Louis and Claudia were together for almost a hundred years. Claudia was doomed from the start, since a vampire should never be made that young because she will always long for the body she should have had. However, she would have died of the plague is Louis and Lestat hadn’t made her a vampire. Claudia is really Louis’ first love since he didn’t really come to love Lestat until much later in their relationship. Louis seems to always be a slave to his paramours, and Claudia was the defining example. He even took part in the attempted killing of his own maker because she used so well her feminine wiles and child-like tantrums to get him to exact her revenge on their maker. Louis relied so much on Claudia that without her he was quite lost. He even spent a 100 years with her killer, even if it was our dear Armand. Louis and Claudia’s separation was very powerful in Interview with the Vampire. Louis only seemed to get over her loss when he met and made Merrick. I wonder how he will be now…

“What mattered was that I was more utterly alone in the world than I had ever been in all my life. That Claudia was gone beyond reprieve. And I had less reason to live that I’d ever had, and less desire.”