Oh, hello there. We're The Nightmares, though we go by the collective name "Dethl". We followed a strange brunette dreamer to this site, and we think we'll stay. In exchange for letting us stay, He wants us to answer questions for anyone that submits them in that ask box down there. He even said he'd draw responses.
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*pokes the nightmare*
The place where he was poked dented as if the anon had poked a soft clay, and then from that area a small monster resembling a Twilit beast crawled out, which then leaped at the anon. In a millisecond it grew to full size and pinned the anon to the ground, growling, hissing, and drooling.
Dethl smiled and waved at the anon calmly.
She made a face as more creatures were flung around them and scooted closer to Dethl. Maybe if she was closer to him it would lessen the chance of him deciding that it would be funny to deck her in the face with one. “Well, sorry to hear that your life has been so boring of lately. Maybe we can trade excitement levels for a while, yeah?”
Seeing how the Nightmares perked up at the mention of wars Linkette shook her head with a rueful grin. “Should have known that would catch your attention. Guess you wanna check out the emotions as well then, right? Okay, just don’t use it against me and I’ll spill the whole gorey story.”
After gathering her thoughts for a moment she began with her story. She told him of how her group had been taken into their first battle against another kingdom, one that was opposing one of Hyrule’s allies. Talked of the death of the enemy soldiers as well as being hopeless watching one of her friends die for the first time. Tells of the pain and disappointment she felt when she broke her arm as well as how she was glad when they finally got to go home. When she was done she leaned back on her hands and regarded her friend with her brow raised slightly.
"…And that’s pretty much everything. Get your fill, Deth-Deth?"
As she recalled her experiences, Dethl invoked the memories in her subconscious to turn the area around them into realistic re-enactments of battles and scenes. As he listened and projected the events into the dream— only partially by intent— his grin widened and his eyes glowed an ever brighter jade color.
When she finished, he flopped forward with a manic laugh, “Oh yes, yes, that was great~! Oh we wish we could have been there, it would have been a hundred times better than your memories alone~!” He still sounded pretty elated, however. The background receded into a slightly surreal maroon-and-azure colored Hyrule Field under a moonlit sky.
Score one for the heroine. The surprised look on her friends face was always kind of amusing. You’d think he’d get used to the fact that she wanted him around by now. The smile on her lips quickly faded as the parasite decided to start flinging monkeys around the room and she hurriedly ducked to avoid one screaming projectile as the Nightmares began to make his way over to her.
Ah, yes. It would make sense for Dethl to be acting so calm in the face of such crazines. Linkette, on the other hand, was eyeing what was going on with Barinade quite warily. The chuchus were a bit of an improvement over monkeys, she supposed. It did make the room quieter. Unfortunately it just seemed to make the monster angrier, not to mention if she got hit with one of them now it would take a heckuva time to get unstuck from it.
"I’m glad to hear that, actually. Was kind of afraid you’d gotten bored of me. I’ve been-yeek!" Her hair stood on end as they were nearly struck by a bolt of electricity and she cast an exasperated eye over to Barinade before looking back at Dethl. "…As I was saying, I’ve been well enough I suppose. Exploring new lands, experiencing war, meeting new people, the like." Propping her elbows on her knees and resting her chin in her hands she looked up at the boy in front of her.
"What about you? Found any new sources of excitement lately?"
Used to it? That was probably never going to happen. Along the same vein, though, Linkette should have realized that she would be in no real danger. Even though everything seemed crazy and random, Dethl controlled every aspect of it and it was all planned. Of course he didn’t mention that because seeing her jump and react was still funny.
"Not particularly. Things have been rather boring. Just terrorizing the average dreamer here and there, nothing big." Really it was rather mundane, and he narrated how the past several months had been in a single breath. "Wars, though? Tell us more~!" He suddenly perked up in interest. A flying red chu was flung between them and splatted against the wall.
The heroine felt a flicker of relief go through her. So it was Dethl. And then that relief turned into slight apprehension. So it WAS Dethl. After all this time too. She wondered what had suddenly brought about this visit. With him you could never tell-though that was what made him interesting she supposed.
