A/N: Yeah, I know its been a while…work kept me busy…
After a narrow escape from the terrible royal Zora trio, the trio of heroes found themselves back in Hyrule Field and on their way back to Hyrule Castle to hand the spiritual stones over to Princess Zelda so that their quest would finally be at an end, or so Link and Ashley thought. Jay however, knew better. As they approached Castle Town, Link noticed that unlike before, it was the middle of the day, and yet the town gate was shut and the torches were lit. The closer they got, the darker the sky got until finally, it began to rain. The gate to Castle Town lowered and out ran a white horse with Impa and Zelda on its back. Before the horse had gotten too far away, Zelda turned around, and threw something at the kids which wound up in the moat. Not long after, a black horse with Ganondorf mounted on it came riding out. He stopped and looked around, he then noticed the heroes.
"Hey you kids! Did you see a white horse ride by here? You must have, which way did it go?" He demanded.
Link, Ashley, and Jay drew their swords; Jay decided to jump at Ganondorf. "Like hell we'll tell you anything GanonDORK!" He shouted, attempting to strike the wizard.
"What did you call me? I would be careful who I insulted if I were you, BOY!" He shouted, blasting Jay with a medium energy ball before shooting smaller energy balls at the Ashley and Link, knocking all three down to the ground.
"Let that be a lesson to you!" He said, kicking his horse and riding off.
After he had left, Jay told Link to go see what Zelda had thrown into the moat.
Upon diving in, Link found the ocarina of time. Picking it up, a vision of Princess Zelda appeared to him. "Link, if you are holding this Ocarina, it means that Ganondorf made his move. You and the others must take the spiritual stones to the alter in the temple of time. Once there, you must play this song." Zelda then proceeded to teach Link the song of Time. "The three of you are Hyrule's only hope." She concluded the vision fading.
When the vision ended, Link found himself out of the moat and standing next to Ashley and Jay. "We have to go to the temple of time, but I have no clue where that is." Link explained, frowning.
"I know where it is. Its a few minutes walk from here." Jay said, running off into the city.
Link and Ashley followed after him and before they knew it, they had arrived at a large white building. "Woah, is this it?" Ashley asked, staring in awe at the temple.
"It's a big, holy looking building…yeah, I think this is it." Link replied, walking up the stone steps and entering the temple. He stood in front of the alter, and placed his spiritual stone there. Jay and Ashley followed suit and placed their spiritual stones there too. Link then took out the Ocarina of Time; he took a deep breath and began to play the Song of Time that Zelda had taught him. Once he was done, the doors directly in front of the alter began to open, revealing the inner room of the temple. Navi and the other fairies flew in ahead of the kids. "Look! It's the legendary Blade of Evils Bane! The Master Sword!" Navi exclaimed, flying over to it.
As Jay entered the inner room of the temple, he immdeiatley noticed a difference. "What are those other three swords?" He asked, indicating the two stuck into the fire medallion stone and the one stuck into the water medallion stone.
Navi flew around the swords a couple of times. "I'm not sure. I've never seen these swords before." She told the kids.
Rain and Lilly had no clue as what the other swords were either.
Jay thought for a moment. "I've been wondering how this would happen." He mumbled to himself. "It's obvious that Link needs to get the Master Sword to become the Hero of Time, but Ashley and myself wouldn't be able to take it, thus keeping us here for the seven years Link's spirit gets sealed away…so I wonder if these swords will allow us to be frozen in time with Link…guess there is only one way to find out." He finished mumbling to himself and walked over to where the two swords were stuck in the fire medallion. "Link! Go take the Master Sword, Ashley, go get the sword in the water medallion!"
Upon picking up the swords, a bright light enveloped both Link and Ashley and they disappeared. Jay hadn't picked up his swords yet, he knew what would happen once he did. Ganondorf would come in and take the Triforce of Power for himself, thus allowing him to turn the world of the future into a dark and twisted place. He would not allow that to happen, at least not willingly. Sure enough, a few moments later the soon to be Great King of Evil entered the room.
"Foolish children!" He gloated. "As I suspected, you three held the other keys I needed. Now I will enter the Sacred Realm and rule it!"
"OVER MY DEAD BODY GANONDORK!" Jay shouted, now drawing the swords out of sheer instinct. "Oh…SHIT!" He exclaimed as a beam of light engulfed him too. Everything around the heroes had gone black. There was no sound, no sight, and nothing to feel. After what seemed like an eternity, the kids heard their fairies calling out their names.
"Link! Jay! Ashley! Wake up!" They called.
The first thing they saw was water all around them followed by a rather large old man dressed in simple brown robes.
"Welcome young heroes, to the Chamber of Sages. I am Rauru, the Light Sage."
"Arrrgh! I almost had him!" Jay exclaimed, punching the palm of his hand."
"Almost had who Jay?" Ashley questioned.
"What are you talking about?" Link asked.
Rauru gave Jay a stern look. "It is not your place to destroy Ganondorf, and had you attempted it, you certainly would have died." He explained.
"So um…where exactly are we?" Link wondered aloud.
"As I said before, you are in the Chamber of Sages which is in the Temple of Light which is located in the very heart of the Sacred Realm."
"Why are we here?" Ashley asked of Rauru.
"You are here to stop Ganondorf, the Great King of Evil. However, when you drew the swords you now hold from their resting places, you were too young to be the heroes of legend, so your spirits were sealed away here for seven years. Now together, you must awaken the other five sages who dwell within temples hidden across the land of Hyrule, together we six will be able to help you be rid of Ganondorf forever. Now take this." Rauru raised his hands to the sky and the Light Medallion floated down into Link's hands. Another bright flash of light occurred and the heroes once again found themselves in the Temple of Time.
"Well, that was interesting." Link said, looking down at his now seventeen year old body.
Ashley and Jay both stretched, happy to be back at least close to their ages before they had come to Hyrule. "Well, let's get going. We have five sages to save." Jay said with a yawn.
"It's hard to believe seven years have really passed." Navi said, fluttering out of Link's hat.
"I wonder what all has changed." Rain thought aloud.
"Watch out! Something is in the shadows!" Lilly warned.
Jay swatted his fairy out of the way. "Oh hush. We're in a holy temple. Even if there was something there, I doubt it would be a threat to us." He told her, knowing full well just what was there, but still receiving a shock when Sheik dropped in front of them.
"…Standing there, holding the Master Sword, you really do look like the Hero of Time of which legend speaks." Sheik said to Link, completely ignoring Ashley and Jay.
"Um, who are you, and what do you want?" Ashley asked.
"My name is Sheik; I am the sole survivor of the Sheikah race. I am here to help you by giving you cryptic hints and teaching you songs. Across this land, there are six temples; one in a deep forest, one within an active volcano, one under a vast lake, one within the house of the dead, and one within a goddess of the sand. However, equipped as you are, you would not even be able to enter the temples. If you believe my words, head first to Kakariko Graveyard, you will find useful items there." With that, Sheik took a deku nut in his hand and prepared to throw it.
"Ok! Bye Zelda! See you at the Forest Temple!" Jay called.
Jay's outburst caused Sheik to drop the deku nut in shock, grab him, throw another Deku nut at the ground, and disappear.
Link looked startled at what had just happened. "Was that really Zelda?" He asked.
Ashley shrugged her shoulders. "Dunno, I'm more concerned as to where he took Jay. Let's get out of this temple and go find him!"
\Link nodded and he and Ashley rushed out of the temple, swords drawn, not sure what awaited them on the outside after seven years.