Es, Ch.14: Thorns of a Rose She walked into the store, knowing Rose would yell at her, as she always did. Rosaline, called Rose by Ember, always had a temper towards everyone. She was proud and calmed by her work, but was always annoyed by others. Today was no different. Rose came in from the back of the shop with a basket of Daisies, and saw Ember in the front of the counter, doing nothing in particular.
"I don't pay you to stand around, or be late." Rose said, setting the flowers into a vase on a shelf.
"I'm sorry Rose, I just..." Ember started, in response.
"I don't care what your excuse was, just stand at the counter and await customers until I'm done."
'I thought I wasn't paid for standing around.' Ember thought, moving to the other side of the counter with a sigh. There wasn't much to complain about though. After all, she was late, and the job pays well for someone so inexperienced. She sh
Es, Ch. 4: Flames of a Date Deep in sleep Ember dreamed of a flame in a meadow. Ember was standing in the field of flowers as the flame approached. The small clump of fire came closer to Ember, not leaving burnt flowers nor a trail of fire, and as it came Ember began to feel a happiness she has never felt before. Soon it formed into a young red dragon, about equal to the age of Ember. "Hi Ember," It said.Es, Ch. 4: Flames of a Date6 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Hello, I've been waiting for you." Ember replied. But just as soon as it came it started walking away. "Wait, where are you going?" Ember said questioning its action.
"Away." It said.
"You just got here!" Ember cried out.
"No, I never came." It said, now in the voice of Spyro.
To that Ember woke. Here pillow was lightly wet with tears. 'What time is it' Ember thought. Rubbing her eyes and looking at her clock which read 11:37 so she t
Es, Ch. 3: Departure In the early morning of Dragon Village the pink dragoness Ember was curled up on the cold ground when a slight gust blew, catching a few leaves and taking them off, letting them scatter, with one of them landing on Ember. "Uh," Ember said in a yawn, while brushing the leaf from herself. 'What am I doing out here' Ember thought to herself while looking around. 'Oh, yeah. I must have fallen asleep after talking to... dang! Spyro's suposed to be fighting Nasty Gnorc today, and then he'll be traveling to the other realms... I hope he didn't leave yet, this could be my last chance to see him in awhile!' So off Ember went, running as fast as she could to Spyro's house.Es, Ch. 3: Departure6 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Reaching Spyro's house she knocked on the door several times... no answer. "Well maybe he just left." Ember said to herself. 'Maybe I can catch him before he the fight or before he reaches the teleporter.' Ember thought running to Nasty Gnorc's cave.
Es, Ch. 5: Betrayal Weeks have gone by without Spyro returning home. During that time Ember and Flame have been growing closer and closer through countless dates. But all that was soon to change.Es, Ch. 5: Betrayal6 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
A scarred and wounded dragon emerged from the teleporter, as though randomly. Falling limp, almost dead, the dragon fell unconscious, after only a few steps in the safety of the Dragon Village.
"Oh dear." The professor said, emerging on the teleporter pad. 'I didn't think that he was that badly injured.' The professor thought.
Hearing the teleporter a nearby Ember came running. "Spyro..." Ember gasped, seeing the unconscious body lying on the ground. Looking to the professor she asks, "What's happened to Spyro?!"
"There was a battle with red and Spyro seems to be badly injured." The professor said in response. "You must hurry and help me bring Spyro to the hospital.
Es, Ch. 1: Short lived Joy It was the day after Spyro left for Crocovile Swamp. Ember, still near the entrance to the swamp, was worrying about Spyro when all of a sudden he emerged from the cave that connected Cocovile Swamp to Dragon Village. Quickly Ember ran over to Spyro's side. "I was worried sick about you!" Ember exclaimed. "You easily could have been hurt!"Es, Ch. 1: Short lived Joy6 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Well I'm fine." Spyro replied. "There is no need to be worried about me; I've done this kind of this many times before." Spyro said, trying to comfort her, if possible.
"I know" Ember said, still worried for him. "But if you have a chance to be hurt, and then I might never see you again."
"I'll be fine." "Besides, who else would save the world?" Spyro said, still trying to get her to understand.
"If you die, or are captured, I'd miss you and the world would still be in trouble!" "You can't go and leave
Es, Ch. 9: Reunion A few days after Ember had met Soria, Ember saw her again in town. Ember was out grocery shopping, trying to decide which fruit to buy from a fruit stand, when she saw Soria. 'Hm, is that Soria?' she thought; and so she walked up to her, not realizing who she was with. "Hi Soria, how..." She started to say until she spotted, "Flame?"Es, Ch. 9: Reunion5 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Ember... Hey, been awhile." Flame said, awkwardly.
"Yeah it has been." Ember said, trying to remember how many years it's been.
"Wait, you two know each other?" Soria asked, looking from one to the other, confused.
"We were childhood friends... and we dated for a bit." Flame said, slightly blushing.
"After we broke up I moved here."
"To find Spyro?" Flame said, with a smirk.
