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"Well young Dragon, where might you be?" Ignitus pondered allowed as he stared at the book hovering before him.  As the newly appointed Chronicler, he had access to all the world's history and future before him. He closed his eyes and thought of the young purple dragon whom he had trained and had just saved the entire world.
When his eyes opened another book had floated across the room and presented itself before him. The cover revealed that it belonged to Spyro and Ignitus smiled to himself as he flipped through the pages. He read over the struggle Spyro and Cynder had faced after he had left them at the belt of fire: Spyro nearly being corrupted again, Cynder being taken over by Malefor and the two's epic battle to bring the Dark Master to his knees. When all had seemed lost Spyro used his remaining power to give new life to their dying world.
"Well done young dragons." Ignitus smiled proudly as he finished reading the page he was on. "May you both enjoy your new life of peace and prosperity." He was about to close the book when the next page began to glow. Curious, Ignitus turned the page. His eyes swept over the lines and suddenly grew wide. "Oh my!"


"I'm gunna get you Cynder!" Spyro laughed as he chased the dragoness across the sky.
"In your dreams Spyro." Cynder laughed back at him. "I've always been a better flyer than you, there's no way you can catch me." She pulled out of a dive and hovered over Spyro as he slowed down beneath her before taking off again.
"What? Since when?"
"Since always." She looked back over her shoulder to see how close he was. "And I'll prove it too."
Spyro gasped as she gave a mighty flap and shot straight up. His eyes grew wide as she turned on a dime and dove back towards him. Cynder zipped past and swatted Spyro on the nose causing him to sneeze.
"Tag, you're it! Again!" She laughed.
"Wait, I was it to begin with!" Spyro protested as he looked back over his shoulder. "You can't do doubles."
Cynder giggled as she hovered in place. Then her expression changed. "Spyro look out!" She called.
"What?" Spyro turned back around to see he had been heading straight for the ground. He yelped in surprise and bounced and skidded across the ground tearing up chunks of dirt and grass until he came to a stop.
Cynder cringed and dropped to the ground and dashed over to him. "Spyro, are you okay?" Spyro picked himself up and shook himself.
"I'm all right. Just a bit embarrassed."
Cynder sighed with a smile. "So it's just your pride that's hurt."
"Well that. And one other thing."
Cynder cocked her head. "What is it?"
"You are. Tag!" Spyro tapped her snout with his paw and jumped back out of Cynder's range.
"Hey. no fair!" Cynder snapped and lunged for Spyro who easily side-stepped her. "You can't tease me like that then play it off as if were nothing but a game!"
"Yes I can." Spyro laughed. "I just did." Cynder dove for him again and Spyro took off laughing with Cynder close behind.

Spyro sat down at the mouth of the cave to watch the stars come out. It had been two weeks since the defeat of the Dark Master. Spyro was thankful that it was all over and that he could finally rest from his fighting days.
The years had been tough with the constant danger and battles for survival. Had he not realized his powers that fateful day in his woodland forest where he'd grown up he wouldn't be where he was today.
Spyro sighed loudly. Cynder who had been gnawing on a sheep's bone stopped and looked over at him.
"Is something wrong?" She asked.
"Huh? No not at all." Spyro replied surprised that she had taken notice.
"Just thinking too much?" Cynder continued as she walked up and lay down  beside him. Spyro smiled softly to himself. Cynder was probably the only dragon, besides Ignitus, who could read him so well. "Tell me what's on your mind."
Spyro shook his head. "Nothing serious. It's just that this is the first time in my life that I've felt at peace. With everything."
"Everything?"
"Well, ever since I was born I knew I was different from the others in my family but I wasn't sure why. I always thought that I was just an oversized dragonfly until the day I discovered my powers."
Cynder giggled. "You thought you were a dragonfly?"
"Well, yeah." Spyro nodded and sort of shied away from her.
