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Joined 01-06-14, id: 5438101, Profile Updated: 09-30-19
Author has written 7 stories for Legend of Zelda, Assassin's Creed, and Sword Art Online/ソードアート・オンライン.

Not a whole lot to know about me. I'm a guy, I'm a follower of Christ, I'm a student pursuing a degree in music education (so yeah, writing's just a hobby), and I enjoy writing fiction, making music, and sketching when time permits.

Fandoms for which I write: Legend of Zelda primarily, but I've written for Sword Art Online before as well. Also a bit of Assassin's Creed but only Unity because I'm a sucker for France and Romance and French Romance. So sue me :P

Yes, I changed my name. I was growing really dissatisfied with my old one, so I decided to update it. Sorry for any confusion!

~ Why I like Zelda so much ~

When I was around seven or so years old, my dad bought a Gamecube. I hadn't really played many video games on consoles before, and in fact I think up to that point the only games I'd ever actually played were various PC games my dad had collected over the years. I never actually played them, either; I just watched him. Anyhow, the first game I played for the Gamecube was Smash Bros. Melee. I had never even heard of most of the characters, and I remember being so naïve that I literally called Pikachu "Pokemon" like it was his name. Yikes. He and Mario were literally the only characters I played with for a while, simply because they were the ones I recognized.

The first time I played as Link, I had absolutely no idea who he was or why he was so special. I knew he had a sword and a shield and that he sorta looked like Peter Pan. I don't think I'd ever even heard of The Legend of Zelda. But I've always been into Fantasy-type things, from Lord of the Rings to Narnia to pretty much every Disney Princess movie ever (I liked them 'cause I thought the Princes were cool, not because I liked princesses or something like that). So naturally I gravitated toward Link, only because he had a sword.

Fast forward a few years and the Wii releases. My family got one for Christmas (well, it was supposed to be a Christmas present but my parents didn't do a good enough job of hiding the box so my brothers and I found out about it in June). I had gathered that Link and Zelda and Ganondorf were from the same universe, and that their game was called "The Legend of Zelda" but I knew little about it besides that. That was my third grade year, and me and my buddies would all go over to each other's houses every day to try and play adventure mode on Smash Bros. Brawl. Link was still my favorite character in the game, but I'd still never played a Zelda game. And I wouldn't for a few more years.

(Correction: My dad bought me a copy of Zelda II: The Adventure of Link for my Gameboy when I was ten, but it was so hard and I had no idea how it worked so I died every time I went into the first Temple. The only thing I remember from Zelda: II is "I am Error.")

Then my fifth grade year my dad came home with a used copy of Zelda: Twilight Princess, and he wanted me to watch him play it. Neither one of us had ever played Zelda, so it was fresh for both of us.

I fell in love.

Everything about it, from the characters to the fighting to the monsters to the music (especially the music) was such an experience for me. It was like a vast new world had opened up and I was standing at the gates, taking my first few steps into unfamiliar territory. Certain things about that game scared me, like getting eaten by Deku Likes in the forest temple or the freaky designs of the Skulltula's (okay pretty much the entire Forest Temple scared the crap out of me) but as far as the whole game goes it was amazing.

Well, I actually played Twilight Princess for myself when I was in fifth grade, and didn't finish it until I was in sixth. But it wasn't until my seventh grade year that I really started playing Zelda religiously. My grandmother got me both Wind Waker and Skyward Sword for my thirteenth birthday, and in when I wasn't at school I was usually playing one of the two. I beat both fairly quickly.

From there I was officially hooked. I played Ocarina of Time on the Wii's virtual console, then Majora's Mask shortly afterwards, then A Link to the Past, and then Spirit Tracks and Phantom Hourglass. When my family got a Wii U my freshman year of high school, I bought Wind Waker HD and Hyrule Warriors to tide me over until Breath of the Wild (then just called "Wii U Zelda") came out.

When Breath of the Wild released, I was a junior in high school. I had considered myself a fan before, but it completely redefined the series for me in the best way. I was old enough to grasp all of the story and lore elements but still young enough to enjoy it more than any other game I'd ever played (which is saying a lot since Skyrim is still one of my personal favorites). I lost countless hours to that game, and maybe a few letter grades and points on my ACT as well.

Now, THIRTEEN years after my dad brought home that Gamecube, I'm a sophomore in college. I'm sure some people wish my obsession with Zelda is something I would have moved on from by now. But I feel like Zelda is a part of who I am. And I can say beyond a shadow of a doubt that it always will be.

So to make a long story short, I'll always be open to playing a new Zelda, and I'll probably never stop writing about them, either.


