Inside the castle, Ami was standing by a napping Flame while watching the Birdons around her. She caught sight of Zonoya walking into the castle along with Spyro, Coltrane, and Grayson. The red dragoness looked puzzled on why the three dragons suddenly wanted to come back, and she watched them go to their three companions before walking over to a couple of Birdons nearby.
"Flame, they're back." Ami whispered, as Flame perked up from his nap to see Spyro, Coltrane, and Grayson quickly running over to them.
Spyro stopped and stood beside Ami, "Your feeling was right, Ami. These Birdons are evil, especially Zonoya."
Ami shivered, closing her eyes as she sensed something, "There is danger, but not from these Birdons, not from Zonoya."
"Birdons eat young dragons like us, Ami." Flame responded, "They could be pretending to be nice to us and attack us off guard."
"I know, but..." Ami muttered.
Grayson added quietly, "They've lured a dragon here and turned it into one of them! And you're saying that the danger is not these guys??"
"All I know is what I see." Ami responded calmly, looking down.
Flame asked, "So what's the plan, Spyro?"
"We wait until they're asleep," Spyro replied, "then we'll take all the food we can carry, and head for home."
Grayson smiled, "Lovely plan, with one flaw."
"We don't know where home is." Coltrane said.
Spyro looked back over to Zonoya and the Birdons, secretly glaring at them, "We're better off lost. At least we'll be away from danger."
Outside, within the corridors of the maze, a lone, cold shadow appeared and stretched itself inside by the bright glow of the moonlight. The Death Hound was standing in the passage, sniffing down at the ground, catching the scent of dragons strongly lingering about. Lifting its head, the Death Hound faced the depths of the maze and was certain that dragons might be living inside. Still determined to find a meal out in this cold winter's night, the carnivore began walking deeper into the maze, drawing closer to the scent of where its prey were...
A few hours later ,inside the castle, Spyro was lying down alongside his companions in one of the chambers, supposedly sleeping. Suddenly, he opens his eyes and he quietly scanned the room, seeing the Birdons restings soundly as she slowly rose up to his paws.
Spyro turned to his friends and whispered quietly, "It's time."
Instantly, Flame, Ami, Coltrane, and Grayson opened their eyes altogether and silently rose up to their paws. One by one, the five dragons crept by several groups of Birdons as the yellow birds nestled and slept peacefully in their sleepings rooms. Once they reached the food storage, each dragon grabbed their hold of food and began creeping towards castle entrance. Ami, Coltrane, and Grayson were the first ones to exit out of the castle quietly, but before Spyro and Flame could escape...
"Hey!!" a voice exclaimed from behind them, and Spyro and Flame turned their heads around to see Zonoya, flanked by two Birdons, standing in one of the corridors of the castle, catching sight of the dragons stealing their food. The female, red dragon questioned furiously, "What do you think you're doing?!"
Flame dropped his food and turned around to face Zonoya and her Birdons, then shouted to Spyro, "Go! I'll hold them off until you get away."
"No!" Spyro retorted.
Flame snarled, looking back to Spyro, "For once don't argue!"
Spyro hesitated, but he nodded to Flame before he turned around and scurried out of the castle with his piece of food, leaving Flame to take on the Birdons.
The Birdons screeched and crowed angrily at the red dragon as he was ready to face them.
Flame growled at the Birdons, "Alright, you birdbrains, show me what you're made of!" He uttered a savage war cry before he charged at the Birdons at full speed...