...bear in mind, this isn't meant to be good writing, LOL. During the Mary Sue game, I started a "Twilight" parody that pulled out ALL the cliches (misunderstood, "ugly" duckling as the protagonist, impeccably handsome yet bland vampire love interest, etc.), and I used it as a springboard to write a truly awful story of my own. I changed the heroine's name from Magnolia Beatrix Idony to Olivia Wren, though, because it was less of a hassle and sounded more like Isabella Swan. To use another tired cliche, Olivia was given a bitchy twin sister, Eva, who has set her sights on the vampire love interest, Marius. Enjoy. :)
Olivia pulled up in her beat-up pickup truck and saw Marius leaning against his blue sports car, hands in his pockets. He was wearing sunglasses and looked especially pale this afternoon. Olivia had chosen her outfit carefully: a pair of khaki pants and a purple sweater with Keds. It was the sexiest ensemble she owned.
She got out of the truck and met him. He smiled, showing his sharp canine teeth.
"Hello," he said. "you look great."
"Oh, really," said Olivia. "I don't have flashy clothes, and I never know what to do with my hair. Plus, my glasses are just awful . I would get contacts, but I am afraid to push them against my eyes. It seems like it would hurt."
"May I take your glasses off?" asked Marius. "It just occurred to me that I have never seen your eyes."
After a moment, she nodded. Before this day, she hadn't so much as talked to a boy. Now, she was letting the most attractive boy in school touch her face to remove her glasses. It was surreal.
Marius gently took them off and folded them. He gasped at Olivia's violet eyes, and marveled at the tiny flecks of gold. He felt his heart catch fire.
"They are beautiful," he whispered. "how could you ever hide them?"
"I...I don't think they are that pretty," she said. "at least, no one has ever told me they are."
"I'm glad to be the first," said Marius, placing the folded glasses in his pants pocket. "I don't think you'll be needing these anymore. Tonight, when you go home, you will ask your parents to buy you contacts."
Olivia nodded. Marius had a way of hypnotizing her, and she knew she would do anything he asked.
He took her hand and they walked to the meadow. Just as Marius said, it was ablaze with wildflowers, and she inhaled their intoxicating aromas. He pulled her close to him, baring his canine teeth.
Just then, a small squirrel bolted in front of them. Before Olivia knew what was happening, Marius lunged at the poor creature and picked it up. His eyes blazed with hunger, and it made Olivia nervous. He sank his sharp canine teeth into the squirrel's throat, tearing it open. A crimson shot of blood spurted from the wound, and a long thread dripped from Marius's teeth as he held onto the animal, drinking its life away. Finally, he dropped the squirrel in the grass; it was limp and about half the size it used to be.
Marius belched, loud and wet. He looked at Olivia, trembling.
"Ex- excuse me," he stammered. He wiped his mouth with his sleeve. Olivia was frozen on the spot, her eyes wide with fear.
"Olivia," he whispered. "do yo know what I am?"
"I...I think so." She went to him and felt pleasure rise within her. Her face flushed crimson.
"Then say it," Marius urged. "say it out loud, so I know you know."
"Vampire." The word escaped her lips, and she trembled. Marius held her tight in his arms and whispered in her ear.
"I want to let you know I won't hurt you," he said. "I am in love with you, Olivia. I know that sounds crazy, but it's true. Ever since the day I saw you, I haven't been able to think of anything else. You intoxicate me, just like these wildflowers. You consume my every waking thought and I want to be with you, always, watching over you, making sure nothing bad happens to you ever again."
"That sounds perfectly reasonable," said Olivia, brushing her lips against his neck. "but Eva will never let me be with you. You don't know her the way I do, Marius. She is like a bulldozer, destroying everything in her path."
"I am not afraid of Eva," he said. "you shouldn't be, either. I won't let anything come between us, my love. I will have you, forever, whether your witch of a sister likes it or not. The time has come to step out of her shadow, take what is rightfully yours ."
"I know, but I am so plain and awkward," Olivia sighed. "I am not like Eva. I love you, Marius, I know I do, but I am not sure I can give you everything you need."
He thought for a moment, then looked her in the eye.
"What do you mean?" he asked, his blue eyes sparkling.
"You are a vampire," Olivia explained. "holding me close, not being able to... feed on me...that would be torture. I can feel it, deep inside you. You want to tear my neck with those fangs and drink my blood. How can you love me when that will always be in your way?"
"It is true I wish I could drain you dry," he said, slowly. "but my love for you conquers that urge, Olivia. I may be a bloodthirsty creature, but the love between us is powerful enough, special enough, to fight it. Don't you agree?"
She nodded. They hardly knew each other, but everything Marius was saying made sense. He held her closer and the two of them drowned the rest of the world out. There was no meadow, there were no wildflowers, and there was no Eva...just the two of them, holding on.
"An intellectual says a simple thing in a hard way. An artist says a hard thing in a simple way."