malaz wrote:^that was very confusing. sorry! but i did answer your qestion. Her drinking blood doesn't effect how long she lives or her immortality at that. She drinks blood because he body needs it to live, just like we need food, water. etc. IMO
Her body doesn't need blood to stay immortal.
Nauhuel isn't aging, when he reaches maturity his body growth stops and stays that forever (i am sure you knew that) but, if you say. Him eating human food will make him mortal again? no it doesn't...him eating blood make him an immortal forever? no...
i hope that made sense, somewhat.
The hybrids can live on regular food. They don't have to drink blood. In fact if you think about it, it's a bit disturbing. I mean, vampires have
to drink blood as a source of energy/vitality. They won't die without it, but they'll become very weak. The hybrid's drinking blood is almost like a human drinking blood just because he/she likes the taste. ewww
As for the blood drinking contributing to immortality thing. Another way of putting it- if a woman loses a certain amount of weight, she may stop menstruating. She stops menstruating b/c her body needs a certain amount of fat in order to produce hormones which in turn stimulate the monthly cycle. What if blood provides some essential ingredient that is used to 'fuel' the type of cellular maintenance required for immortality?