By now, the initial shock of the transformation had worn off. Mia looked over her new dragon-like body. What stood out the most was her large, bat-like wings. She'd wager that with some practice, she'd be able to fly. She'd already made some modifications to her human clothes. They were quite uncomfortable since they weren't made to fit a quadruped like her, but for now that was all she had. She hoped that later on, she could find or make something that would fit her better.
There were about 20 students gathered in Lucky City University's basement, including Mia herself. A few of them had already tried to leave, only to be attacked by looters roaming the floors above them. The plan now was for all of them to leave in one single large group. That way, they would vastly outnumber anyone they happened to run into. A metallic golem standing near the stairs spoke up. "If everyone's ready, then let's head out. Move slowly, and don't panic if we get attacked. We don't want to end up trampling each other."
The golem began heading up the stairs, and the others followed in a single-file line. Mia was near the back of the group, and just when the last few people were out of the basement and coming up the stairs, water began flowing down the stairwell. It was only a small amount, not nearly enough to do anything besides get their feet wet, but more than likely, it meant that someone with water-based magic had attacked the people further ahead. As the rest of the group gathered on the ground floor, Mia saw the water's source: an aquatic dragon, lying unconscious next to the stairs.
The golem seemed to have become the de-facto leader of the group, as he began directing everyone again. "The main exit's the closest to us. It's right over-"
He didn't even get a chance to finish his sentence. A massive creature crashed right through the ceiling, scattering burning debris in all directions. It looked like a snake and a bull had been crudely stitched together, and oddly enough, it had a turtle shell as well. Most of the students already began running from it, but unfortunately, it stood right in Mia's path, preventing her from following them. "Hey, wait! Don't just go without me!"
She called after them. Unfortunately, not only did they ignore her, but it also drew the attention of the beast, who immediately turned both of its heads towards her.
As it got up, she immediately turned and ran. She could hear the chimera's footsteps echoing through the hall behind her. It was fast for a creature its size. She didn't want to look back, but she could hear it getting closer. Up ahead, Mia saw her escape route. A broken window, which would lead her outside. There was the risk of getting cut, but she'd take that over being mauled to death any day.
Just before she made it to the window, she felt a sharp pain in her tail as the snake head sunk its fangs into her. As she threw herself through the window, the beast stooped, though only for a moment. It was far too big to fit through, but that didn't seem to stop it. The bull head began ramming the wall, and judging by the cracks that were forming, it wouldn't be held back for long.
Thankfully, it didn't seem to have wings like she did. Now that she was out in the open, she had a chance to escape. After getting a running start for momentum, she began to spread her wings. Much to her surprise, her feet began to lift from the ground. With a few more flaps of her wings, she was well out of the chimera's reach.
As she flew, she noticed that her tail was beginning to go numb. The cause was obvious. The snake head that bit her earlier must have been venomous. By this point, it was safe to assume that thing was miles away, and continuing to move around would just increase her heart rate and make the venom spread through her body faster. As she angled herself downward to land, she looked back at her tail. The area around the bite had already started to swell, and it was bleeding quite a bit. When she turned to look ahead, she immediately regretted not paying attention to where she was going. She hadn't even noticed the blue slime creature that had wandered out of a nearby house, right at the exact spot that she was about to land. "H-hey! Look out!"
Mia shouted, bracing herself for the inevitable impact, whether it be with the slime, or the ground if it managed to dodge.