"Spyro..." Life seemed to freeze as pictures of Spyro came back to her. Times of them playing
Es, Ch. 7: Chrushed crush Ember was laying on her bed, doing nothing, like she has been doing since her and Flame's breakup, when there was a knock at her door.Es, Ch. 7: Chrushed crush5 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
'Is that Flame?' She thought, while running down the stairs and opening the door, surprised and disappointed to find only Spyro.
"Hi Ember." Spyro said, casually as ever.
"Oh, hi Spyro." Ember replied, not hiding her disappointment from her voice.
"Were you expecting someone else?" Asked Spyro, knowing all to well her answer.
"Well it would have been nice to see Flame on the other side of the door, but anyways..." Ember said, perking up, "It seems they let you out of the hospital early..."
"I'm sorry Ember." Spyro said, looking down.
"I saw what happened, that you and Flame br
Es, Ch. 8: New life In time Spyro left Dragon Village, maybe to save another realm, or perhaps to find a land with more dragonesses his age. Regardless, it left Ember with only Flame, which she couldn't date or even talk to since their break up. With no one left for her to talk to, Ember left, going to the nearby city of Spiritgrowth. There she found a job as a florist's assistant and became accustomed to the city, which was much larger then Dragon Village. She found plenty of boyfriends, though none really worked out well.Es, Ch. 8: New life5 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
One day Ember was out looking for blue roses when she came to a tan, white, and silver dragoness, about Ember's age, standing near some fast-growing, blue roses. Stopped immediately by the flowers, Ember stared, watching a couple dozen roses bloom to full growth in a garden. After the flowers grew the dragoness stood up and turned around to see Ember standing there.
"Oh, hi; can I help you?" the dragoness said, as
Es, Ch. 10: An ember's Envy She knew what she had to do. Not a night of sleep could be achieved until then, last night proved that much. So gathering what strength she could muster, Ember found her way into Soria's gardens. She knew only one way to meet up with Flame, and that was through Soria.Es, Ch. 10: An ember's Envy5 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
And so she came upon Soria... and Flame, sharing a kiss. Nothing longer then a peck, but envy still boiled inside Ember. Yet right after it broke Flame turned, Ember hiding to avoid Flame's path of sight. Flame walked past Ember, not noticing her hiding and continued, while Ember emerged from behind him and approached Flame, almost innocently.
"Hi again Flame!" Ember said, with her most innocent voice.
"Oh, hey there Ember, where'd you come from?" Flame asked, even though there was only one way to come from, high grounds and a lake surrounded the majority of the garden.
"That way," Ember said, pointing t
Es, Ch. 17: After the Flowers Sunlight hit Ember's eyes and she awoke. She sat up, not remembering what happened yesterday until she got a shot of pain across her body. She fell back down as she remembered yesterday's events. 'Curse those fiendish apes,' Ember thought, surprised she thought that aggressively. She also remembered about being fired, and was sad, despite being freed from her jerk of a boss. She figured she should look for a new job today, but as she tried to get up again, another wave of pain struck her. She quickly changed her mind and fell back asleep to let her wounds continue to heal.Es, Ch. 17: After the Flowers5 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Over the next few days she searched all around town for a job that would pay her good enough. After awhile she even came to Soria to help her, who swiftly denied her too. She found many jobs that would actually hire her, but all gave a significantly low pay. After searching the entire city, she finally settled on a job as a smelter.
It gave low pay, me
Es, Ch. 20: Without Peace She reached home; still happy to share Flame's house; and searched for Flame. She couldn't find him anywhere so she went to his door and knocked No response. Opening the door, she found him asleep on his grand bed, completely at peace. She was uncertain whether to wake him or not. After all, he had no sleep last night, but she figured that he should know immediately. So, reluctantly, she woke him.Es, Ch. 20: Without Peace4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Flame wasn't angry; he was tired, but not angry; and he listened closely as Ember explained the fight that occurred between her and Soria and where she was at now.
Flame got out of his bed and Ember led the way back to the cabins where she left Soria. During the walk the rain stopped, as to be expected from the length of the journey, and Flame yawned while Ember's stomach growled; she still hadn't eaten anything.
As they reached the two cabins Ember found Blue off the roof and not in sight, with th
Es, Ch. 15: Ever so Bleak As she expected, the flight was as short as it always was. Ember came upon the large wooden house that appeared in a small clearing from its surrounding forest. From a dive with fast and powerful wing beats, Ember descended and landed. Walking up and knocking on the door, Ember waited... after some time the door opened and out came Grenwell, the potter.Es, Ch. 15: Ever so Bleak5 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Grenwell is a short, grey, and old Aardvark. He was good at his profession, but it took a good amount of time for him to complete his tasks.
He led Ember inside his house and pointed to the vases, he wasn't much of a talker. As Ember figured, there were a lot. After paying the potter, Ember headed out, with multiple vases in her arms.
