"I am not stupid." Daphne said.
It was obviously the demon talking, Fort knew. He kept running for the salt mine, however. The demon wanted him dead and Fort wanted to get it as close as possible to the mine.
After a few moments of sprinting and darting through the forest, Fort caught a glimpse of a rising rock formation in the distance. It's mouth was outlined by the silver moonlight.
Fort looked back to see how much the demon had gained on him.
But there was nothing chasing-
Fort was blindsided and smashed into the tree next to him. The bark shattered like glass under the force of the impact and shards of wood splintered and rained around Fort. The demon, using Daphne's body of course, and tackled Fort using its shoulder and rammed it into Fort's side.
Fort had lost his breath because of the hit and collapsed amongst the splintered wood, coughing and trying to catch his breath. The demon laughed, yet it wasn't exactly Daphne's voice this time. It was tinged by the demon's high pitched shrieky voice.
Fort had nearly regained his breath. He looked up at the demon/Daphne. Only her silhouette could be seen because of the moonlight washing down upon her gracious form. She was looking down on him and the demon kept laughing, and laughing. The only thing visible were the red eyes that glowed more fierce with every shriek like laugh.
Fort couldn't let this happen. he couldn't allow this hell spawn to take the woman he loved. Fort pushed with all his might and rose to one knee. He would-
The demon stopped Daphne's foot into Fort's back and white hot pain seared like a knife through Fort's spine. He momentarily lost his vision, and as it regained he noticed he was on the floor once more. Beneath the cackling form of Daphne.
Fort coughed once more, blood splattered onto the floor and trickled down the corners of his mouth. He looked up at Daphne, his love, once more.
"...Da-...Daphne... Plea-please...fi-...fi-.......fight it..." Fort mumbled through his bloodied mouth. The demon cackled louder.
"FOOL! Hee hee haaaa... Now, pitiful mutt, the fun...BEGINS." The demon said as the eyes nearly turned into fireballs. It reached down and grabbed Fort by the neck with one arm this time. The possessed form of Daphne lifted Fort and slammed him through another tree, and then up against a bloulder which cracked slightly upon the impact.
The demon continued its nightmarish laughter, a laughter that nearly made Fort's ears bleed...if they weren't already. The demon still held Fort with one hand and began bashing his face into the rock. Each impact fracturing the blouder more and more until it finally exploded into dust.
"Daphnyeaggghhh.....fighk...fighk ig Dacphne..." Fort forced through his nearly shattered jaw.
The demon now ceased laughing, which frightened Fort even more. The eyes were so bright red that Fort had to look away.
"DONT LOOK AWAY COWARD! Face what you have brought upon YOURSELF." The demon spat at him. Yet Fort could not look into the red eyes, it burned his retna's.
"So be it, slayer. You do not wish to look me in the face, the face of the one you love so? Very well, I shall grant your request." The demon growled. It raised Fort higher, then brought up its free hand with Daphne's index finger the only finger extended from the fist. He slowly lined up the finger horizontally with Fort's blue eye... and slowly jammed first Daphne's long nail, then half the finger through Fort's eye socket.
Pain...was an understatement. Fort exploded with anguish, yet his body was horribly broken and unable to heal under this constant torment. He could not move as the demon twirled the finger and prodded like a child investigating something new. The squishing soung made Fort's stomach turn.
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