Dark Living: Blue Moon

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Horror  |  House: Booksie Classic
David and Carol take a backpacking trip across central Europe, only to come across a small town terrorized by a violent creature known only as The Litor. Instead of worrying about it, it should be worried about them.

Submitted: June 04, 2017

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A young man ran through the woods in the middle of the night, breathing heavily and looked wide eyed in terror as he tried navigating through the trees when a sound of a lion’s roar in the distance pierced the darkness.  The man suddenly stopped, briefly, as he looked behind him with sheer horror and heard the sound what can only be described as someone or something stomping the dirt and leafy ground rapidly and grew louder as whatever it is gave chase.  The man immediately continued running, more desperately, as he whispered to himself repeatedly, “No, no, no, no!” The man continued running, crushing leaves and branches as he stormed through, even as he saw a two lane road appearing at the edge of the forest and a smirk appeared on his face as he ran when in a split second, a large animal blitzed him from the side so hard that the man’s head flew off and a splatter of blood struck the trees where he was tackled.  There were sounds of bones crunching and juicing tearing and feeding, as if someone was really starving, as the lion like creature with scaly skin, red orbs that served as its eyes and razor sharp claws and teeth that are made out of granite, feed on the now dead man as his blood ran down the creature’s chin hair and scales before it reared its head and looked past the tree canopy, towards the dark sky and gave a half lion and half wolf roar/howl.

 

A young woman called out, “This is SO boring!” David walked on along the right side of a single lane road with a knee high stone wall to his right in the grassy landscape with only pockets of small forests as he called back calmly, “It won’t be if we have something to talk about!” Carol walked fast (as she sighed with stubbornly) and caught up with David, as they both carried backpacks, and she spoke sarcastically, “Let’s see, what do we want to talk about? Oh yeah!  How about the fact that you failed to double check the people that built our new home are not reliable and we are stuck out here in Central Europe till the RIGHT people tear our mansion apart and build it the way it was supposed to be in the first place!” David made a depressing sigh and replied, “I know.  You have told me this for the tenth time.  Can we talk about something else?” Carol shook her head as she looked down with frustration before looking back at David and spoke, “Like what?” They both stopped as David pointed ahead of them and replied, “Like eating.” She looked at what David is pointing at and saw a small village and looked astounded as she looked back at David and asked, “Seriously dude?” David replied, “I don’t know about you, but I like to eat and drink something else for a change besides raw animal meat and blood.” He continued walking while Carol was still trying to process what he was saying till she gave up, shook her head as she rolled her eyes and sighed, “Fine.” Before she continued walking and caught up with David before they entered the quiet village.

 

They walked down main street of the village that looked like it did not age since the 19th century with only a handful of people walking about purposely to other buildings in the village.  Carol looked up the buildings to her left and said, “This place looks a little backwards.” David replied, “It’s not so bad, kind of picturesque.” One of the villagers walked by Carol and gave her a strange look and Carol glared back at her and asked firmly and angrily, “What are you looking at handbag?” The woman looked astounded and immediately looked away towards one of the darkened display windows in one of the stores as she quickly walked away and David looked at Carol, questionably, and advised her, “Careful.  We haven’t eaten yet.” Carol looked up at David and spoke firmly, “Then find us a place or I will.” David looked back ahead for a few moments, as they stopped, till he pointed at a building not far ahead and asked, “How about this one?” Carol looked at what he was pointing at and saw a sign hanging over the entrance of the restaurant/bar and it showed a head of a green lion, baring sharp teeth and red eyes and the sign read, “Stone Teeth Pub n’ Eat” Carol gave David a strange look and asked, “Dude, did you loose your marbles before we arrived?” David shrugged his shoulders and stated, “It’s either here or don’t eat at all.  All the other stores and eateries are closed.” Carol looked around and saw the village looked almost like a ghost town with a few random stores still open and she sighed as she turned back and said, “Fine.” David stepped towards the door when Carol put a finger on his chest and stopped him as he looked at her and she stated, “The food better be edible.” David gave a smirked cringe as he held his hands open and replied, “Come on, I’m sure its edible.” Carol sighed as David led and opened the door.

