Greed

Without a second thought, Lenny picked up a shard of broken glass – one of the many smithereens – from the marble-tiled floor. “Ouch!” she uttered as the sharp edges of the shard pierced her palm, drawing out little maroon droplets along the line of the cut. Lenny dropped the glass and licked them away with a sweep of her tongue.

It is over. The charade of a marriage is over. People were actually starting to believe that the wonderful union was true. Alas, it all fell apart just like the countless pieces of glass lying on the floor of Lenny’s bedroom. So much for an everlasting union. Their wedded bliss had only lasted two centuries. Yes, that is around the period of time before the male partner starts cheating on his wife.

All was going as they had planned. Logan and Nikki were having the time of their lives, spending every available moment with each other. In fact, just two nights ago, they went out to grab a bite -or two – at the local V Bar down the block, with Lenny. However, when Lenny proposed that they go for a movie, Logan and Nikki turned her down saying they had to be at other places. Lenny believed them and returned home with her partner after which he left, with a goodbye kiss on her forehead.

Waking up the following afternoon with a throbbing headache, as beings like her kind do, Lenny say that Logan was not in bed beside her. Slowly, she reached for her cell and dialed Nikki’s number. After a couple of short rings, she was connected to Nikki. Lenny asked if she knew where Logan was. Nikki said no and told Lenny that she was going to sleep in more.

“Call me if you see him!” Lenny exclaimed just before Nikki hung up the phone.

Nikki and Lenny have been best friends for three centuries. They were turned by the same Sire and that meant that they were related. Blood is thicker than water, as the old saying goes… Or not.

Logan left a trail of soft kisses down her neck. “Oof, you big oaf!” Nikki said as she playfully swatted his face away. “I think you should go,” she said, more firmly.

“Babe, you know we simply cannot keep up with this sneaking around. I wish we could spend more time together,” he said, pulling a sad face, making Nikki giggle.

“I know… but…” she trailed off, a distant look in her eyes.

That got his attention. Logan got up sideways, his left arm supporting the weight of his body. “But what?” he asked, his interest piqued.

“Would you ever drink the blood of another woman? We all know that females can only drink the blood of another female and the same applies to male vampires. You’re married to Lenny and that happened because you drank her blood. But now, you’re drinking mine,” she said, twirling the ends of her hair around her index finger. “Does that mean we’re married, since you’re feeding off me?”

“Nikki… Er… Why do you have to complicate things. I love you… and… Lenny..” Now it was his turn to have a distant look in his eyes.

“No, Logan, you love me. That’s why you keep coming back to me,” Nikki said.

Logan abruptly stood up from the bed and pulled his t-shirt over his body. “I have to go,” he continued as he passed Nikki’s dress to her, “You know Lenny comes before you… I have vowed to spend eternity with her… But I feed from you, too. Please, Nikki, give me some time.”

“Wait, Logan! Please come back to me! You can always stop living with her!” Nikki shouted as she tripped over her own dress, pursuing him.

“See you, Nikki,” he replied.

Logan drove into the front porch of my his house several minutes later. He took the keys out of the ignition, closed the door and walked up the stairs to see Lenny.

Lenny was surprised to see him, “Where did you go?” she questioned him. “You weren’t anywhere!”

Logan walked towards his wife and went to hug her. Startled by this show of affection, she laughed slightly and hugged him back. Her laughter was snatched away from her.

“Why is there… I must be mistaken… But no, I’m sure I’m not… Logan, why is there blood on your t-shirt?!” she screeched, “Tell me, where were you? Tell me this instant!”

“Sweetheart, I was no where…” he replied, trying to calm her down.

“Liar!” she screamed. She grabbed him by his arm and went closer. She licked the blood from his t-shirt and announced, incredulously, “Nikki?!”

Logan knew it was too late.

Lenny seized the closest thing she could get ahold of and hurled it at her husband. Logan dodged the glass and shielded his face with his arms.

Another glass flew, the aim getting sharper and sharper. There was a cut on his left cheek, but Logan was in no condition to feel the pain.

He ran out his house with his wife hot on his heels. Fumbling for a moment in his right trouser pocket for his car keys, he managed to get it out and opened the car door.

Stepping on the accelerator, Logan drove out of his house knowing that he’d never be forgiven. Greed had cost him his life.

 

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Here and Now

Childish emotions course through me
I nurture this on
With the silly things you do
The trays, the cups, the voice
Oh dear Lord
Put an end to this
Sometimes I wish I would see
A band wrapped around your finger
A glance is all I need
To lose control and stare at you
When I know that it is
Beyond rude to do just that
I am an emotional mess
Because of you
And all you ever said
Was a simple hello
All I have of you Is a name
I probably will not forget
All I see is a mind’s snapshot of you
And as I try not to lose my mind
Over this mundane encounter
I watch you from a distance
And I realise we’ll never be
Perhaps one day I will shake this off
But for today all I have
Is the here and now.

