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Post by Kura Hyrule on Dec 5, 2018 17:33:19 GMT -5
It was surreal. Ever since she was a little girl, she imagined herself standing next to him, --and much like she made a magical wish, she was to be his wife. After waiting for so long, she was finally going to have the happiness she sought.\
During the trip back home, she couldn't stop her mind from racing, or hinder the excitement from knotting in her stomach; it only grew stronger once they had stepped foot in Lynna city. Onlookers and those close to the King questioned her arrival, as words of her demise had traveled here weeks prior. It was justified, however Perseus only brushed them aside, determination not pulling him away from his focused goal.
Kura hesitated on his question. Her heart wanted it to be preformed immediately, but she felt a pain of guilt thinking about her family, and how much an act like this would upset them; and then she thought about the absence of her father.
"I would like to at least wait until Artemis arrives, --hopefully with my sister in tow... I am going to ask him to give me away," she responded, hoping that her answer would not disappoint him to much. "I also feel like there is.. things we need to talk about," she continued, knowing how he might possibly be confused about her survival, and that he may be using the wedding to serve as a distraction from reality.
Stepping in close to him, Kura wrapped her arms around his waist and rested her head on his chest. Listening to his heart beat, she hoped to calm the raw emotion he felt. He didn't want to lose her again, and that was a sentiment she understood by comparison. The war with darkness was certainly taking it's toll against them.
Post by Kura Hyrule on Nov 14, 2018 19:59:52 GMT -5
He called for a retreat and her heart sank. Artemis had believed that Perseus would continue to fight no matter what, and that he was solely fixated on destroying his enemy that his mercy would be consumed by rage and hate. She smiled softly as he took her hand and began to run. Her eyes took in the sight of the battle behind her, hoping that her brother would be able to get away safely just the same.
It turned into an image she would never forget; the view of bodies scattered across the ground, and she vowed to put a stop to it all. Peace was an object that could never be permanently obtained, but she was determined to prevent anymore unnecessary death.
Atop the horse, with his weight at her back, she heard his sincere request and her face flushed. Kura hesitated; while she understood his intention, it was a selfish action with her sister missing and the plague ravaging the kingdom. After a deep breath she looked back at his battle worn face.
"I wouldn't have it any other way, let's not wait another moment," she said in a lighthearted tone, trying to mask her emotion towards the prior battle. Men lost their lives today, and all for what? They were ill-successful in their endeavor. Once again, Eleazar's forces were too strong for even the combined strength of Labrynna and the Heroes. If they were to defeat their opponent before Majora could step in, they would need King Asthar's assistance as well. -- But first, they had a spy to root out.
"Though, I hope I look fitting for the part of a bride," she said glancing down at the mud, and blood stained hem of her dress and cloak.
Recognition sparked in her eyes, knowing that if a spy was among them, they were likely behind the events that transpired at Symmetry City. It was an uneasy feeling, having knowledge of betrayal, but it was an emotion that couldn't be dealt with at the exact moment, --as they were in the middle of a life threatening battle.
She knew enough swordplay... at least what Artemis had instructed her earlier. She never picked up on the skill like her sisters, though she had the heart to keep trying in the results of her failure. Giving him a nod, she followed suit, watching carefully for any forward advances that she could parry and riposte.
Trailing his gesture, she glanced from Artemis's hand out to Perseus who was fighting valiantly in his vanguard. As though her heart was a drum, it beat to the sounds of swords clashing and bow strings strumming. Slowly, the entirety of the battle disappeared and she could only see him; He was even more handsome than the time in Lynna City.
Stepping closer, she neglected the dangerous scene around her, stopping just a few feet shy of the King who was in disbelief. His voice cracked, as if he was holding back a wave of sentiment that he couldn't put into words. The moment of hesitation was broken by the princess scrambling to her beloved, throwing her arms around his shoulders and holding him as if he was going to fly away.
