Julia heard the beast before she saw it as she walked through the forest. She pulled her sword out of her sheath and stopped, waiting for the creature to come into sight. As she waited she heard it circling her. Her chest rose and fell quickly as she anticipated the creature that was coming after her. Then it sprang from the bushes tackling her. She yelped as she hit the ground. Rolling onto her back, she looked up to see a chimera above her. Her breath caught in her throat as she noticed she was trapped between its lion paws. She rose her sword and swung it as best she could at the creature's gut. It bleated at her and swatted her away, sending into a tree. She was slightly grateful for the blow, despite the pain from the impact, it allowed her to escape from close quarters with the chimera. She stood and felt as though her vision was slightly different from moments ago. She rose her hand to her face and felt her hair matted with blood over her right eye that had a large gash across it. She gasped, realizing she was no longer looking through the damaged eye.
As much as her father would hate it, she ran. Moving to dodge a tree, she ran straight into it. Groaning on the ground, she knew fighting was not plausible. She could practically feel the Chimera's breath on her and moments later it was. It treated her like a toy more than a meal. The snake bit her and the claws threw her about and she realized the creature was merely playing then it would kill and then it would eat her. She felt her body bleeding from the multiple cuts and bites the creature had gave her. It was over her again and she watched lift its paw and rake its claws across her forehead. She screamed from the pain.
Then she could no longer see. The creature had damaged her other eye and she knew she was blind. She waited for the final blow, her body tensing. However, moments later she was merely listening to the chimera running away. A quick death was not in her cards. Instead she would bleed out, blind, in the forest, slowly.