Meruem and the Royal Guards approach a family working in the fields, and Meruem kills the husband and wife. He takes a bite out of their flesh and immediately spits it out, complaining about how bland it is. At this, Neferpitou informs him that the brain was the most delicious part of the human body, so it was best if he did not damage the head. Meruem takes this into account, and kills the child, who was too shocked to run away. He eats a bit of her brain, and then agrees it was a bit tastier, although it could not compare to the flesh of rare humans. Pitou tries to give him more advice, this time about how to distinguish the rare humans from the rest, when she is slapped hard on the face with the King's tail. He warns her to not take him as a fool, and informs her that he knew how to distinguish rare humans from the aura they had around them. But he then commends her on her strength, as he had struck her with the intention of killing her.