Surprise! Extra long chapter for all of my loyal readers!

Fang: it's over 500 words excluding Author's notes.

BBR: yep! I own nothing. Enjoy!

Link wakes up shortly after the sun starts to rise and we continue on in silence. The wind blows hard, dark clouds hanging without a care in the sky, though there are no signs of rain.

Hyrule field is unnaturally quiet, which slightly worries me. There's always something going on here. Whether it's the Lanayru robots transporting metals or people from different towns going to trade, there's always something going on.

Link stops, his eyes going wide. I follow his line of sight and see three figures in the distance. Their faint, but their there.

"No," Link muttered, shaking his head, his bangs falling in front of his eyes, "Not them."

Before I can ask what he means, I hear a voice shout "Well if it isn't Link."

I turn and the figures are approaching.

The biggest has orange-reddish hair in a pompadour and yellow-green eyes and lips with well tanned skin. He wears a navy blue shirt, dark brown pants and black boots.

The one on his left has blonde hair and dark brown eyes. He wears the same as the first guy, with a red shawl across his shoulders.

The final-and definitely the smallest-has black hair and blue eyes. He wears the same as the other two.

Finally they stop before us. The big one chuckles darkly. "We haven't seen you since you left Demise' group." He looks at me with a bored expression. "Is this your new boyfriend?"

It takes me a moment to register what he said. Once I do, I scowl. "Excuse me," I say casually, "But I don't believe I heard you right."

"Leave me alone Groose!" Link runs a hand through his hair. "Geez, I'm not even part of Demise' mob and I still run into you, Cawlin and Stritch."

Groose shrugs. "I'm unavoidable that way. Tell me, how's Zelda? I haven't seen her since she left with you."

"She's fine," Link hisses, "Much happier, in fact."

Groose scowls and I notice him tensing. "You know what? You're always stealing the attention, the glory. Why don't you and your boyfriend just go back to your city and leave us alone?"

That was it. Before I can register what I am doing, my fist clenches, my arm snaps back and I hit him across the jaw. As he stumbles back, I hiss "Link is not my boyfriend, and you need to shut up before I hurt you worse."

Rubbing the area I hit, which was likely to develop a bruise, he growls "Well isn't that sweet. Defending your lover's dignity, are we?"

This time, it's Link who hits him. He sends a sharp kick to his shin. I inwardly wince as his foot makes impact. Any harder and he would've broken Groose' bone. But on the outside, my expression is a mask of stone, never betraying my thoughts.

As his attendants-I'm assuming are called Cawlin and Stritch-duck down to his side to help him, Link mumbles "Let's get out of here."

I follow him almost reluctantly. I'm tempted to hit him again just to teach him a lesson, but we have to get to Kakairiko. We leave, ignoring Groose' threats and moans of pain becoming less and less audible as we draw further away.

funny thing is I got the idea to have Groose come in while watching PewDiePie. Ah, well. See that little button that says "Review this Chapter?" Click it please!