Review #82

My Inner Life (Post 7)

Story by Link's Queen

Review by Warnuts




Gods be presided, sorry that took so long. New job, longer hours. but now Rays back in hell so they should be out faster. So enjoy


A New Friend

So fun facts, unedited this chapter is 23 pages and 16,000 words, fuck me.

            A few months later, Link and I were at Lake Hylia with our son and fairies on a family picnic, when the most amazing thing happened. I have always remembered stories being told me by my parents about a noble race of creatures called Griffins. It was told to me that these wise and noble creatures live in the (12)Black Mountains just north of (13)Dragonmount,

So I know this is late but if you want to look these numbers uhe link. [http://linksqueen.tripod.com/mil.html]

which was a day's ride from Hyrule. I had never thought I would have ever met one of these noble creatures

You know what I wonder what’s about to happen.

until now……..

           Link and I had just unrolled the blanket for us to sit on while Lilly, Navi and Aria were playing with our son, when Link's ears twitched from a sudden noise. "Jenna……did you hear that?" Link asked his ears twitching. "Hear what my love?"

So just because he has pointy doesn’t mean he has super hearing.

I returned, giving him a sideways look. "I hear nothing." His ears twitched again. "You don't hear that noise honey?"

You know Link you’re kind of stupid in this story.

Link you still here?

Well shit looks like I’m by myself again.

"It sounds like something is whimpering." Link said again,

Again, when did he say it the first time?

his eyes scanning over the land on the other side of the lake. "I have no idea what you're hearing love, I still hear nothing." "I forget that you're not part Elvin, you're full human, that's probably why you don't hear it." "Half human, half Elvin people have stronger hearing then full humans." Link said quizzically, his eyes still scanning for the source of the faint noise.

           

"You never cease to amaze me Link , but you're probably right." "Do you have any idea where it's coming from?" I returned, my eyes watching him. He shook his head in response. "Not a clue, there's so many other noises mixed in with it that I cannot tell." Raising my head up, I sniffed the air, searching for a distinctive scent. I scanned the air, searched for something out of the ordinary, when a bitter scent of blood and sulfur hit my nose

A: I was about to say that was retarded but I just remembered that she’s part cat, B: if that’s true WHY DIDN’T SHE HEAR THE FUCKING SOUND?!?

causing it to wrinkle in distaste. "Link…..I think I picked up something." "I smell a mixture of sulfur and blood coming from somewhere across the lake." I said as a worried look crossed Link's lean face. "I think something is wounded over there."

No it’s only blood.

          

"Sulfur and blood?" "The only place I know of where sulfur is, is in the Black Mountains to the north of Dragonmount." "But what could be causing sulfur to mix with blood?"

Well

Just a couple of things that came to mind.

"And how would sulfur get this far south?" Link's gaze returned to the other side of the lake. "I think we should send the fairies to go check it out." "I agree, they have better sight and smell then we do."

Really, because you just smelled blood and sulfur from all the way from a mountain.

I think they will have better luck in finding out where the sounds and smell is coming from." I returned, my body shaking slightly from an uneasy feeling. "Lilly, Navi, Aria come quickly, its of great importance."  Link called, his voice expressing urgency. I watched as the three small hovering lights came floating over to us, their glowing aura's flickering with wonderment. "What's wrong Link, did something bad happen?"

No he just wanted to say what’s up.

Navi asked. "We need you Lilly and Aria to check out something on the other side of the lake."

           

"What is wrong over there?" "Did you hear wolfos or something?" Aria asked worried. "No it's not that, but I heard something that sounds like whimpering and Jenna smells blood mixed with sulfur coming from the other side of the lake." Link said his blue eyes filled with concern. "Sulfur…..what….oh by the goddesses the only place where sulfur comes from is in the Black Mountains?!"

We fucking know, we’ve read that twice now. And it hasn’t even been three paragraphs.

Lilly returned her face twisting with shock. "How in the hell would sulfur have gotten this far south?" Aria questioned her blue aura, dimming slightly. "That's what we want to find out." Link returned. "I understand." "We will leave now." Navi said as she Lilly and Aria started to make their way across the lake. "Please be careful!" I yelled just before they got halfway across.

Why wait so long?

 

           Link and I watched as they reached the other side and their glowing auras disappeared inside the thick foliage lining the bank. We sat and anxiously waited for their return. Minutes passed into what seemed like an eternity as they still did not return.

You see that’s something you say after it’s been hours, not five fucking minutes.

Link and I started to grow worried, the minutes turning into long amounts of time. Then just as we agreed to go after them, I saw a small light emerge from the bank of trees just a short way from where they entered. I grabbed the sleeve of Link's green tunic and showed him the small light hovering over the bank. We started to worry as we only saw one light. Getting more worried with each passing minute, Link was getting ready to jump into the lake and swim across when two more small lights emerged from the trees and joined the one waiting by the bank.

            Breathing a sigh of relief, we watched as the three small fairies made their way back across and joined us on the other side. With a look of distress, all three fairies turned a shade of bright yellow.

Are fairies like mood rings?

"Link you and Jenna must hurry!" Navi cried, as she spun in a circle. "You will not believe this, but there's a wounded Griffin over there hiding among the trees."

Holy shit a mother fucking Griffin, I did not see that coming.

Link and I exchanged shocked glances. "A Griffin!?" We said in unison. "What in the hell would a Griffin be doing this far south?" I asked puzzled.

Well you’re not as puzzled as I am, I mean what do you mean this far south you said in the first paragraph that they live right there

"I thought that they only lived in the Black Mountains." "I never heard of one venturing too far away from the Black Mountains unless they had a passenger with a request to go some where."

Well what do you suppose is the reason it’s so far away from home.

"And it's not even that, the Griffins don't just trust anyone." Link added, his puzzled look making his blue eyes look dull.

How the fuck does that work?

           "Whatever may be its reason, we must hurry, the creature is wounded badly, and it needs our immediate attention."

Yes because a worrier and a stay-at-home mom are the best choices this, and not a veterinarian who is trained on how to help wounded (and sick) animals.

Aria added with urgency in her voice. "Well then we must make haste." "Aria, please stay here with Link Jr." "Lilly, Navi, please show us the way."

Why is the youngest of the three fairies staying with the baby? Why not the two adult fairies who have experience.

I said as I made my way down to the bank and into the water. I listened as Link joined me and we both swam with great hast to the other side. Rising out of the water and onto the bank, I stood up and rung out my saturated dress as Link made his way up and beside me. Then Lilly and Navi joined us, their aura's flickering with worry. "This way follow us!" Navi yelled as her and Lilly disappeared into the thickness of the trees. Following, we entered the thicket and made our way into a small clearing, where we saw a sight we never thought we'd see.

We know, you said that at the beginning of the story.

There lying on the ground was a Hugh

Hugh? were you trying to say huge? how the fuck do you fuck up that badly, the e and h key are

pretty far away from each other.

white Griffin with black tips on its wings

Are we about to get a My Immortal description?

and light yellow bird like claws on its front legs.

You didn’t have to describe it, most people know what a griffin is. The ones who don’t have google.

Beautiful intricate jewelry hung from its tufted ears

Why, just why.

and from its neck indicating it must be of high rank. My mouth just hung open as I watched its crystal blue eye staring us over.

        Slowly it lifted its head and its sharp beak opened. "Who are you?"  The Griffin asked in a raspy voice.

A talking griffin, that sounds made up, Ray is that made up?

I don’t know of any and neither does the wiki, but I wouldn’t rip into her too hard for the one; the Zelda universe is constantly making shit up anyways.

Fine, I’ll let it pass… This time.

I exchanged glances with Link before he moved forward. "I just might ask you the same, but the names Link and this is my wife Jenna."

A: Does it matter who he is, B: If you were just going to tell him your names?

"And those two fairies over there are Lilly and Navi." Link said with a hint of caution.

Why the caution?

We watched as the Griffin's crystal blue eye continued to stare at us, its gaze full of caution and questioning. "The names Dalamar." The creature returned, its beak pointed directly at us.

We could pretty easily tell ‘its beak was pointed directly at you’.

I watched as the Griffin struggled to get onto its feet, but without any success and crashed back to the ground. "You shouldn't try to move, you're still too wounded." I advised him.

I think he knew that already, from when he fell on his ass just now.

"Were here to help."

“Aw sweet are you a veterinarian, no then what the fuck can you do?”

I walked over to him and looked at the Hugh gashes on his legs and wings.

   

So that’s what a Griffin's’ wing looks like, it’s basically a eagle's wing. So if it got a huge gash then that would be basically like clipping its wings.

Reaching into the pouch I had attached to my waist, I pulled out a healing ointment and started applying it to his wounds.

           "Now this is going to sting a little." I said as I applied the ointment. "Why are you helping me?" Dalamar questioned, his eyes watching me. Without an answer to his question, I continued to apply the ointment to his wounds,

Well aren't you an ass.

then dressed them. After I applied the final dressing, I looked into his cautious eyes. "There, all done." "Do you think you can walk?" I asked. "What are we going to do with him?" "They don't just trust anyone." Link inquired, his eyes filled with worry.

Who the fuck is saying what?

"We just cannot just leave him here." "I think that it's wise if we try to help him get back to the Black Mountains." I said as I walked over to Link and looked into his eyes. "I'm not the type of person to just leave something that's wounded behind."

We get it you’re perfection, no wait perfection is your bitch. You’re better then that.

"I've always been a compassionate person." Link's eyes twinkled as he stared down into mine, his expression softening. "That's just one of the reasons why I married you my love." "I agree with you, we should help him." "But first I think that we will have to gain his trust, or he might not allow us to help him." Link returned. Nodding in agreement, I walked back over to Dalamar.

           

Again, who the fuck is talking? I don’t understand.

"Again, do you think you can get up?" I questioned the Griffin.

Why even ask,last time you asked him that he fell on his ass.

"His crystal eyes stared into mine for a moment, then he spoke. "I just may be able to, but as I asked before, why are you helping me?" Dalamar questioned me again.

So she can make more people feel inferior.

My expression softened and a small compassionate smile crossed my face. "Because we are friends, and I cannot just leave you here in the state that your in."

Sue sign : befriending everything.

Dalamar just stared at me with a cautious and puzzled look, his tufted ears twitching with concern. "Perhaps you may be here to help me, but as anyone should know that the trust of a Griffin is not so easily gained."

Thanks for telling that to us… again.

