Hylian Shadow
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Joined 09-12-01, id: 110522, Profile Updated: 11-01-15
Author has written 13 stories for Legend of Zelda, and Fire Emblem.

"Time passes, people move... Like a river's flow, it never ends. A childish mind will turn to noble ambition. Young love will become deep affection. The clear water's surface reflects growth." -- Sheik, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

Name's Hylian Shadow. I'm 32 and a videogame fan, especially of the Legend of Zelda series. I also love to write. I'm sure you can see where this is going. I'm not really sure what else to say here.

Future Hyrule is being completely rewritten. Same basic plot, same characters (more or less), but done better and including things that should've been there the first time, in my opinion. The original version is being left up because I know a lot of people enjoy it and because the new version is so different that a lot of what exists in the old version doesn't exist in the new and vice versa. The new version greatly expands on events and characters, and overall, the rewrite should be more consistent. Also includes more Dark Link and a new POV character.

Aside from the rewrite situation, I haven't abandoned Face Behind the Mask either. I've just been focused on the rewrite. I can't say when it will be updated, but I can say that I haven't forgotten about it.

These stories and others not posted here can also be found at my journal: hylian_shadow.dreamwidth.org or hylian_shadow.livejournal.com. I am also on AO3 under the same name.

Story Continuities:

Since several people have asked, here are the groups of stories that share the same universe.

My 'main' timeline (aka all of the Link/Dark stories):

Reflections of the Heart
Hero's Dawn
Trance Awake
Future Hyrule: Courage Never Dies (both old and new versions)

FtB series:

Fade to Black
sequel in progress

Hero and Masks (aka my post Majora's Mask stories):

Masquerade
Compass
Shattered
Den of Thieves

Individual stories (aka not in a series):

The Face Behind the Mask
Herosword

Stories in Progress:

The Face Behind the Mask: A silly rumor about a strange TV channel shows Link a power he never realized he had. Everyone has a face he shows the world, as well as a face he hides from everyone else. For Link, those two faces are one and the same. He never realized that a smile could be armor before...
Story Notes:
--Alternate Universe set in a world inspired by the Persona series
--Rated T for language, violence, and some adult themes
--Newest chapter -- Unmasked: Someone appears where he shouldn't; Link makes a confession; a potential ally asks for help.

Future Hyrule: Courage Never Dies: Time erodes fact into myth, but there's truth behind every legend. The seemingly peaceful kingdom of Hyrule has a dark past, and when that past rears its ugly head once again, it's up to a historian with a greater link to the legends than he ever imagined, a soft-spoken mage who knows more than he lets on, and a lone shadow who remembers that which time forget to stop those who wish to change the course of history forever. The life of a hero is so much more complicated than the legends ever said.
Story Notes:
--Post series
--Contains possible spoilers for every game in the series, up to and including A Link Between Worlds
--Rated M for language, violence, adult themes, innuendo, and body horrror, among other things.
--Newest chapter -- Chapter 1: In which Link finds he's not the only one riding late at night.

