Weaponry does not bring peace

Hi!

Today I want to touch upon an article I recently read, well a few of them actually (Link 1, Link 2).

Those two articles are horrifying. Why should we start carrying guns? I’m sure I’m not the only one who thinks this ends up being a war instead of making people realise that being gay is not a sin.

Sadly not much has actually changed since Shepard’s slaughter almost 20 years ago. There were 1,260 anti-LGBT incidents reported in 1998, versus 1,402 in 2011, the most recent year for which numbers are available. -Rollingstone

According to their sources the numbers have changed to the worse but at the same time we are getting better too. I mean being able to marry in every state is pretty awesome and a huge step forward in general. I also feel like there is so much more that we can achieve with being less violent, projects like NOH8 for example. If more people knew about it I’m sure we would achieve a lot more.

I also feel like this is an extremely bad influence on young people who are either still in the process of coming out or still finding themselves, what do you think of it? Would you really like to come out if you knew you might get shot? In addition to being afraid of your parents and friends reaction you now would have to be afraid of getting shot… Merely the thought makes me scared of even writing this post.

Clubs like this are feeding the misunderstanding of gays being something bad. We are just making more reasons to hate ourselves like this. We should show we are peaceful and as safe to be around as everyone else.

Standing at 5-feet-10 inches and 185 pounds, broad-shouldered Bloovman regularly carries a loaded Glock 17, a spare magazine, two different types of knives, pepper spray, a flashlight and a medical trauma kit that includes Russell Chest Seal, a product that does just what it name suggests. He also owns an AR-15, a weapon very similar to the one Mateen used to devastating effect at Pulse. – Rollingstone

If one of my friends would carry something like this I would think they have joined a group of terrorists or something. This is definitely not normal for a hetero so why should it be normal for a gay person? I want to emphesise on the last sentence of the quote, this shows that people are on the same level as the shooter was.

Are we 5 or are we older? This mentality of hitting someone just because they hit us is not okay. Why are we fighting fire with fire when we can fight fire with water?

The guy who is being interviewed said he is also worried about general saftey but the saftey of his loved ones is a lot more important to him. In addition to not allowing gays to carry guns how about we change the gunlaw so that no one wouldn’t have that easy of an access towards guns?

To finish off my passionate opinion on the materials I want to say that of course it’s not safe but we also have to understand that nowadays it’s not safe for anyone. It’s not only about homophobes being a threat to us but it’s also what we make ourselves look like. Do we want to look like raging gunnuts who also happen to be sinners or do we want to seem as normal and as average as everyone else are? It’s all about how we want others to see us and what we show to others.

I hope my thoughts made you think a little more before taking a gun to protect yourself.

Ann

Where have we been?

We’re terribly sorry for the lack of content on this page. We have been working on our blogs a lot more though (Jess & Ann), but have no fear! We’re coming back with more content. We’re also planning to make the blog more understandable and easy to use.

We hope that you haven’t forgotten us and that you’re as excited as we are.
Ann & Jess

Eternal Vampyre: Chapter 4, Rose

Rose had been walking for a few weeks. Her skin was slightly burned from where she hadn’t been careful in the sunlight, but she wasn’t paying much attention to her vampyrism. Her feet had blisters from all the walking and she knew she had to stop soon. She found somewhere to sit in the forest she had found a few days ago and let out a deep sigh. She was tired and wanted to sleep so badly, but she couldn’t get the image of Vlad out of her mind. He had really scared her, so much so that it was haunting her. She usually had feelings about people, whether they were good or not, but Vlad has something different about him. He seemed  . . . evil. It’s the only word she could use to describe. Nothing like her caring husband.
Her husband. Oh yes, she reminded herself, I forgot about him. She suddenly felt guilty about leaving him with no proper explanation. She wasn’t ready to tell him about the time vampyres had threatened her family. How terrified she was of them. That wasn’t to say she had anything against being a vampyre; she enjoyed the powers it gave her, how it made her feel. But she hated the fact that she was like one of them. She remembered the two men that came into her parents’ garden as she was playing with the dolls her grandmother gave her. She may have been a young woman, but she loved the dolls dearly. The vampyres, she later found out, were on a hunt, even though it was quite early in the day. She waved to them, but they marched past her, trampling the flower bed her mother spent so much time on. They’d gone into her house and taken her parents. Apparently the men had been threatening her mother and father for some time, but they never once told her.
After that Rose had isolated herself until she met William. He had helped her through the tough time she had faced, even if he wasn’t aware of it. He had offered to turn her into a vampyre and she agreed. At first she was reluctant, to the change, but as they grew closer she became happier. The memories she had connected to being a vampyre disappeared and they were better memories. She sometimes thought about who those men were, but she knew that when she find them, they’d pay for it.

