Fandom: Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker/Phantom Hourglass verse
Theme #: 1: Beginnings
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If you were to ask Tetra when she stopped seeing Link as an annoying little brat with no business being on her ship and began to see him as someone who might be- just might be- something extraordinary, she’d say it was the moment that he took on the inhabitants of the Forsaken Fortress with nothing but his wits and a battered old piece of junk that supposedly passed as a shield, all to save his sister.
If you were to ask Link when he stopped seeing Tetra as a bossy, domineering arch-witch and began to see that behind her carefully constructed mask of bluster and callousness there was a heart of gold and a truly noble spirit, he’d say that it was when her voice rang out through the surreptitiously placed Gossip Stone necklace she’d sneaked into his pocket and helped guide him to Aryll.
If you were to ask them when they began to saw each other as equals, they would look at you as if you were crazy and then Tetra would reply, “When we took down Ganondorf together, obviously. What are you, stupid?”
If you were to take Link aside and ask him in private when he began to realise that he'd do anything for Tetra, he'd mumble something about not needing to realise it, because that was just what he did, and he was sure she'd do the same for him, before looking around frantically to make sure that she hadn't overheard him.
If you were to ask either of them, years later, when they began to look at the other as more than a friend and predestined comrade and saw someone more infinitely more precious, they’d both blush furiously and deny everything. But if you’d press them further, and not let the subject drop, if you kept at it past the point where Tetra threatened to feed you to a Gyorg and Link mysteriously remembered an errand he’d forgotten to run, they’d both tell you that they couldn’t recall exactly when, but it was probably somewhere around the very beginning.
Because they can’t remember a time when they didn’t.