It was the beginning of the day as the sun slowly raised, spreading its morning light over the beautiful land. Only one answered to this call of a new day and it was our purple hero, Spyro. He turned his head towards the sun and opened his eyes to see the new day. He smiled as he felt the warmth of the sun hit his face. He turned his head; eyes closed, and tried to stretch when he felt something between his arms. He opened his eyes to see a sound asleep Cynder wrapped happily in his arms. He smiled as the sounds of her peaceful breathing reached his ears.
"Wow," He thought to himself, "She is so beautiful...Wait! What am I doing? She's my friend I shouldn't be doing this." He carefully slid his arms free from her sleeping form and quietly jumped off the bed. He walked over to the balcony where he would jump off to get some breakfast, but before he could he heard the sound of Cynder's yawn followed by her voice.
"Good morning Spyro." He turned with a smile on his face.
"Good morning." She sat up in the bed and smiled back at him. She looked out to the balcony and noticed he was about to leave.
"Are you going to get some breakfast?" She said with her head cocked to the side.
"Yeah I am. Why do you ask? Is there something special you want because I'll get it if you want?" She shook her head.
"No. I was just wondering. Berries are fine with me." She smiled as he turned around and ran for the balcony before jumping off, allowing his wing to catch some air and help him take off into the sky. Once he was gone and out of sight she started to think to herself.
"Why is he so kind to me? I don't deserve this kindness for almost killing him. Yet he's so caring and gentle, while I'm so dark and rough. I don't deserve anything nice." She kept repeating this over and over in her head in till the familiar sounds of powerful wings flapping hit her ears and she looked out to Spyro, watching all his muscles work as he carefully landed with such grace. Once he landed he carefully walked over to Cynder while balancing trays made of ice and full of fruit on his back. She quickly wiped the tears that had formed on her face away and smiled as he slid a tray off his back and placed it on the bed with his teeth. He smiled as he dropped the tray and turned to his. She smiled and turned to hers, and she noticed that the berried on her tray were a lot bigger then the ones on his tray.
"Why are my berries so much bigger then yours Spyro?" He looked up with some berry juice on his face.
"I got you the biggest berries I could find." He took another bite of a berry.
"Oh thank you." He nodded with a mouthful of berries while she took a bite of the berry. Due to the size the berry pact a lot of flavor with in it, but they both ate all the berries in time, but while they were eating something kept eating away at her, it kept getting worse before she said something. "Hey Spyro."
"Yes Cynder, something wrong?" She shook her head.
"No. I just want to thank you."
"No problem. I don't mind getting breakfast." He smiled and she shook her head again.
"No I mean. Thank you for everything you did for me last night." She blushed as she mentioned last night and he did too.
"No problem. What are friends for?" She slightly smiled as he smiled and continued to eat. She soon at as well eating all they berries." That was a good breakfast." He said while melting the trays made of ice with his fire breath.
"Yeah but what are we going to do now. There's no training for a while since the elders gave us a break." He nodded and thought for a second when he realized that someone was missing.
"Hey where's Sparx?' Cynder looked around hoping he wasn't nearby. Not that she hated him but everyone thought he was annoying.
"He's probably at his parents or out eating butterflies." Spyro nodded at Cynder's response.
"Well a break from him is good but what are we going to do with a break from him and the elders." She nodded and they started thinking for a bit before an idea popped into Cynder's head.
"Why not go ask the Elders for something to do. We might be able to go out to Hunter's clan or go visit Kain and his tribe." Spyro nodded with a smile.
"Yeah that sounds like a great idea!" They quickly moved out of the room but carefully so no one would know that they were in the same room for a night, but there was no one out there so they quickly ran to where the Elders would most likely be during this time. As they entered the statue room they noticed the statue that usually stood in the middle was under the floor. They thought it off as just forgetting to put it back up after training and headed for the door. They waked into the pool room and turned towards the Elder's room door.
The door opened slowly showing all four Elders huddled together in a small group while Sparx flew back and forth above. Then Sparx heard the door opened and flew over to Spyro and Cynder."Hey...You...Come!" He flew back over the Elders and looked down. He looked back at the confused dragons and signaled them to come over. They shrugged and walked over. Ignitus moved over a bit allowing them to fit in and see what all Elder's and Sparx's attention was on. Their eyes went wide as they laid them on the strange creature which lay out in before them. They carefully look over his body; from what they could see he had a little bit of fur on the top of his head, and some on his arms. They couldn't see much else on his body for it was either covered in bandages or the giant loin cloth that were on his legs. They could tell by the look on his face that he was in quite a lot of pain.
"Ignitus what is this thing?" Spyro asked looking at the creature more.
"We don't know. Terrador found him this morning passed out in front of the door."
"Is it going to be ok?" Cynder asked looking at the blood stained bandages.
"He should be fine. He lost quite a bit of blood but luckily for him we got to him in the nick of time." Ignitus said just looking down at the creature, studying it very closely.
