Daily Dialogue: A Rape of Happiness

For 40 minutes a day, two imaginary women talk about what I tell them on this cheat writing day.

Reverie
Where do we begin?

Helen
Please don’t do this. You don’t have to do this.

Reverie
Oh, but I must. I’ve led a joyless life, you see. A joyless life that must be extinguished. The only way is to take the happiness of others. Rob them of their halcyon memories and make them my own.

Helen
You’re crazy.

Reverie
Come again?

Helen
You’re fucking crazy! Let me go!

Reverie
Why am I crazy? Because you’ve never heard of a vampire who feeds on happiness? I admit, I was confused, too. All my life, I felt like I didn’t know myself. I could see parts, but not the whole. Then a book told me what I was, and I was resplendent. Do you know what it’s like to find out who you really are?

Helen
Help! Help! Someone! Anyone! Please help me! She’s crazy!

Reverie
HELP! HELP! HEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEELP-AH!! No one can hear you here. It’s just you and me, and my appetite.

Helen
What are you gonna do to me?

Reverie
I told you. Steal. Your. Joy.

Helen
You already did. See? I’m not happy anymore. And I… And I’ll never be happy again. I promise. Just let… let me go.

Reverie
I’m still hungry. I haven’t had even the slightest bite. So, no, I can’t let you go. Besides. I think you’re lying.

Helen
No! I’m really not!

Reverie
I bet if I let you go right now, you’d be ecstatic.

Helen
Just let me go…

Reverie
As soon. As I’m full. Promise. Something I’ve learned is that everyone starts off as liars when they’re put in this sort of situation. They’ll say whatever they think they should so that they can go about their lives. Which is why I made this.

Helen
Please don’t stick me.

Reverie
But I must! I must. The needle is full of a magic potion that will relax you and make you tell the truth. It won’t numb pain, though, so I wouldn’t try resisting its spell. I’ll have to do grievous horrors to you and your person. Did you know that there’s an area on a woman’s body with the highest amount of nerve endings on a human? It’s used mainly for pleasure… but can you imagine what sort of pain it could feel in the right hands? Hands like… mine?

Helen
Just stick me and get it over with, you crazy bitch.

Reverie
Acceptance! Bravo!

Helen
Ow.

Reverie
There now. All gone. Oh, one more thing. The way a happiness vampire must feed is by corrupting the memories of the victim.

Helen
How… do you do that?

Reverie
By turning them against you, sadly. They’ll become nightmares. The worst kind, really. Happy memories are the ones you go to after a bad time. So what do you run to when they become the bad times?

Helen
I… hate… you.

Reverie
Are you sure?

Helen
Yesssss.

Reverie
You can never see us sharing a seat or a kiss?

Helen
Ne… ver.

Reverie
What’s your name?

Helen
Hel… en.

Reverie
Greetings, Hell. You should be very familiar with what’s coming, then.

Helen
Helennnnn.

Reverie
No one gets to choose their nickname, so Hell you’ll stay. Tell me, Hell: What’s your happiest memory?

Helen
I hate… that… name.

Reverie
Stay focused.

Helen
I’m Helen… I’m… GRAH!!

Reverie
The slice is for first-time offenders. And I avoided your… nerve cluster. Do you wanna know what I can do with a mallet?

Helen
What do you… want?

Reverie
Your happiest memory. Please.

Helen
Sittinnnnng.

Reverie
Uh… huh.

Helen
I was… sitting in… a chair.

Reverie
Like now.

Helen
Noooo.

Reverie
No?

Helen
I wasn’t… being… tortured.

Reverie
Ah. Is that what you think of me? I mean, go on. Where was this chair?

Helen
In… a theatre.

Reverie
Ooo, a cinephile. It’s been a while since I fed on one of those. What did you see?

Helen
An Eva… Green… film.

Reverie
I’ve never heard of her. What’s the film?

Helen
“Woooomb.”

Reverie
What was it about?

Helen
A… woman… who gives birth… to her… boy… friend.

Reverie
This is part of your happy memory? I don’t believe I’ll enjoy this meal. Why is it your happiest memory?

Helen
Because… I knew.

Reverie
Knew what?

Helen
My… purpose.

Reverie
Are you gonna get creepy on me?

Helen
To… make… films.

Reverie
Isn’t that sweet? Well, I’m afraid to tell you that you won’t.

Helen
You… wrong.

Reverie
No, I right.

Helen
Won’t… let you… take… from me.

Reverie
But you don’t have a choice. My drug works wonders and I’m hungry for you.

Helen
I… don’t give… a… fuck.

Reverie
Spicy, aren’t we?

Helen
I love… my future… too… much… to let… a… crazy… bitch try… to… ruin… it.

Reverie
Guess I’m making some torture porn then, eh?

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