Quite frankly, I feel that instances of “turning” are actually cases where the individual has been somehow awakened. I no longer support the idea that it is a virus or the like. If someone is a latent vampire (that is, if they already have latent vampiric tendencies which lay dormant within themselves), then they can be awakened. This often involves bloodletting, tasting blood, or for some reason ingesting a fairly significant amount of blood which is enough to have a noticable effect of the one who ingested it.
As for why I won't awaken you?
Mainly because it would consume far too much of my time and effort to take on the responsibility. At this point in my life, I don't have the wish or means to undertake such an endeavour. Furthermore, I have a little thing called a “conscience” that would be very bothered if I were to awaken someone who:
A.) didn't get precisely what they'd expected (even if they have a fairly good idea as to what they're getting into);
B.) decided later on that they really would rather go back to being normal; and/or,
O.) couldn't handle it, whether it be mentally or emotionally, or whatever: I would be the one who would ultimately have to take the blame for destroying that person's life.
Besides, you, dear reader, aren't the only one who asks me to. I'd have a small army! — and since I have no wish to take over any governments (though I joke about it sometimes), it would be of very little use or benefit…(*snicker*)
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