Con's Bringing Smexy BackHe stands alone in the embers,Con's Bringing Smexy Back6 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
surrounded by the dead being burned.
He takes pleasure in breathing in the air,
filled with the smell of smoke.
He then walks on
his "friends" following in his wake
shooting whatever moves.
He pwns with his molotov in one hand,
and an autoshotgun in the other.
He kicks zombie ass all night,
and he enjoys the sport of setting off
Hes bringin' sexy back,
one bullet at a time.
LOZ:Twilight Princess: Ch.48 RevLOZ:Twilight Princess: Ch.48 Rev3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
----Chapter 48: Return to the Sacred Grove
“Only the true ruler of the Twili can destroy the Mirror of Twilight,” Midna had once said.
Link had tried not to think about Midna’s disappearing image on the way back into Hyrule, but it was the only thing that continued to hammer inside his brain. The image of her beautiful figure vanishing into white dust … and her sad, small smile.
Her single tear had been enough to shatter the Mirror of Twilight completely. Zant’s magic had fractured it into shards, but as the true ruler of the Twili, Midna had broken it so that its glass had again become nothing more than the sand from which it had been birthed. There was no means of repairing an artifact now scattered invisibly in the sand and washed away by the tides of the wind.
“The Mirror of Twilight is our last potential link…” she had said, and Link knew that the only lasting portal between their worlds
LOZ:Twilight Princess:Ch.26 RevLOZ:Twilight Princess:Ch.26 Rev4 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
----Chapter 26: The Ghouls of the Grounds
Torches lined the walls within the prison, but due to the fact that no guards appeared to have been stationed inside, all were devoid of light. Link set flame to each as he encountered them, bringing a certain hollow life to the place. It felt like sickly as a tomb, and it had every right to be this way. By Auru's testament it was a prison of condemned souls. And whether it was his imagination or not Link thought he heard a distant cry of sorrow.
Nevertheless, Link and Midna moved forward in the meager light, wary of the shadowed areas that often crept with collections of tiny black bugs that shrieked at them in hisses. The floor had been laid out in flat, tiled stones, but in many large and small areas the rock had been cracked to reveal deposits of sand. Link avoided these naked spots as best as he could in the fear that any of them were natural quicksand traps.
LOZ:Twilight Princess:Ch.8 FINALLOZ:Twilight Princess:Ch.8 FINAL8 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
----Chapter 8: A Baboon's Boomerang
“Are you finished napping? What was that?”
Link’s senses returned within moments and felt the prickles of the grass against his face. He pushed himself up from the ground and wiped away the smudges of its residue from his cheeks. Looking up, he saw Midna’s hovering frame and realized she must not have born witness to the same events he had. Only for the one who carries the blood of the hero, the shade had said.
The weight of what had just occurred finally settled. An ancient warrior from times long past had become his mentor. Discovering the soldier was an honor and he wanted to know more. Where had it come from? How had it died? How did it seem to know his heart?
But now was not the time for such thoughts. Plus, he did not much care to share the experience with the unpleasant Midna. “Never mind,” he spat. It was the first time he
LOZ:Twilight Princess: Ch.46 P2 RevLOZ:Twilight Princess: Ch.46 P2 Rev3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
----Chapter 46: Serenity in Shadow PART 2
He started down the stairs, taking each step slowly with Ilia nearby as he guided himself along with a hand against the wall. He had to stop a few times to catch his breath, but he eventually reached the bottom. He leaned his shoulder against the wall then, taking a moment to rest his cramped legs. Ilia asked if he needed to sit; he shook his head and released her of her concern, asking her to tend to those in need of care.
She left reluctantly and tossed him the occasional glance when she leaned over a woman holding her leg. Link watched as she fetched some herbs, but then his eyes danced around the room. So many faces, so many people he did not even know.
