Fleeting Gazes [ Coronation Starter ] || (asknarcolepticlink)

Zelda lifted her head, eyes sweeping across the large, seated crowd before her. Her senses were telling her that someone was staring at her, and said staring was completely different to the occasional glances that the townspeople were throwing at her.

This staring had lasted for a few minutes now, and she was determined to find out who the perpetrator was. The ceremony was finally starting, and although her crowning would come at a later time, she firstly needed to serve her attendees with a brief speech and some food.

Now, if she could just find…ah!

Their gazes clashed for a second, and she immediately knew, from the way he had quickly averted his gaze, that this was the person she was looking for. She almost couldn’t recognise him for a second, there!

In fact, she was amazed as to how she spotted him at all - he was someone of a shorter stature, and although that wouldn’t have made a difference if he was standing amongst the sea of people, he was seated behind multiple heads and bodies and he was barely noticeable.

Smiling, she patiently waited for him to lift his head up again, and as he did so, she waved in a subtle manner; in such a way that only he would be able to see it.

‘Hello,’ she mouthed silently.

“Thank you, Link,” she managed to pull a small smile onto her face as she sighed, one hand rubbing at her temple whilst the other was holding the bottle. “You have impeccable timing! I just needed something to help me with this small headache…”

She popped the cork off of the bottle, slowly sipping the milk as she tried not to tilt her head back too much. The creamy texture slid down her throat easily, and the taste of the warm milk lingered on her tongue as she continued drinking.

The milk rejuvenated her, physically and mentally. The ache eating away at her head was slowly dawdling away, and her stiff muscles and shoulders started loosening up. She ‘ah'ed in satisfaction as she finished off the milk, smile on her face.

“Thank you, Link!”