Hi! Waz up with all ya people? Yeah I know, I know, I should be working on Family Ties, but I've come to a mini writers block, the horror! lolz, just kidding, the next chapter is coming up fairly well..wait I shouldn't be talking about that now, I should be talking about this story. This story is originally a one shot, even though I could carry it on longer, but I don't think it has the potential to become a long story. Oh, right below is a list of the little wise sayings (If ya can call them that) that I was thinking on when I wrote the story, if you look hard enough you might see where they were tied in:
**Some say people succeed because they are destined too, but most usually succeed because they are determined too. While some are searching for rocks, they overlook the diamonds. And remember, diamonds are only lumps of coal that have been through tremendous amounts of pressure, and never forget that there is always a rainbow after the storm.**
Yeah, thats 'em. Anyway, I was wanting to do this one shot for a while, but never got the time to. Now I have, though, and I hope you enjoy it. Wow, this author's note is getting kinda long, I better cut it short so that you can read...
Cynder slowly lifted her head, her green eyes slowly opening. She looked around, amazed, was she dead? Was this heaven? Where was Spyro? She got up, her legs shaking.
"Spyro!" She called, her voice echoing around her, she suddenly felt dizzy so she sat down, trying to remember what possibly happened. She thought back to the time that they were walking into Malefor's lair. He welcomed them, he acted as though he was expecting them the whole time. Then Cynder remember how she turned on Spyro. She clenched her paws in the dirt, hurt stabbing her very soul. She looked to the sky, tears filling her eyes, she had betrayed Spyro. After that memory everything was blank. Cynder gulped, had she killed Spyro? Where was Malefor, she slowly got up again, her legs stronger and able to carry her weight. She walked around a bit, like a lost sheep, no where to go and no memory to go back to.
"Hello!" She called, she glanced to her left and noticed a purple dragon. Her heart beat accelerated and she took a step back, he was limping, Spyro was limping, had she attacked him? She pushed back farther into the bushes and ducked down lower, watching. Spyro just walked by, his breathing was heavy and he lost his balance more than once. Cynder got up carefully, making sure she did not startle the dragon. She slowly stepped back and ran ran away, not daring to look back. She gasped and looked around, she was near a lake. She hopped to the bank and took a gulp of the refreshing water. She closed her eyes and lifted her head, letting the sunlight stream down onto her face, a few drops of water falling down her chin. She opened her eyes and looked down into the waters, she jumped back in fright. Her reflection scared her. She was completely black, the darkest black she had every been, and her underbelly and wing membranes were blood red, she had the coloring of her evil self, but the body and figure of her normal self. Cynder choked and stepped back, then she remembered, she remembered all that she did...
"Cynder!" Spyro yelled in fear and astonishment. The dragoness that he had fought side to side with was now on Malefor's side. Spyro choked on his surprise and Malefor burst out in laughter.
"Cynder, no!" Spyro shouted again, but it was of no use the words bounced off her ears like a drop of water on the sheet of glass.
"Ignitus should have warned you...you are alone here, young dragon." He said, putting an emphasis on Ignitus' name for Spyro. "You have always been alone." Malefor knew that Spyro was in shock at Cynder's metamorphosis from good to evil. "Still, here you are...trying so desperately to save this miserable world..." Cynder stepped forward, evilly staring into Spyro's frightened face. She could taste victory already and couldn't wait for the fight against her Master's enemy. "Refusing to accept the true role of the purple dragon." Malefor continued as Cynder dived for Spyro's neck, knocking the purple dragon off his legs. Spyro felt himself bang against the hard wall and was surprised when his bones didn't beak from the force. He got up and looked at the continuously talking Malefor. "I'm sure you've been told that I was the first of our kind, but I assure you, there have been many." Spyro stepped back in surprise. Cynder took a step from her master's side and dared Spyro to attack. "It had been the duty of our predecessors to resurrect the Destroyer and the Golems of the deep...to bring about the great cleansing. This is the true nature of our kind. You're destiny is to destroy the world." Spyro was thrown backwards and hit the same block that Cynder had thrown him to before.
"No! I don't believe that!" Spyro yelled getting up, shaking in fury. "Of course you don't. But you have fulfilled you destiny nonetheless. In my time I was stopped..." Malefor spat out those words in disgust, but continued anyway, "...prevented for completing my quest. But you..." Malefor raised his voice and lowered his head, "...you have carried the flame, be it through your own will or not." Spyro got up properly and glared at the tall, dark purple dragon before him. "And soon, the world will be destroyed, you along with it!"
"No..." Spyro's voice shook in alarm and he shook his head in disbelief. Cynder stepped forward sensing that Malefor wanted her to end the creature's life before her. She swung around and hit Spyro on the face with the flat of her tail blade causing him to fly backwards.
"Fight back!" She demanded when she was face to face with Spyro. She once again turned around and hit Spyro again with her tail blade, but all he did was block it with his wing. Malefor laughed over his victory. Cynder hit again, but got the same response, nothing. "Fight back!" She screamed in anger. "Why won't you fight back!" She demanded an answer.
"Because you've left me nothing to fight for." Spyro whispered miserably. Cynder laughed evilly, just as Malefor did.
"You always had nothing to fight for!" She growled. Spyro's mouth dropped, surprised.
"No, you used to..." Spyro dropped his head to the ground, letting a tear fall down onto the ground.
"What, I used to...care?" Cynder chuckled, "I'm afraid you're wrong, you always have been wrong.
"She is right, Ignitus sacrificed himself for nothing..." Malefor said, smiling.
"No, you're wrong! I'm going to stop this," Spyro said looking straight at Cynder, "With or without your help." He said, diving into the air. Malefor was momentarily shocked and did nothing, but Cynder was immediately in the air, in pursuit of the purple dragon. Spyro was half way to the Destroyer when Cynder caught up to him.
"Cynder, I don't want to fight you!" Spyro yelled, soaring under her to dodge a claw attack, he flew up behind her. She paid no heed to his cries for her to stop, but just turned around and glared at him.
"But I want to fight you..." She said spitting a mass of poison at his head, "It is my master's wish!" Spyro dodged it and flew to his left, then right, aiming.
"I'm sorry!" He shouted, Cynder just laughed, but then she suddenly stopped and her eyes widened as she saw an earth bullet racing toward her. She shrieked in surprise as it knocked her left wing and she tried desperately to stay in flight. Spyro turned around, not able to look at her, he had to stop the destroyer, before it was too late. After ten seconds of flight he saw it, the massive structure and body of the creature that was meant to destroy his beautiful world. Spyro curled in a semi circle, a purple bubble forming around him, as he was about to be infuriated Malefor knocked in out of his stance. Spyro was immediately sent plummeting down from loss of balance. He hit the edge of the volcano and felt a vibration of pain sweep over his right leg. He struggled to get up, but it was useless, so he just lay there for a moment watching as the Destroyer was making its way to the opening of the mountain. Malefor landed next to the purple dragon and chuckled. Cynder flew down to his side, watching Spyro breathing heavily and slowly, painfully, get to his feet.
"You never seem to give up, it is surprising for a dragon of your age," Malefor said, nodding to Cynder, "It's just a pity you won't live to tale your tales to the world." Cynder stepped from Malefor's side and she dove onto Spyro neck, the purple dragon tossed her away and she was sent over the volcano, grasping the edge.
"Spyro I—I can't fly!" She gasped in fright. Spyro immediately flew to her aid as Malefor watched with interest. Spyro gripped Cynder's paws and tried to pull her up with only one useful foreleg. Cynder smiled wryly and she dug her claws into Spyro's paw that was gripping hers. She then pushed backwards and she threw Spyro over the edge along with herself.
"You take your part as a hero way too seriously!" Cynder whispered into his ear before she went for his neck, ready to end his life. Spyro blocked and pushed her away, before opening his wings and halting his decent to the core. Cynder did the same and once again Spyro was face to face with this dark monster. Cyder swiped her claws at him, but he just dodged left and spat fire at her. Cynder ducked and smiled as she blew out a fear blast. Spyro felt the vibrations pass him, he froze for a second. Cynder laughed and once again went for his neck, but Spyro snapped out of his fear stance and dove up. Cynder was surprised to see him gone and she looked behind her, then below her, then she looked up and was shocked to see Spyro already exiting the cave. She growled and flew up to meet him. When she finally caught up, he was glowing purple, and his claws were glowing a purple white. He was in fury. Cynder stepped back and stood in front of Malefor daring Spyro to strike. The Master of Darkness laughed evilly. Spyro nodded slightly before he turned around and dashed away.
"Coward," Cynder whispered softly. Malefor nodded and looked up, then his mouth dropped open. Cynder looked at what Malefor was staring at. She gasped and leaped to her feet.
