A/N Thank you all for the wonderful reviews Again I want to remind everyone this is an AU story I will pull things from books TV. Show and my own inspirations. This is a love at first sight story. **there will be adult content in future chapters it is rated m for a reason. *** Oh yeah and my characters are probably more ooc than ever.
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Disclaimer: I do not own these characters they belong to the lovely Charlaine Harris. I just am playing with them for a while.
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Damn I just barely got to sleep when the sun came up at five thirty now it is only seven and I need to be at merlott’s to open up by nine.
Maybe after tonight I will be able to get a decent night’s sleep. I roll to the side of my bed still feeling overly groggy. I had a dream about this beautiful blonde man He was dressed as a Viking and god he was gorgeous in my dream I loved him so much.
I better get in the shower. My bathroom is attached to my bedroom so I don’t have to worry about throwing on my robe for now. I reach in and start the water it takes a while for it to heat up in this old house. I go back to the vanity and look in the mirror I am starting to get purple bruises under my eyes from lack of sleep not to bad but if I could get a whole night worth of sleep I am sure they would go away. I grab my tooth brush and scrub the film off my teeth and tongue I jump in the shower load up my scrubby with my favorite vanilla body wash and give a good lather. I figure I will wash my hair and shave after work before I head over to Fangtasia tonight. Finishing up my shower I run back into my room and put on a nice white bra and panties set I just bought from Victoria’s secret one of my little indulgences I may have to wear an ugly uniform but I can at least feel pretty close to my skin. I throw on my white t-shirt with merlott’s logo over my left breast and a pair of black skinny jeans and my black Nike’s.
Looking at the clock it is now eight I have time for a quick breakfast of coffee and a bagel with strawberry cream cheese before I need to head out the door.
I get to work at the same time that Sam is unlocking the back door to start our day. I tell Sam I need to leave about four today so I can get over to Shreveport before dark.
“Sookie do you want me to come with you”
“No Sam, I will be inside the bar before dark and since I have a couple of days off I will probably get a room in town so I don’t have to travel back at night.”
“Okay I am going to get to work.”
The day went fast No real incidents I did manage to get the books done for Sam and make all the liquor and food orders for the week. At four o’clock I grabbed my purse out of Sam’s desk and head home.
Once I arrive home I notice another box on my porch I don’t even have to look to see that it is from Mr. Compton on the side of the box is the word Dell. He friggin’ bought me a computer. I don’t even go near it. The dang thing can sit out here and get nasty for all I care.
I drive around back and come in through my back door through the kitchen I make myself a glass of sweet tea and head towards my bedroom.
Wow those black out curtains and tint on the window did their job it is pitch black in here. Since I know my way around perfectly I go and turn on the lamp on my nightstand.
I head to my closet, what to wear to a vampire bar. I sure don’t own anything black. As I am searching through my closet I see my favorite summer dress. It is perfect White with small red flowers at the hem it is strapless and makes the girls look good. I may not be looking for a man but I still like to look good. I pull out a nice lacy but sturdy strapless bra, my red lace thong; since I am tanned I don’t need any hose. I am going to pair the with my red peep toe heels.
I lay it all on the bed and go and start my bath, I need to shave and wash my hair. I sink down into the nice hot bath and relax just praying that after tonight I can get some relaxation time and not be so jumpy having a vampire stalk you will make you jump at every little thing all night.
I lean my head back and wonder back to my dream as I recall the Viking I start to realize that he has been in my dreams since I was a teenager not all the time but often. In my dreams I knew I loved him, I may have even told him on more than one occasion in my dreams I loved him. We were always connected in my dream like me sitting and leaning into his strong frame just listening to him speak or him touching my face his hands gentle and loving. I wish I knew who he was.
I open my eyes to finish shaving my legs let the water drain from the tub turn on the shower and wash my hair using the no scent shampoo that I like. After stepping out of the shower I decide I am going to blow dry my hair so I slip on my comfortable terry cloth robe it works nicely as a towel to soak up the water without rubbing my skin.
I am leaving my hair down so it will cover my neck it is long almost to the middle of my back actually, I haven’t cut it in god knows how long. I like that it is very wavy so I don’t need to style it much.
