Her parents had to return to Republic City, they were desperately needed at the City Hall meeting, so they left that night, when Sakura arrived home. They gave her a kiss and a hug, shutting the door behind them, leaving the young Avatar in the house all alone.
Sakura sat at the dining table, with a steaming cup of tea, listening to the clock echo through the room until the sun brightened the new sky. She sat there staring into nothing, her hands grasping the hot cup, until a loud knock on the door caused her to jump. She didn’t say anything, she didn’t want anyone to come in to her home right now.
She heard the door open and shut softly and wasn’t surprised when Kinto rounded the corner with a soft expression on his face. Seeing him made her heart clench, as she remembered the night before.
“What are you doing Sakura?” her best friend asked, walking closer to her. “Have you been here all night? That tea looks ice cold.” he reached ou