When Zelda got back the the car, Linken was still reading his book. "So," said Zelda, "You're sure you can't read minds?" Linken thought for a minute. "Well, I guess, in theory, it might be possible."

"What do you mean, 'In theory'?"

"Well, even for the most accomplished mage, it is very hard to get a clear picture of someone's thoughts."

"Are you accomplished enough?"

"I don't know. Frankly, it depends on the person. Who's mind do you want me to, attempt, to read?"


"Why?" Zelda was afraid he would ask that. She looked around the car, making sure no one was there.

"Linken, can I trust you with a secret?"

Linken grimaced. "What kind of secret?"

"A very important and bad secret?"

"A 'bad' secret? What does that mean?"

"Never mind."

"I can keep any secret." Zelda sighed.

"Ok, my reason for wanting you to read Link's mind is... is..."

"Is what? Come on."

"I love him." The expression on Linken's face was priceless. He just sat there with an shocked look on his face and his mouth open.

"You wh-what?!"

"I love Link. I am head over heels for him. I can't help it."

"And you can't ask him because...?"

"Because I'm a princess. He... isn't."

"How will this help?"

"When I asked my father to go on this expedition, he said, 'I know what you're up to, and although I approve, to an extent, that's not why I'm sending you.' So, he knows how I feel about Link, and he is ok with it. If Link feels the same way, we might be able to be together."

"And if he doesn't?"

"Well, then at least I'll know."

"Alright, but it will take time to prepare the Mind Reading Sequence, but when it's ready I'll tell you."

"Ok, thanks."

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