It was a few weeks after Link's victory of saving
Hyrule, but something didn't seem right. Link was having a dream. In the
dream, Link would find himself standing in the very middle of Lost Woods.
He would look around then start to walk. Soon, once he reached the Sacred
Forest Meadow, a Stalfos would jump in front of him. The Stalfos did not
attack, though, it spoke. It said, "Link, save the Lost Woods!"
After that, Link would wake-up. Now, most people
would shrug the dream off and say it was nothing, but Link had different
thoughts. He knew it was a sign...
Link had the dream again. He was gazing up at
the ceiling and wondering, What does this dream mean? Link sighed. He knew
it was silly to think it would mean something, but he wasn't sure.
I'll go talk to Saria about the dream today,
thought Link. He closed his eyes and tried to sleep, but he couldn't rest.
He had to know what the dream meant. Link tossed and turned. No matter
how hard he tried, sleep would not take over him. He put on his slippers
and walked out the door.
Outside, the air smelled fresh with the
new fallen rain. Link breathed deep. He loved the smell of the air after
it rained. As he climbed down the ladder, Link wondered if the dream did
mean something. After all, he had a dream before, and it came true. There
was no telling if the dream was telling him something. He had to
In the land of Termina, a young boy was running.
Why was he running? It was a legend in Termina. The King of Ikana Castle
was murdered by a thief, who was greedy for the king's treasure. The king's
son, Prince James, fled from the castle. He wanted to find a place where
he would be safe. For years, he was running from place to place. His elegant
robes were replaced with filthy rags. Prince James was very well known
for his power to talk with the dead and was said to have helped spirits
in the canyon, where he once lived. At least that's what the villagers
said. But what a shock they got when they saw young Prince James running
toward the clock in Clock Town yelling: "I must hurry to the Lost Woods.
They need my help!" He never went in though, but today, he would.
James ran. And he ran. And he ran. Running was
his specialty. But he wasn't running for fun, nor was he running to escape
the pain that his past was clouded in. The people in Termina said he was
running from the pain, but the story was only true sometimes. The reason
he ran from the pain sometimes was because Ikana Castle was surrounded
by hidden Garos. The Garos were spies and were hungry for the king's treasure.
"The Garos are up to something, I just know it!" James had told his father
long ago. "Son, the Garos will not do anything. The guards are too much
for them to handle," the king had assured James. But James wasn't going
to agree on that. "You don't understand, father," he had whined. "They
spy on us. They want our riches!" "They aren't up to anything, James,"
the king had snapped.
James couldn't stand it any longer. He had to
leave the Garos behind. He dressed up in ragged clothes and stole a sword
from the armory. He had ran to Clock Town and lived there. He stole food
from the Stock Pot Inn and drank water from the Laundry Pool, which he
lived in. Then, the most mysterious thong happened. On the eve of the Carnival
of Time, a ghost gave James the power to see and talk to spirits. Since
then, James helped spirits everywhere. That's how he got his nickname "Spirit
Boy". Then one day, he decided to head to Lost Woods. When he still lived
in the castle, he had had a dream where he was in a forest. He met a skeleton
creature that said, "James! Save Lost Woods!" James took the dream for
granted...until he got his powers.
That was why he was running. It was because he
had to go to Lost Woods...today. But then he stopped running. What if the
dream wasn't trying to tell me something? he thought. I would have used
all my effort for nothing!
But somehow, he knew the dream was telling him
something. He knew it. He knew where Lost Woods was. He had heard the directions
from a man who had come to visit Termina from Hyrule.
So, James finally reached the clock, then traveled
through. Jumping, climbing, anything to get there. Soon, he reached the
end of the path and journeyed through a foggy forest. Soon, he reached
another forest. It was dark green and was filled with many tunnels. James
had finally reached Lost Woods.
It was nearly dawn. Link had waited for hours. Splashing
some cold water on his face, he told himself, "Maybe I should put on some
clothes. That way, Saria won't know I was outside in my nightshirt all night
As he left for his house, Link wondered if the
dream really was true. Basically, the dream was telling him something.
He was sure of it.
Inside his house, Link was putting on his tunic,
hat and boots. When Link was done, he headed to Saria's house.
When he got into Saria's house, he explained
his dream to her. She listened closely to his every word. "Saria, my dream
has to mean something," Link concluded. "That's silly," said Saria. Link
frowned. "It's true!" he screamed. "And if you won't help me, I'll just
save Lost Woods myself!" With that, he stomped out the door.
James walked around Lost Woods.
He didn't know where to go. He decided to take the left tunnel. He walked
in and found himself in a strange forest. There were houses all around.
People must lives here, he thought. He walked forward, then bumped into
a boy wearing a green tunic. "Hey! Watch it!" the boy shouted. "Sorry,"
said James. "I'm James," he added. "I'm Link," Link said. "I'm looking
around Lost Woods because I had a dream where a skeleton told me I had
to save Lost Woods." "I had the same dream!" said Link. "Let's go to Lost
James and Link walked into Lost Woods. Suddenly, the
same Stalfos from their dreams appeared. "You finally came!" he said.
"Yes," said James. "What do we do?"
"A long time ago, there was
an amulet that protected the forest. Now, a really big storm came a few
weeks ago and blew the amulet from its altar. I was supposed to be guarding
it, but I fell asleep. When I woke-up, I saw the amulet fly away. I chased
after it but found out I couldn't reach its hiding place. That's when I
contacted you two in your dreams. Now I need you to find it...today, otherwise,
the whole forest will be filled with Moblins!" explained the Stalfos.
"That's awful!" said Link.
The Stalfos made a beam appear.
Link recognized it as Farore's Wing. "Touch it, then you'll be transported
to the place where I saw the amulet last," the Stalfos said. Link touched
the beam, closely followed by James. The appeared in a strange part of
Before Link had left, he got
his Kokiri sword, so he was ready to fight. James had a sword with him,
too. "Let's go through those trees," suggested James. Link nodded and the
two boys walked through the trees. Suddenly, a Wolfos appeared. Link and
James charged at it and slashed it. The Wolfos collapsed, but more came.
Link and James ran and killed Wolfos, until they came to a small clearing,
where a sparking green amulet rested. Link grabbed it, then the Stalfos
appeared again. "You got it!" he said. Link and James nodded. "I'll take
you to its altar then," said the Stalfos. With a flash of light, Link,
James and the Stalfos appeared in another clearing.
"Put the amulet there," said
the Stalfos, pointing to an altar. Link rested the amulet on the altar.
"Thank-you," said the Stalfos. James and Link disappeared and re-appeared
in Link's house. "That was fun!" said James. "Yes," said Link. "Hey, why
don't you stay with me? We can go on all kinds of adventures!" "Sure!"
From that day forward, Link and
James used their special powers to fight evil. They were both happy and both
found good wives to marry. But no matter what, they would never forget their
quest in Lost Woods.
Author's Note: I know what you're thinking. "What's the point of
this story?" Well, I wrote it because I was inspired by reading the first
Deltora Quest book. Believe it or not, that's where this idea came from. I was
going to write a Zelda/Deltora Quest crossover, but since not many people would
know about Deltora Quest, I threw something together that was made of elements
from Deltora Quest. I did no copying ideas from it, but I do give full credit
towards the author of Deltora Quest. I also would like to thank my sister, who
helped me write this fanfic.