New Fan Works
Old Fan Works
"The Unknown Hero", Chapter 1
The Unknown Hero
Chapter One: Dreams and Memories
We raced down the outside of the tower, avoiding the fire and rubble that was falling and I prayed to the goddesses we would make it out alive. He was with me, the one dressed in green. The one who had saved me from the evil Ganondorf. I owe him my life.
We ran across the bridge as the tower collapsed, I thought we were safe until the ground began to shake, then Ganondorf appeared again an began to transform into something terrible, once again the one in green drew his sword and charged the beast that Ganondorf had become. He raised his sword only to have it knocked out of his hands, it landed next to me and a wall of fire came up between us. The creature advanced toward him raising two blades in the air. The creature swung the blades down with amazing force. I closed my eyes and heard him scream.
Zelda jumped up and screamed; she looked around and realized she was in her bed, it was only a dream, or was it? Impa threw the door open after hearing the scream.
“What’s wrong Princess?” Asked Impa.
“Nothing, Zelda replied, it was another dream, another one of those dreams.”
Impa stayed in the room to try and calm Zelda down, she hated to see her upset like this. Zelda spoke, her voice shaking, “I just don’t understand Impa, I’m still having these dreams, for the past 6 years they’ve haunted me, but there is something strange about them.”
“What do you mean honey?” Asked Impa.
“Well the person in my dream has been there in every dream, he started as a child in my first dream and now he is grown up, I also have a feeling that I should know him, I almost feel like were connected in some way.”
“That may be because this person has been in your dreams for so long.”
“I don’t think so Impa, I think it’s more than that, much more.”
“Perhaps it’s time you spoke to your father about this maybe he can help in some way.”
“I think you’re right Impa, I’ll speak to him this morning, now if you’ll excuse me I’ll get ready for breakfast.”
“Very well, I’ll see you downstairs Your Highness.”
“Thank you Impa, I am glad you were here to talk to.”
“You’re welcome honey.” Impa said, as she left the room.
Zelda got dressed and headed downstairs for breakfast; she hoped her father would take the time to listen to her; she really needed his help to try and make some sense of these strange dreams.
Link walked out his cabin nestled deep in the Lost Woods, it was small but it was all he needed. It was a bright sunny morning so he decided to walk to Saria’s house in the Kokiri forest, he was a little depressed and he knew she would be able to cheer him up. She always could.
His memories were haunting him again, memories of the temples he fought, of Dark Link, of Ganondorf, but most of all, his memories of Zelda, he hadn’t seen her since she sent him back to his childhood, that was 6 years ago. The reason he hadn’t gone to see her was because the sage of light had told him not to, if he did she would be hit with a rush of memories from the past, the Triforce pieces that they both held would awaken her memories, memories of her seven years of hiding and disguising herself as a Sheikah boy, those memories could emotionally scar her at such a young age.
But now it was six years later, she could probably handle it now but he wouldn’t be allowed in the castle, he was just a peasant, nobody would remember him, they didn’t know he was the Hero of Time.
Link walked into Kokiri forest, it had been a while since he was here, almost two months. The Kokiri were all happy to see him, even Mido. He and Mido had settled their differences long ago. He walked over to Saria’s house and knocked.
“Come in,” Saria said. When Saria saw him she ran to him with her arms wide open. “Link, I’m so glad to see you; where have you been?”
“Oh, here and there, I’ve been seeing moblins around again so I’ve spent a lot of time watching them, making sure there’s no trouble. They seem to be looking for something or someone and I can’t figure out why.”
“That’s terrible. Have you been to the castle?”
“No, Link said, I’ve been in Castletown but no further.”
“Link, You should go see her, after everything you’ve told me about your adventures and what she means to you...”
“I know Saria,” Link interrupted. “But I don’t even know if they’ll let me in, after all I’m only a peasant in the eyes of royalty.”
“Well you’ll never know if you don’t try Link, so you should at least try.”
“I think I will Saria, I knew you would be able to cheer me up, you’re a good friend also my best friend, thank you.”
“You know you can always come to me Link, I’ll always be there if you need me.” Link gave Saria a hug and left the forest to head for Castletown.
Zelda and her father were enjoying breakfast, Impa was close by but she had eaten already. Impa was a little uneasy about the dreams Zelda was having, she knew it had to mean something she just didn’t know what.
