Prudence fell backwards on the ground, silent tears streaming down her face. The insectoid let out an angry hiss, its stinger making a sudden thrust towards her chest, only to stop a couple of centimeters away from contact. Both creatures were immobile. Then the insectoid tilted its head to the left, then to the right, and then to the left again. What came out of its mouth next was laughter that didn't sound like one to Prudence. It leapt away to a nearby wall before disappearing on the roof, leaving a stunned human who couldn't believe she was still alive.