TDN stood up, trying to recover from the pounce attack that the creature had inflicted upon him. Touching his armor, he noticed many screatches, but besides that, the armor was still up and running. The creature's attack was quickly intterupted. Somehow it had stopped, and he was thankful for that. If it hadn't stopped, his armor would have been made into a million pieces by now. His eyes was still closed, trying to listen to every single sound that the creature makes, even if they were sounds to distract him. He knew this one was smarter than most Xenos he had faced before. It knew he had a disadvantage when he was using only his eyes. But by attempting to make a sound to distract him, it'll give away its position still, for it can't make any sound without being right on or near the spot where the sound had occurred.
But TDN noticed something else that is now become his disadvantage. His Pulse Rifle had been rendered disfunctional. The creature was indeed intelligent. It had played wisely and waited until it got the chance and went for his weapon instead of him. But he wasn't about to back down. No matter how much the odds are stacked against him, he'll never surrender a fight, especially to these creatures.
His Senses were on high alert, waiting for any move it makes and then he'll strike. A sound of clanking of pipes caught his attention, but he did not respond. This was something he just realized. If the creature was trying to play wisely, any sound that are made, are on purpose, for its attack would be sinlence and swift. He knew it was still trying to distract him until it finally attack, but he shall wait for the real attack to come, and hope that he can survive its initial strike to retaliate.
The strike came after a few more clanking sounds, and this one was suprising. The Xenomorph gnashed out its teeth and tries to bite him. Usually Xenos attack with their second mouth, but this one tries to use its first nouth to attack. He tries to block it with his damaged arm. A searing pain made him almost cream, for the creature's teeth had sinked inside his arm. But something else was causing his pain. It was as if the creature's teeth had contained acid, and the acid could be felt eating through the flesh of his left arm. TDN had only one chance to retaliate, and it was now. No matter how much pain he was suffering, he was not going to stop.
Using his right arm, which still holded his Pulse Rifle, he jabbed it at the creature's head, and pinned it beside a nearby wall. Slowly trying to crush its skull against the wall, he could feel its strenght as it tries to push his arm away. In one move of quick sucession, TDN took out his Pistol the moment he let go of his Pulse Rifle. At point blank range, he shot at least 10 shots from his Pistol, aimed right at the creature's skull. The creature let out a terrifying screech, as it slowly back away. He knew what he did had done the job, or almost at least. It didn't kill the creature, but it came so close. The creature now had only a small amount of strength left, to try to finish him off. His left hand severely damaged now and pratically useless, he could feel the acid coming up his body through his blood vessels, and once again, he dangle his arm down to let the acid drip through his arm and into the floor. He could feel the acid eating through his left arm, leaving almost nothing form it. He gritted his teeth and try not to scream, even if it was unbearable to him. TDN held his Pistol, awaiting the creature's next strike, and when it does, all it will take is a couple more shots and it will die.
"There are five possible operations for any army. If you can fight, fight; if you cannot fight, defend; if you cannot defend, flee; if you cannot flee, surrender; if you cannot surrender, die."