A/N: I am very happy to know that a lot of you are enjoying this story so far! I honestly didn't think I would get this much attention on this story already since I just posted it a few days ago, but I am happy!
I hope you guys enjoy this new chapter!
Walking up the steps to her front porch, Sookie pulled out her house keys from her purse and opened the front door of her house.
She sighed in exhaustion. It was her first night at Arkham Asylum, and she only worked night shifts at eight to nine every weekday. But she was already exhausted from her first session with Eric, the vampire they seemed to call "The Joker". She was still curious about the other reasons for why he was given that nickname. He seemed rather annoying and stubborn for a vampire, but she was glad her first session with him was over with. It wasn't as bad as she thought it would be, but then again it was only the beginning. She still had no idea what she was in for.
As soon as she stepped inside the house, she hung her purse and her keys on a hook by the kitchen. Her grandmother was sitting in the kitchen by the table reading a book and it only took a second for Sookie to notice.
"Hey Gran," she said with a smile, stepping inside the kitchen.
"Hi honey," Her grandmother said, taking off her reading glasses. "How was your first night at the Vampire Asylum?"
"It was actually not so bad." Sookie admitted. "The vampire I got assigned to is supposed to be some very bad vampire, but after talking to him tonight, he doesn't seem so intimidating."
"Did he have fangs?" Her grandmother asked in excitement.
"Yeah, but during our session, they stayed put away."
"Did he try to bite you?" Her grandmother had a huge smile on her face.
Sookie chuckled lightly. "No, but he kept bragging about how I smelled different from other humans." She took a moment to reflect on her first session with Eric. "I think he likes me."
"Do you like him?"
Sookie blinked, not really sure of how to answer that. She just met this vampire, and plus he wasn't just any vampire, he was a very bad one. "He was…" She thought again, trying to find a proper answer for that. She certainly was in fact interested in the vampire since she couldn't hear his thoughts, but she knew deep down in her heart having feelings for him would be a bad idea. "Real interesting." She smiled again.
Her grandmother kept a smile on her face, giving her that look that she usually gives her when she suspects Sookie has a crush on someone.
Sookie tried to ignore that look. She wasn't sure what she felt about Eric yet. She just met the guy.
"I can't hear his thoughts." She admitted after being in a short awkward silence.
Her grandmother gasped lightly. "That's wonderful! You must feel so relaxed around him."
Sookie made a face. "Yeah…" She bit down on her lower lip awkwardly, deciding that she didn't want to talk about this situation any longer. "I'll let you get to bed." She decided, walking up to her grandmother and giving her a kiss on the cheek.
"Okay honey, I just stayed up until you got here." Her grandmother told her.
Sookie looked down at the floor, seeing her cat named Tina snuggling around her feet. She smiled. "Come on, Tina." She said, now running up the stairs to her room, her cat following behind her.
Staring at the freezers filled with all kinds of drinks for what seemed like forever, Sookie began to grow slightly upset when she couldn't find the tru blood bottles. She remembered in her first session that Eric told her he did not know when was the last time he had blood, so she thought if she brought him some tru blood, he would finally answer her questions and he would start to open up to her and tell her about himself.
Sighing lightly, she walked up to the man standing behind the counter by the cashier. "Do you guys sell any tru blood?"
The man raised his eyebrow at her, a bit surprised to find that she was interested in buying it. "Yeah, it's in the back where the sodas are at." He licked his lips. "Why so interested?"
"It's none of your business," she said with a straight face before heading off toward the back of the store.
The man just chuckled lightly at her response after watching her leave off to find the tru blood.
When she stopped by the section where all the sodas were, she quickly spotted the tru blood boxes aligned on the shelfs underneath the sodas. She noticed there were boxes containing blood types O Negative's, O Positive's, AB Positive's, A Negative's, and B Negative's. She wasn't sure which blood type Eric preferred so she searched to find a box that contained all blood types. When she found one, she instantly grabbed it in her hands and walked back to the front of the store, handing the box to the man standing behind the counter.
She began pulling her money out of her purse as the man took a moment to tell her the price.
"Have a good day mam," the man told her, placing the tru blood box inside of a bag and handing it to her after taking her money.
"You too," she said, taking the bag and now beginning to leave the small store.
She didn't even take two full steps inside of the room, and he was already saying something to her.
"Sookie." Eric said from his seat, his hands behind his back in chains just like how he was yesterday. He had a huge grin on his face when he saw her step inside of the room with him.
