I should have seen them coming
I heard them howling for hours
Their steamy breath tickling my ears
I wasn’t afraid
Per se
I was a witch and I had the means to end them
I could take down two hellhounds at a time
Using my blades
I could have swung them
Landing them right between
Those ugly mutts’ eyes
But I wondered
With all that I’ve done
All the people I’ve hurt
All the creatures I tormented
Should I fight?
Should I wave my hands
To ensure my survival?
Maybe I should accept what was coming for me
Maybe I should let fate have her way
Their paws slammed into the ground behind me
Shaking the very foundations
I flinched
Foamy drool dripped onto my shoulder
If I was going to fight
I would have to move
But if I wanted to lay down…

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