Sequel: Queen of the Banished

A Hidden Kindness

Take My Hand (take my whole life, too)

347 words

Friday found Rabia and Ganondorf walking through Castle Town, hand-in-hand. The town was still dreary with slush and ice, and the gray of early dawn made it even more so. The two of them, wrapped up in each other as they were, didn’t seem to notice or mind the cold. The rising sun glittered off of the ice that snaked between the cobblestones and reflected off the gray-tinted snowbanks. Ganondorf led Rabia along the mostly empty streets.

“Where are we going?” Rabia asked.

“It’s a surprise,” Ganondorf smiled at her sweetly, and the warmth she felt had nothing to do with the layers she was wearing. Finally, he led her to the fountain in the center of town. Delicate icicles draped over the edge of the tiers into a pool of clear, solid ice at the bottom. The icicles glittered like crystal in the cool, morning sunlight.

“It’s beautiful, Ganondorf, but… why’d you bring us here?” Rabia tilted her head.

“Well, I… I actually have a question for you,” Ganondorf said. He took her hand gently. “Do you remember our second date? When we had our first kiss?” he asked her.

“Of course I do,” Rabia laughed. “I’m pretty sure I called you hot, said your horse was cute, and was as awkward as possible.” Ganondorf chuckled.

“It was cute,” he assured her. “And… that kiss was the moment I knew I was in love with you, Rabia. I couldn’t think of a better place to ask...” he knelt down and held out a ring. “Will you marry me?” Rabia gasped and her eyes widened. She dropped to her knees beside him and kissed him deeply.

“Yes! Yes, I’ll marry you,” she smiled and kissed him again. Ganondorf swept her up into his arms and spun her around with a laugh. He set her down and slid the ring onto her finger.

“I love you,” he grinned and kissed her again.

“I love you, too,” Rabia replied softly. “Now come on! We have to tell everyone!” She grabbed his hand and they ran off towards the castle.
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OCs: Rabia (main character)

OKAY SO! We've reached the end of Part 1! 67,350-ish words down, but many, many more to come in Part Two! In the mean time, while I finish up some edits, I'll be posting a short 8-chapter interlude. It isn't necessary to read it before Part Two but it'll be there if you want to! Thanks for reading, and I'll see you all in Part Two - Bound to the West: Queen of the Banished!