Here's the start of the Blood Moon. (: The title is kind of cheesy, but it makes sense. She has to choose between a vampire, who drinks blood, or a werewolf, hence moon. Haha, yeah, I know. :D
Bad Moon Rising
I see the bad moon arising
I see trouble on the way
I see earthquakes and lightning
I see bad times today.
Don't go around tonight
Well, it's bound to take your life
There's a bad moon on the rise.
"Oh my God, Bella, Bill's been kidnapped," Sookie sobbed on the other side.
I blanched. "What?"
"Can you meet me at Fangtasia – I need to inform Eric," Sookie asked.
I fidgeted. "Well, I don't think that's a good idea, Sook."
"Isabella, please, Bill was asking me to marry him."
"I'll be right there."
I got out the tub, grabbed a towel and wrapped it around my wet, naked body. As I was racing into my room, my mind was wandering. Who would kidnap Bill? Who was strong enough to kidnap a vampire? Blindly, I grabbed a bra and matching panties before roughly drying myself off and then, putting the undergarments on and then, I pulling on jeans and a black tee shirt. I pulled my curly, black hair from its bun and shook it out and then, shoved my feet into black flats and raced down the stairs and out the door. Cursing to myself, I raced over to my black Yamaha, pulled on my helmet and straddled it, turned it on and revved the engine before racing off to Fangtasia, weaving in between cars and ignoring their horns. I was at Fangtasia in less than fifteen minutes – my new record. I saw Sookie standing next to a small, yellow car; a hopeless expression on her face. I parked my bike and pulled the helmet off, shook out my hair and got off the bike. Sookie was at my side in an instant. She looked pretty in her lavender dress.
"It'll be okay, Sookie, Eric and Bill may not get along, but Eric can't ignore a kidnapping of a vampire in his Area," I reassured her, as we made our way to the club entrance.
"I know," she whispered, meekly.
I pulled open the door and we went in, making a beeline towards Eric's office, but Pam's voice stopped us, we turned to see her looking Sookie up and down. "Now, I don't remember telling you that lavender was my favorite color."
I scoffed, as Sookie said, "I'm in no mood for lesbian weirdness tonight, Pam. Where's Bill?"
Pam smiled at that. "I have no idea."
"Then, where's Eric?" I asked, her blue eyes cut to me.
She smirked evilly. "He's, uh, he's indisposed at the moment."
I narrowed my eyes. "That means the basement."
"Indisposed doing what?" Sookie asked, but I knew.
Pam didn't say anything, just gave us a look. Sookie grabbed my hand and we headed towards the basement, Pam on our heels. Sookie pulled open the door and we went down the stairs with Pam saying, "Sookie, Bella, stop! Don't. Come back."
But, we continued on down the stairs, I heard the sounds of chains rattling and the unmistakable sound of flesh hitting flesh. Sookie exclaimed, "I know he's in here. Bill!"
We paused at the bottom of the stairs to see Eric fucking a human girl, who was chained up from the ceiling. What the fuck? Sookie voiced my thoughts. Eric paused in his thrusting, his head coming up like a wolf that scented its' prey. "Sookie, Isabella."
Pam came down the rest of the way, as Eric turned to face us. "See anything you like?"
Pam smirked, as she peeked past Eric to the human. "I do."
Eric pulled away from the woman and turning to face us, exposing his front to Sookie and me, though I had already seen it, so I could resist the urge to look, but barely. He was magnificent. Sookie was looking anywhere, but him. "I take it that they couldn't be stopped."
Pam shrugged innocently and said brazenly, "What can I say, they overpowered me."
I rolled my eyes. Eric gave Pam a stern look. "Off you go, Pam."
Pam pouted and snapped, "Fine."
I watched her stomp up the stairs in her cute heels, but not before she gave the exhausted human a considering look. I turned back to Eric, who was watching me, and I wondered if he received the dream that I did when I was in the bathtub, but seeing this, I knew he didn't. I couldn't decipher the look in his eyes before he turned to Sookie. "Sookie, Isabella, meet my new dancer, Yvetta, from Estonia. Yvetta, meet Isabella and Sookie from here."
Yvetta said something in Estonian, what I assumed was a greeting, while Sookie said hi to her, I merely waved. Eric turned to the naked Estonian and said something before walking towards, practically swaggering, and butt naked. Sookie kept her eyes on his face, forcing herself not to look. I didn't care. I let my eyes lingered like he did to me in my dreams. Eric broke me out of my stare. "So, what brings to you to Fangtasia on this balmy, summer night?"
