The next day, Sookie was sitting on her porch staring out over her driveway towards the road. She'd woken up this morning around 11am due to her late night and actually been very excited to start her day. Her guards had helped themselves to her eggs and breakfast items in the fridge to make their own food since she slept so late, and Quinn had made her a breakfast sandwich when she did finally manage to drag herself out of bed.
she'd spoken out loud invitations to all her friends, family and
instructors after she'd eaten breakfast she knew that none of her
visitors today would have any trouble getting in the barrier as long as
they meant her no harm, and at noon Ken had showed up for her martial
arts lesson. After they'd stretched and practiced her kata he spent the
next 30 minutes teaching her meditation techniques at the order of Eric.
Sookie was surprised at how relaxed and calm she felt after she
meditated and wondered if Eric had asked Ken to teach her so that she
could overcome her anger and sorrow when she thought about Bill and his
betrayal. At this point, she couldn't put anything past Eric. He seemed
to know her and be able to anticipate her actions and needs better than
she did at times.
her training session with Ken, she'd spent the next three hours doing
her piano and Swedish lessons. She'd learned the basic scales with Mary
who was her piano teacher. She'd practiced on the pretty solid white
baby grand piano that Eric had apparently sent over that morning for her
to learn on. Sookie thought it was a beautiful piece and it looked nice
in the parlor attached to the living room along with her new furniture.
Mary had told her she needed to practice for at least 30 minutes a day
on her scales, and as she learned more over time she would need to
practice an hour a day on the days she wasn't taking her lessons.
who was a language instructor and actually spoke 11 languages, had
begun teaching her the Swedish alphabet and gave her a list of 20 words
he wanted her to memorize. He'd also recorded himself saying the words
on a CD for her so that she could try to mimic his pronunciation.
Speaking Swedish was hard she found. She had to work her mouth and
throat in entirely different ways to get the right sounds out. He told
her she would learn 20 words a week and he would begin teaching her how
to conjugate and use tenses in Swedish.
instructors had worked her hard and told her that Eric had informed
them she was intelligent and a fast learner so they would expect a lot
from her. Just as with Ken she was excited to be pushed so much. When
she was younger and in school her teachers had always treated her like
she was mentally challenged due to her telepathy. No one had ever
expected much out of her and most of her teachers were convinced that
she cheated on her tests using her "psychic ability" or that her Gran
and Tara did her homework for her. No one ever really believed she was
smart and it made her feel good that Eric had such high expectations for
it was a little after 4 and she was waiting for her riding instructor
Julia Sanders to arrive with her horses. Thus Sookie sat on her porch
staring out at the road while her guards played poker behind her on the
porch where they'd set up the card table between the rocking chairs.
Thor was lying at her side and Sookie could barely sit still she was so
excited. She hated that Eric was taking control of her life, but she was
giddy at the fact she was about to have horses of her very own.
knew she wasn't going to get to go riding today as Julia had told her
she was just going to learn the basics of their care for her first
lesson, but she was actually going to have horses to look after! Not to
mention that tomorrow was Thursday and she would have all her lessons
again and would get to go riding then! She was only having her lessons
today because of the whole New Orleans fiasco and from here on out her
lessons would be on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. She would be
expected to practice her piano and Swedish on her off days, but Julia
had told her on the phone that for the first few months she only wanted
her riding in her presence until Sookie's skill level had progressed. On
her off days she could lunge her horses, but until her riding skills
increased it was too dangerous for her to ride without supervision.
"What time is it?" Sookie asked as she pet Thor who was snoring softly beside her.
looking up from his cards, Quinn replied, "Three minutes since you last
asked me. Chill, Babe, your horses will be here soon and then you can
see them whenever you want."
know why you're getting so worked up about all this Sook. They're just
horses," Tray said as he put two cards down and asked Alcide to deal him
two more in their place.
her eyes at her guards Sookie glared at them over her shoulder and
stuck her tongue out. "You just don't understand! All girls want a horse
of their very own and I'm getting two! I'm excited to see what they
look like! Julia said she couldn't tell me because Eric wanted it to be a
his head as he smiled at her enthusiasm Alcide dealt his friend two
cards and gave Quinn the one he asked for and responded, "Women, they're
could only laugh at their words before she focused on the road again
while her feet bounced on the porch step with her anxiousness. A few
minutes later she let out a squeal and hopped off the porch to stand at
the end of the gravel path as a white four door truck made its way up
her driveway with a matching two horse trailer attached. She waved
energetically at the small woman she saw inside the truck and waited for
it to come to a stop. She ignored her guards behind her as she ran
around the side of the truck to greet the woman as she got out. "Hi! I'm
Sookie and I'm so glad you're finally here!"
laughed at Sookie's enthusiasm and hopped down from the truck to smile
up at her new student. Julia was a small woman in her late twenties. The
top of her head came up to Sookie's chin and she had a pixyish build.
Her hair was a light chestnut and cut into a little bob that framed her
face and brought out her dark eyes. "Hello Sookie. I see you're eager to
see your new horses."
"Am I! I've been chomping at the bit all morning. OH! Well I mean …."
harder Julia threaded her arm through Sookie's and said, "Well I want
you to stand over here by your porch and close your eyes while I unload
the horses. Mr. Northman gave me very specific directions on how to
present them to you and I want to follow his instructions to the
jumping up and down with excitement Sookie stood with her guards by the
porch and covered her eyes with her hands. She could hear the clang of
metal as Julia opened the trailer and then the clump of hooves on the
ground as her horses were backed out. "Can I open them yet?"
yet," giggled Julia as she backed one horse out of the trailer and
wrapped his lead rope around the tie off on the side so she could back
the mare out. When that was done she grabbed the gelding's lead rope and
came to stand in front of Sookie holding both horses on either side of
"Ok. Open them, but try not to scream. Don't want to spook them so soon off the trailer."
her hands down and opening her eyes Sookie gasped to look at the two
beautiful horses Julia was holding. Both were about 16 hands. One was
solid black with a full mane and tail and feathered feet, and the other
was pure white with a black muzzle and hooves. The white horse also had a
luxurious mane and tail but clean legs with no feathering. These were
the kinds of horses that girls only dreamed of getting.
Sookie's stupor Julia nodded at the black horse and said, "This is your
gelding. He's a six year old Friesian. Well trained with a beautiful
gate and soft mouth. He'll handle real well for you. He's very gentle."
