Name: Akai Age: 15 Height: 5' 5" (but I always seem to draw him smaller...) Birthday: July 17th Gender: Male Nationality: Southern Water Tribe Affinity: Water (rational and calm)
Skills: - Hunting: hunting is the main source of food in his village, so like all boys Akai learned to do this from a young age - Close-combat: was taught to fight like most other non-benders in his village (his tool of choice is his club) - Being over-protective: worries endlessly about the fragile people in his life (coughKONOcough)
Likes: playing with other children, practicing new firebending forms, watching over senpai, the cute things turtle ducks do, trying new flavors of tea, and learning new things about people and places.
Dislikes: senpai being sad, the prejudice between benders and non-benders, people who treat him bad (like Nanuk [link] orz),
On the outskirts of his former village the young firebender sat crouched over the small campfire he made for himself. The memories from the past few days playing through his mind. He had lost everything. Now what was he to do? Where was he supposed to go? He had no home to return to, no family to take care of. Everything was gone. He had never felt so betrayed, lost, and alone.
Suddenly he heard footsteps approach him from behind. Already on edge with raw emotion built up from the last couple of hours, Akai shot up and spun around, uncontrolled flames in both fists ready to lash out at the intruder.
"HEY! Akai! Wait, wait stop it's just me!" Even with his arms up covering his face in protection Akai recognized the voice.
Additional Info: - Was raised by his mother in a remote village in the S. Water Tribe. - Has little firebending experience but is eager to learn more. - Carries a blunt weapon on him at most times (pictured above - based off of "gunstock club") but as he gets better at firebending he will probably rely on this less. - He always wears a blue earring on his left ear. - Loves animals and has always wanted a pet. - Came to Republic City in hopes of finding his father. - Family history is a little complicated and was a mystery to him until very recently. - Tea and sweets are his favorite things at the moment.
--- *Note to self: pay more attention to lighting in future submissions involving fire OTL