The Plan Pt. 1
This isn't the first time he's asked questions about her. He'd only asked once, a long time ago about Jade's past. Of course, she quickly, smoothly changed the subject, managing to dodge that bullet...but that didn't mean he forgot about it completely. Eric would've bought it up again. Sooner or later. She'll tell him more about herself some other time. Right now, planning to save Sookie and taking over Louisiana is first priority. Surely, he'll bring it up again when the night's over.
The truth is Jade doesn't remember much about herself anymore. There were a lot of times she blacked out certain events. Not voluntarily...she didn't black them out on purpose, it just happens. One moment she remembers that she would visit this pond at the edge of the forest away from her village, staring out at the water; she clutches her heart, turning around smiling at something, then...nothing. What bothers her even more was the night cloaked figures attacked her village and killed everyone. She remembers her father pulling her away from all the carnage, setting up camp to rest for the night miles away from the village...then again, she blacks out.
She couldn't even remember the night she first met her maker Vera. All Jade remembers is waking up in the ground, digging herself out to her new state of being: vampire. She was disoriented, confused and afraid. Vera explained that she had found Jade unconscious, and covered in blood. She had stab wounds all over her and she nearly died. Right after that, the rest is history.
She'd spent the past four thousand years trying to make sense of her condition. But came up with nothing. She had come up with many theories and yet again hitting a dead end. She thought for a long time that finally her psychic abilities had fucked up her brain...but deep down, there was more to it. More to her loss of memories. Someone knew and wasn't telling her everything. She'll find out someday. She will. Jade just didn't know how long that would be.
Jade barged through the doors of Fangtasia startling Andre and Lucas. Pam and Carrie only turned their heads looking cautious. Eric followed behind, looking alert. Carrie ran from behind the bar, running over to Jade. She wrapped her arms around her youngest child, assuring her she's okay. Carrie looked Jade over frantically. Jade grabbed her hands smiling at her.
"I'm fine. Its gonna take a lot more than a psycho to bring me down, surely." Lucas snickered in the background. "Anyways, Appius commanded Lucas to kill me or torture me or whatever. Unfortunately for him, I've known Lucas for a very long time, and he wasn't aware of that. So let's just say tonight didn't go as he planned." Jade and Eric glanced at each other, smirking. Pam raised an eyebrow.
"Well? Are you gonna explained what happened or are you gonna keep up the suspense?!" Pam replied in annoyance, rolling her eyes.
"My maker has met the true death." Eric said in a flat, cold tone. Pam looked at Eric, then landed her eyes on Jade.
"Don't look at me, I didn't kill the bastard." Jade said, raising her hands in the air. "I wanted to kill him, but I thought it be better if Eric delivered the true death to him."
"Are you fucking insane?! Appius is twice Eric's age; he would've been killed instantly!" Pam said raising her voice. Jade raised an eyebrow at Pam, only giving her a cold stare. Pam lowered her gaze to the ground.
"Pammy...it’s so touching that you have so much faith in your maker." Jade replied, smirking. "I didn't leave him unprepared. When I broke the bond between Appius and Eric, forging a maker/child bond between me and him, my blood made him stronger. He handled himself really well. He didn't have a scratch on him." Jade explained.
"So, your saying that..."
"I pushed the scales in his favor. Even without my blood, Eric would have been fine. I didn't train him other combat methods for kicks and giggles. I taught him everything I knew so if there was ever a time I couldn't save him myself, he'd have everything he needed to know from me to save himself. It was a gut feeling, but I figured Appius would be too caught up in getting revenge that he would forget to open his side of the connection. So he never knew that I broke their bond. Appius lacks conviction. I simply worked that to our advantage!" Jade scoffed. Pam stayed quiet, satisfied with the events nodding her head.
"So what do we do about the queen?" Carrie asked, changing the subject.
"She kidnapped Sookie which is exactly what I needed to make my move. We plan tonight...then we attack tomorrow come sundown. Eric, I want you to send an email to every vampire in the state, have them all meet us here, tomorrow night. I already have a game plan in mind. Pam, I suggest you find clothing that you wouldn't mind getting bloody and dirty; get some weapons while you’re at it. Carrie, go with Andre and find a way to pull the blue prints of Sophie Ann's palace..."
"No need. I already have them with me on my phone." Jade nodded her head.
"Okay then. I'm going to go and make a phone call...I'll be right back." Jade walks away, pulling out her phone from her pocket. She dials the Ancient Pythoness.
"How may I help you?" A female voice said.
"This is Jade Valentine calling for the Ancient Pythoness. It's urgent."
"One moment, Miss Valentine." Jade paced as she waited for the Ancient Pythoness to pick up the phone. Finally she answered the phone in only one sentence.
"It's time, my child."
Sookie watched as a bright light hit Hadley and flew across the room in the wall. She looked at her fingers as the light exploding from her hand faded back into her skin. She stared at her hand in shock.
What just happened? How did I do that?
Sookie watched as Rasul came into the room, about to approach her. She inched away afraid that he might hurt her. He raised both his hands in the air as a sign of surrender.
"Be calm...I mean you no harm. Are you okay?" he asked her. She nodded her head.
"Is she gonna be okay?" she gestured towards Hadley who was unconscious against the wall.
"I think she'll be fine. I just got a call, your friends will be here tomorrow after sundown to rescue you and kill the queen. Until then, I'll stick with you and protect you. Will this be okay with you?" He asked. He offered his hand to her.
"Umm, sure? Won't you get in trouble for helping me?" Sookie grabbed his hand, him pulling her off the floor. He shook his head at her smiling. "I'm sorry, where are my manners? I'm Sookie. And you are?" she asked.
"I'm Rasul. Pleasure to meet you. Why don't you get settled? I'll take Hadley outta her, and be back to guard the door." he bowed to her, then vamped over to Hadley, throwing her over his shoulder and walking out the door closing it behind him.
Sookie blew out a puff of air. So, she's safe for now...