hiya! just wanted to request some art or writing of BotW Zelink as little kids. Link and Zelda were really close friends because Link's dad was a bodyguard for the king (like Link is for Zelda) and they went on adventures together. But when Zelda's mom died and Link joined the guard, they drifted apart and that's why Zelda had such a grudge against him before the 100 years. Thanks, I hope you like this idea! :) I love what you do!
I….. spent the entire day drawing this…..
*Spoiler warning* Tbh I don’t really see Link and Zelda being close friends as kids, since they both lead really different lives. Also I HC that Link was actually really lively as a kid, super rambunctious and always getting himself into trouble, while Zelda was always really serious about her research and didn’t play around that often XD
He was probably playing with friends and ran into her here, and just being the loveable nerd he is grabbed her hand and dragged her into the festivities XD
happy birthday to my dear friend risu! (@risusgarbage) here’s a cute drawing of our sibling zelink fanchildren ivy and ancel ;; cause i love them and there’s nothing i enjoy more than spend hours and hours making headcanons and aus about these two with you! i have so many fond memories of developing these two over the years, i hope we can come up with even more angsty headcanons/aus for them!
hope you have a rad birthday! ALSO i decided to make a BONUS:
our sibling hildavio fanchildren too! lmao fiori and lancel! clearly the zelink kids inherited dad’s love for adventuring while the hildavio kids are all about rupees like their bunny dad lmao
ALSO ivy and fiori (the girls) belong to my friend risu! while ancel and lancel (the boys) belong to me! (lmao i’m so original with the names)
ok but to add onto your zelink kids, zelda always sings her lullaby to get them to go to sleep.
I have this dumb headcanon that both Link and Zelda are good at singing but she only sings to her kids and Link when he needs it and he sings just for her and no one else.
Like imagine one day Link comes home from traveling somewhere and it’s super late and he’s just so t i r e d but he walks into his home and there’s Zelda, singing a soft lullaby to one of their kids because they were fussing. Link literally just stands there and so many emotions just pass through the guy because never in his his life did he ever think he’d feel this content… this whole… but here he is. His Zelda, his children, his home… all of its real and he pinches himself so that he constantly reassures himself that’s it’s real. She’s safe and they’re happy now.
And Zelda finally notices him and goes for a hug, but she’s holding a sleeping baby and the fireplace is glowing behind her and Link begs himself to NEVER forget this image. He just scoops Zelda into his arms and kisses her so much even though he was only away for like 2 days. She has to laugh quietly cause she doesn’t wanna wake the baby but Zelda smooches him back and tells him she loves him so so much.
The boys are awake but the lil rascals are just watching super quietly from their doorway and seeing their dad they barrel out and tackle him. Link just picks them both up and tells them to go to bed and that he loves them so much but dear hylia if the baby wakes up NONE of them are sleeping so he’ll wrestle them first thing in the morning. They give him hugs and “I love you’s” and immediately go to sleep.
Link sees the baby tucked in her crib and proceeds upstairs to his room and just snuggles Zelda, singing softly to her as they just lie there, feeling safe and warm and happy.
I made this into a zelink post because I’m fucking trash and tbh what did u really expect ♪( ´▽｀)