|Farewell, My Love
Author: muffiekun PM
I thought you were dead, but you're not. The pain I felt then is nothing compared to the pain I feel now. You may work with my enemy, but there is a feeling buried deep within my heart. A feeling I can't ignore. Finale to Goodbye, My Friend.Rated: Fiction T - English - Adventure/Romance - Link & Medli - Chapters: 8 - Words: 17,242 - Reviews: 45 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 07-10-08 - Published: 01-29-08 - id: 4041855
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This is it, the beginning of the end. The romance part won't really be there until the end of the story so… Well anyway, you don't really need to read the other two in the series but it would really help if you did. The finale will begin…after the disclaimer.
Disclaimer: I do not own Zelda, it's owned by Nintendo.
The sun was setting over Dragon Roost Island. The Rito were going around doing their everyday business, and Medli was at her spot, playing her harp. Link docked the King of Red Lions on the island and got off.
"Now Link," the King said, "You must find the sage of earth to restore the Master Sword. Are you absolutely sure the sage is on this island?"
Link nodded his head. "Medli is the sage, I'm sure of it. The harp she carries around matches the one Laruto has."
"Okay then Link," King said, "But hurry, Ganondorf's evil is spreading even as we speak."
Link nodded again and started climbing Dragon Roost. He set off to find Medli, using only the sound of her harp to guide his way. He passed many of the Rito who gave their greetings to him, but Link drowned them out of his ears, only hearing Medli's song. It was getting louder, increasing its volume with each step he took. He looked around, and saw Medli on top of the balcony. Link ran to greet her, when he fell in the gap between the platforms. Seeing this, Medli dropped her harp and flew as fast as she could to catch him. She caught him just in time.
"Link you idiot!" Medli shouted, "You almost killed yourself! Why didn't you watch where you're going?"
"Sorry. I'm sorry." Link said.
Medli sighed. "Well, at least you're okay."
"I'm glad I'm okay too."
Medli flew over to the beach and dropped Link off on it. She landed gracefully next to him. "So what brings you to this island on this wonderful day?" she asked.
"Well," Link said, "You know how I borrowed Din's Pearl to save the Great Sea right?"
"Yeah," Medli answered.
"Well, the pearl led me to an underwater land called Hyrule and I found this sword," Link gestured toward his back, "But the sword doesn't have its full power and I need the powers of two sages to restore the Master Sword to its true power."
"So you think this sage might be on this island?" Medli inquired, "Or are you just here to visit?"
"Well, I was hoping that…" Link started.
"Hoping that what?"
"Well…" Link reached into his pocket to pull out the Wind Waker, but when his hand came out he was holding a Helmeroc Plume instead.
"Ahhh!" Medli exclaimed, "Th-that's a Helmeroc Plume!" Medli calmed down. "I'm sorry, it's just that all Rito girls go crazy for this kind of thing. You must've gotten it for someone else. Come to think of it, one of the Rito on this island have been looking for one of those…"
"Medli," Link said, "I-I didn't get that to help out a Rito with his relationship problems. I got it for you because I, because I love you!" Link shut his mouth suddenly. "I-I'm sorry Medli. The words, the words just sort of slipped out! I'm, I'm sorry, I promise I won't say anything like that agai-"
Medli put her fingers on his lips. "Don't worry Link," she said. "I love you too."
"Y-you do?" Link stammered.
"I do…" Medli moved closer to Link and Link did the same. Link clutched her hand and parted his lips. He closed his eyes as their lips got closer…
When Link felt a warm liquid on his hands. Link quickly opened his eyes and saw blood covering his hands. A crimson flower bloomed upon Medli's chest. "L-Link…" Medli said as she collapsed.
The scene around Link changed instantly. Fire engulfed the island, dead Rito strewn across the ground. Off in the distance Link saw Tetra. Link ran towards her but each step distorted her image, changing her into something else. Tetra smiled sadly as her face morphed into Zelda, and then she morphed into Ganondorf. Ganondorf grabbed Link's throat.
"You truly are the Hero of Time," Gonondorf said as shadow engulfed him, "reincarnate."
Ganondorf's body melted away and revealed Shadowlink.
Link opened his eyes. Shadowlink was gone, along with the burning island. Link saw that he was on Bomb Island, a silhouette of Forest Haven in the distance. Link let out a breath. Zelda ran over to Link, sword at the ready. "Link! Are you okay?" she shouted.