Sookie shook her head, already becoming annoyed with him before closing the door behind her. She could hear the guards standing outside of the room gossiping with each other already.
"Wanna hear a dirty joke?" Eric pestered.
She rolled her eyes, really not in the mood to hear one of his lame jokes again. "No." She said as she began to walk over to the table, placing her big purse she had on her shoulder down on it.
Eric shrugged, telling it anyway. "Whenever I undress in the bathroom, my shower gets turned on."
Sookie blinked after listening to that joke, now taking a seat across from him. She laughed lightly and shook her head. "Wow," she said.
"Dr. Stackhouse," he said, letting her name roll off his tongue. "You know I live for these moments with you," he said, watching as she now pulled out something from her bag. "What do you got?"
"I got you tru blood," she said, taking out a few bottles of tru blood in front of her along with a plastic small cup that looked like an imitation of a shot glass. She wasn't sure how she was able to get past those guards with that purse considering it was so big and obvious that she was hiding something inside.
"So thoughtful," he said, staring at the bottles of blood. "But I would rather prefer your blood, since you smell so good."
Sookie shook her head. "I already told you, hell no. You said you don't remember when's the last time you had blood, so I decided to bring you tru blood, but I'm not sure which blood type you prefer…?" She trailed off.
"I'm not really fond of tru blood, but if I had to choose…" he stared at the bottles again. "O Positive seems to have a taste I can digest unlike the others."
"Okay," she said, now putting away the other bottles except for one O Positive. "So here's the deal," she said, now planning to negotiate with him. "I ask you a question, and if you answer truthfully, then you can have a shot of tru blood."
"Are we negotiating?" Eric asked her, a smile appearing on his face.
"Yes." She said with a straight face.
"What if I don't want to answer your questions?" He continued.
"Then no tru blood for you," she informed him. "And you will continue to starve and rot in here."
A glare appeared on his face after hearing her potential threat towards him. "Fine,"
Sookie pulled one strand of hair behind her ear, satisfied with his answer. "What's the other reason they call you the Joker?"
"I told you another day—"
"Yeah, well I want to know now." She demanded.
Eric's glare hardened on her.
When she noticed that he continued to glare at her and not give her an answer, she made up her mind. "Fine, no tru blood for you."
Eric instantly got upset, his fangs appearing out of anger.
Sookie remained with a straight face, showing no fear or hesitation. "If you think that's going to scare me, it isn't going to work." She promised.
His glare hardened a bit more on her. She continued to stare back at him with a serious look on her face.
Eric knew her expression wasn't going to change so he decided to put his fangs away and try and relax a bit. She was just as stubborn as he was. He groaned again. "Some call me the Joker because of how I used to look. My hair was green, and my face was pale. Some say I looked like a clown and some often referred to me as the Joker from the playing cards. Some also say that they call me the Joker because of my daily jokes. I mostly make jokes during harsh times, and sometimes I like to make jokes when I kill." He told her. "I never referred to myself as the Joker, but I guess it grew on me over time."
Sookie stared at him a little while longer, now understanding how he was given that name.
"Are you satisfied, Miss Stackhouse?" He raised his eyebrow.
She smirked slightly at him, actually satisfied with his answer. "Was that so hard?"
"Most likely," he said.
Sookie slowly got up from her seat and Eric watched as she opened the bottle of tru blood. He had a look of thirst in his face while she poured some of the blood into the small plastic cup. His eyebrows slightly furrowed together in confusion when he saw her approach him, wondering why she was coming so close to him. "I thought being this close to me wasn't allowed in here," he assumed.
"Yeah, well, I don't trust you and I don't plan on taking off those chains around your wrists either so I'm going to have to give you your shot of tru blood like this." She gestured the cup toward his mouth.
That confused look on his face remained before he decided to drink and swallow the shot of tru blood in an instant. As soon as the blood went down his throat, he instantly became hungry for more when she pulled the cup away from his mouth.
Sookie looked over at the table and decided to take a seat right on it since she knew she was going to have to continue feeding him blood if she wanted to get answers out of him.
Since she was sitting on the table and seemed to be a slight high level where Eric could see her, his eyes glued to her bare legs, the face he had looking filled with thirst and hunger. Sookie was quick to notice he was checking her out.
"Mmm," he moaned, his eyes still on her legs. "You do realize that you smell fucking fantastic and I can easily break out of these chains and suck you clean right now?"
