn.
"Oh, he looks a little like his father." said Mai, "Except his eyes."
"That reminds me," said Zuko, reaching into his pocket and pulling out a doll. "This is for you, Kya." he handed it to the little girl. "I thought it looked like you."
And it did. The doll wore a blue dress, had blue eyes, and brown hair, just like Kya.
"Oh thank you, thank you!" Kya hugged the doll close to her. "Aunt Mai, Daddy taught me how to go penguin sledding! Can I show you?"
"Kya, I'm sure Mai wants to rest from her journey here..." said Suki
"No, I'd be happy to watch you." said Mai. She let Kya take her hand and lead her away from the other adults. Avalanche ran after them, tail wagging.
"Mai and I didn't just come here to tell you good news." Zuko told them in an undertone. "I think we may have another war on our hands."