“Are you going to tell me where we’re going?” I asked Eric after we’d been traveling out of the city for a few miles.  I wasn’t sure what type of date we were having so far away from everything.

“You said you didn’t care and for me to choose.  I did a good job with the restaurant, didn’t I?” He asked with an arched brow.

“You know you did a good job,” I replied as I swatted his arm.  “It would have even been more pleasant if you would have stopped shooting bursts of lust at me while I ate.”

“I couldn’t help myself with the way you were moaning and sucking every last morsel off your fork.  I have to say that has to have been one of the best dining experiences we’ve had.”

Eric shot another bolt of lust at me causing me to squirm in my seat and pant a little bit.

“Would you stop? I don’t understand why you keep doing that when we can do nothing about it, first at the restaurant and now in the car.”

“We could have rectified the matter at the restaurant and, if you want, I can pull over to the side of the road,” he replied with a knowing smirk on his face.

“There was no way we were going to rectify anything in a restaurant full of Supes.  They would have heard everything.”

“Very true.  I was only saying we could have, not that we would.  I didn’t realize I was sending so much that you had become uncomfortable.  That was not my intention.  You were doing too good of a job turning me on with that sexy mouth of yours.”

I started to retort when suddenly Eric turned and started traveling down a dark, gravel road.  I tried to peer out my window and the windshield to maybe get an idea as to what we were doing, but I couldn’t see anything.

It wasn’t too much longer before we pulled off the gravel road and parked under a big tree. The sight before me stole my breath; it was so beautiful.

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I sat staring with my mouth hanging open until I noticed Eric standing on my side of the car with the door open, a blanket over one arm, and his other extended out to me.  I placed my hand in his as I exited the vehicle and let him lead us down a slightly used path.

He placed the blanket on the ground before sitting down and lightly tugging me in between his legs.  I sat back and relaxed against his chest with his arms around me.

“When was the last time we went on a date?” I asked, tilting my head back to look at him.

He looked down at me from gazing up at the stars and kissed my forehead.  “Only a couple of days before your accident. We used to try to go on a date once a week.”

“Oh.”  My emotions immediately plummeted with his words.

“Hey,” he said as he pulled me around to straddle his legs, placed his finger under my chin, and coaxed me to look up at him.  “Why are you feeling so dejected?” His brow furrowed in concern.

“Why haven’t we been on a date since my accident?” I asked my lower lip quivering.  “Do you not want to go on dates with me?”

“Oh, Lover.  It’s not like that at all,” he said quietly, caressing my face with his thumb. “Before we worked much more than we do now and we would go on dates to be able to spend time together.  Now we spend more time than ever before with each other, but I’ve been remiss in my duties as your husband.  We should go on more dates, and I’ll show you how special you are to me.  How does that sound?”

“We don’t have to go on dates for you to show me how special I am to you.  You show me every night, but I do like the idea of us going on the occasional date,” I replied while I wrapped my arms around his neck.  Leaning forward, I brushed my lips against his before resting my forehead against his.

“It’s very beautiful here.  How’d you know about this place?”

Eric turned me back around so that I could see the stunning sight before me.  “We came here once when we were visiting Godric.  You thought it was beautiful then, too.”

We sat quietly looking out over the lake and into the night sky. Eric’s emotions were bouncing from lust to happiness than love, and back to lust again, making me wonder what he was thinking. His arms were wrapped around me and his cheek was resting on top of my head.

I leaned back even further into his embrace and relaxed as I let myself into his mind.  I gasped at what I first saw.

Eric was ravishing me up against the tree we were parked under. It was rough… passionate… hot… I dug my fingers into Eric’s thighs as I watched it play out.

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One moment Eric was ravishing me against a tree and tearing my clothes off, and the next I was completely naked and straddling him as he was laying down on a blanket.

With both hands on my hips, Eric helped me rock and grind against him.  I moaned and threw my head back as Eric’s large hands snaked up from my undulating hips and cupped my swaying breasts, pinching and rolling my nipples between his fingers.

