Chapter 6

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The ride back to our home was quiet. Both of us in contemplation over the night’s events. It seemed the world was against our leaving Louisiana tomorrow.

Fucking Compton had been recording Sookie for weeks. Smashing my desks to pieces had been out of the question since Sookie was wrapped around me at the time. The test of my tight control was being pushed but I held on. Once Pam had located every bug she double timed it to Compton’s. Not wanting to chance that he and Andre may show up, she blew through his office with everything she thought would be of value.

Every computer, laptop and a back-up drive Pam had located in Compton’s dirt encrusted safe space. Still dying in the dirt like a fucking rat. Pam had immediately taken her prizes back to Sookie’s for inspection. Dating the logs and recordings on his laptop to a night before he left for Peru.

Which means, I now had everything that my memories did not during my curse. My time with Sookie, when I was not myself. Angrily, I cursed under my breath. I would not thank Bill Compton for infiltrating Sookie’s privacy. But I would gladly handle the silver lining.

Yes, Sookie had eventually…reluctantly, gave up the information I craved. Just the facts of course. She had been so cold while reciting what had occurred between us but our tie at that time told a different tale.

She was terrified.

Of me? The emotion made me wonder if I had been cruel to her, but it became apparent that was not the case. Well, good. Because I was seconds from throwing myself at her feet in forgiveness of my crimes.

It wasn’t until Sookie spoke of “her Eric” that warmth, love and longing reverberated over our tie. Just as a musician plucked a guitar string in an empty hall. Determination had spiked as she told her tale after that small opening into her soul.

I had given her every opportunity to tell me the truth and still Sookie kept that information to herself. I decided that she can be upset with my methods. Sookie was being unreasonable.

All that did not matter now. I brought Sookie’s fingertips to my lips as we drove deeper into the night. I had her. My lover by my side. As it should have been since the moment Sookie Stackhouse wandered into Fangtasia all bright eyed and fresh.

The past is the past. I was itching to see everything Pam had recovered from Compton for myself. Every conversation, every coming and going. Gods, I hoped and dreaded he had multiple angles. Preliminary results from my child had suggested that he had been thorough.

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Raw, red bloodlust surged with the need to rend Compton limb from limb for the invasion of our solitude. This would have been our time. Something that meant a great deal to both of us, although perhaps for different reasons. I was curious as well to see what Sookie had seen. Would I too feel the longing that crept into Sookie’s heart?

I growled. That bastard may get a pardon from me after all.

But why keep an eye on her in that manner?

Why not glamour her co-workers or friends?

Who said he had not.

Was it jealously?

Maybe, but surely not Compton’s sole reason. He had to have been keeping tabs on Sookie for someone else. The rat bastard was desperate to win back Sookie. Even tempting the wrath of an ancient in front of vampire witnesses. My hand gripped the wheel harder. I should just fucking end him.

Feeling Sookie in the moment, I was relieved that she had no hesitations in my actions. Just acceptance. For me, for my protection. To feel her in our bond with such approval made me feel ten feet tall. I frowned. Sookie’s consent meant that much to me? I suppose it had and for longer than I wanted to admit at the moment.

Compton could be reporting to the Queen, I queried. Perhaps de Castro? Or another interested party who wants information on my Bonded.

Had that rat Compton already sent the information he gathered?

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Rage filled my veins anew at the thought of Compton reviewing the intimacy Sookie and I shared on his fucking laptop. I would rip him apart with my fangs, leaving just enough of him alive for the night creatures to feast upon before the sun burned out his meaningless existence.

Or possibly.

After some rigorous exercises in the art of torcher. It had been fifty years since Pam has used her exquisite skills, she had so few opportunities now it seemed. The Great Revelation had changed so much in the supernatural world. Perhaps my beloved child would like to demonstrate her knowledge for her maker. I grinned wickedly out the windshield, recalling her last lesson against a vampire.

The deranged vampire had been kidnapping then draining children. Fucker! In the old country the practice was merely looked down upon by our kind. I had always felt disgusted by such acts and vowed that in the New Country I would punish and set an example for all those who broke this rule.

After the offender had been caught and the memories of the children’s families glamoured. Of course not erased but a memory that they had lost their children and could bury the child’s remains. Acceptance and the opportunity to move forward.

