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The Fall Of Evil
Juliet A. Singleton (Scullys@bigfoot.com) & Kirsty Singleton (Space@ignmail.com)
Fayette watched the announcement from the balcony that surrounded the ballroom. She turned away, hand on stomach. She, too, was pregnant. But she knew that when she announced it, it wouldn't be met with the cheers that Zelda had received. More like gasps and whispers of sympathy. She bit back a sob and turned away, making her way for her room. On the way, she passed the stairs to her sister's room and paused. She made her way up to Zelda's room and cautiously pushed open the door. She walked into the room and looked around. She shook her head and flopped down on the bed. It was more comfortable than her own, or at least the guest bed she had. She turned over on one side and looked out onto the balcony. She let out a sigh and let her eyes wander around the room. She noticed a book, hiding down the side of the bed and reached down to pick it up. As she turned open the first page of the book, a smile spread across her face. She recognised the small, neat writing as that of Zelda's. She'd found little Miss. Perfect's book of inner thoughts. "I'm going to have some fun with this," she whispered to herself.
Leigh sipped at her glass while watching the rest of the dancers. She turned to Katrina. "So, what brings you to Hyrule?" she asked hoping that British had decided to allow her back into Sosaria.
"Oh, er, Sparks really wanted to see you again so I decided to come over here and look for you," replied her friend. Leigh slouched back in her chair and took another sip.
"So British won't even consider letting me back?" she asked dejectedly. Katrina shrugged.
"We all asked him to reconsider but he just won't have it. I'm sorry," replied Katrina. Leigh sighed.
"It's okay, you don't need to apologise," reassured Leigh.
"I only wish that we could persuade him to retract his decision. Talk about being stubborn," went on Katrina. Leigh shook her head.
"I guess he's a man who sticks to his word," she said sadly.
"But over this? I mean you are the Avatar. He and Sosaria owe a lot to you," said Katrina. Drake approached.
"May I interest one of you fine ladies in a dance?" he asked politely. Leigh smiled at the handsome knight and shook her head.
"No, I'd just like to sit awhile," she said.
"Oh, well in that case, I'd be delighted to accompany you in a dance, kind sir," said Katrina, taking Drake's hand. As she stood up she looked down at Leigh with a concerned expression on her face. "You sure you're okay?" she asked. Leigh nodded.
"I'm fine, you go enjoy yourself," she insisted.
"Ah, don't worry about her. She's just holding out for a younger, more handsome dance partner. She won't find one as witty and intelligent as me though!" joked Drake. As the two walked away, Leigh finished her drink, filling the glass again. She should be happy, two of her dearest friends were here, and Hyrule was rid of it's biggest menace but she felt depressed. Maybe she'd go bed early. There was now point in her staying down here, attempting to drown her sorrows in alcohol. She'd just wake up with a bad head in the morning, and she'd end up feeling even worse. She decided to finish off this glass, then she'd go upstairs.
Fayette wandered back downstairs, feeling quite smug. Zelda really did keep quite a fascinating diary. On her way down, she noticed Leigh, the Avatar, sitting alone in a corner, a glass of wine her only companion. She looked depressed. Maybe her life wasn't so perfect after all. She walked into the crowd and noticed Link, with Charles and George, laughing about something. Zelda was nowhere to be seen, no doubt mingling with the other guests. This was all too easy. She wandered over, a big smile on her face. "Hi," she greeted with a pretty smile.
"Hi yourself," replied Charles. Link and George both nodded.
"Link, could I have a word?" asked Fayette politely. Link looked around and shrugged.
"Sure, I guess," he agreed, stepping away from his friends.
"Look, I know Zelda doesn't like you talking with Leigh, but the poor girl seems so down. I know that you two get on well and if you don't go over there and cheer her up, she's going to end up with a pretty nasty hangover tomorrow morning, if you get my meaning," whispered Fayette quietly, gazing over at the pretty heroine. Link followed Fayette's gaze and nodded his head, a concerned frown forming.
"Yeah, okay," he agreed, leaving Fayette's side and approaching Leigh. Fayette watched in delight, rubbing her hands contentedly. "Too easy," she whispered under her breath, shaking her head in disbelief.
"Hi," greeted Link, pulling up a chair and sitting down next to Leigh. Leigh looked up from her glass and smiled at him.
"Uh, hi," she replied before turning her attentions back to the bottom of her wine glass.
"Everything okay?" asked Link in a concerned tone of voice. Leigh smiled again.
