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The Quiet River Rages - MaryDragon - The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild [Archive of Our Own]
An Archive of Our Own, a project of the Organization for Transformative Works
By Organization for Transformative Works

Chapters: 5/12
Fandom: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Link/Zelda (Legend of Zelda)
Characters: Link (Legend of Zelda), Zelda (Legend of Zelda), Other Character Tags to Be Added, Impa (Legend of Zelda), Purah (Legend of Zelda), Bolson (Legend of Zelda)
Additional Tags: Eventual Happy Ending, I swear to God, Post-Canon, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder - PTSD, Memory Loss, Anger, thematic successor to part 1, I will earn the explicit rating eventually, Other Additional Tags to Be Added, Unreliable Narrator, POV First Person, POV Zelda, Dreams and Nightmares
Series: Part 3 of Trouble the Water
Summary:

A thematic successor to Part 1, Calm Waters Run Deep. Picks up where Part 2 ended, “Do you really remember me?” Runs through the ‘true’ ending and goes a short time past. First-person POV, Zelda.
Do not HAVE to read the rest of the series but you’ll lose some flavor and miss references.
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Fair warning: this has become surprisingly autobiographical. I am pulling from my personal experience of trying to build a relationship with someone who has PTSD, a traumatic brain injury, and memory loss. (spoiler: we’ve been together 11 years and are happy as pigs in shit) My experience is not universal, and this is not meant to be a definitive look at PTSD, trauma, or the recovery process. If this sounds like it might be triggering to you, please keep scrolling.

Tagged characters have speaking parts.
**Explicit rating for chapter 11.**

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more zelink but this time it’s post botw and zelda is the queen of hyrule while link is the prince consort

they’re also a bit older so they have a little girl named roma ain’t she cute

give me this nintendo i want them to be happy