Excerpt From "Shooting Stars" by Tory Jessica
Summary: Preview of upcoming fanfic. It is a Futuristic/Fantasy Zelda based fiction. Please give it a chance before you shun it. This is the chapter where Dark Link makes his appearance. So in reality this is actually a response to a challenge of Dark Link's origin. I had this fan fic in my head for a while and when I read the challenge I was like "Hey I'll do something with this and give my readers a cool preview."

Warning: Part Two has some yaoi.. Well Kind of.. It's more like"Other Dark half tries to find out to 'complete' himself and goes on about it in a homosexual way while the other light half is turned against his way. Nothing happens to make me have to over rate this though.
Categories: Fan Fiction Characters: Link
Genres: None
Warnings: None
Challenges: Dark Link Challange
Challenges: Dark Link Challange
Series: None
Chapters: 2 Completed: Yes Word count: 3523 Read: 16019 Published: Dec 22, 2007 Updated: Dec 24, 2007

1. Excerpt Part 1 by Tory Jessica

2. Excerpt Part 2 by Tory Jessica

Excerpt Part 1 by Tory Jessica
Author's Notes:
The setting is smack dab right in the middle of the story. The characters are Link, Autumn, and Seth. Link is well... Link. In this story he is 19. A new future one. This Link is in no way related to past Link's besides the connection of the power of courage in him and the blood of heroes. Autumn is a new character who I will not go into too much. She's too much of a spoiler. Seth is Link's 15 year old younger brother. Seth is a GENIUS! GENIUS! That's all you really need to know for now. Right now in this Link has found the Ancient Blade of The Time God(Aka The Master Sword). However it is shattered into many pieces thanks to an evil presence. Autumn received a dream from the gods that the blade must be instilled with the power of the 'god'. Seth interprets the dream as the Master Sword can only be recombined by transferring the power of courage into the blade, for the master sword shards cannot be melted down to be remade. Since it is a very special sword. The beginning scene takes place in Seth's laboratory which was previously used to try and read animal brain waves. Autumn was there with him previously. However, when they tried to read the brain waves the mouse's energy left him and caused the mouse to die. That's how they figured out the machine could not read brain lengths but actually transfer specific pointed out energies from a subject and if transfer devices were to be built then they could transfer the energy and put it in something. This project was set aside until they needed it. This is where we're at. Hope you enjoy.
I Edited for Errors! ^_^

Dark Link

"Alright, we're ready to transfer," Seth said. Link nodded as Autumn strapped him up to the machine.

"I hope this works," he said to her, clearly showing his nervousness. She didn't respond, just continued to hook things up to the transfer machine.

"Autumn, please say something," he begged. She shook her head and Link could see tears coming out of her eyes.

"I'm going to be fine," he said after she was done. She walked towards the door to the control room and turned to face him. Her short black hair covered half her face, but her green eyes showed brightly under the laboratory light.

"I'll never forgive you if you die, Link," she said," And if this hurts you, I'm going to kick your ass."

"What if I'm fine and the master sword can combine into one piece again?" he replied. She shook her head, she saw what the machine had done to the experimental mouse.

"If you come out of here completely fine, even if the master sword isn't reverted back to normal.. I'll... I'll lock myself in your bedroom for a whole week," she finished with a wink. Link's eyes grew a little wider. He looked through the window next to the door to the control room.

"SETH DON'T LET ANYTHING TO ME!" he shouted. Autumn finally smiled and shook her head, but her tears continued. Closing the door behind her, Link could see her through the control room window walking up next to his little brother.

"Oh great, merciful goddesses... please let this work," he said to himself.

Autumn walked up to Seth.

"Why didn't you tell him what happened to the mouse when you tried this on it? When you were trying to read its brain waves?" she asked the young 15 year old blond boy. Seth shook his head.

"It wouldn't matter if I had told him or not. He's determined to fix the Master Sword and connect all the pieces. Even if he knew, he'd still do it," Seth replied.

"Why can't it be a normal sword? You know, if it gets chipped or shattered just melt the metal and make it better? Stupid shit," she said, fading off. Seth clicked some buttons and the machine kicked on.

"All right bro, you're going to feel an odd tug at your body. Sorry if it hurts, I'll start small," Seth said into the over com.

"Give it your all baby!" Link shouted, trying to get past the knots in his stomach. Seth turned a nob from 0 to 1. The machine began to slowly extract the energy from Link. Tubes transferring the power of courage that were linked to Link's body, ran up the wall behind him, along the ceiling, and into the room opposite of him, adjacent to the control room. Thats where the shattered Master Sword lay. Link immediately began feeling a sharp pain. It felt like a rushing sore through his muscles that pulsated out of him and originated from within him. He grimaced closing his eyes and gritting his teeth.

