Qerd springs from the balcony, sailing over the nightime crowd at the festival grabbing ahold of an rect pole on the other side of the street. He slides down to street level and scampers along the edge, keeping to the shadows and out of the way of the clumsy legs of the big-folk. Ah, there. He sees a a pair of humans drunkenly sway their way out of the crowd and down a side-street.
This could be interesting. He leaps up and snatches a date out of a nearby cart, does a backflip and takes a bite. With the fruit in his mouth he shimmies up the side of a building and follows the couple as they stumble down dark alleys, looking for a private place to romp. He occasionally stops to take a bite of his date until he is down to the core and mindlessly tosses it through an open window, chuckling at the shouts of surprise and anger.
Suddenly the hairs on his haunches stands strait on edge. He hears a low rumble coming from an adjacent alleyway. He stops and listens intently. The sound is a growling, and it is traveling parallel to the alley the couple are moving down. The young couple comes to a stop and start playfully necking each other while leaning against a wall. They are oblivious to all but each other.
Qerd’s eyes widen as he spies the hulking monstrosity cast its shadow over the couple in the dim moonlight. How could they not realize it is standing right there? With a flash, the man is gurgling, a blade sticking out of his chest spraying blood all over the screaming Kelishite girl. With a roar, the beast grabs the girl with its free hand and pulls her close, biting down on her neck nearly tearing it off.
Oh my! The rhesus macaque can do nothing but watch, unseen.
When the beast is finished with its meal, it stands erect and sniffs the air. Its pantherine head darting left. Right. Up. UP! Oh shit! The beast raises its blade towards Qerd and lets out a deep chuckle. Qerd bolts.