"Everything is fine Link. I'm just a little tired," she assured the hero.
"Well you look a little upset, how about a dance?" asked Link. Leigh let out a short laugh.
"I don't think your wife would be too amused if she saw us sitting together, let alone dancing together," she responded.
"Zelda? You needn't worry. I can handle her," said Link dismissively. Leigh shook her head.
"It's okay Link. I really am fine. I don't need cheering up," insisted Leigh. Link took her hand.
"Come on, just one dance. I'm begging you," persisted Link. Leigh stood up and dropped Link's hand.
"Link, I appreciate what you're trying to do, but I now how much Zelda hates me. If she had her way, I'd be out this castle in a second. I hardly blamed her, after the stunt I pulled. But really, I've already caused enough ill feelings between the two of you and you seem to have just got everything worked out, I don't want to be the cause of spoiling that again," sighed Leigh.
"Hey, don't worry about that. Zelda's always had a jealous nature, and who could blame her of being jealous? After all, I'm the greatest looking guy in Hyrule, not to mention the chosen hero!" teased Link.
"Not to mention the most modest," added Leigh with a smile.
"So will you give me the honour of a dance?" asked Link. Leigh shook her head.
"Really Link, you go find Zelda. Before she sees us," insisted Leigh. Link shrugged.
"Well, you've persuaded me for now. But I will be back," promised Link with a grin. He turned and walked away, glancing behind him as he left.
"Like I said, the best ones are always married," muttered Leigh. She sat back down, feeling even worse than before. She topped up her glass and took a swig from the bottle. "Just one more," she whispered.
Fayette watched as Link stood up from Leigh's table and walked away. Maybe it wasn't going to be so easy. Then a thought struck her. Maybe the situation could be salvaged after all. She looked around, searching for that annoying faerie Sprite. She soon caught sight of the little creature, floating near one of the refreshment tables. That other faerie was there as well. She quickly made her way through the crowd towards the two faeries.
Navi looked at Sprite with a nonchalant expression. "Why do you insist on being so, so, nasty to me?" asked Navi, searching for a better word than nasty, but giving up.
"Because, I don't like you!" said Sprite, forming the words slowly in a patronising tone.
"See! You should be nice and respectful to your own kind. Not to mention I'm a sort of ancestor to you. I've seen things you only could dream about!" snapped Navi.
"Hmmph! Like I care," retorted Sprite.
"Oh, but you do care. That's why you hate me so much. I'm a real guardian faerie, and you are nothing but a wannabe!" summarised Navi. Sprite gasped.
"Wannabe? You're calling me a wannabe?" demanded Sprite. Navi folded her arms and nodded her head smugly.
"Well I don't see any other wannabe faeries around. Do you?" said the faerie.
"I am not a wannabe! You are the wannabe! You only turned up now, I've been around for like forever when it comes to Link!" insisted Sprite.
"Snappish!" retorted Navi.
"Snappish? Snappish!? You're calling ME snappish!?" repeated Sprite.
"Well duh! Who else would I be calling snappish?" answered Navi. Just as Sprite was thinking up a reply, Fayette appeared.
"Oh hi Sprite, umm," Fayette greeted the faerie then glanced at Navi, not knowing her name. "My name's Navi!" greeted the faerie in a sweet voice.
"Hi Navi," said Fayette, then she turned back to Sprite.
"Could I have a moment?" asked Fayette.
"Oh sure. Anything to get away from that parasite!" remarked Sprite, following Fayette to one side of the room.
"What do you want?" asked the Faerie, business-like.
"I know what a good friend you are to Zelda," started Fayette sincerely. Sprite let out a little snort.
"I'd hardly say that," she said.
"Well anyway, I think that Link and Leigh are planning a little get together, outside," said Fayette, tucking a lock of hair behind one ear.
"What?!" asked Sprite in surprise.
"It doesn't surprise me. She always had a reputation for chasing guys back in Sosaria. Especially ones that weren't available," continued Fayette.
"She did?" asked Sprite, somewhat gullibly. Fayette nodded vigorously.
"Oh yes, why do you think she was exiled? It certainly wasn't for being the virtuous Avatar," assured Fayette with a knowing glance.
"What did she do?" asked Sprite, her attention truly captured.
"Oh, I'm not sure I should say. It's not nice to be judged on your past, she could have changed," said Fayette reluctantly. She was frantically trying to come up with a scandalous reason for the reason of Leigh's exile.