Nodding at the white one she continued, "This is your mare. She's a
seven year old Andalusian. She's well trained as well but a little on
the feisty side. You'll always need to lunge her for about 15 minutes
before riding her so she's not hot right off the bat. These are two
famous horse breeds and Mr. Northman bought them for you from two of the
best breeders in the world. He had them shipped to me and I've been
working with them for about three weeks to get them ready for you. These
breeds are often called princess or royalty breeds due to their
appearances, and are very expensive when you've got this kind of
forward slowly Sookie held her hands out so the horses could take in
her scent. She trailed her hand up the neck of the white horse and
stroked the forehead and poll of her Andalusian mare. "They're
beautiful," Sookie whispered as she ran her fingers through the long
sure are. I'm actually jealous of you. These are two fine specimens.
You're a lucky girl." Julia was pleased with Sookie's reverent reaction
to the horses. Julia had dedicated her life to horses and she would have
been upset to leave two such fine animals in the care of a woman that
wouldn't appreciate them, but it was obvious Sookie would love her new
horses a lot. "Let's get them settled in your new barn and I'll start
going over the basics with you."
Looking at the three men standing on
the porch she ordered, "There are bags of shavings, feed and hay in the
bed of my truck and storage compartments of the trailer. Be good boys
and get them and bring them to the barn. Sookie and I will come back for
the tack ourselves." Handing the lead rope of the Andalusian to Sookie
she said, "Let's go, sugar."
Sookie smiled and began leading her mare towards the barn located on the side of the house as she asked, "What are their names?"
"Don't have any. I've been calling them girlie and boyo. Naming them is up to you," Julia replied.
"They're six and seven and don't have any names? Their breeders didn't name them?"
well they have official names on their papers and everything for their
breeding records, but those are titles. Personal naming is up to you….so
what are you going to call them?"
have to be around them a little bit more before I can name them. We've
just met after all and names are personal. A name should fit them. Not
the other way around."
brightly at Sookie Julia said, "Me and you are going to get along just
great. You've got love for them already and I like that. They'll do just
grand here with you."
with Julia's approval Sookie returned her smile. They were coming up
the barn's entrance and asked, "So what do you think? Will they be happy
to take a look around. It's obviously brand new so it should be in good
condition. Handing Sookie the lead rope of the Friesian Julia said,
"Let me wander around inside a bit and I'll check it out." Walking
through the front barn doors Julia found a small tack room on her left
and a washing stall on her right with a water attachment and drain. That
was good so the water didn't pool inside the barn and smell. There were
two stalls in the barn. One on each side, but it was apparent the two
stalls should have been four but had been expanded so that each horse
would have even more room. Julia was pleased. There was a sizeable hay
loft above them.
Walking out the other end of the barn,
Julia smiled to see the large riding ring in the barnyard where Sookie
would train. Behind that was two fenced in pastures that were two acres
apiece and longer rather than wider. The horses had been pastured
together the last couple of weeks and got along well, but when the mare
went into heat and possibly got aggressive Sookie would be able to
separate them, if need be.
back towards the front of the barn where Sookie was waiting with the
horses along with the guards that had arrived with the supplies she
brought, she said, "This is perfect. You boys take those shavings and
spread them out in the stalls. I saw a feed bin in the tack room so pour
the feed into that and trash the bags. Put the hay in the loft. "
Taking the lead rope of the Friesian she added, "Sookie I'll show you
how to make a slip knot and we'll tie the horses up in the back of the
barn at the post I saw there and then get the tack out of my truck. I'll
explain what everything is, how it works, how to care for it. After
that I'll go over feeding, basic care and grooming for your horses, and
then I'll show you how to lunge these beauties of yours."
the next two hours Julia walked Sookie through the steps of caring for
her horses. She showed her how to pick their hooves, how to brush out
their mane and tails and groom their coats. She instructed her how much
feed they needed and how much hay. She told her of the exercise schedule
she had them on and how much she could lunge them every day if she
wanted to exercise them and showed her how to use the whip and lunge
line to do so. She went through every piece of tack Eric had purchased
for her, the care to keep them in good condition and showed her how to
tack up her horses and had Sookie tack up each horse twice so she knew
Sookie could do it from memory. By the time they were done and Julia had
helped Sookie settle her horses into their stalls it was a little past
"So have you thought of names for them?" Julia asked as she slid the stall door closed for the gelding.
smiled and nodded as she slid her mare's stall door closed and replied,
"I'm going to call her Freya and he's going to be Balder."
"Freya and Balder? Those are unusual names. Why those?"
I've really gotten into Norse Mythology lately. Some Eric tells me and
some I've been reading out of books from the Library. Balder was the son
of Odin and Frigga. He had a twin brother that was bad, but Balder was
supposed to be the embodiment of beauty and goodness. He's described as
golden and light, but when I look at him," Sookie said as she nodded
towards her Friesian and continued, "I see beauty. He's also gentle like
the god Balder was supposed to be. So I'm going to call him Balder."
to face her mare and stroking her forehead as the Andalusian nudged at
Sookie from her stall she added, "And Freya was a Norse Goddess as well.
She was the most beautiful of all the gods and goddesses. She was the
goddess of beauty and love. And this girl definitely looks like a Freya
to me. She's feisty but sweet." As the mare nipped at her fingers and
tried to get Sookie to pet her some more Sookie giggled and said, "And
she craves love of her own."
Smiling at that Julia replied, "Well then those are real fine names."
the barn and heading back towards the front of the house, where the
guards had retreated after becoming thoroughly bored with all the horse
talk, Julia offered, "I'm really pleased with you Sookie. I can tell
you'll take real good care of your horses. Most people get a horse and
dump it in a boarding facility and just show up to ride once a week or
so but you seemed to want to be involved with everything and I like that
in a rider. So I'll see you tomorrow around 3 and we'll start your
first riding lesson."
back Sookie answered, "I can't wait for tomorrow and I'm glad you like
me. I like you too, and I'm glad Eric picked you to be my instructor."
"Me too. See you tomorrow Sook!"
waved at her instructor as Julia hopped back in her truck and slowly
drove off. Turning back to face her house she saw her guards standing
there rolling their eyes at her. "Hey! Just because you guys don't
understand how important a horse is to a girl doesn't mean it's not!