I put on just enough make up to cover the purple under my eyes some mascara and that is it. My skin has always been flawless never had a blemish even as a teenager.
I go to my room drop my robe and use unscented body butter all over my smooth silky skin I love the way it makes me feel. I slide on my thong with my tan the red pops real nice put on my strapless bra and pull my dress over my body it shows off my womanly figure nicely but does not make me look slutty slip into my shoes with a nice heel it makes my legs look long and lean. I am only going to grab just my small wallet with my Id and some cash packing a quick bag just some jeans and t-shirts, sneakers I know that I am not coming home tonight because it will still be dark out. I grab the letters that Bill has been leaving, my keys and make sure that everything is locked up before I head out the back door and to Shreveport.
The drive takes me about forty- five minutes it is just now coming up on six o’clock and I am famished so I head to Jason’s deli it is one of my favorite places to eat when I am in the big city. I order The Marinated Chicken Breast Salad with Leo’s Italian dressing, tender chicken, cheddar cheese, kalamata olives, tomatoes, homemade guacamole on mixed salad greens and of course a glass of sweet tea can’t go anywhere in the south without sweet tea.
After I eat I get back into my beat up old car and head over to Fangtasia. I park as far away from the entrance that I can a little embarrassed by my beat up car at this nice of a place sticking out like a sore thumb.
I will have a long wait on my hands to see the sheriff.
There is not a car in the place so I take a long look around it is very nicely landscaped Big building painted a creamy beige with a cranberry red eaves the word Fangtasia written in a beautiful script in beige color along the canopy that is over the front door the same color as the eaves. I head up to the front door to see if Ginger the waitress that is supposed to let me in is here yet. As I go to knock on the door she opens it and I get a good look at her. And can I just say yuck, bottled blonde hair with dark roots black makeup and the skimpiest of clothing I think she is wearing little girl clothes. She has bite marks on her neck, wrist and thighs. I recognize these from the ones I have seen on Dawn a waitress that works with me.
She leads me into the building and the whole inside a shock to my senses. As you walk in to the right is the bathrooms, then the bar with black barstools over the bar is the same sign announcing Fangtasia as the name of the place. There is a display of blood and so much more alcohol than Sam keeps behind the bar. Around the perimeter of the room there are black leather couches with small tables in front of them some have ottomans that are as long as the table in front of the table like a nice seating area, there are a few tables scattered throughout the place and two stages one in the far left corner from the door looks to be the dj booth as it has a small wall and glass in front of it and the other right in the middle of the same wall is a stage with a friggin throne on it although it is beautiful gold and cranberry red material the wood is deep and rich with intricate scrolling that I cannot make out. Directly in front of the throne is the dance floor. Off to the side of the throne on the far wall in the back is an actual booth nice and big half round with the same crushed velvet seating you could probably fit at least 8 people in that booth. In the corner near the bar is the employee entrance and on the other side of the employee door is what appears to be a gift counter of some sort I wonder what they sell.
As I am looking around ginger asks me if I would like a drink and I just ask for a coke I don’t want to get drunk to meet with the sheriff. She tells me to take a seat at the booth since I have a meeting with the master. So I sit myself on the back wall of the booth so I can see everything and place the letters that Bill has left on the table in front of me and begin to wait.
It is so peaceful that I can really relax closing me eyes.
I don’t know how long I have been sitting here with my eyes closed before my body starts humming a tingly sort of hum like you are waiting for something to happen and I smell the most beautiful scent I have ever smelt before it is honey and almonds and earthy. I open my eyes and there is no one out in the room with me. when I look to the employees door there standing in the frame is the most beautiful man I have ever seen I start at his feet and he is in black motorcycle boots black low slung jeans that sit irresistibly on his hips a plain black t-shirt that is tight enough to see that he is well chiseled holy crow I can see his abdominal muscles and he is oh so very muscular my eyes draw up to his shoulders and arms he looks huge. I feel a pull from my chest like an ache I look up to his face and he is watching me his face relaxed but he is just watching me I look to his hair it is long to his shoulders and the same blonde color as mine it looks to be oh so silky I just want to run my fingers through it to be sure. I bring my eyes to his eyes and they are the clearest crystal blue I have ever seen. I recognize him immediately he is my Viking man my dream but how.