She shook herself out of her journey down memory lane and got up. She decided she would write another letter to William and say she was coming home, as long as Vlad wouldn’t be there. She felt much calmer than she had done after being around Michael and Vlad for a while, they riled her up in way she wasn’t used to. She had wondered once whether they were connected in someway to her parents’ disappearance but she waved it off.

Rose wrote the letter in a scrawl, very unlike her usual neat handwriting and held on to it as tightly as she could. She marched through the woods and walked for a few miles before she came to a village. She sighed as she found a letterbox and posted the letter through the gap. Human life seemed so tempting, but she couldn’t think about it for long otherwise she’d get too attached and it’d hurt her even more.

It seemed like forever to walk back to the home she had with William, even though she knew it wasn’t long at all. She thanked her good sense of direction to find the right paths that led her pretty much back the way she came. She was slowed by her soreness but the promise she had made to William was her driving force to get back home.

Eternal Vampyre: Chapter 4, William

William woke up like he usually did, lying there with his eyes closed. He could feel that something was wrong. He couldn’t hear Rose’s thoughts and that woke him up completely. He almost jumped out of the coffin and found her letter.

My dearest William,

I know that I shouldn’t leave now but Vlad has freaked me out. I don’t know where I’m going or how long I’ll be lost. I might ignore your thoughts because I need this time to figure it all out. When I’m back I might open up for Vlad but I’m not sure if I can handle with it.

You know I love you and I’d take you everywhere but I’ve not found peace with my past and I’m not ready to share it yet. This time alone will help me find peace and confidence to share it. I’ll send you letters from time to time but don’t write me back.

Yours truly,

Rose

He read it over and over, but he couldn’t believe what had happened. He tried to contact Rose but she was too far already, he didn’t know what to do. He went to her room, trying to find anything that might hint to where she could be, but he couldn’t find anything. She had taken some of her clothes with her, but other than that her room was untouched, like no-one had ever lived there.

William collapsed, he loved her so much. He is strong, usually, but when it comes to Rose he’s weak. He just fell to the floor and cried.

The next few weeks seemed like years to William, he barely ate something and spent all of the time searching for Rose. He was out as much as he could and slept one or two hours a day. Even though Vlad seemed to be careless he started to worry about William, he did everything to put some sense into him but nothing really helped.

Then, one day, there was a letter on William’s pillow. He almost tore the letter in pieces.

Eternal Vampyre

Chapter Two

 

