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I also want to say to people who say they aren't the biggest fans of stories where Sookie is turned...that I AGREE! As I write this, it is so new and different and goes against pretty much what I think Sookie in either the books and/or the shows would want...but after writing so many Eric and Sookie stories, I really wanted to give it a try. But I just want you to know...you aren't alone AND that I am with you. Who knows, maybe I will end up loving writing her as a vampire...?

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Where Love Will Lead

Chapter 44

Sookie

Sookie inhaled deeply before she started. There was so much she wanted to say to him, but she didn't know how she wanted to say it. It was all jumbled in her head.

"Jason, before I was even born, I had a destiny. A destiny that wasn't my own. All I have ever wanted was to be my own woman and make my own choices. Our family has been part fae for many years. Longer than we can imagine. And like Maurella told us, I was promised to Warlow," she said, not able to help the shudder that ran through her body at his name.

"Although I have bound myself to Eric, there is no way to stop what Warlow wants. I know it. And although people try and comfort me with ways to save me, they are only words. Jason, what you need to understand is that I love Eric. Very much. And I trust him. Otherwise there is no way I would choose this. I want to be with him, however long that may be. You must also understand that a vampire and their maker can not be separated by force. Especially those that are bonded."

Jason blinked and Sookie gauged if he was taking this all in. "Jason, I..I always said I never wanted this. But now I do. I want it badly. I want to be with Eric, but I want to be able to be free. I want to be free from fear and from pain. As a vampire, it will be a lot harder to kill me. If it weren't for vampires, you and I would both be dead by now," she said gently. "I want this. And I want you...no I need you to be okay with it. Because I can't lose you Jason. Gran always said we would be okay as long as we stayed together and she was right. I won't survive without you Jason."

Silence followed and Sookie knew that Jason just needed to think about everything she had said. Eric also remained silent, but in the bond he was sending her love, support, and encouragement.

Jason closed his eyes and Sookie could tell he was thinking everything she said through.

"So what you are sayin', is that when Warlow comes, if you are a vampire, he can't take you from Eric?" he clarified.

Sookie nodded.

"And he can't kill Eric without..." he trailed off, not able to finish his sentence.

"killing me, that's right," Sookie said.

"So this is...this is our only option," he murmured.

Sookie nodded and he asked. "Are you sure? What about the fairies? They can't do nothin'?"

Sookie shook her head and said, "They are the ones who made the contract, so they are legally bound to hand me over or suffer the consequences."

Jason nodded and silence once more filled the living room. Sookie shot Eric a glance and he was looking between Sookie and Jason. He was restless.

Sookie tried to send him calm, and he did relax slightly at her feelings.

Jason finally turned to her, tears in his eyes and said, "Are you really sure about this, Sook? I mean really sure?"

He was so concerned. He just wanted what was best for her and he never thought this would be it. But it was.

"I know this is what my next step is Jase. I am positive."

Jason looked down at his hands and before he looked up he wiped his eyes and sniffed.

Jason then gave a small nod and turned to Sookie and said, "You won't leave me though?"

"Never."

Sookie looked to Eric and he nodded that he understood.

"Alright then," Jason said softly. "Just let me know. I...I want to be there when you wake up."

Eric looked to Sookie who looked to him and he held concern on his face.

"Sookie, that may not be the best idea. I don't want you to attack him. I have no idea what your impulses will be like," Eric said.

"Can you command me?" she asked.

Eric nodded, but she could tell he wasn't thrilled by the idea.

"Then command me. Jason has asked one thing and I will allow it," she said.

Eric pursed his lips, but after awhile he nodded. Sookie was running this show and he knew it.

"You are gonna be there then," Sookie said, placing her hand over Jason's. He was shaking and Sookie gave his hand a squeeze and said, "Jase, it's gonna be okay."

He nodded and said, "I know. I know he would never do anything to hurt you. It's just..." he trailed off.

"I know, but I'll be the same. And I will never stop lovin' you, Jase. Eric?" she said, looking to him for some help in explaining what the transition would mean.

Eric

Eric looked to Sookie and then to Jason. The transition. His area of expertise.

"Sookie will be my second child. I can only go off my own turning and Pam's turning. There was a difference in behavior and a more...aggressive and cold change in personality, which is encouraged by most makers."

"I have told Eric I would not like my personality to be controlled by him. The only thing Eric will have control of is when I am in danger or a danger to myself and others," Sookie said to Jason.

Eric nodded and continued, "She will have heightened impulses, especially to feed and fu-"

"Eric," Sookie cut him, "He doesn't need to know that."

Jason looked how any brother would feel discussing their sister's heightened sex drive.

"Otherwise, she will hold the same feelings for you. She is...Sookie. She won't change."

Jason looked at him for awhile and Eric only hoped that Jason was assured by what he saw. Finally he nodded and said, "Okay."

Sookie smiled and then hugged her brother. "Thank you Jason," she whispered.

He tightened his arms around her and then pulled back and placed his hand on her cheek. "Thank you for tellin' me."

She nodded and kissed his cheek. He rubbed his face and then stood and said, "I am gonna get goin'. I will, uh, see you tomorrow?"

Sookie nodded and said, "I will be around here all day."

He nodded and then hugged her one more time before leaving.

Sookie walked back to Eric and sat next to him, snuggling into his side when he wrapped his arm around her.

Eric kissed the top of her head and said, "You are ready?"

She looked at him and nodded and asked, "My house?"

"It's in the process of being transferred into Jason's name," Eric said.

She nodded and silence followed. It was nice, just sitting here. Eric listened to her heartbeat, knowing after tomorrow he would miss the sound. It had just become part of the soundtrack to his life. Always faintly thudding in the background of their life together so far.

"How do you feel?" he asked after a while.

"Perfect," she said, a small, sleepy smile tugging on her lips.

He leaned down and kissed her softly before picking her up and taking her upstairs. "Why not the cubby?" she asked.

"After tonight you won't have many opportunities to sleep above ground. I think you should enjoy your last night," he said softly. He sat her on her bed and placed a kiss on her forehead. He opened the windows, letting the Louisiana breeze billow in. He opened the curtains so she could see the stars. In a few nights, she wouldn't believe how big they seemed with vampire eyes. No longer able to behold her beloved sun.

Eric brought her a fresh nightgown and helped her discard her clothing. Sookie shivered as the night air caressed her bare skin and the silky nightgown material slithered across her skin.

"Thank you, baby," she whispered, kissing his hands. She then tugged them and he climbed in next to her and wrapped them both up in the covers.

Eric laid there, enjoying Sookie's warmth one last time. He would miss many parts of her, but he knew the most important part, her heart, would live.

Eric began humming softly and Sookie dozed in and out. Eric continued to hum low in her ear and finally he too went into downtime.

Eric only rose again when he felt that the sun was making it's ascent in the sky. It was then he realized that Sookie was no longer in his arms. She sat at the window, looking out at the deep indigo sky.

"Sookie?" he whispered.

Sookie turned to him and smiled, and eventually turned back to the window. The sky was changing colors by the second and Eric stood and walked toward the window. He kissed her forehead and she said, "I am going to go outside to watch..."

"Your last sunrise," he finished for her.

She nodded and stood and kissed his lips and led him down to the first floor. She walked him over to the cubby and held the doors open for him. He looked down into her eyes and kissed the tip of her nose and then her lips softly and then turned and ducked into the cabinet that hid the cubby.

Eric let go of the ladder and floated down to the. With a final look up the ladder where Sookie was, he walked over to the bed and got comfortable for downtime.

So, next chapter...Sookie is gettin' turned! Can't wait to hear from you guys!