The two Hylians, Paya and Kapson made it to Zora Stable. The stable looked like the other stables around Hyrule. Zelda and Paya got off their horses as Link helped Kapson get off of his horse. Kapson told the girls everything they needed to know about the Champion Festival. From Mipha’s death to tossing the Lightscale Trident down Zora River. Link took the horses to the front desk to boarded them. As he was doing that, Kapson was finishing up the Champion Festival.
“And that’s everything about the Champion Festival ladies”, The old male Zora finished.
“Wow”, Paya said. “That’s sweet of you Zoras to do that for Lady Mipha.”
“Indeed”, Zelda agreed. “I just hope your people can forgive me from her death.”
“I already did Princess”, Kapson told her. “And now that Hyrule is back in the right hands.”
Zelda smiled at him. “Thank you Kapson.”
In Zora’s Domain there’s a large red male Zora walking around his home to see how everything is. This is no ordinarily Zora, it’s Prince Sidon! Sidon stopped in front of a statue, the statue of his dear sister Mipha.
Sidon looked up at the statute’s face. “I really miss you sister”, He said to his sister’s statue.
As he was looking at the statue, a green elder male Zora was watching the Zora Prince looking at his sister's statue. That Zora is Muzu! Muzu walked up to the Prince.
“You're not the only one who misses her my Prince”, He said to him.
Sidon was startled by him. “Oh Muzu, you startled me”, He said. The Prince looked back to the statue. “I wish I could see you one more time.”
Muzu understood what he meant. He wished for that too, to have their sweet Zora Princess Mipha returned. Every Zora wished for her to come back to them. But now they have to focus on the Champion Festival.
“Come my Prince”, He said to him. “Let's get ready for the Champion Festival.”
Sidon nodded in understanding. His sister probably wants him to celebrate the Champion Festival. They walked away from the statue and up the stairs to the balcony. When they got there the two Zoras saw a blue male Zora with binoculars around his neck.
“Gruve, what are you doing here?” The Zora Prince asked. “I thought you loved to look at the waterfalls?”
“And why do you have binoculars?” Muzu asked him.
The Zora who is named Gruve looked at Sidon and Muzu. “Oh hello Prince Sidon, Muzu, Laflat asked me to keep an eye out for the stars. She doing a project on them”, He answered. “Dento made these binoculars for her.”
“But the sun is still out”, Muzu said. “How are you going to see the stars this time of day?”
“Yes”, Sidon agreed. “Laflat can get herself ready when the-”, The Prince stopped talking when saw something from the stable. “What the?” He grabbed the binoculars from Gruve while he’s being choking by the straps. While Sidon was looking through the binoculars, he saw something he never thought he would see again. “No way!” He said to himself.
“Prince Sidon!”, Muzu called to him. “You’re choking Gruve!”
Sidon looked at Gruve and understood what Muzu meant. He let go of the binoculars to let Gruve breathe. “Sorry Gruve.”
“That’s okay”, He said to the Prince.
“I gotta go I’ll see you later!” Sidon finished while jumping off the balcony and ran to the stable.
“What’s with him?” Gruve asked Muzu.
“I have no idea”, He answered.
Link just finished boarding the horses and walked back to his friends. The girls and Kapson looked at him. “I’ve finished with the horses”, He said to them. “Let’s get going to the Domain.”
“Alright Link”, They said to him.
As they walked to the Great Zora Bridge, they saw something or someone in red coming their way. Link and Kapson immediately knew who it was right away.
“Hey there!” Link said to him. “Long time no see!”
“Link!” The red Zora said to him. “What a nice surprise to come over for the Champion Festival!”
“Prince Sidon!” The old Zora said. “It’s great to see you again!”
Zelda and Paya looked at the large Zora, who is the Prince of the Domain with shock on their faces.
“You’re a Prince?” Paya asked with shocked.
Sidon looked at Paya. “Yes, yes I am!” He answered. “Prince Sidon! At your service!” As he said that, he did a one arm muscle as a spark shine on his teeth pose.
Paya went on her knees and bowed to him endlessly. “Your Grace! Your Excellency! Your Majesty!”
Sidon just sweatdrop to her. “Just ‘Sidon’ will be fine Miss….” The Zora Prince said to tried to calm her down.
Paya realize she had not introduce herself to him. “Oh sorry, where are my manners. I’m Paya!” She answered. “Granddaughter of Impa from the Sheikah Tribe!”
Sidon and Kapson looked at her with surprise.
“You’re from the Sheikah Tribe?” Sidon asked.
“You’re Impa’s granddaughter?” Kapson asked.
“Yes and yes”, Paya answered.
Zelda has been quiet from looking at Sidon for a long time. She couldn’t believe it! Sidon! Mipha’s little brother! He’s all grown up! Zelda went on her knees and began crying.
Sidon was the first to noticed her crying. “Miss, is everything alright?” He asked her.
“Yes everything is fine”, She answered as she looked up at him.
Sidon has a feeling he knew her, but couldn’t put his finger on it. “You look familiar, have we met somewhere?” He asked the Princess.
Zelda started laughing. “I think we’ve met when your sister Mipha became a Champion”, She hope it rang a bell to him.
