Ok can… we talk about this 👀
So while I know the game developers definitely put the panel over the window so Zelda’s Loftwing could stick his head through in the beginning cutscene, just…imagine the possibilities if that hadn’t been the reason
We all know Link breaks stuff. It’s a trademark characteristic of his. What if one of those things was windows? He kept accidentally smashing the stained glass window in his room (the kind that literally every other room in the Academy has…) and finally Gaepora is just like “Link! You can’t keep breaking these stained glass windows, they’re expensive and take time to make!” (Another headcanon— Sparrot somehow knows how to make stained glass windows. He’s got so many odds and ends in his house anyway).
But the thing is, Link hasn’t actually done all of the breaking. Most of it, sure, like the time he messed up while carving and chucked the block of wood in frustration and smashed the glass, or the time when he (somehow) tripped into the window. But there were other times when it wasn’t his fault.
Like the time Zelda yelled “Link! Catch!” and launched a mini pumpkin at Link, not knowing he had dozed off at his desk. He woke up to the sound of shattering glass and swore to Zelda he would take the blame (which he did).
Or the time Groose, furious after Link and Zelda attended a dance together (“as friends!” Link squeaked in desperation as Groose hurled him against the wall) stormed into Link’s room and, after battering him around quite a bit, accidentally punched the window when Link ducked.
Or the time Fledge and Pipit were messing around with Link’s old stuffed toy Remlit and ended up breaking the window. (Each claims it was the other’s fault).
But in the end, the evidence still all points to Link. “No more windows for you,” Gaepora intones firmly, and with that, a wooden panel is nailed over Link’s window. It can be opened, of course, so he can see outside and let light in and whatnot, and Link actually likes it better since he can stick his head out and breathe the fresh air and feel the wind when it’s raining outside.
He and Zelda now mess around in his room a lot, throwing stuff around and enjoying the fact that they can’t break the window now, and Zelda draws Link pictures and writes him notes in class that he pins to the panel. Pipit, Link, Fledge, Zelda and Karane use it to play darts sometimes, and Gaepora just chuckles and thinks “thank the goddess he’s not going to break any more glass.”
25 Zelda X Karane
25. “I can’t believe you talked me into this!”
ok so like. A few notes. I am shit at writing. I just thought about gay yearning and went with it. I wrote this in the span of two hours in the middle of the night. Horrifying quality, prepared by ballad.
Zelda takes Karane to the surface for the first time!
Karane looked at Zelda. The two stood on the deck looking towards the green pillar of light in the clouds. Zelda had invited to take Karane to the Surface early to introduce her to the area. She said it was like nothing anyone had ever seen before. Naturally, Karane said yes. She was curious about this “surface.”
“Are you ready?” Zelda asked, she took Karane’s hand. Karane couldn’t help but notice the sensation of their fingers interlocking.
“I’m ready.” Karane smiled.
“Come on then! You’re going to love it down there!” Zelda started running towards the edge of the deck, dragging Karane along with her. The two jumped off, landing on their respective loftwings. Karane followed Zelda.
They flew to the bottom of the pillar.
“I can’t believe you talked me into this!” Karane yelled as they sky-dived from their loftwings. The two were now in free fall next to each other, about to land on the surface. She closed her eyes, the anticipation was building.
“Hold on!” Zelda took her sailcloth out, and Karane panicked and held on to the girl’s hips. Karane blushed when she realized what she’d done. This felt awkward. Was it awkward? Was she supposed to do that? She tried not to look too much at how Zelda’s golden hair curled around her soft skin, or how her soft pink lips curled into a smile that was more gorgeous than the sunset. Karane dismissed these thoughts.
“Here we are!” Zelda exclaimed. Karane let go of the girl right as they reached the ground. They landed on the platform of the goddess statue, overlooking the woods. Karane had never seen this many trees in her entire life. The woods went on for miles, extending as far as the eye could see. There was one tree that towered above them all, showing it’s leaves to the whole world. The crystalline lake glistened with the sounds of rushing water and tweeting birds. The birds were so small! Zelda was right, she couldn’t believe how gorgeous this place was. She loved this place already! She had never seen anything so beautiful. Besides Zelda, of course. She turned, and saw that the blonde was looking at her.
“Welcome to the Surface!” She laughed. “What do you think?”
“I think I’m going to like it here.” Karane smiled at Zelda. The two sat on the ledge and basked in the morning light.
“See? Told you you’d like it here!” Zelda teased. Karane smiled, enjoying her partner’s company.
Important realizations today
Fandom: Skyward Sword
A/N: HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE WONDERFUL AND AMAZING @alphagirl404!!!!! I hope you enjoy this Florielle oneshot as much as I enjoyed writing it, and that you have had an absolutely fantabulous birthday so far!! <3 :)
It was a beautiful day on Skyloft, and Fledge was absolutely miserable. Seated on the grass surrounded by Link, Karane, Pipit, and Zelda, he stared at his hands in embarrassed silence, having just basically confessed to them that he had a major crush on Orielle.
