crawl as it sidestepped around my fierce attack. Its eyes continued staring at me. It seemed to beshaking its head at me as I prepared myself for another, stronger attack.I lunged again. The rain fell harder and pelted my face as my muscular body flewtowards its towering form. My teeth barely scraped its shoulder as I collapsed towards the hard,
muddy ground. It barely even moved. Why wasn’t it attacking me?
Why was I helplessly lungingtowards somethi
ng I couldn’t defeat
?It seemed as though my instincts were stopping me from attacking this monster. All it didwas continue to look at me. What did it want?
“You’ve learned a lot. You’ll be just like me soon,” i
t said in a deep, grumbling voice.I boiled with anger as tears dripped down my face. I recognized the voice, but somehow Icould not accept it
s true origin. “I will never be like you!” I said and sprinted towards its
midsection. My feet hit the ground hard as my eyes focused intently on my target. This assault
seemed easier than it should have been. Maybe I should have…before I finished the full thought;
my back was writhing in pain. I howled as I lay on the ground. Cold, hard drops of rain floodedmy
eyes to the point that I couldn’t see more than a blur above me.“You still
got quite a lot to learn J-
e growled softly as he looked at my recoveringbody.
My breaths became shallower as knives of pain sliced through my chest. I couldn’t catch
my breath, and the world around me spun in a weird, fluid dance. Growling was almost
impossible because I couldn’t get enough energy to even breathe.
He still stood there. The pain became unbearable, and I managed to get out one sentence.
“No one c
alls me that, except for my dad,
” I said with fierce indignation.
“Now you’re finally catching on,” h
e said quietly and backed up to give me space.