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Joined 07-03-13, id: 4837580, Profile Updated: 07-02-16
Author has written 12 stories for Legend of Zelda, and Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir.

CrownedCrusader on tumblr, as well, but please keep all fic-related questions to my fic blog, crusadercreates! There's even a few scenes for Cloak and Dagger that aren't posted here, so please, check it out if you're interested!

I'll be posting Legend of Zelda fics on here primarily, though my Ao3 has Free! fics, too.

I really appreciate reviews, even when I don't reply. I might write these fics for myself but I post them for others to see, so I like to know that other people appreciate what I post. Seeing reviews inspires me to write, so I'd really appreciate reviews if you enjoy something that I've posted.

As for who I am, you can call me Sam, if you'd like, or abbreviate my username to 'Cruss' if you feel uncomfortable using a name that sounds like a name. :)

I'm 19, a sophomore in college, majoring in Sociology, and have been writing fic since 2011. My old account has long since been abandoned, but if you figure it out, well, good on you, but don't go spreading it around. I still get reviews telling me to complete stories that have been abandoned for years. But don't worry! I'm much more committed to writing now, so please don't think that I'll cancel Cloak and Dagger! It's my baby, and unless something tragic happens, I'll be finishing it.

Thank you for checking out my profile! Feel free to drop me a PM here or ask me something on either of my tumblrs! I love talking with you guys!! I'm not currently taking any prompts, especially not on fics that are already in progress. Though it might not always seem like it, I know where I'm going with my fics.

Have a wonderful day!

