He felt incapable of moving as he saw her there, huddled against the back wall. Her heartbeat was racing at an abnormal rate, the fear no doubt dousing her system with adrenaline. With the need to survive.
There was something in her eyes. A story. Chapters. A past that was so full of hopes and dreams. Something behind the terror in her gaze that stung what remnant of humanity was left inside of him.
"Baekhyun!” Suho yelled from across the club, tossing the lifeless corpse of a girl from his grasp to the ground. He then nodded towards the trembling girl huddled against the wall. “I said, no witnesses.”
By the time Baekhyun had turned his head to look back at the girl, she was on her hands and knees, scrambling with fearsome determination towards the bathroom door.
Clenching his fists, Baekhyun began to walk across the floor. He saw you make it into the bathroom, shutting it forcefully behind you. Once he made it to the door, he placed his hand tenderly on the handle. Locked.
Baekhyun took a deep breath, drowning out the screams around him to zone in on her vitals alone. Her breathing. Her heartbeat. Her broken sobs.
He could do this. He could do this. Opening his eyes with a snap and sharpening his gaze, his grip on the handle tightened, easily snapping it and rendering the lock useless. He then kicked the door open, leaving it hanging loosely from its hinges.
As soon as he entered, however, he felt the same sting he had felt earlier, halting him in his tracks. The girl had been ferociously attempting to open the barred window, but with no success. She whipped around, pressing her back against the tile wall as violent sobs began to escape her.
The sting was becoming painful. 'No.' Baekhyun bit the inside of his cheek, clenching his fists as he hardened his resolve. He could do this. The girl slid down the wall as he began to walk towards her, crumpling into a heap with no escape.
Baekhyun felt the foreign burning sensation at his gums, allowing his canines to lengthen as he crouched down beside her. He could do this. “Please-” The girl choked. “P-Please don’t.”
Baekhyun looked up to meet your eyes, almost immediately regretting doing so. Her eyes were so full of hope, of innocence, of life. His, on the other hand, showed who... No, what he was.
What he had been turned into just a few weeks ago. What he was forced to become. A monster.
The others had accepted their rank as creatures of the night. They had years, if not centuries of time to come to terms with their own violent, merciless ways. Not him.
Looking at her, trembling there, he knew there was no other option. He couldn’t do this.