An Invincible Summer- Sequel to Wild Heart, Eternal Light
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Let's get right back to it shall we? My title is inspired by one of my favorite philosophers, Albert Camus who said, "In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer." I love that quote and thought it would tie in nicely when writing about Eric and Sookie.
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What happened last in Wild Heart Eternal Light:
They snicked down and she said, "Let's begin."
He nodded and was amazed at what was happening. He was becoming maker to Sookie Stackhouse. A year ago, he didn't know if he would even see her ever again. Now he was married to her. He was bonded and pledged. He was living with her.
Now he was to become her maker and he got to keep her forever.
"One last time to drink you, my darling."
She nodded and put her hand on the nape of his neck, gently urging him forward. He inhaled her scent, wondering how much of it would change once she was vampire. "You will make an excellent vampire," he whispered as he dragged his fangs along her vein, which seemed to bounce up to him eagerly now.
"Will it hurt?" she asked.
"No, it's like going to sleep. Then you awake to your new life. In my arms. I won't leave you a moment."
She nodded and he pierced her skin, sucking lightly. Sookie kissed down his neck and with her free hand she softly touched her way down his chest. He growled against her neck as she rubbed his nipples lightly, outlining them with her fingers. The other hand stroked his neck, urging him on.
Sookie was panting lightly as he drank and copied her movements by stroking her nipples with his rough fingertips. His hands moved to her back and pressed her chest flush against him as he lifted her slightly and lowered her down onto his already rock hard cock.
She moaned as he was buried inside of her. "God you feel good," she gasped out.
He only rumbled in pleasure as he began to lightly pump in and out of her.
After a while, they were close and Eric was quickly getting to the point where Sookie would have no choice but to follow through with it. "Sookie," he rumbled out.
She looked into his face, her fingers tracing his bloody lips as he continued to move inside of her deeply, "This is it. Are you sure?" he asked. She nodded and he nodded as he felt her certainty to guide him.
He nodded and pumped into her, snaking one hand down to her clit as he kissed Sookie as a human deeply one last time. She moaned in the kissed and writhed simultaneously against his hand and his cock.
He broke the kiss and assured her, "I will be there when you wake, my love."
Sookie nodded and said, "I know. I love you," she whispered in his ear.
He rubbed her back as he lowered his fangs to her neck, but as he latched on someone behind them said, "I wouldn't be doing that if I were you."
Eric growled and spun around, concealing Sookie behind him.
"Who the fuck are you?" he growled out as his fangs practically jumped out of his gums and feral growls ripped through the room, his hands itching to break the intruder's neck.
"You!" Sookie exclaimed as she got a peek at their intruder.
Eric threw a sheet over Sookie and zipped to grab the Fae in their room by the throat, controlling his rage enough to not tear into his throat. Sookie gasped out and shrieked, "ERIC WAIT!"
He growled louder and lifted the man by the throat so he was in the air. Sookie was up and now standing next to him. She was calm, but Eric knew she was close to becoming hysterical.
"Please Eric, release him. Now," she commanded softly.
Eric maintained eye contact with the faery, whose eyes were fixed on his Sookie.
"Who is this man?" Eric asked, still maintaining a firm grasp on him.
"He saved me in Faery. He was the only reason I was able to come back. Please let him go," she asked again.
Eric glanced to Sookie and saw her pleading eyes and he gave into her, dropping the faery to the floor with a loud thud.
"Thank you," she said softly as she walked toward the man on the floor. "Pants," she commanded.
He clenched his jaw, ignoring her command. If she thought he was leaving her with this being without him here, she was obviously confused.
As Sookie went to touch the faery, she seemed to rethink something and sat close to him instead. He was leaning up on his elbows, his startling blue eyes bouncing between Sookie and Eric.
"Why are you here?" Sookie asked.
"To save you," the faery responded simply.
"From what?" she asked.
"He is stealing your light," he said in a fierce and angry voice.
Sookie shook her head, "No. He wasn't. What is your name?"
"Claude? Are you related to Claudine?" she asked.
"She was my sister," he said in a grave voice, his eye darting angrily towards Eric.
