Bring Your Umbrellas
It was dark out. Many visible stars were out and there wasn't a single cloud blocking the incredible view. Spyro and Cynder were finally able to just sit back and relax knowing Malefor was finally ridden of and to make things even better, there was about to be some type of meteor shower today. Spyro was glad the skies were clear of the clouds. The two of them were on their backs in a meadow full of various colored flowers just in front of the dragon city. Most of the other dragons were going to stay in the city to watch but Spyro wanted to get away from the city for once instead of being couped up inside it. Spyro looked to his right to see Cynder with her eyes closed.
"Hey you're not falling asleep are you?" Spyro asked as he gave her a slight nudge on the shoulder.
Cynder popped her eyes back open in an instant, "No, well kind of."
"What do you mean kind of?" Spyro gazed.
"Well it is past midnight and I only got like 6 hours of sleep last night."
Spyro made a small grin, "It will be worth it though you'll see. Tell you what, I'll stay up and you can rest. At the first sign of a shooting star I'll wake you."
Cynder looked over at her companion, "Aw thank you Spyro."
Cynder slowly closed her eyes and in a few minutes she was fast asleep. Spyro didn't mind staying up. As long as he was with her it made him happy. He never had the nerve to tell her how he felt of her though. He knew what to say but he couldn't ever get the nerve to actually say it to her. Spyro always became nervous even when he thought of telling her.
"Cynder",Spyro called out as he entered Cynders bedroom. "You here?"
Spyro had been looking throughout the city for her for he wanted to tell her the truth. They were working on repairs in the dragon city and he and Cynder gotten separated somehow. He had been looking for her for a little while now but he never checked her home.
"In here",Spyro heard. He followed the voice and it was coming from the bathroom from which the wooden dark colored door with a tainted silver colored handle. The handle began turning making the door open to emerge Cynder. She walked out the bathroom and looked at Spyro with a smile.
"Oh, hey Spyro. what kept you?"
"Work, I kind of delivered those bricks to the wrong place so I sort of gotten lost."
"Typical of you",Cynder giggled as she sat down on her bed laying in front of the bathroom. Cynder set the small clock alarm on the bedside table on the right side of her bed to go off at 5 am. At the other side of her bed was the door Spyro just entered and a few paintings on the wall beside it. It was a sort of small room but Cynder always managed.
"Why getting up so early?" Spyro asked a he sat down on the bed beside her.
"That school needs to be repaired as soon as possible",Cynder sighed. "I can't believe those moles had the nerve to ask me to get up that early."
"The war destroyed most of the city but we almost have it all repaired. Frankly I'm glad repairs are almost finished. That gives us time for more important matters."
"Such as?",Cynder yawned as she lied down on the bed and closed her eyes. Spyro stood up to his feet to give her some room to lay.
"Such as . . .," Spyro began, but stopped nervously.
Cynder didn't respond making Spyro quickly ramble through his thoughts. "Cynder I . . ."
To Spyro it seemed an hour passes before he had the nerves to say those three words, "I love you."
Spyro exhaled deeply, heart pounding fast like, awaiting an answer. But there wasn't an answer. Spyro immediately felt disappointed in himself. "It was too soon. I knew it was. She thinks I'm moving too fast. She's gonna think I'm a freak", Spyro thought. But then he realized something. The reason Cynder wasn't responding was because she was fast asleep. Spyro hung his head low at his failed attempt. Spyro grabbed the covers and softly placed them on Cynder.
"I'll see you," he simply said and walked out the room, turning off the lamp on his way out making the room dark.
Spyro stared into the stares thinking of that night. He looked over at Cynder with a examining eye. Spyro just lied in watch just waiting for the moment. Then the moment came. At the corner of Spyro's eye he saw a light shoot across the skies and out of sight. He smiled and nudged Cynder.
"Wake up Cynder, it's starting," Spyro whispered. Cynder stirred with a yawn as she opened her eyes and stretched her limbs.
"Did you say something?" she yawned.
"Yeah, it's about to start."
Cynder grinned, "Thanks."
"Let's just sit back and watch the show."
Spyro and Cynder just sat back in relaxation just awaiting for the show. A few minutes passed and Cynder was beginning to shut her eyes until Spyro nudged her again. She just forced a smile and stared back up into the sky.
"Are you sure that was a shooting star you saw?" Cynder asked in a low voice.
"I'm sure it was."
A few more seconds passed then Cynder smiled at what she saw. Another shooting star. She looked at Spyro with that same smile and back up at the skies. Then a few more shooting stars became visible. Pretty soon it was beginning to look like a real meteor shower. Shooting star after shooting star passed making Cynder soak up every moment she was having. It wasn't every day you got to sit back and watch a show for once. Then Cynder began noticing something odd. A small star sitting in the midst of the shooting stars just sitting there without movement.
"Spyro, do you see that star up there?" Cynder pointed.
"Uh, you mean the one up near the chronicler constellation?"
"No that one, the one that is just sitting up there. It just appeared up there a few seconds ago."
Spyro looked then realized what Cynder was talking of, "You mean the one that is getting bigger?"
"Yes that . . . bigger?",Cynder repeated then studied that same star again. Then Cynder too realized that it was getting bigger. "Yikes you're right, it is getting bigger."
Spyro squinted toward the star, "It looks as if its heading straight toward us."
"Good one, haha," Cynder laughed.
"No I'm being serious," Spyro said in a more serious tone. "That isn't no star! Get out of here now!"
"You're serious?" Cynder stood up on her feet as she looked back up at the so called star. The meteor shower was still going but it couldn't be helped.
"Move it!" Spyro commanded as he took Cynder's paw and began running away from the meadow. The falling star began getting closer and closer.
"Get out the way!" Spyro yelled as he pushed Cynder ahead. She fell a few feet in front of Spyro onto the grass.
"Spyro!" Cynder managed as the falling star collided against the ground making a unexpectedly small explosion near Spyro. Nothing but smoke was seen from Cynder's point of view, not even Spyro was spotted.
"Spyro!" Cynder shouted as she stood back up and immediately ran into the smoke. Heart pounding, Cynder searched throughout the smoke with desperation burning in her eyes. Then she heard a small cough coming toward her left. Her first reaction was to run toward the cough. Then she spotted Spyro laying on the ground. She could barely see him from the smoke but managed to slowly help him out. When they emerged from the smoke, Cynder fell to the unscathed grass along with Spyro.
"Are you alright?" was the first thing Cynder asked.
"I'll live," Spyro managed. "That blast carried me a few feet, I think I sprained my paw."
Cynder sighed a breath of relief, "What in the name of Malefor was that?"
"Don't say Malefor please," Spyro coughed.
"Oh sorry, bad karma," Cynder replied. "I'm checking this out, stay here and wait for me."
"Wait Cynder, it could be dangerous!"
Cynder squinted in the dissipating smoke. She was near where the object landed but it clearly slid a few yards for she saw a small trench it made in the meadow.
"Ruin my meadow why don't you? You're gonna pay for this you meteor thing."
She followed the trench the few yards and stumbled across a small rock in the ground where the trench ended. This rock was what she was looking for. A small breeze blew across the meadow carrying away any smoke that was left away from the scene. Then the object became clear under the full moonlight. This wasn't no ordinary asteroid. It was something she was not expecting.
"Spyro!" Cynder called. "Get over here if you can, this is something you're gonna have to see to believe!"