Assuring that she had missed her niece, Kya stated that Tenzin did not bring his family around nearly enough.
That night, Kya was awoken by the attack of a dark spirit, though by the time she arrived, the entity had already been calmed by Unalaq.
She witnessed how Korra thanked Tenzin for his tutelage thus far, though decided that she no longer required his services.
In 171 AG, Kya attended the Glacier Spirits Festival in the Southern Water Tribe.
She, alongside her mother, awaited the arrival of her brothers at the dock, eagerly greeting Jinora.
Although she was also educated in Air Nomad culture, As she became older, Kya traveled around the world as a master healer, which Tenzin described as "finding herself".
However, after Aang's passing in 153 AG, Kya returned to the Southern Water Tribe to tend to her grieving mother, as her brothers were occupied by their respective professions.
Arriving at the Southern Air Temple, Kya and Bumi were not treated with the same respect as Tenzin and his family, as one Air Acolyte did not even know that Aang had any other children, believing Kya and her brother to be the servants.
Some time later, Kya, together with Bumi and Katara, came to see Tenzin off as he prepared to journey toward the Southern Air Temple with his family.
She ended up accompanying her younger brother at the insistence of their mother, joyously expressing her eagerness to see the "laid back vacation Tenzin".
Kya later attended the royal banquet in honor of Chief Unalaq, sitting at a table with her family.
During the banquet, she seemingly came to Tenzin's rescue when Bumi was teasing him though used the opportunity to jab at him as well by saying that Tenzin had always been sensitive.