 

The door opened fast and almost slammed the wall behind it as David stepped in fast and all the inhabitants in the Pub n’ Eat (about a dozen) looked straight at David and Carol with blank (but alert) expressions.  Carol sighed heavily as she looked on and David looked on as well (but wide eyed) and said, “Uh, ‘oylo.” The stern, rugged, female bartender  gazed at them firmly and asked, “What?” Carol spoke sarcastically before David could, “We are to eat and drink.  Do you have both?” The woman cringed angrily and pointed at a table in the far corner to her right and stated firmly, as she tried to control herself from yelling back at Carol, “Sit there!  Be with you two in a moment!” Carol (ignoring the bartender’s anger look and tone) and David made their way to the table and sat as they waited for the bartender.  As they waited, they looked around and noticed some of the people inside continued to look at them either with odd or threatening stares and Carol spoke quietly, “They are still staring at us.” David leaned to his right (towards her), shrugged his shoulders and whispered back (sarcastically), “We’re younger than they are.” Carol stifled a laugh and spoke quietly, “Bravo.  Looks like you are developing a sense of humor after all.” The heavy seat bartender woman appeared and dropped two menus on the table and glared down at them as she spoke firmly, “Here, and don’t take all night.” David and Carol held back their surprise as they immediately grabbed the menus, looked and noticed there were only five meal choices and they were all burgers while the rest of the menu is filled with various alcoholic beverages.  David looked disappointed while Carol looked frustrated at the meal choices and said, “Not much to debate.” The woman standing over them asked firmly, “Ready then?” Carol glanced at her as she scowled and stated (as she gave the woman back the menu), “I’ll have a steak dinner, raw and bloody.” The woman looked at her with an odd expression and spoke (with a hint or concern), “Okay.  Anything to drink?” Carol rubbed her hands beneath the table as she sat up and replied, “Red wine.” As she smiled at the woman and the bartender looked at Carol worrisome and said, “That can be arranged.” She looked at David, as he looked at the menu (as if debating what to eat and drink) and asked with a hint of frustration, “And you?” He continued looking at the menu for a few moments before handing the bartender the menu and replied as he smirked, “The same, but leave the wine bottle, please.” The woman looked at him with an odd expression as well as she took his menu and said, “Coming right up.” And she walked away.  

 

Carol watched the bartender, as she walked away, and when she disappeared behind the swinging doors, to the cooking room, Carol turned her attention to David and spoke blatantly and looked frustrated, “This is a dump.” David looked relaxed as he waved his hand down and said, “Calm down, we are only here to eat a quick meal and we will leave.” A rough, older man’s voice spoke aloud, “Not this night!” David and Carol looked over and saw, on the other side of the room, A white haired and bearded, heavy set, man sat at a table with other older and middle aged men that surrounded him in a horseshoe pattern as the man’s vision is unblocked as he and David and Carol looked upon each other.  The old man looked at the couple grimly while David and Carol looked at him with interest and concern as David asked, “Why not?” The old man continued to look on grimly as he spoke, “Because out there, at this very night, the Litor roams about the countryside.” David and Carol looked at him either puzzled or as if the old man’s crazy and Carol asked, “What the hell is a Litor?” For a second the old man smirked while everyone else either snickered or looked amazed before the old man returned to his grim stare and said, “Since you are new here, I might as well tell you the tale.” The people closest to the old man shifted in their seats as they listened to the old man told the tale.  The old man spoke grimly, “A long time ago, a renown scientist experimented on a crossbreed between a lion and an alligator.  Time after time the experiment failed and he was on the verge of financial ruin and his closest colleagues turned their backs on him and was left all alone as he kept trying to find a way to make the crossbreed a success.  One day, an arrogant boy threw a rock through a window that overlooked the series of petri dishes that the scientist painstakingly obtained the DNA from various live lions and alligators and the rock and shattered glass fell on the DNA samples as the scientist screamed in anger as his DNA samples were destroyed......or so he thought.  The scientist sat in his chair and grumbled sadly for the lost of his samples when he looked up as he heard a sizzling sound.  He looked around to see what is causing the sound, but he didn’t have to look for long as he noticed the rock, that had destroyed his samples, disintegrated in the petri dish it laid on and the failed mix of DNA samples of both the lion and alligator bubbled as it merged with the broken down rock.  Before he knew it the DNA grew into a living organism and the creature formed right on the table.  The creature had the body of a male lion, hair and all, except its body is covered with scales and its teeth is made out of stone.  The five foot tall and seven foot long Litor turned to the scientist’s direction and glared at the terrified scientist with its red, bloodshot, eyes and it was the last thing the scientist saw before the Litor jumped off the table and killed the scientist just as it tackled him and in one bite it tore the scientist’s head off and shredded his throat into a bloody mess.” The older men and women that surrounded the old man looked on with mixed emotions and one of them gulped in fear when suddenly there was a howling sound in the distance and they all looked in the supposed direction where the sound came from as the old man continued, “That’s it.  It is now roaming the woods finding whoever enters its domain and feasts on their flesh, condemning their souls to Hell for eternity.  Its only weakness...” There is a burst of laughter and the everyone looked with shocked or angered expressions as they saw David and Carol laughing as their table is already setup.