"It's already hurting him at the lowest setting, turn it off!" Autumn shouted at Seth.

"Ah come on! Turn this up! Ahh... uhh.. Is this all your puny machine has, come on!" Link blurted out, hearing Autumn over the intercom.

"Link's right... We not transferring enough of the triforce's energy from him, fast enough for the Master Sword to react," Seth said slowly. Autumn slammed her hands on the panel.

"Damn it, what the hell are you two thinking! If he dies, there will be no POINT in trying to have the master sword and having a man of the hero's blood line here!" Autumn argued," And you're 15! You hear me, fif-fuckin'-teen! There's no guarantee that the Triforce of Courage will go to you if he dies!"

"Don't listen to her Seth! Turn it up! It's our only chance!" Link shouted.

"You bastard!" Autumn screamed looking at Link through the control room window, tears coming out of her eyes. Seth listened and turned it up to 5. Link's head jolted backwards and he screamed, blood pouring from his nose.

"Why'd you turn it up that high, that fast!" Autumn shouted at Seth. She ran to the door and tried to open it, but it was locked.

"Once the machine is up after 3 the door locks. It's dangerous to go in there.." Seth said quietly. He looked at the camera view of the Master Sword. He saw that the many hundred metal shards and slivers were glowing green.

"Link it's working! Either we turn up the machine and get more power to it, or we can wait at this setting for a few minutes," Seth said nervously into the intercom mic.

"OPEN THIS DAMN DOOR!" Autumn screamed.

"Ahh! Turn it UP! GET THIS OVER WITH! AHh!" Link shouted. Seth bit his lip, he really wanted to turn off the machine. He clicked up the machine to max, 10. Link stopped screaming and became paralyzed. His pupils grew small and all the breath was taken out of him. Seth checked the master sword room cam. The room was completely black.

"Turn it off! He's DIEING! Seth PLEASE!" Autumn begged. Seth immediately turned off the machine. The door unlocked and Autumn rushed in and began to quickly unstrap Link. Seth inched his way in to the room, looking at his brother with a tremendous guilt in his eyes. Link hunched over and fell on Autumn's shoulder. Autumn held him and stroked his frizzed blond hair crying.

"Please be okay, please be okay, please be okay," she repeated over to herself. Link moved his arm a bit and then wrapped it around Autumn, his arm going around her back and his hand resting on her shoulder.

"Guess this means... I won't be having a night time visitor, heh heh," he said weakly," Sorry Autumn."

"Oh no no no, it's okay. Don't be sorry," she said pushing him to sit up, so she could look at him," I'll visit morning, afternoon, and night for the rest of our living lives. I'm just glad you're still with me." Link smiled at her and then drooped his head.

"What happened to the Master Sword," Link asked. Seth shook his head.

"I don't know... the cam is off," Seth replied. Just as he said that, there was a large thump in the room where the shattered master sword lay.

"We should get out of here," Autumn said, feeling an ominous presence.

"Not..ehh.. without.. the master sword," Link said, trying to get himself up. Autumn stopped him.

"Wait here," she said. Standing up, she walked over to the transfer room's door and unlocked it. She noticed it felt extremely cold. The door slowly creaked open. The green light that had shone before was gone and there was a pitch blackness. It was an ominous darkness, that the light from the other room could not pierce. A darkness that held substance. She ventured slowly into the room and was automatically blinded so she walked back out.

"It's too dark in there, get some flash lights," she said. Seth ran into the control room and grabbed a light. After turning it on the oblong shaped and silver colored light floated next to his head. The light projected in the direction his eyes were looking. Autumn and Seth ventured into the dark room, but the darkness still smothered the light. They could barely make out their hands in front of them. By instinct, they made their way to the center of the room, where the Master Sword laid on a table. It was still there, in its shattered remains. Autumn began sifting the master sword into her pouch on her belt and the pieces shrank to fit in perfectly into the mechanical vessel. Suddenly the darkness began to lift and the light next to Seth's head could cover more area. The overhead light even began to flicker back on and the green florescent glow came back. Suddenly, Autumn and Seth could here Link attempt a garbled scream from the other room and they immediately ran to him.

"Link-," she began but then gasped. A dark human-like figure had a grotesque hand gripped around Link's throat. Seth shouted and ran towards the figure and tried to grab at it, but he ended up falling on the floor. The darkness just moved like a mist and Seth had fallen right through. The figure made a hissing noise and disappeared from sight and reappeared on the ceiling. The misty figure formed a more solid head image. It silhouetted a shadowed face with short hair and red eyes. It hissed again and disappeared into the ceiling.

Link coughed and coughed, trying to catch his breath and regain his composure. Autumn rushed over to him and stood him up.

"We have to get out of here! What the hell was that?" Autumn said as her and Link left the laboratory and into Link and Seth's apartment. Seth just shrugged, but he had already guessed. The darkness was Link himself...
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Excerpt Part 2 by Tory Jessica
A-Note: The 'evil' that Link talks about in this part is not Dark Link.

Autumn helped Link lay on his bed. There was an awkward silence between them while she checked all his vitals. He seemed fine, just worn out, for his nosebleeds had stopped and there was no longer any pain in his chest.

"What do you think that thing that came after me was?" Link asked her, to try and clear the silence. Autumn just shook her head.

"Hopefully it's nothing serious and it disappeared for good. I didn't like the feeling I got from it," he continued on. Autumn just sighed and sat quietly next to him on the bed.

"Still not going to talk to me?" Link asked. Autumn didn't respond. Feeling slightly disappointed Link turned on his side, back facing her and looked solemnly out his window. It had grown dark and rainy. The city's lights grew dim from the recent power outages. Everywhere, all around, people were trying to conserve their power cells. It left for a gloomy evening. Even the thunder and lightning, which used to sooth him, seemed depressing.

"I really am sorry for worrying you Autumn, but I just want to defeat this evil," Link replied. However, his comment may have gone unnoticed. Autumn had already stood up and walked out of his room. He looked towards his door as he saw her slender body exit his room. He felt his eyes well up with tears but he held them back. All he seemed to be doing lately was disappoint people and worry them. Where was this great hero that was supposed to be in him? He couldn't do anything right and at this very moment he knew that the evil was seeking more hosts and would soon lead another attack upon the city. It was sheer luck he was able to stop it the first time. Link decided to try and rest for the days events had worn him out.

* * *

Where am I? What am I? Who am I? What's my name? Do I have a name? It's raining... and it's dark.

"Ugh...," I can stand? How was I moving before? It was like I was flying. I felt it... what is it? I wonder... I felt it in my grasp. What is it?! I don't know, but I know I need it. I need to hold it and taste it... I crave it... Where can I find it?

I can hear my footsteps.. I can walk? I can hear my footsteps echo, but where I walk I do not know. What are these? What am I in between? Wait... I know what this is. This is an.. alley way? Yes, it's an alley way. These tall figures... with glowing gold eyes.. they are buildings. Oh, how far do they reach? I would like to see the top of them. This sensation.. I want to go up.. Now!

I am flying again... I can fly? How else can I move? Am I really moving? The view is so nice from up here. The rain soothes my mind... Do I have a mind?

I crave it...him. I crave him. I need him... He's nearby. Or is he far? I'm flying again. I am in front of the gold glowing eyes.. no.. not eyes. Windows? Yes... windows.

"ahh," there he is... He's so... beautiful.

"He's so beautiful," I hear myself say aloud. I gasp! I can talk...? I can breath too! I AM real... but he's more.. More real then I... I want him! NOW!

* * *

Link woke with a start. A large clash of noisy thunder had woken him up. His body still felt weak and he decided just to turn over on his back. He felt so drained. Where did all of that energy go off too? Did he get it back?

"Ahh.. Farore.. Nayru... Din... Please.. Guide me," he said quietly to himself. Just as he had said this he felt an odd,yet soothing sensation go up his feet and legs. It made his eyes droop a little, making him feel relaxed.However, he also began to feel something touch his sides, like slithering hands. This startled him and he looked down at his body.

"What the hell!" he shouted, but was immediately quieted. Some dark slithering figure had laid on top of him and now had his head pinned down and his mouth covered. It was a straining effort to breath. The darkness began to take form, and received more defined shape. It was human figure, bent over on him with it's knees pinning down his upper arms and hands covering his forehead and mouth. Then colors began to assume it. Link's eyes grew wide. It was like looking into a hellish mirror. The man looked like him, body shape and all. The only exception to this was the black hair and crimson eyes. The man was without a shirt and had black pants on.

"Should I let him go? Will he cry for help? Is there help for him?" said the figure in a curious but strikingly similar voice, "Yes.. there will be help... There would always be help for him, not for I." Link tried to struggle but he was too weak and in too much shock to get the person off of him.

