Haha, well, I like the Zelda manga more for the art and the fun of seeing the games adapted into visual novels than for story/character development, so keep that in mind. I hope you enjoy it if you check it out though!
Yeah, there was an old comic for it published in Nintendo Power, which had a less idealized ending than the later one by Akira Himekawa. Many of the Zelda games did get manga by Akira Himekawa, which I'm happy about since I like their art quite a bit. I enjoy the older comic as well though.
The scene is here" and here. It was supposed to be a moment of hope and healing in a darkest-hour scenario, and I did think the original scene was rather somber, so I'm glad you get that impression and that the colors fit! I wanted it to have warmth, but also a hint of the darkness that's still just fading, hence the melancholy.
Yeah, way to confuse everyone, rite?? Apparently even their individual names are not their actual, real names.... I have no idea why. They are a little older though, so perhaps that has something to do with it.
Anyway, I really love the style they brought to LttP manga (and they pretty much admitted to shipping Zelink)