07
Aug
10

Marriage


*** DISCLAIMER – THIS BLOG IS FICTION AND THE AUTHOR IS NOT LIABLE FOR THE ACTIONS OF ANYONE WHO PERSISTS IN THINKING IT IS NOT FICTION ***

In the past all female vampires had to get married. Then marriage gave a veneer of respectability over what we were and did the same for humans.

Back then, it was expected that you would be married and any woman over the age of twenty five who was unmarried was definitely an old maid.

Some humans never did get married, but since a vampire is always young and beautiful, we attract attention. And attention is the last thing a vampire wants to attract. So I got married.

As I have said before, vampires cannot love. So the best thing is to marry a friend. Someone who you get on with and have common interests.

Some of us vampires enjoyed being married, and in the early to middle ages it was easy enough to find an abandoned baby which could be brought up as one of our own. In later centuries vampires often adopted.

It is easy for an Old Vampire to provide what was seen as “a good home” for foundlings. Most of us have money, and money provides anything. And everything, if you have enough of it.

Human children were mostly liked, but never loved. A great deal of work goes into choosing a child, because although children who are disliked by vampire parents have accidents, too many accidents draw attention.

A human child will be brought up in vampire culture and will be turned vampire when they are twenty-one. It’s quite a ceremony, coming of age.

I was not one of the vampires who had children. I liked my husband and we were good friends, but I did not like the constraints of marriage when I was human and I was never maternal.

Some women are just not natural mothers and I found it difficult enough when I was human, so when I married as a vampire we told everyone that I couldn’t bear children.

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