Alright guys, here's book 3. I am sorry for not updating the story too quickly last time halfway through because of school, and I promise I will be as quick as I can this time, so 1-2 weeks will be the update time you'll have to wait for. This story and the rest will become much darker, and so blood will be prominent during many of these chapters. Finally, have a great day, and God bless!

Skylanders: Savior Rising

Chapter 1

A Happy Morning

Spyro opened his eyes, smiling to himself, happy that the Battle of the Ruins was now over. But it had been at a price. The leader of the other side, Kaos, had injured him, breaking his right ribcage. But his mate, Cynder, had been able to scare him away, and after only one night's sleep, it seemed more peaceful than usual.

Spyro realized he was still in the medical tent, and hoped that Cynder would be coming in soon to see him.

He saw Cali standing near him, watching. When he fully opened his eyes, he saw that she was smiling.

"How do you feel?" she asked. "You've in a deep sleep."

"I feel good, despite the pain," he answered her. "Do you know where Cynder is, by the way?"

"No. She's probably in your treehouse, still asleep. Do you want me to go and get her?"

"No. Let her sleep. She deserves it more than anyone, if you ask me. She's the one who defeated Kaos, and saved me from being killed."

"That's true. Anyway, I'm going to get Stealth Elf to help me with healing you. Your ribcage is still broken, but not as much as it was yesterday."

Spyro was happy at hearing this, knowing the amount of pain he'd been in when Kaos was attacking him.

He thought of Cynder, and how thankful he was to her. She was his mate, and she'd done more for him recently than he'd done for her.

Thank you, Cyn, he thought.

Memories of the past began coming to him. He remembered when they'd first met, although she hadn't been on the side of good. Instead, she'd been on the side of evil.

As an egg, she'd been taken by the army of the evil Purple Dragon Malefor and corrupted. Becoming larger and more powerful than any normal Dragon of her age, she went around Skylands, becoming the most feared monster, being called the Terror of the Skies.

Spyro had first found her in Shattered Island while finding Dragons she'd kidnapped, and when she first appeared to him, she started trying to kill him.

She failed, but Spyro soon tracked her down once more in her own lair, and then in the strange world of Convexity, where he'd also first met her master, Malefor.

After defeating her for the last time in battle, she returned to her normal size, and Malefor, angry at Spyro for defeating his general, escaped.

After Cynder had recovered, she and Spyro joined the Skylanders, with Cynder attempting to redeem herself for her past actions, although only a few of the Skylanders now knew of her past.

Three years later, the Ruins had been attacked by the little tyrant Kaos, and during the battle, Cynder had been hit by a large troll and knocked unconscious. She'd then been taken by Malefor, who had returned from hiding to become more powerful and return Cynder to being his general.

Spyro began searching for her, and after a week of doing so, was finally able to find her, although in the world of Convexity, and once more under Malefor's control.

After a long battle, Spyro had finally defeated her and once more returned his mate to her normal self. Cynder had then ended Malefor with a large blast of electricity.

Although it had been peaceful afterward, Kaos had come back to kill all the Skylanders, and so began a grueling battle that had resulted in many injuries.

By the end of the battle, Kaos had been captured, but was then freed by a robot. Cynder had gone straight through the creature and destroyed its mechanical heart, defeating Kaos and ending the battle. But Kaos had injured Spyro before being scared away by Cynder.

And now he was here, in the medical tent, recovering from his injuries. He just hoped they would heal soon before another fight broke out.

He was just waiting for Cynder to come and help him feel better.

He saw Stealth Elf enter through the front of the tent. She was happy to see him recovering well, knowing the beating he'd gone through.

"How are you feeling?" she asked him softly.

"Good. I just need to see Cyn. Do you know where she might be?"

"No. But I'll ask someone to go and get her for you. Would you like me to do that for you?"

"Yes, please."

She went back outside, and when she reentered the tent, Sunburn was following her with a solemn look upon his face, sorrow in his fiery red eyes.

"Sunburn, what is it?" Spyro asked. "What's wrong?"

"It has to do with Cynder," he told him. "She's missing."

"What?" Spyro started sweating, frightened. He was hoping that it wasn't true, that Cynder was somewhere around, where nobody could see her. "Have you checked around?"

"Yes. She's missing, and we don't know where she might have gone, and not even Sonic Boom knows. I asked Hex, too, and she doesn't know," Sunburn explained quickly.

"We need to find her, and I mean it," Spyro said. "I don't want to have to go through this again. The last time it happened, both of us were scared near death, and I both of us had to deal with seeing Malefor again, whom both of us and Hex believed was dead. I don't want to go through anymore Hell, especially not since the last time."

