A lonely, ancient vampire scoured Delilah’s village shortly after the Black Death searching for a future mate. His true love had been killed by the vampire that changed him hundreds of years ago. Witnessing the death and loss caused by the plague, the loneliness began to press upon the ancient vampire. He stalked the newly born babes in nearby villages and selected Delilah for her near-perfection which would translate wonderfully into vampirism.
He settled with her in an abandoned country home outside her village away from prying human eyes, keeping her locked in a cellar with little else than a small oil lamp and stuffed palate for sleeping. He conversed with her and taught her to speak and read using the family bible left in the house, eventually calling her “Delilah” for the wily, femme fatale as he found her eyes entirely hypnotic.
She never cared for the ancient vampire, finding his red eyes unsettling, his manner menacing. On one of her frequent escape attempts – fruitless under the heightened senses of the ancient vampire – she glimpsed the outside world, and began to resent her imprisonment. But escape was entirely impossible.