Author note: so my brain is full of sillyness. If you didn't already guess that, this fic will be confirmation of my terrible sillyness. I am still working hard on Zuko and Katara's quest, but this little joyous plot bunny popped into my head and would not be silenced. It's about how Zuko and Katara are trying to keep their relationship a secret, but also trying to get it on as much as possible. Ah young, new love. Tragically, for our dynamic duo everybody finds out they are an item through a series of naked mishaps. I'll do all the important characters, in order of discovery. Toph is up first, because she is my favourite. But neither of them had been able to say it to each other just yet. Let alone announce it to their friends.
Finding a place to bathe was almost impossible when sharing a camp with three boys who couldn't be more obtuse with the term "privacy". But somehow Katara found a place to bathe, one that was completely enclosed by rocks and was heated by an underground steam vent, and she couldn't help but rejoice to whatever spirit decided to bless her today. She had to catalog its location for that evening, considering that was going to be the only chance she could even get away long enough to even take a bath. And she knew she was going to enjoy it. She was going to enjoy it for as long as she could. How he stumbled across this gold mine was astonishing. How he stumbled upon it after sundown was even more flabbergasting. Zuko knew he needed to jump on this opportunity as quickly as he could before anyone from the camp could find him and this hidden hot spring. As soon as the others discovered it's location, he knew he'd never have the chance for a private and relaxing dip. All because his friends didn't understand any semblance of privacy.
My beliefs have changed several times in my life, but not those things, so my interfaith marriage has lasted 25 years. Honestly, I don't have very good advice, but keep being you and hopefully she won't let her religion blind her like it blinded me. See where it goes.