Dalamar returned as he slowly rose to his feet. Smiling I looked directly into his eyes once more. "Don't worry my friend, that should not be such a hard task for us to do." Turning my back I walked back beside Link and we gestured for Lilly and Navi to help guide Dalamar out of the thicket and back to Lake Hylia.

Or he could fly back to his home. Wait what about his rider, you said that griffins don’t come down this far unless they have a rider. If that’s true then he could also be out there.

           We slowly made our way across the water and joined Aria with our son on the other side. Immediately Aria jumped up and flew over to me. "Oh by the Goddesses, I see that you managed to get the creature here." Lilly inquired as she floated in a circle in front to me. Nodding I looked into her small eyes. "Yep, but we must get him back to the Castle." "How did little Link do while we were away?"

So no one is going to question the huge griffin?  

I watched as Aria's aura grew brighter. "Just fine, he's over by the horses playing in the flowers." Aria returned as she flew over to him. Looking back over to Link, my smile faded. "We must hurry to the Castle love." "We must inform Princess Zelda of Dalamar."

           Walking over to our horses, I called for our fairies to help guide Dalamar, while I secured Link Jr. into the saddle. Then Link and I mounted our horses and headed towards the Castle.

           We had to take it easy since Dalamar could not move very fast due to his injuries, but after some time and a lot of determination we made it to the Castle Gates. We made our way across the wooden bridge and into the bustling market. As we crossed the Market, I heard the shocked gasps and uttered whispers of the Hylian people as the caught sight of the magnificent Griffin that followed behind us. "Look it's a Griffin. " "By the goddesses a Griffin has showed up in Hyrule." "What is one doing this far south?"

To buy a hooker. The real question is why is the griffin so fucked up?

Were just some of the uttered words said by the shocked people of Hyrule. We made our way threw the Market and down the path that led to Hyrule Castle. When we stopped at the first gate, Palin another guard I was also friends with stood still like petrified rock as the pure shock of the Griffin sent him nearly ghost white. "Oh by the Goddesses…..it's a Griffin!" He cried, his eyes wide as saucers. "Where in (14)Gaia did he come from?" "I thought the Griffins only lived in the Black Mountains?"

For the love of all that is holy please stop repeating that. We know that they live in the fuking black mountins, just skip to the part where you get to Zelda.

"We must see the Princess, and fast." Link added his words ushering urgency. "At…at once my Lord." Palin stammered as he opened the gate and allowed us to pass.

          By the time we reached the second gate, word had already spread about Dalamar's presence in Hyrule. There at the gates to Hyrule Castle was Princess Zelda and Impa awaiting our arrival.

Finally, now we just have to… listen to them talk, shit.

Her deep blue eyes turned a shade of gray when she set them upon the massive white Griffin. "By the Goddesses, in all my days I never thought I'd ever see one of the magnificent noble Griffins."

Really, because the way Jenna talked about them they sound like FedEx of Hyrule.

"You honor us with your presence, oh noble Griffin." Zelda said as she bowed to Dalamar. He looked at her, his gaze softening upon the look of Zelda's rosy face. He lowered his head, his crystal blue eyes staring down into hers.

So are we about to enter a bestiality fanfic?

"Princess Zelda I presume?" Dalamar said, his nostrils flaring.

How the fuck does he know her name? Also why are his nostrils flaring?

With a look of shock, Zelda gasped at Dalamar's knowledge of her name. "Yes Princess I know all about you." "The story of Gannondorf taking over Hyrule has spread to many lands, including to the Black Mountains."

I just realized that Link gets screwed over a lot. First off, he’s the main character of a game series and his name isn't even on the title it’s Zeldas’ name. Now no one outside of Hyrule knows his name, but yet even griffins know Zelda. And the worst part is now Link is associated with this story, his life has to suck.

"Then my hunch was right, the one in the green who accompanied us here, is Link the "Hero of Time."

Okay so I was wrong on the name part but you would think that Dalamar would know like as fast as he did Zelda. I mean Link isn’t a common name.

I watched as Link gasped his eyes growing big.  "I know all about your great feats Link "Hero of Time."

          We all just stood there unable to move. The sudden knowledge that Dalamar possessed had us all frozen in time.

So the fact that he talks doesn’t phase you, but when he knows the names of the two people who saved the world blows your mind, right.

I could not believe of all the knowledge the snowy white Griffin possessed. But it was often said that those noble creatures never left anything unseen. "Please excuse my sudden burst of words without a proper introduction." "My name is Dalamar, High Lord of the Griffin Council."

I really hope Jenna reads this because I’m about to drop a huge Knowledge bomb. When you’re typing about someone talking, you don’t need to close the quote just to have them talk again without an interruption of someone else talking or something happening to the person talking.

The Griffin returned, bowing his head down in front of Zelda. Coming out of her state of shock, her gaze returned to the High Lord's face. "Well then." "Welcome, Dalamar, Lord of the Griffin Council." Zelda said manor fully. "Well my Lord shall we reside to the Palace Garden?" Zelda asked. With a smile Dalamar bowed his head in response.

          After we resided to the Garden, Zelda ordered the servants to bring refreshments and  change Dalamar's dressings. Then the one question that was on everyone's mind was finally spoken. "So tell me my Lord, how did you come to Hyrule?"

“American Airlines.”

"If I understand correctly, Griffins usually don't venture to far away from the Black Mountains."

No no fuck you I’m not reading that fucking shit again. Where the fuck is my sharpie?

 Zelda questioned as she took a sip of her herbal tea. "You have understood correctly, Princess, but I came to Hyrule under unfortunate circumstances." Dalamar returned as he picked up his cup in his claws and raised it to his beaked mouth.

How the fuck that works. Now I’m waiting for him to take out a pipe and glasses.

Taking a sip, he sat the cup back down and his crystal eyes faltered. "You see m' lady I came her not by choice, we Griffins are hardened on how far from the Black Mountains we can venture." "Even as peaceful a race we Griffins are,

   

Yeah so peaceful, just attacking a pegasus.

we still have many enemies." "And once such enemy of the Griffins are the (15)Draconians." Dalamar said nonchalantly, his crystal blue eyes staring down into his cup. "We have been at war with the Draconians for centuries." "These evil people have captured and tamed the wild dragons from the poison lands,

And no one knows about this war or even the people that are capturing FUCKKING DRAGONS!

training these gigantic lizards into doing their bidding." "These dragons were once an isolated, quite species, until they came, the dark nights under the follow of the (16)Dark Lord Ariakas of the Shadow Realm." "They rampaged and conquered the poison lands, capturing the dragons and training them under the rule of Darkness." "Now these evil knights under Ariakas evil rule, are hell bent on total annihilation of all who oppose them."

           Dalamar looked solemnly around the garden, haunting memories filling into his mind. His wings folded in distress as he continued. "Their first place of conquest was our home on the Black Mountains." "When we opposed them, that thrust our people into long centuries of war against the Lord of the Shadow Realm." "Now we, once a peaceful people, are fighting everyday of our lives in a desperate attempt to keep from falling under Lord Ariakas dark control." Dalamar's gaze shifted skyward, his claws gripping into the ground beneath him. "One day word came in from our air patrol

Am I the only one who finds it funny that the griffin community has a airpatrol?

that a group of Draconians on dragonback were camping near Dragonmount." "After the council made a decision that I would be the one to check out the inquiry, I made hast and left on the moment of the wing." "Upon my arrival at Dragonmount, I was ambushed by a Draconian on a red dragon."

Why does the color matter?

"After a long fight in the air, I was struck and wounded by the dragon's powerful claws and acid breath." "In my attempt to escape, I was perused by the dragon until I lost them in Death Canyon just west of here." "Then I continued to fly south until I was unable to go any further and I crashed down in a thicket of trees by the lake you must call Lake Hylia." "I must have been there for two or three days before your hero Link and his wife found me." Dalamar's head slouched, his beak touching the feathers on his neck.

           "I fear that Lord Ariakas is planning to invade the Black Mountains and seize control over my people." " That is why I must return to the Black Mountains as soon as I'm able to fly." Dalamar said, his tufted ears flattening against his head. Zelda's deep blue eyes stared into Dalamar's faltered eyes. "Don't worry m' Lord, I will send Link along with you on you're journey back to the Black Mountains." "I think you should stay here the night." "It wouldn't be wise to travel until sunrise." "But one thing is worrying me now, is this Ariakas, planning to invade Hyrule?" Zelda questioned the Griffin with fear in her voice. "Honestly m' lady, I couldn't tell you." "For as much as I can tell you, it seems that the Dark Knights have remained solely to the north, but with as much twisted desire Ariakas has I wouldn't be too surprised if he does plan on spreading his control past the (17)Black Desert."

Let me take a guess at what’s going to happen. Tomorrow Ariakas is going to attack the black mountains (or Hyrule) Link and Jenna are going to fight him. (Link is most likely will get knocked out/ trapped and Jenna will kill Ariakas.) Taking bets.

           Zelda's fearful look was cast upon me, her blue eyes turning a dull gray. At that moment I knew that if this Dark Lord from the Shadow Realm was indeed planning a dark invasion of Hyrule,

How would either of you know that.

I was going to be the sole protector since of my role as part of the ancient Silverlite race. I was an elemental user, one that welds the great power of the forces of nature, and in that I was the strongest protector Hyrule had. I could tell that within Zelda's eyes, she was counting on me if such an invasion should happen. But one thing worried me, if such an invasion happened in the near future, would I really be of any use since I was still expecting? At that point I was six months pregnant and not too sure what the effects of welding the great power over the elements would have on Link's unborn child.

           Lots of questions danced threw my mind that night as Link and Dalamar prepared for their departure upon sunrise. As Link prepared his saddlebags I went over to him and gave him a worried look. "I'm coming with you no matter what decision you make!" I spat, my face twisting into a scowl. "I remember when you tried to deny me accompanying you to the Water Temple."

Do you have a reason to be a total bitch to the guy you want to go with. Also I thought you didn’t want to fight because you’re pregnant.

"If I recall, you just might have ended up a permanent prisoner of Dark Link had I not gone with you." Link's eyes turned a sudden shade of red as he spoke in an agitated tone. "Listen Jenna you don't understand, you're carrying our unborn child, and I think that this time it will be too dangerous for you to come as pregnant as you are."

About time you talk some sense into her Link.

