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Legacy of Legends 2
"Come on, Crombe, it'll be fun. Trust me!" said the ice dragoness, smiling happily at the shaken earth dragon. They were out at the river in broad daylight. The sun was shining brightly and no cloud was in sight. It was a perfect day for everyone.
Except for one dragon. For Crombe.
Crombe was nervously shaking as the older dragoness lowered him into the cool water below. It made him gulp and have thoughts creep up onto him. He never liked the water; especially if it reached up above his knees.
"C-can we do this some other time?" he asked nervously. The dragoness shook her head sternly. "No." She then replaced her expression with a warm one. "You can do this."
"Come on Crombe! The water's fine!" said another dragoness. Crombe stuck his paw in the water and then pulled it out again. He paused for a moment before letting the ice dragoness' words comfort him. Crombe then walked into the water, still a bit nervous.
"Now, just do what I told you, and don’t freeze. You'll float naturally. Okay?" asked the dragoness, giving him some assurance. "Ask your cousin for some help."
And with that, the older dragoness went off to the side, and watched the two hatchlings play in the shallow water. Crombe, nervous as he was, wasn't moving an inch and decided to just look at the water as if it were an enemy. His cousin, the other dragoness, waded over to him and gave him a playful smile.
"What's wrong?" she asked.
“How come you like the water so much?” he asked. Then he mentally smack himself for the stupid question. She was an ice dragoness. It was innate for her to LOVE the water.
“I don’t know. I just do,” she replied. “Now come on, don’t be so scared.”
He pouted. “You make it sound so easy. Unlike you, I sink like a rock in water.”
She shook her head. “That’s because you don’t try.” She then placed a gentle paw on his shoulder. “Just stick with me and you’ll be fine.”
“I always do.” Crombe smiled. His cousin always knew how to make him feel comfortable, even under the most stressful situations.
0 0 0 0 0
The sun shined down brightly at the city of dragons and moles. The mole guards walked briskly and attentively, looking out afar into the open space that is the Valley of Avalar to see if there are any troubles about. Dragons of all shapes and sizes walked down the quiet streets, about to do their daily errands and business. Up at the Dragon Temple however, things were far from active. Aside from the moles that were busy keeping the place uptight, secure and homey; the temple was rather quiet. Dragons were peacefully sleeping at their respective rooms, happy that school days were still a fair days away. Couples shared beds whilst others had the bed all to themselves, for better or for worse.
In one room in particular, a familiar yellow scaled dragon had tucked himself into a ball and was snoring faintly. His yellow scales shined its reflections across the room as the sun’s rays began to seep in from the open window. He gently rolled over to the side, an instinctive reaction to protect himself from the warmth of the sun. He groaned as his senses came back to him.
Zaze stretched his body, stiff from being in the form of a ball throughout the night. He blinked, sitting upright as he rubbed the sleepiness from his eyes. It was a long night. A lot happened yesterday, and the memories flooded back to him like a river flowing. First was his chat with Terrador. The earth guardian was an interesting fellow with an even more interesting backstory that he got a firstpaw look at. He was glad however, that the dragon had now mended the broken bridge between him and Decibele. He could only hope he could do the same as well with Glacilynn and Nox. Then there was…Phase.
The dragon’s name rolled of his tongue, much like how his was.
A dragon that looked just liked him; scale color, body size and element. For they were, it would seem, twins. The idea of having a sibling didn’t occur to Zaze before, and now that it had presented itself, it wasn’t a strange idea at all. It just felt weird. Having a brother you never knew you had; correction, older brother. By how much, Zaze didn’t know. But what he did know was that he had burning questions inside him. The previous memory from before came to him.
0 = 0 = 0
“I thought you didn’t care about your past?”
“It’s not that I didn’t care,” Zaze replied, remembering what he said.
“You sounded like it though; on numerous occasions too.”
Zaze looked at him. “My point is: I feel like I should know. Now, I feel like I want closure. Talking to Crombe earlier…it made me think…what if I DID have a family, Sparx? What if they’re out there looking for me? What if they think I am dead? What do I do…?”
Sparx sighed. “I don’t know, Zaze. I’m not saying your parents are dead or anything, but if they’re out there, I’m pretty sure they’ll be heading over to Warfang.”
“Try not to think about it too much. I know it’s important, but…you know.”
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Now he could finally answer the questions he had for himself before. However, there was one more burning question that he had now only realized.
The word came out of his maw as the thought came into his mind. The mysterious element he had managed to summon and use at the dire moment that ended up saving his, Latis, Cynder and Spyro’s life before. The odd thing was that he wasn’t a purple dragon. He was your run of the mill electric dragon; that was just charming, sociable and an overall nice dragon. How he was able to use Convexity; an element exclusive to purple dragons and dragons who have been exposed to darkness of unknown amounts–both of which he wasn’t—was beyond him. And now that Phase is here, maybe he knows the answer.
