Will Clyde’s Dream Become a Reality or a Disaster?

Alucard from Hellsing

With War of Nytefall: Eulogy out, I know this topic has to be touched on.  After all, it’s make or break time for Clyde’s dream.  I’ve discussed it at length several times, so where else can I go with it?

Public opinion! (Sort of)

One thing I’ve wondered is if real people would see this as feasible.  Would you be okay with vampires living openly in your neighborhood?  This is with the knowledge that they drink blood, have incredible power, and their ancestors were the traditional monsters.  I know we’d like to think we’d be open to the idea, but would we really?  I know I’d be nervous at first.  Though, I’m a tough one to bring into the conversation since this is my creation.  So, I’d like to know how other people would handle the revelation that vampires exist and may be living peacefully next door.

For a refresher:  Clyde’s dream is that the Dawn Fangs live openly and in peace with the mortals.  Since Dawn Fangs can eat real food and control their bloodlust, they are less likely to go berserk.  Keep in mind that I said less likely instead of will never.  You’re going to have some bad apples and vampires can be triggered just like mortals.  Still, he hopes that mortals will accept his people as part of their society and world instead of seeing them as terrifying monsters.  To do so, he’s already had hundreds, if not thousands, of Dawn Fangs live among mortals in secret.  Of course, it’s going to be a shock when you learn who has had fangs all this time, which can be a problem.  Yet, it proves they can live in harmony, right?

So, what do you think?  How would you react to Clyde’s dream becoming a reality?

About Charles Yallowitz

Charles E. Yallowitz was born, raised, and educated in New York. Then he spent a few years in Florida, realized his fear of alligators, and moved back to the Empire State. When he isn't working hard on his epic fantasy stories, Charles can be found cooking or going on whatever adventure his son has planned for the day. 'Legends of Windemere' is his first series, but it certainly won't be his last.
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11 Responses to Will Clyde’s Dream Become a Reality or a Disaster?

  1. Victoria Zigler says:

    I like the idea of it, and I’d want to trust them, but I know I’d be reluctant to do so, and highly suspicious of them at first. I’d give them a chance though, and given time – and clear evidence nobody’s becoming vampire chow – I’d eventually relax enough to trust them enough to accept them as part of the community.

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    • That’s the tough part. You know there will be either legit or faked incidents at first. Both sides would have bad actors to deal with. This is a big reason for Clyde having Dawn Fangs already living peacefully among mortals in secret. Hopefully it reduces the fear and suspicion.

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      • Victoria Zigler says:

        In my case it would ease some of the fear and suspicion. Knowing they were there and didn’t do anything bad would increase the chances I’d accept they might not plan to, and make me at least question any rumors that they did something bad after they were revealed, because there’d be an element of, “But they had all that time to do it before, why would they suddenly do it now?” Plus, I don’t listen to gossip, since I know what people are like for causing trouble with that kind of thing… I live in a small village. Anyone who doesn’t get the connection there clearly hasn’t ever lived in a small village.

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      • Huh. Small village vs large city might be a factor here too. Though I think it would be the opposite in a medieval setting. Depends on the education levels of those in the rural regions.

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      • Victoria Zigler says:

        Very true.

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  2. L. Marie says:

    I agree with Victoria. My first instinct would be fear, because I’m human.

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  3. Real world, I would hate the idea. This is a fantasy environment, though. There are other “peoples” already living among us, and that would be easier to accept to a degree. At least according to my elvish neighbor.

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