...e can't remember ever having felt so happy, nor ever having seen Mako this happy. They've been out celebrating the whole evening – it's past midnight now, and the two of them had decided to head home, leaving Bolin with multiple girls swooning over him.
She'd given her share of the winnings to the brothers; she doesn't need or want the money, and she knows how much the winnings had meant to Mako; she's sure Mako and Bolin are going to invest in an apartment of their own as soon as they can.
Mako shuts the door, stepping past her and lighting a candle on the table by the window.
She dances around the room, laughing, utterly happy, aware of Mako's penetrating gaze following her every move. She stops and looks at him.
"What is it?" she asks curiously.
He shakes his head and clears his throat awkwardly.
"Nothing," he mutters. "Just thinking."
She nods, unconvinced. "Uh-huh."
Korra pads over to him and meets his heated gaze.
"What's on your mind?" she murmurs softly, knowing something's bothering him. She takes his hand in hers, eyes still fixed firmly on his handsome face.
"Korra…" he whispers, and before she knows it, his lips are pressed gently to hers, his hands cupping her face. Her eyes widen in shock and surprise before she gives in to the sensations suddenly coursing through her as his lips move against hers, eyes fluttering shut. She wraps her arms around his neck and his arms wrap around her waist, holding her tightly against him.