It's official: The normally melancholy, cynical, and deep writer you've come to know has been replaced by a hopeless romantic dolt. So sue me. I'm in love.
That being said, I haven't lost my edge just yet. When I realized I was going to sit down and write a sappy love poem about my boyfriend, I decided I wanted to kick it up a notch.
So I challenged myself:
I took the title's of my personal favorite and most popular pieces of literature here on deviantART, and incorporated them into the poem. Not only was this a fun challenge for me, it seemed like a fairly original idea, and it managed to inject yet another message into the poem:
My past (in literature and in life) has helped shape me to become who I am today, that being someone who is capable of loving and being loved in return, as well as being able to write the occasional poem or story relating to the experience.
And not be cocky or anything, but I like to think my writing has improved a little over the years.
Listed below are all of the pieces of literature that were incorporated into the poem above, in order of appearance in the piece. If you haven't read them yet, I hope you enjoy.
wrote some of this at night. finished it in spanish. it shows everything that I'm feeling right now. not bluntly of course. but it's there. enjoy comments and critiques are always welcomed and appreciated
WARNING BEFORE READ: This fanfiction was originally written in portuguese and was translated with a help of a Translator. Any errors, just forgive the writer. Nobody's perfect anyway... I hope you enjoy reading ^^
--------------------------------------- Chapter 4 - The Kokiri Children ---------------------------------------
At daybreak, a crowd of children gathered near the mysterious woman who slept on the floor in the center of their small village. The small eyes narrowed with curiosity and everyone approached to try to examine more closely the strange girl who mysteriously appeared last night. "Stand back! It must be a witch!" Shouted Mido, the Kokiri chief. "If you get too close she'll turn you all into lizards and will use you to make soup!" "Don't talk nonsense, Mido!" Saria said, a little girl with hair the color of green treetops. "She doesn't seem to be a witch! See how she looks like an angel when she sleeps ..." "Angel? Wait until she wakes up and make a soup of us!" "Mido, don't yell too loud! You'll wake her up! - Saria whispered, trying to not awake the sleeping girl." "Oh, let her wake up! She doesn't live in this village!" "Pssst! Look!" Said a little girl "she's awakening! What shall we do?" "Quick! Hide!" Mido said, running to the nearest tree while the others followed him. Gradually, Zelda was waking up and looking around, she found herself in a small village, full of small houses. She was surprised by the fact because last night she hadn't seen anything like that. Perhaps the darkness and fatigue had prevented her to see the place where she was. "W-what is this place?" She asked herself as she watched the small village around her. Saria went carefully from behind a rock and began to stare at the girl with a curious look. "You are in Kokiri Forest." Saria replied politely. Zelda was frightened by the presence of the little girl. "Do not be afraid! It's okay! I am Saria, the Sage of the Forest and that one there is Mido, the Kokiri chief. We are the guardians of this forest." Saria said with a smile on her face that made Zelda feel safer. Seeing that there was no sign of danger, Saria gestured to her friends from approaching the young woman. However, Mido remained where he was, glowering at her. "We already know who we are, Saria, but what about her? Who are you, where did you came from and why are you here?" "Oh, yes ... "Saria said, looking at the princess. "And who are you, girl?" "Oh! Excuse me! I am Zelda." She replied shyly. "Zelda?? The princess??" Cried all the children at the same time, with amazement. "That's right!" "What a surprise! We are very honored by your presence here, Your Highness!" Saria replied, bowing in respect. All other Kokiri did the same, except for Mido, who was still looking at the princess with anger. "Now! Whatever! She can't stay here! This forest has no more place for strangers! Link is no longer enough to have to live here and now we have to deal with another one? Send her away!" "Oh, please don't send me away! I have no where to go!" Begged Zelda, with a sad look. "If I come back, she'll kill me!" "Kill? Who?" Saria asked, startled. "My stepmother, Queen Midna! Since my father went to war, she has treated me very badly, and has forced me to look after the affairs of the castle ... She even ordered a huntsman to kill me! But he took pity on me and let me get away! If you let me stay here, I promise to take care of everyone!" "We can't allow that!" Shouted Mido. "The queen is a sorceress! I'm warning you! If she finds out, she will come flying in here and take revenge on us all!" "But she doesn't know where I am!" "She doesn't know, is it? She knows everything! She does witchcraft! She can even become invisible! She may be here right now!" "She'll never find me here, I know! Please let me stay! If you let me stay I'll take care of everything! I sweep, wash, sew, cook ... I'll take good care of you. Please, I beg!" All other Kokiri looked at Zelda with compassion. They gathered around a circle and after a discussion, Saria turned and said to the princess: "Of course you can stay! You will always be welcome. If you want you can stay at my house, there is enough space. In addition, Link would like to have a friend about the same age as him!" "Oh, thank you very much!" Zelda hugged the little green-haired girl with great joy. All other Kokiri involved the young princess in a long embrace, except for Mido, who was in a corner with his arms folded, frowning. However, no one bothered with the unruly behavior of their colleague. Saria led Zelda to her little house and prepared a cozy corner for the princess. "Well .. you can sleep here. I know it's not very comfortable, but it's the best I can offer you." "No, okay, it's perfect!" Zelda said, excited. "It's even better than the little room