Kiwk isn't really caught offguard by John's attack. Watching the vampire take on the appearance of a serpent was a bit of a surprise, but it's nothing the kobold thinks he can't handle, especially with the vampire disarmed. He sneers, glad that the vampire took a shot at him. Now he can kill the pest.
Boyikt doesn't seem to know what is happening. He can hear the sounds of fighting on the other side of the rock fortress they had built, but he doesn't know for sure who is doing the fighting. All he can be sure of is that he is now cornered by two of them. He can't help but wonder if he can survive this many attacks this close up when he has almost no room to maneuver away if he has to.
Vicky catches a small glimpse of John striking at the other kobold through the crude bed. "What in the world are you doing?" she bursts out as she dashes towards who she thought was her ally.
'Has he gone mad or something?' she thinks to herself. She quickly realizes that the basic premise for diplomacy -- not fighting -- is not met here. Trying to stop this before it gets out of hand, she throws herself at John. "Why are you suddenly attacking?" she asks while trying to hold him down.
Seeing the strange bird woman attacking her former ally, the kobold slink decides to take advantage of the momentary distraction. The kobold stabs at John, but misses the undead man. He hisses through his teeth at his own failure.