Pema, non-bender wife of Tenzin, becomes increasingly beleaguered by the endless airbending assault in her own home. She longs for just one child to be a “nice non-bender”, like her. Her husband’s own mother predicted her next child was going to be another airbender. Tired and frustrated, and more than a little pregnant, she has an argument with her husband late one night and storms out of their shared quarters on Air Temple Island.
Walking the grounds in a huff, she finds herself near the White Lotus’s guardhouse, where the sentries are passing the time in their usual fashion, listening to a pro bending match on the radio.
Suddenly, a special report cuts in. Amon, leader of the equalists, has taken away the bending of another public figure. Commentators speculate on the origins of this ability, what it means for republic city, and, of course, what the Avatar is going to do about it.
But Pema doesn’t hear the speculations. She had heard of Amon and his actions before, but now something sticks in her mind. A new thought. A terrible thought.
She pulls her cloak in tight around her shoulders and steps toward the docks.
She may have a non-bender child, yet.