She stared across the water at the creature and for one brief, terrifying moment, understood it completely. Felt it's frustration… it's rage….
And for the span of just one heartbeat, she envied it. To be able to lose control… to abandon reason and thought and simply act… To lash out and destroy - indiscriminately - simply because it could. Because it wanted to.
To release all it's pent up pain and despair upon a world which had brought it nothing but harm.
Then, as quickly as it had come, the moment was gone.
Turning from the creature, Helen went back to work.