Forcing himself against Carmen's fanged restraints, Adrian's hand twisted unexpectedly as he kept full hold of his knife - delving deeper into already-flayed muscle, and levering tendons away from bone.
The chimera yelled, an otherworldly, agonising scream that tore through the entirety of the clearing and beyond. Overtaken with pain, she felt her grasp loosen - only slightly, but it was enough.
The kick that followed was numb in comparison, but her balance was lost nonetheless as her foot was shifted off the roof's edge. His right hand took firm hold of her left claw, swung her over his back, and launched her entire twelve-stone figure ahead of him.
She forced her eyes back open - sighting only an expanse of clouds and shacks forming the moonlit horizon. Letting instinct decide her actions, her jaw parted a second time as she exhaled forcefully - but few would be able to hear her voicing such a high frequency. Like those before it, it resounded through the buildings in turn - and echoed back to a certain set of elongated ears, providing her with a suitable map of her landing.
Through seemingly cat-like reflexes, Her limbs spread, angling herself before making contact on a second, concrete-roofed building. Artificial fangs and nails chipped through the paved surface, slowing Carmen to a gradual halt.
As soon as she was able, her left pincer extracted the knife from her leg, and with a sharp hiss she tossed it recklessly to the side. By now, the bloodied remains had left horrific stains on her beige trousers - and no better could be said for her other side, where her injured wrist continued to leak steadily.
Her right arm lifted, attaching to a metallic rail she had 'sighted' before landing, and she raised to balance on her left leg. Attaining a height of six feet again, it was apparent she was in fact shrinking, most likely to account for her lost fluids.
Her head was raised to the assaulter, scanning for signs of his own wounds, and her face flooded with disbelief above all else. With left claw held close to her side, an unmistakable sense of aggravation clicked throughout her lengthened words.
"... You're... a monster."