Leonato: Hades (Kid Icarus Uprising)
Antonio: Poseidon (Kid Icarus Uprising)
Hero: Jade (My sister's OC)
Claudio: Link (The Legend of Zelda)
Beatrice: Calpurnia (My OC)
Benedick: Pit (Kid Icarus Uprising)
Don Pedro/Prince: Marth (Fire Emblem)
Don John the Bastard: Ike (Fire Emblem)
Borachio: Snake (Metal Gear Solid)
Conrade:Ganon (The Legend of Zelda)
Margaret: Samus (Metriod)
Ursula: Peach (Mario Bros.)
I tried my best to remember all the characters I used. The story may seem a little off and I apologize.
I'm still working on my writing skills. The highlighted and underlined words mean either the start of a new scene or act.
King Hades held Link up by the collar. “You bastard!” he hissed, his face only an inch from Link’s. “I have half a mind to beat you to a pulp right now!”
This old man? Link thought to himself.
First Pit came and called Link out, threatening him to duel him and avenge Jade, and now King Hades. Marth stepped in before things could get ugly. “Look, Your Majesty, like it or not, Jade betrayed Link. She will live the rest of her life with that shame.”
Hades growled, “Thanks to you two villains, she won’t.”
Link tilted his head in confusion. “What do you mean?”
“I mean she’s DEAD!” King Hades answered loud and clear.
After Hades told and Link and Marth of Jade’s death, Thanatos soon arrived with Snake and Ganon, both tied up.
“Tell them the truth!” Thanatos bellowed, tossing the two minions in front of the three noblemen.
Snake grunted while trying to regain his balance. “Ike used us to help him try to get between you and Jade.” Snake confessed to Link. Snake’s words pierced the blonde soldier’s heart like needles to a pin cushion.
Ganon added, “It’s true.”
Link couldn’t believe what he was hearing. He felt like his body was crushed with a thousand pounds of lead all at once. He felt the color flush from his face, and like he was going to faint. “S-so wait…” Link struggled to utter, “Wh-What did you do?”
“Ike had us sabotage your marriage with the princess.” Snake repeated himself. “I had Samus dress up in Jade’s clothes and Ike brought you close enough to Jade’s bedroom window so you’d think that Jade was cheating on you.”
“And I helped weave the lie that Marth was taking Jade for himself at the dance.” Ganon confessed.
Link felt weighted by the millions of emotions that flooded his body at all at once. Link fell to his knees, clutching his chest. The anger boiled under his skin. The confusion swirled around in his skull. But most of all, the guilt crushed him and clawed at him from the inside out. “What have I done?” Link whispered.
While Link was devastated, Hades was enraged. You could practically cook an egg on his head. The King stooped down and wrenched the villains’ throats, holding them in a relentless grip, choking them. The others watching the King were absolutely mortified.
The Prince wrapped himself around Hades, trying desperately to pull him away. “YOUR MAJESTY, PLEASE STOP!!!” Marth cried out, trying to pull the angry king away. But his efforts were in vain. The King wouldn’t move.
King Hades bellowed with venom, “How dare you!” He wasn’t himself. He enjoyed seeing Snake and Ganon struggle and writhe under his grip. Their faces were starting to turn from red to blue.
When it seemed like Hades would finish them off, he let go, tossing them aside. “What’s done is done. And you two aren’t the only ones to blame.” King Hades glared at Link and Marth. Then he turned back to Snake and Ganon. “I will see to it that you two suffer for this. Including Ike. Where is the bastard anyway?”
“He fled Greecia this morning. He’s probable half way around the world by now.” Ganon said after gasping for breath.
Hades kicked the ground. “DAMN HIM!!! Take these men to prison. We will deal with them later!!!” Hades bellowed, frustration boiling in his voice. After the minions were taken away Hades sighed, trying to calm down.
Link got down on his knees and clutched the fabric of Hades’ trousers. “Oh Your Majesty, King Hades, please forgive my absolute stupidity. There are no words to describe how awful I feel and how wrong I was. I don’t expect you to ever forgive me.” For the first time in a long while, Link felt tears well up in his eyes.
Hades gave Link a half smile. Link’s guilt amused the King. He was glad that Link felt bad but it wasn’t over yet. “If you truly want me to accept your apologies, then you will proclaim Jade’s innocence throughout my kingdom and write an epitaph on her tomb. You will also keep your promise of marrying into my family. My brother has a daughter who’s nearly identical to Jade. If you marry my niece and write the epitaph, I will consider you back in my good graces.”
Link stood up straight and bowed. “Oh thank you so much Your Majesty. I promise I will spread the word of Jade’s innocence until I lose my voice and to write an epitaph worthy for Jade. Down to the last letter.” Link promised with all his heart.
