On a open field, behind the castle, a young girl smiled and giggled gently as her fingers softly strummed the strings of the harp in her hands. She was playing a beautiful melody her mother had taught her when she was little. It was a rather beautiful melody, and it brought joy every time she played it. The gentle breeze of the valley was soothing and refreshing, and it played with her brown hair.
As she played, she could hear the gentle breeze turn into a strong gust of wind. She could feel the light of the valley diminish. Opening her eyes to reveal a deep, blue shade, she looked towards the once empty valley and gasped in horror. What she saw was very frightening- the valley was being engulfed by darkness. She could see it come closer to her and n a panic, she dropped her harp and took off running.
She ran and she ran, catching glimpses of it behind her and noted how fast it was catching up to her. Her eyes filled with fear as it finally caught up to her and began to engulf her. The only thing she felt she could do was let out one last scream.
Letting out a scream, she sat up from her slumber and took deep breaths. Looking around, she noticed that she was in her bed. She was safely in her room. Making her breath and heartbeat go down, she lightly gasped when she heard a loud knock on her door.
“Princess! Princess, are you alright?” She heard a familiar male voice. Regaining her composure, she allowed him to enter. The door swung open and she saw a male enter the room. He stood tall in composure and he had these bright emerald eyes, he was quite handsome in the Hyrulean captain uniform. He rushed by her side, his face written with concern.
“I am fine, Donghae….” Charlene spoke. Donghae was a dear friend of hers, not just the captain of the Hyrulean army. She considered him like a brother and he considered her as a sister that he must protect, no matter what.
“Donghae… the same nightmare keeps haunting me…” She spoke softly as Donghae sighed. He noticed how the same nightmare kept accruing more frequently and it made Charlene very worried.
“An omen, perhaps, of dark times ahead for Hyrule…” Donghae said, Charlene tuned to him, and looked concerned.
“Dark times…?” She asked. Donghae turned his view away from her and looked at her nearby desk.
“If that is indeed true, we must locate…him…” His eyes scanned the green tunic and blue scarf folded neatly. He then turned his back to her and walked towards the window as he continued to speak. “We must find the reborn spirit of the hero.”
Charlene looked in worry. She was afraid that they had such little time to look for the hero and if they don’t find him soon, Hyrule would suffer greatly.
“Even though our soldiers are the best, we will find no fully-fledged heroes here…” Donghae spoke as he and Charlene walked down the tall walkways of the castle. Charlene looked as they started to pass by the training facility and watched as the soldiers in training practiced with wooden swords, shields, spears. “We’d be wiser looking elsewhere.”
Charlene was starting to loose hope, but then something caught her eyes. Running to get a better view, she saw two trainees getting ready for a mock battle. One of them caught her eye. He was dressed in the regular trainee uniform, his ebony black hair was prim and proper, and his deep chocolate brown eyes looked very determined.
The trainee with the wooden spear then started charging towards the black haired male. The male stood his ground, and a loud thud was heard when the wooden spear dug into the wooden shield. The trainee then took the spear out of the shield and swung it so it would hit his feet. The black haired boy then jumped to avoid it and raised his wooden sword. As he descended, he stuck the other male in the head. The force was so great, that the trainee fell to his feet. He was certain that the force would have been serious if he was not wearing a helmet.
“Well, that was quite a work out, wouldn’t you say?” He spoke as he walked over to the fallen trainee and helped him up. The trainee took his hand and lightly smirked. “This is a work out for you, Leo? You beat me all the time.”
“Maybe I do.” Leo teased as he patted him on the shoulder. “But hey, you’re getting stronger.”
Then, Leo felt as if he was being watched by someone. Looking up, he noticed that a girl was watching from above. His brown eyes met with her blue eyes, and they stared at each other for what seemed like a long while before the Charlene heard hurried footsteps heading towards her and Donghae. Looking away, she saw a soldier running towards the two of them and got on one knee when he was near them.
“Your highness!” He spoke, nearly out of breath by how fast he had been running. “A horde of monsters is marching towards Hyrule Castle!”
“Donghae, prepare the troops for battle!” Charlene turned to Donghae. He simply nodded when given the order, and he and the other soldier took off running. Charlene then turned her view back to the trainees and noticed how they were all looking up at her and chattering amongst themselves. Leo on the other hand, just stood silent, watching her from afar.
“Whoa, isn’t that the princess?” A trainee spoke to another. Leo then let out a small gasp. He had heard of the princess, but this was his first time seeing her. The one who he was talking to nodded and replied “What’s she wasting her time with us for?”
It was true, none of the trainees or soldiers ever saw or spoke to the princess unless they were told by the captain or if they were at war. He simply watched as she gave him one last look before walking off.
“That… was Princess Charlene?” He whispered to himself. He was wondering what was going on, since he could see that something was wrong with how the soldier burst his was towards her.
Standing outside the castle walls, a line of soldiers stood behind Donghae. His eyes looked over the hoard that was heading towards their castle. Finally, Charlene had made her way towards Donghae and gasped at the sight. The hoard of monster were being led by two people, who looked at them menacingly. It seemed the closer they got, the more they brought a huge cloud of darkness in their once bright fields.
“Get ready to defend the castle!” Donghae spoke. “We mustn’t let the enemy take siege of our home land. We must protect the princess and our land!”
“Sir!” The soldiers all shouted as they got ready.
Leo ran towards the front of the castle walls, an actual sword and shield on his back. The soldiers that were supervising them were all gone. All they said was that the princess needed them in the war that was coming and that they were to stay put. He couldn’t stay put, he felt like he needed to do something. He then overheard some of the trainees talk to one another.
“So… I guess we just wait to hear what happened?” He sighed. The trainee then noticed Leo and what he was carrying behind him “Hey, Leo! What d’you think you’re doing with that sword?!”
“I am not going to stand around and do nothing.” Leo spoke as he took his sword from the sheath. “I am fighting alongside them.”
With that said, Leo took off. The trainees all watched as he left running, they were all shouting at him to return and follow the orders given to them. Leo ignored them and ran outside the door, he was ready to help out the army and the princess.