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Brave Soldier boy by Ceshira Brave Soldier boy by Ceshira

Reblog on Tumblr here: [link]

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.


Avatar: The last air bender/Legend of Korra © Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko
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alctrnx Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014
the so real...
clockworkporcelain Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014
in what universe is that okay
Lisa372 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014
This almost made me cry! But the words are a not very visible. The first time I saw this, I didn't even notice them. 

But still a tremendous emontional artwork :D
Drahaka Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014
Not that song,anything but that song!
That was the song that taught me tearbending.
Punkkis-chan Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Hobbyist
Heartbreaking!!! :'(
ramenlovingfox Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  New member
the feels...
zhugebeifong Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist

It reminds me of the time my grandfather passed away 2 years ago...

How I miss him.
Knight-Watcher Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a creative and touching tribute to a man many of us have a deep connection to by watching him though events that include what was your inspiration for this art.
HowlingGuardian Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014
I feel like I got punched in the gut... Damn these tears
Grabarc8492 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014
Dam...feels...damm ninja..cutting...ahue T-T
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