1: A veiny close-up of the idol writhing within flesh.

2: Juli stands in the C.U. library looking to her.

3: The idol’s tendrils hook into the flesh like leeches.

4: From Melissa’s point of view, we see the idol pouring into her mouth as it did in Issue #1.

5: Black tendrils squirm inside the flesh again.

6: Melissa’s hands bulge, tentacles poking out from beneath the skin.

7: Melissa is on the ground, on her knees, panting and dazed.
The Smiling Man: There. Things should make more sense to you now.