If Mitchell was confused before Samandriel started crying, it was nothing compared to how confused he was after.
"No, don't...oh, don't do that," the vampire protested, helplessly. "Is that offensive now?" he asked, curiously. "To ask someone if they're human? Because I didn't mean it. I just...the paperwork says you're human, though it also says your name is 'Alfie' and you can't talk, so...." he trailed off, not knowing what to do.
"...it wouldn't bother me if you weren't?" he offered. "I didn't buy you to feed on you, if that's what you're worried about."