I stand up as he walks towards me like I don’t even have a choice his scent the hum of my body all draws me closer to him I am still looking into his eyes like if I take my eyes off of him then it will be just another one of my dreams and he will disappear I am afraid to blink. He looks at me like he wants to say something but he does not. He comes to stand in front of me and looks me deep in the eyes like he can see my soul. I cannot read the emotions in his face. He says nothing and I start to wonder if I have done something wrong. I try to shake my head to form a coherent thought without looking away, I ask “Sheriff Northman.”
He shakes his head for a moment and says “yes, why don’t we go back to my office.” I grab my letters and keys from the table and take the hand that he has offered and that’s when I feel the spark like electricity coursing up my harm and warming my whole body the ache in my chest now gone. I follow him holding the hand he has offered me to his office. My mind is screaming don’t let go please don’t let go of me.
Of course when we make it to his office he closes the door and let’s go of my hand I feel the loss of contact immediately but realize that is a stupid feeling to have I do not know him he shows me over to a sofa in his office and I sit at the far end giving him the opportunity to sit wherever he would like to my delight he sits beside me so that our legs are touching the spark is there and the feeling of loss is gone.
“So miss Stackhouse may I call you Sookie”
“Yes” you can call me anything you would like. Huh where did that come from?
“You have asked for a meeting in regards to a problem with a vampire, do you belong to this vampire?”
What belong to him, I just meet the guy and he is creepy.
“No I do not belong to him, I just met him when he moved in across the cemetery from me and he has been persistent in his attempts to date me, but then he started leaving me gifts and stuff then the letters started and with each one he becomes more threatening.”
“Do you know who he is? How did you meet him?”
“ His name is William Compton, And he moved in the old Compton house he said since the vra passed he could now own his old family home at first he said he just came over to introduce himself but as I stood in my door way I felt him try to glamour me that does not work on me. I am sure that he wanted me to invite him in but my instincts told me not to. I stepped back from the entry way and told him to have a good evening that I had things I needed to do and I closed the door. The next evening he showed up at my work asking if he could escort me out some evening and I told him I was not interested in dating at the moment and from there it has been a month of him leaving things on my door flowers, clothing gifts I have returned them all well I threw the flowers out he sits outside my house all night and has begun to leave threatening letters which I have brought to you.”
“Sookie, give me a moment will you?” God my name sounds good coming from him.
“Of course Mr. Northman”
“Please call me Eric” I will call you whatever you would like.
“Sookie will you be returning to your home this evening?”
“No Eric, I have taken the next two days off to see if you could help me and since it is night I am not comfortable showing back up at my house this evening”
“Would you allow me to get you a room at the hotel I own then?” Sweet Jesus if you join me.
“Thank you, you don’t have to I brought some cash and clothes I was just going to find a little motel.” I don’t have the kind of money to stay at a luxury hotel.
“I own it; it will cost me nothing it is the least I can do to help you in since it is a vampire that you are hiding out from.” He is very sweet what could it hurt.
“Okay thank you Eric”
He gets up to go to his desk and while he is on the phone the tingling that my leg has had since we sat together is disappearing and it literally hurts like a part of me was taken with him when he got up so I rub it to see if I can make it feel better. He comes back and hands me and elevator key he says I have to have to get to the floor of his suite I am staying in his personal suite I am so excited. He then hands me a key to the front door of the suite and explains that only himself and his child have a key to it that reassures me that I am at least going to be safe and get a good night’s sleep.
As I stand up Eric places three small kisses to my forehead and the happy connected feeling that comes with it delights me like nothing I have ever felt before. All I can do is look up at him and smile. As I walk out the door I notice a tightening in my chest I make it out to my car and the feeling is getting worse. I drive the few short blocks to The hotel sunset I pull up to the valet and give him my keys as I do not see a place to park As I walk in it is magnificent but the pain is getting stronger so I just head over to the nearest elevator but cannot find a slot for the key card Eric gave me when a man approached and explained that I need the elevator that is behind the water fall to my left I go and get in and use my card it takes me up to the top floor which is about 15 stories up as I reach the front door to the only room up here the pain is so bad that I can feel tears running down my face.
