gepardo asked: vamp!Macelle: They watch a vampire movie?
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen wasn’t a good movie by any stretch of the imagination, but Belle liked the literary references, so he stopped switching channels when he stumbled across it, tossing the remote onto the coffee table.
“I still don’t know why Tom Sawyer is in this,” she complained, leaning against his shoulder. “Every other character comes from British literature. He wasn’t in the graphic novel.”
Joseph had more pressing concerns than the rogue American. “Can we do that?” he asked as Mina Harker transformed into a flock of bats.
“Not as far as I know,” she said lazily, and he nodded, frowning. “What’s wrong, baby?”
“I just thought it might be fun. Flying.” He didn’t care for heights, but he’d had flying dreams before, and it might be wonderful to do it for real. He was certain he wouldn’t be frightened if Belle was with him. Flying seemed impossible, but a year ago, Joseph would have said that vampires didn’t exist, and now he was one. His definition of ‘impossible’ had changed quite a bit.
“Is that something you want?” she pressed, and he nodded, feeling a little silly. There was no point in wishing for things that were impossible, but Belle hummed thoughtfully.
“I have a friend who’s a bit of a mad scientist,” she told him. “Maybe he can invent something that would let us fly. Would you like that, baby?”
“Very much,” he nodded, and she snuggled closer, leaning up to kiss his cheek. Even if her friend couldn’t think of anything for them, it wouldn’t matter. His feet hadn’t touched the ground since the night he met Belle.