Just wrote 102, no 237 words (last I looked it had been just over a hundred, so woot) of a short scene where Mekhos is reacting in disgust not only to the awful demon he's just pounced, but himself having to ask it for help.
Here's a snippet of what I wrote. Remember, as a snippet:
- Unedited, unchecked, raw first draft. There is bad writing, confusing inclusions or exclusions, and meta lumps of exposition, etc. This is NOT finished work and it won't read like it.
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Mekhos felt ashamed at his fear. Something visceral in the reaction of the demon had scared him down to his blood, coursing like surging waves through his brain and rushing in his ears. He'd never felt more close to ... death? It was an odd thought, but unmistakablely what he had felt. So Mehkhos strugged shrugged off the blow to his pride and comforted himself that he'd be helping Julie.
So back to punching the lout beneath him. His hard, stony body took hits and didn't echo normally. Because Mekhos did have preternatural strength, he was now. This demon was clearly having a bad day.
"You're," punch-rumble, "going to," looking him dead in his beady black eyes, "help me with something," and he lifted the stone body to under where the manacles had held his victim.
"I hear you're close enough to something to make the exception I need."
Mehkhos felt waves of revulsion about seeing the pleasure in the demon's eyes as he regained what he saw as control. Mekhos's stomach sank because he knew: he was at the whim of the monster to save Julie. But he had to do whatever he could, no matter what it called for, to find a way to her: she was being punished without reason because of some magical law loophole. So if this bastard could help, Mehkos would have to prostrate himself before this not venerable douche.