"That just sounds funny to me. But I'm glad you're you. I don't know if I could handle another Sparx." The two dragons laughed out loud before Spyro continued.
"Anyhow, I was so confused when I first discovered my powers. I didn't know what to think anymore when my parents told me that I wasn't truly their son. Then when I left I found Ignitus who revealed my true identity and the reason for me ending up in the dragonfly village. And that's when..."
"That's when you joined the fight against me and the Dark Master." Cynder finished and Spyro nodded.
"I still wonder to this day why you saved me." Spyro looked up to see Cynder staring at him. Her eyes were pleading for an honest answer.
"It's hard to explain." Spyro sighed. "Ignitus told me of how you were captured in the raid and when I saw for myself how much we were alike, I just couldn't bring myself to let you go."
"Let me go?" Cynder cocked her head curiously.
"Maybe it was how I was raised. I don't know."
"But when everyone else is terrified of me, you never gave in to what you heard. Even when you were forced to fight me you wouldn't do it. Why?"
"Why?"
"What if I really had killed you? Or at least hurt you."
"I don't know." Spyro shook his head. "I guess I was bent on not believing you were truly evil. I wanted you to experience something good in your life. Have a real friend." He looked back up at Cynder whose eyes seemed to be glowing. They were definitely wet with tears. The dragoness closed her eyes and let a few tears fall from them before looking up at the night sky.
Spyro followed her gaze and looked up as stars shot across the sky like rain drops.
"It's so beautiful isn't it?" Cynder whispered.
"Breathtaking." Spyro nodded as he watched the light reflect off her black scales.
"Spyro."
"Yeah?"
"Could I see your home?"
"My home?"
"Where you grew up. Your foster parents. Where you and Sparx lived before."
"Y-yeah. Sure." Spyro stammered. He was definitely surprised by this request.
Cynder turned away from the sky and looked into him with her glowing aqua eyes. "Thank you Spyro." She started to lean in towards him. Spyro hesitated a moment then leaned in himself. As he let his eyelids droop he noticed Cynder's head moving downwards. She avoided his mouth and nuzzled her head under his jaw. She cooed softly and inched closer to Spyro's warm scaly body. The purple dragon only smiled and draped a wing around her before they went back to watching the night sky.
Chapter 1 of the acclaimed series Age of Heros. I don't own Spyro but I DO OWN AGE OF HEROS!
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ShurikanReborn Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Nice. I can't wait to see what happens next! Who knows maybe they will make a family! *raises eyebrows up and down* can i get an AMEN?
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DarthGoldstar710 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
Nice. :clap:
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SaneMora Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very impresive indeed. I decided to read this story, and it has not disapointed me. Great first chapter.
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NumberShadow Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
hey man its been a while since i read your story had mine up for a short while now but i've typed into a problem...do you remember when i requested to use a few of your chps in my story and i'd give credits for it to you? if so it would help cause apperently i've got copyright issues or something. if you can't help it's allright i'll just take the chp\s down and do them over again thanx.
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zzandrewshadow Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Student General Artist
yeah heyyyyy this is important someone copied this chapter [link]
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Spartan-029 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
thanks. i sent a notice to DA staff... if you're able to keep an eye out that'd be appreciated =) thanks again for the heads up... my artwork is one thing but my writing is a WHOOOOOLE other story... no pun intended
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zzandrewshadow Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Student General Artist
lol its funny because the person that copied you had the exact same chapter 1 word for word except with a couple spelling errors, he didnt even change the endingbut its only the first chapter.
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Spartan-029 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012
actually its every chapter... most of his work is copy-pasted
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zzandrewshadow Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Student General Artist
if thats true that means thaat u have a bunch of spelling errors lol
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Spartan-029 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
well duh, it was a pretty poorly written piece...hence why im working to rewrite it...
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zzandrewshadow Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Student General Artist
oh ok but one this about the rewriting r u gunna change the story and or characters
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Spartan-029 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
sumwhat...