 

They continued laughing as Carol slammed her hand on the hardwood table, causing the glass and silverware to rattle, as she laughed almost uncontrollably, even as the people (including the old man) looked at them either shocked or angered.  Carol’s face is red as a cheery as she tried to speak while waving her hand at the onlookers, “I’m sorry, I just can’t control myself!” An older man (wearing a dark green/grey poncho) stood up and spoke loudly, “This isn’t funny!  More than a dozen people have died to this Litor!” David was able to stop laughing and drank a glass of red wine (as the older man spoke) and when the older man finished David raised a finger at him (as David finished his glass), turned to the older man and said, “More than a dozen?  If that is true, then why isn’t this place crawling with police or other government authorities?” The old man answered calmly, “The police have tried to find and capture or kill the creature, but they found nothing and gave up, believing this is a hoax.” Carol stopped laughing at this point and spoke aloud, “Bullshit!  No one in their right mind would allow this thing to keep running around killing people!  Let alone a dumbass scientist to even think of creating a disgusting creature in the first place!” An older woman (looking almost like a grandma) stood up and spoke angrily aloud as she pointed to the old man, “You calling this old man a liar?” Carol laughed, “You bet your ass I am!” Before the woman could yell back, David waved both his hands down and said, “Now, now, lets all calm down.” The older man wearing the poncho asked aloud, “Why should we listen to these YOUNG tourists?  All you know about monsters is what are in the movies or books.” There was a juicy, tearing sound and they all looked to see Carol chewing on a juicy (bloody) steak, using only her hands, with a piece of it hanging from her mouth and dripping as she looked up with a dumbfounded expression and spoke (with food still in her mouth), “What?  Bullshit makes me hungry.” Another older man, sitting, asked, “What makes you think this story, that was passed down from two generations, is a lie?” Carol swallowed her food, whipped her mouth and stated, “Lets see, first of all, you never mentioned the name of the crazy scientist who created it and also, no genius scientist would leave his important work out in the open like that, especially in front of a window.” The people surrounding the old man, including the old man and the bartender, looked at Carol grimly as she continued, “Also, how can the so called SCIENTIST create a creature without having any tools or at least a muzzle to tame it in case it does become violent?  All scientists, even ones that work at high schools, know this and this scientist just sat there, gawking, as this violent creature grew and allowed it to maul him to death!” Some of the older men and women began murmuring to each other as Carol continued, “Also, if there was more than two people killed by this creature the police or this country’s version of the FBI would be all over this place and if they couldn’t find it they would have left a led investigator here and sent out a bulletin for us TOURISTS to stay away.” Carol looked around, sarcastically, before looking back at the old people and said, “I don’t see any warning signs or a chief inspector!” One of the older men said, “She is right.” And the others began to agree when the old man glared at Carol as his face turned red with anger and he spoke firmly, “You, spoiled brat.  This story has been passed down from generation after generation, and you young people think...” Carol lightened up as she cut him off, “Oh and by the way!  If the scientist was working alone and all those closest to him have turned away, who else was there to see this creature give form and kill the scientist with being killed by the creature as well and did not alert the police or the townspeople when the creature started his killing spree?” The people surrounding the old man looked on or gasped in shock as they turned to the old man, expecting him to make a strong reply, only to see the old man’s face turned red as a cherry as he cringed and glared at Carol furiously as he began to stand and snarled, “Why you stupid little bi...” Suddenly the old man looked startled and gasped, as he stood there for only a few moments, as he clutched his chest (over where his heart is) and fell to the floor, convulsing.  The people closest to the old man gasped or gave a short cry and scrambled either to attempt to help the old man, watch or move the furniture and glassware away (only some of the mugs shattered onto the floor) only to have them clatter or smash onto the floor and someone yelled out, “WE NEED A DOCTOR!” Carol rolled her eyes and gave a low snort as she turned her attention back to her meal as David continue to look calmly and sighed before turning to Carol and said, “I guess in a sense I am qualified to be a doctor.” Carol continued eating (using utensils this time and having difficulty cutting and tore pieces of the meat off) as she asked, “Is he worth saving?” David contemplated for a few moments (even as the old man continued to convulse and people around him squabbled at one another as they looked on or pathetically tire to help when one of them ran out the door as the bartender tried to make her way through to help) till he replied calmly, “Now I think about it, it does sound like a good challenge.” Carol waved her hand and said (as she continued eating), “Help yourself.” David smirked before he stood up, calmly and made his way to the old man and spoke allowed, “I am a doctor!”

