Thank goodness it's summer and I'm still writing. Finally a year of school down the drain. Well let me make this chapter like a celebration that school is out. But not forever. Wah. Wah. Oh well. Anyway let me just say that I have a job for this summer so I won't be able to make Fanfictions as easy as I hoped to. Anyway let's continue on.
Chapter 9 Search For a Cure
"Is that all the assassin had?" The elite guard asks as his lieutenant came out of the cell that they had placed Dragon Killer in.
"Yah pretty much. Except for this weird looking music box." The lieutenant says handing the elite guard a music box that he had found on Dragon Killer's person.
"That's it? Not much for a highly trained assassin like Dragon Killer." The elite guard says putting the music box down on a table and sits down in the chair.
He looks at the music box and noticed the strange markings on its side. He could barely make out what the strange writing said but no one had spoken the language that was written on the box since Malefor rose. He ponders thinking about what the writing said. He could read some of it but not entire words. But then he noticed one symbol on the side and this one shocked him because he knew what it was. He jumped up from his chair and ran to the door in haste taking the music box with him.
"Where are you going sir?" The lieutenant asks the elite guard.
"To the Dragon Temple. The Guardians need to see this." The elite guard says then charges out the door heading for the Dragon Temple.
The lieutenant walks back to Dragon Killer's closed cell. He looks in the cell to see Dragon Killer on the ground as if he was meditating or something. He grins and turns his attention back to the door where the elite guard had run through. He couldn't help but notice the look of fear in his commander's eyes. It was like that single mark shocked him to his core just like Malefor's return. He had seen the symbol too but all it was is just a couple of slash looking symbols. But then it occurred to him that it was the symbol of Frederick that he had seen. But then suddenly Dragon Killer shoves his arms through the opening s of his cell and grabs the guards neck. Before the guard could react Dragon Killer twists his arms until there was a crack. Dragon Killer then releases the guard and he falls to the ground dead. Dragon Killer bends down and grabs the keys from the guard's belt and uses them to open his cell. He swings the cell door open walks out then closes it behind him. He then tosses the keys down to the guard's lifeless body.
Dragon Killer walks to the entrance where he sees an object next to the door. It was a primitive drill but was what he needed. He takes the drill and walks out of the door. It is night and all the citizens were in their homes so no one heard the commotion. He walks through the wide open streets avoiding every guard patrol that came by. He weaves through the alleys and passes by a Dragon couple on the way. He then finally arrived at his destination. He arrives at the entrance to the ruins of Warfang which were caved in after Spyro and his friends entered the cave. He pulls up the drill but then realizes that it would make too much noise and would wake up the city if he tried to use it here. But then he remembered that there was an alternate entrance to the ruins. He then ties the rope that was hanging on his back onto the drill and puts it on his back carrying it like a backpack. He then uses the razor sharp claws from his gauntlets to climb the rocks and go over the Cliffside. Once on top he walks to the other end of the ruin's entrance which had been flooded in a futile effort to stop the Destroyer. Dragon Killer was free once again.
Back on the deserted island Spyro, Cynder, and Val all travel through the forest still lost and have no clue where they are. They have been walking for what seems like hours now and they were starting to get tired. But Cynder started to feel strange as if someone was trying to get inside of her but then she heard the voice of Frederick enter her head. She shakes her head trying to get his evil voice out of her head. But every time she shook her head the voice just got stronger and stronger. But then she clinches her stomach and feels the sharp sensation of pain coming from her stomach as if there was something inside of her and it was trying to burst out. She collapses to the ground and Val who was behind her stops to catch her before she hit the ground. Spyro hears Cynder collapse and turns around to see Val helping her gently to the ground. He runs over shocked and unknown of what was going on with Cynder.
"What's going on? What are you doing?" Spyro asks confused as Val examines Cynders stomach.
But as he tried to roll her over she cries out in pain. Val then knew what was going on. He backs off of her and goes over to Spyro to explain what was going on.
"Spyro. Cynder's been infected with the virus." Val tells Spyro.
"With what?" Spyro says shocked and grossed out.
"Not anything that you or I will catch. She's been infected by the virus that Frederick used to turn Dragons into his own personal killing machines." Val says to Spyro.
"Oh. That makes me feel a little bit better. Wait how did she get infected. I thought that Maria cured it entirely. She couln't have caught it that easily." Spyro says back to Val questioningly.
"I know she did. Cynder must have been infected when she was serving Frederick. Maybe the virus didn't take hold until now because it was too small to cause physical harm." Val says thinking about how Cynder could have gotten the virus.
"Well we have to save her. Without her I'm nothing." Spyro says running over and resting beside Cynder who was still clinching her stomach.
"I know how to cure it Spyro. Stay here with Cynder and I'll go find the herbs I need." Val says to Spyro.
"That's a plan." Spyro says.
