Eric helped me get into the car and was around his side and starting the car before I could even blink.
“Sookie,” Eric says, “Can you tell me what happened in there with Sam?”
“It was just his standard bullshit about how I need to stay away from vampires and I told him that you were going to protect me and that we are together. He didn’t like that very much and he told me he wasn’t going to let me leave. We fought and he told me if I left then I shouldn’t come back so I quit,” I say to him as I look out the window.
“Did he hurt you?” Eric says with anger in his voice.
“He grabbed my arm to stop me but it didn’t hurt.”
“Are you sure you are not just telling me that so I don’t go back and kill him? You were very upset.”
“I’m sure and yes I was upset. He was trying to tell me you were evil because you are a vampire. I told him if that was the case then the same could be said for him since he’s a shifter. He didn’t like that very much.”
“I would say not,” He chuckles.
I turn to give him a small smile. Eric reaches over and wipes away the tears on my cheek with the pad of his thumb.
“I don’t like to see you cry,” he says.
“I know. I’m sorry. That’s not how I expected my talk with Sam to go. He knows he can’t protect me from a bunch of vampires. If he really cared he would be happy that you are protecting me.”
“He is just acting this way because he is interested in you and because he hates vampires.”
“He was my boss and friend. I would never date Sam.”
“I hope that isn’t your rule. Not dating your bosses,” He smirks at me.
“I thought you were going to work for me some,” He looks like he could pout.
“How is that going to work if you won’t date your boss?”
“I guess I’ll just have to make another rule stating that I can date my boss if he’s super hot and sexy,” I giggle.
“You think I’m hot and sexy? I would definitely agree with the sexy but not the hot part.”
“Could your ego be any bigger?” I laugh.
“We can always try and find out,” He smirks at me.
“So what did you do today, Lover?”
“Lover?” I ask. “Well, I explored your house. Do you mind if I read some of your books that you have in your office?”
“You can read whatever you want. Nothing is off limits to you.”
“How many languages do you speak? There are books in there that look like they are from a bunch of different languages.”
“I speak twenty-five different ones and a few dead languages. No one speaks Old Norse the language I grew up using as a human and Godric taught me a couple of others.”
“That is amazing! Maybe someday you can teach me a language. Maybe Old Norse or Swedish.”
“You would want to learn my language?” He asks.
“Why wouldn’t I? It’s a part of you and I would like to learn more about you.”
“Then it would be my pleasure to teach you.”
“Does it bother you to talk about your human life?”
“It does and it doesn’t. It is not that I’m bothered by remembering when I was human because I am a vampire like Compton. There are certain things that I do not wish to remember or talk about. I will tell you someday more about it but now is not the time.”
“That’s fine,” I don’t want to upset him. I know it can be a real touchy subject for some vampires.
“This is not the setting in which I would want to talk about it and I do not want to make the night any worse. We will talk about it some other time. I like that you want to know more about me. No one has ever been interested before.”
“I want to know anything that you will tell me,” I say giving him a smile. “Hey! You didn’t tell me that you have a pool. Do you ever use it?”
“I don’t use it very often maybe only a handful of times.”
“Really? You should definitely use it more often. Will you go swimming with me one night?”
“It would be an honor to go swimming with you. If you are at my house I will definitely use it more,” He says waggling his eyebrows.
I laugh at him, “How long have you lived in that house? How many do you have in the area?”
“I have lived in that house for ten years and it is my primary residence. I have three other houses in the area besides the cabin I took you to. The house we are now at is my most secure and it cannot be traced back to me.”
We were quiet for the rest of the way home. I couldn’t believe how badly my meeting with Sam went. I really thought he was a true friend. Now I had to worry about the Queen and losing my job at Merlotte’s.
I know if I work for Eric, I will be making plenty of money but what am I going to do with my free time. I can’t just sit around all the time.
Once we pulled into the garage Eric turns to look at me. “What have you been thinking about so hard over there our whole way home?”
“I’ve just been thinking about Sam’s reaction, how I quit, what to do about the Queen. You know what ever girl thinks about it,” I smile at him.
“Let’s go inside and we can sit down and talk or we can go swimming. Whichever you prefer. Although we do need to figure out what you want to do.”
We went inside the house and I made myself a little snack of apples with caramel sauce. After fixing my snack, we sat down in the dining room. I didn’t want to get the living room or anywhere else sticky with caramel. I don’t think Eric would appreciate that very much.
