Sunlight flooded over the castle Courtyard as the sun Broke over the parapet wall, washing Everything in a warm glow as a young man jogged across The beautifully manicured lawn On his way from an early morning practice session. His blonde hair was still even a little damp From the hasty scrub he had Subjected himself to, his cheeks Retaining a slight pink color from the wash rag the cook had Insisted that he use. For a moment, Link gingerly brushed His fingers along one side of his face, wincing a little dramatically at the memory of her chiding tone And her stubborn admonition that he wasn't scrubbing hard enough. He Chuckled softly under his breath, taking The front steps two At a time To ensure that he wouldn't be late for his meeting with Princess Zelda In the throne room. No doubt, The story of his Encounter with the large Woman would get around to her Before he could make it there, Lining himself up perfectly for any teasing.
Almost To the top of the short staircase, Link Found himself hesitating as Movement caught his attention out of the corner of his eye, His head turning instinctively to watch a lanky Figure making their way speedily towards the castle. His Brilliant blue eyes narrowed Momentarily as he assessed The approaching man, Growing somewhat concerned as he quickly recognized the Features of the mail runner, A fresh layer of sweat beading his forehead. He sighed through his nose Heavily at the site, Already anticipating What the man could be delivering.. "Good day to you sir. What brings you to Hyrule Castle this fine morning?" He called Out, immediately drawing the attention of the post Carrier and drawing him in.
Quickly ascending the stairs, the man huffed With exertion and came to a stop a few steps below where Link stood, Recognition lighting up his features. He swallowed, His Adam's apple bobbing, Before intoning, "I come bearing a letter from Kakariko Village For the princess Sir."
Link Didn't like the sound of that. He Silently weighed The options before him, but couldn't find a way around avoiding Zelda Getting her hands on the letter. It made him sigh again, one of his hands running distractedly through his damp locks, But it didn't stop him from saying, "I'm on my way to see her now. I will take it the rest of the way for you." His hand Extended, ready to take the letter from the man..
The mail Carrier's face had broken into a brilliant smile, his hand immediately going into the satchel hanging from his shoulder and withdrawing a thick Parchment envelope from within and placing it into the waiting hand, turning on his heel without any further ado and racing off. Link walked Purposefully down a familiar hallway, the letter clutched safely in one of his hands, Slightly troubled and what such an official looking envelope could mean for the message it contained inside. Twisting the handle on a small side door, he slid in through One of the back doors to the vast throne room, boots Creating a rhythmic thudding As he crossed the space between the door, hidden behind one of the support pillars, to his place behind and just to the right of the tall stone throne. Taking a deep breath, he Announced his presence officially by clicking his heels Together and preforming a bow In the direction of the carved chair, His finely woven coat of chainmail Clinking Saufley against the hilt Of his sword with the motion.