Anyone who knows me well enough knows how much I adored the Vampire Academy series, and one of the main reasons for that is Dimitri Belikov.
I wanted to have a little fun with this post so I imagined Dimitri had created an online dating profile for himself. (Not that he would ever create one, because he would have no time for nuisance like that! His only goal in life is to protect the Moroi!)
Posted on www.plentyofbookhotties.com February 14th, 2012:
Name: Dimitri "Dimka" Belikov
Eyes: Dark Chocolate Brown
Hair: Medium Brown - Chin Length
Skin: Deeply Tanned
Build: Lean, Athletic
Originally From: Russia
Accent: Slight Russian Accent
Preferred Item of Clothing: Duster
Our Perfect Date
Our perfect (but not our first) date would involve the following: a bottle of nice Merlot, two great novels (a YA dystopian for me and a old western for him), a slightly roaring fire, and a whole pile of fluffy blankets and pillows strewn across the floor. We would snuggle against each other reading our novels together. Sometimes we would read passages to one another...now that would be the best date ever!
Well why not? But seriously....I think the main thing that attracts me to Dimitri is his absolute devotion, not just to Rose, but to his job, protecting his charge, and absolutely everything he undertakes, no matter what the costs. He is also completely devoted and protective of his family, which means when the day comes when he has his own family he will treat them with the same love and devotion. Plus...he reads books! That is a winning detail for me every time! (Although I'm not personally a fan of the westerns...)
How I Imagine Dimitri
I have always had this perfect image of Dimitri in my head. To be fair, he closely resembles a good friend of mine whom I adore (and dated off and on a few times in my late teens, early twenties).
When the graphic novel of Vampire Academy was released I was pleasantly surprised. Although not exact, the graphic novel interpretation of Dimitri was pretty bang on (in my eyes). I also kind of picture him of a mix of Taylor Lautner in Twilight (with the long hair) and Taylor Lautner in New Moon (with the killer abs).
Kind of like this...
In my research I discovered that a lot of other people see him like this (which don't get me wrong, I am totally cool with...):
My Favorite Dimitri Quotes
“No. If I let myself love you, I wont throw myself in front of her. I´ll throw myself in front of you.”
― Dimitri, Vampire Academy
“One of the few downsides to being awakened is that we no longer require sleep; therefore we also no longer dream. It's a shame, because if I could dream, I know I'd dream about you.I'd dream about the way you smell and how your dark hair feels like silk between my fingers. I'd dream about the smoothness of your skin and the fierceness of your lips when we kiss. Without dreams, I have to be content with my own imagination– which is almost as good. I can picture all of those things perfectly, as well as how it'll be when I take your life from this world.”
― Dimitri, Spirit Bound
“Don't worry, Roza, I'm not afraid. I'll take whatever heat they give me over being with you. It's worth it.”
― Dimitri, Last Sacrifice