...ir way through the sewer system of Omashu. After making it to street level, the group entered the streets of Omashu where they were immediately confronted by three fire nation soldiers.
“Hold it right there you three, why are you out after curfew?” demanded one of the soldiers.
“Sorry”, said Katara, “we were just on our way home”.
“Sorry missy, but were still going to have to take you in for questioning”, said the soldier.
“Oh come on, can you please let us go with a warning”, said Katara in her sweetest voice. Katara examined the guard’s reactions and upon realizing he was not going to give in, she decided on another, more devious tactic. “Well can I at least plead my case in private with you over in that alley over there?” Katara pointed at the opening of a dark alleyway only about twenty feet away.
Both Aang and Sokka looked at Katara quizzically, wondering what kind of plan Katara had for escaping without a fight, which would no doubt alert further fire nation soldiers. Katara simply winked at Aang and her brother, and followed one of higher ranking fire nation soldier deep into the alley.
Before entering the alleyway the soldier said, “You stay here and keep an eye on these two while I interrogate this one, okay?” The lower ranking fire nation soldiers nodded in agreement as their commanding officer walked into the...