"When you accompanied me to the Water Temple, you sure as hell wasn't expecting." Link went pale-the pain of the memory when he found me near dead on the ground in the Temple

Ah good times.

wrenched his heart. I was able to feel his mind wrenching of all kinds of fears of him loosing me or his unborn child, but even in light of his overgrowing fears I was not about to let that stop me from accompanying him along on this journey.

          "Link my undying love, I understand your fears and concerns, but I think I'm well enough to be able to protect myself." "Or did you soon forget that I am a descent of the great Silverlite race?" "Remember I am an elemental user."

So was bitching about fighting while pregnant pointless?

I returned nonchalantly.

I don't know why by that line really pisses me off. I might just be that she acts all cool while Link is getting mad.

Link returned a cold icy stare, the blue draining from his eyes and being replace by a dull stormy gray. "Jenna listen this time I'm making the decision for you." "You are six months pregnant and because of that I cannot allow you to go." "So just put the damn notion of going out of your mind." Link spat,

I do like how she said he spat, but in all Link say there are no exclamation points.

his cold hands gripping my shoulders. With an angry growl, I pushed Link's hands off of me as my eyes filled up with anger. "Damnit…..by the Goddesses Link I coming with you!" "I WILL NOT sit back and let you go on this journey without my aid."

"Because that means there might be half a chapter with out me." Yeah bet you didn't noticed that if something happens that doesn't involve her she skips it. That's why she skip the whole kinks assassination stuff, because it was all Link and not her. It all makes sense.

"I don't care if you're worried about me, Damnit Link I'm worried about you!" I retorted stubbornly, my hands clenching into fists. Then my eyes lowered as my gaze slowly softened. "Link listen I care for you, you're my whole world, and I know that I mean the same to you but, I feel that as a mated pair, there are just some things that one of us cannot do alone." "Isn't our love based on faith and trust?" "Aren't we connected together in every aspect of our being?" I walked over to Link and into his warm arms,

So is his body worm or cold because you've said both.

my eyes locking with his. "Link my love, you're just going to have to trust me." "That is one part of what our love is all about."

           Link's hard gaze suddenly softened, his gentle arms holding me close. "Jenna my life,

Life? Did you mean to say love or you are my life? Because both work (and have been used) in this shit storm.

I do trust you and I have always had faith in your abilities, I'm just concerned for the well-being of you and our unborn child." "I just cannot stand the thought of loosing either of you." "I still think it would be wise if you stay here." I quickly placed a finger gently on his lips. "I'm still going." I returned softly. "Well I guess once your mind is made up"-Link chuckled softly-"I'm not going to be able to change your decision." I nodded in return. "Sigh," "Women for ya, once they're minds are made up, there is no changing it."

I think that deserves a medal because she just retold us the same think in the same parragrah

Link said sarcastically as he softly pressed his warm lips against mine.

Also Link stop being such a bitch. If you truly want to protect her than you do what you have to... Unless you want her to die. Link you clever devel.

           The night passed quickly, and the suns first rays were rising over the horizon as I was saddling my horse and making my final preparations for my departure with Link and Dalamar. After we all made the final preparations, Link and I mounted our horses and readied to depart. Dalamar emerged from the Castle and joined us at the front gate. I checked one last time to make sure my bow, quiver and Phoenix Circles were secure before turning my attention to the Griffin. Dalamar looked at us sternly, his wings flexing against the gentle blowing wind. "Are you ready my friends?" Dalamar questioned. "As ready as ever." Link returned as he eagerly waited to leave. I just nodded. "Well then, let us get moving." "We should try to reach the Black Mountains before sundown."

Wouldn't it be faster to ride on dalamar?

            Turning my horse around I started to follow behind Link when Zelda called to us. "Please be careful." "May the Goddesses protect you on you're journey and provide you're safe return home."

Yeah how funny would it be if they died on the way back. That would be fucking awsome

We looked back at Zelda one last time before moving out. "Thank you m' lady." "I appreciate all that you've done for me." Dalamar said, his gaze soft upon hers.

I know this is nitpicking but it should be 'his soft gaze' or 'his gaze softened.'

"Don't worry about Link and I." "We'll be fine, I'm sure we will return home safely, just please take good care of our son." I added as a smile of reassurance crossed my face. "Now my friends we must move on." "Time is of the essence." Dalamar retorted. Nodding in agreement, I resumed following behind Link, leaving the sanctuary of Hyrule behind.

           The sun was high up and the heat treacherous as we made our way across the vast Black Desert. We had been traveling for about four hours and I was already tired from sitting in my saddle.

So walk, problem solved.

Thick sweat beaded my face as my parched mouth cried for water. I reached into my saddlebags and pulled out my waterskin.  Raising it to my dried lips, I took a long gulp before replacing the cap and returning it to my saddlebags. The heat was so unbearable that it was causing shapes of false objects to form in the desert sand.

Do you mean a mirage? Most people know what a mirage is. For those that don't you could of left a footnote. You've only left twent-nine of them.

And even the heat wave that the desert was producing caused the images of Link and        Dalamar to look distant and warped. Though we pressed on, pushing our very horses to the limit, their mouths gaped open; their tongues dry from the hot desert air.

How do you know that?

The minutes that we spent in that damn desert of death seemed like hours when finally a miracle by the goddesses loomed just ahead. After what seemed like and endless push threw that treacherous desert, we finally came to the end and emerged near a vast rushing river.

           (18)"This is the Snake River." Dalamar said as his crystal eyes scanned the bank on the other side. "The river is too fast and deep to cross on foot." "We'll have to build a raft large enough to ferry the horses on."

Or you could go around, just a thought.

Scanning the area surrounding the river, I noticed a large thicket of trees just up river. "There's a large amount of foliage just a short way up river,

Not even one line before she had to repeat her self.

we can use those trees to build a raft." Walking up beside me, Dalamar scanned the way ahead. "I see no signs of any danger up that way, so lets get a move on."

           We pressed on up river and into the thick foliage. There we proceeded to make a makeshift raft, using vines found among the trees to hold it together. After we pushed it down to the bank, we loaded on the horses then Link and I went on followed by Dalamar.

           Taking a long pole made of wood, Link steered us along against the river's swift current, taking heed to watch for rocks lying wait under the river's whitecaps. Slowly but surely we made our way across and onto the other side. From there we mounted and headed for Dragonmount.

For fucks sake we don't need every single detail.

          The sky was setting off tones of deep pink, and lavender, the sun starting to set as we neared Dragonmount.

   

Yeah, you might want to switch these phrases around.

I watched in awe as the dragon shaped mountain appeared in the distance. Just then Dalamar turned and looked back at us. "We must make hast, the sun has already started to set." "This is a bad area to be in after nightfall." "We must press on at a faster pace." Dalamar said with worry. "But Dalamar the horses……." I started to say. "The horses what?" Dalamar cut in. "They need rest, look at them they're exhausted." "I'll have to agree with my wife Dalamar, the horses haven't had any rest since we left Hyrule." Link added.

           "The only problem is, Lord Ariakas's Knights patrol this area at night." "If we don't press on past Dragonmount, we might be found by the (19)Dark Knights,

Yea more bull shit!

and trust me, you don't want to get captured by them."

5 bucks says they get captured.

"They have been known to be ruthless and even as far as to kill in blood for glory." Dalamar said shakily, his eye glaring over at us. "I've fought worse then that." "How can these Dark Knights amount up to what Gannondorf was?" Link said stoutly as he shifted in his saddle.

No,Link never was the bragging type.

"Listen hero, you don't understand these Dark Knights like I do." "My people have been fighting them for centuries, and trust me, they're more ruthless then you think they are."

           Just then I spotted something up ahead. "By the Goddesses what the hell is that up there?"

A good story?

I said as I pointed my finger skyward. Dalamar raised his head up then cried out.  "Draconians, we must get the hell out of here before we're spotted!"

SO LET ME YELL IT!

Dalamar screeched, taking off full throttle. Booting my horse in the legs, the animal took off at full speed behind Link. We pushed on at a full gallop, winding around small boulders lining the dirt road. I lowered my head down till my chin was against the horse's tattered mane, the wind whipped the horse's mane against my face as we rode. Dragonmount slowly loomed over us as we came closer, eerie tendrils of black smoke swelled around it, making it look like an evil creature waiting to attack.

  1. Where did the smoke come from?
  2. No shit he looks like an evil creature, he’s a guy on an evil dragon!

"Hurry…hurry, we must reach the safety of Dragonmount!"

Why is ‘Dragonmount’ safer? You guys have been getting your ass kicked for a while now. Also it’s not dragonmount, it’s Dragon Mountain !

Dalamar cried again, his voice warped over the howling wind. We rode hard and fast, the hooves of our galloping horses kicked up dust and dirt behind them,

Yes we get it you’re going fast, stop telling us that and move on!

as the shadows of the overhead creatures threatened to close in on us. The eerie screeching of the massive dragons rang threw my ears as they came closer,

Do you wanna try to say that again?

the beating of their massive leathery wings stirred up dust clouds around us.

           I looked up and saw that they were closing in on us,

Did you  really need to look up to see that? I mean if the shit around you was flying around that’s a pretty good sign that he’s pretty close.

the dragon's Hugh black talons were outstretched, its angry yellow eyes piercing deep into mine. "Dalamar we've been spotted, they're closing in on us!" I cried over the howling wind, my eyes wide with fear. "Hurry….we're almost there-Dalamar screeched-we must reach Dragonmount before they do!"

Why did you interrupt his line buy saying ‘he screech’?

I booted my horse again, forcing her to go as fast as possible, her eyes wide with fear as the death screeches of the dragons came closer.

Oh please take and kill Jenna.

Dragonmount was just ahead, just a few feet further……we came upon it, the black swells of smoke rose around us as we moved to the base of the gigantic rock formation. Pulling my horse to a skidding stop, I dismounted and moved along side Link and Dalamar while guiding my horse by the reins.

Wait, what the fuck just happened?

           "There's a cave just big enough just on the other side." "We must hurry and take sanctuary inside it, before the Draconians come for us."

Than why are you walking?

Dalamar urged, his crystal blue eyes watching the black skies above. We slowly make our way around the small mountain under the cover of the thick smoke that wrapped around it, it's eeriness causing shivers to run down my spine.

I get the weirdest feeling that Dark Link is about to come back.

We listened as the dead silence was broken by the cries of dragons as they landed just meters from where we were hiding, causing the horses to buck and neigh, they're eyes wide with fear. "Keep those horses quiet, the dragons will hear them!" Dalamar growled.

