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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.


Avatar: The last air bender/Legend of Korra © Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko
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Grabarc8492 Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Dam...feels...damm ninja..cutting...ahue T-T
0Rose0blood0 Featured By Owner 4 days ago
MissUnashamed Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
HEADCANON ACCEPTED. I love how you tied this in with that one episode when Iroh commemorated the birthday of his deceased son.  Oh the feels. THIS IS ALL GETTING MY TEARY-EYED. Amazing work.
worldends4me Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Student
Years later, he visits it again, w/ Iroh II behind him
Bluerosethehedgehog Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Oh the feels Really Sad 
TheWatcherofWorlds Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  New member
Amazing detail,colour,story,drawing and amazingly great show
jkphantom9 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cry forever Cry forever Cry forever Cry forever Cry forever Cry forever Cry forever Cry forever 

Goddamnit the feels got to me... T_T
girlgirls123 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014
When Iroh appeared in Korra living happily in the spirit world like he never died I just felt so happy inside .. knowing he's not truly gone forever  Happycry revamp 
Jaeger-Bom-bastic Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014
might as well just throw my heart into a fire pit because it can't take anymore feels
Ryo-chan-wolfgirl Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014
I imagine that when Iroh died that this is how Zuko would handle it. He would take a portrait of his beloved uncle to the same tree in Ba Sing Se that Iroh would go to on his son's birthday and performs the same ritual. 

Beautiful work... Oh there I go, now I'm starting to tear up.
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