Chapter 5: A New Relationship

Sam was the happiest he had ever been in his life. He had been dating Sookie Stackhouse for more than a month now, and the girl of his dreams certainly didn't dissapoint.

Sookie and Sam had been friends for years, and he was in love with her from day one. Sookie had always liked Sam and trusted him more than anyone, so it hadn't taken her long to fall head over heels either. Their relationship had gotten super serious, super quickly.

Sookie was still a virgin. Her telepathy had kept her dating at bay until Sam, and while they had done just about everything but make love, she still wasn't quite ready for some reason. Sam didn't care one bit. He had been patient and kind and never pressured her. He was letting her take the lead.

Sam was actually kind of glad that they were taking things a little slow. He had a secret he hadn't told Sookie yet. He was a shape-shifter. He wasn't exactly sure why he hadn't told her yet. She was a telepath, so surely she would understand him being different too. He was scared though. He had never told anyone, let alone the girl he loved more than life itself. Sam knew it was time though. They were getting close to making love, and if Sookie was willing to share that special part of herself with him, he felt obligated to share his secret with her. Besides that, a full moon was coming, and he couldn't stop the shift then. He hoped and prayed she wouldn't be angry with him for lying to her all these years.

In what had become the norm, after work that night Sam and Sookie were snuggling together on the couch in his trailer. He was nervous, and she could tell. It's hard to hide much of anything from someone who can read your mind. Sookie couldn't always read his mind exactly. He figured his shifting got in the way, but she could always pick up his emotions.

"'What's up Sam?" Sookie asked. "Is something wrong?"

Sam knew the time had come. "Well," Sam said. "I really need to tell you something, but I'm not sure how you'll feel about it. It's not bad or anything, but it's something I've never told anyone."

Sookie looked a little nervous. She was worried about what dark skeleton Sam had been managing to hide. She was worried their relationship really was was too good to be true.

Sam took Sookie's face in his hands and forced her to look at him. His sparkling blue eyes stared into her deep brown ones. "Before I start Sookie, I want you to know that I love you more than anything in this world."

Now Sookie was really nervous. Conversations that started with that qualifier couldn't be good. "Just spit it out Sam," she said. "You're scaring me."

Here goes Sam thought. "Okay, well you know how your a telepath, and there are vampires now that have finally revealed themselves?"

Sookie nodded. "Well, there are other things too, other supernatural things." Sookie looked at him in awe. It was something she had suspected but never really took the time to think about. She knew right away that Sam was about to tell her that he was something more than human. "And, I'm one of them," he said. "I'm a shape-shifter. I can take the form of any animal any time. I don't do it very often, but I have to when the moon is full. It's kind of like a werewolf, but I'm not scary or vicious or anything like that." Sam paused gaging Sookie's reaction. She looked shocked.

"Are you okay?" Sam asked taking her hand. "I'll answer any questions you might have?"

Coming back to reality, she nodded yes, then quietly said, "Why didn't you tell me until now?"

Sam lowered his head and looked ashamed. "Sookie, when I was 15, I shifted for the first time, and it scared my parents so bad that they moved away, and I never heard from them again. I've been on my own since then."

Sookie softened. "Sam, that's awful."

"Well, it certainly screwed me up pretty bad for a long time," he said. "After that, I've just never felt comfortable telling anyone-till you. I love you, and I want us to share everything, and it just took me this long to get up my nerve."

Sookie couldn't speak. She was injesting the information. While she couldn't help feeling a little hurt that it had taken him so long to tell her not only as his girlfriend, but as his friend, she understood. Being a telepath was no picnic. She knew what it was like to be different.

"Are you mad?" Sam said breaking the silence. Sam was scared and his defenses were down, and she could read his thoughts loud and clear. Please don't hate me, please don't leave me, i'm sorry i didn't tell you he was thinking.

"No Sam," Sookie said. "I'm not mad. I'm glad you told me." She looked him right in the eyes. "I definitely have some questions, but this doesn't change anything. I love you Sam, and I want to be with you no matter what."

Sam was dumbfounded. Sam had told Sookie he loved her at least a dozen times, but this was the first time Sookie had said she loved him back, and it was coupled with complete understanding and acceptance. Sam started crying. He couldn't help it. He could usually hold it together, but for so many years he had kept so many emotions bottled up. Sookie just hugged him and felt his emotions: relief, love, hope. She was crying too. She felt so sad about what he had told her about his parents but so happy that he had chosen her to share his secret with. She could see into his mind and knew that he had feared this hurtle so much and was so happy the moment was over; so glad she knew everything about him now.

Sam looked up first, once again taking Sookie's face in his hands. Both of their faces were tear-streaked. There were no words-he just kissed her. While Sookie and Sam had practically been glued to each other's mouths for the past 6 weeks, this kiss was different, hungrier than ever before.

