Forbitten Love — Discoveries

October 6, 2010 by  

Love can be fleeting as a rainstorm, span the length of a man’s life or be as eternal as time itself. It can be so fiery that it consumes your body and soul or live as a warm ember within your beating or silent heart. It can be expressed in words, glances, the timber of your voice, tender gestures, gifts and sacrifices.  But it’s never so succulent and desperate as when it’s Forbitten Love…

It’s a rainy, hot and muggy night, the air smells of wet earth while Bill slowly wends his way through the cemetery that lies between his and Sookie’s house. Before being turned, Bill had enjoyed walking in the rain, but like so many things since, this too has lost some of its romanticism and relaxation.

Suddenly, Bill spots Hoyt Fortenberry leaving a crypt near the back of the cemetery then hurry to his truck before speeding away. He wonders what the love sick, young fool was up to. He really doesn’t hold out much hope for a relationship between Jessica and the young man. After all, it’s much more likely that Jessica will drain him during a necking session than it is a newly turned vampire being able to control her natural instincts. As a matter of fact, Bill figured this wasn’t going to amount to anything other than the baby vamp learning a cruel lesson and possibly one dead road-crew worker.

He has to admit however, he might be softening on the matter of their relationship since Jessica seems calmer and more mature with Hoyt in her life. Her attitude lately was definitely an improvement over the petulant child he had been saddled with after being forced to create her.

Bill slips inside the small dank building and searches around the musty crypt before spotting a neatly folded piece of paper peeking out of an urn. After pulling it from it’s hiding spot he drops it suddenly, startled as a spider skitters across the back of his hand. Bill lets out a few curse words then looks around embarrassed that he, a century old vampire, was just scared by a spider. Ugh.
Muttering, Bill reaches down and retrieves the paper then unfolds it and begins to read:

My Dearest Jessica,
I hope by now you got my message that I’ve left this letter here for you. I’m not sure if Vampire Bill will allow me to come to your house. I’m not so sure how to do a lot of stuff around vampires. So for now, I‘ll just leave my letters for you here and hope you‘ll leave some for me too.

Jessica, there are so many things I’d like to tell you but I guess the best thing to do is to just start at the beginning.

Meeting you in Merlotte’s the other night was the greatest thing that ever happen to me in my life. Before you walked in that door you know I was just thinking, “How come you never meet any nice girls, Hoyt?”

Then BAM, like a bolt of lightning, the sight of you hit me and froze me to the spot. When I watched you walk to the table next to mine in that beautiful yellow sundress, it felt like I was standing in a pure ray of sunshine, only not the kind that beats down on me when I’m workin’ on the road crew with Jason. And your pretty red hair with those big bouncy curls, made me want to reach right out and touch it just to see if I‘d get burned by it. It’s like you walk around carrying the warm glow of summer with you where ever you go, which is kinda’ funny since you can‘t go out in the sun at all.

When you sat down and started reading the menu then glanced up and smiled at me, I knew there was something between us. Just sitting with you talking, getting to know each other felt real good. I gotta’ admit though, I was a little taken aback when you ordered a True Blood. But that smile, along with your pretty blue eyes make me forget you’re a vampire, not that it matters to me even when I do remember you‘re one.

And when we finally kissed! WOW! My heart felt like it was ready to explode! I couldn’t even believe that you could possibly like me as much as I like you. I felt luckier than the day I won that fifty dollar scratch off!

I especially thought it was cute when your fangs popped out. But I meant what I said when I told you “Don’t be embarrassed about what you are. You’re Great!”

If you really think about it, there are more good things about being a vampire than there is bad. For example: You won’t get fat, old or ugly like my mama. Not that I care one bit about any of that, except that you don‘t get all mean like her, but I don‘t think you will. Another cool thing is you’re super strong! Heck, you could even lift the car if I ever need to change a flat tire. I really do like you a lot Jessica, and I really hope you feel the same way about me. I promise that we can take this real slow. I know we have to get used to different things about each other. Even guys and girls who aren’t vampires have to do that. I just want you to know I think we could have something real special here and hope you think so too.

I will check back here every day for your reply.

Yours,
Hoyt Fortenberry

Bill couldn’t help chuckling as he returned the folded paper back to its hiding spot in the urn. He had to admit, although Hoyt wasn’t exactly a poet he had no doubt Jessica would hug herself silly over his earnest words. He could already picture her responding with a few flowery words of her own. Not many women were able to resist the power of a love letter. With that thought, Bill hurried from the cemetery thinking of all the things he would include in his letter to Sookie.

Disclaimer: This is a parody of the fantasy series, True Blood, and as such, is presented here for your amusement. “Forbitten Love” and the various writers that contribute to it, have no relationship/affiliation to HBO, True Blood, or any of the cast or crew of said program nor any relation to Charlaine Harris, or the Sookie Stackhouse novels.

Written by: Heather Adomeit

(Photo Credit:  www.chicagostagereview.com

Graphics Courtesy Kasandra Rose)

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  • D.Reilly

    So sweet, & romantic. In her series of novels, Charlaine Harris paints a much more ‘romantic’ version of ERIC for her readers! ..and that “Eric”
    is a lot more often on Sookies mind than is shown on True Blood. In the books; Eric sends ‘erotic’ flower to Sookie (when she’s in hospital), he buys her a beautiful jacket, a red cell phone with 6 mos. pre-paid service( his # programed in, of course), Eric also has her front door re-placed, and her whole road/drive-way re-paved & landscaped.( book 4, plus $ 50,000 for ‘keeping him safe’ @ her house). Eric also had much more ‘intimate’ contact with Sookie in the novels; even as soon as novel 3. Which we did not get on True Blood. The little “kisses”…were nothing like the ‘contacts’ in Harris novels( they were natural..2 people totally attracted to each other…) True Blood needs to LET Eric /Sookie get there!! The “chemistry IS THERE between the actors for “on screen”….SO Alan Ball…PLEASE follow a novel , at least for this one time.!! Give us the Eric and Sookie that Harris “created”….IT WAS and IS the BEST..YOU CAN’T GO WRONG WITH THAT !!!

    • And yet, D.Reilly, in True Blood, we’ve seen Eric treat Sookie as though she were lower than a dog by chaining her in his dungeon with a metal “collar” around her neck.

  • lizzie1701

    Heather! That was delightful and I hope to see more of your work!

    Love the bit about the spider and Bill now writing a love letter to his lady love! Spot on!