Well, I've decided to put another one of my ongoing stories up here. This one being from The Legend of Zelda series, as the title shows. Like with Super Ridley Bros. I'll add one chapter every 2~3 days until I get caught up, then add new chapters as I finish them. Spoiler: Chapter 1 The land of Hyrule has always been considered a place of wonder and magic. But it had a dark side as well. In a day long past, before the land was even known as Hyrule, a demon named Demise tried to conquer it. He was stopped by the machinations of the Goddess, Hylia and at the hand of her chosen hero, Link. But in his dying breath, Demise laid a curse on Hyrule that an incarnation of his wrath would always plague the land. This great evil has taken many forms since then, but none more well-known or as feared as Ganondorf. Ganondorf was once the King of the Gerudo people, but in his schemes had taken the Triforce of Power and used it to become a being beyond mortality and plague the land with his darkness time after time. But every time darkness rises, two lights rise to strike it down. Hylia’s bloodline, the royal family of Hyrule, will always produce a princess by the name of Zelda to guide her people through even the most troubling of times and lead them against any who would challenge peace. At the same time, a new hero sharing the same heroic spirit as Hylia’s chosen will appear to defend the land against evil and defeat any would try and bring darkness into the land. But every time light would destroy darkness, a new darkness would rise to take its place. And this time was no different. Ganondorf and broken free of his imprisonment yet again to conquer Hyrule. He had twisted the land into his own dark image and entrapped Princess Zelda in her own castle, now warped into Ganon’s Tower. The new hero, Link, was working towards defeating Ganondorf and had, at last, gathered the three magical items he needed to perform that daunting task. Armed with the Master Sword, a Hylian Shield, a quiver full of Light Arrows and the Triforce of Courage itself, Link approached Ganon’s Tower on horseback as fast as he could. As Link reached the entrance to the black tower, he dismounted his horse and walked up to the gate. A field of darkness prevented anyone from entering the tower without Ganondorf’s permission, but using the three magical trinkets he had gathered, Link was able to dispel the dark barrio and enter Ganon’s Tower. The first room of the tower was a large antechamber. Link made his way to the opposite end of the room but as he approached the door, large iron bars slammed shut blocking his way. Link heard a familiar reptilian growl and he turned around to see two Lizalfos crawling down the walls and jumping onto the ground. The lizard monsters charged at Link, who lifted up his shield and blocked their vicious tail swings. He then pulled out the Master Sword and quickly made short work of the Lizalfos. The iron bars blocking the door lifted back up and Link entered the next room. Inside the main chamber of the tower’s first floor, two Darknuts were waiting for Link, one in black armor and one in white. As Link approached them, the two lifted up their massive swords and charged at Link. Link quickly pulled out his bow and started firing Light Arrows at the white one. It tried to block the arrows with its shield, but the light magic the arrows were infused with allowed them to pierce right through it and strike the armored warrior down. Unfortunately for Link, the black Darknut was able to close the distance between them in that time and swung his mighty sword down on the hero, who was barely able to deflect the blow with his shield. As the Darknut lifted its sword again, Link was able to strafe the knight and slash at it from behind. The Darknut spun around to hit Link with its sword, but Link was able to backflip out of the way of the blow and pull out his bow again. He fired a Light Arrow at the Darknut’s head, which cracked open its helmet, but only graved its cheek. The Darknut, with its canine face now exposed, tried to strike Link down, but Link was too fast and hit the Darknut with a Light Arrow to the torso. The Darknut collapsed and exploded in a puff of smoke, leaving only a key behind. Link picked up the key and used it to open a door leading the staircase to the next floor. At the top of the staircase was a door that Link opened and stepped through into a large, dark room much like the one he had just left. Inside, a group of moblins was waiting for him. Link pulled out a bomb from his pouch and threw it at the moblins as they approached. One of the large boar-men tried to swat the bomb away, but instead the bomb exploded, knocking the moblins back and providing a brief smoke cover for Link to run up and dispatch the enemies. Link continued to make his way up the tower, with each floor being home to stronger and stronger enemies until finally, he made his way to the tenth floor. In the room that greeted him, a large armored figure awaited. The design of the armor was similar to that of the Darknuts he had fought earlier, but the size was too great for it to be one of them. Both Link and the Mighty Darknut unsheathed their swords and the battle commenced. They both ran in a clockwise circle and Link dropped a bomb from his pouch. The Mighty Darknut sidestepped to dodge the blast and swung down its greatsword above Link, who reacted by holding his Hylian Shield above his head to block the attack, then strafed his opponent and slashed the Might Darknut across its back. The Master Sword sliced through the thick armor like bread. The Mighty Darknut gave out a noise that sounded like a howl and quickly turned around, bashing Link with the flat side of its blade and knocking the hero to the ground. The Mighty Darknut raised its sword above Link and plunged it down. Link rolled out of the way of the attack and left behind a bomb that exploded as it was struck by the Mighty Darknut. Link took no time to hesitate as he slashed at the Mighty Darknut’s back again, this time causing the armor to fall off and he stabbed the Mighty Darknut in the back. The armored giant let out another howl as it exploded into a dark cloud, leaving behind a large purple and gold key. Link picked up the Boss Key and ascended the final set of stairs. As he reached their top he found a large set of doors. Link used the key to unlock the final doors and walked into Ganon’s throne room. Inside the large chamber, he found Princess Zelda lying on the floor and ran to her, ignoring the doors as they slammed shut behind him. Link reached out his hand to touch the princess’ cheek and found it to be cold. He had been too late to save her. Link turned around at the sound of slow clapping as Ganondorf walked up to him. In a blind fury, Link rose and tried to charge the King of Evil, but found that he could not move from the spot. A pair of Floormasters had grabbed him by the ankles and were holding him in place. “You’ve done well to make it this far, hero.” Ganondorf mocked as he walked up to Link, just out of the hero’s reach. “But I’m afraid you haven’t done well enough.” Two more Floormasters shot up from the stone floor and grabbed Link’s wrists, the shadowy black arms forcing the Master Sword out of his hand in the process. “I’m afraid you’ve only walked straight into my trap and that at long last I will gain what I have always sought after.” Ganondorf pulled out his own dark sword and impaled it through the helpless hero’s chest. As the now lifeless Link fell to the ground, the Triforce of Courage within him and Zelda’s Triforce of Wisdom both emerged from their bodies and floated in front of Ganondorf, who released his own Triforce of Power to join them. “At long last, the complete Triforce is mine.” He reached out to the sacred golden triangles. To his mild surprise, it was actually quite cool to the touch, despite holding such tremendous power. “And now I may make a wish upon it.” The King of Evil looked down upon his fallen enemies with a gloating smile. He remembered the countless other Zeldas and Links that he had faced over the centuries. Eventually, his thoughts came to the first pair he had encountered, back when he was still a mortal, and a stray thought popped into his head. “I wonder what it would have been like if we had allied together, rather than be enemies.” Ganondorf froze. He had just spoken those words aloud while touching the Triforce. But surely it wouldn’t count as his wish, though. He hadn’t phrased it as a question after all. As if to confirm his worries, the Triforce began to glow brightly. Ganondorf had but a moment to curse himself for his mistake before he felt his entire world melt away to nothingness as history was rewritten around him and reality was altered. The king of evil had met his final downfall, not at the hands of an enemy, but by a mere stray thought. Feel free to let me know what you think so far.