"Don't say it Zuko."
He looked hurt. "Why not?"
Her eyes were moist and she turned away from him and said in a quiet, resigned tone. "It sounds too final and what if..." She let out a dry sob and he instinctively wrapped his arms around her and spun her around so she could rest her head on him. She relaxed a bit but was still a little tense. She finished her sentence, whispering into his shirt. "What if you don't come back?"
Zuko suddenly held her at arms length and studied her face with a raging passion in his eyes. "Hey, look at me. I will NEVER leave you. Ok?"
Katara nodded but pulled him closer to her and captured his lips in hers for a burning second. They both knew what it was. A declaration of love...