(2/2) In doing so, we'd see a whole different side of Bolin, very dark. (Maybe even a scene reminiscent of Katara hugging Aang as he goes Avatar State when he's angry about Appa?) This would solve the Korra/Asami battle for Mako, and most likely bring them closer. Bolin, once he's come to terms with Mako's death, would become like Sokka after he got the Meteorite sword; with purpose. Over the death, I even believe Bolin and Korra would fall deeply in love, and their first son's name? Mako...
Ohmygod so I just really wanted to post your ask (hope thats okay) because I too DO NOT WANT MAKO TO DIE. But the story you just described to me was really kinda beautiful.