"Perseus," she said softly, the scent of his hair comforting her, "You can't die yet. There is still so much we have to do, please don't leave me."
The promise they made that night had still yet to be fulfilled, and it was by their bonds that they lived by.
Post by Kura Hyrule on Nov 5, 2018 14:40:43 GMT -5
Of course she remembered what happened last time. Her foolishness had caused those she loved to endure through so much pain, and here she was, not taking into account that her actions could repeat that same mistake.
His body lurched and extended as he parried an advance, turning the blade from the man's grip and cutting him down right in front of her. He demanded she leave; his words twisting her stomach and making her nauseous. She had not thought that her presence here would serve as a distraction, but watching her brother attempt to defend and evade was proof enough. Despite that, her mind was already made up.
"I don't care!" she cried out, pushing back the hood from her head, "Artemis, you are outnumbered! If he is going to die here, --I want him to see my face one last time!"
It was one thing to think it, but another to say it outloud. Tears trailed down her cheek, her lips quivering at the notion that this might very well be the last time the three of them spoke to one another. Unless her brother had an idea about how to win the fight, the odds were looking grim.
Had they even spotted Eleazar on the field? Had they sent for reinforcements? Where was Asthar's men? This was a battle that was either poorly planned, or so properly planned that their strategy was met with equal force.
She refused to leave; --well, so much that she now couldn't leave. There were men surrounding them, some on their side and other's attempting to kill their way through. She couldn't properly escape the midst of the battle that she entered without due consideration. Pulling a bow and quiver off of a fallen comrade she hesitated near her brother's rear.
Pushing past the weighted leather, Kura entered the tent after finally making her way across the plains. Unsurprised to find her brother missing, she glanced over the depicted schematics on the table, understanding that if this portrayal was correct, --they were far outnumbered in size. The princess dashed from the tent, fear griping at her heart as she boarded her steed once more. Grabbing the reigns she gave the horse a kick, galloping into the fray.
Fire's sent smoke into the already clouded sky. A flash of lightning illuminating the battle field as she rode past countless bodies and fighting men. Rain began to dot the landscape, as if the heavens were crying at the scene below. They always speak of the glory of combat, neglecting to illustrate the gruesome scenes that really unfold in a war.
Images of Symmetry City erupted into her mind, tears building up in her eyes as she re-imagined her pain and confinement at the hand of Eleazar. She wouldn't leave Perseus or her brother to the same fate; though there was little she could actually do herself. Since castle town, she had been unable to call upon the curse that plagues her bloodline and her abilities with a rapier were far less than satisfactory, --but she would do what she could to stop the battle from taking her beloved.
Sounds of the battle grew louder, the vision of men fighting coming into clear view, and she attempted to shout out to those that could hear. A stray arrow found a mark however; buried into the heart of the beast under her, Kura was thrown from the saddle landing a few meters from where the horse stopped. The mud softened her landing somewhat, though pain still erupted from her shoulder and hip.
Forcing herself to stand, the princess limped forward, trying to perceive through the decorated battlefield. Bodies tangled and mangled, and others were already defeated at one's hand. One face came into recognition however, --his dark hair slick from the rain that battered their heads.
"Artemis!" she cried out while moving closer, pulling at the ornate blade from her hip to swiftly enter it into the back of an ambitious man who would attempt to strike her brother from the flank, "Where is he!?" she screamed, her voice pushing past the sounds of screaming and shouting all around.
She was told it had been weeks since the night she fell under, practically a month since she was placed in the preservation pod, and countless nights of doctors attempting to control whatever it was that ailed her and bring her back from the brink. In the end, it was only the light of her sister that could preform such a miracle. Two pairs of blue hues rested upon one another as Kura breathed out her sister's name; Zelda. Her brother's reaction was a tearful one, knowing how much he blamed himself for her demise, but that was of that past, and in the present she rested in her room back at the ruined castle.
