Link was tired.
The battle with the Water Temple boss had been exhausting in all forms.
Physically, Link was already sore to the core with swimming and it hurt terribly when he was flung against the wall multiple times by Morpha.
But mental exhaustion was the most.
A quite literal trial by water, Morpha was stronger than he had thought. But then again, every damn boss of the temples got harder and harder than the last.
He still had burns from Volvagia on his right arm, from the slipup that came from realizing he couldn't use his shield while wielding the hammer.
The cool breeze of the winter settling into Hyrule made Link shiver. It didn't help that his tunic and pants were soaked to the bone, water sloshing uncomfortably in his stockings and boots.
He was sure that his toes were numb and he reeked of the stagnant water that was in the Water Temple. Thankfully, it wasn't a swamp; if there's one thing he can't stand, it's humidity.
Goddesses, humidity was the worst.
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