"We think the apes might have attacked him for there was two trying to grab him this morning, but I took care of them, yet they did quite a lot of damage on this creature." All the Elders nodded as they watched the creature.
"Yes quite the amount of damage. He had an arrow wound of some sort in his right hind leg, a giant gash running from his right shoulder to his left side; most likely from a sword, and quite the wound in the back of the head, probably from a mallet or club. They all had some hard hits on him."
"Most likely the commanders or the Sergeant were the ones who hit him." They all nodded." How long should he be out Ignitus?"
"There's no telling how long he could be out. Might be days, week, maybe even a month. He lost a lot of blood and it will take a while before it..." His attention went off from Cynder to the creature as he started to stir on the stone bed. The creature rose up from its unconscious state and stared down into his hands as his head started to pound in pain.
"What happened?" The creature said in a deep voice.
"You should lie down. You have suffered quite a lot of damage and lost a lot of blood." The creature nodded and lied down. "How are you feeling?"
"Ok I guess. A little loopy but fine." Ignitus nodded.
"What is your name?" Spyro asked.
"My name is... It's.... I can't remember. I can't remember a thing! All I remember is what happened since I woke up in that forest." They all looked at him.
"You don't remember anything at all?" Ignitus asked.
"Not any memories, but plenty of knowledge. I know a lot of things; just not was has happened to me, who I am, not anything about myself."
"That hit to the head must have been worse then we thought." Cyrll said.
"Hit to the head?" The creature touched the back of his head and winced in pain as his finger touched the cloth around the wound. "Man that hurt!" He sat up and tried to look down at his leg where some blood seamed to have seeped through. "These are my good pants. MAN! What else can surprise..." He looked up at Ignitus' face and he froze.
"Are you ok?" Ignitus asked as the creature shook his head.
"Ok. Did you guys give me anything to help with the pain because I must be hallucinating?" The creature looked over all the Elders and even looked at Spyro and Cynder.
"We did, but it shouldn't make you see things. What do you see?" Terrador asked and they all listened for the creature's response.
"I see dragons. Four big ones and two little ones." The creature looked over all of them.
"You're not seeing things. You really see dragons." Volteer answered.
"Oh...Wait! I know what's wrong." The creature slapped himself hard and froze for a few seconds before placing his hands on the red mark from his slap."Oww...Ok that didn't work." Spyro and Cynder started to laugh.
"Why did you hit yourself young one?" Ignitus said almost laughing himself.
"I thought it was a dream and that was supposed to support it or at least wake me up, but I guess this is real." The Elders nodded as Spyro and Cynder started to calm down." They seem ok, I mean I'm alive and bandaged up so I don't think they want to hurt me" the creature thought to himself" Well now that is proven real, where am I?"
"You, young one, are in the Dragon Temple." Terrador answered.
"Never heard of it, I think. Where in the United States is it." Everyone looked at his confused.
"United States? What's that?" Cynder asked.
"You know. America. Home of the strong and proud." Everyone still looked at him confused." Michigan, South Carolina, Ohio, Illinois. Any of this rings a bell?" Everyone shook there head."Ok I'm still on planet earth right?"
"Earth is nature so yes, but you are in the dragon temple which lies in the Dragon Realm." The creature froze.
"Dragon Realm?! Ok this is not good."
"What do you mean "not good"? You are safe and protected here from any dangers which lurk in the shadows." Volteer asked.
"I'm not sure if I am even in my home realm, I'm not too sure." The creature lowered his head as he sat up. "I'm not even sure of anything right now." Ignitus touched the creature's shoulder making him look up.
"Well you have a lot to remember, but for now be glad you have somewhere to sleep and recover. You can stay here to heal and afterwards you can leave." The creature chuckled.
"Well basically you said I can leave now." He stood up and seemed perfectly fine." If anything I can remember is that it takes a lot more to take me down." He started to walk and everything seemed perfectly fine.
"How is this possible? With those wounds it would take a while before they started to heal let alone let you walk! Unless those herbs work for your kind like they do ours."
"Maybe, but it will take time before they officially heal. If I do anything way out of line the wounds will open back up. There is one thing wrong though."
"And what is that?" Cyrll asked.
"Well, I don't know where to go." The Elders nodded.
"Well you can stay here. I didn't say you have to leave." The creature nodded. He looked over to Spyro and Cynder.
"Well if I stay here I should know everyone right." He walked back over to the bed and sat while everyone nodded. The creature looked at Ignitus.
"My name is Ignitus. I am the Fire Elder." The creature nodded and looked over at Volteer.
"I am Volteer, the Electricity Elder." The creature nodded again and gazed over to Cyrll.
"Cyrll, Ice Elder." The creature looked at the last one and snapped his fingers.
"Wait! You're the one who helped me this morning right? The green blob." Terrador nodded.
"Yes, I am the one who helped you this morning. My name is Terrador. The Earth Elder." The creature looked over to Cynder.
"My name is Cynder." The creature looked over to Spyro who was rummaging through a duffle bad which the creature remembered.
"Hey purple...dragon thing. Let me see that bag." Spyro looked at the creature and handed him the bag.
