INTERVIEW WITH A VAMPIRE
Co-written with ACEMCKEAN. What happens when all of the Cullen clan plus Jacob Black sit down for their first interview after it is revealed that they are the in fact the real characters from the book series, Twilight. This is an interactive story!
1. Chapter 1
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There was a rustling on the sound stage, all the stage hands were helping the guests get seated and arrange their small microphone’s on their clothing. A man was seated behind his desk, he shuffled some papers together that were filled with background information and questions for tonight’s guests.
The man was a little nervous. Sure he had interviewed thousands of people over the course of his career, but tonight was history in the making. This would be the first time that this reporter, or any reporter, had ever interviewed someone that was not human. Someone who was made of legends, nightmares even.
Someone who was technically dead.
And not just one, but eight and a half of them, plus a shape shifter.
The once dimmed lights increased their potency and almost blinded the guests that were unaccustomed to such things. The man offered them all a sheepish smile before he turned his attention to the camera, that was situated a few feet off stage. Giving what the man believes to be a flawless smile, showing teeth and all, he scooted his chair in closer to the large oblong microphone that is sitting on his desk.
A director walked over towards the camera and positioned himself in a seat, and began to bark out orders.
“Larry, were on in 5, 4, 3, 2,…” he trailed off, motioning on the one count for the host to begin.
“Welcome to Larry King Live, I’m your host Larry King. Tonight.... Interview with a Vampire. Actually it’s an interview with eight vampires, a human-vampire hybrid and a man who can turn into a dog. Yes, that’s right. Tonight, I have in studio the infamous Cullen family and Jacob Black, a man that turns into a dog.”
The camera then pans across the guests, sitting in two rows. In the front row (l to r) is Carlisle, Esme, Edward, Bella and Renesmee. In the back row (l to r) is Emmett, Rosalie, Jasper, Alice and Jacob.
The producers of the show had the good sense to bring in a small riser to allow all the viewers to partake in each one of the guests’ undeniable beauty.
Jacob rolled his eyes as Renesmee stretched her left hand in back of her. Once she felt his hand, she grabbed and squeezed it.
“Actually it’s a wolf, Larry,” Jacob said, “I turn into a wolf.”
“I beg your pardon. Sorry Jacob.”
Larry nodded and offered Jacob an apologetic smile. Deep down he was about as nervous as he could be, he was almost certain that these natural predators could smell the fear just pouring out of him. One wrong question could make them just angry enough to get him killed. Right on the spot. Regardless, he was to stay professional and like it or not, Larry King was not used to being countered so quickly by a guest this early in the interview.
“It’s alright Larry. It’s a common misconception,” Jacob replied.
Larry shuffled uncomfortably in his seat and concentrated down on his notes in front of him.
“So let me start by introducing the Cullens. First there is Carlisle Cullen, the leader of the family. He’s a doctor by trade and father figure to the younger members of the family. Good evening Carlisle.”
“Hi Larry. It’s a pleasure to meet you,” Carlisle said.
Carlisle looked first to Larry and then focused his attention on the camera, gently nodding.
Larry raised his right hand and motioned to the stunning female that was seated almost directly in front of him. “Next to Carlisle is his lovely wife Esme. Good evening Esme.”
“Hi Larry. It’s a pleasure,” Esme said, softly.
Esme offered a timid smile in Larry’s direction before she focused her attention on Carlisle’s hand, which had recently found a place on her leg.
Larry aimed his next question back on the patriarch of the family, furrowing his eyebrows together because of his frustration of not being better prepared for this interview.
“Now in what order shall I introduce the children... I mean younger members of your family? Ladies first? How do you want to do this?”
“How about left to right, as we are sitting,” Carlisle suggested.
“Okay so on Esme’s right is Edward Cullen and his wife Isabella. They were truly the centerpiece of this book series by Stephanie.”
Edward looked over at his wife, beaming with pride at the fact that he could show her off to the world.
“Call me Bella, please,” Bella replied. She leaned forward from her seat and proceeded to shake Larry’s hand, the first person in the family to dare to touch him.
“Pleasure,” Edward said, shaking his hand as well. He didn’t look too much like it was a pleasure.
Edward had promised that he would try to block out the host’s thoughts this evening, in a attempt to keep this situation as civil as possible.
‘I said I’d try’ Edward thought, before taking a deep cleansing breath to settle himself down.
Larry looked down at his paper in front of him to confirm the information that he was about to disclose. His eyes grew large as he looked at the next guest that he was set to introduce.
“Beside them is their biological daughter Renesmee, who is nearing adulthood now, although I hear she is only six years old.”
Even after he said the statement out loud, he was still in disbelief. But if he had learned anything about these …immortals that he was interviewing right now, was that with them anything was possible.
“Hi Larry, actually I will be seven in just over a week..” Renesmee added, standing to shake Larry’s hand.
“Well, happy birthday!”
“Thank you,” Renesmee said, smiling.
She situated herself back in her seat, waiting for the camera to direct its focus on her aunt.
Larry, pushed his large, black frame glasses up past the bridge of his nose so he could take in a better view of the Venus, he was about to announce. ‘My God in heaven, she is the most beautiful thing I have ever seen,’ he thought to himself, completely unaware of the talent of one of the Vampire’s in attendance tonight.
“In the back row on the far left are Emmett Cullen and his wife Rosalie. May I call you Rose?”
“Actually I prefer Rosalie,” said Rosalie, reaching over Esme to shake Larry’s hand.
Cordial as she would seem, Rosalie was the only steadfast opponent to this whole fiasco the family was faced with tonight. She was afraid of retribution on her family, for the inhumane deeds that others of her kind have inflicted on humanity.
Before he even had the chance to introduce his next guests, Emmett was bursting at the seams, bouncing in his seat, just wanting some airtime.
“Great to be here Larry. I have always wanted to be on TV,” said Emmett, waving at the camera.
Larry laughed and went on. “These two are Alice and Jasper. I hope you aren’t uncomfortable with our human crew here, Jasper. I understand that this is more difficult for you than for most of the others.”
Larry gulped at his statement, knowing that this was exactly the kind of situation he was fearful of.
Jasper and Alice shook his hand. After which, Jasper looked down, a little ashamed with himself for his previous actions. He was reassured as Alice leaned into him, wrapped her arm around his waist and gave him a reassuring hug. A little smile formed upon his lips, once he realized, yet again, that he always has her support.
“Actually, Larry, it has gotten much easier since the books were written,” Jasper said.
“Good to hear. Very good to hear,” Larry said, laughing nervously.
Larry reached up to his collar and placed a couple of fingers in it stretching the fabric away from his pulsating neck. The host held up a paper slightly, wanting to get all his facts straight before announcing his final guest of the evening.
“And finally we reach Jacob Black. Sworn enemy of the vampire, protector of humans, close friend of the Cullens, and boyfriend to Renesmee. Oh and he can turn into a wolf.”
The very, very large man/werewolf stood up and curved his body forward, offering Larry a hand, while he flexed his forearm muscle to show him all his apparent strength.
“Nice to meet you Larry.”
Feeling very intimidated with all of the once considered fictional characters sitting just a few feet in front of him, Larry felt this would be a good time to cut to a commercial.
“We’ll be back after the break with some questions for the Cullens and Jacob. If you have any questions or comments, you know what to do...”
The director made a quick call out to everyone… “And we’re out,” he said as he pointed in Larry’s direction.
‘What have I got myself into?’ Larry thought to himself, before leaning back in his chair and blowing out a deep breath that he had been holding onto.
Edward just looked away and giggled to himself.
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