The four knights traded glances, wordless communication passing between them, before turning back to Fledge. “So Fledge…” asked Pipit carefully. “You like her then?”
Fledge sighed and nodded, staring at the grass and thinking of he and Orielle’s relationship. They had been friends since they were small, ever since the time Fledge was being bullied by Groose (now a close friend of his) and Orielle, then a three foot tall ball of feistiness with her hair in pigtails, had chased him off. “Wanna be friends?” she had asked Fledge, offering him a toothy grin, and he had nodded shyly, his eyes wide.
Ever since then, they were practically inseparable.
But as they started to grow up, to get to the age when feelings started to happen, things got….a little awkward.
Awkward as in Fledge blushed and stammered every time Orielle said anything to him.
Awkward as in he would make excuses just to get away from the nerve-wracking thing that was talking to Orielle.
Awkward as in they started talking less, to the point where Fledge would go and hide whenever Orielle came to see him.
They were drifting apart, and Fledge felt like it was his fault. But he just couldn’t gather the courage to talk to the girl who had been his crush for the past….eight years, was it? He wasn’t sure. He’d lost count a long time ago.
Anyway, they were drifting apart—that was all he knew.
And his crush on her was only getting bigger. Plus, he really missed talking to her. So, after a few weeks of debate, he decided to let his friends in on his dilemma.
They clearly thought that the solution was simple. “Ask her out,” was the first thing Link had to say.
Fledge jumped, staring up at Link. He stammered, feeling his ears turn red. “I-I can’t ask her out. She just sees me as a friend.”
“You’re no more a friend to her than I am to Zelda,” said Link with a smirk, shooting a look at his recently-turned-girlfriend. “You two are head over heels for each other and you need to do something about it.” He regarded Fledge sternly. “Come on! Pick her some flowers! Tell her her hair looks nice! Make her a sculpture!”
“I-I can’t do that,” said Fledge, looking scared.
“Sure you can,” chirped Zelda. “She’ll say yes, I know she will. Come ooonn, Fledge. You can do it!”
“Yeah, bro, you got this!” added Pipit. “A word of advice— try to act kind of aloof, then—”
“Pipit!” Karane smacked his arm, then turned to Fledge with a grin. “Don’t listen to him. He doesn’t know what he’s talking about. You have to let her know you like her, okay?”
Fledge groaned, dropping his head in his hands. “But it’s so embarrassing.”
“Embarrassing?” Link snorted. “Sure it’s embarrassing, but once you get through it and find out she likes you as much as you like her—” He looked bashfully at Zelda. “Then you’re both embarrassed, so it doesn’t matter.”
“That doesn’t help!” Fledge protested. “In fact it makes it w—”
“FLEDGE!” a voice boomed suddenly.
Fledge froze, then sighed when he recognized the voice. A moment later, Groose landed his Loftwing on the tiny floating island the friends were grouped on, hopping off and striding over to Fledge. “What’s this I hear about you and your girl problems?”
Fledge blushed to the tips of his ears. “I-I don’t have any,” he stammered.
“Don’t lie to me,” Groose said, raising an eyebrow. “I know you got a crush on Orielle. I don’t blame ya, actually.” He cracked his knuckles, then took a seat beside Fledge on the grass. “So what’re you struggling with?”
“Telling her he likes her,” said Pipit bluntly.
Groose snorted. “Do ya have to tell her? I mean she would be pretty dense if she hadn’t figured that out by now—” He cleared his throat upon seeing Fledge glaring at him. “Well, anyway, now ya got Groose to help ya.” He ran a hand through his hair.
“Actually, we’ve been trying to help him with that,” snickered Link. “And so far it hasn’t gone well.”
Groose pursed his lips, looking thoughtful. “Well…how about ya ask her out somewhere, making it sound like it’s just as friends, and then ya tell her? Just imagine. A dinner under the stars…just the two of ya….”
Fledge blushed. “It does sound rather nice,” he admitted.
“Of course it does!” Groose clapped him on the back. “So go and ask ‘er out!”
Fledge gulped. “Where would we go?”
“The Lumpy Pumpkin is your best bet. I mean, I doubt you’d wanna eat in Knight Academy’s dining hall for your first date, amiright?” Groose laughed and slung an arm around Fledge’s shoulders, resulting in an “ooof” from the smaller boy.
“Yeah, I guess that sounds good,” Fledge agreed hesitantly, nodding. “We like going there anyway. It’ll just seem like any normal thing.”
“You have to bring her flowers,” said Link.
“And pull out her chair for her,” added Pipit.
