"So what answer did you get for question 5?"
"Um...well for some reason I got 27 but something doesn't seem right...." Azura huffed at her math homework, adjusting her glasses in frustration. She still couldn't get used to the damn things on her face but at least she could actually see what was in front of her.... "This crap freaking SUCKS." She grumbled, fighting the urge to crumble up the paper. Or burn it.
Her friend Jenny seemed to know exactly what she was about to do though. The little deer like monster flicked her ears and looked up at Azura "Hey, don't you dare Azzy. Remember Mrs. Lewis wasn't too happy the last time you had to go to her for another paper because you reduced it to ashes..."
Azura rolled her eyes and then glanced at Jenny. "Well if the old bat actually knew how to teach, maybe I wouldn't be STUCK!" Another frustrated sigh and an angry glare at her paper. "Either that or math is and always will be the bane of my existence."
"What I don't understand is how you're so bad at math yet....when we were doing our astronomy unit in science you seemed to do that perfectly..." Jenny narrowed her eyes. It was really odd considering they lived...well...underground as well. How did their science teacher even get their info? Who knows. He was a mysterious guy anyway.
Azura just shrugged. "Hey astronomy is awesome. I actually want to do it." She goes and erases her answer to the question since it was obviously wrong. And apparently got mad enough that her pencil snapped. She stared at it.
Jenny stared at the pencil, then at Azura. "Just...stay..."
The pencil and paper were gone in a flash of purple fire. All that was left was a pile of ashes.
* Next day
Azura walked down the hallway, head down, staring at the floor, hardly even paying attention. She had just received a harsh scolding from Mrs. Lewis. And she had refused to give her another paper. Just immediately gave her a bad grade and went on with the next lesson. Which Azura was also sure to fail.
She had noticed Jenny giving her a look of pity as she walked out of the classroom, but Azura had just angrily snorted and stormed out, not wanting to talk to anyone, not even her best friend.
Now as she was heading to her next class, she ran into someone's back. It was like running into a wall. She had to look up to make sure she hadn't and felt horror trickle through her.
She had run into Damien, a large werewolf type monster. He turned around, a snarl curling in lips back. His bright yellow eyes settled on Azura, filled with rage, and then sick glee.
"Well well well...." He said with his trademark wolfish grin that could literally chill even the hardiest person in Snowdin. "If it isn't the pathetic little human!" His fellow goons chuckled as he said this.
Azura just pursed her lips and tried to go around him, not wanting to give him the satisfaction that he had hit a nerve.
"Ooooh no no no, where do you think you're going?" Damien moved right in front of her, and Azura glared up at him, but didn't say a word.
"You think I'm gonna let you get away with just running into me? I don't think so." He leaned down close and stared right into her eyes, his teeth bared in a smirk. "You think you're some sort of hotshot?"
Azura couldn't help but respond to that, even though it was NOT the smartest thing. "Actually yeah, I am quite the hotshot. Now can you move your face away, you're making me feel sick with your nasty dog-breath."
Damien's ears flattened to his head and his neck fur bristled. "Oh you've done it now..." But before he could do anything, the warning bell signaling they had a minute to get to class rang. Damien looked up, then back at her. "You better watch your back human....that's all I'll say." Then he stalked off.
Azura just glared after him before turning to head to her own class, but not before running into Jenny, who was looking as scared as...well...a deer. Cause that's what she was. Her ears flicked and her brown eyes were full of fear. "Um......are you crazy?"
She just shrugged. "Everyone knows Damien is all bark and no bite. He isn't going to do anything."
Jenny's ears flicked. "I don't know....I heard he almost tore this one kid up....actually scared him off from school. Nobody has seen him since."
"Oh please." Azura scoffed. "He wouldn't be able to scare me. Trust me on that...." Although she looked extremely unsure of that. Because in all reality, Azura was terrified. What if he did try to beat her up? Nah he wouldn't. She would sneak home. And get away from him. Hopefully.
Jenny seemed to share her own misgivings. "I just think we should be careful...."
* Later that day.
School had been released for the day. Azura and Jenny wasted absolutely no time in getting out of there. Azura had decided to take the back way home, hoping that Damien would be looking for her on the main paths. Jenny was of course walking her home just in case.
"Are you sure he still won't find us...?" Jenny asked, her nose twitching as she kept shooting darting glances around the woods.
