This fanfic will be essentially LinkxSheik/Zelda. Fem!Sheik, of course.

In general, chapters are very short. It's intended to be a quick, funny read!


"I've been waiting for you, Hero of Time..."

Link spun on his heel, his hand instinctively going to the newly sheathed Master Sword. Before him stood a figure whose face was half hidden by a torn scarf. Whoever this guy was, he was dressed like a fighter, and an agile one at that. Link opened his mouth to speak and ask him who he was, but he spoke first.

"When evil rules all, an awakening voice from the Sacred Realm will call those destined to be Sages, who dwell in the five temples." His voice was oddly melodic, but maybe that was just the riddle-like phrases he was using. Whoever he was, he spoke as if from a well off family.

"One in a deep forest..." Link continued to look him up and down.

"One on a high mountain..." His frame looked a bit delicate for a fighter...

"One under a vast lake..." His eyes blazed a deep scarlet red.

"One within the house of the dead..." Yet they held a distinctive softness.

"One inside a goddess of the sand..." Link only realised then that he had been telling him something important. He mentally shook himself and was relieved that Sheik didn't seem to have noticed his lack of concentration.

"Together with the Hero of Time, the awakened ones will bind the evil and return the light of peace to the world..." He managed to stop himself from audibly sighing when his 'destiny' was brought into the conversation. He was only ten! He glanced down at himself. Make that seventeen.

"This is the legend of the temples passed down by my people, the Sheikah. I am Sheik. Survivor of the Sheikahs..." A Sheikah? That was when he recognised the red symbol on his front, the all-seeing-eye of the Sheikah. Wait, did he just say his name was Sheik? That's just Sheikah... Minus the -ah.

"As I see you standing there, now with the mythical Master Sword, you really do look like the legendary Hero of Time..." He was caught up for a moment wondering why this sounded like Sheik had seen him before. Has he been watching me for this seven years or something? "If you believe the legend, you have no choice. You must look for the five temples and awaken the five Sages..." Link resisted the urge to sigh again. He heard the word 'Temples', and that was all he needed to know. All of this saving the world business was fun as a kid, and he was rather eager, but now, he just felt like sleeping. Even though he'd technically just slept for seven years. Old habits are difficult to break, he thought with a mental smirk, and apparently I've had that habit for seven years.

"One Sage is waiting for the time of awakening in the Forest Temple. The Sage is a girl I am sure you know..." A girl I know? Saria? Link wondered what Saria would look like now, after seven years. She had always been taller than him. Suppressing a groan, he hoped that Saria hadn't grown much and was still taller than him. "Because of the evil power in the temple, she cannot hear the awakening call from the Sacred Realm..." Which means I have to be her wake up call, he thought. So here my destiny is to be an alarm clock!

"Unfortunately, equipped as you currently are, you cannot even enter the temple..." He felt a stirring of hope... "But, if you believe what I'm saying, you should head to Kakariko Village..." That was then crushed.

"Do you understand, Link?" He started guiltily and stared at Sheik. He'd only been half listening to what the Sheikah was saying. He barely noticed his automatic response of a nod until Sheik nodded back in response. Mentally kicking himself, he recalled what he could remember about that conversation that wasn't about sizing up the guy. Something about equipping myself in Kakariko Village...

With a sigh, he turned and made his way out of the Temple of Time to head to the Village, trying not to look over his shoulder at the odd Sheikah boy.