"I feel so right when I'm so close to him. Why is this, I wonder. It must be fate, you are to be mine," the man said. Link looked up at him with fear, staring into the demon like eyes. What was he going to do to him? The figure's pupils pulsed as he stared into the crimson glow, and Link felt paralyzed. Link felt an extreme amount of fear build up in his heart and he tried with all his might to break from this odd spell. It was pointless though, as it seemed. The man removed his knees from Link's arms and removed his hand from his mouth and head. Link was unable to move or speak, with the exception of breathing and moving his eyes. The man laid on top of him, using Link's chest as a pillow. There was a long pause while the red-eyed look-alike twiddled with Link's blond hair.

"Now what am I to do? I am here now, with it... with him. I feel right, but not complete," the man said. Having the man have his exact voice only added to the over all creepiness and fear that Link could feel shivering up his own spine.

"Do you know how I can be complete?" the man said leaning up to look Link in the face. Link however could not respond, but if he could he wouldn't know the answer and wouldn't want to answer.

"No you don't know do you?" the man replied. There was a pause as the man just stared at him and grew a gentle smile.

"You're so.. beautiful. It's not really fair, but it's okay. Life's not supposed be fair for me is it?' said the man. Then all of a sudden the man seemed to hit some sort of epiphany. He moved his arms so that his elbows sat on either side of Link's head and his face was inches away from his. Link's eyes grew wide again and he could feel the mans breath on his face. An uneasy feeling hit his stomach, but nothing could have prepared him for what happened next. The man closed his eyes and placed his lips on his. Link tried with all his might to get up, but it was futile. The look-alike seemed to enjoy what he was doing to him, it seemed, due to the fact he ran his hand through Link's blond hair in a gentle manner. It was a few moments before the man let off and Link felt even more drained then before, like the kiss had acted as the transfer machine.

"I feel a bit more real now...," the man said with a vacant expression on his eyes. Link wanted nothing more then to get up and run out of the room and away from this crazy look a like, but the man's spell held him fast down. Then Link's bedroom door swung open. It was Seth.

"Whoah! Okay.. awkward! Ahem... What is going on here!" said his little brother.

"How the hell am I supposed to know!?" Link suddenly blurted out and with that he felt the spell lift off abruptly. He punched the man in the side of the head and shoved him to the side, off the bed. The man rolled over onto the floor like a flimsy rag doll. Link jumped off the bed and readied himself to fight. The look-alike lifted up like a limp puppet doll, controlled by devilish strings. His eyes glowed and he smiled menacingly and resembled a demon, even if it did look like Link. The man's head bobbled and leaned to one side to face Seth and his teeth grew pointy and sharp.

"Life isn't fair! You will pay. You can't have him, he's mine!" said the man in a hoarse voice, without moving his mouth. He just kept the same impish look on his face. Seth looked like he'd seen a ghost and couldn't move. Clearly another paralyzing spell.

"Seth!" shouted Link. The man hovered with an immense speed over to his brother and shot a pulse of black energy at him. Seth shouted in pain and fell back out of the room. The door slammed shut and by using some kind of power, the look-alike locked the door. The man fell to the floor and crawled towards Link on his feet and hands and tackled him down. Link didn't look into his eyes but tried to wrestle him off. The look-alike had grown long black nails and was thrashing about at him, slicing and scratching Link's arms terribly. There were several loud thuds at the bedroom door while Link tried fighting off the man. He was successful at getting him off and with this Link took the initiative to lunge at him and pin the man down. He grabbed the look-alike's raven black hair and tugged upwards mercilessly hard and was about to hit him, but there was something in the man's face that made him stop. He saw a familiar fear, sadness, and even loneliness in the man's eyes. It was like looking into a dark mirror, looking at his self and how he really felt by the time's recent events. That pause was enough for the man to catch Link off guard. He thrashed against the grip of his hair and slammed his head into Link's stomach, leaving his blond counter-part winded. Link toppled over onto the floor, clenching his stomach in pain. The man leaned over him and grabbed Link's now very messy blond hair.

"There will be a next time," the man replied and with that licked the side of Link's face lightly. Link could feel the man shiver with a sort of craving delight. The bedroom door was blasted open and fell on the floor broken, with the cool silver metal bent in various ways by laser fire. The man hissed and formed into a dark mass of misty substance and whizzed out the bedroom window, like a ghost through the glass.

Autumn and Seth rushed in. Seth ran over to the window and opened it, pointing his laser gun outside searching for the intruder. Autumn knelt beside Link and dragged him into her lap. There was a silence, broken only by the sound of the rain from outside before anyone spoke.

"Who was that?" Autumn asked after Link could sit himself. Link shook his head, not able to speak, still too shocked from everything that happened. Seth walked next to Link and Autumn, a heavy guilt tearing at his heart. He should have known what was going to happen and prevented Link from danger.

"It was Link's other half," Seth replied," Dark Link."
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