 

The old man was hoisted up, on a stretcher, into the back of the ambulance, with a breathing mask on and a thick blanket over him, before the medic climbed into the back, closed the doors behind him and the ambulance sped away with the alarm blaring.  The people watched in shock and awe as the ambulance sped away and when it was out of sight they dispersed and went their separate ways, murmuring to each other, while David stood there and whipped his hands as Carol came out with her backpack on and holding David’s till she dropped it next to him (with a low grunt) and she asked sarcastically, “Geez, what do you have in your bag, a deer?” David smirked as he replied, “Nothing you would eat.” Carol glared at him before turning away and said, “Come on, this place is WAY too boring.” David lifted up his backpack and walked behind Carol and just as they were about to reach the edge of the village and older woman yelled, “HEY YOU TWO!  You should stay here for the night!  The nearest hotel is over two hours away!” Both David and Carol stopped and looked and noticed it was the bartender and Carol said, “We’re fine!  It’s a full moon out tonight!” The bartender reached them and spoke (as she tried to catch her breath), “Exactly!  Even if it maybe true that Litor does not exist there is still something or someone in the woods that is killing people in this time of night!” David smirked and said, “Don’t worry, we can take care of ourselves.” Carol spoke, “Yeah, definitely.” They turned and resumed their walk while the bartender stood there with a look of confusion till she gave up, turned around and ran back towards the bar as she looked apprehensive.

 

They walked silently for about a mile till Carol sighed and said, “I’m bored.  Please talk about something.” David sarcastically looked in deep thought and said, “Hmm, how about some music?” They heard a howling noise from their right and they both looked alert and Carol asked, “Is that a wolf?” David replied, “If that’s a wolf then it has a throat problem.” Carol gave a short sigh and said, “Well it’s a good thing it is far from us.” There was another howling noise and Carol spoke with growing anger, “This is not what I need to listen to, for the rest of the night.” David set his backpack down, opened it and began scrounging through as the same animal made another howling noise and Carol glared down at David and spoke firmly, “Hurry up.  I get a weird feeling it is coming closer.” David then pulled out a small boombox, before closing up his backpack, and stated, “I think this should drive away his attention.” He attached the boombox to the back of his backpack when Carol saw a shape of a four legged animal standing on top of a flat rock  (with the full moon partially covered by a cloud behind it) reared its head and made a howling noise (that sounded like a cross between a lion and a gator) Carol looked wide eyed and exclaimed as she pointed up and ahead of them, “Look!” David pressed the play button as he looked up (where Carol was pointing at) and he had a look, like he was amused, as the speakers on his boombox issued someone’s deep voice saying, “Bom ba ba bom ba bom ba bom bom ba ba bom ba ba bom ba ba dang a dang dang. Ba ba ding a dong ding Blue moon moon blue moon dip di dip di dip...” Carol looked at David, with a confused expression, and asked, “Is that Blue Moon by The Marcels?” David replied, “Yep.” The animal on top of the flat rock looked down upon them and Carol and David looked at the animal with hard looks and Carol asked, “Is it me or those red dots its eyes?” David contemplated when all of a sudden the animal disappeared in a blink of an eye, taking Carol by surprise, and David looked on with wide eyes and replied, “Huh, I guess I don’t have to worry about that.” Carol cringed and looked at him, as if he’s crazy, as David shrugged his shoulders and started walking as he said, “Might as well keep grooving.” Carol stared at him, for a few moments, before shaking her head in disbelief and hopped to the beat of the music, as she tried to catch up to David.

