The line things that looks like this __________mean that the story switches between the game and this world.
LS: I made this story up last night after I had some trouble with Majora's Mask. I showed it to my friends today and they said they liked it, so here it is!
Talli: They probably really liked it when they found out they were in the story. (Their names have been changed just because you never know who could be on the internet…) Who told them anyway?
Lena: *humming innocently*
The great disclaimer!!!!! *major drum-roll and cheerleaders throw candy all over the place* Talli, Lena, and I do not own Legend of Zelda or Nintendo. We do own our original characters though.
Talli: 0_o That was your great disclaimer?
LS: I spent all night on it!!!!! Well, when I wasn't working on this story…
Anyways, HERE IT IS!
(I know that at first this isn't incredibly original at first, but trust me, it gets really…err… Cool!)
"Would you hurry up, Nick! It's already 11:00 o' clock at night!" Alex shouted up the stairs of her house. The teenager ran her hand through her long blonde hair and rolled her eyes at her friend's slowness.
"I'm coming already! Sheesh!" Nick yelled back, carrying a huge bowl of popcorn down to his friends. "Couldn't you just press start on that darn thing?" Nick was a scrawny kid, with short brown hair and glasses that sat low on his nose. Some people said he looked a bit like Smeagle from the Lord of the Ring movies when he took the glasses off, and he could even imitate Smeagle's voice perfectly.
"No!" What's the fun in that?" Bryce replied. "Besides, with the Inverted Song of Time, it should take a while for the fireworks to began." Nick sat down next to Bryce and passed the popcorn around. Bryce flopped down on the couch, keeping his eyes on the strange white clock on the TV screen in front of him.
"11:30!" Dannie called out, jumping up and down on her chair. Alex watched with amusement as she watched her little sister's dark brown hair fly up and down with her bouncing. Dannie was actually her twin sister, but Alex was about four minutes older and looked different. The four friends met nearly every weekend at one of their houses to play video games: Alex and Bryce always brought either RPGs or games like Super Smash Bro. Nick almost never brought the same kind of game for two weeks in a row, but mostly brought games that involved the world-famous plumber Mario. Dannie was strictly a sit-and-watch game-fan. It was Alex's turn to have them at her house, so it was her turn to pick which game to play. This time, she picked their all-time favorite game, The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask.
"3…2…1…" They counted down together as Nick stuffed a handful of popcorn into his mouth.
"Fireworks!" Dannie shouted at the top of her lungs and grinned broadly.
"Alex! I told you not to give her too much Halloween candy!" Bryce yelled.
"I didn't!" she exclaimed. Her mouth dropped open when she looked down at the floor. A small pile of candy wrappers had fallen out of Dannie's pocket. "Dannie. Did you?" The girl just stared with big eyes at the TV screen. It had gotten to the part where Majora's Mask had dumped Skull Kid and flew up to the moon.
"Consume…Consume…I will consume everything!" The red-eyed moon said.
"Sounds like you, Dannie!" Nick teased.
"Relax Dannie. Alex might not kill you this time," Bryce whispered in her ear. "She got really sick from eating too much candy yesterday. So she might not want it anymore." He grabbed onto the game controller again and ran through the field inside of the moon. On the game, Link ran up to the tree and talked to the kid underneath it right off.
"Aren't you supposed to talk to the other four kids first?" Alex asked.
"Yep, but I already did. I beat this game yesterday. I just thought it would be cool for you guys to see just how well I can beat Majora."
"Or how easily you can get creamed?" Dannie replied, but Bryce instantly smacked her in the face with a particularly large pillow. Even though Dannie was the youngest of the group, she could pull off comments that none of them could even think of.
"Would you be quiet? This is the part where I can prove to you that I won't get whipped!"
Link slowly held the Fierce Deity's mask up. A kid wearing Majora's Mask gave it to him, so he definitely didn't trust it.
"What are you waiting for? Put that mask on!" Tatl shouted.
"Sorry, I just don't trust this mask. I'll bet my sword and every single rupee in the bank that this mask isn't to be trusted," Link replied quietly. He stared down at the mask with his icy-blue eyes.
