AwkwardZuko was having a bad day. Not just the regular kind. Today had been spectacularly bad with an ungodly amount of humiliation.
He dragged his feet on the gum-covered sidewalk, trudging his way home where he could dramatically flop onto his uncomfortable dorm room bed.
Not only was it winter, his least favorite time of year, but finals were just around the corner and he was pretty sure that he was starting to go bald from all the stress. No matter what he did, he always seemed to goof up in his public speaking class, the primary cause of his hair pulling. It didn't help that his professor was especially sadistic, using Zuko's mistakes as an example to the rest of the class.
So, in Zuko's book, professor Paku was nothing short of an ass wipe. He felt sorry for Paku's - what was it? Step granddaughter? Something like that. She always sat in the very back of the class and only looked up when someone was giving a p