Then Marcus started to rationalise that maybe he was being far too hasty. He’d been anticipating miracles from what was certainly the miracle of youth transfer. In expecting instant action, he wasn’t mindful that such a major physical change might need a period of readjustment to settle. He had the evidence down below that flesh could tighten skin. Maybe he needed to wait a while for the full effects to take place.
Give it time, old boy. he thought.
But I should start disposing of that boy.
Later perhaps. If I manage some sleep now, the time will pass quickly.