Tina wasn't a pious woman. She never really cared about religion or believed God existed and watched over her. She surprised herself when she cupped her hands together and prayed for a quick and painless death despite her actions. It was a surprise that she didn't become a bloody mess of holes and pain. It seemed like Kyran missed his target.
Or did he?
She heard noises above her and she was scared. She feared to look above but curiosity forced her head up, stared at the branches above her. The bullets hit them, one by one, tearing it apart. She saw what would have happened to her if she was shot by a bullet like that, she would become like the tree above, torned apart and begging for death.
It didn't die so quickly. The big and small branches, the birds' nests, the twigs, the green leaves, everything that made a house up there was doing going down there, and Tina was right below. When the first twig found its way to Tina's body, she jumped. A second branch slapped her neck, it drew blood. A bird nest and its content tumbled its way down and slammed in Tina's back.
She was half-standing, half-crouching when she decided to look up, again. She knew it was a mistake because her right eye met a foreign object. A pointy bit, approaching her right eye.
There was nothing but red and pain in her right eye.
It didn't bleed so she assumed it was a good sign. Or perhaps what she thought were tears were actually blood trickle down her cheek. It hurt so bad. It felt like there was something stuck under her eyelid, rubbing against her cornea, tearing it slowly.
She was scared that she'd go blind but that was a dumb thought. Going blind was nothing compared to death, a state of constant blindness and numbness. She continued to run away from the falling objects. She had the good common sense to run the opposite direction of the gunshots.
She raised her left hand and squeezed the trigger three more times, aiming wildly where the trio could be. She didn't feel anger toward them. She felt nothing but disappointement toward herself. They did nothing to her but meet her and she knew she wouldn't make a mistake like that again.
Or at least try to stop it for happening again.