Springtime Shower

Spring, the season of love. I wonder... really, what is love? It's a feeling, it's an... action... but to me? I guess it's an illusion. It's something I don't posses. I wonder when I will. Everyone has a soul mate right? But just, who is mine?

I know who I love. I mean REALLY love. Link, I want to marry him, but he... he hasn't made any moves to show that he wanted more then friendship. I want him to come sweep me off my feet. I want him to kiss me and then... I shake my head and stop brushing Moondust. I need to get out of here, I'm starting to think bad thoughts.

I stand up and exit the stables, walk past Ingo, and down the hill into Hyrule Field. The warm spring breeze hits me full blast. Ah, that felt good. I inhale the air. Now where to go? I look straight ahead. In the distance I see the market. I could visit Ariana in the Bomba-Chu Bowling Alley. Or I could see Miss Hiria and little Richard. I could visit Mack at the Happy Mask Shop. Maybe I could talk to Kirt at the castle gates. I shake my head, nah I don't feel like hanging around there.

I look to my right. I could visit Marie and her cucoos at Kakariko Village, or Stella, she always has good food waiting on the stove. Or I could visit the Zoras, Link introduced me to them before, and they said I was always welcome there. I could play the diving game with Stark, or maybe talk with Lord Jabu-Jabu. Nah, they're all kinda snobby, I think I'll skip it.

To my left is Gerudo Valley. I remember the first time I went there. Link introduced me to them as well. I eventually became one of their horse trainers, and honorary sister. I had the little two piece outfit in my room. I don't think ill be wearing that anytime soon. I could talk with Nibiri, the Gerudo fortress leader. Or maybe try my luck with the horseback archery. Nope I'm not in the mood for heavy physical activity.

Hmm, what to do what to do? I start to walk down the path to the market. I wonder what I'm gunna do today? Suddenly, I hear the approaching of a horse. I turn around and look who's here! I smile. "Hey Fairy boy!"

Link. Ok breathe Malon. Breate. Oh no, he smiled. Can't breathe. He jumps off his horse. "Hey Malon," he hugs me. Oh boy, there's that warm chill feeling again. Where does that keep coming from? "What are you doing out today? Delivering milk to the castle?" I smile and shake my head. "Nah, I'm taking a mental health day. I needed to get out of the ranch." I confess. He nods, and then smiles, bearing his perfect white teeth. "Say Malon," He asks shyly, "I'm going for a ride to the Lost Forest, you wanna come?"

HELL YES! "Um.... Ok, I mean sure, if you want me too, I..." I blush. Ok I'm an idiot. "Alright then!" He jumps onto Epona, and offers me his hand. I take it, and he helps me up. "Alright, hold on tight Malon." I look around, "To what?" I ask. He turns around and smirks, "What do you usually hold onto when you come riding with me?" he asks sarcastically. I blush. "Not what I want to," I think to myself. "Oh, right. Sorry, I told you I needed a mental health day." "You got that right, Malon." I grab onto his waist and he kicks Epona lightly. She neighs and takes off at a fast canter.

Now, I've been talking to some of my friends from various places, and they have noticed that I like Link, a lot. They've been saying if I don't tell him how I feel, that someone is gunna take him from me. They also said that Link likes me too. But of course, I don't believe them. I think that they're just trying to offer me sympathy. I wish I could believe them. They think that we belong together, that it was love at first sight.

Truth is, it wasn't. Sure when I first saw Link, I thought "Wow, what a cutie!" but it wasn't love, just a crush. He was easy on the eyes. And I was 10 at the time. So I had no idea of what love REALLY was. So I don't know where my friends are getting love at first sight from. Well, whatever. I love him now. He has saved me, in every way a person can be saved. He's given me hope, faith, good humor, friendship, and in a sense, love.

I suppose that's why I love him so much. He's given me hope. When my dad was kicked off the ranch, it died. When Ingo stole my first kiss, It rolled over in its grave. But Link, he saved me from that. He told me I was beautiful. He told me I was his friend. And now, he always stops by, helps me with my chores, remembers my birthday. He's given me my life back. How could I not love him?

I hold onto his waist a little tighter. I don't want to loose him. If I did, Goddesses, I would take my life. I need him. I place my head on his shoulder. I breathe in his scent. I smell, pine and fresh air. Good smell. I shut my eyes. I'll never let him go. Never. Not even the Goddesses of Hyrule could take him from me! Never!

"Malon?" Link asks quietly. I open my eyes. I realize that the tears in my eyes had fallen onto his shirt. "Yeah?" I ask softly. I look around, we're right in front of the entrance to Kokiri Forest. "Are you ok? You were crying." I blush. I need to learn to control my emotions. "Yeah, it's just.... Uh, never mind." He opens his mouth, as if to say something, but stops. "Alright, but if you wanna talk about it, you know I'm here." I raise my head from his shoulder. Our faces are literally centimeters away. I look down. "Thank you Link, I know." I look back up at him. I could drown in his eyes. They're so deep. He leans forward and kisses my forehead. Wow, I didn't expect that. I stare at him, eyes wide, and mouth agape. He blushes. "Sorry..." he mutters. I blush as well, "It's ok." He smiles, "We can't take Epona into the forest so we're gunna have to walk from here, do you mind?" I jump down. "Nope. Let's go!"

