((seriously anyone on kyoshi can show up to say hi to the water tribe peeps, so yumi feel free to join lol, and of course Sokka if Gan is about))
Suki wasn't very sure where Sokka was. At all the times to lose track of him and for him to wander off it was today. The day that his family was arriving to visit. She had looked all over the house for him, the training grounds and asked around but he wasn't to be found. Oh well he would have to turn up eventually. For the moment she was straightening up the house. She was now around eight months pregnant and was giant. Giant wasn't even the right word. The warrior felt enormous. Although her husband assured her that she wasn't, she knew she was.
House now as clean she it would get, she made her way down to the docks to wait. The entire island was excited about the visitors and especially about the fact she was going to pop within the next month, her being the leader of the Kyoshi Warriors. On her way she checked in with her warriors who all but pushed her out of the dojo, so she kept on her way.
Suki grinned as she got to the docks. Still not a sign of her husband but it appeared a ship was coming close!
Post by Gran-Gran Kanna on Aug 5, 2011 1:15:14 GMT -5
Though the promise of seeing her grandson and granddaughter-in-law was unceasingly exciting, Kanna found that she wasn’t much of a sea travel fan, this go round.
Perhaps if the waves hadn’t become quite so turbulent, the octogenarian’s enthusiasm wouldn’t have come to such an abrupt end. She had never been the type for seasickness, but that didn't mean Kanna appreciated having her stew canisters and sewing supplies go rolling about the cabin at all hours.
Moon and (choppy!) tides, how the destination would outweigh the journey, this time. Luckily enough, that long-awaited destination was not only in sight, but swiftly approaching-- the familiar auburn haired figure coming into view was enough for the elder to give a wide wave.
She quickly made her way below deck to gather the few things she didn't want the "porters" losing track of (no one ever said the old gal was trusting when it came to her possessions) and rap on the rest of everyone's doors happily.
"Let's get a move on!" might have been recited to an empty room or two -La knew if Hakoda was even in his room, and Pakku might have been taking in the ocean on the other side of the ship for all she knew- before she tottered happily back to the deck, chilled stew and satchel in hand.
"Suki dear!" Kanna called down as anchors were dropped and lines were tied to the dock. "Hello!"
((IDC, I'm posting again XD. -drags family into the thread-))
Suki could barely contain her excitement on account of a few reasons. The first was that Sokka's family (minus Katara and Lei who were coming soon at some point) was just about here. The second was that they had come in time for she had yet to pop. From that looks of her giant belly, the could be any day now.
It seemed that GranGran had already spotted her and she waved back. For the moment she noticed that after the exchange of waves she'd disappeared. She also couldn't see any of the others that had come but knew they had to be on the boat somewhere.
"So glad you guys finally made it!" She waved again and walked closer to the dock. Suki didn't feel up to walking on the dock at all (Kyoshi, she felt like she might just roll off of it) so she waiting near the start of it. "I hope the trip wasn't bad for you. The others fall asleep or something?" She grinned.
Post by Gran-Gran Kanna on Aug 31, 2011 0:55:28 GMT -5
>_> <_< Let's carry on then xD _________________________________________________________________
The funniest thing -hopefully her chuckle was well interpreted- was that Suki had been quite visible as the boat was getting closer. (Sokka hadn't been kidding, when he'd mentioned how big she had gotten!) So much so that the first thing Kanna would say a midst an almost girlish giggle was-
"Oh, look at you!" She'd even hug the warrior from the side.
In her defense the elder was, well, old. It was written someone in the archives of age that one "I knew you since you were this tall" or some equally blunt variation needed to be mentioned once per meeting. At least Kanna added a smiling -and genuine- "You look beautiful! All a glow!" to top things off.
The inner song of Grandbabieees! was set aside in favor of the blossoming conversation at hand, however.
"It wasn't too bad, no." she replied.
"The water got a bit turbulent after a while, so I am glad to be off that boat-" Water was beautiful thing to behold, but trying to travel over the sea while it pitched was a different matter entirely. -Though Hakoda and Pakku seem to feel differently. They're probably rounding up the luggage. Slow-pokes." Kanna reasoned, waving a hand in their direction.
"What about you? How is the mommy-life treating you?"
I'd like to assume that, on account of GranGran, Hakoda, etc being on the boat when the volcano erupted, he doesn't know about the Caldera yet. I'd also like to assume that Bato or somebody would have quickly forwarded the letter to Kyoshi. Whether it's there yet or not, whatever - if you want fodder, feel free to have Suki mention it at some point, since I guess the Caldera has to come up sometime. I'ma be more active now, so if we want to devote a different thread to that, that's cool too, brah. Just inserting my thoughts, since I've been... out.
Someone hadn't done a very good job of securing the luggage. Hakoda had every intention of finding out who, who had helped them load the ship, had done the sloppy job and giving them a firm reprimand. Nothing was ruined, nothing broken, but it was the principle of the thing. Hakoda didn't like sloppy work. Suppose something important had been with the toppled baggage?
The ship had a perfectly able captain aside from Hakoda himself, so, while he'd intended to be on deck when she docked, Hakoda found himself down in the bowels of his ship, straightening toppled items. He didn't hear Kanna's knock, or Suki's call - but he did recognize the familiar feeling of the ship coming in to port. Oh, by the Moon Spirit - they'd be getting on without him. He couldn't have that, now could he? Frowning thoughtfully, Hakoda eyed the luggage, then took the first two available bags upon himself. May as well get some work in.