"I totally disagree. The past makes a person, Hyrule has the right to know," pushed Sprite. Fayette leaned closer to the faerie.
"I suppose you have a point. Don't tell anyone I told you, but Leigh was exiled for having an affair with the ruler's fiancée. Well, it was his fiancée," whispered Fayette, giving a silent cheer at this stroke of genius.
"But, isn't the ruler of Sosaria…?" gasped Sprite. Fayette nodded.
"She doesn't like to be restricted by anything when she goes on her little conquests," sighed Fayette.
"So you mean, she likes men and women?" asked Sprite, a little surprised.
"Oh yes, but let's be open minded now. She does come from another world, they accept things more over there," gushed Fayette.
"I can hardly believe it!" said Sprite, her eyes shining. She loved gossip.
"Neither could Sosaria when it came out. She is the Avatar after all. I think all the pressure finally got to her and she, well, snapped," said Fayette, seeing the gleam in Sprite's eye. "But remember, don't breath a word of this to anyone, she'd kill me if she found out I was the source of the truth," said Fayette quickly.
"So why did you tell me about all of this?" asked Sprite suddenly, sensing an ulterior motive.
"I think Zelda should know about this meeting, break it up before anything happens. I'd tell Zelda myself, but I don't think she'd believe me," explained Fayette.
"Don't worry, I'll make sure Zelda finds out about this meeting, one way or another," assured Sprite before flying off, in search of Her Royal Highness.
Fayette watched feeling pretty content. Now all that she had to do was to lure both Leigh and Link outside. She looked around the room, her eyes finally coming to a rest on Leigh who was still in the corner with her wine. She wove through the dancers and over to Leigh, then sat down at the table. Leigh didn't look up. "Hi Leigh," remarked Fayette cheerfully. Leigh looked up, then looked down back to her glass.
"Hello," she greeted quietly. Her speech wasn't even slurred, which surprised Fayette seeing as Leigh had done nothing but drink all night.
"You look like you could do with some fresh air, why don't you come take a walk with me?" asked Fayette. Leigh looked back up at Fayette, then at the glass of wine. She stood up and finished the glass.
"You're right, I do need some fresh air," agreed Leigh.
"Come on then," beckoned Fayette, leading the Avatar outside. Once they were outside, Fayette led Leigh over to the fountain in the courtyard.
"Isn't it beautiful?" asked Fayette, wishing it weren't so cool. Leigh nodded her head in agreement. Fayette looked back to the castle.
"Umm, you mind if I leave you? I've just remembered there's something I need to do," announced Fayette. She crossed her fingers, hoping Leigh would stay outside.
"Sure, you go. I'd like to be alone anyway," said Leigh, looking up at the sky. Fayette had to restrain herself from leaping in the air with joy a she scurried back to the castle. As soon as she entered the ballroom, she was confronted by Zelda.
"Where is she?" demanded Zelda.
"Uh, who?" asked Fayette, although she knew perfectly who Zelda was after.
"Leigh! Who else?" asked Zelda. She was mad, very mad.
"Er, I saw her in the courtyard, next to the fountain. She looked like she was waiting for someone," said Fayette, trying not to grin.
"Right, that is it. She is going to regret ever chasing after my husband!" announced Zelda before she rushed outside. It was going better than Fayette could have imagined. Now she had to find Link.
Leigh ran her hand through the water of the fountain, beginning to feel a little more relaxed. Fayette had been right, she did need the fresh air. Thinking about her problems clearly rather than trying to block them out through an alcoholic haze was a far better idea. She glanced at her reflection in the water and adjusted her hair. She was about to go for a stroll around the grounds when she came face to face with Zelda. She did not look happy. That was quite an understatement. "Uh, excuse me," said Leigh, trying to step away. Zelda grabbed hold of Leigh's shoulder and tugged her back.
"You, are not going anywhere!" spat Zelda. Leigh reached up to pull Zelda's hand away when Zelda slapped her across the face with her free hand. Leigh stood back, speechless. "That's only the beginning, once I'm through with you, you're going to wish you'd never set foot in Hyrule!" exclaimed Zelda. Leigh said nothing, but dodged as Zelda attempted at another blow. She pulled away from Zelda and began to walk off. Zelda caught up with her and pushed her forward, almost tripping her over. Leigh stopped and turned around. She caught Zelda's arm, just as she tried to strike again and bent it back. Zelda let out a yelp of pain. Leigh dropped Zelda's arm.