Finished Stories

His: A short Post-BotW ZeLink one-shot in which Zelda's personal angst about her father causes her to have doubts about becoming the new ruler of Hyrule.

He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not: A two-part SAO fluff piece in which Kirito nearly loses the one thing that means more than anything to him, and must take a desperate risk to get it back.

Current Stories

Return to Termina: A sequel to Majora's Mask in which Link must travel back to a land he swore to protect, but also swore never to revisit.

The Legend of Zelda: Dawn of Chaos: An AU of Breath of the Wild in which an inciting rebellion in Hyrule forces Link to take up arms against a cruel and oppressive emperor against all odds.

Unified: An collection of Assassin's Creed: Unity one-shots that explore Arno and Élise's relationship through the years of Arno's residency at the de la Serre estate. Doesn't occur in chronological order, but all exist in the same storyline.

Oceans Apart: A collection of love letters written back and forth between Link and Tetra. Set ten years after the events of Phantom Hourglass.

Future Projects

The Legend of Zelda: Dawn of Hope: sequel to Dawn of Chaos.

NOTICE: Return to Termina is on indefinite hiatus right now.


Random Notices

I BETA-READ, AS WELL! I'm almost always pressed for time so don't expect a next-day turnaround, but I'd still love to read over your story if you'd like! Shoot me a PM if you're interested!

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Some who have read the book, or at any rate have reviewed it, have found it boring, absurd, or contemptible, and I have no cause to complain, since I have similar opinions of their works, or of the kinds of writing that they evidently prefer.” – J.R.R. Tolkien, on The Fellowship of the Ring

