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June 1, 2016- So sorry that this took FOREVER to update! Life go in the way. Hope you all enjoy!
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I sat there in a shocked silence. "Witches? Now there's witches? No way! Not my problem!"
He had the audacity to laugh! "Oh, lover, sometimes I think you are her, but I know you are not."
"What?" I said, confusion filling my voice.
"Nevermind. I believe that Bill has contacted a group of Witches to pull us apart."
"Why? Why would he do that? I don't even know him!" I said, turning back towards Eric. He was looking at me strangely. "What?"
"Well, Sookie, like I told you, he brought you to Fangtasia the night we met."
"Right." I said, shaking my head. "But why does he still want me? Like you told me, that was over 10 years ago! Like, move on!"
"He wanted you for his Queen. He was only helping you with your brother so you would think he cared about you. Luckily, it didn't work. But he has spent years trying to come between us. I eventually had to banish him from my area because of his behavior toward you."
"So you really think he is behind this? What a weirdo!" I said, trying to still wrap my mind around all this information.
"I wish there was something I could do to make this better." Eric said, quietly from the bed.
"Thanks…" I muttered awkwardly. "I think I'm going to go get something to eat. All this excitement made me forget about dinner."
"Sure. Do you want me to come with you?" He asked, looking nervous and making me feel like a jerk. He was so worried about me going off on him that he was always so cautious around me. I guess it made sense because I hadn't shown him any other behavior.
"Yes, of course. I hate eating alone. Although, what will you eat?" I asked, standing up from the bed slowly, still feeling pretty beat up. He rushed to my side and helped me up. I was unsure what he was able to eat considered he was a vampire.
"Don't worry about me. Just focus on yourself." He said. We then made our way slowly downstairs to the kitchen.
"Do you think there is any fixing this...curse?" I asked, as I switched the light on in the kitchen, going over to the fridge and pulling out the milk. I went to the cupboard and pulled out a bowl and cereal.
"I think so. I'm unsure however if it would work against your magic." He said, taking a seat at the table.
"What do you mean, my magic? Not the stuff that I'm a fairy again?" I said, sitting down across him, taking a bite of my food.
"Yes, lover, that stuff." He said, with a smirk. "I already told you, you created an entire alternate reality.
"Right." I said, shaking my head, spinning the milk around in my bowl. "Eric? Why do you put up with all of this?"
"Lover?" He asked, his eyebrows pulled together tightly. "What do you mean?"
I stood up then and brought my dish to the sink and turned around.
"This!" I said, motioning to myself and the room we were in. "All of it! Why do you try so hard to make me remember? It's insane all that I have done! Why do you stay around for this?"
"Because I love you!" He shouted at me, standing up to his full height, looking angry. "Why do you question me so much? Why do you think I stay around?!
"I'm sorry! I'm just so confused by it all! None of it makes sense! I don't understand how my life can be so different than how I thought it was. This is not how my life was supposed to be!" I said, tears forming in my eyes, but not because I was sad, but because I was angry with everything.
"I know you! All I am trying to do is help you! Please stop fighting me." He said, moving closer to me, standing right in front of me.
I ducked out from in front of him and walked to the other side of the kitchen looking outside. I saw that the moon was shining brightly over the lawn and I walked over to the door, stepping outside and sitting down on the back porch steps. I heard the door open and shut and he sat down besides me.
"It isn't fair." I stated, my arms folded across my knees.
"I know." He agreed, sighing, looking out at the yard towards the trees.
I turned my head and looked at his profile lit up from the moon light. He was a handsome man, I had to agree to that.
"So where do we go from here?" I asked, looking at the the billions of stars overhead.
"How about a walk? You always loved to take a stroll when it was late like this."
"Ok," I said with a smile and stood up, offering my hand to him. "Join me?"
"Yes, of course." He said, taking my hand and getting up from the steps. I clung to his arm, still sore, but feeling the pain pills starting to take affect.
We started walking towards the cemetery and I couldn't help but think again about what he had told me, that my Gran was dead. A wave of sadness came over me and I stopped suddenly. Eric came to a sudden halt a step ahead of me when he realized I was no longer moving.
"What is it?" He asked, his eyebrows knitted together in confusion.
"Gran." I said, and a look of understanding flashed across his face before it was replaced with worry.
"Would you like to see her?" He asked, motioning behind him, towards the cemetery.
Tears started flowing then and I nodded once as we began walking again, picking his hand back up as we walked slowly towards my mother and father's final resting place. I don't know why it never occurred to me that Gran would one day be there. She just seemed so invincible. We stopped just at her headstone and I knelt down in front, my hand tracing her name.
"Hi Gran." I said, my throat hurting from the crying. "This is pretty crazy, huh? I can't believe you are gone. This whole situation makes me want to scream, Gran. What did I do? I created a fake you? I guess I just really needed you. I still do, but at least I have people in my corner still, like you used to say. Remember when I was a kid and you used to say you would always be in my corner rooting for me? I think about that pretty much every day." I had to stop for a moment and take a deep breath. "This is Eric, Gran. I know you already know him, but I'm just getting to know him again. I wish you were here, this is all so much. I love you so much and I'll come by tomorrow."
I stood up after my rambling was done and I looked at Eric for all of two seconds, before throwing myself in his arms and sobbing. He wrapped his strong arms around me and held me close for a few minutes before I collected myself and untangled myself from him.
"Oh no! Your shirt! I'm sorry!" I said, looking at his tear stained shirt.
"Sookie don't even worry about it for a second. I am always here for you in any way you need me to be." He said, a small smile on his face.
"Let's go home. I'm really tired." I said, taking his hand again, and walking back the way we had come."
We walked in silence and reached my house quicker than I wanted to. I would of liked more time with Eric, but I was feeling very tired and wanted to get back into bed and sleep the day away. I could see the sun on the horizon. It had been a long night and I was emotionally, mentally, and physically exhausted.
"I'd like you to come inside." I said, standing on the front porch steps. "If you want!" I added quickly, not wanting him to feel like he didn't have a choice, but wanting him to stay just the same.
"Of course." He said, and passed me on the steps and opened the door for me. I looked out over the yard and took a deep breath. "Coming?"
I turned my head towards him. "Yeah." I said, smiling up at him for a moment.
I walked up the rest of the steps and entered the house, going straight upstairs and too my room. I quickly changed my clothes for what seemed like the 10th time that night, and crawled into bed. Eric stood by the side and I motioned for him to join me. We laid facing each other and his brilliant blue eyes were the last thing I saw before I was pulled into a deep sleep.
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