If Adith had thought a moment longer he would have realised the running straight for the monster was not really a good plan, but he wasn’t thinking sensibly – only that he needed to provide some sort of distraction so that the creature, whatever it was, would leave Lord Edgar be. He hadn’t, however, thought that the creature would turn it’s attentions to him.
He didn’t have time to move, to turn do anything other than put his hands up defensively before the monster sprang at him, knocking him down onto the hard stone pavement and his head smacked against it sharply. The weight of the beast on top of him was crushing, and Adith caught a glimpse of raiser sharp fangs before he shut his eyes tightly. He couldn’t breathe, couldn’t move. He was trapped.