Sorry for the lateness!
This is a remake of an older sketch of mine (in which I royally screwed up Sokka's face.) In it, Toph was riding Sokka piggy-back, and feel asleep there, and mumbled her nickname for him while asleep, and Sokka had (or tried to have) a very shocked look on his face.
When I remade it, I made it more intimate, in that he is carrying her bridle-style. And, when he hears her say his nickname in his sleep, he is pleasantly surprised, and maybe a bit unsure about how he feels about this, but smiles anyways.
I played around with a photoshop "Ink Brush" brush I found aroundabouts dA while looking for Photoshop Painting tutorials. I kind of like the effect.
Toph's feet are burned, like in the episodes at the Western Air Temple.
has permission to upload this.
Toph/Sokka belong to Mike/Bryan