So will you constantly yelling, so stop being a dick!

Link and I quieted our horses with a few pats to the neck and words of reassurance. The dragons evil yellow eyes pierced the darkness as they're nostrils flared in searching for us. We just remained quiet, moving ever so slightly as we made our way to the other side. Just then Dalamar caught sight of what type of dragons were hunting us. "Oh by the Goddesses, those are blue dragons, the most dangerous of all dragons." "They're

Really, you used they are. Most use there for everything.

eyes can see the slightest movements, as they can smell almost anything."

And yet he didn’t see you moving at all. Also what does one's sense of smell have to do with eyesight? Were you trying to say ‘ And can smell almost anything’?

"We must remain cautious,

Really, because the way you made it sound like you’re totally fucked.

they're searching for us and if we move too fast they'll spot us for sure."

You see you’re all looking at this wrong. All you have to do is shout Joor Zah Frul, take out your dragon bone war hammer and FUCK HIM UP!

Dalamar whispered as he forced his back up against the smooth surface of Dragonmount. As we moved, I watched as the two dragons piercing yellow eyes scanned the base of the mountain for us, they're jaws gapped open, exposing they're long fangs against the blackness.

          Just looking at those yellow eyes full of blood lust made my body quiver in fear,

Oh shut up. Hurry up and get to the point where you end up saving Link.

as they're long fangs looked as if they could tear a man in half.

   

Yeah probably.

Then I noticed something move against the back of one of the dragons.

Well I'm stumped. It couldn't possibly be a dark knight.

As I narrowed my eyes, I was able to make out a figure in black armor, lined with skulls of death, its helm shaped like a skull with horns as a dark blue cape whipped wildly around the figures shoulders. In the figure's hand was a long sword with the emblem of a (20)Black Lilly at the base of the blade. It's deadly surface reflected against the dim light of the moon. "Oh no by the goddesses, those must be the Dark Knights Dalamar told us about."

   

Well that came out of nowhere.

I whispered to my self, eying the dark figure on the dragon's back. "If they are as deadly as Dalamar says, then we must escape at all costs."

No he's just looking for someone to take care of those pesky skeevers.

I pushed up closer against Link, taking his hand in mine and squeezed it tightly. "Don't worry my love, we'll be all right." Link reassured soothingly, his hand squeezing mine back.  "We won't be if we don't hurry, the cave's just up ahead." Dalamar retorted quietly, his beak brushing against the thick smoke.

           Just before we made it to the cave entrance,

Now I'm not sure but I think you skipped a part there.

one of the dragons stepped out just a few feet from it, its yellow eyes staring directly down in the direction where we were hiding. Its nostrils flared as it sniffed the air, its mouth gaped wide, thick saliva dripping from its fangs. "Oh no by the fires of hell, I think they're on to us!" Dalamar cursed, the color draining from his eyes. "It must smell the horses!" "Horsemeat is a dragons favorite food!" "Then what the hell do you suppose we're going to do!?"

Well it's not Epona so use them as a distraction.

Link growled,

Why did he growl?

his face twisting into a scowl. "We have no choice but to break for it, hopefully we can out run them."

No, you'll only die tired.

Dalamar returned.  Though the thought of running straight into a dragons claws didn't make Dalamar rest any easier.

           Link and I mounted our horses and waited for Dalamar's signal. "On my signal take off and break left, hopefully we can get ahead of them before they notice we've left." "Now go!" Dalamar cried as he took off at full throttle, breaking just left of the dragon's right side. Booting my horse in the legs, the animal took off at full speed behind Link's stallion, following the same path Dalamar took.

Great idea they'll never see that coming.

As we broke north towards the Black Mountains, I heard shouting from behind.

"Fus Ro Dah!"

"There they go, after them!" "They have a damned Griffin with them, we must capture it!" Came some of the cries as they noticed us running away. The sound of heavy beating wings filled the air as the massive blue dragons took flight, they're cries breaking the dead silence of the night. I hunched down against the horse's neck, its ragged mane whipping against my face as we pushed to reach the sanctuary of the Black Mountains.

           "Hurry, push faster, they're gaining on us!" Dalamar shouted. As I looked up, I saw one of the massive beasts closing in on us, its claws outstretched as it started dipping into a dive, its mouth gaped wide. "Oh my Goddesses….Link one of them is almost on top of us!" I screamed as

"It's claws pierced through my chest." The end

I heard the massive beating wings just overhead. Then out of nowhere, the other blue dragon dropped down in front of us, its mouth open wide, as it blocked our path. The horses skidded to a halt, neighed and bucked, almost throwing Link and I off their backs. Then the other dragon landed behind us, its heavy beating wings kicking up dust and sand around it. "Holy shit were trapped!"

Yes! Kill them, kill them with fire!

Dalamar cried, his eyes turning a ghostly white. "How right you are, you will not escape the Dark Knights of Ariakas." Sneered one of the figures looming on the dragon in front of us.

How many times must I tell you, stop bragging that you got them. You kill them all and don't have to worry about them escaping or being rescued.

"Surrender quietly, and we just might go easy on you."

clichéd line: 258

The other Knight sneered. I watched as Link pulled the Master Sword out of its sheath. "I will not surrender to the likes of you." Link returned angrily, pointing it directly at the Knight in front of us. "Then prepare to die, all of you." The Knight sneered

I know he's evil but evil people sneer all the time.

as he dismounted off the dragon in front of us, unsheathing his sword.

           I unfastened my Phoenix circles from my waist, and prepared for battle. I heard a clacking sound of weapons clashing behind me as I confronted the other one. "Dalamar, quickly run behind a rock to my right." "I will handle this one." I yelled to the Griffin, my eyes resting on the Knight still on dragonback. I raised my weapons up in front of me and grinned. "Now dark beast, come and get me." Pulling the blue closer, I watched as the Dark Knight unsheathed his massive sword

And now it's a porn.

and pointed it directly at me. "Then die wench." The Knight returned angrily as the blue

Blue what?

danced closer. I backed up, and faced the Knight head on, my weapons raised in defense. He pulled the blue even closer, the breath from its gaped mouth caused me to gag, its deadly yellow eyes staring at me with blood lust. But I held my ground and slashed out with my weapons. The Phoenix Circles connected, ripping a gash along the beasts left nostril. Crimson red sputtered into the air, drenching my once pink dress.

Well how rude of him to ruin your good dress.  

The blue roared in fury, its cry caused the blood in my ears to throb.

           The dragon moved in again, its deadly claws lashed out, catching my blood soaked dress, ripping it. I swung again with my weapons, only to be met with the clank of a sword against them. The Knight pushed his sword down against mine,

You don't have a sword. You have a bunch of bullshit and that's it.

the tip nearing my throat. Pulling back suddenly, I thrust my weapons forward again, the round blades connecting with the Dark Knight's wrist, crimson seeping out from under his gauntlet hand. He screamed in fury, his sword glaring against the moonlight as he struck it down against my Phoenix Circles again, causing a shower of sparks to rain from the air.

Awesome we get to read about constant sparks flying in the air again.

We sparred for a few minutes

This is not sparring. You two are trying to kill each other.

before the blue lashed its tail out, ramming it into my legs, causing me to go crashing to the ground. I staggered dizzily, trying to get up, only to be met by the tip of a sword in my face.

Yes yes yes!

I looked up and saw both blues with they're riders looming over me. Link had been captured

I don't remember Link being a little bitch

and was tied up and hung over one of the dragon's back. Dalamar no where in sight.

I know I want her dead, but Dalamar what the fuck? She said hide not run you dick.

"Where's the Griffin?" One of the dragon riders asked. Silence. "Answer me wench!" He yelled, swiping the sword across my cheek causing small rivers of blood to seep from it. "I will never tell you, you dark bastards!" I sneered as I did a sudden roll and moved to the left, just before one of the dragon's mouth struck.

          I ran a few meters into a nearby canyon, then backed up against the stone wall,

Yeah just leave Link.

and watched as the two blues closed in on me, they're riders, raising spears ready to strike. At that moment I took the opportunity to strike. Raising my hands into the air, I proceeded to call upon the elements. "Kamas mu matar!" I cried skyward as my hands begun to glow a bright red,

And now you need to shout to activate your powers. Gee where have I seen that before?

   

fire flaming on the tips of my fingers. With a sudden flash, the moon turned a blood red as fire shot down from the sky,

Why did the moon change colors?

striking down on the blues in a raging fury, causing them to scream in pain as the hellish blaze singed their scaled skin.

           With the distraction in place, I took the opportunity again to make my final strike.  "Dalamar now!" "Grab Link off that damned beast's back." I screamed,

Please don't show up. That would make my day.

as I held the dragons back behind a wall of fire. With a loud cry, the Snowy white Griffin took flight from behind a nearby boulder and rose skyward. His wings beating heavily as he dipped in his flight, diving just above the blues back, grabbing Link in his talons. Rising swiftly back in the air Dalamar moved out of range allowing me to make my final attack. I focused my mind and called upon the ancient powers of the Silverlites.

You mean that thing you've been doing since you entered the cave?

I focused all my energy and concentrated it into one energy attack, then unleashed it, sending it down upon them in a massive explosion, thrusting the blues and they're riders back into the pits of hell.

           After the smoke cleared, I found Dalamar had crash-landed about twenty meters from where the dragons once stood. I ran over to him as the Griffin slowly opened his crystal blue eyes halfway. "Did you do it my friend?" Nodding, tears began to well up in my eyes as I watched his falter. "Dalamar…don't you dare leave me!"

So many clichés.

I cried as my hands grabbed down on the feathers around his neck. "I'm fine, m' lady, just…tired." Dalamar replied his voice raspy and stuttered. "Where's Link Dalamar, what did you do with him!?" I cried again, yanking on his white feathers. "Calm down lass, he's right here next to me on my other side, he's fine but unconscious." Dalamar whispered just before unconsciousness clamed him as well.

           I had spent nearly that entire night by a small fire at the base of the canyon we had ran into, caring for Link and Dalamar as they laid there unconscious. My whole body ached, even my eyes ached from them staying open, but I had to remain awake incase any more dragons entered the skies above. I just sat there and poked at the fire with a stick when suddenly I head a slight moan. Looking over I saw Link was beginning to come around. I quickly got to my feet and ran over beside him. Kneeling down next to him, I looked into his half open eyes, the slight blue glistening under the moonlight. "Oh by the Goddesses you're awake." I said softly as I took Link's gloved hand into mine. He slowly raised his other hand and gently placed it against my cheek. "Are you ok, my beloved?"