I make it through the door and into the massive suite to the right is a set of double doors I open them to see a bed that looks strangely like my own but at this point I am in so much pain I cannot bear it and crumple onto the bed screaming out for Eric to make it stop.
I don’t know how long I am screaming from the pain before it starts to ease and all I can do is whimper now. I hear the door but do not have the strength to get up. I can smell that it is Eric and I beg him not to leave me. He picks me up and sits me on his lap as I curl into his chest. I cannot tell what is going on around me but the pain is easing and all I have is emotions running through me devotion, need, completeness and Love so much love. I start to drift off to sleep in the arms of my dream Viking.
Fuck I have lain in my day chamber most of the day I have been thinking of the picture I was looking at last night. It is me and a gorgeous woman we are looking into each other’s eyes. I have not yet met her of this I am positive I want to meet her I want to know where she is, who she is, do I have to wait another thousand years for her.
When I have slept she has been there a number of times and tells me that she loves me in my dreams I can touch her and she is warm and comforting I am in clothing of my human days and she is in more modern clothing clothes of today her hair shining the same beautiful blonde as me, blue eyes bright and clear, always smiling her smile lights this cold dead heart of mine.
Will the fates not bring you to me dear one..
It is getting closer to dark so I guess it is time to get up and get to Fangtasia. I take a quick shower heat up my breakfast true blood o positive and get in my corvette.
Once I am at Fangtasia I go in through the back door only the employees are permitted back here unless they have a meeting with me. Right inside the back door is the employee locker room then it is my office and Pam’s office is on the other side of that.
I slip into my office quietly I do not want to be disturbed for a while I mentally let my child know that I am here and to leave me be. I go through the invoices for the bar before I am going to work on my area five reports.
As I sit here I smell the most intoxicating smell I have ever smelled in my thousand years it is of vanilla and sunshine. My body starts humming full of anticipation I feel drawn to find that scent. I get up from my desk and walk out from my office past Pam’s office she is there working on her computer she looks up and I just nod to her she nods back but says nothing. I head for the employee door that leads out to the bar as I open the door I see her sitting in my booth eyes closed by the gods it is her I know it is the voice from last night comes back to me. It is time, she is yours now treat her well. I just stand there watching her drinking in the women of my promises and dreams she takes me in than stands I continue to be still. She is drinking me in the pull stronger to touch her to be near her gets stronger I start to walk slowly to her I do not wish to frighten her by being too eager. I come to stand right in front of her just looking in her eyes I wonder if she can see my soul. I want to hold her but that would be wrong I do not wish to frighten her off. She asks me a question and I shake my head to clear my thoughts then I realized she asked if I was sheriff Northman I reply “yes, shall we go to my office” I reach out my hand waiting for her to take it and when she does it is a shock quite literally I can feel the energy between us I do not let go of her hand as I lead her to my office. I do not want to let go of her hand but I know that to continue to hold it for no reason might not be a good idea right now.
There is so much that I must get through right now I do not know what all of this means and that unnerves me.
I show her to the small sofa I have in my office and she sits on the far end I do not wish to have this separation between us so I sit beside her so that our legs are touching. I immediately feel the spark and it continues to spread through my body. I turn to her and say.
“So Miss Stackhouse may I call you Sookie” what an extraordinary name she has
“You have asked for a meeting in regards to a problem with a vampire, do you belong to this vampire?” she belongs with me who is this vampire we have none registered living in bon temps.
“No I do not belong to him, I just met him when he moved in across the cemetery from me and he has been persistent in his attempts to date me, but then he started leaving me gifts and stuff then the letters started and with each one he becomes more threatening.” No one will ever hurt you little one
“Do you know who he is? How did you meet him?”
