Hmm... So you and that other human would stand before obliteration to aid the goddess, would you? How curious... The humans I've known are weak things. Hardly more than insects, shivering under rocks and ready to flee at the mere glimpse of me. When I last walked this world, they did little more than scream and cling to their goddess, mewling and praying... Counting on her to protect them. How amusing to think those cowards begot someone like you.
"Everyone will converge on the lobby. Once your group has cleared the way, mine will make our escape. After that, you are free to do what you like. But not before. Is that understood?"
The small boy looked around the circle at the angry, defiant and terrible faces of the assembled vampires: the Saxon sorcerer, the Akkadian curse, the African plague-bringer, the Chinese life-drinker, the Spanish inquisitor, and the Aztec god.
None of them said a word.
—An Unattractive Vampire by Jim McDoniel