It lifted its head. The sky was black, and the forest floor was covered by a thin blanket of mist. A few insects dared to chirp in the presence of the predator that towered over them before falling back into hushed silence. Chirp, chirp. Silence. Chirp.
A low growl rumbled out of its throat and was followed by the sound of thick gobs of saliva splattering against the ground. Step by step it quietly lurked through the forest, disengaged from its surroundings and focused only on one thing: the weighty, throbbing sensation that was settled at the back of its smooth, carapace like head.
It could sense her not far off in the distance. Several hundred meters at best.
Tilting its head, it took note of everything else it sensed in the area. The trees, thick with thin, black little leaves that rustled every so slightly against the winds whisper, the insects that chirped in annoyance at being stepped over, the animals that shied away from it, and most of all