Linkette stopped attempting to pry the primate fingers off of her long enough to give Dethl a ‘Really?’ look. “Deth. There are a lot of things wrong with those two things. Especially if you’re using them like this.” She gestured to the fact that she was still hanging upside down. But maybe she shouldn’t have done that because the words had hardly even left her mouth before she saw the muscles in the arm holding her twitch. Great—
Next thing the girl knew she was picking herself up off the ground and trying to regain her breath. Thank Hylia that this was just a dream or else she was pretty sure she would have found out just what Lord Jabu-Jabu tasted like with the way she just ate ground. That was something she was not interested in finding out, especially if the smell was any indication of what it would be…A bolt of lightning nearly missing her made Linkette jump up in a hurry and she retreated a safe distance before looking back up at Dethl.
"I guess you’re right though." She began, raising her voice to be heard over the remaining monkeys. "If you just came up and said ‘hi’ then I would have never believed it was you…" A slight grin slipped onto her face despite the situation she was in. "I’m glad it is really you. I missed you, Dethl, nightmares and all."
The smile briefly faded from his face, replaced by the wide-eyed look of shock. He blinked a couple times and shook it off. As much as he was good at hiding things if he wanted to, that caught him off guard every time. The idea of someone missing him. It was surreal. Dethl was so used to everyone hating him. In fact, he reveled in the idea of everyone hating him, and it felt unreal to hear the opposite from someone.
…not that he’d rather Linkette act differently towards him, exactly.
He slid off of Barinade, who was now grabbing monkeys and throwing them around the room. He changed the primates to chuchus; and the jelly creatures promptly started sticking to the walls and Barinade’s hands as they were thrown. in frustration the creature spun around violently and electrified the room.
The Nightmares calmly walked over to the heroine on the ground, as though nothing special was going on in the room, and sat down cross-legged in front of her. “WE’ve missed you too, heehee~! so how have you been?”
An electrical strike whizzed right above the two, nearly missing them.
"Ah-!" A startled noise left her lips as she was suddenly grabbed by the ankle and pulled backwards. When did Barinade grow proper arms? Wide blue eyes stared at the creature-who against all odds had gotten even uglier-as she tried to figure a way out of this mess. Until she noticed the oddly colored monkey scrambling to the top. It was acting oddly calm compared to the others, and there was something about the way it seemed to be grinning at her that made her pause in her upside wriggling to regard it closer.
"…Dethl?" Linkette finally said, tilting her head to try and look at him right side up. "Is that you?" If it was then this would all make sense. The crazyness, the monkeys, the switching places, it was all because of him. And the fact that she was in a dream. Wow. That should have been obvious.
"By the Gods, can’t you just say hello when you greet people?" She asked in mock annoyance as she attempted to free her ankle from the Monkey-Barinade’s grasp. Though the heroine had to admit it was nice to see him again-if it was in fact him. And if he was in a not so mischievious mood. If not then this would be a LONG dream.
Dethl jumped up and down and screeched like the monkey he currently was, before jumping a little higher, flipping over, and landing in humanoid form. very graceful 10/10.
"What fun would that be, though?" He asked, laying down on his stomach nestled comfortably between the electrified tentacles of the anemone. "Just anyone can say ‘hello’, but what’s wrong with some monkeys and a mutant parasite?"
Dethl, there’s a lot of things wrong with monkeys and a mutant parasite.
"Besides, it’s been a while since we’ve seen you, so it just certainly wouldn’t fit to give you a normal greeting" Truth be told, though, was that he wasn’t sure how to just walk up to someone and say "hi". That was too nice for him, even if he never planned on being hostile towards Linkette.
The large monkey arm then flailed and let go of Linkette, launching her up and off. Thankfully the ceiling and floor were… somewhat cushioned by fishflesh. Dethl giggled and patted one of the tentacles. “mister Ganon had all the good minions, didn’t he?” He mumbled to himself. At least in a dream world he could appropriate them as he wished.
And thus Linkie was properly bewildered. Not scared necessarily, just a bit confused and worried. What in the world was going on? Thankfully, while she decided to ponder this little mystery, her body was reacting automatically to Barinade’s attacks. She had fought him and defeated him before and she would do it again. Properly, this time. And she was doing alright with this method-until a pot-riding monkey slammed into her and grabbed a fistful of her hair.
Immediately thrown off balance, the teen was almost struck on the spot by a bolt of lightning as her sword left her hand from the jerk. “—!” She blinked back the tears in her eyes she fought to get the monkey’s paw untangled from her hair while avoid all of the flying objects and the huge spinning monster. Finally managing that, the heroine pulled the monkey off of its perch and, with a grunt, tossed it at Barinade.
