I want to thank Virala for helping me with this story and writing the sex scene for this chapter. As you all know I’m more of a use your own imagination kind of gal but I thought Sookie and Eric needed this.
We’ve been planning for almost a week to kill Sophie Anne ever since Maxwell and Indrina got back from New Orleans.
When Eric and Pam weren’t strategizing or training with everyone, they were on the phone getting as many loyal vampires as they could to assist them in the takeover. I stayed out of the strategizing for the most part since I knew I couldn’t really help.
Eric knew what he was doing. He had been a warrior before he was turned so he knows how to plan for this upcoming battle. With the help of Thalia, who’s older than Eric is and all the other vampires we have, Eric was covered.
Pam showed Jessica and I how to fight with a sword, hand to hand, and with a stake. We practiced on each other while the others were busy planning. Jessica caught on quick and improved rapidly, and I’m sure I improved but not enough to be really helpful. Eric doesn’t want me to go but once I heard Pam’s argument I decided I wanted to help. They need me to locate where and how many vampires, Weres, shifters or humans are there before they attack.
Eric and I fought the rest of the night about it. We finally we came to a compromise but Eric still was not happy that I would be there and could possibly get hurt. Once Eric and his team get to the throne room, Jessica and Alcide are to escort me out of the palace and to Eric’s house that he owns in New Orleans. Eric said he would continue to worry about me until he knows that I am safely away. I know it is not the smartest decision I have made to go but I want to give Eric every advantage he can get.
I’m pulled out of my thoughts when we take the off ramp from the highway and travel into the city. I’m so nervous that I’m nauseous, and I’ve been trying my best not to think about what can go wrong or what will happen if we fail. I know we are less than twenty minutes away and all of our lives are going to change tonight one way or another.
I’m praying for everyone that’s helping us.
Eric reaches over and holds my hand. He gently rubs circles with his thumb while sending me as much calm, reassurance, and love that he can. I hold his hand tightly while staring out the window. The whole trip we’ve been quiet. I could tell Eric was going over every part of his plan. I can feel his confidence and determination. I can’t imagine how scared I would be right now if I didn’t know just how much Eric believes we will win tonight.
Much too soon we pull into a parking lot about a block from the palace. Everyone else should be here in ten to twenty minutes. They all rode in vans while Eric drove my car for me to me take to his house once I’m finished with my part of the mission.
Eric quickly gets out of the car and is by my side opening my door before I register he has even gotten out of the car. He holds out his hand for me to take and when I do he pulls me into his body, holding me tightly to him. I wrap my arms around his waist and hold him as tight as I can.
I feel Eric lower his face to the side of my head and I hear him inhale my scent.
“You don’t have to do this you know. You can still leave and go to the house here. I will meet you as soon as I am done.”
“I know, but I want to help. I’m doing this because I don’t want anything to happen to you. I want you to have as much advantage as you can get,” I tell him.
Eric picks me up and sits me on the hood of the car. He puts his arms around my waist and rests his forehead against mine. I place my arms around his neck.
“I don’t want anything to happen to you,” he says and lightly kisses my lips.
“I feel the same about you.”
“Sookie,” he says in warning. “I’ve been fighting for over a thousand years and there are very few things that can kill me. However, you are much more fragile than anyone else that will be here. You must promise me you will leave when you are supposed to and you will not try anything that will get you hurt,” he says with a pleading tone in his voice. I can feel how desperate he is for me to promise him this.
“I promise,” I say hugging him tighter. “You promise me you will come home to me.”
“I promise you I will come home to you. No one will try to take you away from me ever again and soon we will be married.”
“You better,” I say and kiss him with all that I am.
While we are kissing the others arrive and start getting out of the vans and getting all their gear together.
“Master, everyone is ready. You two can finish when we have our victory, now break it up.”
Eric turns his head and raises an eyebrow at Pam. “Have everyone get into their teams. We will be leaving in just a few minutes. Now leave us.”
Pam bows her head and then takes off to the group.