After a few days she could eat, and walk again, the lingering effects of her stasis wearing off. In her mind she awaited the reunion of her and Perseus, wondering just how long it would be before a letter could reach him.
However her peace would not last for long. Word of her sister's kidnapping filled her ear's and she desired to do more than just lie in bed. Despite the lack of energy she had, Kura forced herself to be by her brother's side as he attempted to fill the empty hole Zelda left in her disappearance. Though, that was not the worst of it.
It started with a cough, and grew into something more. The medical tent filled with sick bodies, and at her brother's command she was tucked away from those that might be contagious. The thought of a sickness taking her again was on his mind, and she didn't blame him.
To make matter's even worse, word of her beloved's movements against Eleazar came to light, and she knew that she had to stop him. Even with an army at his back, the possibility of Perseus surviving Eleazar a second time were short.
Time was of the essence.
"I need you to keep him safe," she asked, pleading with her brother to take their own regiment. While it would be a futile attempt to subdue Eleazar's forces, she knew that Artemis could prevent his death in this suicide mission. Complying with her desire, her brother saddled and took a small force to attempt to stop the mad king, but once he was gone, she decided to follow suit, despite her brother's command that she stayed there.
"I can't just sit here and wait," she muttered, pulling up her hood and riding out of the forest.
It wasn't long before she entered the fields, the sounds of fighting echoing in the expansive area. She was able to discern from even there, that her brother's attempt to stop Percy failed. Kicking the mare under her, Kura rode farther in, trying to spy Artemis's command tent, where she knew her brother would be trying to organize their forces.
She had to find them, and while her heart told her that Perseus was in the field of battle, perhaps her brother would not be.
"I should have just gone myself," she said, knowing that if Percy had seen HER face instead of Artemis', than perhaps the battle could have been prevented.
Post by Kura Hyrule on May 3, 2018 12:23:55 GMT -5
It didn't take long for Art to respond, and even less for them to come face to face with a Zora unlike any she had seen before. It seemed that she had yet to notice her, which meant that Arts mask was no joke, though the lack of lighting probably aided in that regard. She made little to no noise as her brother addressed the woman. She was able to once again stand and readjust herself, making sure to stay out of line of sight by hiding behind a large fallen stone that had embedded itself into the stair case.
It was at this time that another sound erupted from higher in the tower, it rang like a bell, but it kept ringing, the dull thud of it was unfamiliar but she discerned that there was only one source it could come from. They were trying to get their attention!
She didn't want to leave her brother behind, but if he provided an area for her escape she could slip up the stairs to reach them and guide them out. She was no use to her brother in a fight but there was always the lingering thought of 'What if this woman is stronger than Artemis?' She appeared and moved like a mage, which was an area of that he was never proficient in and flashbacks of what happened in castle town kept popping up in her head as she listened intently and waited for the right moment.
Post by Kura Hyrule on Apr 27, 2018 13:31:06 GMT -5
Of course she wanted to argue with him more, but she decided it would be best to let it go. Her brother was on edge since that night, and she didn't like to bring up the subject with him. Ever since, he had been extra protective, and while she didn't blame him, it only deepened the feeling of incoming danger.
So with a soft sigh of defeat she followed him to the stair case, staying close behind him as he used his sword for a light source. While it was not comparable to a torch, it didn't give off a harsh glow that could alert monsters or other unwanted challenges to their presence within the tower.
Artemis pulled a mask from his pocket, handing it to her with instruction. Inside she questioned if it could really do such a thing, but then assumed like his sword it had some sort of magical properties. This may have been false and all she needed to do was to hide her pale skin, but it was a thought that did not occur to her. Tying her hair at the nape of her neck, she slid the mask over her face. Surprisingly it did not stifle her breathing and it was rather comfortable, which she could only sum up that it was of sheikah design.
