Sorry I haven’t done one of these in a while. I’ve been too focused on writing and work to do much reading, but this story was recently completed, and I had been following it. If you haven’t checked it out, I definitely would—–but my advice is to buy some kleenex first because this story is ALL ANGST.
Beholden by ElfChef
This is a very creative piece that re-imagines Eric’s powers as well as the repercussions of being Appius’s child. However, the Eric in this story is recognizable as the cold, clever, controlled creature what we so love to see adapting to the “newness” of Sookie and love itself. The Sookie in this piece transforms just as much as Eric, and her journey is just as hard–maybe harder in some ways. However, when ElfChef is speaking from Eric’s POV the story is at its strongest (in my opinion). The premise of the story is an arranged marriage leading to true love, but the way this author gets us there is angst at its best. Again, I suggest kleenex. (You’ll understand the images I’m using for this story after you read it.) 😉