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After ’99, even the Vatican respects this particular rule. (It helps that the current head of Section XIII is more reasonable than Maxwell.) When they discover that a vampire target is working with a human, they halt all operations and call in the Protestants. Of course, most of the Iscariots are still not thrilled about… Continue reading Chapter 4 Page 10

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This kind of selflessness doesn’t come naturally to Stephen. He’s pretty upset that Jon doesn’t seem to appreciate it. Stephen: Jon, you colossal waste of Emmy prestige! Don’t you get it? They’re letting you go! And with no new holes through you, which is a much better deal than Iscariot would’ve offered! Jon: Wait. What… Continue reading Chapter 4 Page 11

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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

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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

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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

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Meanwhile, back at the lab… (Layout is stolen from an homage to The Powerpuff Girls Doujinshi.) Seras: Stephen… Stephen: Jon? Jon!! Come out of there! Stephen: He’s safe. Now, Stephen, please — [gnaw gnaw] Stephen, just listen to me! [GLOM] Stephen: Hey!! Let him go! Seras: In a minute! I need to talk to you.

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In which Seras ditches the tiny nurse uniform for something more concealing. (Much to her honey’s dismay.) Seras: Hold him still, honey. Stephen…it’s about the vampire who turned you. Your sire. We have him on record as killed by an Iscariot. Do you know if that’s true? Stephen: Did you miss that part of my… Continue reading Chapter 5 Page 09

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Stephen: Was any of that code for “can we jam a sharp stake into your tender bits”? What’s the catch? Seras: No catch. Stephen: I killed a man! Am I supposed to believe you’re going to let that slide? Seras: You lost control. We have the resources to keep you fed, so it won’t happen… Continue reading Chapter 5 Page 10

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Or did I just blow your mind? Stephen: All of this is just a fancy ploy to get me to agree to leave the country with you! You still haven’t spilled my secret to the news. I could go right back to my job tomorrow, with nobody the wiser. If you really cared about me,… Continue reading Chapter 5 Page 11

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Seras: … Mr. Colbert…The welfare of my country comes first. It has to. But I’m not lying when I say I care about you. And you’re right. We could leave you here. But there would be a catch. For everyone’s safety — including yours. Will you be all right with that? Stephen: What do you… Continue reading Chapter 5 Page 12