Sokka: “It really seems like, my whole life, Katara’s been the one looking out for me…”
Mako: “Bolin is the only family I have left, if anything happened to him…”
Mako&Bolin/ Katara&Sokka parallels.
I love this parallel. Katara and Sokka’s mother was killed and Katara took on the role of mother to Sokka. And then their father left and they basically only had each other. Mako and Bolin’s parents were killed in front of them and Mako made it his personal responsibility to take care of Bolin and keep him safe no matter what.