Alucard: It’s not worth it. Do you understand, Master?
I’m just a monster. A tool. Yours to use, and yours to throw away. So order me. I’ll attack, I’ll defend, I will kill and I will die, if only you give me the order. But don’t give yourself up. Don’t become a tool in the service of an old god, or a planet, or whatever this force is. And don’t you dare do it for my sake.
I’m already lost. I don’t need to be protected. I don’t even need to live. But you need to stay human. I need you to stay human.
Perun!Integra: Unchecked, that demon will bring havoc. We could lose this city. Perhaps this island.
Alucard: If you had released my final restriction, I would have been a match for her! Why not let this be my fight?
Integra: Because then I might lose y–
Alucard: That’s right.
Master, listen. You don’t need to kill her. Stop using the flowers.
Perun!Integra: She has to be removed from the earth.
Alucard: I know! That’s what you have me for!
Perun!Integra: You would stand in my way?
Alucard: I would.
Let me speak to my Master.
Nina (thinking): I’m going to lose. I’m going to lose. To a human.
Scratch that…I’m going to be eaten. By a dog. I don’t know which is worse…
Schrödinger (thinking): Whoa…I’m glad I’m not in that body right now.
If that happened to me, it might take, oh, hours to fix myself!
Only once have I started drawing a storyline that I didn’t finish. It consisted of Integra getting the flu, Walter being helpful, and Seras bumbling around in a nurse uniform. I don’t remember what Alucard did. (Pip had yet to appear on the scene. This was, after all, back in 2003.)
A few months ago, putting together the current storyline, I decided to revive the long-abandoned plot point. Unfortunately, with all the other drama going on, there wasn’t room in the story for Nurse Seras. Please accept this bit of vintage art in apology.
As for this one…Well, let’s just say “Integra gets sick” isn’t the only plot point I’ve been sitting on for five years.
Alucard (thinking): Hip bone’s connected to the…thigh bone…
Nina: I hope you put up more of a fight than your pet.
Perun!Integra: I am not this creature’s master. Poor little demon.
Alucard (thinking): Hold on, Master…got to pull myself together…
Perun!Integra: You have no idea what you are dealing with.
Major: Most impressive, Fräulein.
Show me what this new weapon of yours is capable of.