Eric pulls back from me a little and cups my face with his hands. He looks into my eyes and rubs his thumb over my cheek. “You will be safe and listen to Jessica and Alcide. If they tell you to leave, you leave. Don’t let anything happen to you. I will meet you at the house when this is all over.”
I nod my head as best as I can while he is holding it. “I love you, dear one. More than I can ever express to you,” he kisses me hard. It’s fierce and passionate but also desperate. He pulls away to let me breathe and I hug myself to Eric as tight as I can.
“I love you so much,” I tell him. “I can always feel how much you love me and it’s the best feeling in the world to have you love me. Please be safe!”
“I will,” he nods. “Its’ time to go,” Eric lifts me off the hood of the car then places me on the ground and we walk hand in hand to the group.
“Alright, everyone knows what they are to do. Let’s go we’ve got a state to takeover,” Everyone chuckles and starts to move.
We are walking with our group which is Eric, Alcide, Jessica, two other vampires and four Weres that I don’t know. When the palace is within view, Eric stops and turns towards the group.
“You two will make sure she is safe. Get her out of here once we are in the throne room or if anything gets out of hand.”
“She will be safe with us. Do not worry,” Alcide says.
Eric nods and looks at me, “Are you ready?”
“As ready as I’ll ever be.”
I hug Eric one last time and place a kiss where his heart is. I feel him kiss my hair and I reluctantly pull away when I feel Eric’s phone vibrate. He pulls it out of his pocket and looks at it.
“All teams are in place. We need to go.”
I drop my shields so I can detect where our enemies are.
“There are two vampires outside the door and two more inside.”
Eric, the vampires and the Weres take off and quickly eliminate the four vampires before I get to the door. We continue traveling down the halls while I call out what I detect. We can hear fighting far off in the distance from the other groups that came in from the back.
“Two vampires fast approaching from the north,” I whisper and plaster my body against the wall. Eric brings his sword out if front of him and keeps moving forward. The other two vampires stay behind Eric with their weapons ready. They move so quickly that all I see is a blur of motion and then bloody goo falling to the ground.
We move quicker after that. The fighting is getting louder the further we move into the palace. Eric stops outside two very large, ornate gold doors. I hadn’t paid too much attention to the decor of the palace but what I had seen was ugly. Everything was gold and gaudy. I’m glad Eric already said we would be staying in Shreveport. I certainly didn’t want to live here.
I count all the brain signatures in the room; this has to be the throne room. Eric turns toward me, placing a hand on my shoulder.
“Six vampires and ten Weres. The vampires are all in one place about fifty feet directly behind these doors. The Weres are positioned all along the perimeter of the room,” I whisper while looking up at Eric. He nods and squeezes my shoulder.
“Very good. You have done exceptionally well, now you must go so I will not worry about you.”
“I will but I’ll be worrying about you till I see you,” I could feel Eric starting to shift back into battle mode.
“Take her now and get out of here,” Eric says to Alcide and Jessica.
They both nod and come to stand right beside me. Eric leans down and kisses me hard and quick. “I love you. Go. Now.”
“I love you too,” is all I get to say as Alcide and Jessica each grab an arm and start moving. I turn my head back to watch Eric and our group. Right before we turn the corner I see Eric burst through the doors and give off a battle cry.
We are hustling as fast as we can to get out of there when all of a sudden we come to a screeching halt. In front of us are two Were’s and a vampire. Alcide drops my arm and starts taking off his shirt to transform. Jessica lets go and curls her hands into claws. I ready the stake I have tucked into my jeans.
The vampire lunges at Jessica and throws her half way down the hall. I slowly back down the hallway when Alcide starts moving forward on the two Weres. I back myself into a wall and turn to go down another hall when I see one of the Weres get past Alcide and start coming after me slowly. I keep walking backwards until I am against another wall. I know there’s nowhere for me to go. I’m going to have to try to defend myself until either Jessica or Alcide can get free and help me.
