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It was a normal day. The chain assumed they were in an in-between age somewhere around Time and Twi's eras. It was partly cloudy, and the sun only occasionally peeked from behind the clouds. The air was warm, not too hot and not too cold, and the cool breeze was welcomed with opened arms. It was a perfectly normal and calm day. The Links were discussing common interests and similarity between their worlds. The current subject was their gods. Hylia, Din, Nauru, Farore, even Oshus, Zephos, and Cyclos.
"Well, I know of the Golden Goddesses' existence, but I don't worship them or anything. They don't do much for my world anymore," Wind commented, "I mean, they flooded Hyrule centuries before I was born and that was the last people really saw of them. I mean flooded in a good way, by the way!"
"Well, Wind, that's interesting," Time remarked, "In my time, Din, Nauru, and Farore are mainly worshipped. I never knew who Hylia was before this journey, but I suppose it's her to blame for my journey. The Hero of Time certainly doesn't sound like something the Golden Goddesses would come up with."
"Oh, I have some opinions on Hylia!" Sky shouted.
"We know, Sky," everyone replied.
"No, seriously!" Sky got serious all of a sudden, and a nearly glazed look fell over his eyes, "Hylia quite literally manipulated me. And did some weird mind stuff with Zelda before she reincarnated as her. She messed with her memories and stuff," explained Sky.
"Really? That's new," Twilight replied, "Especially coming from you, Sky."
The silence that followed was almost awkward, so Wild spoke up, "Well, we sure know that the veteran hates the Goddesses," he half-joked.
Legend looked up from his journal at this, and looked Wild straight in the eye, and said, "I can't hate something I don't believe in."
This comment made everyone stop in their tracks, turn around, and stare at Legend with looks of pure confusion on their faces.
"You… You don't believe in the goddesses?" Warriors spoke up, "You have to believe in something, though, right?"
Legend looked at Warriors and replied, "I do, I'm Christian. I believe in God? Not the goddesses. I've met Nayru, Farore and Din before, they're just people like you and I. Theyve got fucked up lives, but theyre still people," he started, "For some of you they might be goddesses, but to me they're just human." Nobody quite seemed to see Hyrule's eyes light up at Legend's statement.
"Well, what would you say about our common deities? What about the Wind Fish from the legends? We've all heard of that," Wind asked.
"The Wind Fish is just that, a deity. A being that just so happens to have higher power than us in our universe. Not a god." Legend explained.
"Okay!" Wind accepted, "That's pretty cool, actually."
"I'm glad you think so, sailor."
The group continued their walk, following a stream they just found to hopefully lead to civilization. Before long, Wild spoke up.
"Legend, how does God work? What's their name? How do you even know they're real?" he questioned.
Legend thought for a moment, before slowing down to walk next to Wild.
"Well, I know He's real because I just, know, I guess. Have you ever met the Golden Goddesses?" Legend asked.
"And yet you still believe in them? Why is that?"
"I just," Wild hesitated for a moment, "I just have faith, I guess. I just. Know."
"That's how I feel with God," Legend started, "I've never met Him, or even had conversations with Him like you and Hylia, but I just hold my faith that He's real. I just know that He's there. You get it?"
"Yeah, kinda. You still didn't answer my other questions, though!" Wild complained.
"Well, God's name isn't actually God, but it's not okay to say His real name. It is too holy to be said aloud. So, people just call him God."
Wind spoke up, having been listening in on their conversation, "But what about other gods? Wouldn't that get confusing?"
"In Christianity, there is one God and one God only. That is why we refer to Him with just 'God'." Legend explained, "As for Wild's first question, it's difficult to answer.
"God is an eternal being, who created all things. For some other people here, Farore created living things, Din created land, and Nayru gave law. For me, God gave all of that. God is with us every step of the way, and He is always there for us. He takes care of us, and will take care of us more if needed. He will give us knowledge and power to lead a successful life if we do so let him," Legend explained, a small smile on his face, "Like I said, hard to explain, but God just. Does everything, I guess? I'm not quite sure how to say how He works, exactly, but I just know He does."
