We know why humans are infatuated with vampires, but why do vampires return the obsession? There's, of course, the practical reason - vampires need human blood to live. Yet what drives vampires not to drink a woman to death? Oddly enough, I'd say the reasons are very human.
- Fleeting: A human's lifespan is hardly more than a long night to a vampire, so you can imagine how fleeting youth seems. We all want what we can't have, or can't have for very long. Whether it's a fleeting Summer or a fleeting life, transience is hot.
- Human nature: In last week's True Blood, Eric says to Sookie when she's crying, "Please don't do that. It makes me feel disturbingly human." And we know - as if we didn't already - he's bitten. Vampires either try to preserve their humanity (Bill Compton, Edward Cullen) or suppress it (Eric Northman and Twilight's James), so is it any surprise they want to date it?
- Psychic bond: Bonds are intense - whether they're between humans,