Everlasting Legacy - One
My hands slip through strands of black, through hair belonging to a face I no longer recognize. All that I learned from Zelda, I have applied to myself. My eyes, my body, my birthright, all are hidden so that I might walk among my companions without scrutiny. My given name I no longer remember it. So long has it been since any who mattered knew me by it.
They call me Ashei.
Auru, Renado, Shad, three who would think to call me their friend, three who would seek to thwart the King of Darkness without need for the cycle. They are the bravest people I have ever known. They stand defiant in the face of an overwhelming power, a hunger that would stretch across fields, across deserts, across mountains.
Were the cycle to falter, were the hero to fall, I would trust the future to them.
Yet here I stand: An imposter.
I wear armor of gold I'd like best never to use. In my hand, a blade I shall never touch. The cycle binds us all. Only I understand this, only I can comprehend the power it ho
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His hair is like my father's, wavy, blond, blowing about carelessly in the wind. He smiles like my father, hugged like my father. And when he opens his eyes, they shine with a vivid bluejust like my father's. As they said, he was the same. Everything passed from one generation to the next.
Except for me.
I hold the boy close, gently pressing him to my breast. My feet struggle down the steep hillside without the use of my hands. Ordon Village lay below us. My deepest regret is that I cannot raise him, cannot nurture him as my parents would have wanted, remain as a mother, and teach him all that the Hero of Time would have wanted.
Now I am alone, torn from he who would be my son, from he who I would shield from inevitability. I am forced to watch from afar, watch as he grows, watch as he loves, watch as he falls victim to the cycle that has befallen all those before him, all those who would choose unbound by destiny.
My path is not that of the chosen hero, no matter whose blood flo
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Though such formalities are unnecessary, given the situation, I feel as though I must adhere to them. I am the only thing I can control. Though life is unwilling to involve me, and death is unwilling to claim me, I shall control how I lead my life. I choose to adhere to such formality because I can choose to.
I'm the only one with a choice anymore.
Zelda is beautiful, even when cast against the dark shadow of Twilight. Only we remained untouched by evil, by the plague of worlds that sweeps across the land. Only we know the truth, only we stand to comprehend a grand scheme larger than ourselves. In that fact, I find some comfort in.
"Princess." The mountain accent has become so natural I find it difficult to speak without falling into the guise of Ashei.
Zelda abandons formalities. She embraces me with more strength than I'd thought possible. She's too pale, too thin. Even with such strength behind her, she feels breakable. And though I reciprocate the affection, I do so with m
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All that remains of the Kokiri presence in Hyrule exists in this forest. Their playgrounds, their homes, their ruins. All that the current generation knows of the forest children came from this place, this place of death. One day, the Hylians marched into the woods and took what they thought was theirs.
they killed children.
I could do nothing. I'm not Kokiri. I'm not Hylian, Zora, Goron, or Fey. I'm nothing. To the invaders, I was nothing more than amild irritation. My words were ignored, my pleads disregarded. I was detained, forced to listen to the Kokiri as their home was set aflame, as trees crumbled, as their great protector died.
I've tried to convince myself that they are not their ancestors, that the children will grow away from the selfish beliefs of their parents, but I know it isn't true. Someday, Hyrule will be at war with itself again.
Someday, we won't need Ganondorf to drive us to our knees and put the sword to
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Hylians do not understand the nature of immortality, or even the nature of those granted unnaturally long lives. I see it in their stories, their legends, their folklore. They believe that time is a petty thing to us, that decades pass in minutes and years in seconds.
Time does not pass us by as they would like to believe. We cannot close our eyes and allow ourselves to slip into the next century. To usto me, time crawls. Our days mean just as much. We watch with learned eyes, waiting for signs of the familiar. Life drags itself across the ground in front of us, a slow, painful death.
Each decade means something. Each year means something. Each day means something. I canI appreciate the small happinesses life has granted me. Friendship. Love. Even as it all inevitably fades, I've come to revel in the brief moments of glory handed to me in between the long days of sadness.
My bishop moves diagonally from the center of the board "Check."
The walls of Hyrule Cas
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The Legend of Zelda
The Winged Ones
Chapter 2: Son of the Hero
Chirin,(sure-rin) a lively little loveable scamp with more curiosity and energy than Link ever knew at his age, but then again his upbringing was vastly different than Link who grew up alone as the "boy without a fairy". Zelda always smiled at the sight of her King and Prince together for their child looked exactly like a little version of Link, aside from Chirin's hair, with his bangs flat on one side. Link may be the King, but Hyrule comes second when it comes to his family. Chirin was the greatest gift life ever gave him, and through the hardships Link faced in the now forgotten future he had learned to never squander a gift.
Chirin was eager for adventure and Link felt that it was time for his son to see the world that he had once saved in what seems like a lifetime ago. Chirin is quite a bit younger than Link was when he left the security of the Kokiri forest and started out on his own. Th
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The Legend of Zelda
The Winged Ones
Chapter 5: Wings vs. Shadows
Dark disappeared, Chirin's scream hung heavy in the air. The elevator hit rock bottom and Link stumbled out now almost fully recovered from the drain of the Deity form. He was rather depressed, he had succeeded only to fail a second later because of foolish mistake.
Link figured that since Dark had twice taken his son and has seen him so weak that his dark nemesis must think he has already won.
Link stood on the steps of the sun scorched temple and looked onwards towards home. The only way out of the mountains where he stood, was by air. He had to transform again.