“I hope you don’t mind me doing this, dear Rose,” said Vlad. Rose gave him a concerned look and took a step backwards. “Oh, don’t be afraid. It’s not anything to worry about. Now come here.” Rose took a few steps forward, looking back over her shoulder hesitantly to see William keeping his guard. She turned to face Vlad again and he held the sides of her head, his thumbs resting on her temples.
“What I do now?” She asked, hoping for an answer that would reassure her.
“Just stay still and let me concentrate.” Vlad was mumbling some words to himself. That made Rose anxious and she tried to send a message to William.
“I can’t help you if you don’t trust me and won’t let me concentrate,” Vlad was getting angry and frustrated because it was hard for him to get to her mind. She couldn’t relax and Vlad felt a wall protecting her mind. He kept on mumbling his words while sending messages to William, they weren’t close with him at all but it was one of Vlad’s powers.
Maybe I should calm her down, she is my wife after all. I can break down her walls and then you can come in to do what you need to do. Vlad smiled to himself as he looked at William’s face, which was full of concern. He nodded and let William take over.
“Rose, I want you to close your eyes. Can you do that for me?” William noticed she had fear in her eyes before she closed them. “You’re going to be okay, dear. This is to fix you, it’ll be worth it. You can trust Vlad, he may seem untrustworthy but that’s just him. I love you, Rose. You’re safe with me.” He embraced her then took her hand in his. He could tell she was still relaxed, so nodded to Vlad to take over. Vlad placed his hands back on her temples, she jumped a bit because his hands were colder from regular vampyre’s hands.
He started mumbling again and immediately Rose tensed up, William saw it and started calming her: “Rose, honey, relax. It’s okay, I’m here with you. You’ll be alright Vlad will fix it.” Then he felt Rose relaxing again and shut up for Vlad to keep on working.
Vlad entered her mind and started looking for memories: “Rose I need you to imagine a room full of doors, each door represents a memory. Keep all of the doors open, if you don’t want me to see something then tell me but don’t lock the door.” Rose nodded and did as Vlad had said. He journeyed through a few childhood memories, trying to see if anything was wrong. He got to her teenage years, before being a vampyre. He came across one memory that intrigued him, it was shrouded in a dark cloud. He was about to look at it when her voice interrupted him.
“I’m sorry,” she spoke softly, like a child who was scared. “I can’t let you see that. It’ll hurt too much. I’ve tried to forget about it. Don’t go in there.” He let out a noise of impatience but skipped the memory that Rose didn’t want him to see. It was better to keep himself on her good side than to ruin the exploration.
Vlad continued his explorations and then Rose fainted. Vlad snapped out of his trance like state. William was worried and carried her home. Vlad followed him: “It’s completely normal that it happens, she locked the door like I told her not to. Every time she locks a door she’ll faint, she might see some nightmares now because she didn’t let me help. We have to continue this.”
“We’ll see if she wants to continue, now be our guest,” William was still polite to him even though he was worried and hurt and didn’t know what to do in order to help his wife. “Enjoy the house, feel free to explore. I need to take her to our coffin.”
William carried her up the stairs to their room. He placed her inside it and stroked her hair until he felt sure she would be relaxed enough. He checked her pulse and it was the slow beat that all vampyres had.
It was getting late so William brought some blood bags in case Rose woke up, she hadn’t eaten in a while and that made him worry even more. Vampyres’ energy would drain if they hadn’t fed for a long period of time.
Then he went to sleep, he took her into his arms and made sure she was warm, he didn’t worry about Vlad, he had always been stubborn and never really cared of the rules vampyre life had given to him.
It was a rough night for William and Rose. Rose had many nightmares and William tried to calm her every time she woke up.
“You’re okay, I’m here.” He repeated constantly. Hearing his voice would help Rose to calm down until the next one.
Eventually, she woke up at a human time. She hadn’t seen the full daylight in a long time, but still knew to be cautious of the windows. She got out of the coffin, her whole body screaming at her for doing so. She reached for the blood bags William had left for her and fed hungrily. She made a complete mess of them, with blood dripping down the dress she wore. She went to the wardrobe and picked out an old, white, long sleeved dress and put it on. It made her look ghostly, which she was proud of. She kissed William on the cheek then wandered downstairs.
She wasn’t really sure where she was going, but she knew she had to get away for a while. She went down to the basement and waited until the sun was starting to go down, she knew that William wouldn’t wake before midnight so she had some time to leave. She entered William’s room and wrote a letter to him:
My dearest William,
I know that I shouldn’t leave now but Vlad has freaked me out. I don’t know where I’m going or how long I’ll be lost. I might ignore your thoughts because I need this time to figure it all out. When I’m back I might open up for Vlad but I’m not sure if I can handle with it.
You know I love you and I’d take you everywhere but I’ve not found peace with my past and I’m not ready to share it yet. This time alone will help me find peace and confidence to share it. I’ll send you letters from time to time but don’t write me back.
Yours truly,
Rose

She left the house and the grounds behind, not looking back once.

