Louis avoiding the Birds & the Bees discussion.
I love this fanart. It’s by hw_campbell_jnr. It probably takes place in a previous time that Claudia inquired on the subject, in a much more innocent way, not trying to attack Louis as she does in the scene below.
Louis de Pointe du Lac, Interview with the Vampire (Part 3, Ch.1):
“‘I was a sorcerer’s apprentice only!’ I burst out suddenly, despite myself.’Apprentice!’ I said. …
"Again she smiled, and then she drew my hand into her lap and covered it as best she could with her own.’Apprentice, yes,’ she laughed.’But tell me one thing, one thing from that lofty height. What was it like… making love?’
”…’You don’t remember?’ she asked with perfect calm, as I put my hand on the brass door handle.
“I stopped, feeling her eyes on my back, ashamed, …
”’It was something hurried,’ I said, trying now to meet her eyes. How perfectly, coldly blue they were. How earnest.’And… it was seldom savored… something acute that was quickly lost. I think that it was the pale shadow of killing.’
“’Ahhh… ’ she said.’Like hurting you as I do now… that is also the pale shadow of killing.’
” ‘Yes, madam,’ I said to her.’I am inclined to believe that is correct.’ And bowing swiftly, I bade her good-night.“
Did he say that so as not to hurt her feelings, since she can never experience it? Or because he actually felt that way about sex?
Also, look at her logic… if sex is the "pale shadow of killing,” and she’s also gotten him to agree that her line of questioning “hurting you as I do now… that is also the pale shadow of killing.’"
She’s basically gotten him to admit that she’s actually experiencing it, as closely as possible, hurting him this way is the equivalent to fucking w/ him. *cries for Louis*