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Heroes About the House by Niki Bogwater reviews
Snapshots of life for Hyrule's Royal Family. Post-BotW Zelink family fluff.
Legend of Zelda - Rated: K - English - Family - Chapters: 3 - Words: 7,404 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 30 - Follows: 19 - Updated: 10/18/2019 - Published: 8/12/2019 - Link, Zelda, OC
The Best Worst Date in the Great Sea by TheLastApollo reviews
A sparring match goes awry when Link and Tetra decide to bet on the outcome. If Tetra wins, Link has to clean the ship in one of her royal dresses. If Link wins, he gets to take Tetra out on a romantic evening. Hijinks ensue. Link x Tetra
Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 3 - Words: 8,641 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 25 - Updated: 6/6/2018 - Published: 5/6/2018 - Link, Tetra
One Last Year by CrazygurlMadness reviews
"I don't know how to remember. Time passes, but nothing comes to my mind. Except you. You're the key," Link said, softly. "You have to be." / A Breath of the Wild fic about Link, Zelda, and the memories that bind them.
Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 45 - Words: 228,190 - Reviews: 1499 - Favs: 1,943 - Follows: 1,141 - Updated: 5/4/2018 - Published: 6/30/2017 - [Link, Zelda] - Complete
Prince of Silence by Niki Bogwater reviews
An attempt on Zelda's life prompts Link to take drastic-though not unwelcome-measures to ensure her safety. Post BotW Zelink fluff.
Legend of Zelda - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,047 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 164 - Follows: 40 - Published: 3/16/2018 - [Link, Zelda] - Complete
War of the Heart by Trinkets for Tall Tales 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 cursed...it'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
The Ballad's Beginning by fioreofthemarch reviews
Four Champions. Ten-thousand years. One King. During the tumultuous reign of King Rhoam, four unique individuals rise to prominence as Champions. But deceit and deception abound, and powerful new forces emerge to change Hyrule's history, leading Rhoam to take drastic actions to protect his Kingdom - even risking his own daughter. And all the while, Calamity looms (Pre-BOTW Zelink)
Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 9 - Words: 82,810 - Reviews: 43 - Favs: 72 - Follows: 52 - Updated: 3/3/2018 - Published: 11/25/2017 - Link, Zelda, King Rhoam Bosphoramus Hyrule - Complete
Among the Rain and Roses by just call me Cappy reviews
Élise de la Serre has many fond childhood memories, but one in particular stands out: a memory of running trough the rain, the sweet scent of roses heady in the air, and the sound of Arno's laughter accompanying hers ...
Assassin's Creed - Rated: K - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,894 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 3 - Published: 1/26/2018 - Arno D., Élise S. - Complete
Hyrule: Year 3000 by Vivi3030 reviews
A reimagination of Hyrule as a galactic power in the midst of a massive civil war. A twist on the classic story, told from the point of view of Link, a sniper in the Hylian Navy. Can he use his powers to overcome darkness, rebellion, and his own personal demons? Sci-fi/Fantasy/Romance. Rated T-Plus for Adult/dark themes and strong language.
Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Fantasy - Chapters: 24 - Words: 201,676 - Reviews: 166 - Favs: 110 - Follows: 131 - Updated: 1/21/2018 - Published: 12/1/2015 - [Link, Malon]
Lost Ground by Niki Bogwater reviews
A friendship cannot go untested for one-hundred years, and Link and Zelda have a lot of catching up to do. Post-BotW
Legend of Zelda - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,283 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 71 - Follows: 23 - Published: 1/15/2018 - Link, Zelda - Complete
From the Ground Up by fioreofthemarch reviews
No kingdom. No allies. No guide. Zelda and Link struggle to find their feet in a Hyrule that has all but forgotten them. With sinister forces leaping at the power vacuum left by Ganon and an already fragile Hyrule teetering on the edge of a civil war, the pair must forge new paths in order to save both their kingdom, and their chance to rebuild it. Post-BOTW Zelink
Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Fantasy - Chapters: 23 - Words: 232,777 - Reviews: 204 - Favs: 430 - Follows: 287 - Updated: 9/21/2017 - Published: 3/26/2017 - Link, Zelda - Complete
Silent Knight by Split Infinitive reviews
Defeating Calamity Ganon was just the beginning. Princess Zelda tries to help her appointed knight Link to fully recover his memories and he, in turn, works with her to restore the Kingdom of Hyrule. The Yiga Clan, though, have one last ace to play to stop them. A Breath of the Wild sequel.
Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 20 - Words: 70,413 - Reviews: 592 - Favs: 1,072 - Follows: 725 - Updated: 5/8/2017 - Published: 3/7/2017 - [Zelda, Link] Prince Sidon, Yiga Clan - Complete
Courage Need Not Be Remembered by HairTheColorOfWheat reviews
Three years after Link and Zelda set out to restore Hyrule, their kingdom is now growing, as are their affections for each other. However, Zelda must charm many kings in efforts to form treaties with neighboring lands. When one king takes a liking to her, he offers Hyrule's safety in turn for her hand in marriage. Will Zelda choose love, or logic? Will she even have a choice?
Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 8 - Words: 16,314 - Reviews: 36 - Favs: 41 - Follows: 102 - Updated: 4/6/2017 - Published: 3/4/2017
Pirate Smash by Split Infinitive reviews
Maybe the strangest Legend of Zelda story you'll ever read. Yes, that's an accurate summary. You wanna make something of it...? COMPLETE! No, really.
Legend of Zelda - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy/Humor - Chapters: 44 - Words: 72,939 - Reviews: 137 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 25 - Updated: 9/23/2016 - Published: 6/8/2016 - Tetra - Complete
The Winds of Change by RageCandyBars reviews
When Link's little sister, for whom he would do very nearly anything, is snatched away from him, he will do anything it takes to save her. Little does he know that he'll get sucked up into saving not only his sister, but the world as well. Wind Waker novelization / retelling.
Legend of Zelda - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,600 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 8 - Published: 1/1/2016 - Link, Ganondorf, Tetra, King Of Red Lions/King Daphnes Nohansen Hyrule
