Points of view
Hello readers! I'm happy to say that after my first one-shot, I became somewhat addicted to writing in first person. So, I will take this time to ask you to go and read my first person one-shot 'Waking Up". You don't have to, but I think you'll be able to grasp the style better.
Anyway, I'm writing these in no particular order, except in the order they come to me. I have to be in the mood to write certain scenes. So, in the beginning of every chapter I'll give you the heads up and tell you about the setting and the character I will be writing.
And with that said… On with the show.
Disclaimer-I do not own Zelda, or any of its characters…or a car.
(This disclaimer will serve for all following chapters)
Setting- All right, Link has just received the Kokiri sword and Deku shield. He is on his way to the Great Deku Tree, as he was instructed to do.
I walk towards the entrance.
My stomach flips.
I've never been summoned personally before.
What does he want?
I see the entrance now.
But, just outside of it is…
He's still there?
Well, I have what he wants now.
And he can have some if he still wants it.
I stride up to him.
"What did I tell you! You can't come through here without-"
"-These?" I ask interrupting him.
I turn around and show my shield.
"And what's THAT?!?" He asked me, pointing at the sheath underneath it.
I draw my new sword.
"Good grief! Well fine… I guess you have… the stuff. But a wimp is still a wimp!" He said reluctantly.
He steps aside.
I smile and strut past him.
Goddesses, do I hate that kid.
It feels good to beat him at something.
"How'd you ever get to be the favourite of the Great Deku Tree and Saria?" He calls.
I turn and stick out my tongue.
I choose not to answer verbally.
I'll only end up regretting it.
I walk through the long trench.
I can't remember the last time I came through here.
The walls are so close together and I can just fit.
I keep walking until I enter a huge clearing.
The Great Deku Tree is sitting in the middle.
He seems bigger than I remember him.
He takes up most of the space in the clearing.
"Say to him that you're here, then." Said Navi.
I only got her this morning.
I'm not used to her yet.
It so cool…
Having a fairy.
I listen to her advice.
"Er… Great Deku Tree, I'm here. You summoned me?" I ask.
"Oh Navi, thou hast returned!" Said the Tree. "And you have brought with thee, Link. Thank you Link, for coming. Thy slumber these past moons must have been restless and full of nightmares. A vile climate pervades this world. Verily, ye have felt it. The time has come to test thine courage. I have been cursed. I need you to dispel this curse with your wisdom and courage. Art thou prepared?"
I stand confused.
This seems to be happening pretty fast.
I try not to look like I'm absolutely lost.
He wants me to save him?
How does he know about my dreams?
Never mind that.
He is my guardian.
I am, of course, willing to help him.
"Yes. I am." I tell.
I don't know what I'm getting myself into.
I should have asked.
Now I'll have to do what he says.
"Very well. Then use thy courage and enter me to break the curse."
He opens his mouth.
I have to go in there?
To break a curse?
I take a deep breath.
Navi flies out in front of me.
"Come on then!" She calls.
I step over his wooden lip and into his mouth.
I can't see anything.
Well… Nothing but Navi.
Her glow casts shreds of light onto myself.
I strain my eyes to adjust to the sudden darkness.
I begin to make out shapes.
The room I'm in is round and very spacious.
I look up.
I can't see the ceiling.
It's so high.
I look to my feet.
Just in front of me is a thick web spread across the floor.
I can see water below it.
My eyes, now used to the gloom, dart around the room.
"Now what, Navi?" I ask.
My voice echoes.
"Well, I don't think we'll be able to get through that web… So why do we try going up."
She flies over to a ladder.
I follow her and climb it.
It's wood… Just like the one back at my house.
I reach the top and look around again.
A path spirals upwards.
"I guess we follow that then." I say.
I walk quickly up the path.
I don't want to say anything to Navi…
I don't like this place.
We come to a door.
"Well? Aren't you going to open it?" Asks Navi.
Who does she think she is?
Bossing me about like this.
She thinks I'm a wimp too, doesn't she?
I'll open the door..
Just to prove her wrong.
"Yeah." I say defensively.
I open the wooden door.
I brace myself for the worst.
I walk inside it lamely.
On the far end of the corridor is another door.
I begin to walk towards it.
"Did you hear that?" Asks Navi.
So now that I've opened the door…
She trying to scare me by pretending to hear things.
This is going to be pretty tough to get used to her.
What if she's right.
What if there IS something?
On second thought…
I think I might have heard something too…
She trying to trick me…
I know she is…
I can't get all worked up about this.
"Don't be stupid, Navi." I laugh nervously.
