|The Legend Begins: Resurrection
Author: Janus3003 PM
Two years after Ganon's defeat, a new threat has arisen. After Zelda is put under a spell throwing her in an endless sleep, Link must journey to find the Triforce of Courage and prevent the return of Ganon. Novelization of Zelda II: The Adventure of Link.Rated: Fiction T - English - Adventure/Romance - Link & Zelda - Chapters: 13 - Words: 22,366 - Reviews: 38 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 12-28-07 - Published: 03-06-06 - Status: Complete - id: 2832638
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Zelda II: The Adventure of Link is the property of Nintendo. All original characters belong to me, and cannot be used without permission.
Hey, I'm back! Sorry it took so long to get this up. Took a while to get some good ideas for the beginning running. Hope this is as good if not better than the first story. Enjoy this introductory chapter.THE LEGEND BEGINS: RESURRECTION
Chapter I: Troubling Times
"We're almost there, Catherine," he said reassuringly to his mount. "We're almost home." Digging his heels into the mare's flanks, he rode toward his destination, the horse's hooves kicking muddy leaves into the air behind it.
"Open up! Link has returned!" The large, heavy wood doors of Hyrule Castle opened up, Link promptly walking inside to escape the heavy rainfall. He lowered his hood, wiping his drenched bangs away from his face as the doors were shut behind him, the loud thud echoing down the stonewalls.
"Welcome back, Link," Ammon greeted.
"Thanks, it's good to be back," Link responded, shaking his friend's hand. "Is the King awake?"
"Yes. In fact, he ordered us to alert him upon your return, awake or not." Ammon looked at the wet trail that Link had left. "Change into some dry clothes, then meet him in his study." Link nodded and started to leave.
"Link?" Ammon said. "It's good to have you back."
"Thank you, Ammon. You don't know how much I've missed this place."
Dragmire's dying words rang in Link's tipped ears. Since that day, Link had never truly rested from his worries. He had taken several journeys out into the world to find evidence of Ganon's return. Every time, even when it seemed that maybe Ganon was truly gone forever, Link would find something to reawaken his worries. It had gotten worse lately, with the formation of a secret society calling themselves the "Sons of Ganondorf." They were a faction that sought one thing- power. The revival of Ganondorf and the restoration of the Dragmire dynasty would bring them fortune and status, and return Hyrule to its old ways.
Link knocked on the door.
"Come in, Link," King Harkinian responded. Link entered, the aging monarch shaking his hand. "Welcome back." They sat down. Link told Harkinian about his recent three-week journey. Without warning, he had been attacked several times by the Sons of Ganondorf. The worst thing about them was that they could not be tracked. They had special combinations of hand gestures and codes, making it easy for them to find one another, murder someone, and manage to escape any form of lawful punishment. It was speculated that not even their leader, if they had one, knew how many members there truly were.
"My lord," Link said, "I believe the Sons of Ganondorf are trying to infiltrate Hyrule, perhaps the castle itself."
"I know. Our spies have been giving similar accounts. You say that you found out some of their hand signals and code words?"
"Show me." Link spent the next few minutes sharing more of what he learned with the King. Harkinian thanked him for his service, stating that he would instruct the guards to keep a closer eye out for the Sons. They talked for a few more minutes, and Link was finally dismissed.
"Link?" someone said. He turned to see Princess Zelda in a maroon robe, poking her head out of her bedroom. She immediately ran into his arms, burying her face under his chin.
"Zelda," Link said, holding her tightly, "I missed you so much." She kissed him twice and curled up against him.
"Link, it's been three weeks."
"I know, Zelda. I'm sorry."
"Are you okay? Are you hurt?"
"Did you find anything?" Link sighed.
"The Sons of Ganondorf are rallying more followers," he whispered. Zelda looked into his eyes.
"Zelda, I don't know how many people have tried to kill me since I killed Ganon," Link continued, starting to talk faster. "And it's only getting worse, and I hardly know who to trust when I'm outside of Hyrule. Zelda, I thought that this would end once Dragmire was gone, but it hasn't. Why can't it end, Zelda?" Zelda looked at him sadly. She placed both hands on his cheeks and kissed him softly.
"Link, I can't say why things are the way they are or what will happen." She paused. "But I can say that I will never leave your side. I will always help you in any way I can. And that's a vow I will never break." She wrapped her arms around his neck and rested her head against him again.
"I love you," she said. He gave her a squeeze and kissed her head.
"Do you really think I can make it?" he asked. She smiled.
"I have the Triforce of Wisdom, remember?" He smiled and rested his head against hers.
"Thank you, Zelda," he whispered. "I love you so much." She looked up and gave him another kiss.
"Get some rest," she said. "You got back just in time- the Fair is in three days."
"And they want me to-"
"To speak, yes." Link sighed and hugged her, kissing her forehead.
"Good night, Zelda."
"Good night, Link. Sleep well."