Fanny reassures Mary as they go to the lab, where technicians and
strange equipment are employed to test Mary’s blood, reactions,
etc. but nothing conclusive. Though she is still unwell, the
puncture wounds are completely healed and her blood is shown to be
far “richer” and vigorous compared to human blood.
Mary is hazy with all the activity, but senses a new ability: as
Fanny’s hands work near her, she can “smell” intimacy with a
vampire distinctly lingering on Fanny and immediately understands
what this ability is telling her.