He spotted Talo, with Malo at his side, reenacting some great battle with the wooden sword Link had given him. Three wounded Hylians made up their audience as the children exaggerated every move. Link smiled at this and laughed when the
LOZ:Twilight Princess:Ch.22 FINALLOZ:Twilight Princess:Ch.22 FINAL5 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
----Chapter 22: The Merging of Light and Shadow
The waters within the holy place of the Zora people grew surprisingly brighter as Link swam farther into its depth. Lights much like the sapphires of the chandelier in the room above dotted the enwrapping wall in dense intervals. Eight pillars stood silently in the undisturbed water, circling the floor. This, surely, was the very center of Zoran worship. A place left undisturbed and unseen by prying strangers. But their sacred place had been besmirched by an evil so powerful … so feared by the gods themselves….
Just then, Link noticed a crimson light in the distance. He propelled himself through the water as swiftly as he could with his injury. Yet upon coming to his destination, he discovered that the scarlet gleam had in fact not been a light of Zoran manufacture. The red had been splattered onto the surface of one of the lights. Link’s eyes roamed about, searching.
Not far from him, he spotted prone
LOZ:Twilight Princess:Ch.11 FINALLOZ:Twilight Princess:Ch.11 FINAL8 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
----Chapter 11: Sanctuary
That was what the wooden sign said anyway. To Link the village, built within a narrow valley in the mountains, looked more like a ghost town abandoned long ago and rather quickly. The tall buildings, though once surely magnificent in their days of glory, were now run down shacks. Cracks formed along every corner of the outside frameworks, which indicated that the insides would be much worse. Windows were broken, shattered completely, or barred. Most doors were pulled tight and locked; others were broken at the hinges. A few shutters had survived the mysterious onslaught against the town, most hanging loosely by one latch. Some houses had lost sections of brick, the blocks hanging halfway out of their respective places; others lie smashed on the ground beneath.
The entire appearance of the village renewed his doubts of finding the children. He had followed their scent eagerly to this very
LOZ:Twilight Princess: Ch.43 RevLOZ:Twilight Princess: Ch.43 Rev3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
----Chapter 43: Her Sacrifice
After assisting Midna down from the wreckage, Link took a turn about the room to collect his scattered weapons, and more out of habit than necessity did he shoulder his bow. Midna still favored her side where the marks of the Dark Beast had bloodied her white and black skin, but she ignored the now mildly stinging pain as she rose to glide toward Princess Zelda.
Zelda, a princess frozen in twilight, a suffocated candle, yet still her porcelain face shined. The princess had lived without soul for some time now, forced to exist upon the brink. She sat as an empty vessel, and as Midna looked upon her, a thousand thoughts ran the course of her mind and tangled into one emotion. Respect. Adoration. Gratitude. These were but a few of those strands that came together to form something beyond words. Midna's lips sank into a single, unreadable line, and when sh
LOZ:Twilight Princess: Ch.44 RevLOZ:Twilight Princess: Ch.44 Rev3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
----Chapter 44: Light unto Wisdom
The rhythmic ebb and flow of water filled a new world. An endless tide of liquid light met a screen of darkness upon the horizon. The black veil stretched to every horizon and to the highest peak of a starless sky. Only the golden white light at Link's toes filled this dead world with light, and with its essence everything existed within nothing. As he stood upon its surface, its spirit filled him with such peace that it was like living weightless on a cloud. Life--pure life, of every soul and wind known upon Hyrule--filled him to the brim.
Gazing into the water he spied only light, the radiance, the life-force of the spirits and the goddesses. He saw the light reflected in his eyes, and for a moment he forgot all earthly troubles. He closed his eyes, and breathed in the wonder, breathed in the life of the world.
Link opened his eyes when he heard the familia
LOZ:Twilight Princess: Ch.42 RevLOZ:Twilight Princess: Ch.42 Rev3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
----Chapter 42: Unleash the Beast
Link knelt to the collapsed frame of Zelda. Her face was turned from him, and she lay there so motionlessly that he could not tell if he had killed her in the process of trying to slay the demon king inside her. He knew from having felt the effects of Ganondorf's magic that the attack he had deflected onto her should not have been a lethal dose. If anything, he had hoped that the sudden blast would weaken the body of the princess and drive the spirit of the King of Evil from her.
He inched closer to her body and saw that she still breathed as she lay on her side. Link set his shield down but retained his grip on the Master Sword. He did not know what to expect, but he only wished for Princess Zelda, the beautiful woman he had met so long ago, to be alive and free of Ganondorf's curse.