 

The moment Carol reached David, a large, four legged shadow appeared at the edge of the forest behind them and slowly approached with its red eyes glinting in the only light that came from the moon (over the bend around a hill where David and Carol approached) and Carol called out, “I think you scared the runt away!” When David approached around the bend, he suddenly stopped as he looked up at the bright, full, blue moon and stood there as if he turned to stone and said, “My, the moon sure is full tonight.” Carol came up along David’s left side and stood still as well, unawares that the large creature that is behind them slowly approached, with the song Blue Moon by The Marcels boomed from the boombox masked the creature’s approach.  Carol spoke (as if in a trance), “Woah, that is one, bright, moon.” David said, “That explains the howling from that wolf.” Carol spoke, “I don’t think that was a wolf.” The creature then appeared out of the shadows to reveal the Litor, baring its razor sharp, stone teeth, with its scaly skin glinting from the moon light when Blue Moon replayed on the boombox and the lead singer of The Marcels sang, “Bom ba ba bom ba bom ba bom bom ba ba bom ba ba bom ba ba dang a dang dang. Ba ba ding a dong ding Blue moon...” The moment Blue moon was spoken, David and Carol looked back (straight at the Litor) and smiled, revealing their sharp, protruded, fangs as Carol’s eyes turned yellow and David’s red.  The Litor gave a confused/worried look as it saw their smiling faces and Carol spoke (as her normal voice started to turn from soft to a deep throat), “You picked the wrong meal, dude.” And they both dropped their backpacks and the boombox (as the song Blue Moon still continued to play) while The Litor watched as Carol and David fully transformer into a werewolf and a vampire, as they growled/snarled during the transformation and The Litor took a few steps back as its scales and hair flatten and its tail pointing down and under it as the creature tried to look fearsome, only to look more worried.  When the transformation completed, Carol and David grinned as they snarled or mouth breathed as they looked at The Litor and David spoke and grinned, “Dinner time.” The Litor bared its stone fangs and deep red eyes as it roared and Carol replied in kind as she bared her fangs and her eyes turned bright yellow while David hissed as he bared his fangs and red eyes and Carol and The Litor charged straight at each other while David leapt high at the creature.

 