This is a big deal!"
say if he's going to get you gifts he should get you something good
like a pool table, or an ice hockey table, something cool. Don't know
why you're get so excited over two big smelly animals that you have to
clean up after," Tray said as he shook his head at her.
that's because you're a guy and have no taste!" Sookie stopped into the
house and hollered back at them, "I'm going to take a bath before I
make dinner! You guys can watch TV."
hours later Sookie was putting the finishing touches on her makeup
while Han and Ivan waited downstairs for her to finish getting dressed
so they could escort her to Fangtasia. When she was done she called Thor
to her side and headed downstairs. Tonight she was wearing another
evening gown. This one was solid black with a sweeetheart bust and a
split all the way up her leg. It was studded with rhinestones and looked
like the night sky. She was wearing black heels that complimented it
and had elected to wear her diamond star pendant that Eric had given
her. Smiling at her guards who were waiting in the entryway for her she
said, "Good news guys! The contractor said he finished the guest house
ahead of schedule! He and his crew finished up today since Eric's been
having them work overtime so you guys can sleep in it tonight and move
your stuff over here if you'd like."
Han nodded, "That is good news. We look forward to
having more room. The house across the cemetery is not ideal for our
Han's hand while Ivan opened the front door, Sookie smiled, "Well I'm happy you guys will be more comfortable. I owe you guys
so much and I feel bad that you are cramped over there."
not worry of our comfort Sookie. We are simply pleased to be here and
seeing to your care," Han said as he helped her into Ivan's Hummer.
Once they were on the road Sookie asked, "Can you guys tell me anything about this prophecy? Why do you call me the Chosen One?"
and Ivan shared a smirk in the front seat before Han replied, "We
cannot speak to you of that. All we can tell you is that soon enough
everything will be revealed to you and your bonded. You are already on
your destined path. Things are progressing as they should."
"Sookie know soon," Ivan added with a grunt.
her arms over her chest Sookie let out a little growl and said, "I'm
getting awfully tired of all this cloak and dagger crap! Why can't I
know what's going on if it has to do with me? Why am I always the last
to know! It's not fair!"
"Life rarely is, Sookie. Better you come to accept that fact now rather than later," Han offered.
"Well life certainly seems to be more than fair to Eric lately," Sookie hissed.
back at Sookie over his shoulder Han asked, "But what of before? Do you
think the Viking has not known suffering or strife in his thousand
years? Perhaps the now is reward for the past. Perhaps the Viking faced
hardships you cannot imagine to be able to enjoy life now. You judge too
harshly based on limited knowledge Sookie."
She was quiet a moment before offering, "Maybe so but my life hasn't exactly been roses either. So where is my reward?"
just smiled as he faced front again and answered, "You are young. You
have much living left to do. Your rewards will come. Perhaps you are
being tested now so you can truly appreciate your rewards when they
"You sound like a fortune cookie."
and Ivan laughed, before the smaller man replied, "Wisdom is wisdom,
Chosen One. How it comes to you matters not. Keep your mind open and
remember that all things change. Nothing stays the same. What is bad,
will become good. What is good, will become bad. Balance is met
somewhere along the way."
her hand through Thor's fur as he lay next to her, Sookie sighed, "Eric
said something like that to me. He said the world will always change
and that we'd change with it. He said I'd get used to all of this stuff
happening to me."
Viking is wise beyond his years. He knows truths few come to learn
despite their long lives. He accepts what is, and does not lament what
is not. There is much you can and will learn from him over time," Han
"Why does everyone have to agree with him? For once I wish people would side with me, even if I am wrong."
and Ivan both laughed. To distract her from her upsetting thoughts Han
asked, "Would you like to hear of the time I met Napoleon Bonaparte?"
"Of course I would!"
well, then. The Ancient One was in France presiding over a trial between
two sheriffs in the country that had gotten into a skirmish and each
had killed the other's child. I was guarding HER of course, but one
night I heard that the famous human general was not far away and
requested time off to go meet him. I have always favored strategists and
wanted to speak with him. The Ancient One gave me leave and I ran at
top speed through the night to make it to his camp. He actually knew
what I was. I asked him …."
listened attentively as Han told her of his night with Napoleon. She
found it fascinating that he'd spoken with the legendary man all night
discussing war tactics and the man's dreams for France. By the time Ivan
pulled them up to Fangtasia Sookie was shocked at how quickly the time
had passed. While Han helped her out of the car she asked, "Did you ever
meet him again?"
Sookie into the bar while Ivan parked Han nodded and replied, "Indeed.
The trial between the two sheriffs lasted four nights and I was given
each night off to meet up with him. I spoke to him of many things. He
was quite the tactician and had high hopes for his country.
Unfortunately power went to his head and he made grave and costly
mistakes later in his life that cost him those dreams. I did enjoy
hearing his theories on war and battle. His strategies were quiet
brilliant in the early years before he let his arrogance blind him."
now they were inside the bar and approaching Eric who was of course
sitting on his throne. Sookie immediately began filtering the human
thoughts into manageable groups as Han led her towards the stage. She
rolled her eyes at Eric when he leered at her as he held his hand out to
"You look good enough to eat, my Sookie," Eric purred as he took Sookie's hand and pulled her down onto his lap.
"Or drink, right?"
at that while Han and Ivan moved to take up their positions behind them
Eric replied, "Always. Did you enjoy your lessons today?"
Smiling, Sookie leaned forward to kiss Eric on the cheek. She saw
his shocked expression and explained, "That's for my horses. They're
beautiful, and I'm really happy you gave them to me."
purr building in his chest at her tender gesture, Eric nipped her bare
shoulder and offered, "I'll buy you all the horses in the world if
you'll kiss me again."
don't need all the horses in the world. I like the two you gave me.
Today Julia taught me how to take care of them and tomorrow is my first
riding lesson. I'm really excited about it."
"What about your other lessons? How did those go?"
were good. I learned the basic scales on the piano. Thank you for that
by the way. I like that it's white. And my Swedish lesson went alright I
guess. The words are really hard to pronounce. It's hard to work my
throat to make the sounds."
his head Eric wrapped his arms around her waist and replied, "It is
different. You'll get used to it though. The more languages you learn
the easier it will be for you to speak fluidly and vary your
"How many languages do you speak?"
Eyes widening Sookie gasped, "Are you serious?"
A thousand years is a long time to learn languages, and I was always
good at picking them up quickly. I spoke three as a human and that was
rare back then."
"What are some of the languages you speak?"