We run into Kokiri Forest together. The little kids stop what they are doing and gather around us. "Link! Hi!" shouts a girl with red hair and freckles. Link picks her up and tosses her in the air. "Hey Wisha!" He places the giggling girl on the ground. He's gunna make a great father someday. I feel a tugging at my skirt. I turn around to see a little Kokiri elf boy with blonde hair staring up at me. "Hi lady! I'm Quami, you're pretty!" He hands me a daisy. I smile, and crouch down. "Hi Quami, I'm Malon, you're very handsome." I give him a quick kiss on the cheek and he blushes and runs off to his friends. That's cute. Another Kokiri boy comes up to us. "Link? Link?" The little boy squeals. Link turns around and smiles. "Hey Petri!" The little boy smiles and then points at me. "Is that your girlfriend?" All the kids around us begin to laugh. Link grabbed my hand, and rushed up the hill to the lost woods, blushing all the way. Ok that was weird.

The second we got into the Lost Woods Link looked down. "Heh heh, sorry about that Malon, they're..." I smile sadly, "Just kids?" I offer. He looks up, a slight blush still on his cheeks. "Yeah. Come on this way. I wanna show you something." I shrug. I've probably seen it before, Link has taken me all around the Lost Woods. We make many twists and turns, And then we make a right, a turn I didn't know we could make. Link stops. "Ok Malon, close your eyes." I raise an eyebrow. "Why?" He smiles. "Just do it. For me? Please Farm girl!" I roll my eyes, and shut them. "Alright Fairy boy, this better be good." I can almost feel his smile. "It is."

I feel myself being lifted off my feet. "Link what the..." He puts a gentle hand over my mouth. "Shhh, I don't want you to trip." I sigh, and shut my mouth. He walks for a little while and then places me on my feet. He takes my hand, and guides me. I hear the rushing of water. What is he doing? "Ok, open your eyes!" I open my eyes slowly. They adjust to the sunlight. I look around, and my mouth drops wide open. "It's... It's...." I spin around. I'm standing in a completely secluded area. There is a medium sized waterfall behind me, flowing into a stream that leads off into the distance. There are a few stepping stones, and they lead to where I'm standing. It's a little island like thing, with a large tree, and a few boulders. Flowers dot its green grass, and in the tree is a small fort. "It's beautiful!" I exclaim. Link looks at me. "Yeah, beautiful." I look up at him. "How did you find this place?" He grinned proudly. "When I was about 8 I wanted to prove that I was a man, so I went into the Lost Woods on a bet that I could make it to the forest temple, without getting lost. I almost made it too, but I made a wrong turn, and ended up here. I never told anyone, not even Saria, about it." I smile. He only shared it with me.

"You know Malon," He began shyly, motioning for me to sit by him, "There's a reason I brought you here today." I walk over to him, and sit. "Why's that Fairy boy?" He looked away and sighed. "Malon..." He sighed again and stopped. I frowned. He's never hesitated to tell me anything before. "Link, you know you can tell me anything. I won't laugh or make fun of you. I promise." He didn't lift his gaze. "Malon, it's not that easy... I mean what I'm about to say... it's intense." I place my hand on his cheek gently, and lift his head. "You cant tell me." I repeat. Blue clashes with blue. Our eyes sparkle and dance with each other. "Malon, I..." His face leans closer to mine, and my eye lids close slowly. His lips find mine, and we meet in a soft kiss. Suddenly there is a... a... I don't know how to describe it. It's like a spark. "Malon," he says quietly, "I love you."

I feel my eyes tear. My heart is swelling and soaring. My brain has gone out to lunch and my emotions are taking over. This is perfect. I lean forward and kiss him. He seems a bit taken off guard but doesn't seem to mind. The kiss isn't as soft as it was before. It's more... passionate, more needing, more tongue... heh heh. I let my hands tighten around his neck, and his hands slide down my back, and stop at my waist. His hands toy with my hair, and I moan a little bit. I'm enjoying this a little too much. I break off the kiss, and stare at him. "Well," I say shyly, "That was nice..." He runs a hand through his hair. "Yeah."

Ok, call me kinky, but I liked that. A lot. I want more of that. I guess he does too because he finds my lips again. This time, we aren't sitting. He's on top of me. Oh boy, this is... this is wrong. Only married couples should be doing this kinda thing. His lips leave mine and move to my neck. Ok yes that's enough! "Link!" I shout, "That's enough of that." He realizes what he's doing and jumps off of me. "Uh... sorry, I got carried away. Sorry." I smile. "It's ok... it's just not... the.... It's not the right thing to do." He hugs me, and whispers, "Malon?" I pull back, "Yes?" He reaches into his tunic, and pulls out a diamond heat shaped ring. Oh, my Goddesses! Is he...?

"Will you marry me?" I stare at him. This time I can't hold back the tears. I cover my face with my hands and sob. I look up at his hopeful face and through my tears I smile and nod. His face literally glows, and he lifts me in his arms. I wrap my hands around his neck, and he places the ring on my finger. I kiss him again. Suddenly, a spring shower stars to fall, but neither of us seems to notice. For when you're with someone that you love, the springtime rain never brings you down.

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