Week three of the 2018 Month of Fear
challenge: “Tears”“Myriads of horrible fancies began to crowd in upon my mind. All of them connected with death, and vampires, with blood, and pain, and trouble…”
Mina, breaking down as she recounts the memory of her night with Dracula to her husband, Dr. Seward, and Van Helsing, who had burst into her bedroom and caught Dracula as he was forcing Mina to drink his blood and bind her to him…
“‘…And you, their best beloved one, are now to me, flesh of my flesh, blood of my blood, kin of my kin… and shall be my companion…’
‘With that he pulled open his shirt, and with his long sharp nails opened a vein in his breast. When the blood began to spurt out, he took my hands in one of his, holding them tight, and with the other seized my neck and pressed my mouth to the wound, so that I must either suffocate or swallow some to the… Oh, my God! My God! What have I done?’” (Dracula, Chapter XXI) Prints are available here! Follow my "Month of Fear" posts on tumblr!