1: The beast is in the air, massive claws swinging.

2: Ikal aims, as steady as he can.

3: The bug’s open, growling maw advances on him, mandibles spread

4: Ikal fires.

5: The beast thuds to the ground, the two figures obscured by the thrown up dust

6: As the dust clears, Ikal gets up, out from behind the fallen monster.