The Tilted Kilt: Chapter 14

Charlaine Harris owns almost everything. I own the rest.

 

My darling SeriousCrush has been ill for the better part of three weeks now and was not able to edit this chapter. All mistakes are my own.

This is the last chapter. I hope you all enjoyed this little story!

 

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The Tilted Kilt Chapter 14

Eric’s POV

 

Her mouth opened, as if she was going to say something, but then she kissed him instead. She was sweet and warm. He couldn’t get enough.

His cock hardened inside her. Her moan filled his mouth and then spilled over the edges, overflowing into the room.

Her body shuddered when he pulled out and then arched when his hips rubbed against hers. The way her hot, wet flesh engulfed him was more than he could resist. The desire to slam into her was almost too strong, but he wanted to give her pleasure. More pleasure than she’d ever had, and by the sounds she was making, he was well on his way.

Sookie’s fingernails dug into his chest and her eyes and mouth squeezed shut. The vein in her neck bulged and when her lips parted, she screamed.

Eric paused, hovering over her. He nearly came again. Hot. Wet. Tight. Delicious.

Her breathing was ragged and her heart was beating fast. His eyebrows knit together. “Sookie?”

Happiness filled her eyes. “So good.” She held his face between her hands before lifting her head. She sucked his bottom lip into her mouth and wrapped her legs around his ass. “Can you do that again?”

“Do what again?” Eric wiggled an eyebrow as he thrust into her. Sookie moaned and nodded. “Oh that?” He emphasized the word by spiraling his hips. “Yes. I can do that again. And again. And again. And again.”

And he did.

Sookie caught her breath and whispered, “I want you to bite me.”

Eric’s eyes went wide. Her neck was still pulsing, her blood calling to him.

“Will it hurt?” She was frowning.

“I told you, pain is subjective. We can balance it with pleasure.” He stroked the side of her neck.

“Mm hmm.” Sookie’s mouth hung open as he rolled his hips again, rubbing against her clit. “I want that.”

No sweeter words had ever been spoken. He tucked his arm under her upper body, cradling her head. He licked her neck, sending a shiver through her body. “Tell me what you want.” He needed to hear it again.

“I want you to bite me.”

“What else do you want?” His tongue trailed up to her jaw, his fangs scraping her soft skin.

“I want to cum again.”

His hips jerked involuntarily at her words, making her moan. That was all it took. His body took over. One thrust after another, he listened for the perfect moment, when her moan was on the verge of a scream, and just as her body was transformed by pleasure, he sank his fangs into her waiting flesh. She winced and then relaxed, giving herself to him completely. The moment her blood coated his tongue was the moment he knew he would never be satisfied by anyone else like this again. His cock swelled inside her for the second time as they came together. Her heart raced, pumping her sweet blood into his open mouth, drowning out any sounds trying to escape his throat.

He licked her wound and then he healed her with a drop of his blood.

Sookie’s eyes were closed and her skin glowed. Her beauty was amplified by the smile that seemed to touch every part of her face.

A strand of her golden hair clung to her forehead. Eric moved it and then traced the contour of her face. “So beautiful.”

Her eyes fluttered open and the skin around them creased as her smile deepened. “Thank you.” She wrapped her arms around his neck and pulled him close so she could nuzzle into his chest. “Now I can see what all the fuss is about.” His skin muted her words.

“What fuss?” He lifted away from her so he could see her face.

She smiled again. “Sex. I never understood why it was such a big deal. Feeling is a lot different than seeing it from someone else’s mind.”

“Thank you for feeding me.” His fangs descended at the thought.

Sookie giggled and touched them with her fingertips. “I hope I didn’t leave you wanting more.”

His hair brushed against her arm as he shook his head. “I have never been more satisfied in my life.”

“That makes two of us.” She grinned.

* * * *

True to his word, Chow had taken care of everything. A new security system protected the Tilted Kilt twenty-four hours a day. The windows and doors had been reinforced and a storage room in the basement had been converted into a vampire safe room, which was fully stocked with TrueBlood.

Just after closing Sunday night, the serving staff was called to a meeting. Sookie stood side-by-side with the other women.

“You all have tomorrow off. Paid leave.”

Squeals of excitement rippled through the group of women, but just as promptly as it started, they quieted down.

“I would like you all to watch the news tomorrow.”

“What channel and time?” Ginger asked tilting her head to the side.

