ZELDA: OCARINA OF TIME: CHAPTER 1 [UNTITLED] WIP
Navi sped along through the trees, her little wings carrying her faster than even she thought possible. She had to speak with the young boy without a fairy as soon as possible. He was the only one the Great Deku Tree wanted to see, needed to see, and so she would do anything but disobey this request. But the forest boy, the one without a fairy…. He was different. Very different from
all the others. And her instinct told her that the boy’s ignorance of this fact would soon run short.
She flapped through the trees until she reached the village clearing, a small little existence within the Kokiri Forest. All the Kokiri, the children of the Great Deku Tree, resided here. And unlike all the other civilizations throughout the Hyrule kingdom, the residents of Kokiri village were all young children. Most acted like the age they appeared, but there were others that seemed much older than they seemed.
Navi flew through the village, slowing for only an instant to pass a pleasant hello to the Kokiri girl above the shop. She soared over the small pond that stretched through a fourth of the village until she reached Mido’s house. There was a boy outside of the house pulling up the rocks that had fallen down from the cliffs leading up to the Lost Woods. She tried to get his attention or even that of his fairy, but both were preoccupied with the duty at hand.
Navi twisted around, trying to remember which of the little houses belonged to the boy. Then she saw it, back a bit from the way she had come. She could see it from behind the fence line at the edge of the ground above. She flew up the incline and through the fence … or rather, banged straight into it. Her pride was stunned more by the impact than her body. She shook off the blow and realigned herself, sailing straight through the square in the fence, down to the boy’s house, and in through the half open doorway, a dangling curtain pulled off to the side.
Once inside the simple tree house, Navi ignored how clean it was and soared right over to the boy. He was still asleep in his bed under the window, his sheets kicked away and green cap thrown over the head of his bed. He fidgeted every so often.
“Hello, Link!” she greeted pleasantly, but when he didn’t immediately rouse, she added, “Wake up! The Great Deku Tree wants to talk to you!”
“Link, get up!”
He stuffed his head into his pillow.
“Hey, C’mon!” shouted Navi, fluttering about excitedly. “Can Hyrule’s destiny really depend on such a lazy boy?” She’d said it aloud, more to herself than Link, but he stirred and groggily pushed himself up with a yawn.
The boy wiped the sleep from his eyes and shuffled over to sit on the edge of his bed, looking up at the fairy glowing within a sapphire bubble of light. He dangled his legs over the edge, and placed his hands on his thighs, waiting attentively as his eyes slowly focused.
“Finally!” exclaimed Navi. Smiling, she introduced herself, “I’m Navi the fairy. The Great Deku Tree asked me to be your partner from now on. Nice to meet you!”
Partner? Link’s eyes brightened at the word. Was he really getting a fairy? Everyone had always teased him for acting so different than the other Kokiri. He had often wondered why, though, for the forest life was all he had ever known. Then again, as he’d grown up, he had noticed that the others had not changed a bit over the course of the nine years he had known them. But to receive a fairy…. This was the day he had long awaited. The day he might finally be accepted by the others.
“The Great Deku Tree has summoned you, so let’s get going right away!”
Link nodded and slid off the bed. He snatched his green cap, and, after tousling his bright blonde hair, slid it down over his head. He then ran from the room out onto the high porch, Navi trailing behind him in a whir of blue.
As soon as Link hunched over to grab the top of the ladder, he heard someone call his name. Looking up, he saw Saria, his long time friend, running up to his house. “Hi, Link!” she called up.
With a wide smile across his face, Link hurried down the ladder of his tree house and plopped down on the ground beside Saria. Her short, wavy green hair shined under the bright sunlight and her fairy companion’s greenish tint glowed as illuminate as emeralds.
“Wow,” Saria marveled, looking at Navi. “A fairy! Finally, a fairy came to you, Link! That’s great. I’m so happy for you!” Her cute giggle made Link’s smile grow even wider. “Now, you’re a true Kokiri.”
That is how Link felt about having Navi now, too. Everyone would accept him now. Well, maybe not everyone….
“Good morning, Saria,” Navi greeted, and the little pale-skinned girl looked at Navi again. “We have to be going. The Great Deku
Tree has sent for Link, and we must hurry.”
“Is that right?” said Saria in awe. “The Great Deku Tree has summoned you?” Her eyes sparkled. “That’s quite an honor. To talk to the Great Deku Tree. You best be off then, Link! I’ll come back a little later.”