Victor scooped up the knife just as the creature pounced on to where he was a moment before and stopped. It reared up on its hind legs and slammed his sharp fore-legs into the floor. Victor began to back away in horror as the creature began to pull back its rooted arms, he could hear popping sounds as bones were pulled out of there sockets, ad he could see its skin stretch like elastic as it pulled itself further away.
On instinct Victor began to bring his arm up, pressing the spring to open the folding knife in his hand, and just as he began the creature launched forward. Using the elasticity of its skin to throw itself forward, its mouth wide open and ready to swallow the entire 14-centimeter knife down its maw.
Victor and the thing screamed at each other, one out of pain and fury, one with fear and desperation. Quickly so it couldn’t stab his hand with its reaching mandibles, he dropped the knife and jumped back as the thing landed on the floor and began to flail aimlessly. Still terrified but no longer screaming, Victor watched as the creature spasmed less and less until (eventually) it stopped moving altogether.
What the fuck is going on, Victor thought as he cautiously approached the dead thing. noting now how it had a 6-centimeter long thin horn, slick with blood jutting from the right side of its head, also how it had no hair and skin pale and glistening with sweat.
the whirling sound got louder.
after a moment to collect himself, Victor reached down and pulled his knife from the creature and slowly his adrenaline begins to fade as the pain in his shoulder began to come back to the forefront of his mind. looking down over his shoulder, he realized that the thing must have flung itself at him horn-first before he managed to smack it off. But not before it had stabbed half the length of is horn into the meat of his shoulder, nearly touching the bone.