“I’m sorry the shifter reacted so badly. Maybe if you give him time he will calm down and see that he overreacted.”
“It doesn’t matter. A true friend wouldn’t act like that. He should be happy that you are protecting me. Instead, he goes on about you being evil. I know you are no saint but you treat me better than any ever has. What I am going to do? I quit. I know I can work for you but that’s a long drive to make all the time. What am I supposed to do all day?”
“We will figure something out. I would think you would be happy with one job that pays well.”
“I am. I’m just worried about being bored during the day. I guess if I keep staying awake during vampire hours I won’t have to worry about it.”
“I would very much like it if you kept vampire hours more often,” he smirks.
“I’m sure you would,” I giggle. “As for the Queen thing. I’m still thinking about it. I know I need to decide but I just hate putting you in this position.”
“Like I already told you. I am willing to do any of them but do what’s best for you. Don’t worry about me. I should not affect your decision.”
“How can you say that? Of course, it affects you. You will be bound to me until the day I die. What happens if we don’t work out and then hate each other? Would you want to be tied to me for the next 60 years if that happened? What happens when I’m old, wrinkly, and gray? You’re not going to be attracted to me then. If I’m around I would not want to see you with other women.”
“Sookie” he sighs. “I’m not going to get tired of you. Not in all of my existence have I ever had feelings for anyone. Therefore, that makes you very special. I would never disrespect you by cheating on you. If for some reason down the road you want to leave me and have a family then I would let you go if that is what you truly wanted.
“All this is very intense for a new relationship and it would be much easier if we had been together for a lot longer. As for you getting older maybe someday, you would want to become a vampire. In addition, if you take my blood regularly then you will age much slower and with you being part fairy who knows how long you will live. Even if you do grow old and gray, I am not that shallow. You’re just as beautiful on the inside as you are on the outside. I will not forget that after spending the next 60 years with you. You need to think of this as we will work out, love each other, and be happy. Are you already getting tired of me?”
“Of course I’m not getting tired of you. You’re right though I should look at the situation like you said. We will be happy and I’m very lucky to have you,” I say and I give him a big smile.
“Of course you are lucky to have me,” he says with a smirk. “Do you have any questions for me? I am willing to answer anything you have to ask me.”
“I don’t really have any questions about my options. I pretty much know what I want to do.”
“I am glad you are close to a decision. I don’t want to pressure you but I want to make you as safe as possible, as soon as possible.”
“I know and thank you for not pressuring me. Just give me a little more time. I just need tonight and you will have your answer by tomorrow. I promise.”
“So what do you want to do now? Do you want to go swimming?” He says with a smirk.
“We can go swimming but I don’t have a swim suit,” I say.
“We don’t need swim suits to get into the pool. I don’t even own one.”
“I don’t doubt that. What if the neighbors see us? You may be fine running around naked but I don’t want other people to see me.”
“I don’t want others to see you naked either. You don’t have to worry about anyone seeing you. My neighbors cannot see into the backyard and if anyone even try I’ll make sure they don’t’ remember it.”
“If you say that no one will be able to see us then let’s go enjoy the pool. I’m going to go into the bathroom and take care of my human needs, get undress and I will bring out some towels for us.”
“I will meet you out there unless you need me for anything.”
“I will be fine on my own. Thank you though. I will see you out there in just a few minutes.”
I head in the bathroom to take care of my human needs and quickly get undressed. I will be so mad if anyone sees us but I know that Eric will take care of anyone who tries.
I walk out into the backyard but I don’t see Eric anywhere. I look into the pool and see him swimming back and forth at vampire speed at the bottom of the pool. I decide instead of waiting for him to surface that I’ll just get in. Once I get in deep enough into the pool I submerge myself to get my hair wet. After I surface, I sweep my hair out of my face and get the water out of my eyes, I notice Eric down at the deep looking at me. He has a very mischievous look on his face.
“What are you doing down there?” I ask him even though I know it can’t be anything good.
“Just watching you. That’s all,” he says with a smirk. I laugh at him.
“Who are you trying to kid? Is that you trying to act innocent? Because if it is you are doing a bad job.”
“What? I can’t believe you think I have any ill intentions towards you. I am totally innocent,” he says with a mock horror on his face.
“I’m not buying it buddy,” I laugh at him as I swim towards him. Once I get to him, I wrap my arms around his neck and my legs around his waist. I look up at him and smile. “Hi!” I say to him and give him chaste kiss on the lips.