“Doesn’t matter. There will be one story that dominates the news feed tomorrow.” He held up his finger, stopping Ginger from asking the obvious question. “You’ll find out what it is soon enough.”

Sookie had the only smile in the group. Everyone else was frowning.

“I’ll see you Tuesday evening, unless you decide not to come back to work. If that is the case, your paycheck will be mailed to you.”

“What? Why wouldn’t we come back?” Ginger put her hand on her hip. The other servers looked to her, nodding in agreement, except Sookie, who was still smiling at Eric.

“That’s all for now. Good night.” Eric nodded and crossed his arms over his chest.

Everyone filed out, one after another, until there were only four. Eric, Pam, Chow and Sookie.

“When will you be back?” Pam touched Eric’s shoulder.

“Before dawn tomorrow.” That’s when they should be back, unless something goes wrong.

Pam frowned. “Are you sure you don’t want me to go with you?”

“We’ll be fine.” He nodded at Sookie. “Stay at your house. You too Chow.”

They left together. Chow activated the alarm after Eric hung the sign, informing the public they would be closed Monday evening.

“We’ll be watching. Be careful, Sookie.” Pam’s forehead was furrowed.

Sookie smiled at her. “Thanks Pam. I will be.”

Eric escorted Sookie to his car. “It’s already one, we need to go if we’re going to get there in time.”

Sookie napped on and off for most of the ride, but as they approached New Orleans, she was wide-awake. She had never been this far south, and had questions about everything. Eric promised to take her sight seeing in the evening.

Before they went inside the news studio, Sookie turned in her seat. “We need to come up with a code, you know, if I find someone. I’ll touch my nose.”

“And say their shirt color.”

“Right. That’s a good plan.” She swallowed hard. “I’m nervous.”

His hand fell on top of hers. “Don’t be. I won’t let anything happen to you.”

Sookie nodded and then got out of the car.

The WWL studio was buzzing with people, despite the early hour. Eric and Sookie walked into the building at a quarter to five. The woman behind the desk looked at them and smiled briefly. “Are you part of the group for the six o’clock interview?”

“Yes. Qu…Sophie-Anne Leclerq is expecting us. Eric Northman and Sookie Stackhouse.”

She scanned a list of names and nodded. She pressed a button on the phone, activating the speaker. “Mike, more of Ms. Leclerq’s people are here.” She smiled again as she disconnected the call. “Mike will be right with you.” She gestured to the waiting area.

Sookie had been quiet since they stepped inside the building and had taken a seat immediately, but Eric couldn’t relax. Today was the day history would change. No more hiding.

A round man with a headset propped on his head came out to the waiting area. “I’m Mike. I’ll take you back to the green room.”

Sookie’s gaze was fixed on Mike’s face, but she didn’t respond when he spoke.

“Sookie?” Eric touched her shoulder, making her jump.

She smiled. “Sorry, did you say something?”

“We need to follow him.” Eric nodded toward Mike. He touched his nose lightly.

Sookie shook her head. “After you.”

Mike handed them each a pass attached to a lanyard. “Put these on and follow me.”

People bustled around, seemingly oblivious to their arrival, but the mood changed outside the green room. Everyone walked carefully, not making a sound as they passed by the door.

“Here we are.” Mike gave them a curt nod and turned on his heel, talking into his headset.

Eric knocked lightly and waited. Andre opened the door.

“Ah! Perfect timing.” Sophie-Anne waved her hand, beckoning them to come in. The room was host to the Sheriff’s from each Area, in addition to Andre, Sigebert, and Wybert. “Miss Stackhouse, so lovely to see you again.”

Sookie’s smile was tight and her bow stiff. She wasn’t focused on anyone in the room.

“We go on in an hour. Apparently, the lead anchor is going to break the news and then throw to our interview. I just love using news jargon. Anyway, we have some time. Miss Stackhouse, what can I do for you?”

Sookie inhaled and she blinked. “I need to leave this room. There are too many people here, too many thoughts. It’s all jumbled.”

“Is there dissention in the ranks?” Sophie-Anne sat up in her chair in front of the mirrors.

“I think that’s a military term,” Andre said out of the side of his mouth.

“What difference does it make?” Sophie-Anne shook her head. “Miss Stackhouse?”

Sookie frowned. “Maybe. You’ve certainly gotten a lot of attention. I need to mingle. With Eric.”

