Rick paced back and forth in front of the door that leads to the egg room. Inside Sophie was laying her egg and he was very stressed about it. He wanted to be with her but was told that he couldnt because females become very aggressive then they lay, even toward their mates, the only reason Spyro and able to be with Cynder when she laid was because he knew how to handle the situation. I hope she ok. He thought. Inside he could hear her breathing heavily and pacing back and forth, a primal instinct that had carried through the generations as dragons evolved. Rick calm down. Spyro said, Shell be fine, Cynder did fine. Yeah. Rick said looking up at the dragon who was still full grown, But you were with her. Hes right. Fugeo agreed, I couldnt bother Diamond when she laid and I got just as stressed. Mommy? Saph asked looking up at her, Is Aunty Sophie ok? Im sure shes fine. Diamond answered holding the hatchling close. Are you sure? Mendeleine asked. Yes Im sure. Diamond answered. Nearly an hour passed before Sophie finally settled in to lay and another few stressful hour passed before she had finished. When they all heard silence behind the door Rick peeked in and say she was curled around something. He looked at her and Sophie noticed him, she lifted her head and smiled at him. Rick opened the door more and walked in. He lowered himself onto his knees and asked, Everything go alright? Sophie nodded and lifted her wing revealing an egg. It was of alittle larger than average, but what caught their attention was the coloring. The egg was dark purle on one side and light purple on the other, the colors came together near the middle of the egg in the shape of a ying yang symbol, it even had the different colored circles at the larger end of each color. Thats new. Cynder said as she looked at the egg, Ive never seen an egg like that before. Well it must have something to do with their elements being opposite. Diamond answered. What do you mean? Sophie asked tiredly. Well think about it. Diamond answered, Youre a light dragon, and Ricks a kind of shadow dragon. Oh I see. Sophie answered. Flint who had just woken up from a nap came into the room and saw them all standing around. He walked over to see and noticed the egg. Mommy? he asked looking up and Cynder, Is that an egg? She looked down and answered, Oh your awake
yes it is s new egg, its Rick and Sophies. Sophie looked at the hatchling and asked, Would you like to see? Flint nodded and walked over, Sophie allowed him to look closely at the egg, he seemed very interested in it for some reason, even more so then he was when Saph and Mendeleine were laid. It was like something about it attracted him. He sniffed the shell and something inside seemed the actually make the egg rock toward him just barely. Everyone looked at him curiously and asked, What was that? Flint looked up at him and suddenly out of nowhere said, Its a girl. Everyones eye widened at the comment and Sophie asked, How do you know that? Flint stared into space for a few seconds and said childishly, she told me. Cynder looked at Flint curiously and said, Flint sweetie eggs cant talk. But I heard her. He argued.
Hmm. Armageddon thought out loud, that hatchling has a strange ability. Why is that? Malefor asked examining the same thing, Its just a weak little hatchling. Yes but he is right, the hatchling is female. Armageddon answered, Perhaps its the attraction between the two hatchlings shadow powers. It doesnt matter. Malefor said, The egg will just be destroyed when I invade the city. Armageddon chuckled abit and said, Patience Malefor, we should wait to see what the hatchling capable of, give them a few months for the egg to hatch then we will invade. Why
Malefor growled. What pain is worse than watching you own hatchling die before you eye? Armageddon said with one head while watching with the other. Malefor thought for a second and said, Im impressed, you truly are evil. Yes, well I have done this millions of time before in other dimensions. Armageddon answered barely paying attention.
A few months passed and the egg hatched. Like Flint had said the dragon inside was indeed a female, everyone was dumbfounded by it and looked at her. She had dark purple scales on her body and light purple scales on her chest, her horns and spikes were gold like Sophies and even had hair like her mother. Her wings were dark purple near the base and got lighter toward the tips. On the end of its tail four small hard buds could be seen where her tail would soon grow to look like her fathers. The little hatchling opened its eye for the first time and reveled eyes as green as a forest. Sophie picked up the hatchling and brushed her hair away from her forehead revealing a ying yang symbol in the very center. She showed Rick who had just recently turned eighteen and said, Look at this, what do you think its for? I dont know. Rick answered. Cynder and Spyro who were still in their adult forms looked at the egg as Flint, Saph, and Mendeleine came into the room to see. They all walked up the see the hatchling. Is that Alex? Mendeleine asked. Rick nodded and as Flint got closer the hatchling looked at him and seemed to become very interested in him. Flint had grown about three times as big as he was when he hatched and now his features were starting to become visible. He spoke in a very slightly more matured voice and said, Hi there Alex. She gave him a babyish smile and then started to fall asleep. She fell asleep and Sophie stood to bring her to their room for a nap. Rick walked close behind until they reach the room. Sophie laid the hatchling on the bed and climbed on next to her. Rick. She said as he sat down, Shes perfect, thank you so much for being my mate. She reached over and hugged him tightly. Rick smiled and hugged her back and said, Youre welcome
but what I dont get is whats up with Flint. Yeah. Sophie answered, Hes been so interested in her ever since her egg was laid. Well maybe theyll grow up and become mates themselves. Rick answered with a chuckle. He lay down next to Sophie and Alex and stroked his mates back as they slowly dosed off.
Yes. Armageddon growled, Now is the time, now we must invade. Finally. Malefor complained. He walked out of the chamber and into a hall where an orc was standing. Gather the army. Malefor said, Warfang city shall fall tomorrow. The orc nodded and ran down the hall. Malefor turned around and say Armageddon walking toward him, You know
Armageddon said, I think my troops would be far better than your weak little orc. What are you talking about? Malefor growled. Armageddon grins and summons a voidwalker. It gave out a terrifying screaming-hiss and acted as if it wanted to tear something apart. Malefor grinned and agreed to use both orcs and voidwalker.