I hold my stake in my right hand so I will be ready to use it. Once the Were got within five feet of me it launches itself at me. I quickly move to the side a little faster than normal thanks to Eric’s blood. I’m now glad he wanted me to take his blood last night or I wouldn’t be able to move as fast right now.
The Were comes at me again and I don’t move quite fast enough this time. Its head rams into my left shoulder but I do manage to impale the stake into its side. I take my other stake out of my waistband and I’m ready to strike again.
Unfortunately, this time the Were knocks me down flat on my back. I put my arms up in a defensive stance when it tries to go for my throat or I assumed my throat. Instead, the Were bites down on my left arm.
I yell out from the pain but fight to regain control. I tighten my grip on the stake and plunge it into the Weres stomach. It cries out and my arm is released. I try to get up but the Were attacks again while I am pushing myself up to stand. It catches a hold of me where my neck and shoulder meet on my right side. I scream with everything I have at that moment. I‘m trying to get the Were off me but I’m losing strength fast.
The Were is ripped off me and thrown by another. It must be Alcide. I put my hand up to my injury and all I feel is blood and what feels like a big hole. I press my hand to the wound as best as I can. I’m getting weaker by the minute and I hear snarling and every once in a while a high-pitched whine.
I’m getting tired and it’s getting harder and harder to stay awake. I know I’m dying and all I can think about is Eric. I certainly hope things are going better for him.
I wish he was here right now.
My eyes flutter open again. I slowly come back awake to feel cold all around me. My neck feels wet and luckily, I don’t feel too much pain anymore. I feel movement and licking at my neck.
“Eric…” I whisper and try to move.
My body is shuffled a little bit into more of a sitting position while I try to open my eyes. Once I get my eyes open, I see Eric and he’s dirty and blood splattered but what worries me the most is the bloody tears streaming down his face. I slowly reach up to his face, which takes way more effort than it should.
“What happened? What’s wrong? Is it Pam?” I ask him barely above a whisper.
Once my hand comes into contact with his cheek Eric holds it there with one of his hands.
“No, dear one, it’s not Pam. I’m sorry I couldn’t get to you fast enough. I am so sorry!” He cries out.
“You have nothing to be sorry about. You’re here now and that’s all that matters. I’m fine, just a little cold and tired. Take me home and let me rest then I’ll be all better tomorrow,” I assure him.
Eric shakes his head and pulls me into his chest hugging me. I feel his body shaking and his emotions are all over the place. I can feel great sadness, grief, guilt and most prevalent is his love for me. I try to hug him back but I’m too weak. I send him all of my love hoping it will make him feel better but he only clutches me tighter to him.
“Eric please tell me what’s wrong. I hate seeing you like this.”
“My love, you can’t just go home and rest. You’ve lost too much blood. Your body is slowly getting cold and your heart is slowing down. You’re dying. I’m sorry I was not here for you,” Eric chokes out.
I’m dying. Here I was worried that something would happen to Eric but instead it’s me. I try to pull back to look at my body but Eric is holding me too closely. I see that I’m wrapped in a blanket and we are sitting on a couch that’s cream and gold. We must still be at the palace.
“There’s nothing that can be done?”
Eric shakes his head again, “You’ve lost too much blood. If I give you my blood it will turn you.”
Turn me. Am I ready to be a vampire? It’s either die and leave Eric forever or start a new life with him as a vampire. But I told him that in an emergency situation he could turn me. Has he changed his mind?
“Do you not want me anymore?” I ask him as my tears start falling.
“I want you more than anything. Sookie you are my everything. I will not be able to live without you.”
“Why, what? I don’t understand what you’re asking.”
“I gave you permission to turn me in an emergency and your letting me die.”
“After you gave your permission you said you still had not decided if it was something you wanted if the choice was yours. I don’t want you to wake up in three days with regret and hatred for me. If you do not want to join me as a vampire then I will meet the sun and join you in your afterlife. We will be together.”
“I never want you to meet the sun. Ever. Do you hear me?” He nods his head. “I love you more than anything.”