Gently, he touched her arm, grabbing her just above the elbow. He had intended to roll
LOZ:Twilight Princess: Ch.47 P1 RevLOZ:Twilight Princess: Ch.47 P1 Rev3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
----Chapter 47: The Saddest Tear PART 1
Another two days had passed before Link received word that the Ordonians and the Twili were ready and making their final preparations for the journey home. They were traveling by the same road part of the way, so they had made the decision to depart together. The children had asked if Link would ride with them during the first half of their voyage, and their pleading eyes and smiles had been impossible to refuse.
Link was still recovering, sling suspending his immobile arm against his still wrapped chest. He had just finished dressing by the time a knock rapped against his door that morning. Link, sitting on the bed and leaning over to secure his boots, stood immediately when he realized it was Princess Zelda who entered. The chainmail under his tunic pulled at his chest, but he tolerated the weight. He had intended to simply pile it among Epona’s bundles, but Renado had advised that the extr
LOZ:Twilight Princess: Ch.38 RevLOZ:Twilight Princess: Ch.38 Rev4 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
PART III: SEPARATE WORLDS, BOUND TOGETHER
----Chapter 38: Under the Sheikah's Mantle
For a short while Link only knew the sensation of the cold and misty air which had enveloped him just a few days earlier in the City in the Sky. In his current state he could see only darkness and hear no sound. He could not comprehend the feeling; it was as if he were trapped within that strange, unknowable dimension of Midna's magic.
Next moment, he watched as his fingers and toes reshaped themselves, and as his sight returned to normal, he noticed the soil underneath looked like soot. Patches of the ground owned a strange yellow sheen that seemed to move like a bright shadow across the surface. It was like a gentle water's tide, or .
Link looked up and saw the source. He involuntarily squinted, his eyes pelted by an ocean of deep violets and reds and blinding yellows all against a backdrop of blackness. An aweso
LOZ:Twilight Princess:40:P1 RevLOZ:Twilight Princess:40:P1 Rev3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
----Chapter 40: Through the Barrier PART 1
The four shadow beasts still waited at the bottom of the stairs of the throne room, barring Link and Midna's exit. With bone-shattering shrieks, they vainly gave their lives in the attempt to avenge their fallen leader. Midna gave pause once more to honor her lost subjects with a prayer and perhaps even an apology.
On the way back through the dark palace, Link let his mind wander. He reflected on his confrontation with Zant, and how the Triforce had truly twisted the usurper's mind. It had almost been like looking into a dark mirror, seeing what he could have become if he had made different choices along his journey. The images that Lanayru had shown him of the Interlopers came back and the memories of their sinister faces hung within his mind.
Questions hung in Link's thoughts. He was the rightful heir to the Triforce, the blessing of the goddesses.
LOZ:Twilight Princess:EpilogueLOZ:Twilight Princess:Epilogue3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
----Epilogue: Of Heroes and Legends
The road back home had been the longest journey Link had ever taken. Over the past many months, no matter where he had gone, he had always had a companion. Even after Midna had left, he had journeyed into the city with Zelda, and he had left again in the company of Shad and Ashei. Now, his thoughts were all that kept him company, and they were sad and lonely thoughts even in his victory … even in his happiness and comfort.
He had delayed his leave from the Sacred Grove for some time after returning the Master Sword, but after a while he had accepted that he, too, needed to return home. He had left Shad in capable hands. “Wherever the road takes you, be safe,” Ashei had said in farewell, and he imagined that Shad had only vaguely been aware of his departure, as he had completely fallen into his work of discovering the forgotten wonders of the Temple of Time.
Link did not speed his wa
His Untold StoryHis Untold StoryHis Untold Story9 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Ilia stared uncertainly at the horseshoe charm necklace in her hands, unnerved further by the warm yet tense atmosphere of the Kakariko Village Sanctuary. She took in the object's scent, of soft hay resting upon the farm flats of what she suddenly remembered was home. Images flooded into her mind... the grazing Ordon goats... the delightful people she grew up with... the deep forests...
And then... him.
