A powerful growl pierced through the air, shaking the ground. Fear rose in the pit of my stomach, consuming my every being. I fell to my knees, griping the soil beneath me, my eyes brimming with tears. "No," I whispered, staring into the dull eyes of my mother, who laid on the damp ground, motionless. "Mother!" My vision blurred with tears as I shook my mother, whose skin lost color with each passing second. My back collided harshly with the ground, causing me to wince in pain. Hovering over me, he growled again, his golden eyes flashing. "Mine."