Familiar figures in that fourth panel. After the attacks of ’99, the world’s vampire-hunting organizations couldn’t exactly remain secret – although they still try to be as secretive as they can. [CRUNCH] [KRACK SLAM THUD] Jon (thinking): I’m an idiot. I’m an idiot! This was bound to happen eventually. It’s not like he’s some kind… Continue reading Chapter 1 Page 08
Of course Seras is a John Oliver fangirl. Instead of an omake after this chapter, readers got Stephen’s appearances in (concurrently-running) Shine tie-in strips: part 1 (mirror) and part 2 (mirror). Seras: Gentlemen, I like you. I do. (Although my favorite is the cute guy who used to be on Mock the Week.) But what… Continue reading Chapter 4 Page 12
Jon (thinking): They say a lot of things about Sir Integral Fairbrook Wingates Hellsing. She’s spoken with angels and won in hand-to-hand combat with demons. Vampires beg to be allowed to serve her rather than die by her hand. Trees and plants tel her their secrets. Most of which have to do with soil quality… Continue reading Chapter 5 Page 01
Integra: You’ll know more about the operations of your news media than I do, but this is the information currently in their hands. A vampire attack was intercepted at 513 West 54th Street, better known as the studio of The Colbert Report. The area has been cleared, and several victims transferred to a secure facility,… Continue reading Chapter 5 Page 02
These days, Seras is actually more comfortable and relaxed with her shadow-arm out. Squeezing it back into human-arm-shape feels like wrapping it in gauze and duct-taping it to her side. Integra: Do you feel well enough to stand? Jon: Uh…I could give it a shot. Integra: Good. Seras. the IV. Jon: Is it safe to… Continue reading Chapter 5 Page 04
Jon (thinking): Is it morning yet? Feels like morning… [creak] Sirens? Speaker: …bring any injured to the nearest school, post office, or hospital for treatment. Attention New Yor… Jon (thinking): I guess that means we won. Speaker: …keep calm and remain in sunlight. Please b… Jon (present-day): If I could have chosen one day of… Continue reading Chapter 5 Page 05
Integra: The City of New York offered complimentary trauma counseling for everyone in the affected areas. Did you take advantage of it? Jon: Sat through the first screening. They said I was “low priority” and offered to put me on a waiting list. So I decided not to bother. Besides, they say it’s therapeutic if… Continue reading Chapter 5 Page 06
Belated nod to the fact that, yes, this is a spouse-free AU. Integra: How’s your relationship with your family? Jon: Could be worse. They don’t know about Stephen, if that’s what you mean. Integra: How about your love life? Are you sleeping with anyone? Jon: That’s kind of a personal question, isn’t it, Sir Hellsing?… Continue reading Chapter 5 Page 07
Seras: Hurt? Well…yes. But only at first. And after that, only your pride. We can put you on a leash. Lock up your most dangerous powers, and place your fate in the hands of someone who can keep you under control.
Stephen: W-who would you get to [gulp] control me? Seras: Again…that’s all up to Sir Integra. Speaking of which… [WHOOSH] Jon: …don’t know if anyone can be trusted with the power, quite frankly. Integra: He’ll do.