Lara was in the woods, exploring as usual. She lived in a big city so finding time to go into the woods was a rarity for her. The sun was shining bright, birds were chirping, the perfect begging for a bad day. Lara knew something was up, days were never this perfect, they were never this beautiful. She shrugged it off and continued to walk into the woods. Until a bright light blinded her...then it was lights out. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Lara awoke on the side of the express way, cars were everywhere. Blood ran down Lara's forehead. "Where am I?" The world around her looked like it just blew up, there was a path in front of her with her at the end, it was coming from the woods like some sort of blast had hit her, she looked over herself. A small tree, or a large branch stuck in the ground next to her. Lara went to move put couldn't, her right hand wouldn't budge. Looking at it she screamed. In the middle of her palm a smaller branch stuck. "How the hell?!" Lara tried to pull it but it made her cry out in pain even more. Then she heard it. A low growl. Looking around she thought it was a moan. "Hello? I could really! use some help right now." Lara lifted her head as much as she could Her long dark brown ponytail hung over her shoulder and over her chest just over her belly button. The thing that made the noise stuck it head up. Its eyes were dark, teeth sharp and snarled. "Oh Shit." Lara started to panic. Looking around she noticed a pistol in the ground covered in dirt next to her, she reached for it, but it was to far away. The thing sniffed the air, it must be blind in daylight, hopefully. Its head snapped over in her direction. "It can smell me though, fuck." Lara looked around panicking. she had to get this branch out of her hand. Lara's hand moved hesitantly over it, it wiggled. Lara gasped. The creature was moving towards her, as it got closer, it moved faster. Lara moved her hand over the chunk of wood again pulling away slowly the wood moved slowly. Lara cried out in pain. The creature was now racing towards her. Lara pulled her brown dirt covered tank top into her mouth and bit down hard. the creature jumped at her. "Ahhhh." Lara, closed her eye's expecting death, but it never came. Lara waited for a few moments, her hand still out on front of her. Lara slowly opened her eyes when she saw the monster still in front of her her eyes opened wide. the monster had not only the chunk of tree that was in her hand but the small tree was also stuck in the monster. the branches were glowing a light green color. Lara stared in amazement. what the heck is going on?