Getting you all in the mood for Halloween here is the second part of my story My Boyfriend Is A Vampire. Hope you enjoy it! :-)
I sat looking moody in the kitchen when my father came in.
“What’s up?”, he asked knowingly.
“Nothing.”, I lie.
“Boy trouble?”, he asks again knowingly.
Why does a father always just know you so well?
“Sometimes I think Trenton is just so far away yet so near.”
“In what way?”
I can’t say it’s because he’s a vampire!
“Because … well because we’re so different. He’s the captain of the football team, hottest guy in school. I’m just the nerd.”
“Nerds take over the world. Remember that?”, he smiles,
“I’m sure he doesn’t see it that way.”, he added.
“But how are you sure?”
“Just the way he is with you.”
“He hasn’t told me he loves me yet.”
“It’s not all about words son. He’s very protective of you. He loves you. Believe your father on this one. I’m too long on this planet at this stage. I’ve picked up a bit of knowledge where matters of the heart are concerned Cully.”
“Did you and mum have difficulties like this in the beginning?”
“Well worse. She was dating the hot football team captain. And I was the nerd.”
“Oh … and what did you do about it?”
“Punched him. Got expelled. Thankfully was took by a new school. She came to see me. Told me she always wanted me but never knew how I felt. But it was complicated after.”
He is staring into space.
“That’s for another day.”
I want to persist but I don’t. After all I have my own secrets.
“Anyway you’re fifteen. You shouldn’t be here been all down.”
“I’m going to go see him.”
“Not sure right now that’s what’ll cheer you up but I’ll see you when you get back.”
“See you soon dad.”, I smile and leave.
Their house is normal outside. The perfect normal American home. Right down to the post box. Inside however their home is a gothic haven. It’s almost eerie in a good way. It’s Halloween every day in this house. His mother lets me in where I find him lounging on the sofa. He smiles to me warmly and I sit beside him. He hooks his arm around me gently.
“Hey Cully babe …”
“You love me, don’t you?”
“Love? Love’s big.”
“Yeah and …”
“We shouldn’t really fall in love in my line of duty.”
“So that’s what it is? You do but you’re scared I’ll get hurt?”
“This can’t last Cully though so there’s no point in me getting that close.”
“My mum fell in love. He was human and he was almost killed by a vampire. I vowed never to let that happen.”
“Oh Trenton, let me make that decision. Let me decide about my own life.”
“I can’t let you.”
“Well I am making it anyway.”
“No. Listen, I’d break up with you quicker.”
“What? No, don’t do that. Please don’t do that.”
“Well what choice are you leaving me with?”
“I never knew your dad was human.”
“What? But you said …”
“Before my dad.”
“Oh. But I can’t live without you. I’d rather die without you.”
“You only feel that way. You have your whole life in front of you. You will fall in love for real …”
“Stop Cully please. You need to just stop this right now. I can’t let you do that.”
“I’m sorry but I’m in too deep now.”
“Don’t say that. That’s exactly what I wanted to avoid.”
We stay quiet but soon our quiet is replaced by the glass from the window breaking. Suddenly I feel teeth on my neck and Trenton shouting frantically and pulling him roughly off.
“Gabe, stop! He’s my boyfriend. He’s out of bounds!”
“I’m sorry Trenton. I’m just so thirsty.”
“This is my cousin Cully.”
His cousin holds out his hand for me to shake. I stay frozen with my eyes wide with fear.
“I won’t hurt one of our own.”, Gabe said.
I tentatively shook hands with him.
“I was just telling him about the man my mum loved before dad …”
“We have struggles with them.”
“Because they see themselves as pure vampires unlike us. You see our family became vampires when my great great grandfather gave up his human existence for the love of my great great grandmother.”
“Oh so you weren’t a real vampire?”
“Well I always was. Gabe always was. But generations ago our family was human.”
“Oh.”, I say again.
I am so naive to everything to do with their world.
“You see if they knew I was connected to you then you would be in danger too. Do you understand now why I can’t afford to fall in love with you?”
“I love you though and that means that for better or worse I’ll take everything on that’s part of your world. Do you understand that?”
“This situation isn’t as black and white as that.”
“To me it is.”
He says nothing more. I didn’t know it at the time but it was the last time I was going to see him for years. The next time I went over to see him the family was gone.
The sickening feeling in your stomach,
Thinking of all those defenseless creatures,
Trapped in those flames
Because of someone’s sick games.
Common decency they lack
And the pain would almost cause tears in pours.
Causing fear for the beautiful creatures of the earth,
Evil having a rebirth.
I think of how scared they must have been,
Nightmares coming through their previous dream,
Been looked after one day
And the next what can one say?
Becoming lifeless before their time was to be,
The fear they must have felt in that moment,
The smoke and fire they see,
Not knowing what was happening before they went.
May each of them rest in peace for eternity,
They didn’t deserve what happened; it was so cruel truly,
This shouldn’t have been meant to be,
Those little darlings with their lives to live,
So much more to the world to give.
Their gentle natures,
Hitting us all to our cores,
Rest in peace darlings from me.
