There was nothing you could do but stare. You'd been fighting this battle for what seemed like an eternity, but now it's been won, and you're not the winner. You let out a sigh of defeat, not even bothering to struggle with the chains around your arms and legs. A chilling silence fills the air, echoing against the walls and making the fur on your legs stand straight up.

"Well, well, well. What do we have here? It appears that our "hero" has gotten themselves into quite a mess, hmm?"

You don't speak. You wouldn't dare give her the satisfaction.

"Aww, not talking, I see. That's no fun. I would think a little loudmouth like you would have much more to say."

You give her a nasty look from your side of the room. If you wanted to, you could wipe that cheeky little grin right off her face.

"C'mon, Pippy...Talk to me, honey. I haven't seen you in sooo long..."

"Shut up, Dotty," you growl, a hint of humiliation lingering under your voice.

"Oh, Pips, don't be like that. I thought we were friends." She gives you a condescending look, and you give her a furious scowl.

"Do NOT. Call me that," you reply with a hiss.

She walks slowly across the room to your cage. Ugh, she's wearing those HIDEOUS heels again...That so does NOT match her skin tone...

She gazes at you with a demented grin and those eerie, oddly hypnotic eyes.

"I tried to warn you. I told you that this was going to happen. But you didn't listen to me. You thought you could stop me. But you couldn't, and look where it's gotten you. If only you'd realized how worthless you really are.

"But it's too late now. Everyone you love is going to die and there's nothing, NOTHING you can do about it. So you might as well ACCEPT IT, YOU WORTHLESS PIECE OF JUNK!"

Her pupils flash and swirl inside her eyes as she speaks, and she lets out a bloodcurdling shriek.

"YOU DISGUSTING LITTLE TROLL! YOU THOUGHT YOU COULD JUST GO AND TRY TO FOIL MY PLANS! BUT YOU COULDN'T! I'M NOT THAT STUPID! THIS ISN'T ONE OF YOUR LITTLE SUPERHERO BOOKS! THIS IS THE REAL WORLD!"

Her words get harsher and harsher, piercing into your fur with every little blow. She sinks her nails into your skin until it breaks and you feel the blood gushing out at lightning speed. You let out a yelp as she digs her claws into your other arm.

"YOU WORTHLESS LITTLE BITCH! YOU'RE NOTHING! YOU'RE NOTHING BUT TRASH! I DON'T CARE HOW LONG IT TAKES, I AM GOING TO MAKE YOU PAY FOR THE THINGS YOU'VE DONE."

She makes a horrid noise that makes you cringe inside. You stare down in fear as the blood rushes down your body and hits the floor. This can't be happening. This..this can't be...

Your body goes still. You feel as though you're going to be sick. You drop to the ground, lying in a puddle of your own blood.

You thought you could stop her.

But you couldn't.

And look where it's gotten you.