Much Ado About Nothing, one of Shakespeare’s most well-known plays. Also, one of my favorites. But…it’s Shakespeare and many people hear his name and immediately zone out. So I started thinking, what could I do to make Shakespeare more accessible? I was rewatching Joss Whedon’s fantastic version of the play when the line that Beatrice says, “—O God, that I were a man! I would eat his heart
in the market-place,” really struck me. You know who would eat a heart in the marketplace? A vampire.
Thus, Much Ado About Vampires was born. Set in an alternate version of America where the vampires and the fae have joined together to run the country, Sookie Stackhouse is sent on an undercover mission by her great-grandfather Niall to infiltrate the Fae Court based in Bon Temps, LA. Sookie walks a dangerous path with only her wits and her heart to guide her. Along the way she meets Eric Northman, who may or may not be the love of her life, which they might figure out if they ever stopped arguing long enough to get around to it. Can two societies so at odds with the modern day be changed by a one-quarter fairy princess?
I would like to note that there is darkness in this story; the world it takes place in is a frakked up place. That being said, everything will be resolved in the end, trust me. I’m not going to leave these characters in this unbalanced misogynistic world.
Warning: This fic will contain exactly one non-violent, non-graphic rape, and readers will be warned in plenty of time to avoid that section. There is second situation that also will not be comfortable for all readers. I will absolutely forewarn in both these circumstances. Please know that they are necessary to tell this story since they are included in the original text. I understand if you choose to avoid these situations and skip a chapter, I will do my best to make sure you understand what happened without providing any detail that might be triggering to some readers.
That being said, this story will have a lot of fun and light. It’s based off of Much Ado, which for the most part, is a comedy.
I’ve chosen to ignore much of Sookie canon here, but the characters are all from the Sookieverse. One of my original characters from Dead on Arrival might make an appearance, though that’s not set in stone. Otherwise, enjoy!
Disclaimer: All publicly recognizable characters, settings, etc. are the property of their respective owners. The original characters and plot are the property of the author. The author is in no way associated with the owners, creators, or producers of any media franchise. No copyright infringement is intended.