Jade walked out the doors of Merlotte's and saw Eric waiting on the hood of her car. She stopped a few feet away and came up with an excellent idea. She smirked to herself and looked at Eric with a mischievous glint in her eye.
"First of all, get off the hood of my car; I don't want your Viking ass denting the hood. Secondly, I need you to do me a favor." Jade said, narrowing her eyes and grinning crazily at Eric. Eric looked back at Jade with worried eyes. He knew when she had that look on her face she had some wacky idea cooked up in her head.
"What do I get if I do this…favor?" he asked, narrowing his eyes at Jade. Jade smirked, broadly, she almost looked nuts. Eric didn't like this one bit. The last time he did her favor he ended up running around naked in England a few years after he made Pam.
"You'll get your ass chained to the wall, if you don't do me this favor. I want you to stay behind and look after Sookie…you know, make sure no one bothers her." Jade said. The real reason she wanted him to stay behind was to give Eric the chance to make his move on Sookie and to get them closer to each other. Knowing Eric, he'll be too damn impatient to wait until Friday to see her again and seduce her. By making him stay behind, Jade is initiating the intense passion she senses between these soon to be two love-birds.
Now all she had to do was wait. Jade had a very strong feeling Sookie wasn't going to make it easy for him. She just might make him work for it, Jade chuckled to herself. She wanted to stay behind and watch, but it was an hour and a half before dawn and she needed to get back to Fangtasia and take care of some business.
"Where will I stay? It's a few hours before dawn, and I'm not sleeping in the dirt!"
"Try the old Compton house on Hummingbird Road. I'll see you tomorrow night." Jade said, getting into her car and driving away.
While she drove back to Shreveport, she thought about Sookie Stackhouse and Eric together. She smiled to herself. She knew Eric wouldn't hesitate to flirt with the girl. It was third nature to Eric to charm a woman. But Jade was a little worried; Eric is not known to keep any woman for more than a few hours.
But then, it was strange of him not to charm her right away or make some vulgar comment; he was completely silent and just stared the whole time they were there. If Sookie is as different as Jade thinks she is, Eric will have a tough time claiming her and he'll respect the girl more. But that's the thing; Sookie is no fangbanger. She's the real deal Southern Belle. They might even get together sooner than she planned.
When she arrived at Fangtasia, she went straight to her office and sat in her chair. She thought for a moment about Bill Compton and the queen. Just as soon as the queen finds out Jade interfered, she throw a fit and either call her directly or order her to down to come New Orleans.
Suddenly Pam and Carrie walked into the office. Jade looked up and leaned back in her chair, folding her arms and crossingher legs.
"Please, come in ladies." She asked with sarcastically.
"We have a problem." Pam said. Jade looked at them expectantly.
"The accountant of Fangtasia has informed us that 80 thousand dollars has gone missing." Carrie explained.
"What I want to know is who would be stupid enough to actually steal from a vampire? Are they asking to die?" Jade exclaimed. She sighed. "Anyways, Carrie, send out a memo to the staff, there's to be a staff meeting this Friday at 9 pm. But do NOT tell what the meeting is about. Pam, contact your maker and tell him what deal is. Has everyone cleared out?" Jade asked.
"Yep, we closed down 15 minutes ago." Carrie said.
"Goodie, I'm going home, you both have a good night."
"Good night." They both said in unison.
Sookie stood there staring back at the space where two vampires that had just left Merlotte's. They offered her a job to work as a human lie detector at their club. They knew what she could do and it worried her. How did they know what I could do?Who told them?
When Sookie saw them both sit in her area, she noticed they were glowing. She could tell they were vampires. Sookie was excited about this fact. She had tried to read their minds as well, only to find that she couldn't; they were silent. She tried oncemore while she took their order and got just that; silence. Sookie was pleasantly surprised.
I can't believe Merlotte's got its first vampires! And that blonde vampire was beyond gorgeous! It's weird I felt something drawing me to him; some kind of pull. Did he feel it too, Sookie thought? Her thoughts turned to the female vampire with the jet black hair; she was beautiful and the pull was even weirder with her; she felt something special about her; like there was something more to her than just being a vampire.
The vampiress was calm and friendly. Sookie felt she wasn't really going to hurt her and didn't plan too. She was genuinely trying to assure her that she was safe and offered her a job. Sookie had to think about that thoroughly before she took any other kind of job offer. Sookie also noticed how the blonde vampire couldn't stop staring at her with lustful eyes. He had a hint of a smile on his face and Sookie nearly blushed. Deep down she hoped she would see them again. They were both intriguing. She didn't even have the chance to ask for their names!
