Chapter 1: Thick Smoke
Shan was the name of the ever faithful guard of the gate in front of Hyrule Castle he had guarded the castle gate for well over seven years, he complained or ask for a raise only got the job done. No-one ever passed the gate without his permission(at least that that's what he thought), and every night when he returned home to his loving daughter Prim and his wife Rose. It is extremely unfortunate that he would never see them again.
It was the middle of a bitter winter in Hyrule, the cold numbed the fingers and toes of all who stood in it's wake, the blizzard winds could knock any man of their feet. The heavy white snow blocked most sight the ground covered like a brand-new canvas.Thick red smoke covered the ground beneath him blocking his own feet from view, Shan glanced at the corner of the cliff which led to the market.He stared at the smoke with fear in case it did something to him but nothing happened.
Perhaps a experiment gone wrong in the castle he thought.Despite the warm night he shivered, something wasn’t quite right something was wrong. He slapped the Gossip stone beside him, it wobbled against the force before making a strange sound;
“BOING!BOING! The time is 10:45!” Shan stretched his legs before slowly walking towards the town. The red smoke drifted around his legs as he moved, but Shan tried to ignore it.
Then it happened! He stopped abruptly fear freezing him, he began to claw at his neck and tried to scream. But nothing came out since he couldn’t breathe, his face turned blue as his lungs burned for precious oxygen.He gasped tried to draw in any cold air but it was in vain,then darkness enveloped his vision as his soul departed from his body, but not before he saw two figures looming over him. One a slender woman, with dark-blue hair, cold grey eyes and folded bat-like wings on her back. The other was a eight-foot tall man with intense musles bulging all over his body, he wore a black mask which covered his face with four slits for sight and breath.
“Inferior beings!” the woman said in disgust, dark energy surrounding her hand as she lifted the man with magic. With a flick of her wrist the body was slung into the gate, bones shattering inside the lifeless body.
“Gatrie if you please!” the massive man grunted and charged forward, his body crashed into the gate sending it flying into the cliff. The sound obviously alarmed the other guards who shouted to each other and charged down the cliff. The woman laughed as the red smoke rose up taking the shape of a human though they were almost completely different in every way. Their skin was deep-red red with glowing violet marks all over their bodies, they were naked except for a black lion-cloth which never moved, their white hair was in a long ponytail.
The ran through the open gates large swords made like the Biggoron Sword in their hands poised to strike. The guards came into view with the silver armor and helm, and spears pointed forward for defense. The humanoids noiselessy leapt over the Hylians landing gracefully behind them and swung at them taking off their heads which rolled onto the green grass staining it red. The limp body stood for the moment as if they didn’t realise they were dead, before dropping to the ground in a life-less heap.
“Katrina…there!” Gatrie pointed up at a window with a figure watching the grisly scene, their face full of disgust and fear. Katrina the woman began to walk to the castle entrance laughing all the way in triumph.
“Come our plan is near end as soon as it began!” she cried beckoning Gatrie and her minions to follow her.
Princess Zelda fell back from the window as the grotesquely muscular man pointed to our window. She had to leave immediately for her own safety but the people in the castle needed her, and she had to protect her father. She ran to her wardrobe and picked up her more valuably possessions; a harp, two knife, a whip and a pouch of Deku Nuts. Then she picked up a long white glove and slipped it over her hand to conceal the Triforce mark. Just then Impa burst into the room her face contorted in fear.
“My lady we must flee!” she cried, grabbing Zelda's arm. But a figure blocked their way to the door, it had a raised sword in hand. The sword was unusual though it was just over arm’s length and slightly curved with a blue gem in the hilt.
“Princess come with me!” it was a man who beckoned the princess forward. But Impa stepped between them, a shuriken raised in her hand. “I mean no harm!”.
Zelda took the man’s hand half-heartedly, as he took out a necklace with a pearl on it, it glowed once and then a blinding white door replace the old one. The man ran inside with Zelda leaving Impa behind. The real door burst open the wooden door was flung off it's hinges and into the opposite wall just as the portal shrunk into nothing, Katrina emerged and noticed the stunned woman sheikah.
"Impa protector of the princess, you have lived for too long!" Katrina said, her hands glowing with the black aura of darkness. Impa didn't reply only threw the shuriken at her head, but was nimbly dodged it and sent a beam of dark energy at Impa. It connected sending her flying out of the window shards of grass trailing behind, then there was a soft thump and a sickening crack as she met the hard stone. Katrina glanced out the window a evil grin appearing on her face as she saw the broken bidy and blood seeping across the ground.
Only when sunlight finally arrived it’s golden light casting away the darkness did the cries of death end. Then all was silent.