By Darren Shan
Darren Shan and his ally, Steve, get tickets to the Cirque Du Freak, a perfectly gothic freak express that includes bizarre, scary part human/half animals who engage terrifyingly with the viewers. in the middle of the thrill, actual terror increases its head while Steve acknowledges that one of many performers-- Mr. Crepsley-- is a vampire!
Stever is still after the convey finishes to confront the vampire-- yet his explanations are unbelievable! within the shadows of a crumbling theater, a horrified Darren eavesdrops on his pal and the vampire, and is witness to a significant, annoying plea. as though by means of future, Darren is pulled to Mr. Crepsley and what follows is his forrifying descent into the darkish and bloody global of vampires.
This is Darren's tale.
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I brushed fingertips against my own lips and drew them away, bloodied. He saw the object of my dismay, and his expression transformed itself into one of fathomless shame. " I demanded as I lowered my gaze, unable to look further at him, to see anything but my own spread fingers, covered with an unknown victim's blood. "Go, please! I cannot—I cannot bear even to think—" His voice was calm and soft but carried an undercurrent of steel resolve. "You must. Just as I had to return. It was too much for me to have come tonight, too soon after your loss.
A madwoman, they said, but my brother had seen something more, and I saw from the expression on his face as he peered through the bars at her that she had already captured his heart. As she did mine that day. As a boy, Bram constantly brought home stray and injured animals; his generosity is as deep and boundless as the ocean that surrounds us. As a man, he has not changed; but now his strays are of the two-legged variety, and just as needy. She was one of his charity cases, Gerda was, abandoned by her father to the sanitorium, deemed intractably mad.
How can this be evil, for two souls who so love each other to unite? We coupled silently, violently; such was my excitement that I soon was spent. At once, she tore herself from me and hurried off into the darkness, leaving me to sink gasping to my knees upon the hearth. Distraught at this abrupt abandonment, I struggled to rise, desiring to follow her, to profess my love and gain reassurance from her; desiring only to be near her. But before I could regain my balance, the front door slammed and I heard familiar footfall: Bram.