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Real Father

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I want you, the readers, to know some things about this fic before it begins; this is a "What if" fic. On a forum, there was a discussion about who Spyro's father might be, and of course most were focusing on talking about Ignitus, since he is pretty much the only likely candidate(I, myself, strongly support Ignitus being Spyro's father) ; however, one person came along and said that Ignitus can't be Spyro's father, because it's too obvious; this is a ridiculous reason to me, but in any case, I responded and said that even if they aren't related by blood, Ignitus and Spyro still share a strong father-son bond. After much arguing on the subject, the person even went so far as to say that when Spyro's "real" parents come along, Spyro will leave Ignitus and go with them, and forget about Ignitus, because "bloodline is all that matters". And then, he even denied that Spyro and Ignitus share such a bond(it's plainly obvious that they do, and it's official info that they do; the official site clearly states that Ignitus is Spyro's father figure). I find that truly appauling, that someone could think this way. It doesn't matter who Spyro's "real" parents are, Ignitus will always be more important to Spyro. Blood doesn't matter; it's the bond that matters. So I've decided to write this fic, to show the person that he is wrong.
This is a "What if" fic; the "What if" in this case is "What if Ignitus wasn't Spyro's biological father?".

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Real Father


Spyro had defeated the Dark Master. Peace was restored to the world, and the dragon race could finally prosper again as it once did. The dragons that had been in hiding for so many years could finally stop hiding and live life normally once more. One day, Ignitus told Spyro to come with him to meet someone.

"Meet who, Ignitus?"

"Come with me, and... you'll see." said Ignitus, with a sad look on his face. Spyro wondered what was wrong, but he decided to listen to Ignitus and see what would happen.

Ignitus took Spyro to a clear, open field; standing there were two adult dragons. One was a dark green female with bluish wings and short, greyish horns; the other was a yellowish-orange male with black wings and long, straight horns.

"Who are they, Ignitus?"

"Spyro... they are... your parents." said Ignitus, after which he looked away.

"What?" said Spyro.

The yellowish male stepped forward to speak.

"Hello, Spyro... my name is Sunt. And she is my mate, Nima" he said, refering to the green female. "We... are your parents. When you were an egg, we entrusted you to Ignitus and the other guardians to protect you till you hatched. All dragons entrusted their eggs to them... and they did not fail us. Ignitus saved you that night, when you were still an egg..."

"And for that, we want to thank you, Ignitus. You've taken good care of him, and even did more than your duty called for by taking care of him when you found him again" said the female, stepping forward.

"So now, we'll take him back. You've already done more than you had to, Ignitus. You have our deepest thanks" continued the male.

"B-but Ignitus, wait..." stuttered Spyro. "I-I don't want to go! I-I don't know you two! I want to stay with Ignitus! I..."

"Spyro... just go with them. We... we'll see each other again someday... this... this is for the best, young dragon. It's... for your own good. So... so... goodbye, Spyro!" said Ignitus, after which he quickly turned around and ran away.

"Ignitus, wait!" yelled Spyro. He was about to run after him, but Sunt stopped him.

"Let him go... I know it's hard for you to say goodbye to him, and it was not easy for him, either. That's why he ran away, to make it easier on both of you. We'll visit him from time to time if you want to... but for now, let's go home. You have a family now, Spyro... you have us!"

Spyro didn't even look at him. He felt sadder than he had ever felt before. All that he could think of was that he already had a family. He already had not one, but two dads, Ignitus and Flash; he already had a mom, Nina; he had a brother, Sparx; and he had the other guardians and Cynder, too. And now these strangers had come to take him away from them. Alas, he had to go with them, for now...

Ignitus didn't stop running till he reached the temple. They all knew very well what he had returned from; and they also knew how he felt. No one bothered him that day; they knew he needed to be alone.

Sunt and Nima took Spyro to what they called "home"; it was a cave that had a very large hole in the ceiling, through which light came through during the day. It was nice, compared to most caves. It was the first inhabitable space Sunt and Nima found after coming out of hiding; for the moment, it was good enough.

"Well, here we are, son... home!" said Sunt.

"Yeah... home..." said Spyro, with a sigh. When he would hear the word "home", all he could think about was Ignitus, and the others, at the temple; that was his home.

