I recently met a vampire, and he wants to bring me across into the eternal darkness of power, and intrigue. However I have a crippled mother to care for. What should I do?
On the positive side you will have enhanced strength, speed, senses, and intelligence. You’ll also have some measure of telepathic, and hypnotic powers. The drinking of blood will give you a wide array of temporary powers. Whether they be talented humans, or paranormal beings with magical powers. And of course let’s not forget the immortality, anti-aging, and eternal youth! Acquiring wealth will be easy, and therefore you could provide for your mom. Heck she could be brought across into the world of the living dead, and her physical defects would be cured instantly.
On the negative side the demonic DNA that will take over your body will also have deep influence on your mind. Some humans are of such a strong will that they can overcome that dark influence when becoming a vampire. However the majority turn evil to some extent and become dangerous individuals! If you turn to the dark side you may have no interest in caring for your mom who you will view as a non-essential person from your former life. You may end up committing various atrocities over the centuries that you will regret when you finally do meet your maker in the great beyond. Certainly if the vampire who wants to transform you is good then you have a head start. The demonic DNA he would transfer to you wouldn’t be as potent on your personality.
You will also never get to gaze at or bask in the sunlight ever again. That is unless you happen to get a hold of rare solar protective substances every so often. You’ll be in constant danger of paranormal warriors, including the notorious Vampire Slayers, trying to eradicate you. You’ll be weakened by religious artifacts, and wooden stakes to the heart. In addition you will be on the radar of a variety of supernatural beings more powerful than you. Ones who may want to use you for their own agendas or want you dead for various reason. Unfortunately you will become a subject of the global Vampire Kingdom who may take issue if you decide to follow the path of righteousness.
The decision to dive into the dark eternal sanguine shadows is one not to be made lightly. Certainly not based on things you read about in fictional books, or seen in TV shows, or movies. You need to weigh all the pros, and cons along with discussing this in depth with your possible future vampire father. Once transformed you will see them as your parent, and the others they have brought across will feel like your brothers, and sisters. However you will have no moral boundaries so you may engage in unsavory relations with them.
I wouldn’t chance it. However I’d ask if the vampire in question would donate some of his blood every so often. You could gain temporary enhanced abilities, and the blood could even cure your crippled mother without any evil side effects. He’d probably be willing in exchange for partaking of your blood.