She continued refilling drinks, cleaning tables and taking orders until the end of her shift. She was just about to walk out the door when Sam put his hand on her shoulder stopping her.
"Yeah Sam?" Sookie said, sighing and looking up in annoyance.
"Cher, I just want to warn you to be careful. Not all vampires are good. I just wanted you to know that." He said. She looked back at Sam and smiled.
"Thanks Sam." She said walking out of Merlotte's into the parking lot. While she walked to her car she thought about Sam. She'd always known Sam had deep feelings for her; unfortunately she didn't feel the same way about him. She was waiting for something else to come along. Sookie didn't know what, but she felt it was coming soon. Very soon.
When she saw her car, she noticed a man sitting on the hood of her car. When she got closer, she saw it was the blonde vampire from earlier.
Sookie was surprised to see him and tried not to smile. For all she knew, he could be there to kill her or threaten her to work for him. But oddly, she felt that wasn't the case. She felt the pull stronger than earlier and walked closer. The blonde vampire smiled at her.
"Good evening Miss Stackhouse. We weren't properly introduced earlier. I am Eric Northman." He said, leering at Sookie. Sookie only stared back at him.
"It's nice to meet you Mr. Northman." Sookie replied.
"Well aren't you sweet?" he smirked.
"Not really." Sookie said. He grinned at her and chuckled. He continued to gaze at her with lust in his eyes. Sookie felt naked under his intense gaze. She blushed looking away.
"That's a lovely color on you." He said huskily. Sookie's blushed deepened and she stared back at him.
"Umm, thank you? Is there something I can do for you Mr. Northman?" Sookie asked nervously.
"You are very beautiful Miss Stackhouse." He said quietly, ignoring her question and getting off her car. She at first thought he was about to leave, but instead he stepped even closer to her; invading her personal space.
Eric leaned down and smelled her neck. Eric moaned. He lost himself in her sweet scent and hardened at the thought of tasting her and fucking her into oblivion. He wanted her; badly.
What is this beautiful woman? Why does she smell so good and why am I so drawn to her? He didn't mean to, but he asked his question out loud.
"What are you?" he whispered, nuzzling her neck. Sookie could tell that he wasn't really asking her that question and couldhear the awe in his voice. She wanted to push him off and slap him across his face. But she couldn't do it; it felt right. She felt safe with him and it was a weird feeling. She wasn't sure if she should be freaked out by this or just embrace this situation.
Eric couldn't explain why he felt this way for this human girl. He just met the girl a mere couple of hours ago and he felt the pull getting stronger. He didn't know what was happening, but he wasn't going to ignore it. Maybe we were meant for eachother? He thought.
He kissed the spot behind her ear and trailed kisses up across her jaw straight to her lips. He then crushed his lips against hers and slid his tongue across her bottom lip asking for entry into her mouth.
Sookie slightly parted her lips and granted him entry. Eric placed his hand on the side of Sookie's face, slid it to the back of her head and gently grabbed her hair; deepening the kiss. Eric never took pleasure in kissing women, but kissing Sookie was different. It felt good. It was full of passion and heat. It felt right. He could kiss her all night.
Sookie moaned into Eric's mouth. It wasn't like her at all to kiss a total stranger. But it was happening and she wasn't stopping anytime soon. Just as soon as he leaned into Sookie's neck, she lost all coherent thoughts and just gave in.
They were both interrupted by a buzzing sound; it was coming from Eric's pocket. He cursed to himself and found Pam was calling him; he answered his phone.
"Not a good time, Pam." Eric growled.
"Master there's a problem with Fangtasia." She said.
"And the problem is…" Eric trailed in annoyance.
"The accountant has just informed us that 80 thousand dollars is missing. We just told Jade about this." Pam explained.
"This could've waited until tomorrow, Pamela. I'm busy…Have you started interrogating yet?" Eric asked, sighing.
"No, we were going to wait till Friday at 9." Pam replied.
"Excellent. I'll see you Friday night." He said hanging up his phone.
"Listen, Mr. Northman…"
"Eric." He interrupted, smiling.
"Eric, it's getting late and I need to get home. I work the morning shift tomorrow."
"May I see you again tomorrow?" He asked softly. Sookie thought about it. She really wanted to see him again. She nodded her head and smiled. Eric smiled broadly and stepped closer to Sookie again. He put his hands on each side of her face and pecked her lips softly. He stared into her eyes and leaned his forehead against hers.
"Until tomorrow, my lover." He whispered, disappearing into the night. Sookie stood there mouth agape and totally shocked by what just happened. She didn't know what this was, but she didn't want to ignore it.
She had a feeling she was going to be seeing more him.