There was a loud “thud” sound as Carol and The Litor tackled each other and Carol sunken her teeth into The Litor’s throat, but she couldn’t penetrate its scale skin while The Litor sunken its stone teeth into Carol’s left shoulder, making a juicy squishy sound as blood came running out of Carol’s shoulder.  Carol yelped in agony as David dropped down and grabbed the bangs of The Litor’s hair (around its head) and yanked its head back to force it away from Carol while she swiped the creature with her right paw, only it did not leave any claw marks on its face.  Carol cringed and yelped in her deep voice, “Damn it!” The creature roared and swept its right paw, striking Carol across the face and knocking her flat on the ground (as she gave a dog like yelp), nearly taking her jaw off as the creature’s stone like claws left deep and large gash marks across the left side of Carol’s face.  David hissed in anger as he yanked really hard on the creature’s hair while also grabbing its right shoulder and bared his fangs as he went after the creature’s throat when suddenly the creature roared and thrusted his head forward as he clutched David and threw him over its head and slammed his back onto the ground before it pounced on David and began biting and shredding David apart.  Pieces of clothing, blood, skin and muscle flew about, making The Litor’s green, scaly skin glisten off the moonlight from David’s blood as the creature sunk its dry, stone teeth into David’s wet clothing and bloody body as it feasted on him and satisfying its hunger.  The Litor was suddenly speared from the left by Carol (as she howled like an angry wolf) and was knocked off David and slammed its back against a tree and Carol leapt away as the tree fell over The Litor.  Carol remained on all fours as she snarled and glared at where The Litor laid before it got back up and shrugged the bottom of the tree off it (like it was nothing) and paced around the tree stomp (on all fours) as it glared and growled at Carol till it stopped before her and crouched, as if ready to pounce her and Carol asked, “Still alive?” There was a groaning sound and David rasped, “Barely.” Carol glance back and noticed David’s mauled body began to self heal as he tried to sit up and The Litor looked on with curiosity till the creature’s red eyes widen and closed his mouth as it tried to keep itself from throwing up.  Carol looked at the creature, puzzled, when suddenly the creature threw up and Carol looked disgusted and held her right paw to her face as she spoke aloud, “Aw, that’s disgusting!” The creature’s vomit moved and pieces of moistened flesh, internal innards and what appears to be blood separated from the rest of the brownish, multicolored vomit and crawled/slithered there way towards David.  Carol looked, eyes wide as the hair on her face and head stood up and seemed to change color as she watched as the bodily innards, flesh and blood moved towards David and either reattached or returned to David’s body and completed his self healing process.  

 

David stood up, slowly, as he groaned and stretched his back and stopped when he noticed he heard the sound of someone throwing up and saw Carol’s, crouching on all fours, back and rear turned to him (with her tail tucked between her legs) and noticed it is her.  David (eyes already returned to normal) smirked, showing the small stubs of his fangs (as they have shrunk) and said, “Weak stomach?” Carol finished and replied (breathing heavily), “Fuck you.” Before she stood up and whipped her mouth with her right paw as she glared back at him and stated, “You know some of your organs were inside of it.” David looked grim and made a deep sigh before he replied, “Trying not to think about that.” Suddenly The Litor roared and tackled him and David yelled, “God damn it!” The Litor began shredding David, again, and Carol snarled in anger and roared, “MOTHERFUCKER!” And she jumped on top of The Litor and desperately clawed its back, trying to rip the scaly skin off its back.  David held the creature’s head back at bay as it repeatedly (desperately) snapped its stone fangs/sharp teeth close to David’s face as David cringed back.  Carol roared, “GET OFF OF HIM YOU SON OF A BITCH!” The creature reared its head back, pulling David’s hands off of its neck main and glared upon David with it’s piercing red, glowing eyes as David looked upon it with his red eyes and snarled, revealing his razor sharp fangs.  The creature roared as it opened its jaws and made one, large thrust at David’s face and before David knew it, his vision is splashed in red while the rest is covered in darkness.  

 

The Litor’s fangs hooked into David’s lower and upper cheeks (like fish hooks) and pulled David’s skin like a rubber band and David’s eyes were covered by his skin to the right/left of his eyes.  David screamed both in anger and pain till his cheeks and skin around his jaw were pulled up over where his mouth is and turned his screams into a loud, constant, muffled noise as blood seeped through the open flesh (that was attached to around his eyes, nose and mouth) like tears as David’s face continued to stretch and looked like it was at the point of being torn off.  Carol screamed in furious raged and sunk her fangs into the creature’s left ear and yanked and pulled viciously forcing the creature to howl in agony and, as a result, let go of David’s face.  David’s head snapped back and hit the dirt as The Litor jumped off him and spun in circles and threw its front legs towards its back, trying to snare Carol as she continued to chew/yank the creature’s left ear off when suddenly there was a barely audible flesh tearing sound and Carol was thrown off the creature’s back and rolled onto her stomach hard (making a loud “UF” sound).  The Litor put both of its paws where its left ear should and dark green liquid oozed from between its fingers as the creature rolled on the ground making ear splitting/pathetic yelps of pain, throwing soil and grass into the air as it rolled around and digging its rear legs onto the ground.  Carol got back up on all fours and her mouth is covered in green liquid as she spat something out and said, “I hate taffy.” Carol looked startled as she looked in David’s direction when she heard him scream in anger, “MY FACE, HE FUCKED UP MY FACE!” Carol saw David with his hands to his face before he turned to her and revealed the four, medium size holes in his face, where The Litor tried to rip his face off.  Carol stifled a laugh, but did not hid from David’s attention when he asked angrily, “What?” Carol replied (as she tried to keep from laughing), “You look fucked up!” David glared at her with his red eyes and exposed top two fangs as he made a frustrated growl but looked wide eyed as he noticed The Liter’s left ear lying on the ground, with its green blood surrounding it, and David said, “Huh, I guess it’s not invulnerable after all.” The Litor glared at Carol and David, as if it heard what David said, and put its front paws down and green liquid dripped to the ground from the left side of its face as it snarled at the couple.  Carol spoke with an edge of frustration, “Are you going to stand their mouth breather or are you going to slaughter us?  Cause that shit is getting old!” The Litor roared as it charged at David and Carol with its green blood flying/trailing from where its left ear was and David and Carol hissed and roared as they charged as well and all three tackled each other.