"Bill's been kidnapped and I think you had something to do with it," Sookie insisted.
"I didn't," Eric told her. "Any other theories?"
"I'm still on this one, thank you very much," Sookie said. "Where were you tonight around eleven o'clock?"
"Here with Yvetta," Eric told her, his eyes cutting to mine.
"Doing this for the last six hours," Sookie asked in disbelief.
"You seem surprised? Isabella could tell you all about my enthusiasm," Eric said, naughtily. I glared at him. "Is Bill's stamina not all up to snuff?"
Sookie ignored the jab. "Tell me where I can find Lorena. If you don't have him, she does."
"Solid theory, but given the last tenor of your last run in, it's better if I speak to her myself." Eric said. He had a point, that bitch would kill Sookie.
"How do I know you will?" Sookie asked, suspiciously.
"Because, if Bill was in fact, kidnapped by human or vampire, I am duty bound as Sheriff of the Area that in which he resides to find him," Eric explained what I pretty much told her earlier. He looked at Sookie with barely contained lust. "Even if I do want what is his."
I felt my heart drop at what he said, Sookie's hand snaked out to grab mine and she gave me a comforting squeeze. She gave him a shocked look. "Then, do it."
We went to go up the stairs, but Eric grabbed my arm. "We have unfinished business, Isabella."
Sookie looked ready to protest, but I told her to go. "I'll come to Bon Temps in the afternoon."
She nodded and left, but not before giving Eric a look that said to behave. Sookie paused on the stairway and said, "By the way, you owe us ten thousand dollars."
I smirked, as I turned back to Eric. "Especially, seeing how I'm out of a job."
"I no longer acquired your help at the club," Eric said with a small smirk.
I shrugged as if I wasn't affected by it. "That's okay, the pay was alright, but the boss was kind of a dickhead."
That knocked the smirk right off of his face. "Mmm, someone's panties are still in a twist."
I glared. "Don't think for one second that you had any effect on my panties whatsoever!"
Eric chuckled, as he started to circle me. "Oh, you forget, Isabella, we have a bond and I know you better than anyone."
"Well, you broke that bond when you pulled that stunt with Sookie, Eric. I'm no longer yours and I no longer work for you and when I get the money; you are no longer nothing to me." I exclaimed, glaring up at him. Eric's expression was hard to read.
"We'll see," was all he said.
I huffed angrily at his response. "No, you won't! You want Sookie, not me, Sookie!"
Without waiting for him to say anything, I whirled around and ran up the stairs, but not before I shouted, "Oh and I rescind your invitation."
I'm done with Eric Northman for good.
"Where were you?" Kaylee demanded the second I got home.
I tossed my keys on the table by the door. "Fangtasia to speak with Eric. Bill Compton has been kidnapped and Sookie wanted me there with her."
Kaylee looked concerned. "Kidnapped? What's strong enough to kidnap a vampire?"
"Another vampire or human, but only if they had the right equipment." I told her, as I sat down on the couch, rested my head against the back and sighed deeply. I was exhausted. "By the way, I'm going to Bon Temps later and knowing Sookie, I'll most likely be helping her find Bill. So, I've decided that since the circumstances have changed, you can go with Kate and her family down to Florida. But you will call me every single night, do you understand?"
Kaylee looked flabbergasted before she started screaming in pure joy. On our way home from our "vacation," Kaylee asked if she could go to Florida with her friend Kate and her family to go to Disneyworld. This was perfect timing, actually. Now, I won't have to worry about her as much when I'm down in Bon Temps. Kaylee pounced on me. "Thank you, thank you, thank you!"
I laughed, as I hugged her back. "You deserve it, kid."
Kaylee pulled back. "Ack, I gotta go call Kate and tell her the news!"
"Kay, why don't you wait until she's actually up," I suggested, but she was already racing up the stairs. I rolled my eyes before lying down on the couch and sighing in pleasure. God, I was so tired and this couch was so comfortable. Before I knew it, I was asleep.
"Bella, wake up. Bella," Kaylee shook me from my sleep.
I sat up slowly, as I tried to blink away the sleepiness. "What's up, Kay?"
"Kate said her mom said it would be okay if I stayed with them before we go to Orlando, but only if it's okay with you. So, can I?" Kaylee asked; a big grin on her face.
I brushed back my bangs. "Uh, yeah, let me go change and I'll take you over there."
"Okay," Kaylee chirped before going upstairs to get her stuff.
I glanced at the clock and saw that it was four in the afternoon. I should call Sookie. I grabbed my phone and dialed her number. She picked up after three rings. "Hey, Bella, when are you coming?"
"I gotta drop Kaylee off with a friend, but then I'll be down there. Hey, do you mind if I stay with you that way I can help you without driving back and forth?" I asked, walking slowly up my stairs.
"Sure, that's a great idea actually. Do you know how to get to my house?" Sookie asked and then, told me the directions when I told her no. "See you soon, Bella."
"Bye, Sook," I said before hanging up.
I tossed my phone on my bed and picked out an outfit; jean shorts that could revival Daisy Duke and a tight, red shirt. I brushed the knots out of my hair, pulled my hair up in a high ponytail and then, packed a week's worth of clothes and other necessities. I slipped on tan, leather cowboy boots and hefted the bag over my shoulder while calling out, "Kaylee, you ready?"
"Yes, now hurry up!" Kaylee demanded from down stairs.
"Ungrateful brat," I teased.
An hour and a half later, I was knocking on Sookie's door. I waited for a few seconds before I saw her through the window, she let me in with a smile. "Thank you so much, Bella, you have no idea how much I appreciate it."
I waved off her thanks. "Oh, Sookie, you're my friend. You would do it for me."
I looked around her house in shock. "Uh, nice place?"
Sookie laughed, as she took my bag from me. "This is the Maenad's doing. I'll have to tell you about that later, but, first, you need to tell me about Eric."
I sighed in defeat. "I really don't, but I suppose I could. Well, he fired me and then, proceeded to tell me that no one knows me like he does. Blah, blah, blah. The asshole. I told him I no longer wanted anything to do with him and he had the gall to think that I would be crawling back to him, so I rescinded his invitation to my house and left. He shouldn't bother, he wants you now. Not me, I gave him what he wanted and look where that got me. I can't believe I fell into his stupid trap. I thought he might have liked me, not just for my gift or my body, but for me."
Sookie reached out and smoothed my bangs away. "He only wants me because Bill does and he finds my gift valuable. I bet you anything, he'll be the one to come crawling back."
I stared at her like she was stupid before I busted out laughing. "Oh, Dio, brucia. Ciò sarebbe il giorno." (Oh, God, it burns. That would be the day.)
Sookie glared at me. "I don't appreciate being made fun of in Italian!"
I wiped the tear from my eye. "I wasn't making fun of you. But, seriously, Sookie, do you see Eric Northman crawling on his knees for a human. A smart-alecky human, nonetheless."
She pursued her lips. "You have a point."
I was going to say something when there was a knock at her door. We looked at each other before going to the front door. Sookie pulled back the curtain covering the window and we saw Pam standing there, decked out in a hot pink dress suit. She held out her arms and asked, "May I?"
Sookie and I shared a look before she opened the door, inviting Pam in. "Come on in."
Pam looked around Sookie's place in awe. "Now, why'd you have to go and kill that Maenad? She's a terrific decorator."
"Any news about Bill," Sookie asked, worriedly.
Pam swiveled around to face us. "No, just making my nightly rounds." She reached in her purse. "And, Eric wanted me to give you this. Isabella, you should have let us known you'd be with Sookie."
We took our checks, as I glared. "And, I made myself clear to him that I wanted nothing to do with him."
She smirked. "Yes, but you meant after you got the money."
Well, she had me there. Sookie looked down at her check. "This is too much; it's only supposed to be ten thousand."
"We know Eric wanted to give the both of you a bonus for going above and beyond." Pam explained.
"Tell me thanks, I guess." Sookie said, unenthusiastic.
Pam smiled like a kid in a candy shop. "I'll tell him you sounded more appreciative than that. And, you, Isabella, are you going to make one of your jokes?"
I sneered. "It's a shame that I'll miss your smiling face every night, Pam."
She chuckled, but it was cut off when she inhaled, a deep shiver raking her body.
"What was that?" Sookie and I asked in unison.
"It was Eric calling me. I should probably check in."
"He can call you?" I asked, curiously.
In a blur, Pam was gone.
"Jessica," Sookie breathed.
Sookie had barely parked the car before she was jumping out of her car, I tore off my seatbelt and followed her up the stairs of what I can assume is Bill Compton's porch. She quickly unlocked the door and I wrinkled my nose at the stench. Jessica zipped over to us, exclaiming, "You ought to let me know when gonna be swinging by, it's polite."
Sookie cut her off, demanding, "Has Bill called you?"
Jessica sighed. "No, and I told you I would tell you if he did."
"Not that kind of call, I was just with Pam and she got all shivery and told me that Eric had just called her and she had to go." Sookie told her, we watched as recognition flickered in Jessica's eyes.
"She was shivering?" Jessica asked, softly.
"Have you ever felt that?"
"Last night, "Jessica admitted. "It came over me in a wave and it made me feel sick."
I interrupted her. "Other than sick, what else did you feel?"
"I don't know, maybe a place." Jessica seemed unsure.
"What place, Jessica?" I asked, softly.
"I don't know," Jessica mumbled.
"Come one," Sookie exclaimed, holding out her keys to Jessica.
Before we left, I cried out, "What stinks?"
"Isa," a warm, gravelly voice murmured in my ear.
A smile bloomed across my face, as I felt a nose snuffling along my neck; his scruff tickling my soft skin. Strong, muscular, and warm arms dragged my body onto of him, I made a sound of contentment, as I laid sprawled out on his chest, his hands stroking my lower back and ass. I pulled myself up, so that I was straddling his stomach, my curly hair was a curtain on each side of my face, as I leaned forward to kiss those enticing lips of his; his fingers were kneading into my hips. He was so strong and warm. His lips were soft and hot and a second later, I felt his tongue slip out and slide along the flesh of my lower lip. No one had ever kissed me this way and I let out a surprised gasp. He took advantage of my slightly open mouth and caressed my tongue with his. It's been a long time since someone has kissed me this way before, with Eric it was always hard and rough, but this was nice and it still made my toes curl; I gasped at the sensation. He took advantage of my slightly open mouth and caressed my tongue with his. I moaned, as our tongues danced; my hands sliding up in his warm chest. I could get used to this. But, as much as I loved the softer side of passion, I wanted a little too much more. I sucked on his tongue and a ball of lust erupted in my belly when I heard him growl, it sounded animalistic and primal. His grip on my hips tightened, as he rolled us over, so now he was on top and I was gladly on the bottom. God, his body felt amazing pressed against mine. It was so warm and heavy and it seemed like it belonged. One of his strong, calloused hands gripped my thigh and hiked it high on his hip, bringing him flush against my burning hot center; my nails dug into his shoulder as I felt him pressed at my entrance. His mouth left mine, a strange noise coming from his throat, a mixture between a growl and a purr, as he nibbled along my neck.
"Please," I begged, arching my back, offering my breast to the hand that had wormed its' way to my chest.
I was jerked from my vision at the sound of Sookie shouting, "Stop!"
Blinking my eyes, I looked out the window and into the dark where I could make out an overturned car; Jessica pulled the car to a stop sharply. Sookie gasped, as she looked closer at the car. "That's Bill's car."
At that announcement, we all hurriedly got out of the car and raced over to it, being careful as we went down the slope. Sookie crouched down at the car and peered into the window. "There's a body in here, but it's not Bill's. Give me a hand, Jessica."
We looked over to see her still by Sookie's car, but then she was next to us. She knelt down and pulled the body out with no problem, as Sookie said, "Check for a wallet or phone, anything that might tell us who this fucker is."
"No wallet," Jessica checked in his jacket. "And, no phone."
Seeing something on his neck, I crouched down and pulled back the collar of his shirt to see a marking on his body. "Okay, what is that?"
Jessica and Sookie came for a closer look. "What the fuck?"
As Jessica was looking on her phone for that symbol, I went closer to Sookie. "I had a vision in the car."
Sookie looked at me with wide eyes. "About Bill?"
I could feel my cheeks heating up, but thankfully it was dark. "No, no, not about Bill. It was me and a guy, we were you know. I mean, this is so weird. When I had that vision of you and Eric, it was in flashes and mute, but this was vivid. I can still feel the warmth of his skin, his beard on my neck, his," I snuck a quick look at Jessica before lowering my voice, "penis pressed against me. It's so weird though, I remember seeing his face, but now I can't remember what he looked like. What do you think it means?"
Sookie looked thoughtful, I was sure she was seeing the vision still playing around in my head. "I don't know, but it's gotta be important. Maybe this guy helps you get over Eric."
I was about to say something when Jessica spoke, "Got it."
Sookie and I went over to her side. "What does it say it is?"
"Something to do with Operation Werewolf," Jessica said, showing us the picture.
"Werewolf?" Sookie asked, meekly.
I sported a big grin. "Cool! Werewolves exist?"
Alright, that's chapter one! :D And, it's my longest. So, tell me what you think.