All paranormal romance fans know very well the choice given by the vampire. At least one character in a vampire book must make the decision whether they want to become an immortal bloodsucker. Paranormal romance readers love this scenario because they also get to fantasize about having this choice. So, what if a vampire offered you immortality… would you take it?
Let’s see if you have what it takes. Here are the pros and cons of eternal life.
This is the most obvious benefit to the vampire’s bite. Death is a serious consequence to life, so if you’re not looking forward to dying, than immortality may be the answer. This is especially handy for those who don’t believe in an afterlife of any kind. You can procrastinate while you have millennia to contemplate the meaning of your existence.
You don’t gain weight.
Once you switch to a liquid diet of blood, you won’t have to worry about extra pounds. Have you ever read about a vampire that was worried about the calorie-count of one drained human?
Added bonus: Now that you don’t eat food, you won’t have to worry about cooking or washing dishes again either.
Strength, supersenses, that magentic vampire allure.
You will be strong and agile, with ultra sensitive hearing and sight. You’ll also be dead sexy (literally) and be able to influence others with your ethereal beauty and charm. Transform all the men who ignored you in the past into your personal slaves. Draw in your enemies and devour them.
All the time in the world.
If you love paranormal romance, choosing immortality means you’ll have eons to complete your to-be-read list.
You have to kill people.
Would you be willing to murder a person to survive? Some of you might be okay with that. Maybe becoming a different species exempts you from the laws of man. As the top of the food chain, your former human brothers and sisters will merely be food. People with sociopathic tendencies will adapt better, immune to the crippling moral crisis after eating their first meal.
Everyone you know will die!
Unless you make them into vampires, your loved ones will get old, wrinkly, and sick. You will experience the agony of watching them waste away. The world will change and you will face an unfamiliar future while everyone and everything that made up your life disappears.
No more sun worshipping.
Your days of soaking in the rays at the beach are over. Outdoor sports will have to be managed on full moon nights. You’ll have to pick out a coffin, dig into the earth, or completely black-out your bedroom to make sure you get your sleep. But look on the bright side, you won’t experience premature aging or have to worry about skin cancer.
There will be many things you have to consider when a vampire proposes immortality, but look at the key questions below. If you say yes to all three, then immortality is yours.
- You must take human lives to eat. Can you kill a person without destroying your conscience?
- After a few thousand years, you might get sick of yourself. Can you be mentally strong enough to be you for an indefinite amount of time?
- If you are claustrophobic or afraid of the dark, you might want to reconsider a coffin bed and nocturnal lifestyle. Are you okay with tight spaces and dark places?
What was your score?
Would you say yes?
Leave your answer below.