To speak or not to speak, that is the question. A day in Link's Shakespearean dialogue ;)

By: Shannon

(Note: I do not own the characters in this fanfic....besides, Shakespeare wrote in modern standard English....just in a really weird way.).

Tis' one morning, Link, King of Hyrule, awoke to see the light of day breaking through the glorious glass window of his bedchamber. His wife, Zelda, slept next to him, dreaming of dreams never dreamt before.

Link roused himself, changed from his nightclothes into a green tunic and white leggings. He climbed the stairs down to the kitchen where his children (Link II and Cordelia) were consuming their morning meal.

"Good day, Father," said Link II. "How fare you?"

"I fare well, my son," said Link. "How say'st you, daughter Cordelia?"

"I am well, Father. Well, well, well. Where is our mother?"

"She is still asleep in our bedchamber. She dreams of dreams never dreamt before."

The children then turned to finish their morning meal while Link commenced eating his breakfast. It was a beautiful day as Morning steps in where Night left off. The light clouds of fluff filled the sea blue sky as the mockingbird sang in the oak tree near the window of Link and Zelda's bedchamber. The little bird sang so loudly that it had woken up Queen Zelda of Hyrule.

"Oh little bird," she said, opening her window and patting the bird on the head. "Thankest thou for waking me up. I was dreaming of dreams that I never dreamt before."

She changed from her nightgown to her day clothes and climbed downstairs to join her husband for their morning meal.

"Hello my dearest love," said Zelda. "How thou art this lovely morn?"

"I am well, my darling," said Link as they kissed passionately. "Did you dream of dreams that were never dreamt before?"

"Yes, I did dream of dreams that I have never dreamt before."

"Mother, my brother and I already know about how you dreamt last night," said Cordelia. "Thou is getting much too repetitive."

"I am sorry, my children," said Zelda. She hands them two bags each full of 55 rupees. "Now my children, go out and play some games of entertainment and that sort. For you are young once and you must spend your childhood wisely."

"Yes mother," the two children said simultaneously and both abruptly left their home of residence to play games of entertainment and that sort.

"What hast thou to do today," said Zelda to her husband Link.

"I am going to practice my skills as a warrior. I must be ready in case Ganon approacheth."

"My dear, you are a warrior and you have no need to practice your skills. You can go out and slay the fiercest of dragons, outsmart the slyest of foxes, and definitely defeat the horrid and retched, pig-like Ganon."

"Oh that pig-like Ganon! How I loathe that rogue! Ere since we married each other, he has wanted to take Hyrule for himself and leave us nothing but the clothes on our backs."

"How dare the fiend!" Zelda yelled with all the might she had in her small throat. "Perchance he comes again, we shall, as Hyrule, defeat him and Ganon will be no more!"

The two of them finished their morning meal and Link walked to the lawn in front of his castle and practiced and trained himself in the art of battle and war. Zelda lounged in a sofa in her boudoir, knitting socks of some sort for her family.

Morning came and left Hyrule like the wind. Night fell. Link and Zelda put their children away to their bedchambers and sweet dreams infested their little heads of yore. As Zelda nodded off early in the evening, Link stood on a balcony, facing the moon, wearing his nightclothes.

"Good night, good night, parting is such sweet sorrow," he said. "That I shall say good-night till it be morrow." (NOTE: This is a line from Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet)