Jul 18, 2019 11:35 AM
Anna as Our Hero from The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker
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This is but one of the legends of which the people speak...

Long ago, there existed a kingdom where a golden power lay hidden. It was a prosperous land blessed with green forests, tall mountains, and peace. But one day, a man of great evil found the golden power and took it for himself. With its strength at his command, he spread darkness across the kingdom. But then, when all hope had died, and the hour of doom seemed at hand...

...A young boy clothed in green appeared as if from nowhere. Wielding the blade of evil's bane, he sealed the dark one away and gave the land light.

This boy, who traveled through time to save the land, was known as the Hero of Time. The boy's tale was passed down through generations until it became legend... But then, a day came when a fell wind began to blow across the kingdom. The great evil that all thought had been forever sealed away by the hero once again crept forth from the depths of the earth, eager to resume its dark designs.

The people believed that the Hero of Time would again come to save them... But the hero did not appear. Faced by an onslaught of evil, the people could do nothing but appeal to the Gods. In their last hour, as doom drew nigh, they left their future in the hands of fate. What became of that kingdom? None remain who know.

The memory of the kingdom vanished, but its legend survived on the wind's breath. On a certain island, it became customary to garb children in green when they came of age. Clothed in the green of fields, they aspired to find heroic blades and cast down evil. The elders wished only for the youths to know courage like the hero of legend.

 

Of course, this is a time of peace. There's no need for heroes of legend and feats of courage nowadays, right? Especially not on bright, sunny, warm, peaceful days like today.

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Yes, days like this were made for taking naps. Not that Anna would mind, especially, if she did happen to get the chance to become a hero of legend and do feats of courage. But naps are good too.

Zzz.

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"Sister!"

Aryll runs across the beach, past huts and gardens, the tall peak holding the Forest of Fairies behind her.

"SISTER!"

Anna's probably at the lookout tower. It's a good place for napping, and this seems like a nap day.

She climbs up and pokes Anna with her telescope before tip-toeing around her.

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Mmmnnope, not getting up just yet. Not even for an adorable little sister.

Unconvincingly-faked zzz.

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Aryll patiently waits behind Anna, looking to surprise her when she does get up.

...For about fifteen seconds before getting impatient and nudging her shoulder.

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"Nooooo, I don't wanna get up!"

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"I knew you'd be up here. It's the best spot for naps or playing with the gulls on the whole island. But, you have to get up! Don't you remember what day it is today?"

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"Um, refresh my memory?"

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"It's your birthday, silly! Your most important birthday too. That's why grandma's waiting for you back at the house."

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"Birthday... birthday. Nope, not ringing any bells. Well, back to sleep then."

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Aryll runs up and pushes Anna, moving her precisely nowhere.

"You'll make Grandma keep waiting!"

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"All right, all right. You win. Let's go!"

Anna gets up and climbs down from the watchtower.

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"I'll stay here and watch clouds." She unfolds her telescope and peers at the horizon.

Outset island, her home, unfolds before her. Of course, her grandma's house is all the way on the opposite side of the island from the watch tower.

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The walk is part of the fun!

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A little kid interrupts her walk along the bridge. "Aaaanna! You're big! My mean brother threw my treasures all the way over over there!" He points along a path of raised rocks that are too far for a small child to jump. The 'treasures' appear to be various brightly colored shells.

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"Well, we can't have that, can we?"

Hop hop hop shells retrieved!

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"Thanks!" He gathers up his shells, leaving Anna with a small yellow gem that was also in the pile for some reason. A yellow rupee, worth ten green rupees.

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Nice. She pockets it, then continues her walk.

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Another person interrupts her. "I got a very nice gift for you since it's an important day." A red rupee! Worth twenty. "Don't spend it all in one place and happy birthday! I'm looking forward to the ceremony tonight."

She gets more happy birthdays but no more gifts.

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The professor guy interrupts her walk though. "HEY! Anna! Now that you're old enough I would be willing to share some wisdom with you! Just come up to my room later if you want to learn valuable wisdom!"

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"I will! But Grandma's waiting for me now, so I'll see you later!"

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Here's grandma's house!

"I've been waiting for you, Anna. Here... Try these on. Time flies so fast. I can't believe you're already old enough to wear these..."

She presents a bundle of... Green clothes. They'll probably look a little funny, and they seem like they'd be too warm for this weather...

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But they're green!! That means she's a grown-up now! Yay!

"Thank you, Grandma!"

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"Oh, do try them on for me. I want to see if I need to make alterations."

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On they go.

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They fit surprisingly well! Grandma fusses over her for a while more and tells some of the traditions to her, again, like the family shield up on the wall. Apparently Orca said he'd teach her swordplay once she's the same age as the hero of legend was. And she promises Anna's favorite soups tonight.

Eventually, "Could you go get Aryll for me? She has to get ready too. She's probably up on that watchtower. I know you just came over here, but these bones are a little old to climb ladders..."

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