I'm having some issues with a scene in my vampire novel. The hero has just stumbled upon a farmhouse belonging to a family of humans, and has been invited inside out of the cold. Not a bad thing in and of itself, but it conflicts with ideas I put forth earlier in the story -- that the hero would be feared and shunned by others because he has a physical deformity which potentially marks him as not someone to be trusted. Less obvious are the facts that he is a newly-turned vampire (he looks entirely human aside from pointed eyeteeth and pale, cold skin), a Celt in a predominantly Christian world, and on top of that he may or may not be homosexual. Despite these hindrances, I need for the protagonist to be welcomed by the human family and befriend them for plot reasons.
I'm not sure whether it would be better for them to mistrust him at first and have him slowly earn their trust, or for them to take him in right away, deformity and all. I only intend for him to stay among them for a short time before moving on, so it might not be in his best interests to stick around and try to befriend them over a longer period, especially since he only approached their house in the first place to put some venison that he couldn't eat himself on their doorstep and leave, as an act of charity. (He wasn't expecting anyone to answer the door before he was gone.) What are your thoughts on this?