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"How the fuck are you two still alive?" I asked Amelia and Lafayette as they looked at each other pretty proud and confident.
"Simple spell and these," she pulled up her sleeve and showed me a glowing bracelet.
"Stops the heart and makes you appear dead, but your actually alive," Lafayette said as he showed me his as well.
"Thank God, if it wasn't for you two…"
"We would be dead and Bill would be alive, thank you," Eric said, sounding like he was in pain as he uttered the words thank you.
"Glad to know you are so appreciative, always need a plan B…that's what Niall told us," Amelia said.
"This was his idea?" I asked her and she nodded.
"He said better you didn't know, just in case anything went wrong," Lafayette told me.
"Exactly what I thought," Lafayette said and I laughed as I grabbed him and pulled him in for a hug.
"That's cool, I can just hug Eric," Amelia looked over to him and he raised an eyebrow at her, "or hug myself, that's cool too." I laughed as I grabbed her and hugged her too.
"Thank you…both of you. I owe you one," I told them and they both nodded.
They both looked around the room and back to each other.
"We are going to go check on everyone else, take care of them," Amelia whispered to me referring to Pam and Jess.
As they left the room I took a good look around and just stood there in silence, gathering my thoughts.
"Sookie." I looked over to Eric who grabbed me and pulled me into his embrace.
I couldn't help but look back over to the pile of goo that was once Bill.
Jessica was in hysterics as she cried near the puddle, putting her hands into it as if she could revive him.
I looked over to Pam who still seemed to be in a daze about everything, but a hint of realization hit her face as she looked around the room.
"Where's Tara?" She asked as she looked even harder around the room and back to Eric and I.
"Where is she?" She asked again.
I let go of Eric and nodded as I walked over to Jessica and he walked over to Pam.
"Jess, come on."
I tried to lightly grab her arm as I bent towards her but she backed away from me.
"Fuck you, do not touch me!" She yelled as she continued to try and put the pieces back together of her Maker.
"He's dead, you can't do this to yourself," I tried reasoning with her but her fangs came out as she got up and grabbed me by the throat.
"He wasn't himself, he could have lived…I could have saved him!" She practically growled in my face as her grip tightened.
"Let her go," Eric growled as he came to my side and pushed her away.
"This is your fault….that monster was not Bill and you know it Sookie. If you even remotely loved him you wouldn't have killed him!" She yelled at me as she got up and walked slowly towards us.
"It was because I loved him that I had to let him go!" I screamed back at her as Eric's grip on me loosened.
"You don't get it….that wasn't him and if he continued to live he would've gone back to the monster he became. He had to die so he could die the way he wanted to," I told her and her face was smeared with the red tears that fell from her eyes.
"I could have saved him," she said lowly to herself.
"No, he would have turned you into a slave and you know it. He would have made you kill innocent people after he killed us," I told her gently and she shook her head as she fell to the floor.
I tried to walk towards her but Eric stopped me.
"She won't hurt me, go talk to Pam I've got this," I told him and he reluctantly let me go and went to Pam, who was wiping away tears as she stood away from us.
"Jessica, I know it hurts to lose someone you love but eventually the pain won't feel so great. Time heals all wounds, trust me."
"How would you know, you're human," she said coldly as she scoffed at me.
"Technically I'm not…more alien than human." She glared at me and I sighed.
"Because I've lost more people than I can remember and most of them have died because of me. I cause so much misery that I don't even know if I'm capable of making anyone happy," I told her and she looked up at me.
"If I can stand here and look at you and not be drowned in my own sorrow, than I know what I'm telling you is the truth. Time heals all wounds, even the deepest ones." She nodded and looked back over to Bill's remains one last time.
"Holy shit, what the fuck happened here?" I looked over to the door and my brother was standing there, rifle in one hand and blood smeared all over him.
"Bill's dead," I told him.
"Thank God for small favors," he said and Jess began crying even louder.
