|A cause worth killing for
Author: Sargeras111 PM
Link is sent on a mission to deliver a mysterious sword to the Royal Family, however Ganondorf has plans of his own. Peace can bring as much suffering as war. Note: This will contain ZeLink. Don't like? Don't read.Rated: Fiction M - English - Adventure/Romance - Link & Zelda - Chapters: 18 - Words: 49,117 - Reviews: 28 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 18 - Updated: 07-04-12 - Published: 05-05-12 - Status: Complete - id: 8087107
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A Cause worth killing for
A/N: Alright, now I think would be a good time to change the perspective.
DISCLAIMER: I do not own The Legend of Zelda. It is the copyright of Nintendo.
Chapter 6: When love is lost before it's found
Zelda was, actually, very much alive. However her situation was far from desirable. She had been imprisoned in her own Castle with a chain around her ankle. She could walk around in the room in which she was being held, but not much else. Ganondorf had given her food to stay alive, but nothing more. When she first was locked up he had come to her and he had said: "Now, princess, you have something that I want, that I need. Do you know what it is?" her reply had been: "No, I have no idea." She felt such hatred for him, yet she was so afraid. "We shall see what you know and don't know!" Ganondorf smirked and then, out of nowhere he hit her hard across the face. After that he got a face of utmost surprise and disappointment. He had then turned around, left the room and never entered again. Zelda could never understand why.
This morning, the morning after the siege of Kakariko, Ganondorf was not pleased. He had recently received the news about this rag-tag rebel group, driving his hand out of Ordon and Faron. He was most vexed when he realized that the boy leading them was the same lad he had pushed away that day. His thoughts at that point had been set on getting the princess, and steal her Triforce of Wisdom. The boy had seemed so irrelevant. And he then found out that the princess didn't know how to use her Triforce. The power slumbered within her; otherwise it would've deflected his punch. The power must be awake, before he could obtain it. He had lost the opportunity to annihilate a dangerous adversary, and he gained nothing for his prioritizing in this regard. He had been given Hyrule, but not what he truly desired. One Gerudo had escaped the ambush in the forest to tell the tale of this upstart's stunning swordsmanship. He was now the fear of every Gerudo, Bulbin and every other fighting creature under Ganondorf's command and this disturbed the lord greatly.
Like stated above, this was not Ganondorf's best morning. He had left most of the administrative work to the old King's council, while he himself ruled the land with the terror of his Gerudo raiding parties. He urged for some good news this morning. His secretary, a Gerudo called Nabooru, came into the room as Ganondorf was served breakfast.
"I bid you good morning, my liege", Nabooru said with a big bow.
"There's no need for that dumb ceremony, Nabooru", said Ganondorf. He had grown highly impatient with the customs of the Hylian court, "I assume you bring news."
"I do", Nabooru answered.
"Well go on then", Ganondorf said and started eating a leg of chicken, "Spill it out." Nabooru swallowed.
"The Bulbin force that was meant to subdue Kakariko", She began, "Was annihilated last night." Ganondorf almost choked on a piece of chicken.
"What?" He had a horrible feeling that he already knew what exactly "What" was.
"The rebel army…" Nabooru began but she was interrupted by her King smashing his hand into the table.
"A scout force of Gerudos is one thing", he hissed furiously, "but this was a… sodding… army!" He stopped eating and started pacing around on the floor.
"There's more, Ganondorf", she began.
"Yes, yes, get on with it!"
"It appears that their leader wields… The Master Sword." Ganondorf stopped pacing and turned to look at his subordinate.
"Is that true?" Nabooru nodded.
"Bulbin survivors report that he wielded that very sword. It shone with a pale, white light as he slaughtered his way through your army." Ganondorf looked shocked, almost disgusted for a moment. Then slowly, a smile cracked through his face as he realized something.
"This turns out better than expected!"
"You may leave me now, Nabooru. You are dismissed for the time being." Nabooru bowed and walked away, confusion stirring in her head. To Ganondorf, however, it was painfully clear. He knew exactly how to do it now! He stormed into the library, leaving his breakfast unfinished, where he found the books about the Triforce and their powers. He had found it years ago on one of his visits and since nobody else was interested he could sneak it away and read it whenever he had come over. However at this time there was one certain place in the book that interested him.
