The Doors to the bridge of the Dreadnought opened, and through them stepped Old Father Time "How did it go?" enquired Depth Charge at the curiously younger looking man. "Perfect..." he replied "...Thanks to your team's efforts I feel better than ever. Nevertheless we should proceed with caution... I certainly can't risk overdoing it."
O2 wakes up in a hospital bed... everything hurts, his visions seems to be obscured by a thin veil of bandages. He overhears fragments of nurses and doctor's talking "_...Is that Him? Of course Not! Where did you find him? In the City... near a pile of those things..." however darkness takes him before anything else can happen, and O2 drifts off into sleep.
Beetle finds herself partially buried in rubble, after clawing her way out of the rubble she spies a figure standing a few feet away, they appear femminine and wearing a long black robe; their face is obscured by a porcelain mask and topped with a simple black crown. "Identify yourself!" Beetle barks, a creeping sense of unease "I am a Queen, and member of the Court?" the figure replies, her voice emotionless "What is your purpose?" questions Beetle , slowly forming a chitin blade around her arm, "To make you remember" replies the Queen as she slowly advances. Readying herself Beetle form's a defensive layer of armour around her body, in response the Queen's arms slide out from her cloak, her fingers elongate and curve into sharp hooked blades. Beetle steps back instinctively, seeing this opportunity The Queen bolts forward and outstretches her hand (fingers straightening into fine points) and pierces both the armour and Beetle. Though for a few seconds Beetle feels nothing... then a burning pain in her mind, images of herself, Savager's Corpse, WESD scientists, the Plague Doctors. Her suppressed memories return, crashing like waves in her mind. Then darkness... Beetle's vision darkens as she collapses to the ground, though a small voice; so distant it's words are barely audible "Eat! Grow! Survive!" Black Chitin slowly surrounds Beetle's body and begins to form a large spiralling Cocoon.