She raised her eyebrow at him, chuckling lightly at that statement. "Are you flirting with me?"
Eric slowly leaned back in his seat, now eyeing her face. "That depends if you want me to." He told her. "I can be quite the tease."
Sookie shook her head. "Yeah, how about no." She grabbed his file and opened it, deciding on another question to ask him. "So how did you become the Sheriff of area five?"
He made a face, not really in the mood to answer another one of her questions. "It's a long story. I disobeyed a high authority member and somehow they made me Sheriff."
"Why?" She asked curious.
"I don't feel like talking about it." He decided. "Ask me something else."
"Okay, why are you in here?"
He laughed again. "You are just itching to hear my story aren't you?"
Sookie sighed, crossing one of her legs over the other. "It's my job to know your story."
"Why?" he asked her.
"Because that's what I need to know in order to help you and understand you." She pointed out.
Eric laughed again. "I almost found that slightly convincing."
"And why do you think that?" Sookie wondered.
"Come on, Dr. Stackhouse… you're not here because you're interested in me." He pointed out.
"Well what if I am?"
Eric raised his eyebrow at her, chuckling again at that comment. "And why would you be interested in a psycho vampire like me?"
She kept a straight face. "Well I can't hear your thoughts." She said simply, answering his question.
"You never met any other vampires?" He asked, curious.
"No, you're the first, actually…" She trailed off.
The two stared at each other for a little while until Sookie awkwardly cleared her throat, letting her leg that was over the other fall back down.
"What are you?" He asked her again.
"I told you, I'm a psychiatrist." She recalled.
"You're more than that." Eric told her, still staring at her with a look of thirst in his eyes.
Sookie stared at him for a little while longer and he looked down at her lips before looking back at her eyes again. She blushed lightly before pulling a blonde strand of hair behind her ear. "What I am is telepathic, but you already knew that. I can hear people's thoughts, but I can't hear yours… that's why I like you so much. I can't hear you at all."
Eric raised his eyebrow at her after hearing that last part.
"You have no idea how peaceful it is after a lifetime of blah, blah, blah." She shook her head, looking down at the tru blood bottle in her hand and the empty plastic cup, laughing lightly.
"Does anyone know about your abilities?" Eric wondered.
"The people closest to me." She looked back at him. "But we never talk about it and I do my best to stay out of their heads. Over the years I've learned how." She began to pour more of the tru blood into the empty plastic cup again. "I figure it's kind of unethical to listen in to my family and my friends, but they know. Other people suspect or they think I'm psychic." She shook her head. "Most people just think I'm crazy." She said, now looking at him. "Tilt your head back."
He tilted his head back for a little. "I didn't answer the next question," he recalled.
"You did," she remembered. "Not completely, but you did." She had her hand under his chin and placed the cup against his lips while he swallowed the blood that was inside.
She pulled the cup away from his lips and slowly moved back a little on the table she was sitting on, trying to feel more comfortable.
Eric was very interested in Sookie. He licked his lips, licking the remaining blood dripping from his bottom lip. "So what's it like hearing people's thoughts?"
"It's sort of like…" She took a moment to think of how to put it into words. "A stream of consciousness. It gets weirder when people are mad or upset and sometimes…" She took another moment to remember that she couldn't hear their thoughts sometimes; she would see visuals in their heads like seeing their future and past. "Sometimes it's just images." She shrugged again. "I didn't even know I can finally feel normal and relaxed around someone… until I met you." She looked at him. "But I guess it's because you're a vampire."
Eric stared at her for a little while longer and Sookie was beginning to feel that same tension that she felt just a few moments ago. She looked down shyly at her lap again.
Did she come off sounding like she was crushing on him? She hoped he didn't get the wrong idea.
His eyes began to trail off to her lab coat and then her attire she was wearing under and then his eyes slowly fell on her bare legs again. "Are you getting shy, Sookie?" he asked, teasing her.
She looked at him, chuckling lightly. "Aren't I supposed to be the one asking you questions? How did it reverse to you asking me questions?"
"It seemed like you wanted to talk about yourself. I quite enjoy learning more about you, Miss Stackhouse." He told her.
She laughed at him again, "And what do you think this is Eric?"
He made an innocent face. "I'm just simply trying to get to know my psychiatrist just as much as she's trying to get to know me." He looked at her face again. "I do have one question though."
