He was undeniably attracted to her.
He, the ranch-hand from the southern village, the peasant,
Infatuated with the princess from another realm.
Ridiculous, isn't it?
Of course he hadn't known she was from such royalty.
The Twili imp, with her fang, third hand and cynical attitude.
Didn't seem like the princess type.
He begrudgingly obeyed her commands
Collecting Fused Shadows and restoring light to Hyrule
In return she'd help him find his friends.
He beared her insults, bent over backwards
To help her overthrow the usurper king she had told him about.
The one who had taken over her realm with a previously unheard-of power.
"He will never be my king!" She had insisted, confident in herself.
He one day found that he had grown to like her personality.
Bubbly and fun. He found her sarcasm amusing.
Her advice proved to be useful. He began to enjoy
The time they spent together.
He would have never guessed
The burden the false king had put on her
As Ruler of the Twili.
He carried her weak, limp form
To the Princess of Hyrule
He didn't think of anything
Except for his dying friend.
She spoke his name for the first time
She told the princess of his fate
And she gave a last request
He wondered what the mirror she spoke of was
And he prayed that she would live to tell him
He watched in shock as the princess bestowed upon her
A gift that would make all the difference
She told him to stop her, but it was too late
The power of the goddesses now rested within
A Twili, a being whose ancestors were banished from Light
He was accepted by the Master Sword
The Blade of Evil's Bane
The curse was broken
He was released from his wolf form.
She asked him of a favor
And seemed almost shy, vulnerable
As he saw a different side to her
He agreed to go with her into the Twilight
As he stood upon the warm sands
The gold eyes met the blue
And she smiled, and knew that he understood
And would stick by her the whole way
They would face the challenges together
No matter what trials would lie ahead of them
He watched her as she gasped
When she saw the mirror's state.
As the sages told them of what had occurred,
He knew what he had to do.
She floated up next to him
And her eyes told him
She'd stick with him till the end
He learned of who she really was
And defeated the Usurper King.
But her true form did not return.
"The curse on you cannot be broken!"
They were told of a god that had been reborn
Into the world of light
Off they went, together, to save the other Princess.
He held her in his arms
After she was drained of her energy
By using the Fused Shadows
To destroy the wall of twilight
She smiled at him with adoration
She had never felt this way before.
They both looked up as rain fell from the heavens
He tried to stop her
As he realized what she was going to do
Summoning the Fused Shadows
She warped him and the Princess out of the castle
And gave him a sad smile
"It's time I did something for once," She proclaimed,
As the shadows floated about her head.
He appeared in a field outside the Castle,
Along with the Princess of the Light
And looked around with worry
For his companion was nowhere to be seen.
As the ornate building crumbled,
He saw the King of Evil in the distance
And his lost friend's headpiece crumbled in his hand.
He was filled with an anger
He had never felt before
This evil man had taken his friend away
His friend who gave selflessly
Would be avenged as he plunged
The sword into his center
Just like he had done with his heart
He had done it.
He had defeated the King of Evil
And yet, none of it was worth it
Until he saw a figure in the distance
Heart alight with hope he ran
And stopped as it rose to it's feet
There stood the Twilight Princess
He stared with awe
And when she spoke
A shocked smile spread across his face
The Twili imp he had grown to love survived
The curse was broken
Even more beautiful than she was before
He stood atop the sandy brick
In the Mirror Chamber
Spirits were as high as could be
He grinned at his friend
Who was the same as ever
She and the Princess spoke
And a tear slipped down her face
His grin faded.
Why was she crying?
Her tear floated towards the mirror
What was going on?
She hurried up the stairs
And turned around for one last look
That sad smile graced her lips
He heard the mirror crack
As the portal opened up
His heart raced as he
Realized what she had done
"No!" He shouted, but it was far too late
The Twilight Princess was indeed
Selfless to the end.
He tells himself, what's done is done
You can't dwell on the past
The Hero wills his heart to go on
But now when he sees gems of golden color
And hears a wolf howl in the night
He remembers her.
Part Two follows.