The Dark Gift

Would you accept it? I know few who wouldn’t. I know of few who would flee when faced with something as sublime and erotic as a vampire’s bite, too. But eternal life? It puts most vampire enthusiasts in two minds: Immortality is a thought we dare not dream of, but it may also be a curse no living person should ever wish to inflict upon themselves.

To stay the same forever is quite possibly a thought that terrifies far more than it entices.

If this man offered you immortality, would you be courageous enough to accept?

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  • Reply Carrie Grier March 7, 2013 at 11:33 pm

    Yes, I would. The world is a big place. One lifetime doesn’t seem enough to see everything. There is so much to learn and experience, I’d stay around. Signed, a devoted Anne Rice fan. Of Twilight, not so much. B)

    • Reply Lafaeyette March 8, 2013 at 5:43 am

      Hmm, I think, perhaps, I wouldn’t. Though I do thoroughly adore vampires, I would prefer to be human in their company.

      • Reply Hook in Mouth May 23, 2014 at 8:07 am

        Ah! Your love of vampires is rubbing off on my scathing soul! Do you mean you are their “pet” or friend?

  • Reply barbara March 10, 2013 at 10:10 pm

    Yes I definately would accept!! One life time is nor enough and the adventures Lestat has would be fabulousto share with him or any of the other flamboyant vampires.

    • Reply Lafaeyette March 10, 2013 at 10:49 pm

      Wouldn’t that be sublime? Although, I do rather think I would enjoy mortality in their company…

      • Reply Hook in Mouth May 24, 2014 at 9:33 am

        I would worry if I was a vampire’s friend that they think I’m using them for their species.

  • Reply Kitty April 5, 2013 at 4:43 pm

    I do believe I’d be inclined to accept. I’m one of those silly humans whose every move is often motivated by a fear of being harmed. Were I to be this much more durable creature, who’s essentially as nocturnal as I already would have myself be, my fears of being myself would be so much smaller. I’d not worry about cuts or bruises or getting dirty or dying of a nasty fall or crash. My Self is one buried in caution, and that’s something few vampires have. As Lestat would put it, I’d not change, no one really does. I’d simply become more fully what I am. I’d, like Marius would believe, have years and years to realize and refine it, and I think my fears leaving me would finally give me the chance to be in love with the world, rather than hiding with it.
    I would love to see the world change and to roam, experiencing it at my own will, taking company when I need it in any form it may grow to, having perhaps another immortal when I need understanding, and mortals to keep me feeling alive when I need them.
    Yes, I’d accept the dark gift, and perhaps become even sappier I being than I am, but such a romantic darkness would all be for the better, as I see it.

    • Reply Lafaeyette April 5, 2013 at 5:24 pm

      I do believe that your reasoning for accepting it are the same reasons why Gabrielle loves being a vampire as much as she does. I, on the other hand, would love to be in the company of vampires but remain human. That would be my decision, probably an unpopular one, though ;).

    • Reply Hook in Mouth May 23, 2014 at 7:58 am

      I’m the same way. Wasn’t when I was younger but when I got struck down with an autoimmune disorder became paranoid of losing a limb, getting severe brain damage etc bc my disabling health problem is already a pain in the arse agony. I would rather be terminal bc with chronic you are just existing but not living. God let my death be quick or I will take it into my own hands. You bet I will kill myself if I am faced with losing my mind to dementia. I’m not scared of death but I am scared of drawn out dying in a pathetic state. I don’t think you are silly for being scared of hurting yourself, truly silly humans are reckless and do retarded things because they can. Its programmed into our genes to be cautious of hurting ourselves, that’s why people make faces when they eat sour food bc it might mean poison.

  • Reply Devika Fernando July 19, 2013 at 12:13 pm

    Ohhhh… I guess I’d be one of the few to refuse. Granted, if it were offered by a vampire as fascinating as Lestat (or even David), I’d definitelz be tempted to become more equal to them and share their adventures with them. But for me, the reason to refuse is a simple one: I don’t want to drink anyone’s blood, and that includes animals. Not with killing and not even without, using just the little drink. Whatever fascinating things it might bring my way, I couldn’t overstep that border though I ironically don’t mind it much when the others (vampires) do it. *lol* There’d be so many opportunities linked with it but my answer would be no. I’d love to be in their company and favour though. 😉

    • Reply Carmen Dominique July 30, 2013 at 3:42 pm

      I still maintain that I would say “no.” Not because I find any aspect of it to be offensive, but because I would love to be a vampire’s mortal. 🙂

  • Reply Hook in Mouth May 22, 2014 at 7:48 am

    No I wouldn’t.