That asshole paid dearly. After the humans were secured in their new knowledge that next year of watching him plead, regrow parts and wither away under silver had been satisfying.

Slowing the Corvette’s speed, I pressed the button for the garage and pulled in. The wheels are spinning in Sookie’s mind. Opening my door, I race over to her side to help her out. Wrapping my hand over her curvy hip I escort my distracted woman into the kitchen.

“Penny for your thoughts, Lover.”

She exhaled disheartened with the night’s event. Well, just the last one I hoped.

“You may need to break into your bank account for this one, Eric.” She slouched onto the cushioned bar stool.

“How could Bill do this? I’m just so … shocked. I guess it’s safe to say he never really cared for me, if he felt he could abuse my trust this way.”

Reaching into the refrigerator for my Lover’s meal I paused. “Maybe not.” Some sort of cheese and meat tray that I know Sookie enjoys. As I set that on the counter I remember the box of crackers in the cupboard. But before I shut the refrigerator door I grab a cold bottle of water.

“Wanna run that by me again?”

“As much as I hate to say this,” My lips thin in repugnance as I handed the square cardboard box to Sookie. “Compton may have been acting in a way to ensure your safety. You admit that you were not on speaking terms at the time. His actions may be the result of the need to protect, as poorly as his execution was. ” That fucking rat.

Her beautiful mouth pops open in shock. “So you approve of what Bill did? You would have done the same?”

Maybe.

With Sookie, nothing would ever be that simple.

I took my seat next to her, all the while staying silent until I could touch her. Feel her pulse and warmth under my fingers.

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“Compton is desperate and my sense says that he has multiple reasons to monitor your activities while he was out of the country.”

“That doesn’t make it right.” Sookie huffed, picking at her food.

“No, it does not. His motives are not clear to me and I fear the other reasons for his deception will be made known soon.” Sookie breathed out again, I could tell she was trying to calm her frayed nerves. She took a bite of her little crunchy sandwich.

“Pam has placed her own trackers in Compton’s heap of a safe house. We will hopefully be able to learn more while we are gone.”

“We’re still leaving tomorrow?”

“Absolutely. I have no desire to bend to the will of the deranged when I have my people handling our business. Everything that is going on can be put on hold until our return.”

“Eric, I haven’t packed! You’re not even packed! We have less than twelve hours before we are in the air.” Sookie jumped off the stool and made her hands into tight fists. I reached for her.

“Lover, we are both packed. Everything is taken care of.” I soothed as I pulled her back against my chest. “My goal is for you to relax and enjoy not twist yourself in knots.”

“But how?”

“I had my human assistant pack exactly what we need while we are away. In fact he will be with you tomorrow to handle every detail on the way to the airport.”

“Wow, Eric I don’t know what to say.” I interrupted Sookie before she did indeed figured out something else to fret over.

“Just say, thank you Eric and then beg me to take you to bed.” I purr into her small ear. She giggles and pushes against my chest in mock shock. Just the reaction I was hoping for. Playful Sookie is captivating where worried Sookie makes me come apart at the seams.

“Oh baby, before we head up to bed. I need to call Sam and tell him I won’t be in…anymore. I would rather have this discussion in person.”

“Not without me.”

Sookie sighed, her cornflower blue eyes sparkling in relief. “I was hoping you’d say that.” I kissed her and pulled her tighter into my arms.

“You will never face our nights alone.” She smiled up at me with such hope in her eyes that my chest hurt.

“I’ve worked for Sam for years, we, at least I think we are friends. He doesn’t deserve a phone call from me, in the middle of the night to tell him I’m quitting.”

I understood my Lover’s logic and admire her integrity. It was not very late in vampire terms, checking the time on the stove’s digital clock, it read 11:50 P.M.

We had not stayed long at Fangtasia after Pam had called with her discovery. But there was no fucking way Sookie and I were going to Bon Temps tonight. Sookie was mine as was her time. I admit that I didn’t give a fuck about the Shifter and his business problems. The Dog would get a phone call, or even better, a text.

“Send him a text, my Sookie. Request the time off for two weeks. That will give us plenty of time to go and enjoy ourselves before we are expected to be at Queen Sophie-Ann’s wedding.”