"This is ridiculous—" She muttered, looking around frantically for her weapon before making a dash for it.
Scary wasn’t what Dethl was going for, not by a long shot. Had this been any of the Links that he legitimately held a grudge against (which was a grand total of two) the Nightmare would certainly attempt to traumatize him. But Linkette? Nah.
The monkey landed on Barinade and promptly fused with it, giving the parasite large primate arms, one of which reached over and picked Linkette up by the ankle before she had the chance to grab her sword. It dangled the hero before itself, and the Dethl-monkey jumped up on top of the abomination where she would be able to see him.
Alright, something was off. Linkette slowed her pace to a halt as she noticed that the already weird layout of the Water Temple wasn’t quite right. She certainly never remembered there being a large drop off in front of her, especially not one that seemed to appear right out of nowhere. Standing at the edge, the heroine considered turning back and finding another way out of the temple. Or at least a place where she could gather her thoughts. Unfortunately though it seemed the hallway had other plans for her, as when she turned around the way she had come was nothing but a wall. Well then. Seems like the only way to go was forward.
Bracing herself, Linkette lept off the edge and into the shaft. She landed hard on her feet, wobbling a bit before managing to catch herself as she continued to slide down. Last thing she wanted to do was meet whatever was at the bottom by rolling to its feet. As the ground approached the teen pushed off, falling through the air a bit as where she was going seemed to suddenly shift into a familiar scene. And even before she landed on the jiggly surface the smell that assaulted her nostrils let her know just where she was.
"Jabu-Jabu’s belly…? What in Din’s name am I doing here…?" The knight muttered, looking around before groaning. "Barinade? This is impossible-I killed you!" And what in the world where monkeys doing down here as well? What was it with monkeys? Nonetheless, she dropped down into a defensive stance, drawing her sword from her sheath. She didn’t have time to ponder the impossible while there was a killer blob looking tempted to attack.
Dethl had several of the monkeys screech to cover his own—currently monkey as well— giggling. What was his deal with monkeys right now? Who knows.
Barinade was already detached from the ceiling and shot beams of electricity at the young hero as it spun. The pots around the room that USUALLY remained stationary took air and flew across the room— not necessarily aimed at Linkette and not crashing into walls. A few monkeys hopped on them and rode them, though if the heroine wanted to not be hit by lightning she would probably barely notice this.
Noise. That was the first thing she registered. The multitude of monkeys were creating a horrible, disorienting racket that seemed just seemed to echo and grow worse with each moment. Combined with the fact that there seemed to be furry little hands everywhere reaching out and pulling at her hair and clothes, it took the heroine a moment to realize just where she was. Not that it made the situation any more comforting. Desperately trying to fend of the screaming primates, Linkette tried to make sense of the situation. She was in the water temple, it was frozen, and there were monkeys everywhere. Nope, there was really no making sense of that, especially not with all the confusion going on.
A pounding at her feet brought her attention back to the ice and her blue eyes widened in shock. The animals were even under the ice, beating against it with their fists, teeth bared in a silent snarl as bubbles erupted from their mouths. They seemed to be trying to break through to pull her in, and as she watched the ice appeared to start to splinter. That was the last straw for her. Abandoning her hat and the things off her belt to the monkeys (she figured if she tried to fight for them back she would get jumped by the horde), the teen took off running. She had to get off the ice and she had to get away from these animals. The thought that it could all be a dream never crossed her mind as she fled into one of the hallways.
Meanwhile, Dethl lurked invisibly, watching Linkette struggle with the monkeys. He grinned from the shadows but resisted giggling which would almost certainly give him away. Not that he couldn’t simply make Linkette unable to notice his presence, since it was a dream and so he pretty much had control of all reality within it, but he wanted to reveal himself fairly soon so there was no point in that.
If the Water Temple had a reputation for being confusing before, it was multiplied in this dream, as the hallways did not lead the way they normally would have. In fact, the way that it led was sharply down a long shaft, although there was no water or ice. At the very bottom it turned into the battle arena against Barinade— yes, switching dungeons— with Barinade there as well as several of the monkeys.
One of those monkeys had black fur, green eyes, and a silver and jade collar.