Things That Are Shit

I can’t get Hoyt’s words outta my mind. Calling my blood shit.

When I think about my blood, I think about its healing nature. Its way of connecting me to the man that I love. At least that’s how it used to be. But lately, it’s like the little rope tied to him at one end, and me at the other? It’s fraying or unraveling. All the fibers are coming apart and now we’re just a mess of string that used to be something strong.

When I think about things that are shit, I think of my daddy’s beatings. I think of what I did to Hoyt, with that guy at Fantgasia. I think of whoever or whatever beat Jason near to his death.

But my blood? My blood ain’t shit. Hoyt Fortenberry, you could not have been more wrong. My blood just saved someone’s life. Maybe it’s my fault that the rope is coming apart, but it ain’t my blood’s fault.

There are things that are shit, and then there are things that are not shit. 

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Hey there girl. Well for one, your blood is NOT shit! You're blood is magical! Also, I think what Hoyt meant was that he doesn't want your relationship to be based off of that--he wants it to be genuine and real love instead of what your glorious blood may make him to think or be. Also, what you did for Jason was very noble and lovely. Even though I know you're strugglin with your relationship with Hoyt and what is or isn't morally correct--this just proves that your heart is in the right place. You truly do care for others around you and you are a great woman. yes, Ms. Hamby, I said woman. So remember, your blood is wonderful and magical and special and can do many splendid things and I know that and Hoyt knows that. That's all that matters. Love you girl.

July 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKT

Jessica, Hoyt love you with every beat of his heart. Yes couples say the wrong things at times. It happenes. I know what it's like to be in Hoyt's shoes. My girlfriend is a redhead just like you. And I've learned early on that I have to watch what I say around her. Because just like you, she has a quick temper.

At times it feels like every string is being pulled in every direction. Just take a time out and take it one night at a time. that's what me and my girlfriend do. I love my girlfriend with every beat of my heart. Just like Hoyt's love you with every beat of his heart.

Take care Jessica. You and Hoyt are luck to have each other. Don't forget that. Some people go through their live with nobody to love. You both love each other. You two a special.

July 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEdwin

Jess...Like most people on here, I want to echo what they are saying: that Hoyt didn't mean anything bad by it. I know that it hurts, but we all say things that people misinterpret. I once told me BF that he 'wasn't' handsome, when he totally IS by accident--it just slipped out and I felt terrible. Luckily my boyfriend has a sense of humor and once I explained the slip then he laughed about it. Hoyt might have done something like that. He might also have been afraid that HE would turn into a vampire or have some of there tendencies and that might have scared him. Maybe you can talk to him about it and clear it up? Make it clear what your blood would really do and that it would help him?

Let him know that your comments really hurt you in a calm way, no screaming at him. (I know that it's hard!) That way once he see's that you are hurt, I know that he will apologize. He loves you and love requires compromise. You two can work it out.

You are totally beautiful and my favorite character by the way! :-) I hope you and Hoyt have a very loving, sexy night!

July 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJulia

Speaking as a man, I think Hoyt feels a bit emasculated in the relationship since you (literally) have all the power and he has none. Deep down, it hurts his ego a bit. He loves you to death, but he also needs to feel strong and you having so much power over him makes him feel weak.

I would say that maybe you just let it slide and realize it is his own insecurities. To help him get over this I'd try not to bring up the powers you have or rush to help him out of every jam by using your abilities.

Human- vampire relationships are hard, but I think you can make it work.

July 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCarl

Be a strong woman Jess. A strong vampire woman. Just because something came out wrong or he didn't mean it "that" way doesn't mean it didn't hurt. You have every right to feel hurt and maybe even betrayed in a way.
But remember, the blood that Hoyt refused is the blood that saved the life of his best friend. You are what you are, if you love someone you love all of them - every part. Either Hoyt realizes that- or he regrets not having you in his life! If you weren't important, you wouldn't have all of us caring about you!

July 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTessa

If Hoyt thinks your blood is shit, then he obviously doesn't know what shit is. Honestly, Jessica, you shouldn't be thinking to deeply on it. Men say things and woman interrupt what they say into something it isn't. I do have to agree with Hoyt on some level. He can't drink your blood for every scrap and bruise.

Here is some advice, sweetie. Only give your blood to people who are in desperate need of it such as Jason. If a person can be healed some other way, then don't offer your blood. If a person is near death, then give them your blood. Handing out your blood can only do yourself harm.

And keep trying to strengthen your relationship with Hoyt. No one said dating a human would be easy. ;)

July 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDaerail

Your blood is NOT shit. Jess, your blood just saved a life. Bill saved Sookie's life with his blood. Both you and Bill just blessed someone, you blessed people with life. Hoyt just doesn't understand that a vampire's blood is a blessing, maybe he just sees that bad in it. Like when people use a vampire's blood as a drug. But it does have a good side. You just have to show him that side. Show him it's healing nature, and all the other good qualities. You have to take your string and mend it back into it's strong, beautiful little rope self. You can make it through this Jessica, I've always hoped that you and Hoyt would make it through anything. The way that TRUE LOVE always beats all the other guys to the finish line.

Make it through this (please),

Katlyn 1998

July 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKatlyn 1998

You did good tonight, Jess! Although, Jason is gonna have tons of dreams about being with you that may color how he sees you now. Your blood is not shit. It is what gives you life and what gives humans the ability to heal from whatever ails them. Without you tonight helping, Jason surely would have died.


July 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKelly

Jessica, I hate to say it, but I do feel you're in the wrong on this one :(

Hoyt didn't at all mean what you're insinuating he meant. He wasn't using 'shit' as a derogatory term for vampire blood, he was using it as an adjective to describe something he did not desire. We could turn this into a discussion on how the human language has evolved into a form that traditionally derogatory words are now being used in different contexts but that would be a whole different ballgame. Anyways, he didn't mean to be offensive, and he almost instantly regretted wording his sentence like that. He used shit like anyone would use shit. If my roommate says "Hey dude, you want a milkshake from down the street?" and I respond, "Yeah! Get me some of that shit!" Am I insinuating that the stuff that I want is shit? No.

July 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSethB

I dont think hoyt meant it in a bad way but you have to watch what you say when fighting or even simple arguing. usually when fighting you say things that shouldnt be said but either way, a part of you means them. i think hoyt will now regret his words of calling your blood shit because that "shit" saved the life of his best friend.

July 18, 2011 | Unregistered Commentersuzie
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