“Wait, the Queen is getting married?”

Surely Quinn had said something to Sookie about the ceremony?

“Oh, right.” The thought must have clicked into place, Sookie’s eyes seemed to remember the conversation. “Quinn had mentioned some ceremony but he didn’t give a lot of details. I wasn’t as worried as I am now to meet her. So I guess I don’t have a choice?” Sookie questioned the last with a hint of bitterness.

I couldn’t blame her too much. Being thrown into the deep end of vampire politics were rough waters to maneuver, but now she had me.

“You are my Bonded and your safety and mine is my number one priority. Do you trust in the knowledge that I will protect you?” If the fucking Tiger were still in the picture he would have never ensured her safety. It made me angrier than I cared to admit that this disgusting pussy cat had been near my Lover. And trying to get closer.

“No, Eric. I didn’t mean that I thought I wouldn’t be safe with you. I know you will always protect me.” I exhaled at the revelation and Sookie hugged me tight. My seething jealousy was high, I could taste the bloodlust in the air.

All of them needed to fucking die! Then no one would ever cross me and what is mine. All would fear me as they should.

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“What’s wrong?”

“You are mine,” My touch gentler that I thought I was capable of at the moment. I would never hurt Sookie, never. “I do detest that other men are circling you. I’m fighting the real urge to leave you and kill them all regardless of the consequences.” I barely recognized my own voice, it was low warning that vibrated Sookie’s dinner on the bar ledge.

That Tiger rug crept back into my mind. Yes, right in front of the fire place where I could fuck my Sookie. I would bet that she would look incredible in nothing but firelight.

“Eric!” Sookie giggled. “You are so dirty-minded!”

I smirked down at my beet faced lover. Adorable. “Did you like that Lover? Us in front of the fire? Me, fucking you until you pass out from pleasure and exhaustion.”

Sookie bit her lip and revealed, “We’ve done that before, it was amazing.” She blushed another shade red, then buried her face against my chest. The heat of her awkwardness seeping through my cotton shirt felt amazing. “I wouldn’t mind… doing that …again.”

She pulled back and looked me in the eye. “But I didn’t see a Tiger-skinned rug in your living room?”

I grinned wickedly.

“Well, we will just have to get one then. Nothing is too good for my Bonded.”

Oh that Tiger better scurry far. I would still find him, but the hunt would be much more satisfying.

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“Inform the Shifter of our departure. Do not tell him our destination. When we are back in Shreveport, I will accompany you to his establishment and you can tell him of your notice in person.”

Sookie thought over everything I had just proposed for a moment. “You’re right. I’m tired. I really don’t want to do it tonight, but I’ll call him. It’s the right thing to do.” Sookie nodded like she was agreeing with herself.

“We’re friends Eric. He deserves more than a late night text that I’m never coming in to work again. You wouldn’t tolerate that kind of disrespect from your employees.”

“I never once had an employee that I cared about past the health care package.” I answered.

Sookie rolled her eyes making me smile. “He is probably still at the restaurant. Just let me call him lickety split and then you can reintroduce me to the bathroom.” I nodded my approval, imagining Sookie wet with suds as I pressed her into the tile wall.

Yes, some things were worth putting my foot down and demanding my Lover’s compliance. Sookie had bent to more of my wishes than I ever thought possible in the last twenty four hours, I would allow this.

That Dog better watch his slobber otherwise I’ll neuter that fucking collie.

Sookie had the cell up to her ear when the other line picked up, “Merlotte’s” The Shifter greeted.

“Hey Sam its Sookie.”

“Hi Cher, are you alright.” His voice went up an octave in concern.

“Yes Sam, I’m great actually. How are you?” Sookie rolled her eyes and grinned. She lite up the kitchen like the sun. My sun. Forever my own private beam of warmth.

The Shifter eased slightly. “Just fine, going over the night’s receipts before I head on home.”

“Oh, well, I don’t want to keep you. But I need to let you know that I need the next two weeks off. I’ve had the time off stored for a while now. Besides I know Arlene and the girls would love the hours right now.”

The Shifter blew out a long breath, “Two weeks? Well, of course Cher. You deserve the time off. Helping me the way you do… I don’t think you’ve ever taken that much time off before, what are your plans? Keeping to yourself at home may get boring-.”

