"Oswald ..." said the vampire with a whisper and a tear of blood coming down, "d-don't cry Mickey... you knew.. that sooner or later it would happen.... I'm not immortal as you..."
"Oswald don't be silly.. I can save you.. if you allow me.."
"don't b-be selfish Mick...." the slayer said, watching the vampire in his eyes "My time is over ... I feel the forces leave, Mickey .. it was great fight at your side so many years, I lived my life as I would not have expected ... I have seen beautiful places I battled legendary monsters and I've given birth to many children, I have no regrets .. I would just like my children do not suffer like I did...
Lillian has already suffered enough.. I don't want any of my child or grandchild.. risks to losing everything that is dear to him every day..."
"Mickey... it's over f-for me.. and you... our legend are p-passed.. the new world that is coming... soon will forget about us... I.. ask to you one only t-thing..." says the rabbit, while shaking the hand of his friend with a thread of force ""watch over my family.. as far as you can, and live your life in peace .. Mickey..."
"g-goodbye... count.. Mickey D-Dragul...." the breath of the legendary hunter slowly disappears, and tightening the shoulders of his died friend Mickey weeps over his body and bends over to hug him as if to say goodbye one last time.
_ Luna rossa, chapter 7 [link]