At this point, John is pouring himself a glass of water from the bathroom sink. The metal under his fingers seems colder than usual, moist and somehow alien. He feels a strange chill run slowly up his body, starting from the balls of his feet, drifting up in a wave of goosebumps. When the sensation reaches his face, he places the glass of water on the edge of the sink and leaves the room. He goes to the window, looks out, and sees a monster. Several things happen very quickly: feeling the weight of John's astonished gaze, the monster immediately stops his northward march and pivots towards the apartment in question. The glass on the edge of John's sink slips unexpectedly off. A large tour bus filled with disappointed Germans rounds the corner at an unprecedented speed and hits the monster. John says a swear word for the first time since college. And all the lights go out.