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20 January 2013 @ 01:02 pm
3 Zelda drabbles  

Title: Sweeter When Lost
Characters: Ghirahim/Zelda (implied)
Rating: G
Summary: He watches her sleeping and thinks: A shame.
Prompt: Mesmerized

He watches her sleeping and thinks: A shame.

A shame that he will, inevitably, have to break such a pretty plaything. A shame that he can't take her for himself, to warp and mold as molten iron. He could make so many things of her: She is untouched by flesh and by shade, and he knows in his rotted, withered heart that those are the things which are the best to corrupt. He could squeeze the innocence from her like ripe fruit. But he can’t. He'll have to slake his thirst on a shame and make-believe. He watches her sleep.

Title: Edge of the Map
Characters: Link/Midna (implied)
Rating: G
Summary: They find their Queen wandering the very brinks of Twilight, steeped in the mire of her own loneliness.
Prompt: Regret

They find their Queen wandering the very brinks of Twilight, steeped in the mire of her own loneliness. It clings to her like water. Her subjects whisper through the empty court halls. It's uncharacteristic of her; some say she is possessed by some demon of lore. Others claim she is heartbroken by the Hero they've met only in stories and half-spoken rumor. It's not like her to regret, and each day she wanders closer and closer to the edge, and they fear one day she'll simply tumble down into the darkness below. She never does. But she comes very close.

Title: Identity
Characters: Zelda (general)
Rating: G
Prompt: Identity

She is a mirror within a mirror.

Peering into her reflection is like peering past time; she is a double, a triple, an infinite scroll of memories, all shared by one name: Zelda. Her own name feels borrowed upon her tongue. Zelda. If she looks too long into the mirror, her reflection changes faces, smiling back at her with eyes that have been erased. Zelda. Their fingers pull through the glass and bring her inside. Zelda. They steal the breath from her lungs, fill her with sawdust. Zelda. Until she is nothing but a name, a reflection rippling across time.