An Unexpected Gift - Two Hour Challenge #105 (PG-13)

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Re: An Unexpected Gift - Two Hour Challenge #105 (PG-13)

Postby GuardianAngel » Sat May 02, 2009 1:40 am

That was a close call, wasn't it? Like Beth, I didn't get the significance of the 'collar' until the end. Even knowing about vampires, this kind of situation is so bizarre.

The waiter returned bearing the discreet black box, and she held her breath as Josef’s cold fingers fastened the collar around her neck.

“Now you’re mine,” a low voice whispers into the back of her neck, and then he’s gone, his face hidden by the crowd.
I could actually feel his cold fingers and hear that voice. It made me shiver.

Are we maybe seeing into the future of The Other Side of Never (Part 10: The Claiming)? LOL
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Re: An Unexpected Gift - Two Hour Challenge #105 (PG-13)

Postby Lucy » Sat May 02, 2009 1:52 am

interesting info on protocol and how Josef does things....

I could see the dresses flying out of the closet.

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Re: An Unexpected Gift - Two Hour Challenge #105 (PG-13)

Postby one.zebra » Sat May 02, 2009 2:31 pm

Jo/Be!!!!.../swoons/

“Now you’re mine,” a low voice whispers into the back of her neck, and then he’s gone, his face hidden by the crowd. '

you best be hiding your face Josef....or Beth will read your heart in your eyes!

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Re: An Unexpected Gift - Two Hour Challenge #105 (PG-13)

Postby Phoenix » Tue May 05, 2009 2:58 pm

Luxe deLuxe :notworthy: I just love your dark & twisty take on things...
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Re: An Unexpected Gift - Two Hour Challenge #105 (PG-13)

Postby Moonlighter » Wed Apr 28, 2010 7:22 pm

Hi Luxe deLuxe --

I'm not a JoBe girl -- not by a long shot -- but this was interesting. I like the idea of the jewelry playing such a significant role in the scheme of things. I do wonder what the housekeeper's true motivation was in rushing Beth downstairs. That was odd, but Josef handled the situation as usual. I guess dinner is served, huh?
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Re: An Unexpected Gift - Two Hour Challenge #105 (PG-13)

Postby allegrita » Thu Apr 29, 2010 12:26 am

Back for a reread (thanks Moonlighter!) :hug:

I love this story... and you'll all notice that Josef's marker is a HUUUUUGE diamond collar, not some mingy little ruby earrings, or a stupid butterfly, but ROWS and ROWS of diamonds.

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Re: An Unexpected Gift - Two Hour Challenge #105 (PG-13)

Postby jen » Mon Jun 28, 2010 11:43 pm

Wonderful.

This brings out clearly just how different vampire society is. Small things are symbolic and very significant--this little story brings out that fact clearly and chillingly. Beth was almost refreshments for the guests, but in her defense, Josef should have explained in more detail.

That being said, this lesson probably brought it home to her with more force than a casual description.

I wonder how Mick will react if he comes to the party later.

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Re: An Unexpected Gift - Two Hour Challenge #105 (PG-13)

Postby maggatha3 » Tue Mar 22, 2011 9:29 am

Owo, Luxe, you did that in a 2 hours challenge? Such a dark, dominative part of the vamp world, kind of shivering even for Beth's measures..you got me shivering, at least!
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Re: An Unexpected Gift - Two Hour Challenge #105 (PG-13)

Postby jen » Mon Jan 23, 2012 11:07 pm

I remember this.

Chilling.

At this point, Beth is clearly the one who screwed up here. She should know by now that it is dangerous to forget the details around the vampires.

It only the heartstopping events of this evening stopped here...

You write a wonderful story.

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Re: An Unexpected Gift - Two Hour Challenge #105 (PG-13)

Postby cassysj » Thu Apr 05, 2012 2:48 am

I'm revisiting old challenges and I love the way you dance with Jo/Be
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Re: An Unexpected Gift - Two Hour Challenge #105 (PG-13)

Postby MickLifeCrisis » Thu Apr 05, 2012 3:15 am

Wow! This is the second time recently I've been thinking about an older story without knowing the author or title only to have it suddenly appear on the active thread! :2eyes:

Loved the reread of this one. I really like the idea of jewelry as markers for the different vamps. Thanks!
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Re: An Unexpected Gift - Two Hour Challenge #105 (PG-13)

Postby Luxe de Luxe » Sun Apr 15, 2012 2:22 am

Thanks MLC! I rewrote this one as The Invitation - so this one's easy to get a bit mixed up about.
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