that my stepmother made me sleep." Saria looked at the princess with pen and wondered how her life would be difficult in that castle with a stepmother who hated her. "Hey, you must be hungry, right? After all, you come from so far ... It has some fruit from the kitchen if you want, you can go eat some. Feel at ease!" "I could make a pie!" Zelda replied enthusiastically. "So you all can eat. What do you think?" Saria nodded in affirmation. "Yes, I think it's a good idea." Zelda ran to the kitchen and opened the cabinets, picking up a pot of flour, eggs, butter and milk and began to prepare a delicious apple pie. The smell filled the air making the Kokiri get their mouth watering. Once the pie was ready, they all went to Saria's house to try it. Even the most cantankerous of Kokiri children, Mido couldn't resist the smell of delicious pie prepared by the princess. But when he was about to get a piece ... "No, no,no, boy!" Zelda rebuked. "Have you washed your hands?" "Hunf! But of course!" Mido muttered, grimacing. "When?" She asked again, glaring at him. "Just now!" "Just now, is it? Let me see your hands!" "And if I don't want to show?" He growled. "So you won't eat the pie." Zelda replied, taking the pie of the reach of the boy. He turned away, too angry. "Hunf! Women!" He grunted as he walked toward the tub of water. He stopped in front of the tub and watched his reflection in the water for a moment. Until he felt something pushing him forcefully into the tub, causing him to be drenched in his entirety body. When he took his head out of the water, he saw his Kokiri friends laughing at him. "Hahahahaha! You must be clean if you want to please the princess, Mido!" Riduki laughed, one of his friends. The group of boys could hardly breathe from laughing so much of the drenched face of their friend. "Laugh while you can! Soon she will put ties in you and will shower you with that water called ... PERFUME!" He replied in disgust only to pronounce the word perfume. But the boys didn't care. They just kept laughing as he got up and came out of the tub soaking wet. He straightened his cap on his head and walked toward the kitchen, hoping to still have some left over piece of pie for him. However, when he got there, there was no trace that there was a pie before. But before he could even mutter something, Zelda approached him and held out a small piece of apple pie that was in her hands. "I kept a piece for you, when you went to wash your hands." she spoke kindly looking into his eyes. "Since we're going to live together for some time, we must be friends, right?" Mido looked at the pie for a while, a little surprised at the generous attitude of the princess. He felt a little regret, that it was unusual from him, but to maintain his image and pride, he took the cake from the Princess' hands roughly. "You made no more than you should! " He growled, staring at the princess with a scowl. Then he walked toward the door and without saying another word, walked away, leaving Saria and Zelda alone in the kitchen. "Oh ... What do I do for Mido to like me?" Zelda sighed as she watched the boy walk away sullenly. "Oh, don't worry about it ... Mido has always been so." Saria said, trying to comfort her new friend. "He's just jealous because you are getting more attention than him ... It was the same thing when we welcome Link." "Link? Who is Link? You speak so much of him ..." Zelda asked, curious. "Oh yeah ... Well .. We adopted him when he was a baby. He was found near the forest, abandoned, so we decided to take care of him. He is a handsome young man, a hylian like you, about your age. He has short, blond hair and beautiful blue eyes, the color of the sky. He is very gentle and polite, I'm sure you two will get along great!" Saria smiled gently to Zelda, who at the time looked rather intrigued by the description that Saria had done. For a moment, she remembered the young man she had met in the palace garden the other day. He also had blond hair and blue eyes and was kind and very polite. "No. .. it can't be him ... It would be quite a coincidence ... Moreover, the castle is so far away from here ... "- she thought discouraged, losing her hopes to review the boy she had met the other day. "What is it, princess? Are you okay?" - Saria asked, interrupting the thoughts of the young princess. "Huh? Nothing ... I was just ... thinking" -she blushed a little. - "But after all, why I haven't seen him around here?" "Oh, yes ... He went to town to buy some things." - Saria looked around as if trying to locate something. - "Strange ... he should be back ... or the city should be crowded, or he met someone there. He is very successful with girls!" "Oh ..." - Zelda's voice sounded a bit disappointed . Suddenly a great tumult could be heard outside Saria's house. The small Kokiri approached the window to try to see what was happening. "But what is this? What noise is this?" She looked out the window and could see that, surrounded by a group of children, was a handsome young man accompanied by his faithful mare. "Oh! It's Link! He's back!" Saria was so excited when reviewing her old friend that she jumped out the window and ran in his direction. "Link! Finally!!" - Saria shouted as she ran quickly toward him. "Why did you take so long?" When the girl approached, Link took her in his lap and hugged her hard. "Good to see you too, Saria!" - He replied, making a pat on the green-haired girl. - "It took so long because I had some problems there in the city ..." "I'm glad you came! There are so many things I want to tell you ... I. .." "I also got a lot to tell." - Link said, interrupting Saria and puting down the girl from his lap, placing her back on the ground. - "You won't believe what I saw yesterday when I was passing near the castle! I met a ..." "You don't have time for that! Later you tell everything that happened! First I want to introduce you to a person! Follow me" - she said excitedly, pulling Link's arms, who was not understand anything of what was happening. Meanwhile, Zelda decided to take a curious peek through the window to see who had just arrived. Her eyes widened in surprise when she