But I stop soon enough.
I hear a scratching noise behind me.
I prepare myself to turn around and see what it is.
Oh Goddesses, help me.
I turn around, ridged-like and face…
A giant one.
It stands on four legs and has the others raised above his head…
In attack position.
It hisses at me.
I can't move.
I try to run for the far door… but
I don't move.
Navi is screaming something.
I don't hear her.
I'm too busy looking at the thing.
Navi bumps into the side of my head.
"Move! The Door!" She squeals.
I tear away from the skulltula and head for the door.
As soon as I start to move the thing reacts.
I hear it screech out behind me.
I sprint as fast as I can to the door.
It doesn't seem to be getting closer.
I keep running and hit the door full force.
I hear the sound of the spider's footsteps getting closer to me.
I pull on the door handle.
It doesn't move.
Come on, open!
I jiggle the handle.
The door doesn't move.
I press my foot up against the wall and pull on the door.
I'm gonna die.
The spider reaches the door and jumps over me.
He attaches himself to the door.
He hisses at me.
I back up.
He walks down the wall slowly and gets back into his position.
Navi is slamming into my side.
"What?!?" I ask her.
She's not helping me at all by hitting me.
'Your sword! Use your sword, you idiot!"
Why am I so stupid?!?
I pull out my new sword.
I realize that I don't know anything.
How do I… Kill it?
It runs towards me, screeching.
As if on impulse,
I close my eyes and trust my sword forward.
I don't know what else to do.
I hold it steady with both hands and…
The screeching stops.
I feel warm liquid running over my hands.
I open my eyes.
My sword is right through the monster's belly.
It's black blood is drizzling down my sword and onto my hands.
What have I done?
I pull my sword out and the creature collapses.
I look upon my blade.
A drop of black blood drips off the tip.
I feel my sword drop from my hand.
What have I done?
I… killed it.
The word haunts me.
I look down at my hands.
They had killed something…
"Navi…" I call, "Navi, what have I done?"
She flies onto my shoulder.
I feel horrible.
"Come on, Link. It was only going to kill you… You had to kill it."
"Oh!" I spit, "So that makes this all right then, does it?"
I don't know why I'm getting so worked up.
I feel that it won't stop here.
I feel like something's telling me that I'll kill more.
That I'll want to kill more.
"You had to do it to make sure that the Deku Tree is safe. Remember?"
What is she talking about?
Why couldn't I help him without hurting things…
"I… I just don't like this… That's all." I explain.
I try to make it sound as though I'm shaken…
When all I really want to do is stop all this right now.
Never ever see anything die again.
Never be responsible again…
The feeling's not gone…
The feeling that I'll do it again.
Maybe even enjoy it.
She's right, of course.
It's all going to be worth it…
I don't know anymore.
I don't like killing…
No, I'm sure I don't like killing.
But I have to.
The sooner I get out of here, the less time I'll have to spend thinking about this.
The sooner I get out…
The sooner I can get back to my regular life.
Maybe even forget this feeling.
"Hey!" yells Navi pointing at the carcass of the skulltula. "Look! It has a key. In it's hand."
I look down.
It's holding the key to probably the far door.
I bend down and pry open his hand.
I take the key.
I walk over to the door and insert it.
A perfect fit.
"See?" says Navi, "It was all worth it. Now we can keep going."
All worth it?
I walk through the door and take one last look at the skulltula.
No matter who's it was,
Was not worth one key.
The end! I hope you liked it. I'll be updating really soon… Tomorrow actually, unless something comes up like my computer breaking again.
I know I didn't finish the temple, but that wasn't the whole point of the story anyway. Who knows, maybe later on, I'll do one about Link in the boss chamber or something. But until then, I can't really think about anything that would be cool to add to this section.
I already have some more ideas planned out. The next chappy's going to be from Zelda's point of view when she first meets Link. Also, I have one in mind about the Link vs. Dark Link battle, the final battle, one about Malon, one about Saria and maybe something about Ruto just for fun.
I'm in the process of planning something from Ganondorf's point of view too. But I don't know when that'll be posted.
So… Now I ask you guys. If you people, my fine readers, have any ideas about points in the game that you'd like me to write about… Review and tell me. Just say who and what part in the game you'd like me cover and what important emotions you want them to feel. I will, however, set some limits. I'm not really a big fan of fluffy stuff, so no hard core romance. If I feel like putting in a romantic point of view, I probably won't be that long… And it better be a really good reason.
Anyways, send me your reviews of suggestions or just comments. They all help me feel better about myself. Thanks again for reading!