Trinkets for Tall Tales
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Joined 06-15-11, id: 2992053, Profile Updated: 03-29-19
Author has written 12 stories for Legend of Zelda.

Hello! I'm a twenty-four-year-old woman, a Christian, and an aspiring author. :)

This profile is pretty much entirely dedicated to video games. By that, I mean expect mostly Legend of Zelda-related paraphernalia (and by that I mean expect mostly Link/Zelda-related paraphernalia).

I love being anonymous, so just call me whatever you like. Some people just call me Trinkets, which is fine by me.

I have a Wii, Gamecube, Gameboy Color, Gameboy SP, 3DS, and Wii U as far as gaming systems go, which is why my fandoms are all Nintendo-related.

Happy reading!

War of the Heart Stuff:

This fic is my "magnum opus" of fanfiction, so I hope you like it. I've had the idea for a while, and the backdrop of Hyrule Warriors fits it quite well.

If you like music as much as I do, I made a few Spotify playlists to accompany the themes of the story! There's one for Zelda's character, for angst, for love, and even for the baddies in the story.

Remove the spaces, and follow this link to listen:

https : / / open . spotify . com / user / trinketsfortalltales


*Legend of Zelda

I became fascinated with LoZ ever since my brothers and I got Super Smash Bros. Melee for our Gamecube (I was a 6th/7th grader at the time), and I have literally been shipping Link/Zelda as a result ever since. Reading the booklet that came with the game, I was fascinated by the idea that the princess had disguised herself as a male warrior to hide from evil and help the hero (so Ocarina of Time was, unfortunately, spoiled for me pretty early on! XD ).

Imagine my awe when I actually played a game! I played Twilight Princess shortly after, obsessed with these "fantasy elf" characters I always used in Smash Bros. I had difficulty with the Lakebed Temple and actually gave up playing for a while. However, the hype was all too real when Skyward Sword was announced. As a high school student, I checked Nintendo's website for Skyward Sword daily, riveted by the idea of this academy and Link having to rescue his kidnapped love.

I received Skyward Sword for Christmas that year. Since I was a senior finishing up school, I would reward myself by allowing myself to play a level of Skyward Sword every weekend. I was utterly obsessed with it. It compelled me to finish Twilight Princess as well, which became the first Zelda game I beat, followed shortly after by Skyward Sword. That same year I also played Ocarina of Time for the 3DS as well as Wind Waker for the Gamecube, beating both of them as well. And there was just never any turning back. I was utterly hooked.

So, in short, The Legend of Zelda is easily my favorite video game series, and I'm always up to playing a Zelda game or exploring the fandom. I hope to, one day, have played them all.

Games Beaten:

Twilight Princess (Wii)

Skyward Sword (Wii)

Ocarina of Time (3DS)

Wind Waker (Gamecube)

Four Swords Adventures (Gamecube)

Phantom Hourglass (DS)

A Link Between Worlds (3DS)

Spirit Tracks (DS)

Four Swords (25th Anniversary Release) (3DS)

Breath of the Wild (Wii U)

Minish Cap (Gameboy SP)

Games In Progress:

Oracle of Seasons (Gameboy Color)

Oracle of Ages (Gameboy Color)

Link's Awakening (3DS)

Freshly-Picked Tingle's Rosy Rupeeland (3DS)

Majora's Mask (3DS)

Tri Force Heroes (3DS)

Hyrule Warriors Legends (3DS)

Wind Waker HD (Wii U)

Twilight Princess HD (Wii U)

Ships I Sail:

*Link & Zelda (as well as Link & Sheik & Link & Tetra; which I consider to be the same thing as Link & Zelda)

*Link & Midna

*Link & Malon

*Link & Saria

*Link & Ilia (only slightly. . . )

*Link & Mipha (maybe sometimes. . . )

*Mido & Saria

*Zant & Midna

*Ganondorf & Nabooru

*Shad & Ashei

*Scrapper & Fi

*Komali & Medli

*Renado & Telma

*Pipit & Karane

*Keet & Kina

*Ghirahim & Fi (just a bit. . . )

*Linebeck & Jolene

*Ravio & Hilda

*Mikau & Lulu

Ships I Sink:

*Link & Ruto

*Link & Navi

*Link & Fi

*Link & Medli

*Ganondorf & Zelda

Future Story Ideas


Summary: She's been gone for months, but Link can't get the princess of Twilight out of his head. All he has to remember her by is a shard of the shattered mirror. Sometimes, he can still see her reflection in his dreams. But when the Mirror of Twilight begins to glow strangely, Link begins to have difficulty distinguishing between his dreams and reality. Link/Midna.

