“Thank you for having confidence in me!” Aang said before taking another drink of tea.
“You are very welcome, my young friend!” he grinned. “So! Zuko tells me you two are planning on building a city.”
Aang laughed nervously about that.
“Well, it was a good plan to start with, but Yu Dai is a town full of conflict…”
Aang set the tea down and his face became very serious.
“…I’m not sure we did the right thing.”
“I’m sure everything will be fine,” he smiled, nodding at his young friend. “As long as you keep a level head and see everything from all the angles, nothing can go wrong. If it does, it’s better to admit mistakes when they occur, and to seek to restore honor.”
“I agree. I’m just concerned about Zuko’s feelings on the matter…” Aang’s eyes narrowed.
“He seems so very distant, untrusting of us now. He…Reminds me of the old days, back when he was so receptive to his father’s opinions, not his own gut. I don’t know…”
“Do not worry, my friend. Zuko is still adjusting to his title of Fore Lord. He takes time to get used to things. Just be there for him if he needs you,” he answered, smiling at the boy and patting Aang’s shoulder.