Latin, Spanish, Hungarian, Russian, Chinese, Japanese, Mandarin,
Portuguese, German, Hindu, Arabic, Korean, Vietnamese, French, Italian,
Polish, Dutch, Tai, Tibetan, Hebrew, Danish, Finnish, Swahili,
Afrikaans, Romani, Norwegian, Yiddish, Sanskrit, Persian, and several
dead languages that Godric taught me that are no longer used. Some not
even discovered. I can also translate ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs."
mouth opened and closed before she whispered, "Wow. I—wow." Looking
over Eric's shoulder at Han and Ivan she asked, "How many do you guys
"I speak 62 languages. I speak all the languages Northman said and more," Han supplied.
"Ivan speak 14. Soon 15," her Russian guard answered.
her head Sookie remarked, "I can't imagine knowing that many languages.
I always wanted to learn French since it's such a large part of
Louisiana culture but I can't imagine knowing that many."
"Do you want to learn French now?" Eric asked.
he was thinking about getting her an instructor Sookie replied, "Let me
focus on Swedish for now. Maybe after I start to get the hang of it
I'll take on another language."
Eric replied, "You learn quickly. You'll probably have a good
foundation of Swedish within six months with the schedule I've set you
on. We'll discuss you learning French then."
"Eric you can't expect me to learn to speak your language in six months!"
expect you to be able to communicate in it. You will not be a fluid
speaker and I doubt your pronunciation will be on par, but you should
know enough to be able to communicate simply."
Shaking her head at him Sookie laughed, "That's some high standards there, Eric."
at her as he tightened his arms around her Eric purred, "You always
surpass my expectations and I know you'll do so with your Swedish
lessons as well."
was at that point that Richelle showed up with her drink and Ivan again
took it to check it for foreign substances before handing it to her.
Thanking him, Sookie took a drink of her gin and tonic before letting her
eyes travel over the crowd. As usual all the fangbangers were glaring
at her with hate in their eyes for her being Eric's favored human. She
rolled her eyes at them before focusing on Eric and saying, "Did you
know that Han knew Napoleon Bonaparte?"
Arching a brow Eric looked over his shoulder at the smaller man and asked, "Was he half as smart as history portrays him?"
his head Han replied, "Yes. Though he let his arrogance and pride
overcome his intellect in later years and it cost him everything. When I
met him he was still up and coming as he fought for his country. He had
some radical views on warfare and tactics for the time period. He was
an imposing man for his stature. It is unfortunate he lost his logic to
"Should not attack Russia. None beat Russian cold. Armies die," Ivan added.
Laughing Han replied, "Your homeland is far too cold, Ivan. How your people tolerate it is beyond me."
smiled at that as she listened to the three men launch into a
discussion on the various military leaders each of them had met over the
years. Han was thoroughly intrigued to find out that Eric had met both
Oda Nobunaga and Toyotomi Hideyoshi of Japan, and asked Eric many
questions of them. Eric had apparently been in country at the time with
Godric and had spent quite a bit of time with the two daimyos who fought
for control of Japan their entire lives.
the night progressed Sookie listened attentively to the stories that
her three vampires swapped while she monitored the patrons of the bar.
At around midnight she told Eric she was going to take Thor outside and
Ivan escorted her since Han and Eric were engrossed in a conversation as
to whether or not the way of the Samurai was lost to the introduction
of guns in warfare or the desire of the common man to achieve higher
status without actually adopting the way of the Warrior (or Bushido as
they referred to it).
stood outside with Pam and Ivan as Thor trotted out around the cars to
take care of business and Sookie asked her, "Do you speak many
nodded her head and waved another couple of humans through after
checking their ID's as she said, "I speak nine. Only because Eric forces
me to learn them, though. So many people speak English I don't
understand why I can't just glamour a translator if I need one, but he
insists. I hear he's making you learn Swedish?"
"Yeah, it's hard to pronounce the words and get the flow down."
Pam smirked and replied, "Tell me about it. It was hard for me as well."
and Pam continued to talk about Eric's overbearing ways as Ivan stood
guard over them when suddenly Pam went rigid and looked at something
over Sookie's shoulder. As Sookie started to look to see what had caught
her attention Pam grabbed her arm and ordered, "Go back inside to
Sookie asked as her eyes scanned the parking lot. It was very dark out
and hard to see anything past the lights illuminating Fangtasia's front
Ivan, seeing what Pam saw in the parking lot, asked, "Threat to Sookie?"
"Not exactly," Pam explained before she focused on Sookie and demanded, "Go inside to Eric."
What are you talking about? What's out there?" By now Thor had trotted
back over to her feet and was pawing at her dress while Sookie continued
to scan the parking lot. Suddenly she watched two figures emerge from
the shadows and continue to make their way towards the front of the bar.
Her hand going to her throat Sookie stumbled back against Ivan and
whispered brokenly, "Bill."
felt her heart lurch in her chest before she jerked her arm out of
Pam's hold and began to march forward. She had a few things to say to
him! Pam spun around and dashed into the bar to get Eric while Ivan
followed after Sookie.
approached Sookie with Lorena following behind him and smiled at her.
He had a rough idea from his Maker about Sookie's agreement with Eric
and knew she had agreed to work for the sheriff so she wasn't surprised
to see her here. He wished she hadn't gone to the Viking for help, but
it had apparently worked and gotten him home. He'd been so worried about
her while he'd been held hostage by Lorena, and he was glad to be able
to see her again. Increasing his pace towards her, he called out,
didn't respond as she advanced on him. She stopped when they were a few
feet from each other and spared Lorena a brief glance, who stood
behind Bill with a little smirk on her face as she watched them, before
focusing solely on her former boyfriend. "You're back."
softly at Sookie Bill nodded his head and replied, "I'm back. Sookie
I—" He stopped as the wind shifted and carried Sookie's scent to him.
Eyes widening as his fangs popped out he hissed, "What have you done!"
Inside the bar Pam had used her vampire speed to appear before her Master and said, "Bill's here. He's out front with Sookie."
didn't have to say anything more. Eric was up and out of the bar in
the blink of an eye to appear beside Ivan in the parking lot with Han a
step behind him. He saw Sookie standing in front of Bill with her fists
clenched as Lorena stood further back from her child watching the scene
unfold. "Sookie, come here," he ordered.
eyes traveled over Sookie's shoulder and he snarled at Eric, "She was
mine! You had no right to touch her! You had no right to take her blood
or give her yours!"
Eric ignored Bill and focused solely on Sookie as he ordered, "Sookie, come here."
People were filing out of the bar behind them all to see what was going
on. Vampires and fangbangers alike were curious as to the scene that
was unfolding before them in the dark parking lot.