There he was, the one she believed to be just a kind stranger passing through, wrapped in those familiar ranch clothes and mounted atop his proud horse. He slowly dismounted, giving Epona a loving caress, then flashing her a warm, friendly smile, a smile she knew and recognized and adored, his large eyes of deep blue clear and kind. Proud eyes of a feral beast, she recalled, devoid of the slight remorse that laced them when she first encountered him after her memory loss.
And when she opened he
LOZ:Twilight Princess: Ch.46 P1 RevLOZ:Twilight Princess: Ch.46 P1 Rev3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
----Chapter 46: Serenity in Shadow PART 1
Only the sound of whirling dust in the wind greeted the plains of Eldin field. The mists of the stormy night had already begun to die away as new light breached the remainder of the graying clouds above. The barrier Ganondorf had erected faded with a final hum of energy. At last the inhabitants of Hyrule and their enemies could converge on Link, but for a long time no one seemed to move as hero and villain stood motionless.
A piercing cry cracked through the winds then, and suddenly, the King of Shadows sprinted toward the broken and blood-splattered hero, flailing his sabers. Link could see desperation in his orange orbs, but Link had no energy and no weapon with which to defend himself. By the time the Hylians readied their weapons and started forward, however, the shadow stumbled and collapsed to the ground … just meters from Link.
Zant cried out, howling and squirming. A rasping sound came from his throat, as if he were
LOZ:Twilight Princess:Ch.19 FINALLOZ:Twilight Princess:Ch.19 FINAL5 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
----Chapter 19: Lost Memories
Blaring music struck a chord in Link’s ears, and he looked up from his path. Under a shady spot in Hyrule Castle Town’s central square, a troupe of musicians and dancers had gathered, and the occasional passerby tossed spare rupees--the gemstone currency of Hyrule--into their collection pot.
It had taken a full day’s journey to reach the town gates on foot, for even though he had encountered Epona on his way into Castle Town, he had decided to spare her his weight. He hypothesized that she had wandered away from Kakariko in search of her master when the veil of twilight had lifted. He did not know what troubles the road had brought her, so they had continued into town on equal footing, and he held to her reins as if to help balance himself. Once within the stone walls of the city, he left Epona in the care of the public corral. After shoveling out some hay and offering out berries he had picked along t
LOZ:Twilight Princess:Ch.30 RevLOZ:Twilight Princess:Ch.30 Rev4 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
----Chapter 30: Temple of the Past
Link, devoured by his thoughts, had lost track of the time he had spent in the northern country. By the time he had once again come to Zora's Domain, a new night had fallen. Epona was missing and the only thing Link could guess was that Ashei had returned to Castle Town and she had taken Epona with her. Resigned to the fact he would have to walk all the way back, he decided to rest in the waterfall basin. His bones were still frozen and he needed time to rest his muscles, which had been quaking for at least a few days just to keep him warm.
When he woke a few hours later, first light had broken across the sky. Link heaved himself up and followed the path back through Zora's Domain, but when he finally arrived in Castle Town, night had come again.
He walked through the city streets slowly, the thin crowd milling about and paying him no mind as they tended to their routine chores.
LOZ:Twilight Princess:Ch.25 RevLOZ:Twilight Princess:Ch.25 Rev5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
----Chapter 25: Across the Dunes of Gerudo Mesa
As night turned to day, rock soon became splattered specks, pebbles of brown spread across the path as if the heavens had dusted their clouds. The mountains fell away, crumbled into bits of rock that instead rose in dunes, particles of their sides floating away with light and strong winds alike. The sands of the Gerudo Desert had at last greeted Link and Midna. However, with sparse clouds dotting the sky, the gleaming mass above was free to heat the pebbles to a high degree. The warmth radiating from the sand burned at Link's face, and already he felt sweat dotting his forehead and cheeks, his cloak choking and cooling his body at the same time.
Yet Link and Midna continued on across the sands. They knew by the map Auru had shown them that the ancient prison was located to the northeast, and so, they directed their steady pace after Link had calculated their path from the posit
LOZ:Twilight Princess: Ch.37 RevLOZ:Twilight Princess: Ch.37 Rev4 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
----Chapter 37: The Curse
Wind tore at Link's face. Tension gripped his muscles. Courage reigned in his soul.