Length: 3 Chapters

World: Twilight Princess

Rating: T

Genre(s): Romance; Angst

A Pirate's Life for Me

Summary: Life on Miss Tetra's ship is no picnic for Link, especially after practically being made to be her personal slave. And yet he finds he doesn't mind it so much. Link/Tetra.

Length: 3 Chapters

World: Wind Waker

Rating: K

Genre(s): Romance; Friendship


Summary: The feisty princess Zelda is forced into an engagement to a horrendous fiend. Worse yet, her closest friend and secret lover, Link, has mysteriously vanished. Her only comfort is a lone wolf that finds her in the forest. It's up to her and her new pet to find out what became of Link before it is too late. Based on the fairytale "The Dog Prince."

Length: 5-10 Chapters?

World: N/A

Rating: T

Genre(s): Romance; Angst

(Name Pending)

Summary: What's left of Hyrule has descended into darkness under the reign of the corrupt warlord, Ganondorf. The cold-hearted mercenary, Link, couldn't care less until his sister is kidnapped. After a mission gone awry, he finds himself with no other choice but to join forces with a fiery prostitute named Tetra, if he ever wants to see his sister again. Wind Waker AU.

Length: 10 Chapters

World: Wind Waker

Rating: T

Genre(s): Romance; Adventure

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scratch, static, rewind, reset by nicolewrites37 reviews
they live a thousand lives in a thousand worlds and some of them they meet, some of them they fight, some of them they love, and all of them they die. and no matter how many times he dies, he still remembers. OR the one where Link remembers every life and every death / angst / zelink / !potential suicide/depression triggers!
Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Angst/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,094 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 5 - Published: 12/21/2016 - [Link, Zelda] - Complete
Fortitude by Ingie reviews
Nearly fifteen years after Ocarina of Time, Link and Zelda struggle to preserve political peace after their controversial marriage. But when disaster strikes, Zelda finds herself facing far more than political turmoil...
Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 51 - Words: 265,259 - Reviews: 1966 - Favs: 1,295 - Follows: 711 - Updated: 3/22/2014 - Published: 5/21/2007 - Link, Zelda - Complete
A Moon's Echo by A Shadow's Lament reviews
The moon's beauty had always captivated him, calling to the wolf. Whilst she had always called to his human side. Post TP Zelink. Rated T to be safe
Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 636 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 88 - Follows: 9 - Published: 4/9/2012 - Link, Zelda - Complete
Significance by proximally reviews
"The kidnapping of the little blond boy who idolized her wolf was the first time she realized that her steed was not just a mindless drone and actually had a life, friends and family." Little drabbly thing, Midlink if you really squint.
Legend of Zelda - Rated: K - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 243 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/10/2012 - Midna - Complete
Her Majesty's Wolf by Airplane reviews
Greater men than he were fated to trail her like lost puppies.
Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,460 - Reviews: 36 - Favs: 203 - Follows: 37 - Published: 1/8/2012 - Zelda, Wolf Link - Complete
dandelion fluff by wordbends reviews
Never meant to be gone so long. — OoT; Link/Malon.
Legend of Zelda - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 418 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 3 - Published: 12/19/2011 - Link, Malon - Complete
Broken By Twilight by Red Sonja of the North reviews
Everyone knows that the hero saves the princess from the tower, and then they defeat the darkness. They get married and then rule a kingdom. Simple. Foolproof. But it wasn't this time. Midna-Link, One sided Zelda-Link. ONE SHOT.
Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,442 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 4 - Published: 9/23/2011 - Zelda, Link - Complete
a year and six months by sarsaparillia reviews
Midna had never been any good at goodbyes. — Zant/Midna/Link.
Legend of Zelda - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,293 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 4 - Published: 6/27/2011 - Midna, Link - Complete
cordelia and caliban by sarsaparillia reviews
