Chapter 1: The BeginningA Chapter by JASMNE
Old decaying oak trees lined the forest trail, their dangling branches stretched outwards like claws ready to rip apart anyone that dared venture near.A little girl silently walked by. Her ruffled hair got caught in the stray branches as she ducked and went deeper into the woods. If there is anyone around, they will probably think she's lost her mother. "Poor child" they'll coo. But this is the woods.The woods where every mother warned their children never to venture near.
Somewhere, something moved. Its eyes gleamed in the darkness as it followed her scent. As if on cue, the woods became enveloped in this eerie silence. There wasn't a rustle in the trees, and it was as if the birds had suddenly abandoned this forsaken land. The woods, if it were possible, looked even more menacing than before.
The little girl stopped. She tilted her head as if she's picking up a scent that puzzles her and her lips curled into a grin.
A low growl greeted her as a dark winged creature emerged into view. Its wings was coated with large black feathers and it has a body of a panther. It snarled and bared it fangs as the girl beamed and ran towards it like a child would to a pet dog.
"I'm hungry, beast. Did you bring food?"
Beast began coughing and choking, looking like how birds would feed their young by coughing up prey they had hunted. A noticeable bump began moving slowly up Beast throat. The little girl licked her lips in anticipation.
Thump. What seems like a mutilated child's hand dropped from Beast mouth as it offered it to the girl. The hand was coated with saliva and there were bruises all over it. Somewhere a mother must be crying over her lost child, she thought. She picked up her food and feast hungrily, occasionaly showing flashes of sharp fangs.
When she was done, blood was dripping from her chin and she frowned at Beast.
"I'm still hungry, Beast."
This time Beast simply sat there and growl.
She pouted childishly and kicked Beast in its snout. Although Beast was almost three times her size, it didn't attack and instead, snarled angrily.
"I will hunt tonight."
The little girl wiped her chin on the back of her hand absentmindedly and made her way towards the village as she hummed a little lullaby.
© 2011 JASMNE
Added on September 29, 2011
Last Updated on September 29, 2011