Now we begin my final and most anticipated installment of my Dark Dragon trilogy. Spyro is now pind up against the evil Frederick and his army but now he has Cynder at his side. Will our hero Spyro have what it takes to confront her or will he fail his mission not able to fight her. Find out as you read this installment.
Chapter 1 The Beginning of the End
"I see so that is what Frederick was up to all along. I thought for a long time that the Consumer was just a myth." Henro tells Spyro who was standing before him in the middle of the royal court full with the top officials of Dragon Haven.
"Yes He's bringing his fully functional flying fortress that has enough fire power to level an entire city to Warfang. You know as well as I do what lies beneath it." The Dark One says to Henro.
"We are informed of the current situation Dietrich and we are working on a solution of how to get into this." Sora says to the Dark One.
"Waiting? Why are we waiting we have Dragons trapped on that flying fortress and you want to wait." Spyro says to Sora and Henro.
"It's not that simple Spyro. Frederick has an entire army garrisoned on that thing. We're not certain what to do." Henro tells Spyro.
"Simple. Cynder's on that thing and who knows what they're doing to her there. I need to save her." Spyro says to Henro.
"We know about Cynder Spyro. But it takes time to rally our men. We will recue her but it will take some time." Sora says.
"Well I can't wait. For all Cynder knows she probably thinks that I have abandoned her. I need to help her. I promised her that we will never abandon one another and I was helpless when Frederick took her from me. Let me go and save her." Spyro says to Henro angrily.
"Spyro it takes time for us to come to a decision. We can't just go charging in blindly into a conflict that we have no idea about. I understand why you want to save Cynder but we'll need to do this right." Henro tells Spyro.
"They are right Spyro. We need to inform the Dragon Guardians about us so they don't open fire on our troops by accident. But the problem is I don't think that they will trust one of our messengers." The Dark One tells Spyro.
"Then send me. They trust and they will listen to me about Frederick and his plans. I'm a close friend to them so they won't attack me." Spyro says.
"Yes that would be wise. After all this is your world Spyro. But there is one thing. You go through a portal to your world and chances are you'll never return here. Are you certain of this?" Sora says to Spyro questioningly.
"Yes I'm certain. I must save Cynder she's everything to me." Spyro says.
"Alright young Dragon. You can leave Dream Realm but you'll need to go to the chemist Fluma. She should have a functioning portal for you to use." Henro tells Spyro.
"Thank you. Thank you all." Spyro says thanking everyone in the court room.
Spyro walks out as Guardian comes down the hallway seeing Spyro walk right by him. Guardian looks at Spyro as he turns around and tries to catch up to him.
"Hay Spyro where are you going?" Guardian asks.
"I'm going home." Spyro says to Guardian.
"Oh well I needed to tell you something before you left." Guardian says to Spyro.
"Take Ember and Flame with you." Guardian says to Spyro.
"Why?" Spyro asks.
"They are young and they shouldn't grow up here. Too many things are here and I fear for their safety. When you leave can you take them with you so I don't need to worry? I know I don't need to worry when you're with them." Guardian asks Spyro.
"I'll do it Guardian. They'll be safe." Spyro says to Guardian.
"Thank you my friend. It's a shame that this place won't be the same around here without you." Guardian tells Spyro.
"I know I'll be certain to visit. I will want to see how you and everyone else here are doing." Spyro tells Guardian.
"Spyro I'm coming with you too." Hunter says coming down the hallway to Guardian and Spyro.
"Yes you are Hunter. Like I would leave you here." Spyro tells Hunter.
"Good because a Cheetah in my team named Bianca wants to come back to our world with me." Hunter tells Spyro.
"Go tell her to meet us at Fluma's house.
Meanwhile in the Dragon World Frederick's fortress emerges from the huge portal. It hovers in the air as the crew on the inside checks all of the systems to make sure that nothing was damaged. All systems were in the green despite the fall in power.
"Good that all of the systems are functioning at full power." Frederick says sitting at his throne.
"Sire the Dragon city of Warfang is two hundred miles to the south of here." Cynder informs her new master.
"Very good Cynder. We'll be there by nightfall." Frederick says to Cynder rising from his throne.
