Up All Night: Chapter 4

Charlaine Harris owns almost everything. I own the rest.

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All mistakes are my own. Padore is amazing. This chapter is NSFW.

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Chapter 4

Eric’s POV

Eric manipulated the camera to get closer to Sookie. She seemed distracted, checking on Beth frequently. She didn’t look at the cameras and smile like she normally did, but it didn’t matter, she was still there, about to go in his room.

He zoomed in and frowned when she walked straight toward him. Her face filled the screen when she stopped inches away from the camera.

“It’s you. I knew I recognized your … scent. I just couldn’t place it. Until now.” She sat back on her heels and pressed her lips together and glowered at the camera. She jerked the sheets off, got a new set, scowled at him again, and finished without another glance.

Sookie hugged Beth when they were done cleaning. “You holding up okay?”

Beth nodded. “Wanna go out again?”

Sookie looked right at the camera in the front room and said, “How about tomorrow? I need to take care of something.”

The house went dark.

Eric paced in front of his desk. Is she coming here again? Why was she so mad? What does she need to take care of?

Ten minutes later, he got his answer.

Sookie burst through the front door. She stormed up to the bar and pointed a finger at Eric’s face. “You’ve been watching me!” Her jaw clenched.

Everyone in the bar looked at her.

“Calm down,” Eric said.

“I will not calm down,” Sookie shouted.

Moving quickly, he came around to her, gripped her arm, and led her down the hall. He tried to influence her to be calm, but just like their previous encounter, she didn’t respond to his persuasions. She continued to protest, twisting and squirming as he led her to the privacy of his office.

As soon as the door closed, she turned on him again. “You’ve been watching me!” she said again. “You knew who I was, and didn’t say anything.”

“Say anything about what?” he replied, feigning innocence.

She glared at him. “Is there sound?”

He lifted his eyebrows.

“On the camera? Can you hear us too, or just see us?” She propped her hand on her hip.

“Both,” he admitted reluctantly, not wanting to incur another wrathful scowl.

She took a step toward him and poked him in the chest. “You should’ve said something. You should’ve told me who you were.”

“Why?” He scoffed.

“It’s only fair!” she whined. Another poke. “I bet you enjoyed yourself, didn’t you? Watching us clean up your mess.”

From his vantage point, he could see down her shirt, her full, round breasts heaving as she scolded him. “I enjoyed some things more than others.”

That time, she pushed him backward, until he bumped into the closed door. “My eyes are right here!” She pointed at them with two fingers and then pushed on his chest again, remaining close to him. “Also I don’t like the way you talked to me last time. You don’t know me well enough to tell me what I’m capable of!”

He couldn’t stop the smile pulling at his lips. Her adorable tantrum was more than he could handle.

“Don’t laugh at me, mister!” She stood on her toes, trying to look him in the eyes, failing miserably. “You’re too tall,” she pouted.

Eric slid his legs out on either side, lowering his entire body until they were eyelevel. “Better?”

“Maybe. That’s not the point. I’m mad.” Her breathing had leveled out a little, and the flurry of energy she started with began to die out, he could see it on her face. Her eyes glazed over.

“Why are you mad?” he asked.

“I, I…” she stammered and then licked her lips. When she blinked, she seemed to open her eyes in slow motion. “You’re just so…” She closed the gap between them, her mouth crashing into his. Her lips opened and her hot tongue snaked out, pushing urgently against his teeth.

He leaned backward against the wall, pulling her with him as his arms wound around her body. His hands slid down to her ass, squeezing the flesh enough to make her moan into his mouth. She leaned against him heavily, pressing firmly against his straining cock, making him groan.

Without warning, she pulled away, flushed and beautiful. “I’m sorry, I shouldn’t have…” She gasped for breath and took a step backward.

“Sookie, please,” he begged. He needed more.

“You know my name too?” Her forehead creased with anger and then she bolted for the door.

Fuck.” Eric grunted and hit the wall behind him, making a hole.

* * * *

“I’m going to stay here and wait for her,” Eric said the following Sunday evening, as Pam got ready for work.

“I suppose I have to go to work.” She lifted an eyebrow at him.

“Yes.”

“What if she doesn’t show? What if she’d rather lose her job than be around you?”

