Chapter 2: Learning Chinese
The rest of my day went normal. Math, English, health, and stupid science. My last period was language class. Not language arts, the language class where you learn different languages. I signed up to learn Chinese under my dad's request. Hayden signed up too, and when I walked in with Hayden I found my older brother Eli, the 14 year old earth bender.
He sat with a cute girl with blond hair and giant blue eyes like the pacific ocean, dark yet pretty. They were laughing at the fat, wrinkly skinned teacher for language class. I was pretty sure he was flirting with this girl, thats what my stupid brother Eli does.
He ruffled his sandy hair and sat up tall, trying to look buff or hot. I don't know why boys do that, all the girls ever think is that they are being an idiot.
Hayden and I sat at our normal seats and pulled out the assignment. I eyed Eli and the girl.
Suddenly the girl flicked her hand up at the sink in the corner. She moved her hand around, and pulled the water out of the sink without even touching it. She moved the water towards Mrs. Chen (the language teacher) and immediately dropped her hand, making the water fall as well. I gasped. She was a water bender!! No wonder Eli liked her!!
I got up and ran to the girl and Eli ignoring the thought that my teacher had just been soked.
"Eli! who's this? She's a water bender! Thats so cool!!" I said almost yelling, but I had to be quiet. I had never known another bender besides Hayden outside our family.
"Sydney go away!" Eli said, giving me the move-over-you-loser-stop-annoying-me-I'm-trying-to-get-this-girl look!!
I just smiled and kept talking. "So whats your name? I'm Sydney, Eli's brother, a fire bender."
The girl answered me with a sweet, crisp voice. "My name is Violet Jacobs. So your Eli's sister? You look so nice! And your a fire bender? Eli told me he was the ONLY bender in his family!"
"UM.....about that......." Eli said, a little scared. I just laughed.
Suddenly the bell rang. Class was starting. I ran to my desk right as Mrs. Chen looked at me.
The rest of the period was pretty boring. Mrs. Chen just talked about china. I wasn't listening, I already knew everything she said. Man, I had been to China!
When I was seven, my family took us to China and Japan to visit some Chinese ruins. Most tourists, when they saw them, thought the sites were just random Emperor temples. The temples we visited were the fire lords castle, Avatar Roku's old island, Avatar Aang and his wife Katara's home on an air nomad Island, stuff like that. My favorite was Toph Bei Fong's old home. The tour guide said it belonged to a Chinese princess who was extremely violent. I understood how they thought
that because the entire house was full of old knifes, swords, burnt rocks, destroyed make up bottles, and such. You walk into the big, messy, green house and you know one thing. Toph has definitely been here.
In her house there had been three paintings. One was of a tall man with a scar on his eye. He also wore the fire lord crown on his shaggy black hair. I recognized who it was. My ancestor, Fire Lord Zuko and his wife Mai. He had one kid, a small girl that looked like Azula, but with a sweet, kind face.
On another painting was of a 21-year-old looking man with a blue arrow on his head and an air bending necklace. He wore an orange and yellow robe. By the looks of him, he looked really important. I expected him so have a sad face like Zuko did, but instead his eyes popped out and his smile was as wide as his face, like he was trying not to laugh.
Next to him was a girl in a blue robe, with her hair done up like the girl on the cartoon show. Beside the couple was two kids, a boy and a girl. The girl looked just like the woman, and the boy was a tiny version of the arrow head guy. This was avatar aang and Katara's family.
The last painting showed a man with blue coats and animal fur. His expression gave away that he was Sokka. You could tell with his sarcastic face and ugly hairdo. Next to him was Suki in her Kioshi warrior uniform and six kids, each a mixture of Sokka and Suki.
Okay, now back to america.
During class, while being bored to death, Hayden passed notes. I played with a small ball of fire in my hands under my desk, but I was still bored. Finally the bell rang for the end of the school day. I jumped out of my seat like all the other kids and followed Hayden to our lockers.
Right after school, was karate class, were you learn karate. Us benders, its just your normal lesson on controlling the elements.