1:1:1NarratorThe old creature hungers.
1:2:1NarratorNothing left but hunger.
1:2:2NarratorHunger and open tumors.
1:3:1NarratorIts mind fades.
1:4:1NarratorThe perils of the familiar...
1:5:2NarratorThis is how it ends.
Panel 1. A rat scurries towards the reader, inside a grim ventilation shaft. The rat moves clumsily over a dusty, greasy array of cables, leaving a trail of fluid.
CAP The rat hungers.
Panel 2. The rat looks towards a protuberant tumor in its back, hissing in pain. The fluid comes from an open wound, due to the constant scratching.
CAP The tumor scrapes the surface, opening again.
Panel 3. The rat raises its snout, smelling a clot of grease on the edge of the cables, close ahead.
CAP Its mind fades.
Panel 4. The rat is about to bite the grease clotted cable.
CAP The perils of the feeding are forgotten.
Panel 5. A bolt of electricity emanates from the bitten cable, lighting the shaft. The rat is propelled away. The shape electricity bolt will be used again on page 21, panel 1.
CAP And it ends.