"Okay. That's not confusing at all! Thanks, Legend!" Wild said, trying his best to sound nice. He did not understand. Not one bit. It was very confusing. "Okay, maybe it's a little confusing. Also kinda weird."
Legend laughed, a rare sound. "And you say a goddess making land rise to the sky for human protection isn't?"
"I didn't say that!" Wild sounded appalled, "Besides, Hylia is real, probably. I've spoken to her and Sky knows her personally!"
Sky spoke up, "Hylia actually isn't a goddess anymore, Wild! She reincarnated as my Zelda. In your era, she's probably just a powerful ghost of some sort."
"Well, whatever you guys think is real or not, to me, I don't give much of a shit about most religions," joked Legend.
"Hey, Legend?" Hyrule asked.
The chain finally found a town, and they were resting at an inn by the name of 'Irene's Inn'. It was a well-run and well-priced inn. Irene really knew how to run the place, she had 12 groups just that night.
Legend turned to him, "Yeah, Roolie?"
"I just wanted to let you know that you're not the only Christian. I figured it might be weird thinking you're the only one. I mean, I know it felt weird for me before you said you were, so I wanted to let you know." Hyrule smiled.
"Really? That's cool," Legend grinned, an unusual sight, "Here I thought I'd be the only one."
"Yeah, it's pretty cool," Hyrule started, "But, you know how I'm your successor, right? I would like for you to know that if we go to my Hyrule at some point, you will be worshipped by random strangers. In the tales, you're known as, like, God reborn."
Legend gave him a weird look, "Wait, what?"
"Yeah! After meeting you, it's a bit odd, I mean, you? God reborn? No way. I'd be more inclined to believe God reborn would be Wild, not you!" Hyrule joked, "And that's saying something."
"Woah woah woah, slow down. I'm called God reborn in your time? But I'm not! I'm Link. I'm Legend. I might be a hero, yeah, but I'm not God!" he explained. His thoughts of 'God doesn't kill everybody living on a peaceful island ' were left unsaid.
"After meeting you now, I can't help but realize the same. You're just a-" Hyrule cut himself off, "You're like me. Or like Time. Even Wind! We all share the Triforce of Courage, even if we are all completely different. We have tons of strange similarities. And strange differences."
"Yeah, what about it?"
"I honestly don't know where I'm going with this," Hyrule chuckled, "Sorry about that, Legend."
"Don't apologise. Now, tell me, what do you think of Hylia? I'm curious."
"Legend, there's some odd stories regarding Hylia. I was wondering if there were any, how do I put this, silly stories or odd things about Christianity?" asked Sky, "Sorry if that seems rude, buy if there's weird stories and rules regarding Hylia I thought maybe their would be with your god, too."
Legend glanced up at Sky, "I mean, yeah, I guess so. Defining odd rules. I can't say the names of other gods, for one. I don't include the Golden Goddesses and Hylia in that, as Hylia is now mortal and I know the Golden Goddesses personally and they're just oracles."
"That's intriguing." Sky said.
"I'd like to think so. I also can't eat fats or blood, which is why when Wild joined you and I that I asked him to avoid fat if he's cooking meat."
"Really?" Sky looked a little surprised, "I thought you just wouldn't like it. I mean, I asked for no meat I guess."
"You did, didn't you?" Legend commented, "Do you want to know one of the oddest rules in Christianity?"
"Yes." Sky said, with zero hesitation.
"If I am fighting another man," he started, "I must chop his wife's hand off if she grabs my genitals."
Sky gave him a weird look, "Huh?"
Legend put his hands up in the air, "You heard me!"
"Wait wait wait, what?!"
"I don't know man! Religions can be weird, coming from a religious guy."
"Yeah, but that's, like, next level!"
"I guess you could say so, yeah."