“I just wanna go home... Goddesses, why’s this happening...?” A girl wept.
She sat in a large field, her back against a long wooden fence. The stars in the night sky twinkled up above, as the moon blanketed the land in a soft glow. The girl had light, long blonde hair, and crystal blue eyes. She wore a dress, with designs of musical notes covering it. A handkerchief was wrapped around her neck, as a sash of the same color loosely hugged her waist.
“I just wanna go back to Hyrule... I wanna see my mom... why... why is this happening? What’ve I done to deserve this?”
She then curled up, pulling her knees close to her chest. Her face sunk into her knees, as she quietly wept.
“What am I gonna do...?” She whispered ever so quietly.
She then looked up towards the moon, as the tears gently slowed down. She drew in a deep breath, then wiping the tears away from her face. She raised herself up, off the ground, and brushed herself off.
“But I can’t just sit here and do nothing! Mama didn’t raise no fool. Because when things get tough...you gotta buck up, and make somethin’ good out of it.”
She then made her way across the large field, and towards a tall archway. The sign on the archway read: Romani Ranch. She ran through the archway, and through a long yet wide, windy trail. She came to an opening in yet another large field; looking to her left, she noticed a large town, all concealed inside a large, stone wall. She made her way through the field, and towards the town.
My eyes slowly opened, as the light from the nearby window seeped through the blinds. I slowly sat up, and rubbed my eyes; the large clock on the wall then quietly struck 9. I tossed my feet over the side of the bed, and roughly stretched my limbs; Sani then followed after, repeating what I did. I giggled lightly, as she then flew over to me, and rested onto my shoulder. I placed my feet onto the cold, wood floor, as I then lightly shivered. I raised myself up, and off the bed, and made my way to the door. I walked out of the quaint room, and into a long, wide hallway. A staircase in front of me led down to the main floor. I made my way down the steps, when Anju suddenly appeared from another hallway to my left.
“Oh, Stormy! Good morning, hun!” She laughed.
“Good morning, Anju,” I said, yawning.
“What a coincidence; I was just going to go upstairs and check on you. But now that you’re awake, that reminds me: I have something I want to give to you. Would you mind coming upstairs really quick?” She smiled.
She then led me back up the stairs, and into another door. The sign on the door read: Employees only. She opened the door, and gestured me to go inside. As I walked inside, Anju then closed the door gently behind her, and followed me in. She walked over to a large bed in the room, knelled down beside it, and pulled out a large crate from beneath it. Unlatching the crate, she opened it up, and pulled out a small, lilac dress. Holding the dress in her hands, she then turned to me, and held it out.
“For me...?” I asked, my eyes glowing.
“Mhm! This was mine when I was younger; I always loved this dress. Alas, I’ve grown out of it over the years, and I can no longer wear it. So I want you to have it, as my little gift to you,” She said, smiling.
It was a lovely lilac dress that would fall just below my knees if I wore it. It had beautiful markings on it; each design was a different shade of violet. A little gold pattern was gently sewn into a small, white cloth at the bottom of the dress. A small moon pearl rested proudly in the center of the collar. I then slipped off my satin nightgown, dropped it onto the floor beside my feet, and gently took the dress from her hands. I quickly slid on the dress Anju gave me, and brushed a bit of dust off of it. I posed and twirled around, admiring my reflection through the mirror across from me.
“Oh, Anju; I love it!” I squealed.
“Stormy, you look so cute!” Sani exclaimed.
“You look adorable, hun! Oh, which reminds me, these would go well with it,” Anju smiled, then grabbing more items out of the crate.
She then pulled a violet sash out, followed by a pair of flats that were the same color as the sash. She dropped the flats onto the floor beside me, as I then slipped my cold feet into them; they were a perfect fit. Then making her way over to me, she took the sash, and wrapped it snug on my waist.
“Voila!” She said with a big smile on her face.
“Oh, Anju; thank you so much!” I cried, hugging her tight.
“I’m so glad you love it, dear! I can’t believe how well everything suits you! Plus, it matches your hair and your eyes!” She laughed, hugging me back.
“So, Stormy,” She started.
I then let go of her, and looked into her smiling eyes. Sani flew over to me, and once again sat on my shoulder.
“Are you ready to go out?” She exclaimed.
“Really...? Like, go outside and the town?” I said, my eyes sparkling with excitement.
“Sure! The weather’s supposed to be really nice today; why not?”
“Yes, please! Let’s go right now!” I squealed.
“Oh shoot,” Anju then whispered.
“What is it...?”
“I just remembered that Kafei is out at Romani Ranch picking up some groceries today. Plus, someone has to stay and watch the inn; only I could do that, since Kafei’s not here. But! I’m sure Kalaria would love to go out with you! She’ll be able to give you a tour of the town.” She smiled.
She then ran to the door, and called out to Kalaria; the young girl then quickly came up the stairs. She was pleased to be able to take Sani and I around to show us the town.
“Don’t stay out too late!” Anju waved behind us as we walked out of the door.
I flew out the door of the inn, and out, into the large town. People of all different races, shapes and sizes roamed about. They bought and sold goods of all kinds, and talked and caught up with others. The town was ever so lively and welcoming.
“This is absolutely wonderful!” I sighed.
“It’s like this most every day, this place is always so lively and warm.” Kalaria smiled.
We began to walk around, roaming the large town. We passed by dozens of smiling and laughing faces, outdoor shops, and just about everything you could imagine. Kalaria showed us all the shops, people, and attractions the town had to offer. Before I knew it, we had been window shopping and touring all over the huge town—what a wonderful place to live! After a while, Kalaria had to return home to help out at her family’s inn—she told me to come back to the Stock Pot Inn in East Clock Town as soon as it got dark.
The day quickly drew to an end, as the moon hung high in the sky. The strange moon had a literal “face” on it; how interesting that was to see. As the moon slowly rose higher and higher, people all over began to retire to their homes, and shops began to close down for the night; we continued to wander through the torch-lit silence.
We once again passed through South Clock Town, as I then began to experience a déjà vu of the surrounding atmosphere. I looked down to the cobblestone beneath my feet; without picking up my head I hesitantly turned. Slowly raising my head, I looked up; my heart stopped. There it was; that was the exact same clock I saw in my dream a couple of nights ago. It stood tall before me; the clock on its face struck midnight; the loud chimes from the clock rung through my ears, just as they did in my dream.
I studied the clock closely, as the last chime then sounded. Ironically, the chime soothed me, instead of startling me. I began to doze off where I stood, then snapping back into focus. I then gently turned myself around, and headed towards the stairway leading to Eastern Clock Town. I turned my head once again, and glanced back at the strange clock. I smiled, and then started back on my way.