Jesse had gone numb not long after their botched escape attempt. He'd shut down and withdrawn into himself, and now, whenever Hybris or one of her siblings hurt him, it only sort of registered. Just something else to be dealt with later.
He could hear voices, a wet snap, and the sound of a body hitting the floor. He glanced over to see Hybris, with her neck at an odd angle. But the only thing he could summon up was a vague feeling of, 'Oh. That's interesting.'
And then someone was talking to him, and he pulled himself back to consciousness long enough to process what they were saying. He let out a laugh that was more of a croak than anything. "I've heard that before," he rasped.