Link spent months finding ingredients and testing elixirs. He couldn’t count the times he wanted to quit or how many bottles he broke. The worst results tended to make him sick too… but he was determined.
Finally when he thought he’d tried every combination without success, he did it.
He waited until he was with Sidon before really testing it out. It was all in his big plan to woo the clueless Zora. They spent the day at a secluded lake swimming and updating each other on their lives. It was well timed, he drank the elixir when Sidon wasn’t paying attention and then started flailing like he was drowning.
He had to admit that Sidon was the fastest Zora he knew, the prince had his arms around him within seconds. It took a little more of his strength than he’d like to admit but he managed to drag Sidon under the water with him after a brief struggle.
Sidon was giving him a scared look, probably wondering what the hell he was doing. He didn’t have to wait long as Link leaned in to kiss him.
Sidon was still at first, but Link’s heart jumped when he felt an arm wrap around his waist and a cool hand touch his cheek.
It must have only lasted a minute but Link felt so content it felt like forever to him. Sidon eventually became worried and tried to pull him back up to the surface but Link smirked at him and inhaled a lungful of water, showing him he could breathe just fine.
With that out of the way, Link pulled him in again and held him in place. There was no reason for them not to continue.
He could feel Sidon smiling against his lips, finally resigning to his fate.