- "I came to give you a warning, my dear."
- —Ashbury to Jonathan Reid
Following the death of the young girl, named Mary, Ashbury approached Reid, who watched the burial of the child from a distance. Overhearing his questions regarding his humanity, Ashbuy implored that Reid tend to his emotional distress and confess his "sin" in order to clear his conscience.
Reid refuses to hear her console, deflecting her concern with sarcasm. Ashbury reminded him that he was not heartless, but afraid of being free with his feelings because of his hunger for blood and the fear of losing self-control.
While Reid admitted she was not wrong, Ashbury again warned him he was at risk of becoming the monster he hated. Before departing, Ashbury directed him toward the Saint Mary's Church, believing it was the best place for him be in his present state of mind.
Events of VAMPYR