Spoiler: Mr. January

I cannot thank you enough for the love and support I’ve gotten from you over the last few days. It is overwhelming and amazing. I think this is the best way to thank you. ๐Ÿ™‚

Edits aren’t done, so all mistakes are my own…

Letโ€™s assume for a minute that at the end of Dead as a Doornail, Eric doesnโ€™t disappear from Sookieโ€™s life. Letโ€™s also assume that Quinn never comes to see her (they donโ€™t go out or get involved โ€ฆ nothing). Iโ€™m hijacking the storyline somewhere between Dead as a Doornail and Definitely Dead.

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โ€œSo, whatโ€™s in the envelope?โ€ she asked, cutting to the chase.

Eric smiled again, dazzling white and terrifying. โ€œProofs.โ€

She frowned. โ€œProofs?โ€

โ€œFangtasiaโ€™s Vampire Hunks.โ€ His fingers played with the clasp, but he didnโ€™t open it.

โ€œRight, I remember you mentioned something about that.โ€ Her heart raced. He said he was Mr. January. โ€œSo you flew out here toโ€ฆโ€

โ€œAsk you which one you like the most. We had a very long shoot.โ€

Sookieโ€™s heart threatened to jump out of her chest.

โ€œPam cast her vote.โ€

โ€œAnd you want my opinion?โ€ She gulped when his thumb and finger squeezed the piece of metal holding the paper closed.

He nodded and then pulled out several sheets of glossy paper. Five, to be exact. Five, eight by ten pictures of Eric. Nude.

โ€œOh,โ€ Sookie said, hoping he wouldnโ€™t hear her, but of course, he did. She pushed her plate and cup out of the way. Heat spread through her entire body as he arranged the pictures in front of her.

As blandly as if he were talking about going grocery shopping, he began explaining the photo shoot. โ€œFirst, the photographer had me on the bed,โ€ he said as he pointed to the top row of pictures: in one, he was on his stomach, his lower back arched and his ass raised off the bed, creating a shadow under him, another he was turned to his side, a hint of a white fur robe peeked out from under his body, and the third, he was propped on one elbow with his fingers digging into the white fur.

โ€œUh huh,โ€ Sookie said, nodding numbly.

โ€œBut I thought this was better.โ€ He tapped on the picture where he was standing in front of the bed. Giant glittering snowflakes hung behind him, sparkling in the picture. A light trail of dark blond hair pointed south of his navel. The last picture was a slight variation of the standing one, but he was facing the camera more directly, hiding his ass.

Sookie licked her lips. Her glass was empty. I need a drink. She pushed away from the table, filled her glass, and drank it as slowly as possible, hoping it would give her heart enough time to calm down. It didnโ€™t work.

When she returned to the table, Eric looked up expectantly. โ€œWell?โ€

She smiled. โ€œThis one. You look,โ€ she paused, thinking about what to say next. Delicious. Fabulous. Stunning. Amazing. Like a god. Like you need to bend me over this table and remind me how talented you are. She chuckled and finally said, โ€œgood.โ€

โ€œYou and I have similar taste.โ€ He stared at the picture objectively and then put it back on top of the pile. โ€œPam voted for this one,โ€ he pulled out the one on his stomach.

โ€œI like that one too.โ€ Because you can see your world-class ass. โ€œBut I like this one better.โ€

โ€œItโ€™s decided.โ€ Another dazzling smile. โ€œThese are for you to keep.โ€ His eyes bored into hers, making her mouth go dry.

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This is going to be a little two-part story, short, hot, and sweet. Just like I like it. ๐Ÿ™‚

74 thoughts on “Spoiler: Mr. January

  1. theladykt says:

    ooooh I’d love to have all those pics. Yummmmmmmm

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  2. jules3677 says:

    My mind went elsewhere there for a moment as Sookie described the proofs’. Yay me! Yay you for getting me there.

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  3. askarsgirl says:

    Squee!!! Can’t wait to read the rest! Lucky Sookie getting to pick Eric’s Mr. January pic ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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  4. Adriana says:

    YAY! Can’t wait for the next part!!

