[sigh] The baobhan sith soon to be known as Marian: Sister! Wait! Laura: What is it? Marian! You’re leaving all by yourself, aren’t you? Take me with you! Laura: You’re willing to face the dangers outside our forest? Marian: Uh-huh. Plus, men are icky. I wanna meet some hot chicks!
Laura: You want to “meet hot chicks”? Fair enough. So do I. What is your name, little sister? Marian: Marian Amethyst Raven Yumi Sappho Urania Elizabeth. It’s the name I chose when I became one of the baobhan sith. Like it? Laura: Tell you what. Why don’t I just call you Marian, and you can… Continue reading Birthday Bash 6/85
Marian: Where are we going first, Laura? Laura: Well, little sister, I have one idea… You’ve heard the rumors out of England, about the female knight…who kills or captures every vampire she meets? Marian: Wow! Is that really what she looks like? Laura: Er…so I imagine, anyway.
Laura: We have all heard about this knight, but none of us have met her. I intend to go to England and see her for myself. Marian: But there’s a reason we haven’t gone looking for her! What if we’re killed? Laura: Marian, we died long ago. It would be such a waste to be… Continue reading Birthday Bash 8/85
The last panel begins a scene adapted from Hellsing volume 4, chapter 8. The original scene takes place shortly before the all-out attack on England; this one will lead into a more subtle series of events. Marian: All right! Let’s go to England! I wonder if I”ll meet any younger vampires outside of the forest?… Continue reading Birthday Bash 9/85
The streets of London: Marian: Wow! Check out the modern clothes! They’re so cute! Laura: I don’t know…they’re rather revealing. Marian: But in the catalog you took from that camper last year, the models had even less clothing than this… Laura: Marian, when I said that was a catalog? I lied.
Laura: Long dresses are simple, elegant, refined. They speak of taste and class. And, if they cling just so, in the right places, they can be much more alluring than… …that. Marian: Hey, I like this!
Laura: You are not wandering the streets looking like that, young vampire. Marian: Says who? You’re not the Master of me! Laura: But you never would have gotten this far without me. Don’t stop listening to me, or I’ll leave you on your own right now. Marian: You can’t do that! I have a rebellious… Continue reading Birthday Bash 20/85
Laura (thinking): I’m not a baby. I don’t need Laura to take care of me. I can be a proper baobhan sith all by myself! Seras (thinking): I’m like a baby. I need Sir Integra to feed me. I’ll never be a proper vampire by myself.
Like all true undead, Marian has incredibly sensitive hearing. Usually she ignores most of the things she hears; but right now, with her mind wandering, she’s picking up all kinds of night noises. [chatter chatter] Marian (thinking): Sigh…maybe Laura was right. Maybe I can’t do this on my own. How am I ever going to… Continue reading Birthday Bash 30/85