"I'm sorry okay. What I did, it was stupid. It was unforgivable, but it's been done, it's happened. So get over it!" said Leigh, staring into Zelda's eyes.
"When you're sorry, you don't go and do it again!" retorted Zelda.
"I kissed him once okay. It's in the past. I've not touched him since, I mean, I've hardly held a decent conversation with him. Not that I'm complaining, I can understand why you don't want me near him," said Leigh.
"No, no. That's just it Leigh! You don't understand, and I know about your little 'meeting' that you and Link were going to have!" said Zelda.
"Meeting? What're you talking about? Jeez, you're paranoid," retorted Leigh, shaking her head.
"I was informed by a reliable source that you and Link would be having a little get together out here. Now you're telling me, that you just happen to out here, by the fountain, by coincidence!?" demanded Zelda. Leigh shrugged. Zelda shot forward her arm, and before Leigh could react, punched her in the face. Hard. Taken by surprise, Leigh staggered back holding her face and collapsed to the ground. Zelda walked over to Leigh and looked down at her angrily. "I know you have more than that in you! Either you're faking it, or I have a harder punch than I think," said Zelda. Leigh managed to pull herself up. Blood was trickling form one side of her nose. Leigh closed her eyes for a moment then opened them again.
"Do you see Link here? Do you?" demanded Leigh.
"Maybe he decided you weren't all you cracked yourself up to be," said Zelda smugly.
"Don't flatter yourself. I'm not interested in your husband, I'm not interested in any guy," spat Leigh, who was beginning to shake with anger.
"Oh, I was told about that," said Zelda snidely.
"What?" asked Leigh.
"I was told that not all your interests lie in men," said Zelda with a smug grin.
"What!?" repeated Leigh.
"You know what I'm talking about," said Zelda. Leigh was resisting the urge to wipe the snide grin from the princesses face.
"No, I don't know what you're talking about, but if I told you the reason why I'm not interested in anyone at the moment, I'm sure you'd be quiet," growled Leigh.
"Oh, try me," challenged Zelda.
"No, I'm not going to waste my breath," breathed Leigh angrily.
"Link! Oh there you are. Zelda wants to see you outside!" said Fayette breathlessly, she'd been running around the castle in search of him. He was alone.
"Oh, she does?" asked Link. "Um-hmm," said Fayette. Link stood up and walked off. Fayette quickly followed him. She wasn't going to miss this for the world.
"Zelda!" called Link, seeing his wife, as he stepped outside. Zelda turned around.
"Well why don't I just leave you two to it!" snapped Zelda. She stalked past Link, not giving him a second glance and back into the castle. He was about to follow her in when he saw a mournful figure sitting at the fountain. He walked over. It was Leigh. He sat down beside her. Her eyes were red, she'd been crying.
"Hey, what's up?" asked Link, rubbing Leigh's shoulder affectionately. He noticed a little dry blood just above her lip. "What happened?" he asked. She shook her head. He pulled her into a hug, stroking the back of her head. Leigh pushed him away.
"Just go," she muttered, her voice cracking.
"When you're like this?" asked Link. She nodded slowly.
"I'll be fine, just go, go see Zelda. Try and sort this mess out," insisted Leigh.
"What mess? What's happened?" asked Link.
"You'll find out," replied Leigh miserably.
Zelda watched as Link leaned over to hug Leigh and turned away. She was met face to face by Fayette. She was shaking her head. "Doesn't look good does it? she said sympathetically. Zelda said nothing. "I always suspected that he wouldn't stay faithful. He's only a lowly peasant boy after all, not brought up with any morals. He's hardly to blame, but his weak will didn't help. That Leigh, she's been known to be very persuasive," said Fayette. Zelda shook her head, holding back the tears. She pushed past her step-sister and ran to her room. Next moment, Link came rushing past her. "Uh, Link!" Fayette called sweetly. Despite the fact that Zelda was very upset, she was also prone to giving in to Link, just for the sake of it. She might have already ruined Leigh's reputation, but she didn't want Zelda enjoying herself either. He paused, and turned to look at her. He didn't look too happy. Fayette had never really seen him look angry before.
"What?" he snapped. She smiled hopefully at him.
"Uh…" she began.
"Look Faye, I haven't got time to waste with the likes of you," he said shortly.
