It began like a normal morning for our heroes, well except for Spyro and Cynder. Since that incident yesterday of them almost kissing, they seemed really shy around each other that morning. Maybe it would be better if I go ahead and tell you what in all happened this morning. Aaron awoke to the rays of the sun hitting his face. He stretched him arms out before sitting up to stretch some more but something caught his attention. He looked over to see Spyro waking up at the same time he was.
"Oh, good morning Spyro." Spyro looked up at him.
"Good morning. You get a nice rest?" Aaron looked around for Cynder but nodded.
"Yeah, but how come you're in here? I know it's your room, but I thought you went into Cynder's room to try and talk to her." Spyro looked away and towards the balcony to see the rising sun.
"I was but, something felt wrong so I can in here to find you sleeping in my bed." Spyro looked back with a grin while Aaron rubbed the back of his head.
"Sorry but when I came in here you were gone so I thought it would have been ok. I'm sorry but I didn't know you would come back into here." Spyro only nodded as he laid his head on the ground.
"It's ok, I don't mind." He sighed and Aaron jumped off the bed.
"What's wrong?" Aaron asked as he watched Spyro.
"Nothing just worried about Cyn...I mean worried about the hunters, they should be here soon." Aaron knew he was lying but pretended not to know.
"I know, and with Hunter gone there's only me to deal with them. Don't worry I'll beat them easily, but for Cynder. You two still have some time before things get tight right?" Spyro nodded."I'm sure we can fix this problem."
"What if I screw up though and ruin our friendship? Or I drive her to go away again or..." Tears started to flow down his cheeks and Aaron quickly started to rub his back.
"Hey, hey calm down. I sure everything will be fine." Spyro only back away and shook his head.
"What if it isn't and things start to happen that Cynder will blame herself for and try to do the same thing she did before...Or worse." Tears continued to flow down his cheeks and Aaron shook his head.
"I'm sure everything will be fine. Just calm down. I'll go talk to her but I need you to do something for me. Do you think you could do that while I go talk to Cynder?" Spyro raised his head to show the tears but slowly nodded as Aaron pulled his duffle bag from behind the head rest and placed it on the bed. "Okay, I have this journal I found but I won't have time to look it over for now. Could you read it to see if there is anything useful while I go and check on Cynder?" Spyro nodded again and watched as Aaron handed him the journal before turning towards the door.
"Don't tell her anything I said please. I don't want her thinking I'm like this because of her because she might blame herself again and I don't that for her." Aaron nodded before disappearing through the doors. He looked down towards the journal before turning the paper cover to the first page.
Aaron quickly made his way down the hall. It was hard for him to find her room since the last time he was in it was when he crawled through a window to find her. Even though he didn't know the way he was still able to find her room with a bit of ease. He opened the doors to see Cynder looking out the window. She seemed fine but something was off. When he closed the door she quickly looked over to him and smiled.
"Good morning Aaron, what brings you here?" Aaron smiled back and walked over to her.
"I came to talk to you about Spyro." He smile quickly disappeared as she looked back out the window.
"I told you we were not about to kiss!" She said with anger in her voice which scared Aaron.
"No not that. He seems really worried." She looked back at Aaron.
"He told you about last night?" Aaron cocked an eyebrow and looked back at him.
"No he didn't. What happened last night?" She looked down and a tear started to flow down her cheek.
"Nothing, nothing at all." She continued her stare down.
"I know more than that happened." She only shook her head.
"I mean it. Nothing happened. He didn't even talk to me. He just sat in one spot and didn't do anything and when I tried to move closer he backed away. I know I was a bit shy but I most have done something wrong again." Aaron only chuckled.
"You didn't do anything wrong."
"I must have Aaron to have caused him to act like that. Could you go talk to him and find out what I did?" He only chuckled again.
