What sort of relationship did you have with your father? Did he love you?
My father and I…clashed from a very early age. He was always tougher on me than the rest of my brothers, always expected more yet was never satisfied. I can’t fathom what I could have done to upset him so. My only crime seemed to be that I existed.
I don’t know if he loved me. I think not. He apologized in his dying moments for snatching me out of the monastery and burning my books, begging my forgiveness, but I think perhaps he was more concerned with his immortal soul than my peace of mind.
What did you two do when you went out alone together
mermaids-dig-whatever: #teenage au where Claudia works at Taco Bell and sees Lestat and Louis all the time and she eventually gets them to ask each other out and wo
If I recall correctly, you have a fear - or rather, a monumental dislike - of corpses. Is this a vampiric trait gained with the blood, or is your near-phobia of them personal?
It’s difficult to say, before I was made a vampire I did not find myself in the company of many corpses. From the accounts of the others it seems to be an ingrained aversion inherent in all humans that only strengthens with the blood. Because let me ask you this— does anybody particularly like corpses?
"Does anybody particularly like corpses?"
Did you know the full extent of Lestat's abuse at the hands of your husband?
Did I know?
That is the question, isn’t it?
Without addressing precisely which abuse you are curious about, I will simply make an assumption.
For a long time—no, I did not know.
For years I had no idea what was happening.
Once I knew…well. So much was clear, wasn’t it? The panic attacks, the anxiety, the irrational fears and night terrors. But there was little I could do to stop what was happening. Lestat’s age compounded with my total lack of power in that house made sure of that.
What do you want from me?
I can offer neither. The past has past. The Marquis is dead. The damage is done.
Leave my son’s childhood, what tattered pieces remain of it, to those who can keep it.
01. Things That Should Have Happened in VC:
Magnus: btw there is a crazy coven of satanic vampires in this same city and they will probably try to kill you.
It certainly would have made things much smoother for me and mine.
Hm, but Magnus was certainly a big purveyor of “learn by experience,” wasn’t he?