Nope she's dead. You're looking at a ghost.

He said in half a whisper. I raised my other hand and rested in against his, the warmth of his smooth fingers caressed my cheek as I rubbed my cheek against them.

           "Yes…yes I'm fine my love." "But you need to get some rest." "You were badly beaten and have a nasty burse on your forehead."

"Because you're a little bitch that can't handle one guy. Meanwhile I took out all of them by myself."

I returned lovingly, whispering softly against his gentle fingers. "Where's Dalamar……is he alright?" Link said as his eyes shifted slightly. "He's here and he's fine, but still unconscious…now shhh…you need to sleep, rest easy my love, I will care for both of you while you sleep." I whispered softly as I lowered my lips to his and kissed him gently. Shifting his head slightly, his deep blue eyes rested upon mine as a small smile crossed his battered face. "Thank you my dearest wife, I love you always….." Came his words as he closed his eyes and rested back into a deep sleep.

           I spent the rest of the night watching over them as I sat shuddering by the fire. I lived in fear that Ariakas would send more of his Dark Knights or have his Draconians patrol the skies looking for us. So I did the best to keep the fire small,

Does it really matter how big you have the fire? I mean you made it sound like those blue dragons would be able to find you no matter what. So I don't think that having a small fire would help.

as well as kept a bucket of sand near incase I had to douse the fire quickly. But to my surprise, the remaining of the night was spent quiet with no signs of Ariakas's Knights or his Draconians. So I sat and waited, waited for the night to pass and so that we could finish making our way to the Black Mountains. It was during that time that Dalamar finally awakened from unconsciousness and started resting peacefully.

           The sky was setting off tones of yellow and orange as the sun started rising above the horizon. I slowly rose from my place by the now doused fire and walked over to where Link was resting and rustled him awake. I greeted him with a gentle kiss to the lips and a few soft words before giving him some herbs to help him feel better. After I was sure he was fine, I went to wake Dalamar. Slowly the snowy Griffin rose to his clawed feet, his crystal eyes glistening under the sunlight as he looked me over. I handed him some of my healing herbs, then proceeded to pack the blanket tolls and cooking supplies back onto the horses. After I was finished, I faced my two companions. "I think if you both are well enough to travel then we should start making our way to the Black Mountains." With a nod Dalamar walked forward. "I agree Jenna, I'm well enough to travel, what about you Link?" The Griffin inquired. Link just nodded in response. "Well if were all ready them we should move out." I returned as I mounted my mare. After Link mounted his stallion

   

You really don't have to keep telling us that you get on a female horse and Link has a male horse. Yeah that's all that mare and stallion mean for those of you who don't know.

and got situated, we moved out, making our way out of the canyon we were hiding and back down the barren rocky path towards the Black Mountains.

           Most of the morning was spent quiet while we ate dried meat and cheese for breakfast.

   

I rode behind Link as he followed the path that Dalamar had laid out. The barren trails that we followed soon turned into a vast deselect area of rolling hills and dried grass. And in the distance appeared the silhouette of the Black Mountains. We came to a stop just atop a small rocky hill, the warm breeze rustling the hair on our heads and swishing the manes of our horses. "There is the home of my people, the Black Mountains." "We should reach there by nightfall."

Watch it be burnt down.

Dalamar said as the feathers around his neck ruffled, his tufted ears twitching in anticipation as his eyes rested towards his home. "As long as we don't stop to rest we should hopefully be able to cross this area without any threat of Draconians dropping in on us."With a look skyward, my body shuddered at the thought of those blue dragons. "Yeah…I sure hope that we don't encounter anymore of them."

Why, you can literally kill them with the click of your rist (if you have that spirt bomb like thing)

I whispered to myself. "Well I think we should move out and make way at a faster pace." "Lets say at half gallop." I suggested, my eyes resting towards the tall dark shadow in the distance.

           "Do you both think you're up to it?" I questioned Link and Dalamar as I pulled back on the reins,

“Because you’re both little bitches that can'ot handle one dracon. While I again took out two of them.”

causing my mare to dance in anxiety.

Which dance? The hokey pokey? The Harlem shake? The literary bullshit?

"I agree Jenna, being here out in the open, we will be like sitting ducks should any Draconians come patrolling this area." "I wouldn't even doubt it if they are looking for us now." Dalamar looked skyward, his nostrils flaring as his face filled with concern. "It would be wise if we stay at least one step ahead of them." "Prevent them from ever catching up to us." Link and I just stared at the worried Griffin, our horses dancing in anxiety as if they were worried about something.

“They were nervous, almost as though they were nervous about something.”

"Dalamar, the horses are acting worried."

No. Shit.

"They keep dancing as if they're afraid of something."

How many times can she make the same point?!

Link said as he pulled back on the reins then patted his stallion on the neck to calm it. "Horses can sense dragons from miles away."

 

Dalamar replied worried.

“He was worried. Like the horses. Who were also worried. They were nervous and dancing anxiously. As though they were worried. Which they were. They were nervous and anxious and worried.”

"I think we should get moving now, it's too dangerous to remain here any longer."

          I watched as Dalamar started off at mid run, his talons digging into the dry dirt, causing small clouds of dust to rise in his wake. I glanced over at Link as he nodded. With that I booted my horse in the legs

I would not be surprised if she got off her horse and drop kicked it there.

and followed behind Link at half gallop. The dryness of the plains caused my throat to dry out and sand to cake to my skin as it kicked up from behind the hooves of Link's horse.

“Pay attention to the hardship I have to go through! Look at me! ME! ME!

But I pushed onward, the outline of the Black Mountains soon giving way to images of rocky cliffs and small cave openings along the mountains. The black rock of the mountain shimmered against the sunlight as if it shone of a thousand diamonds,

 

it's immense beauty caused me to stare in awe.

           At about midday we reached the base of the Black Mountains. We dismounted and guided our horses towards the main entrance into the mountain where Dalamar waited. As he eyed us over his crystal blue eyes flickered with contentment from finally being home once again.

How do you know that’s why? Granted, I would not be surprised if she could read minds, but for all she knows his eyes are flickering with hunger and he’s about to eat them.

"I must see the Council Elders and tell them of my safe return home." "Please follow me, this cave leads to our city just atop the mountain." Dalamar said as he walked inside the cave, the torches lit along the cave walls causing his white feathers to glisten red.

The torches lit themselves? Or were they already lit? And who lit them? And why don’t they just take one torch with them? And what the fuck? And why the fuck? And fuck?

Link and I followed, guiding our horses behind us as we made our way up the dim winding trail that let to the top. After a tiring hike, we finally emerged into a beautiful city. The buildings were made of pearl white stone, the roads paved in a beautiful marble and the streets bustling with Griffins of all different colors, shapes and sizes. Female Griffins walked with their little younglings as they ran around their clawed feet while they played. The market was brimming with lively Griffins about their daily wares. Some stood in front of their shops sweeping the pavement while others walked into taverns for a much-needed drink.

Oh my me. I just realized. Link’s Queen describes everything in the same way Tara described clothes: more details than anyone could possibly care about and more distracting from the story than the narrator taking a fucking nap.

          Then my eyes rested upon a tall white tower with a marble roof resting in the center of the city. A flag with the symbol of a Griffin on its hind legs with its wings spread flapped in the wind at the top.

 

That’s original.

All I could do was stare in awe at the magnificent tower that loomed in front of me. Then my eyes moved to the snowy white Griffin standing next to me.

“All I could do was stare, but then I stopped even though I couldn’t.”

"That is the tower of the Griffin Council (21)(Also known as the Tower of Elders),

 

If I cared about the Griffin Council, I would read the footnote telling me about the Griffin Council! Don’t put that in parenthesis, put it in the footnote!

the place where the Council Elders lie." Dalamar quoted, his eyes transfixed forward.

Really, he quoted? Show me the quote. Show me the other person who said that in a remotely memorable way, so that in the future anyone else who said it was quoting that person.

"I must go now and see the elders, Jenna, you and Link can wait for me at the inn." "I will return shortly." Dalamar said as he turned to leave.

          "Ok my friend we will be waiting for you at the inn then." "See you soon." Link returned as he took my hand and led me into the city. We made our way into the marble streets

Why is the streets marble? I know the city is sapposed to be majestic and all but griffins have claws. The street would be cut up all to shit.

and among the crowd of lively Griffins. My eyes just stared transfixed as we walked threw the streets, the eyes of passing Griffins watched us as we walked by, their stares of distrust caused me to move up against Link.

Yeah, because she’s so weak and vulnerable.

 

He looked down into my worried eyes as he put a comforting arm around me, while our free hands pulled on the reins of our horses, guiding them behind us. Then we finally reached the inn, the sign on the front read The Griffin's Vineyard.

And they knew it was the inn despite the sign explicitly stating that it is, in fact, a vineyard.

Link went inside to fetch a stable hand to take our horses to the stable.

Going to get the stable hand sort of completely defeats the purpose of the stable hand. “Let me go get a guy from the stable so he can bring my horses to the stable.”

When he came back, he had a big burly dark brown Griffin with him, his red eyes shone with caution as he walked forth and reared up on his hind legs. Taking the reins of our horses in his talons, he led them to the back of the inn and into the stables. Then Link and I headed inside. The inn was clean, its wooden floors were swept and shiny. The innkeeper, a slender tan female Griffin was busy wiping the counter with a damp rag while husky Griffins of all different colors sat around tables drinking ale.

This scene isn’t going anywhere, is it.

           Link and I walked up to the innkeeper, her black eyes locking with ours. "Innkeep my wife and I would like a hot meal and a room for the night."

You could say please ass.

Link said as he placed three red rupees on the counter. The innkeeper slowly lifted her slender clawed hand and took the rupees into it. She pulled them close to her beaked face and examined them before looking back at us. "I got one room and it be stewed pork with potatoes to eat this night."

Oh good, they talk like Mr. Krabs. And yeah, this scene is still completely pointless.

She returned, her hard gaze resting upon us. Link and I went and sat at a table near the fire, its red glow reflecting off our skin as it warmed us. "Oh and Innkeeper, bring us a jug or your best ale,

"Sir you're 12 so I can't give you ale, but I can give you a jug.

I think we both need a good drink this night." Link added nonchalantly, as he unfastened his scabbard from his back and laid it next to him, his hand resting gently on the hilt.

