Hi there, folks! Today I’m continuing ‘Through the Woods’ that I began last time. If you haven’t read the first part, be sure to check it out here. Without further ado, let’s get right into it.
Ivaan gasped. He had been assured that not even a mad elephant, let alone a lion, could remove the extra-strong grille made with an exceptionally resistant alloy of magnesium and silicon carbide. It was lightweight but as strong as titanium alloys. What was even more chilling was that the lion’s flashlights of eyes were positioned straight at him. Ivaan could not move. His mind went blank, and he simply sat, stock-still. There was nothing in the world but the lion staring at him.
He did not move when the lion jumped through the window and advanced towards him. His muscles seemed to be frozen. He tried to scream when the beast clasped his torso in his jaws, but his vocal chords were dead. Surprisingly, he felt no pain. Either the lion intended to take him to its lair and then chomp down on his body, or he had gone numb with fear. The forest ranger quickly loaded his rifle and shot at the animal, and it even struck its hide, but somehow it seemed unaffected and continued carrying Ivaan out of the jeep. When it had leapt out of the window with Ivaan still in its jaws, it flicked its head and unclasped his jaws so that he landed face-down on its back. It roared loudly once for the benefit of the driver and the forest ranger and then bound off into the forest at full speed with an unconscious Ivaan on its back.
Where is the lion taking Ivaan? Why did the bullet fail to hurt it? Stay tuned to find out.