Val runs off to go find some of the herbs he needed to cure the virus while Spyro comforts Cynder letting her know she wasn't alone. Cynder never did like feeling like she was alone ever since Spyro saved her from being the monster she once was. But it was curious. Even though it was her she can't actually remember much and think about anything that happened. It was curious because it seemed like she was an entirely different person. Off in the forest Val goes from bush to bush looking for the certain herbs he needed to cure Cynder. He found two of the three herbs he needed but was having trouble finding the last. He looks frantically knowing that if he couldn't find the herb within the next hour it would be harder to help Cynder but then something came to him. He heard a voice of a Dragoness speak to him inside of his mind but he couldn't make out what the Dragoness was saying. He shakes his head and the voice was gone once more he could concentrate. He then found the herb he was looking for next to the entrance of the cave. He looks in the cave and hears echoes inside of it. Thinking nothing of it he turns around and heads back to Cynder with the herbs.
He arrives back at Spyro and Cynder and lies down to crush the herbs into a powder like substance. The powder was lightly colored purple with a tad of green. He pours the powder into bowl shaped rock and then lifted up Cynder's head. He lightly poured the powder down her mouth until the powder was gone. To Cynder the powder tasted horrible but the pain from her stomach overcame the taste. As the powder began to settle down in her throat she could feel the pain going away. The cure was starting to take effect.
"Will she be alright?" Spyro asks.
"She'll be fine. The herb will settle the virus. Since I have no idea how long the virus has been inside of her I can't really entirely cure it until we get back to Warfang and we get Maria's help. She knows more about it then I do." Val says to Spyro.
"At least she'll be fine for now. That's all that matters." Spyro says to Val grinning as he looked at Cynder who seemed to be asleep as the powder took effect.
"Cynder's strong Spyro. You don't need to worry about her. She can stand her own." Val reminds Spyro.
"Yah I know. I still remember when she wooped you in the wrestling match." Spyro says then chuckles.
"Oh shut up. She caught me off guard that's all." Val says to Spyro.
"Yah right of course she did." Spyro says sarcastically.
"Okay maybe I let her beat me. But she's my sister we're supposed to watch over each other." Val says to Spyro.
"Alright. But you still got beat by a girl." Spyro says.
"Hay you did too." Val says to Spyro.
"You just had to rub that in." Spyro says a little bit angrily.
"You know Spyro. You aren't that bad. For a purple freak." Val says to Spyro messing around.
"Yah aren't either. You gothic red eyed weirdo." Spyro says to Val chuckling.
"Were you trying to me mad?" Val asks not laughing from what Spyro said.
"Oh no sorry I sometimes never watch what I'm saying sometimes." Spyro says to Val.
"That's alright." Val says back.
But then Val sees something in the bushes. He rises to his feet preparing to attack whatever it was. The object gets closer and closer and then. A squirrel jumps out of the bushes. Val gets out of attack position while Spyro laughed. The squirrel then scurries off up a tree and disappears in the branches. Spyro didn't stop laughing so Val leaned down grabbed a small rock and tossed it at Spyro. The rock bounces off of Spyro's head and he instantly stops and rubs his head where the rock hit. The spot hurt a little. Val chuckles a little but hears wolves crying out in the distance. It was getting dark and they couldn't move any further. Spyro lied down beside Cynder as if to protect her during the night. As Spyro lied beside Cynder Val sat as if to watch over the camp as the day comes to night. Val virtually never slept with his eyes closed. For some reason he could go to sleep but remain alert enough so that nothing sneaks up on him or anyone close to him. As Spyro drifts off to sleep Val pulls out the heart crystal that Demetara had dropped from his bag. He rubbed the crystal as if it was still connected to her. As he rubs the crystal he remembers the day he gave it to her. They were two young dragons in love. Well now that he thought of it they were like Spyro and Cynder. Only not heroes exactly.
Deep in the forest heading from the beach the Drobot follows the trail left by Spyro, Cynder, and Val. It follows the trail through the dense grasses and bushes. But then it suddenly stops when it is slammed to the ground by a huge bear. The Drobot kicks upward pushing the bear off of it allowing it to rise to its feet the Bear charges at the Drobot and the Drobot reacts. It ducks just befor eth ebear hit it. The bear sores over the Drobot rolling three times and then lands on its belly. The Bear rises with a roar and charges at the Drobot. A cannon then pops from the Drobots right shoulder. The cannon aimed at the charging bear then fired a net at the bear. The net tightens around the bear toppling it on the ground only a couple of inches from the Drobots feet. The bear tries to break free but it was unable. The Drobot then gets focused on the mission at hand and follows the trail once more. It had no time to mess around with the local wildlife. It would use it's jet packs but the salt water of the ocean had disabled them for the next day or two making the Drobot incapable of flight.
Yes was Cynder the one that Spyro faced or was it someone else. This is a question that I can't answer because it is not mine to. This question I hope to answer in my next story but not this one. Like I always do I will not give away any spoilers for the next story. Until I finish this one. What do you think Dragon Killer is after in the Ruins of Warfang?