With her painful detox behind her, Sookie and Eric finally leave the cabin on Willow Bend Road. In New Orleans, she sees the city for what it really is: a vampire oasis. When she meets the queen of Louisiana she’s offered a job that will be tough to beat, but she’s not so sure she wants it.
Eric is faced with his own dilemma when the queen releases him from the debt he owed her. He also must learn how to keep Sookie safe and admit that he feels something much deeper for her than he ever thought possible.
The agony Sookie suffered because of Bill’s betrayal hasn’t been easy to recover from and her anger toward him is like poison inside her. She discovers that the only way she can really get him out of her system is to ask him one simple question: why.
With a clear head and an open heart Sookie must decide what she wants to do with her life. As long as Eric is by her side the sky is the limit.
Once upon a time (about four months ago), gabbieannie and I created an alternate universe for Sookie. A world where Pam is Sheriff, Bill is a manipulative douche bag (nothing new there), and Eric is the ‘special forces’ used by the queen to get the job done. This story begins when the first 100 pages of Dead Until Dark end. The moment Sookie and Bill set foot inside Fangtasia, I veer away from canon and I don’t turn back.
Imagine Pam’s surprise finding the famous telepath, Sookie, asking questions in her bar. Once she realizes Sookie has had large quantities of Bill’s blood, she stops at nothing to make things right in the world (and her Area), including subduing Sookie, taking care of Bill, and calling for backup: Eric.
Confused and under the influence of some pretty powerful drugs, Sookie wakes in an unfamiliar place with an unfamiliar vampire. She’s not about to let anyone hold her hostage and decides to make her captor’s life a living hell. After wearing him down, she discovers the reason for her isolation: she’s being forced to detox Bill’s blood from her system.
Torn between irritation and desire, Eric must learn how to care for a strong-willed human without killing her. It’s the most difficult job he’s ever been assigned, but it might just turn out to be the most rewarding too.