"My name is Spyro not purple dragon thing." The creature looked in the bag throwing some stuff out of it before he held up a wallet. He looked inside and smiled.
"Well then Spyro, you can call me Aaron." Everyone looked at him with a somewhat surprised look.
"You remembered your name?" Spyro asked.
"Not so much remembered as found." Aaron held up a school I.D."This is an I.D; it has my name so I have proof of who I am." He stood up but almost fell back when something glowing yellow popped in his face.
"Hi I'm Sparx!" Aaron looked at him as he flew around in front of his face.
"What are you? A mosquito?"
"A gnat, an annoying little fly?"
"NO!" The creature thought and chuckled as a thought hit his head.
"Ok what are you, a horse fly?" Everyone laughed at Sparx face.
"I'm a Dragonfly; I am also Spyro's Brother." Aaron looked at Spyro.
"Step brother, his parents found me when I hatched."
"Ohhhh." Aaron looked around and walked forward past Sparx. "Well it's very nice to meet you all, and thank you for helping me this morning for who knows what would have happened." They all nodded and Aaron looked at himself."Hey umm where can I change clothes so I can get out of this bloody plants and get a shirt on, and where is my shirt anyway?" Spyro walked over to him and pointed towards his torn up shirt in the corner of the room."Man, not one of my shits too?"
"You can use my room if you want." Aaron nodded.
"Sure." Aaron grabbed his stuff and followed Spyro as he walked away with Cynder close behind. Aaron walked slowly, looking over all the doors and hallways they passed as they walked toward Spyro's room.
"Here it is." The doors opened and all three walked in." You can sleep in here as well." Aaron nodded as he headed for the bed where he placed his bag down and pulled out a new shirt and pants.
"Uh do you mind?" Aaron asked as he looked over and Spyro and Cynder."Could I get some privacy for two minutes?" They nodded and left the room for a bit before Aaron walked out with a new outfit on. He had a bone torso on his shirt with a sword running through and he wore torn blue jeans with one hole on his left leg. "Man much better!" He wiped his shoulders off and looked at the dragons.
"So what do you want to do?" Cynder asked.
"Well I'm too sore and damaged for much; might open back up the gash or the stab in my leg." Spyro and Cynder nodded.
"And we are free today; we can do what ever we want today." Spyro pointed out.
"Well we should say inside incase the apes try anything with our new guest here. I mean if the apes are really after him they will try to even with us here Spyro." Spyro nodded but Aaron looked at her confused.
"Apes? You fight apes here or something?"
"No they fight us." Cynder responded.
"They are the servant of our enemy, Malefor." Spyro added on.
"Malefor?" Aaron asked.
"Long story." Cynder said and Aaron nodded.
"Well....what should we do? I don't really care, just not anything too rough. It might open my gash up." They all thought for a second before Spyro came up with an answer.
"Well you must be hungry right?" Aaron nodded." Well I can go hunt some food." Spyro was about to run off when Aaron shook his head.
"Don't worry I have food and I'm not that hungry."
"Really, what kind of food?" Cynder asked curious.
"Chips, pop, hotdogs, fruit...." Aaron looked at Spyro and Cynder who had confused faces on." I guess you guys have no idea what any of them are."
"No idea, we know what fruit it but not hot...dogs or chips." Aaron laughed at Spyro's response.
"Maybe I will let you have some later when I want to eat, but for now maybe I can get a tour so I know where I'm going." They both nodded and started to walk off.
After they gave the full tour Aaron ate with Spyro and Cynder. He did give them some of his food but had to stop when they kept asking for more. When they ate their full Aaron decided to tell them what had happened to him before he arrived at the temple.
"Really?! You just woke up with all the damage on you?" Cynder asked.
"Yeah, I just woke up like it. No memory, just information and wounds." Aaron responded.
"Where did you wake up out there?" Spyro asked.
"I just woke up somewhere way out there in the woods. It took me like four or five hours before I got to the door." Aaron responded as he looked to Spyro's and Cynder's surprised expressions.
"You walked all that way with all that damage?" Spyro asked.
"Yeah. Like I said before; it takes a lot to takes me down!" Aaron responded proudly."Though it did hurt like crazy. After a while though my sense of feeling disappeared from the amount of blood I lost so it helped...a bit."
"Well at least you're here safe and sound. If anything happens we are here to help." Cynder said with a smile.
"Yeah, we'll help anyway we can. To keep you safe, and help you regain your memory." Spyro added on with a smile.
"Thank you both. Thank you all for helping me. If you didn't, I don't know where I would be." All three nodded.
After the talk ,and a couple more thank you to the Elders from Aaron, they all headed to bed. They all said their good night, including Spyro's and Cynder's when they split to hit their rooms. Aaron followed Spyro into his room, grabbed his pack, and walked out towards the balcony. He looked at the stars before opening his pack and rolling out his sleeping bag. He turned towards Spyro who was sound asleep in his bed and Aaron lied down. He looked at the stars wondering what had all happened.