"Sire where are you going?" Cynder asks Frederick.
"I have to see that everything is running smoothly for myself. With these idiots around anything can go wrong." Frederick tells the black Dragoness.
"I want to come with you." Cynder says to Frederick.
"Fine Cynder. It was about time that I showed you what I plan to do here anyway." Frederick says to Cynder.
Cynder then jumps over and walks beside Fredrick. She looks around and sees the Y shaped symbol that she had seen before entering the Dream Realm. She then remembers Spyro for a brief second then she forgets about him but not entirely. Frederick looks down at the little Dragoness who looked as if she was upset.
"He's left you Cynder. You and I know it. He's probably met another Dragoness by now." Frederick says to Cynder.
She looks up at Frederick believing in him just a little bit. But then she looks over and sees Valavadorog slammed inside a cage like a prisoner. She runs over and takes a better look at Valavadorog and sees that he was still unconscious. She looks at him and sees that he had a burn mark on his underbelly like he was hit in the heart by a fire bolt.
"What happened to him?" Cynder asks Frederick.
"He engaged me and I attacked him." Frederick says to Cynder.
"But he's my brother why did you put him in a cage?" Cynder asks.
"In my world there is no such thing as family. My brother taught me that." Frederick says walking off.
Cynder turns her attention from Valavadorog and walks over and joins Frederick once more as he continues on his way. She looks up at the Devil Dragon's face. His face was tense as if he was thinking about something years ago.
"What happened that made you this way?" Cynder asks.
"My brother tried to kill me. He was the only one that has come close to doing it." Frederick says brushing up his necklace.
Cynder looks on Frederick's under belly and sees a large burn mark on his chest where his brother hit him with a fire bolt at a very young age.
"What happened?" Cynder asks.
"Cynder do you know how you become a Devil Dragon?" Frederick asks.
"No not really." Cynder answers back.
"You kill you family." Frederick says.
Cynder gets a shocked look in her eyes as Frederick finishes speaking. She didn't know that Frederick was willing to do that. Frederick looks at Cynder who was just looking straight ahead.
"Don't worry little one you get over the memories after a while. When you get as old as me. Besides he was going to kill me." Frederick tells Cynder.
"Spyro means nothing to me now. I'll kill him if and when I see him that's final." Cynder says looking seriously at Frederick.
"I'm glad you see that way. You will be a worthy ally at my side." Frederick says to Cynder.
"But for the most part I still have some feelings for him and those feelings make me weak. The strong rise and the weak perish that is the natural order and we will bring it once more." Cynder says to Frederick.
"Very good young Dragon. You understand the natural order that I am enforcing." Frederick says to Cynder.
"Yes I entirely understand Spyro thought I was weak and now I will show him that it is him who is weak not us." Cynder says to Frederick.
"That's exactly what we're going to do Cynder. Why don't you head upstairs and rest in your new private quarters." Frederick tells Cynder.
"Thank you my lord. Cynder says as she turns around going up the stairs to her private quarters.
"You really trust her? She betrayed me and she will betray you sooner or later." Malefor tells Frederick turning around a corner.
"She won't turn against me Malefor I have a hold of her. You didn't know how to get to a person. You just took her over entirely and made her a monster while I am manipulating her to our cause." Frederick tells Malefor.
"She's a free spirit one way or the other she will betray us and I know it." Malefor tells Frederick.
"Malefor you got to learn that if you treat her as an enemy then she will turn on you in a moment's notice. But if you treat them with kindness and she will trust you till the end." Frederick tells Malefor.
"That's a lie. She trusted me and she still turned on me. She's a problem and we need to get rid of her." Malefor says to Frederick.
"Silence Malefor. We need to concentrate our power on the enemy not on each other. Like it or not she is still on our side." Frederick tells Malefor getting in front of his face.
"As you say lord Frederick." Malefor tells Frederick.
"Good then you best keep it that way." Frederick tells Malefor backing down.
"I'll keep that in mind my lord. I will not question you authority again." Malefor tells Frederick.
