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WARNING: The content of this chapter contains sexually explicit scenes. If you are under the age of 18, you probably shouldn’t read this!
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The Dark Queen
By Deborah Court
“I know that you want to go home, Sookie,” Eric said after they had left Fangtasia and stood in the parking lot. “But we’ll have to leave for New Orleans right away or the track of the killer might grow cold. Whoever did this must have bought the ingredients for this ritual. There’s only one place I know where you’d go to get such powerful gris-gris. We’ll go there first tomorrow night. Afterwards, there is someone I must seek out for advice.” He looked down into her confused eyes and leaned down to kiss her brow.
She was still pale with shock from the horrible sight of what they had found at the club, and even more from Ginger’s memories she had read in the barmaid’s mind. Her fingers felt icy, and she shivered, despite the warm night. Eric had brought a blood red woolen blanket that he quickly retrieved from his office. It had the Fangtasia logo printed on it. Unfolding it, he wrapped it around her shoulders.
“As soon as we have resolved this matter, we’ll return and stay at your house, for as long as you wish – that is, if you’ll invite me. You’ve rescinded your invitation often enough, so I’m quite afraid to enter.” He laughed, and the joyful sound cheered her up a bit. For the first time, she thought that, for a vampire of his age, it was astounding that he hadn’t grown so cynical and cold, that he hadn’t lost his ability to laugh so heartily. He most probably was one of the few vampires remaining with a good sense of humor.
“It’s my house now, isn’t it?” she said. “I forgot to thank you for that. Without your help, my brother would have sold it off while I was with the fairies, and I’d never be able to live there again. But Eric, how can I ever repay …”
He cupped her chin with his big hand and lifted her face up to his. “I don’t want to hear a word of this. This house is yours, and it will be for good – same as my dead, cold heart. I’d have to lie to say that it beats only for you but it’s the best I can offer. Maybe you should consider getting a human lover, after all.”
“Oh Eric,” she cried, “how can you say that …” When she heard him chuckle, she knew that he was just teasing her to get her mind off the murder scene. “Scoundrel!” she said, boxing him against his broad chest. It had the same effect as if she’d hit a tree trunk. “You know very well that I’d never …”
“Yes, and you’d better not. I’ll never give you up,” he growled, drawing her so close into his arms that she felt like he’d crush her. Then his mouth was on hers, opening her lips as their tongues mated in a slow, sensual dance. Sighing, Sookie leaned back into his embrace, feeling safe and loved. One of his hands was at the back of her head, grabbing a fistful of her hair to keep her close. She moaned into his mouth, yielding to him as he started to kiss her harder, almost brutally, marking her his. Then she shivered as, for the first time ever, she heard his thoughts. Since they had shared the blood bond for the first time, she often could sense his feelings, but she had never heard him in her mind before. It was just a few words, but they came from him with such a strength and determination that she heard him as clearly as if he had spoken them out aloud.
You are mine.
Yes, I belong to you, completely. She concentrated, trying to send him the thought without knowing if he’d be able to hear her. But apparently he did, as she felt an instant wave of uninhibited joy and desire flowing through the bond. “You heard me,” she said breathlessly, and felt him nod.
“You are a miracle,” he said, hugging her closer to him.
“No. We are a miracle,” Sookie answered. At that moment, it felt so good to let go, simply let herself be possessed by this beautiful, otherworldly creature. He owned her, would never let her go, and at the same time he felt the same for her, laying everything that he was down at her feet.
A powerful surge of love and lust rushed through her, running right down to the juncture between her thighs, and she kissed him back with all her might, throwing her arms around his neck as he pressed her into his body, making her feel the full length of his hardened manhood. Suddenly, her only desire was to give herself up and forget everything that had occurred in Fangtasia. Concentrating, she sent him another thought, wondering if he’d hear her again.
Do with me whatever you want. I’m yours. Make me feel alive, Eric.
His deep, satisfied growl made her female heat slick with need, and she suddenly felt the air whoosh around them as Eric held her prisoner in his iron grip and lifted off the ground, propelling them both up high in the air. Amazed, she broke the kiss and looked over his shoulder. The night was so clear that countless stars lit up the infinite sky above them, and beneath the lights of Shreveport grew smaller and smaller as her vampire flew higher, then took a new direction.
“Where are we going?” she gasped, still afraid of the height. She had flown with him before, but never this high.
He chuckled. “Why, we’re heading for the Big Easy, of course.”
“Don’t tell me you can fly all the way to New Orleans!”
