Trifecta 65: The Bride and the Gloom

The wedding celebration was one that the entire town would be talking about for years to come. The groom, a confident, successful naval officer who acted like the world was his and his alone. The bride, an unbelievably beautiful blonde who was excited to get the night over so that she and her new husband could leave for their honeymoon, hurried the guests out of the reception hall soon after the feast had ended; obviously she had other plans.

A quick trip back to the old manor and they were in each others arms, making passionate love. Eventually she fell asleep in his arms.

Rutt awoke at 12:00. Rutt was not a man to sleep this late, but the wild and exciting night with his new bride seemed to take his toll on his body. He reached over to kiss Pamela, but found that she was gone. Where was his new bride, the woman of his dreams, the beauty that he had met and immediately fell in love with?

The house that was left to the couple by Pamela’s grandparents was huge, and that made it all the more difficult to search. Rutt worked to exhaust all possibilities as he searched each and every room in the house. His search became frantic as each room turned up empty. Finally he decided to look in the basement.

The basement was unusually dark, not a flicker of light anywhere. It was so dark that the tiny spark from his lighter seemed to light up the entire room. He found her, sitting on the edge of a large wooden box.

“It’s morning baby, I am starting breakfast. Would you like a bite?” he asked

“I thought you’d never ask” she said, and with that, she plunged her fangs deep into his neck.

This is my entry into this week’s Trifecta Challenge. This week’s word is EXHAUST:  to consider or discuss (a subject) thoroughly or completely /  to try out the whole number of <exhausted all the possibilities>

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