Though his instruction reminded her that she had really only killed one thing in her life; a blue chuchu in the depths of the forest temple, and her guards had killed the remaining ones. So on top of feeling more than useless in this situation, her mind wandered, and lingered on Garrett, who she had not seen since her awakening. It was odd behavior, and what more, she had not the heart to call for him. Still embarrassed of her condition in Castle Town, she had not been able to look at him the same way since then.
With her mind distracted she didn't even notice the weak floor board she stepped on, its signifying snap echoing in the empty halls as her foot fell through. She didn't fall, nor came close to it, but the sound was enough to make her heart jump leap and bound. She only hoped that they were the only ones to hear it.
Lips pursed and brows furrowed the princess rested her gaze on her brother. The amount of disbelief she held was only out shined by the clear disapproving expression she showed him, that he likely wouldn't take notice of as he walked past her. She had in mind to huff and cross her arms over if she wasn't busy gritting her teeth and following him.
"How could you say such a thing! --Artemis, I know we cannot save everyone all the time...," she said, ending on a softer note as she referenced her own previous demise, "but that doesn't mean we shouldn't try... You didn't give up on me after all."
The entrance opened, albeit in a similar way to the stone doors of the forest temple she visited not so long ago. What was with old buildings and having large creaky doors?
Peering inside she took note of his deduction and let out a gentle hum. "Hmm, quite the predicament, though I do not think we are being pressed for time. This has Eleazar's game written all over it." She said softly to her brother before glancing upwards towards the ceiling of the foyer. From a glance, she wasn't so sure if the above floors were so structurally sound, though there was no telling that the lower levels were not flooded either. if she had to choose, she would prefer falling through the flooring over swimming in muck.
"It wouldn't seem logical to choose either, but for the sake of making a statement I could see them being held above."
At least, that was the way it was in her heroic tales.
She would be lying if she denied her apprehension to his chosen descriptor. 'Pain'. No one liked to experience pain, but she was more scared for her beloveds well being than her own. She had been given another chance, something that was not bestowed to every solider they had lost on that day, and she would put it to use.
Prior to approaching the object, they had agreed to take the road less traveled and not enter through the front gate, but rather climb upwards to a gatehouse entrance. Luckily because of the state of decay that the tower underwent, it was decorated with ivy and routing stones that they could use to traverse up the side easily. Once they got inside however, locating where the captives were held would be an entirely new concept to her.
She had never played the rescuing prince before.
"Any ideas on how we will locate them once inside? I don't suppose whoever did this will just leave a map lying around, and who knows what else is living in the tower," She asked her brother before exhorting herself with a hearty leap upwards to grab a handful of strong vines to start her climb. Above there was a large gap in the stone where she could peer inside, and hopefully find an easier entrance.
Muffled footsteps traversed across the rocky outcrop; diligent progress as she made her way up to the base of the tower. Once a fortress, this toppling construct has been lost to time, and has been nothing more than a hideout and base for various monsters. But today it was the prison to someone she held very dear. Only a week since her re-awakening, it was surprising that she was already out in the field, though her brother couldn't convince her otherwise, -- not when he needed her.
This evening however, she donned a different appearance; being a garb of black silk and leather wraps and her hair light in color. The ability to masquerade as one of a different race was a common ability to those of noble blood it seems. With the right clothing and color, even she could appear like a sheikah of birth, which is something that really irks those who dwell within the camp.
Glancing back to her brother, she made note of his presence before continuing. She knew in her heart that Artemis planned on being especially careful with her being here, and that likely it would put them at jeopardy, but perhaps he also recognized her strength as even he couldn't protest to her assistance for too long.
"What do you expect we will face in the tower?" she asked, her eyes traces its length and wondering just where Percy was held, and more, why they were taken in the first place. How even? As guard efforts had certainly been doubled in the last month or so, -- at least to her knowledge.
"...Percy.." Kura mumbled behind the dark scarf around her mouth. She worried for him, but knew that he was strong and it would take more than this to defeat him.
