“Samuel Earl Northman, get yourself back here this instant!” Sookie called out to her unruly son as he ran through the ruins she had excavated nearly a decade before.
“Was it here that you saw the vampire, Father?” Eric chuckled.
“Right over there,” he pointed and smiled as Sam sprinted off again. If he knew his son he was hoping to find the creature still there so he could question her endlessly about the story as he did his parents.
“Sam!” Sookie called out again.
“Let him go,” Eric told her, pulling her close and kissing her softly. “He wants to explore the place he’s been hearing about since he was in the cradle.”
“He’s like his mother that way.”
“A little bit,” he kissed her again. When he felt her relax against him he moved to her neck. “You think later you might let me rouge your nipples?” She giggled.
“I do, I wish it very much.” Her arms went around his neck. She squealed when he spun her around her feet leaving the ground.
“Oh, I love you!” she called out laughing as she had long ago when he tickled her in another time, in another life.
“Good, because I love you, too.” He set her down, kissing the top of her head before taking her hand and heading in the direction of Sam’s voice calling out to them.
“You gotta see this!”