"I'll go talk to him, but for now go out to the training room because the Elder's want to do a bit of training with your abilities." She nodded and walked out of the room but not before giving a "thank you" to Aaron. He stared out the window before he made up a bit of a plan. He knew the Elders didn't want to train but he knew he could use this so he quickly ran towards Spyro's room. When he went inside Spyro was looking through the journal ignoring Aaron.
"How's it going with the journal?" He asked snapping Spyro out of his trance.
"Not too well. All there is are drawings in here, but how did it go with Cynder?"
"I don't know. Elders caught me and told me to get you in the training room before I could get to her room." Spyro nodded and stood up while grabbing the book.
"Oh ok, I'll get down there so they won't have to wait long." He walked past Aaron while placing the journal on the bed."I hope you can talk to Cynder while I'm talking to the Elders." He walked out of the room while Aaron looked down at the journal.
"I'll read you at a later time, but for now I'll go help with Spyro's and Cynder's problem." He turned towards the door and quickly made his way down the halls. It didn't take him long since he knew the way to the statue room, but when he got there all he could hear was a deadly silence, but what he saw was Spyro and Cynder surrounded by... Monkeys! One of them pinned Cynder down and Aaron ran, jump, and bicycle kicked the ape off her.
"Are we fighting monkeys?!" Aaron yelled as another ape came from behind him. He turned and kicked the ape in the side of the head sending him sliding across the floor into the wall.
"They're not monkeys, they're apes?!" Cynder yelled back as she did a back flip using the tip of her tail to slice an ape's neck.
Aaron looked around him to see he had somehow moved away from Cynder and closer to Spyro, who was burning the fur off any ape that got close, and if they made it he would use his horns or claws to rip into their chest and fling them to the side. Aaron watched as four apes snuck around him and prepared to jump, but before they could Aaron ran up to Spyro, flipped over him and kicked two of the apes in the chest before flipping back. Spyro looked to see what he did to see the other two standing there with shocked expressions on their faces, but not before expressions of pain were spread among their face as Spyro used his ice tail attack to slice them in half, freeze them, then let the, hit the ground before breaking into a million pieces.
"Thanks for the help Aaron!" Aaron nodded before getting smacked back by an ape. It pinned him to the ground, drew his sword and prepared to stab, but before he could Cynder threw a ball of poison in his face melting it off. He ran back screaming but before he died Spyro came up from behind and stabbed his horns through the ape's back.
"Thanks for the save guys!" They both looked at him with a smile on their face before out of nowhere an ape jumped down with a device in his hand. He pressed the button and both Spyro and Cynder were pinned to the ground by a weird glowing hand. Aaron saw this and was about to rush at the ape before it shook its head and spoke.
"Not a wise choice human." Aaron froze in place and look towards Spyro and Cynder to see both of their faces in an agonizing expression."One false move and their life will end by this magical device." Aaron looked back towards the ape to see it as a rank one ape, but soon there were many others standing beside it as they landed.
"What do you want in return for their safety?" Aaron asked as he knew he was defeated at this point.
"We want you to come with us. You come with us, don't do anything stupid, and meet Malefor; these two will live." Aaron nodded and turned towards Spyro and Cynder.
"Release them first so I know you won't kill them after you knock me out. Then I will come over to you." The ape turned to the others before turning to him."I'm a man of my word. I will come quietly after you release them." The ape nodded as he pressed the button again, but before Spyro and Cynder could rush over and kill him Aaron stopped them.
"Aaron let us go and kill him!" Aaron shook his head.
"Listen, I do keep my word. I will walk over to him quietly." He winked and both Spyro and Cynder caught on."Spyro" He said in a whisper" When I zig zag my finger throw a lightning bolt and Cynder when you see that throw a wind breath at me, a tornado would do the best." They nodded and he stood up. He turned around towards the others and quickly walked towards them.
