Without thinking, Drax drew his lightsaber and ignited it. As he did he watched as the largest of the creatures pounced on the nearest Ugor, ripping it in half before turning it’s attention to Drax.
Drax barely managed to somersault backwards as the beast’s claws swiped the air where he had previously stood. The beast was relentless though chasing after Drax as he backed away, waving his lightsaber as a weake deterrent.
In the blur of the battle, Drax could see Ray and Maya coordinating their attacks against two of the smaller beast while the scavengers tried to fend off the other. Drax knew that neithr group would be of much help with the Alpha.
Looking past the lizard, Drax saw his utilty belt laying on the ground where Splrmuck had dropped it. Turning off his lightsaber, Dra x hesitated as teh ravenous beast lunged at him. As the creature came down Drax doverolled under the creature rolling out behind it so that he and the beast had switched postions.
Without stopping to look back, Drax contiued on stopping only to swipe up his belt and pull the liquid cable dispenser from one of the pouches. Feeling the beast close on him, but not daring to look back, Drax next manuevered back to the corpse of the fallen Ugor. Drax quickly snagged up the dead aliens blaster pistol and went to work attaching the line dispenser to the gun.
“Aghgh!” Drax screamed as the lizards claw swiped down his back leaving five lines of blood and shredded cloth in it’s wake. Pushing through the pain, Drax next focused on a high piece of rebar hanging off a ledge from the giant temple. Not having time to aim, Drax just closed his eyes and let the force guide the shot. “Thwack!” The grapple connected dead on with the metal bar. Drax hit the reel button attached to the dispenser and was immediately rocketed up towards the ledge.
As he shot past the Demon lizard Drax allowed himself a smile that was shortlived as he felt something wrap around his foot. Suddenly his body felt as if it were about to be ripped in half. Struggling to hold on to the blaster/reel he looked down to see the creature has latched onto his leg with it large tongue.
“NGRHH!” Drax growled as the pain shot through his body. It was all he could do not to let go of the Pistol and fall into the beast waiting maw. Trying to block out the pain that racked his body, Drax released one of his hands from the grappling line and reached for his lightsaber. If he could just reach down far enough, he could sever the beast tongue. Drax ingnited the blade and swung low, but found the writhing appendage just out of reach of the blades tip. “Dast!” he screamed in agony.
Clicking the lock button on the lightsaber, Drax did the only other thing he could: Once again focusing through the force, he pointed the lightsaber down at the beast and let go. As the blade fell it cut a swath through the creatures tongue severing it. The beast roared in pain as it fell down onto the rubble below. The weight from the Lizard gone, the reel resumed it winding, pulling the injured Drax up to the ledge.
Once on the ledge, Drax allowed himself to sit for a moment. with his left foot he kicked the slimy tongue from his right, letting it fall over into the darkness below. He could hear blaser fire and shouts in the distance. He could only hope that Maya and Ray were alright. Injured, unarmed and trapped as he was there was little Drax could do, but hope. Reaching for his comm unit, Drax called into the ship. “Crash! It’s Drax! I need youto power up the ship and get over here! We need some help!” A familier and comforting whizzing and beeping returned over the comm.
Remembering the beast that had chased him so determidly, Drax decided to spare a glance down to see what had become of the beast. As he peered over his heart sank. The beast had not given up on his quarry and was in fact climbing up the side of the temple in a slow but steady effort. Razor sharp claws dug into metal and stone as the beast made it’s way up the side of the building.
Climbing to his feet Drax began his own climb. As he made the slow trek up the face of the temple wakk he would occasionally glance down to see the giant, but injured lizard keeping pace with him. After what seemed like hours, but was only a few minutes Drax reached the roof of the demolished temple. With nowhere to run, he picked up a piece stone and back away from the ledge, ready to go down swinging.
A few moments later, the beast emerged from over the side of the building. Slowly, it crept closer to Drax, as if it wanted to savor the coming kill. “Come on, you motherfrakker!” Drax shouted his comtempt for the beast that was abou to end him.
Letting out a gutteral growl that built to a roar the beast reared back and pounced. Drax closed his eyes and waited for death to come. He couldn’t hear the turbine lasers or the Jetwash because of the beast roared. When he opened his eyes again, the beast lay at his feet, it’s carcass a smoking ember. Above him and off to the side of the building hovered the Ebon Blade. “BLLLZ Snnnp WHIRRRR!” Crash whistled excitedly over the comm. Relieved, Drax collapsed to the ground.