Eric put his hand on the small of her back. “Lead the way.” He followed her to the door, but just before they stepped out, he turned back to the Queen and her entourage. “If we find anyone that is going to make a scene, I’ll bring them to you.”

The door clicked shut behind them. Sookie turned and put her hands on his chest. “I need you to stay back. They’re suspicious of you. But stay where you can see me.”

It took them the better part of thirty minutes to work through the crowd of employees. Eric leaned against the wall as casually as he could and watched Sookie work.

Her mouth was slack and her gaze unfocused, just as it had been the entire time they had been here. She turned her face from one person to the next, always moving on, until she suddenly snapped back to one of the men in the production booth. Her eyes went wide. Her hand jerked up to her nose.

“Black shirt.” She was whispering, but he still managed to hear her.

Eric moved in a blur, disturbing loose papers in his wake. “Sir? May I have a word with you?” The man in the black shirt looked at him and his face went blank. “You are not going to make a scene. You are going to go to the green room, and when you get there, you are going to talk to Sophie-Anne.” The man nodded and walked away. Eric slipped back over to where Sookie was standing.

“What did you say to him?” Sookie was breathing heavily and her heart raced.

“I told him to go talk to the Queen.”

Panic flashed across her face so Eric put a hand on her shoulder. “He’s not in danger. She will glamour him. That’s all. What was he thinking?”

“I could see images from movies of vampires being staked. He was wondering if that would work. He is afraid.”

Eric nodded. “I’m sure Sophie-Anne will take care of him. Can we keep looking? We’ve only got twenty minutes.”

Sookie nodded and then her face went still.

Three more people were sent to the Queen for similar reasons. At a quarter to six, Eric and Sookie made their way back to the green room.

“Is everything ready?” Sophie-Anne addressed Sookie directly again.

“I think so.” Sookie swallowed hard. “If someone were blocking their thoughts intentionally, there’s no way for me to get in their head. I listened to everyone. Most of the folks here are concentrating on work. I’ll stay close during the interview, just in case.”

The Queen gave her a gracious nod. “Thank you Miss Stackhouse.”

A quiet knock drew the attention of everyone in the room. Mike was back. “Ms. Leclerq, it’s time to get you on set. If any of your, um, friends want to come with you, there is a spot where they can sit near the set.”

Sophie-Anne lifted her chin and followed Mike. Everyone trailed behind her.

Mike carefully connected a microphone to Sophie-Anne’s shirt, handing her the battery pack to attach to her waistband. “You will be interviewed by Melanie Hebert, she’s the brunette just finishing the early morning show.” He nodded to the news desk where the two anchors were just signing off. People rushed to get in position. Without pause, the pretty brunette walked over to Mike. “Ms. Hebert, this is Sophie-Anne Leclerq.”

Melanie smiled. “A pleasure.” She held her hand out and withdrew it quickly.

“Likewise.” Sophie-Anne settled into the chair and signaled Andre to back away, who in turn directed everyone else to their positions offstage.

Sookie was still scanning the room and when Eric locked his fingers in hers, she jumped. She looked at their hands and smiled.

“Thank you for being here today.”

“Are you nervous?” Sookie’s forehead creased as she nodded.

“Not with you by my side.” The honesty in his words surprised them both. They definitely shared a deep physical connection, but up until that point, he hadn’t realized how much she meant to him. Now it was obvious. On the verge of the Great Revelation, instead of being nervous, he was happy, and it had everything to do with her.

“I’m not going anywhere. Not without you.”

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I hope you enjoyed it. What do you say? One more review for old time’s sake?

 

58 thoughts on “The Tilted Kilt: Chapter 14

  1. pk22477 says:

    Loved it. Thank you for the awesome update. Worth the wait.

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  2. meridiean says:

    All together now: AWWWWWWWW!!!!!
    If you ever decide to do a sequel, do let us know!! Your E/S combos rock hard! Great story, and I do look forward to whatever else you’re plotting…I mean planning…hell, let’s just keep with PLOTTING…!

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    • I’m so happy you enjoyed it! And believe me, if I do a sequel for any of my stories, you’ll be the first to know. I’m planning and plotting, just be patient. I know. It’s hard to wait..but I promise it’s happening. 🙂

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  3. Oona ozzo says:

    Woot!

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  4. theladykt says:

    Loved the story. Cant wait for your next adventure

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  5. bbrock525 says:

    Great story. You could keep going. Lol. I like HEA.

