The new creature with the shiny middle talked with the High-Voiced One and Big Guy for a long time. Although I worried at first that it might be one of the Invaders, I relaxed after observing that it seemed to be no threat. I even let it pet my nose under the mistaken assumption that it might have special treats to share. No such luck.
After the shiny one left, Big Guy shared it's treat with me and then it worked on the smashed back portal, making terrible banging noises as it pounded the portal back in place. Huge boards now blocked anyone from smashing it in again.
That night I did not sleep well. Every little sound brought me to my feet as I listened for a return of the Invaders.