Did Compton seriously think that was going to work? She knew it was coming! If Bill knew the rumors about her at all, then he should have known that capturing her wouldn't be that easy. Either way, she got close enough to get a read on him.
And he planned to use her to take over the Authority. This made her laugh. Compton got balls, she'll give him that, but he would never succeed…even with her on his side he still wouldn't make it past the front door. Now, she's got him where she wants him and can continue on as planned: stealing Antonia.
Gracie wasn't sure how she was going to kidnap Antonia without her alerting Hallow. But she did however figure a way to break the block around her mind. All she had to do was call a powerful witch she'd known for a few years. Octavia Fant…she owed her a couple of favors. Her phone vibrated in her back pocket, pulling her from her thoughts. She pulled it out, answering it.
"This is Octavia Fant. Your child contacted me about some assistance with breaking a spell?" Annie was a good child and had gotten good at anticipating her needs. She seemed to know what she wanted before she even asked for it.
"Good evening Miss Fant. And yes, that is correct. I am in need of your assistance. Do you know a couple of witches by the names of Hallow and Marnie Stonebrook?" For a moment it was silent; Gracie could hear Octavia's shock in the silence.
"Hallow is a powerful were-witch and very dangerous. There have been rumors of her planning something big. She's been doing V to fuel her power. Marnie is basically her lackey; she follows her around and follows her orders. There was another witch but I can't remember her name."
"Yes, that's her. She's known to be a good witch, though, I don't understand why she would work for Hallow. If she's working with Hallow, surely she must be under some kind of spell where Hallow has complete control of her." Octavia explained.
"You would be correct in that. Is there a way to break the spell?"
"If you can get me Hallow's spell book…I can make it happen." Gracie mulled that over and sighed. One obstacle after another…when was this shit going to end? Even if this will be a tough task…Gracie can most certainly pull it off.
"Consider it done." Gracie replied. "I'll call you once I have it, Ms. Fant." Gracie hung up the phone. She was leaning against her car trying to find a way to retrieve the book. Moments passed when her phone suddenly vibrated in again in her hand. When she looked at her phone, she saw that it was Pam.
"We have a problem." Pam said in a panicky voice.
"What?" Gracie asked alarmed.
"Eric's gone missing." Gracie blinked her eyes, and looked at her phone incredulously.
"What the hell do you mean missing?! He was unconscious for fucks sake!"
"I mean he's gone; as in 'not here' gone. I heard a noise outside and left for a few minutes to scan the area for any intruders. When there was none, I went back inside only to find he wasn't lying on the couch anymore, but gone. I don't know wha-"
"Pam, go back outside and scan the area again. Look for any familiar or unfamiliar scents, any kind of clue as to whatever the hell just happened." Gracie said interrupting Pam.
"I'm on it." She said, hanging up. Gracie put her phone back in her pocket. She puffed her cheeks running her hands through her hair in frustration.
What the fuck just happened?
She dialed her child's phone, hearing it ring. "Mistress." She answered.
"I need you to track Marnie for me. You should be able to track my scent on the highway, where you'll also find Bill's and the witch. Find out where she's hiding."
"Got it." She hung up the phone, standing there staring out into space.
"WHAT THE FUCK DO YOU MEAN THE SPELL WAS ONLY EFFECTIVE TEMPORARILY? You told me I could have him unconscious for an unlimited amount of time! What the fuck, Marnie?" Hallow shouted, pissed off. She couldn't believe it; everything was falling apart already.
"I-I'm sorry mistress. But the spell didn't specify how long it would take effect." Marnie said in a meek voice. She couldn't let on to Hallow that she purposely chose that spell. For quite some time, Marnie was getting sick of serving her bitch of a mistress. She promised her unlimited power; now all she does it take orders from Hallow.
Marnie wanted control over the coven, and got tired of taking orders from Hallow. She didn't deserve her power. Making deals with fangers…it was despicable. Marnie wanted to wipe them all out and have complete control over all the supernatural species in the United States. But first, she had to get rid of Hallow.
And that's why she needed the Viking on her side…to take down Hallow; which is why she tried to cut a deal with him, but he was quick to shoot her down and throw her out. Now she had to think of a different game plan.
She expected the spell to fail and the Viking would go after Hallow. While he'd be busy ripping Hallow limb from limb, she would cast another spell, making him completely compliant to Marnie's orders only and use the Viking to seize power. She used to same kind of spell on Antonia; it was easy. Apparently, that's not going to happen anymore because there's a new player in the game:
Rogue vampire of the Authority, Gracie Vitello. Word has it that she is very powerful and a psychic. No one really knows what she is really capable of and this puts a wrench in Marnie's plan. Her thoughts were interrupted by Hallow's ranting.
"Fix this mess, or there will be dire consequences!" she screamed, storming off into another room and slamming the door shut. Marnie huffed rolling her eyes.
Marnie knew exactly who sent her here and why. And she was going to do everything she can to prevent it from happening.
She was promised unlimited power. And Marnie was going to get it.
As Sookie pulled in front of her house, she took a deep breath. How could things go completely wrong only after a couple of days? Sookie thought sadly. What bothered her more was that Bill is behind all this…all because he wanted more power and wanted her back.
Has Bill always been this way? Why was I so blind to this?
She got out of her car and closed it behind her. Then suddenly something zoomed past her. She looked around startled. She lowered her shields and sensed a void. Sookie quickly walked up to her door desperate to get inside her home before she could get drained by the unknown vampire.
She fumbled with her keys, feeling her heart pounding against her chest. Someone grabbed her around her waist, pushing her to the ground. She kicked and screamed hoping someone could hear her, but her resistance was futile.
Sookie closed her eyes tightly, waiting for the pain of the bite, but it never came. Instead she felt the vampire leaning into her neck and sniffing deeply. She peeked one of her eyes open, seeing a flash of blonde hair. She instantly relaxed recognizing the blonde head.
It was Eric.