Contrary to common belief, Vampires do not adjust to their “birth” immediately. The “new born” Vampire will retain traces of his mortal characteristics, for a short time. The newly immortal will still hurt, love, hate, laugh and cry just as humans, but those pesky mortal emotions do fade! The new vampire. or “new one” as addressed in the “Adrian Trilogy” is aware of his transformation immediately, as the birth unveils things unknown and unseen by the human eye. He will need several weeks to adjust to his new found knowledge and abilities, years are required before the Vampire will notice human emotions have all but diminished. Most petty emotions are the first that begin to fade, emotions such as greed and jealousy are beneath the immortal. The strongest of emotions such as love, anger, and rage may never fade, in fact, they possible intensify. This is often a dilemma for the immortal as the emotion of love and/or the respect for the living can often conflict with the desire to feed.
Feeding is a necessary trait of all vampires, nearly an involuntary reflex as it can take many years for the new vampire to bridle his lust for blood. For this reason, many new vampires withdraw from society quickly, most will turn to others of their kind for support and guidance, to find none. The mature vampire is not sympathetic to others and view the new vampire as unworthy and a threat to their exposure. Thus, if a new vampire does not have a maker that is willing to mentor him, he will find the world a very lonely place until he has come to terms with his new nature.
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