Something brushed against me and
my surprise turned to horror as I saw the gaping maws of the raptors.
They were prepared for attack and I was to be dinner.
Damn it! I knew I should
have stayed closer to the caravan!
I froze in horror. If I even tried to move, the raptors would take that as a chase and attack all the sooner. Amazing how you try to add seconds to your life even when you know it’s going to be over in a few minutes. Well, I wasn’t going to give them the satisfaction of a chase; they’d have to take me right here and now.
I could feel my face twisting into a slightly demented grin as I contemplated throwing myself to the carnivores. Just what would they do? It would be interesting to find out, but I wouldn’t live to tell the results.
Silently, I stood and refused to look a single one of the many attackers in the eye. To do so would be a challenge and incite them to attack sooner. I could feel them surrounding me, their scaly bodies moving silently through the undergrowth with a distinct stench of rotting flesh following them.