Arriving on the scene in no mood to be laughed at, still merged with Gyre, still drunk with the power she thinks is hers, unwilling to tolerate losing Alpha and Roy, and ready to dish out payback, Marie sends tendrils into Rose hoping to quickly drain her life force.
Rose has the physical strength to fight off this invasion but she is distracted; still feeling guilty about torturing Alpha. In this momentary lapse, Gyre finds an opening and gains a hold on her. Cries of pain resonate in her network as connections start to pop. A response forms but can Rose's followers pull off a rescue if all their links to her are gone?