ive been thinking abt link and zelda in the hateno house, and they just finished dinner and someone started playing faint music down the road. idk what happens next but listen.. they're slow dancing and so so happy
It had been, so far, a typical summer evening in Hateno. After dinner, Link and Zelda sat on either side of the couch, fingers intertwined. Their usual routine was just to chat until they got tired enough to go to bed, but tonight they were interrupted. Sweet accordion notes drifted on the breeze, floating in through the open kitchen window. It was a familiar song, but still, neither of them could pinpoint it.
“Is one of Kass’ kids in town?” Zelda asked tiredly, but there was a new light in her eyes. Link knew that look. Music always had that affect on her.
“I don’t know.”
“Mm,” she replied simply, staring past Link at the window, but swaying somewhat to the music. Link let out a breath of a laugh and stood, offering her his hand and a knowing smile. Zelda smiled back, taking his hand and stepping up off of the couch.
In the center of the room, Link held up Zelda’s hand carefully, his free hand on her hip; she reached back and up to hold his shoulder, and they began to sway, stepping slowly in sync with each other. A smile etched itself onto Zelda’s lips as she looked up at him, her hero staring back down at her with unwavering blue eyes. Even after so long together, even after a century of living, heat filled her cheeks. It was no longer butterflies, but a heavier sort of love that burdened her heart and willed her to be close to him.
It was silent now besides the accordion music and the floor creaking occasionally beneath their feet. Zelda rested her cheek against Link’s chest, wondering faintly when he had gotten so much taller; Link dipped his head next to hers, let his eyes fall shut, and savored the smell of her hair as their bodies became closer with every step. There was nowhere they could feel safer or more comfortable than in each others arms, warm and content and forever grateful that no matter what struggles had come their way, it brought them here. Nothing else was more evident, even in such a fleeting dance, that this moment transcended the pain they had gone through - in this moment, all was well in Hyrule.