A high pitched screaming sound, so piercing it made everything unbearable. He couldnt think, he couldnt see, he couldnt move, all the conscript could do was lay there in the charred remains of his transport clutching at his ears in a vain attempt to drown out the intense noise.
A noise like he had never heard before, as if a thousand jet engines had been fired up against his ears, growing more and more intense. He was sure his head would explode from the sheer volume. Just as it was reaching the height of its painful frequencies the sound faltered, dropping momentarily to a much different sound as if in pain, then silence.
As his ears became painfully accustomed to the sudden quiet his vision came to focus, a dark object silhouetted by the distant moonlight. Gradually the shiny features began to emerge, the face and eyes of a huge beast motionless and more importantly lifeless.
Three oil black eyes set in an emerald green wall of jagged scales. The rows of scales grad