[If you hate any story with vampires in it, stop reading now and don't bother me with your comments.] The setting is a medieval-era place where monsters are widely believed to exist. Travena, a young woman (around 16-20 years old, unmarried, living at home with her parents) has a secret romance with a handsome but mysterious man who claims his family disapprove of their association. She gets pregnant, and before she can tell him about the child, he disappears. Right around the birth of the child, his 'family' is found murdered and drained of blood. Talk of the town claims he was a vampire, but Travena refuses to believe this. (He actually was.) Anyway, she's now an unwed mother, and is being shunned as a result. Her family disowns her. Her son is the only one who cares about her and her whole life pretty much revolves around him. Despite his unusual father, he seems to be a perfectly ordinary child. Then he gets into an accident and almost dies. While recovering, he suddenly loses control and bites the doctor, draining his blood. Travena is shocked and horrified, but then she sees the expression on her son's face - he is horrified too. She covers up the death and flees town with him, and proceeds to help him by first covering up his kills, then eventually bringing him victims and helping him kill them. I know her actions aren't 'standard heroic character' actions, but does she still make sense, and can you still have sympathy for her?