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drakesaber12 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012
i was about to ask what AoH stood for but it's in the description. anyway so far so great
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TsuriaDragon Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Hobbyist Filmographer
Beautiful I love it!
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melihor Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011
we*
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melihor Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011
...here wo go again...
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And so starts the second time of reading this epic story. It truly is the best fanfic I've ever read
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Spartan-029 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011
thanks. i hope you like the original story even more
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What original story
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Spartan-029 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011
i've been changing the aoh story around so it's it's own original story rather than a spyro fic... sure you can still look at the original spyro fic here but i want to try and publish this thing too... the new original story goes by the title, Age of Heroes: Chimera (that's book 1)
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Is chimera the main character
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Spartan-029 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011
"A" chimera is the main character. they're a new species i came up with for the AoH universe
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Like a new species of dragon? Or is it all together something different?
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Spartan-029 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011
species
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zoethdragon Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011
nice read mine
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Ninuturu Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
NICE!
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ironeger942 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011  Student Artist
if i read one chapter only one chapter of spyro and cynder storys i can't stop reading i just have to see how it ends (and that mean im gonna read all chapters)
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madnesshank545 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011
EPIC AWSOMESAUCE, i readed the whole 3 books, and the history is... perfect... ITS EXTRA-SUPER-EPIC-AWESOME-PERFECT! the better history i readed in my whole life, i'm not lying.
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SilentDark12 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011  Student Writer
AW! So Cute!
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MagicaITrevor Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
I'm fave'ing to read later!
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45silverwolfdemon Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Nice story dude.
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Cyber-Toaster Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice!

I'll have to read the rest of these at some point! :D
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GadzooksTD Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2010  Student Digital Artist
it is so good...
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NewLegend1 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
well there, I've read the first chapter :XD: my friend recommended this story to me, well two actually, but it wasnt until my friend talked in depth about your story that I finally decided to try reading it :XD: though I gatta say, holy crap you have A LOT OF MOTHER ****ing chapters @w@ it's kinda intimidating to try to read them all...
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Spartan-029 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010
hehe. glad you're taking the time to read. I hope you enjoy it. And no worries, take your time. =)
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NewLegend1 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
:XD: yeah... a lot of time at that... the last time I really sat down for a fanfic was my buddie's fanfic Return of Darkness which took 9 hours to read in one sitting... :XD: hell of a read. Havent really had interest in fanfictions since then, most have been crap :/ :XD: plus writing ones own can hamper that, well it does for me :/
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Spartan-029 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010
i understand. it's like that for me too.
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NewLegend1 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
yeah... XP plus school doesnt help to inspire me at all. Man I need to hurry up and read your story and finish mine XD (been working on it for... 2 years :XD: son of a bitch :XD: )
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Spartan-029 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010
well that's dedication for you =)
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NewLegend1 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
yeah ^_^ just 10 more chapters tho, wanted to close this thing out at 40 :XD: reading this makes me wanna type mine again
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Spartan-029 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010
glad i inspire you. =) I'm trying to complete book 4 under 40 chapters myself. I'm expecting about 36-37 chapters roughly at this point. No epilogue for this one though. A good solid ending is needed to this beginning story. =P
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Shadowdestroyer2 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2010
whens the next chapter going to be posted? I enjoyed the first chapter, its really good! please post more!
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Spartan-029 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2010
i'm already on book 4. the other 3 books are in my gallery for you.

And thank you for your interest. =D
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Shadowdestroyer2 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2010
thanks so much i'll read them right now!
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ILoveSpyro123 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2010  Student Digital Artist
I love this :clap:
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Spartan-029 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010
thank you. hope you like the series. =)
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S240sx24 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like this very nice and peaceful for now, i like the detail you put into this.
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S240sx24 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Theres only one more chapter. Oh man i liked this alot.
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Spartan-029 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010
there's only more to come my friend. thank you for reading
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S240sx24 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your welcome its interesting.
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