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The title of this chapter was inspired by Alottalove and ashmo2000 and the setting was inspired by drkselene. I cannot tell you enough how much I have enjoyed reading all of your lovely reviews and comments. It has made writing it incredibly fun and validating. SeriousCrush, you always help me get things just right, and make me proud of what I am putting out there, so thank you for always keeping me on the right path. 🙂
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Tribute of the Flesh
“Eric, I…” Sookie began at the same moment that Eric started talking.
“Sorry, you go first,” Sookie offered. She was smiling because he had a smudge of dirt on her face.
“Hi.” Eric smiled back. “I was hoping you would come tonight.”
“What have you been planting?” Sookie asked looking past him and into the flowerbed.
“I thought you would enjoy fragrant flowers right outside the kitchen window.” He stood up. “I planted a variety of things in the other beds. I can show you if you want…” He was uneasy about showing her everything, especially the beds near the screened-in porch, since she would be sure to see the piles of furniture still stacked in place.
Sookie nodded and followed him from one flowerbed to the next. She looked around the edge of the house. “Did you prune the roses too?”
Eric nodded and smiled, pleased that she noticed.
“Gran would be impressed! I never was able to keep up with her roses after…” Sookie trailed off, unable to finish the sentence. “Hey, can we go inside and talk?” Sookie said, taking a deep breath to clear her mind.
“No…but there’s a blanket in that wooded area that I’ve been taking breaks on.” Eric said, pointing behind him, hoping that she wouldn’t question why they couldn’t go inside.
Sookie did not ask, and followed him silently as they made their way past the house and into part of her property that was covered with mature trees.
The earth under the blanket was spongy from years of undisturbed humus building up. Eric sat down first, stretching her tan legs out against the soft blanket. He hoped that Sookie would sit down close enough that he could touch her. He leaned over to a makeshift table and turned on a battery-powered lantern. He blinked several times as her eyes adjusted to the light. The table still had the remnants of his dinner, and he took a long drink of water as he waited for her to sit down.
Sookie sat down next to him, leaving a respectable distance between their bodies, even though she wanted nothing more than to hold him again. She spoke in a flood of words, each one tripping over the last in a hurry to be said.
“Eric, I am so sorry that I have been so horrible to you. I have never had a person in my life, besides my gran, who ever cared about me or did nice things for me.” She paused and took another unnecessary breath. “I guess what I’m trying to say is, thank you for being nice to me, and for doing things for me, and for caring about me enough to keep me safe. I never thanked you before, and I’m sorry about that.”
“And I am sorry,” Eric started. “For always assuming that I know what is best for you, and that you can’t take care of yourself. I’m sorry for not appreciating how difficult your life is, and for never giving you the credit you deserve. You are a strong, capable, smart woman, and I have never told you that before, and I’m sorry.”
They stared at each other for a few seconds, neither saying anything. Crickets filled the silence with their soft low song, lulling them into a more peaceful state of mind.
“I really missed you,” Eric said in a whisper so low that even Sookie struggled to hear him.
“Oh god, I missed you so much!” Sookie said enthusiastically, leaning a little closer to him.
“You did?” Eric asked hopefully.
“Yes, of course I did, what do you think I am…crazy?” Sookie smiled. It was a smile of relief and happiness all rolled into one.
“No…I think you’re amazing, and beautiful, and wonderful, and kind, and generous, and…” Eric’s words were cut off by Sookie’s kiss.
The kiss was slow and sweet and made both of them melt against the blanket where their limbs tangled and their bodies moved closer together.
Sookie pulled Eric on top of him, and sighed when the heat from her body engulfed his cool skin. “Is my body always that hot?” She gasped.
“Yes,” Eric breathed just before he kissed her again.
She opened his mouth and sucked her tongue inside, caressing it.
Eric flicked her tongue against his fangs, making Sookie buck under him. He moaned into her mouth and crushed her body against his.
Sookie tugged at the sheer material covering her shoulders, fumbling to find the belt holding it closed. She sighed when she succeeded and the cover-up hung loosely around her body.
Eric pushed away from her, grinding against his straining erection, until he was sitting up. He grasped the hem of the cover-up and tugged it over her head.
Sookie wiggled under him, until she managed to get his t-shirt off. She pulled Eric back down on top of her, spreading his large hands across her back, bringing their bodies closer together. She moaned and devoured her mouth again.