"She took me against my will. She led me into that trap of a realm you call home," Sookie spat out.
"She did lead you into a trap, but not against your will. You have to consent to go," he said.
Eric felt as if he was punched in the stomach. She had left by choice. They had never really gone into a long discussion about everything that Sookie had been through the night she had left them. Now Eric was getting it firsthand.
"So you can't just take me there?" she asked nervously.
"No. You have to consent. And you must be taken by your faery Godmother"
Sookie sighed in relief. "So now, what about Eric stealin' my light?"
"He was drinking your blood. He was killing you," Claude said.
"No, I chose," she said stubbornly and Eric felt pride in her words. It made him feel better. He never wanted to steal Sookie's gorgeous light. To be accused of it by this asshole, made Eric want to unleash his rage and end him like his sister.
"Sookie, you will die," Claude said.
"Yeah that's kind of the point," Eric said through clenched teeth.
Claude shot Eric a glance full of disgust and hate. "No, you will kill her and she will be no more. There is no changing a Fae into a vampire, even if she is half human. The Fae in her will literally kill any and all change. Her light would rather Sookie die than become something so dark. Her light will fight that darkness at all cost."
Eric's stomach dropped and he froze, horrified and terrified at how close he had come to killing her.
"That's not true!" Sookie protested angrily, but Eric could feel her uncertainty in the bond. He was suddenly angry.
"You knew this was a possibility and you didn't tell me?" he growled out. Sookie turned her shocked face towards him.
"Did you just growl at me?" she asked as if she didn't know if she heard him correctly.
"Answer the question, Sookie," he seethed out.
"No," she said in a small voice, but again he could feel that wasn't the whole truth. He shook his head, and she saw disappointment and hurt in his eyes at the lie.
"When Bill drained me in the truck, Claudine had said something about takin' my light, but I didn't even remember it until now. I don't trust anything she said anyway," Sookie explained in a rushed voice, reaching out for him but he intentionally stood away from her outreached hand.
For her to have risked that, and then to lie to him was a problem. A big problem. He looked back towards Claude and said, "I thank you for intervening. It would have been disastrous for both of us if Sookie had met the true death."
Claude merely nodded once, confusion flooding his features at Eric's grateful tone. Claude stood, which caused Eric's natural predator to snarl internally, but Eric held back, remembering the service this creature had just done for them.
Sookie's eyes pleaded with Eric's to forgive her, but she needed to understand what she had almost done.
"Sookie, I am your Fae kin. I came here to protect you now that Claudine is in the Summerlands. She wanted me to carry on as your faery godmother."
"Sookie doesn't need a faery godmother, she has my protection," Eric stated walking closer to Sookie.
Claude looked up at him and said, "Really? Do you know for sure she won't need me?"
"Claudine was a terrible godmother if she led Sookie to danger," Eric bit out. "She would be safer here with me, where she actually wants to be."
"It is true that Claudine led her to our realm, though her reason for doing so may have surprised you both," Claude said in a sure voice.
Sookie stood and looked into the faeries eyes with genuine interest causing something in Eric to get nervous.
"She meant for you to become part of our family. To grow and train with us as a full Fae. Queen Mab, was under the impression that Claudine was a traitor to her family and supported her reign over Fae, which actually belongs to our family. The truth is that Claudine was sent there by us as a spy. The only way she could bring you into the realm without drawing special attention to you was by saying she acquired you as one of the harvest Halflings for Mab. She never meant for you to eat the light fruit or for you to stay with Mab."
"How can we be sure she can trust what you say, faery?" Eric asked, now almost completely blocking Sookie from view. This faery sounded as if he wanted to take Sookie back with him, which would happen over Eric's dead, but very strong and lethal, dead body.
"Ask Sookie. Sookie can you sense I am telling the truth?" he asked, his luminous eyes finding Sookie's.
Sookie remained silent, but her face held one of confusion and incredulousness.
"If I could sense the truth I wouldn't have been in a relationship with my last ex for more than a day. I can hear human and faery minds, not sense the truth," she explained.
