Hello everybody! How are you all? Here is your last chapter…sigh. I hope you like it…see the end notes after this chapter…that will tell what I'll be working on after this…

Chapter 15

(Memories long forgotten)

Link's eyelids fluttered for a moment, yet he could not open them…he felt like he was on a large precipice, just barely teetering along the lines of unconsciousness and waking up…He couldn't think…and he couldn't talk…all he could do was rest…

Zelda kept her gaze on Link's face…she was sure that he had woken up…perhaps she was just too tired to tell…she had been sitting by his bedside for more than two weeks now…she could barely stay awake anymore…she had fallen asleep many times, but never longer than an hour or so…

Impa was worried…about Link…but mostly Zelda. She was not resting at all and it was not healthy. She knew Zelda loved Link, but this was taking it to a new level…she slowly sipped her tea, talking in hushed tones with the other sages, as they tried in vain to find something cheery to discuss. Hours passed, and then turned into days…until one morning…

Link opened his eyes, they felt so heavy…everything was blurry…he could see he was alone, and he could tell he was hurt badly…he couldn't move…he blinked twice…

Zelda walked in, her head held low…as were her spirits…she was carrying a silver tray of breakfast for herself…she refused to leave Link's side. When she saw Link's eyes slitting open, she gasped and dropped the tray, rushing over to his side…She cared about nothing else but him…she began to stroke his hair. He tried to get up; she gently pushed him back down…

"Link…" she whispered. "Don't try to get up…two of your ribs are broken, and your arm was crushed…" Link's expression turned to fear, then to wonder…he sucked in a deep breath…

"How?" his cracked voice barely formed the words. Zelda nearly burst into tears, but contained herself.

"You had an accident." She felt her spirits lifting…at least he was awake. "How do you feel?" she gently massaged his hand. He grabbed hers, smiling.

"Great…" he laughed hoarsely…it turned into a harsh coughing. She quickly squeezed his hand.

"Don't try to talk…you just rest now…get well." She smiled. "The doctors say you may not be able to walk for weeks. You shouldn't be talking…" Link nodded, accepting the fact for now…Zelda closed the door and ran to tell all of Hyrule about his awakening.

Another week had passed…Link had not showed signs of waking up…he had again fallen into unconsciousness…he slept like he hadn't slept in years…Impa and all the other sages were glad he was alright…at least, that's what they thought.

Late that night, Zelda was lying wide awake in her bed. She had many thoughts echoing in her head…she had to know if Link remembered…she just had to know…she heard a creaking from her doorway and spun around, gasping when she saw Link standing in the doorway, leaning against the frame.

"Link!" she yelled, and then quickly covered her mouth, remembering how late it was…she changed it to a harsh, loud whisper. "What are you doing! You shouldn't be up and walking around!" she hissed.

Link walked over to her bed and crawled on top of it. "I don't know…" his voice barely sounded hoarse at all. "I guess I'm a fast recovering person…" he smiled a sheepish smile. "I just wanted to see you, that's all."

Zelda blushed; she hoped it would clear quickly. "I am glad you're feeling better Link…and you're looking better too…I hoped you would feel better soon, but I never thought you would get well this fast…"

Link looked away for a minute. "What have I been doing, Zelda? I can see things…but I don't get it…"

Zelda watched his facial expressions…he seemed sad, and hurt…"You've been normal, Link…just normal…what do you see?" she asked, sitting up in bed.

"I don't know…things." He closed his eyes…"I see…a girl…" Zelda cocked her head. "I see a sword…" he groaned. "But, most of all…I see you." Zelda looked startled…she fidgeted a little.

"That's very strange, Link…" he nodded.

"I am going walking…out in the marketplace, alright?" he turned to her. Zelda nodded her head in agreement.

"It will be good for you…" Link sighed slowly…letting the air fill his lungs, then flow out. He slid off of her bed. She didn't even notice that it was already sunrise.

The hero of time kicked a few rocks along the marketplace…he sat down on a fountain, listening to the water splash and gurgle behind him. It was still very early, so not many people were awake and about yet.

He sighed, letting his head droop over his knees. If only he could clear up all these things in his head…he opened his eyes. He raised an eyebrow…there was a little girl standing in front of him…and she was staring uncertainly at him…she had blonde hair and blue eyes…she looked very familiar…

"Are you Link?" the little girl asked. Link wasn't surprised…lots of people asked him this…

"Yes." He stated. "Have I seen you before? You look very familiar…" She smiled and stared at him.

"I can't really say that for you…you have to decide. I just wanted to make sure you were alright…" she sat down beside him and gave his pocket a quick pat. "Keep it…maybe you'll think of me…" she winked. He looked confused. She began to skip down the street, then stopped and turned. "By the way, thanks for everything Link! I'll never forget you!"

He reached inside his pocket and pulled out whatever was in it…a teddy bear. He winced. What was he doing with a teddy bear? Yet…it seemed so familiar…like a dream of some sort…he shook his head and put it away, heading for the horizon…

Zelda hadn't seen Link for days, so she was naturally a little upset when she saw him finally show up at the castle but his mood quickly changed her opinion…he seemed really happy…yet whenever he talked to her, he seemed embarrassed. She invited him to eat lunch and he agreed. "Where have you been?" she began the conversation.

Link blushed a little. "Sorry…for the past couple of days, I've been everywhere…seeing everything…" Zelda laughed.

"I should have expected as much from you…" She didn't know why, but she suddenly exclaimed in a loud voice. "I think I'll be good with children." She quickly turned away, very ashamed. Where were her manners? Link gave a mischievous grin.

"Just out of curiosity, who would you have them with?" Zelda pursed her lips, knowing that he was teasing her.

"Well…I was thinking…you." She smiled. "Of course, we might have to wait for a few years…but the good news is I think I'll be ready when the time comes…" she watched Link get up, he was finished with his food.

"Oh…you don't have to worry about that…" he muttered, as he made his way towards the door. She titled her head, watching him. "You will be the best Mother ever…" he turned to face her. "I'm sure of it…" he winked, letting the door close behind him.

Zelda blinked. She was sure she saw him wink…or did she? It was impossible…wasn't it? She leaned back in her chair. "No way…" she thought to herself…she smiled and tilted her head thoughtfully…

Okay, it's all over folks! It's all over! Hope you all enjoyed it immensely! Bad news: This story is most likely over…unless my brain works up a sequel…(hmmmm…Zelda as a child…) naw…anyway. Good news: I have many stories coming up…three in fact that I have planned…my next chapter is also up…Dark Waters…my newest story will also be posted soon…keep a sharp lookout! P.S. A huge hug to all my reviewers! Hope you all loved it! As to the question of whether Link remembered or not, that's for you to decide…

Greki: don't worry, "garsh" is just an expression…it means I'm embarrassed…lol. No biggie…hope you like my other stories too!

Sapphirethewindwolf: Glad you like him! I think he's awesome! Thanks a lot! I really worked on this battle scene.

Zekoi: Well, you found out now! You know now…he's fine.

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Tizami: Yup! There's always a slight chance! You never know…hee hee! Also, I'm happy you liked it! Especially the battle scene…

Goldensungeek: Yeah, wasn't it? (modest) lol…anywho, I really like that touch. Hope you like my future stories too!

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