Eric wormed her hands between their bodies, unbuttoning his jeans quickly. He lifted her lower body off of his briefly and waited for Sookie to push the jeans off of his legs. He sat up again, rubbing her covered sex against his.
Sookie was wearing a pair of tight red bikini briefs, which were being pushed to the limit by his massive hard-on. She moaned again when her hot hands caressed and manipulated his deprived body.
“Touch me,” Eric whispered.
Sookie untied the knot holding her bikini in place around her torso. She was panting out of excitement, not for the need to breathe. Her breasts bounced and she smiled. She cupped them and rubbed his fingers expertly over her hot flesh until her nipples were as hard as rocks.
Eric gasped and closed her eyes. “That feels so…good.”
“I know,” Sookie said giving him a smug smile. She urged her body forward until her nipples were in front of his face, and then she replaced his fingers with his tongue and teeth, showing him exactly how good it could feel.
Eric was humming and rolling her hips against him. He could feel an orgasm building and was desperate for more contact.
Sookie could sense his need and while she continued to suck and lick and nip at her nipples, she tucked a hand between their bodies until she had his fingers tucked inside her bikini bottoms and found her clit. She rubbed and squeezed and stroked, bringing him relief almost instantly.
Eric let out a surprised gasp and then screamed into the dark trees above them. Her body shook as the orgasm moved up her spine and radiated out to each limb, making him pleasantly numb for a few seconds. It was the most powerful orgasm he had ever experienced in her body. He wanted to speak, but couldn’t.
Sookie pulled his hand away, giving him time to recover, and continued to lathe her nipples and breasts while her body shuddered and relaxed. As she waited for him to come down, she flipped their bodies, until Eric was on her back. She pulled her bikini bottoms off of her legs in a blur of movement and slid his body down until she had his face nestled between her legs. She licked and sucked her quivering pussy, making Eric writhe under her.
Eric filled the silence that surrounded them with cries of pleasure. Screaming a second time as he came again. He smiled at Sookie and caressed his head, trying to coax her into moving so he could kiss her. He finally succeeded and sucked his bottom lip into her mouth, tasting her on his lips.
“Your turn,” Eric said as he rolled them. He was straddling his waist, and as he moved down his legs, he pulled his red briefs off. He sat between his legs, admiring the look of lust on his face as he cupped his balls and stroked his cock. Eric trailed kisses up the length of his shaft, swirling his tongue skillfully around the head.
“Ggggaaah,” Sookie choked out.
Eric smiled and said, “I know…”
The sensation of pleasure gripped her deep inside his body, making every muscle tense. The tightness in his body was concentrated around his cock, and the more Eric licked and sucked, the tighter it got. She couldn’t take her eyes off of him and marveled at how he used her hands and mouth together, squeezing just right. Nothing had ever felt this good. She began to mumble a string of incoherent words as the tight feeling intensified. She was going to cum and tried to warn Eric, but couldn’t find the words or the willpower to interrupt him.
Eric knew she was close, and sucked and licked faster, until Sookie came in violent spurts. Eric moaned and swallowed over and over again, milking his dick with her mouth.
Sookie gripped the blanket and growled as she came. She squeezed his eyes shut tightly as she let the euphoria wash over her. She gasped when he moved her mouth up one last time, sucking the head of his cock until it was hard again.
“Oh god, Eric…I need you,” Sookie gasped.
“I need you too,” Eric breathed as he slithered up his body and straddled her again. He tilted her hips and they both jerked when her wet heat grazed against his cold dick. Eric gripped the base of his cock again and rubbed against it, letting her mouth fall open as he enjoyed the new sensation. It felt like velvet against her slick lips.
Sookie attempted to give him full control, so that he could set the pace and adjust. His dick was so big that she was sure that her body would need plenty of time to acclimate. She fought the urges in his body that told her to hold him steady and fuck him. It was an intense desire, and she could feel her control slipping away. She bit his tongue by accident, and the blood that seeped from the tiny wound only heightened her need.
Eric was breathing heavily and looked at Sookie. “Sookie, are you okay?” he asked. He steadied her hands. “Do you not want to…?” He couldn’t hide the disappointment he felt at the thought of stopping now.
Sookie opened his eyes. They were dark and dangerous. “I have never wanted anything more in my life…I’m just struggling to control the impulse to take over.”
