“Keep me with you.”
I was watching his face as I said it. He looked confused again, worried, but he held me against his body and nodded. “Yeah,” he said. “I’m not sure how I’m going to do that, but yeah. I want you with me. I don’t think I should keep you. Hell, I know I shouldn’t. But I’ll do it anyway.” “I don’t think I’m supposed to be alone,” I said. “I don’t know who I should be with, though, because I can’t remember ever having been with anyone.”
“So you’ll be with me.” He smiled and his confusion seemed gone.” (Butler, 13).
This conversation is important because Renee and Wright are complete strangers. Renee does not even know herself let alone herself. Wright picked her up on the side of the road without any idea who she was or what she was capable of. He thought he was just helping a child in need. He took in a total stranger even after she bit him, realizing she is a vampire. Rather than making her leave and figure out what happened to her all alone, he welcomes him into his aunt and uncle’s home. For some reason Wright trusted Renee enough to take on the responsibility of watching out for her despite the consequences he could face. At first he says he should not keep her with him and then right after says that he knows he should not. He did not previously know Renee or have any kind of history with her; therefore it is strange as to why he is going so out of his way to help her. When Renee first told Wright to keep her with him he seemed confused and apprehensive about the idea. But by the end of their conversation, it seems as if he talked himself into the idea because he smiled instead of looking uneasy. Not many people would pick up a stranger from the side of the road to begin with, so it is even more surprising that after learning Renee is a vampire, Wright still allows her to stay with him. It is important to realize the connection/relationship that Renee and Wright have. They both opened up to one another very quickly without having many reasons to.