Cautiously Mina creeps through the darkened library. "There's no lghts on..." she says to herself. The sound of her voice is not comforting. She peeks round a shelf.
"NYAAAA!" A wide-open mouth, dangerously sharp teeth and a sudden eruption of feathers leaps at her. She sits down in shock and the animal stands in front of her. She's never seen anything like it before; a lean furry body, a long tail, wedge-shaped head with horns extending behind, and those strange not-quite-wings. With its mouth shut, it's almost cute. She doesn't feel at all tempted to pet it.