Sookie ignored Eric's command and looked up at Bill as she hissed, "You've got some nerve Bill! How dare you say that!"
down at her, Bill stepped closer to Sookie and replied, "Don't worry,
Sookie. I'll save you from him. I am not without allies and I will find a
way to get you out of the bond he has created."
"Allies like the queen?" Sookie watched Bill's eyes widen and she continued, "Tell me Bill, have you ever met my cousin Hadley?"
'She knows! Damn it!'
Bill's face fell as he whispered, "Sookie whatever he's told you, he's
twisted to make you doubt me. I can explain everything. I—"
"Shut up," Sookie hissed darkly. "Just answer the question. Have. You. Met. My. Cousin. Hadley?"
Running a hand over his face before he stared at her sadly Bill whispered, "Yes, but Sookie you have to understand I—"
"Oh I do understand Bill. Your queen explained it all to me. She told me how my cousin couldn't keep her mouth shut. She told me how she sent you here to secure me. Tell me Bill, did you buy the ring yourself or did she give it to you to use?"
was taken aback by the anger and bitterness in her voice and pleaded,
"Sookie please! Let me explain! I—I was ordered to come, but I fell in
love with you! I was trying to find a way out of it all! A way for both
of us to get away from all this!"
Shaking her head as tears built in her eyes Sookie asked, "You stood there! You stood there and watched
the Rattrays beat me near to death. You let them nearly kill me so
that you could get your blood in me, how could you do that? I saved your
life! How could you do that to me?"
tears filled Bill's eyes as well as he actually flinched from her
words. "Sookie I—I was under orders at the time. I didn't know you then,
but I do now. I fell in love with you almost immediately and these
secrets have been eating at me ever since! I hate myself for the things
I've been ordered to do, but Sookie I swear that …"
had enough of your promises Bill!" Stepping back from him Sookie could
feel tears slipping down her cheeks as she whispered, "I gave you
everything Bill! I trusted you in ways I've never trusted anyone and the
entire time you were playing me for a fool."
Sookie no! I … I was sent, but the mission stopped being important to
me almost immediately. I stayed for you! I was trying to find a way to
keep you from the Queen! I swear! I was trying to find a way to keep you
Bill and Sookie continued with their altercation, the crowd around them
was growing. Lorena, Eric, Pam, Han, and Ivan formed a fragmented ring
around the two former lovers and further back was a large group of
Vampires and humans standing in front of Fangtasia as they watched the
drama unfold. All of them were curious, but Eric was quickly becoming
tired of the reunion taking place before him. He could feel Sookie's
heartbreak and pain through their bond and he wanted it all over with.
Moving to stand directly behind Sookie he set his hands on her shoulders
and said, "Enough. Your deceit has been uncovered and Sookie is beyond you now. She is mine. You will not approach her again. Sookie, it is time to go."
Bill could feel anger and rage bubble up inside him as he hissed, "I won't let you take her from me!"
already have. Leave Compton. Do not come back," Eric replied as he
tugged at Sookie's shoulders. She was stiff and unmoving in his hold and
he knew she would begin crying soon as her anger abated and despair
took over. He wanted her away from prying eyes when that happened. He
would not let the vermin behind him see Sookie broken from Bill's
actions. He would get her into his office and calm her down.
could feel Eric pulling gently at her shoulders to direct her back to
the bar and away from Bill. Staring at the man who had taken so much
from her she whispered, "I'll never forgive you for this Bill. Never; do as Eric says. Go, and don't come back."
Sookie began to turn away from him, Bill felt his control snap. The
time he'd spent away from her with Lorena had been agonizing. He had
dreamed of his reunion with Sookie the entire time to get him through
the tortures Lorena had visited upon him. He'd envisioned her running
into his arms and them kissing and declaring their love for one another.
Instead he found her in the arms of Eric, not fighting the Viking's
hold, and she knew. She knew the horrible truth of why
he'd come to Bon Temps in the first place, and there was a broken look
in her eyes as she stared at him.
own undead heart was breaking in the moment, and as he saw her turn
away from him in Eric's hold to walk away he lost it. His hand darted
out to grab her arm as he snarled, "NO! I won't lose
Unfortunately he hadn't checked his strength as desperation took
hold of him. When his hand wrapped around her arm and jerked to pull her
to him it snapped her bone cleanly and there was an audible crack in
the air as Sookie cried out.
Sookie screamed as pain ripped through her arm. She watched Bill's eyes
widen as he realized he'd hurt her and draw back his hand, but it was
too late. Eric was already responding.
had heard the crack of Sookie's bone breaking and felt pain flare
inside her fragile body. There was no hesitation on his part. His beast
roared to life and he felt a rush of power unlike anything he'd ever
experienced before. He wrapped an arm around Sookie and pulled her back
against him as he snarled at Compton. The air went still and crackled
with energy as Eric's eyes and mark began to glow.
"You dare to touch what is mine," he hissed darkly.
around them could feel the danger in the air. Bill and Lorena began to
back up as they watched Eric's eyes glow brightly in the night. They
appeared twin moons in the dark as his Mjolnir throbbed and alit on his
chest. Sookie whimpered in his hold as she cradled her arm to her chest
and looked up at him. "Eric." she whispered softly.
could feel power beating inside him. A rush of electric energy unlike
anything he'd ever felt before filled him, rose deep from within, but he
did not fear it. He knew it was his own power as it called to him; some
untapped source buried inside him that he finally had access to. He
embraced the power and let it explode out of him. The effect was
instantaneous. Everything around him and Sookie was thrown back, save
Thor who was sitting on the train of Sookie's skirt.
Lorena, Pam, Han, Ivan and all the cars near them were tossed aside
like leaves in the wind. All of the Fangbangers and Vampires standing by
the bar were shoved back and pinned against the side of the building
and held in place as Eric turned his glowing eyes down to Sookie to
focus on her. Bringing his wrist to his mouth he bit into it before
offering it to her.
"Drink little one, drink and heal."
didn't hesitate and took the offered wound into her mouth to take his
blood into her. Almost immediately she felt the pain in her arm abate as
his blood rushed towards the broken bone to mend it. She
stared up into his glowing eyes as she drank and strangely she was not
afraid. She knew he would not hurt her. When she didn't
need to take anymore she pulled back and gasped as Eric jerked her up
against his chest to plant a dominating kiss on her lips.
slanted his mouth over Sookie's again and again until he felt her
desperate need for oxygen. When he pulled back he growled, "Stay."
