Hi all! I have another “oldie, but goodie” to recommend today. I know that many of you will have likely read this piece before (back in the day), but it had been a long time for me. I’d forgotten a lot of the wonderful touches and details of the story over time, and I figure some of you have too. Anyway, if you are looking for something longer to delve into as I was (I find it’s best to stay inside these days–so hot!), check this one out. If you are new to the fandom, I doubt if you’ll be disappointed. If you’re an “old timer” like me, I can assure you that the story was just as good as I’d remembered!
Story Description from ff.net
Sookie gets a career opportunity she can’t refuse.
Yep–I know this description doesn’t sound that tasty, but I assure you, the story is no regular cracker; it’s a Ritz! And–if you are thinking of Eddie Murphy too right now–this is for you.
You know how a lot of us wanna wring Sookie’s neck at times? Shake some sense into her when she offers seemingly everyone except Eric the benefit of the doubt? Throttle her and take the Viking for ourselves when she’s wishy washy and takes what he is for granted?
And—being fair and objective—we also wanna sorta talk some sense into Eric too. Or—uh—perhaps spank him?
A little MORE conversation, a little LESS action—that might be needed sometimes, Mr. January! We women like to be told things! Relationship things! The “pretty words”—sometimes!
Misscyn offers an epic tale, during which I often felt myself wanting to scream at our two protagonists to just STOP being so damned clueless about what the other needed. Like Sookie does with Eric at a certain point, I wanted to throw an ice bucket at the both of them! But even dousing them with the contents of said bucket wouldn’t have stifled the heat that misscyn manages to create in the moments when the two do come together as one—and I’m not just talking about the sex between them (though many scenes in the piece are truly hot)!
There’s more to love about this piece than the depiction of the relationship between Eric and Sookie, however. Memorable characters—like Aunt Minnie and Wizno and even Berta the fish—are woven in. And the villains, the Andromedas, are just scary enough to make things tense at times. Underutilized book characters are also given interesting story arcs—some of the fairies in particular.
There is some angst in this tale, but—honestly—I’d call it a “romantic adventure” as Sookie learns to take more charge of her own professional life and struggles through the process of getting a clue about her romantic life.
I hope you’ll check it out!
I could find this story only on ff.net, but--if y'all know of another source--let us know in the comments, for some people don't read from ff.net at all because of things that have gone on there. Also--just a warning--a while back, misscyn indicated she might take the story down from ff.net, but she hasn't yet. That's one of the reasons I decided to read it, although I also used my favorite fanfiction downloader to make a .pdf copy for myself for the future--just in case it disappears. But, for now, you can find it by clicking below: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/4788129/1/Death-Eatin-A-Cracker
And be sure to leave a comment, even though it’s been a long time since the story was written. I’m sure misscyn would appreciate knowing her work is still getting love!