On the way back to Warfang Rick noticed a large dust cloud in the distance. Hey whats that? he asked. Sophie looked at it and then over at Rick, Oh uum Im sure its nothing. Hmm. Rick said, I think we should check it out. Rick answered. NO! Sophie suddenly yelled. Rick jumped back from being startled and looked at her. Sophie looked around abit almost like she was in a panic, I- uh- we- we should get back to Warfang now. She looked around again, Its getting dark. Rick looked at her strangely, What the hell was that about? he thought. They flew back to the city. Once they got to the temple they saw Spyro pacing nervously outside while Fugeo sat quietly in the door way. Is something wrong? Rick asked. He looked over at them and said, Oh, Rick, Sophie your back. No, no nothings wrong just alittle stressed right now. Why? Sophie asked still sounding nervous. Cynder went into labor about 2 hours after you left; shes been laying for a while now and im getting worried. The others had knows of Cynders pregnancy but Rick wasnt aware that Dragon laying so early after laying. Rick was silent for a second then said, Uum
you know, on my world its customary for the father to be present during the birthing, isnt it the same here? Fugeo snickered and walked over, Spyros too scared to go watch. I am not! he said, Im just
nervous, I needed some air. What about you? Sophie asked. Everyone looked at her like she was crazy, SHES MY SISTER! IM NOT GOING TO WATCH HER LAY HER EGG! he yelled. Sophie looked at them, Ok, ok
sorry. Well. Rick said, You should probably get back now, come get us when shes done. Spyro took a deep breath and nodded then walk inside and disappeared. Fugeo and Rick looked over at Sophie suspicious that something was wrong with her. She didnt notice them however because she was looking towards the direction of the dust cloud.
Sophie (the real one) woke up in her prison cell once again. She was very weak and could barely hold her eyes open. She struggled to lift her head and looked through the scrying portal. She saw Rick, Fugeo, and Shadow still in disguise and said weekly, Well
if they think thats me
come looking for me
She laid her head back on the ground and felt a single tear roll down her cheek, Im sorry everyone
she though, I failed you all
She slowly closed her eyes and fell back to sleep.
GUYS! Spyro yelled excitedly, YOU HAVE TO COME SEE! everyone looked over at him and saw a big grin on his face. He led everyone to his and Cynders room where she was laying on the bed curled in a ball. She had her wing around something and when Spyro walked up to her she smiled lovingly at him. She was obviously tired. Spyro kissed her and said something in her ear and she slowly lifted her wing up revealing a small egg. It was shiny black in color with thin gold veins covering its surface, as well as a single purple dot near the top. Sophie smiled and walked up to Cynder, Its beautiful. She said, It almost looks like some kind of gem. Cynder smiled at her and was about to say something but was cut off by a sudden explosion, it sounded like it was far away but was loud enough to easily be heard at the city.
Everyone ran outside except Cynder who needed to rest. They became speechless from what they saw. It was an army, a HUGE army bigger than anyone had ever seen. SOPHIE! Fugeo yelled, THOSE ARE MALEFORS TROOPS, I thought you said that Mount Malefor was abandon. Sophie lowered her head looking at the ground with disbelief, then suddenly her expression changed to an accomplished grin. She laughed evilly and walked forward. Youre so stupid
you though I was Sophie, HAHAHAHA! She said, I have to admit there were some times when I enjoyed hanging around here buuut its time for me to go
Suddenly Rick became outraged, he charged forward a slammed her into the balcony railing, WHERE IS SHE!? Rick yelled in an evil sounding voice. Youll never find her. The fake said as a dark cloud surrounded her. Rick fell forward into it and the dragon disappeared. He quickly stood back up and spun around slashing at the cloud as it faded away. The dragon reappeared now as Shadow near the temple entrance. Ill kill you
Rick hissed. He charged towards her slamming her into a wall, Spyro and Fugeo watched in amazement they had never seen a dragon move so fast before, Tell meeeee
Rick hissed. Shadow took a deep breath and then said, Ok
but by now shes probably done her purpose shes worthless now but if you must know, shes at Mount Malefor as Dracos prisoner. Ricks eyes widened and he tightened his grip around Shadows neck, I will KILL ANYONE who stands in my way
and Ill start with you
Spyro and Fugeo didnt know what to do they looked over at the advancing army; they must have been twelve miles away by now. Rick we dont have time for this! Fugeo said, Rick looked back at them with pure rage; it was almost like he didnt recognize them. They heard a crack and looked down at Shadow, she was limp and unmoving, Rick had killed her. He turned around and faced them, Get out of my way. He said pushing them aside and walking to the balcony. He stared at the army with anger, You will all pay for taking her
he said in a hellish voice.