"'Inheritors of the Triforce-parts'", he read the chapter title out loud and then scanned the old pages after that particular piece of information.
"Should a wielder of the Triforce perish the piece will wait for someone to conduct the ritual of release (found on page 241) and the part will transfer into whoever conducted the ritual." Ganondorf was most content with this part. He skipped back a few pages where it read: "The master sword is a holy relic of the royal family, though it is stored in the Temple of Time. It is bound to the Triforce of Courage for if one tries to wield the sword without also using said piece of the Triforce the blade will be dull, unable to harm anyone." That was it, Ganondorf thought. The Triforce of Courage had been awoken within this youngling, or else he would not have been able to slay with the Master Sword.
"If I can get ahold of two pieces then I can force the third one out of the princess regardless of her knowing or not. But how to make him go out of his way, to lure him into a place where I can kill him? I cannot face him alone, but I cannot leave the castle… The best way is to set a trap here and wait for his inevitable return. When he has 'rescued' this land he will come to retake the capital. I will set a trap, but I need something to provoke him, force him to act rashly, make him not think properly." The sinister King then remembered something, something vague from the day he claimed the throne. When he had separated the princess and the boy from each other, they both had looked so tormented, in so much pain. "Yes", he thought, "Excellent! This is getting better by the minute!"
Ganondorf rushed up to the room in which he kept the princess imprisoned, his sudden appearance frightening the young woman.
"What do you want?" She tried to remain composed but it was hard. She felt so weak from her imprisonment; all she wanted was to rest.
"The boy you were with the day when I spilled your father's blood, the one I pushed away!" Ganondorf's voice was incredibly eager now. Zelda felt a sting of pain when her thoughts found that fateful day.
"Link!" She said with a trembling voice.
"So that is his name?" Ganondorf said, "And what would you say, princess, if I told you that he hangs from the gallows in the Town Market at this very moment?" Zelda's existence froze completely. Her heart stopped beating and she felt like all will to live had left her.
"No, it can't be!" Her voice trembled and tears welled up in her eyes. Her legs gave up and she fell to her knees. The sobs then turned into cries of agony.
"Tell me, dear", Ganondorf inquired, "Why are you crying? Holy shit this is much better than torturing her" He thought as he saw the young woman tremble before him.
"Because…" Zelda tried to find the words, she tried to describe the sorrow of never again seeing his deep blue eyes, never feel his embrace, to never touch his lips to never spend an eternity in his arms.
"Because you loved him, don't you?" His face remained composed but he roared in triumph on the inside. Zelda looked at him in disbelief and then the thought sunk in.
"Yes, I loved him more than anything", she confessed as much for herself as much for Ganondorf. The King tasted his victory: It was sweet. No point in playing around any longer.
"Well, princess", he rose from his seated position, "Then I can reveal to you that I lied: Your love-boy is not dead… yet." Zelda felt a ray of hope, like a whole new-born sun, rise in her chest.
"He's alive?" Her voice was still trembling, her face still wet from tears. As Ganondorf walked out her door he turned around.
"Yes, and he wreaks havoc in every piece of my army, far and wide along this nation. I always wondered what motivation he could have for everything, but now I know: He does it all for you, princess", Again, Zelda gave him that look of disbelief, "Love truly makes you do stupid things don't it?" Ganondorf shut the door behind him and laughed the laughter of a maniac. He was so certain now, he knew how to put up a trap and he had the perfect bait. Now it was a matter of time before it would spring, and when it had sprung, nothing would matter anymore: For he would have the Triforce well within reach and then he could bend reality itself to however he wished it to be bent.
A/N: So there we go, a look at what's going on in the background while Link saves the world. I really felt like writing a chapter that was not about Link and it was a good time to get some stuff written down, like Ganondorf's devious plan and Zelda's big confession. I still hesitate to label this fic as Romance though, because even though it is a big drive, (like stated it is actually Link's motivation), there is not an awful lot of direct Romance in it. So feedback in that regard would be appreciated. As always, please Read and Review.