Bill was carrying Gracie over his shoulder. He was smiling and smug. She claims to be psychic, but did not see a witch coming to intercept her.
Maybe if she hadn't of been running her mouth she would not have been captured. So much for being psychic.
He made it back to his house, where he was going to hold Gracie and hand her over to Nan Flanigan. He had a better idea though. One that could elevate him above everyone…especially Eric Northman. These witches wouldn't be able to catch Northman, not really. But it could provide a distraction while he took Sookie and get away as he planned to assassinate the chancellors of the Authority.
Yes, he could use this to his advantage. Just think of all the intel Gracie has on the them. With this kind of info, he could infiltrate, kill them all and become head of the Authority. It was the best plan he ever had.
All he had to do was torture her for information. He managed to capture a very old and powerful vampire; he'll surely get all the power he wants knowing how coveted Gracie Vitello is. Maybe he can convince her to join him in his pursuit of power. He chuckled to himself. After he dealt with Vitello, he was going after Sookie.
Sookie will be mine forever and I'll become one of the most powerful vampires in the United States. As it should be.
Gracie was laughing to herself. She could practically hear what he was thinking. She already knew what he was planning to do. She was well aware that something like this would happen. Now, she can have Marnie tracked back to their hideout.
Luckily, she had the power to cloak herself, so she played unconscious in Compton's arms and called to her child, Annie. She had been staying at a Motel nearby waiting for further instructions from her mistress.
The moment she got the call, she sprang into action, running to her location.
Bill carried her all the way down into the basement and placed Gracie in one of the jail cells. Little did Bill know his plan was about to turn to shit. She smiled to herself. She could feel her child getting close. She sent Annie a message to her mind telepathically, telling her to wait for her signal.
After Bill laid her on the bed, he took a step back and looked at her with hatred and annoyance. He turned and walked out, closed the cell and continued on route to Shreveport to catch up to Sookie. When Gracie was absolutely sure Compton was gone, she gave her child the signal to make her move. Gracie closed her eyes and with her mind she froze all the guards in place, so Annie could make a clean break.
Annie suddenly appeared wearing gloves and pried the cell doors open; breaking it off its hinges. Gracie rose from the bed and grinned at her child. Annie bowed her head.
"Mistress." She said softly.
"Annie. Did you do everything I asked? Everything is in place?"
"Yes. All we have to do is find a powerful witch to perform the spell and everything should go as planned."
"Well done, my child. Let's get out of here. We need to get to Sookie before Compton does." Gracie spat. She and Annie sped out the basement into the night on their way to Sookie. Gracie hoped everything would go as planned.
Sookie pulled into the Fangtasia parking lot. She lowered her shields scanning for minds and found only one; she was a witch named Antonia and she was right inside Fangtasia. Sookie sorted through her thoughts and found something weird.
She sat in her car and listened inside Antonia's mind. She hit a wall protecting her mind or rather…concealing it.
I must obey Hallow.
Was all she said in her mind. She kept repeating it like she was under a trance. Sookie observed the wall and penetrated it. She successfully broke through; she stiffened and gasped. She saw the whole scene as if she were there herself.
"And what is this problem you need assisting with?" she heard the lead witch say.
"Eric Northman, sheriff of Area 5. He has something I want. And I want him gone." Bill said.
"What's you're price?" Hallow asked.
"One million dollars, each… Half now, and you'll get the other half when you have succeeded." He said.
"What did you have in mind?" she asked the King.
"Do whatever is necessary to take down the Viking…by any means necessary." Bill said with emphasis.
She was broken from her thoughts by a knock on her window. Sookie looked and saw it was Bill. He had a look of concern on his face. But after seeing what she saw, she knew it was fake concern. She grew angry with Bill, but kept her face blank.
She wanted to stake him, bring him back to life and then stake him again. Sookie schooled her facial features pretending to look happy to see Bill. He opened the door for her and helped her out the car.
"Sookie, are you okay?" he asked.
"I'm fine, Bill. What are you doing here?" She plastered her crazy Sookie grin on her face; attempting to hide her anger.
