Princess Ruto took a deep breath before crossing the new draw bridge. Everything was being rebuilt with the help of the townspeople and those in surrounding villages.

She nodded and smiled to the guard as she passed him. She had tried very hard to improve her attitude and her outlook on life. She was no longer in love with Link, and in fact, would be marrying another Zora soon.

"Princess Ruto!" A voice called.

She looked around and saw Saria skipping towards her, with Mido following close behind. The little girl had healed up nicely.

"Saria, Mido. What are you two doing here?" She smiled at them as they stopped in front of her.

"Link sent us to see if you were coming." Saria explained.

"I'm coming, I'm coming." She walked past them.

"Come on Mido." Saria grabbed his hand, but he pulled back.

"Wait Saria." He had a faint blush on his cheeks.

"What is it?"

"I've wanted to do something for awhile." He then pressed his lips softly against hers in an innocent kiss.

Saria was surprised, but was delighted. She kissed back.

When Mido pulled away, his face was completely on fire. Saria just smiled, and kissed both of his blushing cheeks.

"Now come on." She pulled him towards the Temple of Time.

Link waited nervously in the back of the temple. He scratched the back of his neck, and shuffled his feet.

He was to be crowned Prince of Hyrule in front of everyone. He had gone through the ceremony many times, but knew he would mess up somewhere.

"You're more nervous than you were on our wedding day." An amused voice said from behind him.

Link whirled around to see Zelda standing there, watching him. Her hair was pulled into a bun on the back of her head, and she was wearing a scarlet colored dress.

"Why are you up? You should be resting."

He went to her and kissed her quickly before letting his hands rest on either side of her swollen stomach.

"I'm fine Link." She insisted, running a hand through his hair. "Maybe you should be resting."

He laughed quietly.

"I'm just a little nervous."

"A little?" Her eyebrow rose.

"Okay I'm really nervous. What if your father decides that I'm not good enough for you? What if I mess up at this?"

"Link, calm down." Zelda rested her palm against his cheek. "My father had you knighted for the service you did for Hyrule and we're already married. My father knows you're good for me or else he wouldn't have allowed us to marry."

"But what if I'm not a good king?"

"I'm going to be new at being a queen too. We'll have each other."

He leaned down and pressed his forehead to hers as he felt the baby in Zelda's stomach kick his hand. He rubbed it in circular motions until the kicking stopped.

"You always do calm him down." She closed her eyes.

"He? I think she's a girl."

"Well if you say so your Highness." She said in a mocking tone, pulling back from Link's face.

"Shall we?" Link asked, offering her his arm.

"We shall."

Everyone in Hyrule was gathered in the Temple of Time for the crowning. This only made Link more nervous.

He waited at the back of the temple until King Harkanian announced him, and the trumpets sounded.

After a deep breath and a quick prayer, Link made his way down the red carpet. He saw everyone looking at him and blushed. From where he was, he could see Zelda smiling at him.

"I'm going to be new at being a queen too. We'll have each other."

He smiled back at her, and finished what seemed like the forever long walk to where King Harkanian waited for him.

Zelda stepped from his side and kissed both of Link's cheeks. She then embraced him.

"Remember to bow to me when I step back." She whispered against his ear.

Link smiled and when she stepped away, he bowed, his eyes never leaving hers. She stepped back to stand next to King Harkanian.

"We are all here today to witness the crowning of the future king. When my time has ended and I am with the Goddesses, Link will be the new monarch." King Harkanian took the sword from Zelda's hands. "Kneel."

Link kneeled before King Harkanian, and closed his eyes. He felt the blade touch his shoulders.

"I deem you worthy to be prince, and in time, king. Rise."

Link rose to his feet and watched as King Harkanian took the crown from Zelda, and slowly placed it on Link's head.

"Hail to Prince Link."

"Hail to Prince Link!" Everyone shouted.

This was followed by applause and cheering as Link turned, hand in hand with Zelda, to face the crowd.

"You're going to tear a hole in that carpet if you keep pacing like that." Darunia told Link as he walked the same path he had been for the past eighteen hours.

"Not now Darunia." Link rubbed his temples, and jerked his head up as he heard Zelda scream again.

"It'll all be over soon." Darunia assured his friend.

"Why can't I be with her?" Link asked, going to the doors. He pressed his ear to it, and could hear Impa coaching Zelda. He could hear her moaning in pain, and soon another scream pierced through Link's heart.

"I'm going in." He decided, bursting through the doors before Darunia could stop him.

"Link! Out with you at once!" Impa cried.

"No…no Impa." Zelda screamed again, and Impa returned her attention to the matter at hand.

Link rushed to his wife's side and took her clammy hand in his. He stroked the back of it with his thumb as he brushed a few strands of her damp hair back.

"I'm right here Zelda." He whispered soothingly to her.

She nodded, and squeezed Link's hand harder, moaning. Her free hand gripped the bed sheets.

"Come on Zelda. Push for me sweetheart." Impa coaxed Zelda.

"You can do this Zelda. I love you." Link let Zelda squeeze his other hand too as she pushed.

This went on for another half an hour until a small cry echoed through the room.

Zelda tried to sit up to see, but Link gently pushed her back down on the pillows.

"Rest. I'll bring the baby to you." He kissed her forehead.

She let go of his hands, and Link joined Impa at the end of the bed where she was wrapping his and Zelda's new baby.

"You have a son." Impa said, handing the bundle to Link.

"Told you." Zelda whispered weakly.

Link laughed as he stared down at his son. His eyes were closed, and Link could see light blonde hair on his head.

The feeling of love that tugged at Link's heart was so powerful that he felt tears in his eyes as he looked down at his son.

"Let's meet mommy." Link whispered, and turned to see his wife sleeping.

She looked thoroughly disheveled with her hair tangled and messy, sweat clinging to her face, and her makeup smudged. She was breathtaking.

Carefully, Link laid the bundle in his mother's arms and looked down at them together.

"Goodnight Zelda." He murmured.