Sophie turned her head away from Rick and then he noticed her starting to cry. Sophie, are you ok? Rick asked becoming concerned. I
Im fine its just
just that Malefor is a monster. She answered, Hes a horrible monster! Rick tried to comfort her by placing a wing over her back, What did he do. Rick asked. Sophie took a deep breath and looked at him, When I was five he sent his soldier to my village in Tall Plains. She answered, I got away but everyone else... she paused, everyone else was
slaughtered the horrible beast killed everyone. I dont know how it happened or why he did it but I came back the next morning and find the whole village destroyed, everything was either gone or burned, when I went to my parents cave... I found them
dead. I cried the whole day but I realized that those things might return, so I took my mothers necklace. Sophie looked down at the necklace around her neck, Its all I have left to remember them.
Thats horrible. Rick said, I cant even imagine the pain of losing your parents. If it makes you feel any better I want you to know that you can talk to me
about anything. Sophie took a deep breath and calmed down, Thank you, very much, youre the first person Ive ever told, not even Spyro and Cynder know what happened, but how do you know that name, where did you hear about Malefor? Rick answered, Well when I was...asleep, I was in convexity, and, well, the Chronicler, who I guess is named Ignitus, explained to me why I came to this world. He said that Malefor was returning, and that he is trying to destroy the world. Sophie looked at him with disbelief, WHAT?! Spyro and Cynder already defeated him, hes gone. Ignitus said that hes coming back and that I need to help Spyro and Cynder defeat him. We need to go NOW! Sophie yelled, breaking out into a sudden run.
Hey wait up. Rick called while trying to catch up. But after about a half hour Ricks legs felt like they were ready to fall off, he was a dragon but he still didnt have the endurance of one, at least not yet. He- hey
Soph- Sophie! he yelled. Sophie slowed to a stop and looked back at him, despite her fear of Malefor she couldnt help but giggle at Rick, his was breathing loudly and his tail was dragging along the ground. When Rick caught up he fell to the ground, making Sophie giggle again. I suppose we should walk the rest of the way, we're not that far, about a days walk. She said. Rick just nodded, still trying to catch his breath. The two dragons spent the rest of that day walking and talking with each other, and by sunset the wall of a huge city could be seen in the distance. Sophie smiled and said, Well there it is. Come on we should get there before it gets dark. Rick nodded and they both began to fly toward the city.
In just a few minutes they had reached the city and flew over the outer wall. Wow, this place is huge. Rick said. Sophie answered, Impressive isnt it, this city was actually a gift from the moles to the dragons to celebrate their friendship. See that big building in the middle of the city? Thats the dragon temple, where Spyro and Cynder live, as well as the guardians. Who are the guardians? Rick asked. They landed on the balcony of the temple and Sophie said, The guardians are a group of elder dragons that are very wise and experienced. Rick nodded in response and then followed Sophie into the temple. Come on everyone should be in the dojo training they usually do around this time. Ok. Rick said, Ladies first. Sophie smiled and said, Well, such a gentle dragon, then began to walk deeper into the temple. Rick followed her until they heard a loud thud.
Its just around this corner. Sophie said. They rounded the corner but Rick stayed back in the shadows a bit where he saw a group of dragons, two the same size as him while three others who looked full grown. Sophie smiled and then called, Hey Spyro, Cynder! They heard her and instantly turned around, Sophie! they both said and started to run over to her. The three larger dragons simply turned their heads, then turned back to something in a large room. Sophie, your back. A black dragoness said. We were wondering when you would get back. Yeah I know but I had some things to do in EarthHaven. And on my way back I meet someone. Sophie answered, Spyro, Cynder this is Rick, Rick this is Spyro, and Cynder. Rick walked forward abit and nodded to then, Its nice to meet you. Rick was just about to say something else but was cut off by a voice saying, HA! IS THAT ALL YOU GOT, come on Im just getting warmed up. Oh, thats my brother Fugeo. Cynder said, Would you like to meet him? Rick walked out of the shadows and up to the edge of a big arena with Sophie, Spyro, and Cynder. In the arena he saw a red dragon with a blue underside and a tail blade similar to the one that grew on Cynders tail. His eyes were a very light blue and he had two horns growing back out of his head. Thats Fugeo. Sophie whispered. Rick nodded and then heard Spyro say, Hey I just realized, youre purple. The guardians looked over at Rick when they heard this and Fugeo who was still in the center of the dojo was finishing off a dummy that somehow moved on its own, turned towards the group and realized a new dragon was sitting with them. He walked up to Rick and said, Who are you? Rick was abit nervous but answered, Im Rick.
Rick? Thats an odd name. he said. Rick just smirked and said, Well thank you. We're all refreshed and challenged by your unique point of view. Fugeo just stare at him alittle surprised. Dont play this game with me buddy, cause trust me, you gonna lose. Rick said. Everyone else started to laugh including the guardians. Oh really. Fugeo said, I don't know what your problem is, but I'll bet it's hard to pronounce. Without even giving a second for the others to stand back up Rick said, I see you've set aside this special time to humiliate yourself in public, because I don't have any problems. You have a perception problem. Fugeo was silent for a few seconds while everyone else around them laughed. Then Fugeo said, Oh, youre good. Rick just smiled, Yeah well Ive had a lot of practice. You do know I was just messing around with you right? Yeah, well youre not the first, he answered. They waited for everyone else to stop laughing then Cynder looked at her brother and said, Man I havent seen you make a face like that in a loooong time. I like Rick.
Fugeo just rolled his eyes. When the guardians stood up they turned to Rick and the icy blue one said, It seem that you are a purple dragon, why dont you show us your abilities. Rick looked up at them and said, Well Im not a purple dragon. The chronicler told me I was a void dragon The guardians eyes grew wide.