“Sookie,” he moaned, thrusting his hips up as I slid down.

We moved harder and faster, moaning and chanting each other’s names like a sacred prayer.  My skin was flush and slick with sweat, but in Eric’s eyes, I looked beautiful.

With a feral growl, Eric rolled me under him before he slammed his hips into me, watching as I came, screaming and writhing.  The way he saw me in the moonlight was beyond what I could ever look like, and the look on my face was one part ecstasy, one part love, and devotion.

“You are my everything, Sookie,” he whispered, running his fingertips along my cheek.

“And you are mine,” I replied with a passionate kiss.

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“You were happy,” I whispered out into the night.

“We both were. We both are.  Don’t you agree?” He replied kissing up the side of my neck.

I nodded but kept quiet for a few more minutes as I took in this special place.

“Do you ever still miss her?” I asked even quieter than before. It was a wonder that Eric had even heard me since I barely heard myself.

“No,” he answered against my ear. His arms tightening around me and his love warmed my body and almost took my breath away. “You are still her. She is you. I didn’t think it could ever be possible, but I love you even more now than I did before the accident. I rarely even think of it anymore. It’s only when something comes up that you should know do I even think about it.”

“Really?”

“Truly. You’re a remarkable woman to make me forget.  Tonight is no time to be serious, though. We’re going to have plenty of that in the coming days or maybe even weeks. Tonight is to have fun with and enjoy my wife,” he said nipping at my earlobe.

“What did you have in mind?  We’re out here all by ourselves in a beautiful location.” I questioned as I stood up and started to unbutton my shorts.

“I have a few ideas. First,” he said as he leaned back on his elbows, “remove your clothing.”

“Good idea. It is a little hot out here.”  I slowly unzipped my shorts before shimmying them down my hips and letting them fall to my feet. Picking up the hem of my shirt, I slowly brought it past my stomach, pausing just below my breasts.

Eric growled from behind my curtain of cotton causing a smile to spread across my face.

I quickly whipped it over my head to find Eric standing in all his naked glory right in front of me. His fangs were down, and his cock was up. I couldn’t help but take in every inch and muscle of his body as I licked my lips. Somehow in the few seconds, it took me to get my shirt over my head, Eric had stripped, made his way over to the car to turn on some music that was playing through the air, and was standing only a few couple of feet in front of me.

In one smooth movement, he ripped off my bra and panties and had me wrapped in his arms with us hovering twenty feet above the lake.

“Air sex?” I asked excitedly.

He shook his head no and smiled mischievously before he stopped hovering and let us fall into the water.

“Take a breath,” he said a moment before we hit the water.

We were only underwater for a few moments before he brought us back up to the surface. Eric’s smile beamed at me as he brushed the hair away from my face.

“I thought we’d go skinny dipping tonight, but I do like your idea of air sex,” he said huskily as he glided us through the water.

“Have we ever had air sex?” I asked against his neck.

“No,” he replied, shaking his head. He stopped moving us through the water and looked down at me with a smile on his handsome face.

I reached up and traced my fingertips over his brows, down his nose and cheekbones before running them over his curved lips. All the while he kept his eyes closed as he relished the feel of my touch.

“You’re so handsome,” I whispered against his lips, causing his smile to become even larger.

“I’m glad you think so. You’re the most beautiful woman I’ve ever laid eyes on.” He swept his lips across my own before making his way over to my neck. I arched my neck to the side to give him greater access.

“Do you know how unbelievably happy you’ve made me?” His mouth and tongue were just below my ear, and I could feel his chest rumble as he spoke softly, reverently.

“How so?” I managed to ask as one of his hands trailed down my back and the other cupped and massaged my breasts.

“You’ve opened your heart to me not once but twice, and if I had to, I’d try to make you fall in love with me a million times more.”

“And I’d fall in love with you each and every time, but we don’t have to worry about that. It’s not like some witch is going to come along and curse one of us, taking away our memories.”

