Illustration of this original oneshot fanstory idea for Avatar that I had about the first group of waterbenders and firebenders who did not survive the Siege of the North... among them a waterbender named "Ikiyak" and a firebender named "Yuushin"
...their final moments and feelings of doubt as soldiers before the chaotic battle between them took place, and that...they don't even know that though they are enemies that are going to kill each other in this war, have more in common than they thought. Not intended to be a deep ass generalization on war and peace itself OwO;, but just a story idea for these two characters that I had in mind.
Which I got kind of sad over when I drew it down. (embarrassed)
It spawned from me when I heard the song "Ai no Rinkaku" which is like for me...THE most saddest, haunting sounding anime songs I've ever heard. (and I don't even understand the japanese lyrics)
...(The name "Ikiyak" or "Ikkiak" means 'brave' in Inuit...
while the name "Yuushin" coming from the word "Yuushi" also means 'brave' in Japanese)
Avatar: The Last Airbender and other concepts (c) Nickelodeon (Bryan Konietzko, Mike Dante DiMartino)
"Ai no Rinkaku" (c) Yoko Kanno