Hey, my love, I came to you with
You laid down and gave to me just
what I'm seeking
Love , you drive me to distraction
Hey my love do you believe that we
might last a thousand years
Or more if not for this,
our flesh and blood
It ties you and me right up
Tie me down
I was born on the eve of Winter Solstice in the year 1667. My parents, a Scottish father and an Irish mam, although not terribly wealthy had the good fortune of being land owners. There were five of us... my parents, my elder brother Jack, my younger sister Cassandra and me.
My mother took it upon herself to teach me the Olde Ways and so i was given the gift and knowledge of witchcrafte at a very young age....this knowledge was of course bestowed behind my father's back. It is a gift that i continue to rekindle, passing it down from generation to generation... a gift that has known us even in the darkest hours of the Burning Times.
It was in the Autumn of my 18th year that a stranger appeared on my father's property requesting a few nights lodging for himself and his soldiers... his name was Soul ReaverPrime. Our first fateful meeting occurred that very night, the brightness of candle and fire dimming in his presence... our first kiss stolen on the wooden stairs that led to my room.
Soul's intentions of having his vampire ally, Caleb 'change' me went terribly wrong when the vampire decided to keep me for himself. And so began the 5 year odyssey that would lead me from one abandoned cellar to the next, from stone turret to archaic crypt... from the fathomless deep of the ocean, to the ends of the earth. My mortal life ended in the winter of 1691, on what would be my 24th birthday. I remember staring up through the narrow bars of my vault as Caleb drained me, my life fading like music...there one moment, drifting off the next. I looked up at the stars and thought of Soul then. I drew his face up from my memory, in that sacred place where i had kept him safe for years. And in the final, desperate moment that would mark the end of my life... i imagined he was with me, imagining his body over mine, imagining that he was the one tearing my soul free......and then i let it all go.
I was not there the day that Soul found him. I did not get the pleasure of watching Soul rip him from his hiding place and dissect him piece by piece... i did not get to experience the sight of Caleb 's traitorous head forever leaving his shoulders. I had been spending my purgatory in Germany where upon hearing of Caleb 's execution, i finally managed my escape.
I did not return home to my family, terrified of showing them what i had become and unaware that in his desperation to keep me forever bound to him, Caleb had turned my beloved brother Jack and sister Cassandra as well. I was set loose upon the naive and tragic world.
One lost and lovely night i wandered into a dark, unearthly pub called the Vampire's Kiss. A gathering place of monsters and gods alike... of humans searching and immortals wanting... a fusion of confused and sometimes unbalanced worlds. I loved it from the start. It was in this swarm of bodies, in this beautiful madness that i happened to look up from my drink one evening... and found myself staring straight into the green eyes of my beloved Soul. After three hundred and fifteen years of loss and separation, we had found each other again.
Later, in the small wee hours of morning we lay together, entangled...kissing "I am at home whenever i am with you," Soul said. "you are my house and home, my church, my alter of worship." He took my hand in his, turning it over so that the soft, pale palm faced upwards... then pressing his mouth within, his lips caressing the lifeline... he changed my existence forever.
I am The Vampire Lily....I am Lily of ReaverPrime...
Celebrate we will
Because life is short but
sweet for certain
We're climbing two by two
To be sure these days continue
The things we cannot...
Dave Matthews ~ Two Step
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19:42 Mar 02 2010
youve painted some nice vivid imagery for such a short piece,nicely done
00:49 Jul 06 2010
wow! sounds like you have very vived memoreis'
18:09 Jul 07 2010
I much agree. The imagery you write is well done! I would love to see more.
03:26 Aug 25 2010
Beautiful, Lily, it truly is. I can see all you speak of with these words.
23:32 Sep 05 2010
I am always impressed and intrigued by the writings of others, especially when it is so well poesied. :)
If there shall be future addendums, I would gladly partake a read.
00:02 Dec 03 2010
Thank you for sharing-
22:03 Dec 03 2010
14:31 Jan 11 2012
its so expressive like i was watchng movie
02:21 Nov 22 2012
I love everything you wrote , of which you say in part, you fed my soul and my body , I thank you for that you exist out there in this world.. :)
02:49 Sep 13 2013
Very nice :)