 

They all rolled around in the dirt and grass, sending shredded grass and soil flying into the air as David and Carol tried to maul the creature as The Litor is trying to do the same and eat them.  The creature stomped its front left paw on Carol’s left cheek and forced her head onto the ground as she snarled, “GET YOUR NASTY ASS PAW OFF MY FACE!” And she slashed at the creature’s throat, only to make it angrier, and the creature roared as it applied more pressure onto its paw as the creature tried to cave in Carol’s face.  Carol’s eyes began to bulge and her roaring/snarling died as her face began to be pushed into the ground till David sunk his fangs into the gaping hole of The Litor’s left side of its face and more green liquid oozed out as the creature howled in agony.  The creature threw its right, front paw behind its back and snared/slashed the back of David’s head and neck as it threw him off it, only to allow Carol to push up hard and forced the creature to roll over David as David snarled, “Damn it!” And when the creature rolled over him it continued to roll, first back onto Carol’s and then on the creature’s back and Carol roared as she began repeatedly slashing/clawing at the creature.  David hissed and flew right at The Litor, as The Litor swung his right front paw and knocked both David and Carol away from it and landed on their backs hard.  David and Carol struggled to stand as David groaned, “I hate this asshole.” Carol rasped, “No kidding.” The Litor roared as it charged at them and at the same time both Carol and David yelled, “FUCK THIS!” And they roared/hissed as they charged at the creature, tackled each other and again rolled around on the ground clawing, slashing or biting the creature or Carol and David and the air is filled with either snarls, roars, hisses or dog yelps while in the background the song “Blue Moon” continued to play, even when the snarls, hisses and roars began to dissipate and were replaced with the sounds of what can only be described as a screaming banshee and green liquid splashed onto the boom box and did not affect the play of the music by The Marcels.  

 

Chunks of hair, from The Liter’s main, flew about as Carol and David furiously clawed/mauled the creature as they tried to dig through The Litor’s scaly skin.  David then grasped both ends of the gaping hole (where The Litor’s left ear was) and pulled with all his might as he snarled and began pulling away the scales to reveal part of the inside of The Litor’s head as the creature howled and threw/kicked its left legs/paws at David and made deep claw marks on his back.  David gritted his teeth from the pain and instead of crying out, David roared and took a large bite out of the exposed part of the creature’s head (where it’s left ear was) and began chewing/tearing into the creature’s head.  At the same time, Carol grappled the creature’s mouth and furiously tried to hold it open as the creature roared/howled, ignoring the fact that the creature’s razor sharp teeth dug into her paws and blood caked the creature’s teeth.  Carol grunted/growled as she pulled hard, even as the creature’s mouth is already wide open, and then she roared as her eyes grew brighter till they were like yellow lights on a car and there is a tearing sound when all of a sudden the creature’s jaw was ripped off, sending green and red liquids spraying/flying to the ground and air like a fire hydrant being flushed.  Carol yelled, “HALLE FUCKING LULLAH!” She tore the scaly skin beneath where the creature’s jaw was and continued, “This thing is a bitch to skin!” David pulled his head back and tore a piece of muscle from the creature’s head and said, “No kid...” He stopped as he looked ahead of them with wide eyes and said, “Uh, honey?” The creature put Carol in a head lock, but it didn’t stop Carol as she continued to claw/maul the creature’s throat and she grunted, “I’m in a hard place!  What?” When he didn’t reply she looked up and both she and The Litor stopped struggling as they all saw a young woman backpacker standing before them with a wide eyed stunned expression on her drained colored face.

