In the run up to Deadlocked, many of us are busy doing the obligatory Sookie Stackhouse re-read, to remind ourselves of all the great Eric and Sookie moments gone by as we look forward to the no doubt very dramatic ones that are soon to come. I’m currently up to From Dead To Worse, and the wonderful scene where Eric’s memories come flooding back to him whilst in the bedroom at Sookie’s home.
“I trudged back to my bedroom and pushed the door open, intending to wash my face or brush my teeth or make some stab at smoothing my hair, because I thought it might make me feel a little less trampled.
Eric was sitting on my bed, his face buried in his hands. He looked up at me as I entered, and he looked shocked. Well, no wonder, what with the very thorough takeover and traumatic changing of the guard.
Sitting here on your bed, smelling your scent,” he said in a voice so low I had to strain to hear it.
Sookie . . . I remember everything.”
Oh, hell,” I said, and went in the bathroom and shut the door. I brushed my hair and my teeth and scrubbed my face, but I had to come out. I was being as cowardly as Quinn if I didn’t face the vampire.
Eric started talking the minute I emerged. “I can’t believe I—”
Yeah, yeah, I know, loved a mere human, made all those promises, was as sweet as pie and wanted to stay with me forever,” I muttered. Surely there was a shortcut we could take through this scene.
I can’t believe I felt something so strongly and was so happy for the first time in hundreds of years,” Eric said with some dignity. “Give me some credit for that, too.”
Just one of the many glorious moments in this amazing book, definitely one of my favorites of the entire series.
And there is now only 31 days to go until Deadlocked. Hopefully by rereading the series and looking out for some new True Blood promos full of yummy viking goodness I might manage not to go completely insane before May 1st, but there again I might not.