1: Through the drone’s camera, its GUI showing scientific stats and readings, the ceiling above is seen to shift and writhe as an arm, tipped with a long, thick spike, pulls itself from the wall.

2: It strikes down hard, right into the camera. The recording glitches and stutters before it dies out.

3: The GUI reads errors and “CONNECTION LOST” over a blank, black screen.

4: In a dark, black night, the window of an apartment shines out from the darkened facade of the building.

Cairo, 2038