“You’re right, that only happens in bad fairy tales or poorly written cable tv shows,” he said as he pulled back and looked into my eyes before crushing his lips to mine. “I’m still thankful nonetheless.”

“As am I. You could have given up on me.”

“Never,” he responded, kissing me deeply.

“I’m sorry it took me so long. I’m sorry I put you through any of it.”

“Don’t apologize. It’s not as if you did it on purpose. No more,” he said against my lips.

Ed Sheeran’s “Kiss Me” came on the radio and I smiled. It was one of my favorite songs at the time.

(Push the play button if you’d like the song to play as you read along.)

 

“Will you dance with me?” He asked as he let my body slip down his until my head was resting on his chest and one hand was encased in his.

We were quiet for a moment as we listened to the song and enjoyed the feeling of our bodies being skin to skin as Eric moved us in a dance through the water.

“Eric?”  I asked and kissed his chest.

“Hmmm,” he hummed from the top of my head.

“Why haven’t we had sex in the air?”

I felt the rumble of his laughter before I ever heard it. When I looked up at him, I could see that he was trying not to laugh at me.

“Well, my dear, sweet wife,” he said cupping one side of my face as we continued to slow dance. “Before you were afraid of heights and didn’t enjoy flying as you do now. I’m happy that you enjoy it now and I’m more than willing to appease any of your sexual desires,” he said with a wiggle of his eyebrows, causing me to laugh until he stopped me with a soul-scorching kiss.

When we finally broke apart, Eric sucked and nibbled his way down my neck until his cool mouth enveloped my nipple bringing it to a hard peak. He started to move slow and sensually along with the song.

His mouth worked its way back up my neck and to that special spot behind my ear.

My hands gripped, scratched and caressed every inch of skin I could get my hands on as my climax drove me higher and higher.  I threw my head back as our mutual orgasm overtook me.  Once I came down enough and could finally see again, I watched as star after star danced across the sky.

I don’t know how long I laid there in the water watching the sky and stars with Eric by my side. We were both quiet as we floated. Our only touch was our joined hands.   Although I had never asked Eric, it seemed that one of the things that brought him peace was looking up into the night sky.

When I felt Eric let go of my hand, I turned my head slightly to look at him.  He was standing or hovering in the water since it was so deep and had what I would call a sad smile on his face.

“We need to go soon to make it back to Godric’s before sunrise,” he spoke quietly as he pulled me to him and cradled my body to his.

“I wish we never had to leave.  I love it when you feel like you have tonight.  I want more of that for you,” I admitted quietly.

“I promise to give you more time alone with me and more dates, Lover.”

“Thank you for bringing me here.  It’s very beautiful,” I said as I took in the lake and the night sky one last time while Eric slowly flew us back over to our clothes.  “You planned quite a romantic night for us.”

“It pleases me that you enjoyed it.”

“I truly did.”

Once I was done dressing I made my way to the back of the car where Eric was folding up our blanket.  He turned around as I drew near and held out his arms for me.  I sped up my pace to get to him sooner and wrapped my arms around his narrow waist as I rested my head on his chest.

“I love you, Eric.”

“I love you, Sookie,” He kissed the top of my head and tightened his arms around me.

“You are my everything,” I said looking into his eyes.

Eric smile grew bigger.  “And you are mine.”

 

 

Comments

  1. Best lines:

    “And I’d fall in love with you each and every time, but we don’t have to worry about that. It’s not like some witch is going to come along and curse one of us, taking away our memories.”

    “You’re right, that only happens in bad fairy tales or poorly written cable tv shows,” he said as he pulled back and looked into my eyes before crushing his lips to mine. “I’m still thankful nonetheless.”

    Awwww, very sweet, and a little sad (but only because they had to go back)! Well done!!

  2. Very, very nice. A wonderful, romantic interlude to get us through the holidays. Unless we get another chapter or three.

  3. Lmao!! This seemed the week for zingers!! Loved the chapter, loved the song, and seriously loved the emotions that ripped through the words. Awesome job as always!!