Setting her back on her feet he pushed her behind him and focused on the
crumpled forms of Bill and Lorena a dozen yards away where his power
had them pinned to the pavement. Pointing at his feet he hissed, "Come." Within the blink of an eye Bill was in the air and flying towards him to crash into the ground at his feet.
Sookie stepped back from Eric as her hand went to cover her mouth.
'He's … he's moving things with his mind!'
She gasped as she watched Eric reach down to pick Bill up by the scruff
of his neck and hurl him into a crumpled car 50 feet away as an
animalistic roar ripped out of his throat. She couldn't take her eyes
off Eric as he flew straight at Bill and was on her former boyfriend to
begin punching and kicking him into a bleeding and bloody pulp before
the younger Vampire could rise. "Eric stop! You have to stop!"
who was still held down on the ground, watched in horror as Eric tore
into her beloved child and screamed, "Don't you dare kill him! I'll take
you before the Council and demand retribution if you do! Stop Northman!"
tried to run towards Eric but as she got close to him a gentle wave of
energy pulsed off him and pushed her back softly. 'I can't get to him! What do I do!' Tears pouring down her cheeks she cried, "Eric you have to stop!"
picked Bill up by the arm and flung him over his head like a rag doll
to slam into the ground before looking up at Sookie, his eyes still
glowing, and hissed, "He hurt you. I will kill him for harming you."
"No Eric! Don't! You have to stop!"
ignored her as he kept hold of Bill's arm and flung him in the air to
crash against the side of a car that had been turned over by his initial
blast of power. 'He hurt my bonded! He hurt her! He made her scream! He made her cry out in pain! He will die!'
watched Eric launch himself at Bill's beaten body again and cried out
in horror as blood flew out of Bill's mouth when Eric put his fist
through the younger Vampire's stomach. Spinning around she searched
frantically for Han and Ivan, hoping they could pry Eric off of Bill,
and found them pinned to the ground along with Pam near the front of
Fangtasia where Eric's blast of energy had thrown them. Running towards
them with Thor at her feet she said, "Pam! You've got to stop him!"
could barely even turn her head to look at Sookie as she felt an
invisible force shoving her into the ground. She didn't know how, but
she knew her Master was the one responsible for the deadly energy in the
air. "Sookie, I can't move. None of us can, you have to stop him. If he kills Bill here in the open like this he will be punished by the magistrate."
Kneeling by the woman Sookie begged, "How? How do I stop him!"
"Just do it! Figure it out Sookie!"
who was fighting to rise against the power holding him down, offered,
"He will respond to you, let him know you need him. Call him to you."
Ivan offered gruffly, "Blood. Call Viking with blood."
finally dawning in her Sookie jumped up and looked around. When Eric
had blasted the area with whatever power it was he was using it had
caused numerous car windows to break. Spotting a jagged piece of glass
on the ground about ten feet away she scrambled for it. Sweeping it up
into her hand she slashed her arm and held her limb out as her blood
dripped down as she dropped the glass onto the ground. She let her blood
flow as she waited. 'Please work! Please God, let this work!'
reaction was instantaneous. He had been about to pull Bill's arms off
when he caught the scent of Sookie's blood in the air. Dropping the
broken body of Compton onto the ground, he was by Sookie's side in an
instant. Taking her arm gently in his hand he brought the wound to his
lips and growled, "Who has hurt you?" He let his still glowing eyes scan
their surrounding's as he looked for the culprit; determined to kill
them for daring to make his bonded bleed. His tongue darted out to lick
the wound closed as he glared at those on the ground around them.
could feel the anger and rage, the driving need to rend and kill,
pulsing through Eric as he licked at her arm gently. She caught flashes
in her head of his intentions for Bill and saw how he intended to kill
her former lover, and it terrified her because she knew he was moments
away from doing it. She didn't understand how she could feel what he was
feeling or see what he was thinking, but she'd think on that later.
Right now she had to bring him back.
As he finished licking her wounds
closed, she set her hand over his glowing mark and whispered, "I need you
to come back to me Eric, ok? I need you to take care of me right now."
wrapped his arm around Sookie's waist and growled down at her, "I will
kill him and whoever else it is that has harmed you."
Shaking her head Sookie insisted, "No Eric! No, I need you to take care of me now … I need to go … I need you to take me away from here right now."
When Eric began to turn his glowing eyes towards Bill again she reached
up to cup his face to bring his gaze back to her and begged, "Please
Eric! Please my gyllene krigare. I need to go home. Take me home Eric, take me away from here, please."
the desperation in his bonded Eric swept her up in his arms and shot
upwards into the sky without a glance or word to anyone else. When he
was gone his power evaporated in the air and slowly everyone got off the
ground. Lorena rushed to Bill's side to check his injuries. He would
heal of course, but he was still in bad shape. Han and Ivan were up
instantly and barking out orders to the Vampires around them.
faced the crumpled humans by the bar and the now standing vampires that
had been pinned against the building and ordered, "Gather the humans
and take care of their memories of this." He saw Ivan moving to right
the cars that had been turned over and check on his beloved Hummer.
Focusing on Pam he said, "Call the Cleaners so that they can help handle
the cover up. Make sure that all the humans are properly glamoured and
check on the Vampire that Eric harmed. Get him some donors to make sure
he heals properly. Ivan and I must meet up with the Viking and the
Chosen One." Han leaned down to pick up Thor as he made his way towards
Ivan who had righted his Hummer, which had been thrown on its side, and
was waiting for him.
'The Viking begins to realize his
power. This is good. It will not be long now. She told us the joining
will happen not long after this event. The time approaches.'
nodded her head at the orders she'd been given. She didn't even think
to argue them. She headed into the bar where all the humans had been
herded inside so she could oversee the altering of their memories by all
the Vampires present. 'What the hell happened out there?' she wondered as she made her way through the throng of terrified and shocked vermin.
few minutes later Eric landed in Sookie's back yard with her still in
his arms. His eyes were still glowing and he was still battling the urge
to kill everyone and everything to protect his bonded. Sookie was beyond grateful that Tara and Eggs weren't there. She could
feel the need for violence in Eric and was desperate to pull him back.
She gasped as Eric strode over to the circle of grass amongst the white
flowers covering her back yard and sat down with her in his hold. He had
moved her to straddle his lap with her knees on either side of his
hips. The position wasn't uncomfortable due to the long slit up the side
of her dress, and she stared into his glowing eyes as she tried to
think of how to calm him. She just didn't know what to do. 'What's wrong with him? What do I do?'
