Queen of the Damned
written by Scott Abbott & Michael Petroni, from the novels by Anne Rice
Lestat: There comes a time for every vampire, when the idea of eternity becomes momentarily unbearable. Living and feeding in the shadows with only your own company rots into a solitary, hollow existence. Immortality seems like a good idea, until you realize your going to spend it alone. So I slept, hoping that the sounds of the passing eras would fade out, and a sort of death might happen. But as I lay there, the world didnít sound like the place I had left, but something different. Better. It became worthwhile to rise again as new gods were born and worshiped. Night and day, they were never alone. I would become one of them. (long pause) Whether it was the meal, or the one hundred years of rest, Iím not sure. But suddenly, I was felling better than ever. My senses so high, they led me straight to the instrument of my resurrection, playing in my old house. (long pause)
Woman: Your voice.
Man: Who the hell are you?
Lestat: (to himself (not out loud)) The question provoked an irresistible urge. (out loud) I am the vampire Lestat. (to himself) It just rolled out of my mouth. With one sentence, I had betrayed everything about my kind. Betrayed our code of secrecy.
Woman: Vampire? That's funny.
Lestat: Indeed. Hilarious. (pause) You're all so beautiful. (he puts a hand on the woman's cheek.)
Woman: Your hands are --
Lestat: (moves to other side of room) Cold as death?
Man: You're gonna kill us?
Lestat: No. All that youíve ever dreamed of, Iím going to make yours. This is your lucky day. (to himself) It was a bold move, I admit. But from that moment forward, they were my friends, my children, my band. Giving the world a new god. Me.
Kudos and much thanks go to Chantrelle for this monologue, it is very much appreciated.
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