“I know,” he says, cupping my face with his hands.
All this seemed to take hours but in reality it was only a couple of minutes. I could feel myself becoming weaker. The pain was finally all gone but I realized that was only because I’m so close to death. My eyes start to close again and I try to reach up to Eric’s face again.
I can feel her slowly fading away from me but I cannot turn her without her permission. I need to hear it from her. I don’t want to turn her and have her hate me for an eternity, but I would rather her be alive and hate me and hopefully one day forgive me then to be dead.
“My love, I need you to tell me this is what you want. Please tell me,” I don’t think I’ve ever been as desperate as I am right now. Not even when my human family died.
I can’t lose her.
Everyone has left us alone after Pam found a blanket to wrap her up in. When I found her, her clothes were shredded with claw marks but it was the bite to her neck that had me worried. Upon seeing her, I could see that she had lost a lot of blood but once I picked her up, I knew I was too late.
Somehow, Pam got Sookie and I into a room with a couch for me to lay her on and make her as comfortable as possible. I had only sat down with her and started licking her neck wound closed when she woke up.
“Tell me what you want. We are running out of time. Please!” I plead.
“Eric …” is all she says for a moment while trying to open her eyes. She slowly nods her head, “I love you.” She barely gets out before closing her eyes once again.
“Are you giving me permission to turn you?” She moves her head in the affirmative but I feel her acceptance and her love for me. I don’t have time to take her home to do this so I will have to start the process here.
“I love you Sookie. We will be together forever now. Thank you for loving me and trusting me to do this,” I lean down and plant a soft kiss on her lips and then bite into her neck wound. It only takes a few gulps of her blood before I need to stop and give her my own. I rip open my wrist and place it at her mouth. I have to massage her throat to get her to swallow. After a few minutes, I feel that she has had enough of my blood to be turned.
I place one last kiss on her forehead, pick her up, and head out of the palace. I take to the sky with Sookie in my arms and make our way back to her car. I sit Sookie in the passenger seat and buckle her in. I quickly go around to the driver’s side and take off to Shreveport. I’m only going to have around an hour once we get home to clean Sookie up and dig a hole for the both of us.
After cleaning Sookie up and dressing her in a nightgown for her to rise in, I take her out into the backyard to the hole I dug when we arrived. I levitate to slowly lower myself and Sookie down and then covered us both up. Right before dawn takes me I feel the stirring of our bond coming alive once again. I hadn’t realized just how much I was missing it until I finally felt it again. I pull Sookie tighter to me right before I became dead to the world.
I am slowly coming back to myself. All my senses are so heightened. It’s amazing! I can feel every grain of dirt on my body. I can hear cars far off in the distance and I know that if we are at home then the cars I hear are at least ten miles away. I can smell the dirt but most of all I can smell Eric. He smells even better now. Even though Eric told me that vampires don’t have a scent I’ve always thought Eric smelled like the ocean in winter. It’s odd that I’ve never noticed any other vampires scent.
It’s more intense than it has ever been. Eric’s feelings are so strong and I can feel that he is very happy. The love that I feel from him is so wonderful. It’s all consuming and fills my body with such warmth. I hope I always feel this from him now that we will be together for an eternity.
All these thoughts have happened in a little under a minute. Everything seems to work on such a different scale now it’s like everything’s in HD or something. My eyes pop open to see Eric’s beautiful cerulean eyes looking down at me. They are bluer than ever. It’s like every color of blue is somehow all mixed up to make the color of his eyes. There’s such depth and emotion in them. He has a big smile on his face as he brushes some hair off my face.
“Hi,” I whisper.
“Hello, Lover,” he holds his hand out to me. His voice is smoother, silkier than it has ever been. Comforting me. “Come. Pam has procured you some bagged blood. Let’s go inside to get you fed. I know you are hungry.”
My fangs snap down when Eric mentions that I’m hungry. Until then I hadn’t realized how hungry I am.
“Show me,” he says.
“Show you what?” I ask him.
