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Hey everyone, just letting you know that I will me narrating Lerk's story, not Lerk. Since there are parts of the story where Lerk is not involved.
This post is being written in both past and present tense, I hope you don't mind.
"Princess?", Lerk said questionably.
"Please Darwyn, you work at the castle and is the only one that can help make this relationship between me and the princess work. Please Darwyn, I am your best friend?", Lerk pleaded.
Darwyn thought long and hard looking from Lerk to the ground. Finally he looked Lerk in the eyes and said, "I see you really love her, and what friend would I be if I kept you from her. Alright Lerk I will help".
"Indira dear?", he said.
"Indira I would like you to meet Prince Audric from the kingdom of Harrington, he's the second son of King Walter II".
Indira looks to Audric with politeness and says,"Nice to make your acquaintance Prince Audric".
"As am I Princess Indira, I am honored to court such a lovely young lady. I'm am sure my brother Prince Walter III and my father King Walter II would be pleased to see me wed such a lady as yourself", says Prince Audric.
"Why thank you Audric", said Indira.
"I just did my daughter, he will make a fine husband and future ruler of Forthill", said the king.
"Forthill? What about his own kingdom father?", Indira asked.
King Alexander inhaled a long breathe before he responded, "Audric older brother Prince Walter III is the heir to thrown".
"I do not wish to marry him father, I refuse to court him as I do not love him", Indira said in a firm voice.
"INDIRA!!", called her father but still she ran.
"What do you mean?", Indira asked,"Why is my father coming here?".
"Your father came looking for you after you ran from the castle. One of his men saw you run into the forest. I overhead some guards speaking of it", Darwyn said quickly.
Darwyn didn't answer his apology, he only sat silently, staring at the wall before him.
This only made Lerk feel more guilty.
When they left Lerk jumped from his hard wood bench and ran to the bars to his cell.
Lerk saw Darwyn laying almost lifeless on the cold floor with blood pouring from his body. Lerk held back any tears and just watched him. He kept his eyes on his friend's unmoving body for two hours before Darwyn gave up and stopped breathing. Then Lerk let himself cry.
"Well, well this is the PEASANT that TOOK my future QUEEN!!!", Audric screamed at Lerk.
Lerk looked away with anger. He didn't want to look at the face that was to marry Indira, he didn't want to feel the hurt.
The moment he stepped in the door Indira was in his space, "Father please, do not hurt those men. It was my fault and I shall take the blame. I will court Prince Audric if you will let the others go. Father please".
Tears began to form behind Indira's eyes. She looked away and said, "And my punishment?".
He took a breath before speaking, "You Indira will marry Prince Audric in an instant matrimony, and will never be allowed outside these castles walls for the rest your physical life".
"Sorry daughter you brought this upon yourself, and I only want what is best for you....Now go wash your face and get some rest. You will wed Prince Audric before noon tomorrow".
Indira looked up from her father's shoulders with her face all red, "tomorrow?".
He said nothing but a small head bow and turned to the door. He open up the door said, "to morrow, now rest", then he walked out.
Indira wiped her tears and went to wash her face before bed.
Princess Indira's started to get upset again but didn't let herself cry. She must be proper cause that's what her father would want.
Indira's silence was interrupted by one of her lady's. "Are you ready Princess?", she asked.
Indira took a long inhale and then released it. "I am", she said turning to the door.
As Indira turned and looked down the aisle at her groom she held her breath, but that didn't work. Tears started to fall her face.
The wizard's arrival brought upon a darkness in the castle. He was evil, using his spells of magic to bring on despair and hurt to people. He was well known for turning men into beasts, bringing terror to others. He was the one the king wanted for Lerk's punishment.
He lit some candles and burned some herbs, then he started reading from the book.
"Yes your highness", they both responded.
As Lerk passed the king with the guards at his side, he didn't look his way, he just stood straight and looked ahead.
Indira was constantly thinking of Lerk, but since she became pregnant with Audric's child she moved on. But soon the good news of a new baby on the way became that of the past. When Indira was around 6 months her father had a sudden stroke and passed. Indira and Audric became the new king and queen of Forthill.