Sookie stopped his musings. Thank fuck. How obvious was his fishing. “No, Eric is taking me on an adventure and-.”

“Northman! What the fuck Sook?” The Dog exploded through the receiver causing Sookie to pull back and wince slightly.

“Watch your language Sam Merlotte! Eric and I are back together and I’m happy. Very happy”

You think you’re happy Sook, but he’s a God damn vampire. A manipulative bloodsucker who only wants you for your mind reading and your blood!”

“How can you say that to me? You don’t know Eric or his motives. How dare you!”

“I know plenty, just like Vampire Bill, right. They’ll drain you of everything good you ever were and leave you to rot in your own misery. And mine! Mark my words!”

I liberated the phone from Sookie, who was too surprised at the Shifter’s venom to offer a protest.

“Listen well Shifter.” I growled. “Were it not for your previous years of loyal friendship to my Bonded I would fly over to your piece of shit redneck dive and rip out your heart.”

“Bonded!”

A triumphant smile over took me. The Dog would be the second to know of Sookie’s place and not one fucking thing he could do to stop it. “I will be seeing you in two weeks’ time. Take care not to have an accident until then.”

I hung up the cell and walked over to Sookie. Wrapping my arms around her, I kissed the top of her head and sent my strength and love through our bond. It was love. When should I voice that emotion I wondered briefly?

“If the roles were reversed, I would never treat Sam that way.”

“You are not in love with him.”

Sookie was in denial as she looked up at me. “He doesn’t love me, not like that. He’s like my brother, Eric. I tried once, ya know to date him. But the chemistry just wasn’t there.”

“Please tell me you took a flea bath afterwards.” My child spoke as she sauntered into the kitchen.

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Sookie blew out a breath in exasperation with Pam’s sense of humor. The question had merit.

“Hello to you too Pam.” Sookie said. “Sam doesn’t have fleas, stop being so sassy.”

“I don’t see the fun in that.” Pam turned to me. “Master, I have everything in the living room.”

“Good,” I felt Sookie’s tension radiate off of her in waves and I sent my understanding and reassurance in return. My Lover gave me a small smile as we all moved into the living room. Pam had started up the lap top and had two large boxes. Both were filled with bugs and mini cameras. There was also a folder with a few loose papers inside.

“This was in my house?” Sookie was repulsed as she picked up one of the mini cameras. If well placed near other electronics even a vampire wouldn’t know they were there. It pissed me off to think they were there and I never once thought to check for them.

Pam nodded to Sookie then to me. “Cameras in the kitchen, living room, Sookie’s bedroom, bathrooms and three outdoor cameras surveilling the property. Compton could monitor every coming and going…conversation.” She paused.

“Go on.” I implored as I booted up the program that had the saved surveillance.

“If Compton has not reviewed the videos because he was going to hand them over to other’s unknown. We don’t have to kill him. If he did, we must.”

My child’s rage was concealed under a blank façade, perfect. My perfect child. I nodded for her to continue as Sookie sat on the sofa.

“He saw you at your most vulnerable Eric. Those days that you were cursed are on these recordings and if fallen into the wrong hands, other vampires could smell blood in the air.”

I huffed. “I am back to myself, I welcome any challenge thrown my way.” Sookie gasped putting her hand to her mouth in shock. Her attention solely on Pam even when I called Sookie to look at me.

Instead Sookie asked in a pained whisper.

“You saw them already?”

“Some, not all, my friend. Just enough to verify how long Compton was recording your movements.” Pam spoke in soothing tones in an attempt to calm my Lover. I sent Pam my pride through our bond. I was happy that Pam was concerned for Sookie.

“Jeez, I don’t even know what to say.” Sookie scrubbed her face with her hands. “The most important time in my life was being viewed and judged by my ex-boyfriend!” Sookie blew out her breath in frustration. “And now Eric will get to see it all too.”

“Would that be so terrible?” I asked as I slid in beside her on the couch. Confused on why she would not want me to see for myself what had transpired between us.

“No. Yes. What if…what if you don’t like what you see? What if,” she looked at Pam and then turned her head down and murmured. “You don’t want me anymore.”