"What's the matter, Link?" she quickly implored, trying to stall him. Perhaps she would gain enough time for Zelda to lock her bedroom door, she thought. She put a reassuring hand on his shoulder. He hung his head, a few strands of his dark hair tumbling onto his forehead.
"This is supposed to be a celebration," he began.
"I know…" Fayette said, lowering her eyes also. He quickly stepped away though.
"Like I say, I'm not going to stand here and waste time," he said, his voice turning angry again. He started to walk away.
"Link, please!" Fayette called after him. He just ignored her, and disappeared up the stairs. She debated following him, going up another staircase, and trapping him off on the next floor, but she couldn't be bothered. She glanced back outside. Leigh was still sitting next to the fountain, still alone. It was too bad that Link hadn't stayed with her. It was also too bad that Link hadn't stayed with her, Fayette. "He doesn't know what he's missing," Fayette said to herself, as she walked back into the Great Hall. She admitted to herself that she wouldn't say no to a fling with her step-sister's husband. He was very good looking, after all, and also nice. Perhaps a little too nice, though. Persuading him to do the dirty on Zelda would be an extremely hard task. Even her efforts to push him with Leigh hadn't really worked. At the end of the day, he was still very much in love with his wife. That was why it was easier just to imply things about him to Zelda instead. Shaking her head, she decided to go and find Sir Stobbart.
Link walked up the stairs, feeling a bit worried. Obviously, Zelda and Leigh had had another fight, but he couldn't imagine what about. He'd always known that Zelda was a little moody at times, and also jealous, but this was just getting ridiculous. He began to march up the tower steps, resolving to really tell her off this time. Of course, he'd probably end up following the other scenario. Letting her have her way, just for the sake of keeping the peace. Everything would go back to normal, and the incident wouldn't be mentioned again. He reached their bedroom door. Link debated knocking, but decided it was probably just best to walk in. Quickly, he pushed it open, walked in, and then closed the door quickly. He then realised that Zelda wasn't even there. However, the door onto the balcony stood open, so he walked outside onto it. His wife was there, still dressed, leaning on the wall, weeping. Keeping as hard an exterior as he could, he walked over to her, and yanked her up. "Alright Zel, what's been going on?" he demanded to know. Her eyes widened a little.
"Link!" she exclaimed.
"Stop feeling all sorry for yourself, it won't work with me," he said.
"Link, you're…" she began. He let go of her.
"Sorry," he apologised. She pouted, and folded her arms protectively.
"Don't be so rough," she complained, turning away.
"You really make things difficult," Link replied, in an equally plaintive tone.
"Oh, leave me in peace, won't you? Go back to Leigh," Zelda said.
"Zel, look at me," Link replied.
"No," she said shortly.
"Look, I have no idea why you're obsessing over this, but I wish you'd stop it. Are you trying to ruin our marriage or something?" Link demanded. Zelda wheeled around to face him.
"YOU'RE the one who's trying to ruin it!" she cried.
"I am not! Zel, I love you! I would never do anything to hurt you, you know that!" Link protested.
"You already did!" Zelda retorted. She turned away again.
"I try so hard with you, but you're never happy with anything I do. I don't even know why we even got married in the first place!" Link said in a quiet tone.
"You know fine well why!" Zelda said, turning back to him. He sunk down onto the balcony ledge, regarding her warily.
"Alright. I married you because I loved you," he admitted. "Did you marry me, because you loved me too?" She didn't bother replying. "Zelda! Answer me!" he said angrily.
"Of course I love you!" she snapped. "It's just you! You can't be trusted! Always after some other woman!" Link's expression turned hard.
"That's ridiculous! You imagine it," he said. "I know all about you and Leigh! Goodness knows who long you've been having these clandestine midnight meetings for…" Zelda started. He grabbed hold of her and pulled her close.
"We've had none, Zel. I never leave this room at night." She slumped down, forcing him to actually hold her. The closer they were, the more likely it was that they'd kiss each other. In any state of mind, she always looked so beautiful to him. He couldn't barely resist the temptation...
Zelda began to cry again. "Zel, I…" he began. She looked up at him.
"Why were you going outside then, if not to meet her?" she questioned.
"Well, Faye told me that you wanted to meet me outside," Link said. Zelda suddenly looked thoughtful.
"Why…" she started. Then she stopped. "I saw you holding her!" she accused.
"She was upset," Link defended. "Because of you, I might add! How could you be so aggressive towards her?" he added, looking angry again.
"She's trying to seduce you!" Zelda answered. She stepped back, away from him.
