Link sighed contently. For once, he was at peace with himself, nothing was to do, nobody needed saving, the girl from the item shop was stalking him and he was completely alone. Everything was peaceful.
Link sat at the edge of Skyloft, The floating Haven in the sky in which the goddess had placed up there herself, his feet dangled over the edge towards the clouds below.
In his hands, Link held the golden instrument that shined brightly like the sun. It's strings played a soft gentle tune whenever Link's fingers plucked at them. It was the goddess harp that Link held onto long after the battle was over.
A day of peace didn't come often for Link, so for now, he was just enjoying his solitude but unfortunately all good things do come to an end.
"Yo yo Link! Is that you I spy over there?!"Came a loud voice. Link sighed, this time in annoyance, and rested his harm on his lap. He turned his upper torso slightly to match eyes with a golden eyed redhead who was approaching him.
"What do you want Groose?"he asked.
"I just wanted to see how my pal was doing! You know we bros after kicking some sweet booty and saving the world!"Groose chimed as he approached Link, the brunette.
"Um..Groose, Like I've said a million times before, It was me who saved Skyloft and the world, you just tossed bombs, mainly missing most of the time."Link huffed as he turned back to gaze out at the clouds below. Groose was quiet for a moment before plopping down beside Link and grinning a wicked smile at him.
"But my bombs were totally sweet!"he chimed. Link sighed once more and stood.
"Yeah, sure Groose."he says, turning to walk away. quickly, Groose stood and followed him.
"You Link, wait up! Where ya going?"he asks.
"For a walk.."Link replied.
"Well I'll come with you, mr. Hero!"Groose snickered from behind. Link grimaced a bit and cringed at the title. Lately, Link had been called that a lot. It was always, Link the Hero this and Link the Hero that. No longer just Link or even Link the knight.
Everyone saw him as the hero. At first, it was great to have some recognition and no longer be bullied by Groose and his gang but now he could never be left alone.
Wherever he was, Groose would be but it wasn't just Groose. Now Link had fangirls as well, people who had never spoken to him at the knight academy before he was a hero were now all over him. On top of that, he barely got to see Zelda. Ever since she was labled as the goddess, she spent all her time at the goddess statue praying and what not.
Needless to say, Link missed his old life of a normal teenager with his best friend Zelda, before they were such mighty deities. As Link reflected upon his feelings, he failed to notice that Groose had been fighting to gain his attention.
"Link! You in there?!"Groose called. Blinking twice, Link snapped out of his thought and turned his head to look at the Elvis presely impersonator.
"What is it Groose?"He asked.
"Dude..you seem a bit spacey. Are you okay?"Groose asks. Link sighs, he couldn't hide it anymore.
"Groose..have you ever wished that..things could go back to the way they were before we were heroes and Skyloft was attacked?"Link asks. Groose let out a hardy laugh a pat Link's back roughly.
"No way! Then we'd both be bickering and not friends and stuff! Plus we wouldn't be getting all this attention, I mean you're gonna have a freaking statue built of you! Aren;t you excited?!"he cheered. Link shrugged and looked away sadly.
Of course, he wouldn't expect Groose to understand how he was feeling, that guy is an attention hog.
"Y-yeah..you're right. That would suck. Um..I'm gonna go up to the goddess statue and check on Zelda, I'll see you later Groose."he said, stepping away from the large teen. Groose nodded.
"Alright! Catch you later bro!"he says.
"Y-yeah, see ya..bro."Link gave a weak fistpump for emphasis and ran away from Groose before he changed his mind and decides to follow him.
Link walked up the stone steps to the statue solemnly.
"M-maybe you're just not used to the attention. Maybe you need time Link. I-It's not so bad being called a hero right?"Link began to question himself.
"Hey hero! Hey hero!"Link looked up as two small children came running down the steps, paper in hand. They smiled brightly when they reached him.
"Hey hero! Can we have your autograph?!"one child asked. Link stared at the two young children before smiling and nodding.
"S-sure." Quickly, Link took the pen one child had been holding and jotted down his signature on the paper before handing it back to the young ones before him.
"Here ya go." Graciously, the child accepted the paper and beamed.
"Thank you! when I grow up, I'm gonna be just like you!"they said before skipping down the stairs past him. Link sighed.
"Yeah..everyone does.."he mumbled before continuing his stride. Soon enough, Link reached the statue of the goddess where he could hear Zelda's prayers from inside. He walked in quietly where he found said female, praying at the statue.
Not wishing to disturb her, Link shoved his hands in his pants pockets and and propped himself against the stone wall behind him.
"Link..what brings you here?"Zelda asks, turing to her childhood friend. Link looked up and matched eyes with his blonde friend.
"Oh hey Zelda. Um.. I just wanted to talk a bit, you busy?"he asks. Zelda shook her head.
"Never too busy for you Link."She stated with a happy smile but Link was too down to catch the compliment.
"Well uh..lately..I've been having this weird feeling."he begins. Zelda's blue eyes widen in horror.
"F-feeling? What kind of feeling? It isn't Ghirahim is it?"she asks. Quickly Link held his arms out at her.
"No! Not at all! Not that kind of feeling!"he stated quickly. Zelda let out a sigh of relief.
"Oh good. Well let's talk outside then."she says. Link nods and follows Zelda out of the great goddess statue.
"So what's on your mind Link?"Zelda asks. Link gazed out over the view of Skyloft. The wind blew lightly through his brown locks from where he sat.
"Zelda..are you..happy with being the reincarnated goddess?"Link asks.
"Yes Link. Of course I am. It is a great honor."She replies. Link sighed. "Why? Aren;t you happy being the great hero? You're as great as the Hero of time himself."
"Yeah..I know that and don't get me wrong, it's great to be a hero and save the people of sky loft.."Link says.
"But...I kinda miss the old days. The days when I could hang out with you and we would just fly along the sky on our Loftwings. Now, I barely see you and Groose is not who I really like to hang with."Link says, saying gloomily as he finished.
Zelda stared at Link quietly as she planned her words carefully.
"Link..we can still do those things.. We can do it tomorrow when I'm done praying."she says, placing her hand on his shoulder. Link sighed and shrugged off her hand.
"Of course. You're always putting things off for other days. It's not like the old times at all."he growled.
"Well Link what do you want me to do? I can't just stop to lolly gag around and act silly and as a hero you should-"Link glared at her.
"Don't start Zelda. Now everything that we used to do is childish and silly and you never have time for anything. I hardly see you and when I do you never want to do anything! I miss my old friend Zelda, the one who would hang out with me and was not busy praying all the freaking time! And as for being the hero, I hate it! It's always As a Hero this and As A Hero that well I don't want to be the hero anymore!"he shouted.
Zelda stood in shock at Link's outburst. When he wasn't getting a response, Link turned and ran from her.
"Link! Come back!"she called after him.
"Just leave me alone! You don't understand! Nobody does!"he yelled back before disappearing. Zelda could only watch him go. She sighed.