hide bio
PM . Follow . Favorite
Joined 12-23-02, id: 314571, Profile Updated: 01-31-18
Author has written 3 stories for Legend of Zelda.

Hey everyone, Ingie here. For now, I'll just mention that I enjoy drawing and painting as well as writing, and you can check out my art by visiting my deviantART gallery: xx--ingie--xx . deviantart . com (remove the spaces).

To tell a little more about myself, I'm a college graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree (English Major, Writing Minor). As of now I do not write professionally, though I do work for a book publishing company. I'd like to publish a book of my own someday, but so far fanfiction interests me more than anything original I've come up with.

Thanks for visiting/reading and especially for reviewing! :D

I've started a Fortitude club (fortitude-fans . deviantart . com) on deviantART, just as an official gathering place for readers. You'll find a great collection of Fortitude fan art there -- submitted by myself and other artists. :)

For all you Tumblr users, I also have a Fortitude Tumblr blog, xx-ingie-xx . tumblr . com (remove the spaces). I post updates, sketches, Q&As, and excerpts there. It's currently the best place for updates on all things Fortitude.

Update 4/17/2011: Well, after about four years of writing, Fortitude is finally complete...but not for me! Not quite, at least. Fortitude has been, if anything, a learning process. Looking over the older chapters, I see many things I'd like to change or improve (sometimes style-related, sometimes plot-related), and so I plan to do a complete revision of the story. To me the story isn't complete until I've written it to the best of my abilities, especially since I've come up with better ideas over the years. Revision is, in most cases, a very natural part of the writing process, so this is nothing out of the ordinary. There are some sections in Fortitude that embarrass me, and I want to be able to read through it again without cringing, lol.

So what does this mean, exactly? Well, it means only good things. Aside from fixing the style/flow/grammar issues, I will be changing parts of scenes, replacing scenes with better ones, or adding completely new scenes. Any part that feels forced or weak will be redone. Also, because I've put considerable thought into Link and Zelda's backstory over the years, it has changed quite a bit since I started writing Fortitude. Thus Fortitude will have to change too, particularly the flashbacks. One example is the flashback dream in Ch. 12, when Link proposes to Zelda. I've never been entirely satisfied with that scene (if fact I don't like it much at all anymore) because it felt forced the entire time I wrote it (which took forever). The circumstances of Link and Zelda's life during that time have changed somewhat, and so I must rewrite it. It will be similar though; I'm not changing it completely.

If anyone feels they're happy with the way Fortitude is and doesn't like the idea of a revision, I urge you to fear not; these changes are for the better. But if you want to keep the current version anyway, you'll have to save it to your computer or something, because once I revise a chapter, the original is gone for good. I will not keep both versions posted. I have no attachments to the things I'm changing, so it's gotta go. Out with the old and in with the new, I say. And as I approach more recent chapters, the revisions should become less and less noticeable.

I mentioned that I've been putting a lot of thought into Link and Zelda's past, and there's a reason for that. I've decided to attempt a prequel to Fortitude. Yup, I've already started an outline for it.

When I started writing Fortitude, I wasn't even an English Major--I was still an Art Major. I had never seriously studied writing, so the process of writing Fortitude was pretty messy. I was impatient and I started posting as I wrote, which was a problem because I need to know the entirestory before I can start writing. I thought I knew the whole thing in my head, but then I ran into some problems, and I was forced to take a long hiatus to create an outline and plot out a better ending. I want to avoid that this time around. So it'll be a long time before I actually post a chapter of the prequel, especially with the revision. If you want updates on my progress, you can check out the Fortitude group page on deviantART:

What I can tell you is that the prequel will cover a period of time starting when Link and Zelda are ages 14/13 and ending when they are 17/16. So three years, more or less. Link's story will begin with him joining the military; Zelda's will begin when Ashton starts to take an actual interest in her (which she reciprocates o_O). The prequel will be written completely in 3rd person this time, not primarily 1st and some 3rd like Fortitude. I just feel that'll be the best way. I will, however, do my best to maintain that sense of immediacy in third person (getting into the character's heads) you see in Fortitude, so it won't be too objective.

Your support throughout Fortitude has been nothing short of amazing; never did I dream the story would attract as much attention as it did. You guys really inspired me to keep writing, and I really, truly appreciate it. I sincerely hope you'll check out those revisions and stick around for the prequel as well. :)

Sort: Category . Published . Updated . Title . Words . Chapters . Reviews . Status .