Eric sighed a breath of relief. “I know the feeling…”
They both stopped talking when Eric shifted slightly. The head of his cock pushed inside her a fraction of an inch.
“Holy shit!” Eric gasped as he pushed down slowly. His dick stretched and filled her, hitting nerves he didn’t even know she possessed.
“Oh god.” Sookie clamped his jaw shut, and dug his fingers into her hips, still fighting his animal urges.
They maintained eye contact, seeing the pleasure they felt reflected on the other’s face.
Eric stilled Sookie’s body once his cock was all the way inside her. He took a deep breath and leaned heavily on his chest
Sookie used his fingers to tilt her hips further down, until she was certain that her clit was crushed against his body.
Eric gasped and then moaned when he repeated the movement. “So good.”
Sookie nodded, rubbing his head against the blanket. “One of my favorites.” She smiled at him.
“I can see why…” Eric rolled her hips again, and this time, a jolt of pleasure shot through her body.
Sookie groaned as the muscles in her pussy clenched around his cock. She couldn’t stop herself when she bucked his hips, lifting her body off and then slamming into it. It was an amazing feeling.
Eric’s moan became louder with each thrust, and her skin was coated with a fine sheen of sweat. He leaned forward and kissed Sookie again, licking the inside of his mouth.
Sookie growled and slammed into him when he licked his fang. She wanted to sink his fangs into her skin.
As if Eric could read her mind, he cradled his head and positioned his face until it was nestled in the base of her neck. “Bite me…please.”
Sookie hesitated. What if she couldn’t control herself? What if she hurt him?
“Please? I’m so close…” Eric begged.
Sookie opened his mouth and pushed his fangs into her warm flesh. She felt like singing, and crying, and dancing for joy as her blood filled his mouth and his cock swelled inside her.
Eric winced and then sighed as the pleasure of the bite overpowered the pain. He could feel himself rocketing towards another orgasm.
And then, the world went dark.
Their bodies lay on the ground in a tangle of motionless limbs. Eric’s fangs were still imbedded in her neck, but without the consciousness that controls swallowing, her blood filled his mouth and pooled around the edge of his lips and ran down his cheek.
Sookie gasped and her eyes opened, struggling to focus them. She remembered this disoriented feeling. The last time she felt it, she had been pinned against the hood of Eric’s Corvette.
Eric grunted under her, and began gulping loudly. He pulled his mouth away with a loud pop and pricked his finger to heal her neck.
She pushed her upper body up and off of his chest and stared down into his face. She smiled at him and touched his face gently, wiping the trail of blood off of his cheek and then offering it to him.
He held her hand gently and sucked her finger into his mouth. He closed his eyes, savoring her delicious blood. He kissed her hand, and then thrust into her.
Sookie moaned and closed her eyes. He filled every inch of her, stretching and rubbing against the walls of her pussy in the most amazing way. She had never felt so satisfied in all her life.
Eric continued to fuck her, thrusting faster and faster until he was on the verge of release again. “Bite me,” Eric whispered, offering his wrist.
“Um…I don’t think that will work.” She smiled at him, showing him her blunt teeth.
Eric brought his wrist to his mouth and bit into his flesh easily and then offered it to her. “Drink.”
She cradled his large arm in her delicate hands, and brought his bleeding wrist to her mouth. She licked the trail of blood flowing down his arm, and could feel his power surge through her. She latched her mouth over the wound and sucked deeply. Her moan of pleasure sounded more like a gurgle as her mouth filled with his blood.
Eric roared as he came, and marveled at the power of his orgasm.
He smiled at Sookie, and laughed as she continued to suck on his wrist, despite the fact that the wound had closed already. He pulled her head down to his and pushed his tongue inside her mouth. He could taste himself on her tongue.
Sookie was still shaking from her most recent orgasm and from Eric’s blood diffusing through her.
Eric held her face between his large hands, “I love you Sookie.” His eyes searched hers.
“And I love you, Eric.” The words came out of her mouth with such ease, that she knew they were true, and she knew she would never let him leave again.
So…I know I said this was the last chapter, but apparently, the story isn’t quite finished in my head. I’ve already got the next chapter done, and will start on the epilogue soon. Thank you SO much for the hundreds of reviews on FF…I think this chapter will get me to the 1,000 Year Old Viking Club (if ya’ll review here, of course), so the next two chapters are just a bonus because I love you all so much. 🙂
On to Switched Ch 19: Bonded