"No she isn't! She kissed me, just once, how many times do I have to tell you? For Hyrule's sake Zel, you're supposed to be smart!" Link retorted. She folded her arms again.
"I am smart," she replied sulkily.
"Well, why won't you believe me?" Link asked.
"Oh, I want to, but…" Zelda said. She started crying again. He hated seeing her like that.
"Zel, it's cold out here. Let me…"
He gently led her back into the castle, closing the French windows behind them. She clung onto him, still crying. "Please don't cry," he said. He suddenly realised that he had been gently rubbing her shoulder, and pulled his hand away like he'd been burnt. However, it was too late. They both leaned forward to kiss each other. However, Link stopped after only a few seconds.
"What, what's the matter?" Zelda questioned.
"That kiss doesn't mean a thing," he said coldly.
"Oh, I get it. You'd rather be kissing HER!" Zelda said angrily. She pushed his hands off her, and walked over to the other end of the room. "Well, go on then! Go back to your precious Leigh!"
"Are you going to say that every time?" Link asked, sounding bored.
"Well, it's obvious who you prefer," Zelda sulked.
"Well, if you want to spoil things between us, then it's fine by me! You know, now that I think about it, maybe we shouldn't even be married. You obviously can't trust me, so…" Link said in a heated tone.
"Damn right I can't!" Zelda exclaimed.
"Well, that settles it then," Link said.
"Settles what?" Zelda asked.
"Well, maybe… maybe we shouldn't be married," Link said slowly.
"What? Link, we have a child together! Nearly two. Never mind the fact that you're the future ruler of Hyrule!" Zelda cried.
"You're driving me away, Zel! I love you so much it hurts, and yet you don't believe that I've always been true to you. Always! Just quit the accusations, please! For the sake of our marriage," Link replied. He was beginning to feel a little tearful himself. Zelda was pacing up and down, something she always did when she was unhappy.
"Alright, I'm sorry," she finally murmured. She wandered over to the bed, and sat down on the side. He didn't join her.
"Yeah, but for how long?" he questioned.
"I shall order Leigh to leave tomorrow. Then things can get back to normal," she decided.
"Zel, I can't believe how ungrateful you're being! You can't just turf Leigh out! After all she did to help us against Ganondorf too!" Link said. The princess pouted.
"Oh yes. That's always it, isn't it? Leigh's so perfect. How can I even start to compete?"
"You have no reason to compete," Link said somewhat truthfully. He turned to walk to the door.
"Where are you going?" Zelda asked, a little despondently.
"I don't know. But I'm not staying here, that's for sure," he replied, opening the door, and walking out.
"Link, wait!" Zelda protested, getting up, and starting to run after him. Then she stopped at the door, and sighed. She was sure Fayette had something to with this. Her step sister was going to pay, if she did. Never mind Leigh. They'll be sorry they ever interfered with my marriage, she thought to herself angrily. Unable to think of any particular revenge however, she turned and walked back to the bed. It would have to wait until the next morning.
Fayette regarded Nick quietly, from her close vantage point. He was sat with Selina, and Aaron and Aimée. They were laughing together, and every now and then, Nick would lean over and give Selina a little hug, or whatever. Fayette still couldn't believe that she'd lost out to what she called, a 'mere peasant girl'. She also couldn't believe that Nick was quite so taken with her. He needs a lady. A lady with a title, Fayette thought to herself, subconsciously glaring over at the healer. She also wasn't happy about George Stobbart. He had practically ignored her all night, and she had no idea why. Earlier in the day, she'd seen him smiling at her. Now, he kept disappearing every time she attempted to make pleasant conversation. She slowly scanned the room for anyone interesting to talk to. As she did, she noticed Link walking back down the stairs. Zelda wasn't with him, and he didn't look at all happy. The best adjective to describe him would be just plain mad. He didn't look even at all upset, just angry. That meant he'd obviously had some sort of blow-up with her step sister. She smiled to herself. Perhaps now would be the time to make a romantic move on him. There was nothing she could imagine enjoying more, than actually kissing him. Well, aside from Nick, of course. Now there was the love of her life. Her soul mate. She just knew it. Let Link go to Leigh. It would cause as much of a scandal, as if he'd had an affair with her. Only, Fayette didn't want to cause trouble between her mother and step father. She wondered to herself how she could get rid of Selina. It sure was going to be difficult, she thought, as she watched Nick and Selina again.
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