By the time he appeared on deck, he'd realized that one of the bags belonged to his mother - and by golly, it was loaded to the brim with the things Hakoda had become almost sick of seeing. Baby clothes. Oh yes, he definitely knew that bag when he saw it; Kanna had fussed over it for an eternity, keeping it close to her person from the time they readied the ship to the time the very last bit of luggage was stowed away. The woman was much too thrilled.
"Suki! You're as round as the moon!" Okay, so maybe... maybe not the most sensitive comment, but considering Water Tribe reverence for the moon (benders or not), and judging by his horribly broad grin, he knew exactly what he was saying and fully expected Suki to be more than used to such treatment. Apple didn't fall far from the tree, after all. He held up a garment he'd plucked out of Kanna's bag on the way topside, holding the Southern Tribe blue baby clothes in front of his chest and examining it for a moment, chin tilted down. "What do you think? Too small for the old man? Hmm... maybe someone else can use these."
He winked, grinned broadly between Kanna and Suki, then glanced over Suki's shoulder. "Where's that husband of yours?"
((on the note of the Caldera, I think a different thread might be best for that, keep this one happy and we don't' want to worry grangran. I'll have Suki mention to Hakoda very quickly what happened and that they'll talk later and she can give him the letter then and give him what updates that she knows. can you start that rp?))
Suki hugged Gran Gran back. It was just so good to see them all! "Thanks, it so good that you guys made it in time." She chuckled. "I've been hearing that a lot, that I glow." Even Sokka noticed which was amazing. There was no doubt in her mind that the older lady was happy about the idea of more grandchildren. How much more clothing did she bring for this one? Suki must have had enough to cloth an army of babies by now.
Oh yes, water. It never bothered her much before. She was able to swim in full Kyoshi armor in water after all. But after she first became pregnant, water made her feel queasy when traveling. She was looking forward to that being over with. Suki grinned a bit. "Didn't bring that much luggage did you?"
"It's been good. I haven't been on my feet much recently, resting mostly. I get tired a lot from doing almost anything." Speaking of which her back was starting to hurt some from standing here. "But this little one should be here any day now!"
It had now seemed that the rest of the family was now making an appearance and Hakoda had indeed gone off to fetch some of the luggage. Suki waved and grimaced just slightly at the comment about being round. She think she'd heard that comment from another water tribe man not that long ago. When he held up the clothing she laughed. Yep, Sokka was a lot like his father. "I think it looks perfect but you are right, just a little small."
She shrugged. "I haven't the slightest where he wandered off to." Something was bugging her though, the letter she'd gotten days before that probably had to do with her missing husband. When Hakoda had properly joined them on dry land she went and gave him a hug. After she released him, she leaned back in to whisper so GranGran couldn't here and spoke quickly. "I don't want to make a big fuss, but the Caldera exploded while you were on your way here. Zuko sent a letter, Katara and Lei are fine since they weren't even in the Fire Nation. We'll discuss this later at a better time." That wasn't a question, from one leader to another, they understood how things needed to be dealt with.
Suki smiled. "It's good to see you again. Who else made the trip with you?"
Having completely forgotten his family was due to arrive that day, Sokka currently sat in his and Suki’s home, devising a way to prevent a volcanic eruption from ever happening again.
Unfortunately, there was already a small mound of balled-up parchment growing in the corner. His first idea had been a giant balloon and involved a complicated scheme that defied physics with the volcano flying through the air, and had (eventually) been discarded. A giant sheet of paper glued over the top of a volcano should’ve been forgotten at its inception, but was soon tossed out anyways, and he had gotten rid of the idea of dumping in a gigantic iceberg even faster.
Now? He was pretty much out of ideas. Glumly, Sokka crumpled up his latest schematic of a poorly-drawn Zuko directing lightning into the mouth of the volcano (what had he been thinking? Fighting fire with fire was ridiculous!) and threw it to join the other rejects. Maybe he should send a letter to the Mechanist…
…Wait a second… where was Suki? He hadn’t seen her since this morning! A suspicious frown already creasing his face, Sokka hopped to his feet and went to searching the house. It didn’t take long for him to determine she wasn’t there - she couldn’t exactly hide, given how… uh… pregnant she was - and going out to search the village was next.
He was halfway to the dojo when he spotted the outline of a ship at the docks, and some people among them; including a very familiar, very round figure. Ha! He so had her now!
“Suki!” was his first breathless cry upon arriving within earshot, having charged all the way down. “Were you going to ride the Unagi?” Ooooh, that tricky, tricky Kyoshi Warrior - he wouldn’t put it past her! Wheezing for breath, he bent and leaned down with his hands on his knees once he caught up, out of breath from not having run that far in a while. Embarrassingly enough, he suspected he was beginning to get a little round, himself… he really needed to take care of that.
Of course, that was completely thrown out the window once he got his breath back and realized it was Gran-Gran and Hakoda who were there. “Gran-Gran!” he grinned, and would sneak in a tight hug of his grandmother if given the chance, before adding eagerly, “Did you bring seal jerky?!”
His dad would get the patented Water Tribe wolfbear hug next, followed up by, “Dad! It’s been forever - how’s the Chief job treatin’ ya, old guy?” instead of any questions about meat. Falling back, Sokka’s grin only got bigger as he wound an affectionate arm about Suki’s waist… as much as he could, anyways. Which he would have to enjoy for now, because he would probably get it smacked off after he would say with oblivious cheer: “Isn’t Suki huge?!”