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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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GameTagger457 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
I always thought Iroh's passing would be a much grander occasion, but now I see that this simple setting is certainly more fitting for Iroh.
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Relegain Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dontcrydontcrydontcrydontcry
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Retsnom45 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2018
Why my eyes are making waterbending?
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:iconkiwi-r:
Kiwi-R Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2018   Artist
My heart just broke into a million pieces. WHY!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:icondarkboy13:
darkboy13 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
right in the heart
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scourgeclaw99 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Right in the feels
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Onsamii Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Brilliant artwork!
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JohnnyGingerBoi Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2018  Student Digital Artist
I am tearbending rn
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LekaXLea8 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Dang! This gives even more feels when you think of Mako, his VA, having passed away as well! 😢
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AduroTri Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2018  Professional Writer
And my heart broke in two as I thought of this picture again. Right in the feels.
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StrandedGeek Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2018
my :iconfeelsplz:!
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Thepenguinrapist Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
This is something that is so true to the characters and story of Avatar that I feel it should be made canon within the show's continuity. You really did capture the essence of the characters' relationship with Iroh. The Dragon of the West served as a catalyst for so much of their growth, but was chiefly responsible for shaping Zuko into the noble and honorable Fire Lord that he became. Iroh was a humble man, and I do not think that he would want an opulent grave to mark his passing, but rather this simple memorial beneath a tree in the city he was destined to conquer in the name of freedom for all. You have done our old Dragon proud, Ceshira. You really have. 
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THX1806 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2018
Now I cry and sing  again :(

"Leaves from the vine
Falling so slow
Like fragile tiny shells
Drifting in the foam
Little solider boy
Come marching home
Brave solider boy comes marching home
Those leaves did grow
from branches overgrown
Drifting slowly down
Resting on the loam
Little solider boy
Taken from home
Forced to fight a war
thats not his own

Leaves from the vine
falling so slow
Like fragile tiny shells
Drifting in the foam
Little solider boy says
"Carry me home"
Sleeping solider boy
Is carried home"
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Forgotten-Kingdom Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
this is not ok its not like im crying or anything this is fine im fine help me
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squishyblob-2 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2018
Well THAT was necessary.
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aksheus Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh man...this is heart breaking but so beautiful too loved the depiction in the grass field and the lighting.
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queenue Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2018  Student Digital Artist
You stop this right now... cursed image

(For real tho, this is great... but thanks for the feels)
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mortarm Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2018
Very nice tribute.
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fantocan Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2018
This episode was amazing, very sad tho, Iroh would have been an amazing Fire Lord, but he was just too good for it...
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TonyToriusImages Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I miss Iroh (sooooo saaaaaadddddddddd...). Brave Soldier Boy, strong warrior and firebender but a great philosopher, teacher and a funny tea lover and excellent player of Pay Sho.
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killaking076 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
[SPOILERS]?


but toph is still alive. Literally at the end of legend of Korra we see toph again.
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MereQat Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2018
My heart... (;_;)
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MereQat Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2018
( ;_; )
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Kanade42 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
+favlove 
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Ducroz Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful! :+fav:
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shegredder Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2018
RIP Iroh. crying 
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Rasgriz-1 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
My 'favorite' button isn't big enough.
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IronYoke1979 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2018
And here I sit crying...
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raggedymanscompanion Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2018  Student General Artist
Aghhh the feels Dx
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:iconmountainman246:
Zuko lost two fathers over the course of his life.
The first time was when he realized how much of a monster Ozai really was.
The second time was the day Iroh passed away.
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YourGirlHawky Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2018
My soul...
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scarletcougar Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2017
Ok... I am ugly crying. This hurt my heart and was so beautiful and emotional.
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trecegato Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2017
Thta is the same poem of the episode?
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MadCapAl Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
...
You broke me :o
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MrYingYangDreamer Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2017
D> Y
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Supernovo Featured By Owner May 31, 2017
MY HEART   TT________TT
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SwordSparks Featured By Owner May 11, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh...Oh, God...OH GOD I'VE NEVER HAD THE FEELS LIKE THIS BEFORE
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hiyorisarugaki12 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
My heart just broke but you know it's fine....I'm freakin fine
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commanderdelta2468 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2016
Play leaves from the vines to this
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SHADOWACEDESTROYER Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2016  Student Photographer
God damnit now im crying the scene is engraved into my head
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SHELBANG Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2016
Brave soldier boy
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ElboDraws Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ToT this is so sad and yet you drew it so beautifully...
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RottenGotika Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2016  Student Digital Artist
God you did amazing job...Im crying T-T
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melaniet16 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2016
I'm about to cry... though nice job! You did an amazing job! Just the sad meaning behind it just is depressing...
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kylieyang Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice work!! So many feels (Zuko is my favourite character)
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Freimgul Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Iroh is the best character in both series. He alone was worth the many episodes... Thankfuly, Avatar series had a large amount of great characters. This show made me feel so many feels.
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ZacTheMonster Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
It's been a long time since I've seen this so what's that guy's name in the middle that can fire bend and the name of the uncle?

Also you make me feel sad.
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ZacTheMonster Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Wait was his name Zuku?
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CuiedanAlina Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2016   Digital Artist
Zuko!...the uncle is Iroh
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