"You said the very same thing about the Giant's Mask, but it turned out to be good! Right?" Tatl was right. The young hero had tried to defeat Twinmold without the Giant's Mask, and it took two fairies before he realized that he was in trouble with out it. Even with the Great Fairies Sword, Twinmold was way too large to defeat with its immense size.
"But what if…" Link wasn't scared of the mask, he was afraid of what damage it might do if it turned out to be as evil as Majora's Mask. Even if after three days no one in Termina, except for the banker, recognized him, he couldn't let these people get hurt any more. Majora's Mask had caused enough pain to the land to begin with.
"Just put the darn thing on!" Tatl demanded. Link sighed and put the strange mask on. As the mask began to take over, he started to tingle all over. He knelt down as the mask quickly turned him into the Fierce Deity. It was a familiar sensation, the same one that he had experienced when he was turned into a Deku by Skull Kid and when he put on the Goron, Zora, and Giant's masks. He had a sudden urge to take off his mirror shield to see what the Fierce Deity would look like for himself.
The Fierce Deity gasped as the four Guardian Masks were pulled away from him and watched with curiosity as the masks of Odolwa, Goht, Gyorg, and Twinmold stuck to four of the walls in the strange, multi-colored room. The sound that the masks made when they stuck to the wall reverberated through the room, waking a dormant mask.
"Yoah!" Nick exclaimed. "I didn't think that the Fierce Deity was THAT strong!" Bryce looked at the TV in confusion.
"What kind of battle was that, Majora!" Link shouted as the Mask floated in mid air. He was about to shout something else, but he was stopped by what Majora was doing. Long, skinny arms and legs shot out of the mask and the tentacles disappeared. A head, or an eyeball the size of a head, stuck out of the top of the heart-shaped mask.
"Watch out Link!" Tatl yelled, reminding him of Navi. "That's Majora's Incarnate! It like to dance around a lot, so get it when it slows down!"
Majora's Incarnate swung from side to side, making strange noises as if counting out the beat to a song. Without warning, it took off and ran rapidly around the room, leaving dozens of after-images. It stopped moving around and started a steady moonwalk. The Fierce Deity just swung his sword at it from a distance and Majora's Incarnate was felled just like its last form.
"Do you give up yet, Majora?" Link asked, raising his sword at the monster.
"I will never surrender to the likes of you, Hero of Time!" Majora screamed, its voice getting strangely higher. Majora's Incarnate began to float in midair. A pulsing sound echoed through the room as every muscle in Majora's Incarnates gruesome body bulged. Its head took form, actually looking like a head, but still with the one eyeball on top. It swung out its new arms and long whips took shape.
The four teenagers stared at the screen with wide eyes and gaping mouths.
"Bryce? Did this happen yesterday? Majora's Wrath talking with an actual voice and all?" Alex questioned softly.
"No. It didn't. Frankly, I've never heard any character on the Legend of Zelda games speak in a full sentence before." Bryce stuttered. Dannie grabbed one of the big, fluffy pillows from the couch and hugged it tightly.
"Alex, that things scary," she said.
Link shivered a little bit. Ever since that new monstrosity had appeared, he had felt an evil like no other in the room. Ganon couldn't hold a match to the evil power radiating from Majora's Wrath.
"I'll get rid of you just like your other forms." Link shouted as Tatl flew over to Majora's Wrath to help him target the beast, but as soon as she came within a yard of the monster, she flew back and hit the ground.
"Tatl!" Link shouted. He ran up to the little fairy and lifted her gently into his hands. "Are you okay?"
"Yeah," she answered weakly. "Just shaken." Tatl tried to fly out of the hero's hands, but landed again with a thud. Link picked her up again and set her inside his hat.
"Looks like I'm going to beat this one the same way I beat Ganondorf," the Fierce Deity muttered to himself. "Without a fairy."
"Ganondorf. HA!" Majora's Wrath laughed. "With him sealed within the Sacred Realm, now known as the Evil Realm, it was no hard task to claim his most prized possession!" Majora's Wrath held out its right hand, showing the back of it to Link.
Link couldn't think of anything worse than what he saw: the golden triangles on the back of Majora's Wrath's hand with the top one glowing brighter than the other two.
