It is dark and a bit chilly. You're back on Clay Street, you know in the pit of your stomach that Hua Tsin and her kids returned home already and have discovered you snuck out. Trill may be in trouble, her nanna is surely cross with her, of course.
But you're here, still holding Min's hand, she's had an iron grip on it ever since it happened. Since she summoned up the earth in the tiles of the roof and bent it into an eruption of force so hard that it threw the guard two buildings away. Assaulting a Ba Sing Se guard is a serious offense. Min's a minor, so she would get an easier case, but she bended the roof, with power and skill. The single greatest feat of bending she has ever performed, and it may be her ticket back to the orphanage. Or worse, to be forced into serving the Earth Kingdom in some capacity, trained to be a bender, taken away. Earlier you were worried about Dash going to the army...
Where does the Clay Street Bunch meet up? Boot and Mew Mew were here when you arrived. Boot looks guilty about something, Mew Mew was all smiles until she saw Min's dried tears. As you waited, Canlid showed up, he has a bruise over his right eye, but he is laughing about it. you haven't seen Dash. Not since you split up.
Canlid says, "Why are you crying, Mud? What's wrong?" He looks genuinely concerned.
Min replies, "Mud's dead! I'm not Mud anymore! I'm... Mih..." And the tears start up again and she finally lets go of your hand to cover her face with her big sleeves.
Boot asks, "What's goin on? Where's Dash?"