           I just sat there and stared into the fire, the flames flickered and danced causing haunting shapes to form in them.

"Look how poetic I am."

I felt Link's soft stare rest upon me. "Jenna are you ok?" "You look troubled." My eyes continued to stare deeply into the fire. "Jenna, what's wrong?" "Jenna…" I watched as the flames continued to dance, my eyes transfixed on them,

We all know that you're going to talk about how desturbed about the drangon cuts, so stop being an ass and answers Link.

dragging my mind into a state of deep thought, when suddenly I felt a warm hand on my shoulder.

WELL WHO COULD IT BE!

Snapping out of my trance, I looked over to see Link staring at me with concern in his deep blue eyes. "Huh……oh Link what's wrong?" I asked, my eyes locking with his. "I was just asking you the same hon." "You seemed lost there for a moment." His hand gently rested on top of mine,

Whoa Whoa back up, you didn't give us a two paragraph about how he moved his had from your shoulder.

his soft blue eyes stared deeply into mine. "What's troubling you my love?"

           I returned to staring into the fire. "I'm still thinking of last night when those Draconians attacked us."

Well someone should pick up that phone.

What?

Because I fucking called it.

"I still remember those wicked yellow eyes and dank breath."

Oh it's another one of these battle repeats, one minute.

'One short Target run latter.'

   

Sharpies for days!

"And even those damn Dark Knights, with their twisted laughs, and that devilish black armor they wore," Shivers started to run up my spine, as my skin suddenly seemed to turn cold. "I never thought in all my days I would encounter something as evil as them." I felt Link's other hand clasp over mine as he held in within his warm palms, his fingers curling around mine.

Oh more of these overly lovey dovey shit.

"Now I'm worried just how far this might go, those dark bastards have harnessed the powers of the dragons, and with that much power, they just might be a worse threat then Gannondorf ever was." "I say as soon as were done here," my eyes moved back to Link's. "We must make haste back to Hyrule and inform Princess Zelda of what we found."

What did you find

I said grimly as I felt the cold shivers continue to run up my spine.

           "I agree love," Link said as a young cream-colored female Griffin decked in dazzling jewelry came walking over to our table on her hind legs carrying a tray with mugs in her slender talons.

What... The... Fuck. Why is the griffin walking on two feet?!?

"But we've been threw so much in the last day, I think we should leave in the morning after we've both have had a good nights sleep."  Link and I watched as the young Griffin plopped down two mugs on the table, then a large clay pot. The female Griffin smiled then turned and walked away. Popping the cork, Link inhaled the fumes with a gusty sigh of contentment,

It's ale not wine okay.

his mouth watering in anticipation. "Ah that's prime." Link said with satisfaction. "Give me your mug dear," Link said as he poured himself a mug of (22)Griffin Spice.

Are we talking about the same ale here? Because I'm talking about alcohol, not griffin piss.

"This stuff will warm your chilled bones."

Yup it's griffin piss.

           Lifting the mug to his lips, Link took a long pull of the Griffin Spice then thumped the mug back down on the table. "Ah that's invigorating." He said smugly as he slid my mug back to me. "Drink up my love, it will help you."

So you do know that drinking g while pregnant is bad for the baby right.

I peered into the mug before lifting it to my lips and drinking the concoction that was within it. Lowering the mug back to the table I smiled at Link. "Mmm…you were right love, this stuff is great."

"Here chase it with this cigar. When we're done here we can do the lines of coke I set up!"

I said pleasantly. We just sat there and reveled in the Griffin Spice, drinking the entire jug then calling for seconds.

I get the strangest feeling that they’re going to get really drunk and go have sex.

Soon after, we were falling slouched in our chairs, the ale had gone to our heads.

No shit Sherlock.

"Link….I thhiink it's time to go to bbedd."

I really don’t want to read here shitty drunk talk.

I said in a slurred tone. Nodding, his eyes blurry, he got up, staggered over to the innkeeper and pounded his fist on the counter. "Innkeep……mmyy wife and I will go to ourrr rrrooms now."

  1. When you’re drunk the letters in your words don’t double up.
  2. The innkeeper doesn’t need to know were you’re going.
  3. Link stop being a dick!

Link slurred loudly.  "Hmmm I see that you've had too much to drink, I will have Tara show you to your room."  The Griffin added, a slight grin upon her beaked face.

            After a minute, the cream colored Griffin we saw earlier emerged from the kitchen, a soft smile upon her beaked face. "Come, I will show you to your room." She said as she turned and started heading up the stairs. We both staggered behind her, blurred images of floating objects appeared before

That was definitely not ale, that was liquid cocain.

me as we ascended the stairs. We followed the Griffin down a dimly lit hallway and stopped at the end in front of a door. With her talons, she produced a small key and unlocked the door, opening it. "Well here it is, I hope you both sleep well." Tara said smugly

And now tara is a total bitch for no reason.

Quick leave before she starts describing what she’s wearing!

Wrong story, but while you’re here you can help.

   

as she turned and walked away.

           Leaning against Link, we both stumbled into the room, slamming the door shut behind us. I unbuckled my Phoenix Circles and tossed them on the floor as I plopped down onto the feather bed. Looking blearily up at Link,

So why are there human beds?

I traced my fingertips across the empty spot next to me. "Come to bed love, lie down with me."

No.

I slurred seductively.

Please no.

Taking his sword and throwing it on the table,

What a great way to treat the sword created by the goddess Hylia.

he slinked into the bed next to me and pulled the sheet up over us. I went into his warm muscular arms and laid my head against his chest, my fingers tracing meaningless patterns over his stomach. I listened to the beating of his heart as he gentle broad hand stroked my hair. Images of blissful memories filled into my mind as I closed my eyes and drifted into another world--a world of unicorns and small creatures who lifted me up and ran away with me…..

What did you smoke and where can I get it?

           When I awoke the next morning my head felt like I had been hit with a heavy piece of wood.

And that’s why you drink a glass of water for every drink you have.

Painfully I lifted my head up and saw Link already up and dressing. Struggling to get up, I managed to sit up on the side of the bed, my head swimming with the after effects of the Griffin Spice. Then I head a voice.

How… Just how?

"Oh Jenna your awake, are you ok love?" After a minute I could tell that the voice was Link's.

You didn’t need to tell us who it was who said that. There was literally no one else who could have said it.  

 "Yeah….I think so, but my head hurts and my muscles ache." I said with a groan as swells of nausea welled up in my stomach. I heard a creak of wood as Link sat down next to me. Putting his arm around me, I felt his eyes upon my face. "You sure don't hold your ale well, love."

It’s like she’s pregnant, oh wait!

"I guess you never drank as much as me."

YOU ARE A FICTIONAL CHARACTER IN A KIDS GAME, A DROP OF ALCOHOL HAS NEVER PASSED YOUR LIPS!

Link added, his lips brushing my cheek.

          "Do you think you'd be well enough to travel?" Moving my head slightly I looked into his loving eyes.

If I say no will the story stop?

"I think so, but maybe I should eat first, and we would have to see Dalamar before we depart." I said holding my head. "Agreed." "Get dressed love and then come down stairs." Link said as he got up and buckled his sword on his back. Grabbing his money pouch off the table he tied it to his belt and headed towards the door. "I will meet you down stairs love," Link said as he opened the door. "Make sure you don't forget your weapons."

Is she really that forgetful.

He added then walked out closing the door behind him.

           I staggered out of bed, the warm rays of the sun filled into the room, lighting the walls causing the stone marble to glimmer with envy.

Envy from what. Are you saying that you are that amazing that even inamamit objects want to be like you?

 I fumbled over to the table and rustled threw my saddle bags, pulling out a dark blue dress

Hahahahaha no.

embroidered with Hyrule's symbol across the breast. I took off my ragged torn tainted pink dress and threw it into the bags, then I took the clean silky dress I took out previously and put it on. I smoothed out the crinkles in the dress then sat down on the side of the bed. I laced up my riding boots,

Riding boots and a dress, they go together as well as penut butter and jelly.

then strapped my Phoenix Circles around my waist. Grabbing my blue velvet cloak, I threw it over my shoulders then tossed my saddlebags over my back and headed down stairs.

           The common room was empty. The innkeeper was sitting behind the bar, cleaning out mugs with a damp rag.

How does that even work?

She eyed me as I came into the room. "Did you sleep well

m' lady?" The Griffin asked, the jewelry giggling on her tufted ears as she spoke.

Whaaaat?

I looked over at her, my eyes locking with hers. "Yes ma'am I did, thank you." I returned. "If your looking for your husband, m' lady, he's out back in the stables with Skan." She said, her expression softening. "Thank you ma'am." I said as I headed towards the stables.

           Link was in the stables

And if you look up you'll see her telling a us the griffin telling us that.

brushing Midnight Star, smoothing out the horse's ragged mane with a hard bristle brush. I walked up behind him and threw my arms around him. He turned to face his beautiful wife.

And there it is, the point in the story where she's done trying to hide the fact that she thinks she is the best.

"Ah Jenna you've finally came down." "Great my love, I have wonderful news." "A messenger from the Tower came with a letter from Dalamar." "He says that the Griffin Council wishes to speak with us this afternoon."

That's terrible news, that means tyre story is going to continue.

Link said as he put the brush down. My eyes widened with pure shock. "You mean the Griffin Elders want to see us?" "Holy Shit…that's unbelievable!" I screeched with excitement. "So when do we leave?"

           "As soon as they send someone for us." Returned Link as he picked up the brush and resumed brushing his horse. "Its still early morning, so relax love." "Why don't you go to the market and walk around for a while." "Well I hate waiting," I said as I started to turn to walk out." "But I have been wanting to got to the market to by some herbs." "I will be back in a few hours then my love." "Maybe I will find some good silk to buy."  "Jenna……," Link reached into the pouch at his waist. "Take these." He said as he placed two blue rupees into my hand. "Buy yourself something good."

Like a college writing class.

Looking down at the rupees I clasped my hand around them as I shoved them into my pouch. "Thank you Link." "Ok love, I will be back soon." I said as I turned and walked out.

           The streets were bustling with all sorts of Griffins about their daily wares. The eyes of many different ones watched me wearily as I passed by, mostly just either walked the other way or moved aside. I felt a little out of place as I knew all too well that the Griffins didn't trust just anyone. Especially humans. But things started to change for the better as some of the Griffins started to notice my expensive clothes and the emblem I wore on the front of my dress.

I'm better than you count 2: she only has very  expensive clothes.

