|Reviews for Strangers|
| Vates159 chapter 16 . 3/11
What a truly great story!
| thankfulreader chapter 16 . 2/12
You may not be using this account anymore, but I really want to say this was an incredible read. Most of the fanfiction I've read has been not very well written, or has ended with the author not finishing it. Neither of these were the case for this story, so I really have to thank you. I thoroughly enjoyed this story. I hope you're staying safe during the pandemic. And again, thank you!
| Jenaum chapter 16 . 5/2/2020
Thank you- link jokes were n founding
| sacke110 chapter 6 . 2/17/2020
This Link is really pushing isn’t he? Seems like he does the exact opposite of what Zelda had asked of him.
| sacke110 chapter 5 . 2/17/2020
This is an emotional rollercoaster for me. How will it end? Mhmmm...
| sacke110 chapter 1 . 2/17/2020
I generally dislike first person stories, but this seems nice.
| Cyde chapter 9 . 4/29/2019
The problem I always seem to run into with the 'navigating a political minefield' trope in postgame Zelda fanfics is that the reader is generally aware that Link is born as the chosen of Farore to wield the Triforce of Courage and the Sword of Evil's Bane. Credentials in hand, he sets off to save the kingdom and all its inhabitants. Upon returning home victorious, beloved of all and falling in love with the princess, however, he learns that he's... just not noble enough to merit her hand.
The reader is then tasked with attempting to buy in to the idea that - inexplicably - one can actually somehow be MORE highborn than literally being marked as chosen by one of his people's deities.
That's exactly the kind of backstory monarchs are SUPPOSED to have; chosen by God (Nayru, for instance) to guard the sacred relic (the Triforce of Wisdom, for instance) and lead the country (Hyrule, for instance) to a bright, peaceful future... et cetera.
It's a time-tested literary device, really, and it works very well in most fictional universes. The star-crossed affair of royalty and peasantry. It's hard to get more romantic than that.
The problem is that, in the case of the Zelda series, the source material hands the reader the hero's bona fides on a silver platter. Anything running counter to that simply feels like a flimsy plot convenience. A normally-compelling dramatic point ends up seeming... manufactured. Forced.
It just doesn't pass the smell test.
| TurtleCopter chapter 1 . 2/22/2018
I’m not sure if you’re still reading reviews on this but if you are, this story is one of my favorites to read! And not just here on FanFiction but over other books, TV shows and movies as well. The emotion and character development was incredible and gets me every time I read it. The storyline was amazing and I love how you incorporated the characters from the game so well. I’m sucker for the Zelda and Link romance and your story gets me every time. Thank you for your hard work and dedication on writing this for us. I hope your endeavors now and in the future go well for you!
PS: Thank you for letting Link punch Torrin in the epilogue
| celblau chapter 16 . 2/18/2018
Oh man, I'm going to actively try not to ramble, but it'll probably happen so brace yourself.
I can't take it anymore. I have to review. This is not the first time I've read this, but good Lord, it never loses its charm no matter how many times I read it. And by charm I mean, the DRAMA, the FEELINGS, the SPICE, and my personal favorite, the POLITICAL INTRIGUE! No really, the political stage in this felt palpable, consequential while streamlined and engaging. That, seriously, is not easy to do. It can be one of the most dragging and exhaustive parts of a story that involves government affairs, but like I said, it's just the right touch of character interaction and explanation.
I'm one of those people that enjoys the build-up more than the climax and tends to skip to the falling action when I know the story. But just the longing as well as resolve characterizing both of the characters are so fascinating, it's hard to see it as anything other but the brightest gem in this story. Not to mention, these are some of the most believable characterizations of a happy ending TP Link and Zelda, one with a spark that many really seem to lack or fail to understand the nuances of.
I think my only criticism would be the resolution portion. As genius as Link's machinations and Auru's I-know-exactly-what's-happing moments were, I can't ignore that the final confrontation and confession between Link and Zelda feel a little stiff, if not cliche. Of course, it's a romance plot, there HAS to be a cliche somewhere if not everywhere. I really don't see this as a big issue. It only felt a little abrupt and frankly, I wouldn't know how to end it either if you asked me.
This story will always stand out in my mind as some of the few Legend of Zelda stories that I hold as the standard for all the rest. Great work; I wish you the best in all of your future ones!
tl;dr Yes, I adore your story; take my love dammit.
| TwinGamers011701 chapter 16 . 1/16/2018
A wonderful, heartwarming tale of a love that could never be. This story I remember reading quite a few years ago, and still it holds a power over me that I can't quite explain. I can see the hard work, as well as the amount blood, sweat, and tears that went into this tale. Especially the tears. Your story will go on inspiring me, as I work tooth and nail to write mine.
A reader turned writer, with the help of your work.
| dragonfighter11 chapter 16 . 12/3/2017
| LilLinkGirl chapter 16 . 10/23/2017
This is nice! Ended it with a smile on my face. Thank you for sharing :)
| thecagedsong chapter 16 . 10/9/2017
I've been thinking about how to review, and I've decided I love every bit of it, though I would have loved to see more of link trying to convince a Moody Prince to marry.
What struck me this time around was the ocarina. I'd always been moved by Zelda's understanding and relation to sheik, but this time I noticed Link only thought the ocarina was left by the hero of time. When Zelda left it at the temple the first time, I realized it was probably the last Zelda who had left it there when she separated herself from the hero of time. History was writing itself again, and Link bringing it back to her was his way of saying he was changing the story. I have a lot of feels about that.
| Alelachuky chapter 16 . 9/6/2017
Very rarely do I take the time to review a story. But yours has captured my complete attention. It was beautifully written. I have never been as happy as when I finished this story. Thank you for writing this.
| Guest chapter 16 . 8/10/2017
So great. I loved Link's solution to the political side of not being able to marry the princess. To often I see "the queen has ultimate authority and do what she wants" trope, so this was very refreshing and very in character. I'm also in love with your version of the characters from Ordon. Also your Zelda may be my favorite Zelda. Excellent world building and plot too :) This is now my favorite post TP fic