Sunburn understood well, although he did not truly know how Spyro felt. He loved Sonic Boom, but she'd never gone missing, unlike Cynder.

Hex came through the tent's opening flap. She had the same solemn expression on her face as Sunburn had.

"So you know about Cynder?" she asked Spyro.

"Yes, and once I'm healed, we need to set out to find her, before something terrible happens. Have you looked everywhere around the Ruins?"

"Yes," Sunburn said.

"Then the best thing to do is to wait, and if she doesn't return by tomorrow, then we will be setting out again. I know this is almost like last time, but it's the best thing we can do. She's my mate, and I've promised to never leave her behind. I'm in her debt, as well, because when I lost my powers, she proved that she was strong enough to get past the things that held her back after the battle with Malefor, and defeat Kaos. When Kaos was beating me near an inch of my life, she came through and saved me just before he got me with the deathblow. Because of this I need to find her and help her with whatever is bothering her. Will you guys follow me?"

"I will," Sunburn said.

"I will," Hex said. "Should I go ask the others to come along? Whirlwind, Sonic Boom, and the others?"

"Yes. I'm sure they'll be coming, because all of them now trust Cynder. Make sure, though, and then tell me."

"How long will it take for your ribs to heal completely?" Hex asked.

"Probably two more days," Spyro said. "It helps to have healers who know what they're actually doing."

"Alright. We'll be leaving you alone for now. I'm sorry this had to happen," Sunburn comforted. "Hopefully it won't take too long to find her."

He began leaving, and when he was finally gone, Hex looked right at Spyro.

"I don't know what's going on, but one thing I know for sure is that you know what you're doing," she complimented. "You're the one of the Dragons I trust most. If it weren't for you, I wouldn't have such a good friend leading the Undead element. I hope you heal soon."

As she made her way out of the tent, Spyro stopped her.

"Wait," he said. "Who's the Dragon you trust most?"

"Cynder. She's a great leader, and an amazing friend, and luckily I know how she feels about her past, what she has to deal with. Heal soon, Spyro."

She left, leaving only Spyro.

He laid his head down on the pillow, hoping to sleep peacefully, and most of all, to find the Dragoness he loved.

I just hope it doesn't turn out like last time.

Come, Spyro. Come into the darkness so that I can help you. I cannot go into the light, because it hurts me more than anything. You and Cynder are the only ones who can help me.

Come before the time is up, before it is too late. If you do not come within the time I set before you, then you will face the most dangerous of consequences.

Just as the dream began ending, two evil red eyes appeared, along with an evil snarl.

"AHHH!" Spyro jumped right up in his bed, feeling pain in his side. He tried to understand what the dream meant, who it had been talking to him.

It all scared him, but what scared him most were the red eyes that had appeared at the end. It made him curious, wanting to know what those were supposed to mean more than anything.

Stealth Elf rushed into the tent.

"What's wrong?" she asked him. "What happened?"

"I had a nightmare," he told her. "I don't understand exactly what it meant, but what I know for sure is what I saw at the end of it, and it scares me more than anything."

"What did you see?"

"I saw these evil red eyes, which just looked right at me, and that was when I woke up. It scares me so much, because I felt almost as if those eyes were staring right into my soul. I want to know what it truly meant!"

"Alright, calm down. What you need to understand is that we will be finding Cynder soon. Yes, we've gone through this before, but that last time we succeeded in finding her. We just need to be sure that nothing bad will happen to her before we're able to find her. Now, about your dream. What I believe those eyes were supposed to mean was that you have enemies who hate you, who want you dead. But the truth is, despite the fact that there are those kinds of enemies, such as Kaos, you have those around who love you. Cynder is the best example for this. If she hadn't loved you, then she would have possibly allowed Kaos to kill you, or injure you even worse. You need to trust in the fact that she won't stop loving you, and nor will all the friends you have. Many of the Skylanders love you as if you're their brother. But most of all, Cynder loves you as her mate. You need to think of Cynder when it comes to these things, and I believe that all these nightmares will soon end. Okay?"

"Okay," he finally said, breathing in and out, trying to stop the sweat streaming down his face.

"Do you think you might be able to fall asleep on your own, or do you think you need help?"

"I'll do my best to do it on my own. Thanks. But what I hope most is finding her right now."

"We will find her, don't worry. I'll make sure your ribs are healed soon, you don't have to worry. I'll be coming with you guys this time to help you find her. Hopefully Cali won't have her hands full while I'm gone."

"Alright. Thank you for what you said to me. Thank you for everything. You're definitely one of the best Skylanders I know. It's not a wonder Eon made you leader of the Life element."

"Thank you."

Spyro laid his head on the pillow once more, still not understanding exactly what the red eyes meant, or who the eyes actually belonged to.