Indira had never been intimate with Lerk. But once her father told her she was to marry Audric, she ran. She ran because she wanted to be with Lerk that night, it was her way to say goodbye if they couldn't be together. So Indira and Lerk became intimate for the first and last time that night.
Indira looked into her son's eyes and saw nothing but Lerk. He had Lerk's fire red hair, Lerk's pale skin and Lerk's father's dark green eyes. He was his father's son.
Lerk looked at him suspiciously and said, "I am?".
"I am here to give you a message from your father", the young man said.
"Yes?", Lerk curiously said.
"He says he is sorry for this sad news but thought you needed to know that your mother has recently passed", then the young man slightly bowed his head and walked off.
Lerk could not believe that his mother was gone, he had to go see his father.
Lerk stepped from his horse and slowly walked on the farm he grew up in. Lerk slowly walked around the back where the plants grew and saw his father bent over harvesting the grapes.
"Lerk?", Richard said. He hadn't seen his son in years and couldn't believe his own eyes.
"It does not matter father. I came because of mother. I came to pay my respects and I came to see you father. It has been too long since I have seen you. I have missed you father", Lerk responded.
"Non sense father, I will stay but a while to take care of you. Until you can care for yourself", Lerk said.
By the end of the third week Lerk was there he's father struck ill.
"That's how your mother passed", said Richard.
As the months passed Richard got worse, to the point were he started coughing up blood. Through this whole illness Richard was always happy.
Lerk sighed, "Do not talk of such non sense father, you will get better I promise".
"No son I will not, and you know that *Cough* I want you to know this I love you son *Cough* and I want you to be happy. When my time comes know that I will be watching over you, along with your mother. *Cough* We will keep an eye on you and guide you through the tough times. Do not let the bad stuff get you Lerk, whenever life seems to get you down *Cough* know there will be good things too. Watch our actions Lerk, I do not want your actions to make anything worse then it is *Cough*", Richard said to Lerk.
"Yes Father", Lerk Said, "I will watch my actions and I will always know your there beside me..Mother too".
"Did you hear that Queen Indira's son is cured of his measles?"
"Oh my I glad for him, he is such an adorable Prince"
"Yes he is, his red hair makes him all the more admirable"
Indira has a son? Lerk could not believe it. Lerk was not shocked of her having a son, but her son having red hair. Indira didn't not have red hair, nor did Audric.
"Yes Mother", David said.
"Yes, Indira it is me", Lerk responded.
"I came to see you Indira, I still care about you, and I came to see your son", Lerk responded.
"Indira, David is not Audric's son is he?", Lerk asked.
"Lerk Please, go now, you can not be here", said Indira.
Indira didn't say anything, she didn't even look at Lerk. She refused to tell him that David was his son. She constantly made sure everyone knew that David was Audric's son that she began to believe it too.
"Lerk please go", said Indira.
Only when Lerk was out of earshot Indira softly whispered, "I love you Lerk".
Lerk lived in a small cottage on the outskirts of Forthill where no one could recognized him. Everyday Lerk would sneak past the guards and watch his son studying the plants and animals. David was just like his mother. Lerk made sure no one ever saw him.
Lerk turned to see that David stood before him. He couldn't believe that David was right here and right now. This is the first time has actually met his own son.
Lerk responded, "Hello".
"I'm David. Do you mind if I ask why your just standing there?", asked David.
"Do you mind if I join you?", asked David.
Lerk managed to smile and said, "Yes you may".
David responded with a grin.
"Mother I am perfectly safe, I have been with a friend, I am not alone", responded David.
"And who shall I ask is this friend you speak of? I am sure he is not worthy of protecting the future king of Forthill.", said Indira.
"Sir Lerk Bitters of Harrington and Forthill. He is an older man, but looks young. He speaks with wisdom and dreams and is very educated and fit. He more then capable of protecting the Prince of Forthill", said David.
