Author: Airheadninja PM
My life isn't what I wanted it to be. At all. There's nothing like losing out to everyone else and having your dreams crushed! When I find a strange necklace that takes me to this weird country, things just might look up. Maybe. MxL, IxL, and some LxOC.Rated: Fiction T - English - Humor/Adventure - Link & Faron - Chapters: 4 - Words: 11,205 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 08-22-12 - Published: 06-16-12 - id: 8223394
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Yo everyone! I really shouldn't be posting another story as I really can't keep up with all of it but this one just has to get out! I like this story because it conveys a lot of feelings that I think a lot of people have. Including myself! Unfortunately, not all of us can physically go to Hyrule to alleviate those feelings.
Anyways! I hope you enjoy, because this story will be a little different in terms of romance. It ain't happenin' right away. Ilia and Midna will both come into the equation.
I don't believe in myself. Never have, and probably never will. Sure, sometimes I have confidence, but that's usually shot down the drain. I've resigned myself to a future of disappointment. I don't like it and it's not fair, but life isn't fair.
Eighteen years of my life have been spent trying to do right by everything. At least I would graduate high school and go to college. Everyone says that's an achievement but everyone just doesn't know.
I have an older sibling who's the perfect child while I'm the complicated useless one. The nice qualities don't even out between us. I got everything that doesn't serve a good purpose in this world. I'm good at video games at least. But I bet competitively I would once again take the back seat.
"Lily! Iris is on the phone!" My mom calls, and I pause my game to save and quit. Despite my older sister being practically perfect in every way, she was still my best friend. She just doesn't know disappointment like I do. Most people don't. Not that I blame them at all.
"Hey Iris." I greeted flatly. I guess all of my excitement was just sucked out of me from all that's happened. The only thing that flares my nerves anymore are my games.
So, my sister and I talk for forever and she talks about how my life will look up somehow and that I just have to wait for the right circumstances to come along and to have faith. Easy for her to say, lemme tell ya.
But like most things, my writing this has a point. I have a story to tell, and the best way to tell it is in this way. Don't be alarmed, but there are some pretty fantastic things that happen. I don't want you to think I'm insane or anything.
Now that you know a little about my personal outlook on life and how much of an optimist I am, you would probably like to know about my physical appearance. Unfortunately, I don't carry much in that department. My sister took all of that too. From my experience it's true. My sister has had lots of boyfriends while I've had one. And he wasn't much of a boyfriend at all.
Anyways, I have mouse brown hair that's on the shorter side, only brushing my shoulders. And to add to my overly normal look, I have brown eyes. Plain old brown eyes. People may say that there's nothing wrong with them, but there must be because everyone usually prefers blue. Guess what color eyes my sister has?
I'm short and a little athletic because I ran on the cross country team and I'm doing track at the moment. I may not be the greatest, but running best suits my tastes. Otherwise, I have average grades and average friends and I'm going to an average college after I graduate. Which isn't how I wanted my life to go, but whatever.
After getting off of the phone with my sister Iris I decided to go for a run. It's one of the few things I enjoy besides sitting on my butt for hours and playing on one gaming console or another.
There are trails around my house, so it's a pretty nice run through the forest whenever I go out. My parents usually joke around that I am like Pocahontas in the Disney movie (because I "run through hidden pine trails in the forest," and apparently "paint with all the colors of the wind" as well). Well, while I was going through my hidden pine trails, I tripped. I knew every freaking rock on those trails and I still managed to snag my toe on one of them.
"You've got to be kidding me. I've had a crappy enough life, why do you have to take my 'no-trip' spree away from me too?" I muttered, trying to get all of the dirt and forest debris off of my face and clothes. A stick had scratched my cheek open, so there was a little blood trickling out.
"Perfect. Guess I have to go home if I want to disinfect it. Don't want to get some deadly disease, though knowing my luck and how fate hates me, I'll probably contract one anyway." I mused to myself, sitting back on the trail and staring around. I was pretty far in and the trees blocked out most of the sunlight, making it cooler than it actually was. Among the moss and ferns, something glinted in a lucky ray of sunshine.
"Probably some trash some loser left in here. Well, better pick it up. I am on the committee for taking care of these trails, after all." I told myself with a sigh, standing to walk over to the sparkle. I stooped with a groan and pulled aside some brush to get it.
