You know after reading this chapter again and thinking back a little. those weird monsters bear a distinct resemblence to luciela's awakened form (that....well I call it "cat-like" head).
Beth really got zomgwtfpwnd there.
Wonder if Alicia now awakenes completely and if she does what will happen. Considering her personality and complety lack of common sense apart from what is necessary for fighting, this is really hard to predict.
Anyway awesome chapter as usual, and another damn month of waiting.