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Gerad tried to swallow but his mouth had gone dry, “Um, hi.”
“And you’re relying on this to save us?” The red one sneered.
“Yes, Din. He is my chosen one. Now don’t be rude and introduce us.” The green one retorted.
“Fine, Farore.” Din sighed.
“I am the goddess of power, Din. These are my sister goddesses, Farore of courage, and Naru of wisdom. You are?” Din said as Gerad looked at each one in turn.
“My name is Gerad, I’m the son of Link and Zelda of Hyrule.” Gerad replied bowing. He tried not to stare for the goddesses weren’t wearing too much.
Din sneered and hopped into the air to hover above Gerad. Gerad watched her silently as she circled him, judging him. Farore and Naru hopped into the air as well and went to hover next to Calhan.
“You cannot be serious?” Din said moving to hover on the other side of Calhan.
Calhan exhaled, “Look, Din, I know he isn’t the strongest one but he is the son of the Hero, work with what you got.”
Gerad was taken aback by the way Calhan addressed the goddesses, they were THE goddesses afterall. Din didn’t even flinch.
“The Lore Sage is correct in this Din. Gerad is the son of the Hero therefore he must save the world.” Naru said calmly never taking her eyes off of Gerad, who was a little agitated that they only talked about him and not to him.
“Well, don’t come crying to me when Ganondorf kills us all because you put your faith in an untested son of a hero that got lucky the last time.” Din said crossing her arms.
“Din, you are such an imbecile, Link killed Ganondorf because he was the better not by luck. No one gets that lucky.” Farore retorted, “Besides, we wouldn’t have had this problem to begin with if YOU hadn’t put the notion in Ganondorf’s head.” Farore finished pointing an accusing finger at Din.
“I have already told you that I didn’t do that, and I’m also not held responsible for what the holder of my piece of the triforce does.” Din said pointing back at Farore.
Gerad just stared at them as Calhan put his hand to his face and sighed. Naru just continued to stare at Gerad, calculating.
“And whose fault was it that Ganondorf got the piece in the first place?” Farore asked.
“I am not responsible for that, he got it on his own.” Din replied.
“You should have hidden it better!” Farore said.
“Oh like you hid yours?” Din sneered.
“ENOUGH!” Calhan screamed. Amazingly the two goddesses shut up and stared down at him.
“It’s over and done with, now I actually called you three here for a reason.” Calhan continued in a quieter voice as the two of them settled back to eye level.
“What is it Lore Sage?” Farore asked respectively.
“Do you know of a way to get the Evil Sage out of Dahrin?” Calhan asked them.
Din and Farore thought for a bit looking at each other then turning their gaze to Gerad then to Calhan then back to each other.
“Well, there is that way.” Farore suggested slowly.
Din raised an eyebrow at her, “You know that is the craziest way, but perhaps the only one that won’t kill him outright.”
“Yeah, it will just kill him slowly is all.” Farore laughed sarcastically.
“What are you talking about?” Gerad asked.
Din turned her burning gaze toward Gerad, “There is one possible way to get it out, but he could die in the process if he isn’t strong enough.”
“Or we accidently take out the wrong Sage spirit and leave it in there and he actually becomes the evil sage.” Farore added.
“Yeah, there’s that too.” Din agreed.
“How sure of success are you?” Gerad asked.
Din thought about it and looked at Farore, “Not at all.”
“Then why did you even suggest it?” Gerad asked exasperated.
Din shrugged, “I dunno.”
“Is there a way to seal it better?” Gerad asked drawing on all the patience he could muster.
“Naru, dearest?” Farore asked turning to her.
“Yes, there is a way.” Naru answered.
“Great, what is it?” Gerad exclaimed, he waited for her answer as she continued to stare at, or what seemed like, through him.
“I will not tell you.” Naru replied moving her gaze to stare somewhere else.
Gerad blinked, “I’m sorry, I don’t know if I heard you correctly.”
“I had replied to your question with, I will not tell you.” Naru replied in a level monotone voice.
“Why?” Gerad asked dropping his arms to his side.
Naru sighed, “If I tell you the way to do what you ask, you will, and you will mess up everything. Things must happen this way or we all die.”
“What way are you talking about, what things?” Gerad asked raising his voice in aggravation.
“I cannot answer your questions, it will make things go wrong. Be content for now Gerad, be content with what you can save.” Naru replied.
“What do you mean?” Gerad asked.
“You will have to choose, Gerad. Between loosing them all or just one. You will choose wrong.” Naru replied.
“What are you talking about?” Gerad screamed at her, his patience snapped, “I’m sick of these non answers! Tell me how to save my friend.”
Naru ignored him. Din, Farore, and Calhan watched in stunned silence.
“Listen, you may be the creators of our world, and all due respect or whatever, but you haven’t had a hand in nothing since then, you left us to our own devices and this is how it is. Now, to me it sounds like you three are trying to make amends for this, if so then help me. I need Dahrin and all of my friends to be there for me when I face Ganondorf. Tell me how to save him.” Gerad said looking at each of the goddess; he stared at Naru till she looked at him, “Please.”
Naru sighed, “It is not logical for me to divulge the information you seek.”
“SCREW LOGIC.” Gerad screamed, “I’m asking you to help, logic doesn’t play a part in this.”
“Naru, you did it once.” Farore whispered.
“And that was when I swore to never again make a decision emotionally. This requires empathy and sympathy, that which I do not have anymore. Gerad, I cannot help you. Even if I wanted to, I could not. If I did, things would turn out worse than they already are. I say to you again, be content with what and who you can save.”
Naru’s eyes seemed to soften as she continued, “Gerad, you must save the world, not your friends.”
Gerad stared in utter betrayal as there was a bright flash of light and the three goddesses disappeared.
“Wait!” Gerad screamed looking around the chamber for any sign of them.
“They’re gone Gerad, I’m sorry.” Calhan whispered.
“What does she mean, Calhan?” Gerad asked him.
Calhan sighed, “Naru is the goddess of wisdom, she can also see the different paths of time.”
Gerad stared at him in confusion, “What?”
“She can see the paths we have to choose between when we make decisions. I’m talking about time, when we make a decision it affects everything, even in the most minute ways. She can see those choices and affects.” Calhan tried to clarify.
Gerad thought for a bit, “So you’re saying that she saw herself telling me the information I needed and then what would happen after that and decided it wasn’t worth it?”
“Yes.” Calhan nodded.
“Ok then why didn’t she tell me the choices I needed to make to come out to the perfect future where I save everyone?” Gerad asked.
“I don’t know, but I do know that the future constantly changes and she probably wouldn’t be able to tell you because telling you changes things and so her information would be inaccurate.” Calhan said hesitantly like he wasn’t quite sure himself.
Gerad sighed, “All this time talk is giving me a headache. So basically I’ve met the goddesses and found out that I have to choose between saving Dahrin or everyone but Dahrin.”
Calhan nodded, “Yeah pretty much.”