"Hey, this isn't trash…" I commented in confusion. It was a necklace. A really nice necklace with a thin silver chain and a golden charm on it. The charm was a triangle made up of three others, with an empty downward-pointing triangle in the middle. It was weird because it wasn't mucky or anything, and sat like it was being presented in a store display case.
"That's really weird. What if I just stumbled on some stolen loot from some burglar who came through here one night? What if someone was mugged here or something? This could be a crime scene!" My brain chattered excitedly, but fortunately my logic stepped in to calm myself down.
"Get a hold of yourself, doofus. The area around here is nice and clean, and you would've heard about something strange in the news. It was probably just a jogger who dropped it accidentally here." My mind told me, and I agreed with it. It made total sense. Unfortunately, the somewhat bad side of myself that loved shiny trinkets came out next.
"If they haven't come back for it by now, I should just keep it. It's pretty." I reasoned, and reached out to pick it up. I hesitated when my logic came back in.
"They could have just run by a little while ago, and might not know it's missing yet." I murmured, still completely unaware that I probably looked insane. I sound insane to those reading this. I also still had blood crawling down my cheek that won't help my appearance at all to anyone who happens to come by me.
"In any case, it's best to just take it and put up a missing ad in the paper or something!" I finally decided, and grabbed the necklace quickly, just as if I was stealing it from that display case I was metaphorically speaking of earlier.
When I grabbed it, the air changed. Leaves rustled about and a bird stopped mid-chirp. Something was different. Not necessarily wrong or bad, but different. I fully realized this change when I looked up.
"Oak trees? But I was just in a grove of pine trees!" I gasped, and stood with the necklace clenched in my fist. I looked at the necklace in suspicion, and frowned even more when I saw it had been glowing and was now fading out. Soon I just had a plain old necklace. Though it was still pretty. I pocketed it and turned in a circle to get the gist of my surroundings. It was way warmer than back home, but it wasn't stifling hot either.
"I'd almost say… perfect." I ventured to comment quietly, taking a deep breath to calm myself. To be honest, I was a little excited. These types of things happening to me now happened in books and video games. In my mind, that's the best thing I could ever hope for. But of course, I kept aware of my surroundings. With the way my life has gone, there is no way this is a complete dream-come-true paradise.
"Maybe I should find some form of civilization. And the name of said civilization. Probably a good idea." I formulated, and was delighted to have found a well beaten and clear trail laid out in front of me. On I went, because I had a feeling just standing around wouldn't do me any good.
I'll admit, as much as this forest is beautiful, I am starting to get a bit tired of walking. I haven't eaten in awhile, I have dried blood on my cheek and my feet hurt. Weren't there any people in this place? Or a Cheshire Cat like in Alice in Wonderland? Maybe I don't get one because I'm not in Wonderland… What a botched deal.
Just as I was about to just stop and find some cozy nook to lodge myself in for a nap, I heard the trickle of running water and even better, human life forms! This last phrase is worded poorly because of my enormous relief. My only hope is that they aren't cannibals or rapists. Although I guess I'm good with running with all of my formal experience. However, should I be caught, the only martial arts I have is natural defensiveness and anything I can possibly do from a video game. Except most of those are a little impossible.
I made my way forward slowly and carefully. No sense in rushing into anything right? Steady now. Steeeeeady…
Startled, I jerked my head down to see the stick I had just stepped on. Broken in two. Of course. CURSE YOU STICK!
The air got tense and I heard a metallic sliding sound that I am associating with the drawing of a sword.
"Great, I'm gonna get hacked to death." I grumbled and stood with a cringe as a figure appeared around the bend. I had a strange instinct to lick my hand and rub my face so I could get some of the blood off, but tossed it aside nervously as the gleam of the sword entered my vision. I couldn't help but analyze my killer.
If there was a buzzer in my brain that alerted me when I was in the presence of an extremely gorgeous man, it would be going off right now. Oh wait, there it is right now! Blonde hair, blue eyes, a good lean build and flawless form. His clothes are a little strange and he has pointy ears, but who cares? I'm kinda glad that my murderer is so handsome, and not some fat, hairy guy. It almost makes my day. Except that I'm going to die soon. Dammit.
He was about to open his mouth and tell me something, but I opened mine faster.
"Please don't chop my head off!" I squeaked rapidly, holding my hands in front of my face defensively with a flinch. The man looked startled and concerned.
"What?" He asked incredulously. Oooh, a gorgeous voice to go with the looks, how perfect!