Eternal Vampyre

Chapter One

They woke up just after midnight, tired from the day before’s happenings. Rose had managed to get some sleep, much to William’s relief. He didn’t get as much sleep, as he kept waking up to check on Rose. He sent a thought to her to let her know he’d get their breakfast ready and that she should stay in their coffin. She tried to protest and moved to get up, but William pushed her back down and repeated his order. She nodded and curled back up.
William went to the kitchen and gathered up the blood bags. He noticed they were running low, so thought he could use the excuse of a hunt to mask his meeting with his brother.

He went back to the bedroom and knocked on the coffin “Your breakfast, mademoiselle,” he did it with an extremely bad French accent so they both bursted out laughing. When they had calmed down William told Rose that he needs to get some more blood bags and that he’ll be back in 3 hours. He also told her to check to the library, which was in the 2nd floor. Rose was slightly confused, but said her goodbyes to William and made her way to the library.

She climbed the stairs and opened the door the library. She loved the smell of the books, they were all old and dusty. She loved the old hardback covers, much better than the modern paperbacks that people seemed to use. She saw on the table a big book. She tilted her head in curiousity and walked over to it. She picked it up and turned it over a few times. It was a brown book but with no inscriptions anywhere on the cover. She opened it to a random page and a dried rose fell out. She laughed to herself and picked it up. She took the rose and went to put it away to her flower frames she had set up few weeks ago. Next to the flower frames she saw a small chest, it had her next clue in it, she felt like she was a little kid again. She opened the chest and inside it was an old fashioned key, one like her mother used to wear around her neck on a chain. She picked it up and noticed a small piece of string tied to it. Immediately a memory came to her of the garden room, something she and William had been working on for a couple of years. It was a very happy memory. William had gotten bored of the flowers so decided to splash her with water from the hose. She knew she shouldn’t have trusted him with it.

She picked up her dress and ran down the two flights of stairs to the garden room, unlocking the partial glass door with the key. She found her next clue there. It was a small claw and immediately she knew she had to go to William’s personal room. She took the claw and went there. It was messy so she had hard time but finally she had found what she was looking for.

Another chest, another clue. It was smaller chest than the ones she had found before. Inside contained a small piece of paper. She reached out and unfurled it. Written on it in familiar curved writing was a message. It read:

My dear Rose,

I hope you enjoyed your trail and the memories I know it will have brought to you. Meet me at the chapel, I know you liked it there. I’ll have brought my friend with me. He can help you.

Love forever,
William

 

Rose got really excited. She ran down to the chapel and wanted to see who that person was. She opened the doors and immediately saw William with his friend. Rose didn’t recognise him. She knew most of William’s friends but he was someone she had never met. He was taller than William and looked pretty creepy, he had a stern face and he creeped Rose out.

William walked up to her and hugged her because he had felt how she feels about him.
“Rose, this is my friend Vlad,” he gestured to him. “He knows a lot about vampyres. Kind of an expert, if you will. He’s quite an age, if he doesn’t mind me saying.”
“Not at all, dear friend. Now, Rose, what a lovely woman you are,” he smiled in a peculiar way. “Tell me, what has been going on in your mind.”
Rose crossed her arms and turned her head to the side. William shook his head and sent a thought to Rose saying she should trust Vlad.
“Fine. Every time I’ve got angry about something, I’m uncontrollable. That’s it.” Vlad nodded, he had seen stuff like that before. It wasn’t that common but he sees it from time to time, he just didn’t expect it to happen with such a great friend like William was.

 

Eternal vampyre: 10 Years Later

They were walking through the grounds of their house where they had spent their honeymoon all those years ago. William had decided to get it back to a habitable state, as the few rooms he had redone were not enough to live in. The moon was casting its glow on their faces, making the pale skin shine even brighter. Rose turned to William and looked into his eyes. It seemed like he had aged several years, when in reality that wasn’t possible. They’d lost a few friends to human hunters and it had taken its toll on the both of them. Now they just wanted to go back in time and enjoy themselves.

