I have another au idea but I’m just too lazy to write it right now. But anyway. I wan an au where Calamity Ganon didn’t attack, but Hylians are still very low in numbers. [[Maybe there was a plague that wiped most of them out or maybe the environment is getting harder for them to survive, either way.]] They live in a secluded village, so other races in Hyrule doubt their existence. But one day, Sidon catches a glimpse of Link while he is swimming, so he spends days trying to track down a fabled Hylian.
He spots Link again a few days later, gathering some water and checking on a fish trap set up in the river. Sidon just observes because he isn’t sure how to proceed. Does he risk trying to greet the Hylian and scaring him off, or does he wait for now??? So Sidon decides to wait and after Link leaves, he examines the fish trap out of curiosity. But right away, Sidon decided to help make it more efficient. The branches are just too far spaced and the fish easily slip through, so Sidon alters the trap just a bit. And then he goes and catches some fish and leaves them in there.
So he waits some more and when Link comes back the next day, it’s so nice to see how amazed Link looks when he discovers several large fish in his traps. Then Sidon decides to start leaving more and more things near the trap on the riverbank. First some flowers and special herbs, then some potions and some fabrics and cloth and layered clothes–honestly what Link is wearing at that point is just thin and very short…
Eventually, as Sidon returns again late one night to drop off a bundle of more gifts, he hears a whistle from the tree tops and Link just LEAPS down and waves at Sidon. Sidon’s a bit sheepish at being caught redhanded but still thrusts the gifts at Link and blurts out: “HI I’M SIDON. I’ve never seen a Hylian before.” and then I imagine Sidon jumps in the river and swims away. When he is collected enough to return, he spots Link sitting on the edge of the river and he waves for Sidon to come join him.
So then Link and Sidon start bonding and meet daily. Sidon asks Link all sorts of questions about Hylians and offers help in anyway he can: i.e. food, weapons to defend themselves, medicine, etc etc. When he returns back to the Domain, he just rambles on and on to Dorephan. “Father I met a real live Hylian and I love him!!!! 😍😍😍”