After Link arrives back in the past, he finds his memories of the events to be little more than foggy dream-like recollections. Princess Zelda, however, remembers it all vividly. Link is told that his task hasn't ended. In fact, it's just begun. Link's true quest is only now slowly unfolding.
After Ganon is the oldest Zelda fanfic on FanFiction.Net. It's a 17k+ oneshot told in the span of 19 chapters. The fic predates even The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask and, as a result, deviates heavily from what is shown about the Hero of Time in future titles.
After Ganon provides examples of:
- All Just a Dream: Subverted. At the start of the fic, Link wakes up in bed thinking that his adventure was all just a dream. He quickly learns that it wasn't.
- Continuation: It tells of Link's adventures after The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.
- Official Couple: The story ends with Link and Zelda getting married.
- Secret Test of Character: The entirety of Ocarina of Time was just a test of Link's abilities.