Before, there was a touch of soft skin. A delicate passing of reassurance from one person to another as clouded blue eyes closed for the last time. It was supposed to be the last time, her body falling into it's permanent slumber and her will to live faded from her mind. From then on, she faced the darkness.
It was quiet, and more or less cold, yet at the same time it was peaceful. Patiently she waited, anticipating that glow of light that would signify her arrival. It was said that upon death they would be reunited with the Goddesses, or at least that is what she was led to believe. But she remained in the dark, time passing either slowly or quickly, and she was left alone to rest there.
She could not think of anything, as if her mind was in a permanent stasis. No recall of memories, instilling of emotional desires, or even a recognition of thought. There was only what she knew at the time, and that was little.
A voice. But where was it coming from? There was no ring of sound, no definite direction of its source, and yet it was distinct. Followed by a piercing and blinding light, she was no longer enveloped in darkness, but instead felt the surface of something hard under her body. Eyes were open, the view of a wide clear expanse came to view. Her psyche behaved as if is still belonged to a corporeal form, as if it was still attached to the body it had grown in for so many years.
Gaze turning, it meet a tall and large frame, an aura of holy and divine light surrounding it's figure though she could not make out any features.
Blessed child, through the darkness that once surrounded your soul pierces the light strengthened by love.
The voice once more, more definite this time, its angelic tone holding a sense of familiarity. The figure moving, both limbs pushing forward to rest in front of Kura, palms open and beckoning to the young lady.
You still have much to see and bonds to make young one. She needs you, They all need you.
Small steps were made, following her instruction she sat upon the surface of her hands, encompassed by a sphere of residual light. It was warm, her core relaxing and her eyes closing as her world turned dark once more.
Another voice, though it was murmured she could still make out the syllables and recognized it immediately. Waking up to the world, blanketed hues glistened, blinding light and color filling her once darkened vision. She blinked, a few time actually, the blur dissipating so that she could take in the features of her sister and family.
"...Zelda." She managed to say, her voice weak, though distinguishable as she turned her head slightly to the side, smiling softly as she addressed them.
She held no memory of her time asleep, not even of the voice from before. It was as if, she had only just laid down moments prior. She understood what had happened though, the fear of her last time alive still lingered in her mind. Somehow, her sister had saved her soul, leading her back to her body.
Post by Kura Hyrule on Apr 4, 2018 17:12:47 GMT -5
Her vision already blurred as she came in and out of consciousness. Words spoken from both Perseus and Artemis were unable to reach her ears, leaving only the sound of silence as she kept her hands pressed to her abdomen. It burned, it all burned and it felt like she was on fire, but her skin was cold and goosebumps crawled over her skin. She felt the weight and warmth of his grasp, clouded and milky eyes raising to glance at her brother. From under his touch she could sense his heartbeat as it raced, and despite the amount of pain, it was calming.
Kura's reaction to this was surreal; she knew she was dying, that much was a given. From the look on everyone's faces there was no doubt this was true. It would be a lie if she didn't say she was scared, but at the time she came to accept it. She wanted to raise her voice, speak out to her brother and Percy to soothe their hearts. Eyes welled up, the tickling sensation of her tears leaving a wet trail as they slowly fell. Unable to come to words her hands instead found a home, one resting on Artemis's cheek, and the other grasping for her lovers hand. She needed to reassure them.
That was so like her, to think about their pain and their well being above her own.
Rapid breaths soon slowed, the swift intake of air no longer made a sound as she quit trying. Thinking back on to everything she had done, her only regret was that she wouldn't be there to see her sisters smile as she woke to find that her hero had returned. That, was the one thing she wanted more than anything, and was why she worked so hard these past four years. She had even been so silly as to proclaim this out loud in front of Garrett at the forest temple. She was determined to see her sister's happiness, even if it killed her in the end.
Eyes closed and limbs fell as the remaining amount of her strength left and her body slept.