"No, you can sense the truth with family members. Think back to when Jason ever lied to you or any other member of your family. You could sense it, and not by reading their minds either."
Sookie seemed to contemplate what he was saying and glanced at Eric. She was suddenly nervous, because whatever he was saying was spot on.
"How do you know all this about me?" she asked him, in a defensive tone.
"Like my sister probably told you, we have been looking over you since you were young and saw you had the spark," Claude said
"The spark?" Eric asked, interested. They didn't have much on Sookie's faery heritage at all, so hearing about it was something Eric was willing to listen to.
Suddenly Sookie stepped out from behind Eric and held her hand out between them.
"Hang on. I am not havin' this conversation in our bedroom while we are naked. Can I trust you to go downstairs and wait until we have got some clothes on?" she asked Claude.
He nodded and she seemed to be appeased by his response, possibly sensing the truth like he had suggested earlier. He disappeared in a blaze of golden light, shocking the hell out of Eric. He looked to Sookie, who looked liked she wasn't fazed by it at all.
She turned to Eric and said, "Eric, I need you to listen to me. I did feel what he meant by the truth. I can't explain it because it isn't like our bond. Maybe it's like your maker child bond with Pam. I just know I need to hear what he has to say."
Eric only nodded, still shocked by the golden light he had seen Claude disappear in. Is that how Sookie had left this realm? It was terrifying and beautiful to Eric all at once.
"Eric?" Sookie asked him, clearly concerned.
Eric looked into Sookie's eyes and she trapped him there in her eyes.
"Baby, listen. I thought it was possible. I thought I could do it safely. I now remember what Claudine said about my light, but I don't know anythin' about the light or what it can do. I am sorry. I should have mentioned it to you. Please don't be mad at me?" she asked, her eyes filling with tears.
"Sookie you should have mentioned it to me. I almost killed you. Do you know what that would have done to me? I would never forgive myself. Never."
"I know," she said, sitting on the edge of the bed, still wrapped up in the sheet. She covered her face in her hands and he heard her choking back sobs. He walked over to sit next to her and wrapped his arm around her.
Sookie looked up at him and said, "What are we gonna do now? I really did want to join you on that side. I was ready. I want to be with you. I want to do so many things with you. I wanted to spend time seeing the world with you. I don't want you to die," she said, hiccupping back more sobs.
Eric wrapped her up tightly in his arms. "Sookie, we will figure it out. We have some time," he reassured her. But it was like watching grains of sand funneling too fast into the bottom of the hour glass.
She felt his despair and she cried against his shoulder.
He pulled back from her and said, "Sookie, do you trust me?" he asked her.
She wiped her tear stained faced, but nodded. "Okay, then I promise that I will figure this out. Okay, my sweet girl. Now please stop crying," he pleaded.
She nodded, giving him a small watery smile.
"We need to present a united front in front of this Claude," he said as he continued to hold her and rub her back as she calmed.
"We should get somewhat dressed and head down," Sookie said, pulling away from him and running her hand down his cheek.
He kissed her red nose and cheeks, tasting her salty tears. He gently slid her off his lap and lifted her to her feet. He stood and guided them to their closet where Sookie slipped on a sweat suit and Eric quickly found the matching one to hers, grateful for his child's sense of humor.
Sookie turned around and burst out laughing at him in his matching suit. He smiled at his wife and said, "Pam meant for us to have the matching sets. I think as a joke, but I think I like it," he said as he waggled his eyebrows at her as he sauntered closer to Sookie's doubled over form.
"Oh my gosh, ya'll just busted my gut from laughing so hard. You and your child are ridiculous. You both need help," she finally managed to get out.
"Busted your gut? Please tell me this is one of your delightful phrases. If not, that sounds quite serious and I think we should call Ludwig," he said teasing, but a little concern found its way into his voice, causing Sookie to laugh harder.
"Oh for Pete's sake, no, silly vampire, nothin' is wrong with my gut. Now let's go downstairs before Claude wonders what the heck happened to us," she said reaching for his hand.
Eric raised the joined hands to his lips, kissing the back of hers as they headed down to deal with the next new issue in their life.
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