Eventually hunger won out and they were forced to feed on the gelding, leaving it weak and terrified. Angelus held the animal's head for Darla as she wrinkled her nose in disgust and sank her fangs in behind its ear, and then they remounted and were off again at a gallop.

An hour later the gelding died beneath Angelus, and he cursed it as he rolled away from the tumble but still insisted they drain the body of its blood, knowing they would need the extra strength.

They doubled up on the mare, and Angelus visualized Holtz screaming for mercy.