Chapter 10: Why do heroes go?
The unicorns gathered around Link's lifeless body. so...who is going to tell Epona and the fairy? A silver-eyed one asked. I will, I know her. a blue-eyed, one year old said. She made off like a bullet to the entrance of the Dark world.
Epona seemed surprised when a unicorn instead of Link come out of the Dark World. Epona, Navi -Yes?- I don't know how to put this but- -He's dead...isn't he.- The unicorn nodded. Epona and Navi turned away. Where are you going? Epona didn't answer. Where would she go? Where does a hero's horse go? Where do heroes go? They first stopped at Lake Hylia. Shadows were lost here, and no one saw them again. -What is there to know? Where can I go?- In the trees, the birds have learned to speak. Who wants to know? Where do hero's go? "Who are we going to tell first?" Navi asked. Epona still didn't answer but just walked to Lon-Lon ranch. They slowly entered, and a great sadness settled over the ranch. Chickens didn't cockle, Horses didn't neigh, and cows didn't moo. "Navi...where's Link?" Malon asked. Epona looked away and Navi sank. Then...Malon knew. She dropped to her knees and cried. Epona turned, and left. They "told" everyone they could, even the Poes. Saria didn't play her song, Malon didn't sing, Zelda didn't do her little gasp, Ruto didn't get lost in fish stomachs, and Naboroo didn't steal.
"Link, why did you have to go? The forest seems silent and sad." Saria half whispered half cried to the forest around her. "Why you...why now? The castle seems lonely." Zelda said, wandering around. "Why..." Ruto said to the fish in the fountain. "The desert seems.........quiet and painful without the sound of your boots on the sand." Naboroo said to the Great Fairy. "Of all people......why you Link?" Malon half cried to the nighttime sky. "Why did he go?" They all shouted to the starlit sky. Then...A purple light shot from the castle. A blue emerged from the domain. Green light came from the forest meadow. Orange from the desert and yellow from the ranch. Epona saw the light and followed it. The five beams flew into the Dark World. Bat-winged rayiths and gray wolves looked up. Dark elves stopped and vultures landed. The lights hit the spot where Link's body was. It swirled around him, making no one able to see. Epona and the little annoying glowing ball came just in time. They stared in disbelief. He was alive. The whispering voices of Malon and the others lingered...then disappeared.
'Damn. I'll have to kill him myself.' Someone was out there. He wanted Link dead right away. He slipped out and was gone.
Link and Epona left the Dark World, followed by the unicorns. Anyone looking down from above would see a red and green dot leading a mass of white and silver. The morning sky was bright, and there were very few clouds (note the 'were'). The peace wouldn't last long though. Soon the sky was dark and there was rain like a heavy storm. A shadow loomed over them. "Now what?" Link said. The unicorns were whispering behind him. This is it. We're going to die. We're finished. This is the end of us. "HEY!!" Navi shouted, "Listen to yourselves! You sound like a bunch of old hens! You're not going to die!!" The shadow dropped out infront of Link. "Hero of Time, you have foiled my plans for the final time. Now, I must kill you myself." We're dead "Quiet." Navi said sharply. 'I guess the real battle has only just begun......and this time...I might not be able to win.'