Azura shook her head. "Nah. He's probably taking some other poor kid's lunch money. Stupid thug...."
Perfect timing. Azura was of course wrong in every theory of hers, as she heard a twig snap behind her. She immediately swung around, fear speeding her heart up. Jenny looked like she was about to faint.
In the gloomy darkness, 3 figures stood, all three with slightly glowing yellow eyes. Azura swallowed hard and backed up a bit closer to Jenny, who was shaking crazily as the three figures finally emerged into the dim light. Yup. It was Damien.
They started circling the pair, just like wolves in the above would circle their prey.
"So.....you ready to freaking pay for running into me in the hall you stupid human?" Damien snarled, cracking his knuckles.
Before Azura could respond, Jenny beat her to it. "L-leave her a-alone D-damien! It was an a-accident!" Poor thing's teeth were chattering and her eyes looked as if they could pop out of her head at any moment.
Damien scoffed. "Ah so the human has to have a stupid little deer defend her? You know...." Damien leaned closely to jenny's ear and whispered "that wolves EAT deer in the above, don't you?"
Jenny let out a squeal of fright and about fell over. Azura immediately moved to stand in front of her, trying to look as brave as possible. "Shut up Damien and just leave us alone! I'm sorry I ran into you in the hall and said you had smelly breath, but seriously, just go away!"
"Or what?" He scoffed.
Azura just remained silent.
"Thought so." Damien circled them again. "Hmmm...I wonder just how hard it would be to kill a human. Obviously Asgore is too weak to do it, which is why you're even here. Maybe I should take your soul. Become all powerful. Wouldn't that be something?"
"Keep your grubby paws off me!" Azura snapped, moving and keeping him fixed in her sight, seeming to be keeping Jenny behind her.
"Oh...you mean like this?" Damien shot forward and raked his claws over her shoulder. They were surprisingly sharp too, as if he kept them sharpened.
Azura let out a yelp and fell back as pain shot through her shoulder. She took a quick glance. Three slashes tore into her hoodie and her skin was gashed with blood oozing out. Great. She glared at Damien, fear starting to be replaced with anger. "Damien.....please just leave us alone."
"No!" Damien snarled. "I wanna see how a human fights. If they're as wimpy as the stories say!"
Azura still glared at him. She could feel her body starting to heat up. She was trying to keep a cap on it though, not wanting to give in.
Apparently Damien just really wanted to push her. He seemed to give some sort of signal with his eyes, and his two goons rushed up and started shoving around on Jenny, not really hurting her seriously, just "playing" with her.
Oh boy. You're doing it. She's getting mad. Her eye is starting to glow.
Damien came up behind her. "Go on. Go save your little friend. Or are you too weak and pathetic? Like ALL humans?"
Azura spun around and clocked Damien right in the nose. He gave a yelp of surprise and his buddies stopped tormenting Jenny long enough to stare up in shock at what had just happened. Even Jenny was staring wide eyed.
Damien backed away clutching his nose. When he pulled his paw away, there was a smear of blood on the pad, and more trickling out of his nose. He looked up at Azura, eyes burning like coals in the dusky light.
Azura gasped. "Oh my..I didn't mean-" She never finished her sentence.
With a flash, Damien had charged and slammed into her, throwing her pretty much across the clearing and rolling Azura through the snow. She was completely rattled by the blow, the world spinning around her. She shook her head, but was hit again, this time in the ribs. She lay in the snow gasping for air, chest feeling like she had just been hit with a ton of bricks.
"AZURA GET UP!" It seemed like Jenny's voice was coming from underwater. She looked up through blurry eyes to see Damien standing over her. Why couldn't she get her eyes to clear....? Oh....her glasses were gone. They were laying broken in the snow behind Damien. Good job.
The wolf loomed over her, then struck down, paws on her shoulders and pressed her face into the snow. Blood from his nose, mixed with saliva dripping from his mouth landing in the snow next to her head. A harsh snarling erupted from the wolf.
"You. Will. Fucking. PAY FOR THAT YOU WORTHLESS HUMAN!"
Azura still laid there.
Damien leaned closer to her ear. "Now I understand why your dumbass is down here. What human would want a freak like you? And why would any monster want you? You're a NOTHING. Not monster. Not human. You are an outcast. A loser. You deserve to DIE!"
