She was the reason the Metalbending Division was forced to create a junior cadets program.
When she was ten the Ember Island Players did a 25 year anniversary show of The Boy in the Iceberg. It took three weeks of prying with the promise of new earthbending moves to make Lin stop yelling at people’s faces whenever they walked into the room.
As a child she could never sit idle when she knew she had the ability to help. It’s a trait she never quite lost.
Lin never stopped practising her bending moves whenever she got hurt, instead she used this as a motivation to try harder.
Lin had been a large belly, and often immobilized her mother. This happened often when Toph was sitting or simply laying in bed. Rather than letting this stop her, Toph earthbent herself up whenever she couldn’t stand on her first try. On her last trimester she felt her baby twitch happily every time she had to do so.
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She loved playing with Sokka’s boomerang; she liked seeing how, even though it was metal, it flew through the air with a purpose. It inspired her to do the same.
Lin knew that she would never need a father figure in her life as long as Toph was her mother, but she still felt sad occasionally, especially in her teenage years.
When Lin was 9, her and Toph visited the Fire Nation for a political gathering. Lin, left to her own devices during the day, found herself sitting by a turtle duck pond in one of the Palace’s courtyards. On the fourth day of sitting by herself by the pond, she became sad that she didn’t have a dad to comfort her or keep her company like other kids her age had, and soon found felt a small tear escape down her cheek. All of a sudden, she felt someone sit down beside her. Looking up, it was the Fire Lord himself, and he asked her what was wrong. She could bring herself to say anything. Instead, Zuko just nodded and put an arm around her shoulder. They sat like that for the remainder of the day until dinner.
Ever since that day, Lin has shared a special bond with Zuko, and has regarded him as one of the most important male figures in her life.
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At a very young age she learned that a great benders are not defined by their strength, but by their self control.
Lin rarely whined to her mother. Whenever she got herself in an uncomfortable situation she kept strong and pushed through it.
Toph could never express how proud she was of her little soldier girl.
Growing up she came up with a system to let her mother know where she would be spending her day. One rock meant training, two rocks meant Airtemple Island, three rocks meant the park and four meant out with someone.
Toph never expected so many twos and fours so closely together.