In the hallway in front of Alice, two aides passed by. One of them waved cheerily. They were hauling a metal cart. It had a sheet covering what was unmistakably an unmoving human body on it. After they passed, the creaking of the cart's wheels faded, leaving the halls deserted in an eerie silence.
"It's good for you." Styx said. He was getting uncomfortably close to Gunkly, grinning his unnaturally wide, needle-toothed grin, the large, gold cross hanging from his neck nearly touching Gunkly. "Are you sure? Blood is very healthy for a growing boy. It'll make you grow big and strong." The security director's eyes widened. The pupils enlarged, shrinking his golden irises, the black of his pupils dominating his orbs.