And something snapped in her. Just like that. She went completely still beneath Damien. Went totally limp. He chuckled, thinking he had finally won and loosened his grip ever so slightly...
She had rolled out from under him in a flash, and as she did so; her hands ignited, lighting the clearing up. Damien stared at her as she stared right back. But...something was different.
The look on Azura's face was just....it wasn't her. It was cold. Emotionless. As if every scrap of warmth and life had been sucked out and replaced with just...hatred.
And her eye.....her eye was....black and purple....That wasn't normal.
Damien blinked, shocked for a moment. Then he laughed. "That supposed to scare me?"
No response. Just that cold unfeeling stare.
"Pft, lost your tongue?" Damien lunged at her again.
Azura just moved out of the way. Even though she couldn't even see that well, she could still move faster than that giant blur.
Damien looked at her in shock, then charged again.
This time Azura literally did a stupid and tackled the blurry shape head on, her ignited hands searing into Damien's shoulder. The smell of burnt cloth, then fur and flesh filled the clearing, along with the agonized yelps of Azura's tormenter, who had now become the victim.
Damien threw himself back, screaming. By this time, his two friends and Jenny were frozen solid, as if they had turned into blocks of ice.
Damien sat up, looking at the terrible burns on his shoulders. This time he didn't even speak. He just let out an animalistic snarl and attacked, managing to latch onto Azura's arm.
The flames went out as she screeched in agony. She fell back, trying to rip her arm out of his grip. Her blood was staining the snow and it felt like her arm was being ripped off.
Damien wasn't letting go.
Azura opened her eyes, teeth gritted, then her arms burst into flames. Damien went skittering back, yelping as his mouth burned.
She took her chance and swiped right at his eyes, the smell of more burning flesh and fur filling the air.
She had gotten him in his right eye. There was no repairing that wound. He would be blind on that side forever.
As he lay in the snow, whimpering, clutching his face, covered in his blood and Azura's, she walked up an kneeled in front of him. She put one of her burning hands right next to the side of his face.
And in the most chilling voice ever to come from her, she said, "How nice it would be to just end you here and now. To watch your blood stain the snow here. Watch the life drain out of your eyes....well....eye I should say." It was like she was a whole different person. Unrecognizable. Unless of course....you worked at a certain industry and knew a certain man.....and if you did, you would be able to see the striking resemblance between the two right now.
Damien looked up at her with his one good eye. "What...what even ARE you?"
"Doesn't matter. Just get going. Unless you want me put you out of your misery here and now..."
"F-freak...." The idiot swung again, leaving some shallow scratches on her face. She didn't flinch, even as yet more blood trickled down her cheek.
Damien heard the threat in her voice. He quickly turned and limped into the forest, his friends taking off after him, throwing hate filled glances back at Azura.
She just stood there, watching as they left. Still with that emotionless stare.
The voice seemed to come from really far away. She turned around slowly, as if in some sort of dream. Like she didn't have full control of her body.
Jenny was still trembling, fear etched on her face but this time....aimed at her best friend. "W-what have you done?! You didn't have to do that!"
Azura just shrugged. "The fool needed to be taught a lesson."
"But you could have killed him!"
"Wouldn't that have been great?"
"NO!" Jenny bleated with shock. "IT WOULDN'T HAVE! AZURA WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU?!"
She looked at her friend in confusion. "What do you mean?"
"This..this isn't you..." Jenny was backing away.
"Of course it is...."
"No...NO! IT isn't'! Please just.....stay away!"
This time the fear seemed to reach Azura. She blinked as the rage seeped out. "W-what..."
"STAY! AWAY!" Jenny then turned and leaped away down the path, disappearing into the woods back toward Snowdin.
"Jenny!" Azura went to go after her but the effects of loosing control and the injuries she had already suffered from Damien slammed into her. She went down, coughing harshly as more blood speckled the snow. Then the full horrors of what she had done came back.
She had almost killed another living being.
And she would have done it without remorse.
What was she..... the worst kind of monster?
Why had she done that...why....what even HAPPENED?!
She finally just collapsed in the snow, curling in on herself, shivering not with cold, but absolute terror of what she had just done...and what she had almost come to do.
"I really am a monster....but not like the others. I'm a danger to them.....I should be locked up...."
Horrible dark thoughts were crowding her mind.
"What if this happens again? Will anyone ever be safe around me again...?"