Link called forth the wings as his green tunic and blonde hair melted into the form of the Tenshioni. As before his shield and sword vanished in this form leaving him with the single huge double helix blade. But this time his Hylian form left behind the belt he wore with his gear st
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With these broken wings I'm falling
And all I see is you
These city walls have no love for me
I'm on the ledge of the eighteenth story
And oh I scream for you
Come please I'm calling
And all I need from you
Hurry I'm falling, I'm falling
Show me what it's like
To be the last one standing
And teach me wrong from right
And I'll show you what I can be
Say it for me
Say it to me
And I'll leave this life behind me
Say it if it's worth saving me
~Nickelback "Saving Me"
The Path to Redemption
"The castle!" a voice shrieked. The ground gave a sudden, violent lurch as high above the flaming castle began to sway. The flames had crept over half of the castle now, and had completely enveloped one of the smaller towers. Without warning the tower gave way: crumbling as easily as if it were made of sand. Fire and rubble showered down over the field, and all over soldiers dove out of the way, trying to avoid being crushed.
"Kain!" Marth turned sharply, hi
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He's magic and myth
As strong as what I believe
A tragedy with
More damage than a soul should see
And do I try to change him
So hard not to blame him
I'm longing for love and the logical
But he's only happy hysterical
I'm searching for some kind of miracle
Waited so long
But he's so beautiful
Such a beautiful disaster
~Kelly Clarkson "Beautiful Disaster"
Never Clean Again
"And so it is with great courage that we must look forward to the future of Hyrule, free from the terror of the rogue Gerudo bandits. Too long the innocent people of our land have suffered, and with this pact I intend to stop the threat once and for all. I am confident that Nabooru, Chief of the Gerudos and a longtime friend of the Royal Family will sign this pact and do her part.
"This pact is an ultimatum. Nabooru will stop these attacks, or we as Hylians will do so. Either way, they will be stopped.
"I ask only for your support in this important matter," Zelda ended and silence
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The Legend of Zelda
The Winged Ones
Chapter 4: The Tenshioni
Link stood there feeling a little dumbfounded. The hero's anxiety and lack of sleep left his mind feeling bombarded by the series of events that had just unfolded. He paused for a moment to let what Kaepora had said sink in before making his way back to the entrance of the Spirit temple. Link enlightened Nabooru of the situation and then set out on the long trip back home, alone.
He hated to return to the castle without his son in tow, but he had no choice, he needed to consult with others to cast light upon this situation, and hopefully the item Kaepora spoke of may also be found close to home.
Link approached the palace slowly on horseback, face wrought with worry and his eyes lowered in thought. Zelda and Impa ran to him eager for any news of the young prince, their heart sank when Link's sad eyes met their's. Once inside Link told them of everyth
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Say my name
Sun shines through the rain
A whole life so lonely
And then you come and ease the pain
I don't want to lose this feeling…
~Eternal Flame "The Bangles"
Closing the Path
It was barely dawn when Zelda awoke to the sound of something thumping against her window. Rubbing her eyes groggily she rolled out of bed. She felt considerably younger today. The sensation of being a teenager trapped in the body of a child had slowly been ebbing away. Today there was no awkward feeling as she hoisted her small body from bed or when she stood on her short legs. Her mind felt different too. She felt more natural. She was a child again, and it felt right.
It was hard to remember now what it felt like to be a young woman: tall and slender and hardened by the world around her. It took time to readjust to her old life of luxury, privilege and safety. To wake up in a real bed in her old room and look in the mirror and see her own face: it was like living out a strange d
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if I touched your lips?
Would you laugh?
Oh please tell me this
Now would you die,
for the one you love?
Hold me in your arms, tonight
I can be your hero, baby
I can kiss away the pain
I will stand by you forever
You can take my breath away
I can be your hero
~Enrique Iglesias "Hero"
The Battle Begins
It was late morning when Link and the Sages passed the borders of Aritia, tearing across the planes at top speed, desperately trying to reach Marth's castle in time. This was it: the final day. Link had to face Marth this day. It was inevitable.
When at last the towering castle finally came into view the sun had reached its zenith and had already begun to descend. As the castle drew nearer Link began to pull back on his reins, slowing his horse slightly.
"Where do we go from here?" Impa asked, slowing beside him.
"We will stay here," Link said calmly, "and wait."
"He will come to us?" Ruto queried.
"Yes," was the simple reply. Link was gazing at the castle wi
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We were drawn from the weeds
We were brave like soldiers
Falling down under the pale moonlight
You were holding to me
Like a someone broken
And I couldn't tell you but I'm telling you now
Now it's cold and we're scared
And we've both been shaken
Look at us
This doesn't need to be the end
Just let me hold you while you're falling apart
Just let me hold you and we'll both fall down
I'll be there for you and you'll be there for me
Forever it's you
Forever in me
~Rob Thomas "Ever the Same"
We Both Fall Apart
"They're falling apart, Sire," the soldier held a spyglass to his eye, peering into the distance towards Marth's army. "They can't even hold ranks! They're fighting amongst themselves. Marth himself is engaged in a squabble."
Hardin sat atop his massive stallion, sneering and giving a short barking laugh. "What did I tell you? Aritia is crumbling on its own. We're simply here to see that it happens sooner rather than later. Cornelius was a pitiful ruler at best, but his son
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That keep my mind away from you
No more love and no more pride
My thoughts are all I have to do
Remember when it rained
In the water I remain
Tears of hope run down my skin
Tears for you that will not die
They magnify the one within
And let the outside slowly die
Remember when it rained
I felt the ground
and looked up high
And called your name
Remember when it rained
In the darkness I remain
~Josh Groban Remember When It Rained
The sun had all but set over the vast grassy plain. The only sound was that of crickets chirping melodically in the distance. A quiet hush had settled over the village of Kadden: a lone beacon of civilization nestled in the middle of a sea of long, silken grass. The last rays of light were fading from the rooftops. The shadows of the little buildings were lengthening and then vanishing into the darkness. The streets of the town were slowly emptying as most of its inhabitants headed for home fo