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Chapter 3: Fanning the fire
"I can't believe that echidna pulled into this." Midna said,fanning herself from the intense heat of the cavern of Eldin.
"Look it'll be over before you know it besides how dangerous could it be to get one fused shadow from the cursed girl who lives in the caverns." Link said.
Midna rolled her eyes,"Yeah,something tells me this isn't gonna end very well."
They reached a clearing that was about as wide as a church.It wierdly felt like someone was watching them.
Then, the sound of a female android's erie laugh echoed cave and then in a cold,seductive tone she said,"So,i suppose you came for your fused shadow."
Like a mirage,two firey streams of white flames spiraled up the center of the clearing. It was actually an impressive sight despite the fact it caught Link and Midna off guard.
The spiral then formed a feminine figure with deep cerulean blue eyes.
When the figure was fully formed,she was no longer a flaming figure but a beautiful,flame haired girl.
She was no older than link.
She wore a long,white as snow,flowing dress with a lot of silver jewlery,especially the rings on her wrists.
She mustv'e had ten on each wrist.Her deep cerulean blue eyes seemed to glow like neon lights.
Link started to walk up to her and Midna tried to stop him.
"Link,don't.we don't even if that's even her." Midna warned him
"Y'know what, Midna?"
Link continued to walk up to her and asked,"Are you the cursed one of Eldin?"
"Yes.And your fused shadow that you seek." She said.
Her demonic android voice sent cold chills down link's back. She pulled the piece out from out the vanilla white ribbon in her dress.
The piece looked like the back of the fused shadow that Midna wore like a mask that covered her right eye.
"Aw yeah! Now if you just hand it over kindly,Me and my friend will leave." Link explained.
"You have a deal." She said,handing the fused shadow to link but suddenly,the girl froze up and started to shiver.
A look of pain grimaced on her face as she looked at the ground.
"Are you ok,miss? What's wrong?" Link asked,trying to put a hand on her shoulder.
"N-no,please d-don't touch me.In the name of the gods,that's one of the things that triggers my curse." She said,her voice shaking as she stood there,doubled over from the intense pain that racked her entire body.
"Is this the curse you were talking about?" Midna asked.
"Yes!" the girl screamed out painfully.Her android voice screeched like a cat in agony.
Suddenly,her eyes turn pure white and she stared dead ahead.
"Uh... hello? Earth to crazy flame hair,are you ok? OH GODS!",with a flick of the pyro's wrist,she sent Midna flying across the room.
The imp hit a rock wall and then hit the floor.
Link ran over to see if she was ok and suddenly,the pyro put a small sword up to his throat.She whispered in his ear,"You know,your twilight guard was stupid to sent you to retreive your fused shadow,knowing i would beat you within an inch of your life!".
Link's entire body shivered when he heard her android voice turn sadistically demonic.
"Do i frighten you?...maybe even intimidate you?."She hissed in his ear.
Link didn't know what to say.What could say when there was girl he barely knew,trying to slip his throat with a blade as long as the master sword's?
"W-what are you?" Link managed to say in shaky voice.
"Me? I'm the one who's going to end you!" She yelled,letting him go "And if you value your life so much,Then you'll have to fight me for it and to make this intresting,i'll release your flame haired lady friend."
"All you had to say was 'fight' and 'me'" Link said,drawing his sword.
She let out a banshee-like battle cry and rushed towards the blonde hero and swung at him but link used his blade as a shield.
He spun around her and headlocked her. She wriggled and squirmed as she screamed and swore at him to let her go. Link refused and instead of giving up,she bit his arm so hard,she drew blood.
Link yelped out from the pain and let go of her.
Blood ran down his right arm as he regained his composure.
The girl stood there,wiping the blood her tan face.
Link rushed at her and knocked to the ground.
The girl's flashed from white back to blue.
"Great,your back! Tell me what to do here!" Link said
"You have to get someone of the twilight to break the curse!"The girl said,struggling to keep herself together.
"That's easy." Midna said,hovering towards the girl
"How did you recover so quickly?" Link asked,a little suprised Midna was alright
Midna just stared at him like "How dumb are you?".
She hovered over the girl and chanted some kind of prayer in a another language.
The girl's eyes turned white and she screamed like she was being burned.
Link thought he'd go deaf considering he was on top of her,keeping her still. She suddenly went silent and Midna stopped chanting. The girl was unconsious but she wasn't dead.
"Her curse is broken,she'll be awake in a few minutes." Midna said. The girl started to wake up "Or right now." Midna said,flatly.Link got off her and she sat up. Her eyes were the same cerulean blue.
"W-what just happened?" She said,her android voice was softer and not as cold as it was before.
"You attacked us but we also broke your curse,too. Speaking of the curse, who possessed you into doing this?" Link explained to her.
"I-i don't know who she was or what she wanted from me.I just know that she possessed me.She said if i didn't do as she told me,she'd kill me so i let her use me like i was her puppet." She said,now on verge of tears.
Some tears did run down her cheeks. Link started wiping tears away from her face.
"Well,it's not going to happen again,i promise you that. It's funny.i don't even know your name." Link said,trying console her.
"My name is Ember Ballesk. I am the 15th princess of Eldin." Ember said,picking up the fused shadow that she dropped while she was fighting Link.
She studied it carefully and then looked at link.
"I believe this belongs to you,my friend." Ember said,offering the piece to him.
"Thanks,your highness." Link said,taking the fused shadow from her gently.
"No,hero chosen by the gods,thank you. I will be forever in your debt." Ember said.
"Let's go,Link,we have one more fused shadow to go." Midna said.
When they left,Ember said,"Farewell,hero.May we meet again some other day."