Inutile: The Hamartia Excerpts.

Romance-torture fiction between Link and an original character.

Link has slayed Ganondorf and saved the kingdom of Hyrule, leaving all of its inhabitants celebrating their victory. But in their petty triumph, they fail to notice that Link has been dragged off after the final battle, chained in a dungeon, and tortured in response to aid he provided Hyrule during the war.

Link is nurtured by a man who wishes to see him suffer, but grows inexplicably attached to the other's brutalizing actions, his only connection to the outside world. Link is a symbol of the remnants of war: while the kingdom cheers and laughs, he suffers the ultimate consequences that warfare results in, and his torturer exposes the underlying hamartias that exist- because he is the Hero.