Disclaimer: The manga Beast Master and all the characters involved belong to mangaka Motomi Kyousuke.
He sees the man, the knife, and Yuiko, and for one terrible moment that seems to last for years his body is frozen and useless, his thoughts racing around his head in an unintelligible jumble;
What's he doing he's going to hurt Yuiko no no not her he can't why can't I move-
Then the wild rush of panic was gone, and Leo Aoi clenched his eyes shut before fading into the deepest recesses of his mind.
The Beast opened its eyes. Suddenly he has the knife's blade in his hands, and metal is biting into his palm. It doesn't matter.
"Why would you… do something horrendous like this… to Yuiko?"