  4. Aww, I love your sweet Eric! he planned a wonderful night for them. I loved the starlight swim and the romantic words. Loved the dis of canon AmnesiaEric- lol. Though I did like that yummy innocent. Loved this chapter, thanks! Have a great holiday!!

    1. Author

      Thank you! Meridian and I thought it was funny. This Eric is a sweet one.

      I look forward to reading the next part of Shaved when I get home from work. Will I be crying?

      1. No crying! It’s a continuation of the cybersex from last time so there should be nothing but happy. You called it Shaved and it’s making me laugh because Shaved sounds more like a porno than a sweet tale of love lost and found. Lol.

      2. I did reply to this but it’s not here. I said you wouldn’t cry and I guess it’s good you didn’t get it since you did cry. And I also said that I laughed about you calling it “Shaved” because that sounds like a porno about a bare girl LOL! 😉

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          Omg! It totally sounds like a porno. Lol. I did get your tissue reference. MsBuffy said she got misty so I don’t feel too bad. It’s the sweet vulnerable Eric’s that get me every time. Have you read Daylight? You’ll cry.

          I can’t stop giggling over “Shaved”.

          1. I have read it and now Im in the middle of it again. Just to torture myself I suppose because I did cry. My throat is already tight. Thanks? Lol. No, I really love it.

  5. Ah! I loved this! It’s just beautiful. I missed a typo though, that’s how completely taken away I was with the chapter! I’ll fix it. All of it was just breathtaking, the imagery, the music. Well done!

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      I fixed it. I feel like I was worried for thing. It took my forever to decide what they were going to do on their date. I’m so glad you liked it. Did you listen to the music when you read it?

      1. Yes, I did, once the chapter was up. It was perfect! I wasn’t familiar with that song, but it’s beautiful. That entire chapter was perfect. (Thank you for fixing my typo!) You had nothing to worry about! You never do, you’re a terrific writer! 🙂

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          I love that song. The lovely 4padfoot got me on to the artist. I like to worry and psych myself out of writing a chapter. It’s easily done.

          1. Don’t put yourself through hell, unless of course you want to! It was truly excellent, so maybe there’s something to all the anxiety? That padfoot is something, isn’t she? I hear & read such wonderful things about her! Truly amazing lady! Fabulous musical tastes!

          2. Author

            She’s who I’m doing the book blog with. I love her. She’s the best!

            Not all chapters are easy to write and when they are hard I psych myself out and delay as much as possible. 🙂

          3. She sounds terrific! I’m doing all my Amazon shopping with you guys!

            I would think that some are more difficult than others. I know some of “my” other writers struggle with their chapters too. Sometimes we go back & forth for days before they get their chapters completed & sent. I think you’re all incredibly courageous! Of course, you’re incredibly talented too! 🙂

            You’ve got to read “Shave.” Gulp.

          4. Author

            That’s what I’m reading now. I love her writing and that story so much! I cry about every time.

            I will never send you the chapter before it’s done. Virala gets it like that sometimes but that’s just to help me brainstorm on what to do next. Meridian has been a life saver. I think I need a session with her to figure out what to do next on Black Friday.

            Enjoy Shaved! I know I am and thank you for shopping on Amazon with us. 😀

          5. You’re welcome!

            OMG! I just told ViT she’s restored my faith in the lemony scenes. I’m going to smoke now that I don’t feel like I’m having heart attack. I think the two of you need to collaborate. 🙂

            I don’t get chapters that aren’t complete. We just go back & forth, throwing out ideas & speculations as to what a particular character might do or say, perhaps thoughts on ways to go with certain parts of the story. I get the drafts, edit them, and send back the revised versions, similar to what I’m doing with yours. Fun stuff!

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            That was a hot lemon she wrote! I can’t believe I cried for that chapter.