Sookie sighed again, realizing that maybe this session, they would never get around to talking about him. "What?"
"What was it like dating? Men must be drooling all over you because I must say you do have quite a nice shape of body." He said, looking at her curves again, especially her legs.
"I don't date." She shook her head.
"I mean… I've been on dates, but they all never turned out well because they all wanted to have sex, and do other stuff." She shrugged again. "Dating just isn't for me."
"You never had sex before?" He asked.
"No," she shook her head.
A smirk grew on his lips instantly. "You know they say sex with a vampire is one of the best experiences a human can ever have. I think you should try it sometime."
Sookie scoffed a bit, chuckling lightly at that comment. "And what exactly are you implying Eric?"
"What do you think I'm implying?" He grinned.
"Do you think my legs are just gonna magically open for you?" She asked, giving him a look of sass.
He chuckled lightly, "Well that was saucy." He smiled, leaning in a little closer to her and liking the sound of that. "Must have been that bad side of you talking. I like when she comes out."
Her eyes widened slightly. "And I'm already sorry I said it," she said, now plopping down from the table.
"Don't be," he assured her. "If you ever want to lose your virginity and have the best sex of your life, my offer still stands."
"No thanks," she decided, beginning to turn around.
"Have you ever done V?" He asked her, curious.
Sookie was about to go back to her chair, but she became slightly confused after hearing Eric's question that slightly threw her off guard. She turned to look at Eric. "V?" She asked in confusion.
"Vampire blood." He assured her. "It's surely unique and most humans who do V can't seem to keep away from it."
An intrigued look appeared on Sookie's face and Eric grinned a little.
"Why?" She asked.
"Some humans do V to avoid problems and some do it to take them to another world, a world that they never imagined." Eric promised.
Sookie still had that intrigued look on her face and Eric knew he had her where he wanted her. "Would you like to try it Sookie?"
She thought for a moment then shook her head. "I don't do drugs." She assured him.
"Who says it was a drug?" He asked, raising his eyebrow.
Sookie remained quiet after that. Eric looked over at her pen lying on the table. "Go grab that pen,"
She stared at him in slight confusion again.
"I want you to stab me in the neck with it,"
Her eyes widened. "What? No—"
"I'm a vampire Sookie, I will heal." He rolled his eyes. "I'm offering you my blood, and I want you to take it." He was looking at her in the eyes now. "You were kind enough to bring me tru blood after weeks or even months of starvation. The least I can do is offer you my blood and let you experience something you will never forget."
She stared at him a little longer. "What do you mean your blood will take me to a world I never imagined?"
"I mean exactly what I said. Whatever and whoever you want to know or see will appear all around you." Eric leaned a little back in his seat. "But it's all up to you, Sookie."
Sookie blinked over a dozen times, trying to comprehend everything he was telling her. She was actually very curious about what it would be like to try V for just one time. If it's really as amazing as he says it is, she was curious to find out where V would take her. She couldn't believe that she was actually taking this into consideration. "Would I be able to see anyone who has died?"
He nodded his head. "If you really want to see someone that has passed, then yes."
Sookie took a moment to think again. Her parents died a long time ago just when she was a young girl and she would do anything just to see her parents one last time.
Eric stared at her while she took time to think.
After a short moment of thinking, Sookie decided. "I'll do it."
He smiled. "Good. Now go grab that pen and stab me in the neck with it."
She still had a look of concern on her face.
Eric shook his head again. "Sookie, I told you, I will heal."
She sighed again. "Fine…" She grabbed the pen from the table and brought it up to his neck, instantly stabbing him with it. Eric hissed quietly and Sookie became confused. "I thought you said it wouldn't hurt."
"I said I would heal," he recalled. "I never said it wouldn't hurt."
"Sorry," she pulled the pen out of his neck and saw as the blood began to drip from his stab wound.
"Hurry up and drink because small wounds like those tends to heal quickly." He said, sounding impatient.
Sookie nodded and instantly placed her mouth to his open wound, now drinking some of the blood. Lord, what the fuck am I doing? She thought.
Eric moaned quietly. "Mmm," he grinned in excitement.
It only took a second for Sookie to pull away and her eyes were wide as if in shock.
He still had a grin on his face and he smirked at her. If only she knew what she just got herself into.
A/N: And there goes Eric being sneaky again haha! If you guys can tell, he did that purposely. I hope you guys are enjoying this. Let me know what you think in the reviews!