William had prepared a surprise for Rose. He had organised a beautiful dinner for just the two of them. He had set up a beautiful table but had left the dining room itself as it was, cobwebs, dusty pictures, everything was untouched. While Rose admired the room, William pulled out a chair for her and guided her into it. William sat in a chair next to her and helped himself to the food. Although they thrived on blood, they still enjoyed the taste of normal food. William had made it all himself because they didn’t want anyone involved in restoring this house.

He had attempted to make some pasta for her. He knew she loved all things Italian, after having spent time there after she had been turned. He had failed terribly though, cooking happened to be the only thing he couldn’t do. She appreciated the thought though and that was all that mattered in that moment. When they had finished off the meal with two blood bags each, which left a nicer taste in their mouths, they got up and made their way into the ballroom to play some old music on the record player.

They sent images to themselves from dances they have been to and also shared their memories from human times.

William had enjoyed life as a human, he had many good memories about it. He was extremely pissed when he found out that he had been turned into a vampire. Now, he loved a life as a vampyre and couldn’t even imagine life as a human. Rose, on the other hand, enjoyed vampyre life better than her human one. She loved the power and other opportunities that came with it. That wasn’t to say she had bad memories of human life, they were just different to her vampyre ones. She felt like she was made for vampyre life, everything she had experienced was so much better as a vampyre.

They both snapped out of their thought process when the song ended. Rose jumped around Williams next and hugged him, William was surprised and didn’t know how to act. Rose sensed that and sent him a message of apology. William shook his head and returned the hug.

There was a knock at the door that made them both jump. William let go of Rose and put his finger to his lips.

“Wait here, I’ll investigate.” Rose nodded and did as she was told, watching him as he left the room. The door flew open and Michael stepped in, he was alone this time and extremely confident: “So, where’s my room?” William was still pissed at him so he replied rudely: “Why do you think you have a room here, in our house?”

“Why shouldn’t I? I’m your brother.”

“You stopped being my brother when you joined them.” Michael was speechless, he didn’t think William would bring it up.

“My dear brother, are you really bringing that up? We all make the wrong choices at some point in our lives.”

“Don’t pretend you’re the victim in this, you have done things no one could forgive.”

“Sorry, I feel bad about this and I’m in trouble right now. Could you please help me?”

“You don’t get it at all, don’t you?” William got mad and was almost screaming at him. Rose heard that and went to see what’s wrong. “Oh, it’s you again,” she said it with that weird power which William last felt at their reception, he sent a thought of worry to Rose. Rose ignored it, she could deal with this herself.

“Why so feisty, dear sister in law?” He didn’t expect what happened next. Rose had him up against the wall in a flash.

“Do not call me that again,” she growled. “I will have your head and you know I’m capable of doing so. We do not care for your problems, don’t bring them into our life.”

Michael looked scared and begged for her to release him. She blocked his thoughts so that she could concentrate. William instead pulled her away from Michael, worried what she could do to him. However troubled his relations were with Michael, he didn’t want him hurt.

Michael ran away but something had happened so William started listening his thoughts again. He sent out a thought to him and said that they should meet tomorrow and that he’ll find a place for him to live. Michael was grateful and promised to tell William everything.

Rose seemed to have cooled down, she was panicking about what had happened. She didn’t mean to hurt Michael and was actually worried about him. William calmed her but didn’t tell her that he’ll meet him tomorrow, he was still worried about that power she got when she was pissed at someone.

He suggested they go back to the ballroom and dance for a bit. Rose agreed and they made their way back. William had his arms tightly around Rose, one round her waist and the other cradling her head to his shoulder. Rose started to cry at the gesture and William felt at a loss of what to do. William sent a thought to her head and then spoke “What’s wrong?”

“I’m just scared and I have no idea what to do about it.”

“It’ll be okay, it’s nothing serious. We’ll go and find my older friends and I’m sure they know how to help.”