It was like a mist was surrounding me,
A cloud of darkness around,
This was not how it was meant to be,
The sight of your coffin makes my grief compound.
You were too young to leave,
We were too young to have to grieve
The loss of one so dear
And life without you is our fear.
So full of life before
But now our hearts are in pain to the core.
The day feels so surreal,
This hurt is going to take a lot to heal.
You were the life and the soul
And now in our family is a gigantic hole.
You were always there to impart your wisdom and show your love
But now you are in heaven above.
Father, I hope you are proud wherever you are
To not let you down in any choice,
Whether you are near or far
I will be guided by your loving voice.
You always had my best interests at heart,
And now even though we are apart
I will always remember our times at number ten
Until we meet one day again.
I lean over cautiously
And run my fingers through your
Messy, tousled hair.
There is such realness in your eyes,
A genuine aura that flows from your fingertips,
Leaves me breathless,
Leaves me longing.
I can’t believe you are real,
This earth doesn’t have rare angels like you,
You make me believe in humankind
Every time I look in your eyes.
You are perfection.
You make me feel like I’m not alone,
In this world of commercialism,
Of falseness and dog-eat-dog,
I wish I was more like you
And I am so happy you exist.
You make the world better
Just by been you.
So The X Factor is into it’s live shows stage and below I have put my top five ones to watch from the acts left in the competition this year!
Oh my god his voice is just outstanding. Though there is some very good singers in the competition this year I think with the right marketing Italy’s Andrea is the only one who could be a worldwide star. You can see it. I’m no expert. It’s just obvious. He’s amazing. Seems so lovely too and he loves pugs. What more could you want?
Paul Akister is back and is sounding amazing. He seems really nice and his personality reminds me a bit of my own. I know he’s been advised to talk more and if he feels comfortable doing that so be it but I think he’s wonderful just as he is and for me anyway is coming across very well indeed!
Ben seems really nice and is absolutely beautiful and his girlfriend is a very lucky woman! :-) Outside of that and back to the singing he is really a really strong singer and clearly very experienced with music. You know instantly that he’s used to doing gigs. I suppose here’s where taste kind of comes into it and while if I’m been honest I think Andrea is a better singer (because let’s face it, it’s really hard to be technically better than Andrea!) I’d be more inclined to buy a record by Ben just based on the fact that I love rock more than diva style pop music and excluding his first audition which was in the soul vein Ben has since been rocking out. I love his style too.
Only The Young
They seem nice and Mikey is gorgeous. I like that although their a pop band essentially there is an edge to them that’s bordering on pop/rock. And I love the way they incorporate old songs into the mix unlike a lot of bands do which makes them stand out. I’m an old soul so I love a lot of old music so it’s really cool and their so talented and they gel so well together as a band. Again I love their style too.
Chloe Jasmine has had a lot of negative reactions but I personally think she’s great. Outside of her been posh I can relate to a lot of her personality. It isn’t easy when you’re perceived as different to always be yourself and I think it is incredibly brave of her to go on the show and do that. I think she comes across really nice and I love her style too. I think she has an incredible voice. I think it’s very distinctive although I prefer her singing classic songs than more modern tunes and I think she could have a great career with that kind of music.
Who is your favourite act this year? Comment below with your thoughts! :-)
Standing there like a complete rock god,
All stunning with a sensual curve of your mouth,
I’m drifting into this feeling of been overcame,
Overcame by the beauty of existence.
There is something so commanding,
Something so wondrous about how gentle you are
And how commanding you can be.
Oh this is what joy in life is.
I wish you would run your fingers through my hair
Or I could run mine through yours.
Through each strand,
Like the rays of the sun.
I wish I could hold you,
Feel your frame in my arms.
Oh that would be what joy in life would be.
Your skin is driving me wild,
I long to touch you,
You commanding specimen,
I will obey.
I’m in no position to go against anything you say.
Not right now, not ever.
Recently artist Carmel Benson’s art exhibition entitled, “How to be a Child?” ran at The Mermaid in Bray, Wicklow from the 18th of July to the 7th of September. I was lucky enough to get to see it in it’s duration. Me and my sister went to see it.
Benson is originally from Wexford but in 1999 the artist, who graduated from University College Dublin (UCD) and later majored in painting and printmaking in Dun Laoghaire College of Art and Design, moved to Roundwood in Wicklow.
Benson’s latest pieces deal with a recurring theme in her work, that of childhood. This particular exhibition centres around the 1950s in Ireland when the “Catechism” was a vital book in Catholic childrens’ lives. A book that brought fear and oppression to the child if they were sensitive to it. There is also many male words in the collection which represent the inequality between men and women. In Benson’s collection these males are restraining the threatening women while Benson’s Sheela-na-Gig motif is her reaction to the world that shaped her. A world which was dominated by the Church and filled fear and remorse in its people. I love the concept of the collection but I found that the collection fell somewhere in-between. Some of I loved, like Crouching Sheelagh and my sis loved that one too, but there was others I wasn’t as crazy about.
But for it’s message and concept and in terms of pictures especially the Crouching Sheelagh it is an exhibition that needs to be seen so if you get a chance at some stage in the future somewhere else I would advise you to check it out! :-)