Sidon try to put the lines together. Then when he realized what she meant! “Princess Zelda?!”
Zelda nodded her head in answered. “In person Sidon or should I say ‘Prince’ Sidon?”
“Oh no, you can call me ‘Sidon’ Princess”, He said to her.
Zelda just smiled at him. “Let me take a look at you!” She said as she look around Sidon. “It’s been a long time since I saw you!”
“A 100 years to say”, Sidon said.
“Look how grown up you are!” Zelda said with excitement. “You’re becoming stronger Sidon!”
Sidon just smiled at her as he rub the back of his neck. “Thank you Princess!”
“Just call me ‘Zelda’”, She winked to him.
“Very funny ‘Zelda’”, Sidon said to her. Then the Zora Prince just remembered something. “Hey wait a minute. If you’re here right now”, He said as he was realizing why she was here right now. “That means Calamity Ganon is defeated!”
“Yes he’s gone for good!” Link said to join the two of them.
“So what bring you guys here?” Sidon asked them.
The three Warriors looked down in depressed. “I hate to say this but we are looking for new Champions to ploit the Divine Beasts”, Paya answered.
Sidon and Kapson were shocked at what Paya said.
“We need to talk to your father Sidon” Zelda said.
“Oh of course!” Sidon answered. “Please allow me to escort you three to him!”
With that said the Zora Prince led them to his father’s throne room.
When the group got to the center of Zora’s Domain, Zelda was the first to see Mipha’s statue. Paya noticed what was Zelda seeing.
“Is that the Zora Champion Lady Mipha?” Paya asked.
“Yes it is her”, Zelda answered.
Paya looked at Sidon. “Your sister is beautiful Sidon”, She said to him.
“Thank you Paya”, Sidon said back. “You’ve would’ve love her. She the sweetest Zora anyone could have ever met!”
Paya smiled at him. “It’s nice of your people to build a statue for her.”
“Very nice”, Zelda said as tears fell down her cheeks. Link gave her a comfort hug to calm her down. She looked up at him.
Link just smiled down on her. “Come on”, He said. “Let go see King Dorephan.”
“I wish you all luck”, Kapson said. “I have some friends to catch up with”, He finished as he walk away from the friend group.
The rest of the group walked away from the statue of the Zora Champion and headed to the throne room.
“Wait!” Everyone stopped walking and looked at Sidon. Sidon stepped in front of the group. “Let me go first”, He said. “I want to announce you to my father. So can you three wait here till I call you? Besides, I am dying to see the look on his face when he sees you Zelda!” He finished as he did the one arm muscle as a spark shine on his teeth pose.
The three friends looked at one and other, then looked back at the Zora. “Alright”, They nodded their heads in understanding. Sidon smiled at them and walked up to the throne room. When he got there he looked up at his father. King Dorephan!
The Zora King looked down at his son. “Sidon!” He said to him. What is wrong? Is everything not going well for the Champion Festival?”
Sidon shook his head. “No everything is going well!” He answered with a big smile on his face. “You won’t believe who just arrived!”
“And who could that be my son?” Dorephan asked.
The Zora Prince went to the front of the stairs. “OK!” He shouted down to the guests. “You guys can come up now!”
When the guests came up stairs, Dorephan was so surprised to see a familiar face. He smiled ever so big. “Princess Zelda!” He said to the Hyrule Princess. “What a nice surprise to visit here. Are you here for the Champion Festival or to talk to me?”
Zelda has a feeling he knew what they needed to talk about. “King Dorephan. I know you and the Zoras are mad at me for losing Mipha”, She said. “And I’m so sorry for all this to happen 100 years ago. I hope-”
“Now, now Princess”, Dorephan stopped her. “I was never mad at you. No one knew about it 100 years ago. It’s all in the past now.”
Tears started to come out of Zelda’s eyes. “Thank you so much Your Highness”, She wiped the tears off her eyes. “But I still need to give you my sorrow for her.”
“And my Grandmother Impa, Auntie Purah and Uncle Robbie wishes to give their sorrow too”, Paya added.
Dorephan looked at the young Sheikah woman. “They are still alive? What is your name young lady?” He asked.
“My name is Paya Your Highness”, She answered.
The Zora King smiled at her. “Nice to meet you Miss Paya. How do you like my home?”
Paya bowed to him. “It’s lovely! You have a beautiful home!”
Dorephan then looked at the two Hylians. “Now what is it you need?”
Zelda and Link looked at each other. Then looked back at the Zora King. “I was thinking about getting a new Zora Champion for Divine Beast Vah Ruta”, Zelda answered.
“Who did you had in mind Princess?” Sidon asked.
Zelda took a deep breath. “I thought of the Zora who helped Link get in of Divine Beast Vah Ruta.”
The Zora King and Prince looked at her with surprise and shock from what she said. Link was the first to say something. “Uh Zelda”, The Princess looked at him. “That’s what I’ve been trying to tell you. Sidon was the one who helped me.”
Zelda gasp and looked back at Dorephan. “King Dorephan, I’m sorry! I didn’t know your son was-”
“I’ll do it Princess!” Sidon shouted his answered.
Everyone looked at the Zora Prince. “What?!” They said to him.
TO BE CONTINUED…..