There was a horrible crash and a shatter of glass as the monster broke through the window. It screeched in an otherworldly voice, and the room full of students erupted in chaos.
Jackie and Amie shot to their feet, but didn't run. They shot intense glances at one another before facing the monster that had invaded the room. It howled and bared yellowed teeth, maw dripping with putrid saliva.
By now the room was completely empty, except for Jackie and Amie, who knew that this monster had to be stopped. Jackie nodded slowly at Amie, and on her fingers counted carefully to three.
In a heartbeat Jackie kicked her stool, which flipped up into her waiting grip. Amie's sword sang against its scabbard and glinted in the morning sunlight. The creature hissed.
'GO!' Jackie yelled, and they charged! Jackie gritted her teeth and bent into her lunge as she bodily pinned the monster against the wall. A stool leg snapped, and the monster screamed as it pierced sinewy flesh.
'Amie, hurry!' she cried, as razor-sharp claws swiped at her face.
Amie squared her stance, tightened her grip on the hilt of her sword, and swung...