This is my take on what happens after the end of Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. It is NOT a fanfic, more like a report. If you haven't completed the game yet, read at your own risk, because the information contained in this report can be considered spoilers.
Birds of a feather flock together
The loftwings remain an important part of human culture, even after the surface begins to be colonized. But there is one big difference. Because flying is no longer the only method of transportation, loftwing ownership is limited to knights and leaders. This doesn't mean everyone else gives up their birds right away. It just means that eventually, maybe after half a decade, civilians do not have loftwings. Loftwing and rider still meet under the goddess statue, and the knight academy still operates as it did in Skyloft. Of course, since loftwings aren't in any other game, they don't last forever. I guess somewhere down the line, when horses are domesticated, people decid