After an hour of flying, they could see the base. It seemed bigger than the palace. It was built just like the palace, too, only without the prisioner area and it had a large, spiked, barrier around the area to keep any land preditors out. Yikes. Dragons stood in lines along the outside, and more swarmed in and out of the base. There was also in the distance small huts protected by the same fences. She could barley see the dragons that where in and out there. What would it had been like if she hadn't run away? Would it be better? No. Her paradice could easily be better. What if it wasn't?
She snapped back into reality and nodded at Lizard. He hesitated, looking worried. But he quickly flew down and made a fool of himself to the guards, what he was good at. She waited for his signal. There. He made the trapizoid sign with his claws and she imediatly shot past all of the dragons. She landed at the very top, hoping that nobody goes up there. She quickly climded the staircase to the bottom. Everyone was out flying around the base, so no one was inside. This was her chance. But none of the floors held prisioners. That was a problem. She franticly ran across the bottom floor for somewhere where someone could be, and she finaly spotted a lever. She pulled it, and a clinking noise came from underground. Then it happened.
A trapdoor opened from the middle of the bottom floor. She peered inside. It lead to a large opening to a tunnel; strait down. She decided to risk hitting the side of the wall to save her Mother. She could brake her bones if she did. It was the right thing to do. After all that she had been through . . . . it was worth it even if she died with her mother in prison. She had to save Snowfall.
She dove into the hole. It seemed like it lasted forever. After about 5 minutes of avoiding the wall, she finale got to the bottom. She crashed into the ground, but still glad she didn't hit the wall. Her side ached. Crystal got up to see it was a large cave. But not a dead end. She moved forward through the twisting cave. No dragons. She searched and searched, every nook and cranny for a lever or a button. But there was none. She got to the end of the cave to find every dragon imaginable- Her mother HAD to be here. This is where all of thosse missing dragons where: This had to be it. She searched every dragon.
The dragons on the far left corner where like the three dragons in the golden cages, but with every type of rock. There was Jade, Ruby, Sapphire, even Diamond. Closest to the entrance was the more ordinary ones, with no special or unique things about them at all. The dragons on the right side where arranged be age and color, from Red to purple to black, and WHITE! Snowfall was white, she has to be there. But the chance . . . . she could of came here for nothing . . . they could of killed her already. She could only tell herself to not get her hopes up.
She couldn't find her . . . she had check 29 already. None of them where Snowfall . . . until she came across a dragon with large scars all over her body . . . cold to be around . . . . bright green eyes . . . . . it was Snowfall! But she had to get her out of here. But how? "Snowfall, don't move." She froze of the chains, one by one, her snout bind the last. "Crystal . . . darling . . . is that, you?" Crystal lowered her head, thinking Snowfall was disipointed. "Yes, mother." Snowfall jumped onto Crystal and hugged her tight. "Your not . . . disapointed?" Snowfall replied quick "Why would I?" Snowfall looked at the necklace. "This is what brought you here. This made you who you are. This helped you save me." Crystal jumped up quickly. "We need to move. Guards will fill these halls andy second now. I don't think Lizard can hold us back this long. If he didn't get killed." She kind of liked Lizard . . . in a weird way. Friendship? Never had that before. Not even her own sisters loved her enough. "Who is Lizard?" She realized that she didn't tell Snowfall about her. "He is a friend. We need to get out of here!" They ran down the curving cave and found that they couldn't get out the hole she had gone into. "There is a button around here. The guards used it to get out through that wall." Snowfall pointed the direction oposite of the cave. "Or they used a key. The had been putting my chains on then . . . . I couldn't see well."