*Note: this story is based off of the Wings of fire series, with the same characters (and some of my own) in an alternate universe. Enjoy!*
Silver paused to survey the air around her. It was the middle of the night, although she was not intent on sleeping. In fact, she was quite stressed about her current situation that she just had to get away from it all. Her brother was on guard duty tonight. The stressful part about that was, he might die any second. He had been assigned to guard the worst villain in history; an Animus dragon named Scorch. Last year he had murdered at least six dragons, until he was caught.
"It looks like it's time to join the world," she said halfheartedly. Slowly, Silver spiraled back down to her cave on the edge of the ocean. Even though she was a Nightwing, she knew she always had some sort of connection with the water... why, she didn't know.
She sat down on the soft sand and it sank beneath her talons, and she could feel the water lapping at the edge of her wings.
"I hope he'll be okay," she said, and fell into a deep and dreamless sleep.
The next morning
CRUMBLE! Silver landed on the edge of the mountain, the stone crumbling beneath her talons. She felt a wave of unease sweep over her uncomfortably. She then looked around at the guard dragons, trying to find a familiar face. Until...
Silver automatically recognized her brother.
"Silver? Is that you?" asked Midnight carefully.
"It's me!" she yelled excitedly. "And you're OKAY!!!!" Finally, relief filled her like soothing rainfall.
"Does this mean you can come home now?" she asked hopefully. One month of guarding done. She could spend time with her brother brother again. Oh, the fish they would eat. But when she spied Midnight's expression, the relief vanished as quickly as it appeared.
"Silver... I can't- I can't go home with you- I have to stay here, as long as it takes. I'm sorry, but the queen asked me to. And that was an offer I couldn't ignore."
Silver stumbled, taken aback. "You... didn't decline?" she asked, tears threatening to rise.
"I couldn't." said Midnight.
Silver's heart shattered into a million pieces. She stood up, opened her wings, and flew off, trying not to blurt out what she was thinking.