Natalie’s skin felt as smooth as marble. Agon was pleased with the transformation but Natalie’s eyes were wide in horror as she tried to cry out. Her lips weren’t sealed shut but hardened unmovable and she could see but not blink. Tears formed and slid down her cold, smooth cheeks. He brushed a solution over her eyelids that allowed her to blink. “Don’t look at me like that, there’s nothing to worry about. You’re not alone.” He smiled as he wheeled what Natalie thought was a statue nearer. “Natalie this is my girlfriend Astrid, Astrid, Natalie.” Both women stared.