She could have asked what took him so long, but Toph knew Sokka better than she'd ever known anyone and the answer was simple. Though she had been born blind, he had spent all the years since their first meeting unable to see how perfectly they fit together.
He'd seen her as a best friend, a companion, a war buddy. He'd seen her as the ultimate pranking partner and co-conspirator. He'd relied on her and trusted her and confessed all his darkest fears and brightest hopes to her.
Five years and two wars later he'd finally opened his eyes.
"When?" he asked breathlessly as he fumbled with the straps of his steel wolf's helm. Armor that had protected them in the recent battle was now nothing more than an obstacle between them an obstacle that Toph had no patience for.
She'd waited long enough.
"Pretty much forever," she replied and with one quick metalbending move, she peeled the armor off her body, shedding it like a second skin. He tossed his helmet aside and their lips crashed together, desperate and passionate.
It was the kiss she'd been longing for and it was everything she'd hoped it would be. The emotion behind it, the raw need and overwhelming desire nearly dizzied her. She memorized the feel of his lips, the sweet taste of him.
He pulled up for air first, his voice low, seductive, yet somehow vulnerable. "Why didn't you say something sooner?"
She slid her hands from the back of his neck, across broad, steel plated shoulders and down his powerful chest. She felt the rings of metal under his tunic, the chain armor that he'd invented with her help. And beneath it all she felt his heart pounding out a staccato rhythm of lust and desire. Toph smirked, wrapping her fingers around metal and fabric before pulling him down to her.
"No more talking."
Here it is, my Grand Finale for Tokka Week and a Valentine's Day present for all of you! As you can see, it's a little
different from my Tokka Comics.
This picture and story are part of my Extended Avatar Universe which starts with Book Four: Air - [link]
I had been debating whether or not Toph and Sokka ever get together in my version of events. Tokka Week sold me on the idea.
He's 20, she's 17, and the world has gone to hell around them, but at least they have each other. There's a lot of little details in this pic that will be explained in time.
The prompts were Heart/Chocolate/Together:
Heart - She wears it on her sleeve and his beats for her.
Chocolate - A sweet taste and the color of his skin and hair.
Together - At last.
8th - Shenanigan [link]
9th - Oblivious [link]
10th - Flame [link]
11th - Sneak Attack [link]
12th - Hide and Seek [link]
13th - Pillow [link]
My special Tokka Week Finale:
14th - Heart/Chocolate/Together - [here]
for more Tokka Week!
Good Bye Tokka Week... I miss you already.