Never say die

I do not True Blood or the Southern Vampire Mysteries.

I was in Merlotte's working.

"Hey Ari. Eric just walked in", Sookie said.

My fangs extended and I smiled.

"Uh…fangs", Sookie said.

I didn't even hear her. I flashed out of the kitchen and pounced on my boyfriend, Eric Northman.

He put me down and handed me a bouquet of black roses.

I put them to my nose and didn't smell anything. I took one out and discovered it was made of wood. "Eric", I said.

"I am a vampire. You are a vampire. We do not die. I found it appropriate", he said.

"It's sweet", I said, "I bet Bill doesn't do anything special like this for Sookie".

"I heard that", his voice said.

"If it isn't Mr. Buzz kill himself", I muttered.

"Eric, Arianna", Bill greeted, "Shouldn't you be working?"

"Shouldn't you be watching over your ward?" I taunted.

"Eric, you know how I feel about you being in a relationship with a child", Bill said.

Eric's fangs extended and he growled. "You will not speak to my mate like that", he hissed.

"Oh? So you've mated with her?" Bill asked.

I growled.

Sam jumped between Eric and Bill. "You", he said addressing me, "Get back to work". He turned to Eric. "Either behave or get out of my bar", Sam said. He turned to Bill. "Same to you", he said.

I gathered my bouquet of black wooden roses. "Thank you for the roses Eric", I said.

He smiled and said, "Anything for you". He leaned down and kissed me lightly. He winked at me and was gone in a flash.

"Damn vampires", Sam muttered.

"Heard that", I said smiling.

"Get back to work before I stake you", Sam said.

I kissed his cheek and said, "Thanks for breaking up that fight before it got bad". I skipped back to the kitchen and set my roses in a vase. I set them in the pick-up window and smiled.