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This is a companion peice to my other Zelda fanfic, Time Travel, Drag Kings, and Why I Hate Hormones. This time around the story is from Sheik/Zelda's pov, and she's out to pove that girls can be just as horny as guys. Dammit.
I'm sorry, that was uncalled for. I've got a bit of a sick mind, but I'm a true romantic at heart (in case you couldn't tell).
Heroes, Cross-Dressing, and Why I Hate Hormones
By Sheik (a.k.a. Zelda)
Chapter1. Link's Awakening
At first I didn't realized what I was hearing. The sound, though it wasn't a sound exactly, had been with me for most of my life, only missing for the last seven years, so it was very easy for me to ignore. It wasn't until my left hand started to vibrate that I even noticed it was there.
The Ocarina of Time was back.
As soon as I realized that I leapt to my feet and ran off, without even telling Impa I was going. I hadn't seen her in three years, and I doubted she would forgive me for this, but I didn't even think about it. If the Ocarina of Time was back from the Sacred Realm, that meant the one I had given it to was back as well.
Link. After seven years, I would see Link again.
I felt a thrill run through me at the thought. Link had been my first real friend, or at least the closest thing to a real friend Zelda'd ever had. Now, as Sheik, I had a few friends. Not many, because Sheik got into fairly deep trouble on a regular basis, but a few. But none of my friends now had ever known Zelda, and probably never would.
That thought brought me up short. I wasn't Zelda anymore, I hadn't been for years. I was Sheik, Survivor of the Sheikah, and that was who Link would see when he saw me. Not Zelda, just some weird guy he'd never met before, who seemed to know a lot about Hyrule legends. I hoped I wouldn't have to remind myself of that too often.
It had been more than a year since I had thought of Zelda. After the first couple of years she only cropped up in my mind only once in a blue moon, and after a few more years, even less. But the thought of Link had completely driven Sheik away and brought Zelda charging back.
Hmm, wonder if that means something…
I reached the Temple of Time with time to spare (ooh, bad pun), and melted into the shadows. 'Get a hold of yourself man,'I told myself sharply,'You are Sheik, Sheik! Now remember that speech you wrote. This is a momentous occasion after all, the first meeting of the Hero of Time, now that he has achieved that status, and the Princess of Destiny. Though he doesn't know you're the Princess of Destiny. And you're not, you're not! What is wrong with me…?'
The "sound" of the Ocarina of Time grew louder and the vibrating in my hand grew stronger as a column of light came down onto the Pedestal and deposited Link firmly on its surface. He looked dizzy, confused, and a bit out of it, but he also looked like a god.
"Link," his fairy said, "let's go."
Link nodded and started for the door. I stepped out of the shadows and stood on the Pedestal, waiting for him to notice me. He stopped walking suddenly, then drew the Master Sword and whirled around, battle-ready.
"I've been waiting for you Hero of Time," I said calmly. "I am Sheik, Survivor of the Sheikah." Damn he was fine. About six feet tall, handsome and strong-looking. He had honey-blond hair and eyes as green as the forest he hailed from. His ears were pierced now, and it made him look kind of edgy and tough, but coupled with the shield and the Master Sword, he just looked…cool. Staring at him, I couldn't resist adding, "As I see you holding the mythical Master Sword, you really do look like the Hero of Time."
He blinked. "Umm, yeah." Quickly, he put the sword away and looked back at me, slightly suspicious. "That's poetic and all, but who are you?"
I rolled my eyes. Okay, he wasn't smart, but you rarely get beauty and brains. "I just told you, I am Sheik, of the Sheikah tribe."
He snorted derisively. "Nice name."
"Be quiet," I replied, without missing a beat. Link stared at me for a moment, then grinned. I grinned back, I knew we got along.
"So…what are you doing here?" he asked.
"Helping," I answered simply. "I assume Rauru filled you in on the basics of what's happened."
"As soon as I'm gone the world turns to crap, yeah, I got that."
I grinned again, that wasn't a bad explanation actually. "Something like that," I agreed. "But I'm here to tell you what to do next."
"That would be the sage thing, right?"
"Right." I stared off into the distance and recited my little speech. "When evil rules all, an awakening cry will go forth from the Temple of Light to the other sages who dwell within the five temples… one in a deep forest… one on a high mountain… one under a vast lake… one within the house of the dead… one inside a goddess of the sand. Together, the Hero of Time and the sages will bind the evil and return the light of peace to Hyrule."
Link stared blankly at me. "You talk funny," he said. "Anyone ever told you that before?"
"No, actually," I fixed him with a Look. "Most people think a certain amount of ceremony is more than appropriate, given the circumstances."
"So what am I supposed to do now?"
I blinked. He really was dense. Oh well, he could make it through life on his looks. "You can't figure it out for yourself?"
"Throw me a bone here man," he pleaded. "Ten minutes ago, by my reasoning, I was ten and the world was fine. Well, more fine."
I sighed, then recited part two of my speech. If he was going to be the Hero of Time, he would have to use his brain at least a little. "The first sage is waiting for the time of awakening in the Forest Temple. The sage is a girl I'm sure you know. Unfortunately, equipped as you are, you cannot even enter the temple. If you want to save the forest girl, head towards Kakariko Village."
"Just say it in plain English," he said, "if it's not too difficult for you."
I rolled my eyes. How much simpler could I make it? He was lucky he was so hot. "A friend of yours is the Forest Sage, she's in the Forest Temple but you can't get to her until you get a piece of equipment that's in Kakariko. Is that clear enough for you or should I write it down?"
He grinned. "Very condescending," he complemented me. He put his hand over his heart. "I'm deeply hurt, right here."
I grinned back. "Get going," I said fondly, "it'll be dark soon, and you do not want to be in town after dark."
He shrugged and turned to go. Then stopped and turned back. "Come on Navi."
The fairy, Navi, bobbed out from behind me, startling me. "It's okay Link," she reported. "He's just a regular hylian."
"I kind of figured that one out on my own." He smiled apologetically at me and waved Navi on ahead of him. "See ya Sheik."
"Bye," I said. And then he was gone, leaving me with a dazzling smile and a pounding heart.
Damn, he was fine…
I wanted to follow him around, see what he did next, check out his ass, but I had to report back to Impa. She would probably have figured it out on her own, but I kind of owed it to her.
When I got there Impa crossed her arms and fixed me with a Look that only I could match. "And just where have you been young man?" she asked sternly.
I rolled my eyes. "You know perfectly well where I was."
Impa shook her head. "Well, yes, I sensed the return of some great power, and I'm assuming it was the Ocarina and the Hero, but you could have told me you were going!"
I shrugged. "I'm sorry you're upset, but I'm not sorry I went. I always intended to help Link as much as I could when he came back."
"Yes, I know." Impa sat down at her table and invited me to sit across from her. "How was he?"
A sigh escaped from me. "Gorgeous," I breathed. Impa stared at me. I clapped a hand over my mouth. "Oops."
Impa recovered herself quickly. "It's a bit odd hearing that from you," she said calmly. "That's the first time you've done anything that girly since you became Sheik."
I looked away, embarrassed. "I can't help it. Even if I am a guy Link is seriously frickin' hot."
Impa stared at me for several moments, then sighed. "Ah those teenage years. You know what I would give to have them back again?"
I sensed some reminiscing coming on, so I resisted the urge to roll my eyes and asked, "I don't know Impa, what would you give to have your teenage years back again?"
"Nothing. Absolutely not one single rupee. In fact, I'd pay almost anything not to have to live them over again. Worst time of my entire life."
This time I did roll my eyes. "Thanks for the confidence boost."