As much as you do not know it, you hurt me.
Perhaps I loved you once.
I was vulnerable to you.
I lowered myself to subordination because of you.
I ask myself…
Was I in love?
Am I still?
Azula peered up at Chan, finally seeing him for the first time. Her eyes were heavy and tired, but she still could not help herself.
As soon as their eyes met, his beautiful smile transformed into a trenchant frown.
You look down on me, Chan.
Is it disdain?
Is it an act of sick pleasure?
I never knew you…
And I expect that it will stay that way…
He left her gaze and suddenly spoke, “Back on Ember Island, that strange but shy girl was you, Azula. Why did you not tell me that?”
You are an illusion, are you not?
Despite what she was thinking, she answered him, “Why should I tell you anything?”
“I just want to know, Azula,” he said nonchalantly, “I need to know.”
“You are a greedy man, Chan. I know where you are going with this. I am not here for some sob story. I do not want to hear you apologize for leaving me that night, though it does seem appropriate, considering the situation.”