| Zhia and her brother Shan were born on a cold night, with a firebender Colonial and a waterbender near the Northern Water Tribe. Their parents couldn't be together, their dad going to work for the Fire Nation army, and having to move a lot. but Zhia and Shan were raised to know both of them. They loved both their parents, and while Zhia took more of the Waterbender's heritage, Shan did the exact opposite. It happened with abilities, as well. The most curious thing happened- Shan formed Firebending abilities. Zhia formed Water-bending abilities, both at the age of seven. While they both were happy for themselves, and one another, they also got to spend a lot less time together after that, since they had to take their own certain classes.
Zhia grew closer and closer to her mother, and while she still loved her father, they began growing apart a little. She was still raised to be a warrior, though. She was taught fighting techniques she could use, and made up some of her own waterbending techniques with them. She was extremely happy. She wanted more, though. She wanted to make a name for herself, probend in the city. She also wanted to spend time with her family. So when she turned eighteen, after she and her brother finished their training, she begged her parents if they could move to the Republic City.
It took two years to convince them it was the right thing to do- and another for them to raise the money for passage, and a house. They finally got there after the Twins turned 21. A year later, though they still keep in contact, and a lot of it, Zhia moved out and got a place of her own. She also got into pro-bending, and is doing that as her full-time job.
Three years later, their parents died of illness, but the twins still stay in contact, being closer than ever.