Link nodded. "Yeah, it was only a dream. A nightmare."
Zelda sheathed her sword. "Again? You've been having these nightmares ever since Dragon Roost. Is there something wrong, Link?"
"No, well, yes." Link said. "Ever since Medli…you know…I've been having the same kind of dreams." Zelda nodded her head to show that she was listening. "It always starts off peaceful, then Medli appears, and then there's Shadowlink."
"Does anything else happen?" Zelda asked.
"Well, before Shadowlink appears," Link said, "Medli and I…sorta…well, um, we-"
"Ya kiss?" Zelda finished.
Link blushed. "Well, yeah. But before that, we tell each other that we love each other. I don't know why we do, I know that I never felt anything close to love when I was around her, so why am I having these kinds of feelings all of a sudden?"
"I'm not some kind of love doctor or anything," Zelda said, "But I think you just never realized your feelings for her until she was gone."
"But that's the point Zelda!" Link said, "If she's dead then what's the whole point of these damn feelings!"
An awkward silence followed. The sun started to rise. "First of all," Zelda whispered, breaking the silence, "My name is not Zelda. It's Tetra. Just because I look like a stupid frilly princess, doesn't mean I'm not a fearsome pirate captain anymore. And second," She paused, "And second of all, you need to put your feelings for Medli aside. She's dead now, there's no bringing her back. It'll only get in the way of stopping Shadowlink."
"You're right," Link said, "But just because she's dead it doesn't mean I'll ever forget about her. I know that if she's alive she'll never forget about me."
Zelda shook her head. "Fine, do whatever you want, it's not my problem." She started walking to the King of Red Lions. "Hurry up and get on the boat. If we start sailing now we can reach Forest Haven by midday."
Link smiled and grabbed his things. "Aye, aye, captain. Oh, and Tetra."
"Sorry for calling you Zelda."
Zelda smiled. "Forget about it squirt."
The sun was high above Link and Zelda as they arrived on the shore of Forest Haven. The first thing they noticed was that the water flow coming from the island was thinner than before. "King?" Link asked, "What's going on with the water?"
"I do not know young hero," the King said, "But I advise you to hurry and retrieve the pearl."
Link nodded and ran off. "Hold it!" Zelda yelled, stopping Link in his tracks. "Before we go charging in there, you mind telling us exactly how to get the pearl?"
The King shook his head. "That is something you must figure out for yourselves."
"What!" Zelda screamed, "You knew who and what Shadowlink was and you're telling me you can't explain how to get a simple pearl!?"
"Exactly." King said.
"Then how'd you get Nayru's pearl then?" Zelda inquired.
"The last Zora." King said simply.
"But that is a story for another day." King continued. "For right now, you and Link must see the Great Deku Tree."
"But-" Zelda protested.
"Tetra," Link said, "Let's just hurry up, okay? We'll figure out what to do after we see the Great Deku Tree."
"Fine," Zelda said, "But I don't see why-" An arrow cut through the air and hit Zelda in her stomach. "Gah!" Zelda fainted.
"Tetra?" Link shouted. "Tetra!" Another arrow cut through the air and hit Link in the side. Link fell to the ground, losing consciousness. Before he blacked out, he thought he saw a glistening harp, then the sound of bells…
Link awoke on a leaf bed in the forest. He saw a firefly hover in front of his face, then fly away. "Link!" a voice jingled, "You're okay!"
Link looked around and saw a Korok dancing in front of him. "Makar?" Link said, "What happened?"
"I found you on the beach!" he jingled, "And I got the other Koroks to help me bring you and that girl here!"
"Tetra!" Link said, "Is she okay?"
"Don't worry!" Makar said, "We healed her, and your wounds with the last of our Forest Water."
Link checked his side and saw that his wound was gone. Then a thought struck him. "Why are all the Koroks here? It's not that time of the year yet. And what do you mean 'the last of the Forest Water?'"
"Well…" Makar hesitated, "You see, Forest Haven is having some problems. The Great Deku Tree is dying, along with the whole forest."
Cliffhangers. Gotta hate them right? I'm not sure how to spell 'Korok' so excuse me if I got it wrong. And I tried a bit of foreshadowing. Wonder how that'll work out?