1: Julia slowly turns. A slug-like predator has prowled close, long bright tendrils extended around. It has no visible eyes, this specimen is larger than the one Julia saw before, its back end featuring a large raised crest.

2: Julia backs up in fear. An arm extends from the bottom of Lily’s form, where a multi-tooled pod extends a small knife with a metallic swipe.

Julia: Uh… Lily…?

Lily: [untranslated robotic alien speech – frantic tone]

3: Lily darts forward, arm extended. The soft predator recoils. Julia has let go of the wire ‘leash’ attached to one of Lily’s retracted arms.

4: The creature is slinking back behind an outcropping of ruined wall. Julia rushes to escape, Lily close behind her.