“Hi!” He says back to me with a genuine smile.
“You really should smile more you know. You have a beautiful smile.”
“Lover, I think you are the only one who has ever said that to me.”
“That’s probably because no one ever sees you smile like this. Well, I’m sure Pam has but I don’t see her telling you how beautiful your smile is.”
“Probably not and I’d appreciate it if you didn’t mention it to Pam or she will taunt me with it for decades.”
“I promise I won’t,” I say giggling as he starts rubbing his hands up my arms. All of a sudden, he stops and his whole body tenses up. “What is it? Is someone watching us?”
“Did the shifter cause these bruises on your arms, Sookie?” I look down at my arms where Sam had grabbed ahold of me earlier and saw the bruises that were starting to form.
“I don’t know. I guess my adrenaline was pumping or something. I really didn’t feel it at the time. I’m fine though, Eric. Really I am. Let’s just enjoy being in the pool for a little while.”
“I can’t let him get away with this. He hurt you, Sookie. We should drive there right now and show him what he’s done to you and then I can rip his arms off,” he said growling.
“No! We really don’t need to do that. Please I just want to stay here and enjoy the pool with you. If you really have to do something, you can take a picture of them when we get inside. Please can we stay home?” I beg him.
I hope I can convince Eric to not go and do anything to Sam. I know Sam didn’t mean it and I will feel horrible if he gets himself killed. I can tell that if Eric wasn’t with me right now he would be off on a rampage.
“I cannot do nothing about this. When we get inside we will take pictures but this is not over. The shifter never should have laid is hands on you. I should have just killed him while we were there.”
“Eric, please don’t do anything to Sam. I would feel so guilty if anything happened to him because of me. You should be happy that quit and I’m going to work for only you now.”
“I am happy you won’t be there anymore. You can do some much better than that place. You can do better than Fangtasia but I am selfish and I will like you being there. For you I will not harm him physically.”
“Physically? What’s that mean?” I ask him.
“I will threaten him and I will show him the pictures. We will send them to him tonight. I’m sure he will try and talk to you tomorrow because when he sees them he will know he is in deep shit with me and will probably be sorry for hurting you.”
“I’m not going to talk to him if he calls don’t worry about it. I’m sorry he has ruined our night. Let me try to make it up to you,” I say as I glide my hand down his back until I reach his award-winning ass.
“I like the way you think Miss Stackhouse. I am sure we can find something to do that will make both of our nights much better.”
He leans down and sucks on my bottom lip before kissing each corner of my mouth. I never know what to expect from him. If I think he is going to be fast then he’s sweet and if I think he is going to be sweet, he surprises me again. Well I guess I never really except him to be sweet but it is always such a nice surprise.
Eric swims us over to the edge of the pool. Putting my back against the edge, we just make out like teenagers for what feels like forever until I can’t take it anymore.
“Let’s go inside,” I say as I try to wrap my hand around his cock and stroke it. He growls and zips us out of the water. I’m lying on the bed with Eric leaning over me before I could barely register we’re out of the pool.
“I want you to lay down,” I say. “I want to try something with you that I’ve never done before so tell me if I’m doing something wrong. Okay?”
Eric lays down on the bed nodding while I get up on my knees beside him. I lean over, kiss him deeply for a couple of minutes, and then work my way down his neck until I get down to one of his nipples. I run my tongue around it while I roll the other in between my fingers. I bit his nipple but not hard enough to draw blood and then switch to the other side.
I keep working my way down and when I get to his thick, large shaft, I lick him from stem to his tip while scratching my nails down his chest. Eric moans and closes his eyes. I take as much of him into my mouth as possible and stroke the rest with one hand while I massage his balls with the other.
I swirl my tongue around his head and dive down on him to take more into my mouth than before. Eric’s groaning is coming more and more frequent so I figured I must be doing something right. Bill never wanted me to do this but I have seen it in the minds of plenty to at least have some idea. Eric’s hands are in my hair and he lets out a long groan.
“Sookie, I’m going to cum,” he says as his hands tighten in my hair and hips thrust forward as he shoots his cum down my throat. I slow down my bobbing and lick him clean. When I’m all done, I kiss his tip and Eric grabs me and pulls me up to lay the mother of all kisses on me.
Once the kiss ends Eric asks, “Why did you ask me to tell you if did anything wrong? I can tell you that there was not one single thing about that, that was wrong. It was all right.”
