From Anne Rice's Interview with the Vampire.
Lestat de Lioncourt, the Brat Prince, Louis de Pointe du Lac, Merciful Death and their little 'daughter', Claudia.
The unholy family, Lestat joked.
'In plague-torn New Orleans, the newly-made vampire Louis de Pointe du Lac has a crisis of conscience. He goes for a guilt-driven, rain soaked walk through the plague-sealed houses near the wharf, where the epidemic had hit the strongest. In a shack, Louis finds Claudia trying to wake her mother, long since dead from plague, and without her father.
Louis takes pity on the girl and intends to take her to an orphanage. However, being starved by a self-inflicted need to drink the blood of rats rather than humans, he starts to feed on her - convincing himself that he will end her suffering. Before he could finish, his companion Lestat de Lioncourt finds him and mocks him for giving in to his vampiric urges. Claudia is taken to a hospital, but Lestat kidnaps her and tells Louis to finish her. Claudia is nearly drained, but Lestat pushes him away and offers his wrist to her, making her into a vampire.
The three of them form a "family" of sorts, with Claudia adopting Louis' love for books and morality, but also Lestat's fondness for playing with victims before their death.'- Wikipedia
I adore Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicle novels. Interview with the Vampire was my first book.
I found this old artwork of mine in an old folder. It was done traditionally to have that old look. I just enhanced it a bit more in photoshop and added the roses.
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