Saturday, 1 December 2012

Audrey Horne

Audrey Horne is a fictional character from the ABC television series Twin Peaks, played by Sherilyn Fenn. The character was created by David Lynch. She was introduced in the pilot. The daughter of Ben (Richard Beymer) and Sylvia Horne, sister of Johnny Horne (Robert Bauer) and half-sister of Donna Hayward (Lara Flynn Boyle), her storylines focused on her infatuation with the series protagonist Dale Cooper (Kyle MacLachlan), infiltrating the brothel/casino One Eyed Jacks and becoming an activist through civil disobedience. 

Audrey’s been great for me. She has brought out a side of me that’s more mischievous and fun that I had suppressed, trying to be an adult. She has made it OK to use the power one has as a woman to be manipulative at times, to be precocious. She goes after what she wants vehemently and she takes it. I think that’s really admirable. I love that about her.
Sherilyn Fenn, quoted in "Fenn-Tastic! Meet Twin Peaks’ Mysterious Siren Sherilyn Fenn", by Glenn O'Brien. Playboy. December 1990.

I’m a little surprised no one has brought up the stable of eminently crush-worthy, swooningly enigmatic stable of dreamboats David Lynch and Mark Frost created for Twin Peaks, a television breakthrough that had a profound impact on my development as a hormone-crazed adolescent. You couldn’t really go wrong with any of Lynch’s vixens, but none could compare to Sherilyn Fenn’s Audrey Horne. As the show’s preeminent femme fatale, Fenn radiated sex from every pore. Whether it was the tight sweaters or the famous tongue-gymnastics she performed on a fortunate cherry (seldom have so many been so ferociously jealous of an inanimate object), I was completely besotted. She was mysterious, she was dangerous, she was everything a boy on the cusp of manhood could possibly ever desire. When Fenn appeared in Playboy in fulfillment of all my wildest dreams, I coerced my father into buying me a copy. I’m not proud of that fact, but oh was it ever worth it at the time. 
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The wind outside was cold and Audrey shuddered slightly. Cooper immediately took off his coat and placed it carefully on her shoulders. "Thank you" she whispered, breathless. It smelled like him and it was the second best thing to being in his arms. "You're very welcome, Audrey" said Cooper.

"I must say I'm impressed" she said. "I never would have been able to keep my composure if I was the one to throw a speech and you suddenly came up out of nowhere." Cooper smiled affectionately at her. "I knew very well you'd be here. Do you think I haven't checked up on you these past years? You're the reason I agreed to do the speech, Audrey." Audrey was speechless. "I don't … Why?"

Cooper let his fingers travel carefully through one of the tendrils that framed her face. Audrey leaned into his touch and sighed with pleasure. "I have a present for you" he said finally. Audrey's eyes widened with glee. "Really? Because I happen to love presents, you know."

Cooper smiled and fished a small box from the pocket of his coat that was draped around her shoulders. It had a pink bow. "It's a graduation present. I hope you'll like it and that it'll be as useful to you as mine has been to me, Audrey" he said. Audrey bit her lit and opened the small package. It was a state of the art tape recorder. Audrey looked up at him. She didn't know what she'd been expecting, but certainly not a tape recorder. That was so … personal. She knew how much Cooper loved his.

"Oh Cooper. It's perfect. Thank you so much, I don't know what to s-"he interrupted her by catching her lips with his own. The kiss was obviously supposed to be sweet and undemanding, but it quickly turned rough and needy. Their mouths were exploring one another properly for the first time and nothing had ever felt as good before.

Audrey held her tape recorder in one hand and tugged at his hair with the other while Cooper wrapped his hands around her waist and pulled her close. Every cell in Audrey's body was on fire. "Mhrph" she moaned while he sucked on her lower lip. "Fuck, I need you Cooper!"

He pulled away from her for a second and then his hand was cupping her cheek again. "Call me Dale, Audrey. Please. Dale". His eyes were on fire and she realized in that moment that he wanted her just as much as she wanted him. Audrey smiled up at him. "Dale. Yes."

Then they were kissing again and suddenly he was leaving a trail of sweet kisses down her neck and to her collarbone, and everything seemed to fade away. They kissed for a long time, but when they stopped to just hold each other for a moment, Dale lent his forehead against hers and murmured: "I guess you'll be my special agent now ..." softly into her hair.
J.I. Fevang

Audrey Horne shoes by janelleburger

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