1: Outside the side lawn of Cairo university at night, windows dark and a decoration on the wall.

2: Below, in the grass, a section of the grass breaks up and lifts.

3: Melissa pushes open an old trap door to the forgotten basement of the library, tendrils hang from her mouth and ears: two tentacles with eyes hang from her mouth. Melissa cries black tears from closed eyes, moving not under her own power.

4: The eyes protruding from Melissa’s mouth look around, and small feather-like antennae wave about.

5: With awkward, slouched gait, Melissa runs off, away from the trap door.

6: Julia’s head peeks over the edge of the trap door, looking concerned.