Little Dove (Linked Universe Oneshot)
Lord it’s only been a few days and I have written like four stories what is happening to me
Hello! Linked Universe is literally the reason I got a tumblr account, and this idea would not stop pestering, so I wrote a very brief little story with the Chain featuring Sky most prominently. This story is mostly for laughs, so serious topics like opinions on goddesses were glossed over. Enjoy. :)
Summary: When the Chain end up in the Hero of the Wild’s Hyrule, Sky makes an unexpected discovery at a certain sacred spring.
The Chain had spent almost a week in the Champion’s Hyrule and most of them had come to the conclusion that it was almost as insane as the Traveler’s Hyrule, though far more beautiful and expansive.
It was also exhausting.
Sky sighed as he sat at the edge of camp, leaning against a tree. They were getting settled for the evening, but the Champion, excited to show them the sights in his land, was talking about how a spring was nearby that he wanted them to see. Sky honestly just wanted to rest, but he was interested to look at it if it promised any kind of structure remaining in this beautiful and haunted land. The entire week they’d spent here had been out in the wild with hardly a traveler seen. It was almost as isolating as the Surface had been when Sky had first gone to it.
Since it was dusk and the majority of the group was getting unpacked, Sky figured they might have to look for the spring tomorrow. However, a whisper on the wind caught his ear, and he turned to ask if anyone else had heard it. Seeing as everyone was busy and chatting, it seemed unlikely. Sky almost chalked it up to nothing, but he heard it again, and he stood straight, his senses on alert.
He had a feeling a déjà vu, and he was suddenly reminded of the first time he’d heard Fi. Except this didn’t sound like Fi… but he could tell it was familiar. He just wasn’t sure who it sounded like.
Curious, he grabbed the Master Sword and strapped it back on, walking hesitantly into the wilderness. The voice continued to call to him, and after what seemed like a short amount of time, he found himself entering an area with small waterfalls and pillars, and—
This place. It was… it was the Earth Spring.
Sky looked around wildly. Had he fallen through a portal and not realized it? He hadn’t felt anything. But the more he looked, the more he realized that while similar, this was not the Earth Spring that he knew. The pillars were far more dilapidated, and the crest of the goddesses was nowhere to be found, though a statue of Hylia remained, the stone well-worn and slightly overgrown.
“Link.” The voice whispered.
It was at this point that he realized it was coming from the statue. Approaching slowly, he gazed into the stone eyes. He was going to speak when a bright ray of sunshine pierced through the clouds, shining on the statue. Sky shielded his eyes, blinking profusely, and then the light seemed to fade a little. Moving his hand, he gasped.
Zelda was there, dressed in all white.
“Zelda?” he asked breathlessly.
Zelda smiled, tears shimmering in her eyes. “Oh, Link. I’ve missed you.”
Sky let out a delighted laugh, running to her. Zelda held out her arms and immediately hugged him, scooping him up at the waist. It was then that he realized for some reason that she was insanely tall – his feet were dangling off the ground as she held him to be just a little above eye level with her.
“You’re… how did…?” Sky looked at her face, her beautiful radiant face. Her height wasn’t the only thing that was off – her eyes seemed older. But it was still unmistakably his Zelda.
She smiled, nuzzling her nose against his. “Don’t think too hard about it, sleepyhead. I’m just glad I get to see you. It’s been so long.”
There was a deep sadness to her voice, one that he couldn’t quite understand. It made him ache for her, and he wrapped his arms around her neck, hugging her tightly. She trembled in the hold, and he swore he heard her sniffle. His heart hurt at the sound of it, and he held on all the more tightly. He’d missed her too.
Eventually he pulled away from her enough to look her in the eyes once more. Pure love reflected in them, and he bent in to kiss her. Zelda returned it in full, even more so than he was honestly expecting, and his heart and mind raced at the sensation. One of her arms slipped up his back and into his hair, and he moaned into her, running his own hands through her long golden locks. His lips slipped off hers and to her chin, tracing small kisses along her jaw. He heard her sigh pleasurably, raising her head so her neck was exposed to him, and he took the invitation.
“Link,” she gasped in his ear, making his skin tingle. She kissed it, and he breathlessly made his way back to her lips, wrapping his legs around her.
Unbeknownst to either of them, the spring was no longer deserted, and eight other Heroes were very awkwardly standing in the entrance, having been guided there by Wild, who had insisted they see the Spring of Courage before dinner, not expecting to find Sky making out with a seven-foot-tall glowing goddess. Warriors slowly raised his hand to cover Wind’s eyes, and the younger one was far too stunned by the scene to protest.
The passionate kissing continued, and the goddess’ Chosen Hero somehow managed to deepen the kiss. The glowing woman sighed into him, her hand slipping from his hair to the brooch around his sailcloth. A quick motion of fingers snapped it off, and Sky didn’t even seem to notice.
Time cleared his throat very loudly.
Sky abruptly broke the kiss, eyes wide. “G-guys!”
The glowing woman smiled fondly at the group, lowering Sky to the ground. The Hero of the Sky took a step towards them, stammering, and realized his sailcloth was floating innocently in the water. He scooped it up, face flaming red, and then said, “U-uh… you—you haven’t met my Zelda yet, have you?”
With an awkward laugh, he motioned behind him and turned to see nothing there. Startled, he looked around wildly. “Zelda?”
“Sky…” the Champion said slowly. “That… wasn’t Zelda.”
Sky whirled on him. “What? What are you talking about? Of course it was!”
“That was Hylia.”
Sky blinked. And blinked again. And blinked again.
Warriors smirked. “Wow, lover boy. You know, when I pray I never expect to meet the deities in such an… intimate manner. That must have been quite the experience.”
Legend snorted. “Tell me, is it possible to cheat on your girlfriend with herself?”
Time grunted. “Anything’s possible.”
Sky hid his face in his sailcloth, mumbling unintelligibly. He didn’t speak for the rest of the night.
But far above, Hylia—Zelda—watched over him, smiling. It had been millennia since she’d interacted her Link, seen his smile, heard his voice. She wasn’t ashamed to have taken the opportunity.
“Until we meet again, my little Dove,” she whispered into the wind, and she saw him pause as he alone heard it. He looked up at the sky and then realization struck him, and he smiled gently, closing his eyes and listening to her voice singing his ballad in the breeze.