TP. They were kind of like siblings. Or friends. Or, um, something. Master and slave? — Link, Zelda.
Legend of Zelda - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,485 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 30 - Follows: 4 - Published: 5/29/2011 - Link, Zelda - Complete
moonstruck by sarsaparillia reviews
TP. "Crazy" was the wrong word for what she was. "Damaged" made more sense. — Ilia, Link.
Legend of Zelda - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,435 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 1 - Published: 5/26/2011 - Ilia, Link - Complete
the phantasmagorical escapades of nabs & ganondork by sarsaparillia reviews
How we were before it all went wrong. — Nabooru/Ganondorf, pre-OoT.
Legend of Zelda - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,743 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 9 - Published: 4/29/2011 - Ganondorf, Nabooru - Complete
Burned by embyr-75 reviews
He slept sitting upright against the trunk of a narrow tree with barely enough cover to shield him against the rain. She frowned; the Hero of Time deserved better than to spend his nights in the open air of Hyrule Field.
Legend of Zelda - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,314 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 80 - Follows: 11 - Published: 6/26/2010 - Link, Zelda - Complete
Misconceptions by vanillavinegar reviews
Link is not in love with Princess Zelda. No, really, he isn't. Post-Spirit Tracks. Zelink. Oneshot.
Legend of Zelda - Rated: K - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,200 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 72 - Follows: 6 - Published: 3/12/2010 - Link, Zelda - Complete
Flowers by that one little guy reviews
Because dammit, somebody had to use those Paper Mario character filters. It's Bow's birthday. . . too bad she's in a bad mood. And too bad Parakarry has to deliver all her birthday cards.
Mario - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,826 - Reviews: 31 - Favs: 68 - Follows: 6 - Published: 12/28/2009 - [Parakarry, Bow] - Complete
Aversion by Katie Ann reviews
Tis safest in matrimony to begin with a little aversion. Somewhat TP, decidely oneshot, definitely LxZ.
Legend of Zelda - Rated: K - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,891 - Reviews: 41 - Favs: 286 - Follows: 25 - Published: 2/13/2008 - Link, Zelda - Complete
And So They Danced by Sareele reviews
It was the first day of winter. And so the people of Hyrule danced. Under the moonlight and the stars, Link meets Zelda in the garden. Zelink. Oneshot.
Legend of Zelda - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,560 - Reviews: 31 - Favs: 63 - Follows: 8 - Published: 1/21/2007 - Link, Zelda - Complete
Hylian Kings by CrazygurlMadness reviews
AU, Zelink. The eternal conflict between facing pain and running from it. In a world ruled by the Evil King, Link has to make the decision between running from himself in exile, or helping his childhood friend to reclaim her throne.
Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 13 - Words: 35,528 - Reviews: 260 - Favs: 161 - Follows: 35 - Updated: 9/13/2005 - Published: 8/14/2005 - [Link, Zelda] - Complete
Go to Sleep, Hero by Startide Risen reviews
Disguised as Sheik, Zelda goes to meet Link after his defeat of the Fire Temple. A peek into her psyche.
Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 2 - Words: 3,432 - Reviews: 128 - Favs: 238 - Follows: 57 - Updated: 1/24/2004 - Published: 8/31/2003 - Complete
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War of the Heart reviews
Young Queen Zelda has her share of troubles. Hyrule is overrun by an unending barrage of monsters, the roguish soldier Link has stolen her heart, the Gate of Souls has gone awry, AND a maniacal sorceress won't rest until she has Zelda's head on her wall and Link in her bed. Oh, and Zelda's's complicated. [Hyrule Warriors reimagined with more romance.]
Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 11 - Words: 97,297 - Reviews: 78 - Favs: 142 - Follows: 190 - Updated: 3/15/2018 - Published: 12/7/2016 - [Link, Zelda] Sheik
Her Musical Laugh reviews
"He lived for the crowds, the screams of their fans and the undulating motions of their bodies as they danced together in unison. The adrenaline from it all drummed through his veins, made him come alive. But nothing ever made him as weak in the knees as the one Zora girl who had silently encouraged from his first day." Mikau/Lulu. Slight innuendos/violence. Majora's Mask SPOILERS.
Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Romance/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,017 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 1 - Published: 5/24/2016 - [Lulu, Mikau] - Complete
Exploding Across Galaxies reviews
"Children don't fall in love. But in that moment, Saria understood that she already had." One-sided Link/Saria. SPOILERS FOR OCARINA OF TIME.
Legend of Zelda - Rated: K - English - Romance/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,812 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 7 - Published: 12/27/2014 - [Link, Saria] - Complete
Like a Couple reviews
"The setting was what she might've deemed as romantic. Might've, of course, if she had a body, if the fate of Hyrule was not riding on the train with them, and if she and Link were actually romantically interested in each other." Link/Zelda. SPOILERS FOR SPIRIT TRACKS.
Legend of Zelda - Rated: K - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,443 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 48 - Follows: 6 - Published: 10/19/2013 - [Link, Zelda] - Complete
Staring reviews
Groose confronts a nervous Zelda about her rather evident feelings for a certain classmate of hers. Pre Skyward Sword. Underlying Link/Zelda. A rather sad introspective of Zelda's person.
Legend of Zelda - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,219 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 4 - Published: 12/17/2012 - [Link, Zelda] - Complete
September reviews
30 Day Drabble Challenge with Link/Zelda. Will contain general fluffiness, a smidgen of angst every now and again, and cameos from Sheik, Tetra, Wolf Link, and Hylia.
Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 30 - Words: 17,182 - Reviews: 156 - Favs: 66 - Follows: 26 - Updated: 9/30/2012 - Published: 9/1/2012 - [Link, Zelda] - Complete
Fickle Things and Fate reviews
Within their loveless marriage of convenience, Link and Zelda's only source of happiness is their unborn child. However, their volatile relationship will be put to the test when a new evil arises, threatening to scar both of them and doom the future of Hyrule forever. Set during the Era of Chaos.
Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 17 - Words: 57,583 - Reviews: 131 - Favs: 127 - Follows: 55 - Updated: 9/14/2012 - Published: 5/25/2012 - [Link, Zelda] - Complete
A Life Anew reviews
Zelda, the Heroine of Time, is sent to relive her childhood by Prince Link after the events of Ocarina of Time. However, as she grows up a second time, she finds herself falling hopelessly in love with the prince as she lives her new and quiet life as a silent peasant girl. Post Ocarina of Time with spoilers for the game. Link/Zelda; Role-Reversal.
Legend of Zelda - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,224 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 69 - Follows: 9 - Published: 7/28/2012 - [Link, Zelda] - Complete
Still Singing Lullabies reviews
The tale of how Koume and Kotake became Ganondorf's surrogate mothers, how Ganondorf came to despise Hylians, and why Nabooru so passionately loathes Ganondorf. Ganondorf/Nabooru. Pre-Ocarina of Time.
Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,912 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 1 - Published: 4/28/2012 - [Ganondorf, Nabooru] - Complete
Domesticity reviews
A snippet of Link and Zelda's life together after the events of Skyward Sword. Spoilers for Skyward Sword. Link/Zelda.
Legend of Zelda - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 706 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 36 - Follows: 5 - Published: 3/9/2012 - [Link, Zelda] - Complete
Tranquility reviews
"The wolf growled softly at the sound of footsteps, a feeble but firm warning if the nearing stranger meant harm." Twilight Princess drabble. Slight Link/Zelda.
Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 566 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 54 - Follows: 13 - Published: 1/17/2012 - [Wolf Link, Zelda] - Complete
The Melancholy Smile reviews
"He gave her a warm hug and she gave him a promise. She'd be there when he came back." The evolution of Link and Ilia's relationships from childhood through the end of Twilight Princess. Link/Ilia. Spoilers for Twilight Princess.
Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,266 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 29 - Published: 1/15/2012 - [Ilia, Link] - Complete