    • Reply Hook in Mouth May 23, 2014 at 8:04 am

      Life’s nothing more than an endless series of commitments that demand all of your time, money and abilities so you can have the privilege of gulping down oxygen, paying taxes, electing brain-dead, suit wearing monkeys to lead you and eventually dying and being forgotten. So yeah I understand the allure and I should not have been so harsh against vampires. I understand loving someone so much you don’t want to leave them… I empathize with wanting to be a vampire and admit to being a judgmental spiteful jerk in your comments section who hopefully doesn’t annoy you too much.

  • Reply Kqarla June 10, 2014 at 11:03 am

    I am and will forever be mesmerized with the thought of the Dark Gift, considering that ever since I was a child, I’ve looked forward to turning seventeen, the age Armand was transformed, in the hopes of meeting a vampire who will turn me into one them. When that didn’t happen, I waited to turn 20. Maybe I’ll have better luck when I’m the same age as Lestat.

    Almost 2 years later, I am yet to meet a Night Child. Haha.

    It is still a romantic, marvelous and enticing concept for me, but right now, my answer to the question “would I accept the Dark Gift?” would have to be a simple no.

    I think the Dark Gift carries it with such tremendous changes and even a new sense of responsibility. I don’t think I can leave behind the life I have now.

    Although, of course, I would never say no to having the chance to meet our beloved Vampire Chronicles Vampires even in my human state.

    • Reply Carmen Dominique June 19, 2014 at 12:26 pm

      I find I must agree with you, but not for the reasons of responsibility. I simply find the idea of being a vampire distasteful, whereas the thought of being *near* to a vampire I find enticing…

  • Reply bella April 21, 2015 at 2:09 am

    I have always been courageous and reckless. So, of coarse I would say yes

  • Reply bella April 21, 2015 at 2:12 am

    I would be thrilled to actually be WITH a vamp. So sexy and mysterious . Me and my closest friend on Halla ween dress up as sexy vampires to go to a party. Yummy boys most of the times

  • Reply Martina August 10, 2016 at 6:41 pm

    No, I would not (accept it). Only if forced. I would not accept it for several reasons, which people rarely mention when talking about this topic.

    Issue no. 1: IMMORTALITY. People only see the fun side: you cannot die, which is cool, and you live your life eternally young, beautiful, you travel, experience new things, have a lot of sex…, blah blah. But being a vampire, if I think about it – and it is just my opinion – is merely about the ability to survive immortality in sanity. Because immortality is really a curse. You cannot die in a natural way, and if you really want to die, you can only die in a tragic, painful way; not peacefully in bed like most humans. So you live your life as a vampire, and first, you are excited: you have all the swell supernatural abilities, you have eterity to experience new things and meet new people… but after a few decades, you realize you cannot change, grow old or die, while other people (your beloved ones) indeed DO, and you start feeling at least “weird”. You experience everything in the first 50 years as a vampire, and then… then WHAT? Wait for the big realization? You start getting bored, which causes you to start searching frantically for a new meaning of life. Eventually, you become depressed. You feel EMPTY. Which may drive you to a suicide.

    Issue no. 2: the constant BLOODTHIRST. How much does a vampire NEED to feel sated? Does a vampire need to kill their victim? However enjoyable that might be for some people, a normal person / vampire would eventually start feeling numbed / depressed / stressed about their predatory way of life. It is exhausting to be a predator. It is an extra work, and you hurt other people. Constantly. Sure, it´s in your nature, and you HAVE to do it, which is a feeling that is quite good for one´s conscience (given that you have it in the first place), but still, you have to live with the guilt of hurting others, at least subconsciously, and even if you like it. C´mon. Everyone sane would probably feel kinda “torn”. Plus, how does the blood taste? Do you feel NATURAL CRAVING for it? Or do you feel like a human who knows that he NEEDS blood but who does not really find the taste appealing? That is a huge factor also.

    Issue no. 3: HUMANS ARE DOUCHEBAGS. You always risk another person´s betrayal, disloyalty, misunderstanding or even hatred. Ain´t it terrible? I would feel HURT, especially if the rejectees were my friends and family.

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