Panic gripped him. “Shut up, Pam. That’s not going to happen.” But what if she’s right? He stormed into his room. “I’ll wait here. You should leave.” Before you open your mouth again, he wanted to add.

“Fine. But if she doesn’t show, don’t say I never warned you.”

* * * *

He could smell her as soon as she opened the front door and he had to resist the urge to go to her. She worked quietly; shuffling back and forth down the hall while Beth cleaned the kitchen and front room. She pushed his bedroom door open and inhaled deeply before switching the lights on.

She slapped a hand over her mouth to stifle the scream escaping her mouth. “Holy shit, you scared me,” she whispered.

“Sookie? You okay down there?”

“Yeah,” she called out. “Just a bigger mess than I expected.”

“Let me know if you need a hand!” Beth yelled down the hall.

“Okay,” Sookie replied, and closed the door behind her. “What are you doing here?” she whispered, scowling.

“We need to talk,” he said, keeping his voice low. He sat on the edge of his bed.

“There’s nothing to talk about!” She started cleaning his dresser. She paused, put her hands on her hips, and turned to face him. “It’s not fair.” Before he could reply, she went on. “I remember reading something in my contract that said the houses would be empty while we cleaned.”

“Fuck your contract.”

She stomped closer to him. “I happen to need this job.” She stared at him. “I have bills to pay, food to buy.”

He put his hands up. “I just wanted to talk. We got off on the wrong foot.”

“I’ll say.” Sookie rolled her eyes. “Move. I need to change your sheets.”

He leaned back on his hands, spreading his fingers wide, anchoring himself to his bed. “Make me.”

She narrowed her eyes and then went around to the other side of the bed and yanked the sheet off the mattress. She moved from corner to corner until the sheet began to curl in toward Eric. “Move,” she said again, slightly louder.

He shook his head, a smile tugging up the corner of his mouth.

Fueled by anger, Sookie pushed on his shoulder with all her might. Her feet scooted against the ground, but he didn’t move. She growled, straightened her back, got right in front of him, and then pushed on his chest. Once she got between his legs, he fell backward. Sookie’s momentum forced her on top of him. She panted, her warm breath caressing his jaw. Her entire body went rigid. “You did that on purpose.”

“Don’t go.” He locked his arms around her and watched the battle of emotions crossing her face. He pressed his lips together and squeezed his eyes shut as she tried to roll off, rubbing against him in the most delectable way. “Stop moving,” he said through clenched teeth.

“Why?” She grunted and pushed against his arms, arching her upper body like a cobra.

He groaned. “Because I’m going to come if you keep doing that.”

She relaxed instantly, her body molding to his. “Oh, I didn’t…” She started breathing hard again, and then she kissed him. She dug her fingernails into his chest as she devoured him. That time, he thrust his tongue inside her mouth and she sucked on it hard.

The scent of her arousal filled his nostrils, and try as he might to keep his fangs tucked away, there was just no stopping them. They slid down, nicking her lip.

“Sookie, is everything okay in here?” Beth asked as she touched the doorknob.

Sookie panicked and rolled over, while Eric dove for the side of the bed. He hit the ground with a muffled thud just as Beth came into the room. The bed creaked as Sookie bounced onto her feet.

“Hey, Beth. I was just…” She panted for breath between each word.

“Your lip is bleeding.”

Sookie gasped. “So it is.” She made a sucking sound, the sound going straight to Eric’s cock. “Must’ve bumped it on the bookshelf while I was getting these sheets off.” She walked around the end of the bed and glanced at Eric, who held perfectly still on the floor. He had to resist every urge in his body to stay down, keeping away from her and her blood-smeared mouth.

“You have the worst luck in this room! Want a hand?” Beth’s footsteps got closer.

“Sure,” Sookie said, a little too loud. “Will you take these to the washer? I’ll fold the blanket.”

As soon as Beth’s footsteps retreated, Sookie whispered. “Hide!”

Eric smiled, keeping his fangs hidden under his lips. She smoothed her hair away from her face and tightened her ponytail before joining Beth in the hall.

He jumped up and stepped inside his closet, pulling the door almost closed, leaving a tiny gap to see through.

“So you finished the rest of the house already?” Sookie said.

“Yep. All that’s left is whatever you need to do in the gray room.”

“I just need to vacuum and make the bed.”

“I’ll get the floor,” Beth offered.