“Really? So I did alright?” I ask him.
“More than right. Why are you second guessing yourself, Lover?”
“I’ve never done that before. Bill hated oral sex so I never had the opportunity. I just wanted to do a good job for you.”
“You did an excellent job, Lover. With that being your first time, I have to say you are a natural. Don’t worry about it. You pleased me immensely. It was one of the best blow jobs I have ever been given, so you should be proud of yourself.” I just blush at his comments.
“I have missed seeing you blush,” he says while running the back of his knuckles across my cheekbone. “I guess I will just have to try harder so I get to see it more.” I slap his arm playfully. “Now it’s my turn to show you immense pleasure,” He says and rolls us over so he’s on top of me.
Eric kisses and licks every inch of my body except where I want him. When I cannot take it anymore, I beg him. “Please Eric! I need you now!” I beg and whimper.
“Tell me what you need, Lover.”
“I need you inside of me right now. Please!” I beg.
“I will give you anything that you ask for. You just have to say the word,” He says while two of his fingers enter me to check to see if I’m ready for him. He gets up on his knees and slowly enters me. Once he is all the way in to the hilt, he stops waiting for me to adjust to his size. I don’t know if I’ll ever get used to feeling so full and complete while he is inside of me like this.
Eric looks down at me with an odd expression on his face. “What?” I ask him.
“You are so beautiful,” he says to me and then leans down to kiss me. At first, it’s slow and full of emotion. What emotions I am not sure but I know have never been kissed like this before.
The faster he thrusts into me the more passionate the kiss becomes until I have to break away to breath. I look up into his eyes and I see this man in front of me who treats me like no other has and probably never would if they got the chance. I know right then that I’ve made the right decision that we should bond.
“Bite me, Eric! I want you to,” I say to him while turning my head for him to have better access. He kisses down my neck and licks my pulse point and with one last kiss, he sinks his fangs into my neck. Feeling his bite sends me over the edge. I turn my head and bite down on Eric’s neck hard enough to draw blood. Eric roars against my neck and I feel him shoot his seed inside of me.
I stop sucking when the wound closes and I give his neck a kiss. I lay back smiling lazily basking in the afterglow of my orgasm and trying to catch my breath.
Eric’s just looking down at me with a shocked expression on his face or at least it is for him. He leans down and gives me a slow, lingering kiss before he pulls out and rolls over pulling me with him.
We just laid there quietly for a while until Eric rolled me on to my back looking down at me.
“Sookie you know we just had a blood exchange right?” I nod.
“I know. I knew what I was doing. I want to bond with you and it’s not just for my protection.”
“You’ve decided to bond with me? Are you sure? Once we exchange blood three times it will be permanent.”
“I know and I would still want to bond with you although I probably would have waited a little longer to make it permanent. Would you still want to bond with me if I wasn’t in this situation?”
“Of course I would bond to you and like you I think that if we had more time then I would wait a little longer to make it permanent. I would like to make the third time special. Are you okay if we exchange again tomorrow night and then the night after that will be our final exchange?”
“That’s fine. I know we don’t have time to waste and we don’t want the Queen to get a hold of me.”
“She will not get a hold of you. I will not let her but this way I will not get into any trouble for protecting you. I only wanted to make sure we are on the same timetable for the exchanges so that I can make plans and arrangements for our final exchange.”
“That is very sweet of you but you know you don’t have to do anything like that,” I say.
“I know I don’t but I want to so let me plan something for you.” I nod. It is very sweet that he wants to make it special. Just that he’s thinking of it makes it special to me.
I let out a big yawn and Eric chuckles, “You should go to sleep. It’s less than an hour till dawn and you need your rest.”
“Will you stay here with me?” I ask.
“I wouldn’t be anywhere else. How could I pass on the opportunity to snuggle with you?”
“You don’t have to if you have things to do. I’ll be fine. I’ll be asleep very soon.”
“I want to be here with you and I really do like to snuggle with you but that is another thing that can’t get out.”
“It will be our little secret,” I tell him and give him a chaste kiss on the lips. I turn over on my side facing away from Eric. He snuggles in close behind me with one hand around my waist and his face in my hair. “Good night, Eric,” I say with another big yawn.
“Good night, lover. Sleep well.” I feel him kiss the back of my neck. That was the last thing that crossed my mind before I fell asleep. Eric the vampire I was going to bond myself to, the man I was falling for.