With that in mind, he decided to get up and get something to eat. His stomach had been growling the entire time he had been thinking to himself.
0 0 0 0 0
“You okay, Manuel?”
The dragon looked up. “Huh? Sorry?”
“You’ve been looking at your food and been quiet for a while now. Are you okay?”
“Oh…” He scratched his chin. “I’m fine, Draiana.”
“Then what is it?” the dragoness asked. She glanced at the ice dragon whilst eating a piece of meat.
“I don’t know. I just have this…bad feeling.”
“A bad feeling eh? Like something bad is going to happen?”
Manuel nodded. “Yeah; I just…don’t know.” The ice dragon then looked up when a familiar looking electric dragon approached them.
“Um…can I sit here?”
Manuel smiled. “Of course you can, what’s up, Zaze?”
The dragon blinked at him. Draiana, knowing already who this was, decided to save her friend from embarrassment.
“Uh, Manuel, that is not Zaze.”
Manuel chuckled. “What are you saying? Of course that’s Zaze. Right?”
The dragon shook his head. Manuel was confused. “Huh?”
Draiana sighed. Why was she the one explaining this? “Last night, Zaze saved a dragon from dying. That’s him right in front of you.” She answered, motioning to the electric dragon sitting before them. “Coincidentally enough, it was his brother, Phase.”
The dragon smiled. “Twin actually. You’re Draiana right?”
“I am. And this confused dragon right here is Manuel. Manuel, Phase.”
Manuel just blinked, still unable to comprehend the dragon before him. “…Phase?”
“Yes. Phase is my name.”
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“Hey, are you okay?”
The pink dragoness glanced over to her companion as they walked down the temple hall. She had grown concerned for her, since she had been quiet ever since they caught up to each other as they headed for breakfast. Usually, she was perky and was talkative. Now…she was just down and silent. And a dreadful thought came to her that didn’t help.
“What happened?” she asked looking at Latis.
The ice dragoness sighed and looked down the floor. She wasn’t sure herself what happened.
“Did you ask him last night?” Ember asked, getting straight to business.
Latis shook her head. “Ember…”
“I think…Zaze only…thinks of me as a friend.”
Ember cocked her head to the side. Now this was unexpected. “What?”
“I think he doesn’t see me as more than a friend…” she replied sadly.
“Did he tell you this?”
“Well…not exactly, but he did mention that I was his best friend. What do you think he meant by that?”
Ember sighed. So that was what this was all about. She went over to the confused dragoness and gave her a short hug to comfort her.
“What he meant by that?” she replied, after hugging her. “Was what he said. He considers you as a best friend. But it also means, you could be something more.”
Latis looked at her, hope in her eyes. “You think so? I’m just scared…”
“Scared of what?”
“Of ruining what we already have. What if he—”
Ember looked at her friend and placed a comforting paw on her shoulder. “Latis,” she began, cutting her off. “You’re thinking too much about this. This is the first time I’ve ever seen you like this. Relax, okay? You’re going to be fine. Just ask him. Ask him what he feels about you.”
Latis nodded, and smiled at her, feeling her composure be brought back. “You’re right. I just got scared last night. I’ll ask him as soon as I can.”
“There you go! Was that so hard?” Ember asked.
“Nope; no, it wasn’t.”
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“Oh, good morning to you too.”
The dragon chuckled. “This is new.”
“You look actually perky today, Crombe. Had a good sleep?”
The earth dragon let out a short laugh. He then glanced at the fire dragon next to him. “I did actually. Why do you ask? I’m always this perky.”
The fire dragon shrugged as they walked down the hall. “I always thought you were the grouchy type. You were kind of giving off vibes like that when we first met. But I guess you kind of mellowed out. Good for you.”
“Uh…thanks I guess?” Crombe was a bit unsure how to respond to that. But he was sure of one thing. He was hungry.
“By the way, did you hear?”
“Zaze managed to find his brother last night,” Flame replied.
Crombe nodded. “That’s great. Good for him.”
Flame on the other hand noted the tone in his voice. “What is it?”
“Uh…” Crombe was a bit unsure in sharing what’s on his mind. He didn’t exactly like the idea of having other dragons know about his personal life. It was personal for a reason. But a memory came back to him. A memory of a conversation he had with a certain electric dragon.
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Crombe’s expression remained of neutral. “Is that a threat?”
“It doesn’t have to be. We’re all good guys here. We’re not going to hurt you. You just have to trust us.”
“Trust?” he asked. “You make it sound like it’s easy.”
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He let out a mental sigh. Zaze was definitely right. These dragons weren’t going to hurt him. In fact, they actually cared about him. Even though all the past stuff he had done, they were still there and didn’t abandon him. They didn’t ignore him, much like how he thought it would end up being. He did spend a day with two beautiful dragonesses the other day. So there was that. Maybe it was high time he started socializing. It had been a long time since he could confide in someone.
Maybe it was time to start now.
“I’ve been having dreams lately…”
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