It was getting late so they went to their coffin. Rose couldn’t fall asleep and stayed silent until William was sleeping. Then, she burst into tears, she hoped that William won’t hear her but she forgot that William’s hearing was better than any other vampire’s. He woke up and hugged her, “What’s wrong?”

“I don’t know what’s happening to me. Why does it happen every time I’m angry?”

“I’m not sure, dear. I promise we will figure it out tomorrow. Please, try to sleep, for me.” He gave her a hug and settled back down. She nodded to herself and curled into him.

Eternal Vampyre: Honeymoon

It was a beautiful night with a huge thunderstorm. They had picked this kind of weather, it was perfect for their honeymoon. William had chosen the perfect place for them to stay. It was near the place where they first met, Rose had no idea where they were going but she enjoyed the secretive side of William.
“Where are we going?” Rose said, through laughter. William shook his head and kept leading. Rose followed his steps and soon realised where they were. William turned round and saw the smile on her face as she recognised the architecture . He grabbed her hand and led her up the steps of the old building. It was a little run down since they’d last been there, but it added to the magic of the evening. Rose couldn’t hold back her smile, William saw her radiating happiness and he just needed to kiss her but she saw it coming and she ran away from him. William ran to catch her, it looked like two animals playing with each other, they fit so well with the old architecture and they both felt like they were back in the early 1800s. Finally, William caught Rose and gave her a kiss. They both could feel some kind of a sensation going through their bodies and they became as one.
“What was that for?” Rose whispered, her hands pressed against William’s chest.
“So many questions.” William gave a low growl into her ear. “Come on, dear, we must stop with the questions. You’re my wife now.” Rose shuddered at the intimacy, she had never quite gotten used to that.
“You’ve always treated me like you owned me. Such an animal attraction.” Rose looked into his eyes and saw something she couldn’t quite place. Rose had never seen that look before and asked cheekily: “Is this your new husband look?” William was a bit confused and didn’t know what to reply, so he hugged her and replied as cheekily: “Maybe.” Then Rose pushed William over , ending up with her on top of him. She held his arms down and gave a sly grin.
“I’ve gotten stronger.”
“You caught me by surprise, dear.” In a flash he’d flipped them over. “I win.” He leaned down to kiss her, when his lips met the floor. He looked up to see his wife, standing over him, laughing wildly. Her hair was all over the place and the dress she had been wearing was falling off her shoulders slightly. He couldn’t get over her beauty, how lucky he was to have met her that day in the gardens.
He stood up and walked over to her. He grabbed her hand and led her up the stairs, to where he remembered her favourite room was. The room hadn’t changed with time at all. The walls had the same wallpaper as it used to have, it hadn’t even faded a bit. It had a beautiful floral pattern on it and the floor was made of dark wood, it didn’t look like the interior on that time period was. It was very futuristic for that time. William had kept it as it was, he’d bought the place after they’d met because he’d knew this will end with a marriage one day.
He stood by the door frame and let Rose enter the room by herself. She slowly walked into the centre, surveying every inch of the place with wide eyes. All the events that had occurred here came flooding back to her, causing her head to tilt backwards as they hit her. William was by her side to hold her steady.
“Are you alright?” He whispered.
“Yeah, yeah I’m fine. Just a strong connection.” She gave a weak smile to him and moved over to the chair she had once spent so long in. William watched her cautiously, ready to help her if she needed it. There was a lot about that room that William didn’t know, he wouldn’t have kept it the same if he had known the memories Rose did. Soon he noticed that Rose was crying, he was next to her hugging her within a second. He could hear all the emotions and stories through her mind. They both felt the even stronger connection going they now had, you could almost see it. Then there was a complete change of emotions. They both felt happy again and Rose dragged William with her. William didn’t know that but Rose had been visiting this place since they met and worked on a room for William. It was down in the basement because she knew William loved to be underground and in the woods, he liked to be a part of the nature.
As they neared the room, Rose put her hands over his eyes and sent a thought to him: “Mind the rafter.” William ducked and Rose opened the door with her free hand. She removed the hand and pushed him forwards. He opened his eyes and drank in the room. There were a few glass cases around the room, filled with taxidermy. He grinned as he remembered his animal hunting days, before he turned into what he is.
“Do you like it?” Rose asked. William hugged her and nodded.
“Of course I do. I love anything you do.” He replied. There was a moment of silence when William walked around the room and observed every single detail in the room. Then Rose could hear Williams thoughts, memories and emotions rushing through his head. Rose knew only a small bit of it so she listened carefully, intrigued by his thought process. It had been a shocking and emotional day for both of them, so they went for a late night hunt, to bring in more thrill and excitement to run with the time.

