The creatureís screech awakened Jimís reflexes and he immediately attempted to aid the boy behind him, by pushing himself further away from the scene. The moment the boy started dragging him away from the vicious sea-creature however, he felt the pain in his leg explode. It hadnít been there a few seconds ago but when Jim stopped gazing at the creature and looked towards the leg, he realised why. It was twisted a few degrees in the wrong direction, and felt as if someone had decided to cut into it with a rusty knife. He would simply have to get it examined later, since he doubted the sea-monster would be patient enough to let him call for help. When his train of thought mentioned help, he angled his head a little to look at his friendly saviour and gave him a slight nod. It was not that he didnít want to properly thank him for saving him, but Jim was just a little bit worried that moving his lips anymore would result in a scream, or perhaps some excessive sobbing.
It hurt a lot, and he wasnít all that good with physical pain- or any kind of other pain for that matter.
The sound of an arrow hitting the beast drew his attention away from the boy and he watched as an arrow bore itself into the beastís shoulder. He angled his head a little more to catch a glimpse from its starting point and noticed a slightly taller girl with a bow and arrows to hand. In the back of his mind, he found her name and remembered how she sat exactly one seat behind him, in class. Before he could wondered as to how and why she was capable of using such a lethal weapon, he was yet again distracted. This time by the loud screech of an unhappy sea-creature that snapped the arrow off and now focused its slimy gaze onto its point of origin. In one of its bony hands it now held a sharp, but broken triton which had been formed out of mere water. Jim could only marvel at how the creature had succeeded in this, whilst knowing it might not have been made simply for viewing.
Behind them someone had began rounding up the students and escorting them away from the beach, vaguely referring to the main reason as a growing tidal wave. The teachers and students had seemingly decided upon simply abandoning them there, or perhaps they were they simply oblivious to the strange happenings and- the most bizarre of all -the large creature that now threatened their very existence.
Meanwhile the beast had been readying itself to hurl the triton through the air, and towards the spot where their archer must have been standing. Jimís eyes widened as they took in its extraordinary form and he regretted not having stayed in the safe and comfortable clutches of his home. It was a tall and had scaly blue skin that stretched across half of its humanoid form, and then left glittering grey scales cover the rest of its oddly shaped body. Its tail was tattered, and the almost triangular pupils gazed in the distance, giving the archer all of its glorious attention.
Jim blinked and the lethal creature hurled its weapon towards her.