Sookie's mind, heart and body were all in agreement. Tonight was the night she and Sam were going to make love. Emotions were running high. They loved each other. She needed him and him her. Sookie pulled back from Sam's kiss and looked in his eyes. "Sam," she said. "Make love to me." Sam knew this was coming eventually but was still shocked by her words.

"Are you sure you're ready Sookie? I can wait. I promise.

"Sam," she started. "My whole life I've been looking for someone who trusts me and who I trust completely. My ability has shut so many people out-expect for you. I'm ready. I want to share this with you, and you only."

Sam took her hand and stood up leading her to the bedroom. While his libido wanted to pounce on her right there, he wanted her to be comfortable. Though they had done just about everything but, having sex for the first time was awkward enough, and he wanted Sookie to have the best possible experience.

When they got into the bedroom, Sam pulled Sookie into a deep and passionate kiss. Standing on her tiptoes, she ran her fingers through his shaggy hair. She felt excited and scared. She reached down and tugged at the bottom of his Merlotte's tee indicating that he should take it off. He did, and she copied his actions with her own shirt. Within minutes, they were both completely naked. Sam drank in the site. "You are so beautiful Sookie," he said. Sookie blushed and pulled him in for another kiss as a thank you. He started walking her back towards the bed, and she was grateful when her knees bumped and they tumbled onto it laughing. The humor broke her anxiousness for just a moment. Both Sam and Sookie situated themselves so that they were lying in the center of Sam's big bed. Sam gently ran his hands over Sookie's body. "Are you nervous?"

"I'd be lying if I said I wasn't," Sookie said, "but I'm excited too." She smiled.

Sam leaned in and gently kissed her. "Sookie, you can't imagine how much it means to me that you are sharing your first time with me. I love you, and I know this might be a bit uncomfortable, so I promise, I'll be slow and gentle, and if you need me or want me to stop, just say so. You're in charge, okay?"

Sam's words eased Sookie's mind. "Deal," she said. "Now, stop talking and start kissing," she teased. Sam obliged.

Sam's hands roamed as he kissed Sookie's mouth, neck, collarbone and shoulders. He found himself a bit nervous. He was no virgin, but the thought of being Sookie's first was a lot of pressure. He knew the first time for a girl can hurt quite a bit,so he wanted Sookie to be as turned on as possible. He started kissing lower and lower-focusing on her breasts for a while then moving down her stomach towards her thighs. Sookie's breath caught as she felt his hot mouth over her sex. She moaned his name as he started using his tongue to please her. It was warm and just as magical as his hands she discovered. She came within minutes. Sam looked up at her and smiled. He made his way back up towards the head of the bed and rolled over to retrieve a condom out of his nightstand. They were silent. There was no need for words. He rolled on the condom. He was arleady hard though Sookie had barely touched him yet. He started kissing her again passionately and reached down between her legs to make sure we was still super wet. She was, so he gently rolled on top of her and placed himself at her entrance. He looked down at her and cupped her cheek in his hand. "You ready?' he softly whispered. Sookie nodded her head yes and smiled. Their eyes locked as Sam slowly began to push inside her.

She was so wet but tight that Sam thought he might cum right then and there. He was so turned on. He dropped his head into her hair and whispered "Oh, Sookie," as he made his way all the way inside.

Sookie had never felt such pleasure and pain at the same time, but once Sam was all the way in, the intensity dulled to just a tiny ache, and it definitely felt good too. Sam gave her a moment to get used to it, then said, "Are you alright?"

Again, Sookie nodded yes, and this time also responded by kissing him. As their tongues danced, Sam slowly began to thrust. He was working hard to be gentle, but he didn't want to hurt her. Both of them were moaning as they kissed. Within 5 minutes, Sam could feel his climax mounting. He had not been with a women in a while, and the fact that he was deflowering virginal Sookie was just about more than he could handle. He wasn't sure he could hang on for her, when he thrust a little further and clearly hit her g-spot. She cried out with pleasure, so he repeated the action and brought her to her second orgasm of the night. As he felt her walls tighten around him, he could fight his own orgasm no longer. He came with a low grunt saying her name. Sam pulled up and pushed Sookie's messy hair out of her face as they both came down from their high.

He gently pulled out of her and rolled on his side so they were facing each other. "You okay?" he asked. Sookie smiled and kissed him. "I'm fine," she said. "That was amazing."

"Really? It didn't hurt?" he asked. "Well it did, but not much, and only for the first few minutes. Then, it just felt awesome." She said and winked at him.

"Sookie, I love you so much," Sam said.

"I love you too."

Sam and Sookie kissed and hugged for a few more minutes, then he got up to discard his condom and clean up. When he came back, Sookie had turned down the bed, and climbed inside. He joined her and snuggled up right behind her. She turned her head to kiss him goodnight and coyly said, "Let's do that again soon, okay?"

Sam smiled. "You bet my love."

***stay tuned for one more installment