Eric puffed his chest out. “Watch me, human.” He flew some spirals and went up high until they nearly reached the clouds, then dived down again. He repeated that several times, and it felt better than a rollercoaster ride. Sookie screamed at first, but after a while she laughed wildly. Her blood raced through her veins, and her heart pounded fast and strong. He had wrapped her up in the blanket and held her enclosed in the safe circle of his arms, pressing her tightly against his body. Even through the thick wool she felt that the flight – and her nearness, she thought hopefully – excited him, too. Oh boy, it did.
She had to wriggle a bit, but finally she managed to get one hand out of the blanket and touch him, stroking him through the crude fabric of his jeans. He went rigid, but otherwise gave no sign for her to stop, so she continued, unbuttoning him until she could slip her hand inside his pants. Woot woot. He wore silk boxers today, which made it easier to free him. She slipped her fingers right in and felt him resting thick and heavy in her hand. He felt a bit slick, too; there was no doubt that he wanted her as badly as she craved his body right now, having seen so much death. When she squeezed him gently, he gave a low moan that made her shiver with need. The little noises he made when they were intimate together always managed to turn her on.
While flying, Eric seemed to have taken a certain direction now, rushing along at a height that allowed them not to be seen from below. She asked herself for a second how he knew how to head to New Orleans, but maybe he orientated by landmarks or streets. Actually, she didn’t really care as she circled him with her hand and began to rub him up and down, using more pressure as she went along his pulsating cock. Silken skin over steel-hard flesh. Groaning, he thrust himself up into her hand.
“Sookie,” he murmured, biting playfully into the side of her neck without breaking the skin. “What, may I ask, are you doing?”
“Seducing you, of course,” she answered, giggling. “I need you, Eric,” she added earnestly. “I want you inside of me, right now.” She rubbed him a little harder, just in case he raised any objections.
He didn’t seem to have any, since his clever fingers found a way to pull down her panties and slide them down her legs. Suddenly, he held them up and showed them to her, grinning with boyish triumph. She was glad that she’d chosen to wear a flowing summer dress today, not jeans and a tee. It made things so much easier.
Eric laughed again and tucked the panties into the inside pocket of his leather jacket. “I’ll keep these as a souvenir,” he said, grinning. “They’ll remind me of the first time I made love while flying.”
She pouted. “Liar. I don’t know how many women you …”
“No, Sookie,” he said, his gaze leaving no doubt that he told the truth. “You are the first woman … human or vampire I ever took flying with me. Do you think I’d share this with anyone?” He nodded towards the ground, where a million lights twinkled as bright as the clear sky above them.
Her heart leapt with joy, and she kissed him hard on the mouth, devouring him. “Then love me, Eric,” she whispered. “Do it now.”
With a swift turn, he whirled around and continued flying on his back, with her on top of him. The blanket fell away freely and slowly drifted down towards the earth, but Sookie felt so hot that she didn’t need it anymore. He drew down his jeans just enough to free his rock-hard cock that yearned for her so much. Locking his strong hands around her waist, he lifted her and lowered her down onto his body.
She cried out in surprise when his hardness entered her with a single, perfectly-calculated movement of his hips. After the first moment she started to adjust to him. Although they’d had sex many times during the last year, still every time he entered her she was shocked by his immense size that filled her so completely, but she loved every second of it. She didn’t know how she managed to take all of him into her body, but she could if she was aroused enough, and this was never a problem with Eric.
He grinned up at her, looking so handsome that she tightened around him, squeezing him with her inner muscles. “I fear that I’ll have to concentrate on flying and keeping you safe, my Sookie,” he said. “This time it will be you who’ll have to do all the work.”
She glowered at him. “Since when was it only you doing all the work when we …,” she began, moaning when he started to retract from her. Quickly, she shoved herself down along his manhood until he was fully embedded in her, stretching her so wonderfully. Satisfied about the passionate reaction, he moved against her, then pulled back a little bit. Moaning with frustration, she felt the need to keep him inside her as deeply as possible – so she pushed down, then moved upwards again. The cold gust of wind that hit her made her lower her upper body onto his, reducing the air resistance so they flew easily now, cutting through the sky like a rocket.
“Yes,” Eric growled. “Ride me, little fairy.” He threw back his head and closed his eyes for a while when she increased her pace, sliding up and down his cock. The different angle made her tiny nub rub against the base of his manhood every time she pushed down, and she felt him pressing against the place where she loved to feel him most.
“Come for me,” he commanded when he felt her tense and hold her breath.