saw the young man who talked to Saria. He wore the same clothes as the boy she had met the other day, in the castle garden. And had the same face, same hair, same eyes. He was the same boy she had left in the garden, fearing that her stepmother did any harm to him. When she saw that they were approaching the house, she hid behind the window. Her heart was beating furiously and she was sweating uncontrollably. She was happy to see the friend who she met in the castle garden, but she was so nervous that she didn't know what to do, even what to say when she meet him. Her mind revolved around different thoughts, leaving her even more confused and distressed. She soon heard the sound of the doorknob turning slowly and the sound of voices coming from outside. Saria was entering slowly, pulling Link's arm, which was very confused with the situation. "Saria, can I know what ..." - His voice stopped abruptly when his eyes met the young woman who was standing beside the small table. His eyes widened in surprise. She was the same girl he met in the palace garden. The same girl for whom he was infatuated. Saria cleared her throat. "Link, this is Zelda, the princess. She'll be here with us from today." Link remained motionless. His eyes don't come unglued from the young princess for a second. It was hard to believe it. After a while of silence, Link finally spoke: "B-but you are ... You're the girl I met yesterday at Castle Garden ..." - He walked slowly toward her - "I mean then that all this time you were Princess Zelda? I'm very surprised!" Zelda lowered her head, embarrassed. Link was now so close to her that she could hear him whispering so no one else could heard: "So that's why you ran away from me?" She forced herself to look at his face to see his blue eyes and looking away from the floor. As she did, her heart raced even more with the brightness of his eyes. Zelda couldn't speak for a while. Her mind was spinning and she was confused. Swallowing hard, she said with a trembling voice: "I-I'm sorry ... And-I didn't want ...." - Her voice trailed off as she lowered her gaze, staring again at the wooden floor beneath her. Suddenly, Zelda felt her chin being touched by a gentle hand and being lifted slightly, to look again at Link. They looked at each other for a while until he asked softly: "You didn't want ...?" His soft and calm voice seemed to warm Zelda's heart, who took a deep breath before start answering, trying to stay calm. "I didn't want that my stepmother to see us ... "- She sighed sadly and continued after a pause - "It is because of her that I'm here." Link frowned doubtfully, but before he can make a question, Saria came in the room and spoke in a serious tone: "Link, the queen is a very evil and jealous witch. Zelda told us that while she lived in the castle, the queen made her do all the tasks. She worked as a maid for her. One day, the queen ordered a huntsman to take her to the woods and kill her. But the man let her flee. She ran through the Lost Woods until she reach our forest. That is why she is hidden here. If the queen discovers that she is still alive, she'll do anything to kill her." Link looked back at Zelda and began to understand. Everything began to make sense now. "Ah, so that's why you run from me that day ... So that's why you were dressed as a maid, with that old clothes ... Well I was surprised when I saw you now dressed like a lady." He smiled. - "But I have to admit that even that dirty old clothes could not disguise your beauty ..." - He said softly, his fingers sliding down her cheeks. Zelda blushed. He was the only person, besides her father, saying how beautiful she was. In the years when she lived in the castle with her stepmother, anyone who dared to praise her beauty was thrown into the dungeon by the terrible woman. She always yelled and said that Zelda's beauty would never compare to hers. "Open your eyes, girl!" - Midna screamed. - "Look at that greasy hair! And those wrinkled hands for so much work! And what filthy clothes! You're uglyl! Who would want to love someone like you? See how beautiful I am! See that shiny and silky hair, see these soft hands! I am the fairest of all! You are not and never will be nothing compared to me! " Zelda's eyes saddened by those terrible memories. She grew up believing that she was ugly, which was just a big lie invented by her jealous stepmother. But Link saw her in a different way. He could see in her something special that nobody else could see. She could see that from the day they met in the garden. Link lifted her face once more for her to look in his eyes again. He realized her sad eyes and muttered in an attempt to comfort her: "Listen princess, I mean ... Zelda. Can I call you that?" - He asked politely. She just nodded in agreement. - "Listen, Zelda. While you're here, I promise I won't let anyone do something bad to you. My friends and I will do everything to protect you, okay? So there is no reason to worry." - He smiled faintly at her. That warm and comforting smile made Zelda feel safer. She smiled back at him and the two were exchanging glances for a while until Saria interrupted them: "Link, you could show her the village! She came here so tired and hungry that I didn't have time to show anything to her ..." "Oh, yes ..." - He turned again to Zelda and said timidly - "Well .. What do you think? Want to come with me to know the rest of the village?" "Of course! I'd love to!" - She replied excitedly, taking Link's left hand on her thin and fragile princess' hands, which made him blush slightly. He led her outside the house. Zelda was very anxious to know the little village that from now on, would be her new home.
There is the chapter 4 of my fanfiction Snow White Zelda. Zelda finds the Kokiri children. Who had watched Snow White from Disney will recognize a lot of things on this chapter Mido is like Grumpy! always wanting trouble! Well you'll have to wait until I finish Chapter 5... Now that I'm excited, I think I'm going to write it soon and post here I promisse I'll try to finish this fanfic. It is the best that I'm writing
And again, sorry for any mistakens in the translation...
