New Fan Works
Old Fan Works
It's you, isn't it?
I recognize your footsteps.
I hear you say, "Saria?"
But I don't turn. I don't speak. I can't.
I can't see you all grown up.
You're not here to see me.
You're here to help your Princess.
I am glad you cannot see my face.
I struggle with feeling.
I am ready to leap up and smile.
Laugh like I used to.
You loved my laugh.
But you're not the Kokiri boy of my heart.
You're a Hylian. Hero of Time.
I know of the seven years which you slept.
How Ganondorf destroyed my- our world.
Sage of Forest. I laugh in my head.
I have no power.
I could not save my forest.
I am trapped in my temple.
Why you? I ache inside.
I remember. You must, also.
I was happy when you were called by our guardian.
You finally had your fairy.
But I knew, when you ran past on the bridge.
Your Princess was calling.
You were leaving the forest, all of your life.
You were leaving me.
I couldn't stop you.
Did you see my eyes?
I held tears back. But it was your time.
You had to face your future.
I knew it must happen.
If you didn't leave, we would have no protection.
But I denied the truth. Why must you go?
I gave you my ocarina.
I watched silently while you disappeared.
You have another ocarina now.
Your Princess gave it to you.
You left me and I loved you.
In seven years, did you once dream of me?
Saria, green-haired girl of the woods?
All my thoughts less than seconds.
I hear you come closer, behind me.
I know of your struggles to come through
And I am torn. You are hurt, but I am dying inside.
Do I tell you my hurt? Do I greet you with joy?
I know you were never mine. Must I be mad?
The choice is now. My time is up.
I turn and face my own future.
Sage of Forest, my choice is made.