Every Shard of My Heart Belongs to You by Berlin's Brown Eyes reviews
"Let the bones of history remain buried, Zelda, buried in ambiguity where they can do no harm." Full summary inside. LZ
Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 20 - Words: 27,392 - Reviews: 481 - Favs: 190 - Follows: 68 - Updated: 1/20/2009 - Published: 11/24/2003 - Link, Zelda - Complete
Zelda's Trial by Aeris Deathscythe reviews
Chapter 17 16 up! Link has died and Zelda sets out to find an antidote to the mysterious poison that killed him and resurrect him. See Bio for the Zeik Revolution.
Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Romance/Mystery - Chapters: 18 - Words: 44,843 - Reviews: 261 - Favs: 72 - Follows: 24 - Updated: 7/21/2008 - Published: 7/23/2001 - Link, Zelda
Beautiful Disaster by Emerson Quinn reviews
Oneshot. Luke and Mara journey back to Endor for an important vigil.
Star Wars - Rated: K - English - Drama/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,272 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 30 - Follows: 2 - Published: 3/13/2008 - Luke S., Mara Jade - 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: 39 - Favs: 252 - Follows: 16 - Published: 2/13/2008 - Link, Zelda - Complete
Vagabond by anime animal reviews
With their relationship meaning more to them that they had ever thought it would, Link and Zelda find themselves in a momentary state of calm that can't possibly last... A tale of adventure, treachery, love and loyalty.
Legend of Zelda - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 22 - Words: 151,196 - Reviews: 332 - Favs: 181 - Follows: 103 - Updated: 10/2/2007 - Published: 3/20/2003
A Little Privacy by Mayura-Hikari-090 reviews
Link and Zelda want a moment alone...if those stupid kids wouldn't get in the way![LinkxZelda] [Twilight Princess possible spoilers]
Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 2 - Words: 2,681 - Reviews: 31 - Favs: 91 - Follows: 17 - Updated: 4/8/2007 - Published: 4/6/2007 - Link, Zelda - Complete
One Hundred Days by Lyxie reviews
Sir Link is the king's favorite knight. Princess Zelda is sick of suitors. What happens when Link overhears the princess striking a bargain with her father allotting her one hundred days to find a suitable husband? Why, get sucked straight into the mess!
Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Romance/Romance - Chapters: 10 - Words: 52,691 - Reviews: 393 - Favs: 934 - Follows: 204 - Updated: 1/26/2006 - Published: 11/2/2005 - [Link, Zelda] - Complete
Insecurity by myLink'sLady reviews
Pre wedding nerves or something more sinister? ONESHOT REEDITED DEC 2006
Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,843 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 13 - Published: 11/15/2005 - 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: 257 - Favs: 141 - Follows: 29 - Updated: 9/13/2005 - Published: 8/14/2005 - [Link, Zelda] - Complete
To Love Another by SimplisticDreams reviews
COMPLETE: One man loves her... and so does another. One man is fortunate... the other is saddened. The young princess finds the broken man and tries to heal his heart... and the other is consumed with the emotion of envy. R&R! LinkxZelda
Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 12 - Words: 25,440 - Reviews: 203 - Favs: 94 - Follows: 21 - Updated: 6/21/2005 - Published: 3/21/2005 - Link, Zelda - Complete
Dead Letters by Perfect Soldier 01 reviews
LxZ. Link has travelled through time so often, it has become unbalanced. This causes the ages to tear, Link and Zelda get seperated, and Ganon could be freed. Will Link and Zelda ever find each other?
Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 15 - Words: 56,971 - Reviews: 84 - Favs: 40 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 11/1/2004 - Published: 4/9/2004 - Link, Zelda - Complete
The Infinite Wisdom of Wives by Miss Maudlin reviews
Husbands should always listen to their wives, for they are wise beyond belief. This even pertains to the Hero of Time. [oneshot]
Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,351 - Reviews: 50 - Favs: 223 - Follows: 21 - Published: 7/28/2004 - Link, Zelda - Complete
A World Cloaked In Shadow by Lyxie reviews
Zelink. It all begins in a tavern one day when Link hears of a strange appearance called the Masked Mystique. Before he can blink, he's dragged into a chaotic world for the battle of Hyrule in its final days. Full summary inside. FINIS!
Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 9 - Words: 38,240 - Reviews: 50 - Favs: 55 - Follows: 18 - Updated: 5/10/2004 - Published: 4/16/2004 - Link, Zelda - Complete
