Author's Note: This is my first Legend of Zelda fan fiction story. That foretells the hidden events after Majora's Mask and the Hero of Time aka the Hero Shade. For example how did get his armor, how did he lose his eye and who married the HoT Link since TP Link is related to him?

Well I'm here to answer these questions and theories into a whole story posted after Majora's Mask. Please offer your feedback and opinions, It would be nice to hear them. Now sit back and enjoy the show. If you don't want to read the prologue, then I recommed reading chapter one instead, thank you.

The Legend of Shade

By: Sacredstar Mentor


Prologue

One faith day, a mask collector found the portal from Hyrule to Termina, and entered it out of his own curiosity and fondness of unique masks.

However, he was ambushed and knocked out by the Skull Kid and his two fairy friends, Tatl and Tael. While the Happy Mask Salesman was unconscious, the Imp stole Majora's Mask from his bag and became possessed by its evil powers.

The Happy Mask salesman went through great lengths to obtain the Mask, as for its true nature. He explains that if the Mask is not taken back from the Skull Kid, something horrible will happen…

Majora's mask is an accrued item from legend that is said to have been used by an ancient tribe in its hexing rituals. It is said that an evil and wicked power is bestowed upon the one who wear that mask.

According to legend the troubles caused by Majora's Mask were so great the ancient ones, fearing such catastrophe, sealed the mask in shadow forever, preventing its misuse. But now that tribe from the legend has vanished, so no one really knows the true founders of the mask.

Legend has it that the Twili possibly created Majora's mask because it commonly noted observation and details on the fused shadow.

Being a bit similar to Majora's mask or maybe even the shadow folk known as the sheikah tribe could have created this wicked mask.

Since they created the eye of truth and mask of truth. Yet nobody truly knows the history of this evil mask and will probably never know...

In the land of Hyrule, there echoes a legend held dearly by the Royal Family that tells of a boy.

A boy who, after battling evil and saving Hyrule, crept away from the land that had made him a legend. Done with the battles he once waged across time, he embarked on a new journey.

A secret and personal journey.

A journey in search of a beloved and invaluable friend.

A friend with whom he parted ways when he fulfilled his heroic destiny and took his place among legends.

At the end of Ocarina of Time, Link's longtime friend departed as well. He didn't know why she left, where she had gone, or whether he would ever meet her again. In his loneliness, Link begins a long journey in search of her.

But the search is fruitless and as Link nearly loses all hope and faith; his desperation stay strong and kept him going. The Hero of Time set out into lost wood to find his lost companion Navi for least several months until he was confronted by the Stalkid who stole the Ocarina of Time. The boy gave chase, and the two entered the portal to Termina.

After cursing the boy into the form of Deku Scrub, the Stalkid went back into Termina. The spirit of the mask, enraged that it was now outside of the barrier once again, completely took over the Stalkid's body.

The Hero of Time must save the inhabitants of Termina from Majora's Mask which had summoned the moon to destroy the parallel world.

The Goddess of Time was watching over Link every moment of his struggle to save Termina. When Link plays the Ocarina of Time, she lent him her assistance.

Just a few hours before the Moon falls, Link and Tatl confront the Skull Kid at the top of the Clock Tower.

The hero retrieves his Ocarina and plays the "Song of Time." Which transports him back to the beginning of the three day cycle.

Link and Tael made their way inside the Clock Tower, where they meet the Happy Mask Salesman. He reveals that he has been following Link, and that he knows of a way to return him to his former self.

In exchange, the Salesman asks Link to return the "precious mask" that was stolen from him.

He teaches him the "Song of Healing." A melody that heals troubled spirits and turns them into Masks.

After the song is played, the spirit of the Deku Butler's Son is encased in the Deku Mask and Link returns to his Hylian form. Having fulfilled his promise, the Happy Mask Salesman asks for his end of the deal.