"You made a wise choice human." Aaron nodded before doing a back flip, kicking the device out of his hand, but before it could land Aaron gave Spyro and Cynder the signal. Spyro was first to throw his attack hitting the device and overloading it with power causing it to blow up, but not before hitting Aaron. At first he thought Aaron was going to get hit but Aaron threw his hand out and sucked the lightning bolt in and waited for Cynder. She was soon after as she twirled and released the tornado towards Aaron. He redirected the lighting through his body before throwing at the tornado. The lightning bolt shot out and hit the tornado, but instead of it going through like Spyro and Cynder thought it entwined with the tornado making the winds carry and spread the lighting throughout the tornado, basically making it a lighting tornado. Aaron ran based it and towards Spyro and Cynder but before he could get close enough the tornado sucked the apes in, including himself. Yet started to slide back but out of nowhere Spyro grabbed his hand and carefully walked backwards while using his claws to dig in the ground and give him support so he wouldn't get sucked in as well. He quickly pulled Aaron to where Cynder was, behind the door between the statue room and the vision room where even the Elders were hiding from the powerful winds. They all looked towards the tornado to watch all the apes get sucked in before being thrown out with electricity flowing throughout their bodies, utterly frying it. Slowly the winds grew weaker as the tornado finally started to die down. Once the tornado was gone all of them walked towards the middle of the statue room before making a small circle.
"What happened here?" Cyril asked as he noticed that everyone was ok.
"Apes popped out of nowhere and surprised us in here." Cynder responded back before looking at Spyro who was on the other side near Aaron.
"I came in here and they were fighting Spyro and Cynder. They were here for me." Aaron replied.
"Hmm, they jumped us in our room and used that device to trap us down." Everyone nodded and looked towards Aaron."Now why would they be after you?"
"I don't know. The only thing I do know is that Malefor wants me and we aren't going to let him have me." Everyone nodded again."But the only thing is...why?" Everyone shrugged but before any of them could speak they heard a thud behind and turned around and saw Hunter lying on the ground with blood flowing out of some wounds.
"Hunter!" Spyro yelled as they ran to his side."Are you ok Hunter?!" Hunter shook his head and they Elders carefully picked him up before heading towards their room.
"We'll take care of him. You three watch out to see if any more of those apes come." Spyro, Cynder, and Aaron nodded as they door closed behind the Elders leaving only them and the dead bodies of the apes.
"Let's take care of their bodies." Aaron suggested and Spyro and Cynder agreed.
It took a while before most of the bodies were gone by the time only half of them were Hunter was asleep and on his way to a well recovery while the Elders slept, but those three kept awake as they lied up again the side.
"Ok picking up bodies is harder than I thought." Aaron said looking over to Spyro and Cynder.
"Yeah." Cynder said as she looked away.
"Something wrong Cynder?" Aaron asked as he looked more towards Cynder.
"Nothing, just remembering back." Aaron could see the tears rolling down her cheeks. He bumped Spyro's arm with his own and when he looked towards Aaron, Aaron moved close so he could whisper.
"Spyro, she's crying. Now would be a great time to talk to her" Spyro looked towards he just in time to see a tear fall. Spyro began walking towards her, but she took off.
"Cynder wait!" He yelled, giving chase. Aaron took off as well, following the two. He followed them as long as he could before he lost sight of them, but it wasn't for long in till he came into the garden where he could see Spyro looking around a corner. He snuck up behind him.
"Where's Cynder?" Aaron asked. Spyro just pointed with his finger around the corner. Aaron leaned around and saw her sitting in the middle of a bunch of flowers. He could hear silent crying and could see tears falling off her face as they reflected the light. He looked back at Spyro to see him walking up to her. He sat down next to her.
"Cynder, what's wrong?" She didn't say anything and moved away a bit more. Spyro only scooted closer and slowly wrapped his arms around her. She felt his arms and turned around to face him and dug her face into his chest and started crying."Shh, I'm here Cynder." He slowly rubbed her pack with his paw while the other one kept her close."Now what are you remembering?"