Falling from Grace by Perfect Soldier 01 reviews
LxZ. Dark clouds are hanging over the Gerudo fortress and a familiar face is crossing the deserts. With no Link, what will Zelda do to stop this acclaimed new King of Evil?
Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 10 - Words: 30,500 - Reviews: 46 - Favs: 33 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 2/9/2004 - Published: 11/25/2003 - Link, Zelda - Complete
In My Hands by Phantwo reviews
Perhaps the most in-depth portrayal of Ocarina of Time from the Shadow Temple onward that you'll ever read, complete with angst, action, and humour and told from Link's point of view. Ch. 10 here at last. Read and review.
Legend of Zelda - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Adventure - Chapters: 10 - Words: 32,104 - Reviews: 107 - Favs: 31 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 9/27/2003 - Published: 12/31/2002 - Complete
Travels Through Time by DaughterofTaliesin reviews
Zelda must try to save her country while Link is taken into the future by a wizard. LZ
Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 17 - Words: 28,851 - Reviews: 29 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 7/10/2003 - Published: 1/12/2003 - Link, Zelda
Quill and Ink by LauraCeleste reviews
*FINALLY! Chapter 4 Added!* LOZ with a Jane Austen flavor. Absence makes the heart grow fonder. Letters in absence help the fondness along.
Legend of Zelda - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 5 - Words: 23,941 - Reviews: 66 - Favs: 30 - Follows: 16 - Updated: 4/17/2003 - Published: 1/28/2002
The Apprentice by Split Infinitive reviews
Sometime after the events of Majora's Mask, adult Link finds himself in a self-imposed exile. His beloved Princess Zelda is married to another, but what exactly does this now King of Hyrule intend with both her and Hyrule itself?
Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 39 - Words: 65,535 - Reviews: 323 - Favs: 234 - Follows: 42 - Updated: 4/15/2003 - Published: 1/11/2003 - [Link, Zelda] - Complete
A Tale of Seven Years by Ryuutsu Seishin Hime no Argh reviews
It's been done before, but never like this. Told from Zelda's perspective, it is a story of a young girl's flight from evil, her growth within forced sanctuary, and the ultimate horror of loss of identity. FINISHED.
Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Drama/Horror - Chapters: 24 - Words: 44,801 - Reviews: 190 - Favs: 77 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 10/23/2002 - Published: 1/25/2002
It's Love; Now Or Never by BrokenAndDiscarded reviews
Princess Zelda is betrothed to a man she does not love... But not if the Goddesses have anything to say about that! Part Six (Sections one and two) have been uploaded and this is the end, folks! :*( A tear! Please read & review! Thanks for everything!
Legend of Zelda - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 7 - Words: 27,440 - Reviews: 77 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 1/4/2002 - Published: 10/10/2001
Interview with the Princess ~ Part IV by Link Worshiper reviews
The end of a tale of with epic propotions. It all comes down to a battle we've all come to know and love and a romance we all knew had to happen.
Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,564 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 2 - Published: 10/2/2001
Interview with the Princess ~ Part III by Link Worshiper reviews
Link has awakened from his seven year slumber and is desperatly seeking Zelda. He knows not that she is actually the boy he knows as Sheik....
Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 49,765 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 2 - Published: 10/1/2001
Sort: Category . Published . Updated . Title . Words . Chapters . Reviews . Status .

Forgotten reviews
A novella sequel to Fortitude. To avoid spoilers for those who haven't read Fortitude, please click through for a better summary.
Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 11 - Words: 49,875 - Reviews: 147 - Favs: 130 - Follows: 147 - Updated: 3/28 - Published: 3/17/2016
Fortitude 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: 272,797 - Reviews: 1942 - Favs: 1,116 - Follows: 613 - Updated: 3/22/2014 - Published: 5/21/2007 - Link, Zelda - Complete
A Ray of Hope reviews
Aerin is a 13 year old orphan girl who has accepted death and lost hope. But then a mysterious rider comes along and gives it all back to her... ONESHOT
Legend of Zelda - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,463 - Reviews: 33 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 2 - Published: 1/10/2003 - Complete