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Welcome fellow Steemians! This is the ninth entry in my "25 Days of Christmas" giveaway series, in which I will be giving away a Steem Monsters starter pack each day till Christmas! All are welcome to participate. We had ten entries yesterday. It's been great getting feedback on the posts and I've enjoyed reading your responses!

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Steem Monsters is a decentralized trading card game, built on the Steem blockchain. Each card is encoded into the blockchain and serves as a digital asset, which is incredibly secure and cannot be copied. Players use their cards in battles and tournaments and can transfer their cards and gift them or sell them to others.

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Today's Scenario

Giving a glance towards the darkening sky, you slip down the path to the right, approaching the sounds of merriment slowly. You can now see firelight flickering across the road ahead.

You slip into the treeline and closer to what you can now see is a campfire, with several people sitting around it. Three men are seated by the fire, roasting what appear to be chickens, over the center. A tall blonde haired man jabs one of the others with his elbow and says "...that farmer sure didn't see us coming. Did you see the expression on his face when he opened the door to this crossbow?" The men laugh as the speaker patted the crossbow lying behind him.

A shorter dark haired man in ragged padded clothing stands up and heads down the path you were walking a short moment ago. "I'll be back in a few minutes, I gotta answer Nature's call." The other two men chuckle and focus on the sizzling meat.

You hear a twig snap, not more than ten feet behind you. What do you do?

By the way, if you haven't caught on, I will follow the decision that the majority of commenters pick. If there's a tie, I'll just randomize it.


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...I turn stealthy, attentive to the next noise. My hands slide to my right to take a robust branch that is here, but without looking away from the possible threat.
You hear again the creaking of another branch and I begin to think that it may be the man who went to fulfill the "call of nature" setting me up in ambush.
My body tightens and my sight sharpens as it becomes accustomed to the total darkness of the forest, but I only see a sinuous shadow without a definite, static and mysterious form.
I still can't see traits of humanity in the shadow, there are no eyes to distinguish or form of limbs that would make it easier for me to know who was hitting me. But there I was!
I felt a warm liquid run slightly through my hand and it was when I noticed that it was hurting me by squeezing the branch so tightly.

Thanks for the opportunity!

Great response. Very well written!

I sharpen my sense of hearing, how I can climb the first branch of the tree that supports me and I wait stealthily from a better angle

I would turn carefully, I know that the man who went to make pee is not, because he followed the path that I had followed, sure is the farmer who went to hide, I would go with him to see and we would make some plan against those evildoers.

The first thing I would look for is to surround the house and hide in the bushes, with the intention that the storm would make them run away from the crossbow. Regardless of the rays or the rain, I would run and look for the crossbow and with the help of some sharp object that the farmer has hidden outside his farm, we would run from it, and then hide from the rain.

Surely my body would be paralyzed for a moment by the fear I would feel when imagining that the man who left the group is behind me, I would expect to hear a second snap of the branch to see if it is getting closer, if so I would look for the form to evade it in order to save my life and try to get out of that situation safe and sound.


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