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  5. gyllene says:

    I wish we could see those proofs. Can’t wait for more!

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  6. meridiean says:

    I love how Eric is Mr Calm, Cool, and Collected on the oustide but you just KNOW that inside he’s jumping up and down with nervous excitement over which one she’ll pick, lol. I’m hoping he not only detected just how MUCH Sookie loved the pics, but that he “thanks her properly” for her (rather wan yet breathless) compliment! ๐Ÿ˜€

    AND THANK YOU FOR WASHING MR. CLEAN AWAY!! ITB, when Quinn was first introduced, I kind of liked him, but even then you could tell he and his slimy chauvinism were going to slide downhill fast.

    Awesome, as always, and, as always, can’t wait for more!!

    (NEVER worry about keeping anything straight from the books…srsly… At this stage all the books are good for is simply as a way of introducing and describing Eric and Sookie…anything else is highly negotiable.)

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    • I feel the same way about Quinn. I never understood why CH introduced him at all…and then the way she started and stopped their relationship was bizarre! I just wanted to wash my hands of the whole thing and focus on what’s important.

      Eric, at this point in the hijacked story, still has no memory of his time at Sookie’s house and is dying to find out how she feels about him, and his nude pics. He is anything but calm and collected… Sookie is barely holding on to her sanity by a thread. Good things are going to happen. Very good things. ๐Ÿ™‚ Wasn’t it you who wanted a naked and willing Viking waiting for Sookie? This is sort of like that. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  7. valady1 says:

    A most auspicious change in direction for the story. And more poses, well, Sookie is certainly faced with a much better option than a date with Quinn..

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    • When I read the books again, at the end of Dead as a Doornail, Eric casually mentions the calendar and then kisses her. In Definitely Dead, she’s received them in the mail and tells Pam to thank Eric for her. Why in the hell would he mail them to her? In my opinion, he would fly his ass over there and show them to her in person, tempting her to see just how much he has to offer, not remembering that she’s seen it all already. ๐Ÿ™‚ Quinn is nothing more than a distraction from the real goal here, so why involve him at all? ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m glad you’re on board with the changes to the story line. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  8. redjane12 says:

    I liked that exchange over the photographs esp. Sookie’s inner thoughts… Yep, which woman wouldn’t get a bit flustered… Oh and happy to forget Quinn or Mr. ‘Babe’ (shivers….). Waste of space if there was ever one.

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    • Sookie would be more than flustered as she relives the pleasure she and Eric shared while he was at her house. Eric knew exactly what he was doing bringing them to her in person. I’m glad you’re liking it so far… nothing but goodness from here on out. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  9. ericluver says:

    Huh? What? Sorry, my mind wandered there….photos…Eric….naked…
    Do you blame me? *grin*
    Can’t wait for more ๐Ÿ™‚

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  10. tcsakirk says:

    I tried to rate this on my phone…well it didn’t do the rating I wanted. I wanted excellent sorry for that. I hope you continue.

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  11. My dear woman, you expect any of us to concentrate when you mention Eric…naked…on a bed?!?!?!?! I think my brain has short-circuited and my mouth is drier than the Sahara desert!

    In the name of science, purely a scholarly pursuit, I think I will find you some pictures to help you with the visuals of the story. I mean, you need the reader to clearly see what you intended the pictures to look like. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  12. lostinspace33 says:

    OMG, I almost choked on my orange juice! (What a delicious little breakfast treat!) I can’t wait for Part 2, and I’m hoping Eric is planning to act out one or more of those pictures for/with her. **dabs away sweat**

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  13. msbuffy says:

    I’ll have what Sookie’s having.

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  14. Crystal says:

    Now if only we could see those pictures for real!

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  15. Toni says:

    Tasty start ! Love it.

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  16. What? No snowy image of Mr. January on a commode in the middle of a frozen patch of earth?
    J/K – that has sunlight. Loved it!
    M

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  17. Kim says:

    Damn…

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  18. luvvamps says:

    Yes pictures, defiantly pictures!

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