Pit was humming a tune, thinking of words to a song that he could write to Calpurnia, but the only problem was that he couldn’t read, and by extent, couldn’t write. The angel sighed and said, “I should learn how to read and write. All girls like poems don’t they? So maybe if I wrote a poem for Calpurnia she would like it? Maybe?” Pit thought aloud.
“I’ve always preferred action over words.” Calpurnia walked in. She laughed at Pit’s surprised expression.
“H-how long have you been standing there?” Pit asked, trying to hide his embarrassment.
“Long enough.” The silver-haired princess responded. “Have you challenged Link? Have you avenged my poor sister yet?”
“No I haven’t, but I made it clear that he was wrong. We will fight, that’s for sure.”
“If you say so, but the sooner you fight him, the sooner all will be right.”
“Is that what you truly believe?”
“YES!” Calpurnia shouted. “If I said it once I said it a thousand times! Link threw my sister away like garbage and he will suffer the same way. A life for a life!” she exclaimed. Her fists were clenched so tightly that they turned white.
Pit sighed and placed his hand on Calpurnia shoulder. “I promise I will duel Link. I love you. I want to show you that I love you.” The angel pulled the princess closer, wrapping his arms around her waist. He leaned closer. Pit whispered, “Let me replace your foul mouth with kisses…”
“YOUR HIGHNESS!!!” Peach ran into the courtyard, finding the elder princess in the arms of the angelic solider. “There is no need to weep anymore! YOUR SISTER HAS BEEN PROVEN INNOCENT!!!” she exclaimed with tears of joy brimming in her eyes. “Please come quickly!” And just as quickly as she came, Peach left.
Calpurnia turned to back to Pit, “Will you join me?”
“Of course, Calpurnia.”
Late at night, Link, the Lords, and his fellow warriors walked through the hills to the family tomb with only lanterns and candles to light their way through the darkness.
Once at the iron gates of the Discordio family tomb, heavy-hearted Link hung the epitaph that he worked so hard on right in plain view.
Link cleared his tight throat. He tried to honor Jade without crying his eyes out. “Here lies Jade, the heroic maiden killed by slanderous words. To repay her for her troubles and reveal my unredeemable crime, Death gives her undying fame. So the life that died with shame lives on with fame.” Link read from his handwritten excerpt. He briefly turned to the other people that came to pay their respects to Jade. “This epitaph will hang here forever, continuing to praise Jade after I die. Now start the music, and sing with me.” The blonde solider said before turning around to face the iron gates again.
Link and the other patrons joined their voices together to sing in the name of Princess Jade.
“Please pardon, goddess of the night,
The men who killed your virgin knight.
These men now walk around her tomb,
Singing songs of woe.
Oh, midnight, join our moaning
Help us with our sighs and groaning.
Graves, open up and release your corpses
Until Jade’s death is fully mourned.”
Link wiped away the tears and tried to contain his sobs. His cheeks were hot and moist, his chest felt tight and the pain dug deep into his soul. “Jade… nothing can redeem me, but I will sing to you every night. No matter how far away or how weak I am, I will come here and sing to you.” The blonde knight sobbed softly.
The hours went on, but Link was the last one to leave. The only reason why he left was so he could have enough sleep for tomorrow’s wedding. If he could’ve, he would’ve stayed longer.
The next morning came, before the wedding King Hades and Poseidon met with the Friar and all of the women who were a part of the wedding.
The Friar gave Hades a pat on the back. “Didn’t I tell you Jade was innocent?”
“You were right.” The King admitted. “It turns out that Samus had no idea she was being used for the scandal. And as soon as Ike comes back, he will be punished along with his minions.” He turned to the women and gave them instructions before they got into their positions. “When you all come out make sure you’re wearing your masks.”
It wasn’t long before Link, Prince Marth, and Benedick entered the temple for the ceremony.
Link bowed to King Hades and Poseidon. “Good Morning your Majesties.”
“Good morning Link. Do you come here to keep your promise?” Hades asked.
“Then stand before the Friar.”
Shortly after Link was ready all the masked women entered the temple. One woman stood in front of Link while the others lined up to the side.
“Is this the woman that I’m going to marry?” Link asked. “Please let me see your face.” He said reaching for the mask’s edge.
Before Link could lift the mask Hades stopped him. “Wait! You aren’t allowed to see her face until you promise to be her husband.” Link nodded in response, understanding what he had to do.
Link turned to face his new bride and held out his hand. “I will be your husband, if you will have me.” The masked bride took Link’s hand without hesitation and nodded, accepting Link’s proposal.
The Friar smiled and handed Link and the masked bride the rings. The bride placed the golden band on Link’s ring finger and gave his hand a quick affectionate squeeze. Link then did the same for his bride. He lifted her hand and gave it a kiss.
“When I lived, I was your other wife.” The woman slid off her mask, her red bangs falling in front of her purple eyes. It was Jade!
