"Thorn... I know what it is..."
They all look to me.
"It is a sac filled with compressed air, like the ones we have..."
I point to the pods on my shoulders and thighs.
"They obviously infested you somehow. I asked you those questions to see if you were experiencing the... side effects that we are. I do not know if they will manifest or not, but if they do, I'll help you... You are one of us now, we will find the cure together. Are you with us or not Thorn?"