"Oh shit, Jess I didn't mean it like that…" My brother really needs to learn to think before he spoke sometimes.
He walked over to Jess and held her as she cried and I got up and walked over to Pam and Eric.
"How could I just stand there and do nothing!" She yelled at him.
"It wasn't your fault…it was his and now he is gone," he told her and she scoffed.
"Is that supposed to make me feel better? Revenge may fix things for you but surprisingly it doesn't do shit for me!" She yelled at him.
"It has before," he told her and she shook her head.
"Not this time, this was different," she told him as a single red tear fell down her face and she wiped it away quickly.
"I'm leaving," she said as she walked passed him and turned back, "I'm happy you're alive Eric and same goes for you Sookie, but this wasn't how I wanted it to go." She walked out of the room and Eric sighed.
"Eric, she has every right to be upset," I told him.
"I know, I just don't want to lose her over this."
"I think it will take a lot more than…"
"You don't know her like I do….she has more depth and emotions than you may be accustomed to. The whole cold bitch act is something she learned to do quickly, something I rather like."
"Because when you are a vampire the less emotions you have the better. They tend to get you killed."
"Understandable, but give her some time." He nodded and put his arm around me and kissed me on the cheek.
"Let's go check out the damage."
I looked over to my brother and he nodded as he helped Jess up.
"Let's go," he whispered to her and she clung on to him as if he were her life saver.
As we walked down the halls, blood and guts covered the floor. Bodies of our allies were lined up and all the vampires were dead or gone.
I saw Alcide and Sam talking to each other, naked with blood dripping from them.
"Sam!" I let go of Eric's hand as I ran up to him and hugged him.
"Alcide." I grabbed him as well and as soon as I realized once more that they were naked I jumped back with embarrassment.
"Sorry, I forgot for a second, I'm just happy your both alive," I told them and they laughed.
"No problem, we have spare clothes in the truck," Sam said as he put both of his hands over his area to hide it from me.
I looked over to Alcide who was practically stretching in front of me and I all together looked away from him quickly.
Sam slapped him and Alcide playfully winked.
"Modesty isn't my middle name Merlotte, Sookie has seen it before," he said and I almost choked.
"By accident," I told him and he laughed.
"Strange since I remember the last time you tried showing her something of yours, she threw up on you," Eric said as he walked up behind me and pulled me closer to him.
"Very funny Northman," Alcide said as Eric smiled cockily back at him.
"Just reminding you, always happy to be of help," Eric said as he looked over to Sam and nodded as he pulled me over to the side.
"For a second I thought all the testosterone there would make me faint," I joked with him and he looked down to me.
"The wolf should remember his place, especially when your lover is only a mere foot away," he told me and I patted his arm.
"I know sweetie, you are the only man for me." I laughed as he glared down at me.
"As your brother would say, damn straight." We both laughed, until I took another look around the room and I realized I should be upset after everything that had happened.
Eric's emotions must be getting to me, because under normal circumstances I would not be joking around during this time of horror and tragedy.
"Can you not be so cheery, it's affecting me," I told him.
"Would you rather I be upset, we won Sookie. We have every right to celebrate, plus we are alive which is something I wasn't so confident about before," he told me and I nodded.
"I just know I should be upset and I am, but I can feel your happiness over all of this."
"I have every right to be, I'm a vampire and a Viking. Winning battles and fighting them excites me," he paused and turned me to face him, "in more than one way." He kissed me and I could feel his lust for me in that moment and I was tempted to fuck him right there and then but I knew I shouldn't.
I pulled him back and pushed him away from me.
"No fair in cheating, later," I told him and walked away from him, scared of what I might do if I stayed.
I searched for Niall and I saw him in the corner, sitting on the ground.
"Niall!" I ran up to him and he smiled when he saw me.
"My dear, I am so glad to see my plan worked." I kissed him on the cheek and he smiled even wider.
"Is dead, he didn't make it but his spirit is at peace."
