Artist: Lindsey Stirling - Song: Heist - Word Count: 807
Selia herself was recently wandering about dense forests she was told about, informed that she should head there to help better herself or something similar. Her information however was gathered by over hearing a conversation, which led to her getting far too excited and rushing out. Each step led to leaves being crushed underfoot, large eyes scanning the area. She seemed quite relaxed at first, no feeling of unease or danger within her mind as her arms were even swinging from side to side with each step, handle of her weapon gripped, loosely held as the whip itself was coiled around her small fist. The small child had little clue as to what truly was within these forests, at least for the time being. In just moments her eyes widened, stopping in place with her right foot slid forwards just slightly, head turning as she sensed a strong presence. Something... Someone new.
With her attention diverted, she was unable to react accordingly to a new threat arising before her. With the crunching of twigs underfoot heard in front of her, her vision was centered unto the source of the sound, leading to her entire body tensing, almost freezing up from what she saw. A massive beast, hollow, adjuchas, before her. The beast on it's hind legs as thick claws dug into the ground below, tearing into the dirt with little issue as the well toned muscles of it's powerful body was revealed. Her gaze slowly traveled from it's feet up to it's head, fingers twitching as her whip was slowly uncoiled, falling to the ground as she held unto the handle of her weapon tightly, sharp blades seen now jutting from what was once a normal whip to form it into a much more lethal weapon.
With the loud howl filled with power, she was caught off guard. The pure spiritual presence the creature released was great for the girl's small frame and weak power, arms brought up in front of her in an 'x' formation, pressure pushing her back. Feet began to dig into the ground, entire body skidding backwards against the ground before she was forced backwards, falling on her behind before her head hit the ground, dull pain felt as the hard earth was nothing less than a hard surface to land on. She quickly tried to recover, sitting up and getting ready to stand before seeing the beast's muscles tense, claws exposed as it leaped forwards. A shriek escaped her lips, eyes widening as fear could be sensed within them. This... This felt all too familiar to her, something beastly lunging towards her before...
Before it simply wasn't there anymore, seeing the beast launched away, deep into the woods as something stood in front of her. Her sight was instantly focused upon the person's face, praying that it wasn't something with a mask, and much to her joy, it wasn't. It was instead a humanoid face, stern, serious, but with the faintest hint of a smile. It made her feel just a bit better, less afraid and worried that someone was here, just like the time before. As she began to stand, hand pushing against the ground as her legs stood straight, small frame seen standing as tall as it could behind the newcomer, the man spoke. She assumed that much was obvious enough, needing to stick with him or else deal with something that looked that powerful, at least to her.
With a quick nod of her head, she finally spoke out. "I-I will! Uhm... Thank you for helping me sir and I don't wanna distract you so I'll stop talking now I'm sorry!"
The words escaped her lips quickly, still realizing the serious tone to his voice and the situation in general. Fingers began to curl around the handle of her weapon once more, deep breath taken as her eyes began to try and scan the area, dull throbbing on the back of her head ignored to the best of her ability. Her searching was cut short quick, area turning much darker than before as the sky blackened, atmosphere much more intense than before. As lightning struck, she shrieked out in fear, girlish yelp easily heard for a fair distance around as she took a step straight forwards, pressing herself against the newcomer's back. The girl quickly spun around on the heels of her feet, pressing her back against his as she used both hands to hold her weapon tightly, fingers locking against one another to reveal her fear as her head turned back and forth, trying to find it. Trying to see where it would strike from. Trying to keep herself safe and not die so soon after finally becoming a Shinigami.