The older one stood about two feet in front of her sister holding the gun out in front of her, her arms shaking from the weight and adrenaline.
They could hear the beast on the porch its claws clacking on the wood planks as it made its way closer to the door. The beast burst through the sending splinters of wood flying through the room.
Scanning the room the creature locked instantly on the two girls and lunged itself through the air at them.
The flash of the gun reflected in its dark eyes.
She hit the ground hard the beast’s massive head pinning her to the floor.
It looked something like a cross between a wolf and a bear with what looked like two giant rat tails about three feet long protruding out of each side of its neck.
She wasn’t sure how long she had been lying on the floor when she realized her sister pulling on the shoulder of her shirt trying to free her.
Her legs and head hurt and her thumb had swollen to the point she couldn’t move it.
It seemed to be keeping time with her heart.
Sitting up she stared down at the beast and started to cry again, this time not out of fear but sorrow.
The dead thing that still pinned her to the floor was once their father.
“It’s not him, not anymore” the younger girl said knowing what she was thinking.
Pulling her self-free and rubbing her legs she got to her feet and looked down at her sister.
“We need to go.”
“To town we need to get help.”
“But mom is… the other one is still out there we just need to hide better this time.”
“No, we need to find someone, anyone who can help us.” her voice cracking besides we tried that and he still found us. It’s like they can smell us or someth...
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...rd passed her sister as the beast started to come down using the wood as a spear and rammed it deep into the beast's chest.
Arms over her head she heard and felt the crash but she wasn’t under it.
Opening her eyes she saw why the beast laid on the floor dead a large piece of wood skewering it through the chest a small tip of it protruding from its back.
The only problem was that on the other end of the makeshift weapon was her sister stabbed through her right shoulder pinning her to the creature and the floor.
A small line of blood seeped out from around her head and inched its way towards her.
She took a step back unable to take any more, tears flooding her face.
She watched as the man stepped out of the shadows, more shadow than man, and walked passed and behind her and wrapped his arms around her, touching her face.
The last thing she heard was a cracking sound.
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