She had always wanted to fly. To feel the wind through her hair as she soared through the air like a bird. The freedom coursing through her veins, urging her onward. Yes, Katara had always wanted to defy gravity.
She had decided that since she couldn't sprout wings, the easiest way to fly would be to join the circus. Then she could experience flight, even if only for a moment. That split second of free fall before he caught her.
She had never thought that something else could ever make her experience something more empowering than flight. But the first time he caught her, something changed. Somehow, now flight couldn't compare to how her heart raced at the end of their act when the Painted Lady finally reunites with her lost love the Blue Spirit.
But Katara wondered where the line between reality and drama lay. Somewhere between all the practices and shows, her feelings for Zuko and her feelings as the Painted Lady had blurred and merged until she couldn't tell where one began and the other ended. As she relaxed into his strong arms now, she wondered if he could tell how much she cared. If he had realized that somewhere along the way, she had fallen victim to his gravity.
Okay, this was inspired heavily by the Cirque du Soleil. It was originally going to represent the euphoria of flight for Day 2, but then I realized it was a better fit for Day 4's theme of gravity. One day late because I kept falling asleep as I tried to color it.
As far as why they're dressed the way they are, Zuko plays the Blue Spirit and Katara plays the Painted Lady (I switched it to the spirit's outfit because when I did Katara's version she blended in too much). I figure the show's plot is something about starcrossed lovers who are separated and reunite in the finale. (Too lazy to come up with a full plot).
Special thanks to
, and my brother for all the creative advice with this one.