(family is causing heartburn so I ran off and doodled.)
This is for the part of the story that comes after her time on the ship, after the trial. She was taken by her step-brother from the old gang to remind her of their laws. While she was away Iroh arranged a birthday party for her when she came back. But several things happened to make it a bad night.-
She was ‘re-educated’ by her step-brother. Kidnappers tried to jump her.
Iroh left orders that she wasn’t supposed to be let in to their room. So they told her Prince Iroh ordered that she not be let upstairs.
The job offer the Fire Lord gave was removed because Iroh’s mother thought he was going to propose.
So by the end of the night Omara thought she was homeless and single. Iroh was confused beyond belief. And no one was getting together. (And Omara never told anyone when her birthday was because that is the day her birth mother died. So she really hates it.)
Listen to me, you can’t fix people.
Your love won’t make him stop hating his father
and your devotion won’t cure her of her childhood.
All you can do is be there, violets sprouting out
from your ribs, acceptance on your lips, your own
wounds still bleeding and all you can do is be there
and sometimes that’s enough, sometimes that’s everything.