"Oh by the Goddesses…..she's from Hyrule." "What's someone from Hyrule doing here?" "I heard she came here with High Lord Dalamar and someone said that Link the legendary "Hero of Time" was accompanying them." "But even if they did, their humans, and why have humans come into our city?"

Okay is them being there a good or bad thing?

Were some of the whispers and ushered words as I heard as I entered the market.

           But I just mainly pushed aside the exasperated spoken words of the Griffins in the streets and made my way into the lively market place. As I browsed around, I spotted a few good silk shops and decided to have a look. Some of the silks that the Griffins had were ones that I had never seen before. I stood in utter disbelief at some of the elaborate silks that laid right before me. Then I walked into one shop and saw the most beautiful silver silk I had seen in my life. The way it shimmered in the sun, made it look like it was interwoven with a thousand diamonds. I could tell that it was real expensive. As I held the soft intricate silk in my delicate hands,  the shopkeeper eyed me curiously. He was a lean muscular light brown Griffin with thick colorful jewelry around his neck and ears.

So does everyone in this world dress like Mr. T?

His soft green eyes landed upon the silk I held in my hands. "So lass you like that one?" He asked thoughtfully,

Yay Mr. Krabs is back. Also I swear to me if he gives her the silk for free I’m killing Link.

a smile happed along his beaked face. "Yes I do…I have never seen silk as beautiful as this before." I replied as I caressed the it in my hands.

           "That's probably because that type of silk is very rare." You can only find that kind of silk in one place." "Across the (22)Barren Sea." The Griffin said as he placed a clawed hand up on the counter. The Jewelry on his thick tufted ears made a clinking sound as he lowered his head closer to mine for a moment, his sharp beak just inches from my face.

I’ll give you one million rupees if you pek her face off.

I just stared back at him blankly. "Across the Barren Sea?" I retorted,

That’s more of a repeat not a retort.

eyes wide "I thought that no one ever was able to cross the Barren Sea and return alive!" At that I nearly dropped the silk from my hands. "Calm down lass, but you heard wrong." "I have been across the Barren Sea and am here to tell about it." "By the way lass the names Tanis."

           I just couldn't believe what I was hearing, someone had actually been across the infamous Barren Sea and lived to tell about it.

You know most likely someone found treasure there and spread that rumor to stop people from going there.

Preposterous, how could anyone let alone a Griffin

Woah, that came out of no where. I mean what’s with the whole ‘griffins are inferior to humans’ thing?

make their way across the Barren Sea when it's more dangerous then crossing the Black Desert. Stories for told of a monstrous sea beast that would attack seafaring ships and sink them,

So they just flew high enough.

leaving its crew to drift along the sea to be swallowed up by the torrential storms, malevolent tidal waves or deadly whirlpools. I still didn't believe how anyone could cross that ocean without a death wish upon their heads. But I looked back at Tanis, with a look of questioning upon my face.

           "Wait…just how did you cross the Barren Sea without getting sunk by the sea beast or one of those dangerous storms?" I said as I eyed him quizzically. He just smiled and winked. "That's me secret lass, if I told, well…then everyone would have this silk, and many other things." "But forget about that." "I'll tell you, since you like that silk so much lass, and that I know it would look beautiful on you," Tanis rested his head on his clawed hand. "I'll give you a discount price on that."

Okay Link you’re safe now but…

   

"Lets say twenty rupees?" "Agreed?" Tanis looked at me with egger anticipation. I reached into my pouch and pulled out two of the three blue rupees that Link gave me earlier, "Deal." I said as I handed Tanis the rupees. Tanis took the rupees into his talons and bit on them to verify they're authenticity before putting them away.

So the reason people bit on money back in the day was because gold is a soft metal like lead, if you bite it and leave a tooth mark its real if not its fake.

"Thank you lass," Tanis said as he handed the beautiful silk to me. "I hope you enjoy it, you made a good choice."

           "Thank you too Tanis." I said as I turned to leave. "Oh and one more thing lass, be careful in the streets, you know us Griffins are not the trusting type,

I never thought a piece of fan fiction could make me hate someone so much.

unlike me, but just be careful anyway." Tanis said warningly,

Is that even a word?

his emerald green eyes resting on mine. "Thank you." I said flatly as I started to walk out. "G' day lass, take care." Returned the Griffin as I disappeared into the streets. I walked around the market aimlessly for a while, before stopping at a few other shops and brought more healing herbs, then noted the time and decided to head back to The Griffin's Vineyard.

           The Griffin's Vineyard stood shimmering against the midday sun. Its marble roof sparkled with a gold tinge as the sun's rays hit it just right.

How come you're discribing this now and not when you got there?

Its windows shone like crystal as patches as the low beams of the golden orange rays

I think you mean ...patches of... Not as.

washed threw them, causing shadows to dance along the windowpane. As I stepped inside, I noted the fully bustling common room with burly Griffins of all colors talking in meaningless dribble as they drown they're woes in their ale. Then the innkeeper quickly noticed me and eyed me in a way to tell me to come over. "M' lady your husband has been looking for you." "He said for me to tell you as soon as you came back to meet him out back by the stables."

Did Link spend his entire day in the stables?

"He also said it was important that you do so hastily."  Walking up to her I cracked a small smile. "Thank you ma'am." "I will go there quickly now."

           With haste I went to the back of the stables and found Link saddling his stallion. When he noticed me, he called me over to him. "Where have you been Jenna?" "We're going to be late for our meeting with the Griffin Council."

Oh shut up you knew exactly were she was, and eve if you didn't it's not like you could call or text her to come back.

Link said urgently as he walked over to me and placed a gentle hand upon my shoulder. "Sorry my love, but I got caught up trying to buy some silk."

You lieing whore! Buying the silk took two minutes. You spent the rest of the day walking around the shops.

I watched as Link's gaze shifted to the silk in my hand. "Let me see that Jenna." Link said. I handed him the silk and his eyes widened. "This is very beautiful silk honey, where did you get it?"

I love how Link was talking about how they needed to go but than saw the silk and turned into a total chick about it.

"I found it at a shop and got it real cheap, only twenty rupees." I replied. "Oh Goddesses love…you must have gotten a deal." "Usually silk costs more then that, special silk of this type."

A: that last sentence bothers me. B: no shit she got a deal, she said she got it for cheep.

"But anyway, when we get home we'll have to have a dress made out of it for you." "That type matches your skin and I know it will look beautiful on you."

"Than we can like totally go shopping for like some matching shoes and like a purse to go with it or like some ear rings!"

Link said with a broad grin, his eyes twinkling with a certain desire.

Have you ever wondered why some people think Link is gay? I blame this story.

          I went into his arms and slowly placed my lips close to his. "Hmm…I know what your thinking about my love, it shows in your eyes."

Is it him stealing the dress for himself?

"But regretfully it will have to wait until we return home." I said softly at his lips, then inclined to them, tasting the spices still left on them from the ale he drank the night before.

What does he never brush his teeth?

Then Links' look of desire changed into a serious one. "Dear wife, we must now make our way to the Tower and see the Griffin Council." "We cannot be rude by being late." I pulled out of his gentle embrace and walked over to my mare. Taking the silk, I gently placed it in to my saddlebags, then saddled my horse for riding. After both horses were saddled, we mounted and readied to leave for the Tower of the Elders.

           With one last glance at each other, I followed Link out of the stables and onto the marble road.

Allow me to simplify, ahem. "I put the silk away, mounted my horse and letter for the tower of the elders." See how easy it is?

We made our way down roads of twist and turns, weaving in and around the Griffins in the streets. Younglings played in the streets, chasing each other as they played various children's games, while young females pulled carts filled with flowers or vegetables.

Is that really all there is to do in that town? I feel so bad for them.

The marble paved streets glistened under the sun's rays while our horse's hooves made a clicking sound on them as we rode. We were greeted by glances and hard stares as we neared the Tower, some even whispered slurs of exasperated comments to why there were humans in their city.

Oh my me she's actually lumping herself in with how black people are treated in America! Who in there right mind does that?

But we continued on and rode up to the Tower's front gate. Two Griffin guards holding spears in their talons,

Why, you've clearly stated that they have talons. Why do they need spears?

exchanged surprised glances before their skeptical stares rested upon us.

          "What business do you have at the Tower of Elders humans?" One of the Guards said slurred.

If they do a racial slur type thing I'm kicking someone in the dick.

"Where here to see Lord Dalamar, he has sent word the Griffin Council whishes to speak with us." Link said calmly. The two Guards exchanged glances again, their expressions growing even more skeptical. "What would the High Lord of the Griffin Council what to do with a human?" The guard retorted, again in a slurred voice. Link pushed his horse closer causing the guards to put their spears in an "x" across the gate, blocking his entry. He looked at them irritably, his patience growing thin. "Look, just send for Lord Dalamar and he will tell you himself." Link scowled, his hands tightening on the reins. One of the Griffin Guards took his spear and placed the tip just inches from Link's chest. "I don't know what type of devious plot your planning here human, but if you two don't get lost……" The guard was cut off by a loud booming voice.

          "What the hell do you two think your doing?!" Dalamar yelled as he appeared in the courtyard just beyond the gates. "Lord Dalamar sir," The Guards turned shocked and saluted. "We didn't know you were there." "By the fires of hell you didn't know I was there, because you're goofing off that's why." Dalamar said angrily. "Now why haven't you allowed my guests in?"

Why must everyone in this story be a dick?

          "Dalamar sir…." The guard started. "Yes you heard me right," Dalamar walked closer to the guards until he was practically breathing on them. "Open those damned gates and allow them in, now!" Dalamar snapped, his eyes glimmering with anger. "Yes…yes sir." The guard said as he fumbled to get the gates open. Pulling the immense brass gates aside Link and I rode past them and joined Dalamar on the other side. "Sorry my friends for all of that. I didn't mean for….." Link cut him off abruptly. "No worry my friend, we're just glad that you came along." Dalamar scuffed a laugh. "Well those guards are just young and naïve." "Getting good help in the armed services is not easy these days." But anyway my friends, dismount, I will have the stable hands take the horses to the stables." "We must make haste, the Council awaits your arrival." Link and I dismounted, then followed Dalamar inside the Tower.

           The inside of the Tower was beautiful.

Wait let me guess. There's marble floors with gold and other shiny shit covering the walls.

