Stories by Sage of Silence
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By: The Sage of Silence

I first saw you in my dreams. A boy from the forest, the boy with the fairy. The one with the shining green stone. I knew you were important, even though no one seemed to think so.

When I first met you, you surprised me. You went along with my crazy plan to save Hyrule. You risked your life to get the spiritual stones, and never once complained. And I left you when you needed me the most. I left you to destroy Ganondorf while I ran away. But you still did what I asked. Why? Why did you put yourself in such danger? You were just a boy….

I was such an idiot! Why did I think two children could stop that monster? When you pulled out the sacred sword, I didn’t think you would be trapped in time.

I watched. I waited. I hid. For seven long years you slept. I was no longer who I used to be. I had to disguise myself so he couldn’t find me. So he couldn’t take it. I ran. I worried you would not return. But you came back, and now you were a man.

You could have quit. But you didn’t. Every time you entered a temple I watched. I taught you songs so you could do my dirty work. You were always victorious; I expected nothing less from the Hero of Time.

When I finally revealed myself to you, you should’ve seen the look on your face. Ha-ha! Complete shock. I had more work for you to do. And you did it, no questions asked. You even fought the king of evil to rescue me. Both I and Hyrule can never repay you. Your courage made Hyrule’s future possible.

Now it is over. I can’t believe how naïve I was. At least things worked out in the end, in a way. I have to send you back. No one will know. Your deeds will go unknown by most of Hyrule. But I will remember.

It’s not fair! Why do things have to be like this? Destiny can be a horrible thing. It dragged us both in and used us. And it’s all my fault. I robbed you of your childhood. I forced you into my plan. I must send you back…I must…. But how I wish you could stay! I swear by the goddesses themselves, if there was something I could do to keep you here, now, with me, I would do it. You touched my hand, and I felt a shiver down my spine. You felt it too. I can see it in your eyes….

You look worried. The memories will be there. Memories of people you have never met, battles you never fought. Your physical wounds will heal, but the mental ones will remain. I’m sorry. My asinine ideas have cost you so much. Your childhood, your innocence. I hope you can find it in your heart to forgive me.

You must go back. As I look at you, I can see a sliver of hope in your eyes. We will meet again, I know it. Go, Link. Regain your lost time.

I watch as you slowly fade to the notes of the Royal Lullaby you learned so long ago. I cannot forget you, you changed my life. I wish with all my heart that I could tell you how I feel, but I can’t. The feelings of a princess must remain unspoken….

“Thank you, Link…. Good bye.”