“Guys. We’ve just been spotted,” Kara called over their skirmish.
The bickering halted as the two women swiveled their heads, looking for the threat.
Four reptiles exploded out of an alley and scrambled across the brick facades as “Another One Bites the Dust” played in the background.
“Shit!” Selene shouted. She stomped on the gas pedal, but the jeep barely accelerated.
“The food is weighing us down!”
Nora intersected her fingers, spoke a magical word, and the food glowed with her purple energy. It lifted off the floor a few inches and the jeep sped up.
Wind blew through the open cabin while the demons gave chase.
Kara’s heart pounded as malevolent creatures glared at them from above.
Their muscular legs sprinted over the windows and ledges, their long tails whipping behind them.
Selene veered around a corner and the inertia knocked Kara into the door.
Another group of lizards emerged onto the street and scuttled after the jeep.
Kara unbuckled her seatbelt and stood up. Her clothes rippled in the wind and her golden hair lashed against her cheeks. A set of glowing knives appeared in her hands and burned like stars as the evening settled. She hurled a knife at the closest reptile and buried it in the demon’s eye.
The creature tumbled to the street and before it hit the ground, Kara struck down another. One of the demons took the lead on the right and pushed off the wall.
The lizard twisted its body and lunged at her with claws outstretched.
She gasped and ducked beneath it and watched as it flew over her head.
It landed on the opposite sidewalk and bounded after them. The creature dove for the jeep, but she pierced its throat with a dagger.
She ripped her knife free just as another demon dropped from the air and latched onto the vehicle.
Talons raked across Kara’s chest, and she cried out. She staggered backward and repelled it with a rippling shockwave.
Warm blood seeped through her sweater as she hurled a dagger at the falling demon and finished it off.
Glowing serpents leaped out of the front passenger seat and strangled two more lizards.
Kara struck down the last demon just as five more lizards scrambled around the corner.
She let her weapons dissolve and brought her hands together at her middle. She muttered a magical phrase as the wind drowned out her voice. Her center of power roared like a furnace and unleashed waves of fire that surged into her hands. A white ball of flame appeared between Kara’s palms and she pushed it forward, unleashing a steady stream of fire over the street.
The roofs of the buildings were instantly ablaze.
Demons were consumed by the flames and Kara watched as their fiery corpses tumbled through the air.
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