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.
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….
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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….
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.
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.
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….