Continuing to follow the human scent, Garen discovered it led to a small clearing in the woods with a stream flowing through it. Across the stream in front of him, he saw what looked to be a human girl slumbering peacefully in the grass. He silently came over the stream and stopped just shy of her, examining her every detail. She had straight mid-length light brown hair that fell around her face and a slightly tan complexion. He kneeled down on his coils trying to get a closer look at her when suddenly her small green eyes opened and immediately looked at him, widening in terror. A moment of silence was held as they starred at each other, unsure of what to say or what action to take. Garen knew he had to say something, but as he opened his mouth, his stomach growled loudly, making the human girl tremble. He looked away, slightly embarrassed. Well, that’s a great way to start a conversation.
She couldn’t believe her eyes and in her shock was unable to react. Before her stood a large being, one she had never seen before and didn’t even know existed. Half-man, half snake? She slowly looked over his whole body, seeing that the top half was like a human man’s torso, which switched to a snakes body below his abdomen. He was huge! She noticed that he wasn’t even fully standing upright and was still towering above her minuscule frame. She looked up at his face and saw that he was starring directly at her. Why was he here? What did he want? But just as she mentally asked herself that, she quickly answered herself with what her fears were telling her: he’s going to eat me. I’m going to die. Her breathing quickened and her face began sweating as she realized her life was about to end…
He tilted his head slightly, wondering why she hadn’t said anything yet. Garen didn’t know much about humans, but he knew they could speak the same language at least. Is this how she treats anyone that approaches her? What a weird girl. He gave her a weak smile and coughed, trying to start a conversation. “Um, hi there…I hope I’m not disturbing you, but I actually need your help…” Man, this is really awkward. Why won’t she say something?! He raised his eyebrows questioningly, staring at her.
Arizona gulped, a confused look forming on her face as she heard him speak. Wait, what?! This has to be a trick. The only thing I need to do is find a way to escape. But how? Thinking quickly, she slowly stood up, feeling the pressure of his huge form and lingering gaze. “Uh, before that, what’s that over there?” she asked as she pointed behind him. There’s no way this is going to work, this is the oldest trick in the book. If this works, I’ll be surpri- “Oh, what is it?” The large form turned around, and in that instant she sprinted into the woods. THAT ACTUALLY WORKED. Now she just had to hope he wouldn’t catch up to her. But her hopes were soon crushed as she heard the rustling of leaves and trees cracking behind her. Taking a glimpse over her shoulder, her eyes widened as she saw him speeding up towards her…and he didn’t look happy.
I can’t believe I fell for that! Was what kept repeating in Garen’s mind as he followed her scent into the woods, his body knocking over trees as he sped up. He soon spotted her tiny form running and could hear her panting. What is with this girl? Garen had tried being nice but his patience was wearing thin. We’re just going to have to do this the uncivilized way, then. He was soon within arm’s length of her and snatched her up from the ground, holding her in his tight fist, staring at her with a pissed off expression.
As she was lifted off the ground, Arizona was in full panic mode; her attempts to break free proved useless in his powerful grip. Looking up at the monster, she began trembling, tears forming as she saw how mad he was. “I-I’m sorry! Please don’t kill me!”
Although Garen wouldn’t admit it, he was a bit of a softy, and when he saw how scared she looked his irritation began to evaporate. And what she said took him by surprise. Had this girl never seen a naga before? Was that the reason why she was acting this way? But as he thought that, he stomach growled again, and he couldn’t ignore his needs anymore. Damn this sucks Bringing her closer to his face, he tried to calm his expression and explain his reasoning. “Look, I’m not going to kill you, but I really need to eat something right now…”
At that she squirmed even more, her fear now partnered with annoyance. “Are you kidding me, how am I not going to die?! Why are you even doing this to me?! You just like to give your victims false hope and crush it, is that your endgame?!”
Garen opened his mouth to respond, but he couldn’t hold it in any longer. He had to eat. Now. Without hesitation he removed her shoes and dropped them, bringing her closer to his salivating mouth.
“Nooooo!” She tried to push away but it was useless as she was brought towards his mouth and deposited inside. His jaws instantly closed as she ran toward them, banging on them with her fists. But she was soon enveloped by a large, moist force. Oh God, it’s his tongue! She flinched as it raveled around her, covering her in saliva and soaking her body. He…he’s TASTING me! Arizona was soon pushed to the back of his mouth and realized what was about to happen…but before she could react, the large tongue pushed her off and she slid down his throat, closing her eyes and biting her lip. She was soon deposited into a large, fleshy cavern. Touching the sticky walls, her mouth was agape with horror. This isn’t happening. This can’t be happening. She began hitting the walls of his stomach furiously, tears escaping and trailing down her face. “Let me out!!!!”