“His name is William Compton, And he moved in the old Compton house he said since the vra passed he could now own his old family home at first he said he just came over to introduce himself, but as I stood in my door way I felt him try to glamour me that does not work on me by the way. I am sure that he wanted me to invite him in but my instincts told me not to. I stepped back from the entry way and told him to have a good evening that I had things I needed to do and I closed the door. The next evening he showed up at my work asking if he could escort me out some evening and I told him I was not interested in dating at the moment and from there it has been a month of him leaving things on my door flowers, clothing gifts I have returned them all well I threw the flowers out he sits outside my house all night and has begun to leave threatening letters which I have brought to you.” Oh Compton why have you not checked in with your local sheriff what are you up to, glamour does not work on my girl huh that is good to know but how did she know he was trying to glamour her do not push yet Northman.
“Sookie, give me a moment will you?”
“Of course Mr. Northman”
“Please call me Eric” call me anything you would like little one.
I speak to Pam through the maker child bond and tell her to find out why Compton has not checked in with me yet that he is the one staying in bon temps he is up to something I need to know what the fuck it is and yesterday.
She replies with a simple I am on it.
“Sookie will you be returning to your home this evening?” I do not want you near him until I can figure this out there must be a way to get her to stay away from her house.
“No Eric, I have taken the next two days off to see if you could help me and since it is night I am not comfortable showing back up at my house this evening” beautiful and smart oh yes they have given me a great honor.
“Would you allow me to get you a room at the hotel I own then?”
“Thank you, you don’t have to I brought some cash and clothes I was just going to find a little motel.” Yes, yes I do I need to be near you and keep you safe.
“I own it; it will cost me nothing it is the least I can do to help you in since it is vampire that you are hiding out from.” And this way you can become accustomed to me and all that I have dear one.
“Okay thank you Eric” Good girl, I will cherish you dear one.
I get up from the couch and go to my desk and call my hotel the sunset and make sure that my suite is prepared for a human guest with food and beverages. As I do this I look over to see that Sookie is rubbing the leg that was leaned against mine. After the arrangements are made I retrieve the elevator key from my desk and the suite key from my key ring and place it on another for Sookie. She is looking around the room like she is uncomfortable. Do not fret my love you are safe.
I am having some uncomfortable pain in my chest the longer away from her I am but I ignore it for now I give Sookie the keys and tell her “you will be staying in my suite this is the pass to the elevator if you do not use this key you cannot get to the suite I give her the other key to the door of the suite and explain that my child Pam and I are the only two people to have it so she is quite safe there.”
“Thank you so much Eric”
And with that she gets up from the couch to leave I don’t know why but I lean in and place three small kisses across her forehead she leans back and smiles at me the most breathe taking smile I have ever seen. OH how I already love you little one you mean everything to me you are just as you are in my dreams.
As she leaves out the door the pain in my chest is getting stronger, tightening the loss is almost too much. I can feel it getting worse and I summon my strength to sit at my desk all I can think is Sookie please I need to hold you.
It has not been an hour and I can hardly move the pain is becoming stronger and much more uncomfortable than even silver on my skin. As I am feeling this, my office door slams open and Pam comes in.
“Eric, The hotel just called and there are screams coming from the suite they say that it sounds as if someone is dying in there.”
“You must help me up and get me to Sookie I need her now!”
I know in my head the only way for this pain to subside is to hold Sookie is that what is happening to my little goddess too.
It took almost 15 minutes to get to my car and we are at sunset at break neck speeds the closer I get to the elevator the less pain I am feeling Pam uses her card and gets us up and to the suite when we open the doors I head straight to the bedroom where Sookie is laying there whimpering. I rush over and pick her up and hold her to my chest as she begs me not to leave her. I can feel whatever is happening to us that I need to hold her to heal us both.
I look up to see Pam looking at me with bewilderment written all over her face. I tell her that for tonight I will be staying here that she needs to call Dr. Ludwig and bring her to me tomorrow night.
I look down at Sookie to see that her pain is easing as much as mine is.
“Don’t worry dear one I am not leaving you”
I place three small kisses on her forehead as she drifts off to sleep. I am feeling many emotions I have not felt in my long life. I feel Protectiveness, completion, devotion and love. I love this little human.
Pam tells me that she has called Dr. Ludwig and she will be here in this room tomorrow night. I excuse for the night and tell her to return and close down the bar and be back here tomorrow.
For the remainder of my night I hold my little love to my chest and can feel the connection between us heal.