This storyline was actually drawn before the Christmas one. And now you know why the art has gotten worse. Vatican Section XIII – Iscariot Division. Enrico: You mean there’s nothing going on? Nothing at all? Renaldo: No vampires, no meetings, no problems. not a thing. In effect, we have a day off. Enrico (thinking): Hmmm…… Continue reading Nothing Ever Changes 1/22
Enrico: Let’s see. There was an international meeting of vampire hunters held here, and Integra’s father was coming… Renaldo: Wait a minute. Her father? Just how long ago was this? Enrico: Oh, ages. We were both about five or six at the time… [plane window]
Alex is much older than Enrico. In fact, he’s close to Walter’s age. Enrico, therefore, is not a reliable narrator. Enrico: There was a small playground outside the church where the meeting was to take place. My mother told me to play nicely there while the adults talked; hopefully there’d be other kids to play… Continue reading Nothing Ever Changes 3/22
And that’s when she showed up… Lord Hellsing: Now Integra, play nicely, all right? Integra: Hi! I’m Integra Hellsing. Enrico: Enrico Maxwell. Integra: Can I help you build a castle? Enrico (narrating): Of course, I had to know one thing first: Enrico (past): Are you a Catholic or…something else?
Integra: I’m a Protestant! Enrico: Then you can’t play here. This is a Catholics-only sandbox. Anderson: Yeah! Enrico (narrating): Naturally, she left. Integra: Fine. Be that way. See if I care!
Renaldo: Is that it, sir? Enrico: No, but — Anderson: Is he telling the story about meeting Integra? Enrico: Yes, I am. Anderson: Can I listen in? Enrico: I don’t see why not. Pull up a chair. Renaldo: Wait, weren’t you there when he met Integra? Anderson: Yes, but the story changes every time he… Continue reading Nothing Ever Changes 6/22
Answer: Yes, but not nearly as much as he thinks he does. Enrico (narrating): Ahem. Anyway. We continued working on our sand castle. Soon after…she showed up. Vampire: Excuse me. You’re Enrico Maxwell? Enrico: Uh-huh. Vampire: Do you know anything about…vampires?
Enrico (past): Of course…I know everything there is to know about them! Enrico: I was such a child back then…I thought I was the ultimate authority on the subject. Anderson: Do you think that now? Enrico: Is that a trick question? Anderson: Maybe.
Enrico (narrating): Anyway…I started boasting, showing off my knowledge; she started asking questions. Vampire: Could a vampire come out during the day, into the sunlight? Enric: Technically they could, but they usually don’t, since they hate the sun. Vampire: But are they able to? Enrico: Well, I guess so… Vampire: So if the reward were… Continue reading Nothing Ever Changes 9/22
Enrico: I dunno…you know what they say… Alex: Uh, ‘Rico… Enrico: “Vampires operate by their own unknowable, inhuman logic.” Who knows what they’ll do? Alex: Rico…! RICO! Enrico: Alex, can it wait? I’m in the middle of a speech!