"Being hidden away in shadows for so long is a cruel fate, but I did get to hear about the legends of the Golden Triangles of Hyrule, the Triforce. When I heard that Ganondorf, the holder of one of these Sacred triangles, and former King of Evil was defeated by the young Hero of Time in an alternate timeline, I knew that I had to find this piece of the Triforce and make it mine. As you can see, I was successful in doing so and now I can get the Triforce of Courage from you!"
Link slowly started to smirk, and then began to laugh right in front of Majora's Wrath.
"I don't have the Triforce of Courage!" he laughed. "I got the Triforce of Courage when I pulled the Master Sword from the Pedestal of Time and was sealed within the Sacred Realm for seven years! When Princess Zelda sent me back to my childhood, I went back in time to just before I pulled the Master Sword. Therefore, the door to the Sacred Realm was never opened and I never got the Triforce of Courage. However, changes in the flow of time have no effect on the Sacred Realm, so Ganondorf still had the Triforce of Power!" (And that's the real reason why Zelda sent Link back to his childhood, just in case this happened.)
Majora's Wrath growled in its high pitched voice and began to swing its whips wildly around at Link. One of them wrapped around his feet and lifted him from the ground. The long whip retracted slightly and the other one began to whip Link hard. After Link had been beaten up badly, the whip stopped lashing him, but Majora held it mere inches away from his face.
"You will pay! I did not go through all of the hard work I slaved over to get just one piece of the Triforce!" Majora's Wrath roared. "I will be sure to destroy every single one of your 'friends' as soon as I finish you off first!" Majora used its whip and ripped the Fierce Deity Mask off Link's face. Only then did Link realize that if a mask came off too fast, it hurt a lot.
"That was not the ending to this game that I remember." Bryce said, shivering up a storm. If it was because it was cold, or that it was a frightening new twist to the Legend of Zelda games, or both, no one could tell.
"What are the possibilities? Majora's Wrath has the Triforce of Power now, so what could happen?" Nick asked, staring at the TV screen. It had turned a dark purple and hadn't changed back.
Link opened his eyes and looked around at his surroundings. All he could see was sand, sand, and more sand. Sand in the air, sand on the ground, sand everywhere. All he could hear was the wind blowing more sand around, and the soft noise a ghost made when it was floating nearby.
"A poe?" Link asked. He pulled the lens of truth out of his pocket and looked around. Sure enough, a lantern-carrying poe was floating right in front of him.
"Follow me and don't be slow. I'll will show you the way to go." The poe said, speaking in rhymes. It all seemed strangely familiar to Link.
He obediently followed closely behind the poe as it floated over the sands. He had some trouble as it took random turns at certain points, but it went slow enough for Link to follow behind. The ghost lead Link to two posts with red flags on them when it disappeared. Link just shrugged off the poe's sudden departure and entered the space between the poles.
As soon as Link cleared the poles, the sandstorm died down revealing an enormous stone statue of a woman sitting cross-legged and holding two opened treasure chests in her hands. Four words crossed Link's mind as he looked at the statue: "goddess of the sand."
Bryce sat up on the cold marble floor and rubbed his eyes sleepily. All of his friends were lying on the floor near him, shaking off their sleepiness. He crawled over to Alex and gently shook her shoulder.
"Whadaya wan' 'is erry in da' mornin'?" (Translation: What do you want this early in the morning) she asked drowsily.
"Where are we?" Nick questioned. He was somehow able to shake off the drowsiness much quicker than the others were. Dannie was still sound asleep.
"I'm really not sure," Bryce replied, smoothing out his unruly blonde hair and looking around the room. It was a large room, completely made up of white marble except for a small altar near one end of the chamber. The sound of a deep song echoed through the room.
"Great. The invisible man started a choir," said Alex moodily.
"Don't you recognize this place?" Dannie queried. "We've all seen this place a million times while you played the Ocarina of Time. This is the Temple of Time." The teens stared at the eleven-year old, surprised that she knew that it was the Temple of Time.
"Yes, this is the Temple of Time. And who are you?"
LS: My first cliffhanger!!!!! ^__^ * spins around on chair*