Two days passed. Back at the temple, everyone tried to carry on normally; but Ignitus never got over it. All the time, he seemed so distracted... so unhappy. They tried to help him... but he only pushed them away; "I'm fine, it's nothing" he'd say. He sat down, and he was thinking to himself... was Spyro alright? Was he adjusting well to his new family? That's all he could think about.

"You really miss him, don't you?" said a voice from behind. It was Sparx. Even after Spyro had left, he decided to stick around at the temple a while longer.

"...yes, I do miss him.... I wish I could bring him back here, to stay here with us... but it's better this way. I'm sure that he's happy in his new home, and that he's forgo-"

"Don't even finish that, because you know he'd never forget about us!"

"...I just want what's best for him... for him to be happy... even if it means I can't be happy as well..."

"But that's the point, he's not happy! I know him! He can't be happy! Because... listen, old man... Spyro really did care about you, you know... he talked to me about everything... he can't be happy if you're far away from him, big guy. He needs you, and the rest of us, too..."

"Well... what's done is done. He's with them now... I wish I could have him here again... but it cannot be changed now... but thank you, young Sparx... for telling me... I'm glad that... he did care. I hope that someday... I'll meet him again... and get to hear it from him, as well..."

"...that's the first thing he'll do when he sees you again, old man..."

"...I need to be alone right now..." he said, even sadder than before.

"Okay..." said Sparx.

Spyro was not feeling any better than Ignitus. No matter what his "parents" said or did, he continued to remain silent. He didn't want them. All he could think about was going back home, to Ignitus and Sparx, and the others. Finally, Sunt decided to break the silence.

"Spyro, what's wrong? Talk to us. We're your-"

"That's just it, you're not. You're not my family. I don't care if you say you're my real parents... to me, you're not! This isn't my home! This isn't where I belong!" said Spyro. He got up and started walking towards the exit of the cave.

"Wait! Spyro! Where are you going?"

"HOME!" was Spyro's prompt reply. "And you won't stop me!"

Sunt said nothing. Spyro kept going, and left.

"Are we really letting him go?" asked Nima.

"...yes. He made it clear that that's what he wants. It will be pointless to force him to stay with us. He'll never look at us the way he looks at him..."

"The way he looks at who? Ignitus?"

"Yes... he wants Ignitus, not us... so if that's what his heart tells him... who are we to stop him?"

"You're right..."

As soon as he left the cave, Spyro started to run, not looking back even once. He ran as fast as he could, and had only one destination in mind; back to the temple. Back to Ignitus. Eventually, he reached the temple.

Ignitus, meanwhile, was on the platform right outside the temple. No matter where he went in the temple, memories would still come back to him... memories of Spyro. Even then, as he was on the platform, he remembered...

"I... I can't, Ignitus. I just learned what I am."

"You can, Spyro, you can. You are a purple dragon... a very special creature. You've given me hope again..."

"...and now that you're gone... I am hopeless..." whispered Ignitus. Remembering all those moments brought him pain, because Spyro wasn't there anymore... but at the same time, he didn't want to forget, either. Those memories were all he had left of Spyro... he treasured those memories.

"...Ignitus?"

He gasped. Was he hearing things? Was it just wishful thinking? Or was it really...?

He quickly turned around, and standing there before him was Spyro.

"S-Spyro... what are you doing here? Where are your parents?". In truth, he was very happy to see Spyro again; he couldn't care less where Sunt and Nima were.

"Ignitus... I left them. I don't want to stay with them. I want to stay here, with you."

"But Spyro, it's for-"

"No, Ignitus, it's not for my own good! If being sad and having to live away from you and Sparx and the others is good... then I don't wanna be good! This is my home, this is where I belong! This is my family, right here! I-"

"Spyro... that's enough.. please stop..."

"NO, I won't stop! I don't want to go back there! They're not my parents! Sunt isn't my real father, you're my real father! Don't send me back there again, please!" continued Spyro, starting to let out a few tears. He thought Ignitus was going to send him away again, but then he looked at Ignitus's face and saw that some tears were welling up in his eyes, too.

"I... I never wanted to send you away, Spyro... but I thought that doing so... would be what's best for you. I see now... I was wrong. Is everything you just told me... what your heart truly feels?"

"Yes!"

"Then, young dragon... I will never send you away, ever again... not even for the whole world. Spyro... welcome home!" said Ignitus, crying. Ignitus bent down to Spyro's level and put his front legs around Spyro, squeezing him tightly. Between the tears, Ignitus said...