“And say a buncha sweet stuff,” Groose put in sagely.
Zelda giggled. “I’m so excited for you guys.”
Fledge blushed for probably the thousandth time that day and scratched his head. “Yeah, me too. I’m also really nervous.”
“No, you’ll be fine,” soothed Karane. “It’ll go well. I promise.”
Fledge smiled. “Thanks.”
Groose jumped up suddenly, grabbing Fledge and pulling him to his feet. “Come on, buddy! We gotta get you fixed up!”
“B-but—” Fledge’s protests were in vain. Groose practically shoved him off of the island, so he gave up, whistled for his Loftwing, and followed his friends back to Skyloft.
Back in his room at Knight Academy, Groose, Pipit, and Link rummaged through Fledge’s wardrobe for something he could wear. They finally decided on a pale orange, long sleeved shirt, dark brown trousers, a red stomach warmer, a belt, and shoes. Fledge stubbornly kept his scarf (it gave him courage). Then he wrestled his hair into some kind of style, picked some flowers from down by the waterfall, and received his friends’ moral support.
“Ya got this, buddy,” cheered Groose.
“It’ll be fine! I’m sure she likes you back, Fledge!” added Zelda.
“Go get her!!” said Pipit and Karane at the same time, then they laughed.
“Let us know how it goes!” Link put in.
Fledge drew a deep breath, nodded, and offered them a wave and a smile before turning and walking down towards Orielle’s house.
The flower stems were clinging to his palms when he arrived, his hands shaky and slightly sweaty. He raised a hand and knocked loudly on the door, then stepped back, wanting to run and hide.
A few beats passed, and then the door creaked open to reveal Orielle, who stood before him with slightly messy hair and a sleepy expression. “Hmm? Oh, it’s you, Fledge.” She yawned and rubbed a hand across her face. “What’s up?”
“Oh…uh….” Fledge gulped, shoving the flowers behind his back. “Sorry, if now’s a bad time I can come back—”
“Oh, gosh, not at all,” Orielle said, blinking. “I was sewing a bandage for an injured loftwing’s foot and I must have fallen asleep.” She chuckled wryly, then tilted her head. “You look nice. What’s going on?”
“I—I was wondering if maybe you wanted to go out to dinner tonight. We haven’t been in a while, I thought maybe—”
Orielle brightened so visibly that Fledge felt compelled to blush. “I’d love to!” she exclaimed. “Just let me get ready real quick.”
The door swung shut in his face, and Fledge was left to stand with his face burning.
A few minutes later Orielle opened the door again, and Fledge’s breath caught. She had braided her hair and wound it into a bun at the back of her head. She had changed into a lovely yellow dress with orange accents, and brown leather boots. She smiled at Fledge. “Ready to go?”
“Oh, uh, actually—” He paused, then thrust the now wilted flowers in her face. “I picked these for you,” he squeaked.
Orielle reddened, taking the flowers. “Oh, thank you so much,” she said, then re-entered her house to put them in water. She returned a second later and pulled the door closed.
“Shall we go?”
They leaped off of Skyloft and flew to the Lumpy Pumpkin, where they took a table on the top of the restaurant. “We’ve never eaten up here before,” Orielle commented, glancing around.
“Yeah,” Fledge said nervously, noticing that there was no one else up with them. He swallowed, then grabbed the menu and paged through it, wondering what he should order. He could go with his usual, pumpkin soup, but at the moment he was more inclined to get something else.
“I think I’m going to get the cheese soufflé,” mused Orielle, staring at the menu. “What about you, Fledge?”
“Oh…ah….” He frowned, concentrating. “I think I’ll get the lasagna. Wanna split a pie for dessert?”
“Yeah,” she agreed, setting down her menu and glancing into the distant sunset.
A few minutes later Kina emerged on the roof, bearing a notepad. She smiled at Fledge and Orielle. “Hey, guys! What do you wanna order?”
“Cheese soufflé,” Orielle said, “and a glass of pumpkin cider.”
“I’ll have the lasagna and some hot tea, please,” Fledge added.
Kina wrote their orders down, then nodded. “Be back in just a sec!” She disappeared into the restaurant again, leaving them alone.
Orielle turned and smiled at him. “So!” she said cheerfully. “Why the sudden invitation to dinner? It’s been a while since we’ve really talked.”
“Well…I…” Fledge scratched the back of his neck with his hand. “You see…” He could feel a blush staining his cheeks. “Orielle, what I really asked you out for is….”
She looked at him expectantly.
“Ok, well, for a date,” Fledge said desperately, wanting to bang his head on the table. “I asked you out on a date. I…I really like you, Orielle. As more than a friend.” He bit his lip, staring at his hands. “I know you probably don’t feel the same way, but that’s why it’s been so awkward lately, why I haven’t been talking to you. I…I was scared. I’m sorry…”
“Fledge,” Orielle interrupted, causing him to look up at her. She was staring at him with a huge smile on her face.
