Madness and Desire
Morning creaks at Mr. Evans Asylum filled with the deragned and insane minds of England. At one would enjoy the glorious morning, if someone's deranged and crazy laughter didn't give them chills. "Come on now Renfield, calm yourself down. You are making the other patients here on edge," says Refield's watcher Patchen, trying to calm Refield down. Refield jumping around like young child doing a tea party.
"The master has come, the master is here, the master takes his new found meal," sings Refield putting a few flies on a plate before twiliring around a few times with a pure smile that would give even a baby cry. "The meal's so fresh, the meal's so sweet, the meal's what everyone would seek," he continues, not paying attention to Patchen. "Go call for Mr. Evans and Dr. Seward, tell him Refield is going looneier then he usually is!" Patchen shouted at a nurse that was nearby. The nurse runs as fast as she could to get them. "Two more nights soon to pass, the master will surely furfill his quest, dear, dear Maggie will soon be mad just like me. Mad as mad when the devil arrives they all will sucome!" he sang sounding more wild then before. "Shut up, you old fly eater! Your making everyone crazy!" shouted Patchen.
"Crosses, garlic, and wolfsbane will not protect you night or day. Nothing can help you, the curse will remain. From such delicious and glorious pain will make you the master's slave. He chooses who lives and who dies, soon he will come to claim his one and only prize," he continues ignoring Patchen again. Two orderlees suddenly come in and grab Renfield, trying to chain him up on the wall. "You can shakel me, you can chain me, but you'll never take the blood that I will receive, for the blood is the life and I will soon be free!" Renfield laughs after the orderlees leave and wait for Mr. Evans to appear.
Mr. Evans and Jack stood before Renfield, Mr. Evans was wearing his reading glasses he wrote all that Refield was raving of earlier. "Well Renfield," said Mr. Evans as he finished writing and put his pencil down. "I would like to know who this master is you speak of?" he asked Renfield. Renfield looks over at the bared window in his room looking at the sunlight spilling in the room. "The sun has risen but it won't last, for when the moon takes it's place there will be deadly terror to face. For soon the master will rize and you will say your good byes', he will take and make a new undead breed that will feed, and feed as he claims his bride to be," says Renfield looking at Mr. Evans and Jack wide eyed showing that he has gone truly mad. "'We'll take that under consideration Mr. Renfield," says Mr. Evans as he and Jack headed towards the door knowing asking him anything will be a waist of time. "I warn you Mr. Evans, send me away or else face the conciquences!" shouts Renfield before Mr. Evans and Jack went through the door.
Mina woke up as the sun rised and felt some how normal which pleased her greatly, but some how she felt something was wrong this morning. "I swear I heard a wolf howling before I went to sleep…" Mina thought as she looked at the balcony doors. As Mina was getting out of her bed she noticed something on her pillow beside where she lain…it was a freshly picked, beautiful red rose. "It is beautiful," she said as she picked up the flower and smelled it. The flower had a faint familiar scent that reminded Mina of the Count.
Then Mina remembered her sweet dream as she held the rose gently to her cheek. Smiling happily as she remembered how handsome he looked, like a prince in a fairy tale would meeting his princess. "The way he looked at me…it was like he desired me and wanted me to be there," Mina thought to herself. "And the way he danced with me in the mist and candle light…he held me so close, I could almost feel his heart beating," she said to herself sighing like a young girl in love. "I felt so alive…I can't even forget his cheek against mine…oh and his voice when he sang along with the music that played!" Mina shivered and moaned as she thought of it. As Mina grasped the steam of the rose, missing the thorns on it, she felt a string attached to it, along with a small label. Mina examined the label and saw that it was a small note. "I wonder what it says…" says Mina reading the labeled note.
" 'I will always dream of you, my beautiful Mina. I will see you again soon.'
One who has you in his heart forever,
Count Vlad Dracula."
Mina felt her heart pound hevily as she finished reading the note. "He came to my room," Mina said to herself. "I must tell Maggie and Caroline about this!" squealed Mina as she ran out of her bed, put her night gown robe on, and nearly runs excited to Maggie's room.