"No!" Malefor bellowed standing up. Spyro was destroying the Destroyer with his fury breath, the beast had already lost one of his legs. Cynder dove from Malefor's side to attack the young purple dragon. Malefor watch her go and watched as the Destroyer's accent up the mountain decreased incredibly. Malefor started to draw more of his powers into the Destroyer, suddenly Cynder felt her bond to the Dark Master loosen. She stopped dead in her tracks and turned around staring at Malefor. Another of the Destroyer's legs were broken, Malefor transferred even more power into it. Cynder now felt almost free of the tie to darkness. She looked at Spyro, then back at Malefor. She dropped her head to the ground, she was ashamed of what she did to the dragon she loved. She ran to Malefor, who wasn't concentrating on her, and she knocked him down into the volcano. As he was falling she bit into his wing membrane and watched as it tore a section out of it. She then regained her balance and watched him fall down, now unable to fly.
"Cynder, noooo..." He called, his form slowly disappearing into the flames and rocks. Cynder turned and looked at Spyro. The Destroyer was now almost completely useless with three legs broken. Cynder smiled and started to run to Spyro, but then she felt Malefor's clench on her return, she tried to fight it, but she couldn't. Her mind raced, how could Malefor survive that fall? She was filled with fear as she watched herself slowly slip into evilness. She ran and attacked Spyro. The purple dragon was shocked to see Cynder. He quickly blew out the last bit of fury at the last leg of the Destroyer, but it still did not break. Cynder pushed Spyro away and attacked him. Spyro rolled out the way of her dark fire and and back to the Destroyer's leg, he had to destroy it before it reached the top of the volcano. He blew out an earth bullet at it, it cracked a little more, but did not break it. Cynder came at the back of Spyro and gathered her strength and blew out a fear blast at him. Spyro ducked and the fear banged right into the leg of the Destroyer. Cynder's eyes opened wide as she duck down low and looked up. The leg started to crumble, Spyro immediately rolled out from under the body of the Destroyer. Cynde did the same. The creature's leg finally broke and its whole body collapsed, sending terrific vibrations across the surface of the mountain. Cynder and Spyro was sent flying backwards because of its force. Slowly the dark creature fell down the mountain until finally is was at the bottom in a hundred pieces. Cynder turned and glared at Spyro. The purple dragon growled and ducked into his fighting stance, Cynder followed his example. They were about to strike each other when the mountain started to shake furiously. A few rocks at the edge fell into the core of the mountain, others rolled down. Spyro dashed out the way of one. Cynder snarled at him, and took a step forwards, ready to attack once more.
"Cynder, no! Watch out!" Spyro shouted. Cynder straighten and looked to her left and was shocked to see a boulder rolling toward her. She dove into the air to fly over it, but she was too slow. The rolling boulder hit her square on and she was flung sideways and tossed down the mountain. Spyro flew forward and stretched out his paw.
"Cynder!" He called desperately, but it was of no use, there was nothing he could do.
Cynder gasped, how could she do that to Spyro, she was fighting with him, but then when he needed her the most she turned on him. Cynder brought her head down between her paws and let out a sob. She looked up, tears streaming down her face.
"I'm sorry!" She whispered, she had to tell him, she just had too. She turned around and ran to the place she saw him. She saw him, he was slowly walking away.
"Spyro!" She called. The purple dragon turned around and was frightened to see her. He got into his fighting stance. Cynder slowed down until she was about two meters form him.
"I'm so sorry!" She called. Spyro just growled.
"Go away Cynder, just go..." He whispered. Cynder felt her heart breaking.
"Please, don't let it end this way!" She sobbed.
"You were the one who turned on me, now just go!" Spyro shouted pointing away. Cynder sucked in her breath, she was trying very hard to not cry.
"Fine, I'll go! But..but...Spyro...I...I love you." She whispered, turning around and running away. Spyro watched dumbly as she ran away. He couldn't believe it, but could it be true? He shook his head, she had hurt him just too many times...
And that's it folks. I still got this nagging feeling to lengthen it. -_- Anyway, I hope you enjoyed reading, it turned out quite different than I imagined so if you are disappointed, you can join the club. Hehee. Anyway, I had better go and let you carry on reading other more interesting stories or start writing your own. Oh, if you find the time, I would love a review. I don't mind flamers, I really want to know where I went wrong. But if your a happy little person, I don't mind nice reviews either. ;) XD
Starduster the Dragoness