"Well, if you're going to chop my head off, could you not chop my head all the way off? I want to be like Nearly Headless Nick in Harry Potter." I explained truthfully, though where this truth came from I have no clue. I'm mentally face palming at the moment.
"What?" He repeated, lowering his sword more.
"You're going to kill me aren't you?" I inquired, pointing to the sword. The man glanced down and then sheathed the sword carefully to his back. I could have peed my pants I was so happy. You don't realize how much of a lover of life you are until it's threatened I guess. Not that my life is really worth anything. Anyways, I wasn't going to die, but now I sound like a complete lunatic to this wonderful stranger. Life still isn't really going my way.
"Who are you? And what kind of clothes are those?" He asked, crossing his arms suspiciously.
"I'm Lily Ellan. And I happen to be wearing basketball shorts and a tee shirt along with my trusty running shoes. Now same question: What's your name and what's with the clothing?" I shot back, mostly to be snarky. His eyes narrowed slightly as confusion entered his face.
"My name is Link, and I'm wearing the clothes that all Ordon villagers wear. So what were you doing, sneaking around?" He asked, stepping forward. I was plenty ready to answer, but a light shot out of Link's left hand and my pocket. My pocket got warm and I dug my hand in to let my hand grip the necklace. I pulled it out and held it up. The triangle was lit up like the fourth of July and Link couldn't do anything but stare. After raising my eyebrows and appraising the scene (basically glancing between Link's face and the necklace) for a few moments, I decided to comment.
"I don't know what it is either." I stated calmly. Random mystical forces were at work here. I was going to bask in their glory because I had no idea what it meant. Ignorance is bliss, am I right?
After a couple of minutes, Link's hand and the necklace faded once more, and I caught one last glimpse of his hand. The back of it had the same triangle symbol as the necklace.
"So… I promise not to hurt anyone because I wasn't sneaking around because I meant harm. I am lost, and would be glad to explain everything over a hot meal." I negotiated smartly, feeling pretty awesome for finding a way to get myself some food. Link shook himself out of his stupor and nodded.
"I don't think you're very menacing if you're carrying that around. I'm sorry I drew my sword on you, but it was a force of habit." Link apologized sheepishly and a smile came to his face. That smile was the definition of 'Smile and the Whole World Smiles with You.'
"Oh, that's okay. Where am I anyway? I've never heard of Ordon. I'm from a place called California."
"Hmm… I can't say I've ever heard of California. Right now we're actually in Hyrule. Once we get across the bridge ahead, we'll be in the satellite province of Ordona." Link elaborated kindly. I just nodded while my head stormed with thoughts.
"Obviously not a modern place given Link's dress code and the lack of other modern things. But then does that mean I can't play video games anymore? Crap." I analyzed, groaning inwardly. What is a world without video games?
"I know this may seem a little out of the blue, but who were you talking to back there? I've noticed that we have left that person behind." I brought up, and Link gave me a strange expression.
"You really aren't from here are you? That was a spirit's spring back there, and I was talking to the spirit that guards this area." He explained and I nodded.
"It may be an old world, but it definitely has the scheme of a video game. Might not be too bad after all. Then again, I have no idea why I'm here. I'll bet it has something to with the triangle symbol thingy though." I analyzed, my hand coming up to my chin in thought. I'd have to stick with that however because we came upon a wonderful rope bridge. It was over an abyss of nothingness. Seriously, is there even a river down there?
"Are you afraid?" Link asked, having taken the first few steps and noticing that I hadn't followed because I was gawking.
"A little. We don't really have these where I'm from, and when we find them, they're not safe." I elaborated nervously. It looked and seemed pretty sturdy and well kept. I don't think it would break with my added weight (running made me into a bit of a rail, if you get what I'm saying).
I took a few steps slowly, but the bridge didn't even groan with my weight or give much way. I instantly felt better because of that.
"You're pretty brave if your description was true." Link commented and I blushed a little at the compliment. I don't get those often so I never really know how to respond to them.
"Thanks, I guess." I muttered in reply, continuing over the bridge following Link.
Hopefully these Ordon people were as friendly as Link. Otherwise, and I might be burned at the stake. Or something obscure like that.
Why? Because I'm an optimist, can't you tell?
How was it? Not too bad? My sister and I thought it was pretty good (she reads my stories and tells me if they're worthy of not).
Please, tell me what you think! Revisions that need to be made, anything!