“Elizabeth….” I started and stopped as her thoughts intruded loudly.
It’s Liz. You used to call me Liz.
I started again, a knowing smile on my face, “Liz, love, it’s important you understand what I am before you make decisions about whether you want to be with me.”
I could sense that she was about to butt in with further protests of her love, but I forestalled her.
“I have told you what Carlisle did to make me as I am today. Liz, I am no longer human. My human form died 3 days after I was bitten; my heart has not pumped at all since then. I became a vampire.”
Liz’s eyes widened and she gulped in a large breath and held it. I started to worry as her lips started to turn blue.
“Liz, breathe, love.”
She inhaled at my words but her thoughts were a jumbled mess. “A Vampire? He is a blood-drinking Vampire? Images from that damn movie, Nosferatu, filled her mind. I was starting to panic, why did she have to see that movie? Now I knew she would be repulsed by me.
There is a youtube clip of highlights from the movie Nosferatu here: