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AN: Happy Thanksgiving! And Black Friday Day! This is my gift to you.

... enjoy!

Eric Northman

It was odd watching Godric with Bella. Gone was the seriousness he always carried around, in its place was a carefree man. I had been shocked, to say the least, when Bella had carelessly slapped his ass. The Godric I knew would've ripped off anyone's hand for that. Instead he had just growled at her and followed her into the sky.

Flying with them was an experience. An awkward one for me, as I didn't join in on their race. They were constantly weaving in and out, doing loops around each other, bumping and pushing each other, as they laughed freely.

When we finally arrived at Godric's nest the race had been long over. They landed with grace beside each other holding hands.

People were all over the place in the house.

As we entered, Bella fell back in step with me, as people started coming up to Godric to welcome him back home. He soon disappeared off to his thrown, leaving me and Bella alone. We both took off our jackets and put it up in the hallway closet along with Bella's hat, before we walked around to greet everyone together.

After pleasantries, we were making our way towards Godric, when we came across Jason Stackhouse walking away from Godric.

"Hail the conquering hero." I greeted him, Bella quirked an eyebrow at us.

"Ah, no," He shook his head, "I'm no hero."

"Well, you are in this town." I paused, stepping towards him, "But in my area we know you well as a buyer and user of vampire blood."

Bella hummed, "That's a very grave offense. What is your name, boy?"

"Ja-Jason Stackhouse, ma'am." He stammered, Bella raised her eyebrows at his last name, "I… I don't do that no more."

I nodded, "All things considered, however," I glanced over at Godric, before looking back at him "We'll call it even." Bella grinned beside me, "But you won't be doing it again."

"Ever." Bella drawled.

He nodded his head, fearfully, "yeah."

Bella and I slowly shook our heads, "No."

"No… no." He shook his head quickly, "Got it."

"Good boy," Bella and I separated, "run along."

He stepped between us and started walking away, but Bella stopped.

"Oh, Mister Stackhouse?"

He turned, "Yes ma'am?"

Bella winked, "Nice headshot."

He smiled a blinding smile and nodded excitedly before walking away. Bella and I turned back to each other with smiles, shaking our head at the human's silliness, before finally separating from each other. I wondered around the living room while Bella wondered down to the basement where her room was. I came upon Sookie just as she started speaking about me.

I hummed, "I heard my name. I hope you are speaking well of me."
Sookie glared at me, "Why should I? You let me walk into a trap.

"I regret that. If I had known it was a possibility... " I trailed off.
"You did know!" She spat, "But because it was Godric, you and Bella would risk anything!"

"The bond between a vampire and his maker is stronger than you can imagine." I narrowed my eyes, before shrugging, "Perhaps one day you'll find out."

Bill snapped his head up to glare at me and I smirked at him, making Sookie look between the both of us. I gave him one last smile before turning to walk away. I felt Bill following after me. Finally he reached me in the hallway. He grabbed my arm to stop me.

"I don't like being touched."

I glared down at his hand, tensing further when I felt a small hand rub up my other arm.

"Unless it's me doing the touching." I looked down to see Bella wink as she smirked up at me.

Bill ignored her.

"Oh believe me, I do not like touching you." He spat, throwing back my arm.

"But I sure do." Bella whispered beside me, trailing her nails up and down my forearm.

I pulled her in closer to me, wrapping my arm around her shoulder, her hand resting on my abs. I needed her to stop her caressing while I talked to Bill. All she was doing was making me aroused. Bill glared at her before readdressing me.

"Your contact with Sookie will cease from this moment on."

"Oh that's hardly your decision." I taunted.

"Callin' my maker 'cause you couldn't win Sookie for yourself is feeble and desperate, even for you." He accused.

"How is Lorena?" Bella piped up, smiling as she laid her head on my chest, "It's been such a long time since I have heard from her."

I smiled down at her, before looking back at him, "Are you picking a fight?" I tilted my head, "I'd like to see you try."

"She will never be yours and there's nothing you can do. In this you are powerless. Accept it." He hissed.

"Trust me," I squeezed Bella's shoulder, "I do not want her."

Not anymore.

Before he could retort, Isabel came into the room with Hugo making him kneel in front of Godric. We all turned our attention towards them.

"Here is the one that betrayed us."

Everyone heard what she said and started crowding around in the room.

"He's your human, is he not?" Godric asked.

"Yes, he is." Isabel swallowed.

"Do you love him?" Godric asked her with a raise eyebrow.

Isabel paused, "I thought I did," She started crying.

"It appears you love him still." He observed.

"I do." Isabel nodded, as she cried, "I'm sorry, but you are my Sheriff, do with him as you please."

Godric looked down at the human, "You are free to go."

"Huh?" The human replied, before Bella and Stan's, "What?"

"The human is free to go." Godric reinstated, before looking back down at the human, "And do not return. I fear it is not safe for you here." He looked over at Bella and Stan.

"This is a travesty." Stan protested.

"This is my verdict." He stared at Stan, "Eric? Bella?" He turned to me, pausing to look at my arm around Bella's shoulder and the way she was pressed against me, before he looked back at me, "Escort them out." He nodded towards the human, me and Bella stepped up, "Make sure he leaves unharmed."

"Yes, Godric." We both said, before making our way to the kneeling human.

We ignored Isabel thanking Godric and grabbed Hugo. I grabbed him by the collar and pulled him up, as Bella grabbed his arm, before we started leading him throughout the crowd. We made sure to walk him over to his Volvo.

"Don't stop driving until you've reached the Mexican border." I suggested as he climbed into his car.

Just as he tried to close his door, Bella's hand shot out and held it open, the metal groaning in protest. She leaned into the car with a glare.

"And Hugo?" He looked up at her with fearful eyes, "Do not let me see your face again."

He nodded and Bella slammed his door shut. We watched as he left, disappearing down the road.

"If she really loved him, she would've gone with him."

When I looked over she was already gone and the door was slammed shut. I sighed and followed after her. I found her standing next to Godric's chair.

"Hugo's been dispatched," I said kneeling down beside him, "I told him not to stop driving until he reached the Mexican border."

I nodded towards Bella, "We've arranged for an AB negative human for you."

Bella leaned down to look at him, "Extremely rare."

"Thank you," He nodded to the both of us, "But I'm not hungry."

"Well, you have to feed eventually," I smirked, "I doubt the Fellowship had anything to offer."

My smirk fell when he didn't respond. Bella and I traded a look before I asked the question that has been plaguing my thoughts.

" Why wouldn't you leave when I first came for you?"

"They didn't treat me badly." Godric smiled, "You'd be shocked at how ordinary most of them are."

"Godric?" Bella asked, stepping around to kneel next to me, with furrowed brows, "They do nothing but fan the flames of hatred for us."

"Let's be honest." Godric looked between the two of us, "We are frightening. After thousands of years we haven't evolved. We only grow more brutal, more predatory. I don't see the danger in treating humans as equals." Bella nodded in agreement with him, "The Fellowship of the Sun arose because we never did so."

"Is that why you wouldn't fight when they took you?" I asked him.

"I could have killed every last one of them within minutes." He shook his head and shrugged, "And what would that have proven?"

A silence fell over us as Bella and I stared at Godric with him looking between the two of us with a sad smile upon his face. I heard Bella sniffed and I turned to see her sniff again, this time her brows furrowed. She turned to look over her shoulder still sniffing.

"Someone's here. Someone not a part of our Area." She stood and started walking towards the living room.

I stood along with Godric, "She's very talented for her age, no?" He asked, following behind her, "Her senses are like a thousands of years old vampire. The only thing normal about her is that her strength matches her age."

"Yes, she is very talented." I nodded stopping to his right, where he stood by Bella in the doorway to the living room.

I looked down at Bella to see her lips pursed. I caught her eye and she nodded towards the living room. I turned to look and internally curse as Lorena and Sookie greeted each other. The conversations around didn't pause but with our enhanced hearing we could hear every word they traded.

"Yes, you are what all the fuss is about." Lorenna studied her.

Sookie shook her head and smiled, "Excuse me?"

"Aren't you a morsel…"

"I'm sorry..." Sookie shook her head, "Who are you?"

"Well…" Lorena smiled and tilted her head, "We have a mutual friend."


"That's right." She smiled, "Funny he never mentioned me… I practically… made him what he is today."

I looked back at Bella to see her watching with wide eyes as Bill came across the two girls. This was not boding well.


The girls turned towards Bill, "Oh hello darling," Lorena greeted him, "I was just getting to know your play thing." She turned back to Sookie, "You always did like to prey on the innocent."

Sookie turned to Bill, "Bill? Is this your maker?"

"She released me years ago." Bill explained, "She no longer has any hold over me."

"Oh I wouldn't say that," Lorena shook her head, "We had two marvelous nights in your hotel room."

"What?" Sookie gasped.

"Did you know your boyfriend hit me over the head with a 52 inch plasma television early tonight?" Lorena touched the back of her head, "Everyone says they're so thin and light, but let me tell you, when wielded probably, it's quite a weapon."

Bella snorted and when Godric sent her a look, she just smirked and shrugged, "What? That's funny."

"You did?" Sookie looked at Bill.

"Lorena, you need to leave."

"I concur." Bella murmured, crossing her arms across her chest.

"I hope he doesn't pull the same shenanigans with you," She sneered, "There is no excuse for domestic violence."

"What she has failed to mention is that she was holding me prisoner." Bill growled.

"Cher!" Lorena smiled, "We were just catching up, is all." She pouted, "You must've been worried sick. Wondering where he was."

Godric looked to the both of us, "Who is she?"

"Lorena, she's Bills maker." Bella nodded toward them.

"She's not from my Area. She's from Mississippi." I answered.

"Why does this have both your names written all over it?" Godric asked looking straight ahead.

"I have no clue what you're talking about." Bella and I replied in unison, glaring at each other when we realized what we had done.

Godric shook his head, "Right."

We were brought out of our conversation as all conversations stopped and the only voice we heard was Sookie's.

"Do not touch him." Sookie grasped Lorena's wrist.

"My," Lorenna looked at her, "We're feisty too."

Lorena started laughing, "Aw, you're no more than a blood bag. You cannot win this."

"I've already won." Sookie replied, "Bill chose me. And yet, you still won't give up. Don't you have any shame?"

Bella groaned, "Will she ever learn?"

"Sookie, stop." Bill demanded.

"I'd listen to him," Lorena warned, "Now run away little girl," she turned to walk over to Bill, "William and I love each other."

Bill grasped her shoulders and pushed her as he went to stand next to Sookie, "You've gone mad. Now get out, now."

"Maybe you do love him, who am I to guess?" Sookie spoke up, "But he doesn't love you. He never has. And that we both know."

Lorena's fangs bared, "Take those words back! Or they shall be your last."

"We are leaving." Bill growled trying to pull Sookie away.

"Go find someone else, you fucking bitch! You've lost this one!"

Bella gasped, her jaw dropped and her eyebrows raised. She seemed to snap out of it when Godric disappeared from our side and in the next instant she was beside him with me right behind her, as he pulled Lorena away from Sookie.

"Retract. Your. Fangs." Godric ordered, "Now."

Lorena did as told and Godric pushed her down to sit before him. Bill helped Sookie up from the table Lorena had slammed her onto.

"I neither know nor care who you are, but in this area and certainly in this nest, I am the authority," He paused, "Do you understand?"

"Yes, sh-sheriff." She stuttered.

Godric let go of her neck and gestured to Sookie, "This human has proven herself to be courageous and loyal friend to our kind." He sneered, "And yet you treat her like a child treats a dragonfly. Pulling off wings for sport." He shook his head in disappointment, "No wonder they hate us."

"She provoked me." Lorena tried to excuse herself.

He leaned down to her eye level, "And you provoked me."

"You disrupted the peace in my own home. I could snap you like a twig." He paused, "Yet, I haven't. And why is that?"

"It's… your choice." She answered him.

"Indeed, it is." He nodded, "You're an old vampire. I can tell. You've had hundreds of years to better yourself. Yet, you haven't." He sneered, "You're still a savage. And I fear for all of us, humans and vampires, if this behavior persists."

Godric turned to Bill, "You." He nodded to Lorena, "You seem to know her?

Bill reluctantly nodded, "Yes, Sheriff."

"Escort her from the nest." He ordered.

Bill turned to Sookie and she nodded, "Go ahead, I'm fine."

Godric looked back at Lorena, "I wish you out of my area before dawn."

Bill lead Lorena out of the house then, everyone watching as they went. Godric turned to look at Bella and me; he shook his head before going back to his throne. Leaving me and Bella by Sookie. Bella was rocking on the balls of her feet, her arms crossed over her chest, with pursed lips.

"Miss Stackhouse?" Sookie looked at Bellla, who was staring at her feet as she started toeing the rug, "Remember what I said about talking out of turn in the presence of dangerous vampires?"

"Yeah?" Sookie looked at me in confusion.

Bella finally looked up at Sookie with a dazzling smile, "I told you so."

She started to walk away towards Godric's throne, but stopped near the fire place when a human called out.

"Excuse me everyone!"

I turned to see Godric and Isabel step out into the living room. Bella glanced between me and Godric, making sure of our positions before she looked back at the sweaty human.

"Can I have your attention?" He swallowed, "My name is Luke McDonald. I'm a member of the Fellowship of The Sun."

Stan stood with a growl.

"And I have a message for you all. From Reverend Steve Newlin."

With that he unzipped her oversized jacket to reveal a vest with chains, wooden and silver bullets, along with a bomb. He pulled out the detonator.

Sookie gasped.

Bella hissed.

He pulled the trigger.

AN: Oooh, Cliffhanger.

Not really... Not if you've seen the episode. It'll just be a little different.

Anyway, tell me how you like it.

Oh! and how about that Harry Potter?

R.I.P. my hero, Dobby, the free elf.