Interlude the First
Sokka and Zuko took their first steps into the Kingdom of Insanity.
It was a bright, warm day on the island of Mi Mang, but Sokka did not feel it. Passing through the front gates of the Home put too much of a chill in his bones, bones that withstood the deadly winds of the South Pole without a problem. Some chills, though, went deeper than mere flesh and skeleton. They could cast a gray pall over even the sun itself. Pausing at the building's front door, Sokka glanced to his friend standing beside him and asked, "You ready?"
Zuko let out a strong, completely defeated breath. "Yeah." Looking up from his feet, he added, "Thanks for coming with me."
Sokka shook his head. "Don't mention it. Unless I really need you to return the favor, then you can feel free to remember it." He pushed the door open and stepped inside.
The administrator was waiting as agreed. Lady Bokujin stood in the front hall, all serene grace and wise wrinkles. She bowed at the wai