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He is now an airbender and I upped him a year since I figure some time has passed over the course of the Legend of Korra series. :3
Nationality: Ba Sing Se
Due to his job as a messenger he spends most of his time going back and forth around the city. In order to make the more urgent deadlines he has unintentionally become a good runner.
Since he works as a messenger, Saya is used to seeing a lot of Republic City's civilians. He approaches them all with a friendly attitude and when he's not in a rush he often stops to talk. Because of this, he's made many friends on the job.
Saya lives by himself so he's had to adapt in the cooking area. He actually enjoys it quite a bit-- especially when people join him for meals.
Friendly and laid back, you'll hardly ever see Saya in a bad mood. He tries to make the best of things no matter how grim they appear to be. He can be a bit nosy, but that is because he's genuinely concerned about everyone's well being. When given a choice, Saya always takes the peaceful route, even if it means demeaning himself or letting people take advantage of him. You'll probably never see him angry, but that doesn't mean he doesn't get mad. He appears to let a lot of things slide, but in reality he keeps a mental list of people who have wronged him and the people he knows. If an opportunity comes up to backstab these offenders, he won't hesitate to take it.
RP Sample: (I'm sorry. I meant to make it shorter...)
Saya lifted his bag of groceries to avoid a collision as one of the neighborhood kids, Lee, went for his leg. The black haired boy clung to him, getting Saya's pants wet with what he assumed were tears. Saya frowned. That wasn't a good sign. In all the years that Saya had known him, he'd never known Lee to be a crybaby. Saya adjusted the bag so that he was carrying it in one arm and then used the other to pat Lee on the head in what he hoped was a comforting manner. "What's wrong, Lee?" Saya asked gently.
"My dad," Lee struggled between sobs, "his store..."
Saya nodded, an understanding already starting to sink in. It had to be one of Republic City's gangs. He hadn't heard as much from them with all the equalists around these days, but they were still a problem. There was no way Tsai would pay them the protection money. He had too much pride. Why did Tsai have to be so stubborn? Not that it was easy to get the kind of protection money they asked for. "Let's go see your dad together, alright?" Saya suggested. Lee nodded.
Together they headed over to the antique store. It was in ruins-- nothing Saya hadn't seen before. Old man Tsai stared at the pieces of shattered glass and assorted rubble scattered on the floor, a vacant expression on his face. It hurt Saya to see him like that. He had always been a strong man. He'd worked so hard over the years to get the shop going. The benders who destroyed it didn't know that. They didn't care. They just did whatever they wanted. Saya hated that. He took a deep breath and then put his anger aside for the moment. Anger wasn't going to rebuild Tsai's shop. Saya walked up to Tsai and placed a hand on the man's shoulder. "You know, it's not going to fix itself," Saya said, "Let's get to work. And afterwards I'll make us all a nice, home cooked meal, alright?"
Tsai smiled weakly. It was a start, but Saya knew it would be awhile before Tsai would be able to smile like he used to. It always took longer to rebuild things than it did to destroy them.
-He isn't an Equalist, but he is sympathetic towards the Equalist cause. He knows and likes a lot of benders, but he has seen too many injustices caused by them to think that the world would be a better place with bending.
Update: The sudden discovery that he has the ability to airbend is causing some serious conflict for him due to his long held beliefs that bending isn't worth the problems it causes. He's trying to ignore the problem by simply not bending. Unfortunately, this is easier said than done. Kou on the other hand is delighted and has been attempting to help Saya out with it-- though airbending is a far cry from earthbending.
- My other character, Kou, is his cousin. (His profile: Kou (silverhyena.deviantart.com/art…
is his cousin.)
-He has relatives that are earth benders. They live in Ba Sing Se.
Update: Saya hasn't heard news from his family since the death of the Earth Queen and the chaos that followed. He's currently a bit worried about their safety.
-He works as a messenger within Republic City. He delivers local mail and packages back and forth to places satomobiles and other vehicles can't reach easily.
-Despite being sympathetic to the Equalists, Saya deeply respects Lin Beifong and her metalbenders since they keep up the peace as best they can.
-He knows his name is girly. Don't tease him about it. He'll get irritated, even if he doesn't say it to your face.