Eric was trying to ignore the call to battle in him. He wanted
desperately to go back to the bar and finish off Compton. He wasn't out
of his mind. He wasn't berserker. He was simply in the grip of his
protective instincts as he'd never been before. His desire to protect
and shelter Sookie had reached unimaginable heights when Bill had harmed
her; especially since her heartbreak had been beating at him through
the bond during their entire confrontation. He was aware that the use of
whatever power he'd used was unusual, and he was aware that the energy
raging through him was new and strange, but he could only focus on two
thoughts at the moment; his desire to kill anyone and everyone that came
near Sookie, and his desire to comfort her. That was all he could
comprehend at the moment.
bit her lip as she thought on what to do. Finally she decided she
couldn't hold back right now. Placing her hands on Eric's cheeks she
pulled him forward and kissed his lips softly. His fangs were down and
she kissed each one before placing soft, fleeting kisses all over his
face as she whispered to him softly. "It's ok Eric. It's ok, we're back
home, it's just us now. I'm ok. You healed me, you protected me, it's
ok, come back to me Eric, let it all go and come back to me."
voice soothed him, but the rage beat inside him. He could feel a growl
building in his chest as he flexed his hands around her. He enjoyed the
feel and scent of Bill's blood on his skin and clothes and wanted more
of it. "I should go back and kill him. I want to tear him apart."
could tell he was succumbing to his need to kill again. She could feel
his hunger to destroy and the satisfaction he felt at the blood he had
on his body already; his craving for more of it. She didn't even think
about what she did next. She just reacted to his darkness by giving him
her light and comforting touch. Pulling his silk shirt from his pants
she jerked it open and pushed it off his shoulders to bare his chest to
her. Leaning forward she kissed his Mjolnir and ran her hands up and
down his sides to stroke his skin softly. "Don't Eric, stay here with
me, stay here and make me feel better, don't go back to the bar."
wrapped his arms around her and pulled her into his chest as he purred
under her attentions. "He hurt you. He hurt you with his presence and
then he hurt you physically. I should kill him. I want to kill him."
her arms around his neck and laying her head on his shoulder Sookie
whispered, "No Eric, no death. Not for me or because of me, it's ok. I'm
"You're not. Your heart hurts. I feel it. You hurt."
filling her eyes Sookie replied, "I do, but I'll hurt worse if you kill
him, just stay here with me. I feel the anger in you, the need to kill.
I need you to let it go. Let it go and be here with me. Only with me."
his head into her hair Eric focused on the energy humming inside him.
He could feel it pulsing within him, and despite how much he wanted to
continue wielding it and deliver death and destruction he didn't.
Instead he pushed it back. Slowly his eyes stopped glowing and his mark
settled on his chest. Tightening his arms around her Eric said, "I'm not
had felt the energy die down in him slowly and Sookie let out a sigh of
relief at his words. Burying her face into his neck she whispered,
"Good, promise me you won't kill him."
"That's not a promise Eric."
"I'm aware. Be happy you got that."
softly against his neck Sookie stroked her fingers softly over his
chest as she questioned, "What happened back there? I didn't know you
could do that."
his hand up along her exposed thigh through the slit in her dress Eric
replied, "I didn't either. I've never done that before."
Lifting her head to look at him in surprise Sookie asked, "You haven't?"
Seeing the truth in his eyes Sookie pressed, "How did you do it then?"
Shrugging Eric answered, "I just did. I felt this power in me and used it. I liked it."
"Can you do it again?"
find out." Eric let his eyes roam around them. He saw only flowers.
Focusing his mind he felt the power rise up in him again. It was a
steady, vibrating energy inside him. This time it didn't rush to
overtake him though. It simply rose up and met the call of his will. He
directed his thoughts and just like that a dozen of the white flowers
plucked off the ground and floated in the air to swirl around Sookie and
weave their way into her curly hair. He set one in the palm of her hand
and added, "Apparently I can do it again."
the flower in her hand Sookie looked at it in wonder before meeting
Eric's satisfied gaze as she asked, "You've really never been able to do
I will admit I'm pleased with this development. Telekinesis is quite
the gift. It will be very valuable when the queen moves against me to
"So how did you do it? Where did the power come from?"
her temple Eric replied, "I felt it come from deep inside me. It's like
it was always there and I was just never able to tap into it before. It
appears as though now I am able to. As for how I did it? I'm not sure.
Back at the bar the power took over. However just now I willed the
flowers to move and they did."
her head Sookie continued, "Why is all this weird stuff happening to us
Eric? Why are ancient Enforcers pledging themselves to me? Why is this
Council so interested in us? Why am I getting visions of the future? Why
can you suddenly move things with your mind?"
don't know, and we've been told we won't understand what is happening
until the time is right for us to. So for now we will simply have to
take things as they come." Standing with Sookie in his arms he said,
"Come. I must wash the blood from my skin and you will want it washed off you as well."
Sookie laid her head on Eric's shoulder as he carried her into the house and replied, "You don't have any clothes here."
I do. I had Bobby stock your panic/light tight room with clothes for me
in case I ever needed to take shelter here. I'm going to rest here
today. I will spend the rest of the night here with you and seek shelter
in the underground room when the sun rises."
decided not to argue. She was emotionally exhausted. While she was
still very upset with Eric manipulating her to make her a slave,
the fact remained his presence comforted her. Seeing Bill had hurt her
tonight and she wanted to be around Eric. She knew he wanted her for
her. She didn't like what he wanted her for, but the fact that it was her
he was after made her feel good. She'd take up her struggle with him
again tomorrow. Tonight she wanted him to comfort her and make her feel
like everything was going to be ok.
they were inside Eric told her to get out of her dress and take a
shower while he went to the kitchen to wash the bulk of the blood from
his hands and arms. After that was done he listened to Sookie upstairs
while he headed for the main entrance to her light tight panic room
where the door was located in the hall closet to get himself some boxers
to wear. Still hearing Sookie in her shower upstairs he decided to use
the second bathroom near her friend's room. He tossed his bloody clothes
on the floor, Sookie could throw them out tomorrow, and hopped into the
old fashioned shower to clean the blood out of his hair and the rest of
his body. By the time he was done he could hear that Sookie was
finished with her shower as well and headed to her room to join her. He
was pleased to see her in the white chiffon nightgown with the blue
ribbon that he'd sent her. She looked beautiful in it.
was sitting on her bed brushing her hair when Eric walked into her
bedroom in a pair of black silk boxers. Pulling the brush through her
curls, she asked, "Will you get in trouble for tonight?"