It's Not Easy by LiliansMalice reviews
A rebellion is rising in Hyrule, led by the mysterious Ganondorf, who with his ever-growing strength has forced the Princess Zelda into a corner. Elsewhere, Link washes up in Ordon with no memories except those of past lives that don't belong to him. When he saves a soldier from a fierce beast Link is dragged into a life he knows but wants no part in. The life of a Hero.
Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Angst/Mystery - Chapters: 32 - Words: 151,909 - Reviews: 114 - Favs: 96 - Follows: 86 - Updated: 11/30/2015 - Published: 2/12/2015 - Link, Ganondorf, Dark Link, Midna - Complete
The Hylian Storm by Vivi3030 reviews
When Link and Zelda set out on a small quest to quell regional troubles, the last thing they expect is a complete takeover of Hyrule by corrupt aristocrats. As they fight to take their country back, they learn that there is much more to this betrayal than greed and corruption.
Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 28 - Words: 197,801 - Reviews: 310 - Favs: 172 - Follows: 198 - Updated: 11/29/2015 - Published: 6/4/2013 - [Link, Zelda]
Undying Love by crownedcrusader 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: 9 - Favs: 76 - Follows: 15 - Published: 10/27/2015 - [Link, Zelda] - Complete
A Dream? Or a Nightmare? by Hawkstar.in.Hyrule reviews
Three months after defeating the Twilight, Link is back in Ordon, trying to relax after nearly a year of adventuring. But for some reason, he just can't relax. Something is missing, but he can't figure out why. LinkxOC
Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Romance/Suspense - Chapters: 23 - Words: 42,149 - Reviews: 58 - Favs: 31 - Follows: 46 - Updated: 7/1/2015 - Published: 8/30/2014 - Link, OC
Tender Enough? by Ayumu Foxtail-chan reviews
She was taking out her anger towards him on a piece of chicken. And man, was that chicken really getting it. ―KiritoxAsuna
Sword Art Online/ソードアート・オンライン - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,406 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 127 - Follows: 40 - Published: 8/8/2014 - [Asuna/Asuna Y., Kirito/Kazuto K.] - Complete
Link to Reality by Queen of Corners reviews
Reboot of ALfheim Arc. After everything they'd been through in SAO, Kirito and Asuna find themselves trapped in yet another virtual reality setting. This time, however, they don't quite know the requirements for getting out.
Sword Art Online/ソードアート・オンライン - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 29 - Words: 222,189 - Reviews: 461 - Favs: 1,473 - Follows: 835 - Updated: 6/27/2014 - Published: 1/13/2014 - Kirito/Kazuto K., Asuna/Asuna Y. - Complete
September by Trinkets for Tall Tales 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 by Trinkets for Tall Tales 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
Still Singing Lullabies by Trinkets for Tall Tales 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
Parallel Hearts: A Parallel Legend of Zelda by Firebird-X reviews
A thousand years after Parallel Symphony, a new Hero has defeated Ganondorf and the Twilight. Adrift after Midna and Ilia 'let him go,' he finds new purpose at the castle and with Zelda, until an old enemy threatens the Twilight Princess...
Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 11 - Words: 108,187 - Reviews: 65 - Favs: 104 - Follows: 45 - Updated: 9/27/2011 - Published: 12/16/2007 - [Link, Zelda] - Complete
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Two Sides of the Same Coin reviews
Ganondorf is gone, but Hyrule is far from peaceful. The political turmoil of the Kingdom weighs heavily on its Princess, whose citizens question her fitness to rule them. As the unrest spreads to the outer parts of the land, the Lord Hero finds himself unable to contain the impending conflict, and must make a dangerous choice about where his loyalties lie. Post-TP.
Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,411 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 29 - Follows: 34 - Updated: 3/15/2020 - Published: 9/11/2015 - Link, Zelda, Midna
He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not reviews
"Through everything, every victory, every defeat, Asuna had been by his side. After all they had been through together, he wouldn't abandon her so easily. He couldn't." Kirisuna. Post SAO.
Sword Art Online/ソードアート・オンライン - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 2 - Words: 5,852 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 56 - Follows: 23 - Published: 7/22/2018 - Kirito/Kazuto K., Asuna/Asuna Y., Agil/Andrew Gilbert Mills - Complete
The Legend of Zelda: Dawn of Chaos reviews
A false king. A reckless princess. A talented knight. In a technological world where the Goddesses of Hyrule are nothing more than a distant myth, the legendary cycle of reincarnation continues. And only one young swordsman can finally stop it. Breath of the Wild AU. ZeLink.
Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 12 - Words: 33,556 - Reviews: 31 - Favs: 58 - Follows: 86 - Updated: 6/22/2018 - Published: 3/27/2017 - Link, Zelda, Ganondorf
Oceans Apart reviews
Ten years after defeating Ganon, Link returns by himself to Outset Island to take care of his grandmother, temporarily leaving his wife Tetra and their ship behind. To combat the perpetual feeling of missing each other, they decide to exchange letters. Heavy TeLink. Post-WW/PH.
Legend of Zelda - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,296 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 3 - Published: 6/3/2018 - [Link, Tetra]
Unified reviews
Oh, how different things could have been if not for that blasted letter. Rated T for suggestive content and violence.
Assassin's Creed - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,121 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 15 - Published: 3/14/2018 - [Arno D., Élise S.]
His reviews
"So many voices told her she was so many things. Maybe she was weak. Maybe she was naïve. Maybe she was inexperienced. But one thing was sure to her: she was his." Post BotW. ZeLink.
Legend of Zelda - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,529 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 82 - Follows: 16 - Published: 2/5/2018 - [Zelda, Link] - Complete
Return to Termina 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. Rated T for dark themes and graphic violence.
Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 5 - Words: 9,944 - Reviews: 34 - Favs: 31 - Follows: 42 - Updated: 10/15/2016 - Published: 1/7/2016 - Link, Zelda, Kafei, Romani
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