Eternal Vampyre: Wedding Reception

 

William and Rose arrived at their reception to thunderous applause from human and vampyre friends alike. They smiled graciously and made their way further into the building, waving a hello to all their friends. They went to the table at the back of the building, which was situated on a platform, overlooking the rest of the room.

“So this is what it’s like to be married…” whispered Rose. William just nodded and replied to her in their thoughts: “Yes, this is what it’s like to be married.” They sat down and their servants started to serve the dinner. Humans got a fancy dinner, it combined the present and the past and everyone really enjoyed it. They served the same for vampyres but they didn’t really eat it, they just drank their “wine”.

After the dinner was over, William tapped the side of his wine glass and stood up.

“I’d like to say a few words,” he announced, looking at his newly wedded wife. “Thank you all for coming here, friends. We’re not usually ones to show emotions-” at this point everyone nodded and laughed “-but obviously it is an emotional time and we’re very happy you were here to share it with us.” Rose disturbed his speech with a random thought: “Most of them seem uncomfortable here.” William made an awkward pause in his speech as they were discussing it with Rose, then he continued: “We hope you’ll enjoy the evening. Now let’s dance!” As he had finished his speech, he asked Rose for a dance. Everyone who knew William, knew that this won’t be a regular reception.

They stepped onto the dance floor. William turned Rose around and held her in his arms. A slow song came over the speakers, one he had specifically picked for the moment. It was a song from the late 1800s. It was a song which William composed when they met with Rose, he had never played it for her and decided now was the right time to play it for her.

People watched as the pair danced and it seemed so magical to them. They thought it was something so pure and raw but at the same time the most beautiful thing they’d ever seen. Once the song had finished, the guests all clapped, bringing William and Rose out of their trance. They shook their heads slightly, before motioning to their friends to join in the merriment.
“I need to talk to you,” Rose sent to William via their thoughts. “It’s important.” William looked over to her and they started walking back to their table.
“What is it?” He whispered to her.
“The guests. They’re not happy. I can sense it.” William glanced over the crowd assembled and tuned into their feelings. You could see and even feel the tension in the air. William got worried, Rose sensed it and sent another thought to William: “Maybe we should end the party here, it’s getting late anyways”. William checked his watch and it was 4 am. “We still have some time, are you sure it’ll end bad?” Rose just looked at him and nodded.
“We have to go now or they will come.” William knew instantly who they were and made his way down the floor.
“If I could have your attention please!” He shouted over the noise. “We feel it is time for this party to end. We have to be heading home soon, anyway. Thank you once again for coming here, it really does mean a lot to us. Take the favours from your tables and enjoy. Good night, friends.” The crowd kept murmuring but made their way to the respective tables. William sent a thought out to Rose, to call her to him. It took a second for Rose to stand next to him. They stood by the doorway and started to send people away but instead of sending people away, more guests came, they came.

