Louis takes pity on Claudia and intends to take her to an orphanage. However, being starved by a self-inflicted need to drink the blood of rats rather than humans, he starts to feed on her -convincing himself that he will end her suffering. Before he could finish, his companion Lestat de Lioncourt finds him and mocks him for giving in to his vampiric urges. Claudia is taken to a hospital, but Lestat kidnaps her and tells Louis to finish her. Claudia is nearly drained, but Lestat pushes him away and offers his wrist to her, making her into a vampire.