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Winning Isn't EverythingWinning isn't everything.
I'd won the war.
I remember it so clearly, the deafening thud of Fire Lord Ozai's body hitting the cold slabs of the Fire Nation throne room.
The last screams of the Fire Nation soldiers being slaughtered by revenge seeking Earth Kingdom troops. I recall stumbling down large stone steps which led to a vast courtyard. Before the attack on Fire Nation land I was sure it would have been a beautiful place with large trees casting shadows on a hot summer day, but now it stank of rotting flesh and smoke filled the air. In the southwest corner was a medical tent where I hoped for people to clean my wounds. As a walked towards it soldiers started to notice me and in a matter of seconds cheers erupted as they realized the Fire lord had been defeated.
I was swarmed by people praising and congratulating me even though I was very thankful for their praise I was more interested to know if my friends were alright.
Before my face-off with Ozai I had come across Azula in the
Crown of ThornsShe wakes up with red staining her pillow
and the taste of blood like iron in her mouth
It stains her teeth and leaks from her lips, and as she
rinses her mouth out, she can’t help thinking that
it’s better than dirt and ashes
it feels like she’s wearing a noose
of broken promises and shattered glass
that tightens around her throat with every day that passes
She nails a smile to her face
and doesn't let herself think the word dying
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