"Now then I'll be on my way. If you go near Cynder then Dragon Killer will inform me and you don't want to mess with me." Frederick tells Malefor and walks away.
Malefor turns around and continues to hand out commands like he was doing earlier while Frederick was walking back to his throne.
Up in her quarters Cynder enter her room. It was a large room with lots of open space. There was a bed a counter and a fancy light that hung from the ceiling. There was a wardrobe at the far left of the room that had a suit of armor that perfectly fit Cynder inside of it. She goes over and lifts down the light suit of armor. It was not big and bulky it was thin and curved the way she would have liked her armor. She tries to put on the armor but couldn't tie the piece of string behind her to hold the armor up. She turns around and faces a mirror and sees that her arms were too short to tighten the string around her back. Then she turns her head and sees a Black Dragon looking through the open door. As she looks at the Dragon he flips around the corner as if he did not want to be seen.
"Hay you come over here." Cynder calls out.
The Black Dragon comes around the corner and into Cynder's quarters. He is middle aged like Cynder with a black body and a green underbelly. His horns we colored red and his claws were green like his underbelly. He had kind of yellow eyes and he was a little bit worried when he entered the room
"Don't be afraid." Cynder says to the Black Dragon.
"Oh yah last time I got called into one of the upper classes private quarters they had me arrested by the guard and they threw in the dungeon for no reason." The like Balck Dragon says as he slowly walks over to Cynder.
"Poor thing come over here and tell me your name." Cynder tells the Black Dragon.
"My Henson I'm just a slave boy here. No one here ever asks me for anything. They just call me boy or slave." The Black Dragon tells Cynder.
"Well then Henson can you do something for me?" Cynder asks Henson.
"What do you want me to do?" Henson asks.
"I want to try this armor on but I can't seem to get the string tightened. Can you go behind me and tighten it for me." Cynder says to Henson.
"Alright then madam." Henson says going around Cynder.
Henson reaches for the string and tightens it and steps back. But as he steps back he notices that there was a purple scale stuck in Cynder's scales on her shoulder as if a purple Dragon had brushed up beside her. He plucks up the scale and goes back in front of Cynder who looks at the scale.
"Wait Henson give me that scale." Cynder tells Henson.
Henson gives her the scale and she recognizes it as one of Spyro's scales. A small tear falls from her left eye as she looks at the scale. Henson looks at Cynder who was a couple of years older than he was. He looks at her as the tear runs down the side of her face until she wiped it away with her wing.
"He's lucky to have someone that is kind like you." Henson says to Cynder.
"What's that supposed to mean?" Cynder asks.
"You're mate madam. He's lucky to have someone like you." Henson tells Cynder.
"He's not my mate." Cynder says to Henson.
"Sorry madam I thought that he was sorry." Henson says to Cynder turning around.
"Wait Henson come back." Cynder tells Henson.
"What madam?" Henson asks turning around.
"How did you know that this came off of a male?" Cynder asks.
"I can tell miss. It's a gift I've had since I was a child. I can see pheromones and from the ones coming from that scale it says to me that whoever it came from was attracted to you." Henson tells Cynder.
"Yah he was." Cynder says crushing the scale.
"Is there something wrong?" Henson asks.
"No. Not anymore." Cynder says.
"Well if there's nothing more you need then I'll be on my way." Henson says leaving the room.
Cynder then looks over at the mirror and sees that the armor in fact fit her perfectly as if it was made right in front of her. The helmet was colored around the rim of the eye sockets with a color that complimented her eyes. She couldn't get her mind off of Spyro as she reached to take off the helmet. A tear ran down her face as she took off the helmet and threw it at the ground. She then tares off the armor and throwing it down. She continues to wonder why she still had feelings for Spyro after what he did.
Henson walks by to make sure that she was alright. When he walks by she was getting the armor and putting it back inside the wardrobe. She looks over at Hudson as he walks by. She wonders why she still felt some feeling for Spyro after what had happened but as she wondered she couldn't help but think to herself about all that Spyro had done to save her. But she quickly shook out these emotions and goes over to the door but as she closes it she takes one last look out at the sun rise as the Dawn of the day of the Devil Dragon had come and she was part of it now.