“I heard there’s a vampyre wedding with live desserts!” the oldest one of them said. William recognised him and said: “You won’t get your dessert here Michael!”
“Why not dear brother?” the older one gave a sly smile.
“Because these are our friends, and if you touch them I swear I’ll-”
“You swear you’ll do what?” He laughed mercilessly. “We all know how that turned out last time, don’t we?” He turned to his group with a grin on his face, knowing he had shut his brother up.
“Yes, we do. This time I am stronger, brother. I have new blood within me, I have the power of love on my side too.”
“‘The power of love’?! Dear boy, you’ve gone soft. Vampyres do not love, you know we don’t. Whatever . . . feelings,” He turned his nose up at the word. “You have for this woman, are completely made up. You can either let us have a bit of dessert or put up a fight. Which would you rather?” William knew his brother was trying to get to him, trying to manipulate his thoughts as he always did, but he resisted. Rose was sending him calming thoughts to try to keep him under control. Rose was completely in William’s mind but Michael’s words were extremely powerful and hurt him a lot. William knew he probably wouldn’t win Michael even though he seemed to have been starving himself for at least a decade. William was clueless. He didn’t know what to do. All he knew was that he has to fight with his brother again and he told Rose that as well. As William and Michael argued, Rose got all of the vampyres together and were ready for a fight. “Others are ready to fight,” said Rose with a new kind of determination in her voice.
“As long as I can have Michael,” replied WIlliam with a quick thought.

“Come here little brother, lets fight,” said William as he jumped to attack Michael.William grabbed Michael by the shoulders and forced him to the floor. Michael looked slightly concerned at his brother’s new strength, he had not expected him to be right. He gained the strength to get back up on his feet and push William over.
Meanwhile Rose and the other vampyres were attacking Michael’s group. They had managed to pin a couple down, whereas some had decided to retreat. The determination of Rose’s group was clear, they were not going to back down. Rose suddenly got a sharp pain in her stomach and clutched it. She stumbled back slightly, meaning the vampyre she had been tackling had pounced on her. She turned her head towards where William and Michael had been fighting to see that Michael had clawed at William’s stomach. Although vampyres don’t bleed like humans, a red trickle was seen exiting the wound. Rose was worried about it but she kept on fighting. Soon she killed Michael’s last friend and said to Michael: “You’re all alone now, don’t you think the power of love is strong after all?” Michael saw it and realised he had been wrong. He ran off and no-one knew where he went. William was observing Rose the whole time she had said it and he was a bit worried. Rose had looked like an animal, fierce and full of hate. “Are you okay, honey?” William sent a worried message to her. Rose whispered her answer: “Now that he’s gone, yes.” William could see Rose relaxing so he went and kissed her.

Eternal Vampyre: Wedding Special (Rose)

I woke up when the moon rose. My stomach was unsettled and my head was spinning. I got up out of my coffin, trying to stop the nerves. I smiled to myself when I saw the beautiful dress I had laid out the night before. One of my human friends had helped me make it. I had become very fond of it.

I went to the dining room and longed to see William standing there, with the usual two blood bags in his hands, but I was alone. I fetched a blood bag for myself out of the cupboard, as I preferred warmer blood to calm my nerves. After I had finished, I called up one of my human friends to help me get things ready. She came over pretty quickly, or as fast as a human can, I suppose. She smiled at me and packed me off to the bedroom where she sat me at the dressing table.

A few hours later, my hair and make up (I favoured the “goth” style, as you humans would call it) was complete. I rose from my seat and made my way to the dress. It was a royal blue velvet dress. The material had been pretty easy to come by, although I’m sure my human friend had other thoughts on how we obtained it. She helped me get it on and told me I looked beautiful. She positioned me in the front of the mirror – and I hope I don’t sound too vain when I say this but I had to agree with her. The royal blue complemented my pale skin and the make up went well with it. I hugged her and bid her farewell, that I’d see her at the reception afterwards.

It was quarter-past one when I had finally finished getting myself composed. I made my out of the house and towards the beach that we had picked for our wedding. My nerves had come back as I was left to my thoughts. I tried to shoo them out of my mind, but by the time I had done so, I was nearing the beach.

I saw him, sat on the sand. I smiled to myself and walked up to him, knowing he’d be able to hear my footsteps if he was listening out for me. He didn’t move, so I whispered into his ear,
“I’m here.” He turned round at the sound of my voice, hugging me.

We went through the process of the marriage, which in vampyre world is drinking each other’s venom. So if one of us were to die, the other will too. We do get very lonely, if we’re left to our own devices. After we had finished, we turned to walk to our reception.
“Together, forever?” He asked.
“Together, for an eternity.” I replied, a smile still on my face.