The seeds got dangerous for a bit when you lost feeling in your legs for a few days, but they've gotten smarter, less invasive. You hardly notice the energy they're taking, just that you need to eat a lot more now. Except for your dick, it still hurts and only fires dry. Erika has started to show off just how powerful she is around you. She's superhuman, able to easily carry you around with one hand, likely because she seeded a bunch of men just like you. She checks up on her "little sapling" a few times a week, at first you though that ment the leach seeds, but you realized that she's also calling you the sapling. She makes sure both you and the vines are healthy, gives you tips on how to care for and manage the effects, then "replants" it. Replanting means putting new seeds into you to reassert her control over the vines. Without replanting, the vines would waste your energy instead of giving it to her. The amount of seeds needed for each replanting keeps increasing as the vines spread farther through your body. Each seed she pushes down you can see how proud she is of her sapling. She says you're doing really well and that you're the first person whose been this compatible with her seeds.