WARNING BEFORE READ: This fanfiction was originally written in portuguese and was translated with a help of a Translator. Any errors, just forgive the writer. Nobody's perfect anyway... I hope you enjoy reading ^^
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The light of the morning sun shone brightly through the windows of Zelda's room, making the girl wake up slowly, still a bit sleepy after a long night's sleep. She was surprised when she saw that she was really in the room that Saria had prepared for her instead of being in the horrible little room where she used to sleep in the castle. This made her very relieved. "Phew, so I wasn't dreaming after all!" - She thought. - "So that means that everything that happened yesterday was real! The Kokiri Children, the party, the dance and ... and Link ... I. .. I need to see him! " Zelda quickly got up and walked euphoric to the kitchen , where Saria was preparing a delicious breakfast for the young princess. "Good morning, Zelda! Did you sleep well?" "Good morning, Saria!" - Zelda replied, a bit anxious. - "Yes, I slept very well! Did you see Link today? Do you know where he is?" "Hey, hey hey! Hang on, Zelda! I know you're anxious to see him. Especially after everything that happened yesterday between you two, hehe." - She smiled slightly. - "You are very excited. Sit down first and take your breakfast that I have prepared with love!" - Saria said as she began to fill a bowl of porridge and a plate of cookies - "It's not too hot, but it's healthy. Try it!" "Thank you, Saria." After eating some cookies and try the porridge, she added: "Wow, it's really good! But Saria, don't you know where Link is?" With a slight smile, Saria said calmly: "Relax, Zelda! He went to town. He might be back at afternoon." Zelda was a little disturbed. "But hadn't he gone there yesterday? What is he doing there again?" - She asked curiously. "Training." - The little gir answered naturally. - "To become a swordsman." - While she talked, she removed the dishes from the table and put them back in the sink. - "You saw yesterday that he has a sword. He wants to become a great knight to defend the people of Hyrule." "Oh ..." - Zelda sighed. She slowly got up from her chair. - "So I'll wait for him in the Sacred Forest Meadow. And thank you for the breakfast, Saria. It was really delicious." The little girl smiled once more to the princess. "Well, I'm glad you enjoyed. If you want to go to the meadow now, go. When Link returns I will tell him you're there." Zelda gently hugged Saria and then left. Once arriving at the lovely meadow, the young woman had no desire to leave. The place was so rich in natural beauty, that she didn't want to leave. The comfort of the place made her feel incredibly well. The birds were singing a soft song and butterflies of various kinds were flying everywhere in search of flowers. Zelda had never been in such a beautiful place before. The time passed quickly, but Zelda had not noticed. For her, it was as if time stopped in that beautiful place. She began to softly sing a sweet song, even sweeter with her angelic voice. The young princess began to think of recent events. In her first meeting with Link in the castle garden, her arrival in Kokiri Forest, the moments she had with Link, the romantic waltz ... Everything that happened filled the princess with joy. Never before she had felt so good, so free. Continuing to sing, Zelda began to dance in the bright sunshine, fearing nothing, because there was nobody there to see her look so silly and childish. She closed her blue eyes and seized the moment, feeling the warm sun on her face to the soothing sound of her singing voice was all she enjoyed at that moment. After a while, Zelda opened her eyes and danced again. Her eyes watched butterflies fluttering, the tumult of the birds in nearby trees and then suddenly, she saw Link standing a little apart, leaning against a tree, watching her from afar. With a cry, Zelda stood like a statue and felt the blood rush in her face. How long had he been there? He would be watching her during all this time? He should be thinking of her as nothing more than a silly lady with nothing better to do besides singing songs and dancing like a silly little girl. Her heart pounded and her face and neck were burning with embarrassment. Zelda had a desperate desire to run as far as possible from Link. Unfortunately, she knew it would only make it worse, so she stood, silent, and waited for him to say something. Link bowed his head to the side for a moment and simply watched her with his bright, sapphire blue eyes. He walked slowly towards her until the two were just inches away from each other. Zelda blinked, embarrassed, while her mind screamed, saying she was the biggest idiot of all time. It doesn't helped very much. Link smiled before saying: "You're too quiet. Are you okay? Did I scared you?" Zelda put a hand on her face, feeling her face burn with embarassment. " I. .. I did not realize you were here this whole time, I think ... you should think ... I didn't know you had returned." - She paused and stammered. -" You must think I'm crazy ..." - She blurted out. " And why I would think that?" - Link said, his blonde eyebrows frowned in frustration. "I was dancing and you were there and saw me, I don't usually do this if I knew I would not ... I'm not always so, I ..." Link gently touched her face and said in a soft tone: "You don't have to be ashamed." - Link said, gently. - "And I don't think you're crazy. I really like to hear your beautiful voice." Zelda blinked, bewildered. Her face was flushed even more with Link's soft touch. She took a deep breath and looked down, still a little embarrassed. Her thoughts were very confused and she did not know what to say to him. Link stared at her for a brief moment. Zelda's shyness and innocence were things that he admired a lot on her. "Hey, Zelda." - He said to break the silence. - "I brought you something, while I was there in the city" - Link pulled from his pocket a red rose and handed it to Zelda. Zelda took the flower in her hands and watched the flower gently. "Oh, Link ... It's so beautiful ..." - She said, shyly. A faint smile appeared on her face as she admired the beautiful flower that was in her hands. - "I love flowers!" The princess put her arms around Link's neck, wrapping him in a hug. "I loved the present, Link. Thank you." Link corresponded the hug, putting his strong arms around her waist. Still in his arms, Zelda looked into his eyes, now so close to hers. Her heart was pounding and butterflies were formed in her stomach . Link looked at her tenderly with his bright blue eyes and with a smile on his face that made her heart beat faster. Holy Goddess! The man was handsome and was causing her to experience completely new and strange sensations to her. Her mind was spinning, all thoughts were intertwined and she was about to lose control of herself. "Link ..." - She sighed. He gently slid his hands behind her back, sending shivers down her spine. Zelda's eyes closed. She did not know what to do now. That feeling was very new and she still was not sure how to handle with it. Opening her eyes again, she now had realized how their faces were close. Her face took on a deep red tone and her eyes widened in amazement. "Zelda, are you okay?" - Link asked, frowning. "Sorry Link ..." - She said, embarrassed, trying to get away from him. -" I. .. I shouldn't have ... I-I'm sorry ...!" She pulled away from him, embarrassed. Her face was so red that it seemed like all the blood in her body was only in her cheeks. Link approached her. After a