Hey guys! Here's my next songfic, based on Cascada's "Every Time We Touch." It was requested by ClarinetOverlord that it be a LinkxIlia story, so here it is! It's kind of short, because I was kind of at a loss for a while, but I think I got it in the end. And, also, I went back to the old way of putting the lyrics in the middle. Last time, more reviewers liked this way better. So if you want me to do it differently or have any requests, let me know! All right ClarinetOverlord, this one is for you! Enjoy :)

Every Time We Touch

Every time we touch, I get this feeling...

My face was contorted in concentration, conveying various emotions as I worked diligently on the trinket. I was sitting on my bed, legs crossed and fingers working hastily. The pieces of my creation were spread out on the blanket, burdening my bed with their cluttered presence. But I barely took any notice to the messy appearance of my room. My mind was channeled narrowly onto the masterpiece that was slowly coming together, almost exactly how I had pictured it in my head.

"Eh? Did you need Ilia for something?" My father's voice floated up into my room from the open window, and with suddenly wide and alert eyes, I dropped what I was doing and rushed to the window. I leaned out just slightly so I could see my father standing at the front of the door with his back to me.

And there, standing in front of him with a curious expression, was Link. My heart quickened in a combination of excitement and anxiety.

Can't you feel my heart beat fast?

"Sorry, sonny, but I was told that if you came by today, I wasn't to let you inside. She's locked herself in her room, workin' like crazy on somethin' or other..." Father told him with a chuckle. Link furrowed his brow, and stared past the mayor at the front door.

Father, you cannot let him in! I thought to myself nervously, remembering the incomplete gift sitting on my bed. Then, before Link could catch a single glimpse at me, I slinked back into my room. With a newfound determination to complete his present as soon as possible, I jumped back onto my bed and tucked my short strands of hair behind my ears.

"It needs to be ready for you when you come back," I whispered to myself. Time became a complete jumble as I continued working, and I couldn't say if I was there for a few more minutes or a few more hours. For however long it was, I drifted off into my own fantasy land, and before I could stop myself, I found myself lost in the memories that floated inside of my mind...

...I slowly walked up the path to Link's house, stepping on the tips of my bare toes. I was biting my lower lip excitedly, trying to suppress the chuckles that hovered behind my lips. The sun was just beginning to rise, and the dim light was enough for me to sneak around inconspicuously. As I got closer and closer, I heard a familiar horse whinny, and it sent the butterflies in my stomach berserk.

"Good morning, Epona."

My heart melted at the sound of Link's voice.

I still hear your voice...

I forced myself to keep at my slow pace, for if my plan was going to work, I would have to contain myself. Epona whinnied again.

"Here's an apple—"


"Ah!" Link whirled around at the sound of my screaming, and with a startled expression on his face, stumbled backwards against a tree. He simply stared at me with wide eyes as I doubled over, laughing uncontrollably. My face was beet red by the time he approached me with a slightly irked expression and his arms folded.

"Good morning, Ilia."

"I really got you today, Link!" I boasted, finally calming myself. Then, as I stared at him with a goofy smile, his cold comportment finally melted into a good-natured grin.

I still feel your touch in my dreams.

"Whatever," he chuckled. Then, before he could so much as blink, I grabbed his hand and walked back toward Epona. The contact was electrifying, and I tried to hide the fact that the feel of his hand gave me goose bumps. The beautiful mare, though, snorted as we approached, gazing idly at the apple that Link had dropped and was now rolling around at her feet.

"Can I feed her?" I asked him, sticking my lower lip out in a sweet pout. Link, obviously unable to resist, bent down to pick up the apple. After dusting it off sufficiently, he put it into my palm, and I basked in the warmth of the contact between our skin.

"Make sure your hand is flat," he reminded, stretching out my fingers. My eyes, though, were firmly glued to his.

"Okay," I replied distractedly. He gave me that beautiful, signature smile, and then stepped back.

"Go on. Feed her."

I put my flat hand below Epona's mouth, and she gratefully snatched the apple into her lips. The fuzz of her mouth provoked a chuckle, and in response, I saw Link smile out of the corner of my eye.

Can't you feel my heart beat fast? I want this to last.

"Perfect. You're a natural." He nodded approvingly, and took a step closer.

I need you by my side.

"Hey Link?"


"Can you play that song for me? You know, the one that Epona really likes?"

"For you, Ilia, anything," he smiled...

...I blinked out of my trance, smiling and dreamily thinking of that beautiful melody. Then, I looked down at the instrument that I was creating.

The good and the bad times, we've been through them all.

"It's almost done," I finally mumbled to myself excitedly. "Then I can see you before you leave, Link."

I smiled as I held up the instrument, staring at it with a rush of pride. It was going to be a perfect homecoming gift for when he returned from the castle.

A horse-call for Epona.

Every time we touch, I feel the static...

When I walked outside, passing my father in the kitchen, dusk was beginning to fall. My stomach churned uncomfortably with the knowledge that Link would be leaving tomorrow morning for Hyrule Castle, and a frown habitually formed on my features. The activities of Ordon village were beginning to die down as the sun began its descent below the horizon, but I knew Link, and there was no way he would be asleep, or even in his home for that matter. So, I started toward Fado's ranch.

"Ilia! Wait!" I heard Colin's familiar, boyish voice sound behind me. Plastering a smile onto my face, I turned around.

"Hi, Colin," I greeted. He was panting heavily as he ran down the path toward me, with a fear-stricken expression on his face. Slowly, my smile disappeared, and I folded my arms.

"Where's my dad?"

"I-I don't know, probably at your house," I replied uncertainly. "...Why?"

"It's Talo! He's lost in the forest!" Colin screamed. The blood drained from my face. "And... Link went looking for him."

My jaw dropped.

Forgive me, my weakness, but I don't know why. Without you it's hard to survive.

"I have to go help him!" I cried, ignoring all logical thoughts. Colin widened his eyes, stepping in front of me as I moved toward the entrance of the forest.

"No, Ilia, you can't! It's too dangerous! We have to get my dad!" he pleaded, staring up at me with his glistening green eyes. I paused for a few moments, trying to calm the ludicrous speed of my heart and put my thoughts into a comprehensible order.

Can't you feel my heart beat so? I can't let you go.


I want you in my life.

About an hour later, Rusl trudged back to the village after Link had brought Talo home safely, leaving Link and me alone in front of his house. My eyes brimmed with tears, both in relief at finding him safe...but also in reluctance of seeing him leave tomorrow morning.

"Don't ever do that again," I finally said. He began moving toward me with a soothing smile. "I can't have you scaring me like that!"

"All right," he nodded complacently. "I won't."

Your arms are my castle; your heart is my sky.

I flung my arms around his neck, pulling him into a tight embrace. As he wrapped his arms around me and let me lean into him, I felt more at home than I did in my own room. I leaned my cheek against his chest, closing my eyes to keep the tears away. We stood there for what seemed like ages.

"I'm really going to miss you," I whispered. He rubbed my back comfortingly, heaving a deep sigh.

"I'm going to miss you, too."

Every time we touch, I get this feeling. Can't you feel my heart beat my fast? I want this to last. I need you by my side.

Yeah, sorry about it's excessively short length. And also sorry about the jumbled up lyrics. I tried to make them fit as well as possible haha. Anyway, give me your feedback, please! I love hearing it! Hopefully I'll have another one up soon! Thanks guys :)