After learning that Link failed to retrieve Majora's Mask, he becomes distressed and shakes Link out of frustration. He begs Link to recover the Mask for him, once again, stressing the fact that he must leave in just three days. Which is the day of the Carnival of Time, as well as the time remaining before the Moon crashes into Clock Town.

As Link and Tatl set off to recover Majora's Mask, the Happy Mask Salesman waits patiently inside the Clock Tower for their return.

He used the power of the Ocarina of Time to relive the same three days over and over again, to free the Four Giant Guardians, who promised to help him.

While saving the lost souls and assisting the frightened people of Termina. He approaches the Stalkid on the Clock Tower, and fought Majora's Mask inside the moon.

Once Link successfully defeated the evil inside Majora's Mask, the moon vanishes, thus saving the land of Termina from destruction.

The Happy Mask Salesman finally obtains his Mask, which has seemingly lost its evil power.

As he bids farewell to the Happy Mask Salesman, he reminded Link that there is someone back home awaiting his return. After He commented on the number of people Link made happy, he walks away and disappears without a trace. Link decided to return home to Hyrule, having found what he was looking for. And he trusts that one day his beloved and invaluable friend will return to him one day.

The fourth day, the day of the carnival of time has arrived. Everyone who resided in Termina's Clocktown, who fled the disaster, has return home and enjoy the rest of the carnival. When it started, it was a sight to behold especially for the Hero of Time who saves many people from a terrible fate of loss, loneliness, grief, depression and etc.

Now that the three day time loop is over. Link could have some fun after all his hardships and efforts. As for his feisty fairy partner Tatl; they both parted ways after she thanked Link for saving everyone in Termina.

The carnival started off with amazing fireworks that could almost be seen from Ikana canyon.

Link enjoyed some of the carnival's displays, games, kiosks and went as Mikau to join the Zora band final concert in the milk bar.

Later he had a bow and arrow shooting competition with Rommani in Rommani Ranch and then Link was invited to attend Kafei and Anju wedding.

Now that Kafei has return to his adult body after Majora's curse was lifted.

When the carnival of time was finally over Link said his goodbyes to all his friends with a smile on his face and decided to return home. He got on his faithful horse Epona and left the land of Termina.

Link went to the area under the clock tower and enter the twisted tunnel that serves as the actual transformation portal from Hyrule to Termina occurs.

Eventually he found his way into the forest connecting Hyrule and Termina where Link first meet the dead Deku Butler's son.

Link seen the Deku Butler on his knees shaking as his eyes started to cry for the death of his young son who died a dark and gloomy demise by the hands of Majora's Mask.

"My poor dear son what happened to you." He cried.

"This is all my fault; I wasn't there when you need me the most."

He mourns in a deep cold of silence in the massive peppered cave. "Oh great goddess of time please watch over my son in the heaven." Thought the Deku Butler as he prayed for his deceased son.

Link prayed to the goddess of time and Zelda; knowing full well that without their help he wouldn't be able to unwind time to change the fate of so many lives and heal the lost souls of Termina.

Link then pulls out his Ocarina of Time and plays the Song of Healing while the Deku Butler hearing these soft melody that ease his pain and sorrow.

"Thank you for your heartwarming song Link; I hope my son is listening to the melody in the afterlife right now." said Deku Deku Butler, as Link reach out his pouch the deku mask and handed it over to Deku Butler and said.

"This is the deku mask and your son spirit rest within the mask while his soul has left this world; I think you should keep as a memento of your son so won't forget good memory you both share." He replied.

"Thank you Link, I will hold onto this mask as a memento of my son courage and bravery. But for now let me show you a different path back home to Hyrule."

The Deku Butler pointed his finger to the direction Link should take and wish him a safe journey while he continues to lament the passing of his loving son.


Note: The story will be based on Hyrule Historia and countless other Zelda theories to fill in the gaps in the story. Such as Hyrulean civil war, Shadow Temple, Bongo Bongo, Knight of Hyrule clan, Zelda royal family, Link bloodline and etc. So if you are a Zelda lore fan and love fanfiction story then your in the right place.