Asibikaashi attempted the take down like every other one before it. She would burrow into someone's home, typically into a cellar or basement, where she would lay in wait. Sometimes she would make subtle noises to promote the prey's investigation, such as scratching on the walls in the night or rapping a leg against a pipe. Other times, she simply waited until someone on the floor above was tired or exhausted, so she could attack when they were undefended in rest. That's USUALLY how it went, anyway.
She was aware of her limitations- many humans were as strong or stronger than she was. But she had speed, viciousness, and fear on her side. It was usually enough to coax someone into a cocoon, let alone any other trap she often had set up. Tonight, however, was becoming a hassle. She was not accustomed to fighting someone for a prolonged amount of time like this. But this human, a female this particular time, was not going down easy. Asi managed to even drag her back into a cobweb through the hole in the basement she made. But the venom from an earlier bite didn't last long or not enough was injected. Almost immediately, this woman was back to fighting with Asi again. It was a pain just to get her this far.
Through the webbing, Asi could see the meddlesome klepto-parasitic lesser spiders waiting in the wings. She hated them intensely. They drained her kills without ever helping and sometimes tried to drive her off from her own catch. The nerve! Now they just sat around watching, waiting, like the opportunists they were. Maybe for that, Asi was particularly irritated. In most cases, she would simply leave if the prey fought back significantly. Asi was an ambusher, not a true fighter. Her legs didn't allow for extreme strength and she did not like the risk of breaking a fang if she were kicked just so. Regardless, because everything was going wrong so far between the catch and the parasites showing up, she did not feel like breaking off this time. Asi wanted to win. She wanted her prey bound and she wanted to hiss in victorious defiance at the lesser spiders. If she could win, she could show enough dominance to make them back off with a righteous deep hiss. This was her catch, her work, her time!
But this human was fearless. She grabbed two of Asi's grappling limbs and used them defensively to prevent herself from being bitten. She was barely clothed like the other sleepers; it would have been so easy to sink venom into her. Asi, meanwhile, had to concede this woman was fairly strong- maybe it would be better to simply focus on binding her attacking limbs first. And so, the fight went on, with neither side backing off from their competitive struggle. Even monsters have difficult nights.