Mayumi could swear she kept seeing movement out of the corner of her eye. At first, she'd thought it was just some kind of animal. Maybe running from her, or perhaps even stalking her. But it kept happening. And yet time and time again, she'd whip around and there would be nothing there. Nothing but a few bramble bushes and one of those weird flowers. They were almost like a red rose, but much bigger, and with a mass of vines twining around its base. They seemed to be very common in this world, because she kept seeing them all the time. Always right behind her, even when she didn't remember passing one. It was odd, to say the least, and it was starting to give her the creeps. She knew there was something hanging around here watching her, she just didn't know what it was. She paused, leaning over to inspect an interesting blue flower while keeping an eye out and... There it was! The movement again, and she whipped around as quickly as she could.
And then gaped open-mouthed, unable to believe what she was seeing. It was one of those red flowers- but it was moving! It was supported on those weird vines, almost like tentacles as it made its way forward. It froze in place, but just to late to avoid being spotted. Mayumi gasped in shock, and this thing, whatever the hell it was, seemed to realize that the jig was up. It attacked her, vines lashing at her, trying to grab her. One succeeded in wrapping around her arm, dragging her forward, and she realized the petals actually opened to form a gaping maw, complete with spines, just like on a venus flytrap. She shrieked, kicking at the flower. One kick knocked it backwards, but as she aimed another blow one of the vines wrapped around her leg, entangling her and dragging her to the ground. She stared in horror as the beast reared up again, looming over her, some type of sticky substance dripping from its jaws, a splattering of drops falling on her face and arms.
Right. She'd had about enough of this. She squirmed, finally managing to jerk one arm free, and she punched the things knocking it backward. She managed to free her other limbs, and did not waste any time following up on it. She launched a flurry of punches and kicks, continuing long after it had ceased moving. Probably a waste of energy, to be sure, but it was oddly therapeutic. She never wanted to see anything like that again. She leaned against a tree for a moment, panting from the brief exertion. Then she straightened again, reorienting herself. She needed to find this flower and get out of here, before she ran into more crazy things like this.
Post Word Count: 471
Total Word Count: 874/1,000
Last edited by Mayumi Katsuya on 6th July 2018, 6:31 pm; edited 2 times in total