 

Dark Angel

Starlight falls upon your face
Casting an unearthly luminance
Drawn like a moth to the flame
I am to you.
I devour everything about you
Your stride
Your smile
Your eyes.
Silence befalls this land of the damned
As your voice seep through the cracks
Of the eternal night
Bring me away with you.
The darkness of this night
Shines upon your dark hair
Shiny strands illuminated
By the glowing moonshine.
Dark eyes shine with acknowledgement
Speaking without words
Your promises of times to come
Whisper in my mind.
Strong presence unmistakable
You shiver with the betrayal
Of a thousand lies
As you wrap your arms around me.
My darkest angel
Only you could make me forget
Of dark times that have passed
Of dark times that may befall.
Take my beating heart
As drops of blood
Fall upon your tongue
I know you are here.
And here we stand together
Through the ups and downs
You shelter me from all the pain
You are my darkest angel.

 

My Dark Lover

Dark lover of my heart
My want, my need, my desire
They match your own.

My dark deeds
My uncontrollable love
My conscience bleeds.

As my dark feelings rise
From deep within my very being
Your blood, your life, your soul
Sing to mine.

Your love flowing through
My ocean-blue veins
As you lay a kiss on my throat.

I, your angel, fall
As we soar into the night
Of our souls.

With centuries behind us
Tears well in my eyes
As the dawn approaches
Signalling the end
Of yet another night.

I search for the light to my dark
You search for the dark to your light.

Together, we yearn to be free.

I search for the light in your dark
You search for the dark in my light.

Your words of lust
Fall upon my ears
As we soar into the night
Of our souls.

No longer would we breathe
With half a soul.

Your hands caress my skin
As my deep madness
Cause a smile on your lips.

My Sire
My Light
I am not afraid of you.

I never will be
I want your love
I need your love.

I just want to feel
In this dark soul of mine.

~ Tristesse

A Guide To My Life

I am whole, I am incomplete
I lost a part of myself aeons ago
My heart and soul ache at times
Not with love but, deep within
Something is eating me , alive.
It is a fear of meaninglessness and despair
My dear Life can be cruel but, sometimes
You have to be cruel to be kind, They say.

We are Life’s fools, We are Love’s dolls
I have been fooled and played
For more than a handful
Hurt, bleed, cry and laugh.
Life is but a game, Love is but a doll-parade
Give in, feel the rush, enjoy the show
End my misery, what do I have to give?
Give Life your soul and Love your heart.

~ Tristesse

Shadow of My Vampire (Poetry)

Your love is like a vampire’s kiss,
No matter how many times you hurt me.
You are mine and I am yours,
That is all that matters to my vampire heart.

To breathe without a spirit,
Is a cruel trick of humanity.
In all honesty I blame no one,
As I wander under the velvety night skies.

Mortals waking and dying,
As I become naught but a survivalist.
Is there an element of truth,
In this distance-bound love?

Here I am deeply longing,
For a sweet drop of your crimson.
You and I Immortals,
Each bound together by our hearts.

I wander this forsaken world,
With my damned deceitful lies.
I beseech the heavens above,
For a moment of blissful salvation.

As I wander this inhumanely lonely world,
Memories of you resonate within strongly.
I shall disappear into the shadows,
As you take my hand in yours.

As the eye-searing light of day dims,
The soft moonlight beneath the heavens shine.
My lonely heart and I will continue our search,
Longingly seeking that elusive vampire shadow of yours.

~ Tristesse

I, Vampire (Poetry)

I enter the darkness
Unsure of the reason
Why it has me
Under its spell.

The dark it calls
It beckons me
Into the storm
To its beacon of light.

I am drawn to the light
The harbinger of hope
To lost souls in the dark
Just like my volatile emotions.

As I enter the dark
Into the night
Of the wilderness that is my heart
I feel myself change.

My vision is different
My scent is different
My teeth elongate
Into fangs baring themselves for the first time.

I am now one of them
They called out
To my darkness
Ready for my changing.

I am in hunger
For all things sublime
This is my turning
This is my awakening.

My body shivers
It quivers in the cool darkness
Of the velvety night skies
As I become.

I feel solitude
I feel isolation
I feel despair
I feel pain.

It does not feel the same
As it did before
I am now different
I am a creature of the night.

I thirst for the crimson
The very essence of mortal life
As blood drips from my fangs
I hear the call of the dark.

As I continue to walk
In the midst of it all
I, a walker in the dark
I, a Vampire.

~ Tristesse