And so the monster reared its ugly head once again. He dove straight for her heart, claws out and teeth bared. She ducked. Then she faltered. In the moment of her misstep, she realised that she could no longer run.
So she gave in. She lay still, allowing the monster to come closer. Step by step, it approached and she felt the anxiety and fear rising. The feelings closed her throat, no longer allowing her to scream. Paralysed.
As the monster hovered over her, her senses failed her completely. Numb. That’s all she could think. And as the monster sunk its teeth through her armour and into her flesh, she felt nothing. She became nothing.
In one last breath, she heard herself saying “You win”.