Sookie laughed nervously, “Oh, thanks.”

Sookie came into the room first, glancing around and then sighing when she didn’t spot him. Beth started vacuuming, and Sookie climbed up onto the bed with the clean sheets. She hung her head off the side of the bed so she could see under it, and frowned. She scanned the room, her forehead creased until she saw the closet door cracked open. A smile flickered across her face.

When the women were finished cleaning, they walked together toward the front door. Eric’s shoulders fell and then he heard Sookie say, “Oops, forgot something. Hang on a sec, okay?” Her footsteps raced down the hall and into his bedroom.

“Beth’s waiting for me,” she whispered to the closet. “She’s getting impatient.”

He frowned. How does she know Beth is impatient?

“You’re right. We need to talk,” she admitted with a sigh.

He opened the door slowly, a huge grin plastered on his face. “I know.”

She rolled her eyes. “I’m free Friday after dinner.” She scribbled something on a scrap of paper and offered it to him in an outstretched hand. “That’s my address, we could talk there.” She glanced over her shoulder as Beth called her name from the front room. “She’s wondering what’s taking so long.”

Eric gripped her wrist and pulled her into the closet with him. Their mouths met briefly as his shoulders dug into the clothes hanging behind him, and then she pulled away.

“I don’t even know your name,” she panted.

“Eric Northman,” he said.

Eric,” she repeated with her soft, breathy voice. “I’m Sookie Stackhouse and I’ll see you Friday evening.”

No one had ever made his name sound so good before.

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What do you think next Friday will bring? Find out in Up All Night: Chapter 5

60 thoughts on “Up All Night: Chapter 4

  1. theladykt says:

    Her anger is too cute. LIke a little kitten.

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  2. I think I can’t wait for Friday! I love the sneaking around his bedroom. Playful Eric is the best!

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  3. murgatroid98 says:

    Angry and wanting him. And he’s totally lost. They definitely have a few things to learn about each other. Great chapter.

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  4. racecz5 says:

    Fun and games in the bedroom but not Eric’s usual kind! hehe

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  5. lostinspace33 says:

    The thought of him hiding next to the bed and in the closet from Beth had me rolling! I can just picture it…lol! 🙂

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  6. VictoryInTrouble says:

    Ha ha! Her anger was really short lived there! Who can blame her? In the face of that sexy Viking I don’t think anyone could remain angry for long! I loved the sneaking around. I love that he was panicked when he thought she might not show up at his house. Can’t wait for next Friday!

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  7. patsy1965 says:

    Ok, the idea of a six and a half foot giant rolling off the bed to hide so he doesn’t get caught had me giggling. Then to stick him in the closet like a school boy trying not to get caught, how could Sookie not fall in love (lust 😉 ). Can not wait for the upcoming conversation. patsy

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    • Their conversation will be very enlightening. That’s for sure. 🙂 I laughed too, him hiding out and waiting for Beth to leave so he could kiss her again. 🙂 There’s nothing he wouldn’t do to get a little more Sookie! Thanks so much for reviewing, Patsy. Always lovely to hear from you!

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  8. Char69 says:

    You are amazing with the E&S story! Please keep the dream alive! This is so fresh and new and an entirely different take on how E&S meet. Kudos to you!! Brilliant!! I do have to admit though… I hate your “spoilers” you do. I’d rather you just give us the full “shubang”! No waiting, just a brilliant chapter. Love, love your work…
    Char

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    • Thank you so much Char! Padore and I brainstormed forever on this story, so I’m glad something good came out of it. 🙂 I must give credit where credit is due. The idea came from her and then the words came out of my head. 🙂 I post the full chapters on Fridays, so you can always avoid the spoilers. Sometimes I don’t post them at all…mostly to placate my readers and beg their forgiveness for the latest cliffy. 🙂 Thanks so much for reviewing!

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  9. Meridian says:

    I’d like to think I’d have stayed pissed off at him a little longer, and who’s to say she won’t “re-discover” her anger during the coming days, but yeah, ***sigh*** Eric… 😀 I loved seeing how much she’s already got him hooked! At least now he has her name and address if she does stop coming to his house…and i don’t think he’s going to be losing that paper, either… (Really thought he’d fucked up when he called her name earlier in the chapter…!)

    Loved it!