I grasped her chin tenderly and eased her face up to look at me. “Not fucking possible.”

Sookie’s eye widened at my revelation. “But how can you be sure?”

“Because you were mine the moment you walked into my bar.” A tear escaped her then and I felt her trust and love wash over me.

“Oh Eric,” Sookie threw herself into my open arms as I tucked her around me. A few moments later I caught Pam’s eye.

“Send the information through the appropriate channels where I can view it all privately in Barbados.” Pam nodded. “Is everything else in place?”

“Yes, Compton’s crap hole is wired for sound, thanks to Bruce. Thalia is happily keeping tabs on that little fucker until further notice. Maybe even without an edict. She has already reported that Andre and Compton met briefly near his car. Andre left your Area. Our people confirm he sailed all the way back to his Maker. Bill is currently in the middle of three blondes.”

“Very well, off you go Pam.” I dismissed her. Pam had done well I knew my territory was in good hands while I claimed my Sookie in seclusion.

“And a pleasant trip to you both. Must be nice to be King and take off whenever you please.” She sasses but my child couldn’t fool me. She was thrilled that Sookie and I were getting this time. If anything I would probably be easier to deal with going forward. I smiled to her in return.

“Bye, Pam.” Sookie spoke up sleepily.

My child would be back in a few hours after she fed to clean up Compton’s computer shit and prepare the documents to be sent to my secured online account. I had a lover who needed a warm bath and plenty of rest before our journey tomorrow.

(A/N) So there you have it! Eric has video proof at his very delicious fingertips of when he was without his memories. Do you think he’ll like what he views? Or will Sookie’s fear be realized that Eric is shamed by being perceived as “weak”? 

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46 thoughts on “Pledge to a Viking-Chapter 6

  1. Yeah for Eric!!! Other than having his memories, this is the next best deal. And I hope it will trigger something?!?!?

    Ugh I hate Bill, but I can see him doing exactly that. lol in fact I had him trying to do the same thing in my fic. So many of us coming up with the idea means he is that sick doesn’t it?

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    1. Oh, no! You did? My mind just ran a blank….which fic?

      I don’t know that this will trigger anything. The curse was not broken, just the witch who created the curse was ended. In my book, that SHOULD have met that Eric would immediately gotten his memories back. But no, thanks a bunch CH! So sadly here, I don’t know that Eric will ever get those times back. But now with Bill’s crazy behavior he can at least view everything that happened. Maybe it will lead to a better understanding of himself and Sookie. 🙂

      Thank you so much for your support in reading and reviewing this!

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  2. If seeing the video evidence of his time with Sookie and obvious feelings for her will jolt his memory back, that is a good thing. Can’t imagine the horror though of realizing someone has been viewing your most private moments like that. And you wrote Sam’s reaction very much like canon. He always put her down for her choices and acted as if he thought she was too dumb to know any better. Quite the basis for a lifetime together (CH, you blew that as well)…

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    1. I know, right?! Rejecting Eric aside, I never understood how Sam was supposed to be the one she was supposed to end up with. First of all, she never even hinted at that through the books. Second, even as a “friend”, Sam sucked. He was constantly berating Sookie’s “stupidity” and her choices and supporting the idea that her telepathy was a “disability” and that she needed to be “normal”. With “friends” like that, who needs enemies?

      CH had seriously messed up views on friendship and love. She was a rape apologist and ended up endorsing emotionally abusive relationships. Ugh. At least she gave us the Viking.

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          1. LMAO! Yes, but I remain grateful for all the great material she’s given us for writers like you to mold in your own way! 🙂 Ain’t it great?

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      1. Sam has a friend was lame, like you said. There were a few hints here and there, but to be honest. She left a few hints about anything with a dick. Hey remember the guy from Hot Shot? Alcide. It could have been ANYONE! Which I think was True Blood’s bastard point. CH was determined that it not be Eric. The best thing to ever happen to that series.

        If you look up “hater” in the dictionary, you will see CH’s face. 🙂

        What is sad is that Sookie’s true friends, Eric, Pam, Claudine encouraged her to be herself and she found them suspect. Sad.

