Diana knew she was trembling, her grip shaking as she grasped her wand like her life depended on it - which, at the moment, it probably did. The largest of the shadowy creatures - probably the leader - took a step towards her, and she instinctively took a step back. It opened its mouth slightly, showing off pointed fangs as a dark mist seeped through the gap.
Diana was too scared to identify the creatures, but considering it looked like a huge shadowy wolf, it probably wasn’t friendly.
And in the middle of the Arcturus Forest in the middle of the night, there was nowhere for her to run.
Suddenly, she felt a hand grab onto her own shaking one. Her head darted up, eyes wide in fear before recognising the girl beside her. The one who had gotten them both into this mess.
Akko looked at Diana with a frown, eyes shining with determination.
“It’s alright. We can do this.”
Diana knew she should be angry at Akko, but instead she found comfort in her words, in the feeling of her fingers interlocked with her own, in the warmth she gave off. Diana took a deep breath, strengthening her grip on Akko’s hand and raising her wand. She put on a brave face and turned back to Akko with a smirk.
“You’re right. We can handle this.”
Akko smiled back and they both turned to the monsters before them, magic flowing through their wands.
Dianakko Week 2017 - Day 4 - Protection/Working Together