The path back to the flower shop went like this: first she follows a trail through the forest, which leads up over a small set of mountains, to fall down into a marshland, opening into a prairie, and leading bac
Es, Ch. 2: Return In a tropical forest Spyro and Ember were running through the brush, chasing a Crocovile. They ran through the forest until they reached its edge. There the Crocovile was cornered against a canyon, trying to scramble up its wall. To the sides were the walls of the canyon and behind him was Spyro and Ember, watching him failing miserably to reach the top of the wall. "Hey Ember, you wanna get this guy, or can I?" Spyro asked.Es, Ch. 2: Return6 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"You know I'm not one to fight." Ember replied.
"Fine suit yourself." Spyro said charging at the Crocovile. As he did so a few small rocks landed near Ember. Looking up she saw some Crocoviles pushing a large boulder over the side of the canyon, right to were Spyro was attacking the Crocovile.
"Spyro, look out!" Ember yells. Seeing the shadow bellow him and hearing Ember's warning he looks up to see the boulder coming down on top of him. With a so
Es, Ch. 6: Revealed feelings Coming out of the hospital Ember found Flame to her left, sitting against a wall, with his knees to his chest, arms crossed, and head on his arms. Walking to the front of him, without him noticing, she just stood there for a bit. "It's not what you think it is." she finally said after a bit.Es, Ch. 6: Revealed feelings5 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"So let me guess. You don't still have feelings for Spyro and I didn't see what I thought I did in the hospital room?" Flame said, in an obviously sarcastic tone, while raising his head, revealing the tears in his eyes.
"I...I thought I didn't, but now that he's back, I find that I still do. When he was away, I didn't think of him, not much anyways. I thought I would be over him but now it's just..." Ember said embarrassed and confused.
"I get it," Flame started, "If you like him, then I won't keep you from him, but we're through. I can date you if you still like him."
Es, Ch. 13: To Dream a Jewel She found herself in a dark, candlelit chamber, with ascending stairs behind her. Within the center of the chamber lay a stone pillar, atop it a beating red jewel. The chamber shook as Ember stood in it and the pillar swayed, causing the gem to fall. Behind the pillar ran a colorless and faceless dragon, reaching out a hand to catch the jewel. It fell down into the dragon's hand, and passed through it, hitting the ground and breaking into a hundred shards, each one skidding across the stone tiles to fade into a small flame. The flames grouped together into a fire and extinguished themselves, with them the candles. In pitch black the chamber shook, with crashes of rock falling everywhere. Scared and blinded, Ember ran up the stairs and out of the chamber, into a field of light.Es, Ch. 13: To Dream a Jewel5 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Somehow she woke calmly from her strange nightmare. She looked around to see the room she was placed in, and the bed, upon which she had slept. Without seeing a clo
Es, Ch. 12: A Secret stone My head ached and the rest of my body was sore, but I knew I was safe. I felt the blankets on top of me, and when I opened my eyes, I saw the room that surrounded me. I got up and walked around; looking for the person that I knew was here. And I found him.Es, Ch. 12: A Secret stone5 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Thanks for the blankets, but couldn't you take me to a bed, the floor is horrible for my back." Ember said, while stretching, to Flame, who was sitting in a chair.
"Oh, I see you're awake. And I knew would be fine. The neighbors heard something from my house and checked it out to find my entire living room burnt and you laying there one the ground. They wanted to take you to a hospital, can you believe that?"
Ember fell back into a chair, tired. Then sarcastically said, "Well thanks for not saving me when I could of been seriously injured."
"Don't mention it. Now, if you don't mind me
Es, Ch. 21: A little bit of caringA blurred voice called out, "Soria, wake up. Can you hear me?"Es, Ch. 21: A little bit of caring3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Eight months have passed since Soria fell into her coma. Ember checked in on her regularly or at least, she used to. Time had just faded away almost all hope that she had for her.
A lot had changed in Ember's life during those eight months. Ember and Flame became mates, after finally realizing that they were each other's one and only true love, and Ember gave up on her job search, seeing as Flame could easily support the two of them. It was the first of those that Ember was thinking about as she lied in her bed with Flame, who was still sleeping. She recalled it perfectly, the story of how, a month ago, Flame and her became mates; however, her mind also wandered to what else happened that day.
Ember was walking to the cabin where Soria was still being taken care of; Soliace was caring for her even after all this time, in her own
Es, Ch.18: Rekindle a Flame She looked around her new room, with her positions in place, and was satisfied with the way it looked. It was a medium sized room, with a large bed. Crimson curtains hung to the sides of a window with a beautiful view. A large mirror lay on an armoire across from the bed, which reflected back the marvelous room with all its elegant furnishings.Es, Ch.18: Rekindle a Flame4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
It was hard for her to believe that this would be her room; she had never lived in such riches before. Finally, after having a good look around, she left the room and traveled back downstairs to meet Flame again.
"Hey, done now?" Flame asked Ember, as she came down into the living room.
"Yeah, I finished moving everything. It's a really nice room, I love it!"
"Well, glad you like it, but it's really nothing much. You should see my room," Flame said, getting up from his chair and w