I pull my lips up a little bit to try to show him.
“You’re beautiful with your baby fangs,” he smiles at me. I think if I could blush, I would have.
Eric jumps out of my grave. My Grave. Wow. I still can’t believe I’m a vampire now. No time to think about it. I’m hungry. Looking up to see his arms reaching down to help me out. Once we get into the house, we walk into the kitchen and Eric goes straight to the refrigerator, gets out a bag of blood, and pops it into the microwave. After the microwave goes off, he pours us each a glass.
I moan as the blood touches my tongue, spreading across my taste buds and I drink the contents of my mug in one quick gulp. Eric quickly refills my mug four more times before my hunger wears off. We’ve been silent the whole time but Eric’s been observing me.
“What?” I ask him.
“Nothing. I’m just experiencing all of this through the bond. It’s quite different from the one I have with Pam.”
“I feel you so much stronger than I do her,” he shrugs. “I believe this is because we had a bond before I turned you but I didn’t expect it to be this strong.”
“I feel you much stronger than I did before.”
“That is to be expected.”
“Why didn’t you have donors waiting for us?” I ask him.
“I did not think you would want to try feeding on any humans right away. We will wait.”
“What about you?” I ask him. Hating that I am now going to be jealous he will never feed from me again.
“I will continue to feed from the bagged donor blood with you until you’re ready to feed from humans. You have no reason to feel that way Sookie. My not being able to feed from you is just a small negative in the scheme of things. We will now be together forever and do everything together. We can still bite each other and drink each other’s blood we just cannot get nourishment from each other. It’s such a small trade-off but you will see. It’s only feeding and once you’re ready, we will do it together. In a hundred years you will look back at this and laugh but do not worry.”
I nod hoping that it will be as easy as he says it will be. I know it will take some adjustment but I know I’m going to miss it.
“Come let’s shower and get ourselves clean.”
We make our way to the bathroom downstairs. Eric turns the water on in the shower while I take off my nightgown.
“Did you put this nightgown on me?” I ask, placing the nightgown on the counter.
“I did. Once we got home I cleaned you up and then put it on you. I didn’t think you would be too happy if Pam saw you naked,” he says, pulling his shirt off and dropping it on the floor.
“You cleaned me up?” I ask while looking down at all the dirt on my body.
“Yes. You had blood all over you. We both did. I didn’t want you to wake up seeing and smelling your blood all over yourself,” he starts to unbuckle his belt.
“Thank you,” I smile. “Why would Pam have seen me naked?”
“She dug us up when she arrived with the bagged blood. I didn’t want you to have to climb your way out of the dirt.” His pants drop to the ground and he kicks them to away.
“You’re going to spoil me,” I purr while looking at his perfectly sculpted naked body. A jolt of lust runs through our bond and my fangs snick down.
“For eternity,” he replies, raking his eyes over my naked body.
“Promise?” I ask. I know Eric can feel my hunger for him through our bond when he smiles and drops his fangs. He closes the gap between us, quickly picking me up by my thighs and pressing me against the wall next to the shower. My legs automatically wrap around his waist and the jolt of lust in our bond has turned into a thunderous need. My need for him.
“Absolutely,” he growls and covers my lips with his own.
I wrap my arms around his neck and Eric picks me up off the counter and opens the shower door. The moment the warm water touches my skin, I stop kissing him and look up at the shower head.
“Eric… the water,” I say in awe. I can feel each individual drop as it hits my skin and rolls down my body. Incredible.
I look back at Eric when I hear him chuckle.
“What?” I ask, a smile spreading across my face when I feel his amusement in the bond.
“I remember the first time I bathed after I was turned. I could have stayed in the water for hours,” he laughs and threads his fingers through my hair, forcing me to look up at him. “But I promise you Lover, you’re going to forget all about the water once I’m done with you.”
I shudder at his words and wrap my legs tighter around him.
“Is that so?” I ask, a smile playing on my lips.
“You tell me,” he growls.
