I listened carefully as Madam Mina recounted her terrible ordeal, and felt repulsed that the evil creature forced our dearest lady to drink his vile blood! Oh the pain for our sweet Mina! She is such a Godly woman, kind and thoughtful in every way. I cannot help but question what she has done to deserve such a fate! Such a pure and good woman should not have to bear the terrible consequences of drinking the counts foul blood! Yet she still fears for us, her most loyal friends, more than for herself!
I have only to look at my dear friend Jonathon’s face, so grey and haggard, to see that tonight’s events have weighed heavily on his heart, yet I feel there is hope- if any woman can survive this ordeal it would be Madam Mina: she is as brave and true as any of us men! I cannot believe how far we have all come since the day I first heard of this business from my good Dr Seward. To think I thought poor Lucy’s mystery ailment would simply be another obscure illness!
And now Madam Mina faces the same fate, should she fade away from this life! My mind is set. My resolve will not falter. There is a fire inside of me that burns ever stronger because of this turn of events, and it will not perish until we have vanquished this monster once and for all! We must continue with our fearsome task, for own sakes and those of others, as well as that of the noble Madam Mina, Lord pity her! For now I must return to Harker and his wife.
They are in need of support, and I feel that my presence is somewhat a comfort for them at this time. The morning brings a new day, another day to use to our advantage against this beast! I have arranged for us to meet at six to discuss as best we can the situation. I believe that if we can search out the vile creature’s lairs and sterilise them best we can, we may have a chance! There is hope yet, and so I must return to my friends and continue to believe that this can work out… for if we do not believe, we shall not succeed! To work!