Detention - Chapter 19Chapter 19Ms Joo Dee took the next week off of work. Rumour amongst the students was that she was taking a trip to a psychiatric hospital near Lake Laogai after being informed of Mr Long Feng's death. With two teachers missing from the school, classes were chaotically organized and supervised by whichever other teachers were free. A group of police officers came through the school and asked every teacher the same question, which several students caught wind of. "Do you know which students were closely acquainted with Azula?" The teachers, no longer fearful of her presence, were quick to point to the students they'd known to interact with her regularly, including the boys who had been involved in a scuffle with Zuko the week before, which had landed him in detention. The students indicated were taken away for questioning for possible knowledge or involvement in Red Army activity. Rumour had it that the students would be arrested and prosecuted if found guilty of involvement.But
Detention - Chapter 18Chapter 18When the police finished their questioning, Dr Pakku had Suki move Zuko to a ward. He rubbed his wrists where the handcuffs had sat and was glad to be rid of them, even if he was forced to be transported by wheelchair. "It's just how it works in hospitals. We don't ask sick and injured patients to walk when we have the ability to move them ourselves," she said, somewhat indignantly. Zuko didn't answer her as she wheeled him into a room with two beds. One bed was already occupied by a younger girl with short black hair."Suki, that you?""Hi Toph. How are you today?""The stinging has finally stopped. Can I come home soon?"Zuko left the wheelchair and sat on the bed. The girl across the room gazed in his general direction with a frown. He realized with a small start that she was blind. Suki went over to her. "They're looking much better today. I'll get Dr Pakku to look at them again and he'll tell you if you can go home soon. I'm sorry the treatment didn't work, Toph.