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    • I can’t live without an Eric HEA! A sequel is tempting…believe me. 🙂 Hopefully you’ll enjoy whatever I come up with next. I can’t imagine losing you somewhere along the way! Thank you for reviewing!

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  6. itsamia71 says:

    That was beautiful. And hot! And awesome! It ended just right, a whole new life opening up for both of them, Sookie taking her place in the supernatural world & Eric taking his place in the ‘normal’ world. And they’re doing it together. Thanks again for another fantastic story… hope there’s something new brewing in your wonderful imagination!
    Best wishes to SeriousCrush, I hope she fees better soon.

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    • Thank you so much for that wonderful review! I am so happy you enjoyed it and I really appreciate you saying so. I have been stewing over a new story, but my real life has taken over for the moment. I hope patience is one of your virtues! I’ll pass on the love to SeriousCrush. She needs it. 🙂 Thank you again!

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  7. duckbutt60 says:

    Love your E/S stories –great ending –unlike the ending we’re gong to get with DEA –if you’ve read any of the responses to an early release in Germany of the book. Oh well, this certainly has helped with my black mood today….
    Best! Pat

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    • Hi Pat– I recently read reviews. It’s just like I thought, which makes me even happier I stopped reading at 11. So ridiculous! Anyway, we’ve always go FF fantasy, right? I’ll be happy to keep cranking them out, as long as you’re along for the ride. 🙂 Thanks for reviewing!

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  8. ljhjelm says:

    Awesome chapter.
    Linda

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  9. Yvonn Ad says:

    Ok, I cried 2x.
    First I cried cause I saw chapter 14 posted.
    Then I cried cause it was such a sweet ending.
    I really enjoyed this story.
    Hope SeriousCrush is feeling much better.

    Can’t wait for S/E new chapter. You cant get rid of me anymore. Hehehe

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    • I wouldn’t dream of getting rid of you! And I made you cry? Twice? Wow, I hope it was worth it. 🙂 I do enjoy a little sweetness (or a lot), and I’m glad you do too. Thank you SO much for the lovely review. 🙂

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  10. ramintad says:

    love this story!!! so happy for the HEA…. and so sad about DEA ;(

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    • Oh god, I’ve read a few reviews (with spoilers) and now I’m even more glad I never read the last few books. How could CH do that to us? Ugh. I’m glad I could bring a little sunshine into the darkness. Thank you for reviewing!

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  11. murgatroid98 says:

    I love it. I wouldn’t mind a sequel if you ever decide to write one.

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  12. the Vikings succubus says:

    This was a wonderful story. Thank you for sharing your talent……..and giving me naughty dreams of the Viking in a kilt. Yummy!
    Your awesome!!!!

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    • Any time I can contribute to naughty Viking dreams, I’m on it! You can always count on me for that…whether in a kilt, in Sookie’s body, in a wet T-shirt…you name it. 🙂 Thank you for the love and for such an awesome review! 🙂

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  13. valady1 says:

    Delightful as always. Perhaps someday you will consider a sequel, would love to read one.

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    • Believe me, it’s in there somewhere…along with a bunch of other stuff all fighting toward the front of my brain. 🙂 I’m so glad you enjoyed Kilt, and I always love hearing from you. Thank you for reviewing!

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  14. Loftin says:

    Definitely sweet. I just love how easy you make their attraction and connections. They just seem to fall in with each other like nothing else matters. Gotta love that.

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  15. honulvr says:

    It was so, so , so sweet of an ending it almost was too sweet! But, not quite, it worked! Our favorite couple to be together forever. As always, I would love to read more, but I’m totally looking forward to your next story and to your next novel as well! Thank you for sharing!

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    • I do love a little sweetness from Eric…but you knew that. 🙂 I’m so glad you loved it. I have obviously been out of the loop for a while now, and once real life chills out a little, I’ll crank out a new story I hope you’ll love. Thank you, as always, for reviewing. I live for them! 🙂

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  16. annie says:

    So sweet. I hadn’t looked on your site in a while. But Eric in a kilt is like me in a chocolate shop lol

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  17. meridiean says:

    *glances at watch*….*wanders if you’ve posted deliciousnesses that I’ve missed*…*tapping foot*…*deliciousnesses is too a word*…

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  18. geenakmom says:

    Amazing story! Enjoyed every minute of it. The visuals of Eric in a kilt make me all squirrelly inside. Loved Pam’s snarky self and how much fun she had thinking up ways to punish Bill. Also loved your Sookie, very sweet yet brave.

