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on guard against wickedness at all times by neomeruru on guard against wickedness at all times by neomeruru
Younger Lin and Tenzin + Pema, during the dark times.

I find myself captivated by the fact that Pema is sixteen years younger than Tenzin -- I was under the impression that Tenzin and Lin were sort of a youthful indiscretion, teenage romance... but they must have been at least thirty-five when a young Pema entered the picture... that's not puppy love. That's Lin detonating tables because the man she'd come to rely on is dating a child.

But for a while, she didn't notice he was slipping away.

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MadnessInMeadow Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
damn, 16 years younger?! that's kind of hard core.
this is amazing, i really love how you drew it. it really does look like Lin doesn't know a thing and is still trusting the man behind her.
but whoops, oh well...
yeah, this is so gorgeous. :heart:
Clueless-Fire Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014
I feel bad for Lin~ Llama Emoji-08 (Crying) [V1]  Bad Tenzin! Bad! :iconcryforeverplz:
KeirTanaka Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
This gives new meaning 2 tha term "seeing _one behind _another's back" although tha clenched fist would suggest that she suspects this is going on also!

Kaylabug3228 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013
Lol, this is definitely what happened
pixel-ARCADE Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013
MountainLygon Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
It's my understanding that Lin didn't want children, and Tenzin REALLY didn't want to be the final airbender (not to mention cut off the avatar cycle in three generations).  So I imagine Pema saw her opening and took it, with a response barely more subtle than, "I'll have your air babies, Tenzin!!"
Omnipotrent Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013
I think it was that mixed with the fact that she's the stronger personality, and coming out with her feelings for Tenzin was really her first step out of being invisible to him, he may not have even know that Pema, who was a friend to him felt that way about him at all till she said dsomething
SlytherinFirebender Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013
This is great, i love it!
Blevins15 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Student General Artist
LOL This is so messed up but SO good at the same time. Great work!
(Lets hope thats not how it really went down lol)
dreeming-art Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I don't hate Pema, in fact, I think she also fits Tenzen quite nicely. I agree she is probably much younger than Tenzen, but I don't think it's sixteen years. Anyways, enough with that. I do love this. I love this, because it's so perfect. Lin, I think, does love Tenzen and it's heartbreaking because I think they're still a cute couple. However, Pema is also, when you think of it, perfect for Tenzen to. So it's so hard to pick a side. But this picture is absolutly amazing. I just love it. 

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