It's a reasonable enough thing to do to call the nearest prime when a bizarre monster appears out of thin air and starts eating people.
Inconveniently, the nearest prime is distracted long enough by a hysterical woman begging her not to burn it, to please see if there's a way to get her son back out of it again -
- that the bizarre monster slithers right up to them.
Kiri tries to shove the woman out of the way, and succeeds; Aleko tries to shove Kiri out of the way, and manages only to get himself and her tangled in a heap when the monster's face passes around them.
And now -