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What Makes a Hero by Selphie Kinneas 175 reviews
TP. Perpetual twilight; clandestine malevolence. Realms linked by an encroaching darkness. The fate of two worlds hangs in the balance and only a hero can save them. A retelling of Twilight Princess.
Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 67 - Words: 422,196 - Reviews: 2007 - Favs: 1,036 - Follows: 690 - Updated: 11/23/2017 - Published: 9/14/2010 - Link, Midna - Complete
Seven by Phillozophy reviews
Nobody seems to realize that he is just a boy trying to survive. Novelization for Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask.
Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Angst/Horror - Chapters: 16 - Words: 28,344 - Reviews: 78 - Favs: 35 - Follows: 50 - Updated: 8/4/2017 - Published: 12/26/2015 - Link, Navi
Return to Termina by RyoKushei reviews
Link has struggled to get over the horrors of he faced in Termina for seven years, swearing to himself that he'd never set foot there ever again. Of course the appearance of an old friend brings back the ghosts from his past, and of course once more he has no choice but to save the land he forever swore to abandon. Post-Majora's Mask. Heavy ZeLink. Rated T for action and some gore.
Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 5 - Words: 9,944 - Reviews: 33 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 42 - Updated: 10/15/2016 - Published: 1/7/2016 - [Link, Zelda] Kafei, Romani
The Price of Two Faces by tiger7210 reviews
When the Hero of Twilight comes to be wed to the Princess of Hyrule, he instead encounters and falls in love with a warrior named Sheik. He comes to resent the Princess and the duty he must perform, but little does he know that they are one and the same. Can Zelda muster the courage to show him who she truly is, or will the price of two faces prove to be too high? Post TP Zelink.
Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 7 - Words: 22,351 - Reviews: 147 - Favs: 143 - Follows: 220 - Updated: 8/11/2016 - Published: 5/24/2015 - [Link, Zelda]
the way to the heart by dasseinhundin reviews
"I'm Link. Midna called in a favor I owe her, so it looks like I'll be your chef for a while." He quirks a brow, and judging by his expression Zelda can only guess her own. "Although judging by the looks of things, I guess she didn't tell you." [TP chef au. In which Zelda is overworked and underfed, Link makes a mean fish stew, and Midna is literally the best wingman ever]
Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,317 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 22 - Published: 6/30/2016
The Good Fall Harder From Grace by thewindsong reviews
Murderer. Thief. Sheik's been called worse. It's just what he has to do to get by. But when a new job comes in from an unknown source to kill the Prince of Hyrule, Sheik's world falls. Schemes. Evil. An ugly past that won't quit haunting him. And all he has to face it with is Link: the stupid, tender-hearted prince he was supposed to kill and ended up kidnapping instead.
Legend of Zelda - Rated: M - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 29 - Words: 286,498 - Reviews: 381 - Favs: 174 - Follows: 222 - Updated: 4/25/2016 - Published: 11/20/2013 - Link, Sheik
Childhood by Gerudo Desert reviews
I will try to fix you. — Tetra and Link, after the end of Wind Waker.
Legend of Zelda - Rated: K - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,155 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 26 - Follows: 4 - Published: 1/24/2016 - Link, Tetra - Complete
Comfort by Lake of Rage reviews
(ZeLink Week Day 4: "Comfort") OCARINA OF TIME/MAJORA'S MASK SPOILERS! "Let's play good guys and bad guys. Are you ready? You're the bad guy. And when you're bad, you just run." Zelda is the only one who can calm Link down when he has another flashback and the screaming starts.
Legend of Zelda - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 9,131 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 69 - Follows: 10 - Published: 12/16/2015 - [Link, Zelda] - Complete
Scars by Lake of Rage reviews
(ZeLink Week Day 3: "Scars") WINDWAKER SPOILERS! Link doesn't want people looking at his scars, least of all Tetra. Unfortunately, she has other plans. But does it really matter if they don't disgust her like he feared? Obsessively TeLink (Tetra/Link).
Legend of Zelda - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,000 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 33 - Follows: 12 - Published: 12/15/2015 - [Link, Tetra] - Complete
Thanks for being here by Phillozophy reviews
There's something about the way his face lights up when he sees the pumpkin that he helped her carve that's contagious.
Legend of Zelda - Rated: K - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 937 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 5 - Published: 10/30/2015 - [Link, Zelda] - Complete
The King's Bride by tiger7210 reviews
For centuries, it has been tradition among the Gerudo for the newly crowned King to capture a maiden to be his wife. When his father dies, Link sets his eyes on the Princess of Hyrule, who's completely unwilling to comply. Will he convince her to be the Gerudo King's Bride, or will he realize he's bitten off more than he can chew? Zelink AU. A retelling of Beauty and the Beast.
Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 38 - Words: 149,094 - Reviews: 1039 - Favs: 535 - Follows: 465 - Updated: 10/22/2015 - Published: 12/2/2013 - Link, Zelda, Ganondorf - Complete
Lightning by Phillozophy reviews
She's a pirate and she gets to do pirate things.
Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,128 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 6 - Published: 9/30/2015 - [Tetra, Link]
Fireflies by Phillozophy reviews
In which Zelda and Link go out on a midnight escapade to look at fireflies. Why? Because Zelda said so, that's why.
Legend of Zelda - Rated: K - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,137 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 3 - Published: 8/31/2015 - [Zelda, Link] - Complete
Ten out of Ten by Phillozophy reviews
(10/10) Points given.
Legend of Zelda - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 938 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 3 - Published: 4/25/2015
To Watch the World End or, Link by kiboeme reviews
He came back different. He came back sad. No one knows exactly why. But Colin is determined to try and get to know his missing brother. One-shot, drabble. K.
Legend of Zelda - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,222 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 43 - Follows: 10 - Published: 11/3/2014 - Link, Colin - Complete