She tried to hold back her tears, but she couldn't yet she answered anyway."I remember all the bodies as the apes would drag them away and throw them into a big fire. All the blood and flesh stained my scales and the apes' fur, causing the smell to stay with us for days. All those bodies, all those cold and lifeless bodies, burning in the fire, filling the air with an awful smell." She tightened her grip and buried her face more into Spyro.
"It's ok Cynder. There's no more smell, no bodies of the innocent. Only the corpse of the corrupted." She shook her head against his scales.
"But I remember everything, the smell, and the empty expressions on the dragon's bodies. Everything and I can't get it out of my head." He pulled her away far enough so he could see into her tear filled eyes. She looked up into his amethyst eyes and everything seemed to melt away. All the memories, the faces of the ones she killed, the victory cry of the apes, everything of the past. All that was left was Spyro's smiling face. She slowly stopped crying and buried her face into his chest once again. He tighten the hug and she didn't seem to ignore it as she tighten it as well.
"Cynder...there's something I....want to tell you." He said, pushing away from her.
"Yeah Spyro." She said, looking back into his eyes.
"I...I" He couldn't get it up as he felt a knot in his throat.
"You?" She asked, waiting to hear what he wanted to say.
He swallowed the knot. "I've been wanting to say this for the longest time." The knot came again.
"There's something....I want to say to." She said, surprising him. "You first though."
"Why don't you go?" He asked.
"No you wanted to say something first, you should go first." She replied. He swallowed the knot again.
"Cynder" He looked her in the eyes. The knot completely disappeared, all that was in his mind was Cynder's face. "I..." He moved his face closer to hers. She was a little surprised but moved her closer as well.
"You?" She said, moving closer their lips inches from touching.
"I love you." He said softly, his hand moving behind her head and their lips touched, forming their first kiss. A power gust of wind came from nowhere and almost spun around them, somehow picking up and flowed flowers around them. The kiss and wind lasted for several minutes before they broke away for air.
"Spyro, I love you too." This time she was the one to bring him into a kiss. The wind picked up again, but flowed right out of them as they broke the kiss and hugged each other.
"Cynder, the past is dead just like those people. All we need to do now is." She caught him off by finishing his sentence.
"Is to bury it and look onto the future." She looked up at him. "I heard that one before." They both laughed.
Aaron smiled and turned to see Ignitus who was standing there since they began talking."What did I tell you? I knew they loved each other." He turned back and watched as they continued their kiss.
"I never did doubt you, just that they would admit it." He watched as well.
"Well...really Spyro did but Cynder was the one who moved in on the kiss."
"But that is a way to express her love." Aaron nodded and they watched as the two finally split away from each other for a breath of air.
"Spyro? You would really love a monster like me?" They all expected her to cry but she just stared at Spyro.
"You're not a monster. You're a friend, more than that. Cynder, I can't find the right word to say to describe how important you are to me without insulting you, but you are not even close to the word monster. Cynder I love you, and I always will, no matter what stands in our way." He looked at her to see tears rolling down her face once again.
"All I needed to hear was a yes or I love you." They reunited in one last hug as Aaron and Ignitus almost awed out loud, but they kept it quiet as they split up again.
"I love you." Spyro said with all his heart.
"I love you too." She replied with all her heart. This time Spyro was the one to give her a kiss. To them that kiss lasted an eternity but the need to breath stopped them once again. When they stopped, not a single word was spent as they both moved side by side up to Cynder's room. Ignitus and Aaron disappeared before they could see them as they returned to the Elder's room to try and heal Hunter. When they got up to it they both jumped in the bed. Spyro had his arms wrapped up tight around her form while she buried her face into his chest.
"I love you." She said and he replied.
"I love you too. Good night my queen of darkness." She giggled and she snuggled her face more into his chest.
"Good night my purple knight." After that they both fell asleep with much happiness in their hearts.