"LERK BITTERS? How dare you talk to such a man as Lerk Bitters. I forbid you for ever seeing him ever again", screamed Indira.
"No mother, Lerk and I have many of the same interests and thoughts and he is my only friend. Lerk would make a better father then my own and I will continue to see him as I please. You can not forbid be to not see a man that has done no wrong and with out a logical excuse. So tell me mother, why do you hate such a good man as Lerk so much that you forbid me to ever seeing him again?", said David.
"Well David you are right. I can not keep you from a good man such as Lerk. I wish you would listen to your mother and not see him, but since you not going to listen to me then you should know the truth about Lerk Bitters......Lerk is your real father, not King Audric", confessed Indira, "I am sorry for not telling you sooner. I was just afraid of your safety if Audric found that the child he thought was his was really a love child from a man I used to love".
"How dare you, you...you whore. You let me believe a peasant child was my own? You shall not get away with this. You shall be punished harshly", screamed Audric.
"You killed my mother fucking bastard. Your not leaving until you get what you deserve. I challenge you to a fight to the death", David said to Audric.
Audric just smiled to David as if to amuse him and then said, "Fine I accept your challenge. Now go fetch your sword so we can have this challenge of yours".
"No one challenges King Audric?", said Audric.
Lerk dropped Audric's body and it fell to the ground where it did not move at all. Lerk stepped back from Audric's body, ashamed at what has become of him. How could Lerk do something like that? This was not Lerk, this was the monster that he was cursed with. Lerk killed an actual human being, he killed people.
Indira was buried in the royal cemetery next to her father and mother, Audric's father and brother came and brought Audric's body back to Harrington where he will be buried next to his mother and grandparents. As for David the royal doctor knew that David was not Audric's son and knew who his real father was..... David was buried next to Lerk's parents.
Lerk changed his last name to Bitemen to fit his image and moved to England where he hid for a few hundred years before going to America. In the U.S. he lived out in the country where he hid until Vampires became known and welcome to the civil life in 1956. There Lerk lived a low profile and meeting his first vampire friend Wei Keane. In 2010 Lerk came across an ad about a wanting a vampire to join Dawn Turner's 100 Baby Challenge.
Lerk thought it was time to start a family but since there was no woman in his life he thought a Baby Challenge was a great idea. But on his way to see Dawn at her home he saw the most beautiful woman in the world, she was crying by the fountain. She had just lost her son Tyler in a fire.
It was love at first sight and it was then Lerk finally forgot his past and it didn't hurt anymore. He didn't hurt anymore. This woman made him feel whole again. Her name was Dawn Turner the love of his life, but she will never know his true past.
Hey everyone I hoped you enjoyed this special edition post of Lerk's Past. I have worked so hard on it for more then a month. I have been thinking about doing a post on Lerk's past since May or June 2011, but I didn't start really working on it until July.
The storyline was created in mid-July and the pictures taken in August.
There are two people I would like to really thank because if it wasn't for them this post would have never happened.
Addy was the first person to know about the post and she personally helped me pick out the names of all the characters, helped with the first rough draft of the storyline, and is the editor of this post.
Jamee educated me about the medieval life, gave me the link to a medieval world, and helped with the final draft of the storyline.
Download the Characters:
Princess/Queen Indira (Lerk's love interest)
King Alexander (Indira's father)
Prince/King Audric (Indira's husband)
Lerk Bitters (Medieval/Human Version)
Prince David (Indira & Lerk's Son)
Richard Bitters (Lerk's Father)
Guinevere Bitters (Lerk's Mother)
Darwyn Lockmere (Lerk's Best Friend)
Richard Bitters (Lerk's Father)
Guinevere Bitters (Lerk's Mother)
Darwyn Lockmere (Lerk's Best Friend)
You may not know but my birthday is coming up, Saturday Oct. 8, I'll be 19. :)
For my birthday I decided to do a special birthday post. Of course this post will come out after my birthday because Lerk's Past took quite awhile. I also want to do a Halloween post but since these posts are taking a while it might be a Birthday/Halloween Post. So stay tune for that. :D