When Sookie finally tells Eric about what happened when his memory was taken away by Marnie’s spell, the vampire notes that she spent more time talking about Debbie’s demise than any relationship they had. And he realizes something: Sookie doesn’t trust him not to harm her with the information about Debbie. Even though Eric is new at love, he knows that it cannot flourish without trust, so he cuts ties with her and eventually develops a relationship with another. What will happen when Sookie realizes that she made a mistake? What will happen when it is she who must fight for love which is unsought?
I would love to read a story where Sookie has to work hard to get Eric. I feel Eric seems to go all out to earn Sookie’s affections. What if Eric gets fed up and moves on (not [too] seriously) with maybe Yvetta or Nora, and Sookie just cannot stand it. Something where Sookie actually has to pursue Eric, instead of the other way around. (Idea from Lajayden1973–March 14, 2015)
This story begins in the middle of Dead as a Doornail (Chapter 13). Sookie has asked for Eric’s help getting Tara away from Mickey. Eric comes to Sookie’s temporary apartment and Sookie tells Eric what happened when he had amnesia. In this fiction, Mickey and Tara don’t come to the apartment, nor does Eric become amorous. Instead, he truly thinks about Sookie’s words, and he finds them lacking.
Dialogue in bold is quotes from the books of Charlaine Harris.
All publicly recognizable characters, settings, etc. are the property of their respective owners. No profit has been made from this work. The author is in no way associated with the owners, creators, or producers of any media franchise. No copyright infringement is intended. The events in this story have been inspired by True Blood and the Southern Vampire Mysteries book series.
To Lajayden1973–for the inspiration for the story.
To Kleannhouse—for your generosity and your “eagle eyes”
To Sephrenia—for always giving me your time as you create art for my stories
(2016: Best Angst/Drama/Cliffhangers Nominee)
Given Unsought .pdf Here's the link for the completed .pdf of the story. I hope that-- if you read the story that way--you will return to leave a comment here when you are done. I'd love to hear what you think!