Zelda and the king finished their meal; the king noticed that his daughter was distant this morning so he decided to break the silence. “Is something troubling you my daughter?”
Zelda looked at the king and replied, “Yes, father, there is and I’d like to talk to you about it.” Zelda told the king about the dreams that have been haunting her since the age of 10, and the strange person dressed in green. But what really worried the king was the fact that Ganondorf had appeared in her latest one; this troubled the king.
“Have you talked to Impa about this my dear?”
“Yes father, she suggested I speak to you, I’m worried about what they could mean, if Ganondorf returns it would be a disaster. And this other person, I don’t think he’s trouble I just feel like I know him yet I don’t remember ever meeting him.”
“Well we can talk about this some more later tonight, I have a meeting shortly and I need you and Impa to go to Lon Lon ranch and arrange to have two new horses delivered to our stables.”
“Very well father, we will leave shortly.” The king hugged her and left the room.
Zelda and Impa prepared to leave, a carriage would take them to the ranch along with two guards on horseback; the king insisted they have guards escort them.
On the way to the ranch Zelda spoke to Impa about her latest dream. “Impa, there is something I didn’t tell you about in my dream.”
“What was that Your Highness?” Impa asked.
“The young man in my dream had a sword that I’m sure I’ve seen before.” At this Impa looked at the princess and Zelda continued, “I believe it was the Master Sword”.
Impa’s eyes got wide. “How is that possible?” Impa exclaimed. “The Master Sword is sealed behind the Door of Time.”
“I don’t know replied Zelda I only know what I saw.” The journey to the ranch continued, the two women continued to talk about the dreams trying to figure out what they could mean.
Link rode across Hyrule field on his horse, Epona. He had worked at the ranch from time to time so Malon decided to give her to Link because he seemed to be the only other person besides her that could get near the stubborn mare. Link saw the royal carriage heading toward the ranch and figured it was the princess.
He decided to slip along side the outer wall out of sight and keep a close watch on them. He did this frequently to make sure the princess was not harmed, she had guards with her but even so he felt he had to protect her.
A while later the carriage came out of the ranch and headed back toward the castle, Link followed but remained out of sight. Impa and Zelda continued speaking about the dreams trying to figure them out but couldn’t come up with any answers.
Suddenly one of the guards yelled “moblins”, there was a band of moblins attacking; they subdued the guards injuring one of them and surrounded the carriage. Impa and the princess stayed in the carriage and remained silent.
Link saw what was happening and was quickly sneaking up on the scene. He ducked behind trees and rocks so the attacker wouldn’t see him. Inside the carriage the two women could hear the moblins talking. “We will use her to find him and when we get him our master will reward us.” The door was ripped open, Impa jumped in front of the princess to try to protect her, she pulled out a dagger but one of the moblins already had a spear pointed at her. “We want the Hero of Time, he growled.”
This startled both Impa and Zelda. The Hero of Time was just a legend from the ancient writing. Those morons have lost their minds, the two women thought.
“You will tell us where to find him and if you don’t we will hold you until he come to us.”
With that Link jumped out from behind a large rock and shouted, “Be careful what you wish for you scum; you might just get it.” He lunged at the one holding the spear at Impa. Zelda got a look out the door and almost fainted. He is the one from my dreams, she thought. She started to get up but Impa quickly stopped her.
Link continued to fight, he had taken out all but three of them but one of them managed to stab him in the side. Link drew the remaining moblins away from the carriage and yelled to the driver. “Get them out of here now.” The driver quickly snapped the reigns causing the horses to take off toward the castle.
Link finished off the last attacker and freed the two guards. One of the guards thanked him then asked. “Who are you? the guard asked. Link didn’t answer. He backed away threw some thing to the ground and disappeared in a flash of light.
On the way back to the castle Zelda spoke to Impa in a frantic voice. “It was him!” she said.
“Who your highness?” asked Impa.
“The person who saved us, he’s the one from my dreams.”
“Are you sure?” asked Impa.
“Positive,” replied Zelda. “I have no doubt that he was the one.”
The two guards had quickly caught up to the carriage. Impa noticed one of them was hurt. “Get that wound looked at as soon as we get back, Argus,” Impa said.
“Yes m’lady,” the guard replied.