Eric sat behind her on the bed, his back to the headboard. He picked
her up to put her between his raised knees and take the brush from her.
He began brushing her hair for her. "There will be an
inquiry to assess my new ability. Too many vampire witnesses saw me move
things with my mind in such a powerful way for there not to be, but no
punishment will be handed down as long as all the humans' memories are
altered, which of course they will be. Pam would see to it, but Han and
closed her eyes and enjoyed the sensation of Eric pulling the brush
through her hair as she continued, "But you hurt him." She didn't say
his name. She couldn't, and really there was no point. They both knew
who she was referring to.
did. However, I had the right to. He hurt you first. He knew you were my
bonded and he hurt you despite this. I had the right to seek
retibution. I can still seek his death but I have to go through the
proper channels and be granted permission to give him his final death."
"Would you get permission?"
a doubt. Our law states that a vampire's bonded is never to be touched
without the permission of their Master. Our laws state that if you hurt a
vampire's bonded your life is forfeit. Add to the fact the Council
protects your status as mine? I could have his death easily, but I can't
just kill him in public without being granted the right to first. So
thank you for stopping me."
Looking at him over her shoulder Sookie asked, "What would they do to you if you did kill him?"
shrugged as he replied, "Hard to say. Normally I would face severe
punishment for handing out the final death to a vampire in public like
that. However as you are my bonded and as the Council is so interested
in us I doubt the penalty would be that great. Still it is best not to
have to face such a situation at all. I will allow Compton to keep his
miserable life for now."
with her hair, Eric ran the brush through his short mane quickly before
tossing it onto the nightstand. Wrapping his arms around Sookie's waist
he pulled her back against his chest and replied, "I make no promises
for his continued existence Sookie. If he ever touches you again I will kill him. No excuses, no exceptions."
her draw breath to argue the point he squeezed her tighter and added,
"I will not allow him close enough to touch you again so you needn't
worry. Tonight was an exception and it will not be repeated. Tomorrow I
will notify Compton that the queen wishes to speak to him personally and
hopefully neither of us will see him again. Even if he does return Han
and Ivan now know he is not allowed near you and he will not have the
chance to touch you, but if by some miracle he does there will be no
mercy Sookie. This is nonnegotiable."
his arm wrapped around her waist Sookie laid her head on his shoulder
and looked out her bedroom window as she was silent a moment. Finally
she said, "I heard you tonight, Eric."
"What do you mean you heard me?"
Looking up at him she said, "I saw inside your head at the bar. I saw how you intended to kill Bill."
"Are you sure?"
It was only a few quick flashes and then nothing. But I know I was
seeing and hearing what you were thinking for a few seconds."
Eric went very still for a moment before he asked, "Did you hear anyone else? Any of the other vampires?"
"No. Just you."
Taking her hand to toy with her fingers Eric replied, "Do not tell anyone that you heard me. No one. Not even Han and Ivan."
"But you told me I could trust them to know I can hear other supernaturals."
"You can … but I'm not sure if they would report to the Council that you might be able to hear vampires.
Many on the Council are vampires. It is too dangerous to risk. You will
speak of this to no one. If you hear me again tell me when we are
alone, but other than that do not bring it up. Especially not around
"You're not mad?"
Kissing her temple, Eric stated, "No. You can do incredible things, Sookie, and I will not hold them against you. I regret that is what you finally hear from me, but I'm not mad."
"Oh? Is there something else you'd prefer me to hear?"
against her back and nuzzling her neck Eric replied, "Many other
things. I'm thinking of one right now, can you hear or see it?"
face flushing as she felt his erection pressing against her Sookie
answered, "No, and I probably wouldn't want to. Something tells me you
have a dirty mind."
dirty mind Sookie, and you'll love every act I come up with."
he moved them to lie down on her bed under the covers as he tucked her
smaller body into the curve of his. He knew Han and Ivan would be
arriving soon, but the two guards would be smart enough not to disturb
them. He knew they'd simply take up their guard duties around the house.
The contractor he'd hired to build Sookie's guest house and underground
light-tight lair had left a message for him today to let him know the
building was done so he thought they might retrieve their belongings
from Bill's and take shelter there since he was with Sookie and could
watch over her.
snuggled back against Eric and let herself enjoy the comfort of his
embrace. She knew it was probably stupid of her to let her guard down
around him so much considering she knew what he had planned for her, but
at the moment she couldn't help it. She was quiet a moment before she
asked softly, "Do you think he ever really loved me?"
his hold around her Eric replied, "Yes. I think he loves you very
much." He was not upset by her question as he once would have been. He
knew that Sookie's love for Bill was fading almost as quickly as her
love for him was growing. And since she could never leave him now there
was no point in denying her the small comfort of his words.
Tears filling her eyes Sookie whispered, "Doesn't make me feel better. It doesn't change anything."
"No it doesn't."
Blinking the tears from her eyes Sookie pleaded, "Everything's going to be alright isn't it?"
her temple Eric answered, "I will take care of you Sookie. No matter
what happens you'll always have me. Beyond that I can't say."
smiled softly at that and said, "Maybe that will be enough … you know
that tomorrow I'm going to start trying to find a way out of all of this
at her honesty Eric kissed her neck and replied, "I've worked too hard
to get you to let you get away from me. Fight me all you want, but it
won't matter. I won't let you go."
Snuggling into her pillow Sookie replied, "We'll have to see about that … but either way I'm glad you're here now."
"I'll always be near you Sookie. Always."
She couldn't help but smile at that. Releasing a yawn Sookie whispered, "Good night Eric."
"Good night little one." He felt Sookie drift on in his arms and breathed her scent into his lungs as he thought, 'Her blood has awakened power in me … this is good. This is very
good. Sophie-Anne doesn't stand a chance. Now I need to focus on
finding a way to kill Compton without Sookie finding out. She hates
violence but I will not allow his assault to her to go unpunished. He
will beg to die before I'm done with him. Him and his bitch maker. I
will kill everyone that intends to take Sookie from me.'
around the room he focused and smirked as he watched all of Sookie's
furniture rise up off the ground. Pleased with his new skill he set
everything back down in its place softly and thought, 'I
really like this new gift. Now no one and nothing will have the power to
take her from me. I can hold her to me with my will alone. A good
advantage. A very good advantage.'