1: Xijo and reptilian scientist stare up at the mass as it shifts, a long moment until Xijo speaks up:
Xijo: You need to limit your exposures.
Scientist: Right, right…

2: The scientist is walking through the opening door to exit the chamber, but is looking back at the black mass longingly.

3: The mass is coiling around itself and bundling up into a round shape.

4: Xijo squints as he watches.
Xijo: Xi’zak…
We have left you alone, but still you move and change.

5: Slowly it hardens, as if taking on the shape of a slimy, fleshy egg.
Xijo: What are you becoming?