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Blood by SometimesAMuse reviews
The rain will wash the blood away. Dark Link/Link drabble. 6/11/2008
Legend of Zelda - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 572 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/3/2009 - Link, Dark Link - Complete
No Such Counsel by Guardian1 reviews
After Twilight Princess. Dogs wait forever: Midna and Link, with Zelda bearing the brunt. Oneshot, spoilers.
Legend of Zelda - Rated: K - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,753 - Reviews: 75 - Favs: 357 - Follows: 32 - Published: 12/30/2006 - Link - Complete
Something Wicked by Shigatsu-Writer reviews
Set before the game-plot takes place. Dante takes a job that just might be a lot of fun, intending to get a new wall-trophy. Hopefully, it won't be HIS head that ends up speared to the wall. Chapter Six is up now!
Devil May Cry - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Fantasy - Chapters: 6 - Words: 6,484 - Reviews: 31 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 9/24/2002 - Published: 5/15/2002
Recuerdame by the Angelic Position reviews
A celebration of el Dia de los Muertos, and of moving on.
Devil May Cry - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,545 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 8 - Published: 9/21/2002
Just a Simple Haunting by Kuchenhexe reviews
(D/T) Just a simple haunting is what Dante and Trish think they've been hired to deal with...but they soon learn otherwise.
Devil May Cry - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Mystery - Chapters: 6 - Words: 14,822 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 9/18/2002 - Published: 9/4/2002
Moonlight by misscam reviews
Under the soft moonlight, she is watching him..
Legend of Zelda - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,113 - Reviews: 50 - Favs: 92 - Follows: 14 - Published: 12/15/2001 - Link, Zelda - Complete
Fledglings by Ysabet reviews
So..... Wanna know where Watari-san got his pet owl, 003? A tale of my favorite Mad Scientist's early days among the shinigami. Please review--- I can take it, really I can!
Yami no Matsuei - Rated: K - English - Supernatural/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,897 - Reviews: 32 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 1 - Published: 11/28/2001
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Future Hyrule: Courage Never Dies reviews
The seemingly peaceful kingdom of Hyrule has a dark past, and when that past rears its ugly head once again, it's up to a historian with a greater link to the legends than he ever imagined, a soft-spoken mage who knows more than he lets on, and a lone shadow who remembers that which time forgot to stop those who wish to change the course of history forever. [Post series]
Legend of Zelda - Rated: M - English - Adventure - Chapters: 2 - Words: 16,521 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 19 - Published: 11/1/2015 - Link, Dark Link, Vaati
Future Hyrule (defunct version) reviews
Historian Link Masters knows plenty about the great legendary heroes, but once legend becomes reality, he finds out how much he still doesn't know. Evil threatens, and Hyrule must rely on a shadow who remembers what has been forgotten, a somewhat redeemed sorcerer, and the soul of a hero. Can a historian be a hero? [dropped in favor of rewrite; see last chapter notes for details]
Legend of Zelda - Rated: M - English - Adventure - Chapters: 22 - Words: 177,262 - Reviews: 170 - Favs: 188 - Follows: 173 - Updated: 6/18/2012 - Published: 8/28/2007 - Link, Dark Link
The Face Behind the Mask reviews
A silly rumor about a strange TV channel shows Link a power he never realized he had. Everyone has a face he shows the world, as well as a face he hides from everyone else. For Link, those two faces are one and the same.
Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 4 - Words: 19,677 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 31 - Follows: 40 - Updated: 12/25/2011 - Published: 12/15/2008 - Link, Dark Link
Compass reviews
Sequel to Masquerade. Four directions and a center. Four masks and a hero. As the Carnival approaches, Link decides his masks deserve a little freedom, or at least as much freedom as he can give them.
Legend of Zelda - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 5 - Words: 12,602 - Reviews: 45 - Favs: 153 - Follows: 42 - Updated: 5/28/2010 - Published: 6/19/2008 - Link - Complete
Shattered reviews
In Hyrule, the battle line was simple: the Chosen Hero versus the King of Evil. Nothing in Termina is ever so simple. Somewhat dark.
Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 611 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 2 - Published: 3/17/2010 - Link - Complete
Fireside Chat reviews
Shadow Dragon. Marth shares a fire on a peaceful night.
Fire Emblem - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 764 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 1 - Published: 6/18/2009 - Marth - Complete
Reflections of the Heart reviews
Post OoT. For LJ's 30kisses community. Thirty glimpses of the life Link and Dark Link make for themselves after the fall of Ganon. Link x Dark Link
Legend of Zelda - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 30 - Words: 84,796 - Reviews: 390 - Favs: 425 - Follows: 141 - Updated: 1/10/2009 - Published: 6/9/2006 - Link, Dark Link - Complete
Den of Thieves reviews
Several years post MM. A lone traveler hunting monsters stops in at a tavern deep in the woods. Too often people see only what they want to see. Dark fic.
Legend of Zelda - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,646 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 75 - Follows: 6 - Published: 1/3/2009 - Link, Fierce Deity - Complete
Fade to Black reviews
Post OoT and MM. Link returns to Hyrule after eight years away to find Lake Hylia frozen and Zelda nervous about her dreams. Is a Hero greater than the sum of his parts? What if the parts have minds of their own?
Legend of Zelda - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 16 - Words: 62,119 - Reviews: 42 - Favs: 54 - Follows: 25 - Updated: 12/17/2008 - Published: 5/22/2006 - Link - Complete
Herosword reviews
Post TP. Link returns to the Sacred Forest Meadow in search of a purpose. What use is there for a hero or a hero's sword in a time of peace? Perhaps a dull blade merely needs rehoning.
Legend of Zelda - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,851 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 35 - Follows: 2 - Published: 10/17/2008 - Link - Complete
Masquerade reviews
Post Majora's Mask. Link's masks are more than just tools. Tools don't have memories or desires.
Legend of Zelda - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,884 - Reviews: 40 - Favs: 203 - Follows: 24 - Published: 4/9/2008 - Link, Fierce Deity - Complete
Hero's Dawn reviews
Post AoL. Waiting for the light to end the darkest night of the year, the hero rests.
Legend of Zelda - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,600 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 3 - Published: 12/26/2007 - Dark Link, Link - Complete
Trance Awake reviews
In a future Hyrule, a future Link gets a vision of his pasts.
Legend of Zelda - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,039 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 9 - Published: 5/28/2007 - Link - Complete