Link’s jaw dropped, his heart leapt for joy. He couldn’t believe it. “ANOTHER JADE!!!?” he cried out as he passionately embraced the Princess that was thought to be dead.
Jade giggled and embraced Link in her arms, stroking his back for comfort. She could feel his hot tears drip onto her shoulder. “The one and only, my solider.” Jade kissed his forehead. “And innocent of my supposed crimes.”
“I don’t expect you to ever forgive me.” Link said. “I’m more than sorry about what I did.”
“I wouldn’t have married you if I didn’t forgive you, dummy.” Jade giggled. “I’m only a little angry. But I know you’ll make it up to me.”
“In full and with interest.” Link said before leaning down to passionately kiss his new wife. All the guests applauded and cheered for the new couple.
As the guests stood up and exited to the temple’s courtyard for the reception Pit looked for Calpurnia. “Which one is Calpurnia?” he asked the masked maidens.
One of them came forward, “That’s my name, don’t wear it out.” she said, taking off the mask.
Pit walked up to Calpurnia and asked, “Do you love me?”
Calpurnia’s face felt hot. She felt everyone’s eyes burning on her skin. She felt so awkward and vulnerable. “Why, no more than reason.” She said calmly. She could hear some of the onlookers snicker.
Pit felt a little shocked. “Then it appears that your dad, the Prince, and Link have been deceived. They swore you did.”
Calpurnia was surprised to hear that. She shook her head in disbelief. “Then do you love me?”
“Why no more than reason.” Pit said in a sassy mocking tone. More laughter arose from the guests.
Calpurnia huffed, “Well, then my sister and Samus have been deceived because they swore that you did!”
“They swore that you screamed in agony for me!” Pit said.
Calpurnia responded, “They swore that you died on the inside for me!”
“Then I guess it was all a lie, and that we don’t like each other!”
“No, I guess we don’t!”
Link stepped in between the princess and the angel. “WAIT! Calm down!” he shouted over them. “I know for a fact that Pit loves you Calpurnia.” Then within a blink of an eye Link reached into Pit’s pocket and pulled out a piece of paper. “Last night Pit went to Palutena to help write a poem for you.”
While Calpurnia was distracted by Link and Pit fighting for the paper, Jade snuck behind Calpurnia and pulled a piece of paper from her pocket. “And if I recall correctly my dearest sister was up last night writing out her feelings for Captain Pit.” Jade mocked in a sing-song tone.
Before the angel and the princess could take them back they were handed the papers from each other. “Each paper was written with true emotion. With true love for one another.” Link said.
Pit and Calpurnia both wanted to return the papers, but they were curious. Pit couldn’t read so he observed Calpurnia’s reactions to the words he had written for her. At first, her face showed obvious disbelief with her furrowed brow and her lips that were not a frown nor a smile. But as she got to the bottom, her expression lightened up, and her cheeks bore a rosy pink hue. When Calpurnia finished reading the poem she folded it up neatly. The silver-haired princess felt touched by the words written on the paper. “Did you really mean the words that are on this paper?”
“If I could read and write, I would have written every word myself.” Pit answered honestly. He bashfully rubbed the back of his neck, “What does yours say?”
Calpurnia cleared her throat, “It says, ‘I never thought that an extraordinary goofball like you could love a plain, hotheaded psycho like me. Even after all the horrible things I said to you. I love you too, Pit.’” Calpurnia read. “That’s how I honestly feel.”
Those who heard Calpurnia’s words went “Aaaww.” Including Link and Jade. Pit walked up to Calpurnia and wrapped his arms around her waist. “It’s a miracle.” He laughed softly. “Will you marry me?” he nervously asked.
Calpurnia smiled and wrapped her arms around Pit’s neck. “Only if you’ll marry me for me, and not out of pity.” She answered.
“Stop saying such ridiculous things,” Pit leaned in closer, their faces only an inch apart, “and kiss me, please.”
When Pit and Calpurnia lightly and briefly kissed everyone applauded like they had done when Jade and Link were married.
“So Pit, how does it feel to be a married man?” Prince Marth asked.
“Strange but nice.” Pit answered. “You look a little sad. You should get a wife too.” The angel patted the prince on the back.
Before the royalty, the soldiers, and the servants good go have fun two guards carrying someone wrapped in chains. “Prince Marth, we have captured Ike!” One of the guards said to the blue-haired prince.
Pit stepped forward. “Prince Marth, don’t worry about him until tomorrow. I’ll think of a proper punishment for Ike. But for now, let’s celebrate!”
And so, Ike, Ganon, and Snake stayed in the dungeon while everyone else partied at the reception. Once it was over, the three villains received their punishments.
But most importantly, Jade and Link, and Pit and Calpurnia began their new lives together.
But that’s another story.