few seconds of silence, Zelda felt her chin being lifted slightly by Link's gentle hands to make her look at him. "What happened, Zelda?" - Link asked, staring into her eyes. - "Did I did something wrong?" Zelda tried to look away, but it was practically impossible. Link's eyes were so beautiful that no matter she tried, she could not stop looking at them. A little nervous, she sighed deeply before answering: "No, Link ... You didn't did anything wrong ... It's just that I ... I feel so confused ... I never felt like this before ..." She lowered her eyes and began to stare at the floor again. However, Link lifted her gaze once more. "Zelda, look at me ..." - He ordered softly. She did and she felt her heart jump. Why on earth Link had to have such beautiful eyes? Zelda felt for a moment as if a freezing lightning had stopped her and transformed her into a statue. Link's eyes warmed her soul as he spoke: "Me too ..." - Link said quietly, his eyes showing the truth of his words. - "I've know other girls before you but none of them were like you ... None of them managed to got me as you got me so quickly ..." - Link slipped his fingers down her face gently, skirting her beautiful angelic face. - "You are so beautiful that I have no words to describe such beauty ..." Zelda's eyes widened and she became even more pink. "Y-you really think so?" Link replied tenderly, looking deeply into her eyes: "Of course, my princess. You are indeed the most beautiful, wonderful and gorgeous woman I have ever met in my entire life ..." He closed his eyes as he approached Zelda. Her heart was beating furiously. Her legs were shaking so badly that threatened to give way at any time. She could hardly breathe. Their bodies were so close now that she could feel the warmth of his body. "No Link, I am not so beautiful like this ..." - She whispered sadly. - "My stepmother, the Queen, she is the fairest of all, not me ..." "I don't think so ..." - Link replied, stroking her cheek softly. - "Your stepmother may be beautiful on her exterior, but her heart is full of hatred and evil, which makes her a horrible person, but you, Zelda, has not only external beauty. Your soul is pure, which makes you even more beautiful than you already are, Princess ..." Link's soft words did Zelda tremble. She could no longer think properly. Her mind spun when Link pulled her gently to himself, putting his arms around her delicate waist. He gazed into her eyes for a moment, breathing slowly, smelling her sweet scent. The two remained silent for a while, as if the moment were speaking alone, without words. Zelda's mind became increasingly confused, but it was very difficult to fight against all those feelings, so she surrendered to them. She slowly extended a gracious hand and started playing with Link's golden locks. His face flushed slightly, but he refused to back down. Their faces were very close. For a moment, the tips of their noses rubbed. Zelda could feel his hot breath on her skin. A shudder ran through the end to end of her body, ruffling her hair. Her lips were moist, very close to Link's lips. The princess's heart nearly exploded when his lips meet hers. He kissed her slowly, gently, trying not to scare her with his amorous intentions. A gentle breeze blew against the couple, wrapping them lovingly, as if the Goddess were waiting so long for that moment. Zelda felt like she was on fire. Gently, she returned the kiss, clinging to him even more. Link held her tight in his arms, revealing his feelings to her, deepening even more their kiss. They kissed for a long time, but for them, it had been too fast. The need to breathe had spoken louder and they were forced to separate abruptly in order to get some air. This required a huge effort on both parts, because they were so deeply involved on that kiss that they had no desire to separate. A little dizzy, Zelda staggered and she had to prop on a tree for regain her balance. Link approached her and wrapped her on his arms again, pulling her close to him. "Zelda ... I. .. I love you ...." - He whispered to her, almost breathless. Those words were like music to her ears. The princess melted when she heard Link saying that he loved her. "Link ... Say ... Say it again ..." - She whispered, still a little breathless. Link approached his lips to her ears, hugging her even tighter. "I love you, Zelda." - He whispered, spreading various kisses on her face. - "I love you so much..." Then she kissed him tenderly, once more. Link was initially surprised before kissing her more deeply than before. The young couple remained like that for the rest of the afternoon, kissing and saying how much they loved each other.
Meanwhile, in the castle, Rusl, the huntsman had brought the queen the heart of a wild boar. He claimed, saying that the heart was actually from Zelda. He knelt before the throne and returned the golden chest to Midna, who smiled wickedly, with satisfaction. "Well, my faithful huntsman." - She laughed with malice when she opened the box and saw the heart that was inside. - "You know ... Thanks to you, now I am the most beautiful woman in this kingdom once again!" - Her frantic laughter intensified even more. - "Good job! Here's your gold as I promised." Midna nodded to a few guards, who brought a huge bag full of gold coins and placed before the huntsman. Rusl looked at the bag with a little disdain. "I'm not proud of what I did." - He replied firmly, trying to convince the queen that he had indeed killed the princess. - "I do not deserve this gold. But for the sake of my family, I'll take it." Midna stared at him with a scowl. "Take this gold and stay out of my way!!"- She screamed full of hatred. Once the huntsman withdrew from the throne room. Midna, with the golden chest in her hands, went to her room, laughing wickedly. When she arrived in her lodgings, she went to Mirror of Twilight laughing harder than before. "Now, my dear Magic Mirror ... Tell me! Who is the fairest one now?" The Mirror said, clearly: "You, my Queen, are beautiful, without a doubt. But the young Zelda is still the fairest one of all." "Impossible!" - Midna cried, shocked. - "She is dead! She's nothing but a corpse lying on the forest! The wolves must be eating her body right now! I have the proof, look!" - She said, pointing the golden chest to the mirror. - "See it? It is her heart!" The mirror answered once again: "Zelda is still living, and is the fairest woman in the land. It is the heart of a wild boar you hold in your hands." "Heart of a wild boar??" - Midna yelled furiously, her soul burned with hatred. - "So I was betrayed!! Cursed huntsman! I should have suspected from the beggining!!" - Midna threw the box against the wall, furious. - "So I have to sort things out by myself!! Show me where Zelda is!" The mirror reflected in its reflection the image of the Kokiri village. It showed how Zelda got lost in the Lost Woods and had found the small village and how she had been well received by its residents, the Kokiri children. "So she is in Kokiri Forest .... - Midna laughed wickedly. - If she thinks that she will be protected forever, she's SERIOUSLY wrong!! Hahahahaha! The Day Of The Sacred Festival of the Forest Guardians will soon arrive ... The Kokiri will have to leave from their village .. Zelda is not allowed to go with them because she is not a Kokiri and she will be alone at the forest ... In this day I will attack. AND THIS TIME, there will be no failures! Hahahahahaha!" Midna's malignant laughs echoed throughout the castle. Now she knew where Zelda was and the evil queen would not rest until she get rid of the young princess.
