The Legend of Zelda Fanfiction: Our Past, My Future.
Standing in a nearby field, Link laughs to himself as he watches you chase the local Cuckoo around. It had recently stolen your small bag of Rupees, that you were going to treat him to a meal with. You have been at this for at least 10 minutes now. Tackling the cute feathered foe, you pry your Rupee bag out of it's mouth, and walk back to Link. "Sorry...You ready, Mr.Hero?" He smiles, and pats your head.
Regrettably, Link has to leave. This is an un-needed trip to the past, that he took for personal gain. Personal gain to which he isn't that honestly guilty for. For the next time he goes back to his adult body, he needs to fight Ganon. He wanted to see your happy face, one more time before he left. He wanted to hear you giggle his name, smile at him, and hug him, just one more time...Once more before he had to face the terrible truth. "You gonna eat?" you ask tilting your head to the side, notably cute-like.
"Oh, right." Link mumbles to himself, as he picked up his fork, and began chowing down on the Rice, Beans and Cuckoo meat, dish. It had actually been quite the long time since he took a break, to relax and have some "Link-Time". Throughout the time he shared with you during this meal, he couldn't stop staring at you. He couldn't believe, that with just one pull of a sword, he'll be away from you, burst off into the future to fulfill his destiny. A destiny he sometimes wish did not exist, so he could live a life with you. He knows you've been telling him stories this whole time, and he feels sorry for not truly listening, but he can't take his eyes off of you. What's going to happen, once he defeats Ganon? Will he stay in his adult body? Never again able to live a normal life, constantly on the run to help others? What about his own needs and wants? A loud snap, uncomfortably close to his face brings him back to the reality of you. One he never actually left, but to your attention he did. "Link, are you okay?" you ask, with a worried look on your face. He hates that look, he never wants to see you look worried, about anything, especially him.
"Of course, why do you ask?" he replies, albeit soft, and unconvincing. Furrowing your brows, you pout at him, and set your fork down on you're finished plate. Had he really been out of it so long, that you had finished your meal? Looking down to his own, only several bites had been taken out of it. What's the whole point in being here, with you, if he's going to spend it daydreaming?
"Link, i know you got a lot on your plate...And not just physically." you point out, tapping the edge of his glass platter.
"You know, you can share anything with me. I'll always be here for you!" you exclaim, flicking some loose hairs away from the middle of his face. If only you knew the truth of that saying, maybe it would ease the pain of hearing you utter those words. Biting back the seeping sadness, he sends you a plastic smile, one that burns him down to his core, just to mutter up the muscles to do it. He nods slightly, and stares down at his plate. He'd like to take a couple more bites, but it's already too cold to eat now. Tapping your fingers on the table, you sigh, and take the glass plate into your hands.
"I'll go set it near the fire to heat it up." you mention, before walking away into your house. As he watches you leave, the depression builds higher and higher. Will you come back? Or will it be just like last time? He let's his forehead sit on the cold surface of the wooden table, as he let's out a heavy sigh. He really needs to focus on the task at hand here, which is spending time with you. After letting a few moments pass by, you walk back out to him, and set his plate down. He mouths out a "Thank you" before taking a few more bites.
"What do you want to do after this?" you ask sweetly, leaning onto the table with you're right arm, letting your chin rest upon it. Humming to himself, he just shrugs, pulling the fork out of his mouth.
"Whatever you want. I'm here to spend time with you." he smiles at you, and you chuckle, playing with your hair.
"How about you teach me some cool moves?" you suggest, pretending to slash around with a sword. It takes a few moments for it to register in his mind, before he nods back at you.
"Sure, anything for you." he says softly, pushing around the least bits of food on his plate. Anything, and everything for you...
It wasn't hard to get you to hold the sword right, and to slash and nearly everything. You're a pretty violent person when you want to be. A trait Link has learned to love, knowing you can take care of yourself if honest need-be. It took more time to teach you sword fighting, and not just bluntly swinging everywhere. You do have to strategize where and what to hit. Link still needs Navi's help for that part. It was actually quite fun, running around, playing Cops and Robbers. Although Link had a better chance at catching you, than you did him. As the sun sets into the pool of night, you both had made your way back to your home. After a bit more story telling, Link decided it was high time to get to sleep. Tucking you in, he sits on the edge of your bed. You yawn, and rub your eyes, pouting cutely. "I'm not tired, Link." he shakes his head, and gives a soft sigh.
"Not tonight, _____. I'm tired..." you frown, then purse your lips into a straight line. Turning over onto your side, you pull the covers up to your shoulders, and close your eyes. Link knows hes acting like your parent at the moment, but he just wants you to get the worlds best slumber it has ever had the pleasure of seeing. He sits there, and waits until your breathing softens, to long inhales and outhales. He then smiles to himself, and pets your hair out of your face.
"I'm...Going to miss you." he whispers softly, kissing your cheek good night. He then grabs his gear, saddles up and walks out, heading for the Temple.
Finally, Ganon had been defeated. Gone, the world is now in peace, and the Sages are back to where they belong. Soon after it had been settled, Link made a nice visit to Kakariko village, to visit an old friend he had long lost thanks to Ganon's horror. Standing in front of her, he smiles and laughs. They reminisce about the times when they were young, and she compliments him on how he has grown over the years he had been gone. He tells her about all the things he had been through, and about his magnificent fight with Ganon. She was so proud of him, proud of the man he had become.
He hopes she would be. Running his hand across the smooth surface, a single tear falls from his eye, dripping onto the already wet ground. The rain falls hard and loud, as if mocking the poor boy with it's unending sadness. Letting out a loud moan of regret, he whispers her name. Your name.
Gripping onto the stone, he regrets pulling the sword. Regrets letting Ganon into the spirit realm, regrets letting you fade away into nothingness, not even being able to say goodbye to you. He can shout it out as loud as he wants, but who's to say you'll be able to hear him, up in the sky with the ancients? If only he could see you. If only he could have seen what a beautiful woman you had turned into. If only you could have seen him, been there with him, and smiled at him. He's sorry he let this happen to you, and was not there to save you. A hand on his shoulder, and a quick turnaround revealed Zelda. She smiled to him, and spoke god like words to the boy. "I can help you see her again. I'm going to send you back."
Standing in a nearby field, Link laughs to himself as he watches you chase the local Cuckoo around. It had recently stolen your small bag of Rupees, that you were going to treat him to a meal with. "_____, I have enough money for the both of us, just leave it alone." he shouts out to you, and you sigh.
"Alright, alright..." you walk back with him, and he grabs your hand, giving you the biggest grin he can muster up.
"Why are you so happy? Did something happen?" you question, setting your head upon his shoulder. Not in a million years, throughout his descendants of hundreds of grandsons and granddaughters, will he ever tell you why he was so happy to see you that day.
"Nothing, let's just go." And go you two went, off into the Hyrule Castle Town to feast upon the sweetest of candy. Just for you. Anything, and everything for you. Only he, until the day he dies will know the tragedies that once fell upon you, but are now distant memory.