        The rape apologist was the hardest and most frustrating to read. I think everyone who loves the fandom are nodding yes, right now. Ugh! It’s part of Sookie’s story, but I really hoped she would rise above that. Maybe it was the first clue.

        Thank you for reading and reviewing. I so loved your response!

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    2. So agree! Sam, ah Sam. Even though I didn’t see it coming, I thought it was an extremely poor choice by CH who was writing books about accepting others different from you. At least that was what I thought her series was about.

      In the end, CH clued us in on that not only should you not accept others but you should hide from your own power. What a wonderful message to the world. (sarcasm)

      It would take all my energy not to stake Bill myself after learning that little detail, if I were Sookie.
      Thank you so much for reading and reviewing!

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  3. Great update!
    Oh I can’t wait for Eric’s reaction to those videos, to see his amnesiac self falling for Sookie!
    Oh Bill you are in deep shit right now. .. I hope your true death, by hand of a certain Viking, will be very but very painful!
    I agree with valady1 with what she said about Sam.
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    1. How weird would it be to see yourself but having no memories. You know that so much happened in a few days that dramatically effected your life but you can’t remember. How utterly frustrating.

      So far Eric’s reaction has been….interesting. I’m going back to writing chapter 7.

      Thanks for reading and reviewing! 🙂

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  4. I don’t think Eric will be shamed by the amnesia. Remembering that he has watched civilization evolve for a thousand years, a naive and uncultured person is probably less shocking to him. He’ll be proud that even in that state he still claimed Sookie.
    Bill’s in for some trouble and pain soon. Can’t wait 😈
    Blessings

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    1. Thank you. I think we all can agree that Bill is about to enter a world of hurt. Hopefully soon unless that little rat scurries off somewhere. Very interesting evaluation. I think you are correct, Eric has seen it all, experienced much. I wonder how prepared he’ll be to face this?
      Thank you for the review! Hope you enjoy what I have in store.

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  5. Oh, can’t wait for Eric to catch up with Bill! Maybe viewing the videos while away will trigger his own memories and also allow him to vent some of the immediate rage so he won’t do something stupid like staking Bill to quickly! 😉

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    1. That is a meeting that will only end badly for Bill. Eric has all the control. He will either die quick or be worked over for a long, long,….long time. Either way, I feel good about the result. 😉

      Luckily for Bill, Eric will be a far away while viewing the recordings. So Bill may live another day. But just one. 🙂

      Thanks so much for reading and reviewing! This feedback makes my muse a happy girl!

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  6. I do not think amnesia Eric is weak. Sookie thinks that Eric showed unreservedly to everyone, his devotion to her, which the memory Eric never showed, it causes Eric perceive as weak. Eric always said that show feelings was a sign of weakness.

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    1. True that!

      I’m hoping Eric will view these four days with clear eyes and no judgments on himself. If he can do that, he may make Sookie the happiest girl in the world. And don’t we all want that? These two have been put through the ringer. They need a HEA. And I am more than able to provide one. 🙂
      Thank you for reviewing and reading my work. Makes my heart happy!

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  7. I’m also excited to see if the videos cause Eric to remember. It’s hard to believe that Sookie would doubt that Eric would want her. She does still need to again confidence. I really wanted Eric to say I love you out loud but I guess it wasn’t the right time.
    I’m glad Sookie heard Sam for his true self. I hope she realizes and has her come to Jesus moment about Sam after that call. After the way he acted u would email and say this my 2 week notice. I wouldn’t want to see him after that .

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    1. Eric knows what he’s feeling and its LOVE for Sookie. Saying it can be difficult. But believe me, they will get there. It should be a very interesting vacation.
      Sookie needs support when seeing the people around her for who they are. Eric never offered that in a way that Sookie picked up on. I agree, she should have just said fuck off, but she was in shock. You don’t expect people you’ve known forever to turn on you so badly. The venom in the series he always sent her way made me think that THIS was the true definition of an abusive relationship.

      Thanks for reading dear! Hope you enjoy the next stop! 🙂

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  8. Bill is a leach and he needs to die, i am sure when Eric views the tapes he will not spurn Sookie but use it as a learning curve in how to handle her better and what he did to make her love him so. it will be good for him. the away time is a good distraction for them both. KY

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    1. Ugh, as soon as you said leach. My skin crawled!

