It was when the sun was at it’s highest when we got attacked. We came across an open field. In the center was a giant boulder. Rex instantly grew tense.
“Be quiet when we pass it.” He told me as we walked forward. “Any noise and we are in trouble.”
All I saw was a stupid rock so I didn’t take him seriously. So I leaned against it to mess with Rex a little.
“What are you doing?” He whispered. “We have to run for our lives now!”
I would’ve laughed at him, but the rock started to shake. I got away from it and turned around to see it unfold into a giant humanoid shape. It was like a natural Transformer. It was made of rocks held together with mud. Where its eyes would be were red lights. It opened its mouth and roared into the sky. I was paralyzed with fear. I thought I was going to die. I even forgot that I was holding the sword Rex gave me. I would’ve been killed if it wasn’t for Rex pulling me away as the beast swiped its hulking fist at my head.
Rex lead me into the woods. The monster was right behind us. Rex realized this and told me we couldn’t keep running forever. So we had to fight. He said we need to split up. He went left, I went right. The monster chased Rex. I watched as Rex shouted “PYRUS” and shoot a fireball out of his hands at the beast. So magic is real. But it didn’t do anything to the monster but make it angrier.
“Son of a-” Rex would have finished his curse but he was slammed into a tree. He was knocked unconscious. The beast was towering over him. It raised its fist high in the air. When it did, I realized something. I could fight to save Rex, but I could die. I could run away, but Rex would die. I didn’t have a chance to make the choice because my body already did it for me. It was fight or flight. Oh, I ran alright. Straight towards the brute with my sword held high.
I slashed the blade down at its back. I put a good size gash in its back as mud splashed in my face like blood. It turned around and swung at me. I dodged and slashed at it. It howled in pain as I ran away. I made sure it was following me so I could keep him away from Rex. I honestly don’t know how I learned to fight like this. Was it my instincts? No. I never fought anything in my entire life. But I didn’t have time to reflect then as I was hit in the back and sent flying into a tree. The beast was howling with victory.
I was out of sight for now because I landed behind a bush. As it looked around for me, I gave up. I was waiting for it to find me and finish the job. I was in pain. Lots of it. But then I heard a familiar rush of water. I looked around me and found the cliff about a dozen yards behind me. I had a stupid idea but it was the only way I could kill this thing. I limped towards the edge and turned my back on it. I shouted at the beast who was looking for me. It turned and roared as it charged at me. Things felt like they went slow motion. I waited until it was close enough before I rolled to my left. It saw what I was doing and tried to stop itself but it was going to fast. It fell over the edge.
I grabbed my sword off the ground and heard a roar behind me. It must have caught something because it was about to climb over the edge. It was waist high when I got back there to finish the job. It looked at me with those blood red eyes as I brought my sword down on its neck. Mud squirted out like a fountain and hit me in the face. The beast was still there. It was dead. It just had a good enough grip on the rocks to hold on after death. So I kicked it over and watched as it disappeared into the depths of the canyon.