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  10. suzyq591suzy says:

    Maybe some heavy petting 😉 and talking too

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  11. redjane12 says:

    Love the story and how Eric and Sookie go from fighting (due to Sookie’s rightful anger at Eric being naughty…) to locking lips and limbs…
    Can’t wait for ‘Friday’….

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    • Can you blame her? I don’t think I’d stand a chance if I was face-to-face with the Viking. 🙂 Despite his naughtiness, there’s some good stuff in there too. Thank you so much for reviewing! I’m glad I can make Friday and even happier day. 🙂

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  12. Oh good they are going to talk :)… i liked the teenage style hiding around his own room 😀

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  13. duckbutt60 says:

    Heh –how can she stay angry at that face?? Cute rom-com activity!

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  14. Nia says:

    The though of Eric hiding from Beth like a teenager hiding from a parent had me laughing. Can’t wait for the talk on Friday 😀

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  15. switbo says:

    Loved it! Her anger sure evaporated quickly, but really, who can blame her? I’m pretty sure I’d forget my name, much less any ridiculous anger I had, when faced with those 6 feet 4 inches of Scandinavian yumminess. Ungh.

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  16. ericluver says:

    Cute! The whole hiding in the closet thing 🙂 Can’t wait to see how the next date/conversation goes 😀

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  17. mom2goalies says:

    Sigh, can’t believe you stopped there….need it to be Friday right now!! The visual if Eric rolling off the bed to hide was hysterical! And then hiding in his own closet! LOL Love sexy and playful Eric…

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  18. cotharach says:

    I am loving this new story. It makes me wish Friday would come faster 🙂

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  19. gyllene says:

    Loved angry Sookie and Eric hiding. I can’t wait until next Friday for us and them. 😀

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  20. askarsgirl says:

    I’m looking forward to Friday and I’m sure Sookie is too! I wonder when she’s going to find out that Eric is a vamp? I think Eric’s going to be wondering what’s up with Sookie too. Can’t wait for friday😃

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    • Friday is going to be VERY enlightening for both of them. And then there will be other things happening that don’t involve words. Mouths, yes. Words, no. 🙂 Now if we could just get to Friday already! Thanks so much for reviewing!!

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  21. campyrs says:

    Great chapter (as usual)… Can’t wait for Friday! 😆

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  22. Kittyinaz says:

    Reblogged this on Kittyinaz's Reblog Page and commented:
    I often forget that the post is the chapter, and when I am done reading, I delete it, then realize what I did. So this time, I am sharing the awesomeness of MySecretOFanFiction. Go enjoy it!!!

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  23. ashmo2000 says:

    Hm, didn’t quite lay the law with Eric, but is off to a helluva start😍

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  24. nedbella says:

    I CANNOT wait for more of this. It’s getting juicy. Me likey.

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  25. ashleysueslc says:

    I’m totally loving this story! But, um, did you know that when you click the story link on the lefthand side of the page, it still lists only the first three chapters? In order to get to chapter 4, I had to click on chapter 3, scroll down and hit Next, scroll through the spoilers for chapter 4, and hit next AGAIN before I could actually read the chapter!

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    • Damn! I totally forgot to update the main page with a chapter 4 link…thanks for bringing it to my attention! I had scheduled chapter 4 to post early last Friday morning because I couldn’t do it in person, which means that none of the links were active yet (the night before when I scheduled it), so I couldn’t post them! Ak! Thanks for letting me know. I’ll fix it pronto! Also, I’m so glad you’re loving it! 🙂

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    • All fixed! 🙂 Thanks again!

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  26. YvonnAd says:

    OMG. So sexy and cute. Best combo ever. Luvvvvvv it.
    it’s a date for sure. Eric coming over and bringing his sexyself. Yum.
    You said Friday…that’s tomorrow. Right. Eh hehe.
    just trying my luck. Hey you can’t blame me. This is good stuff here sister.
    Thanks for starting my weekend.
    Luv it.
    YvonnA

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    • YvonnA, I don’t know how you’re one chapter behind, but there really IS another chapter waiting for you today!! 🙂 Now go on and read!

      Also, thanks for the lovely review, I’m so glad I could make you swoon with a sexy Eric and their first date. Shit’s about to get real all up in this place! I’m so glad you’re enjoying the story! Thanks again!

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