            I can’t imagine what our collaboration would be like. It would be interesting. She sure can write a sweet Eric. I can’t wait to write with Virala. 😀

          7. I can’t wait to read that collaboration!! I’m already begging you to let me edit! 🙂 That would be my beggin’ smile…

            That was a smokin’ chapter! It was emotionally moving too. Why would you not cry? I got a bit misty-eyed myself, but that could have been from the lack of oxygen. It was a lovely way for them to get to know one another intimately, and that’s a beautiful thing.

            I think the two of you would write well together. See how things go after the DT works their magic after the New Year. Her Erics are incredible, really, some of the best in years as are yours! It’s an interesting diversity; writing the human Eric vs. the vampire Eric. I’ve only ever tried to write vampire Eric. I can’t bring him to my own imagination as human. It just doesn’t translate. Maybe one day I’ll put on Led Zeppelin all day & imagine Vikings… Like I don’t already do that enough… 🙂

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            You can edit our story. No begging required.

            She told me not to read Shaved (the first chapter) and of course I did which resulted in me crying through the entire thing. She did a great job on this last chapter. It was hot and sweet.

            I’m afraid my stories aren’t super vampiry. He could easily be human. I rarely think of biting and stuff like that. My stories are low in the paranormal scale I’d say.

          9. Your stories are perfect. You meld the vampire & the monster within so well. I think your stories sit right up there with some of the best on the paranormal scale. Have you READ your stories? Silly gyllene! 🙂

            Thank you for allowing me the opportunity of editing your & Virala’s upcoming collaboration. I promise to pay more attention to the editing! LOL!

          10. Author

            I’ve read my stories. It’s funny because I can get sucked back in when I look up something in them. I’m sure that’s what will happen when I get From the Rooftop to Love back. I also know there are lots of writers that are better than me.
            As soon as she’s done with Finally we’ll start on it and I can’t wait. Her new story that she just came up with is good. Of course. She’s awesome!

      2. I’m having a hard time replying to you and msbuffy but I wanted to say I’m enjoying eavesdropping on your conversation. Ha ha. I’m glad you guys liked the chapter. I am kinda obsessed with Ed Sheeran right now so I loved that music. Thanks for the fun read!

        1. Author

          We’ve been going back and forth on the site and email so I might mention something not on here. I so love Ed Sheeran right now and knew if they were going to dance to a song it would be “Kiss Me”. 🙂

  6. Eric is so sweet to her and I love the relationship they have developed between the two of them. Such a needed and great date for them.

    1. Author

      Thank you! I do love this Eric. Hell I love just about all of them. He’s an easy one to love. I’m so happy everyone is happy with their date. I worried for nothing.

      1. I understand the worry lol. I have felt that for a few chapters for my story – and a huge one that’s coming up in a few chapters lol. You had no need to worry with this one though. So great for them.

  7. I’ m so happy Sookie fell in love with Eric again.
    She doesn’t have any preconceived notions about anything, so that probably helped a lot–like her fear of heights.
    Also glad to see they are out of good old homestead and onto someplace new.

  8. Oh Girl you didn’t disappoint! Loved the date loved the song loved the place…
    Always loved how you pointed out how some of “poorly written cable tv shows” really don’t get their viewers!
    Can’t wait for more…

  9. Lovely song.

    I think it would only be too easy for Sookie to be jealous of the old Sookie. The woman who first stole her husbands heart. I’m glad that she enjoys flying with Eric now 🙂 I imagine it would give her confidence in her relationship. Especially in times when she is measuring herself against who she used to be.

    She is the same person at her core, but all the lessons old Sookie learnt ate gone. Incliding the way they affected how she saw and responded to the world and people around her.

    Love the date. They definitely needed it! Beautiful ;D

    1. Author

      Thank you! Yes, it would be hard to live up to your formerself. I think not knowing anything from before has made Sookie freer. There’s nothing to hold her back. I’m so happy you enjoyed the chapter and sing.

  10. Awe! The bad t.v. show line was fantastic! Great date night. Eric sure knows the romance stuff well! I love your version of Sookie. Poor thing feels so bad that she doesn’t remember. It breaks my heart. I like that Eric is an adult about it. Love your story! Can’t wait for more!

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