What, you thought the worms were so easily defeated? They’re not going to just run from an opportunity like this.
An interesting thing to consider is that Peter hasn’t actually seen Persephoni in over a year’s worth of comic updates, and even then it was only a brief introduction to her character. I was thinking of doing a fourth-wall joke and having him reference the fact that she’s been absent from the comic for this long, but there are only so many times you’re allowed to do that before it completely kills the comic.
And yes, I’m aware the word bubble in panel 7 makes it look like Peter doesn’t have a head. It’s tough to find ways to fit all the dialogue into these panels sometimes. Sacrifices must be made!