The walls were ivory white trimmed in gold.  Wool banners with intricate designs and patterns hung from the walls by gold cords, while shimmering crystal chandeliers hung from the ceiling. As with everywhere else, the floors where made of marble while beautiful silk and wool furnishing sat upon it. A thick red wool carpet lined the floor, running all the way to a set of gigantic golden doors.

Close enough.  

Dalamar stopped just short of the doors and turned to face us. "Beyond these doors lies

Cookies, pie, cake,... The end of the story. Please let it be the end of the story.

the Griffin Council." "I will go tell them of your arrival." Dalamar said as he turned to the two guards standing in front and nodded to them. The massive gold doors opened with a loud creak, and Dalamar disappeared behind them. Then the doors slowly closed behind him, leaving us to wait out side.

           I just paced outside the massive golden doors for what seemed like an eternity. My eyes just darted from the doors to Link and visa versa. Link just watched as I started to wear a hole in the floor. "Jenna…you know that all of that pacing is not going to get them to see us any faster." Link stated flatly, his eyes following me. "I know…I'm just anxious, and I hate all this damned waiting." I returned annoyed and continued my pacing. "Sigh……c'mon Jenna, will you relax and save your energy."

For what?

"You're starting to make me dizzy watching you." Link said as he shifted himself where he was standing. Reluctantly, I walked over to where Link was standing and sat down near his feet. "I wonder what they could be doing in there for them to be taking so long to see us." I said grimly as I traced patterns along the floor with my finger.

And now you're a child.

"I'm not sure love, but I think they will not leave us out here forever……" Just then I heard a creaking sound and our heads jerked up.

           The massive golden doors opened and a young male Griffin stepped out from behind them. "The Council of Elders will see you now." He said as he gestured for us to follow him. I got up and followed Link past the two guards and inside the Council Chamber. The Inside was dimly lit by torchlight. Beautiful banners hung from the walls, expensive gold trimmed wooden tables lined them while various vases and porcelain plates sat upon their polished surfaces. Then my eyes traced forward to the five pedestals where five heavily, carved, oaken chairs sat with five cloaked figures among them.

Green lantern. You added a bunch of useless gold shit to the guardians hall in the Green Lantern movie.

Link and I walked closer then knelt down before them. I remembered that it was always customary when in the presence of high authority to place your hand on the hilt of your weapon. I watched as Link solemnly placed his left hand on the hilt of his sword, then lowered his head. Mimicking him, I placed my right hand on my Phoenix Circles then lowered my head as well.

I'm pretty sure that you only do that with a sword.

           We sat in that position for a moment, then a soft elderly female voice spoke out. "Link the "Hero of Time" and Jenna Silverblade(23) please rise and come forth.

So if you're to lazy to look at the foot note it says that silverblade is Link' s last name. But No it's not.

Rising slowly, I got to my feet and moved closer to the ivory pedestals, and the five figures moved out of the darkness and revealed themselves. I noted that four of the five, were elderly Griffins with gray fur and feathers and two of them were female. And on the left sat Dalamar. The Griffin that sat in the center looked to be at least a hundred year old female,

   

decked heavily in jewelry encrusted with emeralds and rubies around her neck, and brightly colored earrings hung from her faltering tufted ears.

"But my stuff looked better."

The gray feathers around her neck laid flatly against her body while

Ha she's flat chested.

her wrinkled clawed hands rested on the arms of her oak chair.

Wait is she sitting like a human?

Her eyes wore heavy wrinkles around them and her beak looked like it had gotten worn over the years.

           He dull gray eyes watched us, scrutinized us,

We get it you were mistreated.  

her worn beak sitting gaped open slightly, as she begun to speak. "Link and Jenna Silverblade, are ye the ones that Lord Dalamar claims to have saved him and saw him safely home?" Moving forward slightly, Link bowed is head and answered. "Yes m' lady, we are the ones Lord Dalamar speaks of." Link returned formally, his head still bowed. "You know Link Silverblade, we the Griffins never have trusted anyone."

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

"Ever since the Great War hundreds of years ago when the humans enslaved us and forced us to do their bidding, our faith in the humans has never been the same."

I swear if I hear that one more time someone someone is going to die!

"But you have proven different." "You and your wife, Jenna Silverblade, have risked your lives to travel threw the land that Ariakas now controls to safely bring one of our people home."

I love how it’s people and not leaders.

"Not too many humans will go to great lengths to save one of us, but you and your wife have proven that not all humans are bad," The elderly Griffin leaned forward in her chair.

So she is sitting like a human,why?

"However because of that distrust among our people, we cannot allow you both to stay here much longer."

           Her tufted ears flattened against her head, her gaze softening. "I wish that it didn't have to come to this." "Dalamar has informed us that you even risked your lives to save him when you were ambushed by a set of Draconians." She tilted her head solemnly. "But its that word has spread among our people that there's humans in the city and many are not happy." "Some are even rebelling against your presence here."

Rebel: rise in opposition or armed resistance to an established government or ruler.

By the sound of it your people aren’t rebelling. They’re just being dicks.

"We cannot have an uproar now even when we need our people to be strong in light of this raging war against Ariakas." "So I will have to ask you and your wife to please leave in the morning."

Why in the morning. If you’re so worried about a rebeliation then have them leave now.

"Again I wish that it didn't have to come to this, but maybe one day with the knowledge that there are humans like you, then maybe all of us will learn to trust again." "But the time isn't now." "However," The Griffin Elder, looked over to the Elderly male Griffin at her right, and took something from his clawed hand. "Should you ever need one of us in a time of need," The elder rose to her feet, standing on her hind legs and walked down the steps in front of Link.  "We will always come to your aid should you ever call." She outstretched her clawed hand and handed Link a small crystal pendant with the Griffin emblem on top of it.

Batman, just saying.

           "That Crystal is called a (24)Mind Glyph." "Those are symbolic to our people, but I want you to have it." "Should you ever need us, all you have to do is focus your thoughts into the Crystal and think of us." "All of us here on the Council are connected to it telepathically, just open up your heart and we will answer." She raised a clawed hand and rested it on Link's shoulder. Her soft dull eyes gazing into his. "We know all about your great exploits Link Silverblade also known as the "Hero of Time." "How you saved your entire homeland from a deadly evil threat, restoring peace and prosperity to what it once was." "Knowledge of those great heroics is well known throughout our city, even teachings of your great deeds is taught to our little ones in school."

           "But," Her gaze suddenly hardened and her clawed hand moved back to her side causing the jewelry on her tufted ears to jingle as it moved. "Even in light of such bravery, the presence of humans in our city is causing uneasiness among our people." Link bowed his head again, his eyes along the floor. "I understand High Priestesses Alhana, we will leave under your orders in the morning." "There is not need for explanations, we have always known that Griffins were not always trusting since the time of the Great War." "Were sorry that our presence here has been unwanted." Link returned apologetic. Alhana put her clawed hand gently under Link's chin, her talon resting softly against his skin she slowly lifted his head up until their eyes met. "Young warrior, there is no need for apologies, you came here under the pretences of returning one of our own safely." "And for that there is no need for you to be sorry about your presence here."

           The Elder slowly turned and returned to her seat on the Council. "When the day comes that our people can learn to trust again, we would be honored if you and your wife would return here to our great city." "But until then…." Link knelt down again and put his left hand on the hilt of his sword.

Wait did he have out the whole time? What did he do with it while they were talking?

"There is no need for explanations High Priestess Alhana, we will respect your wishes." Link just sat there, Alhana's gaze shifting from him to me then back to him again. "Rise again young hero." Alhana said as her gaze softened once more. Link rose again and their eyes locked. "Always remember of what was spoken here today, and keep that Mind Glyph close to your heart for we are forever indebt to you, Link Silverblade." "I will have High Lord Dalamar show you to the gates." "Take care Link and Jenna Silverblade, may the Goddesses watch over you." Alhana said as Dalamar rose from his chair on the Council and came down beside us.

           "Follow me my friends, I will have your horses brought to the front." Dalamar said as he walked towards the massive golden doors, then out. We followed Dalamar to the front gates where are horses were saddled and waiting for us. Link and I mounted our horses then turned to face Dalamar one last time. "I want to thank you again my friends for accompanying me on my journey and seeing me safely home." Dalamar said appreciably, his crystal blue eyes glistening under the sunlight. "No need for that, it is all in the hero's line of work." "I swore by the very code to help those in need and I strongly a hear to that code."  Link returned solemnly.

I may not have beaten every single Zelda game but I don’t think Link would ever say that.

 "It was a pleasure accompanying you here." "My wife and I had always wanted to see the magnificence of the Griffin City." Dalamar laughed huskily. "Well my friends I'm sure glad that you did join me or I might have ended up as roasted Griffin meat for the Draconians."

Sounds delicious where can I get it.

           Link's gaze suddenly hardened. "Do you think that Ariakas is planning an attack against your people?" Link said darkly. Dalamar's face faltered, the tufts ears resting flatly against his head. "I cannot be too sure, but the Council is going to prepare in case we will have to go to war."

Aren’t you already at war?

 "We're already preparing the troops for heavy combat and upping security along our borders." "I'd say were safe…for now."

I bet that by tomorrow they will be under attack.

Dalamar returned flatly, his expression darkening.  "Well we wish you all the best of luck…and should you ever need us…you know where to find us." Link said as he turned he stallion towards the gate.

See you’re already on your horses, you could just start going to Hyrule.

           "Thank you again my friends…..and may the Goddesses see your safe return back to Hyrule." Dalamar said as he gestured for the guards at the gates to open it. A clank sound filled the air as the heavy brass gates slid open, allowing us to pass. With one look back, we waved one last time back at our new-found friend before departing into the marble streets. Link and I remained quiet for a short time, listing to the clicking sound of the horse's hooves on the marble roads as we rode. Then finally it was I who broke the silence. "Link," I started. "Hmmm….." He responded. "Do you think we should start heading back to Hyrule now instead of tomorrow?" "I mean, I think the sooner we get back the better."

Holy shit, I just mentioned that. Yes keep with the better writing!

I returned fervently, my hands twitching nervously on the reins. Link looked over at me with eagerness in his eyes.

           "I was just thinking the same thing love." "We need to hurry back with the information we possess." Zelda must be informed of what we encountered on our way here." Link returned with growing worry. "I agree." "So are we heading out now?" I questioned.  "Yes…yes we are." "I think we should get back before anything else happens…."

Oh thank raptor jesus that’s done. well this will take to long. Ray come here I want to show you something.

What is it?

   

much better.