VAMPIRE AND FRIENDS
VAMPIRE AND FRIENDS is the third chapter in the book, We Are All Vampires.
We Are All Vampires by Rute Serafim & Karl Swainston
We are all vampires, but some of us are more vampires than others. We’re not talking about the blood-curdle-drinking vampires of the past.; no, the modern vampire is more sophisticated and is everywhere in society, seeking only the energy of another person. This contemporary and contemptuous creature will be a husband, a wife, a partner, or a boss in the workplace, daily draining their victims of life.
CHAPTER 3 - VAMPIRE AND FRIENDS by Rute Serafim & Karl Swainston
Vampire and Friends
A powerful vampire is a remarkable creature in the diabolical art of dividing and conquering.
Once the vampire has chosen its victim and has set to work drawing out all the energy from its victim, the vampire will begin, almost imperceptibly at first, to introduce suspicion and faults in the victim’s closest friends.
This is a tough time for the victim. Most of the time, the victim does not know how to turn. They don’t want to disappoint their partner, the deceptive vampire, but at the same time, the victim does not want to hurt friends who have been there for years supporting them.
The vampire is a master at drawing out a person’s faults and highlighting that fault so that it becomes more significant than what it is. The vampire will start to drop remarks about the friends, unhelpful remarks. The vampire will then grant the victim time to reflect upon these unhelpful, negative remarks about the friends.
The creature will compound the attack by orchestrating engagements which don’t include the friends. Suppose the victim and their friends have already agreed upon an engagement. In that case, the vampire will quickly and efficiently introduce a grander and better engagement – minus the friends.
At length, the vampire will have forged a distance, a division into friendships, until, in the end, the friendships barely exist at all.
In this battle, only two parties know everything happening: the vampire and the victim’s friends.
The friends will notice straight away what tactics are afoot. They will warn the victim, without success, of course, because the victim is obsessed and cannot see reality; the victim only sees their excellent partner and not the vampiric creature staged before their eyes.
But when the vampire has sucked out of their victim the last ounce of energy, when the victim is a mere being of horrible existence and is totally wasted by the vampire, only then will the victim their actual reality.
Of course, the friends will come flooding back to the victim and offer all the support they can, intertwined with choruses of, ‘I told you so.’ But they will remain and be glad the vampire has moved on to the next hapless victim.
How could the vampire reduce their victim to not seeing ‘reality’ or seeing the vampire they are getting into a relationship with?
This question is as old as time: ‘I don’t know what I was thinking getting into a relationship with that monster…’ after the dust has cleared and the vampire has vanished.
Is it highly probable that before the vampire attacked and distanced the friends, it would have distanced any degree of confidence in its victim?
This confidence stripping by the creature is perpetrated very slowly but also very surely. The vampire is excellent at stripping away confidence from its victims. It does this through concentration on the negative.