James slogged through the sewers underneath New York City. It was close to 3:30 in the afternoon, though James was unaware of time. All he knew, was that light was still pouring through the sewer and stormgrates at intervals and certain spots that he knew of in the sewers. To most people that wouldn't really mean much, other than the fact that it was the middle afternoon and the work day was nearly over. However, to James it meant that there was still too much light and that he would have to wait until later, once it was dark, to sortie forth from the sewers in search of something to eat.
The lizard-man hadn't had a real something to eat for two days, as his stomach was constantly reminding him. Without thinking about it he ducked as he passed through a low archway. At six feet seven inches, James was certainly a taller than average individual, and he'd banged his head on more than one doorway proving this fact to himself. Putting a scaled hand on the wall, James felt his way along the filthy, grime covered walls of the sewer using the wall as a guide.
Suddenly, just ahead there was a familiar sound that found its way into the James' ears. It was the scrabbling sound of rats as they fought over some small morsel of food or bit of territory within the sewer system. A grin split the James' face as he recognized the sound, and his pace quickened. Rats meant food, either food they were fighting over or something he could eat.
Rounding a bend in the sewer James was instantly aware of just where the rats were. Judging by the heat signature he was getting through his heat sense there had to be at least four of them, maybe six. In two quick strides, James was upon his quarry his hands darting out and snaring a rat in each. The other rats scurried off for cover as their brethren were caught, and James quickly dashed the brains of what was to become his meal.
Dropping into a seated position on the cold hard stones of the sewer, James dug into his first food in days, grateful that it was still warm. There wasn't much meat on either of the scrawny, flea infested rodents. But, James thought to himself as he savored the food, anything was better than nothing.