Faster than I can blink, Eric has me up against the warm tile wall and thrusts into me in one swift movement.
“Eric!” I cry out, turning my head to the side and gripping his shoulders tightly.
“Do you want me to stop so you can enjoy the water?” he asks, pulling out and driving back into me.
“N-no,” I snap my head down and glare at him.
Eric smiles and bares his fangs at me as a low growl rumbles from his chest.
“As you wish.” The hold he has on my ass tightens and with each thrust, he goes faster and harder, driving deeper into me.
This feels so much more than before! Every time he slides back into me, it’s like my body ripples with fire. The pressure feels stronger, the feeling of him inside of me is almost overwhelming, and I’m happily drowning in the intense pleasure consuming our bond. I can feel everything!
I never knew it could be like this.
I gasp when Eric grinds his pelvis against my clit and I cry out his name again. I’m so close. How can I be close so soon?
“Look at me, Lover,” he rasps, continuing his assault into me.
I turn my head to look at him and he attacks my lips. I moan into his mouth when I feel his tongue move against mine. He even tastes better!
The walls of my sex are throbbing around his cock and I can feel his lips curl into a smile. My eyes roll back when he gently licks one of my fangs, and I cum hard; harder than I ever have in my entire life when he slams into me and wraps his tongue around my fang.
I can feel my blood rush throughout my body as I ride the exquisite waves of my orgasm.
“You are so beautiful. So beautiful,” he says hoarsely.
He turns the water off and I rock my hips against him. I want more. I need more!
“Insatiable are we?” he moans, walking us into the bedroom.
“I’ll never have enough of you,” I tell him honestly.
“And I you,” he growls before throwing me on the bed.
I laugh as I bounce on the bed but when Eric moves to join me, I use my new vampire speed to jump off and run towards the door and stop.
I grin at Eric, “Well if you want me…you’re going to have to catch me.” I speed out of the room and before I can make to the middle of the hallway, Eric wraps his arms around me, pulling my back flush against his chest.
“Where do you think you are going, Lover?” he growls against my neck, rubbing his erection against my back.
“Just stretching my legs,” I giggle, swaying my hips against him.
“Is that so?” he asks, snaking one of his hands down the side of my body and over my stomach. I hiss when his thumb rubs over my clit and two fingers slide into my dripping wet sex.
“Eric,” I breathe out, reaching behind me and cupping the back of his neck.
“Do you want more, Lover?” he whispers against the shell of my ear.
“Yes,” I hiss, enjoying his fingers as they stroke me.
“Good,” he purrs, removing his fingers and replacing them with his cock. His hands grip my hips and he starts pounding me from behind. I want to scream, I want to cry out his name but only the guttural sounds of my ecstasy leave my lips.
The bond is pulsating with our joint rapture that I don’t even notice when at vampire speed, Eric rolls us on the rug, and I’m on top, straddling him.
“Ride me,” he huskily demands and I happily obey.
I lift and roll my hips, sliding up and down his thick cock. I am still astonished at how amazing he feels as he fills and stretches me. How did I live without him before?
With his left hand he grips my hip, and with the other hand he starts rubbing my clit so fast, it’s almost like its vibrating! I rise and fall faster and faster on his unyielding cock. He flexes his hips every time I fall on him and I can feel another orgasm threatening to overtake me again.
“Cum for me Lover. Show me what I do to you,” his voice is ragged and rough.
“Eric!” I cry out while my body jerks and trembles as my orgasm rips through me. Eric moves his hand from my swollen clit and grips my hips, moving me up and down and on the third thrust down, he cums with a roar, throwing his head back. I can feel the intense pleasure of his orgasm through our bond and suddenly I’m cumming hard again.
Even as a vampire I need a few moments to recover from my orgasms. I lay down on top of him and breathe in his scent and the smell of our combined sex. Eric rolls us over until he’s on top and he smiles down at me.
“What?” I ask, smiling back.
“Just savoring this moment with you because in thirty seconds I am taking you in the guest room.”
I laugh and ask, “The guest room?”