"I could ask you the same thing. I was coming here to find Eric and he's not here. Why are you here?" He narrowed his eyes at her. She knew Bill was lying. He was trying to get rid of Eric so he could have the chance to win her back. You can't win something you've already lost.
Even if Eric were dead, I still wouldn't take him back. Not after all he's done.
"I got tired of waiting for Eric and assumed he'd be here…But Fangtasia's closed apparently. I guess I'm gonna go on home and hope I'll see him tomorrow." Her shields were still down and she sensed another vampire nearby; though she continued looking at Bill as not to give away what she was feeling.
"Would you like me to escort you home?" Bill asked.
"Uh no, I'll be fine. Thanks anyway, Bill." Before she could get into her car, she heard something from Bill's mind.
I have to get my blood in her.
She stiffened, but kept on grinning. She couldn't believe Bill would do this to her. Does he seriously think killing Eric will win her over? No, she'd never forgive him for all this shit he's causing.
"I insist. I can't let you be out this time of night on your own. With a fugitive vampire on the loose, it isn't safe." He placed his hand on her arm gently.
"I can take of myself, Bill." She rolls her eyes, exasperated, taking his hand off her arm. Bill dropped the gentlemen façade, and grabbed her arm tighter than before.
"I wasn't giving you a choice, Sookie. You are coming with me now." He growled at her. Fear filled Sookie, she tried snatch her arm away from Bill, but his grip was too tight. It was hurting her.
"Let me go, Bill!" She said shakily.
"I'm afraid I can't do that, Sookie. You've been lying to me this whole time and I need you somewhere safe where Eric can't get to you." She gave him a shocked look, then looked offended by his words.
"When have I ever given you a reason not to trust me?!" She yelled, tears pooling in her eyes.
"The moment you sided with Eric." Was all he said. He grabbed her by her hair hitting her head against the window of her car knocking her out. He caught her before she could hit the ground, carrying her to the trunk of her car, and gently placed her in.
Gracie followed Bill all the way to Fangtasia and made it just in time. She kept her distance to make sure Bill didn't see or sense her. She watched as Bill talked to Sookie. Gracie could see Sookie had tensed and grinned broadly.
Gracie was in the trees watching the scene unfold, fury flooded her veins. She jumped from the trees landing right in front of Bill before he could get into the car. She had a menacing smile on her face.
"Going somewhere, Billy boy?" Bill looked at her with shock, not understanding how she got freed from the cells in the basement. "What's the matter? You look pretty surprised to see me…Oh! Okay. I see, I'm supposed to be locked up in that cell. Piece of advice…make sure I don't have backup." She retorts with a grin. She appeared right in front of him, snapping his neck, then he falls to the ground. Annie appeared behind her.
"Take this one back to his house, and place him in the cells." She turns to look at her child with a grin on her face. "I'll deal with him later." Annie gives a nod, throwing Compton over her shoulder and disappearing without another word.
Gracie went to the trunk of the car, opening it. Sookie looked up, sighing with relief when she realized who it was. Gracie grabbed her hand, helping out the trunk.
"Are you okay?" She asked looking at her with concern.
"Yeah, I'm fine. What are you going to do with Bill?"
"Put him somewhere where I can keep an eye on him. This way he won't become more of a problem. Have you found anything?" Gracie asked.
"Yes. There was a witch named Antonia just standing around at Fangtasia."
"Did you read her mind?"
"Yeah. It was weird though. There was this wall around her mind, like it's concealed. She kept repeating in her head 'I must obey Hallow' over and over." Gracie thought about that and knew exactly who could have that fixed.
"Hallow must've put Antonia under a trance. To keep her under control. She has no choice but to obey her every command without question. Antonia must be in this against her will, which also means she could be of use to us. Did you find the location of their coven inside her mind?"
"No, certain thoughts in her mind were blocked. All I could see was the meeting between Bill and the witches. Is Eric okay?"
"Yes, he is. I have Pam watching over him. The place is cloaked so no one will find him there. It's getting late and you need to get home and get some sleep. I'll continue hunting the witches down and brief you on any more info tomorrow first dark." Gracie shot off into the sky in the direction of her safe house. She had to stop there first to get some supplies.
She was going to capture Antonia.