Well, hello there. God, I hate being sick. HATE IT. The only good thing that comes out of it is that I get so bored I just write my heart out. At least you guys get something out of my pain .-.
I don't own Legend of Zelda.
Link's finger fell slowly from my lips, waiting for answers. He watched me with a steady gaze, and I felt my throat run dry. My eyes flickered down over his face, and I noticed the bags under his eyes. He must've stayed up all night waiting for me to wake up. And judging by his firm expression, he had no room for nonsense right now.
But what on earth could I say to Link? There was no way I could tell the truth, not without feeling ridiculous about myself. And lying was out of the question. He'd find out the turth one way or another. He always did.
I tried to think about something that would manage to cover it without revealing it. 'I left because I care about you'? That just has 'idiotic' written all over it big, bold black ink. Not to mention it'd only lead to more questions I couldn't answer.
No matter how hard I was trying, I just couldn't win. Not this time.
"I...w-well, you see..." Why did he look so calm? I couldn't think straight with him staring at me like that!
Nervous, I ducked my head, only to have him grip my chin between his thumb and forefinger to force me to maintain eye contact. "It's because..." I mumbled, trying to conjure words, and Link's eyes narrowed expectantly, making my heart pound. Why was this just so unsettling?
I really didn't know what to say right now. I didn't know what I wanted. If I said things one way, I could get away from Link. But to be honest, I kind of didn't want Link to leave. I know it was selfish, and I had to keep him safe. I really missed him though.
So, I squeezed my eyelids shut, before rushing out in a whisper, "I can't tell you."
That was a bad idea. That sort of answer wasn't going to sit well with Link. At all. He'd probably burst into a rage and yell at me for saying something that vaugue.
...I waited for the yelling. But it never came. Just... silence.
My eyelids peeled back open slowly to find Link hadn't even flinched. He had the same look of expectance, albeit slightly more irritated, as when he first asked.
He still wanted his answer.
"I...I said that I can't tell you," I repeated, louder this time. He still didn't budge.
If anything, he seemed almost bored. But he didn't say anything.
I fidgeted uncomfortably under his gaze. "H-hey. Say something, w-will you?" Link blinked slowly. "D-don't be silent all of a sudden!"
I don't know why, but this whole scene was entirely and extremely embarrassing. My cheeks were flushed and my heart was pounding. And it made no sense. He wasn't even doing anything!
Suddenly, I felt stupid and bitter and angry all at once. He was definetly doing this on purpose, and I was reacting exactly how he wanted.
I shoved Link away, but all it did was make him loosen his grip on my chin before dropping his hand entirely.
"...You're so annoying!" I sputtered, pushing past him, our shoulders brushing.
Quickly, Link's hand snapped out and caught my wrist. I stopped in my tracks, throwing him a glare over my shoulder, confused at the movement.
"You... aren't allowed to leave again," He finally said, his voice unreadable.
My eyes widened, startled by what he had said. Who did he think he was?
Link turned his head, tipping it slightly. "You heard me. Until you tell me why you ran away, you aren't going anywhere."
Zelda gaped at me, confusion etched into her features and I let my words sink in.
I meant what I said. Until she gave me a logical explanation for leaving like that, I didn't plan to let her out of my sight again anytime soon.
"Who... what makes you think you can say something like that?" She exclaimed, tugging on her wrist.
I held on, shrugging nonchalanltly. "Oh, I don't know. I think I'm pretty capable of keeping my word, and I know I'm more than capable of taking care of you."
She blinked a few times, before snatching her wrist back roughly. "No way in hell," she spat, walking away.
I followed behind her, watching her pace. For some reason, I couldn't keep the grin off my face. "'No way in hell' what?" I asked.
"No way in hell I am going to let you order me around. I don't need you to take care of me. I can do that much on my own, I assure you," she said in a matter of fact tone.
"That's okay," I told her reassuringly. "You're a princess. Consider it something you don't have to bother yourself with. I'll take good care of you." She glared at me, blushing.
"You really are annoying. How are you supposed to watchover me 24/7?" she challenged and I raised an eyebrow.
"I repeat, you're a princess. People are paid to watch you're every move." I smirked at her. "And I," I gestured to myself with one hand, "am more than willing to do it for free."
Her eyes narrowed, and I realized how much I missed Zelda. Talking to her, being with her... she was just so interesting and different, and I missed her.
"I decline that offer," she replied dissmissively, turning away.
I smiled, before coming to stand beside her. She turned to glance at me out of the corner of her eye. "What?"
I put my hand on her shoulder and leaned closer to her ear. She froze up, and I felt my smile grow. "It wasn't an offer," I sang softly, grasping the wrist again. I held it infront of her.
Zelda's eyes looked between her wrist and my face, a puzzled look in her eyes. "You can consider yourself on house arrest. You aren't going anywhere."
Oh, Link. Why are you so fustrating? I guess thats my fault, taking into consideration its my fanfiction, but, hey. Doesn't mean I can't get irritated with him.
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