“Yes, Eric,” she moaned when she came for the first time, shuddering with release and burying her face into his neck. He entwined his fingers in her hair and gently pulled it back, making her look into his eyes while he took over, thrusting up into her trembling body hard and fast. Keeping his eyes locked with hers, he proceeded until she climaxed again, screaming his name up to the heavens. Only then he allowed himself to find his own release, spilling himself into her sweet, warm body with a deep sound of contentment. He didn’t bite her this time, determined not to weaken her when she was in this state of mind, still suffering from shock. Instead, he’d give his blood to her later, when they reached the safety of his house.
Not releasing her from his grip, he moved her up his body, making her delicious breasts easier to reach for his mouth. Pulling down the neckline of her dress with his teeth, he freed one of her lush mounds and locked his lips on her, suckling, nibbling and circling her with his tongue. Still weakened from the power of her orgasm, she just let it happen. After a few minutes, that deep throbbing inside her started anew. How was it possible that she found the strength to go for another round? But he always found a way to make her desire grow with his, sending her waves of want through the bond.
Eric surprised her again by turning her so quickly in the air she didn’t even notice. All at once, she found herself lying on him the other way round, with her face near his crotch while he …
“Oh my God,” she moaned as he pushed her down onto his face, shoving his tongue deep inside her. All vampires loved human body fluids, but this particular specimen especially loved to taste her. When he started to groan with delight, it nearly drove her over the edge again, but he knew how do prolong her pleasure, thoroughly licking her slick core as if he wanted to devour her alive.
Like a woman possessed, she encircled the base of his manhood and guided him into her mouth. He hadn’t grown soft for a moment, but shifted and eagerly moved against her. Licking him up and down, she felt him grow even more and took him in, rewarded by another sexy sound he made to let her know how much he loved it. Well, during the last months she had learned a thing or two, so she let her fingers slide over his length with a skilled twist. Opening her lips, she took him in as far as she could, massaging him hard just as he liked it. Moisture built at the head of his cock, and she circled him with her tongue, moving her hand faster until she felt him slightly jerk in her mouth.
When he moved her upwards and reached her throbbing bud, sucking it deep into his mouth, she came instantly, holding onto him for dear life while she felt him come at the same time and greedily took what he gave her. When her spasms finally ebbed away, Eric placed a loving kiss onto her mound and turned her around to snuggle her up into his arms. With a last twist, he turned her under him again so he could fly faster. He made her wrap her arms and legs around him and covered her with his warm jacket, placing his chin over her head.
“We’ll reach my house soon. Sleep now,” he told her, but she was already drifting into a deep slumber, exhausted beyond measure. Smiling, Eric listened to her steady breathing as he slowly descended, directing his gaze to the shimmering lights of the city that awaited them below. Although his eyes were sharp, he didn’t notice the thing that hid in the shadows on one of the rooftops. Consumed by agony, the creature was searching the nightly sky for the vampire it had learned to hate even more than the deepest abyss of hell from whence it had come.
To be continued…
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For those who love the numbers…here are the stats from the polls at the end of the previous chapter!
For the first poll question: What will Sookie answer? 66.91% of you chose that she would agree that they should leave right away! As for which mode of transportation Eric & Sookie will take to get to New Orleans? 63.57% thought Eric & Sookie should fly! And there were 139 and 140 votes cast respectively in each poll! Thanks so much everyone for participating!
Ok – who wants to book a ticket on “Air Eric” for the next vacation? ;-)
Now, dear readers, it’s your turn to decide how the story will unfold. Here are your questions:
What does Eric’s “house” in New Orleans look like?
It’s a 19th century mansion on St. Charles Avenue
It’s a luxury penthouse on the 22nd floor of a hotel he owns
Whom wants Eric to “seek out for advice” in New Orleans?
– a very powerful, old male vampire who will feel instantly attracted to Sookie
– a very powerful, old female vampire who will instantly remember some pleasurable encounters she had with Eric in the past
A message from Deborah: Merry Christmas and a happy new year to you all!!! Thank you for your love and support since we started posting this fanfic on EricandSookieLovers.com, you’re a bunch of awesome readers. Please keep commenting! I’ll be on a short hiatus over the holidays before we delve deeply into the mystery & mayhem of New Orleans!
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Deborah, I LOVED the high-flyin’, sixty-ninin’, Eric & Sookie lovin’, way up high in the sky! I’m a person scared of heights, but somehow I know I wouldn’t be afraid if I were up there with Eric! LOL Thank you SO much for giving us this gift before Christmas! Nobody gives a gift like you! ;) Best wishes and all the best this holiday season! *hugs*
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