The sounds of their footsteps echoed off the torch decorated halls as they went down the stone corridor. Zelda led Jade and Link down to the end of the hall to a wooden door that bared an iron lock. With a wave of her hand Zelda magically opened the lock. On the other side of the door was a large chamber with tall stone columns scraping the ceiling and a large golden statue in the center.Jade and Link realized that it was a statue of Zelda's late father, dressed in armour and holding a sword and shield.
"When my father rose to power my grandfather built the statue for him." Zelda said, her words echoing through the chamber.
As Link turned around to face Zelda he saw the sad look in her eyes.
"You miss him don't you?" Link asked, placing a hand on her shoulder.
"I do. " Zelda, wanting to change the subject, led her friends up close to the statue. "When I was little my father told me that someday the statue would assist me when s crisis would arise. I wonder if it can help us now?"
as Link and Zelda stood side by side in thought Jade walked around the statue in circles gazing up and down at the golden figure.
"I don't see how this giant hunk of gold is going to help us find a shield." Jade said as she knocked on the hot metal shield. After the third knock she felt to the shield on the statue come loose. Jade watched in horror as the shield fell on the ground with a loud metallic thud.
Link and Zelda stood back in shock.
"JADE WHAT DID YOU DO!!!!?" Link exclaimed in disbelief
" I'M SOOOOOO SORRY!!!! IT WAS AN ACCIDENT!! I SWEAR!!! I'LL FIX IT!!!" Jade shouted, tears welling up in her eyes and feeling so embarrassed. She quickly tried to pick up the shield and put it back, but the moment her fingers touched the shield, all of them heard a sizzle sound. Followed by an ear piercing, blood curdling shriek from Jade.
"YEEEEOOOWCH!!!!!!!!!!" Jade lept back,waving her hands frantically as she hid behind Zelda. "THE STATUE IS OUT FOR REVENGE!!!!!
All of them were at a loss of words. They all stood is silence, trying to comprehend what just happened.
After what seemed like forever it was Link who broke the silence.
"What was that all about?"
"I don't know." Replied the girls.
Zelda walked over to the shield and examined it closely without touching it.
" Ok we all know that we heard the sizzle right?"
"And Jade, you're a demon right?"
"I have a hunch."
Zelda picked up.the shield and traced the surface with her gloved fingers. Something about the shield seemed to be familiar. Not in the fact that she saw it as a kid, but somewhere else. She thought long and hard about it, and sparked the idea of looking in the book she showed her friends earlier.
When she opened the book and saw the picture of the Holy Shield, Zelda realized how how similar the Holy Shield and the shield on her father's statue looked.
"I think that this is the Holy Shield." Zelda proclaimed.
"Are you sure?" Link asked.
"I'm not completely sure. But the Holy Shield and the shield on my father's statue look a lot alike."
Jade looked at the image of the Holy Shield in the old book and then back at the shield that burned had her. She saw the similarities between the two as well.
"But how will we know if the shield is the real deal?" Jade asked.
The three pondered over the thought for a several minutes before anyone spoke up. Before she decided to stop thinking, Jade looked up at the stained glass window that hung on the wall behind the statue. It held picture of the Sun. Jaden saw the light that came in through the window and went to the floor. The beam of light hit the floor behind the statue. As the gears turning in her head she sparked an idea.
"You said something about the sunrise right?" Jade asked.
"What if we get some kind of sign that the shield is the real deal in the morning at sunrise? Maybe that will help."
"that's not a bad idea." Link said. "it might just work!"
"I agree" said Zelda. "but we won't know until tomorrow morning and there is no use staying here and waiting that long. why don't we head back upstairs and get some lunch?"
"FOOD!!!!" Jade exclaimed in a child like manner.
"I could go for some food right now." Link said.
As the group sat down to eat pumpkin soup with salad, link wanted to know more about Jade. How did she know Zelda? How did she get here? And can he really trust her?
"How do you and Jade know each other?"
"Well, Jade is actually demon sorceress who lives in a village in southern Hyrule. We've known each other ever since we were little and are very close friends."Zelda explained. "Jade's father was a royal bodyguard."
"It's true. " Jade said. "My mother died when I was little so my father brought me wherever he went. Except for when he was on duty. Zelda's mother would watch over us when our fathers were away. "
"Oh, I see." Link said. " I'm sorry about your mother.
"It's ok."Jade sighed. " it's just the way things turned out. "
Link felt bad for asking about it, so he tried to cheer Jade up by changing the subject.
"Did Zelda send you a letter too?"
"Yes she did. I came as quickly as I could."
The group continue talking to each other for a while. Just as they finished eating, a royal guard ran into the room and bowed to Zelda before he spoke.
"Your Royal Highness, the mayor of Hyrule town wishes to speak with you."
"Tell herI will be right down."
"Yes your Highness. " the Guard said and bailed before he left.
"please excuse me, I have some business to take care of. Please take this time to do whatever you want around the castle.I will see you at dinner time."
"Ok. Good luck." Jade and Link said as Zelda left.
after they had put their dirty dishes back in the Royal kitchen, Jade told link that she was going to go practice her skills out in the courtyard. link decided to do the same.
Link wanted to see what you'd could really do, so he sat on the sidelines and watch Jade practice with a stuffed dummy.
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