In the Eyes of a Hero

Disclaimer: I do not own any of the characters or lands in either Super Smash Bros. Melee or The Legend of Zelda. Michelle and Kimoru are my own creations. It's recommended that you read "Attack of the Phantom" and "The Reunion" (in that order) first for a better understanding of the story.

Chapter 1: Coma

Her alarm screamed at her to wake up. She hit it to turn it off and went back to sleep. About fifteen minutes later, her father came in and woke her up. She groggily got out of bed, half-awake. She walked into the bathroom and washed her face. She looked at herself in the mirror and brushed her long, brown bangs out of her tired, blue eyes. She took a deeper look at herself, then her eyes widened slightly.
"Crap," she cried. "I've got finals today!"
"Michelle, you're running late," yelled Michelle's mother. "You're supposed to leave in ten minutes!" Michelle quickly got on her clothes, which consisted of a light blue, sleeveless turtleneck, her jeans jacket, jeans, and her boots with a two-inch heel. She put on her silver hoop earrings, her necklaces, her bracelet, and her watch. She checked to make sure her class ring was still on (she never took it off, not even in the shower), grabbed her purse, book-bag, and car keys, darted downstairs, grabbed a muffin, kissed her parents and petted her dog good-bye, then darted outside to her car. She threw her things in the trunk, got into the driver's seat, started the car, and started driving to school, eating her breakfast when stuck at stop signs or stop lights. When she got to the usual long line of traffic by her school, she took that time to put her make-up on and brush her hair. When she pulled into her parking spot in the Senior parking lot, she stepped out of her car, locked it up, grabbed her things, and started heading to the building. It was bitterly cold outside, being the middle of winter and all. But she had a three-day weekend to look forward to. She winced slightly as a huge gust of wind blew in her direction. She rushed inside where it was warm and caught up with her friend, Mel.
"Mel, wait up," Michelle called out, running up to her. Mel stopped and turned around to look at her friend, smirking.
"Overslept again, I see," Mel teased.
"Very funny, 'Mel Mel'"
"What's your excuse this time, 'Shelly'? The bell's gonna ring in three minutes."
"I stayed up late last night studying. I seriously do not want to take Satan's test. Damn, why does that have to be the last one!?"
"Because you're cursed? I don't know, but we have, literally, a minute to get to first bell."
"Good thing that's Trig. I love Trig."
"Good luck. Bye!"

"Attention all Smashers," boomed the loud speaker. "Report to the briefing room immediately! I repeat, attention all Smashers! Report to the briefing room immediately!" Bowser and Mewtwo looked up at the speaker on the ceiling and started heading to the briefing room.
"I wonder what kind of mindless tournament they'll make this time," sighed Mewtwo.
"Mewtwo," started Bowser. "You always lose."
"You do, too, reptile."
"I'm an amphibian!"
"Whatever." They walked into the room where the rest of the Smashers were, all except one. Everyone looked around to see who was missing.
"Hey, where's Link," asked Link, wondering where his younger self was. Just then, Young Link skidded into the room on one foot, trying to get his boot on his other foot on.
"Sorry I'm late, guys," blurted out the young Hylian. He then slipped and fell onto his side with a thud. Almost everyone in the room burst into laughter, including Young Link himself. He got up and sat down in-between Zelda and Ness. "Who called us in here?"
"Apparently Samus did," exclaimed Fox. Samus cleared her throat, stood up, and walked to the front of the room. Everyone got quiet and looked at her, listening.
"Sorry for dragging you all here on such short notice," started the bounty hunter. "But while I was doing some research on the Phantom, I realized that he's not fully gone. His body is, but not his spirit." Everyone looked at each other in total disbelief, then looked back at Samus. "When Link killed him, the dark energy that came out of his body was his spirit. It disappeared into the air, yes, but it's inhabited itself into someone's body. I don't know which one, though. There's a certain item that's keeping his spirit from taking control of the person's body, making the spirit idle, but, again, I don't know what that is."
"So you mean Kimoru's spirit could be in any of our bodies," asked Falco, standing up and slamming his hands on the table. Fox put a hand on Falco's shoulder and pulled him down.
"Down boy," ordered Fox, slightly jokingly.
"Precisely," stated Samus. "It could be in the body of any of the Smashers, including Michelle."
"Michelle," Link cried out worriedly in question. Zelda put a hand on his shoulder and looked at him.
"Link, calm down. I'm sure she's fine," she exclaimed. Link relaxed slightly as Samus answered any questions, but he couldn't get this sinking feeling out of his system. Something bad was going to happen, and it was going to happen soon. He just knew it.

"Okay, the competition is in one week. We need to start rehearsing in full costume, lights, everything," ordered Mr. Russ, the director. Everyone in the Theatre Company called him Russ for short. "That includes no jewelry." Everyone went to the bathrooms in the hallway by the Drama room to get their costumes on. Michelle and Stacie walked back to the Drama room and took their jewelry off. Once everyone was ready, they began the rehearsal process. About fifteen minutes into the play, however, Michelle started feeling a little weary. She felt dizzy and hot, like she was going to pass out, but she had to stay in tableau for another minute. Finally, after another twenty seconds, she collapsed, unconscious. Everyone rushed over to her to see if she was okay, including her director. He checked her pulse and breathing, and ordered one of the students to get an administrator, and to call for an ambulance.