Phewww! Finally!!! It was very hard to write this chapter Sorry for taking sooo long to post this chapter! I was very lazy and my my inspiration was always going away And I had to think a loooot about the kissing scene! I had to read books, listen to romantic songs, watch movies just to think about that part, because I wanted it to be really romantic and I don't know if it is good yet T.T
wrote this because of a certain somebody...that just wont be named. I wish he hadn't done the things he's done. but it's too late and he can't make it up. because I know he'd do it again. and succeed. so I'm sorry...please forgive me. because I can't forgive you. comment and critiques are always welcome and appreciated enjoy
WARNING BEFORE READ: This fanfiction was originally written in portuguese and was translated with a help of a Translator. Any errors, just forgive the writer. Nobody's perfect anyway... I hope you enjoy reading ^^
----------------------------------- Final Chapter - The wedding -----------------------------------
The next day was Link and Zelda's wedding. Everyone in the kingdom were very happy with the return of the princess and the emergence of a new king. Link was a little nervous, because now he would not be anymore a simple boy from the forest, or a simple young knight and he was becoming a king. He never imagined that someday he would be part of royalty, he only dreamed of being a knight to defend people, but now he would be much more than that. Now he would take care of a whole kingdom, and even though this was a huge responsibility, he was very happy since he was marrying the woman he loved. And he promised himself he would do anything to be a good king and husband to his wife. The whole castle was decorated with flowers of all kinds, from roses, carnations and chrysanthemums with varied colors. More than one hundred employees, dressed in elegant clothes, appropriate for the occasion, were in the main gate of the castle, ready to receive guests who were already beginning to enter the palace garden. It seemed that everyone in the kingdom were there to witness the marriage of the king's daughter with Link. The courtyard was crowded with royalty from neighboring kingdoms, all waiting for the wedding begin. Zelda was alone in her new royal chamber, looking at her beautiful reflection in the mirror, that looked back at her increasingly nervous. She was now becoming the new Queen to the people of Hyrule, because her stepmother was dead. She should be happy because now she would marry the man she loved with all her heart, but she was still a little sad about her stepmother's suicide. She was gaining a husband, but had lost another mother. "I think everything has its price." - She muttered to herself. -" We can't have everything ..." Impa, the faithful servant of the princess, cleared her throat to announce her presence and entered the royal chamber. Her eyes the color of rubies regarded the princess with tenderness. Zelda smiled weakly as Impa approached her. "Impa, I'm glad you're here." "Princess, what are you doing here? You should be preparing yourself for the wedding! Today is your big day!" "I know ... but ..." - She lowered her gaze. - "... But I wanted my stepmother were here to see me ..." Impa's eyes widened in disbelief. "Midna?? Just her, Zelda? If it were your mother, I even understand, but SHE? After everything she did to you, you still wanted that she were here for your wedding?" Zelda sighed a bit before speaking. "I know, Impa, but still, she was a mother to me. She was good. I don't know what made her change so suddenly, but I don't think it was her fault. I didn't want her to have had an end so sad like this ... Despite everything she did to me all these years, I don't think she deserved to die. I even feel grateful for her, because if it were not for her I would never have fled to the Kokiri village. I would never had the chance to be with Link. Unintentionally or not, the poisoned apple that she gave to me also brought Link back to me ... "I understand ... I'm sorry, then ..." - Impa said, a little embarrassed. "You do not have to apologize for it, Impa, it's alright ..." - Zelda said, hugging her. After a brief moment of silence, Impa said:. "Now, you need to finish getting ready. The wedding will begin shortly." "Yes, Impa. You're right." Impa called the other maids to help Zelda prepare herself for the wedding. The servants helped the princess to put on the veil over her head and the crinoline that would help add volume to the dress, which was a fairly common practice for special occasions like this. Once completed the basic preparation, they brought the princess's wedding dress. The dress was made of the finest fabrics. It was embroidered with a lavish pattern of triforces and adorned with white crystals that sparkled in the light. The princess' heart leaped, then quickly sank. How wonderful it would have been to have her two mothers here with her today. "You look beautiful, my daughter" - she imagined the image of her first mother beside her, talking to her. The princess had met her biological mother only by paintings that decorated the palace, as she had died when Zelda was still very young. She had long brown hair like her and beautiful eyes the color of the sky. "You really are stunning today, my little Snow White" - she also imagined her stepmother by her side. She was with the same warm and sweet smile from the day when Zelda first met her, on the wedding day of her father. Zelda smiled at the two imaginary mothers, for a moment believing they were real. But their images disappeared when a maid entered the room and announced: "The wedding is about to begin. Everyone is waiting for the princess." "Don't worry, we're going." - Impa said calmly. Turning to Zelda, she said - "Are you ready, Princess?" "I think so ..." - she said, a little anxious and nervous. "So let's go." - Impa took Zelda's hand and together they descended the stairs and went to the entrance of the main hall, where all the guests were waiting by the entrance of the bride. Her father, the king, entered hand in hand with her in the main hall. The hall of the castle was crowded with people from all parts of the kingdom who came to witness the union of the couple and also to honor the new king and new queen. Zelda saw that her Kokiri friends were also invited to attend the ceremony. They smiled and waved to the princess with great joy. The princess was filled with excitement with the presence of her Kokiri friends and she also smiled and waved at them. But amidst the crowd also had people who were not very excited about the union of the young couple of lovebirds, such as some members of the court would not accept the marriage of the princess with a mere commoner and also two girls, one blond with short hair, called Ilia and a redhead with long hair named Malon. The two looked at the bride with a look of contempt and envy, as both were in love