 

The Litor roared (even without its lower jaw) and rapidly clawed itself through the ground towards the woman as Carol and David tired to hold it back and the woman began screaming.  Carol roared, “RUN!” But the woman stood there, curled up and cringed, and still continued to scream as the creature slowly crawled its way towards her and David yelled, with irritation in his voice, “MOVE YOUR ASS, HARLET!” And the woman still did not move and continued to scream in terror.  David and Carol cringed as they tried both to hold the creature back and tear it apart, but it still continued to crawl towards the screaming woman, snarling and roaring as it grew closer.  Carol cringed and looked extremely annoyed as she tried to both stop and kill The Litor while listening to the creature roar at the terrified, screaming pedestrian and Carol let out her emotions as she roared, “FUCK THIS!” And in one thrust she speared her right paw through The Litor’s gapping mouth and the creature stopped crawling forward and looked at the screaming woman with its wide eyes and in one pull, Carol ripped The Litor’s throat and tongue out, sending chunks of green liquid muscle and various bodily parts out through the creature’s mouth and the creature face plants to the ground and laid motionless just as the boombox finished playing and the lead singer of The Marcels sang, “Ba ba ding a dong ding, Blue moon.” 

 

There was silence, as the woman stopped screaming, and David and Carol unmoved as they awaited for The Litor to make a surprise move.  The woman suddenly screamed again and took David and Carol by surprise as they both cringed in anger at the woman and cursed, “Damn it woman!” “Fucking prick!” The woman kept screaming and David snarled at her (reveling his green covered lips and fangs), “Woman if you don’t shut up, I swear to God..!” The woman then cried louder and David started getting up, hurriedly, when Carol stuck her right, bloody, paw at him and spoke over the woman’s screams, “Wait dumb shit!  Help me get this carcass off of me!” David looked frustrated as he replied (grudgingly), “Fine.” Carol growled at him angrily, “Well excuse me bloodsucker!  This asshole weighs a ton!  And we need to get this thing off the road before we attract more screaming morons like her!” David lifted the dead creature off Carol as she got up and they both grabbed the adult cow size Litor out of the open as its green blood dripped all over the ground beneath it and moved the body behind a large, thick tree at the edge of the forest and they ignored the fact that the woman stopped screaming as she watched in horror as Carol and David moved the dead Litor.  David took a few heavy breaths before he straightened up and stated, “I think that takes of dinner.” He then looked at the stunned woman with his wide, blood colored eyes and the back packing woman yelped before she ran down the road a few yards and then entered the forest (away from David and Carol) as David and Carol (still in their vampire and werewolf form) looked on with puzzled expressions before Carol broke the silence (except the woman started her screaming, again), “These people, are stupid.” David acknowledged, “You can say that again.” Carol looked at The Litor’s bloody carcass and said, “You take care of that stupid broad.  I’ll prepare this ass for dinner.” David grinned, revealing his green covered fangs and teeth as he asked, “Can I have fun with her in the meantime?” Carol looked at him with glaring yellow eyes till she understood what he meant and gave a single chuckle before she replied, “Yeah, have fun scaring her to death.” David started stepping away when Carol yelped (forcing David to stop), “Bring back some blood, so we have something to drink!” David glanced back and replied satisfactory, “Don’t worry, I’ll bring back plenty.” He walked again and passed through a small dark patch in the woods (as a large tree blotted the moonlight) and disappeared and Carol gave a short, quiet chuckle as she said, “Show off.” And she looked back at the dead Litor and snarled as she revealed her sharp fangs and went down on the dead carcass and began trying to strip away its flesh, muscles and organs as she prepared for her and David’s banquet.


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