"And the others?"
"A few fae made it and left as quickly as they could. They aren't happy that they lost so many," he told me.
"I wouldn't expect them to be."
"I wouldn't expect any help from them in the future."
"How are you?" I asked him and he shrugged.
"I've been better, but this was a great win for us."
"It was, I know this will affect me later. I loved him Niall and now he's gone because of me."
"No, he destroyed himself. The moment that last drop of blood touched his lips when this all began, that my dear was when the Bill you knew died," he whispered to me and I could feel the tears coming.
"He was there in the end; that was him I know it was."
"It may have been, for just a second the spell may have worked, but you were right to kill him. The power was too great for him and it would have driven him insane, you saved him from the very thing that was the most deadly to him, himself."
"Then why do I feel like I betrayed him?"
"Because killing a loved one is not an easy task, even one as vile as him," he said as he stared off into the distance.
"I don't want to forget him," I told him.
"And you won't, never will one forget their first love, regardless of how painful it may have been."
And I wouldn't forget Bill, I loved him regardless of what happened between us and I wouldn't remember him like this. I would remember him as the man I met that one night at Merlotte's. The man whose silence brought me relief, the man that introduced me to this crazy world.
The man who introduced me to a self serving asshole who owned a bar in Shreveport.
I looked over to Eric, who smiled at me.
And that was how I would remember Bill, as the man I knew deep down he was…..a good and loving one.
"Let's get out of here," I told Niall as I got up, but then he grabbed me.
"Sookie, I must be on my way. I can't stay here for too long, but I will visit."
"Can't you stay for just another night?" I asked him.
"I can't, but if ever you find yourself in need of me, just call my name and I'll be there," he said and kissed me on the cheek.
"What about Amelia?" I asked him.
"She is her own woman," he said as he winked and disappeared.
"And I'm not going anywhere… if you want me to stay of course." I turned around and saw Amelia standing there and I smiled as I hugged her.
"Please stay Amelia."
"Well if you insist." We laughed as we walked up to everyone else.
"Ready to go?" I asked and everyone nodded.
We all left the nightmare one by one and when we finally reached outside, we all said our goodbyes.
Eric and I took our own car out and Amelia and Lafayette got into one car together. I looked around for Pam and she was gone, I saw Jason and Jess get into a car, with Sam and Alcide getting into another one. The few remaining people of our group got into as many cars as they could.
Some cars were left behind simply because we didn't have enough people to drive them.
We pulled over next to Amelia's car before we left so I could ask her about the building. We needed to dispose of it, just in case anyone went sniffing around.
"I'll take care of it; just get far enough away from it. Text me when you're in safe distance," she said as they drove away.
Everyone drove away, along with Eric and I. I texted Amelia when we were far enough and a huge explosion sounded off behind us.
"She took care of it," I told Eric and he laughed.
"She really is overdramatic."
"That's her style."
After a while of silence I looked over to Eric and grabbed his hand.
"We really made it, we're going home," I told him and he nodded as he kissed my hand.
"Yes, we're going home."
I looked ahead and I knew we would face more problems, but right now everything was at peace. We were alive and happy, and I knew we would make it.
"I love you," I told him and I meant it.
After everything trying to tear us apart, we were still together and still fighting.
"I love you."
I smiled as an idea crept up into my head and I told Eric to pull over.
When he stopped the car he turned over to me and smiled.
"Well I said later before, and I think it's later." It took him a second before he realized what I was saying.
"In the car?" He asked displeased.
"Oh suck it up," I told him as I brought him in for a kiss and I smiled against his lips.
"Well if I have to…" He kissed me harder this time and pushed back the seat as I climbed on to his lap.
He ripped off my clothing and began to kiss me everywhere as I stripped him of his clothing as quickly as I could.
And there we were, fucking in the back of a truck I was pretty sure had no owner to speak of and I was happy.
Truly and sincerely happy.
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