with Link, but were defeated by the princess. Zelda's heart was pounding, and she was very nervous and anxious, but happy because she was marrying a man she really loved. The only thing that saddened her was the fact of not having her two mothers to see her get married, but she knew deep down in her heart that they were watching the ceremony along with the Goddesses of Hyrule, wherever they were. Suddenly, her heart leaped when she saw Link near the altar. He was wearing a lavish white tunic decorated with diamonds and pure gold. And he was also wearing a long red cape and a white cap similar to what he used to wear, with gold embroidery. Link was so handsome that it seemed he really was a prince. Zelda's father was so happy he had tears in his eyes. Link took Zelda's hand and they stood together in front of the altar. He smiled tenderly at her. "You are so beautiful, my princess." - He whispered to her. Zelda's cheeks flushed lightly with his praise. "You too, my prince." - She said shyly. Then the priest began to speak: "Ladies and gentleman. We are gathered here today to celebrate the marriage of Princess Zelda and Link. As you see, love is a powerful force, capable of uniting a princess with a simple young knight. And what makes this moment so special is that the love you two have for each other will affect everyone in this land. Through your happiness, we will become happy. Through your love for each other, we will love each other. Your love will be strong enough to govern a people who need joy in their lives. Princess Zelda, do you swear, towards the Three Goddesses, that you will take Link to be your husband, to have and to hold, from this day forward, in strength and in weakness, in joy and in sorrow, in sickness and in health, for better, for worse, every day of your life until death do you part?" "I swear. While I live I will love him with the force of each beat of my heart." "Link, do you swear, towards the Three Goddesses, that you will take Zelda to be your wife, to have and to hold, from this day forward, in strength and in weakness, in joy and in sorrow, in sickness and in health, for better, for worse, every day of your life until death do you part?" "I swear with all my heart, I will love her until the last days of my life." "Then, by the power granted to me by the Three Goddesses of Hyrule, I pronounce you husband and wife. You may kiss the bride." Link immediately took her in his arms and kissed her passionately. Zelda clung to him, kissing him back with all her heart. Most people who were in the hall applauded the couple with happiness, including the king, who was very touched. After a few minutes, Link and Zelda parted their lips and smiled to each other.Then the king approached the couple and spoke aloud so everyone could hear: "May the Goddesses in their goodness strengthen your consent and fill you both with their blessings! I wish with all my heart that you two can be very happy from that moment on. May you two can rule over these lands with the same love and wisdom that I have ruled all these years. It is with great honor and joy that I crown Link as the new king of Hyrule." The king pulled the crown of his head and placed it on Link's head. He bowed before the new king and all the people in the hall did the same. Link blushed when he saw people bowing to him. He never imagined that one day he would have so much power in his hands and he was feeling a bit awkward and embarrassed. And he blushed even more when he heard people speaking in chorus: "May the Goddesses bless the new king and new queen! Long live Queen Zelda and King Link! Zelda's father approached his son-in-law and hugged him tightly. "I give you my blessing, my boy. Take good care of my daughter and my kingdom. Now it is your responsibility." "Yes, your Majes ... uh, I mean, sir!" - Link spoke a little flustered. Then he turned to his daughter and said: "I am very proud of you. I'm very lucky to be your father. Hope you're happy, my daughter. I love you very much." Tears began to flow from Zelda's eyes. Thrilled, she hugged her father tight. "I love you too, Dad! I am also lucky to have such a wonderful father!" - She said, weeping with emotion. He hugged her back and wept in joy. After a few seconds, he turned to people and said: "May the ball begin!" And when Zelda's father said that, the musicians took their instruments and played a divinely beautiful waltz. Link and Zelda started to dance amid the dancing hall. Link looked tenderly into his bride's eyes and kissed her tenderly once again, pulling her closer to him. "I love you, Zelda." - He whispered to her. - "I promise I will do everything to make you happy from now on ..." Zelda kissed him again, pressing her lips against his in a gentle kiss. " I love you too, Link.." - She whispered. They kissed again. Link wrapped her in his arms and kissed her passionately. The young couple remained throughout the dance exchanging lovingly glances as they danced in the middle of the great hall. Zelda imagined her mothers watching her, happy, smiling, and wishing that she could be happy from now on. Zelda held Link's hand, wondering what her new life would be like. With her stepmother gone, she was now Queen of her kingdom. And she thought she would rule as justly and passionately as her father had, and as her stepmother might have if things had been different. She kissed Link again and closed her eyes, feeling a sense of love she'd never felt before. She was happy. The only thing she longed for that day was her two mothers. She had lost both. No one understood why she still loved Midna. But, to Zelda, her stepmother had been a victim of a terrible thing that did her change so much so suddenly, but still, she had been a mother to her. A guardian angel. --- Some years had passed since the wedding ceremony. The kingdom of Hyrule was now in a time of great peace, tranquility and harmony. The king Link and queen Zelda ruled the kingdom with love and wisdom and were very much loved by their people. The troubled times of war had faded from the memory of people and everyone was happy and peaceful living. It was a more common afternoon in the kingdom. The sun was hiding on the horizon slowly, giving rise to Twilight which announced the end of the day and the coming of the night. In the Castle Graveyard, a woman was standing before a tomb. The breeze made her long straight and brown hair slightly wavy and the dim light of the setting sun lit up her beautiful angelic face and it seemed so peaceful, but at the same time, a bit ruefully. "It's being a long time since you've gone, Blue Heaven .." - She spoke quietly, feeling the wind blow in her face. - "A lot has happened in recent years .. and ... sometimes I wish you were here with me ... I'm living moments of joy with my family, but I also miss you. You did terrible things to me, but I do not blame you for that. You were like a mother to me, though, so I forgive you, after