Squeak, Creak, Scratch... the sounds came from beneath the floor boards in the upper right corner belonging to the tavern. It lasted only seconds, as did the silence fallowing the sounds. Squeak, Creak, Scratch... Again the sounds beneath the floor boards started once more, but this time came from the center of the tavern. The silence after the noise lasted as long as a few moments, building that frightening suspense of what lay beneath. Suddenly a clawed hand shot from the floor boards. Long slender fingers twitched on the hand that stood upwards.
It was clearly a woman's arm that stuck out there, the long sharp fingernails gave away that feminine feel. The elbow quickly bent, slamming those long sharp nails into the wood beneath attempting to pull the body up from the depths. It was impossible to arrive through such a small opening..
The arm relaxed only to tense and pull the shoulder up hard, SLAM! SLAM!! SLAM!! CRACK!! With each slam the floor began to open farther and farther till finally wood splintered in all directions exposing the upper half of the being bellow.
The pale figure leaned against the arm that pulled her upright. It was indeed a woman.. The white dirt covered blood stained tank top easily revealed that. With a hard yank, she freed her other arm. With her face hidden from that white silver laced hair, she made her way to drag the rest of her body from beneath the floor boards. Dirt covered and blood stained pants tore even more as she surfaced completely. With her bare feet planted beneath her petite frame, she stood upright, wobbling ever so slightly as she adjusted to the open air.
It wasn't needed, but a ragged breath escaped those scarred up lips of hers. These scars revealed more teeth with the smile that gradually formed. Raising her head up, that shoulder length hair fell to reveal those very dead gray eyes. She began to scan around her, searching.
It was hard to understand the intent of those eyes, what she was searching for. The stench of rotting flesh and grave flowers were easily smelled from her form.. with how dirt covered she was.. it wasn't hard to roughly tell what she was.