Many thoughts blasted through Link's mind in his greatest hour of peril, but he would not surrender himself to hysteria. True it was that he plummeted through the sky, passing through the thick layers of clouds that separated this world of the sky from his home down below, but his first thoughts were if he would be able to wrench the Mirror Shard free in time and if Midna was all right.
Just then, the gusts wrestled Link's cap free from his head, and it went sailing away. He cast his gaze back to follow its trajectory, but it would be impossible to regain it . That was when a little imp's face plowed straight into it, and she flailed her arms, screaming for her sight to return. When she removed the hat she nearly tossed it away, but once she realized that it was Link's she looked dow
LOZ:Twilight Princess:Ch.29 RevLOZ:Twilight Princess:Ch.29 Rev4 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
----Chapter 29: A Shard of Yeta
As if the snow had finally served its purpose, Link felt frozen to the mountaintop. Mouth agape and eyes fixed straight ahead, his surprise moved him to a loss of ability. It stood nearly three lengths more than Link's size, and its wide body was covered in thick layers of white fur. Its darkened face resembled that of a man; though, the features were more squished in appearance and partly covered in a huge beard. In its left hand, it held a flopping reekfish at almost the same measurements as Link.
"Uh, I heard ruckus!" the beast-man said, voice booming across the vast range of the white peaks. Link only stopped backing up when he added, "But, uh, only human. I see humans not often. Why human come to the snows? You, uh on spiritual journey?"
His sudden conversationalist attitude took Link aback for a moment. The frightful beast of Snowpeak ha
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"Link... I... See you later..."
"Is something bothering you, Princess?"
She looked up. She faced her palace assistant, and then shook her head, "Nothing."
"Please, Princess... You've had that same look in your eye ever since you returned. Something's wrong," her assistant said.
"I said it was nothing, Liena," the princess, spoke. She stood up off her throne and started down the stairs.
"Princess, I... ugh..." the assistant said, putting her hands on her hips.
The princess walked out to the balcony, peering out into the Realm of the Twilight. The yellow sky peered through the black clouds, illuminating the princess. She started to play through her light orange hair, thinking of him.
"Princess Minda..." said Liena. The princess turned around, annoyed. "I think I know what's going on... something... from that other realm has got you thinking? What's going on?"
"Nothing! I told you, nothing... why do you keep pestering me?" she said, looking away again.
"Is it a someone?"
"It's no one!"
LOZ:Twilight Princess: Ch.45 P1 RevLOZ:Twilight Princess: Ch.45 P1 Rev3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
----Chapter 45: The Power of Courage PART 1
Lightning flashed and spread an ominous shadow over the fields of Eldin. Then came the pouring rain, churning the dirt, sweat, and blood into a brew of muck. The rain created a hanging mist that washed over the battlefield, and the slight winds carried it like wraiths trying desperately to cling to life.
A high screech sounded, reverberating with a metallic noise. Zant, King of Shadows, drove one of his curved blades full through the armor of a Hylian knight, and just as another slashed out at his back, a shadow beast wrapped its claws around the knight. It choked the life from him, pouring darkness into his soul as all warmth left his body. When the knight hung limp in its grasp, it tossed the corpse away like a broken toy.
Then a raging war cry clapped through the air, and the steel of Ashei’s blade met solidly against the white edge of Zant’s weapon before it could kill another young soldier. He growled like a chi
LOZ:Twilight Princess:Ch.34 RevLOZ:Twilight Princess:Ch.34 Rev4 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
----Chapter 34: Last of a Race
Link had sped back through Castle Town another countless time, crossing the western bridge to turn up into the northern lands. He had traveled through the night to reach the border of the northern mountain range. And all throughout the next day, he spent the hours navigating the steep and narrow mountain passes as Midna helped him keep an eye out for any signs of the hidden Sheikah village.
Most of the mountains of the range were very close to the same height as their neighbors; locating the tallest among these peaks would be a long event. Daunted by the task but refusing to give up so easily, Link strained his body to remain awake and willed his mind to focus. When they climbed the pass of their third mountain, Midna noticed how his eyes began to droop after each blink of his eyes.
"You'll be no help to that girl being so tired," spat Midna, hiding her concern for him in her cynicism.