all. I wish it had not ended so tragically, but I think that was the only way you found to scape from everything ... And I do not believe that you have chosen death as a way to escape from my father's wrath ... I believe there were other reasons so much stronger so you have decided to die ... I kept this piece of mirror you stuck in your chest for a long time and whenever I look at it, I feel a very bad feeling about it. I have had many nightmares about it ... I dream of a strange man dressed in a black and a Cursed Mirror ... I do not know what these dreams mean, but it seems they want to tell me something. Perhaps they may have something to do with your change of a good mother to a cruel stepmother and your suicide ... I believe that deep in your heart you still loved me, because if you didn't, you would have killed me when I was a helpless child. Well, I may never find out what really happened to you, but I feel in my heart you chose to die because you have repented of your errors and could not bear the weight of them and believed that death would be the best way to fix what you caused ... And this is the greatest proof that you, deep down in your heart, did not want me bad. And I hope now you can find peace wherever you are ..." Zelda closed her eyes for a moment and a tear rolled down her cheeks. How she wished her stepmother were here now. How she wished she hadn't been destroyed by her vanity and grief. She was silent for a few minutes and did a little prayer to the Goddesses. But suddenly, something interrupted her. "Mommy!" - A little girl, about nine years old, with straight and clear hair, ran toward Zelda. The queen opened her arms to the child and when she approached, Zelda wrapped her in a tight embrace. "Mom, Dad and I searched for you everywhere! Why are you here?" "Ah, it's nothing, my dear. I came here just to make a visit to your grandma Midna." "But you told me that Grandma Midna is now living with the Goddesses!" "I know, I know ..." - Zelda said, smiling weakly. - "But where is your father? Did you came here alone?" "No, Daddy came with me, he is right there." - The little girl said, pointing toward where her father was. Zelda looked up and she saw Link standing a little apart, watching her from afar. He walked slowly toward her. As he approached, Zelda got up and hugged him tight. "Why are you here, sweetheart?" - Link asked, kissing her cheek gently. - "Are you okay? I was starting to get worried ..." Zelda looked tenderly into her husband's eyes. "You don't need to worry, my love. I'm fine ... I just came to say farewell to my stepmother ..." She kissed his lips lightly. Link wrapped her tightly in his arms, returning the kiss. And then a voice interrupted the moment. "Eww!" Link and Zelda looked at her daughter, who watched them with a disgusted look. The two smiled at the girl. "Zelia, my daughter, your mother and I , we need ..." Zelda put a finger on his lips, interrupting him. "Leave it with me, love." - Then she turned to her daughter and said - "Hey, my little Snow White,why don't you go play in your room? It's getting cold, you can catch a cold. Do not worry about me and Dad, we need to talk a little." "Okay, mom..." - The girl muttered, walking back to the castle. Link and Zelda watched their daughter until she walked away. "I don't understand why you call her Snow White ... Is there any particular reason for that?" - Link said, after a few seconds of silence. Zelda sighed slightly and then spoke with a calm voice. "It was like my stepmother used to call me in the good times we spent together ..." Link stared at her, a little confused. Zelda sighed again and looked deeply into his eyes. "Link, I know it sounds strange, but despite everything she did to me, she wasn't a bad person. She loved me. If she was really a bad person, she would have killed me when I was only a innocent child, but she didn't. Deep down in my heart I knew there was something wrong going on with her, but I was not sure what it was. She acted on impulse, for fear of something or someone ... Something made her change ... But if it wasn't for her, I would never had fled to Kokiri Forest and would never have had the chance to live a great love with you. We always have to look on both sides of the coin. And that's why I don't feel hate for her, but pity. Because her pride and fear destroyed her, and I wish it hadn't been this way ..." Zelda looked down and felt a tear trickle drip down from her eyes. Link touched her chin and lifted her face so she looked into his eyes again. He smiled slightly, in a way to comfort her. "You surprise me more and more, sweetie." He said softly as he stared deeply into her eyes. "Even after everything that your stepmother did to you, you don't hate her for it. You really have a pure heart, without malice ... I'm very lucky to have a wife as good and as wonderful as you ..." He kissed her lightly again, wrapping her lovingly in his arms. Zelda kissed him back, clinging to him. After a few minutes, Link pulled away a bit from her and began stroking her face. They spent some time embraced, in silence. She put her hand on his chest and stared at him again. "Well .. I think you want to be alone now ... "- He whispered, gently stroking her face. - "I'll let you say farewell to your stepmother. I'll be waiting for you in our room. Please don't take so long ..." He slightly kissed her forehead and then walked away, leaving her alone beside the grave of her stepmother. The brunette looked sadly at the grave and said: "You know how much I love you, Blue Heaven. You will always be in my heart." A slight breeze stirred Zelda's hair, making her smile. As silly as it seemed, to Zelda had an extra special meaning. She imagined her stepmother before her, with a smile on her face, saying: "I love you too , my beautiful Snow White. I always have and I always will. The imaginary Queen blew a kiss to the young woman. And Zelda smiled.
Snow White Zelda
Story written by: Me (AnaPaulaDBZ)
To ~DeadGirlsPlayThing, that also helped me, giving me some ideas and suggestions
All Characters mentioned in the story are copyright of Nintendo
"Fairest of All - A Tale of the Wicked Queen" is copyright of Serena Valentino
My Special Thanks To:
My beloved readers, who supported me and inspired me to write ^^
To ~DeadGirlsPlayThing,who helped me to give me ideas and suggestions to enrich the story ^^
FINALLY!!!!!! AFTER SO LONG, IT'S FINALLY FINISHED!!!!!!
I apologize for the delay....
I hope you can enjoy this last chapter I wrote in the best way I can
Me: And so everyone lived happily ever after... Midna: Hey, not me! I DIED, remember? Me: But you were living a internal conflict! The Mirror of Twilight was using you to do bad things! Death was the only way you found to get away from this... Midna: Yeah... That's true... But next time, I want to be the Fairy Godmother! Being the villain is tiresome.... Me: Ok! Ok! Maybe in the next story...