The anticipation made her tingle. As his frighteningly long, agile tongue reached out toward her, she looked at his hideous face and saw that he appeared to be grinning. Yet, if so, it was just a ruse, as, far from licking her, he used his tongue to draw her swiftly unto him and gobbled her up greedily, crushing her wings inward with the rest and swallowing her entire body in one gulp.
He sprinted after Terry, rounding the corner just in time to see his friend vaulting a high wall. Without hesitation, he put a foot on a conveniently-placed black bin and flung himself over the wall too, desperate to close in and get the ball back. But where Terry had the agility of a cat, John landed a bit awkwardly and instantly shattered his spinal column, collapsing helplessly to the floor, never to stand again.