“Thank you for inviting me to dinner, X, it’s very kind of you. What kind of meat did you say this was, again?”

“It’s human,” X says, and smiles slowly, anticipating the look of shock and horror on xir guest’s face. 

“Oh, neat,” Y says, unfazed, and takes another bite. Hir teeth seem sharper than before, and hir eyes bottomless dark. The room seems smaller, and for the first time since X started xir killings, xe feels a stirring of fear. “It’ll make a nice appetizer.”