"I love you, Spyro."

"I love you too, Ignitus."
Well... I said at the beginning why I wrote this fic. Someone actually thinks that Ignitus isn't important to Spyro, he even said that Ignitus isn't "good enough" to be Spyro's father. I'm sorry, but this person simply infuriates me. The person even denies Ignitus and Spyro's father-son bond, even though it is a FACT that they share a strong father-son bond. The official site clearly states that Ignitus is Spyro's father figure, and even if it didn't, if you look at the games and are NOT brain dead, you should be able to see that they share a father-son bond.

In any case... I'm not so sure how good this fic is. It may be cheesy at points, and cliched... I don't know, I don't really have much faith in my own writing.

I do give myself points for the scene where Ignitus is remembering that scene from ANB...

I was gonna make a long, anger-filled Author's Comments, but the person has pushed me to the point where I am leaving that forum and not posting there anymore. There is simply no further point in addressing the person in this any more than I already have. All I'll say to the person is this: Ignitus and Spyro may or may not be related, but it remains a FACT that they share a strong father-son bond, and that they care about each other, A LOT. If you actually deny that, then you are a cold, heartless person, and you have no appreciation for parent-child bonds.

Also... I cheated with the dragons' names. In Romanian, the phrase "sunt nima" means "I'm nobody"; this reflects the fact that, compared to Ignitus, these two dragons are nobody to Spyro; to Spyro, they will never be anywhere near as important as Ignitus. He will always care about Ignitus more, because Ignitus is the one he looks up to, the one who took care of him and saved him so many times... they are very close, and no random dragon who's never been there for Spyro will ever replace Ignitus. PERIOD.

In any case... this doesn't count towards the Ignitus 100, as this is technically not "canon" to the Ignitus 100.

In any case... I hope this is liked. I know it's not the best thing ever, but I put more effort into this one than I put in all the other ones combined...

Ignitus, Spyro, Sparx, the other guardians, Cynder, and the dark master are copyright to Krome.

Sunt and Nima are copyright to me.
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sparoudorado's avatar
Made me look again the games and apreciante and come to love so much Ignitus and Spyro father and son bond and also Made me believe the Theory that Ignitus Is Spyro biolgical father, and it Made me my own fanfics and Fanart about it ( I even Create an OC thats Spyro mother and mate of Ignitus)

So thank You so much For this, I love this Story, it so beatiful and emocional, I also agree that bonds áre what matters More than blood, and what really Make a father, a Brother or family a familiy.

Ah! And I have an información that I believe now it woud Make You really happy.
sparoudorado's avatar
Also even after al this years it Made me so emocional again, for both parts. , Spyro and Ignitus and Spyro . and love How spot on áre the characters, here.
sparoudorado's avatar
Pfff half of the fist commet whats cut, Is started whit a hello and a that I thank You for your storys because You where part of the reasone , after I Saw the games in the fist place ( after the trilogy was complete) that I....
sparoudorado's avatar
Made me look again the games and apreciante and come to love so much Ignitus and Spyro father and son bond and also Made me believe the Theory that Ignitus Is Spyro biolgical father, and it Made me my own fanfics and Fanart about it ( I even Create an OC thats Spyro mother and mate of Ignitus)

So thank You so much For this, I love this Story, it so beatiful and emocional, I also agree that bonds áre what matters More than blood, and what really Make a father, a Brother or family a familiy.

Ah! And I have an información that I believe now it woud Make You really happy.
sparoudorado's avatar
Hello there, even if Is looking late, or You arent active, I am writing this commet ( and I coud be that You read someday)

I love this Story, when I Saw the Fist and second game un Youtube, one year o 2 after the trilogy ended, I started to look I the internet and beacause a Spyro fórum and then You whit this Amazing storys, Made me look again the games and apreciante and come to love so much Ignitus and Spyro father and son bond and also Made me believe the Theory that Ignitus Is Spyro biolgical father, and it Made me my own fanfics and Fanart about it ( I even Create an OC thats Spyro mother and mate of Ignitus)

So thank You so much For this, I love this Story, it so beatiful and emocional, I also agree that bonds áre what matters More than blood, and what really Make a father, a Brother or family a familiy.

