There were the bones of dead things all over the floor. Some of was food – before, and some was food now. Energy back into the system. At a loss but still recovered.
What was left that was beyond use, trash ringed by dust and ashes, had one cleared path through it. Far from being an attempt at cleaning, it was instead a mark of activity. Maintained through the disturbance of movement, right down to the particulate detritus that settled down out from the air between bouts of transienc.