The Goddess Trials by Queenie Z reviews
"Beyond the gate is a spiritual plane which lies in the space between your world and the world of the gods. In the human tongue, it is referred to as 'the Silent Realm'. Upon arrival, you will be tested; not on your prowess with a blade, but on the strength of your character." An AU re-imagining of the Silent Realm trials from Skyward Sword. Zelink and violence in later chapters.
Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Drama/Spiritual - Chapters: 5 - Words: 15,875 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 75 - Follows: 24 - Updated: 7/26/2014 - Published: 7/6/2014 - [Link, Zelda] Fi - Complete
Wolf Boy by Bookwrm389 reviews
Uli doesn't make a habit of adopting the strays that Rusl brings home from the woods. But this time, for this lost little blue-eyed boy with Hylian ears, she might make an exception. Twilight Princess, pre-game.
Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Family/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 14,929 - Reviews: 48 - Favs: 311 - Follows: 48 - Published: 7/12/2014 - Rusl, Link, Colin - Complete
Monsters of Men by Shadsie reviews
Batreaux knew a saying: That it was easier to make monsters of men than men of monsters. As he begins to understand humanity just a little more with each piece of gratitude that is given to him, he worries about the boy helping him. There is an increasing hardness in the young man's eyes. Kukiel wondered why Uncle Bats wanted to become human, anyway.
Legend of Zelda - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,667 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 61 - Follows: 13 - Published: 3/21/2014 - Link, Kukiel, Batreaux - Complete
Crowns of Deception by Forlorn Rain reviews
The mind can deceive and control, yet the heart can sway and destroy. Where does the truth lie? Inspired by The Princess Bride. LxZ
Legend of Zelda - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 30 - Words: 156,864 - Reviews: 282 - Favs: 239 - Follows: 160 - Updated: 12/9/2013 - Published: 5/7/2009 - Zelda, Link - Complete
The Hyrulian Valhalla Saga by Queenie Z reviews
Meanwhile, in the Hyrulian version of Valhalla, where the Heroes go when they die… A series of cracky shorts featuring all of the Links and their wacky adventures in the afterlife. (This story is currently on HIATUS. Please read the FAQ for more details!)
Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Humor/Friendship - Chapters: 111 - Words: 83,375 - Reviews: 690 - Favs: 628 - Follows: 443 - Updated: 12/7/2013 - Published: 1/16/2012 - Link - Complete
The Sheikah by thewindsong reviews
"Because his story didn't start with a land falling into war. It started with a small, blue-eyed boy that had unknowingly made him his the very first time he'd opened up his mouth." Link's family is forever broken. He'll admit that meeting a Sheikah boy changed his life. Honestly, it saved him. (m!Sheik/Link yaoi. Thoroughly AU. Finished).
Legend of Zelda - Rated: M - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 41 - Words: 238,628 - Reviews: 200 - Favs: 206 - Follows: 123 - Updated: 9/12/2013 - Published: 4/25/2012 - Link, Sheik - Complete
The Hyrulian Valhalla Saga: Side Stories by Queenie Z reviews
The Heroes were a brotherhood bound by destiny and a family rich in love. A collection of less comedic, multi-genre fics set in the universe of "The Hyrulian Valhalla Saga". Some chapters contain a bit of Link x Link.
Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Friendship - Chapters: 24 - Words: 30,793 - Reviews: 73 - Favs: 145 - Follows: 122 - Updated: 7/17/2013 - Published: 3/4/2012 - Link
Midnight by Scented-Marker-Sniffer reviews
Zelda didn't know what happened to Link in Termina. All she knew was that it stole him from her, and that one day, hopefully sooner than later, she'd find him.
Legend of Zelda - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,388 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 2 - Published: 1/1/2013 - Link, Zelda - Complete
Warm Watercolor by Shadsie reviews
Sometimes, it was hard to get a good bath at the Academy, especially when the bathwater mysteriously took on a tint of watercolor-red. All anyone knew was that someone sneaking into the bath was hurt, and hurt badly...
Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,511 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 144 - Follows: 15 - Published: 1/10/2012 - Gaepora, Pipit - Complete
Efficiency by GolfCartPowersGo reviews
A twelve-year-old should not be made to kill, saving the world or no. Different interpretation of Wind Waker. Oneshot.
Legend of Zelda - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 544 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 2 - Published: 2/17/2011 - Link - Complete
The Moblin Camp by Shadsie reviews
Classic LoZ. While on his quest to gather the Triforce, Link is captured by a band of Moblins. He is rescued by... another band of Moblins? Just what is going on here? Are the beasts fighting over prey or could it be that not all monsters are monsters?
Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,123 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 36 - Follows: 2 - Published: 2/16/2010 - Link - Complete
Three Harmonious Friends by Shadsie reviews
Oracle of Seasons. While out exploring, Link gets badly injured and finds his life in the hands of three unlikely saviors - Ricky, Moosh, and Dimitri.
Legend of Zelda - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,381 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 35 - Follows: 4 - Published: 8/9/2009 - Link - Complete
A Night on the Mesa by Shadsie reviews
TP. Link, Midna and contemplations regarding the costs of war atop the mesa in the Gerudo Desert. He'd survived the three Shadow Beasts. Of course, they were monsters, but it didn’t change the fact that, all this time, he’d been killing her people.
Legend of Zelda - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,228 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 81 - Follows: 8 - Published: 1/9/2009 - Link, Midna - Complete
For Now by Zeffyface reviews
While hiding from a matchmaking Zelda, Link and Sheik end up in conversation that goes deeper than they expected. Shameless closet cliche, fluffy fluff. Set three years post game with no time reset.
Legend of Zelda - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,150 - Reviews: 28 - Favs: 134 - Follows: 13 - Published: 11/20/2008 - Link, Sheik - Complete
Ghosts of Arbiter's Grounds by Seldavia reviews
Arbiter's Grounds is where the worst criminals in Hyrule were kept. But Link and Midna find out that is not why the place is cursed. Oneshot, TP obviously.
Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Tragedy/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,101 - Reviews: 44 - Favs: 148 - Follows: 16 - Published: 9/19/2008 - Link, Midna - Complete
The Hero's Heroes by Shadsie reviews
TP, mild spoilers. Even a Chosen Hero needs help sometimes. Colin had never excpected anyone to call him their hero, much less his own hero. When he found Link, wounded and clinging to life by Eldin Spring, he knew he had to act. One Shot.
Legend of Zelda - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,852 - Reviews: 36 - Favs: 211 - Follows: 21 - Published: 7/27/2008 - Link, Colin - Complete
Rest from the Rain by Zeffyface reviews
A soaking wet, confused, and weary Hylian arrives in Kakariko, at the doorstep of one of his oldest friends. Male AU Sheik, written several years post game without the time relapse. Shonen Ai, Fluff of DOOM.
Legend of Zelda - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,093 - Reviews: 33 - Favs: 128 - Follows: 14 - Published: 3/22/2008 - Link, Sheik - Complete
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Cloak and Dagger reviews
Sheik has lived for years without even hearing her old name. But when the Royal Family is threatened and a bounty is put on her 'true' form, Sheik must go deeper into hiding. If not for her unlikely partnership with Link, a man hired by the king to find and protect his long-lost daughter, she might have stayed hidden forever. [Sheik is Zelda]
Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 28 - Words: 239,918 - Reviews: 559 - Favs: 322 - Follows: 449 - Updated: 5/18 - Published: 11/2/2015 - [Link, Zelda] Sheik
Zelink Week Fics reviews
A collection of the fics I've posted on tumblr throughout Zelink Week.
Legend of Zelda - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 4,998 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 5 - Published: 12/14/2015 - [Zelda, Link]
Undying Love reviews
Zelda isn't to blame for this endless limbo they've been thrown into. But she will love Link through all the lives she will ever know him in. (A look at Zelda and Link and their relationship through the many lives they've known each other.)
Legend of Zelda - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 10,175 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 60 - Follows: 10 - Published: 10/27/2015 - [Link, Zelda] - Complete
Star-Crossed, but not Lovers reviews
In which Link and Zelda love each other dearly, but fate has not been kind to them. (A collection of scenes from Veriea and headcanonanon's 'Marry Other People' AU on tumblr. Title is subject to change.)
Legend of Zelda - Rated: K+ - English - Tragedy/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,089 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 2 - Published: 10/22/2015 - [Link, Zelda]
Mighty Alone, Mighty Lonely reviews
Zelda wonders why Link so adamantly refuses to rely on others. She can't help the feeling that someday, it's going to be his undoing. [Hyrule Warriors; Two-Shot]
Legend of Zelda - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,445 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 15 - Published: 10/13/2015 - [Zelda, Link]
selfish(less)ness reviews
It bothers Ladybug that Chat Noir is so willing to sacrifice himself for her.
Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir - Rated: K - English - Friendship/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,967 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 166 - Follows: 33 - Published: 10/12/2015 - Marinette D-C./Ladybug, Adrien A./Cat Noir - Complete
Lover Dearest reviews
Link lost part of himself on his quest. Zelda doesn't know how to help him look. (Deals with PTSD; not set in any canon game, but still within the Zelda Universe.)
Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 2 - Words: 22,826 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 55 - Follows: 19 - Updated: 10/5/2015 - Published: 7/30/2015 - [Link, Zelda] - Complete
Partners in Time reviews
"Someday, Zelda knew Link would set out on his own—she could already see his desire to leave, to be useful again, somewhere—but until that day, she would do what she could to lessen his pain. They were a team, the pair of them. Whether it was taking down Ganondorf or fighting away nightmares, they had to stick together."
Legend of Zelda - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,599 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 4 - Published: 10/5/2015 - [Link, Zelda] - Complete
Painting by Number (of times we've ended up together) reviews
The painting has history. Whether it's Zelda and Link who look at the painting, or the Zelda and Link that were its subjects, the painting is part of a larger story-a moment, captured in time for future generations. (Or, A Link Between Worlds Link and Zelda look at the painting of A Link to the Past Link and Zelda mentioned in A Link Between Worlds.)
Legend of Zelda - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,350 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 3 - Published: 9/2/2015 - [Link, Zelda] - Complete
Fifteen Percent reviews
Link visits Zelda while she's sealed away in the past. Fi tells him there's only a fifteen percent chance that she can hear him, but no matter how small the chance, he wants to keep her company. But he can't help a moment of weakness, seeing her so lifeless within her seal. "You need to wake up, because I can't do this without you."
Legend of Zelda - Rated: K - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,141 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 35 - Follows: 6 - Published: 8/31/2015 - [Link, Zelda] - Complete
piecing together a hero reviews
Link has a lot of questions about his journey. From what he can tell, he wasn't chosen for this. And he started this adventure to set his sister free-how can he feel good about locking away Medli and Makar, and leaving Tetra down in the castle under the sea? The King of Red Lions can only hope that Link will forgive him for having to leave yet another person behind in the end.
Legend of Zelda - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,834 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 3 - Published: 3/6/2015 - Link, King Of Red Lions/King Daphnes Nohansen Hyrule - Complete
when the hero is missing reviews
his princess will rise. (Link is missing. The world won't function without a Hero. What else is Zelda supposed to do?) [Also on Ao3]
Legend of Zelda - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,430 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Published: 2/16/2015 - Zelda, Impa - Complete