“W-what?” he said tremulously.
“I like you too, idiot. As in, a lot. I’ve missed talking with you. I’ve missed being around you. I can’t tell you how much my heart leaped when you asked me out for dinner.” She reached across the table and grabbed his hand in a gentle squeeze. “I’m glad you said something. I was starting to think you never would.”
“Wait,” Fledge said, his ears turning pink. “You knew?!”
“Of course,” she laughed. “I think everyone did.”
“Omigosh, this is so embarrassing,” groaned Fledge, and this time he did bang his head on the table.
“Fledge, look at me,” Orielle said with a laugh. After a long moment he raised his head to do so.
She giggled at him. “It’s supposed to be embarrassing, Fledge.”
“Y-you’re embarrassed, too??”
“Of course, silly,” she said. “Can’t you see me turning twenty different shades of red?”
Fledge stared at her, and sure enough she was the color of a tomato. He snickered, and before long he and Orielle were wheezing with laughter.
Kina abruptly showed up, bearing glasses with their drinks. She paused and stared at them. Fledge looked at her and grinned sheepishly. “Hey, Kina.”
“Wait so….” Kina raised an eyebrow, setting their drinks down. “How did it go?”
“How did what—”
Orielle chuckled, catching onto what Kina was hinting at. “It went great, Kina. We like each other.”
“OH HYLIA,” shrieked Kina, and turned and bolted back down into the restaurant. A moment later, a resounding cheer echoed from the interior. Fledge could distinguish the voices of Groose and Link among them.
He turned and grinned at Orielle. “I guess our friends followed us,” he said with a laugh.
“I guess so,” Orielle shrugged, smiling back. She raised her glass of pumpkin cider. “A toast?”
Fledge raised his own glass of tea. “To what?” he asked.
Orielle smiled, blushing a little. “To my best friend— and, er, boyfriend— Fledge.”
“To my best friend, and girlfriend, Orielle,” Fledge returned shyly.
Their glasses clinked together, and the two best friends drank under a purplish-pink sky, as in the distance the moon began to rise.
THEYrE SO CUTE OMG
KARANE BLUSHInG !!!
Zelda SMILiNG AUGHhHhh!!!
they’re so cute tysm 🥺💕💖💘💞💕💖💞💝💕💖💘💞💖💘💞💖💞💕💖💞💕💖💖💖
I’m sick but i wanted to post art today so low effort karane redraw snsndnsn
You could do pride headcannons for everyone if you want or rank ships? Idk it’s up to you
hcs for main characters
Link: trans bi king we stan !!! demiguy he/they
Zelda : demigirl lesbian she/they
Groose: biromantic asexual demiguy they/he
Impa: lesbian, nb they/them
Ghirahim : I don’t even know
Fi: Bi and demigirl, they/she
side characters that I like:
Peatrice: She/Her trans demisexual???
Orielle is def a asexual lesbian
Karane: BI QuEEN!!
I’m too tired to do anyone else so if u have someone in mind feel free to ask💖
this looks bad but uh Zelrane roleswap my beloved
Happy Valentine's Day to @skyward-sapphic!!!
Valentine’s Day something…
*points at Zelda and Karane* Homosexual activity
link you hypocrite
you said requests were open so. can you draw a ship, that many others don't like/ don't ship but you like? if you don't have one you can just draw your otp <33 ily /p and your art
Zelda: googled my symptoms and turns out I have to have a pretty girl kiss me
Karane: Zelda. Are you serious right now.
Zelda: yes, yes I am.
Imagine this: Karane in Gerudo garb
if you want more prompts....
Goddess Peatrice Fool 1 E
Hero Fi sounds of crying F 5
Hero Zelda Kin list D 2
and Hero Karane Volcano G 4
(feel free to pick the one u like the most ily Bestie)
but what if I like them all and cannot pick bestie?
Today in Rus's Arts I draw MORE stuff for @skyward-sapphic >:D
More SKSW role swap Au's bc uh I love Ballad's!!!
Rare pair SkSw wlw brain ROT
Edit: ZELDA BLUSHIES + MISSING EARS HAVE BEEN ADDED
References under the cut:
Part 1 and Part 2
Drew this while destressing! Skyview temple my beloved
Hero! Karane au!
+ what Karane was saying. bad word warning
“You stupid fuckinf idiot. Who the fuck taught you to put your tongue on a girl?? I’ll slap your stupid fucking earrings df and then shove it up your ass you stupid fuck. STOP FuCKING TElEpORTING- OR ILL BEAt ThE EVERLIVINg- ok?? You wanna play??? You stupid bitch-