Maya walked in, knelt down then placed a hand on Paul's shoulders, right where the tentacles were growing. He felt them pulsate with power, but he also felt that he wasn't in total control of them. Maya stroked the tentacles as if they were something she saw every day. "I know this is crazy Paul. You were the unlucky one."
Paul felt a tear roll down his cheek. "W-why me? Wh-WHAT'S GOING ON!?"
One of his tentacles lashed out, barely missing Maya by an inch. Maya held the tentacle delicately, massaging it until it relaxed once more. "I'm not sure, honestly. You're the first one to survive all of… well, this." Maya didn't say it, but Paul was sure she meant the parasite residing in him. Paul wanted to confide in Maya, but he couldn't. What would Tal'Shen do if Paul angered him? What if Maya knew about Tal'Shen? Hell, was she even Maya? Tal'Shen himself said that she holds 'the sister-progeny of Lysanna'. Maya said, "Paul, I'm going to administer some more Proxitol, okay? Hopefully this'll