Blood Noir Edit
As an adult male of his clan Crispin routinely takes the beasts of the pregnant female weretigers so that they do not lose their babies during pregnancy. When Anita accidentally calls tigers thanks to Marmee Noir's influence, and Crispin answers the call, he uses this same method to keep Anita from turning into a full wereanimal.
Marmee Noir keeps messing with Anita that night, and eventually manages to trigger completely out-of-control ardeur in her. She ends up having unprotected sex with Crispin, Jason, and Alex Pinn for two days without any of their consent, missing a pill in the process. Crispin is thrilled by the possibility of having made Anita pregnant and offers to marry her and take her back to Las Vegas with him. His clan rules forbid Anita from terminating a pregnancy if he's the father, and the Master of Las Vegas, who is married to the clan leader, threatens to go to war over the matter. They finally get around the issue by claiming the potential baby is far more likely to be Jason's, and much later in the book Anita takes a morning after pill without consequences.
Before any of the rest of the plot or the morning after pill can happen there is a big metaphysical mess to sort out, and in the end they realize Anita has addicted Crispin to ardeur like she once did to Requiem. Alternatively, it's her tiger call with the same effect, but either way he's too young and mortal to break free of it. He doesn't want to be separated from Anita, but does get sent back to Vegas in the end. He does gain some legendary clan tiger powers in turn, although we don't find out yet what they are.
Skin Trade Edit
We meet Crispin again in Skin Trade when Anita visits Vegas. Afterwards she takes him with her to St. Louis.
In Bullet, we find out that Crispin along with Domino have been teaching members of the other lycanthrope groups in St. Louis how to calm down the beast of a pregnant lycanthrope. They succeeded into getting Gina through three full moons without her shifting.
Potential Inconsistencies Edit
- When we first meet Crispin he's 21 to Anita's 27 or 28. In Crimson Death the narrative refers to Crispin and Domino being "within a few years" of her age, one older and one younger. At that point Crispin should be about 24 to Anita's ~31. Seven doesn't usually get grouped into 'a few', but their ages are certainly much closer together than Cynric's 19 is to Anita's age.