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    • I’m so glad you found it (unedited of course) and enjoyed it! I do love Eric being all kilted and stuff. Pam was a joy to write, especially with the suggestions of my readers (who were pretty sadistic :)) and I loved a sweet and innocent Sookie. 🙂 Thank you so much for reviewing!

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  19. RB says:

    I thoroughly enjoyed this story I hope you continue to share..

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  20. loved it 🙂 as always

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  21. jxadams says:

    An amazing story. Loved what you did with Bill. The Sookie/Eric romance was exceptionally well written & I enjoyed reading every word.

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    • Ahh, thank you. This has got to be one of my favorite reviews of all time! Bill deserves whatever cruel fate awaits him (inspired by my readers, of course…ya’ll have great imaginations!). Thank you again for sharing the love with me. I’m so happy to hear you loved it!!

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  22. lbeverl says:

    Great story! I really enjoyed it. It’s nice to see Eric and Sookie in slightly different settings. I like your writing style, it flows well. I do have a question – (I hope it doesn’t sound like a complaint because it isn’t meant to be) – I’m wondering why the setting for the great revelation was a morning interview at a television studio. I didn’t misread that, did I? I’m curious as to how all the vampires will leave after the interview since it will be daylight. Wouldn’t they be worried that they would be trapped? I apologize if I’m reading too much into a small detail – I’m just curious if there was a reason behind the setting. (And in case you’re wondering, yes, I’m that person who always wants to know what happens AFTER the movie ended.) 🙂

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    • 🙂 I’m so glad you enjoyed the story, and don’t worry about your questions! I chose a 6 am interview because it would work for a worldwide release. The sun doesn’t rise that early during the time of year the story is set (November/December), so they didn’t have to worry about walking out into the sun. True, they would have to rush home to safety, but they wouldn’t get cooked. 🙂 The news in the rest of the world would be prerecorded so everyone would come out at once. 🙂 I’m all about getting the time/details right, and thought it was a good choice. I hope that clears it up. 🙂 Thanks for reviewing. I love hearing from new readers!

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  23. geenakmom says:

    Fabulous story Dear. Loved how you ended it on a new beginning for them together. Brilliant.

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  24. regina says:

    Hi there! I found some of your teasers over on ff.net, and I am SO glad I decided to check out your wordpress. I’ve been slowly working my way through your stories over the last couple days, and they’re all quite fantastic. I keep trying to decide which one is my favorite, but it’s honestly a tough call. The short stories are particularly excellent, in my opinion, because there’s room for the characters to really do their thing, and for an awesome plot to develop (though please don’t take that as a insult to your oneshots, which are delightful as well). As for this story, I was glad to see Pam sassing it up like she does, really enjoyed watching Gran all but swoon over Eric-in-a-kilt (who can blame her?), and loved the open, hopeful ending. Well done, all around! I can see why you’ve been published, and may just have to check out your original work once I’ve exhausted all the delicious Eric/Sookie options… 🙂

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    • What a delightful surprise waiting for me in my inbox! I am also glad you decided to come over to my wordpress!! Reading that much over the last few days must be exhausting, and I think you deserve some sort of reward. 🙂

      I agree. The short stories are my favorite (for the same reason-plot development) now, but when I first started, one shots were all I could manage. I hope I’ve grown through the years (and that you can forgive my earlier works for all their flaws).

      Pam is my favorite character to write, and because she’s so great, I always panic when writing her. I’m terrified I’m going to screw her up, you know? And yes, I think we would ALL swoon over Eric (in a kilt or otherwise). I’m a sappy hopeless romantic, so HEAs are a must in my world. Thank you SO much for the lovely compliments and the wonderful smile you’ve put on my face. You’ve made my whole week!

      As for being published…it’s a whole new game in out there and has also been a huge learning experience. My first book, Orchids for Lila is pretty smutty and plot light, but I’m getting better at balancing things. If you decide to buy my books (which of course I’d love for you to do!), you’ll have to let me know what you think. 🙂

      Thank you again for reading and reviewing. It’s reviews like these that keep me writing. ❤

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  25. summerame says:

    I really enjoyed this story as well. I like Eric wears his kilt. Now that is a sight I definitely would like to see.

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  26. vondax55 says:

    Thanks for the great story. It is a treat to read a Sookie that has some common sense! Look forward to reading more of your wonderful work.

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