Ah! And I have an información that I believe now it woud Make You really happy.
AMESING's avatar
OMG I actuly cried reading this!!! IT SO GOOD!!!
PaleonProductions's avatar
This story... my goodness, I would cry to it so many times, because I seriously felt sad for both sides here. Spyro for being taken away from the one who truly loved and cared for him, and also for his “real” parents because I imagine how sad they must be for letting him go (I even imagine lots of regret from them for not being there for him before).
if I have to be honest..... I kinda wish to see more of Sunt and Nima again... if only they’d all get along. 😞

..sorry for all that rambling as well. 
PaleonProductions's avatar
Also that guy you were arguing with... damn... that’s an arse on a whole new level...
DarkMousySan's avatar
"Leave Ignitus for blood bonds"?

As far as I'm concerned blood doesn't matter in family, like you said its the bond not blood I otta hit the guy that said that er typed that.

Bloods ties crap... ugh...

regardless of blood family is family that is how I look at it.
decib3lage272's avatar
very accurate as to how all the characters would react and between you and me, I cried while reading this ...
iolper23's avatar
Awww this is so sweet! You did a great job!

I agree with you, nobody can replace ignitus!
Rurikredwolf's avatar
And you are saying this stuff is terrible?
Ignitus1992's avatar
...well, not terrible(for a beginner's writer), but not exceedingly good, either. XP

Thank you for the compliment, though <3
CelesteStorywriter's avatar
This was cute, but poor Sunt and Nima! They lost their child once and now they've lost him again! Imagine how they must feel! :(
Ignitus1992's avatar
Late reply is late; sorry about that, I've been busy.

Well, I can admit that I was a bit harsh on Sunt and Nima in this story, but please bear in mind that this was written mostly out of spite. Someone said something equally mean with regards to Ignitus. How nice do you think it is to say that Spyro would just plain abandon the dragon that looked after, guided, and cared for him during his whole adventure in favor of two dragons he has never met in his entire life? How would Ignitus feel? I suppose the story just reflects the unfairness. Looking back, I rather wish I had formulated the whole thing differently... but I stand by the point I made; love has nothing to do with blood.

Still, thank you for the comment!
Mizukame's avatar
I give you all the reason regarding that discussion, its normal to find trolls like the one you found every once in a while, just ignore them and they'll dry up their batteries sooner or later

Also, great story, quite touching in fact, as it truly makes shine the relation between Spyro and Ignitus, since a family is not a circle of bloodline, but oen of happiness among your beloved ones. High five :3
Ignitus1992's avatar
I seem to run into people like them all the time in the Spyro fandom. XD It's why I've stepped back from Spyro forums in general, really. ^^;

Thanks very much, though! :) I'm glad you liked it, and that my message still gets across to people even now. ^^ Hehe, highfive! :highfive: And thanks again for the comment, I really appreciate it :heart:
kittfox15's avatar
I love this I couldn't stop awwing while reading this.
Ignitus1992's avatar
Thank you :) I'm glad you liked it.

And thanks for the faves and the watch, too!
kittfox15's avatar
no prob I really like your work.>.<
Auramasterkate's avatar
Even though Sunt is Spyro's biological father he's not Spyro's real father. Flash and Ignitus take those roles, despite not being blood related and Nima can't take Nina's place!
BOO SUNT AND NIMA!
UP WITH IGNITUS, FLASH AND NINA!!!!
Sparx: All hail the mighty Sparx!
Me:(not amused face)Sparx, go away.
Sparx: No.
Me: Bug Spray.
Sparx: ARGHHHH!!!! (flies away screaming 'MOMMY!')
love the fic. it's compasionate.
Sparx: So is Llama and I don't go on about it.
Me: (raises eyebrows up and down in cheeky fashion)
...

Sparx: MOMMY! SHE HAS A FLY SWATTER AND BUG SPRAY!!!!
Me: It's only paper really. And it's only hair spray. But Sparx doesn'tt know that. MWHAHAHAHAHA!!!
Ignitus1992's avatar
Ah, Sparx, such a momma's boy. XD Good one. And thanks again! :hug:
Auramasterkate's avatar
no biggie. and he's such a mommie's boy he cries for her when he sees Spyro angry (even though Spyro's faking anger)
Auramasterkate's avatar
(can't speak because it was so touching! favs)
*faints from being overwhelmed by amazing story*
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