For the remainder of the trip the guards told Impa and Zelda about the rest of the battle between Link and the moblins. Impa was astonished when she heard how Link disappeared in a flash of light. That’s a tactic passed down from the Sheikah, it was never taught to anyone outside of the Sheikah race. Now Impa was very curious about what the guards had told her. He couldn’t be Sheikah, his eyes were blue, Sheikah’s eyes are red and she was the last of the race, or so she thought.
Zelda continued to speak about what had happened, “Impa? Do you think the Hero of Time could be real?”
“I don’t know your highness, but those moblins seem to think so and the words of the stranger puzzle me.”
“What do you mean?” asked Zelda.
“He said be careful what you wish for,” replied Impa. “It sounded as if he was implying that he was the one they were looking for.” “You’re right Impa, that is strange,” Zelda said. “We have to figure out what all of this means and I want to know who that stranger is.”
They finally got back to the castle and went directly to the king to tell him of the days events. They described everything in detail, hoping he could come up with some answers.
After they finished the king was silent for a few moments. Finally he spoke, “I see, so you think this stranger could be the legendary hero? But that is just a legend from the ancient books.”
“Father, in my dreams the sword he carried looked exactly like the Master Sword that is pictured in the ancient books.”
The king decided that they needed to speak to this stranger to find out who he was, so he ordered the guards to bring him to the castle when he was found. “I don’t want him arrested,” the king said. “I just want to speak to him and thank him for what he did. He saved my daughter. He should be rewarded.”
A description of the stranger was given to all of the guards so they knew who they were looking for. Impa suggested that they just watch out for the stranger in town because sooner or later he was bound to show up there. The king agreed with her so the order was given to the guards.
Link headed home after seeing the carriage had mad it through the gate safely. He had to take care of the wound he had gotten during the fight and he was also tired and wanted to rest. He would have to go to town tomorrow to get some supplies. Maybe he would get some new clothes too. He had ruined another shirt today and he didn’t have too many decent ones left.
He got home, cleaned himself up, bandaged his wound and got something to eat. Now he could lie down and rest for a while. He was really sleepy now probably because he had lost a lot of blood from the wound that damn moblin had given him.
He wondered why they were looking for him and how the knew that he was the Hero of Time. No one should have remembered. How did they? He began to get a bad feeling about it all. It couldn’t be Ganondorf, he was sealed in the Evil Realm, or was he?
Soon Link was asleep, even with the thoughts of the day’s events troubling him.
Link found himself in an unfamiliar place. Nothing looked right, everything was different, even the surrounding mountains and forest. Someone came up to him and spoke. “You are a stranger here, If Lord Hennock finds out about you there will be trouble, you must hide, come with me.”
But before they could leave, an evil-looking man appeared out of nowhere. The evil man spoke in a loud booming voice that seemed to shake the ground beneath them. “So, you have finally come back. I have waited sixteen years for this. Apparently that fool Gerudo couldn’t handle you but you won’t be so lucky this time.”
Hennock raised his hands and everything around them grew darker than night, the ground shook violently. Suddenly a huge ball of energy came flying at Link. He tried to reflect it with his own magic but it was too powerful. He was hit and it hurt like hell. He was on the verge of passing out when Hennock spoke again. “Fool, you should never have come back here, now you shall suffer the way I made your father suffer.” Then all went black.
Link woke up with a start. What was that dream all about? He asked himself. It reminded him of the dreams he had so long ago before his battle with the king of evil. And what was that about his father? Link never knew his father or his mother. He grew up in the Kokiri Forest and knew no other life. But this man in his dream seemed to know him. The man said he had finally come back, but Link didn’t know that place. Where was this place? Oh well, he thought. I’ll worry about it later. It was morning. He had to get ready to leave for town to get what he needed. It was a good thing those moblins he defeated yesterday had some rupees on them otherwise he’d have been broke.
Link put on some clean clothes, ate breakfast and headed for Castletown. He walked out of the forest and called Epona; it wasn’t long before she came trotting up to him. He mounted the horse and the two trotted across Hyrule field. Link decided it would be a good idea to take Epona to see Malon; he hadn’t been there in a while and Malon was probably wondering how they were doing.
Malon greeted them with a smile; her and Link talked for a while; he told her he was heading to town and she got a worried look on her face. “What’s wrong? Link asked.
“Well,” Malon said, “I think the castle guards might be looking for you; I overheard a couple of them talking earlier; the one guard was giving the other one a description of someone they were searching for and you fit the description.”