“Oh yes,” he purrs and rubs the tip of his erection against the entrance of my sex. “There are two guest rooms, a study, the kitchen, living room, and dining room I plan on fucking you in. Oh, and the master bedroom,” he hums.
“Do you think you can handle that old man?” I grin, raising an eyebrow.
Eric throws his head back and laughs loudly. “Oh Lover, you’re going to love what this old man can do.” He picks me up and at vampire speed, he takes me into the guest room.
Turns out he was right.
I knew that Eric was spoiling me by not making me drink True Blood or go out and feed off humans. I don’t know when I’ll be ready for that. I never thought I would find blood to be appetizing but surprisingly it tastes better than anything I’ve ever tasted. This wasn’t going to be as hard as I thought it was going to be. I had bitten Eric a few times during our sex marathon and his blood definitely tastes different than it did before. In a good way. If I could, I would only drink from him.
Getting my fill from the bagged blood, we head downstairs to our bedroom. It’s cool that I no longer require any lights being on to see. I have perfect night vision.
“What are you thinking about now?” Eric asks.
“That I no longer require the lights to be on to see.” He nods.
“You have had so many emotions going on tonight. How are you handling everything?”
“Eric if you’re worried that I regret you turning me. Don’t! I gave you permission. I would be dead right now and I did and do not want to leave you. Things have been a little overwhelming but it’s all good. I’m seeing that I have nothing to worry about. You take very good care of me.”
“I’m glad you are not regretting it. You’re doing remarkably well. You’re very controlled. I am proud of you.”
I can feel how proud he is of me and how happy he is.
“I do need to talk to you about a few things though regarding the takeover. We talked about them a little bit before.”
I nod giving him the go ahead. I lay my head on Eric’s chest looking up at his face. It’s strange to not feel the difference in body temperature anymore. The only time I really noticed any temperature change tonight was while we were in the shower. The hot water and the shower felt delightful.
“We talked before about my coronation and how I want you to be my Queen. Also pledging ourselves to each other. Now that you are a vampire this is the only way we can marry. I know you wanted to think about all this before. Have you made a decision?”
“Well, of course I want to marry you,” I smile at him and get a big smile in return plus a big push of love through our bond. “Do you still want to do it after your coronation?” I ask him.
“I do. Sookie, I can feel you’re worried.”
“I just don’t want to make you look weak. I’m sure it’s a little better that I’m now a vampire instead of human but won’t it look bad that a Queen is a newborn.”
“No. All you have to say is no.”
“You won’t make me look weak. All the vampires in Louisiana know I took over the state because the Queen wouldn’t leave you alone. Everyone knows what will happen if they fuck with you. You may be a newborn but you seem to be a very controlled newborn. It’s not like you’re going to be going out and causing problems.”
“I know. You wouldn’t let me. I know that you’re a great maker,” I pause with the feeling of our bond hitting me. “It’s still very strange to feel you so strongly.”
“It is quite strong. It may have something to do with us being bonded beforehand or how strong our bond was or both. I do not know since I have never been bonded to any other. Our bond is very closely intertwined now and it will make us closer than ever.
“For a little while things will be very busy organizing the state, the coronation and pledging but after that we will have lots of free time. I want to take you on a honeymoon in a couple of months.”
“Where are we going to go?” I ask him.
“Norway. There are places that are so close to the Arctic they have under an hour of sunlight around the time of Winter Solstice. Then we will have lots of time to do all the things married couples do on their honeymoons.”
“Do you know what married couples do on their honeymoons?” I ask him, knowing that he probably does since he knows what a honeymoon is.
“Of course I do,” he says wiggling his eyebrows at me. “It will be the perfect start for our new life together. We are going to be very happy.”
“My body is starting to feel weird. What’s happening?”
“It’s almost dawn. That’s your body telling you to seek shelter.”
“What’s it like to die for the day?”
“Like a blink of an eye. You won’t notice any change. I’ll be right here with you by your side. Always.”
~ The End ~