      They need this! That is why couples need a honeymoon, couples vacations, staycations and date nights. Staying on the same page I a relationship is hard if you spend zero time together. Eric has no plans of NOT having Sookie by his side. And he is about to get a deeper understanding after viewing the recordings!

      Thanks for reading, being my lovely BETA and reviewing. I adore your insights! 🙂

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  9. I seriously doubt that Eric will reject Sookie because of the tapes. He’ll certainly want to kill ScumBeehl though. And more power to him. That weasel deserves to die an ugly, drawn out death!

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  10. I know that Eric will not turn away Sookie. That was never a worry. I hope there is some plotting between Bill and QSA to be heard on what Pam had planted in Bill’s home. Or better yet between DeCastro and Bill. Looking forward to more.

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    1. Pam is quite the woman of resources. She’ll be more than happy to handle Bill. Since in the book series she is older than BIll. No contest! Pam is also smarter, better with weapons and prettier. I love Pam! Can you tell? 😉

      I’m happy to give you so much more. Thank on to your hat and DON’T read the next chapter at work! 😉

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  11. I would really not want to be Scumbill after Eric sees the tapes. I think seeing how he was under the curse will strengthen Eric’s love for Sookie. I can’t wait for the next chapter! Lots of lemons await I’m sure!

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  12. Wow –maybe the review of those videos will revive Eric’s memories –i think he’ll be interested to see how sheltered and protected he was by Sookie. If anything, his regard for her will increase.
    Ugh…Compton…..how good are you at writing torture??? 🙂

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    1. You are definitely correct about Sookie rising in Eric’s estimation. She proves herself time and again. He has reports from others about how she was with him but seeing it will be different.

      Torture? You tell me? How have I been so far? 🙂

      Thanks for reading and reviewing!

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  13. Awesome chapter! Please give Bill everything he deserves. I never understood all the Pro – Bill readers out there. Oh well, to each his own I guess. Eric is going to get his wish I think and end Bill painfully and slowly. (I even typed that slowly for effect, lol) I can’t wait for the next chapter. Thank you!

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    1. Bill will not escape, not this time.

      I started watching True Blood before the series. In that view of the 1st season ONLY! I get why there are Bill lover’s out there. We can see and experience our first love’s through Sookie’s eyes. The thing that hurts is that we also see the spectacular demise of that relationship because Bill made bad choice after bad choice and then rape. True Blood kept it out because THEY KNEW it would turn Bill FOREVER as the rapist. Which he is! No way around it. Sugar coat all you want CH.

      Ahmm, to say Bill deserves no better than a slow death is an understatement. I hope I can do my very best to explain exactly what happens to Bill Compton in this story.

      Thank you for reading and reviewing!

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  14. Well, whether or not Eric’s memories return, I’m sure he’ll enjoy watching those videos with Sookie, especially the one where he joins her in the shower…

    Then he may just spend some time online shopping for that silver-lined wood chipper.

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    1. Bow, chick, a wow wow!

      Sorry, it was meant to be a bit silly. The shower scene was the BEST love scene CH ever wrote. Which leads me to believe she didn’t. Her editor probably made it much better for us. Thank you to that editor. LOL!

      Girl! You have the best ideas! How about, oh wait! I have some truly delicious ideas!

      Thank you!!!

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      1. You do have some really, very truly delicious ideas and I can’t wait to read them!
        No one has called me “girl” in such a long time! Thank you! 🙂 You made my day!

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  15. I definitely don’t think he’ll feel differently about how he sees their relationship but I’m glad that he’ll get to watch her taking care of him especially the 1st night when she didn’t have time for him to become “her Eric” it was the real Eric she looked out for that night and washed his feet and clothes and held his hand while they slept. Can’t wait for your next chapter.

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    1. You make a very good point. She was sweet and kind to Eric not one that became hers. A very important distinction. Thank you for your insight! The care that Sookie had for Eric was more than for just someone she hardly cared for. Someone I despised would be shown the bathroom and told to take a shower. Not take care of them like a child. I like that! Thank you!

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  16. I love the twist of Bill recording Amnesia Eric’s time with Sookie- very nice indeed. Also I think this chapter captures Eric’s voice perfectly. Pam is a hoot.

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