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Brave Soldier boy by Ceshira Brave Soldier boy by Ceshira
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I’ve been meaning to draw this. I know that other people have probably done this, but it’s been in my mind for a long time now…

Headcanon: At the anniversary of his uncle’s birth, Zuko always takes a day off to visit a certain tree in Ba Sing Se. He would just talk about current situations, and sing his favorite childhood song to the picture of his uncle. It was almost like he was there in spirit listening. It was a secret for a few years, but the gang eventually found out. They felt that they owed a visits as well. So it became a tradition. No matter if the person was at the opposite end of the world, or if political issues came up, they would meet on that one day of the year to be together and share a song, a picnic, and a cup of tea in honor of Iroh.

Are you shocked that something mildly serious just came out of me? Usually I’m all giggles and jokes, but I’ve been wanting to try out some serious moments. And I’m glad that I’m trying to take that chance.

This came to me while listening to “Brave Soldier Boy” (because Tumblr just had to keep putting that on my dash…it was a sign I swear…) And it got me thinking of parallels. How Zuko handled the death of his Uncle.

And dear lord, I’m crying inside because I just thought of something…. Oh my god. When the others start to die off they burry them under that tree so that they would still be together on that day… and as of ‘legend of korra’ time. Katara and Zuko are the only ones left who still have to travel to ba sing se to meet…. OH MY I’M CRYING MYSELF TO SLEEP TONIGHT.

GOODNIGHT EVERYBODY

Avatar: The last air bender/Legend of Korra © Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko
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:iconhaymanottebabseeker:
HaymanotTebabSeeker Featured By Owner 20 hours ago
Bring a tug of emotion behind my eyes...
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Melomiku Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015  Student General Artist
May he keep on drinking as much tea as he wants in the spirit world.
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IceStormy Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015
Wow, this really made me cry and I haven't cry in a long time...
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MCMIVC Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderfull. Just wonderfull.
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abrilking Featured By Owner May 26, 2015
The feels
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:iconmaldrontheassassin:
MaldronTheAssassin Featured By Owner May 12, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Artist
So sad ç_ç But now he's in a better place :)
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WhitePedal25 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2015
Don't worry Zuko, he is now with Lu Ten.
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:iconwolf2014:
wolf2014 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
"Leaves from the vine,
falling so slow.
Like fragile tiny shells,
drifting in the foam.
Little soldier boy,
come marching home.
Brave soldier boy,
comes marching home."
crying fella (Reactions) Kenji Harima (Manly Tears) [V1] 
The sad thing is that the voice actor of Iroh, Mako Iwamatsu, died a year before the Last Air bender series ended. We will miss you both Uncle Iroh and Mako Iwamatsu.Rest in Peace Emma 
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gordhanx Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015
OH MY GOD! TOO MANY FEELS!!!! THIS IS SO SAD! AND YET SO WELL DRAWN.

Seriously, beautiful job on the tone, seeing, details, colouring, lighting, shading and expression.
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14anthony7095 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015   Artist
Da Feels
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:icontopaz221:
Topaz221 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are beautiful
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BillieH01 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Clap Sniff Tears Clap :D (Big Grin) 
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zen133 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015
I cried myself to sleep after watching the Iroh part from The Tales of Ba Sing Se. Iroh is hands down the best character in the entire series/saga. I agree that this should be headcanon. Not for the sake of exploring plot possibilities but because it is a human thing to do.

Its hard to believe The Last Airbender started as a show for children and young adults.
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JMuth561 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015
Very touching. However, I honestly would imagine Zuko's memories of Iroh as being memories of joy and pride, as opposed to sorrow and regret, you know? 
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wasfight17 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
were here for you zuko!
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:iconquebec-1608:
Quebec-1608 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015
Very emotional. Well done.
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csjcvv Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
feels 
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:iconfire-aqua-stars97:
Fire-Aqua-Stars97 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015
Deep sorrow
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:icontherealgabbeh:
therealgabbeh Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay I can go and cry now! SO BEAUTIFUL WELL DONE 
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L-MASTER Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
GREAT! TT^TT
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AgustinaKazuyo Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WHY MUST YOU DO THIS TO ME!? WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY 
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SporeDiatrymisss Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I keep finding these depressing pictures ;_;

I need kitten therapy. NOW.
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EzzieLynn Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015  Student General Artist
Oh God .......
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:iconmakosharkman:
Makosharkman Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015
I wonder if that location was still there in the Legend of Korra?
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Dark-Carioca Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I miss Mako so much...
He had the potential to be one of the best voice actors ever, and he succeeded.
Praise Aku and Iroh.
La Aku Avatar Iroh 
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kyoshiroelric Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
The Gaang's relationship with Iroh always struck me as odd. Even after he clearly defies Zhou at the Northern Water Tribe when he wanted to kill the Moon Spirit, they treat him with great suspicion and distrust, and again when they all ganged up on Azula in Book 2 when she shot Iroh full of lightning. The only person who treated him to respect without question was Toph. It took them so long for them to realize Iroh meant them no harm. 

I wish we had learned more about Iroh's life in the show, or even now in the comics. 
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Wambling Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WHYYYYYYY WHYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Waaaah! Waaaah! Waaaah! Waaaah! Waaaah! Waaaah! Waaaah! Waaaah! Waaaah! Waaaah! Waaaah! Waaaah! Waaaah! Waaaah! Waaaah! Waaaah! Waaaah! Waaaah! Waaaah! Waaaah! Waaaah! Waaaah! Waaaah! Waaaah! Waaaah! Waaaah! Waaaah! Waaaah! Waaaah! Waaaah! Waaaah! Waaaah! Waaaah! Waaaah! Waaaah! Waaaah! Waaaah! 
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Lucariona1 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
AWWWWWWWWW! Poor Zuko! Of course the gang is there to make him feel better!
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Dark-Sunlight72 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015
MAH BABIES! no! don't cry! Let me love you!
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randompasserbyer Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
D: Nuuuu..... So sad... the feeeeels... ;-; Nuuu
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ProjectSwede Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Frikkin onions
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AndRyu-TSD Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015
Very touching piece. This is a great work of art.
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uooj601 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015
i fingk the 1st time i saw this i had too try rely hard not too cry Waaaah! 
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ocarinageek Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
God damn it with the feels.
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Draquus Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Made me cry for real.
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FrankytheShadow Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
WHY ARE YOU MAKING ME THIS?!
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Concepit Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015
I'm crying!! Iroh no!!
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hylia14 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015  Student General Artist
I'm crying this is so beautiful
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steffie Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015
Wonderful callback to that scene with Uncle Iroh.
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theADHDkid101 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
But did you see that episode of Korra?
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AntigoneBlack Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014
Just watched this episode a couple days ago. That scene always gets me. And the dedication to original-Iroh-voice! Really Sad 
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sharksang Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
This is so amazing, I love the sentiment, great now I'm getting feels!
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JamesCranmer Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, now I'm crying.
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EsebeiDoran Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
not cool... soooo not cool :iconsadplz:
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Sapphire-Toothiana Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Why would you do this to me? :,( so sad...so many feels
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Novactus Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Excuse me... *runs off sobbing loudly*
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1999MarvelTeen Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I am crying so freakin hard. Iroh best uncle in the world
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JASON9000 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014
Oh...right in the feels!
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RenagadeRexRider Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh man.... it hurts when i hear Zuko actually singing it.... it hurts:tears:
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FollowedMyHeart Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014
I'm not crying you're crying
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