Morbius: “Since it’s advisable that both you and your charming companion — (May I call you Clea? I’m Michael to my friends — or would be, if I had any.) — that both of you fully understand the dire situation that has arisen, perhaps I’d best start at the beginning.
"You see, dear lady, I was not always the pale befanged wretch who startled you tonight…"
From Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme v1 #14 (1990). Written by Roy and Dann Thomas, art by Jackson Guice.